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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo

Whenever I see a product that promises to keep my hair clean longer, I’m up for testing it out. I’ve always wanted to try something from Living Proof, so when I saw their Perfect Hair Day Shampoo a couple of months ago, I picked it up without hesitating.

This is a sulphate-free shampoo that claims to smooth, volumise, condition, strengthen and polish the hair. It also should make the hair feel cleaner for longer period of time, so that it gets washed less often. The brand says the shampoo is suitable for all hair types, as well as for colour-treated hair.

First of all, I like the way the bottle looks but I have to say, it’s not the most comfortable one to use. It’s somehow hard to dispense the amount of product I need. But on the plus side, it’s very sturdy and doesn’t leak. I like the way it smells although many people hate it, I don’t think the scent is too overpowering or unpleasant.

I always wash my hair twice, usually my hair is pretty long and I use up shampoos really quickly. I thought this shampoo wouldn’t last me a long time but I was surprised. I don’t need much to get a pretty rich for a sulphate-free shampoo lather that cleanses my scalp and hair but without leaving it stripped. It feels purifying but mild at the same time, it also has this light pearlescent texture and gives me volume and shine. My hair is quite thick and coarse and I noticed that this shampoo tames the frizz, as well and leaves my hair feeling a bit softer.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo does make my hair feel cleaner for a bit longer, just I have this habit of washing it every other day. I use dry shampoo occasionally but for me, nothing beats the feeling of freshly washed hair. I even used to wash my hair every single day, I just love washing my hair often and I’m not one of those “second day hair is best” girls. And now I feel like washing it even more often because I love how my hair feels and looks with this shampoo, it is now one of my favourites and I’m really happy it’s sulphate-free. It’s a bit pricey, especially knowing I use up shampoos quite quickly but I think it’s totally worth it.

If you’re looking for a purifying but caring sulphate-free shampoo, ask for a sample or get a mini maybe. I love how shiny, clean and volumised my hair looks with it and I just wish they would do something about the packaging in future, as it’s a bit hard to get the product out of it.

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Hair & Body Bits | Summer 2017

We often talk about skincare and makeup products we use during the summer but it seems that body and hair ones can be a bit neglected sometimes. Summer’s still here and my intentions are to keep enjoying it before the lack of sun comes upon us. The products I’m featuring today are great for the hot days because they combine the joy of pampering yourself and the care we need in the summer. Of course, I use some of them in the rest of the months, as well but I really love them for the season now.

Starting off with a face mist that I’m actually using on my body. Sun protection is very important all year round and especially in the summer. I’ve been away from Norway this year and I’ve been lucky to have a proper summer with over 38°C which can be very dangerous, too. Pixi Sun Mist SPF 30 is actually meant to be used on the face. It’s a very lightweight milky mist that I tried to use once on my face but it just sits a bit too shiny on my combination skin. Instead, I’ve been loving topping up the sunscreen on my arms when I’m out and about in the city. I don’t usually expose myself in the sun much but I love having this spray bottle in my handbag to be able to reapply the mist a few times a day. It’s only 80 ml, so it’s great for travelling, as well, it lasts a really long time, it’s very easy to apply and doesn’t feel sticky or unpleasant. The sun mist is formulated with Chamomile and Bamboo Extracts, has a lovely subtle scent and I love that it doesn’t leave streaks even on my black clothes.

And while we’re on the mists topic, I’d like to mention the Avène Thermal Spring Water. I have all sizes of it in every room and handbag, I use it on my face and body all the time. It’s very soothing and cooling, I also love spritzing it before applying my facial and body oils so that they can spread more evenly.
One of these oils is the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil which I shared with you last month in this post. It’s a special gift from my better half while we were on holiday and it’s a great way to moisturise your body even if you don’t like doing it in the summer. This body oil is a treat and it’s a great pleasure to use, the texture is beautiful, the scent is warm and sultry, it’s simply divine.

I’ve been trying many new hair products in the past few months but there are a couple that are my absolute favourites. I’m thinking about preapring a separate blog post on this Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo because there’s a lot I can say about it. I didn’t know I could find Living Proof products around me but one day I went into a lovely store, noticed the brand and picked up this shampoo, they also had the cutest Living Proof minis. This shampoo gives my hair amazing shine and body, tames the frizz and my scalp loves it. It’s really gentle because it’s sulphate-free but lathers up quite well, so you don’t end up feeling like you haven’t washed your hair. It actually cleanses my hair thoroughly but without stripping it. I noticed that many people hate the smell, I really like it, it reminds me of Aura Botanica by Kérastase but it’s a personal preference, so go give it a sniff first in case you’re interested.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I coloured my hair for the first time this year and I was lucky to be able to test out a product that is now one of my favourite ones out there. Kérastase Soleil Aqua Seal* is a fluid cream for sun-exposed, sensitised, colour-treated hair. It comes with a pump which makes it really easy to dispense the right amount of product, it’s very lighweight and doesn’t leave my hair sticky, it also smells incredible. I use the CC Cream from the range, as well but I’d like to think that Aqua Seal* is my hair serum because it makes my hair very strong, shiny, soft, smooth and nourished. In the summer my hair tends to get ginger/red tones because of the sun but this year, it looks totally different and I wish I knew about this product before.

I love all of these products and I feel like I’ve found the perfect summer bits this year. I’m curious to know more about your summer body and hair essentials.

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