Large sizes

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I am a firm believer in economies of scale. When I can, and when I will use it, I always buy large economy sizes.

I keep samples and sachets for when I travel, or I decant into small bottles, but at home most of my products are in big containers – either decanted into smaller ones or used as is.

I have lots of very long curly hair so I go through lots of conditioner. I only wash my hair once or twice a week but I condition it every day. As everyone with curly hair knows, when you sleep on it it goes all weird so I wet and condition it every day to get the curls back to normal.

My go-to brands are Redken and Kerastase and I usually buy them on special from lookfantastic.com or HQHair (both owned by The Hut Group). I am on their mailing lists so am mailed discounts twice a week (usually Wednesdays and weekends). They have free worldwide shipping and generally have 3 for 2 or buy one get one free offers so I stock up about three times a year.

You use far less Redken or Kerastase than you would a supermarket shampoo plus with the special offers, they do not cost much more.

And

they do large sizes!

I buy either 1000ml or 500ml – they last forever and the shipping is free (just keep each order to a limit of 2kg). 1000ml of conditioner is between £20 and £22 – and you usually get extra discount codes twice a week. Can’t beat that price!

Redken Curvaceous Leave In/Rinse Out conditioner
Redken Curvaceous Leave In/Rinse Out conditioner
Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner

 

500ml Sebastian Potion 9
500ml Sebastian Potion 9
It is more than 30cm longer than this now so I need lots of conditioning!
It is more than 30cm longer than this now so I need lots of conditioning!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. I don’t use many beauty products (!) but my preferred shower gel is L’Occitane Verbena. It’s not inexpensive, but they also sell an eco-refill which contains 500ml for about 35% more dosh than the normal 250ml bottle! The other thing I do with it is to dilute it 50/50 with water, and use it in a Muji foaming bottle – you fill the bottle with liquid and when you operate the pump, it converts the liquid to a mousse or foam. So effectively, for 35% more money than a 250ml bottle of shower gel, I get 1 litre of liquid shower foam. It lasts ages, and smells much nicer than bog-standard supermarket shower gel! 🙂

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