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Summer is the best time to try out braids, waves and other fun styles. However, the sun and the sand can be a burden to the hair. These John Frieda Hair Care products are necessary to protecting and styling your hair.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Hydration Detangling Mist ($9, Ulta.com)
Sand and salty water after a day at the beach can leave behind quite a few hair knots and tangles. After washing your hair, spray the Luxurious Volume Detangling Mist liberally throughout damp hair to help untangle any knots. Strengthened with Pro Vitamin B5 and honey, this spray’s nourishing formula tames tangled hair, prevents breakage and leaves fine strands feeling soft and visibly healthy.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray ($9.99, Target.com)
Tousled, beachy waves are a summer must-have. To help create this windswept waves look use the Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray. The sea salt infused formula has a summery scent and can be used on towel-dried or dry hair.
Mother's Day is around the corner. Treat your mom to something to help make her look and feel beautiful! Beauty products are always something that Mom will appreciate, especially if the products are unique, just like she is. Rahua Beauty has the perfect gifts for her.
Rahua (pronounced “Ra-wa”) is Rainforest Grown Beauty, founded with a passion to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Using the power of Mother Nature, Rahua has grown to become the luxury standard for clean, sustainable beauty. What more could Mom want when it comes to beauty products?
Rahua® products are vegan, organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free and support indigenous economies. Amazon Beauty® is dedicated to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people that live there. In the process of bringing the Amazon’s greatest products to you, Amazon Beauty® Inc. has committed itself to building sustainable communities and creating learning centers within the Amazon rainforest.
Here's a video clip that explains a bit about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty:
Rahua Classic Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel are the perfect gift for mom from Mother Earth! I received samples of these products to review.
Rahua Classic Shampoo~ This luxurious shampoo leaves locks luminous and soft by imparting omega-9 packed rahua oil and other all-natural, plant-derived nutrients. I love the rich lather, and the uplifting fragrance. After washing and rinsing, my hair is left perfectly clean and has incredible volume.
Rahua Classic Conditioner~ This rich and ultra-hydrating conditioner delivers lustrous, healthy locks and detangles with powerful omega-9 rich rahua oil and exotic extracts that maintain strong hair and manageability. My color-treated hair tends to be extremely dry. After just one use of this amazing conditioner, it felt as if my hair had been transformed. It was shiny, smooth, silky and perfectly hydrated.
Rahua Body Shower Gel~ This energizing plant-powered shower gel gently cleanses and nourishes skin. It awakens the senses with the invigorating scent of palo santo “holy wood”, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla. I love this richly lathering formula. It is perfect for shaving my legs in the shower, and makes my skin so very soft!
To learn more about Rahua Rainforest Grown Beauty, or to place an order, go to: https://rahua.com/us/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NEW LINE FROM THE GRANDPA SOAP COMPANY PROMISES UNIQUELY NATURAL HAIRCARE
Originators of Pine Tar soaps start a new haircare tradition, with cruelty-free, naturally-formulated shampoos and conditioners
I am always on the lookout for natural hair care products, and so I was happy to get the chance to review The Grandpa Soap Company products. (I honestly thought that the products might geared more toward men or perhaps the elderly because of the name, but boy, was I wrong!)
The Grandpa Soap Company, one of the oldest continuously operating soap-makers in America, is introducing a new line of naturally-made hair care products. Formulated from proven, functional ingredients, Grandpa’s shampoos and conditioners round out a product line that is able to solve any skin and hair problem, the natural way.
The new haircare collection includes Pine Tar scalp-therapy shampoo and conditioner, which teams pine tar with the natural properties of tea tree oil to combat dry, itchy scalp.
Three additional shampoo and conditioner duos are being introduced to provide specific benefits: smoothing and nourishing Buttermilk for dry and damaged color-treated hair, purifying and rejuvenating Rosemary and Rose Clay to restore healthy hair shine, and clarifying and calming organic Witch Hazel to remove environmental build-up and oil residue.
All of The Grandpa Soap Company’s products are free of the harsh chemicals commonly found in bath products, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors. They are gentle enough for daily use and safe for color-treated hair.
