Showing posts with label shampoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shampoo. Show all posts

Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Shampoo + Conditioner for Larie: Renpure Originals

[All products in this post were purchased by me.]
Purchased on sale from my local drugstore, Bartell Drugs. So happy that they carry so many "greener" lines. Fun fact: the bottle says the products aren't tested on animals, they're tested on the Redmonds! (family who owns the company) That made me giggle.
I switch up my shampoo and conditioner every time, and I also share with S., so I get to try a lot of different things. I occasionally go back to favorites, so I'm sure I'll come back to this at some future date, because I like it.

Renpure is from the Redmond family, and claims "no sodium chloride, salt, dyes, sulfates, parabens, gluten," which is good but interesting, as "salt" is a general term. Most people consider "salt" to be sodium chloride. But it doesn't have any other ionic salts in the ingredient list, so I guess they mean it in the actual chemical sense.

The Renpure Originals Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner are quite nice. The shampoo lathers up well in the shower for a sulfate-free brand, and it smells nice. In an almost white-floral, shampoo-y way. Same for the Argan oil conditioner. It's very fluid, absorbs well into hair, and is lightly scented. I let it sit in my hair for a few minutes for best results. The scent remains after rinsing, so if you're sensitive, take a sniff in store. Afterward, my hair is definitely smooth and light; not gunky, not dry, not excessively fluffy. I like it.

Drugstore.com lists both of these for $5.99 each, which is about what I paid. Not bad for a smaller brand that tries to steer clear of certain ingredients. Recommended.

Ingredients for shampoo: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sorbitol, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Silicon Quaternium 17, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium 10, Citric Acid, Diazolidnyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance 

Ingredients for conditioner: Purified Water, Cetrimonium Chloride (Palm Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol (Palm Oil), Behentrimonium Chloride (Rapeseed Oil), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract (Red Seaweed), Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sorbitol, Silicon Quaternium 17, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

(ingredients lists from drugstore.com)

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Friday, February 22, 2013

LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo!

I have a confession. I usually wash my hair every night.

Bad, I know. But here's the thing - I usually engage in some sort of exercise/physical activity during the day (rock climbing, Muay Thai, some vague sort of weight training regimen) and sweaty hair is gross. So, I wash it. I've been trying to be a bit better about this, though. So I bought a dry shampoo to test out.
Hahaha. I bought this in the summer, actually. But uh, haven't really gotten around to using it very much until now. I didn't really get the hang of how to use it. So I let it sit for a long time! 
I will admit that I don't use it too often; maybe once a week? But I figure a little break is better than nothing. And as I work myself up to it, maybe I'll use it more frequently.

The LUSH dry shampoo smells good (grapefruit/citrus), and comes out as a soft powder. I usually "poof" some into my hand (squeeze the bottle) and then flip my hair over, rub my hands together, and then run them both through my roots. If you just try to apply it to your hair directly or when your hair is already parted, the white powder will be pretty obvious. And I think when I flip over my hair, I get a bit of volume back, which is kind of the point, right? To avoid the flat, greasy-haired look.

I kind of like this - it has a cheery smell and it does freshen up my hair. I'm going to make an effort to use it much more often!

Do you use a dry shampoo, or some other form of traditional shampoo reprieve?

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Empties + Rejects, V11

A bit of clearing out before next week's indulgences ;) This round's empties aren't as plentiful as last month's, but I am getting a feel for how long it takes me to go through products, and that's definitely shaping my consumer practices. Also, expiration dates!!! And, I've felt the travel bug lately, and I want to have money to go and see the world. I'm trying to be better about restraining myself from buying so many material things. Of course, I'm still a beauty blogger, so the purchases do happen, but I'm trying to be even better about only buying items that will see a lot of use and that are worth the money.

Empties

Solstice Scents Lavender Vanilla Body Ganache
Heavier than the Alchemic Muse lotion I was using previously, but in the winter, that's a good thing. It's not greasy and sinks in readily, and my skin does feel less dry to the touch afterward. Less dry patches on my elbows and such, as well. I like this one. The lavender vanilla scent was a little sweeter than I like my lavender scents, I think, but still comforting. Would recommend.

Solstice Scents Nightgown perfume sample
This is a glorious, glorious white floral, with a dreamy whisper of soft vanilla and a hint of green. I really like it. I wore it with Jo Malone Vanilla and Anise a lot, because the spice of the Jo Malone added a bit of zest, keeping it fresh for summer (which seems so long ago!). I want to buy a full size, but I'm currently swimming in perfume. Maybe I'll buy some other bath and body goodies in this scent.

Bain de Terre Purite shampoo and conditioner (not pictured)
It takes me forever to get through hair products since my hair is short. I liked these and the lack of sulfates, but I get bored easily and I like to rotate hair products. Picking up something different this go-around.

