goldwell kerasilk


Arghh, I’m such a quitter. I gave up on my dream, my goal, my life’s purpose.  I cut my hair before it got to official mermaid length – you know, when it covers your boobs, so you can go out in public without a top.  I feel like such a failure, albeit one with a really cute new ‘do.

There was nothing wrong with my hair.  In fact, it was in tip top condition and really low maintenance.  I had finally nailed my curling wand technique and was even playing with pretty mermaid inspired colours.  My pony tail was exceeding my expectations, and I could have created a fairly enviable Pinterest board with happy snaps of it.  I loved my almost mermaid hair, I just got bored.

I always said that if it stopped looking healthy and went all chewy on the ends, then I’d cut it, but I kept using all these awesome products that were giving it the best care possible.  I didn’t want to cheat by neglecting it, just so I had an excuse to get the chop, so I used some beautiful hair care goodies that were offered to me by Goldwell.  Their Kerasilk range to be exact.  I received the shampoo, mask and oil, and fell deeply in love with two of them.

As I’ve shared with you in previous posts, I have a scalp that is pretty much full of psoriasis.  It sucks and it’s a bugger to treat.  I don’t want to use any of that stinky coal tar or medicated shit on my head, but I also haven’t found relief with sulphate free shampoos either.  What seems to work for me is a slightly foamy yet gentle hair cleanser that gives me a good lather.  That way I can go in for a satisfying and relieving scratch, lifting up most of the scaly and crusty bits that plague my poor little head.  The Goldwell Ultra Rich Keratin Care Shampoo has been the best option I’ve tried for quite some time.  Being a salon brand, you get that salon quality lather straight up, without having to use too much product. I have found with sulphate free shampoos, I need to use half the bottle and lather-rinse-repeat until my fingernails wear down to my knuckles.  They just don’t cut it for me, sorry purists.  The Goldwell one allows me to get a few more days between washes, which is great, as I am tragically time poor, especially when it comes to looking after myself.  The fact that it smells like a salon treatment makes it all the more pleasurable, so when I do finally get around to hair wash day, I can close my eyes, ignore the screaming children and feel extra pampered, if only for a few minutes.

The other winner for me from this range is the Ultra Rich Keratin Care Oil.  Holy healthy ends Batman!  This stuff is great.  Again, a little goes a really long way, and when my hair was down to my bra strap all I needed was a few squirts to calm the frizzies and detangle the knots.  Not at all heavy or greasy, this treatment oil created the almost mermaid hair of my dreams, whether I blow dried it or just left it to dry naturally.  Now that I have a lob, it helps prevent that boofy mushroom look that my hair is prone to sporting when there’s not enough length to weigh it down.  It’s all my locks need for straight styling – just a tiny bit before, and then an even teenier bit to smooth down any wiry strays – those greys man, they are batshit cray cray.

Unfortunately the mask from the Goldwell Keratin range didn’t quite work for my hair, but that’s not to say it wouldn’t be great for someone else.  I don’t like to write negative reviews for things that I personally haven’t loved, because I know someone else has probably had a really positive experience with that product.  So let me tell you about something that has worked beautifully for my hair.  Having a right place/right time moment in Priceline a little while ago, I scored a fantastic bargain when they had 40% off all hair care.  I had finished the Goldwell mask, which I was using as a conditioner, and needed something to replace it.  In the same way that dry winter weather sees me reaching for richer skin care options, my hair care takes a step up too.  Conditioners are replaced by masks and leave in treatments are a necessity. I wanted something natural, as I’ve found those to be superior when it comes to hair masks.

alchemy hair

I had tried Alchemy hair products a long time ago but they had since dropped off my radar.  I remember them smelling amazing, so I knew I was in for a treat with the Intensive Moisture Hair Masque.  When I squeezed the first blob into my palms and inhaled, I wasn’t disappointed.  On the contrary, I was in aromatic heaven.  On closer inspection of the incredibly impressive ingredient list, I saw why I had fallen in love at first sniff.  Geranium oil.  Yep, one my favourite fragrant essential oils, along with ylang ylang and sweet orange, it completes my holy trinity of natural perfumes.  Fortunately it does so much more than just smell amazing.  It conditions and moisturises my hair beautifully, leaving it super manageable and perfectly detangled.  It’s packed with vitamins, protein and nourishing oils and compliments the Goldwell shampoo and oil for a complete treatment regime for my hair type.  If you’re lucky enough to have hair that doesn’t require repair, just get it for the smell.  Seriously, it’s f*cking amazing.

So while I now have a lob and a mild case of hair cut regret, I’m still going to pretend that my hair is worthy of mermaid treatment and spoil it with beautiful products like these while I decide if I’m going to grow it again or go shorter.  One thing I will say about my new ‘do, is that it’s perfect dancefloor hair.  I have had the opportunity to take it out for a twirl lately and I gotta say, it makes me feel a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.  If nothing else, feeling like Kim Gordon beats half fish/half lady any day.

Kind Beauty Points : Goldwell products are cruelty free and the brand is a Corporate Friend of the McGrath Foundation.  Alchemy is a cruelty free, vegan and eco friendly brand.  You can buy their products from Priceline through Shopnate, and help out your favourite charity.

I was lucky enough to receive the Goldwell products as a gift, but all opinions are my own.  Loveface has an ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’ policy, so if I don’t love it, you won’t see it here.

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