The company’s commitments to cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable practices are backed by third-party certifications, including Leaping Bunny and the National Celiac Association, for certified Gluten-Free. The packaging for Grandpa’s haircare products, including the 8-ounce tube and cap, are fully-recyclable and all components are made in the same facility, to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a home free of unnecessarily toxic cleansers.” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-CEO of The Grandpa Soap Company. “We are excited to reveal our new line of shampoos and conditioners to families who are seeking responsibly-made and naturally-formulated personal care products.”
My thoughts: I was sent a generous assortment of samples from The Grandpa's Soap Company. I received several smaller sizes and several full-sized products. I am in Grandpa Soap Company heaven!
I have been using and loving all of the products in the month since I received them, but my very favorite hair care shampoo and conditioner is as follows:
Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner
My hair is highlighted and tends to be extremely dry. It takes a special nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep my parched hair hydrated. The first thing I noticed when I used the Buttermilk shampoo, was that it smelled so amazing! And then the lather is so luxuriously rich. It felt exhilarating to wash my hair. As I was rinsing, I could actually hear my hair 'squeaking' which to me means that this shampoo was doing its job in cleansing my hair. It was leaving zero residue behind!
After rinsing out the shampoo, I actually lightly towel dried my hair before I applied the Buttermilk conditioner so that it would have a better chance of penetrating my damaged hair shaft. The first thing I noticed about this conditioner (besides the delicious fragrance) was how thick, rich and creamy it is. I worked it throughout my hair, and placed a shower cap on my head to keep on while I shaved my legs. This process allows the conditioner time to get the chance to repair the damage in my hair and to fully hydrate it. After rinsing it, and allowing my hair to air dry, I just cannot stop running my fingers through my hair because it is truly soft as silk.
Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
A calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower & Coconut Oil gently removes environmental buildup and oil residue from scalp to leave hair shiny and smooth.
I use a lot of different products in my hair, which causes a layer of build-up over time. It is very important to remove that build-up every other shampoo with a clarifying shampoo like Grandpa's Soap Company's Witch Hazel formula. I use this shampoo and conditioner duo every other time I wash my hair. It gently breaks down all of the dulling layers of old product from each strand of my hair, deeply cleaning it without disturbing my hair's natural oils. I feel such an incredible difference after using these products.
The lather is luxuriously foamy, and the conditioner leaves my hair so soft. The Witch Hazel shampoo and conditioner are two of my very favorite beauty essentials.
When my hair looks healthy, I feel great!
Grandpa’s haircare products have suggested retail prices between $8.49 and $9.99, and are available nationally in supermarkets and independent, natural grocery chains.
Get Ready for Date Night with John Frieda Hair Care
Whether you’re going out on a date or out with the girls, the John Frieda Luxurious Volume line is here to help you get a voluminous look that will stay through the night.
Start in the shower with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo and Conditioner.
This innovative duo restores volume and vitality to limp, lifeless hair. Formulated with proprietary volumizing technology, it fortifies hair, taking it from fine to full by transforming hair from the inside out.
Available for $12.49 at Ulta
Next, use the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion for a salon-quality style.
This root-boosting blow-dry lotion is expertly designed to amplify volume at the roots and crown, while thickening fine strands. With a root-lifting formula and triple polymer system, this featherweight lotion helps create long-lasting natural volume.
Available for $9.99 at food, drug and mass retailers
For the finale, spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.
Keep your touchably full style, all night long. The ultra-fine mist is formulated to give the highest level of hold with brushability, allowing you to get fullness and volume.
Available for $9.99 at food, drug and mass retailers
Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not, but quinoa is the superfood of the century. It’s a yummy, fulfilling, extremely healthy, and gluten free grain. However, one of its greatest traits is that, quinoa is an excellent hair protein for your lovely strands. Who knew you could use something that’s meant to be cooked, as a hair treatment? It’s not exactly like you can make a hair mask out of it, but the market is full of quinoa based hair products that provide amazing benefits for your hair.
