Redken Extreme CAT Protein Treatment Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t smell bad.

Cons:

Does nothing for my hair.

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I have really coarse, curly and dry hair that I flat-iron weekly and therefore needs all the love in the world. I was pursued to by this product from a hairdresser to get a stronger, healthier and more wear-resistant hair but I can’t notice any difference on my hair. At all. It promises to reconstruct and recondition my hair – and to add weight immediately – nothing of that happened. I would not recommend buying this product unless you like to play the lottery – or just have some money you want to waste – literally.

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L:A Bruket Koriander/Svartpeppar Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Packed with good ingredients – almond oil, vitamin B, cilantro and blackpepper.

Cons:

I still need to use extra products for my split ends after use.

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I have to admit that I was sceptical to this conditioner – as much, as I love L:A Bruket and their natural ingredients – my hair is so dry nothing but hardcore chemicals can help it. I know, that stating that one loves chemicals in anything is almost despicable since one is supposed to be into all things natural and eco. But honestly my frizz needs some things that nature alone can not offer. So I was pleasantly surprised by this conditioner when it actually took great care of my scalp and my hair.

My scalp is very dry and during the winter season I‘m like a snake shedding skin – after ignoring this fact for years I‘ve actually started investing in products which aim at giving the scalp some love (not only your hair). This conditioner is filled with goodness aiming at the scalp – almond oil, vitamin B and wheat protein. The cilantro and black pepper is is supposed to stimulate blood flow in the scalp. I love the unexpected combination of cilantro and black pepper – the smell is fresh and new to me. The conditioner gives my hair a lot of hydration, helps my split ends – which feel more soft and most importantly has taken great care of my scalp – my skin is less dry and itchy. That my split ends still need some leave-in conditioner and hair oil despite the use of this conditioner.

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Keune Vital Nutrition Mask Review

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Pros:

Provides plenty of hydration.

Cons:

High price per use.

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I had never heard of Keune (even though the brand is old, starting as a family business in 1922). But on my search for anything that makes my hair soft during these cold months I‘m not picky and don‘t like to go for safecards. So I was really curious trying this new (to me) brand.

The price is pretty steep so I had high expectations. Those who followed me for a while know that my loyalty is with Kiehls Olive Fruit Repairative Hair Pak, and I‘m reluctant towards new hair masks. But since I felt that even the Kiehls mask let me down a bit this cold winter I was ready to try something new..and this mask was very much worth it. One of the first signs of a good mask, is that your hair untangles as soon as you apply it – this mask does that. Secondly, it it makes my hair shiny and my split ends feel and look..less split, which is greatly appreciated. The minus: you need a lot per use as the mask is pretty heavy in consistency (like whipped butter) which makes the price per use pretty high. I will continue using this mask and if the package lasts longer then my Kiehls favourite I might just as well replace it.

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REVLON PROFESSIONAL BE FABULOUS ANTI AGE SERUM REVIEW

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Pros:

Easy to apply due to the pipette.

Cons:

Doesn‘t result in that much extra shine (which was promised…)

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This serum fights the visible signs of ageing – what precisely that is I‘m not sure – I don‘t think it can fight grey hair (only a great colourist can do that). I got this one as a desperate effort to save my hair from turning all grey – I don‘t know if it did that – but it made my hair softer and most importantly – it made my scalp less itchy. Usually after washing my hair, my scalp gets really itchy the next day – which usually wears off. Sometimes I could wake up from my itchy scalp in the middle of the night (and get pretty annoyed). But after I started massage in this serum that was all gone.

This serum is a luxury add on to my already excessive hair routine (shampoo/conditioner(hair mask/leave-in conditioner/hair oil). The price is reasonable so it feels like a nice additional luxury, but if you are not suffering from an itchy scalp or your hair is not screaming for more shine or moisture, then its a products you can live without.

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Orofluido Amazonia Repairing Balm Review

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Pros:

Smells delicious.

Cons:

No long lasting effect, has to be re-applied daily.

