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Naturigin Hair Colour Review 4.0 Brown*

10 Jun

The lovely people at Simply Natural gave me the opportunity to review one of their Naturigin hair dyes. I chose shade 4.0 Brown which was closet to the hair colour that I had used previously.

The Naturigin hair dyes are avaliable in 19 shades and therefore everyone could find a shade to suit them. These hair dyes are cruelty free and are Vegan friendly. They are also free of ammonia, resorcinol and parabens. Naturigin hair dyes can be used on all hair types and contain 12 natural oils and extracts.

Naturigin hair dye

Naturigin hair dye

Naturigin hair dye

Within the box you get the colour cream, a bottle with activator, an after colour treatment, gloves and instructions.

Naturigin hair dye

You mix the colour cream with the activator and apply to hair. I found this process to be really easy and the hair colour was not overly runny as I have found with some other hair dyes. As the hair colour has no ammonia, there is no unpleasant smell!  The hair dye does have a slight smell but it’s nice and not overpowering.

After leaving it on for 30 minutes it was time to rinse it off. You rinse your hair and then apply the after colour treatment. The after colour treatment, I thought this was going to be a conditioner as this is what is contained within most hair dyes, however it is more like a shampoo and the instructions say that you can use conditioner after if you wish.

I found that this hair dye coloured all of my hair really well. My hair is quite think and just below shoulder length and I used the full bottle so if you have slightly longer hair then you may have to use two boxes of hair dye. I couldn’t believe how soft and shiny my hair was after this, which I am assuming is due to the oils that it contains. My hair has had a lot of compliments with this colour and I have been told by my mum that it looks a lot more natural than the hair dye that I was using previously (People always seem to tell you their true thoughts when you change something).

A before and after picture;

hair beforehair after

The before picture isn’t a very accurate representation, it was no where near as red as it looks in the picture my camera seems to have made it look pretty red.  It was actually brown with a slight red tinge through it.

Anyway I would highly recommend the Naturigin Hair dye and it has definitely become my new hair dye brand.

Naturigin Hair colour can be purchased from the Simply Natural website for €10.95 (about £9.33).

Have you tried Naturigin hair colour, let me know what you thought 🙂

SugarStrip Ease Sugar Wax Review*

20 May

The lovely people at Simply Natural were kind enough to send me a tub of their Sugar StripEase wax.  The company is based in Ireland and focus on creating natural cosmetic and hair care products.  Their products are also cruelty free and the company do not use parabens in their products; more information can be found on the Simply Natural about page.

I think that the technique of sugaring could be the next “new” thing. I put new in quotation marks as it isn’t really a new thing, it’s like BB Creams and threading they were popular elsewhere first and are starting to become popular here.  Why do I think that it could be the next you thing, it’s easy and less painful than wax.

Sugar StripEase comes in a box which contains the tub of sugar based wax, 15 reusable fabric strips, three different sized spatulas and an instruction sheet.  As you can see from the box the wax is vegan friendly and is approved by the BAUV (British Association for the Abolition of Vivisection).  I loved the packaging of the product, it look so cute and girly.

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

You have to heat this product by placing the tub in the microwave for 60 seconds (it varies, I put mine in for 40) until it’s the consistency of runny honey.  It’s recommended that you test the product on the back of your hand to ensure it’s not too hot.

Once you’ve decided that it’s the correct temperature, you use the spatula to spread a thin layer on the area you want to wax (in the direction of hair growth), then rub fabric strip down and pull back.  I found that Sugar StripEase was less painful than the cold wax strips that I usually use, it’s not completely pain free since your pulling the hair out but I’d definitely recommend this to people who find cold wax strips too painful.  I also found that Sugar StipEase didn’t leave my legs looking red or with as many red dots as I get from regular wax.

As the product is made of sugar there is no need for the greasy after wax wipes that you usually get, instead any remaining product can simply be wiped of with water.  For me the wax stayed warm for at least 40 minutes which gives you plenty of time to use it.

I found that the wax removed most of the hairs, I think that the hairs that were left were a little too short but I’ll know this for next time that I use it.  Overall I feel that this product is awesome and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

Sugar StripEase can be purchased from the Simply Natural Online Store for €9.95 (about £8.40).  There are also other products in the Sugar StripEase range including a Talc to use before waxing and a Soothing Mist to use afterwards.

Have you tried Sugar StripEase or sugaring, let me know what you thought 🙂