While most grains are considered low in protein, quinoa has it all. It’s a great source of calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, and best of all, 9 essential amino acids. Since quinoa contains nearly 15% of amino acids, it makes a great ingredient and hair protein. The new trend in the hair care industry is to provide products that contain the hydrolyzed quinoa proteins. Its benefits range from great moisture, to seal the split ends. Aside from that, it has the ability to repair, condition and protect your hair.
Introducing Quinoaplex by ONC, made of the new miracle grain “quinoa”, that transforms hair when hydrolyzed and molecules are then small enough to get through the cuticles of the hair to penetrate into the hair shaft. Quinoaplex by ONC is therefore beneficial because hair is made of 85% Protein which also is called Keratin. Washing hair, color/bleach and/or its exposure to sun, causes loss of protein, thinning of hair (men & women), hair loss and hair breakage.
Quinoaplex by ONC provides:
- lasting shine
- manageability without the need of any gels or hairspray.
- shorter time of hair drying
- decreases hair loss, thinning and breakage
- increases the the lasting of hair color
- soothing irritated scalp
- it allows the hair to be colored and bleached with much less damage more often as the protein that the hair loses, is given back with the hydrolyzed quinoa protein.
Other great benefits of quinoa hair protein are:
- It promotes growth
- Helps the pigmentation of your hair color
- Its minerals are natural hair strengtheners
- Protect your hair from environmental damaging agents like air pollution.
This winter, I have been so frustrated with my hair. My hair is bleached, and so it is dry. The weather doesn't help it either, because cold air definitely dries it out. I received a sample of and it is truly the miracle product that my hair has needed.
I followed the directions on the bottle, and washed and then towel dried my hair before I applied the QUINOAPLEX Rapid Hair Renewal Formula.I sprayed it all over my damp hair until I had enough product in my hair to create a lather. I lathered the product throughout my hair and set my timer for 15 minutes. I actually got out of the shower with a towel on my head and used the time to apply a beauty facial treatment. After the time was up, I stepped back into the shower to rinse the product from my hair and condition it as usual.
You can also spray 4 pumps ( 0.17 fl. oz.) into any chemical box color right before coloring at home. Take it to your salon and ask or insist the colorist to spray 4 pumps ( 0.17 fl. oz.) into your chemical color or bleach solution. It does not interfere with ratios, developer
or formula time. You can see its effects after one application. But never use immediately after hair coloring. Wait 3-4 days.
After I allowed my hair to air dry (which I usually always do) I was amazed at the softness and silky feeling of my hair. It has been three days now, since I used the QUINOAPLEX R₃, and my hair still feels so healthy and alive. My split ends are undetectable. My hair looks so shiny and beautiful, kind of like virgin hair. It is amazing! I highly recommend it!
For more information, go to: https://quinoaplex.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
New Year, New You with John Frieda Hair Care
This 2018, revamp your hair color, tame your frizz and add some volume with John Frieda Hair Care’s launches.
John Frieda Hair Care Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo and Conditioner ($12.49 each, Ulta)
Transform your hair from the inside out with this innovative duo that restores volume and vitality to limp, lifeless locks.
Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo contains a proprietary strengthening technology and volume creation polymer technology for a cleanse that builds instead of strips, taking hair from fine to full. The Luxurious Volume Core Restore Conditioner uses innovative clear technology that’s free of heavy ingredients that often weigh fine hair down. The clear formula conditioner provides dual-action by providing weightless detangling and conditioning that fine hair needs while adding the right amount of strength to create volume.
John Frieda Hair Care Radiant Red Red Boosting Shampoo and Conditioner ($6.99 each, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers)
A new colour-boosting shampoo and conditioner that brings out the best in your red, whether it’s natural or from the bottle.
The non-colour depositing shampoo gently protects, preserves and enhances red tones while cleansing, while the conditioner replenishes red shades and seals in moisture. With every use, they leave you red rich and radiant.
John Frieda Hair Care Frizz Ease Collection ($6.99 each, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers)
Check out the new statement making look for John Frieda Hair Care’s classic Frizz Ease collection.
Theiconic purple that has accented the products for years will now be the primary focus, making this collection of frizz-fighters bolder and brighter than ever.
