When it comes to cosmetics, hair care is probably one of the domains I’m least interested in. However, my hair is completely weird – it is very thick and tries to defy the laws of gravity when it shouldn’t.
A couple of months ago I finally got my hair cut (I didn’t cut it for over two years after my last hairdresser had traumatised me) and since I still don’t trust the hairdressers completely, I want to avoid getting it cut for as long as possible.
L’Oreal is known for transferring almost 90% identical formulas from one of its brand to another, so this is the company I trust the most when it comes to hair product (they own Kerastase).
From what little of German I understand, Elvital Anti-Haarbuch Mask is intended to nourish and repair damaged hair.
The mask is very thick in consistency – like a butter and you really have to dig in. Once you get it on your fingers, it is creamier and it easily applies on the hair.
The instructions say to leave it on towel-dried hair for 2 to 3 minutes – I usually leave it up to 10 minutes.
I’m currently using Subrina Anti-Dandruff shampoo, which is effective against dandruff, yet it tangles my hair. The mask detangles it without a problem.
As for its efficiency, I have noticed that my hair is softer and easier to style. It is not damaged at all, but I’m using the mask for almost a month and when I started it, my hair was undamaged. Usually, I get split ends after a month, but so far there is no split ends.
So far I’m pretty satisfied, but I need to give it more time for better estimation.
During spring, I’ve made a plan of finally finishing some products from my stash. I haven’t updated it for a while, but it is only because I haven’t managed to spend anything. Later I have also announced a possibility to include more samples in the challenge.
Last week I have finally managed to find some time so I’ve been rearranging my cosmetics storage and I have figured out that I have tons of samples and testers. As I’m a bit afraid that they don’t go bad, I’ve picked several products I would like to spend. Some of these are already reviewed, as I’ve been using them before, but some I’ll have to test for the first time. I will only write a review if the product was tested for at least a week of daily usage.
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Last Saturday, I’ve announced my new project through which I’m hoping to finally get rid some of the stuff from my stash. There are 42 product on the list, so I’ve split them up into three parts (makeup, skincare, body and haircare).
You can find older posts here:
Make-Up + Rules
Click to see BODY and HAIRCARE items
When I first heard of scalp exfoliators, I was very sceptical and I thought that it would be just a waste of money. But I’m glad Carita proved me wrong.
The exfoliator contains grounded sunflower and jojoba seeds, which look pretty big and one might think that the exfoliation will be too harsh, but they provide very gentle exfoliation. The exfoliator has a onderful scent – it smells like hazelnuts and almonds.
I separate the dry hair into wide sections and apply the exfoliator on the scalp. I massage it for several minutes, rinse off and wash the hair with the shampoo.
The difference in my hair is really obvious. After the exfoliation, the hair looks healthier, stronger and has more volume.
The exfoliator is pricey (it cost me aronund $35), but it comes in a big 150ml tube and it is impossible to spend. One tube usually lasts me for almost two years if I exfoliate one time per week.