I am so insanely excited about Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer! I always feel as though my curls can never be moisturized enough and this product not only hydrates my curls, but also functions as a styling primer, meaning that I can apply it to my hair before other styling products. Read more
Whenever I can do something, anything, that will lengthen the time in between beauty services, I am all about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving any and all types of beauty services…the dreaded bikini wax included, but I never enjoy receipt of the bill for said services. I am always in search of a way to make my services last longer so as to go into the spa/salon less frequently. My latest beauty budget friendly discovery is Aveda Clove Color Conditioner.
This conditioner is a color enhancing conditioner, so it conditions your hair while rejuvenating and refreshing your color at the same time. The Clove Conditioner is supposed to enrich warm tones in medium brown hair, but I have dark brown hair and it worked just fine with my hair color. My color looked a lot richer and my hair was super shiny and soft. The scent is pretty great too, the only drawback of this conditioner was that it does get messy in the shower and my fingers were a bit stained after using it. If you have a white shower, don’t be alarmed as it washes away pretty easily with soap and water…and it is after all a color conditioner. Read more
I was insanely excited about trying Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Keratin Intensive Treatment. I’ve read a ton of blog posts about how great it works, plus ads for the Awapuhi line seemed to be in just about every beauty magazine and I was unable to resist the temptation of words like intensive conditioning, repair damage in minutes and intense hydration. So finally bombarded by everyone’s praise of this line, I finally located a salon that carried the Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment and danced home eager to saturate my hair in what I expected to be an intensely hydrating, damage repairing hair treatment.
After the first use I didn’t visibly notice nor feel any improvement in my hair. I am not one who likes to write off something as not working only after one use so I decided I would continue to use it until the tube was empty, which I did and never got the results that so many others have had. If anything my hair seemed more dry. Perhaps I needed to use a shampoo from the same line to get the results but I have used different brands of shampoo with a different brand of conditioner before and have seen and felt improvements immediately. Unfortunately this just did not work for me. Read more
To my surprise, the collection had expanded to include Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Blueberries, so I figured it was high time I hopped on the “Yes” train and found out what all these fruits and veggies were really about.
I tested out Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Regimen, a gentle solution for those who regularly abuse their hair with heat styling (umm…guilty). Blueberries have been touted as an incredible antioxidant, and both the Shampoo and Conditioner products lived up to the expectations. Read more