Friday, 15 September 2017


I have a mildly embarrassing confession: I can't always tell when my hair is over or underconditioned.

Both results in almost the same feeling: Mildly irritated hair that is more difficult than normal to detangle. It forms annoying little fairy knots for no apparent reason. It dries slightly odd too, like, faster or something.
The only thing that can hint to the problem, is the location of the fairy knots. If they're mostly at the ends, it's probably underconditioned. If the entire length is a problem, it's probably overconditioned. But it's not clear and easy to spot because the fairy knots spreads.

Usually when my hair gets that "mildly irritated" feeling, I just try to condition it. If that doesn't fix the problem after a few tries, it's time to get the shampoo out.

So I borrowed some of Hubby's shampoo and washed it. Unless I've shampooed at a time and not documented it, my last shampoo was almost exactly a year ago.

I don't think I have used shampoo in the meantime without writing it down. This was my point to begin with when I started blogging: It's a tool to keep track of what works and doesn't work for me, and to keep myself experimenting with products and styles.

This raises a question for me: Does my hair get crankier around autumn? I wouldn't actually be surprised at that. The increased autumn wind and rain makes me put in more leave in-products, and often using the kind with more hold than normal. That sounds like a quick way to get build up.

Shampoo followed by some conditioner got my hair right back to normal. But my scalp feels dry, itchy and miserable. It will take a few days for it to recover...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Packing for sun

I haven't been a good wife lately. The last year or so, I've been working too much. I try to stay away for work less than 12 hours a day (Mostly to manage my own stress, but still), but since I probably average 6 workdays a week... Yea, Mr. Igor doesn't see me a lot.

Mr. Igor doesn't complain though (Good hubby!) but I can tell he misses me and feels a little underappreciated.

To surprise him, I booked us a vacation!

We're going to Madeira for 8 days in the end of the month. I wanted something warm and nice, not too uncivilized and not too touristy. Everyone I know who has been to Madeira really recommends it and since neither of us have been in Portugal, this was a good choice.

We have a few things planned already, but mostly I just want to leave the hotel with some bottles of water and just wander in some random direction, just see some things and find some nice little place to eat. This will be great!

Autumn is already kicking in full force here, so it will be wonderful to get some real sun and high temperatures. Average temperature is above 20 C when we will be there in Funchal:

Compare this to the temperatures in Copenhagen where I work:
The average temperature in Funchal is higher than the highest average in Copenhagen!

Basically I'm just packing light clothes and lots of SPF...

Mr. Igor has been really busy reading travelbooks. I think he is already planning for when we can go back. Hehe.

Funny little note for my international readers: We will be travelling with a company named Spies.

It's pronounced more like spi-ehs, with a sharp "i" sound. It's a travel agency started back in 1956, and the family name of the guy who started it.

So my main concerns are sun protection for my skin and hair.

For my hair, I'm packing:

Also I ordered some L'Anza leave in protector, which should contain the most SPF of the two L'Anza leave ins I got my hands on