Conditioner before shampoo?

I think one of my next posts is going to be about my hair.

I know what you’re thinking…  Why your hair?

Well, my hair is long.  I’m not talking down to my knees long, but it reaches my waist.  It’s not only the length of my hair, though, it’s also the condition of it.  Granted, at this very moment, I do need a trim, as I am starting to struggle with stray-aways, but generally speaking, it’s long and healthy.  Above all, I love my hair!

Portrait of Beautiful Woman with smooth gloss long hair. High quality image.

Definitely not me, but you get the point… 

So the title of this post really says it all.

I condition my hair once every two weeks only, and it’s the way that I do it that’s somewhat different.

I’m going to be honest – I absolutely love my shampoo…  It’s Garnier Ultimate Blends – Mythic Olive; and the smell…  Mmmmm…  There’s only one problem.  The price.


Look out for this in the shops, and grab it when it’s on offer!

It’s currently £6.00 for a 400ml bottle of shampoo, and the same for the conditioner.  I only buy it when it’s on special offer (I’ve managed to get it for as cheap as £2 once…).  My conditioner, however, although it smells delightful, is not as “satisfying” as my shampoo.

Let’s get down to the main reason of this post.

Have you ever used conditioner before you shampoo?  I do, and it really works.

Here’s what I do:

  • As soon as I am in the shower, I wet my hair, and apply a decent amount of conditioner.  Always start off with the ends, and then work upwards.  Avoid the roots completely – for now.
  • Continue your shower normally, leaving the conditioner on for as long as you need.
  • Pull some excess conditioner out of the lengths of your hair, and gently massage your scalp with it for a couple of seconds.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Now it’s time for you to shampoo your hair!  Do as you normally do – lather it up as much as you can, and rinse thoroughly, until the water runs clear (i.e. no bubbles).

Lather up that shampoo!!

  • Towel dry your hair, and try to allow it to dry naturally – or for as long as possible if you are going to blow dry it.

The above method leaves my hair clean, shiny and strong…  And is obviously helping with the growth too!


Review – Asda’s Striped Donuts

A couple of days ago, I bought a new type of donut that is now being sold by Asda.  There are two different types: vanilla striped and strawberry striped.  Priced at £1.10 for 2, they are also on offer at the moment at 2 boxes (with 2 donuts in each) for £2.  So, in order for me to give these a real trial, I just had to buy one of each.


The picture above shows the box of the vanilla striped donuts, but inside I have already eaten one of those, so I replaced it with a strawberry striped one.


Don’t they look absolutely yummy?!  The vanilla one is shown on the left, with chocolate glaze, and the one on the right is the strawberry donut.  But obviously, that did not need an introduction.

The smell when you open the box is divine. The vanilla, mixed with strawberry is something that I just couldn’t explain.  I just wanted to shove my face in there…  Ha ha.

I bit into the strawberry.  The strawberry essence in the icing was amazing.  Asda had used just the right amount of flavouring.  However, I thought that the donut itself was a little dry…



Sorry for the bad photo there, but you can see that the texture of the donut is more like bread rather than the average donut.

My mark for the strawberry is 8/10.

The flavouring is perfect, but the donut is dry.

On biting in to the vanilla donut, I wasn’t that impressed.  The chocolate stripes on top of the vanilla icing was too overpowering.  The actual donut was dry…  On looking at the bitemark, I thought that these donuts have not been made in the conventional way of dropping batter in to boiling oil, rather, these donuts have been baked.  There was no proof to say either way, but I thought if that is how Asda have made them, then well done!  I never would have thought it was possible to make a donut that was baked…

My marks for the vanilla?  4/10

Once again, the chocolate overpowered what little vanilla there was, and the “bread” was dry.

My overall results have to be that these are definitely worth the price tag.  Hop on over to Asda to see if your local sells them 🙂