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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wet Brush Hair Detangle Brush

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File this next product under ‘how did I miss this??’ I grew up with very knotty hair. It was quite a task to untangle it after a bath/shower. My hair would grow really long and my mother would get so frustrated and cut it all off. I was asked a few times if I was a boy back then.

She would have been in heaven if this brush existed back then as I still have knotty hair here and there and this WET BRUSH is just heaven-sent!

So you’re thinking, “it’s a brush. How gentle can it be?” Well it is and the secret is their IntelliFlex bristles with SofTips that are not only thin but strong and flexible. This all but eliminates breakage as I hate the thought of breaking hair off because of a knot.

 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Superfood for Hair from Pureology

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Lotta buzz around the word ‘superfood’ lately, or at least on my blog, and we have one here for the hair. When I think of superfood, I don’t really think of something for the strands but it makes sense but the PUREOLOGY brand has come out with their definition of it with these two Superfood Treatments for hair. One is the Hydrate Superfood Treatment and the other is Strength Cure Superfood Treatment.

Both are vegan and silicone-free and great for this time of year.

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  • Hydratemade with coconut and avocado oils to nourish hair with moisture.
  • Strength Cure made with goji berry extract oil to protect and olive oil for smoothness and shine.

And these only require 5 minutes in the hair to do their work! While these didn’t do much when it came to detangling, it really made my hair soft and it just felt healthier overall. Like all Pureology products, these are made just for those who color-treat their hair.

$44/6oz each @ pureology.com, ulta.com.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Truly Natural with NaturALL Club

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How much do you pay attention to what’s in your beauty products? Specifically, hair care products? I do somewhat because of this website but the long list of ingredient names can be a little confusing, so here is NATURALL CLUB to help take some of the guess work out of it.

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I recently tried their Fresh Avocado Deep Conditioner ($19/4oz = two servings @ naturallclub.com) and I have to say with the two times I used it, I was delighted each time. Since we are in the dead of winter, my strands can use the extra moisture that these deliver. Check out the ingredients in the Dull Hair Solution one I tried: avocados, water, shea butter, extra virgin oil, avocado oil, honey, coconut oil, tea tree oil, lavender essential oil, vitamin E, guar gum (made of actual beans and used for its thickening and stabilizing properties) and citric acid. That’s it!

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And while I’m only giving this a B when it comes to detangling, I found the soft and smooth strands it gave me made up for it.

What I also liked about this conditioner is that it is applied to damp hair (you leave it on for 20 to 40 minutes). So no need to jump in the shower, wet your hair, jump out, apply the mask, wait and then get back in the shower to rinse out. They do recommend storing the conditioner in the freezer between uses, which they recommend every two weeks (I wrote the date I need to use it next right on the package), and then using a dime size of the shea butter leave-in-serum once a week.

Choose from the Dry Hair Solution, Damaged Hair Solution, or a Dull Hair Solution.

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Buy each product separately or join their monthly box club and save. Starts at $25/month and here are the contents of your Fresh Avocado Deep Conditioner Solution Box:

  1. NaturAll Club Deep Conditioner
  2. Spray bottle (only included in the starter box)
  3. NaturAll Club Hair Serum
  4. Hair Tie
  5. Hair Cap
  6. Ingredient Info Sheet

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New in the Beauty Aisles at CVS - ApotheCARE

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ApotheCARE. All words are my own.

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I’m not sure if it’s an age thing or what, but I’ve become more meticulous about what I own in my house and have in my life. For one, I’ve cut down on eating meat, which hasn’t been easy. Growing up in a French household, the bread and meat were always central to the meal but they don’t have to be.

Along with this thinking comes a more judicious path of what I’m putting on my hair and skin, which brings me to this new to CVS line called ApotheCARE Essentials™. You can check out the line in their stores or buy them @ cvs.com. Their approach to their hair care and body care products is to combine cutting-edge science with nature. Each product takes nature’s offerings like lavender, rosehip and coconut milk, among others, and follows a 3-step scientific approach to craft each item:

  1. Precise selection of ingredients curated from 5 different continents!
  2. A unique technique to create an exclusive phyto-blend.
  3. An exclusive slow infusion process to maximize the potential of each ingredient.

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The two I tried were for my hair - The Booster Dynamic Volume for Fine + Flat Hair Shampoo and The Booster Dynamic Volume for Fine + Flat Hair Conditioner. Formulated with cold pressed rosehip oil, steam distilled geranium and aloe vera, this shampoo and conditioner not only boosted my strands but made it really soft. And I really like the smell of these, which I think is the aloe vera, It’s really refreshing and not sweet, which is a nice surprise.

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And don’t you like the packaging? It’s very modern and pretty middle of the road so my SO shouldn’t have an issue using these products as he says most in my shower are ‘too girly.’ His words not mine.

For someone who will do anything for bigger hair (me), I’ve used The Booster Shampoo and Conditioner a few times now, and I’m for sure seeing more volume and bounce to my hair, which I wasn’t really expecting. My hair is pretty flat in everyday life and if I don’t use anything to give it a boost, it’s pretty boring. ApotheCARE Essentials™ to the rescue!

