Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Feel Unique Haircare Haul

It's AGES since I've done a haul post. That's not to say I haven't been spending a fortune on things that I could probably live without - I have, I just haven't been blogging about them

I've been steadily lightening my hair for about a year now and it's gone from a very dark, warm brown to it's current colour which I guess you could call a very 'warm' blonde (much lighter than my profile pics which were taken in the summer). I'm finding it hard to let go of the red basically! But all the lightening has inevitably stripped my hair and left it damaged and weak. I'm VERY tempted to abandon the lightening process altogether now. I do this every few years - go for a lighter colour, love it but get to a point where I feel my hair is too damaged to continue. Ultimately, the condition of my hair is more important to me than the colour

As my poor hair is suffering I treated myself/my hair to a few bits from my favourite online retailer, Feel Unique, to try to pamper it a bit

In the last few months I've been struggling with shampoo. My hair turns into a huge dreadlock when I wash it, I think it must be because it's so damaged as it never used to do this. So I've been looking for a shampoo to make it feel less like knotted straw when washing. I decided to try ...

Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo
because a previous hairdresser used this and swore by it. Plus it's a multi award winner!

Korres Almond & Linseed Shampoo
because it was recommended on one of my new favourite blogs, Spoiltface

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme
This is a pre-shampoo treatment which you apply to wet hair and leave on for half an hour or so before washing and conditioning as normal. As I leave my conditioner on for at least half an hour as well, this will be for days when time is on my side! I've used the original Elasticizer before but felt extreme measures were required this time

Senscience Inner Restore Intensif Masque
I didn't go looking for this, I was actually planning on getting a Kerastase masque. But this was half the price and the second most popular treatment after the Moroccanoil, so I thought it was worth a gamble

Moroccanoil treatment
I've been umming and aahing over this purchase for a while. As you may know, I am a huge fan of Orofluido and have never found a better oil. But this is the only oil I've never tried so I wanted to give it a go - just so I could be sure I was using the best one! This sample size is a great idea. Still pricey but better than shelling out a fortune on a product you just want to test

So there we are, quite a pricey haul but I had a 10% off code and I get cashback through my employee advantage scheme at work, which justifies pretty much any purchase in my eyes!

Have you splashed out on anything recently?


  1. Slightly envious of this haul Rachael, how exciting! I want to try Korres Shampoo's quite a lot, I wonder if you will do a review on it once you've had chance to use it properly?

    I've thought about the Moroccan Oil too, however I use the Argania one at the moment which is a cheaper alternative and I really like the results. I might try this version when I eventually run out.

    Great post :)

    Amy xx

    1. Thanks Amy! I'll let you know how I get on with the Korres shampoo xx

  2. I love Feel Unique, I'm always ordering bits from there, I got a mascara and an eyeliner from them yesterday actually. I had a sample of the Elasticizer and loved it but like you said, all these pre-treatments and conditioners you leave in tend to really add up in time! At this rate I'll be setting aside a couple of hours to wash my hair! The Korres shampoo sounds lovely, I love Korres stuff! Interested to hear how you get on with all of these :) xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

  3. Thank you for mentioning my little blog Rachael. I am really flattered that you like it, and I hope that you enjoy the shampoo. :)

    I have been trying to cut back on my spending recently, but Bodhi have an offer on at the moment where you get a free face oil worth £56 when you spend £100. I love this face oil, so it looks like a Bodhi haul is looming for me! I have also just discovered a new natural skincare range that has very complex formulations and beautiful ingredients. But of course, it is a very expensive range. I know I shouldn't, because it is nearly christmas, but I am going to need a couple of products from there at least. Eeep!


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