Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tresemmé Beauty-full Volume Collection


Tresemmé sent me their new Beauty-full Volume Collection and I am really excited to talk about it. 

Noted as being their "revolutionary hair-care system, the Beauty-full Volume Collection is a reverse washing set that is designed to really volumise the hair. 

What is reverse washing?
I have been reverse hair washing since 2014 and wrote a post explaining what it is. First you wash your hair with the Beauty-full Volume pre-wash conditioner and then follow that with the Beauty-full Volume shampoo. 

About the products
Step 1. Beauty-full Volume conditioner 
Using the proprietary fiber polish actives, the conditioner binds to the hair cuticles which helps to protect and soften the hair, leaving it feeling smooth.

Step 2. Beauty-full Volume shampoo
This shampoo is designed to gently cleanse and remove excess weight from the hair, leaving it conditioned, shiny and bouncy.

Step 3. Beauty-full Volume Hair Maximiser
Use this product pre blow-dry to lock in softness and achieve volume. Contains Flemimax volumisers and polishers to provide bounce, smooth and frizz-free hair.

My thoughts
I was really excited about using these products as I have fine hair which can look a little lack-luster if it isn't volumised. I also struggle to find volumising products that don't weigh my hair down and make it look greasy so the claim that these products won't weigh down hair really enticed me.

I started off with massaging the conditioner into my hair from root to tip. I then brushed it through with a wide-tooth shower to get rid of any pre-exisiting tangles and then leave the conditioner on for a few minutes. I then followed up with with the volumising shampoo, I didn't rinse out the conditioner first, I just lathered the shampoo on top. I then rinsed out all of the product and used my wide-tooth comb again. I know some people's concerns with using conditioner first is that there will be tangles after rinsing out the products but I didn't have any.

Before I blow dried my hair, I used the Tresemmé Keratin Flat Iron Smoothing Spray and the Beauty-full Volume Hair Maximimser. I only needed a small amount of the maximiser to rub through my hair. I then dried my hair and was delighted to see how much more volume I had than if I were to use my normal hair products. Although my hair was volumised, it was still really soft and didn't feel weighed down at all. 

The first few weeks using this product my hair felt great but soon after my hair was really dry and broke off. I spoke to my hairdresser who said perhaps the product coated my hair in something which made my hair feel good at first but then it started to break away.

I wouldn't purchase this product again because of how damaged my hair ended up looking. 

*Products sent to me but opinion is 100% my own!

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Monday, 1 February 2016

February Goals


How the heck is it February already? It feels like it wasn't that long ago that all of the decorations were going up in preparation for Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas! January flew by and it was a pretty great month. These are some goals I have picked out for February.

1. Keep up the exercise
Last year I went to reformer pilates classes at least 3x a week. After about 8 months of going to those classes, I got a bit bored and felt it wasn't challenging me enough. I signed up for Barre classes last week and so far I am loving it! Barre is a combination of ballet, yoga and pilates with some cardio bursts thrown in. It is honestly the challenge I needed. The class makes my legs shake so much and I feel amazing after it...if a little sore!

2. Keep up water intake
Now that I am working, I actually find that my water intake has been quite good. I have a bottle of water that I keep on my desk and drink throughout the day. I did try infusing it with lemon but after a couple of hours it was sour so I will just stick to plain. I am definitely drinking more water than I used to.

3. Go out driving regularly
So over here learning to drive is a little different. Unlike the UK, you have to pass your theory test before you can get behind the wheel of the car. Then you have to drive for a year (lessons or with an experienced driver) before you can sit the physical exam. I got my learners in December and went out driving with Dan a few times and wasn't too bad. Then for whatever reason I went out one day and panicked, since then I put off going out. This weekend though I went out driving again and it was much better than the previous time. It is something I definitely have to do weekly, otherwise, I will end up nervous for no reason.

4. BLOG
Blogging is something that I really got out of the habit of doing last year. Everything went a little bit up in the air with the move to Canada and all of the stress that moving somewhere new brings along.  My blog ended up a little neglected but I feel like this is the month in which I will get back into the swing of things!

What are your goals for this month?
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