Tag: hair

7 Low Poo Products I Want to Try

The Low Poo technique has improved the health of my hair for good. For those of you who don’t know it yet, it consists on removing sulfates (harsh detergents contained in shampoos) from our routines, as they interfere with hair’s natural oils and end up drying it out. It also proposes to eliminate all traces of petrolatum, paraffins and insoluble silicones that can only be removed by these type of shampoos and are present in many conditioners, hair masks and styling products out there. I’ve already heard about this technique, but never really paid much attention to it until now: in a few weeks it has made a remarkable difference on the way my hair looks and feels. It’s super shiny and smooth now! I’m currently using local products so I can’t tell you that much, but I wanted to put togheter a list of shampoos and conditioners available practically anywhere and free from the aforementioned substances that I really want to try, for a gentler cleansing and moisturizing routine.

1. No Frizz Living Proof, Shampoo.

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Its patented molecule (OFPMA) preserves hydration and controls frizz.
* All Living Proof products are free of sulfates, oils and silicones.

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How I incorporate oils into my beauty routine

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TO KEEP MY HAIR SMOOTH

Two words: coconut oil. It taims my hair rebelness and keeps everything looking good. I apply it before shampooing from middle to tips and in the front sections (they tend to receive more heat damage) and leave it from 10 to 60 minutes. For some reason I get more shine from almond oil but the two of them work just fine. (more…)

Beauty talk: hair oils

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I’m always the last one to jump on the bandwagon of the hottest beauty trend. But after a couple of color experiments and some heat styling excesss my hair was getting difficult and not responding to my usual almond oil+deep conditioner treatment (nothing beats it for me!). One day I found myself standing in front of the overwhelming drugstore hair island and lacking of my favorite serum when I finally succumbed to the hair oils buzz. Here’s what I’ve learned.

THEY CAN STYLE, NOT REPAIR

Because hair is already dead and nothing can really repair it, treating it carefully to keep it looking as healthy as possible is the best we can do. Oils facilitate (more…)

Everyday waves with Irresistible Me

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When it comes to hairstyling I’m probably the less skilled beauty blogger out there. I love intricate braids and hairstyles as much as the next beauty tutorial addict, but truth be told, I have no patience to actually try them. Plus: my natural crazy textured hair has a mind on its own, so whenever I’m feeling creative it refuses to cooperate.

 

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Curling it’s just the easiest route for me, and soft waves are my go-to, they work for every possibly situation and look great on everyone. To get them I use the Sapphire 8 in 1 Curling Wand from Irresistible Me, which as the name suggests comes with eight interchangeable barrels for eight different style possibilities. Although the big barrels help me to smooth things out in no time, the thinner barrels work the best for my mid length, so I tend to come and go between the 18/19MM, the Pearl, and the 13MM barrel (the first 3 in the photo below respectively).

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Organix hair care products

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Let’s be honest in here: there’s really no way to prevent the damage that comes with heat styling your hair. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right products to make it look as healthy as possible. Today I want to talk you about my favorite heat protector and shine serum: the ever straight brazilian keratin therapy flat iron spray and thenourishing coconut oil anti-breakage serum, they’re both from the brand Organix and contain a bunch of natural ingredients that are loaded with proteins and minerals. But truth be told, when those ingredients are heated and mixed with quemicals during the fabrication process they tend to lose most of their original efficacy. However I’ve been using these products for a while now and I’m pretty satisfied with the way they perform on my hair and the results. With that being said let’s jump into the review! (more…)