Showing posts with label shampoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shampoo. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Get Color PHerfection with amika! (Quickie Review)

amika Color PHerfection Shampoo

Indulge dry locks with intense moisture while gently cleansing with the amika Obliphica Color PHerfection Shampoo {sent for review}. This breakthrough formula combines Obliphica (Sea Buckthorn Berry) seed oil & Wild Cherry Bark extract to deliver a luxurious lather that rinses clean. Vitamin E infuses strands with increased manageability, while the pH range 5.0-5.5 locks in color — leaving hair insanely radiant and shiny. This fabulous shampoo is for all hair types and free of parabens and artificial colors.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Keeping it Red with John Frieda!

Keeping It Red with John Frieda!
The hair swatch on the right is similar to the color I have now. The two hairstyle pics are what I want to get to {it will be mine!}. The accessories/cosmetics are inspired by my love of red hair, and of course the John Frieda products that are helping me maintain!

I recently shared a post about my visit to the hair salon, which resulted in me having red hair-and I plan to keep it that way! It takes work to maintain hair color {especially red shades, as they tend to wash down the drain pretty swiftly}, so it's really important to me that I use products that will help protect, maintain, and prolong my new color {in addition to being good for my curls}. I've been infatuated with red hair since I was a little girl {my mother used to color her hair red and I remember going to the salon with her when she got it done}, and I'd been trying to achieve the perfect shade of red on my own since I was about 13 {I started with Herbal Essence semi permanent colors}, but have never been able to do it on my own.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner AKA: A Curly Girl Chronicle

Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo (MSRP $6 for 10 fl. oz.)- was created to both correct and prevent. A special combination of lipids, vitamins and polysaccharides provides needed hydration to correct moisture-depleted hair. To further prevent dryness, a special surfactant derived from coconut oil is used. Moisture Benefits shampoo is exceptionally color friendly. This dual purpose (gentle cleansing and conditioning formula) shampoo detangles and improves your hair's manageability and texture. Perfect for dry and/or color-treated hair. This moisture-adjusting formulation selectively determines the proper level of moisture needed. Excess moisture is simply dismissed in the lather during rinsing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

L'Oreal EverCurl Line AKA: An Introductory CGC

I'm calling this an introduction because in this post I will only be covering 3 of the 5 products in the line I received for review. The Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel (pictured below) and the Cleansing Conditioner (not pictured) will be featured in a future post.

Hydracharge Shampoo, Hydracharge Conditioner, Hydracharge Leave-In Cream, and Sculpt & Hold Cream Gel

L’Oreal Paris has launched a new line created specifically for curly girls called EverCurl! It’s a sulfate-free hair care system developed to handle all of our unique curly needs, from cleansing to styling. EverCurl products are designed to keep your curls, coils, and waves hydrated and conditioned.

Here is my first impression of the line:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo AKA: A Curly Girl Chronicle

Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo (MSRP $18.50 for 8 fl. oz.) is from the kid's line offered by Blended Beauty, a Canadian based company that makes 98-99% natural hair care products made especially to suit the needs of those with " dry, wavy, curly, kinky, and relaxed or heat-straightened hair." 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

White Sands Orchid Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner

I miss warm weather. Dearly. So while I usually prefer to adjust my fragrance selections to match the seasons (more fruity, floral, citrus scents in the spring and summer and musks, orientals, and woodsy scents in the fall and winter)-when I'm missing the sun, I sometimes try to trick my senses in to thinking that it's warm out by using products with scents that are more... "tropically oriented." Enter White Sands Orchid Bliss Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Living Proof No Frizz System-AKA: No Frizz = The Perfect Curls

Forever on the search for the perfect curl (which ultimately means forever seeking to destroy frizz), I was happy to try out Living Proof's No Frizz system.  It's a new line of hair care products, guaranteed to beat frizz. I deal will year long, humidity induced frizziness, but it's at its height during the warm summer months. All the poking and prodding and soothing we do to battle both humidity and friction tends to take a toll on our hair. Living Proof seeks to offer a solution

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Getting It Straight with Redken and Pureology

I love my curls and 90% of the time, my hair is in a mass of ringlets. But sometimes I long for the length and sleekness I get when my hair is straight (and I swear I look 10 pounds thinner when my hair is tamed). So as much as I experiment with products to take care of and make the most out of my curls, I'm also forever on the hunt to find the perfect combination of products and methods to maintain my hair when I wear it straight.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CGC: Arrojo Gentle Shampoo

Arrojo Gentle Shampoo (photo via naturallycurly.com)

Product Description:   Sulfate and sodium-chloride free. Repairs and nourishes, with natural and organic ingredients. Lightly scented with fresh verbena. 

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl, Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Polyquaternium-7, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Honey/Mel/Miel, Polyquaternium-10, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Amodimethicone, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Glycol Distearate, Propylene Glycol, Agave Americana Leaf Extract, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, C12-14 Sec- Pareth-7, C12-14 Sec- Pareth-5, Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Fragrance/Parfum, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, d-Limonene, Linalool.

sulfate free, paraben free, organic, glycerin free

My Take: I was surprised with how watery it was when you squeeze it out of the bottle, and perhaps because of that consistency, I feel like I had to use a lot of product to thoroughly cover my head. That being said, I really like this shampoo. The scent is light and wonderful and it lathers like a dream. I used it after spending the day at the pool and it effectively removed all remnants of chlorine (and sweat) from my hair and scalp. I will definitely be using this all up! 

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 :)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's Giveaway Time! MopTop Hair Care

Alright lovelies, it's time for me to share more goodies with you! This time, the wonderful people at MopTop Hair Care have generously agreed to give one of my readers their choice of either the kids' Fuzzy Duck Travel Kit or the adults' MopTop Travel kit!

MopTop Travel Kit for Adults (photo via moptophair.com)

Fuzzy Duck Travel Kit for Kids (photo via moptophair.com)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Carol's Daughter Chocolat Shampoo and Conditioner

I saw this video on YouTube on Sephora's channel and thought it was a great opportunity to share my experience with the Chocolat Smoothing Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner.

Chocolat Smoothing Sulfate Free Shampoo, Conditioner, and Smoothing  Blow Dry  Cream

The shampoo and conditioner smell FABULOUS! Both were oh so creamy, and even though the shampoo is sulfate free (a huge plus) it lathered wonderfully. I did feel an immediate difference in my frazzled tresses after using the shampoo; it really did smooth my hair and left it soft and silky. The conditioner was like chocolate icing on the cake. It felt rich, but did not weigh down my curls. It left them feeling bouncy and luxurious. I loved the scent so much that I left a bit of the conditioner in to serve as a sort of leave in conditioner, and it worked beautifully in that capacity. Major bonus: the hubby couldn't stop smelling my hair!

I was so impressed with the shampoo and conditioner (and after seeing the results in the video), I definitely want to try the Blow Dry Cream. It seems like the perfect product to use when I want to switch to a straight style! There's actually a really great starter set that will let you try all 3 products at a reasonable price...

Chocolat Smoothing Collection 3-Piece Starter Set $24 at Sephora.com

I realize I'm a little late on the train, but the more exposure I have with Carol's Daughter products, the more I love them! What's your experience with the brand? What are your fave products from the hair care line? And have you had a chance to try any of the skin care products? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Until next time...

Ciao, XxO


PS: PR provided me with the shampoo and conditioner to try. I was not paid to do a review and all of the opinions stated are 100% honest and my own :)

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