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Present Basket for my mom :)
« on: 13 Mar 14 / 02:24 PM »
Well... it's my Mums bday in a week and nobody in my family had any other idea so.
We (my brother and me, that is) want to make a present basket with all sorta hair / beauty products. She's been talking with me a lot about stuff like SLS-free Shampoos, skin products,  and stuff, she seemed interested but never bought anything mainly because most things are kinda expensive.
What can I say... Hair: dark brown, she gets demi-permanent colour done  by the hairdresser, goes greasy very fast, but frizzy bits on the sides.She always complains she has to wash it too often and that's why the sides go so frizzy.
Skin: Mixed, I guess? She's 50 but doesn't have too many wrinkles yet.
I'll attach a pic :)

Ideas that I have so far:

L'oréal EverPure Shampoo
Jar of Coconut Oil for the frizz
Batiste Dry Shampoo (dark brown or another?)
Tangleteezer (Shower one, because it has a handle)
Any awesome Cone-free condish (which?)
A very gentle body wash (which?)

So I'm looking for ideas and opinions on the ideas that I have so far, be it generally product types or products :)

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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #1 on: 13 Mar 14 / 03:49 PM »
I would put in some argan oil. It is great for de-frizzing hair and she can also use it on her skin.
It is a lovely idea BTW.

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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #2 on: 13 Mar 14 / 04:31 PM »
I'm not sure if they are available over there, they are very basic brands here in the states but I absolutely love them. I like Suave Tropical Coconut conditioner as a cone free conditioner, it's light but moisturizes very well, cleans the scalp well and it's cheap, about $1.50-2 for a huge bottle. For body wash that is gentle, I love Dove soap, the original kind in a bottle. It is very gentle + it's the only body wash my mom, my kids and I can use that doesn't break our skin out, leave it dry/itchy + it moisturizes well too. They aren't anything fancy but they really are great products :)
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!


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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #3 on: 13 Mar 14 / 04:41 PM »
Thank you both :)
Argan oil is a great idea, I've always wanted to try some myself, so I could just buy a little more :D
Suave seems to be a US brand, I've never seen it here, but Dove soap sounds good, I think I'll get some :)


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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #4 on: 13 Mar 14 / 09:57 PM »
Just as a heads up as I know you want to keep the SLS content low, dove soap aggravates my psoriasis really badly. I'm in the uk so it could be different iingredients but I do find it harsh and drying!
This is such an awesome idea she will be thrilled!!


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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #5 on: 14 Mar 14 / 12:37 PM »
Oh, thanks, I haven't bought it yet. Imma look at the ingredients and decide in the shop. But it's cheap so I guess it's worth a try. But maybe I can find a SLS free body wash that would be perfect :)

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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #6 on: 14 Mar 14 / 01:19 PM »
I just started using Naked brand hair products after being told about it by someone on this forum.  They are good for your hair and don't have silicone or other nasty ingredients.  There is a leave in conditioner that I use and it really gets rid of frizzies.  That's saying a lot for me because I have thick wavy hair and frizzies are always an issue!   They also carry an intensive conditioner which is really nice too.  I bought mine at Boots and it wasn't too expensive.  Here's a link to the leave in conditioner: and here's the intense conditioner:

And oh....looking at their website I see they have a whole range of products including body wash, etc that look really nice too! 

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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #7 on: 15 Mar 14 / 07:34 PM »
For face lotion, I really like Nivea Pure and Natural cream.  They do both a day cream and a night cream, and they're relatively cheap (around £5.00).

An SLS-free shampoo that I've tried out and am really loving is Happy Hair Days.  I dare say it might actually replace Osmo as my favourite SLS-free shampoo.

Oh, I also really love Soap and Glory bath products.  Their Hand Food lotion is amazing for moisturising dry, cracked hands and their Righteous Butter is a great body butter.


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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #8 on: 19 Mar 14 / 07:43 AM »
Oops I thought I had answered but guess I forgot^^
Couldn't get so many of the products because they're not available here :/ All Suave, Happy Hair Days, Osmo, and Naked either don't ship at all to Germany or have terribly high shipping costs.

New list:
Batiste brown + cherry
Jar of Coconut Oil
Argan Oil
Soap and Glory Hand Food
SLS-free Bodywash (Aveda, or how was it called)
L'oréal EverPure Shampoo
Argan Oil Conditioner

I find it funny you suggested Nivea Pure and Natural, my mom already uses that stuff and loves it :)

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Re: Present Basket for my mom :)
« Reply #9 on: 19 Mar 14 / 08:13 AM »
That sounds like a great basket--your mom will love it!


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