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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Batiste XXL Volume Spray Review

Pros:

Gives great volume.

Cons:

I look like snow white after use, literally.

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This dry shampoo is supposed to make your hair less oily and give it the XXL volume. I have oily skin which also extends to my scalp, which basically makes my hair oily a day after wash – but I‘m sensible and know that would dry my hair out. Therefore I started using dry shampoo as a substitute for an actual wash. I got a bit obsessed since it‘s soo easy and quick. This dry shampoo though has been a real disappointment, it basically left my scalp white and it really takes a long time to get it out of my hair. Plus too much shampoo comes out after one spray. Even though a bottle lasts for about 14-15 “washes” I feel it‘s not worth the price. It gives great volume but when your hair is white you really couldn‘t care less about the volume…

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Joico Daily Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Pros:

Makes my hair very soft.

Cons:

The price.

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Basically I barely had time to review this shampoo and conditioner properly before my boyfriend stole it, ate it and I found an empty bottle lying around. He says its great for his white afro hair and that it makes it super super super soft. He keeps on asking if I have more of it, and I even ordered a new bottle for his next birthday. I kind of hate this shampoo a bit because, after my boyfriend discovered how much he likes it – he realised that I use high quality stuff, and hasn‘t stopped going through my things – leaving my shelf full of empty bottles after each romantic visit . So what did I think of this duo? I feel that my hair is more soft after use, and look more “alive” (the summer lifts my spirit but kills my hair, so I need all the moisturizing my hair can get) and gives it a great shape. I‘m fond of the smell too, since the shampoo and conditioner smell of a hair saloon – but in a good way, not the plastic fantastic way.  You need little per use which is great to. The minus is the price.

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Give-away

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Give-away

Lovelies, don‘t forget to sign up to our awesome hair care give-away by commenting on this post.

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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Review of Alterna Bamboo Plumping Strand Expand

Pros:

Great volume.

Cons:

The volume only lasts for a day.

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Having flat hair, I constantly crave volume. Trying saltwater helped a bit (mix hot water with salt, let it dry and use to give your hair a nice beachy look)..but I wanted something more sustainable, which did not dry out my hair. This lotion promises to strengthen, moisturise, and add volume.  Your hair is basically supposed to get a dramatically increased volume, so I got super excited and though this must be my new it product.

My verdict is that you do get some volume, using it straight after washing my hair I could really tell the difference. I have medium thick hair and this lotion could handle it well. I see added volume, but my hair still remains light and shiny,  and does not turn oily. But you have to use a substantial amount each time (3 pumps for my short hair), and you can only see that great volume for a day, afterward my hair returned to its old gloomy self.  It smells lovely, and is free of parabens and sulfates.

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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!

Review of REVLON PROFESSIONAL Instant Hydra Balm

 

Pros:

My hair looks healthy and hydrated

Cons:

Don’t expect miracles

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The REVLON Instant Hydra Balm is a balm for frequent use. It’s supposed to moisturise the hair at its core and reinforce the structure against every day aggressions. Hair should become naturally soft and shiny without weighting it down when using this balm.

I have used this balm around three times a week for the last month. In the winter time, my hair tends to get very static electric, which is really annoying. Further, I have medium-long hair, which means that I really need to take care of the ends, otherwise they look damaged and thin.

My goal with using the Instant Hydra Balm as a conditioner was to keep my hair (especially the ends) hydrated and to ‘survive’ the winter months. I have an oily scalp, so I only use conditioner in the ends.

This balm worked out really nice for me. It is not a miracle maker, but my hair looks healthy and hydrated, while it feels light and is easy to comb through.

To hydrate your hair even more, I recommend using a hair mask once or twice a week. Otherwise, this balm does the job. It’s only sold at hairdressing salons, which ensures the quality (you won’t get a product pumped with silicone and the other junk they put in some supermarket products).

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