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.
If you have seen my previous posts, I have a little obsession with Lush to say the least. It hurts my soul to not have a bath to use all the bath bombs and melts, so instead I buy everything else in sight. I had never delved into their hair care, but after Chelsea raved about the ‘Big’ Shampoo on twitter, I had no choice but to get it.
It is safe to say that this product has changed my hair washing life. I have never used a clarifying shampoo before, and have no idea why I put it off! There’s no other way to describe my hair after using this except, clean. And it smells incredible. It contains seaweed, lime juice, coconut oil, neroli oil and mandarin oil, all to add softness and shine. After my hair has dried, it certainly felt softer and shiner, and lacked all the frizziness I sometimes get from certain shampoos. As you can see from the ingredients list below, it still contains sodium laureth sulfate, which some people will not like, as it can be irritating. I don’t have this issue luckily, because I love this shampoo so much.
I always seem to start posts about hair complaining about how dry my hair is. This one is no different. I’m so reluctant to cut my hair that I need to do everything in my power to keep the ends hydrated. And now that I finally had the chop, maintaining those pretty ends is high on my list of priorities! Which consequently, means trying out any treatment I can get my hands on.
And it just so happened that this little beauty fell into my hands because of the gorgeous Michaela from Lather Rinse Repeat. If you haven’t already, go check her blog out, if not for the witty reviews, but for the Paul Rudd gifs that are often included 😉