Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Protein treatment with ORS Hair Mayonnaise

Heyy!
I noticed a few weeks ago that my hair was shedding quite a bit after washing my hair and so i decided it was time to give my hair a boost of protein in order to strenghen it up. As i described in my hair products & accessories post, i purchased ORS's Hair Mayonnaise.
Below are the steps i took.



























1. Firstly i shampooed my hair, rinsed and dried with an old t-shirt.

2. I left my hair to dry naturally whilst i mixed up the products. I added 3 equal tablespoons of the Hair Mayonnaise into a mixing bowl adding 3 rough tablespoons of castor oil. 

3. Once my hair had transitioned from dripping to wet to damp i went on to section my hair into 4 parts; 2 sections at the front and 2 sections at the back.

4. I then applied the hair mayonnaise- castor oil mixture to my damp hair using an applicator brush. When i had finished with each section i tied it in a bantu knot so that my hair would not get in the way.

5. When all sections were coated in the mixture i combed through my hair to ensure that the product had been evenly distributed. The image below shows the result of this. My hair looked almost straw-like but it felt soft, suprisingly. The image below also shows the shedding i experienced, which didn't seem to be a lot.
 
6. I then gathered my hair together and put on a plastic cap. The instructions on the Hair Mayonnaise packaging say to leave the product on your hair for 15-20mins but i then i left mine on for 45minutes. Rebel.

7. When 45mins were up, i got back in the shower and rinsed it out

I then dried my hair, lightly detangled and continued with my usual wash day routine (deep condition etc)






My Thoughts
I think i now understand why a lot of people love this product. As i rinsed it out of my hair i could actively feel that it had made a difference. The mixture is very creamy and so when i rinsed it out it made my hair feel so soft. My hair did not feel limp or elastic as it had felt after my last few washes. The whole process was slightly tedious as it involved me getting in and out of the shower three times (1st to shampoo my hair, next to rinse out the protein treatment and finally to rinse out my deep conditioner), however this is something i'll probably only be doing once a month so i can live with it i 'spose.
When i had finished the whole process i did notice that i did shed a few hairs, but all in all my shedding had reduced significantly. I'm now eager to see if this holds up for the rest of the week.


Have any of you tried this product? If so, what were your thoughts on it?

Monday, 28 May 2012

Sulphate- free!

Heyy guys!
Isn't the weather just gorgeous right now? :) I've been enjoying the sunshine, hence my lack of blog posts. Nonetheless, i'm here now and i thought i'd do a little review-type post.

I recently bought Elasta QP's Creme Conditioning Shampoo as it doesn't contain any sulphates whatsoever. As i explained in my Shampoo for every occasion post, sulphates are typically a main ingredient in many shampoos as they help to thoroughly remove dirt and oil from your hair. Although this is a good trait, sulphates can sometimes leave the hair feeling very dry. I thought i'd try the Creme Conditioning shampoo to see for myself if there were any noticable differences.

I've used this shampoo for a few washes now and my hair loves it! The shampoo itself is silky-white in colour and has a strong, citrusy smell. I've come to notice that Elasta QP really love using fruity scents in their products; their Intense Forifying Conditioner has a very strong banana smell.

The texture of the shampoo is very thick, and i found that it takes a few go's for it to form a lather. Rinsing it out however was effortless. The shampoo glided off my hair with ease, leaving my hair feeling super, super soft.
Elasta QP claim that this shampoo 'leaves hair manageable' and i totally agree. I found that detangling was a lot easier. I usually suffer from really dry ends after i shampoo my hair, but it did not happen with this shampoo :)

My hair felt silky soft after shampooing, and the orange scent made my hair feel fresh and clean. I would say though that if you are not a fan of fruity smells, this product may not be for you as it can be quite strong. To be honest, i hate fruity smells myself (especially strawberry scents), but the aroma of this product is bearable for me. I will definitely be repurchasing! :)
I hope this post was helpful.
So, have any of you tried this shampoo? And what do you think of it?

