Saturday, July 21, 2012

Haul + Haircare

(I will be reviewing the two items left in upcoming posts!)



I went to Whole Foods the other day and picked up some haircare and skin care stuff. But this post will just be on the haircare items! I'll do a post on my body care soon. You can refer to my last skincare post here


My hair type is thick, coarse, and wavy. And it is extremely thick. Like ridiculously thick.


Recently I decided to be super cheap with my haircare and bought the Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner, something which 16 year old me wouldn't have had a problem with but the now 22 year old me is having major issues with. When I was about 17, I noticed my skin (body and face) as well as my scalp becoming a lot more sensitive. 


Lower end shampoos and conditioners are OK for my hair itself, but is horrible for my scalp. My scalp can get very dry and itchy when using lower end products. I don't know why I let myself get tempted by that $3 price tag from Garnier. I'm assuming I was trying to be frugal.

While I do believe in spending more for high quality products that does not mean I necessarily spend a lot of money. If I did it my a rating of dollars sign I'd say I spend $$ of $$$$$. If that makes sense...




Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash ($10): I love love love LOVE this stuff. From the scent to the actual shampoo, it's amazing and gentle for my sensitive scalp. While I might not be a baby, I have been and will be repurchasing this again and again. This is my "Holy Grail" shampoo. I imagine the "adult" shampoos and conditioners are just as good, but the scent is a tad bit too strong for my taste.

John Masters Rosemary and Peppermint Detangler ($14): I first tried this brand when I was in LA last visiting my dad and stepmom. They had this haircare line and I fell in love with both the shampoo and conditioner. That being said this is on the pricier side. Not quite the $30 a bottle, but around $15 a bottle and $20 and up for the treatments. This conditioner helps soothe my itchy scalp as well as balance it out so it's not dry. ALMOST Holy Grail status. Almost. It may grow on me more.

Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo ($10): This sucker is AMAZING and "Holy Grail" status as well. For those days when your hair is feeling unmanageable or dry. Recommend it to any gal with any hair type but especially thick, coarse and unruly hair, as it makes it so soft and manageable! ^_^

Also all these products are extremely natural (as you can see on the Burts Bees bottles). John Masters is also an organic line! You can get Burt's Bees almost anywhere nowadays...drugstores, health stores, etc. but the John Masters line is harder to find. I picked up my conditioner from Whole Foods but you can order online here.

I've been cutting back on the products I use after I shower and have not been using any heat for the past 6 months. I'd say once a month do I ever straighten it to go out. My hair growth is about 1 inch a month but I think this is due to my diet as well as genetics. There aren't any products that will make it grow IMO, but rather keep it healthy.

 ONE essay later and thoughts all over the place (LOL....) What's your everyday haircare like? What products to you recommend for a sensitive scalp? Leave a comment below! <3


16 comments:

  1. Interesting products :) I like using a shampoo Garnier Fructis :)

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  2. nice products ^^,
    i use shampoo from l'oral paris, they are really nice!
    and my conditioner is from garnier fructis , that one is also really nice!
    xoxo
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  3. @Blackberrydashion and @yingg: Sadly Garnier just isn't cutting it for me /:

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  4. I am currently using the Burt Bee's Very Voluminizing Pomegranate Shampoo and absolutetly love it!
    I would love to try the Avocado Butter. Seems awesome.
    Have you tried anything from Dove's hair products? I have a spray to be used with heat tools and i find it very hydrating . xx

    Judy.

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    1. I ALMOST bought that shampoo this time but stuck with the baby shampoo lol. And yes the Avocado Butter is awesome! I used Dove shampoo and conditioners in the past and loved them but not have tried them since. I may so at your reminder, hopefully my scalp will be ok with it! :)

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  5. Glad the Burts Bee products work for you! My entire body hates them. @_@ I've tried their lotions, washes, hair stuff and have had horrible reactions which is weird since they're supposed to be good for you. :(

    My hair is fine, wavy to curly and dry as a bone (oh and frizzy!) so I'm always on the look out for extreme conditioners, serums and natural oils for hair masks. ;)

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    1. I already on posted on your page but I'm sorry they don't work for you! Having sensitive skin can suck when you're tryin to find what works for you! /:

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  6. I love that store! It's quite far away from where I live, but I am hoping to go in August!
    Great post!

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    1. Yes whole foods is awesome. I'm lucky to live in the bay! So many!

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  7. I love Burt's Bees products but the scent of most of their hair/skin products KILL ME. I think i'll try the baby bee one:) And the pre-shampoo seems really nice!

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    1. I know what you mean on the scents. I lie the baby shampoo scent. So much milder and lovely! Tey also have a scent free one but I have not tried that!

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  8. I never had issues with my scalp but I'm glad these products turned out to help you! Natural products leave my hair in a horrible condition because I dye it so often and without the chemicals it looks like crap... sad, but true. :/

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    1. I used to color my hair too! I know what you mean. I do think the avocado pre shampoo treatment is great for regular and color treated hair!

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  9. interesting post! love your blog!

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