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This is a leave-in balm, which suites my dry, fluffy and damaged (from colouring it blond against all rules of nature) split ends. The texture of the balm is light, and gets absorbed fast. The balm smells very good – even my colleagues noticed. It makes my hair look more shiny and healthy – which is truly appreciated. My frizzy hair becomes easy to control and looks “pulled together” throughout the day. The negative is that I have to apply this balm daily and it has no long-lasting effect.

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Alterna Caviar Style Waves Texture Sea Salt Spray Review

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Pros:

Gives that perfect post beach hair look.

 

Cons:

You have to wash your hair the same night – because the spray leaves a lot of residue in it.

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I‘m dreaming of beaches and the sun – waiting for those rays of warmth is just easier when you surround yourself with some stuff helping the pretending a bit along the way. This salt spray is one of them…I love having salty hair – I don‘t care it dries out my hair and that my hair takes ages to recover after a week on the beach – it is still worth it.

This spray gives my hair instant volume, creates good curls and transforms me to a beach afterparty (instead of the train home from work after a grey day). The minus of this spray is that once you use it you have to wash your hair – the next day your hair is just full of residue and looks like crap.

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Olaplex Hair Perfector Review

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Pros:

This is the best hair masque on the marked (according to me)…

It strengthes your hair and saves an appointment with your hairdresser

Cons:

It is a little expensive and you need A LOT per use.

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I was introduced to this product by my hairdresser (a very fancy and expensive one) who added it to my dying to protect it and enhance shine. She told me that if I used it weekly my slit end would be helped and I would be able to let my hair grow long without looking trashed as I have done until now. So I had to try it (this was way before the general hype of this product..now it seems to me it is everywhere). I can defiantly say it makes my hair look healthier and more soft and my split ends less visible. So this is one of the few product I buy again and again. A plus is also that you apply it 20min before you shower and wash it out with shampoo, so you dont have to go in and out of bath. BUT a 100 ml jar only lasts me for about 5 uses and I have thin hair (and not a lot of it)..buying it online is a bit cheaper – but still not cheap enough, so this is definitely and indulgence product and I only use it once a week (which is recommended).

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Revlon Professional be Fabulous C.R.E.A.M mask Review (for normal/thick hair)

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Pros:

Makes my hair easy to detangle.

Cons:

Smell is a bit heavy.

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I feel a bit like a professor of the be Fabulous line – because I‘ve tested most of the products (see reviews here, here and here). This hair mask is one of my favourites (the strong number one is held by the repairing serum  – I used up the bottle in a month). I like that it makes my hair easy to detangle, and that it doesn‘t have to stay in your hair for too long for effect (I make it 10 minutes usually). The smell is a bit heavy – makes you feel like you are in a hair saloon. It makes my hair OK moisturised – the thing is that it‘s soo cold right now everything on my body is dry (my skin, my eyes, and of course my hair too) – so I feel that I can‘t really give this mask a fair mark on that one, because I‘m using coconut oil on all of my body (except eyes though) to try make all that dryness disappear – and feel that its a bit of an exceptionally dry state my hair is in – that no mask can help me out of (but a combo of a lot of oil/this hair mask/oil mist can)…

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Orofluido Amazonia Shampoo Review

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Pros:

I don‘t need to wash my hair for 5 days at least when using this shampoo.

Cons:

No protection against frizz (…but maybe I should just use an umbrella for that?).

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Those of you who followed this blog for a while, know that I‘m obsessed with the Orofluido hair oil (it changed my hair game big time and though I have cheated on it, I have never found a better oil to use). The shampoo contains 4 “magic” ingredients:  keratin, murumuru butter, acai beef extract and sacha-inchi-oil – each of the promising something like smoother, softer, more beautiful, healthy-looking hair. It‘s supposed to smell of “exotic berries and spicy ingredients” – though I think it smells more of apple.

My verdict is that it makes my thick hair look very healthy, gives it a smoother appearance all over all it looks more “put together”. Minus:  no protection against frizz and you need a lot per use.

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