Clairol Beautiful Collection

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The ladies out there with relaxed hair have asked me time and time again whether they can color their after relaxing their hair.  Previously I would have said a resounding NO.  However now that answer has changed.  Clairol has recently launched the new Clairol Beautiful Collection one step semi-permanent hair color.  The color is a one step process.  So you just open the bottle and apply, wait 25 minutes, and then rinse out.  There is no mixing or mess!  Bonus – this hair color does not include ammonia or peroxide and yes it is safe to use after relaxing your hair.

Video Review: Instyler Rotating Styling Iron

instylerA few weeks ago I went to an event in Soho, NY launching the new Instyler Rotating Barrel Styling Iron. At the event was celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz, think American Idol stylist for 6 years and stylist to Ryan Seacrest! Upon seeing the demonstration of the rotating styling iron I was quite hesitant to try. I thought it would burn my hands off! After the demonstration Dean could see my look of complete horror and decided to call me up and give me a one on one demonstration. Yay! Can I just say wow! This iron not only straightened my hair but it also curled it. Check out my video review of the Instyler below!  Read more about the Instyler at www.getinstyler.com.

Product Review: Aveda Sun Care Line

The summer months are soon approaching and I am getting ready for my fun in the sun.  Unfortunately by the end of summer my hair looks like a complete tangled mess.  My hair color is who knows what and the frizzies are all throughout.  What is a girl to do?  My answer this summer will be all Aveda.  Aveda has just come out with their Aveda Sun Care line to help protect your hair against the stresses of summer sun, salt water, and chlorine.  The line includes a shampoo, a hair masque, and a uv protector spray.  I decided to review the hair masque and the uv protector spray. 

 

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Description:   Leave in sun protection spray for your hair.  The protective hair veil is supposed to protect your against the dangerous UV rays from the sun.  Think sunscreen for your hair.  This product includes Sunflower Seed Oil and Coconut Oil
Texture:  The Protective Hair Veil comes in a spray bottle and when pumped is a light mist.  
Smell:  Aveda is known for their natural Pure-Fume aromas which I love.  It has a natural combination of citrus and flowers.  It is not over empowering. 
Application:  I sprayed this product on my hair when it was wet and when it was dry.  I honestly saw now difference in the end results.    
Results:  The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is an amazing product.  I tried the product for 2 weeks and not only did it protect my hair color against the UV rays it also left my hair a little softer and shinier.  I give this product a thumbs up!
Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
Description:   The After-Sun Hair Masque can be used anytime however it is specifically designed to give life back to sun dried, chlorinated hair.  The after-sun formula with morikue protein, tamanu oil, and organic coconut oil moisturizes sun-exposed hair.  The anti-oxidant blend of green tea, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage 
Texture:  The hair masque is a surprising light formula for a hair masque.  It is thick enough to condition but not heavy enough to weight down your hair. 
Smell:  It is the same citrus flowery smell as the Hair Veil  
Application:  This product is to be used after shampooing.  I put about a quarter size on the palm of my hands and rubbed through my hair.  I then combed it through.  I left it on for about  4 minutes and then rinsed through.  The application was like any other hair masque, however, the texture was a little lighter then others I have tested.     

Results:  The Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque is a great accompaniment to your overall sun protection regime for your hair.  My hair was noticeably softer and looked less damaged.   

 

 

The summer months are soon approaching and I am getting ready for my fun in the sun.  Unfortunately by the end of summer my hair looks like a complete tangled mess.  My hair color is who knows what and the frizzies are all throughout.  What is a girl to do?  My answer this summer will be all Aveda.  Aveda has just come out with their Aveda Sun Care line to help protect your hair against the stresses of summer sun, salt water, and chlorine.  The line includes a shampoo, a hair masque, and a uv protector spray.  I decided to review the hair masque and the uv protector spray. 

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
hair veilDescription:   Leave in sun protection spray for your hair.  The protective hair veil is supposed to protect your against the dangerous UV rays from the sun.  Think sunscreen for your hair.  This product includes Sunflower Seed Oil and Coconut Oil
Texture:  The Protective Hair Veil comes in a spray bottle and when pumped is a light mist.  
Smell:  Aveda is known for their natural Pure-Fume aromas which I love.  It has a natural combination of citrus and flowers.  It is not over empowering. 
Application:  I sprayed this product on my hair when it was wet and when it was dry.  I honestly saw now difference in the end results.    
Results:  The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is an amazing product.  I tried the product for 2 weeks and not only did it protect my hair color against the UV rays it also left my hair a little softer and shinier.  I give this product a thumbs up!
Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

