Showing posts with label hair styling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair styling. Show all posts

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rose Byrne's Gorgeous, Glamorous Waves-AKA: Get the Look With John Frieda

Rose Byrne at the Lucky Magazine soiree

When I originally saw this press release, I hesitated a bit trying to determine whether or not to share it, since I recently did a celebrity/John Frieda look post featuring Zoe Saldana. But then realized that the same products were used for both looks and I love how that just goes to show the versatility of John Frieda's awesome products. So if you'd like to achieve Rose Byrne's gorgeous, old Hollywood waves, here are step by step instructions:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Take Your Style to the Beach with Pureology's Control Twist

Even though fall is upon us, you can still make like it's summer by turning your tresses into perfect beachy waves!  Beachy waves are not just for summer vacation  - surfer girls and city girls alike will love Pureology’s newest addition to the Colour Stylist family, Control Twist high hold liquid wax.   Used on dry or damp hair, this versatile, high hold liquid wax is a must-have product for everyday styling for every season! 

photo via Pureology Website

Friday, August 3, 2012

Get the Look with John Frieda: Kate Beckinsale at the Total Recall Premiere

John Frieda's Frizz Ease Serum has been a Holy Grail item for me since I discovered it in high school-I've had the chance to try many similar serums, but NOTHING comes close to the sleek finish and frizz control that his Serum provides.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Introducing Redken's New Quick Tease 15!

Go On. Be a Tease.
Introducing NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray

Now there’s no more wishing a finishing spray did it all!  Introducing NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray, a dual-action high-speed finishing spray that truly goes beyond, providing the added finishing benefits of volume, texture and control!  It delivers a long lasting texture with matte finish and locks any look in place in an instant, helping to transform a style to create that runway-ready teased look without all the effort.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now! Use Me! Products

I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and used this line for the title of a giveaway way back when, but I think that it will be the recurring title of all giveaway posts, so remember this!

You may recall my review of Use Me! Cleanser and Moisturizer for Fine Hair, as well as the Curl Up & Shine Cream, in my inaugural CGC (Curly Girl Chronicle). If not, you can refresh your memory here! Well the lovely people at Use Me! enjoyed my review so much, they not only have a link to it up on their website, they want to give one of you lovelies your choice of one of their four styling products!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CGC: U R Curly Loose Curl Enhancer

U R Curly Loose Curl Enhancer (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:  Our Loose Curl Enhancer gel is alcohol-free, rich with Glycerin and Soy Protein and enhanced with Provitamin B5 and Echinacea which work to moisturize your hair. Whether you wear your hair long or short, the friendly ingredients found within our weightless U R Curly Loose Curl Enhancer gel activator formula formula will revive and stimulate your curls and waves while defining their shape, controlling the frizz and leaving it shiny and soft to the touch. Our Loose Curl Enhancer delivers lasting curl memory, reduces breakage, nourishes damaged hair – helping you reach your hair goals.  Adds definition.

Ingredients: Artesian Water, Glycerin, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Silanetriol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil (Abyssinian Oil), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Echinaecea Extract, IodopropynylButylcarbamate 

silicone free, paraben free  

My Take:   I kind of want to like this more because unlike most gels I've encountered, this one did not leave a bit of crunch in my hair at all. The scent was very pleasant (more so that the shampoo and conditioner in this line in my opinion), but I have to settle on saying this was just, meh. While my curls were pretty decently defined, in all honesty I don't need styling products to define my curls (or form them for that matter), I need products to provide frizz control, and this just doesn't seem to be doing that. I didn't leave the house after using this, and it wasn't at all humid but when I looked in the mirror, I there was frizz. No bueno. But... I do think I will use this for up do's and such, because there is a lovely sheen to the hair that hasn't gone poof... 

PS- Product was sent for the purpose of review by NaturallyCurly.com. i was not paid for this review and all opinions stated are 100% honest and my own :) (There is also and Tight Curl Enhancer available from U R Curly)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CGC: Entwine The Manipulator Creme Jelle Styler

Entwine The Manipulator Creme Jelle Styler (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:  Designed with real-world technology, perfected with natural Honey, Safflower Seed Oil & Vegetable Protein for limitless, re-definable styling for natural and transitioning. Adds definition, provides frizz control.

