Get Fab Hair With These Summer Hair Essentials

It is starting to heat up in Kansas City, so my hair is starting to frizz up.  Once the humidity kicks in, my hair will be a goner!

The following products are amazing to style hair in the summer — they help against bad hair days:

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray

ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00 USD ): Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast SystemTM provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Whether or not, brave the elements with confidence.

What I think:  This is a really cool spray!  It leaves hair smooth and looking great all day.  Perfect for those who live in a humid area.

Available at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray

Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray ($19.95 USD) A sea salt infused styling spray that adds texture, fullness and light hold. Perfect for creating tousled beachy waves with just the right amount of volume.

What I think: This spray smells amazing!  It also gave my hair tons of waves and volume.  My hair stays wavy all day when I use it.  I also like to use a little shine spray with it to give my hair polish, but I can see using this a lot this summer as a go to style.

Purchase at macadamiahair.com

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum ($28.00 USD): This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs’ cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.

What I think: I use this on damp hair, and whether I am air drying or blow drying my hair, it is shiny and soft.

Purchase at colorproof.com

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray

Macadamia Professional Anti Humidity Finishing Spray ($19.95 USD): A lightweight finishing spray designed to shield hair from humidity and fight frizz, maintaining your style all day even in the most humid of climates. Provides light hold.

What I think:  I like to use this as a last step before leaving the house.  It helps keep style in place and looking great all day.

Available at macadamiahair.com 

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Summer Hair Treatments From Infusium and The Mane Choice

I love easy summer hair.  The best way to get it is when hair is hydrated.  I received an Infusium leave in treatment to moisturize dry hair and a The Mane Choice curly hair styling product to maintain and create soft curls during the warm weather.

Both of these products help make easy summer styles:

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment

Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Original Leave-In Treatment ($5.84 USD) — Our transformative formulas, containing the i-23 Complex, a customized blend of proteins and conditioners, are designed to treat even the most damaged hair.
Moisturize + Replenish collection features our classic light and soothing scent. We’ve infused these formulas with Avocado & Olive Oils to help hydrate and quench dry, dull hair.

What I think: This product is best for very dry or damaged hair.  My hair is dry, but it’s also fine so I use just a little to condition my hair. Once I dry my hair, it’s soft and manageable.  This is also great for kids who have really tangled hair.

Purchase at Walmart stores and Walmart.com

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet

The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Curl Boosting Sherbet ($14.99 USD) — a curl enhancing delight with the perfect balance of hold and moisture. Formulated to define, shape and transform your curls. A must-have for the ultimate curly, wavy, and kinky hair regimen. Infused with biotin, vitamins, and nutrients to aid in hair growth and retention. Perfect for wash-and-go styles, twist-outs, & braid-outs!

What I think: This fluffy pink cream smells delicious!  It’s used on damp hair to define curls.  A fun way to use it is to apply a little to towell dried hair and twist it.  Then it will dry naturally into bouncy curls!  That works nicely on my wavy hair.

Purchase at TheManeChoice.com and Walmart stores.

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Hair Products For Fabulous Summer Locks!

Hair is so difficult to style in the summer. I just want to wash and go with no fuss, but it takes extra work to achieve volume and banish the frizz!

I have been sent some amazing hair products for my honest review.  Below is a fragrance made just for the hair, styling products to give volume during the heat of summer and products to keep hair looking healthy all day long!

Tocca Hair Fragrance
Tocca Hair Fragrance

Tocca Hair Fragrance ($36 USD, 3.2 fl. oz.) —  Think of this hair mist as a perfume that’s been specially engineered for your hair. Crafted with a delicate blend of moisturizing oils, these mists won’t be harsh on your strands! It’s time to stop spritzing your locks with standard drying perfume & instead leave a subtle trail of scent-sational notes. Bring a touch of luxury to your everyday hair care with this lightweight mist, fragrant with Tocca’s signature scents:

Florence: an alluring combination of bergamot, crushed violet petals and blond wood (FLORAL)

Cleopatra: rich amber patchouli blends royally with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit (SPICE)

Colette: a lush mix of bergamot, citrus, juniper and pink peppercorn mingle with florals, musk and woods (FRESH)

Liliana: neroli, gardenia and faint peach (FRESH)

Stella: a flirtatious combination of sheer musk, white freesia, blood orange and spicy lily (FRESH)

What I think: I was sent this in Colette to test.  And I love it! The bottle is gorgeous.  The spray smells fresh and sultry.  Perfect for hot summer days. The spray isn’t sticky or harmful to my hair.  The only thing is that it isn’t very long lasting, I have to reapply during the day.  But, I do love having scent in my hair!

