27 Jun 2014

Bits and bobs #6 (new blow out products)


You'd think that being as though it's the summer holidays (for me at least) I would have plenty of time to blog

But no, somewhere in between working extra days, moving furniture, clothes and organising for four straight weeks, being deprived of sleep by loud noisy relatives I have barely found time for myself let alone blogging.

As I type I am actually multitasking, barely catching up with you tube videos.but without further a due, here a a few things I have used in the past month.


Lush Avobath bomb. I knowwww I've blogged about too many but this is the last one, I promise...........

.......until Autumn heheheh


I didn't even want to put this on here but I had to just to tell y'all that this particular bath bomb is very special.
I didn't think it would be  anything special because for one I couldn't rely smell the avocado scent, and two green isn't particularly my favourite colour unless it's sea/teal green. 

Add some glitter however, and you have a whole new dynamic on your hands. THIS BATH BOMB GLITTERS!! I know you can't see it in the picture but I felt like a fairy mermaid, like tinker bell under the sea.

And for those reasons alone the Avobath is officially my favourite bath bomb



Asda little angels light oil mist £1.50

This is supposed to be a body oil but I felt it was too sticky so I used it on my hair instead and it works great but I have to be veeeeery careful with how much to use, too much will make it greasy and no amount of dry shampoo will help remove the oiliness. I like this better than using a pure oils on my hair because the spray bottle makes application much easier and quicker to do. Overall this is a lightweight oil that helps reduce frizz and seal in moisture. Also, a little goes a very long way so for £1.50 it's pretty darn good.

   

I straightened my hair recently and I used a few new products to aid the blow out session. It took me a whole day to do including hot oil treatment, washing, deep conditioning, blow out, regular breaks, and trimming. After towel drying I applied the keratin plus cream (£5.99 T.K Maxx) liberally to my hair. It felt smooth and slippery like a conditioner and wasn't very sticky. Once I had finished I waited for it to sink into my hair and then blow dried in sections, spritzing any dry hair with the blow pro smoothing spray prior to blow drying. 

I bought the blow pro spray for around £5 from superdrug but only because it was half price so it would have been around £10. However I don't straighten my hair very often so I consider it as a rare treat. the spreay itself was more like a lightweight conditioner because it was slightly too thick to be sprayed out of the nozzle. A little goes a long way so it's totally good value for money considering how well the product works.

I may have applied these products a bit too liberally because I got a lot of build up on my hot air styler. I had to use a toothbrush to clean the gunk out of the teeth of my hot air comb. However there was no residue on my hair straighteners.

After blow drying my hair was very easy to straighten and required only to passes of the flat-iron instead of my usual three. In the end my hair was super shiny, sleek and soft which doesn't usually happen hen my curls are straightened out. 


Lush Ultra balm

This all purpose balm is great. Its oil based and free of water, yet still very moisturising. I remember trying it in the Lush store and a smoothed a little onto my sisters straightened hair and her curls didn't revert at all. I knew then that I wanted to try this on my hair when I eventually straightened it. It's made of jojoba oil which closely matches the body's natural sebum hence it's ability to absorb into and moisturise our hair and skin. 

The balm it'self is slightly greasy but if used sparingly it can give long lasting anti-frizz high shine effects on straightened hair. I'm talking humid British rain-shower (with an umbrella of course) and hours of dancing (inside) frizz resistance. My hair stayed more or less frizz-free and in place for a humid evening of rain and late night dancing. 

If it wasn't for the high price tag and slightly strange smell I would definitely use this regularly but it's great to use as a treat for the rare occasions that I straighten my hair.


Lastly, Asda dry shampoo, exotic tropic (but mostly smells of coconuts)

In this hot humid weather there is no way may scalp can stay oil free for long so I need a little help. I usually stay away from products containing alcohol denat so but the Asda dry shampoos are the only ones I can find that are free of silicones or other bad things. If used sparingly and brushed out properly, white can be avoided, but I also have the invisible version which I use for curly hair as I cannot brush it out in this situation.
I would love to try the batiste dry shampoo for brunettes but I rarely use dry shampoo's at all so it may be a while until I try it.

That's all for now

Hope you enjoyed reading :)

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