I've tried a few new things recently so I thought I'd report back.
I've had some scarring on my legs in quite large patches and was getting a little down about them. I was recommended Bio-oil and headed into my local savers to pick up a bottle. Next to it on the shelf was this little bottle. Rescue Oil.
At only £1.99 it was alot cheaper so I thought I'd give this a whirl first. Its is marvellous, I've applied it directly to the scarred patches and they have faded about 90%. The oil has a lovely very light powdery peach smell.
Its so cheap I use it as a bath oil too which is great when you can't be bothered to fully moisturise after as it leaves a nice layer of moisture on your skin. I can see it having many uses such as a good after sun moisturiser. I can't compare this to Bio oil but for me it has worked brilliantly so far and have stocked up on a few bottles already. Verdict - HITBatiste Tropical dry shampoo
I don't have greasy hair and I can leave my hair a good 3-4 days without washing it but sometimes if i'm in a rush one morning and want a bit of volume/ freshen up of my hair I've been reaching for this dry shampoo.
I've tried the original one before but its a bit 'pine fresh' for me so thought the coconut fragrance would be better. I'm just not a fan of these, they do freshen your hair and give a little boost to the roots but it leaves my hair looking so dull and grey looking and after an hour or so the build up from it weighs my hair down more than if I hadn't used it.
They retail for around £2 in most chemists. I'm not sure why I still buy this but most other dry shampoos I see are a bit more expensive and I don't want to waste my money on them if they are going to do the same thing. If anyone has a recommendation for another brand they would give a thumbs up to please let me know! Verdict - MISS
L'Occitane repairing shine hair mask
My mum bought me a sachet of this hair mask which I tried out last night. My hair is fine but I have loads of it, it's in fairly good condition although the ends are in need of a very good trim and are a little dry. I was having a bit of a pamper night and left it on for longer than the 5-10 recommended minutes - about 25 mins. The smell was fairly perfumed and the mask is made up of 5 essential oils - Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli and is recommended for colour and chemically treated hair and prevents damage against heat styling and environmental stresses.
I rinsed the mask of and left my hair wrapped in a towel to dry off for 10 minutes. The first difference to my hair I noticed was I was easily able to get a brush though my hair whilst damp - very painful and knotty normally. I dried my hair and it feels amazing - very smooth and soft yet my hair feels very light and not weighed down which has happened with some masks. The strong smell has faded and is now very light floral smell. This morning my hair was also so smooth including the dry ends and didn't need any straightening. Its a brilliant hair mask, the only downside would be the price - £19.50 for 250ml.
I would definitely use this again although I may just have to treat my self to the occasional sachet rather than the big pot! Verdict - HIT