the one where I talk about shampoo
Fri 9th, Nov, 2012
Well good moaning, broadcasting loud and clear from a muggy/sunny day on the beaches, I am just back from a big old power walk with Barls, 150 squats and some sit-ups, not quite 150 lol but getting there…
So today I wanted to talk about shampoo and stuff…as you do…
I realise that my yellow, with spots of orange balayaged hair may not be the prime reason that you come here to visit this tatty old cottage on the beaches. …I am quite well aware that you are a chip off the old block and like white, vintage, some coastal bits thrown in and all topped off with a flower.
But, also, if you are like me with blog reading, every now and then you like a quick, short, sharp and interesting diversion away from the regular subject matter you might have expected and a examination of girlie stuff. I miss the days of Facebook before I had to go to a ‘page’ when us BC girls would cook up some banter on lipgloss, hair conditioner, house finds and recipes….and more I like to get recommendations for products from real people, like bloggers…
So today, doing it on here, with hair products (this is not a sponsored post I just love this)
Now don’t get me wrong here, I am no beauty blogger, I cannot tell you a triple x hair system to a colour locked vitamin c injected power serum but I can tell you that I have tried and fiddled and tested and been non-plussed with lots and lots of hair products over the years until I found the HG for my hair.
And I can tell you this product that just hasn’t let me down, ever.
It’s one of those things that I know I will use, there won’t be any fussing, and it will just work.
Any of the Redken products work nicely for me but most specifically I like the All Soft, but I do change in between and in and out of them sometimes.
There are two small problems with Redken that I am willing to overlook because everything else is A+
Firstly, in Australia, it’s ain’t cheap. Like it’s three times more expensive in Sydney than it was when I shopped for it in NYC…yep clocking in at nearly twenty-five dollars a bottle (and the exchange rate is about the same), so in Australia this is no light purchase if you are a woman with a husband, an old cottage, a school fee or two, a penchant for shoving housey things in the back of the wardrobe and a love of shoes.
Secondly, this product does not make you swoon when you sniff it from the bottle…it’s not bad but just good, not singing. I can cope with that.
What the Redken products do deliver though is Real Girl beauty – I do not have the time, inclination or wherewithal in my life for things that don’t work. Like baking, decorating and entertaining I need and lust after, minimum effort, maximum results.
This is that for me, in a bottle.
1. easy – no fuss – I want a shampoo that lathers up on my head and a conditioner that goes on easily. Done and done.
2. value – yep even at TWENTY FIVE bucks a throw this stuff lasts, you don’t need a lot of product and so cost per wear on a bottle of this is good.
3. quality – it does what it says it will do and I need that in my life – All Soft means my hair is errrrm soft…like that
4. speed – no waiting and hanging around, the conditioner goes on, does its job and when it washes off there’s not a tangle in sight…I need that in my life.
So that’s my Real Girl beauty recommendation of the week! haha…if you have been looking for a shampoo and conditioner that rocks, well try this one, it might just change your world ;-)
But, what about you?
Do you have any hair product nuggets of wisdom to share for my orange yellow ballayaged head? Love to hear what you love…oh and if you know anywhere in Australia or shipping to Australia for a better deal than I am currently getting, or indeed you feel sorry for me and my hair and would like to send me something please let me know
See you soon
p.s. If you like Real Girl beauty with a lazy twist, who doesn’t, and need some fabulous looking cheeks go here, this guide will help you glow up your cheeks
p.p.s BARLEY blogged over here at his page this morning, he is feeling a bit better, thanks for the emails!