As I am posting things it has become quite apparent that my hair and skin are much more my focus these days than makeup. I also think there are many more blogs on make up and sometimes it is hard to find info on some hair and skin products. Maybe there is someone out there like me who will appreciate these reviews.
I love being Canadian 99.9% of the time. The other .01% is when I am trying to find products I have read about, that will A) ship to Canada B) shipping will be free or a decent price and C) won’t take 1 month to get here. Ugh. Enter these two. I have read so much about both of these products entering cult status that obviously I needed to have them. I ended up buying them on Look Fantastic out of the UK. Great site, free shipping and good prices. The only downside is the 1 month it takes to receive things. Oh well I need to learn to be more patient anyway.
I was intrigued by all I have read about the Cleansing Purifying scrub and pictured it to be a very gentle super moisturizing but yet scrubby shampoo. Well I think for the most part that would be correct. It is definitely leaning towards the clarifying end of shampoos in the way that your hair will get that squeaky sort of stripped feeling when you rinse. I only use this every 3 weeks or so as I am not sure if it is actually stripping my hair. The first time I used it I took a fairly large scoopful which turned out to be a mistake. It suds up and sort of expands when you put it in your hair and I am certain I did strip any natural oils that were anywhere near my head with that application. Since then I now err on the side of less and that is working out much better on my fine hair. You really only need a little. It isn’t as harsh and scrubby as you would think looking at the giant granules of sea salt. They seem to mostly melt away when they come in contact with water. The smell is light, slightly lavendery and quite pleasant. When you are sudsing up it doesn’t feel like it is doing much cleaning at all until you rinse it out and then you know that it is very deep cleansing. My hair feels really clean and bouncy afterward. I tend to use this on a Sunday when I know I am not going anywhere as it does nothing to calm my frizz.
A great partner to this deep cleanse I think is a nice deep conditioner. The Regenerating Mask contains Prickly Pear Seed Oil which is said to have regenerative and antioxidant properties. This mask to me smells like the old school Alberto V05 hair dressing stuff my mom used when I was a kid. I don’t love the smell but at least it provides a nice sentimental memory. It is a medium-thick consistency that spreads easy. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and then rinse. It leaves your hair feeling coated but not in the bad way. It feels like it is coated with something conditioning and caring for your hair. I don’t find it weighs down my oh-so-easily weighed down hair at all. I usually let my hair air dry and it feel super soft and very shiny.
Overall I am pretty happy with both of these products. They do not gain HG status but they will definitely be used up over time. A good addition to my giant rotation of shampoos and conditioners.