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!


  1. wow that's great! where did you buy the macadamia nuts mask? I would love to try that one!

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  2. mie imi place cum iti sta cu parul scurt :)

  3. Ça te va super bien cette longueur mais c'est vrai que ça demande plus d'entretien que les cheveux longs et je te remercie de nous faire découvrir tous ces produits!!

    Je t'embrasse et bonne semaine


  4. ❀✻❀ ✰ ✰ ✰ ❀✻❀
    Thanks Mila for this interesting post !!!
    You're very pretty !!!
    Greetings and wish you a nice day !!!
    ❀✻❀ ✰ ✰ ✰ ❀✻❀

  5. i can't stand organic shampoos on my hair. i'm all for their cause, but they kill my hair. i might as well use soap in that case. folic acid plus biotin works wonders.

  6. It's very cute. I'd never be brave enough to cut mine that short.

  7. I know I've said this before, Mila, but your totally reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence's which I love!!!! Hot hot hot, my dear.
    And I've been dying to try that macadamia one since I saw it in Sephora (I think). Thanks for the recs! :D

  8. I love your short hair, Mila.
    It accentuates your beautiful face.

  9. waiting for hair to grow back is such an annoying process sometimes! good luck with it! :)

  10. The pixie looked great on your Mila but I can understand wanting to grow it out. I've also heard of people taking vitamins like Viviscal for hair growth.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  11. Your selfie looks nice, and I love you with a pixie.

  12. Looks great! Kisses, Lucy

  13. imi place uleiul de macadamia, pentru piele in special!

  14. I wore a bob length cut for years and went longer this past year since I am selling hair clips and can more easily show them off with longer hair. I think once spring arrives I will once again go back to the bob though. That hair iron looks fabulous!

  15. Ah, si mie mi-ar placea sa-mi creasca parul mai repede. Eu sunt lenesa, ma limitez la sampon si balsam. :D