Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things I'm Loving Right Now

I'd love to share with you a few items I've discovered in the last month. 

amazing grace

I bought this at Sephora. It smells so clean and even though it's extremely moisturizing, it doesn't feel greasy.

These are individual pads (think Stridex acne pads) that contain alpha, beta, and gamma acids along with peptides and vitamins.   You wash your face, and swipe the pad all over your face and neck. After a minute or ten (I have resilient skin), you simply rinse. 

This isn't a miracle product, but I love how convenient and quick these are. I noticed that my pores are cleaner & my overall skin texture is smoother.

evening primrose shammpoo for dry hair &citrus and neroli detangler

I have been experiencing hair loss pretty badly the past five years. So much so, that I'm now regularly using a Rogaine/Latisse combination daily. I also take biotin and multivitamins along with silica and other supplements.

Hair loss, especially for women, is utterly devastating. It's not supposed to happen to us! In addition to the mentioned treatments, I've been doing a lot of reading on hair loss, its causes, and ways to prevent it.

One of the interesting things I recently read is how a hairdresser noticed the amount of hair loss she had been seeing in women in the past 10 years. After doing years of research with medical professionals and scientists, she saw a direct correlation between sulfates in shampoo and hair loss. Here's the article. Check out that website. It's very informative. 

Not all sulfate-free shampoos are created equal though. I utterly HATE  Pureology shampoo. I know a lot of you love it, but for my hair, the pH is off. That's why my hair looks like a wad of straw when I use it. Then I have to use 2 gallons of conditioner to get it to detangle. Then it's flat. Major fail.

The thing I love about John Masters' brand is that he's done extensive testing on the pH of all his hair products. After washing/conditioning my hair with the above products, my hair feels clean, strong, & silky.

I've also noticed that I'm not getting GOBS of hair in my hands when I wash it. 

Do any of you use sulfate-free shampoo? Are you using it to protect your color or highlights or for other reasons? Just curious.

What new products are you loving?


  1. I just LOVE Peter Thomas Roth products. The sulfur mask is amazing when I have breakouts!!

  2. Don't you just love all philosophy products? I know I do!
    I'm definitely going to have to look into this shampoo...I've notice my thick hair has started thinning with age...I don't want to end up thin like my Mom (who also used to be thick).

  3. I will have to try that shampoo and conditioner! I cannot find a shampoo that works on my hair to SAVE MY LIFE. I'm ready to give up. A new product that I'm loving . . . probably my 4-in-1 c. Booth body lotion in the lemon sugar scent. It smells like a cookie!

  4. I am a new follower and love your blog!
    I use a mixture of products for shampooing and conditioning because my hair dries out if I use the same ole product. I use Kevin Murphy (Local Salon in ATX) and my favorite is Deva Girl Products (Found at Ulta). I have naturally curly ringlet hair and Deva Curl Girl "Low Poo" Shampoo is AMAZING!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing about the shampoo. I also have some pretty bad hair loss and will look into that!

  6. I'm so glad you share the hate for purology. It has done nothing for me but waste my money! Interesting article! I'll def check out that shampoo and conditioner!

  7. I have never used a purology product. I have heard good things about the face line though. I will have to look into these -- thanks for the reviews!

  8. D! I cannot wait to try this shampoo! After using pureolgy for years, I am ready to move on! I've never heard of these peel pads either... *googling now to order* Thank you for the recs!

  9. Thanks ladies! I can't wait to hear what you think about John Masters products.

    JAJ-thanks for the follow! Have a great weekend.