Another post I am really proud to share because the testing period has been long and strong haha, and I am really happy to share with you the brands you may know of and some you may not know of, but they are great at what they do. You probably wonder what in the world haven't I yet discussed over my hair care routines, but there actually is that one thing left (yay) and it's what to wash your hair with! You may know what I use as other care products from my huge hair fix post HERE, but here are the product lines I have used to wash my hair on different stages. I don't know about you but my hair IS MOODY, going from dry skin to too flat, from dry broken hair to too greasy too soon, from too frizzy to actually really healthy and normal. There are a lot of ways my hair gets and that is the result of the season, whether it's winter or summer, and also if I have had some stress and something to worry about or if there's been some photoshoots wher I've used way too much styling and products in my hair. Depends on so many things and before I used to have just one shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair with but now I've realized I need different lines on these different hair stages and that has made me help get my normal healthy hair back far more easily. I am still learning as it's new to me, because I've gotten to test very different haircare brands just recently and I can only share my personal experience with them, but I really wanted to show you guys in a whole one post what I use for what situation and intorduce you to brands that might help you with your current issue, so here goes:
GROWING YOUR HAIR
Probably everyone knows Placenta Activ products and that's due to a good reason - they give the nutrients that help you grow your hair a bit faster and that is actually what I started using currently. I feel like my hair is quite close to normal now (will tell you below what was wrong) and after cutting my ends off quite a lot I could start testing this line. I believe a hair brand works the best as a full line, as in you use the same shampoo, conditioner and some third product (depending on the fix you need) alltogether to get the best and fastest result. I'm lucky to be testing the Placent Activ shampoo, conditioner and the super famous vials on scalp, but also the really new ones to the line - the vitamins (food supplements with eggshell membran) and the eyelash conditioner! In all honesty I haven't used the products long enough yet to tell you if my hair has had any super growth yet, but I am sure this famous brand has tons of reviews already online, so due to these I have faith in the brand and I will of course find a way to let you know soon on blog. I find it super exciting that they have added the eyelash conditioner to the line as it's new to me and even though I have very long lashes naturally, they also get damage from make-up removal and glue from fake lashes so I'm glad to finally have a good care for them. The vitamins is also news for me and I know any vitamins in my body will do so much good and now hair oriented vitamins are an amazing addition to my supplements. The products feel super nice, the hair feels reaaally good after a wash, soft and glossy and for me these are good products already! So happy to finally test out the famous line, planned this for long!
So now to the issue I mentioned above. I had a lot of stress at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 and that led to my scalp skin to dry up significantly. The stress was due to nothing serious, but I somehow found myself overthinking EVERYTHING and got very stressed over so many things and I also at the same time had so much to do, so my skin suffered. I'm glad the effect on my face skin was less as that's usual where the stress shows but for me it was my scalp. So I got familiar with the brand London Labs in Polhem in summertime and decided the end of 2018 was the moment to give it a try. The line I used consisted of shampoo, conditioner, scalp peel and scalp mask and the root lifting foam. I also have the hair oil from London Labs that is usable elsewhere on body as wlel, but since I have hair and skin oils in use right now then I haven't tried it yet. By the way, don't open products you don't plan on using immediately as every one of them has an expiration date and you don't want the product to go bad befre you have the chance to use it, so that's what this oil is waiting on right now. So London Labs was great! The wash feels very fresh on scalp especially, leaving it with a smooth feel. I used the peels when I had used more of hairspray and that kind of products and the scalp mask when I felt super dull from scalp. London Labs has lines for different scalp issues but I picked the body building as my hair also gets super flat. I always use foam so I am not sure if the shampoo and conditioner gave the roots a good lift, but the London Labs root lifting mousse definitely was amazing! I loved that it didn't leave anything on my scalp for laters but still did it's work at root lifting. Really important if you have a stressed scalp like mine, but still want to use a hair foam for a lift! With me relaxing on my work and other stuff and with me using this line for about 2 months straight I have a LOT better feel on the scalp and even though it still sometimes gets more dry, I just use the London Labs line again between the Placent Activ care. Oh and I don't have the photo of the foam right now because I accidentally sent it off to Poland with J's suitcase haha!
NEED OF VITAMINS AND HEALTHY LIVELY LOOK
Here's a line to everyone whose scalp is fine, hair grows fine but hair looks a bit dull and lifeless. This line I tested during summertime as that's when the sun bleaches my hair beautifully light blonde, but also dries it up significantly. I tested the Linea Natura shampoo, hair mask and vials alltogether for about two months and I actually really looked forward to another wash haha, because I just LOVE the smell of these products!! The shampoo is really really nice on hair and leaves them very well washed. It conatins nutrients like bamboo and placenta, so I guess since I have quite a lot of that shampoo left I could use it together with the Placent Activ conditioner as well? Gotta find that out! Then I used the hair mask which is such a HUGE product that probably will last 2 years for me haha, but it's my absolute favourite! Oh that smell, that smell...I just wanna go smell that can over and over again. It leaves the hair feel like babies hair first thing and second the smell lasts on the hair for pretty long time. I heard from Adeline that introduced me to this mask that this one is the absolute hit of Linea Natura products and I definitely can tell why. The vials also contain good vitamins and nutrients to add after a wash and the line alltogether helped to maintain a very healthy shiny look on my hair that felt soft and smelled good. Definitely my go to when I feel like my hair is in its good shape but needs LIFE, just LIFE. Did I already say thanks to Linea Natura for actually giving people megatons of product if they buy one?
I hope all of you babes could find something for your type of hair! I had fun testing the brand lines, they are really good brands and products and I look forward to tesing out something that could maybe give tons of shine to blonde hair, because gloss is hard to spot on blondes and something containing tiny bits of shine would be pretty amazing! I mean product lines that do that within a wash, I of course know a lot of great products that you can spray your hair with for some golden sparkle or glossier shine, but here in this I want to say that using too many products is also not good but we all wash hair so if you have any recommendations on a product brand or line as such the HIT ME UP! Sending hugs! x