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Hair Colour FAIL

November 30, 2009

I’ve tried and failed at coloring my hair. I’m out of practice and forgot to use a 40vol developer instead of the 10 or 20vol developer that comes in the kit. Next time I’ll get it right. Science!







Crappy iPhone pics, but whatever. I used ORS Shampoo and Replenishing Conditioner, CHI Straight Guard Cream and BioInfusion Olive Oil Smoothing Serum.

I don’t usually mix product lines like that, but I have a good reason. I used the CHI stuff because it’s great, but smells too manly and my husband hates it. I’m not the biggest fan either, so I’m not buying any more once I run out of the stuff.

We BOTH love the smell of the ORS shampoo and conditioner (which I’ve used for ages).  I’m not a big fan of SLS, so I’m replacing ORS (and CHI) with the entire BioInfusion line. It’s organic/natural like Aveda and Biolage but much cheaper (and available at Walgreen’s).  It smells incredible and the end result is beautiful.



November 20, 2009

I hate school. I don’t know why I went back. I am a decent writer for loner projects but if it has to be short I’m horrible. I hate this.

Also, I died my hair when I could have been doing something else only to have the color not lift like the box says it would. Not even close. It looks like I never died my hair. WT Flying F?!! I want to wear my gosh darned extensions NOW. They’re the clip in kind and the colour looks perfect on me. Why do the hair colouring gods hate me so?

I need to sleep.


Guess What…

October 30, 2009

I got a hair cut. My hair was over-processed from the relaxer so I had a stylist friend handle the business. Next time, I’ll get my hair relaxed buy a pro because when I do it, the back of my head suffers. I am posting via iPhone, but will post before and after photos for length comparison soon. Maybe I’ll do it tonight.
Oh! I started drinking protein shakes and started logging into Calorie-Count again. It’s been to my benefit because losing weight again. This makes my heart feel super happy.

Anyway, I’ve gotta go. Be good!


Shiseido Tsubaki Shampoo and Conditioner

August 31, 2009


I know, I know. I should be in bed sleeping. Well I am in bed at least, but I couldn’t forget to review this shampoo and conditioner.

I like it quite a bit. My husband loves the scent, as do I. The creamy consistency is a big plus. The $15 USD price tag may be off-putting to some, but this isn’t my every day shampoo. I use it maybe once per month. It’s typically used when I can take a really, really long shower and just relax.
Onto the cleaning. The shampoo gets my hair clean without making it squeaky. That is to say over-cleansed and dried out. Unfortunately, it made my friend’s finer hair feel not clean enough.
The conditioner is great, especially for combing out tangles (with a wide-tooth comb only). Another problem presents itself. My hair felt heavy after using this conditioner. I suppose my hair has high porosity and it is pretty soft with a mixed texture of nap and curls. My sister’s hair is very dry and coarse. It is also quite damaged. This conditioner worked wonders for her. It was just right. I’m not 100% sure why. My friend has fine, straight hair and this conditioner made her hair look and smell nice, but it felt heavy. She felt like she needed to was her hair again. I can understand. After using the shampoo and conditioner, then air drying, I felt like there was product in my hair. The only difference between the two of us is that for me it was a good thing.

So my guess is that this is NOT one of those products you could just recommend to anyone and rave about. This is for people like me with “medium” hair. My hair is thick but not coarse. Humidity makes my hair curl and poof like crazy. It has some flat iron & blow dryer damage, but is still very soft. For ME, I give this set 3.5 to 4 stars (on a scale of 1-5).