Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Beauty Post Nr. 6 - Hair Care (Growing Out A Pixie)

As some of you might remember, I recently went for a pixie cut, a quick decision taken pretty much out of boredom. I'm well known in my family for the variety of haircuts and colors I've had these past years, so it came as no surprise for my hubby that I decided to go for the chop again. While I don't regret it, I now want to let my hair grow back, it's so much easier to manage a bob. My hair is naturally wavy and having it very short means trouble, unless I give it some special treatment, such as styling products, flat iron, accessories and so on - to me that is time consuming and I've never been an accessory kind of girl, not for the hair anyway. So, let the growing begin! I'm now about 2 months post cut and while I'm not sure they're helping in any way, I'm still using some products to "stimulate" the growth, bla bla bla.

I'm taking a complex of B vitamins, biotin included, using coconut/olive oil for homemade masks and the following hair care items: 

  • Aussie shampoo and conditioner - the shampoo smells quite good, like candy, the conditioner makes the hair soft and smooth - I like them, wanted to try them for a long time, but still, no "wow" factor!
  • JASON Thin to Thick Energizing Scalp Elixir - fancy name, huh?! - it smells nice, somewhat fruity/flowery and it's meant as overnight treatment.
  • JASON Tea Tree Treatment Shampoo - ok to be used daily, but I don't wash my hair that often - it smells like plants & doesn't lather like crazy, but I like it, so I alternate with the Aussie.

  • I also have a couple of bottles of organic shampoo that I've tried, wanted to go the "eco" way, but they didn't really work for me 100% - I don't want them to go to waste, so I'll try to use them every now and then.
  • A while ago I ordered the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask, hope it gets in my hands this week, it is simply amazing, I had it once in the past and it transformed my hair into silk instantly - it's expensive, but lasts long, especially if your hair is short or medium length - a case of "wow" factor!

  • One-two pumps of argan oil help smooth the frizz, and for this purpose I'm using Lovea, but not so often now with the short hair, I don't want it to get greasy.

  • Though it costs a lot and I told Santa to not get it for me for Christmas, I really, really wanted a ghd, so after the holidays I went and got the V classic one -  me likesy, a lot!
So, that's pretty much it, the stuff I'm using, I think it's plenty and I won't be buying anything else until I finish most of the above, or all. Here's me in December, after the haircut, and today, almost 2 months later, pardon the silly selfie.

The end!