I only have to wash my hair every three to four days, and although the majority of my hair stays happy, the ends get very dry by day 2 and need a little extra love. Plus, the colder weather means more fly-aways so I usually carry something with me to help manage them.
I have tried a few other leave in conditioner sprays and I’m feeling a little bit like Goldilocks – this one’s too much, that one’s not enough, but where is the product that’s ‘just right’? Continue reading Pure Tashodi Argan Hair Oil Review
Hemp seed oil used to be my thing, and worked well with my hair. It penetrated right to the core of each strand of hair without adding too much weight. The only thing is it was messy to apply and could really only be applied to damp/wet hair. Always on the lookout for versatile products, I thought I’d try Intelligent Nutrient’s Hair Shine Serum. Chock full of USDA organic ingredients and hair loving oils, you’d think this product was a shoe in to become a fave! Sadly, this was not the case for me. Continue reading Intelligent Nutrients Hair Shine Serum Review
I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already! Time for another favourites post!
Skin Care – The Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil (review) has offered the perfect balance for my skin in this dry weather. Not only that it has done great things for the fine lines on my fore head. It just has too many excellent, anti-oxidant rich ingredients to pass up! $15 at local natural beauty stores and online
Makeup – My go-to eye makeup duo for this month has been the All Natural Face Vegan Eyeliner in Caramel Brownie and Alima Pure’s Mascara in Brown (review). After the holidays my eczema really flared up (all that unbalanced eating, I think combined with the stress of the season) and my eyelids were so dry, flaky, and painful that even the thought of putting eye shadow on them was laughable. I switched up the eyeliners throughout the month, but I kept coming back to this one. With how well it applies and how long it lasts you’d never know that the formula was 100% vegan and natural. $6 at theallnaturalface.com
Body – All of these years of washing my hands so much at work has finally caught up to me; specifically, it has caught up to my nails. They are brittle, peeling, and so very dry. I’ve tried so many different strategies and nothing has worked. My nails are even breaking underneath Shellac or OPI gel polish now. I was browsing my local natural beauty store and found this little gem by Spa Ritual and the Protein Boost Strengthening Nail Treatment has absolutely turned things around for me. Sure, it’s a bit inconvenient to have to apply it every three days, but that gives this diva the excuse to change up my nail polish often! Strong nails and frequent home-manicures: win-win! $12 at local natural beauty and spa ritual stores.
Hair Care – The John Masters Organics Detangler (review) has been a part of my regular hair care regime for months now, but I’ve only used it as a detangler in the shower, not as a leave in conditioner. Once I switched to using it as a leave in conditioner my dry hair was now lustrous and manageable like it was before old man winter arrived. Even my fine hair can tolerate this product as a leave-in conditioner without getting too weighed down. I have long hair, so the general weight of my hair pulls it down a lot, so this doesn’t really add to that. But, if my hair was shorter I feel like I’d have to be more careful. For now, though, this product is making me and my hair very happy. $22 at local natural beauty stores and online at johnmastersorganics.ca
It has been a bit of a journey, but I think I’ve finally found a good balance of hair care products that work well for my hair and have honestly given me the best hair I’ve had in my adult life. I never thought I’d say this, but my hair feels softer, healthier and looks more smooth and has better shine than it ever did with conventional products or even the expensive salon-grade products. Even though I have dyed my hair repeatedly for years, and have gone from very light blonde to very dark brown and back again several times, my hair now air-dries without any frizz. I definitely couldn’t boast about that with my salon brands.
The transition from salon to natural products wasn’t pretty. I nearly quit to go back to salon products so many times I can’t even count. But now that I’m on the flip side (nearly two months later) I can honestly say I’d never go back. I no longer expect my shampoo to lather like crazy, and understand that my hair can be just as clean without the stripping sulfate ingredients. Like I’ve said, my hair has never been healthier. Why would I go back?
Continue reading My Hair Care Routine
I am slowly accepting that I will never have my hair feel the same way that it did when I coated it in silicones with my salon level conditioner. But can’t a girl have silky soft hair even if she dyes it occasionally? Am I really asking for the moon, here?
Continue reading Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner Review
It’s been a long haul trying to find the right balance of moisture in a conditioner to go along with my shampoo bar from Chagrin Valley. Not wanting to have to rely on online ordering a more expensive brand, (even though I do love you John Masters Organics) I decided to try and give my locally available brands a try. Up for review this time is the Smooth as Silk conditioner by Giovanni.
Continue reading Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner Review
Although I hope to someday be at the point where all I’ll need is a shampoo bar and apple cider vinegar rinse to be happy with my hair, for now I still feel like it needs a conditioner or some variety. I’ve been using the John Master’s Organics Citrus and Neroli Detangler (review) for the last little while, but I was hoping to find something that wouldn’t be quite as expensive. It works wonders, don’t get me wrong, but at $22 CAD for an 8oz bottle, the price is a little steep. Especially when you have to spend more than $60 to get free shipping! But I digress…
While perusing my favourite natural beauty products website, EcoDivaBeauty, I came across a product by Yarok called Feed Your Ends. It’s a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant that is 100% natural and certified vegan. Can’t get much better than that!
Continue reading Yarok Feed Your Ends Conditioner Review