CLOUD 10 MILLENNIAL HAIR CARE REPORT REVEALS NEARLY 60 PERCENT UNHAPPY WITH THEIR HAIR
Survey Results of 1000 Millennial Women Released
When it comes to hair care, Millennials have distinct product, style and shopping preferences, according to the 2017 Cloud 10 Millennial Hair Care Report.
The survey polled 1000 women, ages 18 to 35, from across the country at all income levels. It was commissioned by Cloud 10 Hair Care, a pioneer in customized hair care. The survey revealed:
- 59 percent of women polled wish they had someone else’s hair, or are only happy with their hair sometimes.
- 77 percent prefer shampoos and conditioners customized for their particular hair care needs.
- Only 15 percent of Millennials choose to wash their hair daily. Most prefer to wash it 2-3 times per week.
- An overwhelming 88 percent say scent plays a factor in purchasing shampoos and conditioners. In that group, about half say it’s “very important.”
- 22 percent of Millennials say they would never use a shampoo or conditioner that contains sulfates or parabens, while 34 percent have no idea what they are.
- Stronger hair topped Millennials’ hair care goals. Reducing dryness and taming frizz followed in importance.
- Millennials shop everywhere for hair care formulas, with nearly a quarter shopping online.
- Bad hair day? 30 percent opted for a bun!
For complete results, see the full report here.
“Our Cloud 10 Hair Care formulas, shopping experience, and social community are all designed around the distinct preferences that Millennials crave when selecting hair care products,” says Ellen Langas, Co-CEO of ProfilePro LLC, the parent company of Cloud10 Hair. “We constantly invite customer feedback and utilize survey results like this so we can provide the ultimate customization experience.”
Through a short series of questions at Cloud10hair.com, users can identify their hair care needs. Profiles are instantly matched to recommended shampoos and conditioners with a choice of scent and lather preference. In addition, users may choose from multiple label designs, each of which can be personalized with their names.
“Customization is a key trend in today’s retail landscape and Cloud 10 Hair Care believes that shampoo and conditioner should be no exception,” says Joe Segel, Co-founder and Co-CEO of ProfilePro. Segel is also the founder of QVC and is known as one of the nation’s foremost serial entrepreneurs who built his reputation on improving customer experience.
All Cloud 10 shampoo and conditioner formulas are sulfate free, paraben free, cruelty free and safe for chemically treated hair.
Now, I am not a millenial, and that makes me feel really old! But regardless, I still have many a day where I hate my hair. I am doing much better now, but I had my days of shoving my curling iron through the wall (sorry dad!) on some of my worst hair days. I was excited to get the chance to review Cloud 10 Hair Care. It was fun to take the survey and come up with a hair care formulation that was perfectly suited to my hair type. I even got to choose which pretty label I wanted.
I love my customized shampoo and conditioner with my name on it! Perfectly made just for me!
My hair is bleached, and so I chose the Revitalized hair formula. I wanted a coconut fragrance, and lots of creamy, thick lather. I love the shampoo. It leaves my hair fresh and clean, soft and hydrated. The conditioner is amazing as well, and helps to retain the moisture in my hair, keeping it healthy, shiny and so very silky soft.
I was also given the chance to review a few additional Cloud 10 styling products, which I love as much as I love the shampoo and conditioner. These heavenly hair styling products are the Ultra Nourishing Oil, Glossing Spray and my favorite~ Surf Spray!
Ultra Nourishing Oil~ Cloud 10’s Ultra Nourishing Oil revitalizes thirsty hair. Plus, it helps fight the frizz and restore damaged hair by adding moisture and weightless shine. I add this oil in after I wash, condition and towel dry my hair. It helps to make my hair extra soft, and to seal in the moisture, making my damaged ends looks perfect once again.
Surf Spray~ This Surf Spray delivers natural, beachy waves. You'll get great texture and hold with a full matte finish. More volume! More body! More definition! This surf spray is my favorite new go-to product. It gives me effortless beachy hair. All I do is flip my hair upside down, spray away and then scrunch my hair all over with my hands. After finger styling to get every strand into place, my hair looks fabulous. My hair has never looked this good.
