Hidden around the back of Oxford Street is a teal doorway that you could blink and miss, it leads to Duck and Dry where on Thursday afternoon i escaped with Palmer’s, for a pre-weekend wash and blow dry.
This place was too photogenic not to photograph (the mirrors are shaped like eggs for one thing), so i wanted to combine all of the photos into one post, so you too could experience the joys of such an instagrammble location.
I skipped hair wash night in preparation for this, *gasp* i know. I would never usually sacrifice my routine but i got away with dry shampooing that morning, because there’s nothing better than getting your hair washed by someone who actually knows what they’re doing, rather than covering your head in a bucket of shampoo and hoping for the best..which is what i like to refer to as my morning routine.
Behind the basins were rows upon rows of Palmer’s products, i already use a lot of Palmer’s products in my daily routine, but if i’m honest i had no idea they made regular shampoos and conditioners. My stylist said she was going to be using a moisturising shampoo from the coconut oil range, which was beyond fine with me, seen as i cover myself in Palmer’s coconut oil body products daily.
My hair is really awkward, my roots get oily easily but my ends can get really dry – probably from years of knotting it as a child, thanks 10 year old Maria.. But the coconut oil conditioning shampoo and repairing conditioner left my hair feeling so clean but without being weighed down; also something i noticed with other conditioning shampoos is that they don’t lather up properly to actually clean your hair, but these worked perfectly. The scent lasts ages too, i just smelt my own hair to confirm while writing this, and i am coconut fresh a day on.
The interior of this place is insane, the main body of the salon is lined with mirror stations that are shaped like what only can be described as a cross between egg and iron shaped; each mirror has a light around it that has the effects of a ring light too, so if you fancy taking a selfie you know where to do it!
It was in these futuristic little stations where my barnet was blow dried and transformed into a bouncy, shiny, soft coconut smelling head of hair, with the use of some more Palmer’s products. Stocked on the corner of each table were a few different sprays to help with styling, while my hair was wet my stylist used the coconut dry oil spray to add silkiness to my hair without weighing it down. I actually have this spray at home but i’ve never thought to use it before styling, so that’ll be something i reach for after my next hair wash, if i can prize it off my mum for a few minutes that is..
To finish the look the stylist used the bodifying olive oil sheen spray, to lock everything in and give my hair a smooth shiny finish with plenty of volume, and boyyy did it work. My hair has never been shiner or more volumised, i didn’t think my head of hair could actually look like how it did after i was finished, turns out it can!
Can we talk about the set up in Duck & Dry please? You’ve practically got your own egg shaped ring light, what more do you need when you’re getting your hair done? Unfortunately i didn’t have anyone with me to get photos of the process, (minus the selfie i took with my hair in pins mid way through for instagram stories, of course) but i did rope someone into taking a photo of me on my camera of the finished result.. I feel like what Kate Middleton must feel like after getting her hair done of a morning.
I loved the finished result, my hair was so soft, shiny and lasted for days (i’m a serial “i don’t have to wash my hair because i had it properly done the other day” type of person).
Like i said at the beginning of the post, this post is pretty photo heavy. Duck & Dry is so bright and photogenic and it was set up so well with all of the Palmer’s products on display, so i couldn’t help but take loads of photos of suspended plants and the like ..
I cannot wait to wash my hair at home and put my new Palmer’s products to good use, if it means i can get my hair to be even close to this on a daily basis i’ll be pretty happy.
Disclaimer: This post contains a PR event.