Good Hair Days With Palmers Raw Shea Range

Who doesn’t love beautiful bouncy hair? gorgeous hair is an asset everyone wants. I am particularly possessive about my locks, I refrain from using products that are harmful or full of chemicals. I would want the same for you all as well. There are a lot of factors that affect the hair, internally such as lack of vitamins & mineral and externally like use of chemicals. While we can take care of our diets by including good source of protein and vitamin B12, Vitamin D and more. Externally we can protect hair by minimizing the use of heat and chemicals all together. Chemicals are present in shampoos, hair masques, colors and more. While the heat comes from straighteners, blow dryers and such.

if you think you are just a shampoo and go kind of person so you are safe then you are totally wrong! Hair shampoos do contain a lot of chemicals, some even cause scalp to get itchy or even promote hairfall.

Now I know you must be a bit scared but worry not because I am here to help you or rather palmers new Raw Shea range is..

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Lets first learn about the products

  • Their raw, natural shea butter is ethically sourced in Burkina Faso Africa.
  • Raw Shea shampoo and conditioner are infused with essential moisturizers and nutrients to detangle, de-frizz, smooth and soften hair.
  • parabens, NO sulfates, NO mineral oil, NO phthalates and No dyes.
  • Core contents are African Shea Butter, Keratin Protein, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E

Verdict:

Firstly, both the shampoo and conditioner are having a beautiful yet naturally sweet fragrance that attracts you towards the product. I am dividing my review so thats its easier for you to decide on whats suitable.

Shampoo:

Beautiful fragranced and free of dyes and nasties, this product works really well on my colored hair. My haircolor was just shining after the wash. Not only that, my hair flt softer, smoother and easier to manage! Also the fragrance of the shampoo lasted more than two days which has never happened with me before. Also I have been noticing reduction in hairfall post usage of this shampoo.

Conditioner:

Fragrance is same or sightly stronger in the conditioner. Product is easier to work with as you just have to apply after wash and leave it in there for a good 5 minutes. Rinse and you are ready to roll! My hair went from limp to bouncy in just two tries of this conditioner. Also i felt they were tamed enough to be styled without a styling cream!

Dont believe it? See it yourself 🙂

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Overall, I am in love with Palmer’s Raw Shea Shampoo and conditioner range! My hair have never felt so good and smooth after washes. I have in past used luxury products that are of similar idea (no dyes, no nasties) however, never have I come across a product that it appeals me in one go. I am excited for you all to try this gorgeous product as well.

PS: products provided by Palmer’s before it hits the shelves. Needs at least two to three tries to get the best results. Suitable for all hair types. I did not have any dandruff issues prior to use, however the product also claims to eliminate this common problem.

 

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Johnson’s & Johnson’s Hydration Essentials Cleansing Wipes

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As a busy woman who is always travelling, I am always on lookout for products that make life hassle free. When I first heard of Johnsons & Johnsons hydration face cleansing wipes I was very much interested in trying it out.

I tested the Johnsons & Johnsons hydration face cleansing wipes for normal & combination skin that comes with extra ocean minerals which help in keeping skin hydrated. The fragrance is a familiar one, the kind you always associate with baby powders from J&J. The packaging comes with sticker on top that doesn’t let your wipes dry off and best part is that the sticker stays despite all the dust in my handbag (opps confession, my handbag is a well :P). A pack of 25 is perfect as one for each of working days.

Verdict

this little drugstore beauty product is a treat for your skin! Easily removes layers of makeup without damaging the skin. The product is designed as such to remove the toughest of makeup layers especially the mascara which most of us tend to go overboard with. Since the wipe has tendency to get abrasive, I would suggest to gently wipe sensitive areas such as under/over the eyes. My skin feels refreshed and hydrated post use of these.

In case you are one of those who don’t use makeup or keep it minimal, this product still works wonders in keeping skin moisturized.

Available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets & drugstores.

 

Reviewing 7th Heaven Beauty Products-Part 2

As I mentioned in the earlier post, 7th heaven products are really reasonable and effective. Now I was sent quite a few of masks so it took time to try them all but I finally did it! Also many of you have been inquiring of the prices for these facemasks and since they have huge variety, I decided to add a photo of the entire section which I took at the nearest Carrefour as Spinneys near my house just closed down :(. Hope that helps you folks.

I tried these masks are results are below:

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Argan Oil Mud Mask

While Mud masks generally absorb off the excess oil that skin produces they tend to dry off the skin too. That’s certainly not what we are looking for.. now 7th heaven has introduced a well balanced formula to work both ways. The Mediterranean Clay absorbs the excess oil while the Argan oil does the moisturizing magic. Paired with subtle scents Jasmine, Chamomile and Vanilla this masque does the trick! My skin a combination of dry & oily felt so much better after the use of this masque. This is by far the most impressive Sachet face masque I have tried.

Pulped Papaya Rescue Masque – Hair & Roots

These Herbalist at 7th Heaven are creating magic with these masques! Just when you thought they had ended with series of facemasks, 7th heaven introduces hair and root masque. Simple application, just follow the instructions as per the pack. The difference is noticeable as soon as hair have dried. The goodness of all those botanical oils & papaya  made my hair shiny & the fragrance lasted for about good 8-10 hours. One disadvantage is that one sachet was not enough for my shoulder length hair. I had to use two of these to cover the entire area.

AloeVera Face Spa

Aloevera comes with a lot of healing and moisturizing properties. Some prefer to drink aloevera juice for healthy skin (which is yuck btw, I tried it once) and some apply the aloe gel on the skin directly. The gels are available across drugstores but they do get mixed with chemicals and the original plant gel will only save your skin for upto days unless applied every week consistently. In such scenarios, it is best to use a aloevera mask by 7th heaven. Needs a weekly application, skin felt clean but not much difference though. I think this mask needs multiple applications to see the difference. I tried only twice.

Banana & Honey Masque

If you have been my blog follower for a long time then I am sure you definitely know how crazy I am about DIY beauty. I had even created a DIY masque blogpost last year you can have a look here) Now Honey & Banana are age old combination for good skin. So if you dont have time to make your own mask, this one works just fine. Lightens the skin, makes its brighter & radiant!

Tea Tree Masque Sheet

Tea tree oil has been known to treat acne problem. Now since I dont have much acne I thought to experiment this masque on my sister who has acne issues during PMS. You can choose to use the mask otherwise too as there is no harm in that, it will definitely help in increasing the radiance. Anyhow my trial on the sister was successful and I was so right about the acne reduction. Her acne did actually dry out the very next day and within a week the skin was clearer! Acne prone people.. this masque maybe a blessing in disguise!

Overall it was a fun thing to experiment with all these masques and understand the properties, advantages and disadvantages of each. Actually disadvantages are so minor because these masques are herbal and made with fresh ingredients. Also these products are so budget friendly that even if I buy 10 masques I am still paying under 100AED (36$)

I am adding a high res image below..just click on the image and you will be able to zoom in to see the prices.

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