DHC is a Japanese brand that is mostly famous for its Deep Cleansing Oil. I’ve seen people rave about it on Reddit, so I wanted to find out what’s so special about it. 🙂
The DHC brand was founded in 1970s by Yoshida-san. He connected traditional Japanese herbology and skincare properties of Spanish olive oil. The brand follows the “wabi-sabi” philosophy – it believes in “finding beauty in imperfection” and loving your skin just the way it is, together with all of its imperfections.
I bought this mini set from a friend who travelled to Japan. You can find it on Amazon (here) but in Japan, it cost around €7. This plastic, see-through pouch contains the Deep Cleansing Oil, the Mild Soap, the Q10 Lotion, and the Q10 Cream, all in mini sizes. There should be enough product for one month’s use or so, but like always, your mileage may vary.
I believe I’ve always taken good care of my tresses but I started taking haircare more seriously once I had bleached and dyed my hair back in July 2018. Prior to bleaching, I could use only a tiny amount of oil on my scalp before it would make a mess. Even now when my hair is of medium-to-high porosity, using such products is risky business. I always worry I’ll have to spend ages trying to get oil out of my hair.
In October 2018, Melvita released haircare products formulated with indigo oil. Melvita makes this oil from a plant called Persicaria tinctoria that is a source of indigo dye. As you can see from my photos below, the oil isn’t actually indigo but raspberry pink (just like my hair was!).
Bonfires at Dusk by Arcana Wildcraft is one of those perfumes that take you on a journey through your memories and dreams. It’s perfect for frolicking about in autumn and winter, but it’s also suitable for warm summer nights.
Woodsmoke, sweet beeswax, Oregon lavender, sandalwood, charred juniper, and the scent of swiftly appearing stars.
It will probably come as no surprise if I tell you that I’m becoming more and more interested hair products that are natural and/or made by a small business (see here or here). When I was at the BBMU conference back in November 2018, I got a chance to chat with Nelipot representatives. They showcased their newest products – one of them can be used as a lubricant but I’ll be a tease and keep you waiting for its review 🙂 – and I was lucky enough to receive a sample of their Diven Shampoo.
At the time of writing this post (19 February 2019), the newest Nelipot offering is available only on the Slovenian market. However, Natalija from their social media team told me that this shampoo would become available on the Croatian and international websites on 8 March 2019. Soon!
For now, Nelipot Diven Shampoo is available in a 50 ml sample size. This should be enough for 6 to 10 washes, depending on how much shampoo you use for each wash.