Monday, 20 February 2017

Empty Products - Hair

Today I want to start a short series of "Empties" as I have hoarded quite a lot of them now and even threw some away like my shampoo, which is still the same and has always been in my Empties before.
Today's post will be about all the hair products I've used up over the last few months and the next days you will see empties from different categories like face and body products and make-up.



CONDITIONERS

The only two conditioners I have used up over the last few months are the L'Oreal Clay Conditioner and a keratin one by the Polish brand Joanna that I picked up when I ran out of conditioner when I visited Eryk back in September/October.

Starting off with the clay conditioner by L'Oreal I have to say that it made my hair silky smooth and shiny and this was even the second one I got because I loved it so much. I was really impressed because usually my hair is kind of rough, it's never really smooth and it has never been but this conditioner really helped a lot and I will definitely repurchase it. I haven't tried the shampoo though that goes with it, so I can't tell if it is any good.

The Polish conditioner was like I said before an emergency purchase and since I didn't want a huge bottle of conditioner I just went for it because it looked hndy and I've heard quite a few good things about the brand Joanna and i thought it would be fine. The first thing that really annoyed me was the consistency- it was pretty much liquid and every time I wanted to get some of the conditioner out of the tube, it would just shoot out portions that would fill my whole hands and most of it just ended straight in the bath tub rather than in my hair. On top of that, I could also not tell at all if it did anything to my hair or not. I'm pretty sure I would have the same effects if I didn't use it at all. I liked the professional look of this conditioner but it definitely was not worth trying.

DRY SHAMPOOS

Since I'm not washing my hair every day but about twice a week, I like having a can of Batiste in my cupboard because on the third day I can definitely need some dry shampoo to give my hair a little bit of volume and make it look a tiny bit fresher. Obviously, in my case it only freshens up the top layer of hair but that's still better than nothing. Comparing the floral and cherry one I like the cherry one more, which is why I already got a new one in the meanwhile. Also, I think it's so good that we finally have them Vienna and I think it's pretty weird that they only came out in thr drugstores a few months ago. 

 OTHER

And the last three products are the "random" products that didn't belong into the two previous categories. 

The first product I want to mention is the TRESemmé heat protectant which I absolutely loved! I remember when I got it back in Scotland, which by now was ages ago and it was the only heat protectant I've been using since then, so it really lasted me for so long! 
Since I have to blow dry my hair, a heat protectant is essential and this one definitely helped my hair stay in a better condition. I loved the sweet smell it has, I like the way it looks and once again, the fact that it lasts for so long. And if I'm honest there is still a little bit of it left inside but it got a bit difficult to use it so I put it aside. ( though I think I will now try to get the rest out too :D ) I am pretty much devastated that we don't have TRESemmé in Vienna, or in Poland, because this was definitely my favourite hair product in a long time. Also, their shampoos that come in those huge 900ml bottles- how cool is that???

Once I got this little NIVEA hair milk shampoo to try and I was quite pessimistic about it because the amount that is in this little bottle lasted me for one wash and I was sure that would not make any visible difference but in fact I was surprised because it made my hair really soft and I also liked the gentle NIVEA scent that is well-known by everyone in the world. It was something completely different to my usual hair wash routine because it felt more like a spa treatment for some reason. The only thing I didn't like and I knew straight away that this would be a problem, was the fact that my hair went greasy very quickly after using this shampoo, and I am not a fan of washing my hair too often.

And the last product for today is something fun or a bit crazy even. It's the new one-day hair colour spray by L'oreal Colorista and since the day they came out I was dying to try them but the problem is that most of them only work well on light hair, but I still wanted to give the #pinkhair a go because it is my dream to have pink hair. Well, my mum tried to creat an ombré look and this can really lasted me for just one time and this was rather dissapointing, keeping in mind that it costs around 9 Euros. The effect was quite cool though because my hair was kind of gingery, kind of strawberry blonde and I wish this was my every-day hair colour, so I was happy to have it until the next wash. BUT the colour literally was gone after an hour and I didn't even go out- I was just sitting at home doing nothing, so nobody could even see my cool hair. A thing that really made me mad though was that the spray tangled my hair into a huge knot that I could not brush out for like half an hour and I ended up ripping out so much hair and even though on the can it says it would not give your hair a different feel, it does actually make it kind of stiff and dry + the terrible tangled knot.
So to sum up this experience, I have to say that all I liked was the colour but everything else apart from this was really the worst thing ever and I would totally like to get a refund or something because to be honest, it was just a waste of money really. This made me really sad because I was more than excisted for the spray. However, I am also thinking of trying out the 2-week wash out colour but I'm kind of scared of patches and a weird colour for 2 weeks. Let me know if you've tried them already.


Hope you liked my review of all these things, I hope they were useful for you.
Don't forget to check back for the other empties!

-Olivia

~20.02.2017~

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