Fight The Frizzies With John Frieda Hair Care


With the heat and humidity comes the frizzies.  This is something that I have to deal with every year in Kansas City!  John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease collection, however, helps to both rejuvenate and tame my strands.  Below are a few of my favorite hair savers from the brand.

Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner($6.49 each) — The Smooth Start Shampoos and Conditioners are the best way to start off the day; they immediately start to block frizz.  Containing a Frizz-Mending Complex as well as natural olive oil, they smooth strands, hydrate and replenish vital moisture that’s lost, and restores your hair’s natural defense against frizz.

Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray($5.99) — This conditioning spray has a high-potency infusion of vitamins, proteins and supplemental moisture to strengthen and help repair hair.  Simply spray onto wet hair after shampooing and conditioning, concentrating on the ends where your hair is driest.

Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Serum($9.99) — Not only does this serum eliminate frizz, but it also protects your hair from damage caused by UV exposure and styling tools.  Employing a Thermal Shield Complex (a blend of silk protein, phythantriol and Vitamin E), it buffers hair against styling stress and leaves it silky with a vibrant, enviable shine.  Apply to either soaking wet hair or dry hair.

These fab products are available at mass market retailers near you.  And learn more at


Burt’s Bees new line — güd

Who doesn’t want hair care and bath products that smells good and are natural, too? Awaken your senses with Burt’s Bees new line that focuses on fragrances while continuing to use all natural ingredients (without parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, and animal testing).

The products in the range are Nourishing Shampoo, Softening Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Butter, Body Lotion, Body Mist, Foaming Hand Wash and Hand Cream.  The lovely scents are Floral Cherrynova, Orange Petalooza, Vanilla Flame and Pearanormal Activity.

Natural Nourishing Shampoo ($6.99, 12oz) This gentle shampoo cleanses hair naturally, for hair that says “touch me.”

Natural Softening Conditioner – ($6.99, 12oz) When you want your hair to behave, reach for this luscious conditioner to whip unruly strands into shape.

I tried these in the Floral Cherrynova. It’s a very bright scent, and very strong.  The combo of shampoo and conditioner left my hair soft and manageable.  I love that they are natural and affordable.  I would try them in different fragrances.

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Wella Professional Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner

Wella Professionals Brilliance Collection is fab for imparting shine in dry, color-treated hair.

The claim from the Wella website is “Bring the brilliance of Koleston Perfect and Color Touch into a new sensorial dimension with triple-blend care technology and diamond dust. Multi-level conditioning products for all hair textures.”

I have been using the Shampoo and Conditioner from this line, and I’m enjoying them fairly well.  The scent is light and pleasant, but not very distinctive.  The shampoo is thin and lathers okay.  The conditioner was fairly thick, and seemed to condition well.

I find that this system leaves my hair shiny and soft.  And I love that it protects my hair color.

Find out where to purchase at  Enjoy!

Give The Gift Of Beautiful Hair This Holiday Season

Probably one of the nicest gifts that you can give to someone is the gift of great hair.  Try one of these fab kits or hair care collections and they will thank you for their shiny, bouncy hair!

Philip B. The Calming Collection ($50.00 USD) — Treat your loved one to an ultra relaxing indulgence with this delightful duo that delivers a soothing deep clean from head to toe. The Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo preserves hair color while the Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse does impeccable tangle control. This gift comes in the signature Philip B. black gift box tied with a red satin ribbon.  Purchase at

PureOlogy HolidayHydrate Holiday Gift Set ($51.00 USD) — Gift this beautiful box featuring Pureology’s bestselling Hydrate system complete with a stylish headband to complete any holiday hairstyle. The gift includes:

Hydrate     Shampoo (10.1 oz. retail)
Hydrate     HairCondition (8.5 oz. retail)
ColourStylist     StrengtheningControl Zero Dulling Hairspray (11 oz. retail)

