2014 Favourites - Hair Care & Body Care
This list isn't as long as my Beauty, Skincare & Fragrance one because I seem to have kept to or went back to old faithfuls. There are however some hair products that I have tried this year that has really made a difference. There's nothing very new with body care but there is something that I can't seem to keep my hands off. Here goes.
Kerastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo Calm - My scalp has been loving this shampoo from the first wash. It thoroughly cleanses the scalp of any oils, dirt and residue of styling products while leaving a very soothing sensation. This has been amazing especially since I have sensitive scalp ie it does tend to get irritated easily, tiny bumps etc. If you are experiencing something similar in the scalp department, I highly recommend you try this one out. Review here.
Kerastase Serum Sensodite Dermo Calm - Also another must try for sensitive scalp. It calms and soothes itching, redness, tingling and burning amazingly well. It doesn't leave any oily residue at all, it just sinks in. Bumps be gone! Can you tell I've been more sensitive towards my scalp's need this year? Review here.
Phyto Phytorhum Energising Shampoo - The first time I used this I didn't like it, so I left it for a while. But I came back to it a little bit later and after a few washes my hair got used to the whole 95% natural botanical ingredients thing and it started looking really good. This shampoo is meant for lifeless hair and when I bought it I felt that my hair needed a little bit of life injected into it. That's exactly what it has done.
L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Seve Protectrice - I have tried quite a few heat-defense product but none has made an impression like this one has. Although I started using the Seve Protectrice some time in the last quarter of last year, it has been working great for my hair. Easier to dry and it looks smoother. Review here.
L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Wild Stylers Crêpage De Chignon - You know how I love big volumnous hair? And I don't mean poofy frizz, I mean styled but big, this one gives a great volumising effect. I have been using this since I chopped off my hair into an angled bob in August, which after a few months struggled to keep to the style because the curls started to slowly come back, which I am so happy about. I started to miss hair long. Crêpage De Chignon is a mineral powder fixing spray for that "wild mane" effect. Although without this my hair was already poofy but blow drying with this gave it control. My hair has passed my shoulders now and it's still working its magic.
The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream - Completely obsessed with this scent! Non alcoholic, derived from botanicals. Thought I'd put that in. Ever since I smelled this early last year, I have been obsessed with the scent, it's green, fresh and crisp. I must look so wierd sniffing my hands every time I use this. It also very moisturising thanks to the Community Fair Trade Shea Butter.
The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub - An oldie but a goodie. I revisited an old favourite last year when I repurchased this scrub. Again, the scent, it's so calming and relaxing. It exfoliates without stripping and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. This is good stuff!
So that ends my two part 2014 Favourites. Not too long a list but definitely something things I have been loving last year. Who knows, you guys might find something you want to try for 2015.