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And if you are watching your intake of preservatives etc. when it comes to the beauty products these days, like I am, you’ll be happy to know that neither of these contains parabens, dyes or silicones. Quality beauty products can be budget-friendly.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Customizable Hair Care with Mon Shampoing

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We don’t really give much thought when it comes to hair care, just short of a few traits like if it’s for color-treated hair or moisturizing. What if you could really personalize your hair care products? Let me introduce you to the MON SHAMPOING brand. It’s the first customizable shampoo and conditioner. How it works is that they give you the base products like the Mon Shampoing Gentle Shampoo with Keratin – Neutral Base ($42/8.45oz) and the Mon Shampoing Gentle Conditioner with Keratin – Neutral Base ($43/8.45oz)and then options for add-ins of select essential and vegetable oils of various scents and ingredients for however your hair is behaving at the moment. 

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Both the Shampoo and conditioner are gentle and contain Keratin and no SLS’s, parabens or silicones.

For the 5 vials of essential and vegetable oils, choose from these:

  • Oily Hair: mint, rosemary and jojoba
  • Colored Hair: orange, ylang-ylang and Limnanthes Alba (known as meadowfoam)
  • Soft/thin/brittle hair: orange blossom, sage, grape seed
  • Dry/curly hair: lavender, geranium, argan
  • Delicate hair: lemon, lemongrass, sweet almond

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So just choose your add-in, pour it into your shampoo/conditioner and you’re ready to go.

As mentioned above, why not just decide your concern while you are in the store shopping and pick a product made for your hair type? Like most products on the shelves, most contain preservatives and you basically get what you pay for in terms of quality. If your hair is your “thing” is your hair (my “thing” is my brows and feet), you want to use quality products on your strands to help hair look and act its best. I mean, if you buy a Ferrari, I don’t think you would use Turtle Wax on the finish, right?

I think this brand is onto something.

Read more about this line @ monshampoing.com.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Hair with #SamsClubHairCollection

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum. All words are my own.

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We are full-on into the holiday season and I have not had a chance to get my hair trimmed! What’s a girl to do? Well, improvise, for one, and since I had a huge holiday get-together this past weekend, I think my hair style came out pretty well.

Whenever I am overdue for a cut and have an event or party to go to, this wavy side look has become my go-to style. It’s dressy and hides the fact that, well, I’m due for a cut.

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For this one, I start with Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner that I pick up in huge 40oz bottles at my local Sam’s Club. We are in frizzy season and these hair products contain avocado and olive oil, which is known for their rich emollients, which helps keep the frizzies away. And since it’s been so hot, I love that this duo protects from frizz, even in 95% humidity!

I will be in Sam’s Club a lot this season picking up essential party supplies and I always know I can depend on their hair care aisle. They make it so easy because they carry familiar brands like TRESemme, Suave Kids, and Nexxus, to name a few. You can also see more here.

What you will need for this tutorial:

  • 1” barrel curling iron
  • Duckbill clips
  • 3 French side combs
  • Fascinator

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Monday, November 13, 2017

#HolidayHairHowTos with CVS

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

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The holidays are pretty much upon us and last minute get-togethers will be common place so I wanted to create a cool hair style for when these crop up. I love that I can get all I need to create any style at my local CVS. Their hair care aisle is bursting with all the latest hair care products from brands you know like TRESemmé®, Suave® and Dove.

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I’ve been wearing my hair in a bun lately but when I make a top knot, the bun part is kind of boring so I found a way to jazz it up with braids and what I call the braided bun. It’s really easy to do!

What you will need for this tutorial:

  • Elastic band
  • Lots of bobby pins
  • Hair spray
  • Dry shampoo

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The key to this style is sleek and polished. The bun itself can be a little disheveled but the rest of the hair should be smooth. I achieved a really smooth finish without being crunchy with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray. It gives me max control and tames those frizzies beautifully. This is a key product in this tutorial.

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After putting dry hair into a high ponytail, divide the hair in half and make a braid with each side. Before making each braid, spray some dry shampoo along the hair in the ponytail. I like to use Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo to give strands some grip, which will help hold the braid longer than without.

You don’t have to elastic the ends of each braid since you will be tucking them inside the bun, but you can if you want to.

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Then, wrapping one braid around the middle and then the other, pin with bobby pins as you go around. Make sure you are always holding the ends of the hair as you go around so they don’t become unraveled. Top with more TRESemmé hairspray to seal it all in, and you’re done.  

CVS has some great deals on the TRESemmé and Dove products I used plus others but they won’t last long!

Here are the offers valid from 11/12/17 to 11/18/17 and these are only good with your ExtraBucks® Rewards card:

  • Select Suave Hair Care 2 for $6
  • Select TRESemmé Shampoo, Conditioners & Styles are 2 for $8
  • Select TRESemmé Premium Hair Care products are 2 for $10
  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% off select Dove Hair Care products
  • Get $2 ExtraBucks Rewards when you buy any 2 participating TRESemmé products

 Offers valid from 11/19/17 to 11/25/17 good with your ExtraBucks Rewards card:

  • Select Suave® Hair Care products are 2 for $6
  • Get $4 ExtraBucks Rewards when you buy any 2 participating Suave® Hair Care products

Love a good BOGO? Check these out! Offers valid from 11/26/17 to 12/2/17

  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select TRESemmé products.

