I finally broke down and bought expensive shampoo and conditioner. I feel very strange about it, as I usually don't put much thought into my hair. Aside from my trusty Klorane leave-in cream, I just reach for whatever looks good, or is on sale, at the drugstore. But it would seem ignoring my hair is not the way to go about it. You see, I have an oily scalp, dry ends, and frizz for days, making for a very difficult hair type to accommodate. Which is why my go-to hairstyle is a topknot. Hopefully with fancy shampoo (made specifically for oily scalp) and fancy conditioner (intensive treatment to be used only on ends) I will be able to explore a wider variety of hairstyles, and maybe even wash my hair less. All of my fingers and toes are crossed.
The moneygrubbers I've invested in are from Phyto, namely Phytocedrat and Phytobaume Reparateur. I've only used them a few times, so I'm not ready with a verdict, but it's entirely possible that my scalp feels less oily since I started using it. The conditioner has a soft floral scent, and is nice and rich. But I have so much hair that I'm afraid I will use it all up very quickly. The shampoo is a liquid, making it a bit hard to hold in my hand in the shower, but it quickly turns into a lather once on the hair. The bottle says to leave the shampoo on for 2 minutes, which I have been doing, while the conditioner says to "rinse immediately", which I've been ignoring...
As for other updates, the wallpapering in my bedroom is done, as is the furniture rearranging. For the wallpaper we used wallpaper liner on a part of my wall that is wood panelling, and for the most part it worked out great. A small little section ended up sinking into a crevice, but I'm the only one who knows it's there ;) I moved my bed to the other side of the room and Sadie ignored me for a day. She feels very strongly about the location of the bed. I'm still looking for a nightstand, but after that, my room will be done!