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Description:   The After-Sun Hair Masque can be used anytime however it is specifically designed to give life back to sun dried, chlorinated hair.  The after-sun formula with morikue protein, tamanu oil, and organic coconut oil moisturizes sun-exposed hair.  The anti-oxidant blend of green tea, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage 
Texture:  The hair masque is a surprising light formula for a hair masque.  It is thick enough to condition but not heavy enough to weight down your hair. 
Smell:  It is the same citrus flowery smell as the Hair Veil  
Application:  This product is to be used after shampooing.  I put about a quarter size on the palm of my hands and rubbed through my hair.  I then combed it through.  I left it on for about  4 minutes and then rinsed through.  The application was like any other hair masque, however, the texture was a little lighter then others I have tested.     
Results:  The Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque is a great accompaniment to your overall sun protection regime for your hair.  My hair was noticeably softer and looked less damaged.   
Check out the full line of Aveda products at www.aveda.com.  

MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray

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MoroccanOil has just added the MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray to their incredible line of products. The Gold Shimmer Spray provides an incredible veil of pure luminous shine and also protects your hair and hair color with UV filters! Just in time for the summer rays. What I love about the MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray is that it provides an incredible sheen and shine on your hair but it does not weigh it down like other shine serums. This is a must have product for the summer Don’t we all love MoroccanOil!

Belegenza Hair Products

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Product Find Alert!  Recently I tried this incredible line of hair care products, Belegenza including a shampoo and conditioner.  Belegenza is committed to providing natural, eco-friendly, and effective products which I love!  I get products to review all of the time but this one really caught my eye.  What makes this line different?  Belegenza provides 8 – 33% active ingredients in a base of natural juices.  Most products contact on 3 – 5% active ingredients.  Belegenza products are all free from silicone and its derivaties, paba, parabens, phthalate, petrolatum, mineral oil, SD alcohol, sodium chloride and sodium lauryl sulfates.  Less is definitely more for me. 

I have been using the Belegenza line of products for the last few weeks.  Both products are fantastic and create a natural lightness and shine to my hair with incredible lift.  With natural ingredients like aloe, seaweed, honey, lemon, beet, coconut, green tea, nettle, and rosemary this is definitely a product must have!  Check them out at www.belegenza.com

Aveda Launches Original Clove Shampoo

aveda-clove-shampooDo you ever reminisce about the good old days and wish you could just bring a little of that with you today.  Well guess what you can!  Aveda has just re-introduced their very first all natural shampoo the Aveda Vintage Clove Shampoo in its original packaging.  This shampoo was launched in 1978 and with one smell it will definitely take you back.  The shampoo is a refreshing light daily use shampoo that is fantastic for natural brunette and honey blonde hair.  It was inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient healing wisdom of India.  Another plus, Aveda is using recycled bottle caps on this packaging.  Buy today at the Aveda site.

Dry Winter Hair? Need Some Condtioning? Redken to the Rescue

redken_real_control_overnight_treatAre you in major need of deep conditioning due to drag of the winter months.  I have noticed that my hair is definitely more on the frizzy side.  I have found the answer!  I discovered a few weeks ago the Redken Real Control Overnight Treat Deep Conditioning treatment!  The treatment is a mousse like substance.  You brush it in your hair before you sleep and wash it out in the morning.  I was worried that it may make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep or transfer on my pillow.  No problems here.  It didn’t even feel greasy or heavy. The treatment was completely absorbed in my hair within a few minutes.

This is definitely worth a try.  Check it out at Redken.com.

Restore Hair’s Strength and Shine with Moroccan Oil

MorocanOilA Trip to Morocco…
Touted as a revolutionary styling and finishing product, Moroccan Oil is one of the latest in innovative, healthy hair treatments. Just apply a few tiny drops to clean damp hair from roots to tips and you’ll immediately notice a natural, silky softness in your hair’s texture without that greasy, heavy feeling you might find with other hair serums.

With just a few drops, Moroccan Oil instantly goes to work seeping deep into your roots, repairing all of your split ends, while nourishing your scalp with beneficial antioxidants and Vitamins E and F. This super serum works well on all hair types and is especially good at making tangles and those tiny knots disappear with ease – no more tugging and breakage! And the smell is yummy! A a fabulously subtle, incense-y scent that leans more towards a spicy-Caribbean coconut than a sugary tropical aroma. Very nice!

Moroccan Oil promises no build up (and it didn’t!), protects against UV damage and other environmental pollutants, and provides unbelievable shine. I really like the shine without oil factor, even though it’s an oil base, it isn’t greasy. 

 It also claims to speed up your drying time by 40%… I didn’t notice a significant decrease in styling time, but I definitely noticed more manageable, healthier strands after one use. If you’re looking to reverse your daily hair damage, go for Moroccan Oil, the healthy shine alone will make you a believer. Click here to buy it now at StyleBell!