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Organic Hair Care Review

In this review I am talking about organic, sulphate- and paraben-free hair care I have been testing over the last few months, that is why it took me a little bit longer to publish this blog post.

I hope you enjoy reading my review. Let me know what your experience is with organic, vegan and cruelty-free hair care.

Would you choose the organic option?


NATULIQUE

When using the Natulique’s shampoo and conditioner, you can be assured that the ingredients are to 99% from natural origin, no parabens, no added silicone, no artificial colours.
They are certified to be vegan, animal cruelty free, with sustainable packaging and got the certification 360 Biocert Organic.

When using the shampoo on my hair I had to use the shampoo twice to get a bit more foam. Same for the conditioner, I had to use quite a bit as it seems like it disappears in my hair. Both shampoo and conditioner smell beautiful and leave the hair super soft, nourished and with a nice smell.


LESS IS MORE

The Less Is More products are sulfate-free, helping to clarify the scalp. They are specifically targeted to soothe irritated scalps like dandruff or itchy scalps.
I absolutely love the spa-like natural scents. They use 100% certified organic essences made of tea tree, rosemary and rose.

These products are certified to be 100% organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
Same with the Natulique products, you have to use quite a bit to get that foamy texture when washing your hair. Your hair will get a gentle wash and smelling fresh.

RAHUA

The Rahua products are one of the luxurious hair care products I have tried out. Not only because of its high price, but also once you use the product, you’ll understand where I am coming from.

You only need to use a tiny bit of the shampoo and conditioner to get that foamy texture. Your hair will feel moisturized.

I was struggling a bit combing my hair after using the products, but nevertheless I was fascinated by this beautiful smell of Palo Santo.
My hair was super shiny and silky after using Rahua.


MARROCCANOIL

Morroccanoil’s hair care is well-known in the hair dressers salons with its main ingredient, the argan oil.
Their range includes paraben- and sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners for different hair types.

When applying only a little bit of shampoo or conditioner you already get that nice foam, you will immediately feel that your hair is getting cleansed, nourished and shiny.

My hair was very easy to comb after using the Morroccanoil products.

FRESHLY COSMETICS

I have tested Freshly Cosmetics hair mask. It says it is silicon-free, but I could not find any certifications who prove that the ingredients are to 100% made of natural origin.
This hair mask includes 7 non-greasy, high quality vegetable oils, which help to nourish the hair.

Some of the ingredients are organic argan, macadamia, extra virgin chia, musk rose, almond and avocado oils. I love the smell of this hair mask, which is citrusy with exotic hints of papaya, orange, bergamot and lemon.

BEONME

The BeOnMe range I have tested is specifically for sensitive hair and scalp.

The products include wheat proteins which help to nourish and hydrate the hair.
The first time ever I have used a Pre-Shampoo and I am absolutely in love with it. It basically has the same effect like a really good conditioner, deep nourishing. My hair felt so soft after the pre-shampoo and it was so easy to comb my hair.
The products have a fairly neutral smell to it.

BeOnMe guarantees to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

The products are certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard, proving that the ingredients contain natural ingredients.

ORGANIC PHARMACY

The Organic Pharmacy is well-known for using pharmaceutical-grade organic herbal extracts.

It says they use organic, natural ingredients, but there is no prove of any certifications for being 100% organic.

The products have a strong jasmine smell, so if you are not into jasmine, that might be the wrong choice for you.

Review

Now to sum it up, it really depends on what you are looking for. Ever since I am living in London, my scalp has changed to a bit more sensitive and irritated, as the water over here is hard and that effect the scalp.
I prefer a gentle hair care, that’s why I do like Natuliques products, as they are gentle to the scalp, but also cleansing. Rahua I do like a lot too, especially because they leave the hair super shiny and glamourous. Marrocconoil products never dissapoint either.

Have you ever used one of these products? What was your experience?

Organic Face Masks Review

In this blog post I am introducing you to a few certified organic facial masks I have been testing for a few months. Enjoy reading my review..

MERME BERLIN – DEEP CLEAN FACIAL MASK

This mask is made of 100 % superfine green french clay. You just need to add a bit of water to the powder, mix it and apply it to your face.

