Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update.

Two weeks ago I gave my husband the scissors and I told him to cut. I knew that if it wasn’t done immediately, I wouldn’t have the guts and I would drag it out for even longer than I already have. My husband took 3 huge gulps of red wine and started cutting …

Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update.

If you’re not familiar with my extreme hair loss story, this is it in a nutshell: stress and trauma caused me to lose about two thirds of my hair. The hair that was left became dry and brittle and it seemed like I was losing my natural curl. A huge shock also caused my hair to weaken at the root and once my hair reached a certain length, it broke off. For the last 6 months or so I have been trying my best to hide the hair loss by tying my hair up in the most pathetic little ponytail you can imagine. I couldn’t wear my hair loose as I was sporting a super fabulous 80’s style mullet. The only long hair left on my head was on the bottom half of my head.

Thankfully my hair started to grow again!! My hair is full and healthy and my curls are back with a vengeance. Thank you Trichotin!! Find my introduction to Trichotin over HERE.

But that pony looked horrible. The dead hair had to go. I was extremely calm that Tuesday evening when I gave my husband the scissors. I sat at the kitchen counter and gave him instructions to cut everything the same length. My hair was shorter than its been in years! But I was okay. Kind of.

So on Saturday I went to Tosca Hair and Beauty in Tyger Valley and my AMAZING stylist coloured and cut my hair into a style. Short. Very short. Thank you Tosca for taking such good care of me!! You guys truly are amazing and know exactly how to work with my hair (and with me!).

I went home and had a little cry. The short hair makes me feel 12 years old. The 12-year-old me that was gatvol of being bullied for my bushy hair and thought that if I cut it short, the bullying would stop. It didn’t.

But, for now, this is me. And my hair is healthier and stronger. And soon, I will be too.

Short hair, don’t care. Plus a hair loss update.

My family and friends all think I look great and my sister decided that my new style needs a headband. I think she’s right. It’s still taking some getting used to, but I’ll get there. What do you think?


Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

Oh my word! Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat shampoo and conditioner is fan-freakin-tastic! I know it’s early days, but I really think this is the budget beauty launch of the year. For me at least. Here’s why …

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

Garnier’s Ultimate Blends Oat Milk Delicacy creates its most caring formula for all delicate hair and scalp. Formulated with Oat milk and rice cream, Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat offers a complete routine that cleanses, soothes, hydrates and protects.

Protein-rich oats are among nature’s ingredients, easy to assimilate and valued for their nutritive benefits. Known for its various properties, Oat Milk is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B1, calcium and iron. This milk is often contained in skincare products as it helps soothe and soften delicate skin. It’s the perfect choice for both soothing sensitive scalps and reducing the sensation of itching.

Rice is the cereal that is the easiest for the body to benefit from and known for its wealth of proteins. Used in Asian skincare for its hydrating properties, this newest Garnier Ultimate Blends ingredient is ideal for moisturizing and protecting hair.

Garnier’s Delicate Soother is designed to care for delicate hair and scalp. I don’t suffer from a sensitive scalp, but my hair needs all the TLC it can get after my hair loss. And oh my, it provides a lot of tender love and care.

The shampoo is incredibly creamy and it isn’t stripping at all. The paraben-free formula leaves my hair feeling clean, soft and smooth.

The conditioner makes detangling super easy and leaves my hair feeling nourished, hydrated and cared for.

I have been using the products on Cara’s hair as well and the condition of her hair has improved after only a couple of uses. Her hair was very dry with the change of season, but now those gorgeous golden locks are back.

The scent of the shampoo and conditioner is AMAZING. I don’t know exactly how to describe the creamy yumminess, but it reminds me of pudding. And it lingers for days. I can’t stop sniffing Cara’s hair.

I am lucky to be able to try many salon products on my hair and I have many that I love, but I promise you, Delicate Oat is salon quality and I will always have stock of it in the cupboard.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat retails for R39.99 for 250ml and R59.99 for 400ml.

*Update: I just heard that there is a delay and the range will only be released closer to the end of the year. I really hope it’s sooner! I’ll let you know as soon as I know.


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