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hair products & accessories haul!

Heyy guys!
Thought i'd come to you today with a haul. This is a collection of items i've bought during my time away from blogging.


























1. Elasta QP Intense Fortfying Conditioning Treatment (£2.15)
I think its safe to say that this is my staple deep conditioner. This is a repurchase as i had run out.
2. Elasta QP Creme Conditoning Shampoo (£2.49)
I'm currently having a love- hate relationship with my current shampoo (i'll explain why in another post coming soon). Anyway i decided to swith to a sulphate- free shampoo. I wanted to stick with Elasta QP as i really like their range. I had heard some good things about the creme conditioning shampoo so i thought i'd give it a try.
3. ORS Hair Mayonnaise (£2.49)
Recently i found that my hair was shedding quite a bit whilst detangling and daily hair styling. As a result i thought it'd be best for me to do a protein treatment to help strengthen up my hair. I decided to buy ORS's hair mayonnaise. A post will be coming shortly describing the process and my experience.
4. Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8oz. (£13 incl. p&p)
As you guys know i'm currently doing the castor oil challenge. I ran out of jbco so had to repurchase quicktime. I decided to get the 8oz bottle as opposed to the 4oz i had before as jbco is more or less a staple product for me now and so it made sense.
5. Rat tail comb (£1.00)
Ok to be honest i just bought this for the rat tail lol. I usually part my hair with the teeth of my comb, but i felt that was a bit harsh on my hair. Plus the rat tail gives a straighter, neater parting in my opinion.
6. Dye applicator brush (£1.99)
I bought a pack of two applicator brushes to use when applying deep conditioners, protein treatments etc to my hair. Currently i just use my fingers, but i thought i'd give the brush a go. It was less than £2 also so it didn't break the bank.
7. ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo (Sample)
So my last relaxer was around 7 weeks ago and the thought of all the product build up in my hair was worrying me. I mean, i wash my hair weekly but i knew i needed a good clarifying shampoo that would really clean my hair. I was going to buy the bottled creamy aloe shampoo but remembered i was given a bucket load of sample products after one visit to my local hair shop. Samples like these are a great try- before- you-buy.
8 and 9. Shower Caps
I bought a pack of 3 plastic shower caps from Superdrug for when i deep condition my hair, as my previous ones have been so flimsy, and rip quite easily. For the same reason i thought itd be best to buy a sturdy one also that i could actually use in the shower that wouldn't defeat its purpose and would keep my hair dry.

So that's my first hair products haul :)
Take care.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Hair Love of the Week!

Source: Tumblr

Heyy guys!
This weeks Hair Love of the Week is Leomie Anderson.

I remember first coming across this picture on tumblr around a year ago (when i was tumblr-obsessed) and i instantly reblogged it. I had no idea who she was but the pic seemed to be circulating on my dashboard.

Anyway to cut a long story short i found out that she's a model, with her latest line of work being modelling items on asos.com.

I think her hair always looks quite nice. I've seen her in person and i have to say her hair looks as nice in real life as it does in pictures. 

I've noticed that Leomie rocks the high buns the most and this 'twist' on the pig-tails is v. cute. That teamed with the make-up and the nails is a winner for me.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tag!

Hey guys! Long time no hear, right?
University life has finally come to an end for me! It was so emotional saying my goodbyes :(. All i can say is make the most of university while u can!
Anyway now my exams are over i can happily get back to regular blogging! woop woop.

I've decided to start off by finally doing a tag i received monthssss ago from Crystal at http://misscuti3pie.blogspot.co.uk/ whose blog i love by the way! Please check her blog out when you have the time! (I think she may have deactivated...)
I like reading tags as they allow you to get to know the person behind the blog a little better. Hope you enjoy mine :)


To begin with, here are the rules of the tag:
a. You must post the rules.
b. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post
c. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
d. Tag eleven people and link them in your post.
e. Let them know you've tagged them.


b. 11 fun facts about me:

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