WHY: National Love Your Hair Day— a patented holiday created by It’s a 10 to encourage all people to love their unique hair and appreciate others’. Hairstylist and founder, Carolyn Aronson (CEO of It’s a 10 Haircare) says, “We believe beauty sees no color, race or creed. I’ve seen how hair affects self-confidence and also shows off our uniqueness, and my mission is to stop people from ‘hating’ the hair that makes them an individual beauty.”
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:
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 ($3.49 at Walmart and select Grocery Outlets) — Four targeted hairmasks 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 WonderDrops 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.
KMS HAIR Style Color Stone Wash Denim
KMS HAIR Style Color Smoky Lilac
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!
Hi all! I hope you are having a great weekend! I did some shopping, so my day is going great!
Today I’m reviewing some relaunched products from Davines, Their summer SU Collection. The SU family of products is a complete routine to protect your hair and skin before and after sun exposure.
I received the entire collection for my honest review. Here’s what I received:
Davines SU Hair and Body Wash ($24 USD) — A multi-benefit shampoo that moisturizes and protects hair and skin exposed to the sun. Its formula, characterized by a rich full-bodied foam, gently cleanses and hydrates.
What I think: I have used this for my hair and skin. It cleanses my hair well, while hydrating it, plus it leaves my skin soft, too! I love that this is a multi-tasker. I’ll be using this all summer!
SU Hair Mask ($27.50 USD) — Restorative and hydrating anti-aging treatment for hair damaged by the sun, chlorine and salt. Hair is left soft, hydrated, and glossy.
What I think: I love to use this after the hair and body wash. It’s so creamy! I apply this after shampooing and just leave it on a couple of minutes to use it as a conditioner. If my hair has been exposed to the sun, I leave it on longer. My hair is so soft and healthy when I use this mask. Love it!
SU Aftersun ($29 USD) — A soothing, mineral-rich gel that moisturizes and restores the skin’s hydration level after exposure to the sun. With extract of Chinotto from a Slow Food Presidium and extract of Aloe Vera, it is rich in minerals and substances with a soothing action that, together with Argan oil, ensure hydration and nourishment.
What I think: This is a wonderful creamy gel moisturizer for after sun. My daughter went to a theme park last week and got sunburned despite wearing SPF all day. She said she repeatedly applied it (but she’s a teenager, so who knows. LOL!). This moisturizer really helped soothe her burnt skin and in a few days it was a nice tan and not painful anymore. Even if we don’t get a sunburn, this is nice for after a day in the sun.
SU Hair Milk ($29 USD) — Leave-on spray cream for hair, ideal both during and after exposure to the sun. Protective filters maintain the hair’s integrity during exposure to the sun, and the light texture conditions the hair without weighing it down.
What I think: I have been using this as leave-in moisturizer after I wash my hair. It helps with hydration and makes my hair so manageable. I also spray it on before I go out to protect my hair. It doesn’t weight it down.
Also, the scent for all of these is very soft. It’s hard to describe, it’s part floral and part baby care scent. It’s really nice.
I recommend all of these products for the summer months and beyond.
Have you tried these products or anything by Davines?
Hi all! I hope your are enjoying spring and that your weather has improved. It’s much nicer now in Kansas City!
I have been testing a lot of new products this spring. I’ve decided to feature a few here that have been helping my skin and hair this spring, plus a waterproof cream eyeshadow:
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Balancing Pore Cleanser
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Instant Warming Clay Mask
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Balancing Pore Cleanser ($5.99 USD): Developed especially for those with combination skin, this everyday cleanser deep cleans the oily parts while smoothing and conditioning the rough, dry parts— for balanced, conditioned skin. Not only does it remove deep down dirt and impurities from the pores, but it gently exfoliating away dead cells, allowing healthy cells to emerge. With continued daily use, you’ll achieve softer, smoother skin and a more balanced complexion.
Bioré Blue Agave + Baking Soda Instant Warming Clay Mask ($5.99 USD): Sometimes your skin needs a little extra TLC—plus, what better way to take a selfie—if not with a blue mask on! Designed to purify and refine skin by absorbing excess oils, this instant warming mask opens pores and melts away that pore-clogging dirt, oil, and sebum—leaving your skin clean, soft and refreshed. This warming clay mask, formulated to deep clean pores, is pH balanced for comfortably clean skin. This mask has a unique self-heating technology that is activated when massaged into the skin. This thermal formula in conjunction with purifying and skin toning clays optimize the mask’s ability to deep clean and purify.
