Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray Review

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Pros:

Smells good of a hair salon.

Cons:

Doesn‘t give the same great volume effect as a dry shampoo.

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So my hairdresser said I just have to have this spray – the hair sprays from Oribe is beyond hyped (it doesn‘t deserve that hype and we will post a review of it soon!) so I went with the flow. My hair is pretty thin and this thickening spray does its just ok – not fantastic results, but its a good alternative to using a dry shampoo. Why do I prefer it to a dry shampoo? First and foremost, I‘m pregnant – so can‘t use anything in a spray can (no idea why but will follow that advice), secondly using dry shampoo can be very tedious and this spray is just easy to apply (and doesn‘t need to be “combed out”). But saying that using it gives my hair great volume would be a lie.

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Revlon Uniq One Dry Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t leave any white residue.

Cons:

Makes my hair crazy electric.

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This dry shampoo doesn‘t grease my hair, as they sometimes can do. It holds its promises that it puts on the front (to refresh and revive/absorb exces oils/adds volume/natural finish…), and most importantly it does not leave white residue. On the downside is that it leaves your hair static electric, and if you have a bit thin hair – like I do, that is not great. I basically use it, brush my hair and leave it in a bun. Wearing it loose is not a possibility, with the crazy electric hair. So basically if you have grease-prone hair, and don‘t want your scalp to show when you wear a bun, this is good before you put it in a bun. The biggest plus for me though (with my thin hair) – is that it gives my hair great volume.

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d:fi #styletoparty Dry Shampoo Review

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Pros:

Smells great of pineapple!

Cons:

Doesn‘t do it if you want to use this dry shampoo to “clean” your hair (instead of a small instant fix pre going out into the world…)

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As the cover suggests (#styletoparty) this dry shampoo is great before a party, to spritz up your hairdo and make it worth-stand the sweaty dance floor. Plus its pineapple scent preps you for all the pina coladas coming for the night! Just a little wiff in clean hair will give extra volume and for off grease for all the night. But if you get greasy hair 24 hours after washing, it won‘t do. It doesn‘t really clean in depth, so to use for cleaning you would have to use a big amount, and that ends up greasing too much, and leaving residue…

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ALTERNA CAVIAR INFINITE COLOR HOLD SHAMPOO REVIEW

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Pros:

Environmentally friendly (no parabens, sulfates, paraffin, mineral oil…the list can go on and on …)

Cons:

No real effect on making my hair less greasy.

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The Caviar line from Alterna is my go-to favourite. Though the price is crazy, I like the quality and most of all that their products are free of all the stuff that makes our environment and us sick (petrolium, parabens, mineral oil, parabens…)

This shampoo is supposed give loads of moisture to ones hair – having greasy hair – I hoped that the moisture would lead to my hair producing less of its own grease – which didn‘t happen. Also it promises to make the color “nicer” aka more “glossy” – which didn‘t happen either. So I‘m pretty disappointed – though I still love my other Caviar products (for my favourites see this and this review). But this one will not be re-purchased.

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Alterna Caviar Infinite Color Hold Conditioner Review

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Pros:

I feel like I just walked out of a hairdresser salon after use.

Cons:

The price is pretty bananas.

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This conditioner went straight to my (heart) head. I very much like its lathery consistency, how it makes my hair feel (like I just came back from the hair dresser) and that my split ends feel much softer after use. This conditioner is also easy to massage into my crazy hair, which is a big plus.

Ever since I dyed my hair blonde (on a vimp, to distract people from my acne), I have been testing products for dyed hair and I must say this one is a favourite. I have dyed my hair before but not in such a dramatically different shade from my natural hair color. I must say blondes do have more fun (especially when one finds the right stuff to take care of that coloured hair).

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AESOP ROSE HAIR & SCALP MOISTURISING MASQUE Review

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Pros:

Makes my scalp feel a bit less dry.

Cons:

Smells like fish.

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I was lured by Aesop by all beauty bloggers that can‘t stop obsessing about this brand. The fact that their shops are so stylish and everyone working in their stores are super nice makes it even more alluring – so when I needed a new hair mask I was pretty excited to splurge on this tube of luxury. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out that this mask was pretty useless. First and foremost it smells of dead fish – seriously it doesn’t smell of roses at all, but rather gives me a feeling of being at a fish market. I checked out some other reviews online and many people seem to be raving about the smell – maybe its just me, but seriously rose and fish don‘t smell alike – how could they get it so wrong that this super expensive hair mask can be associated with fish smell. Secondly having a lot of hair I was pretty disappointed by how much was needed per use, I literally used half the tube in a few times. Thirdly its pretty hard to apply since it really doesn’t detangle my hair which is what most masks and conditioners do. Ok now does it do miracles for my hair: nope not at all, but this mask doesn’t perform any miracles for me.

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Revlon Be Fabulous End Repairing Serum Review

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Pros:

Makes my split ends look more “healthy” and taken care off.

Cons:

You need a lot per use of this serum.

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Split ends is one of my biggest hair issues (except a DIY blond dye which keeps me up at night), so I jump onto any product which promises to help! I have been using this serum both in wet and dry hair, with equally satisfying effect. The serum is absorbed very fast and makes my split ends more soft, hides away frizz in my hair and has a great overall effect. With overall effect I mean that my hair looks very sleek and much more healthy then it actually is (by actually is I count the time since I last visited a hairdresser for a trim).

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Alterna Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Makes my hair smooth and gives it a very nice texture

Cons:

The price

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Those of you who have followed this blog for a while, know that I‘m a junky for Bamboo hair care – especially their shampoos, conditioners and hair oil. They are a bit pricey – but nothing beats a good hair day – in terms of confidence. I actually heard a beauty blogger say that putting an effort into having your hair looking nice is much more boosting for your overall feeling of good, then having put effort into your make-up that day. And the more I think of it, the more I agree.

Back to this shampoo and conditioner – you need little per use, a bottle of their smaller sizes (not the one you see on the picture) lasts me for about 3 months. My hair feels very strong and healthy after use. What about the shine then – which is the biggest promise of these two bottles – well my hair turned pretty shiny after use. But nothing great out of proportion fantastic. Though since I feel that the overall effect on my hair is soo great I still love these two. Big minus – their price.

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REVLON PROFESSIONAL BE FABULOUS HAIR RECOVERY Shampoo For DAMAGED HAIR REVIEW

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Pros:

Nice package.

Cons:

No effect on my dry and damaged hair.

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I have my Revlon favourites – and this one is not one of them unfortunately.  Just like the conditioner (read review here) – my hair gets greasy after two days of use, and I simply don‘t see any effect on my beyond dry hair (which is crying for help). My split ends are just the same – and even though I think my hair looks pretty sleak the first two days after use, I hate when it gets greasy on the third day. I think the package is nice, and the smell although a bit synthetic – nice too..But I would not repurchase this one, and will continue to look for another remedy for my very dry and tired hair.

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