Clinique Even Better Moisturizer
I didn't really like this. I think it broke my face out so after a while I switched to using it on my neck and hands only. It's kind of greasy and I don't know about the skin-tone correcting properties. I like their serum much better and will stick to that.

Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint in 1 Natural
Finally! All gone! I made an effort to finish this up this month; it added an extra bit of hydration in the winter. I'm a bit torn over it. It's a really wet moisturizer, so it never really dries down and skin feels and looks dewy all day. I usually tone it down with powder, so I think I'll try something else next time.

Expired/Rejects

Sephora Long-Lasting Liner in Fancy Blue
I'm usually better about tossing eye products, because I'm much more conscious of the fact that eyes are important and I don't want to be shoving junk in them. So! This is going. It's pretty much gone, anyway, as I did use it quite often. I love the color and formula and would repurchase in the future.

Milani Liquid Eye Tech
I like the idea, but I'm pretty sure this made my eyelids itch. Going to try NARS's Stylo when I run out of my other black liquid liner.

Milani Liquif'Eye in Black
Nothing remarkable. I don't understand the name and it still smudged. It's pretty soft. I think it is comparable to UD's version at a cheaper price point, though. Have had this kicking around for a while so I'm just tossing it.

I also gave away a bunch of nail polish this month, to a friend who likes polish but is a little better about restraining herself than I am. That felt good, too. All in all, not bad. I've done a lot of clearing out of boxes and other random clutter and it feels nice! Quality over quantity from here on out, guys! Do you have a new makeup goal for 2013?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bain de Terre Purité Healthy Moisture Repair Review

I'm not sure if I've admitted to this on the blog before, but I'm not much of a hair care girl. Because I have short hair, I visit the salon regularly (about every two months) to keep it trim, so I don't really feel the need to splurge on tons of hair care products. I don't own a blow dryer or a curling/straightening iron - basically, I'm a wash-and-go girl. I usually just grab whatever shampoo is currently on sale at the drugstore (after scanning the ingredients for the p-word, ha!), and call it a day. However, you might remember that I've recently been making an effort to eliminate SLS and some of those other hot topic chemicals out of my bath and beauty products. So, when I was contacted by Bain de Terre to give their newest natural line a try, I was pretty excited.*

I've been using their Purité Healthy Moisture Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, and Healthy Leave-In Elixir for about a month, and I have to say that I am pretty impressed. The line is free of sulfates, parabens (woo-hoo!), formaldehyde, colorants, gluten, mineral oil, phtalates, MEA, DEA and PPG. That's pretty fabulous. It leaves my hair feeling healthy, too - it's not dry, it's shiny, and it all falls nicely into place. I shower at night and then use the Elixir in the morning (you're supposed to use it on wet hair, which I have done a few times, but usually I spray it onto dry hair); my hair is then tangle-free, easy to comb, and doesn't stick out in weird ways the way it used to. (I will mention that even without using the Elixir, it's pretty tangle-free. I do have short hair, so it can't get into too much trouble, really, but I can get the occasional snag here and there with other shampoos).

I wash my hair daily because I do some form of exercise daily, so it's important to me that my shampoo isn't stripping or harsh. This shampoo doesn't lather up excessively (which is expected, given the ingredient list), but it does work its way through my hair, no worries. I rinse completely, condition once, and then towel and air dry. In the morning, I spray the Elixer (shake well! Shake very, very well!), let it sink in for a few minutes while I wash my face and put in my contacts, and then comb out. The shampoo and conditioner are lightly scented with a smell that reminds me of the white tea and ginger products from Origins and Bath & Body Works - it's not strong and it doesn't last after the shower, which may or may not please you. I don't need my hair to smell, so it's all good here.

The one thing I will mention is that I wish the shampoo and conditioner bottles were in some way different - different color, or different shape. It's a small thing, but you know, I usually take out my contacts by the time I shower, and I have to pick each bottle up and peer at it to see which is which. That's just a minor packaging wish, though.

These are available in the US at Cosmoprof and they also seem to be available in Ulta stores (but not online); the shampoo is $14.00 for 13.5 oz, the conditioner is $15.00 for 13.5 oz, and the Leave-In Elixir is $16.00 for 4.2 oz. You can also find more information at baindeterre.com. I will say that for someone who is used to buying drugstore hair products, it is quite a price hike, but I'm really loving the way my hair looks and feels lately! I'd say it's worth it, especially for a line that's free of many potentially harmful ingredients. My favorite has to be the Leave-In Elixir, though; even if you pass on the shampoo and conditioner, the elixir - you must try it! I don't style or do anything fancy with my hair, but I do have a styled cut, and it makes my hair fall into place so nicely.

If you want another review, check out Eugenia's.

*All of the products in this review were provided by PR for evaluation and review. This is NOT a sponsored review.