Ingredients:  Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Oleth-20, Polyacrylate-14, Candilla Wax, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Behenyltrimonium Chloride, Ceteareth 25, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol (Hair Strengthening Complex), Ethyl Hexylmethoxycinnamate, Fragrance, PEG-90M, Aminomethylpropanol, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate Phenoxyethanol

silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, glycerin free 

My Take: I really like the packaging on this product. That alone had me intrigued. It has a very light, pleasant scent, but a very unusual, almost chunky texture. I used just a little bit to smooth down the edges of my 3rd day hair and while it worked fairly well at that (my edges didn't look as dry and it definitely tamed my mane in front, which is what I was looking for). However, I am skeptical to use this all over, as it felt a bit waxy and sticky and was actually kind of difficult to remove from my hands. Let's just say I'm not looking forward to the task of having to wash it from my hair. After I test to see how easily (or not) it washes out of my hair, I think that it will be perfect to use on London's 4a/b daughter, to seal the ends of 2 strand twists and to smooth her edges as well as Peyton's (who has transitioning 4b/c hair). 

PS- Product was sent for review by NaturallyCurly.com. I was not paid for this review and all opinions stated are 100% honest and my own :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CGC: Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Gel

Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Gel  (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:   ... the most moisturizing styling gel we’ve ever made!  Free of parabens, alcohol and made with 100% PURE Olive Oil, our NEW Olive Oil Gel was specially formulated to meet the needs of consumers who wear their hair naturally and is also great for those who desire a hold without the hardness our protein gels provide! This product is alcohol free, paraben free, adds moisture, definition, and has no silicones.

Ingredients:  Artesian Water, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, PPG-5 Celeth-20, DMDM Hydanloin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Yellow 5, Blue 1

silicone free, paraben free

My Take:  I'm not usually a fan of gel (I hate for my hair to be crunchy and I generally don't need that much hold to get curl definition), but I tried this at first to smooth my baby hairs down (I used an old, clean toothbrush) and it worked so well and didn't flake a bit, so I mixed a dollop of it with some styling creme for an up do and it worked spectacularly! It provided that extra bit of hold I needed and gave my hair a beautiful, polished shine. I'm definitely a fan, and will purchase this when I run out!

PS- I was sent this product for review by NaturallyCurly.com. I was not paid to do the review and the opinions stated are 100% honest and my own. :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

CGC: Mizani Supreme Oil

Mizani Supreme Oil Hair Treatment (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:   Delivers intense moisturizing and exceptional softness. Imparts incredible shine. Nourishes hair and skin. Leaves hair and skin soft and silky. Fortifies and strengthens hair to reduce breakage. Locks out humidity for continuous frizz-control. Adds moisture, shine, frizz control.

My Take:    This oil was a wonderful surprise! It absorbed into my hair beautifully and didn't leave an ounce of greasiness. It had enough slip for me to use as a replacement for my usual coconut oil to detangle my hair while it was dry and had a lovely, delicate scent. I love that it was not heavy at all, but left my hair feeling soft and silky. 

PS- This product was sent for review by NaturallyCurly.com. I was not paid for this review and the opinions stated are 100% honest and my own. :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

CGC: Amika Obliphica Curl Defining Cream

Amika Obliphica Curl Defining Cream (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:  Sea Buckthorn Berry (Obliphica) Curl Defining Cream with omega 7 + vitamin c tames, separates and smooths for curly, medium to course hair. Free of parabens, silicone and artificial colors. Safe for color treated hair. The Curl Defining Cream especially formulated for curly hair, provides conditioning and smooth separation without weighing hair down.  

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Cetearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hippophae rhamnoides (Obliphica) oil, Argania spinosa kernel oil, Polyquaterniu-7, Cetrimonium chloride, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Panthenol, Sunset yellow

silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, animal friendly

My Take:  The fragrance is divine, the cream is nice and thick, and my curls looked great! Because of how thick and rich the cream is, I recommend using it on clean hair while it is still wet or damp. It offers frizz protection, curl definition, and wonderful shine. It is definitely one of my new favorite, go to products!

PS- This product was sent for review by NaturallyCurly.com. I was not paid for this review and all opinions stated are 100% honest and my own. :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

CGC: Hempz Couture Oil Treatment

Hempz Couture Oil Treatment (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:  Prolong the life of your hair color while nourishing hair with Hempz Couture Hempz Oil Treatment. This treatment not only conditions hair, it protects hair against damage caused by UV rays and heat styling. Enriched with pure organic Hemp Seed Oil, the formula absorbs into hair instantly, smoothing down split ends and eliminating frizzies without weighing hair down or leaving an oily residue behind.

Vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free and THC-drug free formula. 

My Take: LOVE this! It is perfect for sealing and layering over cream products for added moisture and lovely shine! It is wonderfully thick, so a little goes a long way! I recommend using it on wet or damp hair, and it's perfect for refreshing second and third day curls.

PS- This product was sent for review by NaturallyCurly.com. I was not paid to do the review and the opinions stated are 100% my own and honest. :)
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