Purchase at Anthropologie.com and stores nationwide

Volume Superheroes Collection
Volume Superheroes Collection

Bed Head by TIGI proves once and for all that size matters with the new Volume Superheroes Collection! The new range is packed with expertly engineered technology to create big, bold volume like never before. Go big or go home with four new products, including:

Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo ($15.50 USD) — This shampoo has Uploader™ Technology that gives hair “volume memory” as it is blow dried. Simply push your hair back up the rebuild the shape!

Fully Loaded Volumizing Conditioning Jelly ($16.50 USD) — Thicken your locks with this innovative formula, which absorbs into the hair and swells the fibers for a fuller look and feel.

Big Head Volume Boosting Foam ($22.99 USD) — This liquid to foam formula gives buildable body and texture without the weight. Not only does the foam prep hair for long-lasting styles with texture, but also gives fiber-on-fiber friction for thicker-looking hair.

Full of It Volume Finishing Spray ($22.99 USD) — Lock in seriously voluminous styles with this firm but flexible hold hairspray.

What I think: The shampoo and conditioner smell like berries and are light and perfect for summer.  The foam helps my hair look thicker and gives a nice texture.  I have been using the finishing spray for summer styles and it holds all day long!

Available this month at Ulta.com and Bed Head Salons. Find one near you at bedhead.com

Nexxus Diametress Volumizing Leave In Conditioning Crème ($21.99 USD) — Specially designed to increase the diameter of each hair strand, the Nexxus Diametress Leave In Conditioner Creme has been enriched with concentrated elastin, keratin and wheat proteins and have been upgraded to increase hair’s strength and manageability.

Nexxus Frizz Defy Finishing Mist Hairspray ($11.99 USD) — Provides frizz protection from heat styling and humidity all day long. Enriched with Moroccan Argan Oil and Coconut Extract, this lightweight water free formula keeps your smooth style in place with a natural control that lasts.

Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Leave-In Crème ($21.99 USD) — Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Leave in Treatment Crème provides daily repair for split end problem areas. Use after each shower to bind split ends back together before styling, so ends look beautifully healthy and strong.

What I think: The Diametress is my favorite of the three, because I have thin hair and it does appear thicker after use.  The ProMend leaves my hair soft and smooth. I also love the Frizz Defy spray.  It’s perfect for the summer humidity when my hair is so frizzy.  It smooths the cuticle and leaves my hair shiny.

Learn more and find where to purchase at http://www.nexxus.com

Try New Shampoos And Conditioners This Spring!

We are completely into spring now, with summer on it’s way.  And as it has been getting warmer (and more humid in Kansas City), my hair has been crying out for some TLC!

The products before really clean the hair and deeply moisturize it.  So important when going into summer.  I hope you find something to love and please leave a comment with your favorite warmer weather hair products!

 

Be HairWorks Set
Be HairWorks Set

Be HairWorks Set ($48 USD) — Be HairWorks is an innovative new product developed to remove product and mineral buildup from the hair. The only liquid formulation available on the market today, its unique formulation not only removes every day build-up caused from hairspray, gels, conditioners and shampoos, but also removes minerals. That’s important because minerals can block the effectiveness of all other hair care products. This set includes:

Be True Hair Purification — Be True is a gentle formula used to remove product and mineral build-up from the hair, purifying the hair back to its natural brilliance. DIRECTIONS: Wet hair thoroughly, work through hair using wide tooth comb or fingers. Leave in 5-10 min. Rinse.

Be Kind Cleanse — Be Kind is a moisturizing shampoo developed to kindly cleanse the hair. DIRECTIONS: After using Be True, lather and rinse.

Be Generous Deep Moisture Treatment — Be Generous was developed to generously add moisture, leaving the hair soft, shiny and lustrous. DIRECTIONS: After using Be Kind, work through hair with fingers or wide tooth comb. Leave in 5-10 min. Rinse.

What I think: This is an interesting concept, using three steps to get hair very clean and moisturized.  I haven’t used a system like this before.  And even though it is a bit of extra work, it really make my hair clean and so soft!  My hair was also so shiny.  Loved!

Purchase at behairworks.com

Canyon Ranch Gentle Shampoo ($24 USD) — This sulfate-free shampoo gently and effectively cleanses without stripping hair of its natural oils. Chia seed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid to promote a healthy scalp and lustrous, youthful-looking hair.

Canyon Ranch Nourishing Conditioner (24 USD) — This silky conditioner locks in moisture to help restore strength and shine. Chia seed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid to promote a healthy scalp and lustrous, youthful-looking hair.

