Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sie hat die Haare schön... (hair care)

Hey guys!

Remember when I told you about that deep cleaning shampoo I use? Well, things have changed a little since then, and I want to let you know about that as well.

I'm gonna go and give you some facts on my hair, in case you don't wanna read my old post first, which I totally understand.
So here's a nice bullet-point list for you:
  • dark brown
  • long
  • greasy
  • dandruff-prone

For quite a while I used head & shoulders, but at some point I felt like it wasn't doing anything for me anymore. I started using the Balea Tiefenreinigung Shampoo after that, and as you can read in my post on it, I was quite happy with it.

I can't actually remember what persuaded me to try out my new favorite; I got a trial kit with two minis each of shampoo and conditioner from brands4friends and really liked the results. So what is that magic stuff you ask? It's the The Body Shop Rainforest Balance shampoo. I don't like using conditioner so didn't get the full size of that, but I did get one of the shampoo.

After using it without conditioner, though, I got the impression that my hair felt dry and strawy even while it was still wet, so I decided to re-moisturize with a hydrating shampoo. Since I always lather up my hair twice anyway it was a good solution for me.

On the right you can see the The Body Shop Rainforest Balance shampoo, which is the one I use first. On the left is the Balea hydrating shampoo, which I use to put the moisture back in my hair.

The Body Shop Rainforest Balance shampoo
content: 250 ml/8.45 fl oz
(I have a supersize bottle here which is 400 ml/13.5 fl oz. I got it off limango and I don't think it's commonly available.)
price: EUR 7.00/~ USD 7.85
(As you can see the "no sulphates" claim on the front label is a total lie...)

Balea Feuchtigkeits Shampoo
content: 300 ml/~ 10.14 fl oz
price: EUR 0.65/~ USD 0.73

The Balea shampoo was just re-designed and now comes in a new scent:
The new scent is peach and coconut, which I look forward to trying out. Content and price point remained the same.

In my quest to find the perfect partner to my The Body Shop shampoo I purchased two more hydrating shampoos I will try out.

left: Nivea hydro care; right: herbal essences hello hydration
Nivea hydro care
content: 250 ml/8.45 fl oz
price: EUR 1.95/~ USD 2.19

herbal essences hello hydration
content: 250 ml/8.45 fl oz
price: EUR 1.55/~ USD 1.74
I can only recommend trying the The Body Shop shampoo for yourself if you have greasy hair. Whether or not you will want to use a hydrating shampoo with it is of course up to you and your mane. I am aware that it is quite pricey (though obviously prices can vary depending on where you live and where you buy), but the result justifies the price tag for me.

Unfortunately, I still have a whopping big bottle of head & shoulders to use up as well. I might just throw it in the mix, as I'm currently doing with my other "leftover": a bottle (tube?) of the Balea Tiefenreinigungs Shampoo. I just use that every now and then when I feel like I left my hair to its own greasy devices for too long. That means lathering my hair up three times, but it doesn't seem to mind.

I hope this was helpful to you in some capacity - let me know if you wanna hear about anything else aside from nail polish! (Of course requesting something nail-related is always fine, too :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Yes, they're Socks (Mottomonat Februar: Fabrics)

Hey guys!

Kind of last minute I decided to participate in Cyw's motto month again! For February, she chose "fabrics" as theme. My inspiration was... my socks! Yes, you read that right - I got these quite recently and they're just fun colors. I love them, so I thought why not? Here we go.


Here are the polishes I used:

L'Oréal - Metropolitan; Catrice - My Yellow Fellow; models own - Shades; P2 - little princess