There’s something in the water

anthropologie head flower pink rose london swedish love affairI love London in almost all possible ways, but I do have some complaints. I think there’s something in the water here (or in the air). I never have any problems with my hair, nails or skin, but here it’s just the opposite. My nails break off as soon as they have grown a tiny bit (no manicure this week!), my lips are always chopped no matter how much lip balm I use, my hands are constantly dry, and so is my hair. In fact, it took me half a bottle of conditioner to untangle it this morning! The water is that hard (my regular shampoo hardly lathers at all!). I guess I must be spoiled with the soft Swedish water and how clean it is, or something. In that way I’m longing home to Sweden a little. But still, love London!

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9 Responses to There’s something in the water

  1. Cee says:

    I always find I notice changes in my hair, skin and nails when I visit a new climate, even if it’s only for a short time. For example, when I’m in my hometown, where the water is very hard, my hair is curly and my skin is dry… but where I live now, in a more moist climate, my hair is almost straight and my skin is often oily! If you stay in London a little longer, your body would probably adjust, but I’m sure for the sort time you’re there it’s very frustrating!

  2. Laura C. says:

    I’ve had the exact complain about water ever since I moved to Seattle. The water is so hard here. I switched shampoos to one with tea tree oil and my hair has gotten a little bit better!

    P.S. Im back from vacation and stalking your blog again! 😛

  3. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t sound like your liking it if your complaining about the smallest things.

    • Sorella says:

      I don’t think she is complaining about the smallest thing. She is just airing her opinion as she can see a difference in the way her hair/nails/skin is acting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t sound like it if your complaining about the smallest things!!!!

  5. daria says:

    that oversized flower looks lovely!

  6. Leia says:

    You’re right, the water is very hard in London, and it took me a while to get used to it, too. I counteracted it with lots of moisturizer and deep conditioning for the hair!

  7. Susie says:

    My biggest problem was getting used to the wind–I would leave with my hair looking kind of cute, but by the time I arrived where I was going it was huge and frizzy! (Discovered the wonder of a good straightener soon after!)

  8. Susie says:

    Oh–and olive oil is a great natural conditioner for hair. A little goes a long way though!

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