Monday, March 16, 2015

Product Review : Hanz de Fuko Quicksand

Hey guys, it's been a while. Recently, I've purchased my first Hanz de Fuko product from Luxola and here's my little take on it.

I heard a lot about Hanz de Fuko online and thought I had to give it a try. However, it is not easy to obtain it in Malaysian and, let's face it, the price is pretty much above the average price range for a student. When i saw/heard that Luxola is having a 20% off when using Visa Credit Card, plus, free delivery above RM40 and having 2 free samples, I just had to try it out.

Now, on to the review of the product. I would say that I'm pretty much satisfied with what I'm having so far. I've tried it for a week already and so far, I have no qualms about it. The hold is good and still pliable where/when necessary. With the weather here in Malaysia, I've always had the problem of sweat washing off any products in my hair. However, with the dry shampoo infused in Quicksand, it pretty much absorb the sweat and still help keep my hair up.

I've gone to my stylist for a haircut (yes, with Quicksand in my hair), and my hair is still pliable and up after my cut, after my stylist sprayed water onto my hair. He even asked me if I was using hairspray (which is a testament to the hold Quicksand provides).

The matte finish effect also rings true as it looks as if I did not put anything in my hair but it's still holding up nicely. I've always wanted to have a matte finish hair but all the products with matte finish that I've used before does not have enough hold to hold my hair up the whole day.

As for the smell, I've read that quite a number of you are put off by the smell. Personally, I find it okay. Not that it's a pleasant smell, but it's tolerable. I may suggest maybe some hair mist (or maybe your deodorant?) to mask the smell if it's too much for you.

As for the price, yes, it's a little over my price range but when I think about it, I've been using 4 products just to keep my hair in place for the whole day and when I calculate it, the prices of Hanz de Fuko products are pretty much well worth it (if you do not have to worry too much about shipping). One of the reasons I put off getting Hanz de Fuko products is that it's pretty much out of my price range and the shipping from the US pretty much makes it a no-brainer to turn in down for a student. However, with Luxola which ships to Malaysia and also provides free shipping when your purchase if above RM40, then, I guess it's all worth it.

Now, I can't wait for Luxola to restock and to try Claymation.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Product Review: Daiso's Menthol Scalp Conditioner for Men

so, from my last post, i've told you guys that i've just dyed my hair
and this time, i used hydrogen peroxide that got my hair kinda dry...
it gets all tangled when i wash my hair and has a rough and coarse texture to it when wet and clean (after i shampoo my hair)
so, normally, i would not use conditioner but because of all the coarse texture that i'm so not used to, i decided to get myself a bottle of conditioner

i was in Daiso to get a lamp shade and decided to walk around and found myself a bottle of Daiso's Menthol Scalp Conditioner
I have to say, i was a bit skeptical but hey, Daiso is from Japan and these Japanese take their beauty products really seriously
taking a leap of faith, i decided to purchase the Scalp Conditioner
it's a plus cos it's written 'for Men' (hmmmm....)

went home, washed my hair and tried out the conditioner
as i applied and massaged my hair with the conditioner, the fragrant menthol smell fills my nostrils...
however, i did not feel the tingling sensation that i expect on my head but i felt it in my eyes...
hmmm... is it weird that the smell alone can give that light tingling sensation to your eyes?
i was not too bothered by it and washed the conditioner off, and lo and behold, the tingling sensation that i desire is there...
i was almost in ecstasy...(not really but yeah)
it was great...

my stylist once told me that it's good to wash or massage my hair with menthol hair products cos it will unclog and clean those follicles that are filled and probably clogged with sweat and dust residue...

after drying my hair, it did feel soft and light and i could run my fingers through my hair, so, it does what a conditioner suppose to do (at least that's what i feel conditioners are supposed to do)

the product is white in color with the texture you would expect from a conventional hair conditioner

so, overall, i give it a 5/5 for a fulfilling product at a good price (everything in Daiso is RM5, duh... well, except for premium items, but well, this is RM5) (though i don't know how much a bottle of conditioner cost)

while we're at it, let me also show you the new lamp shade i got for my wall lamp