Going for the Chop: My Updated Haircare Routine

I mentioned it before, about two weeks ago I went to the chopping block. Figuratively, because going into the oral exam kinda felt like that and in a way literally, as I went to the hairdresser’s afterwards to get another chunk of my hair chopped off.

Before Christmas I already lost about 15cm (that’s like 7 inches, no?) but I didn’t like the length in the end. It wasn’t long and it wasn’t short. Off I went to get that fixed. Mind you my hair is still not that short, and the front bits are considerably longer than the rest, but it is shorter than it has been in about 4 years.

This somewhat radical chop took all the dry broken bits out of my hair. I was left with a healthy strong mane. I do dye my hair though, which is never a good thing for your hair and because of the structure of the long bob I am sometimes tempted to use straighteners to make everything super sleek and neat.
I keep the heat setting as low as possible but I currently have a love/hate relationship with my heat protectant. If I don’t use it sparingly and carefully it dries out my  hair and makes it crunchy, which actually tempts me not to use any heatprotectant at all (bad, very bad). I still use my Elnett Super Sleek spray to keep everything in place.

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Ever since I am the owner of  a healthy bob, I cut quite a few products from my routine. For instance my heavy duty moisturizing shampoo from the Everpure line I had to let go because it was simply too much for my hair and scalp, I still use my Schwarzkopf detangler but very sparingly. I might actually go for a lighter one once I run out of the one I have.
In place of the Everpure shampoo I am currently using the Elvital Fibralogy shampoo (Elvive Fibrology Thickening shampoo in the UK by the way). It leaves my hair volumized but not dried out like so many other volumizing thickening shampoos used to do. It also doesn’t make me more oily than I already am which is always a plus. So far I can really recommend it.
Because I just died my hair I am currently using the Everpure moisturizing conditioner. When I am fully convinced that my hair is back to normal I am going back to the Everpure volumizing one, mainly to use it up, but also because it is simply enough for my hair at the moment.
My cleansing shampoo for the moment is Lush I love Juicy and deep conditioner is still the one from Everpure. The cleansing I have also suspended until my hair is back to normal (it already feels normal but better safe than sorry).
If I want to give my hair an extra round of moisture I use the Pantene Pro-V’s moisturizing soufflé. It smells great and gets the job done.

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I rarely use any of the styling products I used to. Only the got2b 2 sexy volume spray mousse I use every now and again, but I don’t really need it anymore because of the shampoo (at least to a degree) and because my hair is shorter, therefore lighter and holds the volume better.

My dry shampoo of the moment is by Syoss. It works okay, but after using it for a while I think I like the Schauma one better, which I mentioned in my empties some time ago.

It feels really strange to have somewhat healthy normal hair after years and years of having severly dry damaged hair and for now I think I have found a way to maintain it despite dying my hair every couple of months.


Sunday Round Up #14: Routine Updates and more Organizational Stuff

Hey ho, guys!

This week was relatively event-free for the most part, so I thought I’d update you on some changes I made in my rountines

Hair-wise, I am currently trying Elvital’s Fibralogy shampoo. It claims to thicken the hair by washing something into it. Wild guess: silicones. Either way, I’ve been trying it for about 3 weeks and so far I am surprised. It does build volume and body in my hair (to be fair my hair is a lot shorter than it was and thus holds volume better) without drying my locks out. On top of it all it doesn’t make my hair greasier either which is always a win. I will have to update you on my hair soon anyway, because chopping so much off has changed not necessarily products but the way I use them. More on that soon.

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My skin is finally getting better, some of that may be attributed to my new daily moisturizer. I’ve been using it for about 6 weeks to be sure it actually works for me, doesn’t break me out, etc.
I am currently using the Diadermine Lift Intense+SPF. I did not choose this cream for its anti ageing properties but for the spf 30 it has in there. I am extremely fair and I was on the look out for a moisturizer that would give me at least spf 30 but wouldn’t feel sticky or greasy on my skin and make my foundation slide off. At first I was a little nervous to try it after I had seen the product’s buttery consistency. However, a little goes a long way and it melts upon touching it so you won’t have to scoop out all that much. It is just moisturizing enough for my dry/oily combo skin. On its own it gives my skin a healthy glow but I don’t produce any more extra oil than usually anyway. The cream has a certificate that says it is as hypoallergenic as humanly possible, it doesn’t break ME out but we all know that doesn’t mean anything.
I can highly recommend it, though. It protects me from the sun, at least for a while and it doesn’t disturb my skin and at roughly 6€ it doesn’t break the bank.

Other than that I am still playing with my nailpolish and make up organization, I also re-organized my DVDs with the result, that I’m still not happy. With either. Oh well, next week maybe.

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I finished watching Veronica Mars season 2 last week. I’ve been a major Veronica Mars fan ever since the show started in Germany and along with fans all over the world I was upset over the cancellation, and like all these others I couldn’t give it a rest. After almost 10 years since the first Veronica Mars ep aired we succeeded, we funded the movie via Kickstarter and in 2 weeks the movie will start on the big screen and it will be available for download all over the world via iTunes etc. The perfect moment to re-watch the show for the nth time. I still LoVe it. I understand some popculture references better, but it has lost nothing of its charm, snark and still uplifting tendencies. I still want to be V in real life *sigh I am currently watching season 3, which is not as painful as it used to be now that we have the movie coming. I guess what I am saying is, if you like, and don’t know her yet, go check out Veronica Mars on YouTube, fall in LoVe with the show and go see the movie if you can. You will not regret it!

That was that for my somewhat short Sunday Round Up. I hope you are all well and had a good week. Now, let’s get ready for a new productive, happy one.