I sent my hair to rehab!

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It can feel really good to start over and have a fresh new start with a lot of different things – the same when it comes to your hair.
Maybe you?re the kind of person who uses the same shampoo everyday and feel like you need a change and something new to happen! We often have the same routines when it comes to beauty, which can make our hair and face feel boring to look at, because we?re so used to looking at the same thing.

When using a lot of different products for washing, caring and styling, your hair can need a break. We wash it, style it, bike with it and does a lot of harsh things to it everyday and at some point the hair can?t grow any longer or get any healthier.

As a beauty junkie, I try a lot of different stuff with my hair. Actually, I?m really not nice to it. If my hair was my friend, I think it would have left me long time ago.
Therefore I decided to send my hair to rehab ? which is quiet mean of me, since it?s my fault that my hair has lost its shine, vitality and health.

So I got this challenge, about only using Living Proof products in my hair for at least 14. Washes ? or until I had emptied the bottles. I chose to go all in and use the products until the last drop of shampoo was used.

? and WOW what a difference it made in my hair.

Normally my hair is super dry and often damaged from the environment or bleach. I have super fine Scandinavian hair, so it tend to break easily and feel unhealthy at times.
I started using the restore line from Living Proof ? and normally I?m super skeptical about hair products. Specially because there are SO many out there and they always promise you everything and nothing. It?s so rarely that I find products that actually work ? and not just superficial, but also changes how your hair feels and looks for good!

I?m not joking when I say that these products are some of the best products I?ve ever tried.

It?s the first time ever, that I don?t need to use a styling iron of some sort, to make my hair look beautiful after a good blowdry. Just from shampoo and conditioning itself, I saw a huge change in my hair from my very first use. And after that I used 1-2 products from Living Proof, to make it even more smooth or for styling.

I?ve now used the products for 1,5 months ? and last night I ran out. A little sad actually.
But the good thing is, that now I?m aloud to try some of their other products, now that my hair has been in rehab.
It?s like starting on a fresh. My hair feels super healthy and SUPER strong ? so I don?t feel bad when I style it, try out new products or styling tools. Because the hair is healthy and ready to whatever comes at it.

What is so different about Living Proof products?
Well, the difference from Living Proof to other products is, that they use science. It sounds super simple, but actually it makes a lot of sense. Most important, they discovered a molecule OFPMA, that gives your hair a delicate, thin and invisible protection shield around each hair. This little shield protects your hair against humidity, it keeps dirt away ? so your hair stays clean longer and it gives your hair a lot of strength and shine to make it healthier.

Normally I have to wash my hair every day ? or every other. But after using this shampoo and conditioner it would stay clean for 3 whole days and still look fresh!

I used:

Restore Shampoo & Conditioner
A gentle shampoo for dry, damaged hair that when used as part of the Restore System helps hair behave like it was not damaged at all. It helped my dry, damaged hair appear visibly healthier. It instantly restores damaged hair cuticles so they act more like new and restores the moisture levels.
Shampoo, 200 DKK HERE
Conditioner, 200 DKK HERE

Restore Instant Repair
It?s a corrective leave-in that is infused with silk proteins, which made my hair soft, silky and strong. It transforms hair to look, act and feel like it was not damaged at all. I could really see a difference with this, it helps to prevent up to 93% of new split ends typically caused by styling and leaves your hair 15x stronger after just one use!
Leave-In, 250 DKK HERE

Restore Mask Treatment
This is a deeply conditioning treatment that repairs dry, damaged hair by nourishing each strand, leaving your hair visibly healthier, stronger and shinier. My hair felt so strong and was super shining after using this. I use it 2 times a week ? and sometimes I sleep with it over night.
Hair Mask, 250 DKK HERE

No Frizz Nourishing Oil
Oils can be your best friend when it comes to frizzy hair! This is fast-absorbing oil that nourishes even the coarsest hair. This nourishing oil blend was specifically formulated to mimic hair?s natural oil composition, providing coarse hair breakthrough frizz protection for smooth, shiny, healthy- and hydrated-feeling hair. Even my worst split ends looked smooth after using this. But be careful ? you don?t need a lot of this!
Hair Oil, 250 DKK HERE

*They?re all silicone-free!

It might seem like a lot of products to invest in. But I chose to go all in. You can try out the shampoo and conditioner ? but it?s super important that you don?t mix any other products while using these. Remember, you send your hair to rehab, so try to stay with only these products for a while.

Let me know what you think!
… and sorry for the bad haircolor – I’m getting that fixed tomorrow! Haha!

X M

TRAVEL: Leaving for colder weather

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So, I’m the kind of person who’s super bad at packing – specially when it comes to my beauty products. Cause a girl needs more than just a shampoo and a toothbrush – the girls who says that’s all they need, don’t trust them. They can’t be human, they’re aliens or something – you need to stay away from those kinds of people.