Glossing Spray~ The glow. Every girl strives for it. When the glow is gone, nothing seems right. Count on this Glossing Mist to provide pure shine with a gloss finish. It smoothes, minimizes frizz and adds moisture and vitality to lifeless hair. The ultra-lightweight mist spray leaves hair feeling silky soft without weighing you down. I add a spritz of this spray all over my hair as a finishing touch of beautiful shine.
My hair hasn't looked or felt this healthy in a long time, and I love it!
About ProfilePro LLC
ProfilePro LLC is a pioneer in customized and personalized hair care. The company was cofounded in 2014 by Joe Segel, who is the founder of QVC, and Jodi Dery, owner of award-winning Cloud 10 salons in Florida. The ProfilePro family of brands includes Cloud 10 Hair Care and HairRx Advanced Hair Care.
The weather is getting colder, and when it does, my hair quickly transitions into a frizzy, fried mess. It gets really dry and brittle. I was definitely needing a deeply hydrating and repairing hair mask that I could use frequently. I was excited when I discovered Maple Holistics hair care products.
Maple Holistics has one goal in mind: to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living.
The formulaic composition of each product stands out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used in each product, maximizing the therapeutic potential for each specific area of health. Some of the products offered include therapeutic shampoos, facial masks, bath soaks and more. Their expert Research and Development team is constantly engaged in creating new products. Most importantly, customer satisfaction is their number one concern.
I was sent a sample of Silk 18 Natural Hair Conditioner for Women and Men.
Silk 18 gets its name from the 18 Silk Amino Acids found in its formula. No matter your hair type, our blend of essential oils and silk amino acids will smooth and soften your locks to shiny perfection. The natural vanilla scent of Silk 18 is delicious and calming. Silk 18 products are free of sulfate and other harmful ingredients and Silk 18 is no exception!
I have been using my Silk 18 conditioner every other day when I wash my hair, and it has definitely helped restore health, shine, moisture and vitality to my parched and color treated hair. My hair is left silky, shiny, luxurious and beautiful.
My hair hasn't been this healthy is a long time!
To learn more about Maple Holistics products go to: https://www.mapleholistics.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE HELPS YOU FIGHT THE HUMIDITY
We’re in the heat and humidity of the summer. This August, try these John Frieda Hair Care Frizz Ease must-haves below to fight the frizz and make your statement with hair that’s uniquely yours.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner
Fighting frizz starts right out of the shower! This leave-in conditioning spray that instantly adds shine and detangles hair. The formula contains a blend of vitamins A, E, C and green extract, and helps safeguard hair from heat styling and sun exposure- common culprits when it comes to frizzy hair.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects Serum
Instantly transform your frizz to ultra-sleek, purely polished, super-shiny hair with this cult-classic serum. It will not only block your frizz and repel against the humidity, but will also leave your hair extremely supple, easy to manage and healthy-looking. Another advantage, it has sunscreen in it!
John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray
Create an instant barrier that helps seal out humidity and combat frizz with this hairspray. No matter what style you’re going for, this firm-holding product holds even the hardest-to-handle styles, all day long. It has a fast-drying, shine-boosting formula.
*You can find these products at Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide
Just in time for summer, here’s the best under-the-radar, vegan, salon professional color shampoo and conditioner you’ve never heard of, but should def be using to upkeep that unicorn hair color you’ve given your clients. Celeb stylists share their thoughts on the brand below:
Kate Hudson’s stylist Peter Gray calls this brand the “Tesla of vegan hair care.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on styling Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney for the Met Ball he notes that while many “other vegan hair care lines fall flat, ABBA hair care really performs extremely well for professional styling.”
“Every great style starts with a good shampoo and conditioner. I used ABBA Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner after coloring Emma [Roberts]' hair. Since it's a color protectant, it helps to really lock in color.” – Nikki Lee (Owner of Nine Zero One Salon and stylist to Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle)
“There are a lot of shampoos that have harmful ingredients in them that are not only awful for your hair, but for your body. That's why I trust products like ABBA pure performance’s sulfate and paraben free color protection line which helps protect your hair while leaving it softer and shinier.” – Laini Reeves (Stylist to Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Adams)