Here I am with part two of a round up of the empties I had towards the end of 2014. This includes hair and make up products. I know it’s not just me, but I always have a larger amount of make up empties when I clear out my mascaras. Otherwise it’s only one or two items, if I’m lucky!
If you’re like me, you’ve found the secret to not washing your hair every day. Dry shampoo. The first time I used it I was amazed at what it did for my hair. It was like the hair gods had delivered their saviour for the lazy time efficient. I love trying them out and want to share with you my five favourite dry shampoos!
If you’re like me, you are skeptical about particular claims that products give. I’m actually surprised I gave this duo a go, as I usually make a bee line to hydrating and repairing hair products. But, this day I bought these I was at a loss as to what to choose (blame the amount of choice there!), and since I have curly hair, decided to give these a go. I didn’t expect a lot from this to be completely honest. I thought it was either going to be far too heavy for my hair or dry it out.
However, I was more than pleasantly surprised. When I let my hair dry naturally, I found the frizz I’d usually encounter was reduced significantly. This worked best when I combed the conditioner through my hair with a wide tooth comb in the shower, as that led to little to no combing afterwards. During the time I used this. I wore my hair out naturally more than I had before. And if you have curly hair, you know what a feat this actually is.
Now, dandruff isn’t the most attractive thing to talk about. In fact, I would much prefer I didn’t need to. But this snowstorm on my head is a reoccurring problem for me, and I’m sure many others, particularly with the weather changing. But in the past we have often only been limited to weird smelling medicated shampoos (and sometimes, you do need it!). But I dislike using products like that on a regular basis, particularly on colour treated hair. And now, higher end brands are coming out with their own anti-dandruff treatments, and I have one to share with you today.
Shu Uemura are very well known for their cleansing oils, which I am sadly yet to try, but it is on my to do list! But the best part is they have tons of knowledge on how they work. So they decided to apply to concept to a new range of shampoos. I got the chance to try the Anti Dandruff Soothing Cleansing Shampoo, and jumped at the chance. The aim is to cleanse the scalp of dandruff, by using Shiso Extract, a Japanese plant popular for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also supposed to prevent the reappearance of new flakes. All these things sounded like music to my ears (or scalp?!), and I was thoroughly excited to give this a go.
It’s a BIG bottle. This is 3 months of use 1-2 times a week!
Going from brunette to blonde is certainly no easy task. My hair has copped a beating over the last few months, and my hair turns orange much like a bad fake tan, so keeping that at bay is a huge priority for me.
As a little bit of a reference I this is what my hair was like before.