Urtekram Rise & Shine hair care

Some time ago I’ve rediscovered the brand Urtekram thanks to the Triangle PR. I could test out the Rise & Shine Spicy Orange Blossom Ultimate Repair hair care.

Few facts about the brand: Urtekram is a Danish brand founded in 1972 and is named Denmark’s most sustainable brand by the Sustainable Brand Index.

The shampoo is based on coco glucoside (a very mild and gentle cleansing agent) and is enriched with jojoba oil, aloe vera, orange peel oil, and rosa damascena extract. So as you can see it’s full of goods. I am really enjoying using it as it’s nourishing my scalp and washing my hair properly.

The conditioner is enriched with shea butter, jojoba oil, orange peel oil, rosa damascena extract, aloe vera, and magnolia extract. I recommend using the conditioner in a small amount because it’s very rich and if you use too much then it may weigh your hair down. It works well on my hair and makes it look healthy, soft, and bouncy.

Both shampoo and conditioner have a slightly herbal scent. I like it but it may be too overwhelming for sensitive persons.

Overall I liked the Urtekram shampoo and conditioner. I think that I’ll try their other hair care products in the future. Have you ever heard of Urtekram? Let me know!

Moroccan Oil hair treatment

Thanks to We are Eves I could test out this Moroccan Oil hair treatment.

I have thick and long hair which is very prone to breakage and damage. That is why I am always looking for caring and protective products.


Moroccan Oil hair treatment

Moroccan Oil treatment


The Moroccan Oil treatment contains precious argan oil (argania spinosa kernel oil) and the linseed (linum usitatissimum) seed extract. These ingredients have well-known hair nourishing properties.

I can say that I am impressed by this product. I am using a pea-sized amount on towel-dried hair and I have noticed that the Moroccan Oil treatment protects my hair very well and makes it extra soft without weighing it down.

Also, it gives my hair extra shine. I love the unique formula – the treatment is not greasy at all. Oh and it smells so good!

Overall it is a very pleasant hair serum. It feels very luxurious and makes my hair manageable.


moroccan oil

Moroccan oil price and cheaper alternatives


The Moroccan Oil hair treatment costs from € 36.99 to € 44.99 (100ml). It may seem expensive but a little goes in a long way! It is available for example here.

If you do not want to spend € 45 for a hair serum I have prepared some cheaper alternatives for you:

Syoss beauty elixir – € 14/100ml

Kruidvat Argan Oil hair care serum – € 2.79/150ml

Nature Box argan hair oil – € 9.99/70ml


Have you ever tried Moroccan Oil products? Let me know!

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Lucovitaal hair vitamin gummies

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Lucovitaal – Hair vitamin gummies

Hair vitamin gummies are very popular these days. The cute bear gummy is more attractive than the regular boring pill. I’ve almost finished my 3rd jar of the Lucovitaal hair vitamines so it’s time for the review!

⚠️ This is a nutritional (dietary) supplement. Most dietary supplements contain a lot of active ingredients such as vitamins, herbs, and minerals that could have an impact on your mind, body, and health. Please consult the professional (pharmacist or doctor) beforehand. Vitamins should be just an add on to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

The Lucovitaal hair vitamins contain per daily dose: 5,2 mg of Pantothenic acid (87% of recommended daily dose), 5000mcg of Biotin which equals 10.000% of recommended daily dose, and 6 mcg of Vitamine B12 which counts as 240% of recommended daily dose.

There’s a lot more vitamins and minerals inside but I’ve highlighted Pantothenic acid, Biotin, and Vit. B12 because these are important for having strong, healthy hair.


Lucovitaal hair vitamin gummies – ingredients


lucovitaal haar vitamines

⚠️ Too much Biotin can cause a breakout or excessive sebum production. Keep that in mind. Biotin is water-soluble so any excess is going to be flushed out with urine so overdose is not possible. Still, be responsible when taking any supplements.

The one jar of gummies contains 60 bears. The recommended daily dose of hair gummies is two per day. So one jar should be enough for one month. Now I am taking one gummy bear daily and that’s perfectly OK for me.


Effects and results


I’ve started to take two gummies per day and noticed the first results after three weeks (21 days). I was very enthusiastic and that helped with taking the vitamins regularly.

The first what I’ve noticed was that my nails became harder and were growing faster.

Around the end of week four, I have noticed less hair loss. The results are even better in combination with a scalp massage.

Weeks 6-7 surprised me with a lot of baby hairs. I think that the vitamines needs that much time to build up in the system.

In week 10 I have noticed that my hair is growing thicker than before. Also, hair loss is reduced to a minimum. That is the week when I am reducing my daily dosage from two gummies to one per day. Consistency is key in that matter. Remember that!

Overall I like these gummies. The gummy bears are tasty, not too sweet, and are vegan (the gummy is made out of pectin). The results are quite fast if you are systematic.


Price and availability


Availability: Lucovitaal store in Woensel, Eindhoven, or their webshop. The gummies are also available at Kruidvat and online. Tip: you can find good deals often at Bol.com.

Price: €19.99 per jar

Tip: the Lucovitaal hair gummies are often 1+1 gratis on their website or at Kruidvat.

Have you ever tried any hair gummies? Let me know 

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Beauty PROs hairbrush

Beauty PRO’s – Beauty brush


Thanks to Soumia from Beauty PRO’s I could test out this Beauty Brush. I have very long and thick hair so a good hairbrush is an unmissable part of my hair care routine.

