Take Care Of And Have Fun With Your Hair This Summer!

Hi all! Happy Monday!  I hope you’re week has started off well.  I’m on vacation this week and my daughter is is town, so I’m doing great!

I thought I’d feature some newer to me hair care I’ve been testing out lately.  I have a fun array — shampoo and conditioner, hair masks and temporary hair color spray:

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Derma E Therapeutic Shampoo & Conditioner.  It is the Scalp Relief line.  ($22.50 for the set) — This doctor-developed, clinically tested formula works in four ways to gently cleanse, de-flake, soothe and nourish the scalp and hair. Using proprietary Therapeutic Psorzema® Herbal Blend plus healthful vitamins and botanicals, this shampoo calms a dandruff-prone, itchy, irritated scalp and refreshes the hair, from root to tip.

Both Shampoo and conditioner enriched with:

Therapeutic Psorzema® Herbal Blend (Neem, Burdock and Bearberry): replenishes a dry, irritated, scaling scalp, helping to promote optimum scalp and hair health.

Tea Tree and Menthol: help calm and cool itch on contact and help maintain scalp purity over time.

Salicylic Acid: penetrates to lift away excess flakes and surface buildup.

I love how these products calms my itchy scalp, but also really hydrate the hair. These products are nice for every day use, or once a week for a treatment.

John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks
John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks

John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks ($3.49 at Walmart and select Grocery Outlets) — Four targeted hair masks that transform hair in a matter of minutes. Designed to treat hair suffering from frizz, fading, damage or dullness, each mask revives hair with a single in-shower application. Simply shampoo, squeeze out excess moisture and massage the Wonder Drops throughout wet hair.

Available in: Frizz Smoothing, Blonde Brightening, Damage Repairing and Vibrancy Enhancing
These are so affordable.  My favorites are the Frizz Smoothing and Damage Repairing.  They leave my hair very smooth and shiny.

 

The new KMS Style Color Collection offers 9 tones of color from purple to blue to grey. The products are waterproof, pillow-friendly, and work perfectly with hot tools. Expect a flexible, ultra-thin film for a movable finish & even results on all hair colors that removes easily with shampoo, so you can rock pink highlights to a concert and have them washed out before Monday’s conference meeting. Available at KMS salons.

These are so gorgeous!  My daughters have commandeered them, but they are beautiful for people of all ages who want a fun pop of color or dimension in their hair. They stay in all day and wash out easily!


What hair products are you using this summer?  Let me know!

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It’s a 10 Hair Care – The Next 10 Contest!

It's a 10

There’s an exciting contest happening with the amazing hair care brand It’s a 10!

Founder Carolyn Aronson is hosting The Next 10 Contestcalling on everyone across the country to design their dream hair product. She will hand-pick 10 finalists and choose one lucky winner with the most innovative concept to produce. Because Carolyn believes everyone should live with passion and purpose, the winner will also receive $10,000 and a lifetime supply of It’s a 10!  Entries are open now through November 16 at www.itsthenext10.com, with the winner announced November 16th.

I think this is such a cool idea!  So put your thinking cap on (but don’t mess up your hair)!

Are you going to submit an idea? I’m thinking about it…

Hair Color Review — ONC Natural Colors

ONC Natural Colors 3N Natural Dark Brown
ONC Natural Colors 3N Natural Dark Brown

Hi all!  I was recently sent a box of ONC Natural Colors 3N Natural Dark Brown ($24.95 USD) for my honest review.  I do color my hair at home (cover those grays) — and I enjoying trying new brands.

This is a natural, healthier, hair color that  contains a spectrum of  29 shades.  Since it’s pH is low, it holds both hair color and hair care in one bottle. The claims of this product are:

“NATURALCOLORS is the healthier hair color dye with certified organic ingredients and perfect gray coverage. It is applied using heat to open the cuticles. This method protects the hair from damaging, unhealthy ammonia used in chemical color dye to open the cuticle. The pH value of NATURALCOLORS is much lower than chemical color dyes and many “natural” hair colors dyes. After rinsing the hair’s pH value is closer to a neutral value. The scale layer of the hair, the cuticle, is closed, and the color does not fade, providing a more natural, permanent solution.”

