"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
I have a question about shampoo. I"ve noticed for the past several years that when I first apply shampoo to my hair it doesn't form a good lather, even if I thoroughly wet my hair beforehand. I have to rinse it then apply shampoo a second time in order to get a lot of lather. Does anyone know what could account for this? Would my hair and scalp still get clean if I only applied shampoo once?
^ good quality salon shampoos do not make a lot of lather. Cheap, supermarket brands do because the public thinks they need a lot of suds to get their hair clean.
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
I use Wen. It doesn't lather at all.
Unfortunately, my antifungal shampoo routine kind of requires that I strip my hair. So I wash once with a regular shampoo (just a little dollop) then follow up with a small dollop of the prescription antifungal. I think this tiny bottle was only supposed to last me one month, but I've used it for 3.
I used to really pack on the shampoo since it's what my mom did when I was little. "Your hair's really thick!" But now I've learned it's not necessary, even for thick hair.
Maybe it's an Asian thing. We also used to actually use an entire capful of laundry detergent too, and I've learned I can get away with 10x less.
As a result, many people want to go sulfate-free (especially curly haired folks whose hair is naturally dry already) or at least find shampoos that contain sulfates that are derived from less harmful sources. I know some use a sulfate derived from the babassu nut, which still allows the shampoo to lather but doesn't strip everything out of your hair.
Make-up question...I replaced my Nars blush with a good color rec'ed here from ELF.
Now I need lipstick. Any recs for a lipstick that lasts, isn't drying and has good colors for reasonable prices?
My bf (who is not Asian) did laundry using that concentrated Tide and I was wondering why in the world did the comforter still smell so strongly of Tide and he had used a entire capful. Another Asian friend suggested I do another rinse cycle and I was like, "Or I could just use my Tide the way it was meant to be used - with as little as possible!" Why waste even more stuff when you waste?
I snuck over to Amherst, New York, briefly last week to check out Target and Ulta, but Ulta was out of EVERYTHING that I wanted to buy.
I did some decent damage at Target, however. I didn't realize they carried so much ELF.
My wedding was this past weekend, and my makeup turned out wildly well! Even if I forgot the lipstick(s) I planned to wear at home. I was worried it was a bit dark in person, but it's come out really, really well in the photos my new mother-in-law has sent me. I'm so glad I didn't get a professional to do it. I can't afford the high-end professional that would hopefully be better than every makeup artist I've tried already, and it was actually a really great way to stay calm and collect my thoughts pre-wedding. Everyone else was frazzled but me. And I was the first one ready of my mother, three bridesmaids and a smattering of friends. That doesn't happen to me, ever.
Last edited by Andora; 10-18-2011 at 06:55 PM.
"How you treat the weak is
Your true nature calling" -- Jane's Addiction
The Ulta on the Boulevard gets slammed on the weekend, I've seen many Canadians there (I can tell bc they always get asked if they have an Ulta card, and reply sadly that they can't have one). There's a big Ulta in the southtowns (McKinley Mall) if you go over the Peace Bridge that seems to be much better stocked. That's where I found Revlon Perplex, which never once made an appearance at the other Ulta.
ETA: omg just saw that your wedding was this weekend, obviously more important than skating + makeup. Congrats!!!
Congrats on the wedding, Andora!
Not much makeup news here...I haven't made as much progress on my blog as I'd like to. I guess that's my goal now.
I have no doubt you were a gorgeous bride!
In other makeup news, I'm on my second sample of Lancome's Visionnaire, and OMG, I love it more than the Genefique Serum!
I've been using it in combination with the Genefique Serum (Visionnaire at night and Genefique in the morning, per Cyn's advice), so I don't know if I would love it as much if I were using it alone. I may try that for awhile and see.
Voidy Swan, Dirty Carmen, Perverted Moonlight Sonata. God I love figure skating!
So....Sephora's Friends and Family sale is coming up soon, and along with some Christmas presents I am thinking of getting a new hair dryer. I've heard those T3 dryers are amazing. I battle a lot of hair frizz, so if this dryer will both help with that and dry my hair faster I could be convinced to drop the cash on it. Then again, I could look for in on eBay too for probably even cheaper. But is it really EVERYTHING people say it is?
Really? I would love a hair dryer that dries faster and leaves less frizz! Has anyone tried them?
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
Congrats on the wedding, Andora! May you have many years of happiness together.
I haven't tried the T3, but I have tried the Chi hairdryer and it was wonderful. It does make your hair soft with a lot less frizz.
Not exactly makeup....but I want some riding style boots. I tried these and really liked them, except I'm having second thoughts....they were a bit thin and now I'm thinking too distressed? I also saw these and they are cheaper and have overall better reviews. But I like the black color in those, when I was looking for the cognac, and I haven't tried them on in real life....thoughts?