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 Conditioner for damaged hair Review

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Pros:

Lathers well.

Cons:

My hair is greasy two days after use.

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Dear readers, today we are on a rampage..not cause we are well rested after a sunny vacation but because vacation is so close that we can actually see it, and therefore we decided to post twice in one day. That rarely happens for us, since a review should be well thought out and we test everything for ages before giving you our opinions, to make sure they are well thought out.

Anyways, back to this conditioner – it feels very good when you apply it – lathery and promising. But the smell is a bit synthethic (too much like a hair salon). After use my hair looks good for a few days – maybe one or two – and then slowly turns more and more greasy. Since I rarely get greasy hair this conditioner gets thumbs down big time!! It didn‘t give my hair that “anti-damage” boost that one would expect either!

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Alterna Bamboo Volume Abundant Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Gives great natural volume indeed.

Cons:

The shampoo and conditioner smell a bit too strong for me.

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I have had some up and downs with my hair lately (it just looks and feels tired – just like me) – and these two have come in handy. The shampoo and conditioner make my hair very soft and I don‘t use any additional products except hair mask and some oil on my split ends and my hair still looks totally “fixed” and in place. Like I just visited a hairdresser. But the volume in my hair rather subtle, so if you are locking for some crazy volume this is the wrong shampoo and conditioner, also a lot of natural volume in my hair and don‘t know how much of it comes from the shampoo and conditioner and how much is just my own.

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Revlon Professional Be Fabulous Cream Shampoo and Conditioner for normal/thick hair Review

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Pros:

Gives my hair great volume.

Cons:

My hair looks dirty already 2 days after use.

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I think this shampoo and conditioner are very good budget options to my usual Bamboo and Alterna products (which I love but are pretty pricey). They give my hair great volume, smell good and my hair looks very “put together” after use (aka it looks like I actually have a hair stylist and some kind of vision when it comes to my hair – and not just an explosion of volume). The conditioner makes my hair feel soft immediately and can be used solo without a mask since it is so hydrating and nourishing.

Since I have thick hair I only wash it once every 5 days, but when using this shampoo and conditioner my hair looked dirty already after 2-3 days – which is a big minus for me. I made my granny use this shampoo and conditioner too and she had the same result.

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Our best hair products – the complete list

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It‘s no secret hair products take up a lot of space on this blog. Therefore we decided to compose a list of our all time favourite hair products:

  1. Best hair maskKiehl’s Olive Fruit Reparative hair pak – I have been using this mask for the past two years and ALWAYS return to it – actually its the only thing from Kiehl‘s I‘ve stayed faithful to. The mask makes my hair instantly (after 10 minutes) soft, easy to de-tangle and just makes it look much better. This blog is more about what you shouldn‘t buy rather then what you should buy and this mask is probably the only time I‘ve urged my readers to try something so urgently. By try I mean getting a sample of it. Read full review here.
  2. Best hair oilOrofluido hair oil – this oil is the oil of all oils, and those of you who have read a few reviews of hair products on this blog know that I always refer back to it. This oil makes my hair instantly soft and smells of heaven. And its a great budget buy – a bottle has lasted me for 2 years. Trust me I have tried a lot of oils and nothing comes close to it (yes we are talking about you Moroccan oil). See full review here.
  3. Best dry shampood:fi dry shampoo – most beauty/fashion/french bloggers refer to Klorane dry shampoo as the best thing out there. We have reviewed it (read review here) and we really really really liked it. But seriously there must be other dry shampoos out there which are just as good and keep a good level of quality..answer: hell yeah. Sure d:fi dry shampoo doesn‘t ooze of french sophistication but its good quality, the color is neutral (not traces of white in my hair yey) and its cheap. Much better than Klorane if you look at it from a price point – which I know many of you are. Read the full review here.
  4. Best shampoo and conditionerBamboo smooth anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner – this shampoo and conditioner are my favourites because they give my hair that va va voom feeling and a bottle lasts for about 6 months (which might justify the steep price). Considering frizz one of my hairs biggest enemies these bottles have been saviours. Read full review here.
  5. Best quick fixBamboo Kendi oil dry oil mist – this oil is my go when I need a quick solution – some shine and nice texture. It doesn‘t replace a hair cut and won‘t fight dry ends but It‘s a big favourite – partly again cause a bottle lasts for years and the shine adds some well-needed confidence from sad hair days. Read full review here.

