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  1. DYI: L’Oréal Professionnel hair coloring

    October 9, 2011 by donnaalba19

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    I used to visit my hairstylist once every two months for coloring my roots, in between one or two trims. This was before I moved to another country (France).. and changed some of my habits..
    Everyone who has experienced living abroad, may resonate with me when I’m saying that it comes a time when you get to be a bit off, financially speaking. … In my case, self-indulgence at a salon or a spa was no longer an option.
    SO, I had to consider other alternatives… Luckily, I was able to find an excellent shop PRO COIFFURE ESTHETIQUE that commercializes professional coloring cream. I purchased Majirel, from L’oréal Proffesionnel line in 9.13 -Very light beige blonde.


    And I was more than happy with the result. The only downside is that I literally had to do it myself! 🙁

    Majarel cream is used in a mixture: one 50 ml tube is blended with 75 ml L’oreal Professionnel 30 volume (9%) cream oxidant. The cream plus the oxidant cost me around 17 euros… not bad for a professional coloring cream that save me about 20 euros from a “professional hand “.


    -I have applied it to the roots of dry, unwashed hair using a brush bought from the same place.
    -Waited for about 40 minutes ..
    -5 minutes before the end of the development time, I added 5-10ml of warm water to the remaining mixture of the color and took it through the lengths and the ends.
    -Plus, I only used half of the tube for my roots: 25 ml of cream and 37 ml of oxidant.

    If you are not a neophyte to the home coloring technique and already know all the tricks, I seriously recommend that you take a trip down to your local beauty store ( if you have one) and buy yourself some professional coloring cream.


  2. Dessange nutri-extreme hair mask

    June 25, 2011 by Lila

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    I’ll start my first review on an item that I simply can’t live  without. Its the Dessange nutri-extreme richesse masque.

    The consistency of this product is great and if you have dry hair like mine and you need a bit of moisture and oil to maintain it, this product is exactly what  you need. A little goes a long way, so i think it will last me for about a month or so ; It has a pleasant smell about it that persists for several days, and what it does for me, is helping to soften , repair and nourish my hair.
    I have pretty dry hair, so usually I need a good deep conditioner or hair mask that will hydrate my scalp. Also, I have always been a big fan of bleaching /coloring my hair and to add to the damage, I use regularly a straighten & blow-dryer.

    I purchase this product at Carrefour ( in France)  and it cost me about 7 Euros. Unfortunately, i don’t know other retailers that carry this mask  but if you can get your hand on this one, give it a try !! I totally recommend this to anyone who bumps into it.