This was a bit more complicated to use than other hair dyes.  You apply to scalp, then cover with a plastic hair cap and blow dry for 10 minutes. Then remove the cap, apply the rest of the product to the hair and let sit for 20 more minutes. I have to be honest, I didn’t stand in my bathroom for 10 minutes drying my scalp.  But I did it for a few minutes and did wait the whole 10 before applying the rest of the product.

I like that this didn’t sting or stain my skin.  It smelled nice, too.  The shade I bought was the third darkest shade after Black and Darkest Brown.  My hair is dark brown, so I thought Dark Brown would match.  It was almost black! But after a few days, it wore down to my natural Dark Brown. And, it covered my gray really nicely.

I really liked the results with this.  My hair was dark and shiny.  And I was happy to use natural hair dye without all of the chemicals.  Plus the color has stayed fresh for weeks!

Do you color your hair? What products do you like?

 

NEW Bed Head by TIGI Waves & Curls Collection

NEW Bed Head by TIGI Waves & Curls Collection
I have wavy hair that can get very frizzy, so I was excited to hear that Bed Head has introduced the Waves & Curls Collection!  These products are formulated with a blend of ingredients that keeps hair in smooth for up to 72 hours! The range is infused with hydrating coconut water, frizz-fighting Babassu and Brazil nut oils and softening Baobab fruit extract.  The products are:
Calma Sutra Cleansing Conditioner ($22 USD) — Give your curls a wakeup call! This no-foam, sulfate-free formula gently cleanses without stripping essential oils, conditions and detangles, leaving hair smooth, soft, shiny and prepped for styling.
Screw It Curl Hydrating Jelly Oil ($22 USD) — Thirsty curls? This transformative jelly oil is a leave-in styling treat that helps to add intense moisture and shine.
Foxy Curls Contour Cream ($22 USD) — A hero for all types of waves & curls, the formula has been updated with our latest technology to provide light hold and definition so waves retain their shape.
Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse ($22 USD) — The best-selling hero product is back and better than ever to provide definition and strong hold for unruly ringlets for up to 72 hours!
Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray ($22 USD) — Fight frizz with this fast-drying spray that helps to weightlessly lock in curls, for looks that last!
On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream ($22 USD) — Reform rebellious curls into soft and defined ringlets. Our curl recall technology instantly tames unruly styles and springs them back into shape with just a scrunch.
What I think: I received the Screw it Curl, Get Twisted and On the Rebound Curl Recall for my honest review.  The packaging on all of these are amazing as always!  Bed Head by TIGI has some of the cutest hair care packaging around! And they all have fresh, fruity scents which are really fun, too!
The Screw It Curl gel is a light gel that I use on the middle to the ends of my damp hair.  A little goes a long way.  It leaves my waves shiny and soft. This is nice for a soft, tousled look.
The Get Twisted spray is a perfect final step, it keeps my waves bouncy all day.  I like how it isn’t stiff or sticky either.
Ont the Rebound is sticky.  I think that’s because you can use it to help form hair into waves or curls.  It dries nicely, I just make sure I wash my hands after use.  This and the spray really set my hair for all day styles.
Bed Head by TIGI products are available at Ulta stores, Ulta.com and select salons nationwide. Find a salon near you at bedhead.com!
Do you have wavy or curly hair?  What styling products do you use?

My Beauty Favorites — Week of September 18-24, 2017

Now that it’s officially Fall, I am so excited for the change in season!  I want to wear my boots and sweaters, and drink lots of tea and eat apple and pumpkin treats!