This is our list, please feel free to share your favourite hair products with us and we will do out best to feature them in the blog. Or do you disagree with some of our choices – let us know – we love all feed-back!

Review of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Pros:

Makes my hair very soft.

Cons:

The price.

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This is a pricy shampoo and conditioner, that my hair praises me for using. This winter has really killed my hair and it feels superdry and exhausted already a week after a haircut. You need pretty much of this shampoo and conditioner, it is very creamy and lathers a lot. After use it does indeed become very soft (I use much less oil afterwards then I used too, and only on my split ends). My hair is easy to detangle and looks very nice (usually I look like a troll the first day efter a hair wash) instantlaey, which I love. I also like that it is free of parabens. What do I not like? Well, the classic Caviar smell is not really my cup of tea, and these are some pricy bottles. But my hair deserves it. Also the volume is not as crazy as with this shampoo.

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Review Of L’occitane 5 Essential Oils Shampoo And Conditioner

Pros:

Gives hair a nice volume.

Cons:

Does not help frizz.

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This shampoo and conditioner was given to me by a friend, so I had zero expectations, not picking them up myself. I love L’occitane, but due to how expensive they are, I have never purchased anything from them, and hope that they will finally start having real proper sales soon, so that you can enjoy their french goodies without killing your budget.

The shampoo and conditioner contrain five essential oils: ylang-ylang, sweet orange,lavender, geranium and angelica. It smells delicious, and using it for the first time I can notice a great difference, feeling that my hair is softer and has a very nice volume (my hair is very crazy, so when it looks a tiny bit like it is under control I fall in love with the product responsible). It actually looks like I had a minor blow-dry rather then being crazy, as it usually is the day after I’ve washed my hair. But my hair is still not that soft, and I need to oils and leave-in-conditioner. Usually I wash my hair every fifth day since its soo big and turns oily otherwise, but after using this shampoo and conditioner it already feels dirty on the third/fourth day. Also they don’t help against frizz, which also is a big minus.

By a way of conclusion, I think this shampoo and conditioner are nice, smell good and feel luxurious, but they are not worth their (high) price.

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Orofluido Asia Zen Control Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Pros:

You need a very small amount per application.

Cons:

Makes my hair so soft I can’t style it.

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Orofluido is a favourite of this blog, so when their new Asia series came out this summer we were all excited. Containing  camellia oil, bamboo extract and rice oil,  the line promises to make your hair more soft, adding elasticity and making it easier to work with. Camillia translates to tsubaki in Japanese, and the oil can be used for both body and hair. Discovering a new natural ingredient with a miracle reputation made me extra excited about this new line.

 I have short coloured hair and here is my verdict: it just makes your hair “too soft”, your hair feels like the hair of a newborn chicken, ultra super soft…and therefore very hard to style. Having short hair I rely on the tons of products to keep my hair in shape, and they just don’t work as well when my hair is like down. Also, it takes a long time to wash out, but on the other hand you really need a small amount per wash, which makes a bottle last for ages. 

If your hair craves to be ultra soft this combo could be the right thing for you, otherwise check out out other reviews of great products for you hair.

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GIVE-AWAY

Dear readers,

Since we know how much you do not want to go back to working and studying post-vacation we decided to throw a give-away to make the transition from beach to office a bit more fun! We are giving away a set of Orofluidos new Asia Series  to one lucky winner! The series, contains tsubuki, bamboo and rice oil,  and  helps dry and frizzy hair to get back on track after a looong and nice holiday in the sun. The set contains the following:

Zen Control Schampoo

Zen Control Conditioner

Zen Control Hair Mask

Zen Control Elixir

To participate you have to leave your email adress in the commentary field of this post. The competition is open worldwide. It ends on the 1st of september. The winner will be contacted by email. It is a plus if you like us on facebook.

Good luck!