Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair

Four years after our wedding, I can finally say, with a happy swish of my locks, that I have long hair again. It makes me feel...better. The weight of it just feels right, somehow. Although I will of course get a trim from time to time to keep it in good condition, and may play with layers and fringes here and there, for the forseeable future, the length is here to stay!

We have had an electrician and a plumber out to look at our shower over the past week and a half, so sadly I have been reduced to washing my hair under the bath tap! Not idea when you have longer hair and are trying to take good care of it! I like to change my shampoo and conditioner from time to time as I think hair gets used to it if you use the same one all the time, so I have started to look about for something to use once we have a working shower again.

I have seen lots of adverts for the new range from VO5, and it looks good. It seems to be on offer in lots of places too, which is even better. Alas, the range is perhaps a bit too good, and I found it impossible to choose which I needed. Initially I thought Gloss Me Smoothly was for me, but then saw Plump Me Up, Give Me Moisture and Nourish Me Truly. How to choose? Not in a snap in front of the display, so I decided to take some time to think about it. What I did bring home though, was a tiny bottle of Miracle Concentrate (click on the title of this post to go to the web page). It was on offer, and I used my Boots points, so I decided I had nothing to use!

I have been slightly wary of oil treatments in the past, as they can have an unfortunate effect on the hair, but I am pleased to report that I am really impressed with this one. You use it very sparingly, on either damp hair that you can then dry, or dry hair. I used it on dry hair, massaged it though the lengths, then gave it a gentle brush. Almost immediately my hair seemed to relax a bit, defrizz, shine more, and smell heavenly. Without knowing I was trying out a new product, Carl came home and announced that my hair smells 'good enough to eat'! That has to be a result.

I can't decide how often to use it at the moment. I want to use it often enough that it has a good effect, but I definitely don't want an oily build up on my hair! I think I will start by using it when I wash my hair, and see how I go.

I am really looking forward to choosing and trying the shampoo and conditioner now!


duckingfabulous said...

What completely perfect timing - my hair is driving me mad with its wispiness at the ends and I think what it needs is deep conditioner. I shall be stopping by Boots on the way home :)

On another note, I am dozy and can't find your email address, so here is a blog you must read - the photos are beyond glorious and brighten up many a dull day! http://cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com/

Much love xxx

Dinahsoar said...

I think I'd use a bit of this product when I shampooed...it says it protects from heat/styling tools. I may check it out when I need to replace my shine product since it has argan oil..my daughter uses straight argan oil and loves the shine it gives her hair without making it greasy.