Review: Area H2O

Hey lovelies

Thought I’d do a double post for you today as I’ve just got back from staying at my parents so I’ve had a chance to try out a product I was sent again.

Whenever I visit or stay at my parents house I find my shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling dry and not as clean. It always gets dirtier quicker too. When I saw some tweets about Area H2O I was instantly intrigued. Area H2O have looked into the minerals that are more abundant in the different types of water and how they effect the way shampoos and conditioners work with these minerals present. 

Area H2O have developed a range of shampoos suitable to the type of water you have. These shampoos have been formulated to remove the mineral deposits which are left in the hair from reactions between the shampoo and water.

The shampoos I use where I live is medium/soft and I’ve not had any problems with the shampoos and conditioner I use and my hair stays clean for 3-4 sometimes even 5 days. Where my parents live is a hard water area and I was noticing my hair was dirty the next day after washing it.

When I was contacted to ask if I wanted to try Area H2O I straight away said yes and selected the hard water and coloured hair type to try for when I was at my parents. At the beginning of the month I went home for a week so I could test it out properly. I had a really busy week at home and washed it 3 times. I was also home last weekend so used it again while I was there.

I was warned hair can feel dry after shampooing the first few times. Personally I didn’t notice this. Having highlighted hair my hair always feels dry after shampooing then feels great again after conditioner.


I really liked the light texture of the shampoo and found it really lathered up to make my hair feel like it was getting a good clean. I also didn’t notice loads of hair coming out which I keep noticing when I use cheap shampoo lately. All of the products are colour coded depending on the water type. This makes it easy if like me you spend time between two different types of water and can easily differentiate between the two.


The conditioner was even better than the shampoo in my opinion. It’s a great thick conditioner which I love as I feel like my hair is getting the treatment and nourishment it needs. It didn’t leave my hair greasy and washed out easily. I also like that the conditioner comes in a squeezy bottle so it’s easy to get the product out. I find some tubes hard to get thicker conditioners out.


I love the concept of Area H2O and that it has been developed with the water type in mind. I’ve really enjoyed using the hard water variety and will continue to use it at my parents house. My hair stayed cleaner longer using it and that’s what I really liked.

I really want to try the one for medium water next and will be ordering some when I run out of my current shampoo. It retails for £17.50 for the two which is less than I usually pay for shampoo. I usually pay £23. It comes in soft, medium and hard water types and for normal and coloured hair.

Do you notice a difference between different water types? Is Area H20 something you’d consider?

Love M


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