Offers valid from 12/3/17 to 12/9/17

  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select TRESemmé products.
  • 2/$6 WITH CARD Select Suave Hair Care products (excluding Dry Shampoo)

And here is the final simple look. Do you like it? 

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Photos by Kathleen Dimpfl @nycfrog1408

Friday, October 27, 2017

Have You Experienced #SamsClubHairCollection?

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

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The months of September and October seem to set my hair into a tizzy as the weather is all over the place. One day it’s super hot and the next it’s chilly. My strands get so frizzy so I use Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner. This duo sends the frizz packing as it smooth strands just as well as Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner but for way less $$ and the Suave duo protects from frizz even in 95% humidity! Does it work from the 100% natural avocado and olive oil used in the formulas? Not exactly sure but I always know I can pick up the jumbo sizes at Sam’s Club and they always have a truckload of all their hair care brands in stock, likeTRESemme, Nexxus and Suave Kids. Check out the details on all the hair care products Sam’s Club carries @ samsclub.com.

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As we all know, nothing kills a cool looking hair style than hair frizz, and I’ve got an easy one to share that I’ve been wearing quite a bit this season. It gives my hair light natural waves. 

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After washing with Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, simply divide the hair on half on either side of your head, twist each of the two sections individually and then twist them together. Then use a flat iron starting from about halfway down to the ends. Allow it to cool and done. So. Easy!

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And don’t forget about their Scan & Go app where you can scan bar codes as you place items in your cart and then pay for everything through the app. No lines to wait in! Just show your receipt on the screen as you exit and voila, shopping complete. Learn more about the Sam’s Club Scan & Go app here.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a system that would never let you run out of your favorite hair products again? Check out Sam’s Club Pick-Up here.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Are You Down with #SamsClubHairCollection?

Disclaimer: Post sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are my 100% my own.

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Where do you do most of your weekly shopping? Because I live in the city, there are not many warehouse stores nearby but I do make an effort to hit one up every other month when I visit my brother because I like to stock up on items like toilet paper, tissues, sneakers every few months, and of course hair care. They carry well-known Unilever brands like Suave, Suave Kids, Nexxus and TRESemmé. See more about the brands by clicking here

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I love hair care items by TRESemmé like the Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner shown here. These protect from chemical, mechanical and heat damage and they are formulated with biotin to help strengthen strands.

And since we’re officially headed into the holidays, I know I’ll be entertaining at our home a lot and I never know who will show up at our doorstep! As a host, I need to be the three C’s at all times, calm, cool, collected, and I’m adding a word to this list, prepared! And it’s not just about having food at the ready. Keeping the guests bathrooms well-stocked is important as I always want my guests to feel as comfortable as if they were in their own home. That’s very important to me.

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And isn’t it all about getting out of the store as quick as you can? Well Sam’s Club offers a Scan & Go app where you can use their app to scan the bar code of each product as you shop, pay for the items through the app and then show your receipt as you exit the store. No more long lines to wait in!

Learn more about the Sam’s Club Scan & Go app by clicking here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#YourStyleYourWay with TRESemme

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions expressed are my own.

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Does it seem like there are more music festivals around the country these days? I’ve been to 3 of them this summer, which is more than I’ve been to in one season ever! And living in California, there are more than I can count to attend so I have to be selective.

I totally have a go-to festival hair style too! I’ve tried a few different looks over the years and this half up/half down seems to work best for me. It’s relaxed yet fun and so simple to do! 

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Parting the hair down the middle, make a braid on each side starting at the front of each side and I like to make some beachy waves under the braids. I always top it off with a fascinator I’m liking at the moment. What do you think of this look?

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These festivals are quite the scene so you totally have to plan what you’re going to wear and yet be comfortable yet stylish, right? And dried out strands are just not going to cut it at these festivals so that’s why I rely on hair products I purchase at CVS/pharmacy from TRESemmé, Dove and Suave. I kind of live by the motto #BetterCareforFestivalHair so about 1 week before I go, I give my hair the super treatment with TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask. In just 5 minutes it gives my strands an intensive moisture boost and gets it ready to handle what the desert is going to dish out. All that sun etc. really does a number on my hair.

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Want to save some dough? Take the quiz at CVS.com/YourStyleYourWay to save $2 off any TWO (2) TRESemmé, Suave or Dove Hair.

Plus, get $5 extrabucks® rewards when you spend $15 on participating TRESemmé, Dove or Suave® Hair care products. Offer valid WITH CARD 8/27/17 – 9/2/17.

So visit the “Your Style, Your Way” quiz to find a unique festival hairstyle tutorial featuring the TRESemmé Protect 7 line and share which hairstyle you will try this festival season. 

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