30 December 2012

Product Review: bhave Fresh Ends

I have long hair, down to the middle of my back, and in spite of trying my best to look after it with regular treatments and haircuts, there is no denying that over the years it has been through tremendous abuse through numerous session colourings at the hair salon, and not to mention the daily tear and wear from blow drying and heat styling it. The ends are as a consequence therefore often a little dry, frizzy and stressed. To protect the ends of my long hair, I therefore always use a leave-in conditioner, so when I was asked to trial the *bhave Fresh Ends, I of course happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
"Smooths, repairs, seals and controls misbehaving split ends with slow releasing ceratonia peptides, keratin and certified organic argan oil. Helps control flyaways without weighing down the hair. Suitable for distressed and damaged ends. Used after blow-drying or styling. Smoothes and repairs split ends. Improve strength and elasticity. Leaves hair soft & silky".

RRP: $32.95 (50ml) - Available from select hair salons.

What I Say:
I recently reviewed several other products from behave, including the Hydrator Shampoo and Conditioner, Magnify Shampoo and Conditioner, Bombshell Blonde Shampoo, Leave-In Crème, and Deep Intense Conditioning Masque, and as I have really fallen in love with all of these products, because they are just so amazing, I inevitably had high hopes for the Fresh Ends as well.

Fresh Ends contain slow releasing ceretonia peptide, a slow releasing peptide/amino acid. Peptides attach to the hair cuticle after washing and bond with chemically treated hair to repair some of the damage. They bond more wherever damage is greater for optimal conditioning at all times – the greater the damage, the greater the binding but without build-up.

The leave-in crème also contains certified organic argan oil, high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants, to moisturise and nourish the hair.

Fresh Ends also contain macadamia oil, which helps prevent against hair breakage while improving hair strength and elasticity. It also contains certified organic aloe vera, which soothes and balances the scalp and hair, and delivers gentle natural hydration, whilst restoring pH levels.

The final, and most important hero ingredient in Fresh Ends is the replicine functional keratin. Keratin is the protein hair and nails are made of, and added to hair styling products it can help strengthen and add shine and control to the hair.

Derived from sheep’s wool, functional keratin works to improve the condition of the hair. The molecules aren’t broken down, which means that instead of being absorbed, they wrap around the hair, making it smooth and shiny and protecting it from heat damage.

 Like the rest of the bhave product range, Fresh Ends is free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride, as well as it is Australian owned and made, and not being tested on animals, which earns it a large handful of bonus points from me.

The behave Fresh Ends in a very stylish silver jar, which looks so luxurious, and reminds more of an expensive facial cream than a hair product.

The jar has a big pump in the centre of the top, which dispenses the hair treatment. It is so easy to use, and so easy to get just the amount needed without wasting any product. You could imagine that it would be impossible to completely empty the jar, but as you can completely unscrew the lid, that won’t be a problem.


The Fresh Ends has a very subtle creamy scent, which more or less disappears once absorbed into the hair.

The instructions on the jar recommend using the Fresh Ends in dry hair, although it can also be used in towel-dried hair. It is also recommended to use sparingly – and honestly, only the smallest amount is needed, so the jar will last a very long time. If too much is needed the hair ends up feeling a little greasy.

The Fresh Ends is a thick cream, which can leave you thinking that it will leave the hair feeling and looking very greasy or weighing it down, but that is far from the case. It instantly absorbs into the ends of the hair, and once dry, my hair is left looking and feeling soft, shiny and healthy.
As I usually wash my hair every second day, I have been using the bhave Leave-in Crème on the days I wash my hair, and the following day, I have been using the Fresh Ends in ends of my dry hair. And after using the Fresh Ends for a few weeks, I am happy to say that I feel that the condition of my hair seems to have improved. The ends of my hair simply feel and look healthier and more moisturised – almost as if the hair has just been cut. My hair is shiny and any frizz is dramatically reduced, and I do not feel that it is in any way building up in my hair or weighing it down.
All in all this is a truly amazing treatment for distressed, dry, split and damaged ends, and it has made an amazing difference to difference to the condition of my ends, will definitely look into buying the Fresh Ends again.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from bhave? What’s your preferred leave-in treatment for the ends?




  1. Seems like a product I am definitely in serious need of!

    1. Unfortunately for you, I think the bhave products are only available in Australia!


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