[REVIEW] Innisfree My Hair Recipe Moisturizing Conditioner

I quite enjoyed using Innisfree’s Camellia range of hair products, but I wanted to try something new after I emptied my last tube of conditioner. This looked pretty promising, so it went straight into my shopping basket!

Product Description

1. Natural protein from Jeju soybean complex 
The natural protein provides radiance and elasticity to the hair. 

2. Rich and soft texture 
Its thick and soft texture allows it to be applied smoothly and evenly over the hair. Each strand of hair will be deeply moisturised for more lustrous locks. 

3. Deep hydration and nourishment 
Jeju camellia flower and leaf oil nourish the hair, and Jeju green tea hydrates hair together with hyaluronic acid and xylitol.

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Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 15

Ingredient List

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycine, Soja (Soybean) Protein, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycolipids, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Disodium Edta, Lysine Hcl, Lactic Acid, Mannitol, Butylene Glycol, Serine, Sucrose, Citrulline, Amodimethicone, Alanine, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Threonine, Trideceth-10, Propanediol, Pca, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Histidine Hcl, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

I was quite happy to see Camellia extracts on the list, because I loved having them in my haircare products.

Don’t panic at the sight of Cetearyl Alcohol though: although we usually scorn products that have ‘alcohol’ ingredients, Ceterayl Alcohol is actually used to soften and detangle your hair!

Packaging: While there’s nothing truly ‘wow’ about this packaging, I have to say that this is one of the better ones I have seen. You’ll see a lot of colourful, fancy shampoo packaging nowadays in supermarkets and drugstores, but sometimes simple is just better, you know?

Texture: The consistency is pretty much like hair conditioner. It feels quite oily, but as Innisfree says, you have to let your hair absorb the oil (which is beneficial for your hair), so I guess I can’t complain much about it.

Effectiveness:  I actually finished this tube in less than 1 month (this is shared by 2 people), and I have to say that my hair gets tangled way less than it used to with my previous brands. I feel that certain ‘famous’ haircare brands (Pantene, Sunsilk, Dove???) don’t really work as well – maybe my hair will feel super good immediately after the wash, but the next day it’s all disastrous and frizzy again.

However, Innisfree’s one doesn’t feel so ineffective. My hair definitely looks much better, even in humid weather. I’m a little sad that I haven’t bought a new tube of this to use yet since I finished this some time back, because now I’m seeing stuff like split ends (!!!) and suffering from dry, frizzled hair again. Ick.

Final Verdict

Could this actually be the secret to Koreans’ beautiful locks?

I’m probably exaggerating (the Koreans probably do a fair bit of blowouts at hair salons), but of course I think this conditioner shows the prowess of Korean haircare products.

Most people may not think of Innisfree as their first choice of retailer when it comes to buying haircare, but my personal experience is that once you try it, you’ll probably keep going back to repurchase more of their haircare line.


Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮


You Can Use Botox on Your Hair?!

You Can Use Botox on Your Hair?!

(guest post by Jennifer Scott)

Botox is a well-known prescriptive medication used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. But did you know that you can use Botox on your hair? As you age, your hair is similar to your skin where it loses its elasticity and fullness. But Botox used on the hair can give it a smooth, full and healthy appearance. It can also combat the frizzies.

How Does It Work?

Similar to smoothing and relaxing muscles on the skin, Botox for the hair fills each fiber of the hair to ensure that it’s smooth and full. The deep conditioner treatment coats the fibers of the hair with a form of filler. It focuses on problematic areas such as thinning and split ends. Caviar oil, vitamin B-5, BONT-L peptide and collagen complex are just a few of the patented ingredients to help treat damaged and thinning hair.

Are You a Candidate?

While Botox is a safe treatment for all types of hair, there are some individuals who will benefit greatly from the procedure. You’re a prime candidate if you have split ends and fine hair. You may also want to consider Botox for hair if your locks are frizzy and lack volume and luster. Individuals longing for a straight style will see optimum results with Botox as the product straightens the strands.

What Happens During the Treatment?

When used on the skin, Botox is applied through injections using needles. However, when used on the hair, Botox is applied with a conditioner agent onto the hair strands. Whether you go to a professional salon or buy the products and use in the comfort of your home, it’s a painless process.