Once the mask starts to dry you can wash it off. The mask has no specific scent to it. Your face will feel nourished, soft and purified.

This product has following certifications: COSMOS, ECO Certified, Vegan.

Deep Clean Facial Mask

ARTNATURALS – DEAD SEA MUD MASK

You can apply this Dead Sea mud mask either on face, body or hair, leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes and remove with warm water. It has a really cooling effect once it is applied on your face.

This mask includes Dead Sea mud with kaolin clay and helps cleansing and revitalising the skin.

Your skin will feel smooth and hydrated.

Dead Sea Mud Mask

BIO:VÉGANE / DR. SCHELLER

These sheet face masks are very easy to apply on the face and also to remove from the face. 

They are beautifully scented and contain nourishing oils.

These sheets are 100 % vegan and certified to be organic by NATRUE.

Once you take the masks off your skin, you will see the difference. Your skin will be shiny and looking much brighter.

BIO:VÉGANE BIO GOJI TUCHMASKE

BIO:VÉGANE BIO GRÜNTEE TUCHMASKE

Yoga for Your Neck

We all know how it feels to have neck pain. It can be very painful, limit us in movement and cause headache or upper back pain.
In a time where computers and phones are becoming more and more important, we spend so much time staring at our devices, without being aware until we feel the pain.

Did you know that our head weighs around 4,5kg (10 pounds)? Now imagine having your head tilt forward for hours and hours, whilst using your phone, sitting at the desk, reading a book.
Do you think that is healthy?

I have put a few neck stretching exercises together, which should help to reduce neck discomfort. Make sure you repeat these exercises regularly and take a few breaks at work where you are not starring at a screen.

Natural Deodarant Review

Have you ever thought about trying out an all natural deodarant instead of an aluminium-based deo?
The big question is, does an organic deodarant work? I have tested three for you. Here are the results:

I+M Berlin

This deodarant creme smells of grapefruit, which is really nice. First time I used it it was funny as it feels like you are putting on some normal bodylotion into your armpits. Did it work? Not for me. I think for a short time it works, but if you want a deodarant that lasts for the whole day, I would choose a different one.

Deo Creme: 9,90 €, 50 ml

Girl Smells

This roll on deodarant smells of orange, which is nice and refreshing. When I was putting the deodarant on my arm pits, I felt like I had to wipe it off as it is very liquid.

End result? It did not work for me either. It lasted for a short time, but I had to use a different deodarant after.

Organe Geranium Roll-On Deodorant: €28.00,
50ml

We love the Planet

This deodarant has a very different texture to it, which I really liked. Compared to the previous deodarants it is much harder and feels like it is going to stay longer on your skin.

Did it work? Out of all the deodarants I have been testing, this was lasting the longest.

Forever Fresh: € 11.95

20 MIN POWER VINYASA YOGA FLOW

I am sharing with you a 20-min yoga sequence, which you can do if you have limited time or even post cardio workout.

As you can see, I have just been back from a run and here are some stretching exercises which you can do if you still have a bit of energy left.

I am giving you options in this video, so it should be ok to do for everyone. Of course if you are more experienced, you can try to do the more advanced yoga inversions.

Enjoy!

Yoga Mat Bag Review

Following my review of yoga mats, I have been testing a few yoga bags and would like to introduce them to you:

Dzaino

This is one of my favourite yoga bags at the moment. The bag has perfect width so you don’t have to worry about getting your yoga mat in and out of the bag.
The quality of the material is just amazing! The outside material is denim (post-consumer-waste) and the inside lining is made of organic cotton. It says it is handwash only, but I had it in the washing machine and it seemed fine!

Yogamatbag No. 62: currently out of stock

Vioyoga

Another yoga bag I really like is from Vioyoga. This bag is perfect for the summer with its tropical design. Stylish and useful at the same time.
You close the bag with a drawstring and it also has an adjustable shoulder strap.

It is made of 100% cotton and produced by people with disabilities in the “Bonner Werkstätten”.

 

 

Bakchich baba

This bag is slightly different to other yoga bags; it is more like a normal handbag but it has a very useful front pocket where you can put a yoga mat inside.

The actual bag is really big, so you can fit quite a lot of other items in it too.

Black yoga bag: 35,00 €