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Matrix Biolage and Total Results Gift Sets ($20.00 USD) — Play it up, tone it down, go au natural or va-va voom. No matter your style, one of these limited-edition holiday gift sets will be sure to please. With 10 varieties, ranging from Biolage staples like Smootherapie, to the new Total Results offerings, it’s easy to create your favorite holiday look. As an added bonus, all Total Results gift sets come with travel-sized versions (an $18 value) – perfect for that much-needed holiday vacation.  Available in fine salons only – for a salon locator please log onto

Research has shown that dry hair is a very common problem. In fact, 31% of women in the U.S. admit to having dry to very dry hair. With Redken’s new IPN technology and Keratin Enrich Complex, the All Soft regimen specifically targets these hair types and provides intense softness and deep conditioning with incredible suppleness and improved manageability. In fact, after just one application of All Soft Shampoo, Conditioner and Argan-6 Oil, hair is instantly softer with 15x more conditioning.

All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner gently cleanse the hair and provide fast detangling for intense softness, manageability and shine.

All Soft Heavy Cream softening rinse-out mask is a rich moisturizing cream that intensely softens the driest of hair, and leaves it feeling extremely soft, conditioned, and very touchable, with radiant shine.

All Soft Supple Touch softening cream-spray is a leave-in treatment that delivers the benefits of a cream in a lightweight spray; drastically improving manageability with lasting conditioning and amazing shine.

All Soft Argan-6 Oil is a multitasking oil treatment comprised of fair trade argan oil that intensely nourishes and protects all types of hair and especially dry, brittle hair.  It can be used in a multitude of ways to moisturize, protect, smooth, illuminate, soften or recondition and is enriched with omega-6 to provide concentrated softness, deep conditioning and lasting suppleness.

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John Frieda’s Full Repair Collection

John Freida Full Repair Collection

John Frieda’s Full Repair Collection is all about reversing what’s been done and protecting your hair from further damage.

“So many women who come into the salon have absolutely destroyed their hair by over-styling, over-coloring, and generally overdoing it,” explains Harry Josh, John Frieda® International Creative Consultant. “They traumatize their hair trying to get a certain look, but then they can’t maximize it because their hair is so fried. Full Repair™ offers them damage control that won’t weigh their hair down, letting them style to the limit while actually reversing the damage they’ve done to date.”

The Full Repair collection includes:

Full Body Shampoo($6.99):Formulated with Inca Inchi oil, this bodifying shampoo repairs the look and feel of overworked hair as it weightlessly restores bounce for full, flowing styles.

Full Body Conditioner($6.99 USD):Omega-rich Inca Inchi oil repairs hair as the formula smoothes and detangles, reducing the risk of breakage and snagging when combing or brushing.

Protecting Root Lift Foam($6.99 USD): This lightweight foam protects hair from heat damage with Inca Inchi oil while creating instant body. Work into wet or towel dried hair at the roots for weightless lift and high-volume hair when styled.

Perfect Ends Deep Infusion($9.99 USD):This breakthrough product for Medium-Textured Hair instantly absorbs into damaged strands instead of coating the surface, penetrating hair with Inca Inchi oil to weightlessly reverse the look and feel of damage while protecting hair from heat.

Perfect Ends Sheer Mist($9.99 USD):This softening mist for Fine-Textured Hair protects heat-damaged hair with omega-rich Inca Inchi oil. Spray evenly through clean, wet hair, concentrating on ends and damaged areas to weightlessly repair and promote smooth, healthy strands.

Touch-up Flyaway Tamer($9.99 USD): This portable wand polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil to keep hair sleek and smooth. Brush the wand over dry, styled hair for on-the-go touch-ups and a boost of shine.

What I think — This collection helps a multitude of hair problems.  I have tried the shampoo, conditioner and root lift foam and have noticed my hair is soft, shiny and fuller.  I like the fact that it is an affordable alternative to salon hair care — and gives just as fantastic results.

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Treat Your Dry, Processed Hair To Rusk’s Deep Shine Oil Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Summer is a hair killer.  Adding to damage from hair color and heat stylers, you get sun exposure, chlorine and/or salt in the hair and the frizz from humidity.  Yuck.

