Vicki of Honest Mum signs to Herbal Essences

My hair story is a funny one. I had thick, poker straight locks until I turned 13 and tumultuous hormones magically transformed my hair into curls.

I’d dreamt of soft curls my whole life up to that point, sleeping in wet plaits and even experimenting with my mum’s hair mousse only to discover that when my wish finally came true, I immediately yearned for my straight hair again and spent my teens saving up for blow dries. We always want what we can’t have hey?! Madness.

My hair story history (!) as you can imagine, makes it difficult to know what to say when people ask what my natural hair style is because even I’m not sure-is it straight or curly?!  I tend to oscillate between the two styles day-to-day to suit my mood, or what I’m up to going from scrunch dried curls or a mum bun to sleeker Hollywood style waves for shoots as you can see here.

Honest Mum is an ambassador for Herbal Essences

My hair is ‘my thing’ really. My husband argues it’s my eyes but I think most people tend to see my hair first because of it’s size (#bighairdon’tcare) and many of my social media followers joke that it needs it’s own twitter account (!)

Truth be told it’s taken me years to embrace my hair in all it’s glory (I still remember my swimming teacher shouting that my hair wouldn’t fit into a cap making me feel like the literal fish out of water I was, growing up) but I COMPLETELY love it now and have to say I reckon my 13 year old self might just be high fiving me right now, shocked that at 36 I’d been asked to represent a global hair brand in my role as a blogger and vlogger, and not just any global hair brand but Herbal Essences, my all-time favourite hair brand!


Vicki of Honest Mum becomes an ambassador for Herbal Essences

Attending the launch night after a meeting with Herbal Essences UK a few weeks ago, taking my fellow big-haired ‘baby’ Xander along with me to celebrate, I could not be more excited or proud about this dreamboat of a collaboration.

Honest Mum signs to Herbal Essences UK

Herbal Essences is a brand I’ve grown up with, and loved forever. My Mum always used their products (and still does) and I distinctly remember their iconic early bottles- funnily enough channelled in their latest product collection 45 years later with a new range which merges nature and science to make your hair feel UTTERLY incredible.

Herbal Essences

After the first use of the NEW Herbal Essences bio:renew Golden Moringa Oil shampoo and conditioner my hair felt softer, smoother, more manageable and healthier than before. After one use people!! ONE!

I’ve since used the products many times.

Their Golden Moringa Oil collection is designed to give you sleek and glossy hair with the most divine scent of fragrant orange, white floral bouquet and coconut water that transports me to a tropical island in my shower.

My hair has never smelt more delicious!

Vicki of Honest Mum holds up Herbal Essences Golden Moringa Oil shampoo and conditioner

Importantly, as with all beauty and hair products, the science behind the collection is pioneering with the entire new Herbal Essences range being at the forefront of antioxidant innovation.

Histidine, a natural purifier in the body, is the core building block of the Herbal Essences bio:renew ingredient blend, which also contains Sea Kelp and Aloe. These ingredients help remove the build-up of free radicals and revive dull, lifeless hair after every wash. The result means swishable hair that appears full of life and feels touchably smooth (if it’s wrong to stop stroking my hair, I don’t want to be right)!

let life in. Vicki of Honest Mum is Herbal Essences ambassador

What’s more, each product is free of colorants, parabens and gluten with a collection designed for every hair type and need out there, so every day can be a GOOD hair day. 

Honest Mum is an ambassador for Herbal Essences

Honest Mum's hair


Herbal Essences

smooth golden moringa oil shampoo and conditioner by Herbal Essences

The Golden Moringa Oil shampoo cleanses hair with proprietary bio-lipid technology that helps repair the damaged areas and replace lost lipids leaving every single strand less prone to future damage. It restores and protects your hair with every wash. 

Herbal Essences Golden Moringa Oil shampoo and conditioner

Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner

The renew Golden Moringa Oil conditioner (also smells edible) and contains agents to condition hair leaving it smooth as well as resilient to future damage.  


bio renew Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner

Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner

Proud times for the little, now big girl, with the massive hair.

Honest Mum is an ambassador for Herbal Essences

You can buy the range HERE.

Let life in

Now excitingly, I’m offering you the chance to win a £250 John Lewis gift card and a P&G goodie bag (hair and beauty products) worth £250 (total value is £500).

Ends 20th August 2017.

UK only

If the winner does not respond to the email within 7 days of it being sent, a new winner will be randomly selected.
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This is a sponsored campaign but all opinions and creative, as always are honest and my own.

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416 Responses

  1. Ruth Wollerton

    I woukd love to win if it makes my manic curls look as gorgeous as yours do. I always struggle to find the right products.

  2. Emma Walton

    I’d love to win because I’ve been a bit down lately, with the anniversary of my mum’s death and a couple of arguments with my kids so I’d love a nice treat.

  3. Helen Humphries

    It would be a wonderful treat to win – I would share out the products amongst my nieces (keeping some for myself of course!) and buy a computer chair from John Lewis – I was in just the other day trying them out!

