Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Wild hair days no more!

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You know how in this weather, every morning you wake up with a bomb blast on your head, that no organization is ready to take responsibility of? It doesn’t matter which shampoo or conditioner you use, if like me, you lazily put off taking a shower until just before bed, you will wake up looking like Sideshow Bob! And nothing helps. You brush until your scalp is raw, you spray water until it drips, but soon, the poof is back. So what do you do next?

If your solution is, take a shower earlier in the say, the answer is incorrect. Wear a scarf perhaps? Sure but you cannot pull it off without being the butt of every joke. Left with nothing more to do, you give up and go about your day, hoping nobody would notice (yes, they do).

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Then I luckily got to try the newly launched Dove ‘Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner’. A fancy event held at Raintree Spa, I could not attend, but they were nice enough to send me a care package (the box is now being held captive by my mom). So what the hell, I tell myself, I’ll try anything at this point.

12 chimes the clock, and I drag my lazy self to try out this product. My hair is very limp and straight when it’s not being poofy, so I usually wash it with shampoo twice, the condition. I repeated the regime and went to bed, hoping it won’t be as bad.

Today’s hair:

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The product works! Not only is my hair behaving, it looks and feels great. I cannot stop running my fingers through it, something I don’t do often.

While we are on the subject of poofy hair, let me share a few hair washing tips I came across and tried. They really do work.

  • When you first wash your hair, make sure the water is warm. That I believe opens the hair follicles allowing the shampoo to deep clean.
  • When you are conditioning, wash it with colder water to reverse the effect and trap the nutrients. Just run cold water over your hair once and avoid washing it again as you debate getting out of the steamy shower.
  • If you have time, take a bowl of cold water and in it add a few drops of apple cider vinegar, and just pour it over your head. It works like a charm to slow down the greasy build up.

Use it for yourself and tell me how it was!

Lots of love!

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Bookworm Diaries – Part 1

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Ever had this fantasy where you are completely surrounded by books? Every corner you turn, each direction you face, there are piles and piles of books, beckoning out to you ‘Buy us’ ‘Take us home’. No? Emm me neither, because in mine, I don’t have to buy any!

The real world has a slight different take on this fantasy for us geeks. It’s called Karachi Book Fair. Yep. A 5 day event in which every book seller in the city sets up a stall in one place, hoping to find hapless souls like yours truly to get rid of as much of  their stock as they can.

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If like me you too spend most of your pay check on books, you might understand the rest of the blog. If not, you can stop reading (go look up cat videos instead).

Like an excited little puppy, happy to see a stick, I could barely contain my glee once the book fair started. Getting an opportunity to pay a visit, I jumped at it, only to realize all the money I had was plastic.

I could see so many of the books, I knew my bookshelves would welcome with open arms. I would pile them up in my warm embrace and ask at the counter ‘Do you accept cards?’ ‘NO!’ came back the reply, shattering my heart in a hundred little pieces.

Contemplating my next move, I wandered around like a lost soul, trying to shut out the cries of books begging me to rescue them (aren’t I dramatic?) until I saw something that restored my faith in humanity.

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A book stall accepting cards. Yes, it was Liberty Books. While the prices there were slightly steeper than the surrounding stalls, the fact that I could actually buy books made me ecstatic. I found some great titles instantly, headed on to their cheaper section, picked a few more, and within minutes had forgotten all my troubles.

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Liberty books now also accept credit cards for online shopping. See a book you know you have to own, just log onto their website www.libertybooks.com add the item to cart and choose your payment options. While there is the easy cash on delivery option, you can also pay online, a far better option if you decide to buy books for somebody as present and get them delivered.

A cashless day gets you these many!

A cashless day gets you these many!