This stuff transformed my pimples into pus-filled monsters! This is heading for the bin. :(
Hmmm, can anyone tell me what this stuff is supposed to do? I use it on dry hair after ironing it straight, and it adds a little shine but little else. I guess it's designed to soothe frizz, but since I wouldn't call my hair frizzy, I can't really comment on its anti-frizz properties...It doesn't do much for my flyways anyhow. I guess my hair is just too thick for it to have an effect :(
Shampoo -The Body Shop - Ginger Shampoo Normal/Dry hair and Loose Dandruff
nik_nik 11/13/2003 5:01:00 AM
Mmmmm...I LOVE the ginger smell of this shampoo! (A very welcome change from the blue Heads and Shoulders!) It's a very light fragrance that doesn't stay in your hair long, so it's also good for people who aren't big ginger fans. I use this alternately with my normal shampoo to keep my scalp itch- and flake-free. It doesn't strip my hair, and is priced fairly reasonably ($AUD15.30 for 250 mL)!
I bought this gloss in a light pink, shimmery colour. It spreads easily onto the lips and gives a soft pink shine that isn't too sparkly or gaudy! It's slightly sticky, but is quite long lasting for a lip gloss and leaves my lips smooth and moisturised long after it has worn off. I also like the packaging a lot (I'm a big fan of wand applicators - I hate dipping my fingers into sticky glosses!). The price is also reasonable - I paid $AUD14.95 for a 4.5 g tube from Priceline. The only (albeit substantial) drawback for me regarding this gloss is the strong synthetic, plasticky smell, which is just horrible! (Now I know where the name "Vinyl" was inspired from!) It is solely for this reason I would not consider buying this otherwise fantastic product again. :(
I bought the Sleek.look shampoo and conditioner in a "special pack" that came with 2 satchets of the Lite styling creme and the Lockdown spray for free. (I can't resist gift packs!) These are the first salon shampoo and conditioner I had ever used, so they were pretty expensive to me. I don't expect hair products to perform miracles, but I do expect them to make a difference! (Especially when they cost $AUD25 each). Anyway, after using them, there was absolutely no difference to my thick, coarse, fairly straight hair. I tend to get these kinky flyaways especially along my part, and after drying, these emerged once more, undeterred! The conditioner left my hair extremely slippery and detangled immediately after rinsing, and somewhat softer after drying(probably due to the silicones), but I doubt I would buy this range again. (The smell is also pretty awful!)
What a waste of $AUD9.95!!! This creme is pathetic: it smells bad (I'm so sick of the Pantene scent!) and does zilch for me! At its best, it does nothing, and at its worst, it makes my hair hard and "stringy". Don't waste your money on this product...it's pretty expensive for something that does absolutely nothing (beneficial).
The sales assistant recommended this product to me during my search for a heat-protecting product. I've used it before hot rolling and ironing, but I find that it leaves my hair a little "tough", particular at the ends. Maybe I just put too much...anyway, the smell is OK, but it definitely doesn't soften, or help maintain the style of my hair after using heated tools. During straightening, I much prefer using Artec Kiwi Blow Serum, which DOES soften and condition my hair. Plus it has a much nicer smell!
Hair Styling Tools -Babyliss - 2 ¼ Inch Ceramic Straightening Iron
nik_nik 9/3/2003 5:55:00 AM
This straightening iron is a timesaver!!! I have thick, strong, coarse hair that is fairly straight, but rather "voluminous", when left to dry naturally. I used to blowdry it straight with one of those "clamp" brushes but it since I've got so much hair, it took about an hour and my hair was still pouffy afterwards!!! I hadn't had much luck with the Vidal Sassoon steam straightener I bought a couple of years ago, but decided to give Babyliss a try recently. It's been the best hair purchase I've made this year! After pinning up my hair into sections, it takes me about 15 minutes to straighten the whole lot! My hair is left sleek and smooth. So I get the dead-straight look I'm after with much less time and effort. I love it!!! (BTW I bought it for $AUD130 from the Shaver Shop in Sydney.)
Hair -Fudge - Dynamite Deep Penetrating Hair Treatment
nik_nik 9/3/2003 5:28:00 AM
I bought this as a 1 litre pump bottle on special at Price Attack for $AUD26.95, which worked out reasonably cheap. I quite like this conditioning mask. It leaves my coarse, thick hair feeling silky and definitely softer. The packaging is a sturdy, bright orange bottle, and the smell is reminiscent of coconut, but is not too overwhelming. Although, like the other reviewers have mentioned, Dynamite is a rather thick cream, I don't find that this affects its ability to penetrate my hair or makes it any more difficult to wash out. I use it about once a week; after shampooing I add a few pumpfuls to my long hair, smooth it through to the ends, twirl it all under a shower cap and leave it for about 30 min, before washing it all out thoroughly to reveal ultra-soft, conditioned hair! (And no my hair has NOT turned brittle and broken off!)
Hair Styling Tools -Mason Pearson - Detangling Comb
nik_nik 5/22/2003 12:23:00 AM
This is a high-quality, hand-made comb. It's curved to fit the shape of your head and the teeth are rounded so they don't scratch your scalp. It's gentle and glides through wet hair to ease out tangles. I paid $AU24, so it's pricey, but I expect it to last for years.