Wednesday, 27 March 2013

November-March Empties, Part 2 :)

Back again with part 2 of my November-March Empties! :)
This time, I have all my haircare products, and there are definitely plenty of them! Out of all products, I find the ones I seem to go through the most quickly are my haircare, so I am constantly looking out for new interesting products to try :) Hence I have a stash in my cupboard, just waiting for my current ones to be finished up!

Organic Care 'Dry Nourish' Shampoo & Conditioner
My most recent shampoo and conditioner discovery, and I must say I AM IN LOVE! :) This shampoo and conditioner have the most gorgeous scent (coconut-vanilla-ey), are a complete bargain at less than 5 dollar each, and do the best job at hydrating and managing my hair! Shampoo has a lovely lather and cleans well, and the conditioner is super thick and hydrating. Added bonus that it is free of SLS, parabens & mineral oil, and comes in a natural plant derived bottle - always a plus :) I think once I finish all the products in my stash, this will definitely become my permanent shampoo and conditioner... which says a lot for me, being such a product-a-holic!

Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo
Another shampoo I am quite fond of :) this shampoo is light, has a great lather and leaves my hair shiny and smooth, however the one downside for me is the scent. Is okay for one off use, but when I am using it all week I find the scent can get to be a bit offputting unfortunately! :( but if you don't mind the scent, is quite a nice shampoo! Great that it is 99.4% natural as well.

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti Frizz Serum
Love this serum! Along with my Herbal Essences None of Your Frizziness, this is my favourite :) lovely thick oil which does a fantastic job of smoothing and hydrating my hair. Love the scent too, the classic Garnier hair care smell. Will be repurchasing :)

Nice 'n' easy Colour Seal Conditioning Gloss Weekly Conditioning Treatment
Get these when I use Nice n Easy hair colour, and I love them! Wish they sold it in a bottle because I would be on it - smells good, good consistency, and SUPER hydrating. Try to make it last for as long as possible after dying my hair because I love them so much.

Dove Dry Therapy Conditioner with Treatment
Was an okay product - Liked the packaging, which was functional but looked really nice, the product was okay for a conditioner, definitely would not call it a treatment though (I have regular conditioners which do a better job!) and I definitely expect more product and a bigger packaging size for a daily conditioner (the smallest everyday conditioner bottle I have ever seen was at 250ml, and this is only 130ml!) especially since it was not cheap! Might repurchase if there was a massive discount on it, but otherwise will not be.

Lee Stafford Poker Straight Dry Shampoo
Very similar to the Batiste dry shampoo formula, but I prefer the Batiste scent to this one - is a bit too strong and granny-ish for my liking. Not cheap either, so will not be repurchasing. Great product if you like the scent and don't mind forking out the extra cash though. Cute pink packaging like the rest of the Lee Stafford Range.

Products I am getting rid of/giving away!

L'oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo
This irritated my sensitive scalp unfortunately :( also left my hair feeling quite dry, and squeaky feeling.. not the best!

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hair Repair Liquid Silk Gloss Leave in Treatment
When I saw this product on the shelf I thought it might be the answer to the dry, dull ends of my hair, but alas it was not. I'm fairly certain this is just sparkles in a bottle, with no benefits for your hair whatsoever.. and when I say it is sparkly, I mean it - trying to apply this to your hair results in shimmery hands, neck, back arms, and wherever else the goo happens to touch. Does not even look natural in your hair! Went out into the sun and my hair was literally glittering, not in an attractive, healthy way, more in a sparkly-hairspray-from-dressups-as-a-kid way. Not impressed. I think it may have actually made my hair more dried out than it was before haha :l

Garnier Fructis Instant Melt In Mask
Another useless hair mask - I have picked up many of these on my haircare journey and most have them have been rather ineffectual at hydrating my hair. I left this on for the recommended time, rinsed it out, and when my hair dried it was frizzy and dry.. not happy!

Sunsilk Plumped Up Volume Flexible Hairspray
I don't know if flexible is the word I would use for this- turned my hair into a crispy mess. Some other hairsprays I have tried do initially make my hair a bit crispy, but once brushed out provide flexible hold. This one turned my hair crispy, then when I tried to brush my hair out, had apparently glued my hair into a knotted, tangled mess. My brush actually got stuck in my hair. Had to wash my hair and PILE the conditioner on to be able to detangle my hair. Definitely not worth the money, would not recommend this to anybody! Cost me a good half an hour of time trying to get it out, and I'm pretty sure I lost some hair in the battle.

So that's the roundup of my empties (for now!) but I'm sure before I know it I will have built up another bagful! Let me know if you have tried any of the products I mentioned and what you thought, or if you have any recommendations!

Hope your all having a great week! :)

No comments:

Post a Comment