Things I’ve loved in summer

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Hello everybody!

I think it’s time for doing a summer favourites, before we get into autumn. These are the products I’ve liked the most from the ones that I’ve been using during summer. Even though this is a summer favourites all of the products that I’m going to mention can be used all year round. I’ve shown you some of these products before but after using them for a while I can do a more in depth review.

Dr. Organic body scrub

The ingredients in this body scrub are all natural. It doesn’t contained microbeads on it, some body scrubs contained plastic microbeads (polyethylene and polypropylene, on the ingredients list), but this product exfoliates with micro particles of pure volcanic lava. This scrub is really gentle to the skin and it leaves it moisturized.

Rosehip seed oil 

This oil moisturizes the skin and improves its appearance making it softer. There are different oils which are sold as rosehip seed oil, but the one that works better is the rosehip seed oil from Chile. Another thing I love about this oil is that it has a dispenser which makes it easier to use.

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Physicians Formula Concealer Twins

This concealer has a yellow shade for correcting the under eye area and a light shade for neutralising yellow tones or blend above the colour correction. I love this concealer because it really helps to conceal the under eye area, and the texture is really creamy. This concealer is fragrance free, which means that it doesn’t dry the skin, and as all Physicians formula products is cruelty free. One thing I don’t like about it is the fact that it is only available in one shade, I wish they’d have a wider range of colours to choose from that will suit different skin tones.

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Inecto Coconut Hair Treatment

I love this hair treatment, it smells of coconut and the smell lasts in your hair after you’ve washed it. This is a good hair treatment if you want to avoid silicones, it softens the hair and makes it easier to style.

If you want to share your summer favourites comment below!

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Hair care

Hair care is one of the trickiest things. Finding a hair care routine that works for you is difficult, because we have a lot of products to choose from, yet I feel that some products don’t do what they claim.

In a previous post I mentioned that I don’t use hair products with silicones. While I think is a good choice, depending on your hair type you’ll love to avoid silicones or the opposite. If your hair is damaged, consider doing an intensive repair treatment before starting using silicon free products.

I’m trying to find natural products that suit my hair needs. These are the ones that I’m using:

  • Apple cider vinegar. This is a natural ingredient that has a lot of benefits for health, people use this vinegar for multiple purposes. I use it only for my hair and once a week. I wash my hair, applying my shampoo and conditioner and finally I spray this vinegar (mixed with water, you can add one spoon of vinegar to a glass of water), I let it onto my hair for some minutes and then I rinse my hair. I prefer to use this amount of vinegar to avoid the smell in my hair, nevertheless when the hair has dried it won’t smell. After using this vinegar the hair is softer and without frizz. Using an organic vinegar is better.
  • Castor oil. This oil is regularly used for hair growth, specially eyelashes and eyebrows, but it can be use in hair too. Sometimes we’re not aware of the amount of hair that we lose, I think this is in part because of the use of chemicals in shampoos. Once a week I massage my scalp with castor oil an hour before washing it. This helps hair growth and moisturises the scalp.
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Apple cider vinegar and castor oil

Apart from using these products, avoid regular use of hair tools, such as curling irons and hair straighteners, to help improve your hair health. Also braiding your hair before sleeping will prevent your hair getting tangled, and therefore hair loss.

How do you take care of your hair?

Thanks for reading!

Inecto hair treatment

Before using natural products, I was aware of the effect of silicones in the hair, so back then I already used a silicon free shampoo, but not a silicone free hair treatment.

Hair products with silicones leave the hair shiny and without freeze by creating a coat in the hair. But that coat doesn’t let hair treatments to nourish the hair. I stopped using silicone shampoos since I noticed that after washing my hair it was really heavy, it didn’t feel clean. I kept using a regular hair treatment since I didn’t use it on the roots.

Since I’ve decided to use natural products, I wanted switch my regular hair treatment to a natural one without silicones.

I found Inecto’s hair treatment in my local store , and after collecting information from the brand, since I had never heard of it, I decided to try it.

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Inecto is a British cosmetic brand, with up to 90% of their product’s ingredients from natural origin. Inecto’s product’s main ingredients are argan oil and coconut oil. They also work with the farms that provide them the oils to warrant that their products are made with sustainable ingredients.

Some people make their own hair treatment with these ingredients, but I find very convenient to have them together in a product, without having to make them myself, if I’m in a rush.

The Inecto’s hair treatment really smells like nature, is a true natural scent that I enjoy, I can compare it with other products that have coconut scent but aren’t natural, and definitely I can tell the difference between the two scents. I’ve noticed that the smell doesn’t last in the hair, which I find reasonable as this is a natural product.

As for how it leaves the hair, Inecto’s hair treatment is a 90% natural product, therefore it won’t give a shiny hair or frizz free hair, since it doesn’t have silicones on it. I share the opinion of some reviews that I’ve read about this product, that considered this product more as a conditioner than as a hair treatment.

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This product will clean your hair and make detangling easily, it also will nourish your hair gradually, but if you have a very damaged hair I think this product is not enough to repair it.

I’ve liked this product specially because it doesn’t make my hair heavy, I definitely can tell the difference in my hair by using this product from when I used the hair treatments with silicones.

Another thing I like about these product is the packaging; I like that the container is a tube, therefore water or dirt can’t get on it, which usually happens with the regular hair treatment’s packagings.

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Hair care. Dry shampoo

I used to wash my hair every other day and, I even had wash my hair daily, since I love how loose recently wash hair looks.

I started noticing how dry my hair was. I thought it was because of how long it was, or maybe that I wasn’t taking good care of it. Even though I had a haircut and change my hair care routine, it was still dry.

Recently I got Batiste dry shampoo, since I didn’t want to wash my hair too frequently. I used baby powder, but I don’t recommend it, as it doesn’t leave your hair as good as a dry shampoo does.

Since I’m using Batiste I only wash my hair twice a week, and it definitely has help me to have a healthier hair.

I used Batiste whenever I feel that my hair is starting to get oily, which usually happens the day after I wash it. I comb my hair after using it to eliminate any residue. Some people find it very hard to eliminate the residue, but I think using a comb instead of a brush will help with that.

I have Batiste Tropical which has a coconut, tropical scent that last until I wash my hair.

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Batiste is vegan, which means no animal products have been used to make it. It is also cruelty free.

I have used Klorane’s dry shampoo before, which some people prefer over Batiste.
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I want to try COLAB dry shampoo, which is a dry shampoo launched by Ruth Crilly, from A Model Recommends blog.

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