As some of you may know, my hair has been thinning. It took me awhile to realize it, but it is most definitely falling out to some extent. I do have a potential answer at this point – my iron storage level is low so I need to take an iron supplement – but it’s not making my hair any thicker any faster. 😄 Given that, I’ve been doing everything I can to help my hair at least look and feel thicker with styling products. I thought I would share just what those are today! The bulk of them are from Living Proof, which is not intentional. Their products just work! I feel like there is a huge lack of information surrounding Living Proof’s cruelty free status and I’m not entirely sure why. I have emailed them a number of times and they have satisfied my questions, which keeps me believing that they are cruelty free. With that said, let’s get into how I’ve been keeping my thinning hair looking and feeling like a fuller version of the reality! 😜
Anyone who avoids washing their hair on a daily basis will know the occasional (or frequent!) need for dry shampoo. If you’re like me, you’ve tried a wide variety of these magic powder cans, but never really found “the one.” Thus the hunt continues. 🙂 That brings us to the subject of today’s post which is the new Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Body Building Dry Shampoo. I recently spotted this aerosol dry shampoo, along with a few others from Not Your Mother’s, on Ulta’s website and decided I must give it a go! Having tried it a few times, I have already formed my opinion about it and thought I would share my findings. So without further ado, let’s get into it! ?
Ah dandruff. Those pesky white flakes that no one wants. Lucky me, I seem blessed with the hair snow! 😀 Granted it’s not terrible and since my roots are (often) blonde, it can be sort of disguised just by the nature of the lack of color contrast. But still, I find myself dealing with an itchy scalp and enough noticeable dandruff that I feel a need for a dandruff shampoo. Unfortunately, since I color treat my hair (why is called treat when it’s more like abuse?) and I insist on cruelty free shampoos and conditioners, it’s been difficult to find anything that meets my cruelty free color-treated standards. Of course when I do, I often find products to be only somewhat effective. Enter the Derma E Scalp Relief Shampoo! I think I have found my scalp’s savior! 🙂
As I’ve mentioned many times before, I have highly processed color-treated hair. How funny that “treated” is in there as there NO treats in the bleaching process! LOL! 🙂 Like many of us – color-treated or not – I struggle with split ends. I think it’s just a fact of life. Perhaps that’s fine and dandy if you have your hair cut every month, but for those of us long haired gals that wait months between trims or are aiming to grow it even longer, split ends are a familiar issue. Though I don’t have the cure…frequent cuts aside!…I have found perhaps the best thing to help treat and prevent those frazzled looking split ends! What might the miracle cure be? So glad you asked – it’s the Pureology Strength Cure Split End Salve Treatment!
So what is this weird new concoction? The Prime Style Extender is basically just what is says. It’s intended to be a hair “primer” of sorts that helps extend whatever way you choose to style your hair. See where the gimmicky bit starts? JHaving fine hair that is weighed down by everything, that is the first hurdle. This thick, but lightweight gel-cream hybrid passes with flying colors! I can load this on my strands and the result is never a stringy, flat messy mop on my head. In fact, it may even give the tiniest bit of volume. Not sure on that, but it might. My typical use is probably a bit more than 2 quarters worth, but I can use more or less without difference in appearance; the main different is in the hold of the style – the more the better.
|Left to Right: Day 1 – Hair Freshly Curled (un-brushed),|
Day 2 – Finger Combed, No Touchups (Post-Workout),
Day 3 – Hair Lightly Brushed & No Touchups
For Living’s Proof Animal Testing Policy, see my last post here.
|Un-Styled 2nd Day Hair!!!|