For as long as I can remember my hair has been limp and dry, even before I started dying my hair it was like straw. Just pulled the short straw I guess – as both of my sisters have long beautiful hair! So whilst on set of a photo shoot recently I let the hair stylist have a chop at my hair and it gave me a new lease of life and some much needed volume! It certainly worked, 1 out of 2 problems solved! Now I just needed my hair to stop being so dry and dull then I’d have the hair I always wanted!
It was recommended to me that I splash a little bit of extra cash on my shampoo and conditioners and I would really notice the difference. As some cheaper conditioners can coat the hair strands weighing them down too much causing the ends to break off. That was the best hair advice I ever received…I set off to Lush cosmetics as I’m a firm lover and believer in their natural and cruelty free products. I asked for conditioner recommendations for extra dry hair. She showed me a few but I was sold on American cream, it sounded exactly like what I needed;
4 out of 5 stars rated
Although the bottle describes American Cream as having the scent of marshmallows I’m not quite sure I agree…nether the less it still smells amazing! And the smell has stayed in my hair a whole day after I washed it. Which is something I find usually fades within a few hours of using most other conditioners. My hair is now super smooth and shiny after just a few uses of American Cream and friends have said they’ve notices a difference in the thickness of my hair. It’s safe to say I am obsesseddd! Investing a little more cash into your conditioner really can make all the difference. Everyone’s hair type is different and you need to find the one that works best for your hair, so make sure to get samples where possible before investing. To make it a bit easier for you I’ve compiled a list of a couple more Lush shampoo and conditioners that have great reviews. Click on the links to find out more! 🙂
BIG – £6.75 -4 out of 5 stars – https://uk.lush.com/products/big
ROOTS – £10.75 -5 out of 5 stars – https://uk.lush.com/products/roots
I haven’t tried out ‘BIG’ and ‘ROOTS’ personally but from online reviews I have heard they’re hair saviours, definitely worth a try! My lush advisor was super generous and gave me loads of free samples of different shampoos so I’ll also be reviewing those on my blog once I get a chance to try them out! Until then have a browse on Lush’s website and get thinking to switching to a more natural way to indulge your hair. I would love to hear some of your suggestions on what other hair care products you think I should use, leave a comment inn the section below! 🙂
So today’s post is going to be something new for me which I will continue to do a post on each month, my November favourites! I’ve seen so many bloggers do a monthly vlog or blog feature on this and I always really enjoy reading and watching them, so I thought I’d start doing my own. Now for those of you who haven’t read any monthly favourite posts basically its about your favourite products, films, books etc. that you’ve been loving that month.
Sooo my November favourites are…
1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula- I bought this serum a couple of months ago but only really started using it regularly this month and I am so impressed! I bought this formula as my hair rarely has a real natural shine to it as its really dry. So I half heartedly picked this 25 ml bottle up as part of a 3 for 2 deal and I’m glad I did as its a great product. After washing your hair, push the pump once to dispense the serum into your hand and sparingly brush it through your wet hair with your hands and style as normal. Once I had dried and styled my hair the serum had left my hair soft and with a natural looking shine. RRP £3.99 currently £1.97 on http://www.superdrug.com
2. Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub- This isn’t a new product I’ve just started using, I’ve actually been using it for a while. But I’m especially loving this wonder product this November month, as the weather turns cold and it takes a toll on your lips this scrub is perfect to exfoliate your lips and get rid of any dead skin, leaving a smooth base to apply your favourite lipstick. (Plus the bubble gum flavour tastes lush, yes, its edible too!) Definitly a must for the Winter months! £5.50 from Lush
3. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser- Say hello to baby smooth skin! Maybelline’s Instant Pore Eraser is does exactly as it says. It doesn’t have only one but two uses, a primer and pore eraser. I don’t have really visible pores so I bought this product to use as more of a primer, because sometimes my foundation tends to sink in to my skin, so I apply this before putting on my foundation and it almost creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup. It also blurs out imperfections to a certain extent. I will definitely be buying this product again. £7.99 from Boots
4. MAC Pigment in Blue/Black- This is my first MAC pigment I have bought and I’m planning to build up a big collection because I love it! It looks as though I haven’t even used it yet as you only need the tiniest bit on your brush as the colour is very dense. The colour is absolutely beautiful a shimmer of blues, purples and browns. You can mix it with different products to make the pigment more versatile, for example using it as an eyeliner once mixed with liquid makeup. The only thing is there is quite a lot of fall down when applying, however you can easily catch this by holding a tissue under the area you are applying it to . £17.00 from MAC Cosmetics
So there’s my first favourites post! I hope you liked it and please let me know in the comments section what products you’re loving this month! Sharing is caring!