I was debating with myself whether or not to post this on here, and as I realised that I personally would appreciate it if another beauty blogger had posted it for me to read, I decided to post it. Tonight I discovered that a lot of products I have been using were made by companies that either test on animals, or are owned by a parent company that partakes in animal testing on their products. As an animal lover I felt sick to realise this, and also stupid for not bothering to do my research earlier. There are many arguments that could be made against me being upset about animal testing on my beauty products. Yes I eat meat, but I am doing everything I can to convert to a pescetarian diet. No, I am not a vegan and I am ashamed to admit that do not see myself ever having the strength of character to become one. So do I have a right to be upset about this? I don’t really know. What I do know is that I do believe in making changes where you can for the better of yourself and the better of your environment and I do not believe that in this day and age animal testing is necessary within the beauty industry. If you see any reviews posted on this site of products made by any of the brands listed here – please know that they were items that I had either already purchased, or were sent to me for review before I discovered that they were on the list. I hope that you understand that I am not trying to force my beliefs on my readers: no judgement, no right or wrong as to what other people choose for themselves, I just wanted to put this out there for those who were interested in reading that list and making an informed decision as to what products they were using/buying.
I have been using the Sebastian Professional Hydre Shampoo and Conditioner for a few weeks now, and it’s become a firm favourite in my hair care routine for summer. The range is pitched as being a post-celebration hair saviour, and it’s definitely helped me nurse my hair back to health after the hectic Christmas/New Year period. I’ve seen less fly-aways and a noticable difference in the general frizzy state of my hair post my straightening/blowdrying/curling/overstyling period during the holidays. The products do not have any particular scent, other than that “freshly washed hair” scent that I absolutely adore. The only thing I don’t really like about the products is the packaging. I know it sounds silly, but I don’t like that the bottles are two different colours, and the black container seemed to get very dirty (even in the shower) really quickly. Having said that I really like the blue and black writing on the white bottle, which appeals to my pathetically superficial side. The Sebastian Hydre Shampoo and Conditioner retail for $68 AUD within the “Sebastian Professional Thirst Quencher Pack” which also contains the Taming Elixir. For stockist information, contact 1300 728 333. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review.)