Showing posts with label HomeRemediesBaby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HomeRemediesBaby. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 May 2010

293. Quest for shiny legs

Yes, you heard me right, and I have mentioned it before about how I am trying to achieve a pair of "shiny legs" and contrary to popular believes *coughJohannecough* I do not already have shiny legs.

So, I thought if I can't have something naturally, there is always what I call "product enhancement". For my case, I have been using baby oil. 

Why baby oil?
Mainly I thought logically, it is oil and oil makes things shiny, so why not?
That, and the fact that I am a bit of a cheap when it comes to things like this. If I can get the same effect for a cheaper price, why pay hundreds of dollars for it right?

So, my baby oil cost me about 30 NOK/ 7USD.

Verdict : After using it for over a month. Cannot say my legs are any shinier than before :(
So, in terms of whether it works, the answer is No.

Although so, it did help with my dry skin.

Would I keep using it? Yes.
Again, for the price I pay, I really see no harm in lathering on some baby oil every now and then.

Though a word of warning : Oil is extremely messy and sticky to work with. You do risk the chance of staining things and making others slip in the bathroom if you are not careful! 

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

275. Uh-oh.

I feel a fever coming down. Either that or my body is trying to adjust the temperature shifts. In any case, my head is throbbing, so I am heading to bed after this.

Oh wait, I'll call my Papayapie first. He always makes everything feel a bit better.

Anyways, I bought myself some sunscreens this year so I can stay nice and untanned/unburnt this summer. Now that is done, its time to tell you about my "secret project".

My secret project is basically, getting my legs to be shiny.
You know, some people were just born with legs that shines and glows. I want that!

And you know, as the saying goes.
If you can't get something naturally, get it synthetically.

So lately, I have been insanely oiling it with baby oil. And I guess I'll update you on how this project is going after I finish my first bottle of babyoil! :)

Oh, remind me to make a review on Olive oil in hair remedy too!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

250. Coconut milk

Remember how I wanted to try out home "remedies" :) Yeah, I have been using coconut milk alonside the normal routine this past week. Well, I did 3 rounds of this "treatment".

And my verdict. Wait till you see the process, and you tell me.

Basically what the plan was to leave the coconut milk in for at least 30 minutes. But I can tell you this much, it smells so foul. There is no way you could last 30 minutes without feeling gross!
I leave mine for about 5 minutes. Then shampoo and condition the normal way

Price of coconut milk in Norway is about 10 NOK per can and it lasts 3 "sessions". Cost of Elvital Conditioner is 20 NOK (during H&M sales) and lasts 15 sessions. Do the math.

Loves Elvital. Best drugstore shampoo there is!

Though, unlimately, it is about wherether or not coconut milk works. And weirdly enough, I must admit myself, it does.  Not like drastic though, but when I wash my hair you can feel that your hair is bit more silky to the touch. 

So in short, Pro and Cons.
Pro: Works (only slightly different, but there is some difference)
Cons: More expensive than regular conditioner.
Smells horrid. 

Would I do it again?
Personally, No. It is not worth the time and effort for so little change, but maybe there might be someone else who is more willing to do it over a longer period?

Now,lets begin the hair commercial break 

Hrmpf, No one is tuning into my hair commercial. Bah.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

245. Home Remedies

So, I have decided for the sake of it, I am going to put myself up as a human guinea pig for trying out home remedies for hair care.

Dont you think this might just be a brilliant idea? And a quite stupid one all in the same time?

Well, there are quite a bit reasons for why I want to try this out. 
And ironically it all started today!

Basically, I ran out of hair conditioner since my hair shampoo to hair conditioner ratio is usually 2:1. I always run out of conditioner way before I run out of shampoo. (I truly blame this on my daily hair wash and the length of my hair)
So, I thought if only I can find a way to cut cost but still somehow manage to get a healthy looking hair, why not try it?

And this unfortunately means, "Home remedies"As they usually are "ingredients" you can easily steal of your parents/aunts kitchen. Therefore costing = close to nothing.

So, maybe for the next month. I am going to test out one famous home remedy a week and I guess we shall see if it makes a difference.

I was so eager to start on what my mum swears by in order to achieve shiny locks, Coconut milk as a substitute for conditioner. But living in the Asian household I do... we never have spare coconut milk lying about, so I guess I will just have to wait till tomorrow comes.

Hrmph. My aunt's curry is such a motivation damper.

Oh, if you have a "suggestion" or wondered if something might or might not work, feel free to write me an email, drop a comment for I might take your suggestion into consideration and be your human guinea pig!

I wonder how long I can hold out before I succumb to the corporate world of Tigi Bed Head Oatmeal and Honey Shampoo and Conditioner. 


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