  4. Chloe Vincent

    I would LOVE to win this competition; it’s such an amazing and generous prize! I absolutely adore Herbal Essences and have done since I was young. The smell is phenomenal (I still think they should make their own body mists), they made your hair feel amazing and it’s all at such an affordable price! I’ll keep my fingers crossed tightly, good luck everyone! ☺️

  5. Michelle Twin Mum

    Thanks for this superb giveaway and well done on your new ambassadorship. My hair is my big feature too, not that I can get it to grow as long as yours though sadly. Mich X
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  6. Rachael O'Brien

    I’d be very grateful to win . I have almost finished breastfeeding my toddler (he not giving up easy) and it has drained the life out of me especially my hair ! Definitely need to start looking after myself and putting some of my needs higher up my to-do list now ! Thank you for this chance x

  7. Linzi McQuillan

    I love herbal essences been using it for years since I was young I love the way it makes my hair feel and smell

  8. Lisa King

    I would love to win as I love to pamper my hair and this sounds great

  9. Iris W

    I have 3 teenage daughters with very long and thick hair so this would be great for us

  10. christine szlobodnik

    I’m a die hard fan of Herbal Essences! Love the smells 🙂 & i’d love to try the newest addition!

    Thanks x

  11. amanda walsh

    I would love to win as a Mumma of 4 it would be lovely to a have a bit of a treat for myself

  12. Tracy Higgs

    My teenage daughter has big hair like you, we tend to buy whatever hair products that are on special offer and they are not always that good.

    It would be great to have a good selection of good quality products.

  13. bex allum

    This would be amazing I love herbal essences the scents a lovely and make my hair feel lovely and clean!

  14. Sam Swain

    I would love to be able to treat myself. I have been working really hard to pay for a family holiday which was wonderful but hard work. It would be great to win this so that I can treat myself and have a rest!
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  15. Kelly Hirst

    I’d love to win as this is a lovely treat. I’ve seen the new herbal essences bottles on the shelves but I’m yet to try them

  16. Kerry Kilmister

    After 3 kiddies my hair condition has really suffered. So I would really like to get it back to a decent condition.

  17. Kellie Collister

    My hair became very interchangeable after coming back from living in Greece for a few years so I always like to try new solutions

  18. Fiona Martin

    It sounds like an amazing prize – a load of new hair care and a shopping trip to John Lewis. I’d be thrilled to win this!

  19. rebecca beesley

    because john lewis is my all time absolute favourite store and I used to use herbal essences but haven’t tried them for a while so would be good to see how great the products are nowadays.

  20. Alison Parker

    Having reached a certain age, my hair has started thinning out and, quite frankly, needs some TLC. And who doesn’t need a John Lewis gift card?

  21. Cath Joyce

    My hair isn’t in the best condition so I would love to try these new Herbal Essence products and see if they can tame my frizzy hair
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  22. Kelly Mobbs

    Because it’s been a long time since I had a treat. A bit of pampering and a shopping spree would make me very happy.

  23. angela sandhu

    I really need a treat after all the studying i have been doing while working full time.

  24. Trudee Hartley

    I’d love to win, my hair could use some mega TLC and this is incredible! You look stunning too lovely xx

  25. Jayne Townson

    I would love to win so I could give my hair a little pampering. followed by a nice shopping trip to John Lewis. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. x

  26. Edward Guerreiro

    I’d like to win because I think my sister-in-law would really appreciate any new hair products. With regards to the John Lewis vouchers, I would put them towards a new TV.

  27. spencel1

    I will end up buying this anyway but the exact same thing has happened to my hair too – straight to curls!! Same age as well – weird! Trouble is, mine is fine and not as thick as yours so it has just gone bananas lol!

  28. Carole E

    I have a family wedding to go to soon and this lovely prize would be great

  29. jo ogden

    love hair and beauty products herbal essence have some gorgeous scents im yet to try them all.such a great prize

  30. Judith Allen

    Herbal essences makes me feel all nostalgic, my daughter loved their shampoos, so I would be interested to try their new range.

  31. sharon catterall

    id love to win because i love trying new products especially hair products as my hair has finally started growing long ,john lewis is such a good company and they sell lots of amazing products that id be able to afford if i won this giveaway so id be over the moon if i won,thanks for the chance

  32. Clare Thomas

    Herbal Essences is a fantastic brand and smells divine! I’d love to be in with the chance to with the P&G goodie bag and gift card 🙂 my hair is very thick and wavy and some days it’s a battle to try and maintain it, so it needs a treatment to give it some sleek and gloss as you say! I need some help to smooth out these wild curls I have haha! This is a brilliant prize, this would be amazing to win! xx

  33. Georgina Booth-Purdy

    I’m very similar in my relationship with my hair! Curly one minute, straight the next, would love to try this product & hopefully restore my locks to their former glory, haven’t been the same since my second pregnancy! So fingers crossed & thank you

  34. Alison Johnson

    Would love to try Herbal Essences again as I think I’m in a bit of a hair rut. I’ve been using the same brand for years!

  35. Jo

    I have a slight obsession with trying new shampoo’s and conditioners and other hair products so winning this would put me in my element


    I absolutely love trying and discovering new products! I am always on the search for my holy grail shampoo and conditioner! as a busy mum like you I want my hair to look great with minimal effort! Congrats on the role, you are hairspiration <3 John Lewis vouchers would be a dream too xxx


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