Wash Day & First Impressions | Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator

Hey everybody! I decided to get my wash day done over the weekend (on Sunday) because I had some time and I was not busy travelling as usual. It felt good not feeling rushed to get my hair done, I could give it a little extra TLC.

I decided to use my Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator which I bought in January and I had not busted out yet. I pretty much repeated my last wash day with a few different products. So I shall keep the recap quick and rather focus on the first impressions of the Joico conditioner. Continue reading


First Impressions | AfroBotanics

I want to profile hair products that I recently bought and I used for the first time on my last wash day. The brand is called AfroBotanics and is a proudly South African brand. They have 5 products in their range, I have 3 of the products. Just for transparency, I had originally bought 1 of the products, but there was a mix up with my delivery and when I alerted the owner, she sent me an extra 2 products to make up for the mix up. Anyway, lets get into it.

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First Impressions | Zirana Heating Cap

I have used my new heating cap a few times now since I bought it, and I thought it deserves its own post along with a first impressions. I bought the cap in Bangkok, you can see all my other South East Asia purchases in my January haul post.

FotorCreated1The cap has coils inside, these remind me of an electric blanket, and these provide the heat. It also came with a fabric-esque shower cap, but I do not use this, I use regular shower caps. There is also a draw string to adjust the cap to the size of your head to fit snuggly, again I do not use this, I find that the cap fits perfectly without having to tighten it. There are 2 heating settings, I find the first one not hot enough, so I use the higher one. Because I bought the cap overseas, it had flat square pins, luckily I saw this while I was at the shop and I asked the seller to give me an adapter to fit South African round pins.

FotorCreated3The inner plastic cap is removable, so it is possible to wash it – though I think this will not be necessary if you wear a shower cap when using it.

The good: The heating provided by this cap is awesome and I find that it evenly distributes heat to all parts of my head. This already makes it better than my soft hooded drier. It heats up quickly and delivers constant heat throughout, like I said, I use it on the higher setting, but you can always switch back and forth between high and low if it gets too hot.

The not so good: I find the cord too short, so I really have to do some serious manoeuvring when I use it – this can be fixed though by using an extension cord.  I have felt sleepy every time I have used the cap, I have managed to fight the feeling off, but I am going to start scheduling 15 minute naps after I deep condition my hair 🙂

I have not seen these been sold anywhere in South Africa, even at the China Mall shops (I have looked). You can buy them online from AliExpress for cheaper than I bought mine for.

I really really love my heating cap, it was definitely a good investment and I highly recommend it.