Stress & Life

Hello Lovelies,

I just wanted to keep you updated that the blog will take a little break due to stress. I will do the monthly Flechtwerk Posts of course :) I hope you will not mind! I have been reading all your comments and was very happy about the feedback but I could not answer yet. I hope you all are doing fine and growing looong hair in the meantime.


Flechtwerk: Funny Hair Stories

Hello Lovelies, 
Today's Flechtwerk topic is funny long hair stories ! As soon as your hair is a little longer than the average post shoulder length you will hear funny, nice and sometimes weird comments. I have a few day to day comments for you - I usually get these as soon as I wear my hair down. I alss wrote a blogpost some time ago about a similiar topic here.

1. Cuties
Little girls around the age of 5 staring at me in the underground. The cutest comment was : "You have princess hair! "This one was so adorable! The lottle girls had fine blond hair and wearing pink from head to toe.

2. Daily 
The number one question; "How long did it take to grow your hair?"
It took me about three years from BSL to classic length with monthly trimms. Girls always look amazed and tell me  that they are growing their ( bleached, blow dried, straightend) hair for 5 years and nothing happens. Thanks to coconut oil, henna and natural hair care!

3. Funny 
Some comments are just a little silly. E.g. "How long does it take to do a braid ? Do you do your braid every day?" Ehm yes 5 seconds and yes ^^. And then : "Your hair is really long ! " well it is really long . I just nod and smile to this one. It is like saying you are really thin/ fat/ grey/ blond/ black/tall. Not very nice and not very mean - just a little awkward moments while you nod. What do you do when you get these comments?

Funny moustache photo just for you ^^
Check out the girls stories in the links below ! Now I am very cutrious about your stories :)  ?
Love, Zoey :)


Care: My SkinCare Routine for Hypoallergenic Skin

Skin Type:
My skin is very sensitive and extremely dry. I get red spots easily and itchy dry skin patches on my forehead and on my cheeks. I am sorry the picture is so out of focus I am having trouble with fading light and artificial lighting! I am allergic to most drugstore products, equally to the natural organic lines. Organic skin care is a problem for me as well because of the fragrances and high amount of alcohol that is used as preservative agents. 
Just for your visual help - when I am saying allergic skin I mean a horrible red version. This is my skin after I tried a different toner than my Avene Toner last week. My skin gets hot/itchy, swells a little and turns tomato red :( This pretty much happens anytime I try a new product - that's why I am very cautious in trying new brands.

My products are mostly from my local pharmacy and have been working well for me. I wish my products were more "clean" in an organic sense but so far I have not found an organic line that is mild enough for me and affordable at the same time. 

Products used

1. Avene Mousse Nettoyante Cleanser
2. Avene Lotion Douceur Toner
3. Skinceuticals Serum
4. Khadi Rose Face Oil
5. Balea Med Skin Cream
6. Lavera Intensive Eye Cream

Other brands I have used previously is the Toleriane Series by La-Roche-Posay but I had problems with the metallic smell of the products which I found unpleasant. It is a great line for sensitive skin and I can definitely recommend it. Whenever you look for skin care try to look for something that says without preservatives, artificial colour and fragrance. Ask for a smaller sample size at your pharmacy so you can try it first before you make a big purchase. Always keep the recipes so you can ask for a refund if you are allergic. 

The Balea Skin Cream is quite new, I have been previously used up a few bottles of Avene Riche cream for sensitive skin so I am not too sure about the Balea cream yet but I can definitely recommend the Riche Version of my standard Avene cream. I am trying to find more budget friendly alternatives because most of my products are very expensive

If your skin is not as dry as my skin you can skip the serum and face-oil. The rose oil smells heavenly and is great for your hair as well :) Stay tuned for a review. I am a big fan of anything that smells like real roses and so glad that Khadi fragrances don't cause allergic reactions for me.

Do you have problematic skin as well? I would be so happy if any of you had suggestions for affordable and good skin care products? 
Love, Zoey :)


Care: Herbal Hair Conditioner Shikakai & Honey

Khadi's Shikakai Conditioner is not what you usually expect from a conditioner, instead of detangling help you will get strengthened hair. The product is full of honey and shikakai as well as rheeta and jojoba oil. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts water and adds moisture to your hair. 

Let's have a look at the incis: 
Aqua٠Acacia concinna extract (Shikakai)٠Cetyl Alcohol٠Glyceryl Stearate SE٠Sapindus mukurossi peel extract (Reetha)٠Glyceryl Stearate٠Ceteareth-20٠Mel (Honig)٠Lanolin٠Parfum٠Glycerin٠Methylparaben٠Citric acid

Now once your hair is wet you apply the conditioner on your hair length - once in contact with water it gets very runny and you need to be careful not to drop it. After you applied it your hair will feel funny and kind of crunchy/hard. It will feel like straw and what the heck is happening here? :o) Don't worry this is normal. After it dries it will be soft, shiny and manageable with lots of volume. I think the effect is due to the Shikakai - like henna it is an astringent. The fragrance is very strong and flowery sweet, if you like heavy oriental perfumes this is your conditioner. I normally prefer lighter fresher or more herbal smells. After your hair dries the fragrance will vanish though.

What do I think?
Well I do like the effect but because my hair is very prone to knotting I do need more help detangling, that's is why I prefer a conditioner with detangling benefits and not only pure care. Please note that this conditioner is not organic - it contains parabens. I think fine hair will benefit more from this conditioner than coarse hair like mine because you will really get lots if volume!

Did you try Khadi's Conditioner? What is your experience?

Love, Zoey :*

Product provided by Khadi. All opinions are my own.


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