Even though I’ve been away skiing in the Alps every year for 2 months the last 24 years, I’m still shit at packing. Clothes is not a problem, cause I got my gear and I know what I need. But beauty? You NEVER know what you need! What if your skin break out, you get cold skin or your har suddently turns green?! You need to be prepared for everything to look your best. So, I’ve tried to gather some of the products and things I always bring with me – and isn’t to heavy. (Cause that’s a problem too, yep!)

Some of these products might not be the most charming ones, but they work – and that’s all that matters.

FOR THE FACE
You need two things in colder weather – first of all a lot of moisture to keep your skin hydrated, but you also need to protect your skin. Therefore you need a good SPF – and yes also during the winter time! These two I can’t live without. The hydrating creme does the job, no matter how fucked my face is. The sunfactor works as a second layer of skin – no stickyness or greasy texture, I simple use is as a primer after my daycare.

Hydreane Riche Thermal Spring Water Cream, 40 ml.
Get it at your local pharmacy.

Sheer Daily Protector SPF50, 50 ml., 280 DKK
BUY HERE

FOR THE LIPS
You need good nourtering ingrediens for the lips, so they stay soft and smooth. But your lips also needs protection, which is why I love this version with a good SPF20 in it.

Lip Balm Sun SPF20, Tromborg, 180 DKK
BUY HERE

FOR THE HAIR
It’s not only your skin that gets affected by the weather – your hair does too. This bad boy helps me out everytime I feel like my hair is suffering, feeling dry or looking freezy under my helmet. It’s a leave in treatment, that makes sure your hair is smooth and protected during the day – even after one two many crashes in the snow.

Nutritive Crème Magistrale, Kérastase, 150 ml., 250 DKK
BUY HERE

FOR THE HANDS
Your hands are extremly affected by the cold weather. They crack easily and gets super dry. Therefore I’m gonna make sure that they stay soft and protected with a retinol serum – that does the trick!
For my nails I normally tend to use this nail hardener polish 14 days before my ski trip. This makes them super strong and harder to break when I hit colder weather. I always bring it with me, so I’m sure that my nails will stay strong and protected.

Hand Serum with Retinol 8, Verso Skincare, 30 ml., 425 DKK
BUY HERE

Nail Hardener Extra Strong, Herôme, 110 DKK
BUY HERE

x M

 

My Golden Girls

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Everybody that knows me, know I love gold! Just look at all my jewelry – I’m like a pimp mama. So when it comes to my hairbrushes, why not get them in gold too?

THE ONE FOR HOME
My beautiful, Rapunzel-like 24 karat gold plated Balmain Brush .. I mean, is there anything to say? Not really. I got it as a gift from one of the co-founders of Balmain Hair after attending the Balmain Fashion Show in Paris last Autumn 2016 – and I’ve used it every since.

Golden Spa Brush, Balmain, 1000 kr.
BUY HERE

THE ONE TO-GO
I always need a hairbrush in my handbag when I leave my house. But it can be a little bit disgusting to have small pieces of hair laying around in your bag – and at the same time getting dirt from your  bag into your hairbrush. Therefore I LOVE this little compact brush. It’s small, gold and has a little lid on it which makes it super handy.

Gold Rush Compact Styler, Tangle Teezer, 110 kr.
BUY HERE

x M

Easy Ponytail with Hair Extensions

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Photo by Maria / Mariajernov.com

When I?m in a hurry in the morning or just not having a great hair day ? I can always trust my ponytail. You can style it in a million (maybe not millions, but you get the point) ways and it still look pretty cool. I always go for the sleek look to make a statement or the more casual wavy look, if I feel a little bit too styled up.

But because I cut my hair a little shorter, a ponytail on me would just look like a 2th grade cheerleader ?not that sexy of a look. Therefore I always use a few clips of extensions, to add length and volume.

  1. Make a small ponytail
    First step you use a small headband to make a little ponytail on the top of your head. Just use the hair on the top of your skull and let the rest of it hang down.
  2. Add extensions
    Now you take as many clip-ins as you want, and clip it around the small ponytail. Make sure to clip them as close as possible to each other.
  3. Make the ponytail
    Now you take your hairbrush and brush all your hanging hair around the little ponytail and your clip-ins. Make sure your hair covers all the clip-ins and put a hairband around your hair. Voila, and easy and simple natural looking ponytail!

Hairbands: Hairelastics, Blax, 8 pax, 70 kr.
BUY HERE

Brushes: Golden Styling Comb, Balmain Hair, 260 kr.
BUY HERE

Golden Spa Brish, Balmain Hair, 1000 kr.
BUY HERE

Clip-in Extensions: Clip-In-Extensions, Balmain Hair, 2230 kr.
BUY HERE

Oil: Aura Botanica Concentre Essentiel Oil, Kérastase, 50 ml., 320 kr.
BUY HERE

x M

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