Eco-Boutique Shower Set

Subtle scent, these are good for traveling. I got these from a hospitality event, but I’m not sure which hotel actually use them. They are very generic. It’s quite alright, but nothing wow about them. The shampoo as always, I can only use them twice in a row. It doesn’t leave me as oily as any other shampoo. But it’s not exactly the best shampoo for me. The shower gel is nice. It lathers well. Conditioner is everage. It does make a good cream for shaving though. So nothing impressive about this, but it’s useable. 


Essential Deep Cleansing Care Shampoo & Conditioner

I am not sure about this shampoo. I think it does a good job at cleansing. The conditioner is nice too. The smell is alright. You use them the first few time is ok. But then it seems to lose its effectiveness. So yah, I have to use the full size to really determine this. 

Rene Furterer Okara Shampoo

This has quite a synthetic scent. It’s nice, but after a second it turn quite chemical. I like it enough for colored hair. It feels like it protects the hair color. Plus, this doesn’t make my hair oily. It doesn’t exactly dry them. But I do have to use conditioner after. So I like it enough. 

When I used to dye my hair, it was a pain to keep my hair tame and proper. It either gets really oily or that the ends off my hair get really dry. This time round, I don’t hate my due hair much. I guess cause this shampoo help with that. I would repurchase the full size when I dye my hair again. 

Naturals Shampoo Hair & Body

I love the squeezy tube of this. This is just some of the products that certain hotel are using. Not sure which hotel, but I did get this from a hotel association event. I can see why it’s a good product. It’s a 2 in 1 shampoo and soap. This reminds me of peaches even though it doesn’t smell like it. It’s suppose to be oranges, but it doesn’t smell like oranges either.  I guess the packaging has an orange fruit on it, that’s why I think of peaches. Not sure why also. 

I find that I can use this for 3 days as shampoo no problem. On the last 3rd night, I found that my hair get slightly oily. So I guess I can get away with 2 full days with this. 

For soap, it’s nice cause it smells nice. I feel that it’s better as shampoo than soap. But it’s alright. It doesn’t foam up as well, but it lather on alright. As I said the scent is wonderful, but it won’t linger. So that’s the downside to me. 

Not sure if you can actually buy this somewhere. But I’ll definitely edit here if I saw it somewhere. 

Shampoo, tried & tested 5

Clear Women Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for dry scalp and itchy control. I don’t like this. I guess cause this is for dry scalp. While my scalp is on the oily side. So this does not suit me at all.

Sunsilk Hair Fall Solution Shampoo doesn’t seem to do anything for my hair at all. It is alright if you use it once a week, but daily, this will leave my hair rather oily quite fast. It is the appearance of oily hair more so than the actual hair turning oily. Plus my it doesn’t help with hair fall.

Pantene Silky Smooth Care helps prevent damage for smooth hair. This is another of those shampoo that I can get away with for a day. The scent of Pantene’s shampoos is lovely. It is just nostalgic to use. But my hair is quite spoil, it can only use certain shampoos that cost more than the average.

Sunsilk Light Frequent Wash smells really nice. I actually quite like this as this foam up really easily. But again, I can only use this twice in a row. Maybe the third day still alright, but this shampoo is not for me.

I think I can safely say I can stay away from normal shampoos. I wanted to say drugstore shampoos, but the shampoos I am using are from drugstore too. So I guess it is more of the mass market shampoos that I can stay away from. No matter how much I tried, they don’t seem to work very much.

J.R.Liggett’s Travel Size Bar Shampoo

I like this. It’s a set of 4 mini bar shampoo with a case. But the case is quite useless as it just get soak and make everything wet and sticky. I wished they had given a tin like Lush or something. They also gave a rectangle plastic to rest the shampoo on. I find that once it stick on it, it’s hard to take it out. So I just stack it on. 

So there’s 4 bars but 2 of them are the original which is my fav. I like this cause it doesn’t make my hair oily. So it’s really good for travelling as I won’t have to worry about oily hair or having dandruff. 

Tea tree & hemp oil is for flaky scalp. Which is also nice. 

Jojoba & peppermint smells nice and it’s for curly hair. 

But I don’t think there’s much different between these 3. I find them all quite good. I enjoy using them and it takes a while to use them up. Solid shampoo is also good for travel especially without luggage check-in; less liquid the better. 

Asprey Purple Water Shampoo

This is actually quite nice. I love how this make my hair really volumous. But as with any  random shampoos, I can only use this a maximum of 2 days. On the third time I used this, my hair start to have dandruff. So I like this on a one time use kind of shampoo. It smell nice. It can last a whole day, sort of, without making my hair oily. Anyone with normal hair and want some volume should try using this. 

My Organic Thickening Shampoo Orange and Lemon

I kind of like the bottle. It’s like a suede finish and it’s black with just white words. And the first time I used it, I fell in love with the bottle more. It’s just a very sleek design. Cause the cap is not a full way opened cap. It will just slightly turned up and it becomes a squeezy bottle. It just makes shampooing so much easier. 

The shampoo now. The first time I used this, my hair get oily pretty fast. Which is quite strange. Usually most shampoo is fine with me the first use especially this is targeted for greasy hair. The second time, it’s back to normal. It does give me a full 11/12 hours of use. But that’s about it. I hope that it can contain oily hair better. 

Thin hair, yes not bad. It’s quite light. Doesn’t give me a flat head. So yea it’s fine. The amount of hair I drop is not significant. So it’s good. 

Overall, it’s quite a good fine shampoo for those with normal or not so oily hair. 

