Hair care – April 2013

Hello sweeties,

I should have post this article earlier, because we’re already mid-May, but anyway. April (and March and February) was get-my-hair-back-to-life style, since I stopped bleaching and dying my hair.

hair routine april 2013 1 © Wina

  • Daddy-O shampoo – Lush

hair routine april 2013 2 © WinaA friend of mine gave it to me for my birthday last winter and even if I’m not platinum blonde anymore, I still use it. Because I don’t like waste. But also because I love the smell. It dries my hair a bit, but so much for that. I’m weak.

  • American Cream conditioner – Lush

hair routine april 2013 3 © WinaI’m in love with the smell and it’s a nice conditioner. One of my favourite Lush products. I ended my last bottle 2 weeks ago and I was super sad, of course, but also super excited because I eventually could use my new Korres Almond & Linseed conditioner (I’ll talk about it next month yeah yeah).

  • Marilyn hair treatment – Lush

hair routine april 2013 4 © Winahair routine april 2013 5 © WinaSame thing than Daddy-O : I’m not blonde anymore, but I don’t want to waste it, so I keep applying it. It’s ok, but not as awesome as René Furterer Carthame treatment.

  • Carthame hair mask – René Furterer

hair routine april 2013 6 © Winahair routine april 2013 7 © Wina

Best mask for dry hair ever. It literally brought my hair back to life after the bleaching and the dying. It’s very efficient. I love the custard texture and the kind of reassuring smell. It’s a bit sweet and creamy. You almost want to eat it haha. Plus, it’s silicone free.

  • Castoroil – Aromazone

hair routine april 2013 8 © WinaI want my hair to be long again and I’ve read that castor oil might be helpful for the growth. So, once to twice a month, I do hair masks with it : I apply the oil on my hair, massage the scalp, leave it for the night and wash it off in the morning. It’s easier to wash off if you mix the oil with some aloe vera gel. I don’t know if it works much, but for the moment, it’s not bad.
For the record, you can also use castor oil on the eyelashes and eyebrows. That’s what I did for a month and I could see a difference. My eyebrows grew faster, but not more unfortunately. My eyelashes became a little longer (or maybe it was in my mind haha), but mainly much stronger, they stopped to break and fall down with the eyelash curler
. A great investment!

Hair from Gobi

Hello sweeties,

Continuation of the Lush saga! My Lush mania first concerned hair products. As I bleach and dye my hair, my hair die (haha well done Wina). My hair are naturally black and now they’re close to platinum blond. I know.

OH MY GODWell, they actually are not in catastrophic health, as I do a lot of care. They’re just more dry than when I had natural hair.
For some months, I’m doing pre-wash treatments from Lush. My first choice was H’Suan Wen Hua. Yeah, that’s a complex name.

Hsuan-wen-huaThe mask itself is very good, it’s a great hair moisturizer, it perfectly does its job. But I absolutely hate the smell. You can smell the eggs in it. Ugh. And I’m not at all a fan of the Bay Leaf infusion smell. It’s way too strong for me. But some people like it.
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So I decided to switch to Marilyn.

MarilynThe smell was so much better for me. It’s a lot fresher and more lemony, I love it. It’s also a great mask, especially for blond hair, it illuminates them without emphasizing the wee-wee-yellow highlights. Used with the Daddy-O shampoo, it’s perfect.
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Daddy-OPeople. This is the most incredible shampoo smell I’ve ever smelled in my life. The violet scent is a blessing. It smells so good that I could use it as a shower gel. And about the stops-blonde-going-brassy stuff, it’s ok. It does the job, but nothing miraculous, it won’t help you a lot if you have very yellow highlights. It’s a shampoo after all. But really, the smell is amazing. More than Trichomania.
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Trichomania

Looks like french cheese haha

This is the first shampoo from Lush that I bought. My hair were pretty dry at that moment and I needed something nourishing. The salesman recommended Trichomania to me and he was damn right. When you wash your hair with this, the hair feel very dry. But once it’s rinsed and dried, the change is surprising. My hair were really soft, like I just cut them. The smell of the shampoo is very nice. It smells like coconut, but not the very chemical coconut, you know? That’s very pleasant. And solid shampoo is a really good value. I bought 100g of it, used it for 2 months and there was still half of the product. The only bad point is that it was giving me dandruff, which I usually never have. Not very sexy.
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And last but not least, the conditioners. I first bought Retread.

RetreadNice smell, very fresh and delicately flowered. Good conditioner. But so quickly ended. After a month of use, the pot was empty. I felt like I needed to apply a tons of conditioner each time to do all my head, although I have very short hair. So after my first pot, I didn’t buy it again. But it also was because I wanted to try American Cream.
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American CreamI think I will never ever use another conditioner. This one is fantastic. The smell is TO DIE FOR. Um, sorry, to die for. See how crazy it drives me. It doesn’t smell like strawberry, contrary to what the picture may make you think. It’s gourmand and smooth and a little amber I think. It smells really, really good. I could eat it or drink it or whatever. Best part is that the smell stays for days. FOR DAYS. This is wonderful. And of course it’s an awesome conditioner, it makes the hair soft without making them heavy. I guess it’s my favourite Lush product by far.
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Next time, we’ll be talking about face products, kids. Be good meanwhile.