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Happy Hair Days

Three months after giving birth, my hair started falling out faster than you can say “hair loss”. I guess the hair Elliot’s scalp has been sprouting recently has had to come from somewhere ūüôā

Previously I’d been using the Redken Extreme shampoo & conditioner in the hope that it’d work wonders on my hair. Well, it hasn’t. In fact I think it’s pretty crap, as I’ve spent every morning after the shower, desperately combing through my wet hair trying to detangle it before Elliot got bored of sitting in his bouncy chair.

So now I felt like treating my quickly receding hair line as gently and naturally as possible – no need to nuke the last remaining strands with parabens.

What I needed was a powerful de-frizzing shampoo and conditioner and when I spotted the Happy Hair Days products during my online shopping spree at Sainsburys I was intrigued. I love the quirky bottle designs and the fact that the products don’t contain parabens, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate).

And the price, oooh the price is just fine: £3.99 per bottle. I chose the Blueberry & Pear smoothing shampoo & conditioner and it smells great. But there are many other cool combinations, like the Marshmallow & Coconut one for coloured hair, or the Rosemary & Mint thickening one.

I couldn’t find a website for the Happy Hair Days brand, but you can find them in Sainsbury’s and Boots.

Tokyo shopping – Shiseido, Shiseido, Shiseido

Foto: Mette Bassett

Glem ikke at tage en ekstra kuffert med, hvis du rejser til Japan. For hvis du, stik imod alle forventninger, ikke fylder den op med t√łj, accessories, diverse vintagefund og m√•ske en enkelt Tojiro-kniv eller to, s√• kan du i stedet proppe den til randen med billige Shiseido og Kanebo produkter.

Begge m√¶rker har shampoo og bodyshampoo-linjer i fine flasker med pumpe, som de s√¶lger i de japanske svar p√• Matas (se nedenfor). Pris: ml 30-50 kr. per flaske med 550 ml) – refill’en er endnu billigere. Produkterne er super dejlige og value-for money, og s√• pynter de s√• fint p√• badev√¶relset.

In English: Don’t forget to bring an extra suitcase, if you’re travelling to Japan. I promise you, if you haven’t managed to stuff¬† it with clothes, accessories, wonderful vintage finds, and maybe a Tojiro kitchen knife or two, then you can fill it up with delicious¬† Shiseido and Kanebo products.

Both brands do cheap lines of shampoos and body shampoo’s in economy sizes. You can buy them in the Japanese version of Boots (see below) and a big bottle (550 ml) cost between 4-7 pounds. The products are just lovely and so far I haven’t seen them in Europe.

Foto: Mette Bassett