But, since it’s about 90 degrees F in Kansas City today, I’ll have to settle for Fall beauty products like the gorgeous Sally Hansen polishes below.  I’m also loving some great hair products:

Inspired by rich and vibrant colors, the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fall Collection adds the dose of color and vivacity the stylish woman dreams of. Middle eastern fabrics and vivid Moroccan prints are trending both on and off the catwalk. Sally Hansen has infused their 6 hot limited edition shades with all the exotic street style flair you need this fall for you to feel completely bold. The vibrant, limited-edition line-up features the following beautiful shades:
Marrakeshed From A Rose: Play up your femininity when you don this soft pale blush
Tell My Fuchsia: A deep magenta jewel tone to accentuate your bling
Moroccan Roll: The rich cherry red brings the pizazz
Tagine Supreme: Spice up the everyday with a burnt orange-tinted red
Lan-turn Up: Be the ultimate sidewalk siren with this molten metallic chrome
Magic Carpet: Get ready for an adventure in a ceramic-inspired light blue cream
The all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle — base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish. Complete Salon Manicure delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.
What I think:  This collection is really pretty.  The three shades in the photo above are the colors that are most like Fall to me.  Gorgeous reds, oranges and golds.  There are also some pink and blue shades for the Morrocan feel.  If you haven’t tried Sally Hansen Salon Manicure, they last so long on the nails and look fresh for days.
Learn more at http://www.sallyhansen.com and purchase at mass market retailers near you.
Macadamia Professional Smoothing Curl Cream

Macadamia Professional Smoothing Curl Cream ($19.95 USD) — A conditioning styling cream that controls and smoothes unruly curls, while still providing a light, touchable-soft feel. Fights humidity for fizz control, tames flyaways and creates a natural-looking shine. Premium blend of hold and styling agents provide long term curl retention. Key Ingredients:

  • Rice and Soy Proteins – Help reduce breakage and tame unruly curls.
  • Vitamins A & E – Nourish and lock in moisture.
  • Coconut Oil – Provides moisture and softness to dry, damaged hair.
  • Olive Oil – Maintains color and provides shine.
  • Grape Seed Oil – Provides hydration and protects against moisture loss.
  • Pistachio Oils – Protects against environmental extremes.

What I think: This is a perfect cream for wavy and curly hair all year round.   It helps keep curls separated and soft and helps keep the frizzies away! I love the natural ingredients they help with shine and moisture!

Available at Ulta/Ulta.com

ColorProof SuperPlump Whipped Bodifying Mousse

 

ColorProof SuperPlumpWhipped Bodifying Mousse (9oz/$26; 2oz/$9 at ) — This ultra-rich, all-over bodifying crème mousse instantly delivers astonishing volume for a full-bodied silhouette. Designed to nourish and keep strands soft and flexible, this incredible, alcohol-free, salt-free formula provides a power boost of body, bounce and shine with lasting style memory and maximum color and heat protection. With this super-concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for instant lift and larger-than-life style.

What I think:  Just one pump of this mousse goes a long way! I love that this gives a ton of volume, without being stiff or sticky.

Available at http://www.ColorProof.com

What products are you loving this week?

My Beauty Favorites — Week of September 4-10, 2017

I’ve spent a lot of this week worrying about other parts of our great country.  Especially Texas and Florida.  I am thinking of all those affected by those horrible storms.

I’m also sad about the fires in Oregon. I’m originally from Oregon and I drive through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge on the way to see my mother every year.  I was just there in June.  Next year, unfortunately it will look so much different.

Even through all the sad things the weather has been bringing, I have been test new products to help the transition to Fall (which can’t come soon enough)!

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner ($40 for 16 oz) As the first seasonal collection launched by WEN by Chaz Dean, the Fall Ginger Pumpkin line kicked off the creation of many seasonal lines to come. Formulated with the WEN exclusive amino acid complex and peptides, making the collection best for all hair types. This seasonal collection includes a Cleansing Conditioner, Treatment Oil and Replenishing Treatment Mist.

What I think:  This really smells like Fall!  It has the creaminess of pumpkin with a kick of ginger.  The Cleansing Conditioner is used instead of shampoo and conditioner.  It’s very creamy and moisturizing.  This is great for dry and damaged hair.

Purchase at  www.chazdean.com

Alba1913 Galenic Leave-On Mask

Alba1913’s Galenic Leave-On Mask ($53 USD 1.76 oz ) Made with Shea Butter, BioActive Vitamin A and Parsley Extract, this product is designed to restore healthy looking skin and radiance overnight. Its formula nourishes and brightens the skin tone.

What I think: This mask is like getting extra sleep at night!  It makes my skin glow by morning and look so rested.  It has a fresh scent and I like that it sinks right into my skin, and doesn’t irritate it.

