The Science of Hair Products: Shampoo and Conditioner (with video)

This post is based on a sponsored video. Sulfates, fatty alcohols, silicones, preservatives… what are they doing in your shampoo and conditioner, and do you need to avoid them? Today’s post is a deep dive into some of the key ingredients in haircare products. The video version is here if you prefer that format! Science of Shampoo Let’s start with …

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1,4-Dioxane Ban for Beauty Products? (With video)

Dioxane video

If you’ve ever looked up sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in a clean beauty app, like me, you might be surprised to find that SLES is dirtier than SLS. These apps are terrible and based on pseudoscience: SLS and SLES are both safe in your products. But if you’re a skincare nerd, you’ll know that SLS …

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Low Maintenance Pastel Hair Routine (video)

Low-maintenance pastel hair routine

I recently dyed my hair pastel again, and I’ve been asked about my haircare routine – I’ve actually managed to make it even lower maintenance than last time, with all the colouring happening in the shower! Here it is on YouTube. Products mentioned: IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Toning Drops Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream Toni & …

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My Favourite Products from the Dermstore Sale

Paula's Choice Niacinamide and C25

Sale season is coming up, and while I don’t love the idea of buying products frivolously, there ARE a lot of great bargains, and if you’re anything like me you’ve been putting off a whole bunch of big purchases til now. Dermstore stock a lot of my favourite skincare brands and have up to 30% off with the code SHARETHELOVE …

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Silk for Skincare and Haircare (with video)

I get asked a lot about my silk pillowcase and whether or not I’d recommend silk for skin and hair, so today I’m going to talk about the claims that you might’ve heard about with silk, and whether or not they hold up. This video is sponsored by Lilysilk, who sell most of the silk items I talk about in …

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Getting Hair Dye Off Your Hands

dye hands

I’ve had coloured hair for 2 years now, and I’ve been doing all the recolouring at home with temporary (direct) dye – it’s gone from a dye session every week (purple) to coloured conditioner in the shower (pink), and now to a dye session every 2 weeks (blue). So I’ve dealt with a lot of stained skin! The best way …

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Detangling Brush Comparison: Tangle Teezer vs Lady Jayne

Lady Jayne Tangle Teezer comparison

I’ve been really enjoying the Tangle Teezer, a brush with soft bristles designed to minimise breakage. I’ve been using it to quickly but gently detangle my fragile bleached hair, with much less breakage than the wide-toothed comb I was using before. I did need a second portable hairbrush though, and since the Lady Jayne Tanglepro Detangling Brush (RRP $13.99 AUD) …

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