Hey everyone, Just thought I would talk about my first impressions of a new shampoo and conditioner I recently purchased. now I know most people think shampoo is shampoo, but for someone that goes to the hairdressers regularly to have their hair bleached and coloured various colours caring for my hair is important.
In order to keep my hair in good condition and looking healthy I like to use products that are going to add moisture and that starts with the basics shampoo and conditioner. I have tried various hydration and moisturising products, some have worked, some I feel did the opposite and left my hair feeling dry and needing extra products to make it manageable.
I recently tried another shampoo in this range and seemed okay for the first couple of uses but after that I didn’t feel I was getting the results I wanted however my sister did so she used it. I brought the coconut oil and cocoa butter from garnier and after the first use I fell in love with it, my hair is so soft, manageable, I’ve taken to combining this with braiding my hair before bed the past couple of times and this has helped keep the frizz at bay while styling my hair without using heat.
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The shampoo is quiet thick compared to others I have used, a little of the conditioner goes a long way, compared to some that are very thick which you end up using more of. the smell is lovely but doesn’t leave a lingering smell. Currently its on offer at Superdrug, instead of £5 a bottle its 2 for £5 which a great price and also includes the hair oil in that offer.
Another busy day at work so I choose to relax with the fur baby before starting some more baking, this time using my nanas recipe for coconut tarts. every Christmas she would bake these so they bring back so many memories and every year I try to make them as good as her and this year has been my best attempt yet.
I have used her recipe for the pastry as well instead of making my own. this makes about 100g pastry which means about 12 tarts
100g/40z plain flour
pinch of salt
25g/1 oz. margarine ( I used a little over
25g/1 0z lard ( I used a little over)
2tbsp cold water ( I used about 2 and a half )
mix flour and salt in a bowl and rub in the fats
use a knife to mix adding in the water to form a stiff dough
turn dough on to a floured surface and knead lightly
roll out a use as required.
100g/40z short pastry
50g/2oz caster sugar
50g/2oz desiccated coconut
heat the oven to 180 degrees c/ 350 degrees f/ gas mark 4. roll out pastry thinly and cut into discs and place them in a greased tart tin
place half a teaspoon of jam in each one ( I added a little extra)
cream the margarine, sugar and add the egg and the coconut
place one teaspoon of mixture on top of the jam
bake for 20 minutes until the sponge is risen and golden brown
Place on cooling rack and enjoy when cooled.
Hope you guys try these and enjoy them as much as I do.