What’s In My Shower

They say that 80% of people in Singapore stay in HDB (public housing). My mom’s house is under the old layout which only has 1 bathroom. Basically it is 2. One for shower, the other is the toilet. There are 5 of us trying to use the shower daily. Thankfully, we have different schedule, so we never have to fight for the shower. We also have 4 “shelf” area where we put the shampoo and soap on. And 1 shelf is specially for me. While the rest sort of share shower gel and shampoo, I tend to have my own. The rest of the shelves consist of 1) shampoo (general, bro, sis), shower gel, 2) facial wash (mom, sis, bro), eczema soap, conditioner and 3) shower cap, mini toiletries, etc.

When it comes to my shelf, I have 9 item squeeze into the tiny space. Plus the conditioner which I usually share with my sis therefore it wont be on my shelf. Here are the item I am using at the moment.
I am in between shampoos. I am usually either using Avalon Organics thickening shampoo or Naturvital hair loss shampoo. Or maybe some Klorane. So it really depend. 

2. Clarifying shampoo

I’ve been using this Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo for a while, and I really mean a while. I just cant seem to finish this up. I hardly use this as I don’t think this is as good. I try to use this once a week, but will be more if I took a late shower, cause I have no confidence in my oily hair. So this is just good for a day.

3. Hair mask/treatment
I tend to use more hair mask than conditioner. It is much thicker and I don’t have to use as much.

I like this. It’s thick and a little is all you need to make your hair extra smooth. I used it once and after for 3 days straight I don’t use any conditioner. My hair is still very smooth. I was so impressed. In term of strengthening, well I’m not really sure how good it is. But it’s really nice for tangle free hair for days. It’s also not that expensive.

I don’t like the shampoo and conditioner as much. Cause you really have to use a lot of it. But this one is much better.

4. Shower gel

I am not so fussy when it comes to shower gel, but I do love fruity scented shower gel. About 70% of the time, I am using TBS or Sephora. This time I have the mango creamy body wash from Sephora. This smells so much like mango pudding. It’s very creamy and foam up nicely. It doesn’t give crazy foam, but it’s nice on the body. It’s moisturising and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry. I really like it. 

5. Body scrub

This is the honey body scrub. I just cant get over the scent of TBS honey. its just so sweet and lovely. I really do love most of the scents from TBS and I just cant get over them. Bought this on sale, if not I will prefer to use the squeeze tube one which is for daily use. The tub one is to be used once or twice a week only as it is more abrasive. 

6. Face wash

I’m not sure if I like this. It is quite watery. It has this scent that I can’t describe but it just feels organic and westernise herbal. Yea it doesn’t make sense, but that is that. I am not sure if this is the reason pimple kept popping out. In term of cleansing, this do great. It feels like it strip off moisture, yet it doesn’t leave your skin dry. 

7. Facial scrub

This is TheFaceShop Flebeaute White Crystal Diamond Peeling. It’s not exactly a facial scrub, but I guess you can consider it as one. You can use it on a dry face or a wet one. It is so lovely on the face regardless. It foam up well. So on dry face, you use this in circular motion for about 1 minute, then you rinse it. It feels good on the face. And after you rinse off, your fave just feels super clean. With a wet face, this is less abrasive. But still function he same. 

8. Hygiene wash

I use the travel size one. Especially for the brand Lactacyd, I will buy the 60ml at $2 cause ml by ml comparing to the full size, this is much cheaper. I pretty much tried all the different variants they have, and I like the original best. I am not so choosy on the brand I use. But not everything works well for me. The yellow bottle of Lactacyd is a no for me. 

9. Shaver

I will have a razor in the shower. This will be for my legs. I shave like every 2-3days. This one is the 3 blades one. The refills are not as expensive as the 4 or 5 blades. But I buy them on sale anyway. I know you are suppose to throw away the blade after like a few uses, but I will only throw it away if I feel that it’s no longer sharp. And that is a personal feel. But ya, I prefer guy shaver as they are slightly cheaper. And I use conditioner to lather up, so no problem there. 

So those are the things I usually have in my bathroom. Different brand, but same function. I wish we can have bath tubs in HDB. I want to use Lush bombs so badly. Oh well, we can’t have everything. 

Shampoo, tried & tested 4


Rene Furterer Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – I’m not really sure what I think about this. It is ok. Plus this is for oily hair, but I find that it doesn’t do such a good job at keeping hair less oily. It’s ok for dandruff. But if you don’t have dandruff, this can cause one. It’s like my oily hair can cause dandruff so this is good for that problem. But when my hair don’t give me dandruff, using this will just create that. So it’s just not that consistent. I only just use this when I find that my hair is acting up and being super itchy, which is quite seldom these days. 

Phyto Strengthening Treatment Shampoo for Thinning Hair. I actually quite fond of this bits a good general everyday shampoo. It doesn’t cause my hair to be super oily. I will have to wash it daily, but it can last a day. Only before bedtime will I notice the hair turning slightly oily. Anyway, the first half of the tube, I can see a difference in the amount of hair I drop. After that, the amount of hair dropping gets more. It’s slightly more. But I do think this is good for a thinning hair. 

Como Shambhala Invigorate Shampoo is just so spa like. It smells lovely. It has a slight peppermint thus making it very cooling. I finished it and thrown away the bottle when I realized I forgot to add it in things I’ve tried. Anyway this is a good shampoo just to clean and it definitely makes my hair shine, in a good way for the first half of the day. Overtime, it became oilier. So that’s my hair. It’s ok for a day use, even for 2 days. But I can’t wear it for more than that. So it’s just a good shampoo for people with normal hair. 

Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable is a good shampoo if your hair is pretty much normal. Mine is not, so this won’t suit me at all. But if I just use this to last for a few hours, it is alright. It does smooth out hair, so conditioner is not really needed. The smell is a typical Sunsilk shampoo. So it’s nice and very nostalgic like. Oh well, it’s my sis shampoo but her hair is still quite frizzy. So it’s not really that good I guess. But it works for normal people.