Category Archives: Haircare

Summer in the Winter: Faith in Nature Coconut Haircare

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I’ve seen Faith in Nature in my local bio store but didn’t know much about the brand.

When I was sent a generous package by their Norwegian representatives LaColle with some of their products to try, I got really excited. I’ve been testing them out for more than a month and soon I’ll be writing a post on my favourite items but at the moment I’m in love with their Coconut shampoo and conditioner.

Faith in Nature doesn’t use any synthetic fragrances or colouring, SLS, SLES and parabens. There are no animal ingredients and no ingredients are tested on animals.

Now to the Natural Organic Coconut Shampoo* which as you can tell contains organic coconut. I have to say that it smells of real coconuts, it’s not like the usual artificial coconut scent added to beauty products. It’s really nice, feels like you’re on a summer holiday. The product has pearly and a little bit runny consistency. It’s pretty foamy, you need the tiniest amount of product. The shampoo is also very gentle but cleanses your hair and scalp very good and leaves my hair almost squeaky clean, shiny and soft. By soft, I mean baby soft hair that has never had any heavy products on it or experienced blow dry, air conditioner or winter air.

The Coconut Conditioner* has more watery consistency, it’s a light conditioner but it does nourish your hair and in combination with the shampoo, the results are honestly better than I expected.
The hair is shiny and manageable, smells lovely and if you have sensitive scalp, these are a shampoo and conditioner to try.

Both of these products have exceeded my expectations and I would love to try more of the haircare range.

Have you tried any Faith in Nature‘s products?

 

*PR samples

Two Shampoos for Soft Hair

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When it comes to hair, everybody wants theirs to be soft and nourished. I’m using up my shampoos super fast as if I’m drinking them (I promise I’m not) so I decided to share with you two shampoos that recently impressed me. Plus, both of them have pumps!

Vichy Dercos Mineral Soft Shampoo for Daily Use has a formula enriched with minerals and it’s alcohol-, paraben-, soap- and silicone-free. It comes clear, smells amazing and it’s very light, something like a gel. It leaves my hair shiny and soft with a wonderful scent that you can smell even on the next day. I was very excited about the pump but for me it’s not so comfortable. It’s not a bad pump, just I have super long and thick hair and I need huge amount of the shampoo. The pump is not distributing very much and I have to press many times until I get the amount I need. If you have shorter hair, though don’t worry.

I’ve been wanting to try something from Björn Axén for a very long time. It’s a Swedish brand, probably the most famous Swedish hair care brand. I got even more interested after reading about their values and goals. The Legacy 1963 is their luxurious hair line: “The Legacy 1963 is made in an uncompromising manner and contains only high-quality, caring ingredients – the perfect balance of essential oils, antioxidants in the form of organic oils from Arctic berries and our own protein complex topped with Bulgarian rose oil, also known as “liquid gold”. The last part made me melt, if you don’t know why, click here!
So I picked the Strengthening Shampoo for fine hair simply because they didn’t have the one for thick hair in the store and I really wanted to try it out. The packaging looked so chic, I absolutely fell in love. Now, this pump is something else! I need just 3-4 pumps for the right amount of creamy product. The shampoo smells of apricots. It’s giving you a deep cleanse. I always wash my hair twice and then apply mask or conditioner. This shampoo makes my hair extremely soft, almost like a baby hair, smells amazing and if the one for fine hair works so good on me, then I don’t even know what the thick hair shampoo would do.

Have you tried any of these shampoos?

Two Dove Hair Products That I’m Currently Loving

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My hair is pretty long and thick and I love spoiling it when I can.

The Dove hair products have always been something that I like but in the city where I live now, there’s absolutely nothing from their hair range on the market. Not sure if it’s like this in Norway in general or it’s just this city but they don’t offer any Dove hair products here which is sad.

So, when I was in Germany I picked these two beauties that are the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Conditioning Spray and their Intensive Repair Treatment Mask. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the dry shampoo that everybody’s raving about (I’d like to try it so much!).

Let’s start with the spray which was something new for me as a Dove product. I’ve tried leave-in conditioners many times and my hair seems to like them so I always try to find a new one. First of all, this conditioner comes in a clear bottle which always is a win for me  because I can actually see how much I’ve used. You can see that it’s a dual formula described as a combination between Nutri-Oils with almond, coconut and argan oil to smooth and seal the hair and Micro Moisture Serum to restore moisture. Before using you should shake well to combine the two liquids. It smells amazing, reminds me of sweet almonds!
It can be used on wet or dry hair. I use it after washing my hair, when it’s not completely wet but still damp before blow dry but it can be applied between washes or after styling your hair. The nozzle of the spray is distributing the product so softly that it feels like a light mist and not like a hairspray for example.
This leave-in conditioner makes my hair smooth and frizz-free and also gives me nourishing.

As to the Dove Intensive Repair Treatment Mask, I have to say that I’ve used many Dove hair masks and I was always pleased with the results. What can be different with this one is that it gives you a deeper nourishing. It’s described as a hair mask for dry and damaged hair.
My hair is not dry and I don’t dye it yet so it’s not damaged either but I always like to use hair masks that are deeply nourishing and meant to be used on damaged hair.
The application is the same as for most of the hair masks – wash your hair, apply the hair mask, leave for 3-5 minutes and then rinse. I use it once a week as a mask but I apply it every time when I wash my hair as a daily conditioner which means that I just leave it on for a minute or two.
It smells great and the scent is there for at least a day more. This mask leaves my hair silky but in a heavy way and not in a flying silky way. Another win!