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Publication date: 5th June, 2012

Body Back. The mother's handbook to medical, physical and emotional well-being. By Heather Porter

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About Heather

Mother of four, Heather Porter shares her hands-on experience of getting your old self back. With her team of experts, she provides an understanding approach and addresses all the issues you wanted to know about but were too afraid to ask.


Tried & Tested

I have always been interested in health and beauty, hence why I have written BODY BACK.

For years I have kept notes and comments on products I have liked, found worked (and still use) or have been a total waste of time and money! I am continually searching for medical and alternative health cures, nutritious secrets, clothes that compliment the figure, and of course the anti-aging miracle.

Welcome to TRIED & TESTED


Moisture Extreme Conditioner, Philip Kingsley (5/5)

This delicately scented product is appropriate for porous, tight curls, ethnic textured hair and chemically processed hair. Any hair that needs tlc and extra moisture will benefit from the ingredients which include sweet almond oil, glycerin, babassu oil, avocado oil and wheat germ oil.


Repairing Oil, L'Occitane (4/5)

This oil is recommended to help repair split ends and damaged hair. This can be used on dry hair to soak in and repair or to protect from sun damage during the day. It is not too thick and not too sticky, but it does remain on the hair through the first couple of washes. I used it at night on my ends and a small patch on the scalp to see how it nourished overnight.


Masque Reparateur, Rene FURTERER (4/5)

A good hair mask, for after sun , swimming or just as a conditioning boost in general. The bright yellow pot is easier to use than the tubes of conditioners on the market and compliments the colour of the product (a pale yellow).


Superfine Hair Spray, ORIBE (5/5)

This is a great hairspray, it holds without glueing and it's delicate mist has a lovely scent. Popular in the states, I wish it was more available in Europe because the range is good.


Posted under Hair, Hair, Hair Spray, Haircare

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo (1/5)

Repair is mentioned twice on the front of the bottle, but I didn't find it effective at all. It didn't repair or condition my hair. My hair felt quite dry after using this shampoo, which I paired with the conditioner from the same family. The product is sulphate, phosphate and paraben free, which is a beneficial point, however the list of other chemicals on the back is a long one...


Posted under Hair, Hair, Hair Damage, Haircare, Shampoo

Shampoo Repairing Dry and Damaged Hair, L’Occitane (3/5)

This shampoo contains 5 essential oils (ylang ylang, lavender, geranium, angelica, sweet orange) the combination of which results in a lovely smell. It gently lathers up and is recommended for two shampoos, leaving the last one in for one to two minutes.


Mastey SuperPac Intensive Reconstructor (5/5)

This is the best conditioning treatment that I have tried on my hair ends to date. It is simple and easy to use, one doesn't need a shower cap and thirty minutes dripping 'goo' off ones locks.


Posted under Conditioning, Hair

Philip Kinglsey Flaky Itchy Shampoo & Conditioner (5/5)

This shampoo has won awards. I used it first on prescription from Philip and now it is available on his website.


Posted under Conditioner, Flaky, Hair, Shampoo

Almond Oil (5/5)

Fantastic for hair, low cost available from any pharmacy/drugstore or even some grocery stores.


Posted under Hair, Hair

Hair Powder Bumble and Bumble (4/5)

This is a talcum powder basically for greasy hair.


Posted under Greasy Hair, Hair

Jo Hansford Protect and Shine Leave-in conditioner (4/5)

The best leave-in conditioner I have found so far.


Posted under Conditioner, Hair

Finishing Serum by Dessange (3/5)

For split ends this is a sticky serum that looks like it glues the split ends together.


Posted under Hair, Split Ends

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