Thursday, 14 January 2016


Damn. Yesterday I used up the last of my trusted Sunsilk leave in-conditioner. This morning, I discovered it had been the last bottle I had in stock.

This is double bad because A) The price, shine and hold is absolutely perfect and it's been my go to for ages. So I've usually been using it for my "base" and mixing in pricier, "better" stuff and/or sunblock. 
And B) the "sports bottle" type bottle is perfect for squeezing out the amounts of leave in-conditioner I need.


Time to get creative! So I went digging though my drawers to see what I had in storage.

More than I expected. Whoops! 

  • L'Oreal Elvital extraordinary oil oil-in-cream. 

I like this one, but it offers way too much slip for my hair on its own. It needs to be mixed with something or I can't put my hair up.
I kept finding these at a good price in Denmark, so I really stocked up on them. 

  • Tonymoly hair serum
  • Mane 'n tail moisturizer-texturizer conditioner. 

These caused the same effect in my hair: Too much grip and a funky kind of texture left in it.
The Tonymoly bottle is awesome though: It dispenses a good amount of product, so I already knew it would be the basis for my Frankenproduct.

  • Haken natural baobab oil. 

It leaves behind an amazing shine, but makes my hair intensely slippery and unmanageable. It has a super thick, almost glue-ish texture. 
  • L'Oreal Elvital extraordinary oil. 

It leaves behind an amazing shine, but makes my hair intensely slippery and unmanageable. It has a super runny, almost watery texture.

  • L'Oreal Everpure lasting moisture leave-in creme. 

I have a vague memory of not liking the ingredient list, but I'm not sure why I stuck it in the back of the drawer.

  • Pantene 7 in 1 perfector BB creme. 

I haven't even gotten around to try this one yet!

  • Matrix biolage UV sparkling lotion. 

This is actually a pretty good leave in-conditioner that offers nice hold and shine. But it contains absolutely no UV-protection, so it kind of pissed me off. False advertising, anyone?!

First step first: Finding a suitable container for the almost-full Tonymoly serum. 
Second step: Put a label on it or expect to forget what I put in the jar anyways, lol.

The empties: I found some leftover Avéne SPF 50 with physical sunblock that I put in the mix, emptied two L'Oreal Elvital extraordinary oil oil-in-creams, the leftover Matrix biolage UV sparkling lotion and a few pumps of Haken natural baobab oil for shine.

It got a bit thicker than I expected, but overall it had the right mixture of shine and hold. And I managed to clear out some bottles for space. Score!

1 comment:

  1. Let me know how the Pantene one works. I wanted to try that myself. Mane and Tail never worked for me, but was great on my one horse ;)