Today I would like to introduce you to my new hair product crush……..the Neutral Basis range from Waam. I have been lustfully spying on Waam’s products for ages now and desperately wanted to try them out as I have heard so many great things about them on social media. Impressively for me though, I managed to be a proper adult for once and show some restraint and wait until I had time to test and review them properly on my blog!
Waam is a natural beauty brand that not only produce the Neutral Basis range but also a selection of raw products, carrier oils, clays, butters and floral waters. Their products are certified organic and vegan and are of course not tested on animals. The core idea behind this range is that you buy the base and then customise it to your specific requirements to create your own bespoke products. If you are a fan of natural beauty and homemade cosmetics then I am pretty sure you’ll treasure this brand just as much as I do! I absolutely love unearthing amazing little discoveries like this!
Last time I went to the hairdresser to cut just the very ends of my hair I came out with a little tear in my eye. The hairdresser didn’t listen to my requests and seemed to attack my hair with his scissors and chopped off nearer 20cm than the 2cm I had asked for (If I am honest i could be exaggerating a touch but as all women know this is not a subject to joke around with)!!! So in reality he didn’t hack 20cm off but let’s just say he definitely had his wicked way with it and I left feeling slightly folically abused. As I made my way home I made the decision to try taking some vitamins I had been reading about that were meant to aid hair growth. I was hoping to try and quickly get back some of my length and give my hair a boost. I chose the ones from Country Life called Maxi Hair Plus as most of the reviews I had seen were very complimentary. I have to admit to being a bit skeptical at first but as I had nothing to lose, and given that the good composition and the affordability were both good incentives, I thought it was worth giving them a punt. It was a month long treatment and now that I have finished the bottle I thought it would be interesting to give a brief account of my experience and whether the vitamins seemed to work. View Post
Over the last few months I have completely neglected my liquid shampoos replacing them entirely with solid shampoo bars. I have no qualms admitting that I much prefer the liquid format as I find it more convenient and pleasurable to use. The solid format does have numerous advantages though, particularly from an ecological stance. They are usually packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes and in terms of economy they last twice as long as a standard bottle of liquid shampoo. After considering these 2 important advantages I wanted to find out if I should consider moving over to the world of solid shampoos entirely!
I tested 4 solid shampoos, all of which are made in France, aiming to compare and contrast them to see which one will come out victorious!
- Sweetie from Pachamamaï for all hair type
- Glamourous from Pachamamaï for dry hair
- Scots Pine from Lamazuna for normal hair
- Solid Repair from Secrets de Provence for damaged & colour-treated hair
The first product I ever tried from the brand 2moss was a conditioner (I’m now on my third bottle). I have fallen so much in love with this product that I have been faithful to it since our very first brief, and steamy, encounter. I have done a full review of the fantastic 2moss conditioner here if you want to know a bit more about it but for now back to the reason for this post. 2moss is a french organic brand that sells high quality luxury hair products that definitely sit in the upper echelons of the pricing bracket. All their products are pretty expensive ranging from 31€ to 56€. View Post
I constantly have people asking me where to shop for natural/organic beauty products and the main reason they give me when they are doing this is that they feel not only overwhelmed by the selection of shops available but also that they have no way of telling which is the best. The one repeating theme seems to be that everyone feels completely lost within this marketplace as there doesn’t seem to be a clear and decisive market leader. The funniest part of this is that it was these exact same people who I used to hear complaining that there weren’t enough options of shops they could go to buy their natural beauty products. It now seems that everyday there is new online green shop opening and while we are all grateful for the ever expanding choice and competition the downside is that it just seems to add to the growing confusion. The next complaint that follows soon after is of course that with the huge number of naturals brands joining this marketplace these same people have no idea what to purchase as they scroll through the thousands of options on the thousands of shops! View Post