Here is one more review to finish my natural hair care series. This time it’s all about taking care of hair roots and scalp skin with Natura Siberica Oblepikha Scalp Scrub! I love Natura Siberica products and not just because myself and this brand are from Russia. There is no bias from my side here as their products offer amazing value for money. If you are after natural, effective and safe skincare, haircare and bodycare, but don’t have much spare cash – this brand is for you. Natura Siberica products have got good ingredients, eye pleasing packaging and work really well too. They also offer some unique products that I’ve never seen from other brands! Oblepikha Scalp Scrub is definitely one of such products, how often would you find scalp scrub among hair care on offer?
At first, I thought that it’s one of the products that no one really needs. But if you think about it, it really makes sense to use scalp scrub. Everyone always talks about the importance of skin exfoliation yet scalp somehow gets ignored. However, as some of us use styling products and have oily roots, we really should exfoliate skin on our head to remove the build-up of oil and pollutants to achieve healthy skin. So that’s where Natura Siberica scrub comes in very handy. It is designed to balance sebum production, prevent dandruff and stimulate hair growth. I don’t really suffer from dandruff, so cannot judge that point, but my scalp used to become a bit flakey occasionally. This definitely stopped once I started to use this scrub.
If you translate oblepikha from Russian – it means sea buckthorn and this scrub smells exactly like these wonderful berries. It has quite large scrubbing particles that are made from the cones shell of Siberian pine tree.
However, they don’t irritate skin and provide very gentle scrubbing experience. I use this scalp scrub once a week especially when I apply oil treatment on my hair roots. I apply it before shampooing, on wet hair and massage it for a couple of minutes. It lathers a bit, washes off very easily and really makes a huge difference to how clean my hair feels. It is very affordable, only £5 for 200ml tube and lasts really long. I’ve been using it for the last three months and still have plenty left. In terms of the results, I noticed that my hair doesn’t get as oily as before, doesn’t fall out as much and scalp is very healthy, no itchy feeling or flakes. So it is a really pleasant if a bit unusual product to use. As I mentioned above, I love to use it after applying oil on my scalp as I struggle to wash it off with shampoo only, but this scrub cleanses off even sticky castor oil wonderfully!
Oblepikha Scrub is definitely the product to keep in the shower and I am going to repurchase it once I am done with this tube. In the UK, it is available at CosNatural and you can get 10% off with my promo-code balance10.
I absolutely love makeup illuminators and highlighters and I should say that there is an abundance of them on the green beauty market, but it can be really difficult to get the right and flattering colour. W3ll People Bio Brightener Stick (£20) is one of my favourites at the moment as it gives an instant, natural-looking and effortless glow to the skin.What I’ve noticed after sampling some illuminising products by other top natural brands is that it can be really difficult to find neutral colour that doesn’t give too much shine. Many illuminators I’ve tried have very strong silver, gold or lavender undertone and they look very strange when applied on the skin, like a show makeup. But W3ll People illuminator has a really nice beige-silver undertone that complements my natural skin colour and blends in really well.
And this is how it looks after blending. I usually use my finger tips or blending sponge to blend it. I apply it on the bridge of my nose, just above upper lip, and along the top of the cheekbones. Sometimes I apply it in the inner corner of my eyes too to brighten them up, but only if I am not going to wear makeup for a really long time.
I should also add that this highlighter stay in place for quite a well, so I don’t need to reapply it during the day and it doesn’t cake up. So I am very happy with it! In the UK, it is only available at Content Beauty and Cult Beauty. But it is available in many US online shops and it’s much cheaper there too.
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I am sharing another review as part of my hair care series, but this time it’s about a product to help hair from the inside rather than outside. Solgar Skin, Nail and Hair Formula is probably one of my favourite and most trusted supplements. I should say that I am not a huge of fan of vitamins to start with, but this formula works so well for me and I get visible results almost immediately.
I really like Solgar brand, I think they have a great selection of high quality products and for me they are definitely one of the top supplements manufacturers on the market. Solgar Vitamin Formula is designed to support healthy hair, skin and nails and it is suitable for vegans, it is also sugar and salt free. It is supposed to strengthen hair and nails and improve keratin and collagen production to support healthy skin. This vitamin complex is enriched with Vitamin C, Zinc, red algae, methylsulfonylmethane (restores hair growth and repairs skin), l-lysine and l-proline amino-acids (collagen production). So as you can see Solgar formula doesn’t have a crazy long list of active ingredients compare to other supplements for hair, skin and nails. But I think Solgar ingredients are pretty much spot on and do exactly what they suppose to do.
Ok, so now let’s talk about the results. I should say that I cannot really judge the effect of this formula on skin, as my skin is the whole different story and I need to do so many things to keep it healthy and blemish free…But Solgar formula works so well for my hair and nails! Omg, it’s really-really effective.
A bit of pre-story, my hair starts to fall out much faster than usual twice per year around mid spring and early autumn, I guess it’s because of the change in seasons. Anyway, the moment I start to loose hair at faster rate, I start taking this supplement. I get 60 tablets bottles and I take 2 tablets every day for 2-3 weeks and that’s always enough to get my hair back to normal. On some days when taking this vitamins there are hardly any hair on my hair brush. So that’s what I do, I take 2 of these tablets every day for 2-3 weeks in spring and autumn and then I would take 1 tablet for 1-1.5 weeks in summer and winter as a precaution. I always make sure to have 1-2 months break between taking this formula. And that’s the most effective vitamin formula to prevent hair loss that I’ve ever tried. My hair just stops falling out almost immediately after I start taking it. I cannot say how well Solgar formula helps with hair growth as I don’t use it continuously, but many people swear by it.
And I should also add that it makes my nails extremely strong and they grow so fast! I’ve never had strong nails before, but now I can easily grow such long nails that never break
I get Solgar Skin, Nail and Hair Formula from my local health store, it is also available at Holland & Barrett and iHerb. It is not the cheapest vitamins and it costs £11.99 per 60 tablets, but it’s definitely worth the money. I am half way through my second bottle now and I am definitely going to stick with it!