review: outrageous orange hair colour

i went to glasgow with my best friend siri about three weeks ago. we were walking around boots when i saw a non-permanent hair colour called outrageous orange on sale. as i have always dreamt of having red hair, i decided to try it. it only cost 2 pounds, so i thought: “why not?”

i did read some reviews before i tried it, they mostly said that the colour was a bit much and they would only use it on special occasions. i was very nervous when siri started to put it in my hair, because the paste was yellow and a bit weird. when i washed it out i was quite excited, and since i have never coloured my hair before, it felt very different seeing oneself with such a different hair colour.

when my hair was dry i realized we need more colour, as some bits of my hair were still blonde. we had a second go and the hair looked quite good.

cons using this products:
– depending on your hair-type it might stay in longer than you want it to. my original hair is quite blonde, so therefore
– if you have shoulder-length hair or longer you have to purchase two of the packages, because one won’t be enough to cover all of your hair.
– you don’t really know how long it is going to stay in, and how it may affect your hair later on.

pros using this products:
– you don’t have to worry about mixing as it is already mixed.
– it is easy to apply and everything you need comes in the box
– you’ll get a quite bright orange colour in your hair, which i think looks quite good.

on the packaging it said that the colour would last from 6 to 8 washes, it has been three weeks, so obviously have i washed my hair more than that, but it doesn’t seem to go out that fast. i think that is because my hair colour is a very light blonde.

i would recommend this product to others who want to try out something different. it has a decent price and a good finish.

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have you coloured your hair before? what colour?

/fredrikke

review: mane’n tail

well, i never thought i would write a shampoo & conditioner review. but here goes.

teachers and media experts i have met, have tended to say that they never read reviews about products, because people only talk about products they have had a negative experience with. i will try to change that, because some things deserve positive attention.

mane’n tale say on their website that they are a horse to human crossover shampoo, which will help you to maintain fuller, stronger, longer and healthier-looking hair. some users have also reported of getting longer hair while using this product. the reason people are skeptical is because it is both for animal and human-use. i on the other hand, was really excited when i saw it in the shop.

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i bought the original shampoo & original conditioner at a local hair stylist shop, because i had heard someone say you’d get longer hair from it. the bottles consist of 750 ml and they were¬†¬£9.00 a bottle, which i consider quite a bargain as i have been using this shampoo for over two months and i haven’t even gotten close to being half-way through.

as i am “blessed” with quite thin hair, my biggest struggle is that my hair gets greasy really fast. before starting with mane’n tale i had to wash my hair every single day. but the positive effect which i didn’t think would come from this shampoo, was i can now wait three days in-between washing my hair. HOORAY FOR NOT SHOWERING.

cons using this products:
– it is not great for people who colour their hair a lot.
– you kind of have to use the conditioner every time, as the shampoo alone makes your hair feel a bit weird.
– some of my friends have reported that they find it itchy.

pros using this product are therefore:
– you wash your hair less, so your hair gets less damage.
– you don’t have to spend a lot of money on washing and maintaining your hair.
– it smells really nice.

other great effects include fuller and healthier-looking hair. i am pretty sure i will never change my shampoo and conditioner. time will show if it actually helps my hair grow faster. i do think that since my hair is so much healthier now than it was before, it will contribute to making my hair grow faster. hence why i will continue to use it.

if you want to try it out, you can buy it here from their website, buy it when you are abroad or check if a local hairdresser could buy it for you.

what is your tip for growing your hair longer?

/fredrikke