Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Products I am using for my new regime

Hair supplements, Hair essentials:- vitamins and the Fo-Ti drops, Viviscal Professional, Hibiscus oil, Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. Henna white powder, or the proper name, Cassia and Taya shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, spray and volumizing elixir or resin.  I should be receiving lotus powder or Sedr very soon. 

It is too early to say, how the supplements are working, before I started these new supplements, I was using Viviscal maximum and my thinning area is getting fuller.  With a new regime, I will only able to see more results, probably towards the end of the year, although Viviscal say you must give the product 6 months to work. 

The Taya hair products are available from QVC.   They are a brain child of the actress and model Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún.  She played in the films "The Mummy" and The Mummy Returns".  I have been using the products for some weeks now and the smell is just unbelievable, it is so delicious and they seem very rich.  The hibiscus oil seems very nice, seems to keep my hair very soft.  The Great Lakes, Collagen Hydrolysate has very little taste, but I mix it with juice.   The hair essentials and the Collagen hydrolysate  are available from Amazon.  The hibiscus oil is available from www.sheabuttercottage.co.uk.

Friday, 30 October 2015

New Regime for the Autumn 2015

I have started a new regime.  I think because I have been under a very challenging time and I have not had time to blog as I usually do, plus I was having problems with my computer.  I have bought myself and new one. I am using Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate, Hair Essentials, hair vitamins, the Fo-ti herbal supplement and Professional Viviscal, which is obtained from hair salons.  The previous supplements, Hairburst were very good, but it did not really solve the problem of my thinning crown.  Since taking the supplements, there is an improvement, but it has been a long progress. I will be seeing more progress the beginning of next year.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

What's the latest for early 2015

I haven't written for a long time. Happy New Year, everyone, so what has happened to me?
I have started to taking Hairburst supplements on 14th November 2014. I coloured my hair, myself doing an ombre look, on Thursday 26th February. It is better for me, especially as I am growing my hair and I don't have to do the roots at all, except for a small part in the front. I cut hair on 29th December 2013, because I tried a texturiser and I didnt like it, so I waited 10 months, then cut the ends off.

Before colouring my hair, I lightened it, using a lightener by Schwarzkopf - LXX - xtra-xtreme, which lifts the hair colour up to 8 levels. After the process, I deep conditioned it, then coloured my hair using, Vidal Sassoon Salonist, colours Dark vibrant 4/45(2) and medium intense red,5/45(2) also used L'Oreal Preference colours Dark red 3.65 and Babylon Red 6.66. I divided my hair into 12 sections, but only colouring 11 sections. So far my hair is very soft and well conditioned.

Very pleased with how it came out, very vibrant indeed and I love the colours.  My inspiration is a youtuber, Donedo, her youtube channel ://www.youtube.com/user/donedo05.  Love her hair videos.

To keep the colour vibrant, I plan to go to Sallys beauty suppliers and get Ion color Brilliance semi-permanent hair color, you can mix them with your conditioner.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Knitting and Crochet during the summer.

I am very proud of my knitting and crochet.  Particularly my crochet, as I only learned to crochet since last May 2013 and I am a right handed and I taught myself to crochet with my left hand.

As for my knitting, I can do fair isle knitting, something I have always wanted to do.

What is happening so far!

The top picture was taken 2nd March and the bottom was taken on 16th June 2014. My hair has got a lot thicker, in the bottom picture,  it appears more dense.   I have been using rosemary, sage and horsetail spray and leaving it in the fridge and I try my hair at least spray my hair regularly.

Also I have been walking quite a bit, I have lost some weight, but there is still a long way to go.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The story so far

I have been juicing regularly, the green juice, contains coconut water, 1 pear,  a hanbdful of kale, 3 Pak Choi, 1/4 cucumber, ginger and honey to taste.

The red or brown juice contains coconut water, 3 leaves of Iceberg lettuce, 3 leaves of Pak Choi,1 apple, 1 carrot, 1 handful of black grapes, 1 handful of blueberries and ginger.  So far that has been one of my favourite juices.

I drink at least 250 ml of juice daily, the amount juice I make lasts me for three days, which I store in the fridge.  As the weather is getting warmer and brighter, I will be buying more soft fruits, particularly strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, which I will freeze, so that I can use them in the colder months.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Trying out new things

Spring will be coming soon.    I am still having  a green smoothie at least once a day daily.  The ingredients are usually, kale, spinach, 1 carrot, a banana, apple, 1 lime, ginger and cinammon.   The lime seems to really liven up the taste, which I am now enjoying.  I enjoy the process of preparing my smoothie.  I have noticed tiny hairs are growing on my sides. I will review my process probably the end of February.

For six months, I have been using Nanogen Hair intervention supplements.  You take 2 tablets a day.  I got very good results.  In the past, I had also taken Viviscal Extra Maximum Strength and also took Viviscal Professional.

The ingredients are Nangen Intervention for Women are the following :- Marine Cartilage 640 mg, Cysteine 100 mg, Pine Bark Extract 50mg, Pantothenic Acid 12 mg, Curcumin Extract 50 mg, Resveratrol 100 mg, Horsetail Extract 100 mg, Iron 48 mg, Vitamin B12 12 micrograms, Vitamin B6 2.8 mg, Caffine 50 mg, MSM 150 mg, Vitamin B7 (Biotin )1 mg, Zinc 30 mg, Copper 4 mg, Magnesium 150 mg.

With Viviscal Maximum Strength, you also had to take 2 tables,  ingredients are Marine Protein Complex (AminoMar C) 600 mg, Vitamin C 77 mg, Niacin 16 mg, Biotin 156 micrograms, Iron 13.6 mg, Zinc 14.9 mg, Horsetail Extract 49 mg, Millet seed 10 mg.   Nanogen's Intervention for Women cost £40.00, whereas Viviscal Maximum cost £49.99.  With Viviscal Professional, the ingredients are Vitamin C 40 mg, Biotin 196 microgram, however the AminoMar C has 700 mg, the new professional Viviscal Professional will have 900 mg AminoMar C, which is the important marine complex from deep sea fish.   I took it, because I started losing my hair at the crown. It cost me £59.99, but after 2-3 months, there was a definite improvement and I was very pleased.

I have been thinking of colouring parts of my hair red, the colours I like are L'Oreal Preference Dark Red, shade number 3.66 and Babylon Red shade number 6.66. I used Babylon  Red before, but  I used 40 vol hydrogen peroxide, instead of using the peroxide provided in the package and the colour came out really lovely.  I did not have any problem with dryness, I add extra virgin olive oil and castor oil to the colour mixture. I will also visit Sallys the hair and beauty outlet to see what other reds they have available.