Proper brushing is crucial for hair condition. I am brushing my hair twice a day – every morning (after washing, towel-dried hair) and evening before sleeping. That works the best for me!



The Beauty PRO’s hairbrush is really an eye-catcher. The beautiful rose gold handle looks luxurious and makes a nice impression. I like it!

The hair brush is made out of high-quality components, a blend of wild boar and nylon bristles. The boar bristles have a lot of benefits when it comes to hair care. Wild boar bristles are gentle for the hair, give the hair a healthy look, and enhances the shine.


hairbrush beauty pros

The brush is well balanced and very lightweight. It has a pleasant ergonomic shape. It glides through my hair effortlessly without any pulling. I have straight hair but I think it would work fine for curly or other types of hair as well.

I think that the Beauty PRO’s hairbrush is definitely a nice add-on to my hair care routine.


beauty pro's hair brush

The hair brush is available through the Beauty PRO’s web store. It costs €34.95. To be honest it is a little bit more than I would usually pay for a hairbrush (Remington or Olivia Garden brushes are definitely cheaper) but still, it is a good option to try out if you are not on the budget.


Beauty Pro's beauty brush

Besides this hairbrush Soumia kindly sent me the Skin Cleaner device – the review is coming soon so stay tuned.

What do you think about this hairbrush? Let me know in the comments!


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HEMA Coconut oil infused hairbrush

Sattva Ayurveda – Brahmi – Herbal hair mask


What is Brahmi? Brahmi benefits


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), also called the herb of grace is the traditional Ayurvedic herb that has multiple skin and health care benefits. It does also wonders for scalp and hair care. Thanks to the Shamanka.nl shop I could test out this Sattva Ayurveda Brahmi herbal hair mask. ⠀⠀

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This Sattva Ayurveda Brahmi hair mask consists of 100% Brahmi powder. The Brahmi powder is well known for its soothing and nourishing properties. More than that, Brahmi stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss. ⠀⠀
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Be aware that this is a herb, and it can cause some unwanted allergic reactions and/or irritations. Do a patch test beforehand and make sure that you are not allergic. ⠀⠀


How to use Brahmi?


 

Just mix a few spoons of powder with some (rose) water. I like to add a few drops of my favorite oils too. Apply on the wet scalp for 15-20 minutes then wash off. ⠀⠀
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The 100g packaging was enough for 4-5 treatments once a week. ⠀⠀
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Sattva Brahmi


The results are really impressive. My scalp is pleasantly nourished, flake, and irritations free. The hair loss is reduced. I have noticed that the new hair is growing stronger and visibly thicker. Remember that consistency is the key, only then you can get satisfying results. ⠀⠀
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The Brahmi powder has a typical herbal, muddy scent which you can smell even after washing it off so keep that in your mind. Also, I do recommend a hair mask treatment afterward because hair could be a little bit stiff. The Brahmi powder doesn’t change the hair color. ⠀

Even though Brahmi is the natural herb well known in Ayurvedic medicine it should not be used while being pregnant, even topical as no scientific studies are confirming if it’s safe for pregnant women or not.⠀
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sattva brahmi




The Brahmi powder is available through Shamanka.nl (click here)  and it’s worth giving it a try as it’s extremely affordable – €4.99/100g. ⠀⠀

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Have you ever tried to incorporate any herbs into your hair care routine? Let me know in comments below.

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Planeta Organica – Ayurveda hair mask

I have long, heavy and straight hair. I think that my hair is one of my best features so I love to take care of it and keep it in good shape and condition. That’s why a good hair mask is a must for me. To be honest I have a lot of conditioners and masks in my stash and it’s hard to please me in that matter. Thanks to the Shamanka.nl shop I could test out this Planeta Organica Ayurveda hair mask and I’ve immediately loved it! ⠀

 

 

Planeta Organica – Ayurveda hair mask review


 
 
This hair mask is full of goods. It’s based on aqua with infusions of Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (known also as Neem oil) which is well known from its regenerating and nourishing properties. The Centella Asiatica extract strengthens the hair follicles and improves blood microcirculation. The Sandalwood extract is responsible for the hair growth stimulation and the Acai berries give a vitamin boost. The mask is CG (curly girl method) friendly.⠀
I love how wonderful this mask smells. The mix of incense and oriental herbs… Oh my god! The scent is a bit heavy but definitely not overwhelming. The texture of the mask is thick and creamy.⠀
I like to apply the mask generously as a treatment for around 30 minutes and wrap my hair with cling film. To make it even more conditioning I like to place a towel on top – thanks to the natural heat created under a cap the hair cuticles are opened and all the ingredients can absorb deep into the hair. I do always rinse it with lukewarm/cold water to close the hair cuticles right after.⠀
 
The mask is really rich, nourishing, and moisturizing. It works soothing on my scalp and definitely helps in reducing hair fall out. Right after the treatment, my hair is soooo soft, shiny, bouncy, moisturized, and totally regenerated. I really recommend it if you want to give your hair a boost.⠀
 

 

Ingredients, price and availability

 
 

 
 
planeta organica ayurvedic hair mask
Price:  €9.29 / 300ml⠀
Availability: Shamanka.nl
 

Once again thanks shamanka.nl for providing product for review purposes. Even though I’ve got the product free of charge it doesn’t affect my opinion.⠀
Let me know what’s your favorite hair mask – I’m curious!⠀
 

 
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