What I think: I have combination skin, so these products are great for me! I also think they would work well for normal-oily skin. The cleanser really cleans my skin without drying it out. Plus, it doesn’t irritate it. My skin is sensitive, too, especially during allergy season. The mask is really fun it use. Because my skin is sensitive, I can only do this about once a week, and since there are four in the pack, it’s a months worth. I love the blue shade and how well it cleans out my pores. It leaves my skin very soft!
Purchase at mass market retailers near you!
Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E115 Purple
Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E104 Grey Brown
ELLIS FAAS CREAMY EYES ($34 USD) This is a coloured cosmetic applied to the eyelids or to the skin around the eyes to accentuate them. applied in a liquid state, the texture soon dries. unlike other eyeshadows, this formula thereby becomes resistant to the effects of humidity such as tears and wet weather; does not build up in the eyes’ creases; and will not smudge when being rubbed. available in 21 shades.
What I think: I these in the shades E115 Purple and E104 Grey Brown. I have found that these work so well as base shades. They are both fairly deep, but I can use them in my crease or all over the lid. I can keep the look matte or add a shimmer on top. These also work nicely as liners, because they are smudge and waterproof. Gorgeous quality! And, let’s not forget the cool silver bullet packaging!
John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks ($3.49 USD) 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
What I think: I have already tried the Frizz Smoothing and Damage Repairing. The Frizz Smoothing mask really helped cut my frizz down a lot! This will be so nice to have in the summer when the humidity kills my hair. The Damage Repairing Mask is nice for damaged hair. Mine isn’t too bad right now, but I do need a haircut to get rid of split ends! The mask did help my hair and made it shiny and more manageable.
I have very dark brown hair, so I’m going to give the Blond Brightening mask to a blond friend and the Vibrancy Enhancing to my redhead daughter! It seems there’s a mask for most hair types!
Purchase at Walmart and select Grocery Outlets
What new spring beauty products have you been loving?
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Hi all! How’s your hair doing this fall? Mine has become dry and frizzy, thank you very much! When the weather turns cold, it’s time to switch up my hair care!
I ‘ve been loving the following products from Kérastase and It’s a 10:
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Oil
Kérastase Aura Botanica Masque Fondamental Riche
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Oil ($50 USD) — The formula includes Camellia and Marula oils to help revive the natural strength of hair, provide nourishment deep into the hair fiber and give hair the ultimate shine. This really helps make hair so shiny and manageable.
Kérastase Aura Botanica Masque Fondamental Riche ($59 USD) — One of the latest additions to the brand’s popular natural-origin collection, this deeply nourishing intensive masque is designed for dry, thick hair. The luxurious formula melts into the hair fiber for 96 hours of lasting smoothness and frizz control. Hair is left supple and soft to the touch thanks to its high concentration of natural oils – Brazilian nut, coconut and sweet orange. 97% naturally derived. No silicones. No parabens.
Available at Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase Salons
IT’S A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer
IT’S A 10 Potion 10 Miracle Instant Repair Leave-In
IT’S A 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer ($19.55 USD) This gives hair a gorgeous look and bounce without weighing it down. The Volumizing Blowdry Spray can dramatically decrease blow drying time while providing a healthy coat of protection against heat that can otherwise damage and break hair. Designed as a lightweight formula, this spray will help detangle and smooth your lovely locks, eliminate frizz and protect against humidity with long-lasting results. I love that this protects hair as well as gives volume! We love a good multi-tasker!
IT’S A 10 Potion 10 Miracle Instant Repair Leave-In ($24.70) — The popular leave-in conditioner product is now enhanced with an extra dose of repair and restoration. With just a few sprays, this concentrated conditioning mist penetrates deep into hair for all-day moisturizing action. Upon application, the hair’s cuticle is sealed, providing instant detangling and allowing natural essences to de-frizz, prevent breakage, improve elasticity, extend color, and neutralize PH. This is so nice after I wash my hair. I apply it then either air dry or blow dry it. It leaves my hair so soft and smooth.
What products do you use on your hair during fall and winter?
There’s an exciting contest happening with the amazing hair care brand It’s a 10!
Founder Carolyn Aronson is hosting The Next 10 Contest, calling 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…