Greasy Hair No More | VO5 Dry Shampoo Review

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If there is one thing I truly hate is having greasy hair! Unfortunately for me I have oily roots that tend to get greasy really quickly. Even though I know that you’re not supposed to wash your hair too often, I usually wash mine either every other day or if the weather is as hot and humid as it has been lately, every day.

One product that has been a game changer in helping me deal with greasiness is dry shampoo! I cannot shout enough phrases for dry shampoo. I use it every day. I have a stash of them just to ensure I never run out and I feel it’s the perfect product that gives you a bit of volume and generally makes your hair look better, even when you’re having a bad hair day.

My ultimate favourite dry shampoo range is the from VO5. The brand has dry shampoo in two formulas; one being for fine, flat or oily hair called Plump it Up, and one that is for normal to oily hair called Refresh Me Quick. I love both for different reasons and will use both on different days or occasionally combined. The dry shampoo comes in a bright pink aerosol can, which distributes a fine, even mist to your hair.

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The reason I love the VO5 Dry Shampoo so much is that it leaves no white residue in my hair. As dark haired ladies know, dry shampoo can be a pain in the *** if you have dark hair, making you look as you have been showering under talc powder all day. Then you end up having to really work the product in your roots and sometimes even use a hair dryer to completely dissolve the white dust. Quite a lot of effort for something which is supposed to cut down the time you take to do your hair in the morning. I find that this happens to me with one of the most popular brands that everyone is always raving about and for some time that was the only brand that was available to me.

But then I discovered the VO5 Dry Shampoo and it changed everything for me. I love using the Refresh Me Quick, the first day of washing my hair. It is lighter on the hair and doesn’t leave much of a residue behind. This works great on fairly clean hair that doesn’t have much grease. The Plump It Up is better to boost the volume of the hair. This dry shampoo works great on greasy, second-day or older hair.

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If I am in-between washes, I like to apply dry shampoo before I go to sleep, work it in but do not brush it. This helps get rid of some of the excess oils while I sleep, giving the dry shampoo more time to absorb the oils.

The thing to keep in mind with dry shampoo is to shake the product really well before spraying into the hair and that less is more. Start of with a couple sprays where your hair tends to get most greasy and work it into the roots. I also like to leave it to soak for a couple minutes and then comb my hair through to make sure that there are no white bits or tangles. It is also important to keep in mind that using dry shampoo will leave residue on your roots, therefore it is vital for your hair that you use a deep cleansing shampoo every so often to make sure that you are removing any excess from your scalp.

I have gone through more than 10 cans of the VO5 dry shampoo and although they have no fancy scents, it is the dry shampoo I always have a backup of!

What is your favourite dry shampoo? What are your top tips for greasy hair?

REVIEW | Yves Rocher Repair Balm for Dry Ends

Dry ends
If your hair is anything like mine, the ultimate struggle is to find products that don’t make your hair greasy but at the same don’t dry it out. I have oily roots and dry ends, so a combination of products for both is essential. Here is where the Yves Rocher Repair Balm for Dry Ends comes in!
This product is a great, easy to apply, on-the-go product that is not heavy on the hair but truly makes a striking difference to get those dry ends looking smooth and polished.
The Yves Rocher Repair Balm for Dry Ends is from the Yves Rocher Nutrition Hair Range. You get 50ml of product in a squeezy tube which makes it easy to get the exact amount you want. The Balm is made with oat extracts but I did not find it to smell of anything really.

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REVIEW | TRESemmé 7-Day Keratin Smooth Range

Tresemme Keratin

For the past month I have been trying out the new TRESemmé 7-Day Keratin Smooth Range, which consists of the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo, the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner and the 7-Day Heat Activated Treatment.

As the name suggest this trio of products is supposed to make your hair less frizzy and more manageable for you to style. The claim that TRESemmé are making is that you can get salon-smooth hair that lasts for up to 4 washes

I decided to test out these products thoroughly before writing anything about them and I have been using only them for about a month now. For you to know, I have an oily scalp, dry ends and somewhat wavy hair that tends to get frizzy more than anything.

You start off by using the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo, which is also lower in sulfates and then follow up with the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner, which is designed to use with straighteners. After rinsing off the product and towel drying your hair, you are supposed to use up to 8 pumps of the 7-Day Heat Activated Treatment. Since I have medium length hair which is fine and easily weighed down, I only used about 4 pumps making sure to distribute the product mostly to the ends of my hair and what was left all over the rest of the hair. 

Tresemme Keratin

Both the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner and the Heat Treatment have a similar scent, which is sweet and very pleasant. The 7-Day Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment is also designed to be used with straighteners and the smoothing properties are heat activated. After working in the product and combing it through my hair, I blow dried my hair and straightened it.

After the first time using the TRESemmé 7-Day Keratin Smooth Range, you are supposed to wash your hair with the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner and reapply the Heat Activated Treatment only after around 4 washes. I usually wash my hair day in, day out, so I did not re-use the Treatment until about a week had gone by.

Tresemme Keratin
Excuse the duck-face 😛
Although I would say that my hair still needed the straightener to be totally smooth I feel that the combination of these products helped in the smoothness of the hair. I had less frizz in my hair and it was easier to pass the straightener over it. Moreover I feel that the TRESemmé 7-Day Keratin Smooth Range did not weigh down my hair and did not cause any extra oiliness, which is important to me. 

