Hair Care: Trying Garnier Naturals Shampoo

Hello beauties!!!

Here are some facts…I do not spend time for my hair. I change my shampoo often, I rarely do any hair treatments, I don’t use so many styling products. I am in love with short hair and I haven’t changed my hair color since 2009. I am lucky ’cause my hair do not need so much care, as they look healthy (or I think they do) and I love my natural hair color(honey/blond). BUT I like to do diy masks or use specific products for blondes just because I want to make  my natural color look brighter.

It’s been about a month that I am using a new shampoo which I liked a lot. I am talking about the Garnier Naturals with chamomile and honey shampoo. As you can understand from the name, it contains natural extracts of chamomile and honey and it is meant for blonde hair, natural or dyed. We all know that chamomile is supposed to lighten your hair, but normally shampoos with that ingredient don’t work for me.

This one does a great job! It moisturizes and nourish my hair, leaves them soft and healthy and makes them look shiny.

After a month of using it, I notice that it has brighten the color of my hair and know it looks like I have natural highlights, which I like! It makes my hair look golden, the effect that I normally get during summer, thanks to sunlight.

Another thing that I liked is that it is delicate and does not make my hair greasy. I usually wash my hair every second day, but I’ve noticed that even after three days my hair didn’t get oily(that’s unusual for me!)

The fragrance is sweet, probably because of honey, and also has a discrete scent of flower bouquets. It isn’t strong at all and I find it very refreshing and relaxing.

If you are curious, here are the ingredients
Have you ever tried any shampoo of the Garnier Naturals line? If yes, which one? Do you like them? What is your favorite shampoo?
Let me know girls!!!

L’Oréal Professionnel A.Head Clay

I love short haircuts, pixie hairstyles, bob haircuts. It’s my style, I feel comfortable when much more feminine than with long hair.
Last week I got a haircut. I had long hair (if fact, looooong hair) and now I have a haircut that looks a lot like this one:

So, I started to use again a hair product that I used to love back in 2008-09, when I had a pixie haircut. My hairdresser had recommended this because he know that I am not the kind of girl that will spend more than 5′ to style my hair.

I am talking about the Tecni.Art A.Head Clay by L’Oréal Professionnel. As you can easily understand from the name, it is a matt clay that allows you to create explosive styles and messed up control, without any build up.

How To Use:
Warm a small amount of clay in your hands(rub it between your handpalms) and then wok throughout the hair for an overall matt effect or use to define sections.

You only need a tiny amount of product that will give you a great hold without any greasiness or stiff looking hair. It last all day long. but still gives you the possibility to restyle your hair during the day if you want to.

It has a strange smell, which I like, but might be annoying to some sensitive little noses. It reminds me of anise (and greek ouzo). It seems to be a strong smell, but it disappears once applied.

You can buy it at hair salons. As for the cost, I can’t really tell you because I bought mine a long time ago. I remember that is not cheap. Maybe something like 15€ for 50ml. Just consider that you only need a tiny amount, so it will last you for a long long time.

Do you use clay for your hair styling? What hair products can’t you live without? 


D.I.Y.: Hair Masks for Shiny Hair

I often make my own homemade beauty recipes and spoil myself. I truly believe that using some products that I have in my kitchen can be much more effective thatn buying an expensive mask or scrub. Plus it is cheaper!
That’s why I thought of posting one or two homemade beauty recipes per week. Do you like the idea?

When it comes to hair I don’t do much. I rarely buy hair masks and I am bored of using them every week. I prefer to make my own hair masks using grandma’s little secrets. Here are my two favorite hair masks for shiny hair.

Honey and Milk Mask
In a small bowl mix 1tbs honey, 1tbs milk and 2 eggs. Then apply the mask uniformly on your tresses and leave at least 7 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water.
They say that if you do this mask twice a week you will see amazing results. I do it once every two weeks and I can notice the difference!

Citrus Hair Mask
The citrus hair mask will help you bring back the natural gloss in your hair.
Mix the juice of half an orange and half lemon, add 2tbs olive oil and 2 tbs of green tea leaves. You should get a paste. Apply this paste on your stands and start massaging your scalp. Leave for about 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
(I adore the smell of this mask)

Do you use homemade beauty recipes? Do you have any secret ones?

Be Beautiful , people!