Before I start this post, let me just state that this entry is my own opinion and how it worked with me, it works differently with each person. With that being said, let’s start this post.
During my recent UAE visit, I went to L’Occitane store to get some products for my sister. I bought a face cream from there before that became my favorite after few uses so I trust this brand. While I was there, the lady working there mentioned a set of hair products that works best for dry damaged hair and it contains natural oils, also it’s silicon-free. I thought it sounds good since my hair is damaged from coloring and I wanted to use something natural like this product claims.
I bought the shampoo, conditioner and mask. I instantly used them when I got back home and it didn’t really meet my expectations. First time I tried the shampoo, I noticed that it doesn’t bubble up like shampoos usually do so I assumed it’s because it’s silicon-free. Now since it mentions it contains olive oil, you can clearly smell it as you apply it on your hair. I don’t mind the smell because it’s actually quite relaxing but I don’t like my hair smell that way.
After using the shampoo and conditioner, my hair was seriously dry and all over the place. That never happens to me since I have smooth tamed hair naturally even when damaged so I wanted to stop using those products. I didn’t want to instantly judge and hate them so I decided to continue using them for a month because maybe it takes time to affect my hair. It didn’t and my hair was more dry than before so after a month of using them now I’m giving up on these products. This set didn’t work for me and it dried my hair instead of fixing it as it claims, it might work for someone else maybe.
But that’s just my opinion, it might’ve worked for you and probably this set is your favorite so let me know your thoughts about it and what’s your favorite hair product.
I get asked frequently about my hair, since I’m the kind of person who dyes her hair constantly, how do I keep it looking healthy and not damaged. I never really liked my super dark hair and I feel blonde suits me more, of course doing that for couple of years it damaged my hair. I keep trying different treatments to maintain my hair and so far, the Brazilian Blowout was the best solution I had.
Recently, I got a message from the salon I usually go to (different than the one I mentioned in the storytime post) and in the message they mentioned offers for Nashi Argan’s products. There was a package of 4 treatment sessions and also a Deep Infusion Mask for one time and I decided to try it out because I’ve heard ladies praise these products and how it fixed their hair issues. Now the package they mentioned and also the products themselves are a bit too pricey, I have no issue in paying that much since I deeply care for my hair and obviously need the most care I could get to maintain it but recently I thought of controlling my money flow, I’m a shopholic and it’s quite unhealthy at some points.
I went for the one time Deep Infusion mask because I wanted to test it out, from that experience I would decide if it’s worth getting the other products (Shampoo, conditioner, serum and mask) and this is how my experience went …
At first the hairdresser washed my hair with Nashi’s shampoo and massaged the scalp, obviously felt so good I wanted to sleep. After that she started applying the mask, strand by strand but mostly focusing on the scalp and then after she was done I was put under a steam machine for about 45 minutes. When my time was finally done, she rinse hair with water only without putting anymore product.
I don’t blow-dry my hair so I let it air-dry on it’s own and honestly my hair smelled so good after that mask. Along with that amazing smell, my hair looked much healthier and softer. The effect of this mask was instantly shown after only one use which made me impressed and I made up my mind in getting the whole line of products because it’s really worth it after seeing the outcome.
I hope this post helped you in any way to decide whether to try these products or skip them to try another one, whichever makes you comfortable but I highly recommend trying it out even just the mask like I did.
I’ve dyed my hair unnatural hair colors way too many times, I tried turquoise, blue, purple, orange and pink. Recently I did a dark blue ombre and I thought of writing this post to whoever thinking to dye their hair unnatural hair colors.
- People will stare at you. You have an unnatural hair color so obviously people will stare at you like you are some sort of alien, if you don’t mind the staring and of course judgmental people go for it.
- No more white bed sheets and towels. Stains, stains everywhere and you can’t really do something about it because that’s how these dyes work. Try getting darker colored towels and avoid white bed sheets because the color will stain your pillow case when you sleep.
- Monthly touch ups. These hair dyes are usually semi-permanent so after few washes the color usually fade out, if you are planning to keep the color you’ll need to go to a salon every few weeks and that means you’ll need to pay every time. If you are confident of doing it by yourself, there’re plenty of YouTube tutorials to check out.
- It’s okay to dye your hair without bleach. One of the things that makes us hate the hair coloring process is hair damage, bleach damages the hair it’s a universal fact. It’s okay to dye your hair without bleach but it won’t be as vibrant as a bleached hair would look.
These are the points I can currently think of from my experience in dying my hair unnatural hair colors, hope you enjoyed this post.
Brazilian Blowout is one of the hair smoothing methods used lately in salons along with Keratin treatment but as much as they are similar there’re few differences. I’ve been dyeing my hair for quite some time now and I’ve bleached it couple of times so you would consider my hair to be in the damaged category and it showed by the hair ends. I haven’t researched about Brazilian Blowout before and the day I went to the salon to dye it is when my hairdresser told me about it. I thought why not try it I mean my hair is already damaged and I was considering Keratin treatment before so I told her to go ahead and do it.
She gave me a medical face mask and told me to close my eyes the whole time she’ll be working on my hair. I didn’t know really what was I expecting so this seemed a bit weird, later on I understood why. The first few minutes I kept my eyes open anyway and then as she applied the product on my hair, it started to burn my eyes and I felt that sharp burn in my throat. I remember sitting there for quite sometime and my throat was still burning, eyes were shut tight because they were getting teary. She was flat-ironing my hair for awhile till I think got dry with the product applied to it. Then she went ahead to shampoo it then used a conditioner, by that time it was getting late so she asked me to apply the masque when I’m at home and then use the serum after that.
I bought the set of products for after-care which were the shampoo, conditioner, masque and serum
By that time my hair looked pretty smooth and shiny, the damaged ends somehow disappeared but my hair seemed to have that sticky feeling from the product being sealed in the strand which annoyed me for probably two days. Anyway after returning home, I went ahead and applied the masque, kept it for 20 minutes then rinse it. My hair was really smooth and shiny, the damaged somehow disappeared and it returned healthy. I kept using the products till they were done and my hair stayed smooth and straight for about 3 months, and I didn’t need to iron or blow dry it to give it that smooth feeling.
I did the Brazilian Blowout back in February and my hair is still smooth and has quite a volume even though my hair fell out a lot after giving birth. It’s currently wavy but not as damaged as before, I dyed it recently ash blonde and it didn’t show the same damage as before. The hairdresser has been asking me to redo it so the smoothness remains but I think I’m going to do it once I feel my hair is getting damaged again, besides it was quite expensive honestly.
So that’s my experience with Brazilian Blowout to whoever is considering to try it out. Have you tried these hair smoothing methods before ?