Sunday Tip #16

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

Believe me, it saves a LOT of time and frustration. Sure, it may be awesome to have the latest, trendiest haircut, but when you can’t style it on your own without a team of dedicated hair stylists or without the skill of one you’re bound to feel disappointed and annoyed and not to mention you’ll waste a lot of time just doing your hair, so try go with what looks good on you, and you can manage on your own- if you want some individuality because you think your hairstyle is too “plain” or “common”, you can opt for colours, and hair accessories are always available! :P

In the same vein I would always recommend people to embrace their natural hair texture and work with it instead of against it. For me, I have naturally thick wavy hair, and I used to have it straightened/rebonded  constantly- sure, the straight, sleek hair was easy to manage and take care of (Wake up and go, no applying a lot of products to style it after washing it), but in the long run maintenance was high as the regrowth was always very horrible (Thick wavy hair jarring against the straight sleek hair) and I needed to get the procedure done every 3-6 months… which was of course expensive and very damaging as well due to chemical processing. Now that I’ve had it permed to give my waves more “boost” and definition (Not to mention I look better with curly/wavy hair as opposed to straight), I only need to go through chemical processing once a year at the very least, and regrowth at least looks natural! Only thing is I need to invest in slightly more time to apply hair products after washing but I’m happier! :D

L’Occitane 5 Essential Oils Repairing Conditioner

I’ve always been intrigued by L’Occitane, but for some reason never found anything to get there that truly interested me. Sure, I’ve tried the L’Occitane Organic Lavender Shower Gel quite some time ago but it didn’t hold my interest for very long, and it was the only thing I’ve ever gotten from there.

Until the lovely meetup with fellow bloggers Sukie of A Little Bit Of Everything and Hanny of Hanny’s Random Ramblings (And Hanny‘s friend, Miaw) :D You can read about it here! I have to say that I really enjoyed spending time with them- we just clicked very well, and I am looking forward to more meetings with them in the future ;D Also in the plans together, a trip to Ipoh to visit fellow blogger Lily of Chloe.Ash :)

We were wandering around MidValley Megamall and The Gardens and visited almost all the beauty/makeup/skincare shops and kiosks, including L’Occitane. It was then that Sukie mentioned that she loves the Repairing Conditioner. I had a look at it and didn’t think much of it, and we continued our little wandering :P Then somehow it sparked in my mind to try it out, and so we returned to L’Occitane and I got it. It was the last one!

L’Occitane 5 Essential Oils Repairing Conditioner For Dry And Damaged Hair

Formulated with a natural vegetable complex of 5 essential oils (angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang and sweet orange) and sweet almond oil, this conditioner helps repair dry, damaged, colour-treated or chemically-treated hair. Strengthening and regenerating, it nourishes and helps to restore capillary fibers. It will detangle, soften and add lustre to hair.

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Sunday Tip #8

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

Confession: I don’t blow-dry my hair. I don’t like to, unless of course it’s a special occasions but even then I try to not blow-dry my hair.  I think that my hair is pretty fragile as it is already, so I don’t want to heat damage it too much further :P That, and I can’t blow-dry my hair without a diffuser, or else I’d look like a horrid frizzy mess. But on times I do blow-dry my hair, I find that this tip does help- it does help cut down drying time.

I towel dry my hair by having my hair wrapped in a hair towel after I wash and condition it and squeezing out excess water, and after showering go about with my skincare routine and get dressed. Then I release my hair and blot it with the towel- I find that by now my hair would be sufficiently “dry” enough to not be dripping water all over me or down my back. I’d then comb out my hair (With a wide-toothed wooden comb from The Body Shop), apply styling products (The bane of curly/wavy hair- the need to apply styling products to keep the hair looking good), style and let air-dry, or in this case, blow-dry.

Sunday Tip #4 And Happy New Year 2012!

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

I TRY to avoid doing it but sometimes I can’t help it, because I feel “incomplete” if I don’t apply conditioner and/or hair products up to the scalp. To me, it doesn’t seem to clog my pores or weigh my hair down (I have really thick hair- think Hermione), but instead it makes my scalp itch and I get some dry flakes on my scalp, which can look like dandruff but isn’t. Maybe that’s clogged pores? :P Though this also depends on products for me- I find that my scalp has become extremely picky and the normal drugstore/supermarket brands will definitely make my scalp itch and flake, but “higher-end” products won’t really. The best remedy for me that I’ve been using is (At the very least) a “natural” or organic conditioner, especially if you can’t live without other shampoos and/or hair styling products. I use Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner and it makes my hair feel soft and manageable and doesn’t make my scalp itch and flake at the very least! :P

I’ve recently gotten a little hair makeover since my perm last October- now my hair is about an inch shorter and it’s red! :D I love red hair, it seems to make my complexion look brighter? I love my black hair too, though (My hair is really really black, not brownish-black but real black) but it just seems a bit dull with my curls :( And yes, I am wearing the same scarf in both the photos :D

And of course, wishing everyone Happy New Year 2012! May this year be better than the last! ;) I’ve definitely had a great year, and am looking forward to what 2012 may bring! :) I’m definitely enjoying my New Year.