Travel hair, Crete

Hair conditioner, Hair results, Holidays

I’ve been islandhopping lately…


Now is all that travel good for the hair? I’m not entirely sure, but I know it does get dry from the recirculated air on a flight, the mixed UK temperatures (standard) and then hot, wind-less temps when I step out of the airport into a new country. 

Sigh. Keeping your hair healthy let alone looking decent is an effort, but I’m determined to make it easier. As per, the practice is always more difficult than the method, and my recent trip really tested this theory: my twin sister and I were heading to Crete, Greece for a wedding, in the middle of July. Yep, this actually happened, sweat and all.


In a bid to keep my curls stunning, I packed my rich GROWTH leave-in hair conditioner, but I couldn’t bring my castor oil because I only brought my small carry-on. There wasn’t any need to worry however, because we happened upon some superb Cretan olive oil. My God it smelled fantastic. 

Okay so many people turn their nose up at putting runny olive oil on their scalps compared to highly-prized coconut, castor or shea, but it’s was a bloody dream. 

The locally-made oil was a bit thicker than the stuff I’d bought at home, and it softened my skin something ridiculous, so I put it on my scalp. 


The difference was unreal. My hair looked beautiful for the wedding, and even during a few salty beach trips my hair stayed gorgeous. I felt and saw the results the most however, when I came home and rinsed my hair after using it on my scalp for one week. My God, my hair was like silk. Literally silky soft to the touch. 

Olive oil: something from the Gods. Note, my sister and I also found wonderful organic brand too, it was just a smidge pricey for the amount you get, and the amount, with my hair, I’d use. Nonetheless a great hair oil, just a darn shame there wasn’t more of it. 


More travel hair tips coming as I mooch around this little earth. 

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Hallo!

Holidays, Travel

Well hallo there! Good evening readers and Happy New Year, from jolly old England.

  

These photos were actually taken in Berlin, which was vunderbar, danke! My German is slightly off, but it got us around well enough, thanks to trying and a little effort. Everyone loves a trier, even if my syntax was a little off. 

  

I was also pretty happy with my hair. The day we left for Berlin I coated my hair in Remedy and put it up in a tight bun. I slept with my hair up. The pictures show my hair on the third day in glorious West Berlin, but I took it out after the first. 
  

On the second day it was beaut – long, stretched and slightly heavy with product, which is just how I like it. But I prefer it when it’s like this: slightly drier, bigger and softer. 

 

As you can see, it just sort of looks the same as always when I practise the process of wash, put conditioner in it whilst damp and put it up, where it becomes stretched and pretty.

 

But I love it like this. And it’s just how I like it, not to mention how I wanted to ring out the year, when I was with my sisters, exploring a new city. 

Is that so bad? I like what I like and I don’t think that’s so terrible, right? I like my hair, and it’s progress has been real.

  

So here’s to celebrating what you have. The present might not be exactly where you want to be and for many, the present is seen as a constant form of progress.

But I’m thankful, as you can see with my darling sisters, my loves, my two best friends who celebrate their hair, weave or not. Yes we’re all a bit like eugh when will my hair grow, but we are all thankful for what we have. I didn’t mean for this post to be like this, but hallo 2016.  

We are here. Coming at ya from beautiful Berlin, where it was freaking cool. So chilled, so relaxed and the food was superb!

 

And for some happiness comes in waves, but I’m telling you it’s a constant, irrespective of hair length, when I’m with my babies. 

Mind blown

Hair results, Holidays, Three Blends, Travel

I love me some education and learning about emulsions is an eye opener. I thought I knew all about emulsifying  waxes. Nah.

  
Yno when you look on the back of products and see cetearyl alcohol and think eugh that sounds dodge, but no. It’s just an emulsifier. 

  
I keep throwing this word around. For those that don’t know emulsifiers are the ingredients which combine water and oil. If you’re making your own products they’re your bread and butter. 

  
Each emulsifier is different however. I’ve experimented with olive oil-based emulsifier before thinking Ooh-natural. But it just comes off greasy and in the non-absorbent way. 

  
So instead I’m plumping for the natural sister emulsifier. Emu-lotion and Neals Yard natural emulsifier. I’ll post the results of the products before I send new samples out prior to the final product being dispatched.

 
Oh and my hair today. I took it out. I really really like it like this. Big, natural, Remedy leave-in conditioner has been absorbed, and it’s perfectly dry. I know that sounds silly, but wet hair, though gorgeous, doesn’t stay like that for long. It dries out, and the result is usually less-pretty than what it was at its damp stage.   

 

  
But I love this. 

I don’t usually post stuff about my family, but in the spirit of variety, I thought I’d show you how different our hair is, and share a little of our day. 

  
We went shopping. And had really good lunch at Selfridges. 

Happy holidays