I saw these products in many local salons and also, it was hyped a lot in magazines. So, i did some research and ordered this product from their website, i heard the same products are sold costly in the salons. I looked at their hair products range and shortlisted few. I was looking something for my hair that will work during the winters and something to leave-in my hair to reduce frizz and dry flying hair. So here i am with the review of the 3 products i have tried so far.
Moroccan Oil Treatment Original: Moroccan Oil Website says “Moroccanoil® Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.”
I bought the home and travel duo both times i bought this as their was not much price difference between them and the small little bottle seemed like a good way to solve the travel packaging hassle. I really liked the packing of this product, nice glass bottles with easy to use pump. I have been using this oil since last 4 months and just seems to work perfectly fine on my frizzy hair. After i wash my hair, i take two pumps of this oil on my hand palms, then i rub it a little between my palms and apply carefully on my damp hair, avoiding the scalp. I let my hair dry naturally. I noticed my hair take less time to dry after i apply this oil.
During the first 2-3 uses, it didn’t make much difference, and then it appeared to me like it has started to suit my hair. My hair looked healthy and fine with no or less frizz. I am currently on my second bottle and also looking for some other option that will work as a leave-in conditioner as i have read a few things lately about this oil. But i will still do my research and continue to finish off with my second bottle.
Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner: Moroccan Oil says about this duo “Moroccanoil Hydrating Formula is a gentle cleansing, moisturizing formula that infuses dehydrated hair with antioxidant argan oil and replenishing nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A and Red Algae to combat free radicals, retain moisture and slow the effects of hair aging. Hair is left healthy, with increased manageability and shine. • Color safe • Sulfate, phosphate, paraben free • Nutrient-rich”
I ordered this shampoo and conditioner duo with the Moroccan oil treatment. To be true, i never used this product regularly except for the first few times and then with other hair products i was using earlier. It was okay for my hair, like neither it did something good nor bad but i was really not really impressed with this.
First of all, the shampoo and conditioner bottle didn’t looked really nice to me. The duo smelled faintly of argan oil. I was expecting this product to hydrate my scalp as well as hair but i didnt noticed any difference while using this duo. I am still at my first bottles of this product and do not plan to buy it in near future.
As i have been looking for some fragrance or deodorant that i may use during pregnancy, I bought the Weleda Citrus Deodorant last week and have been using it since then. I liked the glass spray bottle, very handy and sturdy. The deodorant smells nice and does the work perfectly for 4-6 hours. It never caused me any headache due to the fragrance, though it is refreshing, cirtrus has always been known as the mood-lifter. Also, while i was doing my research on it, i got to know that it is aluminium-free.
I use it only when i am going out to office or for some other stuff and avoid using it when i am just sitting at home. Its better to have a controlled use of all these kinds of stuff during pregnancy but sometimes you can’t go without it, and this is the reason i try to use it when there is no other option as i sweat a lot in my armpits these days.
I noticed that it doesn’t leaves any marks on my clothes. I was skeptical earlier that it might irritate my skin at this point in pregnancy but luckily it is working fine till now, the reason may be that i try to use it minimally.
For me, the sleepless nights have started back again. I know it is just my second trimester and i should be more energetic than my first trimester but things are not working that way. It was okay until last week, maybe i spoiled my routine during my week off from work. I was watching movies most of the nights after my daughter went to bed and now here i am trying to sleep but see the sleep nowhere near.
Other reason may be that i feel really dis-comfortable when lying down on bed and trying to sleep. As the baby is growing, my movements and sleep positions are becoming limited. I put pillows between my legs and thighs and that helps relieve some tension between my lower back and stomach. Other thing i tried doing is keeping the wedged pillow under my stomach, just a little part at this time and it works sometimes. Drinking a warm cup of milk sometimes helps. I have also massaged my head a few times before bed with warm coconut oil, it didn’t do much. Other thing i suspect is my tea intake, i take tea twice in the day, once with breakfast and then in the evening after work.
As nothing seems working persistently, other option i am thinking of is to go to a massage therapist for my lower back pain and my leg pain, they are just making my body too uncomfortable to function properly and rest. And, last but not the least option, the doctor is always the second God. 🙂
I was using the Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil since last 3 months and it has proved to be really nice on my skin, my skin feels soft and hydrated but the only con is that it is really expensive. I was looking for an alternative from drug store that i can replace with my Clarins Oil when it gets over. I got the Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion after carefully going through all the aisles in the drug store and then finally i put few ingredients on internet search and got them to be safe. It says over the cover that it is non-comedogenic means that it does not clog pores.
On the Cetaphil website, they clearly mentioned that it does not contain the harmful ingredients unsafe during pregnancy, so it is safe to use during pregnancy. Although i did my part of research and finally bought it in 500ML packing, my first product from this brand. The moisturizer is of good consistency, neither very oily nor very watery, just perfect to blend into the skin without feeling greasy. I have noticed that my skin feels really smooth and hydrated since last few days. I have never had the need to reapply it during the day or night, just once in the morning after bath. Also, i have noticed that it has maintained few things from my previous clarins oil effects, like no itching, so i am not scratching since few months and that’s a good sign that my skin is hydrated. Also, it is fragrance free. I am going to look for a 1L economic pack once this bottle gets over, probably Cotsco will have it as Cetaphil says that on their Canadian website.
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My doctor always ask me on my visits that if i am taking my multivitamins, and i always say YES i am. I know we hear things like we should be eating healthy, taking less stress and do workouts or walks, but in real world and depending on the personal situations, this ideal routine becomes impossible sometimes. So, in order to remain healthy, taking Multivitamins becomes a need. And during Pregnancy, it becomes a priority too.
There are many prenatal multivitamins in the market, its just that i took Materna during my first pregnancy and going with the same again. Materna is from the Brand Nestle and Nestle brand has always been with me, whether in India or here in Canada.
I am currently taking my Materna tablets, once daily, before bed, with water. I had few tablets left, so i was looking or i should say i was expecting some deal from Shoppers Drug Mart, where i usually buy it. And here it is, got the email for same, BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ON MULTIVITAMINS. Yay, i got my stock up today, two 100 tablet bottles for $26, good deal, right? Subscribing to their emails is a nice thing i did.
Don’t forget to take the Multivitamins!