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Favorite Product For The New Year!

9 Jan

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I am hooked on Bumble Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($38 http://www.bumbleandbumble.com)! I have been using it for two weeks and it has 100% changed how my hair feels! It is for anyone that wants to reduce frizz, tame flyaways, add shine and strengthen hair against breakage. I apply before I blow dry and it leaves my hair smooth and soft and SOOOO easy to manage. You can also use a little when your hair is dry to help manage flyways. It is oil so you don’t want to over do it! The product is a blend of oils that help you to manage your hair better while it is wet and keep it looking great when it is dry! If you have a hard time blow-drying your hair, give this a try! It helps to keep hair tangle free and smooth during the process. It is a product that everyone has to have to for the new year!

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Save Your Ends

24 Nov

So, I have been MIA but I have been trying out some new products and have found some AWESOME ones!!  I am someone who is addicted to my flat-iron and I color my hair so of course I have to protect my hair from split ends.  I have been using Kerastase Fibre Architecte ($42 www.kerastase-usa.com) on my ends for the past three months and let me tell you, I have decreased the amount of split ends I normally get by about 90%!  I usually look down at my hair and think “AHHH!”  but now I am hunting just to find one split end to disprove that this product works…  The product is a repairing serum that you use on wet hair before you blow dry or heat style.  You only need a small amount and you only need to put it on your ends.  The trick is, when you press the pump you need to make sure you press it evenly because it is a dual chamber so you are getting two products coming out at once.  I like it because it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy and it makes it shiny.  This is a must have product for anyone with long hair or with problems with split ends.  It will allow you to go longer between haircuts and you can continue to use all of your heat styling tools!

Smooth Infusion

12 Jul

I am always testing new hair products and my recent favorite for the summer is from Aveda.  It is their Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother ($24 www.aveda.com).  In the summer I have to battle the humidity especially when I straighten my hair.  This product helps defend against humidity for up to 12 hours!  I put this on wet hair after I put on all my other styling products and use a wide tooth comb to get this distributed evenly throughout my hair.  Then I blow dry and use my flat-iron as needed.  Your hair is smooth and sleek for the whole day!  I wash my hair every other day and this product does not make your hair feel oily or heavy.  You can definitely go without washing your hair and feel comfortable.  I did have to get used to the smell.  Most Aveda products come from plants and they smell very “earthy”, they don’t smell bad, but I am one of those girls that loves floral “girly” smells so this took some getting used too.  The good thing is the smell goes away so you don’t smell it on your hair all day.  Other people I know that use it love the smell because it is that natural citrus “woodsy” smell…”to each their own” as I say.  In any case, if you fight humidity or just want to get your dry hair looking smooth, give this a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Shea Butter Your Hair With Moisture

17 May

I am an official Frederic Fekkai hair product junkie!  I have something if not most everything from all of his different collections.  I use them on a regular rotation as they are all intended for a different use.  However, one of my favorites is the Essential Shea Collection ($25-$35 www.fekkai.com).  This collection smells amazing and it absolutely revives your hair with moisture.  I use the shampoo and conditioner once or twice a week depending on how “dry” my hair is feeling.  Since I have fine hair, if I use it more than that, my hair gets weighed down and gets oily.  I like to use the cream on the ends of hair which makes my hair really soft and the smell is divine!  Every other week or so I use the hair mask.  You leave this on for at least 15 minutes, I leave it on all night sometimes…then you wash your hair as usual and it will come out more soft than ever before!  I can’t say one bad thing about this collection.  If you need moisture for your hair or have damaged hair then I would definitely try the hair mask.  If you need to add some moisture into your routine then try using the shampoo and conditioner once or twice a week.  You will see results after the first use and the smell is heavenly which makes you want to use it more.  Who knew shea butter was as good for the hair as it is for the skin?!?!?

Finally A Good Dry Shampoo

16 May

As you know I am not a fan of dry shampoo and prefer to use baby powder.  However, I think I have finally found one that I actually really like!  I have been using Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($16 www.klorane.com) for a week and it is amazing!  I have been seeing it in the beauty magazines and on blogs and finally decided to give it a try.  It has oat milk which helps soften and clean the hair and rice and cornstarch which helps get rid of the oil.  Baby powder has cornstarch too which is why I like that as well….The trick is that you really need to shake this product well.  Once shaken, section hair and spray about a foot from your hair.  If you spray too close you will get that white thick residue.  Then let it dry for two minutes, and really let it dry for two minutes.  Patience is a virtue!   Then brush and you are good to go!  This really cleans the hair and it is the first dry shampoo without an offensive smell.  All the other dry shampoos have such a strong scent and all day I smell them and it just reminds me how I didn’t wash my hair that day.  If you are looking for a dry shampoo that works, spend your money on this one it is worth it!

$2 Shampoo and Conditioner!!

28 Apr

I love a beauty  product that is cheap and really works!  I was at the drugstore  last  week  and saw that Suave had a coconut scented shampoo (one of my favorite scents!) that I “had” to have.  The best part is that it was only $2!  I  was  so excited because the bottle is huge so I felt like I really got my money’s worth!  It is the Suave Naturals Collection ($2 www.suave.com) and there are 4 fruity scents in this line.  I used the products for a week and my hair is really soft and it smells so good!  I love nothing more than a cheap shampoo and conditioner that smells divine!  If you need to get a cheap thrill or need to save money on hair care, try this Suave line, you will love it!

It’s Here! In Style Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys For 2012

19 Apr

The May Issue of In Style Magazine ($4 www.instyle.com) is out and it features one of my favorite spreads… BEST BEAUTY BUYS OF 2012!  I was so happy when I read through the list because a lot of the products I have recommended to you guys already!  I was so happy to see that they agree with me! LOL!  There are also products on their that I use and just haven’t had time to write to you about, so I need to get to those ones ASAP.  There are also a lot of products that I haven’t tried but this article has “sparked” my interest and you know I am always up for product testing!  If you don’t have a copy pick one up at any supermarket or drug store.  Eventually the Beauty Buys will also be on the In Style website so you can view them there too!  Hope you enjoy!