Available at www.alba1913.com

The Hollywood Silk Solution

The Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcase ($45 USD) Made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high grade cotton, the Hollywood Silk Solution is made to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin and extend your blowout. Now, you can truly get your beauty sleep this year. Available in: Pink, Caramel and White

What I think: Silk pillowcases are great for the skin!  I really liked this once because although one side is silk, the other is cotton.  That keeps it more affordable.  It is still really luxe and in the morning, my skin is smooth.

Available at www.thehollywoodsilksolution.com

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

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Hair Tools and Products That Work From Summer into Fall!

It’s almost Fall!  Yay!  Time to get a new ‘do. At least that’s what I like to do, change up my look for the new season.  If I don’t want or need a new haircut, I like to change up the styling of my hair.

I have been sent new tools and products to test out for my honest opinion. They include styling tools and products to hydrate hair and get it ready for styling:

Bed Head Curlipops Tourmaline Ionic Diffuser Dryer

Bed Head Curlipops Tourmaline Ionic Diffuser Dryer ($34.99 USD) — Sweeten up your style with Bed Head Curlipops. The Curlipops Tourmaline Ionic Diffuser Dryer gives your hair massive texture and outrageous volume. Don’t blow it, diffuse it!

  • 1875 Watts
  • Diffuser dryer
  • Don’t blow your style. Diffuse it.
  • Tourmaline Ionic Technology for frizz-free texture and massive shine
  • 2 Heats/Speeds for styling flexibility
  • Cold shot button to set the style
  • 120 Voltage

What I think:  This is such an easy way to get curls or texture in your hair!  Just run the diffuser through hair while drying and you get volume and piecey curls or texture.  My hair is wavy, and this amps it up!  It is curlier and has tons more volume after use.  And for girls with curly hair, this cuts the frizz and defines curls.

Available at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Bed Head Line Up Electric Mini Ceramic Travel Straightener in Electric Green

Bed Head Line Up Electric Mini Ceramic Travel Straightener ($19.99 at Target)  Recharge your mane with serious shine and a boost of attitude with this easy-to-use, no fuzz straightener. Don’t let its portable size fool you, though– the 1″ ceramic plates give you seriously straight, extra shiny and frizz-free hair that lasts. It is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups and comes in a clear travel pouch.

What I think:  This is tiny!  It’s really cute (I have it in Electric Green).  Even though it is so small, it works very well to straighten and smooth hair.  This is so nice to help battle what humidity does to my hair and it keeps it looking nice.  It has a bag that you can carry it in and stick in your purse.  This is also great for the college student who doesn’t have a lot of room, or for travels.

Available at Target stores and http://www.target.com

Infusium Repair + Renew Original Leave-In Treatment

Infusium Repair + Renew Original Leave-In Treatment ($7.96 USD at Walmart) — The drugstore essential is perfect for repairing summer-damaged hair. This fast, convenient spray protects and maintains hair health. The Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-in Treatment helps repair two years of damage in just one use! It is infused with Argan Oil and Keratin to help build strength and elasticity, and promote smoothness.

What I think:  This is a quick and easy way to really treat and repair hair.  Just spritz it on wet or damp hair and it dries soft and shiny!  This also helps with frizzies.  It has a soft, fresh scent.  I love how affordable it is, too.

Purchase at Walmart, http://www.walmart.com and other mass market retailers.

Marc Anthony Curl Envy Deep Hydrating Mask

Marc Anthony Curl Envy Deep Hydrating Mask ($7.99 USD) — Blended with Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and 100% pure Shea Butter, this ultra-rich mask by Marc Anthony treats extra dry, damaged, frizzy curls with moisture to create soft, smooth, defined curls with shine. Helps to reduce split-ends and breakage.

What I think:  I’m a fan of a good hair mask!  This one is a bit heavy for my fine, wavy hair.  But, I think it would be great for girls and guys with thick hair or curls.  It does have a strong lemon/lime soda scent.  It’s not my favorite, but it’s not offensive.  I do love the natural ingredients in it.

Purchase at Ulta stores, http://www.ulta.com and other mass retailers.

What products are you using on your hair as well roll into Fall?

 

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