I have now used the 7-Day Heat Activated Treatment about 3 times and I find that whenever I apply it my hair looks smoother (no fly away hairs), shinier and healthier. Even though, I might switch out the shampoo from time to time, since I like to use a purifying one from time to time, I will still be enjoying the 7-Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner when I do. I found it to be light, does not weigh down my hair and smells great.

In case any of you are interested in the TRESemmé 7-Day Keratin Smooth Range you can look up the TRESemmé Facebook Page. The recommended price for the products is as follows; TRESemmé 7-Day Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner €6.75, each, and the TRESemmé 7-Day Heat Activated Treatment €12.28.

Keep an eye out for them in stores as I have seen them on the shelves and let me know what you think.

Disclaimer: This blog post is not sponsored. The products were provided as PR Samples. All opinions are my own.

First Impression | Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo

Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo

Last week I tried out the Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo for the first time and this is my first impression review.

First things first, the Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo has a very distinct scent. The shampoo itself is made with botanical extracts of nettle and it does have a scent that reminds me of plants. Having said that, it is not an unpleasant scent at all and it is not over-powering in a way that you can smell it all the time. The scent is very clean and fresh and I did not mind it at all.

The Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo is aimed for oily hair and you get 300ml of product. My hair tends to get oily at the roots and dry at the ends, so I would not use this shampoo every time I wash my hair, but do enjoy using a purifying shampoo once a week or more if my hair is particularly oily. A trick I learnt recently is to apply the purifying shampoo on the hair whist it is dry. So before actually wetting the hair apply a dollop of shampoo to the roots of the hair to get rid of the oil. Massage in, then rinse and shampoo again if needed. Once the hair is wet you cannot get rid of the oil, thus doing so on dry hair actually targets the oiliness.

The shampoo’s consistency is more like a liquid gel rather than your standard creamy shampoo, which is typical with purifying shampoos. The bottle is quite handy and easy to get as much product as you like without having to hold the cap in one hand and pour with the other. Moreover, this shampoo is Silicone, Paraben and Colorant Free, so no nasties! The product is marked to be good for 6 months, which just goes to show how natural the Yves Rocher products are and how little preservatives are used.

All in all, I really enjoyed using the Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo and it currently has its place in my shower rack where I will be using it weekly.

Yves Rocher Stores can be found at:
11, Bisazza street, SLIEMA   (Next to Sorbino and Ice watch)
219, Merchants street, VALLETTA   (Next to Pumpkins Patch and in front of Caruana or the Electro store)
76, Antoine de Paule square, PAOLA (Next to Gauda)

Find Yves Rocher on Google Maps, Facebook or Twitter.

Do you use a Purifying Shampoo? What do you think of this one?

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. Products mentioned are PR samples. All opinions are my own.

REVIEW | Yves Rocher Nutri-Repair Mask

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When you hair is in desperate need of some TLC, using a hair mask can get your hair looking its best in no time at all, with little effort. The Yves Rocher Nutri-Repair Hair Mask is one of my absolute favourites when it comes to repair and moisturise my hair. It is enriched with Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter and it is specifically targeted for very dry or frizzy hair, both of which my hair tends to get sometimes. 

The consistency of this mask is creamy and easy to apply on the hair. A little goes a long way and it smells heavenly. Even after you have washed, rinsed your hair and styled it, I find that the scent still lingers on just a little, which is amazing. Although some masks tend to weigh down my hair a bit, this one is nothing like that, especially since you only need just a little bit. 

If you find this to be a problem for you too, try applying your mask before going in the shower on slightly damp hair. Then shampoo and condition as normal, to make sure that your hair is not being weighed down by products that are too rich. Using a deep cleansing shampoo such as this can also help get rid of product build up!

The products from Yves Rocher are all botanical so you get ingredients which are extracted from plants. For the Nutri-Repair Mask you get 150ml in a brown and green tub which will last you for months. It is also Silicone free, Paraben free and Colorant free, so really good for you! I like to use mine about every two weeks and it helps condition my dry ends, repair any damaged hair and control the frizz.

What is your go-to hair mask when you hair is in need of some love?

REVIEW | Schwarzkopf Bonacure Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Shampoo

If your hair is anything like mine then this shampoo will be a lifesaver for you! The Schwarzkopf Bonacure Scalp Therapy Deep Cleansing Shampoo helps you get rid of greasy roots and is perfect for a deep cleansing of your scalp.

My hair tends to get oilier at the roots but my ends are quite dry, so much so that sometimes I get split ends. However, the discovery of this shampoo has been a game-changer ever since I have added it to my hair care routine. I love using it once or twice a week if my hair is really greasy. 

You just apply to wet hair as with any shampoo in the shower and start at the roots and work your way to the ends, to wash the hair. I then follow with my normal conditioner making sure to apply most of the product to the ends and use any remaining product upwards towards the roots.

The Schwarzkopf Deep Cleansing Shampoo leaves your scalp feeling refreshed, your hair light and not weighed down, and ready for perfect styling. After using this product, I always find that my hair takes longer to get oily and it helps it from getting frizzy, making it easier to straighten. 

The product itself comes in this sleek white upside-down bottle, in which you get 200ml of a clear gel-like substance. It smells slightly minty which means your scalp feels really fresh and tingly.

Do you use a deep cleansing shampoo in your hair care routine?