How is everyone doing???? I apologize for missing last week! I had to do a business trip to Medan for work. I posted some photos on Instagram from my trip, and also my skin condition. Anyways, as mentioned couple weeks a go, I went to Kiehl’s Indonesia Grand Opening at Emporium Pluit Mall. After the grand opening, I decided to go to the store couple days later to grab some stuff, mainly for my hair. So here’s what I bought at Kiehl’s! I don’t know if you can call this a haul since I didn’t buy much.
So, I went to the store with one thing in mind, and that’s to get products for my hair! Ever since 4 years a go, I have been having allergic reaction towards non-natural/organic shampoos and conditioners. I used to be able to use pantene, dove, or tre semme without any issues, but ever since 4 years a go, I’ve noticed itchy scalps, red tiny bumps, and significant hair loss when I continued using those non-organic or non-natural brands. The one brand that I somehow managed to continue using is actually L’oreal.
With those issues in mind, I was searching high and low for a somewhat more natural shampoos in Jakarta, and I decided to give Kiehl’s a try. I have used their Amino Acids shampoo way back when I was in Canada, and was happy with the result. However, the closest Kiehl’s from my place was 1-hr away, so I stopped using it. You can imagine how thrilled I was when Kiehl’s opened a store right around the corner from my house, just a 15min. drive from home and ta-daaaah it’s right there!
All I bought was a Magic Elixir, a Thickening Shampoo, and a Recovery Pak hair mask. As you might know, I have been coloring and bleaching my hair since beginning of the year, so I really want to take a good care of my hair again. I decided I need those 3 products to reset my hair.
I’ve only started using these products for 1.5 weeks now, so I can’t really say what the results are, that’s why I didn’t put the title as review. First of all, I think I absolutely love the Magic Elixir! I ran out of Morrocan Oil, and can’t find one in Jakarta. So this Magic Elixir is a good alternative! I’ve only been using it every 2-3days for 5mins since it says to wash it off after applying it on the scalp. Next time, I’m going to try leaving it for a few hours. I noticed almost immediately after the wash, my scalp and my hair feel a lot lighter. It doesn’t leave any oily residue or cause your hair to be greasy. It washes off very easily!
Of course you can always mix your own oils, DIY hair masks are plenty on Pinterest, even I pinned them! But, I just find getting the Magic Elixir is a lot faster and simpler than making one your own. Less hassle for this career woman (hehehe)..Not to mention, I won’t be messing around and having to clean up. Just one bottle and everything is good!
The Magic Elixir costs Rp. 410,000 (125ml) in Jakarta, while it’s only CA$24 in Canada. It drives me crazy how beauty/skincare/cosmetic products are so much more expensive in Jakarta. That’s almost double of what I paid for in Canada. Anyways, I’ll rant some other time..may be I’ll rant on twitter instead…
The Ultimate Thickening Shampoo is perfect for me since I have fine hair, and not much of it. I’m very conscious of my hair loss ever since 4 years a go. Seriously guys, I was so stressed out, I thought I was going bald *cries*. I think this shampoo works really well with the Magic Elixir since the combination of both products will promote hair growth and healthier scalp.
The shampoo lathers easily and you don’t need to use much. I think this shampoo doesn’t have that “clean” feel as strong as other brands since it’s more natural, however, you feel absolutely refreshed when you’re drying your hair. My hair feels stronger after a few wash (I wash my hair everyday – no, don’t tell me not to do it). I also felt that this shampoo gives my hair a bit more volume after the wash.
The Ultimate Thickening Shampoo costs Rp. 260,000 in Jakarta, CA$25.50 in Canada. So, not much difference in price for this product. I was happy to know that the price was similar.
Last but not least, one of the best purchase in my whole life is this Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak! Quite a mouthful, but SO WORTH IT! This is the best smelling product I’ve ever encountered. The smell is DIVINE. I will buy this just because it smells soooo goood!
Listen to me guys, like seriously!!! I deep conditioned my hair, dry it off, styled it, left my room. Came back 4 hours later and my room smells like my hair! My hair smells so awesome for the whole day, until the next morning. I mean, come on! You have to try this hair mask if you have colored your hair. Even if you don’t color your hair, I still think this hair mask will work too. Seriously, it smells like a fruit heaven. I can’t really put my finger in it, but it smells like a mixture of apricot, passion fruit and mango. Absolutely DIVINE!
This hair mask doesn’t weigh your hair down, it makes the hair feels so smooth and silky afterwards. My hair color looks shinier too, and did I mention it smells great?! Awesome product!
This hair mask costs Rp. 420,000 in Jakarta, and CA$35 in Canada.
Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase, and willing to fork out the money to buy these high quality natural products. My hair feels great and smells peachy! Love it!