On a whim, I purchased the Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner at Trader Joe's last month. I thought it would be natural and great for my hair, plus it was fairly inexpensive at $3.99 each.
Now, as I give you the very honest and frank review, please understand that I am not focusing on the price of the product. There are plenty of inexpensive shampoos that work great, this just isn't one of them.
I brought this on my recent camping trip to Yosemite. I gave it a fair try-8 days! Let's just say, the shampoo smells great, it strips your hair color, and leaves your hair dry and damaged looking. The conditioner was not as bad, but didn't do anything to help after what the shampoo did to my hair.
After my trip, I had to recolor my hair, used a shea butter overnight conditioner, and returned to my color-safe shampoo. Slowly but surely, I am getting my old hair back.
Lesson learned: Don't bring a new beauty product on a vacation. You will get stuck using it if there aren't any drugstores around. Plus, you don't want photos with breakouts or bad hair!
Yes, today is the day. I am forty years old. It feels quite strange as I thought 40 was old when I was young (like in high school). Now I think 40 is the new 30 and I feel great! I still care about dying my hair, I care about what I wear, I worry about my weight and health, and I mostly like to savor each moment with my two young boys. I am very fortunate to have an amazing family, husband and kids, friends, and social network. So, so, blessed.
I recently read this great article from the beauty blog, Fab over Forty. Check it out as you may find it as humorous as I did. It lists the things you should not do if you are over forty. The list was made up by the author's much younger co-workers. Enjoy and have some cake for me.
Happy Canada Day!
Kate Middleton continues to surprise and impress the Canadians on her tour. She really can get away with wearing anything.