At the salon, the stylist will start with by shampooing your hair. This helps open the cuticles and prepares them for the upcoming treatment. Botox for the hair is then massaged onto the strands beginning at the roots and ending at the tips of the hair. The application is left on wet hair between 25 and 90 minutes, dependent on the extent of damage.

The stylist may rinse the application out before drying. Others may choose to leave the solution on during the styling process. This can assist the treatment in penetrating the hair fully. Once dried, you’ll notice immediate results from the Botox hair process.

Is Botox for Hair Effective?

Hair salons have seen a rise in the number of clients requesting Botox for hair. Although there are a number of products on the market claiming to offer the same benefits, you want to do your own research. To ensure you get the best results, you want to schedule an appointment with your own hair stylist for a consultation. Your trusted salon will be able to buy products from a verified vendor and ensure the ingredients are of the highest quality.

Will It Break the Bank?

The costs for Botox hair treatments vary and typically cost between $100 to $300. But the results can last up to 4 months, depending on the individual. You can help preserve your locks by shampooing in between visits using a sulfate-free product. Before you schedule an appointment, shop around to get the best price and at a reputable salon.

Are There Any Risks?

Botox for hair is considered safe for users. However, with any type of treatment for your hair, you want to speak with your stylist first. They’ll be able to help you understand the risks associated such as allergies and skin irritations. You can reduce your risks by ensuring the product doesn’t make contact with your skin.

If your hair is lacking, and you’re looking for a solution that goes beyond your normal shampoo and conditioning routine for fullness and body, you may want to consider Botox for hair. To ensure the best results and to extend the life of the treatment, it’s important to visit a salon you trust.

Jennifer is the beauty and brains behind Beautifully Alive! She loves eating healthy and try-ing new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!

Etude House Silk Scarf Hair Treatment

I bought this in Korea, and I suspect that you can’t buy the exact same product in Singapore, because I can’t find it on the Singapore website. There are a few alternatives, but I’m not entirely sure if they work the same as this product.

As a bit of background, I have thin, wavy hair that is rather damaged by the various rebonding and dyeing I have done over the past few years, so my hair gets easily tangled, and becomes either very limp or very frizzled in the hot & humid Singapore weather. Essentially, my hair always looks like a mess, so I’m always on the lookout for products that can at least make my hair look normal.

Product description

Specially formulated with oil complex and floral scent, this highly concentrated treatment restores and reinforces brittle and damaged hair, preventing future breakage and leaving your hair extraordinarily strong, sift, silky, and manageable.

Official Retail Price (International): USD9.10 

I’ve been alternating my usage of this conditioner and another Innisfree one everyday, of which I will talk more about in a separate post. Despite the advice to use it once or twice a week, I’ve been using it almost every alternate day, which adds up to about 3-4 days a week. As of yet, I have had no problems of extreme hair loss or damaged hair thanks to my frequent usage, and in fact I’ve heard that you should use conditioner everyday (not sure if this is true), so you might want to give this a go if you have very dry and tangled hair!

The hair treatment smells very nice, in true Etude House style. Then again, a lot of hair conditioners I have used thus far often have a wonderful fragrance, so I wouldn’t exactly call it something new or amazing. It is also rather disappointing that the fragrance doesn’t really stay on your hair after you wash it off, because what’s the point of the treatment smelling good but not my hair, right?

Using this hair treatment is pretty straightforward, and I can immediately feel the difference after I wash it off. My hair instantly feels silky, smooth, and a ton more manageable than it usually is.

Final Verdict

For its price, I would definitely say that Etude House Silk Scarf Hair Treatment is worth buying. Even though I use it very often, I can safely say that this will last me for at least 6 months.

I was initially a bit skeptical of using this, because Etude House is not that famous for its hair products, but I changed my mind after just the first usage. To add on, it actually made me look forward to trying the brand’s other hair products, especially the Silk Scarf range, in future!

My only gripe about this product is that the silky feeling and the fragrance doesn’t really last long. It does, however, make my hair a lot easier to manage, which is probably the best I can ask for out of a hair product.


Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