Sunday, 25 December 2016

Seasonal Growth Project update

So here is my (late) update for the Seasonal Growth Project:

It grew from 92 cm to 97 cm in 9 months with a few trims. The hemline looks quite thin now so I think I'll start microtrimming since January. Fingers crossed it will also help with the dry tangly ends.
Happy holidays!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Updo of the week 2

This week's updo was a tucked French braid:

Here is a tutorial in case you would like to recreate it:

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Balea Beautiful Long Wunder Serum review

Hello! Today I am going to write about the Balea Beautiful Long Wunder Serum.

I actually received this serum as a gift and I finally tried it. As you can see the packaging is really cute, in a light pink shade, and the bottle is really practical since you can squeeze out with the pump just as much as you need, I used half a bump on my hair. The only downside of the package is the fact that the product has no lid or closing mechanism. 

This serum comes in an 100 ml bottle, which is quite a lot and it will last me a long time. It can be found at the DM stores for about 3 euros, pretty affordable I'd say. There is whole 'Beautiful Long' range by Balea, however I didn't try the other items from this line yet.

It's pretty transparent and runny, as you can see in the picture. According the the package information it also acts as a heat protectant for temperatures as high as 230°. The smell is pretty sweet but goes away after a while, also it provides great slip as it contains a lot of silicone derivates which help with hair detangling.

Here is a before use picture:

And after:

Ingredient list:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum, Geraniol, Limonene
Overall, I am satisfied with it, it helps tame the frizzy hair if used on damp hair, but it can also be used on dry hair for easier detangling.

Until next time,

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Seasonal Growth Project

I decided to take seasonal pictures in order to track my growth better (I will keep taking the monthly ones as well though). Here is the shot for 20th March 2016:

This idea came from the longhaircommunity and I decided to post my pictures on this blog as well ^^

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Forest photoshoot

Today, after going at a walk through the forest with a friend, I finally had some decent picture taken of my current hair length and colour (there will be a henna routine post soon).

I quite like how they turned out, despite the cloudy weather and the 'almost spring' season which actually still looks like a late autumn..

And here is a picture of my current hair length (92 cm):

Until next time,

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Failed henna lightening experiment

So, I'm not quite happy with how dark my henna colour has gotten, therefore I decided to do a strand test to lighten it. I used 9% hydrogen peroxide on a hairball and 9% hydrogen peroxide plus cone free conditioner on the other hair ball (I kept some of my shed hair with the purpose of strand testing) and I left it on for 10-11 minutes. Sadly, there was no difference after I rinsed the hair samples and compared them to the before hair, so I'm posting the pictures here:

Before using the peroxide:


Perhaps I should have left it on for longer, perhaps it just doesn't lighten henna, I have no idea, but there you have the results.