When I was about 16 I read some book (can’t remember which one) and the protagonist kept wanting to have handfuls of gorgeous Paul Mitchell hair. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out who Paul Mitchell was – a hair stylist? a photographer?
I only got to know when a Mallu flatmate’s father got her bags full of Paul Mitchell from Dubai. He would come to visit them once a year or so and bring enough stock to last a lifetime. Now this girl was really no benchmark because she anyway had handfuls of thick, jet black, shiny Mallu curls. If I didn’t love her so much, I’d hate her for her hair. She did offer to let me use it but my dank, oily, fine hair just wouldn’t fare well with the shampoo for dry hair he’d brought her so I reluctantly turned her kind offer down.
Over the years family came from abroad and I didn’t ever feel like asking someone to carry big bottles of shampoo. Then my brother went off and I figured this was one person I could pester, but then the Bean came along and I had to ask him to carry Aveeno for her eczema so it didn’t seem right to burden the poor boy any further.
Around this time a bunch of websites began to ship to India and life became better. No longer do you have to harass unsuspecting relatives into carrying bags of makeup and haircare for you. One such option is StrawberryNET. With a wide variety of make up and skincare brands, you can place an order for just about anything you want and have it home delivered. I logged on to buy my precious Paul Mitchell finally, only to get completely distracted by all the other options available to me. And I finally ended up picking up the Phytovolume Volumizing Shampoo. Now anyone who reads this blog knows that I have PCOS and one of the associated symptoms is a very oily scalp. I mostly end up either using a gentle shampoo everyday – which results in limp, lacklustre hair. Or then a shampoo for oily hair – and most Indian ones end up drying out the tips too, leaving your hair looking voluminous but strawlike at the ends.
I used this one for a week before I decided to write about it and I have to say it makes my hair look lovely. Considering my hair is not one of my assets, this is quite an achievement! It keeps the oil off my scalp and well distributed down the shaft. I am rather pleased with my discovery and plan to order it again. My only problem with the delivery (which was within a week) is that the bottle was damaged. I am thankful it was a metal body and so there was no loss to the product.
Anyway, the good folks at StrawberryNET have decided to give all Mad Momma readers a special discount if you click through my blog to them and make a purchase. If you would like to, click right here and avail of that discount.
They ship all over the world for free although there is a surcharge of 10% on fragrance only orders. However if fragrances are added with any skincare, makeup or haircare products, then the shipping is free. They have more than 30,000 products of 200 and more brands. They also have new promotions every fortnight, wherein they sell certain products at huge discounts. They have a “Buy more save more” discount. This is a special volume discount – when you buy 2 items you get 1% extra discount, and when you buy 6 items or more you get 5% discount. Along with this you can also get up to 10% discount, with their Loyalty Program. You’ll start getting loyalty discount from your second order itself; on your second order you’ll get extra 1% discount and on your 20th order( future orders) you’ll get, extra 10% discount.
So off you go…