But my hair is looking pretty good now.  Why, you ask?  I am using Rusk Deepshine Oil Volume Shampoo and Conditioner ($15.00 USD Each).  These products contain the following ingredients for healthy hair:

  • Certified-Organic Moroccan Argan Oil — enhances the shine and condition of the hair.  Adds back natural moisture and softness.
  • Natural Algae Extracts — provide moisture, nourishment and deliver vitamins that help replenish hair’s natural balance.
  • Vitamin E — Protects the scalp and minimizes UV damage to the hair, promoting strength and luster.

I think that these products are wonderful for dry, damaged hair.  They really do revive super-dry hair.  My hair has been dry and frizzy and now it is soft and smooth.   The only thing is that this is probably not for people with fine or oily hair as it can weigh it down.  I really don’t see the shampoo and conditioner as volumizing hair care.  I make sure that I apply volumizing styling products after I use these for lift as well as shine.

Available September 2011 at  Enjoy!

New Summer Haircare Products By Pureology, TRESemmé, and ECRU New York!

Summer hair care can be tricky.  Pool water damages hair, the sun can strip the color and humidity makes it frizzy.  It’s important to find a hair care line that fits your summer hair needs.  Here are three product line ideas and some helpful summer tip:

If you have blond hair, try Pureology Perfect4Platinum ($24.00 to $32.00 USD) system for high-lifted and highlighted hair, four levels or more.  It delivers concentrated keravis to replenish and plump the keratin gaps, equalizing porosity. Chamomile extract improves overall suppleness and softness. The lemon extract clarifies and smoothes the cuticle for enhanced shine. Finally, coriander oil creates a mirrored surface to magnify shine.  The signature AntiFadeComplex® delivers free radical damage protection for longer lasting hair colour. The line includes Shampoo, HairCondition, ReconstructRepair Masque and Miracle Filler Lotion.  Visit to learn more and purchase.

Avoid heat-styling as often as possible during the summer months. After washing your hair, wring out any extra moisture with a towel and allow your hair to air dry before blow-drying. Cutting back on your use of hot tools such as a blow dryer and flat iron will help reduce damage. Be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to treat dry, strawlike hair. Try ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo ($22.00 USD) and ECRU New York Protective Silk Conditioner ($22.00 USD) to restore moisture and provide superior conditioning leaving hair beautiful and healthy. Visit for more product ideas.

Worried that your summer hairstyle will wilt or frizz with the heat and humidity?  Help is on the way!  Start the summer off by giving your hair a fighting chance with the TRESemmé Climate Control Collection ($4.49 each item in the line).  Protect against harmful UV rays and keep your locks looking beautiful with the specially designed formula that creates a barrier between your hair and the weather.  Infused with the Climate Control Complex, the collection contains olive oil, keratin, UV blockers and polymers to leave hair shiny, soft and manageable while protecting against humidity, UV rays, static and wind.  With the TRESemmé Climate Control Collection you can have amazing hair regardless of the weather! TRESemmé can be found at mass market retailers near you!  Items in this line include Shampoo, Conditioner, Mousse and Finishing Spray.  Enjoy!

TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Collection

TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Collection

Are your curls frying in the sun or wilting in the humidity?  Try products that are made especially for curly hair like the new TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Collection.

Enhance natural curls and waves to bring out the very best in your hair. The exclusive Catwalk® Aquacomplex features a fusion of Cucumber Water, Kelp, Algae, Seaweed and Sea Fennel to sooth and moisturize curls and deliver extraordinary hydration while creating perfectly formed curls with movement, separation and shine. Each of the collection’s seven products features a crisp, cool, marine-inspired scent that will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and revitalized. The collection is complete with a Defining Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner, Lightweight and Strong Mousses, Curls Rock Curl Amplifier and a Defining Serum.

What I think:  It’s fantastic that TIGI Catwalk has made a line especially for curly hair.  My hair is more wavy than curly, but I really enjoyed the moisturizing elements of the shampoo and conditioner and the fact that it guarded my hair from the Kansas City humidity.  I didn’t try the styling products, but I’m sure they would provide additional conditioning and protection for curls.

