Thursday, January 27

Haircare

DRUGSTORE DUPE FOR REDKEN ANTI-SNAP
Fashion, Favorites, Haircare

DRUGSTORE DUPE FOR REDKEN ANTI-SNAP

 

Let's chat hair care!

I've been using the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Conditioner for the better part of a year now. I even mentioned I stopped using it for a while, and this is definitely one of those products that you notice is missing - does that make sense? When I didn't use it, my hair was dry and kept getting tangled up, but when I do put it in, my hair is softer & silkier. While I've had my bottle for a long time, I have to say this is a pretty expensive product. You can usually get it on some kind of offer, but the price is still around 20€. I've been trying to find a dupe for a long time, but it seemed pretty much impossible ...

Enter John Frieda.

I've used a lot of their products over the years, but somehow managed to forget about them after a while. A few weeks ago, I was sent two of their new products and the Frizz Ease Daily Miracle Leave-In Conditioner immediately caught my fancy. This product is a little different than the Redken one. While Anti-Snap is kind of like a liquid cream with a pump, Daily Miracle is in a spray bottle and feels like thick water. You spray it on your ends (don't use too much or your hair will get crunchy), and it works a treat! I noticed it significantly cut down the time I need to dry my hair, and it made it much softer and less prone to tangles. Usually, I need to comb my hair every 2 hours because otherwise it gets these insane knots, but with this, I can easily do it 1-2 per day. A great improvement for me. Best of all, the product only costs around 8€, which is half the price of Redken. I apply it to towel-dried hair (a small amount, way less than Redken) and either air or blow-dry. In case you are interested, Redken has 250 ml of product, and John Frieda has 200 ml, which I'm totally fine with - I like changing up my products and had Redken not worked so well, I would've gotten tired of it at this point. I've really been enjoying it and I would definitely recommend it if you have hair like mine - very long, prone to knots, damaged.

What is your favorite leave-in conditioner?

P.S. I am totally in love with my new background, which my father-in-law made for me, how sweet is that? I feel like a proper beauty blogger now, hehe.

REDKEN ALL SOFT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Favorites, Haircare

REDKEN ALL SOFT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

I\'ve been a part of the E-tail PR blogger network for a while now, but I never took advantage of it as they mainly send out clothes to bloggers, and as we all know, I\'m not much of a fashion blogger as it is. But when I noticed they had a campaign for Hairtrade, I applied immediately and requested a shampoo, since I\'ve recently been loving the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment. I was incredibly happy to receive not only the shampoo, but the conditioner as well, both available on their website. Let\'s discuss the products. The Redken All Soft range is meant for dry, brittle hair, which mine definitely is, however my fringe tends to get very greasy because I have oily skin and the two are constantly in contact. The shampoo promises to moisturize and has both argan oil and keratin in it. What do I think? I find it very, very hard to find a good shampoo. Conditioner is not as big of a problem, but shampoos I really struggle with ... The Redken shampoo works well, though it is not my favourite of all time. It makes my hair feel very soft and definitely not squeaky clean, but instead very nourished. I only worry that, with too much use, it might prove to be too heavy for me. The conditioner, on the other hand, is really lovely! The name All Soft has not been given to this shampoo without reason and it truly makes my hair incredibly soft, not silky, but touchable and beautiful. See for yourself!
I think these two work nicely for me, though they are quite expensive products (though currently on sale for around 10 pounds each, shampoo here, conditioner here). My hair looks very shiny as well when I\'m done, and today I actually sat in front of the mirror admiring it, because these two products made it so shiny and look like it has golden threads woven through it! I love this effect.
I would recommend both of these, not to girls with oily hair though. I think someone with curly or wavy hair would enjoy them a lot as well, because they make hair really manageable and soft. That being said, my overgrown ombré locks are in need of a change and I have a hair appointment in a few days, so I\'d love any tips on haircuts and coloring!

What kind of haircut should I get next?

Shampoo & Conditioner Reviews (Dove, Satinique)
Favorites, Haircare

Shampoo & Conditioner Reviews (Dove, Satinique)

 
As you may have noticed, my blog has had a little makeover! I hope you like the design as much as I do - I love the new look. That aside, today I wanted to talk a little bit about the hair products I\'ve been using. Recently I\'ve noticed my hair is really, really demanding. Almost every shampoo I try does not work for me, so I\'ve just been sticking to a tried and tested favourite - Garnier. But I have a few new things in my shower and thought I would review them.
A few weeks ago I was in our local drugstore, and I picked up the Dove Pure Care Shampoo & Conditioner. Each of them cost around 3€ on sale and I immediately thought of Lauren Conrad. Ages ago, I read in a magazine that she loves Dove haircare and now that it\'s finally more readily available here in Slovenia, I remembered that and just bought these two. I loved them at first. My hair was silky soft when I used them, smelled amazing and didn\'t get greasy for two days. But then something happened that has been going on with every shampoo I\'ve been using - after about a week of using them, my hair got worse and worse. As soon as I dried it, it was already greasy! I have no idea why this is happening - I can use the conditioner, but the shampoo just messes with my hair. So, thumbs down on this shampoo. The conditioner however, I love. It smells lovely, makes my hair soft and really nourished.
Let\'s move on to Satinique. I attended an event for the brand back in the summer and hair been faithfully using their Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and Conditioner ever since. I really enjoy these two. The scent is gentle but lovely at the same time and I love the effect of the products. I\'m not sure if they had any effect on the hair loss part, but I love using them, especially because no other shampoo seems to work for me. I had no problems with this one, which is great. These are a bit more expensive though, around 14€ for each on amway.si. I really like this brand, though, and I want to try more products from them, because my hair seems to approve.
My foray into the world of shampoos is semi-successful. It just seems like something in the shampoos others love doesn\'t work for me. I\'m not sure if it\'s SLS, or parabens, or something of the like, I need to do more research. But so far, the only shampoo that works for me is either Garnier or Satinique. Conditioners work great, but shampoos are another story. Do you have any advice for me? I really have no idea what I\'m doing wrong!

What shampoo & conditioner are you currently using?