25 August 2017


I have very long and thick hair, and that over the years has been through its share of chemical treatments, so needless to say that it due to its length, does have some dry and split ends. I am therefore always looking for new products to help maintain my hair, so when I was offered to trial the *bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say: 
"The bhave™ Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are luxurious/premium shampoo and conditioner formulated to nourish, strenghten and repair. Infused with Replicine™ Functional Keratin® to reduce breakage, restore hair structure and improve shine and condition".

"Both the shampoo and the conditioner contain Replicine™ Functional Keratin® - a protein blend that penetrates the hair shaft restoring strength. Protects and nourishes by replacing key proteins found naturally in the hair. Provides a 'protein shield' to protect hair from environmental damage. Suitable for all hair types."


What I Say: 
I have previously tried a few different products from bhave, and I have to say that I am so in love with those products, including the Hydrator Shampoo and Conditioner, the Leave-in Crème, the Deep Intense Conditioning Masque, The Fresh Ends and not forgetting the amazing Riot Control Oil – all these products are simply so amazing, and without a doubt some of the best hair products that I’ve ever tried, as they really do make such a difference to the health of your hair. So if you’ve missed my previous reviews, do check them out via the links above, or through my easy to use Product Reviews tab on the top of this page, which lists all the products I have reviewed!

In case you’ve never heard of the bhave brand before, I can tell you that all their products are free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride. It is an Australian owned, and all products are made in Australia, as well bhave is also the first Australian hair care brand to offer the keratin based hair restoration technology and include it in the hair care collection. Impressive stuff, isn’t it!!

If your hair is so damaged that you thought the only option was to cut it off, bhave claims to be able nurse traumatised hair back to good health with regular use of the Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, due to the products containing a new functional keratin technology that has the unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft and repair damage, rebuilding each hair strand from the inside out. And as well as repairing and restoring existing damage, bhave also claims that regular use will form a protective shield around the hair strands providing it with around the clock defence against damage.

As mentioned, my long hair is generally it is quite healthy, but due to its length, needless to say that it has been through countless summers, hair colourings and heat sessions, so it is a little dry at the ends with some split ends. 

I usually wash my hair every second day, and rarely do I feel that I need to wash it more than once, however on the back of the bhave Rescue Shampoo it is recommended to wash the hair twice, and the second time leaving the shampoo in the hair for a 1-2 minutes for maximum benefit and repair before rinsing – so naturally I have been following these instructions, even though I really haven’t felt that my hair needed the second wash.

Sulphates free shampoos can often be difficult to get to lather properly, (and consequently I often feel that I use more shampoo than necessary in an attempt to compensate and get it to lather) but that is not the case with the Rescue shampoo. It easily lathered up into soft foam, - and with the second wash, even more so!! And after rinsing my hair feels so clean and soft, and without feeling squeaky or stripped for moisture.

Afterwards I have been using the bhave Rescue Conditioner, which in addition to the Replicine™ Functional Keratin also contains argan oil which is high in vitamin E to strengthen and nourish the hair. And my hair instantly drinks up the conditioner. After the 2-3 minutes it is recommended to leave it in, it is so easy to rinse out – in fact it actually doesn’t feel like there is a lot of conditioner to rinse out (my hair has clearly absorbed the majority of the conditioner!), and without leaving behind a greasy residue which many intensive conditioners often do. 

Combing my hair afterwards has never been easier, my comb simply glides through my hair, almost as if I had already combed it in the shower. And once dry, it is so incredibly soft and smooth that I just can’t stop touching it and running my hands through it.

After having used the rescue shampoo and conditioner for few weeks, I can both see and feel an amazing difference in the condition of my hair. Moisture levels really seem to have been restored, even in my otherwise dry ends, which now feel like they’ve recently had a trim. Flyaways seems to have been reduced dramatically too, and it is so healthy looking and shiny that I no longer feel the need to use any shine serums to tame the flyaways or add shine. It is as if I’ve just had a series of professional treatments done at the salon!

Like the other shampoos and conditioners from bhave, the Rescue products come in simple and sleek white round cylinder bottles with a flip lid at the top. They are easy to use in the shower with wet hands, and as the lid is flat, when you near the end of the product, you can also stand the bottle upside down without the bottles tipping over on the shower shelf, to make sure you use up every last bit of product. And I like that they are ‘colour coded’ so that the shampoo has a red label at the top of the bottle, while the conditioner has a grey label. That makes it so much easier to distinguish between the two in the shower for someone like me who is half-blind when not wearing glasses!

Both the shampoo and the conditioner have a lovely floral scent, which is very pleasant and far from artificial or overpowering. And once my hair is washed and dry, this lovely floral scent still lingers in my hair, which I really love.

At $44.95 each for a 300ml bottle, the shampoo and conditioner are the most expensive shampoos and conditioners that I have ever used. But in saying that, the results really are amazing. Not only has it really restored my dry hair back to good health, I also believe that because of these products, I will be able to stretch my visits to the hairdresser, and consequently saving both time and money. If you have dry and damaged hair, or you are maybe trying to grow your hair a little longer, then I highly recommend that you try the Rescue products, you won’t be disappointed.

Bhave Rescue Shampoo - RRP: $44.95 / 300ml
Bhave Rescue Conditioner - RRP: $44.95 / 300ml

Available from bhave and selected hair salons and Alive Skin & Hair

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  1. These sound really great. I've never tried bhave before, but also I haven't seen them in salons before.

    After having my daughter I lost a lot of hair, but I found it was mostly around my hair line. It still was in good condition, but I was just shedding like a cat!

    1. The products really are amazing.
      I so hope I wont be loosing my hair, but guess only time will tell!!

  2. I haven't heard of these products before but they sound fab! I also steered clear of colouring my hair whilst pregnant but really looking forward to having it done next week now our little man is here :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    1. The products really are amazing. And yeah, I decided not to have my hair coloured, better safe than sorry. But now I do start to look forward to having it done again!

  3. I haven't heard of this brand before, but their products sound awesome. I hope I can get them around my living area :).


    1. You can check the stockist on their website. I hope you can get hold of them, as they really are fantastic!

  4. really great and interesting review!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department


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