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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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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Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Vibrancy Serum Review

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Pros:

Makes my hair shiny and health looking.

Cons:

Can‘t really notice any color protection.

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I got this serum in hope of protecting my dyed hair as it turns dry and the color fades a few weeks after dying it. This serum also promises to protect your hair against the sun and to add shine.

I can‘t really tell if it has protected my hair color – I just can‘t see any difference. But my hair definitely looks more healthy and my split ends are less visible (where did they go -. I don‘t know – promise I haven‘t cut them off!). When used after washing my hair it provided shine to my hair. But if I use it between washes it makes my thin hair look greasy so I can only recommend to use it straight after you washed your hair.

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Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intense Oil Creme Pre-Shampoo Treatment Review

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Pros:

Makes my hair much more silky.

Cons:

The price.

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My beauty conclusion of 2016 is that my hair has definitely been the part of my body which I have been investing on most – beauty wise (brain wins in the category everything else – at least I like to think so while reading that stupid gossip mag..). This hair treatment is used pre-shampoo to give the shampoo and conditioner the chance of an “optimal” performance and its promised that this treatment will “leave your strands soft and smooth”. Verdict: I can certainly feel a difference in my hair becoming much more silky after 10 minutes of use, and it also makes my hair more smooth after wash. Minus – expensive product and I think I still prefer my oils to this pre-hair treatment if I have to choose one smoothness booster for my hair.

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Alterna Bamboo Anti-Frizz PM Overnight Smoothing Treatment Review

Pros:

Makes my hair much softer.

Cons:

Takes a while (10 minutes for me) to wash out of my hair.

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Those who follow this blog know that this autumn has really been a struggle for my hair: it‘s soo dry I‘ve wanted to chop it off quit a few times, and despite using tons of products and getting a new hair cut I still don‘t feel that wow sensation (probably cause I‘ve been using shampoo that just didn‘t do it for me for the past 2 months, review coming up shortly) but also because at this time of the year everything becomes dry and tired: my hair, skin, cuticles, eyes …But this hair mask has really helped me out: it‘s an overnight treatment, so you have to have plan when using it on beforehand (so you don‘t run to work wearing it in the morning), since it takes a while to wash out. It gets absorbed very fast so you don‘t feel like you are walking around with products in your hair in the evening and the result was very pleasing: my hair feels much softer and looks more glossy and alive, so I‘m happy and with a little help from some old friends  I feel my hair is getting back into the game (and thank god for that cause walking around with hair that looks like a dry wig really is a self-esteem killer).

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Revlon Professional Uniq One Lotus Flower Treatment review

Pros:

Gives my hair great volume, makes it more smooth and silky.

Cons:

Hasn‘t really prevented any split ends on my part.

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My hair is suffering from a serious winter depression – and the winter hasn‘t started yet. It‘s only been 2,5 months since (the summer) my last hair cut, and it already looks bruised and battered, basically like i‘ve been washing it in petroleum for the past months – lifeless, tired, dry, frizzy and no volume. I have to admit that I too have been lazy and not doing my best, barely used oils, hair masks and treatments because I simply don‘t have time, patience or the belief that using a helmet daily (I bike to work) my hair can look anything but OK. So waiting for my appointment at a very fancy hair salon (Saturday please do come sooooon) I have been using this Lotus flower treatment – and I kind of like it. First and foremost it‘s so easy to just spray it on and run, no fuss with waiting for a certain amount of time etc. Secondary, I see an instant effect, which means everything right now (to my hair and self-esteem): my hair gains more volume, is easier to detangle, more shiny and definitely more silky. I also really like that the effect of the spray lasts several days and that it doesn‘t make my hair greasy or dirty. What I don‘t like: the spray promises split end prevention, and though it makes my split ends look more silky and shiny, it has definitely not prevented the birth of new split ends, they just keep on coming…

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Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm Review

Pros:

Smells great.

Cons:

My hair is pretty dry after using this mask, so no “wow” effect at all.

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My previous experiences with Joico have been pretty awesome, leaving my hair looking like a million (or like I just stepped out of a salon) – so this hair mask left me pretty disappointed. It smells great (like a hair salon but not in the synthetic chemical way but in the pleasant luxurious way), and you need a tiny bit per application – which makes the bottle last for ages (4 months roughly – though I only was my hair twice a week). But the results are pretty disappointing – my hair is pretty dry afterwards, so no fantastic moisturising effect at all. I fix that with oils and leave-in treatments, but still I expected more. Generally my hair looks pretty settled and fixed when I have used this mask which I like – these words might seem weird when talking about hair – but I just look like a crazy gorilla too often after a hair wash, which is why I like when my hair looks “structured” and sleek.

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