Price: $14.95 – 19.95, available in fine salons nationwide; visit for more information.

Nourishing and Protective Products for Summer Hair

It’s funny that although I don’t really style my hair in the summer, I use a lot of hair products to get the “natural” look.  But, the products that I use are as good for my hair as they make it look good. Here are a few that I have been using regularly and recommend to help hair stay healthy in the heat.

Nick Chavez Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner ($22.00 USD) — an exceptional leave-in conditioner for all hair types that maximizes your hair’s body and volume creating richer, thicker, fatter hair. May be applied to dry, wet or damp hair. Special thickening agents have been added to super hydrate and expand the cuticle.

What I think: This is perfect for two reasons; if you want extra conditioning in the summer for dry and frizzy hair, plus if you need to plump up your limp hair, this is the perfect product.  I usually air dry my hair in the summer so I mostly use this on wet hair after a shower. It helps my hair dry softer and thicker.  Visit to learn more and purchase.

Crack Leave In Hair Cream ($19.99 USD) — Crack is a leave-in hair cream made with Acai Extract and Silk Protein to moisturize and protect hair from dryness.   This is a unique multi-tasking leave in treatment AND styling aid in one, that instantly and effectively transforms, keratin-depleted, stressed, frizzy, curly hair to a sleek, smooth, healthy, shiny dimension.  Sophisticated micro proteins and power peptides instantly infuse deep into the hair cuticle and encase the hair follicle with a keratinous bond, to promote healing, block the effects of humidity and eliminate up to 95% frizz and curl, leaving hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. This can be purchased on and several professional beauty supply stores near you.

What I think:  LOVE the Crack!  I have been using this almost every day since I have received it. I put just a little in my damp hair and run it through to the ends.  It makes my hair shiny, less frizzy and strengthens it.  This product also protects from the sun and chlorine which is perfect for the summer, and the rest of the year.  Try it, you’ll be addicted, too!

Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment for Distressed Hair (14.95 USD) — is an extreme treatment dedicated  to strengthening and healing distressed hair. Part of the Redken Extreme Collection (for hair that is up to 4 times stronger!) this restorative spray contains patented Taurine Technology and Cationic Proteins to help reconstruct damaged hair while preventing future damage or weighing the hair down. Silky, spray formula increases manageability, comb-ability, body and shine. Redken’s  exclusive Interbond Conditioning System delivers unique Proteins, Ceramide and Lipids that provide internal strength to the hair’s structure, reinforcement of the cuticles, and a protective resurfacing to every strand. Hair becomes healthy looking and shiny again. Dry, damaged hair is no longer a CATastrophe with Redken Extreme CAT Reconstructing Treatment.

What I think:  I love this whole Redken Extreme line, but this is the product that I have been using the most.  I love that I can use this on wet or dry hair; I especially love that it is perfect as a detangler for my daughters crazy hair wet or dry.  My 7-year-old loves to run outside in the morning with knots in her hair so I grab her and spray this in her hair and the knots come right out!  I like it for myself as well as it is a great wet hair or dry finishing spray.  NICE!

TIGI Bed Head Style Shots Epic Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Big hair is a hot trend this Spring. How to achieve the look? Start with adding volume with TIGI Bed Head Style Shots Epic Volume Shampoo & Conditioner.

For thick, voluptuous hair, start your styling in the shower. With volume boosting shots for gravity-defying root lift and incredible body, use Epic Volume Shampoo ($15.95 USD) and Conditioner ($16.95 USD), a new volume-enhancing product combination that primes your style while you wash. The super-charged, sulfate-free shampoo provides light to moderate cleansing and improves hair’s strength while preventing colour from fading, while the nourishing conditioner provides style memory while using a volume boosting shot to explode your style from root to tip.

I find that this delicious raspberry scented shampoo and conditioner not only volumize, but seem to thicken the hair all the way down to the roots.  As with all TIGI products, this is a luxurious experience and makes hair big, healthy and shiny! Add a little root volume spray and hair will be huge!

Available at and fine salons nationwide. Enjoy!