What I shopped at Retail Box

What I shopped at Retail Box


Shopping for your hair can now be done from the comfort of your couch thanks to the convenience of RETAIL BOX.

It really sucks not being able to find professional hair products that you read about on blogs (like StyleScoop) or see in magazines. I know, when Moroccanoil first launched in South Africa, I got hundreds of queries on where to find it. Two years later, and I still get asked.

Thankfully, we can now get our hair fix and shop professional hair care brands like; Moroccanoil, Kérastase, Paul Mitchell, Schwartzkopf, L’Oreal, Redken, Brazilian Blowout, Brasil Cacau, ghd and Nisim, online thanks to RETAIL BOX.

I am really impressed with the wide variety of products available for all hair types! Besides that, RETAIL BOX have fab specials on ghd stylers and promos on “bundle purchases”, where you get a shampoo, conditioner and treatment at a discounted rate on specific ranges.

So, instead of being bombarded by pushy hairdressers to buy the latest fad of hair care products, you can now go through the different hair products, specific to your hair type and make your own decision – in your own time!



Everything is easily categorized so you can find what you’re looking for without getting sidetracked.

RETAIL BOX gave me a voucher to shop their store, and experience first hand how quick and easy it is to buy professional haircare without having to go on a wild goose chase! And if you spend over R500 they will deliver your order for FREE!

I have really fine hair and one of my biggest concerns, since I have a lot of it, is that it tangles like mad! Sometimes it’s almost unbearable!

So naturally, I wanted to find products that would help me tackle the tangles!

The little navigation feature on the left of the RETAIL BOX online store was a real godsend. All I did was clicked on the little “+” next to shampoo and selected “fine” from the drop down menu. I was instantly given a list of professional hair products, suited to my hair type.

After considering some of the products, I decided to go for Kérastase Bain Cristal Cheveux Fins Luminous Perfecting Shampoo for Fine Hair. I’ve been using it for a week now and love how soft and weightless it leaves my hair!

For conditioner, I selected the category de-tangling and from the recommended list I picked Paul Mitchell The Detangler.

I used a Paul Mitchell detangling spray ages ago and really loved it. The Detangler, although not a spray, works wonders and I am able to easily comb my hair without too much effort after washing it.

The last product I added to my cart was Moroccanoil Light Oil Treatment for Fine Hair. This stuff is amazing!

I was given a bottle at the launch, that I basically used every day for nearly two years! You use such a small amount and get such a massive result, so it’s really one of those products that is worth the splurge! I also realised that it’s a hair product I cannot live without!

My order was delivered to my door by courier and I liked that they included “little spoils”, like sachet samples and mini tubes of treatments to try. These are often a great way to get introduced to a product you might not have considered before.

A little FYI, RETAIL BOX is the online store for Tosca Hair Salons (De Ville Centre, CapeGate Mall and Palmyra Junction), which means they are hair pros and can offer professional hair care products at competitive prices, both in their salon and on their online store. Plus, they are available online to chat about your hair concerns if you need some advice before buying!

Be sure to check them out – and if you have already, let us know your experience by commenting below…


Dimi Ingle

Dimi is the founder, editor and creative force behind StyleScoop. She curates the very best of fashion, beauty, travel, decor and lifestyle, every day, right here!