Sunday, 17 September 2017

Stemm Haircare | A Deciem Brand

Stemm is part of the Deciem family and it was a brand I really did not like when I started to use it. You see my hair is used to SLS, Silicone and all things it shouldn't like, a bit like me with Chocolate or Banoffee Pie - especially Banoffee Pie!  But, I didn't give up, I perservered with a shampoo and conditioner from Stemm and some 6 weeks later, I am kind of glad I did.
Stemm Haircare | A Deciem Brand
Stemm is described as follows: 
STEMM is a range of daily care and treatments to support the health of follicles, scalp and, in turn, hair. Traditional haircare focuses on the only part of hair that is not living, the hair fibre itself. Stemm recognizes that the beauty of hair, its visible thickness, density and fullness, begins at the root and the range focuses on supporting hair health from the root up, while concurrently its formulations respect the integrity of the hair fibre itself and protect it from environmental, cleaning, over-conditioning, colouring and styling damage.
Also describing itself as skincare for the hair, Stemm uses a combination of traditional nutrients such as black fulvic acid, burdock root, clove and a comprehensive array of amino acids and minerals with highly-advanced forms of high-strength caffeine, creatine, high-stability sulphur and plant peptide isolates, Stemm creates an optimal environment for hair health, from follicle to fibre.

The High Amino Shampoo my hair hated for a good few weeks and I almost gave up using it. Instead of having tangfle free, clean feeling locks, I instead got hair that felt lank and greasy and whilst I didn't find myself washing it anymore frequently than I had before, it just felt awful and I don't usually have knotty hair. 
Stemm Haircare | A Deciem Brand
Described as being an effective shampoo concentrate to promote visible hair density for thicker-looking hair, with gentle cleaning technologies that respect hair fibre. I did find that there was no lather at all with this shampoo and naturally the lather is something I am used too.  As this is concentrated, I also didn't need to use as much as I usually would, instead I mixed it with warm water to make it cover my entire head of hair.  We all know that some shampoos use a lot of ingredients that can strip the hait of healthy natural oils and Stemm want to put a stop to that with this formula.  Using a combination of Amino Acids, Burdock Root and Coffee-Derived Caffeine, which thoroughly clean hair whilst delivering essential moisture and mild conditioning.

I stuck with using this shampoo for a good few weeks before deciding whether or not to continue with using it. Once my hair did get used to it, the change was incredible. My suddenly knotty hair was now soft and smooth, but without feeling like there was a film on it. My scalp, which doesn't usually deal with change too well, never once flared up whilst using this shampoo, which is a tell-tale sign it is a good one.  Now I have finished the shampoo and am glad I stuck with it, because since finishing it, ive not gone back to a shampoo which has SLS, I have instead repurchased this.

Gold Fluvic Conditioner (for blonde hair) is described as being a rinse-off treatment that promotes thicker-looking hair whilst specifically targeting damaged parts of hair to avoid the apparent loss of density associated with the build-up that occurs with traditional conditioning agents. Traditional conditioners almost always cause an immediate thinning of hair fibre and also result in buildup of conditioning agents over time. This formula combines a targeted conditioning system that does not coat the entire hair and focuses only on damaged areas that require support, while supplementing hair and scalp with nutrients to help hair look its healthiest, densest and fullest now and with continued use.
Stemm Haircare | A Deciem Brand

Oddly I had no problem with using this conditioner from start to finish.  As a rule, I don't tend to use a conditoner after every shampoo and instead limit it to once or twice a week depending on how my hair is at that time.  As with any conditoner, this one is best used with attention being paid to the scalp and the roots and it is formulated with a potent blend of reparative Amino Acids, Biotin & Gold Fulvic Acid alongside 2% Caffeine, bringing these ingredients together stimulates the hair follicles aiding in thicker, more dense hair.

I had fully expected to be writing a review saying I had found the first Deciem product I disliked, but infact I should have had more patience to begin with because I absolutely did love using it after those first few weeks.


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26 comments:

  1. LOVe your honest review Rachel! As you know, I struggled a bit with this conditioner too - I couldn't make it work but I did love the shampoo! xx

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  2. Ooo this was a good review! Good you kept going with it in the end. I have such thick, fizzy hair so not sure how well it would suit me? x

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  3. Glad you weren't disappointed with Deciem, great review.

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  4. They sound so good. I wouldn't have been so patient with the shampoo x

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  5. Oh hello this range sounds amazing!! Love anything Deciem x

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  6. Just goes to show that first impressions aren't everything. Deciem are on fire right now, still waiting to be disappointed.

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  7. The products sound interesting - I haven't heard of this brand x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  8. Oh the shampoo sounds so good! Hell yeah to smooth, soft hair x

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  9. You did so well to stick it out. I think I'll look at this as I'm certain SLS is making my scalp psoriasis flare up

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  10. I like the idea of a brand that ensures it products focus on the hair roots and not just the shafts. I've been having problems with a sensitive and itchy scalp recently so I think I need a change. Mich x

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  11. It sounds like a really good product and given the fact that my hair is terribly knotty after my pregnancy I could do with something that helps.

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  12. Such an interesting read!!!! I want to try now!

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  13. This was a very honest and detailed review. I am tempted to give it a go x

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  14. I love the look of these! Haircare is one thing I never think to splash out on!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  15. Love the sound of the Gold Fluvic conditioner - I've just had my hair lightened so it would be ideal to nourish my dry ends!

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  16. You never realise how bad your shampoo is until you try a good shampoo thats got a great formula. I was like the same when i first tried a proper shampoo


    Andrew James - beautyandtheboy.com

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  17. Deciem have been coming out for with a lot of new products, not that I'm complaining. Love this review, so open and honest xx

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  18. I have been using both these products for months now and love the results on my air. Great results x

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  19. I need to try these asap - I love the packaging!

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  20. This sounds like a good range to check out, good thing you stuck with it an persevered with the shampoo!

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  21. I bet you're glad you stuck it out for longer! This makes me wonder about all the shampoos and conditioners I gave up on too quickly because they didn't work well with my hair.

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  22. Amazing that you carried on using it and saw a massive change. I dont think I would have been able to do that!!

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  23. Although I love skincare from Deciem, I'm yet to give any of their haircare a go. I'll have to test my patience and give this a try x

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  24. This sounds like such a lovely range, I definitely think I need to take a look.

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  25. Oh wow, good job you stuck with it! Need to look into this range!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  26. Wow how many brand are under the Deciem umbrella?!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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