Being a self-confessed haircare novice, I spent a good twenty minutes in my local Boots attempting to find something that wouldn't leave my hair feeling greasy (à la Frizz-ease), but that wouldn't require too much time out of my busy revision schedule - my hair's incredibly coarse and thick, so the whole branch of rinse-in-the-morning overnight conditioners were out too. Eventually, though, I stumbled across Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm by Umberto Giannini, and, as a light cream that's intended for bed time, and promises to leave locks silky smooth, with no need to rinse, I was sold.
I generally try and hold off on reviewing a new product to my collection for at least a couple of weeks, but I just couldn't restrain myself where this beauty is concerned; it's so rare, with beauty products, that you see a notable difference after just one use, but the morning after rubbing this solution into my frazzled ends (I'd avoid applying it throughout the hair, might lead to a little greasy build-up), I woke up to softer, gorgeous-smelling locks, and it's safe to say, I'm impressed. In fact, the only issue I'd raise with the formula is that it can feel a little sticky upon application, but allowing it to dry for a couple of minutes before laying down soon puts an end to this problem.
Would I recommend it? In a heartbeat! I'd definitely refer to it as a 'must-have' for anyone who frequently dyes/straightens/curls their hair, or anyone suffering from post-holiday dryness (lucky you!); and retailing at £5.65, it's a steal!
Umberto Giannini Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm is available from Boots stores nationwide, or on eBay, here.