What I think:  Both of these products from this new line smell amazing!  I love the sleek design of the bottles, too.  Very luxe!  Plus, I am very happy how soft and shiny they leave my hair.  The shampoo cleans without stripping my hair, plus it’s sulfate-free so it doesn’t ruin my color. It is important to me to have manageable hair that is not frizzy, and the conditioner was moisturizing without weighing my hair down.

Purchase at shop.canyonranch.com

PHYTO Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo ($24 USD): This detoxifying shampoo is enriched with eucalyptus oil to cleanse, refresh, and stimulate the scalp without stripping hair of essential moisture. It effectively eliminates product build-up that tends to weight hair down and dulling residues such as smoke, pollutants, and hard water minerals. When used weekly, hair is left soft, gleaming, and full of body.

PHYTO Huile Supreme ($40 at Sephora) — This rich, beautifying treatment oil that instantly absorbs into the hair while delivering deep down nutrition. The versatile formula can be used prior to blow drying or as a finishing touch to discipline thick and rebellious hair. Just a few drops creates perfectly defined curls, reduces excess volume, and provides instant nutrition and long-term repair. It delivers anti frizz protection, volume control, manageability, and curl definition, leaving hair smooth, shiny, and soft.

What I think:  Both of these products seem so luxe to me and have really helped my hair!  The Detox Shampoo is perfect for getting all of the crud out of my hair.  It cleans so nicely.  I like using it once or twice a week.  The Huile Supreme is a light oil that leaves hair soft and frizz-free. It is nice as a finishing oil.

Purchase at Sephora and http://www.sephora.com

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask
Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask

Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Extra Gentle Ucuuba Hair Mask ($15.99 USD) — This 100% vegan, natural and organic Hair Mask certified by EcoCert® and created with Preciosa Essential Oil from the Amazon Rainforest, controls volume, hydrates, softens and shapes curls. It also strengthens hair, leaving it silky and more manageable

What I think:  I love this deep conditioning mask. I apply it after I wash my hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes. It leaves my hair so soft and frizz free. This has a spicy scent that isn’t too strong, but different than any hair product I have used.  It’s great to use a couple of times a week to keep hair looking bouncy and shiny!

Purchase at http://www.suryabrasilproducts.com

Black Friday 2015: Great Hair Care Deals

There are so many amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty deals!  In this post, I have put together a list of great hair products that you can get for a steal:

Renessence
Renessence

Healthy Hair is Sexy Hair!  Stop by RenessenceHair.com from November 23rd to November 30th to receive 15% off and free shipping on your favorite hair health products!

Macadamia Professional
Macadamia Professional

Starting on Black Friday until Cyber Monday, Macadamia Professional will be 40% off site wide with the promo code HOLIDAY40. Be sure to stock up on your essential haircare favorites or check out their holiday sets for quick and easy gifts! Check out everything available here: http://macadamiahair.com/

Great chance to get the amazing Harry Josh Pro Tools at a discounted price. Friday – Sunday all tools will be 25% off and Monday… 30%! Visit www.Dermstore.com.

 

HairMax
HairMax

Through Tuesday, December 1st: Receive 15% off site wide from the pioneer of at-home hair regrowth technology.

Use Referral code “THX15” to save on HairMax’s leading laser devices, thinning hair treatments, fibers, supplements and more.

Shop online via www.hairmax.com.

 

La Bella Review and Product Giveaway!

It was just National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) and the brand La Bella is celebrating Hispanic American culture and Latin beauty.

For years, Latinas have used unique beauty tips, tricks, and products to keep their hair and skin looking gorgeous. La Bella – the ultimate beauty secret among Latinas – provides superior styling, hair and skin care products to help all types of women looking flawless.

I have received the following products for my honest review — and I am giving away a set of these products! Instructions to enter are below:

La Bella Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner
La Bella Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner

Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner ($3.99 each, 25.4 fl. oz in bottle) — For luscious locks, wash and hydrate your hair with La Bella® Anti-Sponge Shampoo and Conditioner which are enriched with unique blend of Vitamins B5, E and C, Avocado Oil and Quinoa Protein that have authentic Latin roots known to keep your hair looking beautiful.

What I think: First of all, this is an excellent value.  You get a huge size of shampoo and/or for under $4 each!  Both products are very creamy and have a fruity scent.  I find that a little goes a long way with the conditioner, because it is so moisturizing!  I did notice that my hair is smoother after use.

La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum
La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum

La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum ($5.49 USD) — For polished bouncy hair, use La Bella Super Shine Polishing Serum! It provides heat protection while enhancing shine and leaves hair controllable smooth and shiny with its lightweight and alcohol-free formula.

