Friday, 27 December 2019

Today's hair

I used my "new" hair sticks to hold a figure 8 bun. I learned a good lesson though: Danglies needs to, well, dangle. Danglies like this are better in a bun where they don't risk getting caught in the hair all the time. The little swords spent more time being trapped in my hair than actually dangling like they were supposed to.

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

December 24th

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates on the 24th! The rest of you will have to wait until tomorrow :)
The Ciaté calendar had a pretty sparkly polish, full size this time.
The Schwarzkopf calendar was a disappointment though: 10 gram of some styling powder. What a sad product to end the calendar on.

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Soft Dust - Soft Volumizing Powder
Aqua, Glycerin, Silica Silylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Silica, Maris Sal, Parfum, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-10, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

I was curious about how much value I got out of this calendar...

Here are the things I will keep and try:
  • 3 conditioning masks of 30 ml each
  • 4 hair oils of 5 ml each
  • One leave in conditioner spray of 50 ml
  • One leave in conditioner creme of 30 ml
So in total there are 9 products and a total of 190 ml product that I will definitely try.

Here are the things I will probably, maybe try at some point, or hubby will use:
  • 5 shampoos of 50 ml each
  • One shampoo of 30 ml
  • One sea salt texturising spray of 50 ml
  • One colour neutral toning treatment of 60 ml
So in total there are 8 products and a total of 390 ml product that I will probably, maybe try.

Here are things I will definitely try to give away:
  • 2 styling powder products of 10 gram each
  • 3 styling sprays of 100 ml each
  • One styling mousse of 100 ml
  • One styling wax of 85 ml
So in total there are 7 products and a total of 485 ml product and 20 gram of powder that I will definitely not try.

This is not really a good ratio!
I'm actually surprised at this. I would think winter/Christmas would be more about treatments and moisture for dry, unhappy winter hair. I mean, lots of styling products would probably fit more with all the parties for New Years? Meh, not impressed with Schwarzkopf for this calendar.

Anyways. Hubby and I are at my parents for Christmas.

Here is Mr Igor taking a much deserved nap on the comfiest couch in the world (It's seriously awesome: It belongs to a set with three chairs that my great grandparents bought in 1945. The wooden frame has carvings of knights and queens and I love the details on them) with a view of a Christmas three we had to take an extra branch off to make room for all the gifts under.

Monday, 23 December 2019

December 23rd

Today is an anniversary of sorts: If I hadn't trimmed at all since I started regrowing my hair, my ends would now be a legal adult. How weird!

I'm not sure how much "age" is in the length I have after all the trims I've done over the years, but it's not 18 years old at the ends.

But still, crazy to think that I started from nothing and now I'm at... knee-ish? I'm honestly not entirely sure how long it is at this point since it's hard to see accurately (And I honestly stopped caring about how long it is exactly)
I really need a good length shot, but that will have to wait for a day where I can be bothered to wash and airdry it completely without restraining it at all.

It's on my to do-list.

Today's Schwarzkopf Christmas calendar holds another tiny little 5 ml bottle of "oil" that would have rattled around the drawer if it wasn't for the shredded paper filling.

Ingredient list for Schwarzkopf Ultime Marula finishing oil
Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Alcohol denat (18,79%), Phenyl Trimethicone, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Anise Alcohol, CI 40800 (Beta Carotene)

So: Cone, cone, alcohol, cone, oil, fragrance, fragrance, oil, fragrance and pigment (In a colourless product. Uhh...?)

Sunday, 22 December 2019

December 22nd

The Schwarzkopf Christmas calendar has another 50 ml shampoo, this time with a slightly sweet, but very neutral scent.

The Rituals calendar had another awesome scented candle.

Schwarzkopf Professional Oil Ultime Marula and Rose Light oil in shampoo ingredient list
Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sunflower Seed Oil PEG-8 Esters, Sodium Chloride, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Cocamide MEA, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyquaternium-10, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronellol, Propylene Glycol

Hubby and I have ordered Indian food in, and will spend the day inside with good books. Hubby always have the chicken vindaloo and I have beef achar gosht. Yummy!