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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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!

Revlon 45 Days Total Color Care 2in1 Stunning Highlights Review

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Pros:

I can postpone a visit to the hairdresser with 10 days using this one.

Cons:

Smells a bit synthetic.

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I can finally write this review – since today I have actually used this shampoo for 50 days. I have short colored hair and have been experiencing the same problem over and over again – after a hair cut I‘m happy and satisfied with my hair – until after about 4 weeks the color starts to fade and my hair starts looking pretty “dull”. Since I simply can‘t afford to color my hair once a month (don‘t think its healthy either) – I usually walk around with “tired/dull” hair for another couple of weeks. So I was pretty excited but also sceptical to trying this new shampoo.

The shampoo is sulfate free which I really like. Sulfate is usually hard to completely remove from the hair, which makes my hair dry and irritates my scalp – which of course I hate. So I could definitely feel that this shampoo was sulfur free since there was no thick mass of shampoo that one had to wash out. The easiest and cheapest way for brands to create lathering shampoo is by adding sulphates. This shampoo doesn‘t lather – like shampoos usually do – and that can feel a bit unusual but one gets used to it after a couple of weeks. One also gets used to the blue/silver color, and that the shampoo smells a bit of chemicals. So I felt a bit frightened applying it in my hair – but decided to give it a 50 days chance.

I‘m satisfied with this shampoo, since my hair still looks “respectable” ( equals less dull) and the color looks totally ok – which means that I can wait another extra 10 days before heading to the hairdresser – which is great.

The shampoo doesn‘t give me a feeling of luxury due to its smell and color. Since it doesn‘t lather I use more per wash then I would have with a lathering shampoo (I think it‘s just the innate feeling of my hair won‘t get clean if it does‘t lather).

The shampoo is supposed to give UV protection – I haven‘t been able to explore that since its been freezing and grey outside. It also protects agains heat which is a plus.

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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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Alterna Caviar: Repair Instant Recovery Shampoo

 

Pros:

Makes my hair SO soft. Love the “cap system”.

Cons:

A bit expensive.

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I’m in love with this shampoo. It comes in an elegant bottle and the “cap system” makes it easy for me to get the shampoo from the bottle in my hand (hard to explain, but you simply twist the top, turn the bottle upside down (facing your palm) and press it gently. No shampoo is spilled or sits on the bottle and “dry”). Further, the shampoo smells nice without being too heavy, it makes my hair SO soft and I don’t have to apply heaps of it.

On top of that, the Caviar shampoo is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic colour.

I’ve been using this shampoo together with the conditioner (will write review soon) for a while now, and I’m a fan.

One of my friends mentioned that it can be a little tough on your scalp if you have a very sensitive scalp (she does), so she had to use another (very light) shampoo every second time. However, I have not experienced anything like that.

I can really recommend this shampoo. I love it.

 

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