What I think: I like to use this on my hair after blow drying it.  It usually is a little dry and frizzy afterward.  A little of this serum rubbed between my palms and applied to my hair restores shine and bounce!

La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E
La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E

La Bella Rose Hip Oil with Vitamin E ($4.99 USD) — For smooth, wrinkle-free skin, try La Bella Rose Hip Oil and Vitamin E! It contain antioxidants, moisturizing properties and nutritional factors to rehydrate and rejuvenate skin and works to regenerate damaged skin tissue to reduce scars, stretch marks and skin spots.

What I think:  This oil hydrates so well!  I like to use it on my hands and elbows.  I have begun applying it to stretch marks and we will see how well it works!  It also smells really nice, like a musky floral.  The only thing I think needs improvement is the bottle.  It needs a better pouring method as it is just open and if it spills, it will get everywhere.

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract
La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract ($7.49 USD) — For soft, rejuvenated skin, La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract works to restore damaged tissue, hydrate skin, improve the appearance of fine lines and reduce inflammation, redness and pigmentation with natural acids and proteins.

What I think:  I am a little squeamish when it comes to snail extract, even though it is supposed to be a skincare wonder.  I tried it on the back of my hand and found that it dried down quickly and left my skin very soft. I might have to try it on my face now to see if it helps with my fine lines and redness.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.labellabeauty.com

Now to the Giveaway!  This is open to residents of the United States only.  The prize is all five of the items reviewed above!

To enter, please leave a comment below.  For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter (@fortyflirtyfab) and share this post on Twitter.  Please tag me in your post so that I can see it and I will definitely follow you back!

Good Luck!  I will choose the winner by random on Monday, November 2nd!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 12-18, 2015

It’s still a little warm in Kansas City, but it’s starting to feel like Fall is here!  I took my kids to the Renaissance Festival today and it was crazy!  So many interesting people in elaborate costumes.  It was so nice being outside, too!

I have an eclectic mix of favorites this week. From hydrating lip glosses with light-up lids, to a makeup bag that is perfect for travel to shampoo and body lotion that work well for sensitive skin.

True Lipz “Flash” collection
True Lipz “Flash” collection

True Lipz “Flash” collection ($18.95) At the push of a button, the unique multi-color, flashing LED strobe light and convenient mirror ensure the perfect pout even in the dark. The glam shades glide on super-smooth with a rich texture and brilliant sheen. You can pump up the volume with high voltage color that pops, or tone it down with a gentle wash of color that leaves a whisper-soft shine.

Also available is the When it comes to color, the True Lipz “Lustre” collection. Glistening, on trend stay-true shades glide on smoothly, depositing the ideal amount of saturated color and a rich, dewy sheen. The packaging is both sleek and functional including a side mirror and push-button LED light for convenient application, even in the dark.

both formulas will change the way you think and feel about gloss. Envision satin-smooth gloss in the most en vogue shades gliding effortlessly over your lips while depositing ingredients such as Dragon’s Blood and pure Lanolin known for nourishing, hydrating, conditioning and healing. Finally, a gloss that leaves your lips feeling luxuriously soft and supple…even the day after you’ve worn it. 

What I think: I love these glosses! They are insanely moisturizing and give a really good color payoff. Plus the light and mirror help with flawless application in the dark.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.trulipz.com

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender
London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender

London SOHO New York Love Fest Weekender ($29.99 USD) — Haul your essentials in fest-friendly neon tribal print bags. This single zip weekender opens to reveal a makeup brush holder, plus a large mesh zip compartment that’s perfect for holding everything in while being able to view its contents. The single top strap makes for easy toting. Made of easy-wipe coated canvas.

What I think: This bag is so cute!  And, it is so important to have a bag that will keep toiletries organized on trips. This holds a lot and looks stylish while doing it!

Available on Amazon.com and Target.com

Sebamed Paraben-Free Scalp Activating Shampoo ($15.49 USD) — Helps fight hairloss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

Sebamed Paraben-Free Moisturizing Body Lotion 1000 ml with Pump ($45.99 USD) — New Formula, New Look, Same great quality! Dermatologist developed, this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin’s moisture balance, providing natural protection from the elements. Enriched with chamomile extract and allantoin to soothe and moisturize. Regular use tones the natural elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance.

What I think: The shampoo is really nice to use a few times a week.  I have noticed hair growth yet, but I like how it makes my scalp feel clean and my hair so soft.  The Body Lotion works so well on sensitive skin and hydrates very well.  I like using it after the shower because it locks in moisture.

What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!