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With John Frieda Sheer Blonde Collection you can revive your blonde color without the trip to the salon!
NEW John Frieda Violet Crush Purple Shampoo/Conditioner ($9.99/each,Target.com)
Blondes—feeling brassy? Look no further than the NEW John Frieda® Violet Crush™ For Blondes Purple Shampoo & Conditioner($9.99 each)—a must-have set for blondes to keep their hair cool, bright and free of brassiness. This dynamic duo harnesses the brightening power of crushed purple pigments to restore colour-treated, highlighted, or naturally blonde hair to a “just stepped out of the salon” luster. By capitalizing on the unique colour-restoring properties of purple and blue dyes, brassy blonde is quickly neutralized with a single wash.
NEW John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque ($8.99, Amazon.com)
Stop choosing between lighter blonde and stronger hair. Now you can have both with John Frieda Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque. It strengthens lightened blonde hair and protects from future damage. Simply use before and after lightening or throughout your colour cycle to restore damaged fibers. Formulated with BlondeMend™ technology.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo/Conditioner ($11.99/each, Amazon.com)
Brighten blonde strands, year-round. This hair lightening shampoo gradually deposits yellow tones for blonder-looking hues. Natural Lightening Complex gently lightens blonde hair and is mild enough for daily use. Ammonia and peroxide free. For all shades of natural, color-treated, or highlighted blonde hair.
There has been a lot of hype about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar lately, but did you know that it can also work wonders in your hair? Yes, one of the most powerful ingredients in personal care, apple cider vinegar provides a variety of benefits for hair and scalp alike.
Maple Holistic's new Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo removes buildup, restores volume and boosts shine! This amazing apple cider vinegar shampoo has a luxuriously foamy lather that leaves my hair so clean in just one shampoo-that it squeaks!
I have tried many other shampoo formulations in the past that fail to get my hair this clean! Most other shampoos I have tried actually leave a residue on my hair, but this Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo cuts through all of that. It removes all of the styling products that have layered up on my hair shaft over time.
Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo also soothes my scalp. I have psoriasis on the back of my head, and it becomes less inflamed after I wash my hair with this perfect formula. Enriched with natural ingredients like sunflower, argan and jojoba oil, this apple cider vinegar shampoo is is sulfate and paraben-free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin.
My hair is left in a state of cleanliness and shine like no other! It is also very soft, silky and manageable after I wash and condition it (with my regular conditioner.) I love how shiny my hair looks!
For more information, or to order your Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, go to: https://www.mapleholistics.com/
Also, learn about Maple Holistics Recycling program here!
My hair is very picky. It seems to have a mind of its own. It seems that the only hair care products that would work in my hair were the expensive ones. I was getting extremely frustrated because I could not always afford those expensive salon quality brands! I was beyond excited to finally find the hair care brand of my dreams, and it is actually sold at Target! This line is called Adria By Thalia, and I am obsessed!
Thalia Sodi, world renowned singer, author, and entrepreneur, newest extension of her lifestyle brand, Adria By Thalia, pays a special tribute to her "roots". Her latest business venture is a line of seven salon-quality hair products is made of ingredients inspired by her heritage—coconut, agave, passion fruit, peony, and avocado extracts. Sourced from Mexico, Central America and Brazil, these ingredients make up the unique Cappa 5 Complex formula, designed to protect, fortify, repair, and strengthen all hair types including color-treated hair. Created with various hair types in mind and offered at an affordable price point (all under $10), Thalia wanted to ensure her products made women feel confident and that their hair should reflect their own personal strength and vibrancy.
Adria by Thalia products are truly remarkable! Below is a description of each product and what I love about it.
Shampoo- For hair that shines, go with this sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo that moisturizes, nourishes, and is designed to leave your hair feeling healthy from root to tip. The perfect foundation to your hair care routine!
I love it because it cleans my hair thoroughly without drying it out, or stripping it of it's natural oils. I love the rich, foamy lather. I only need to use a tiny amount, and it leaves my hair squeaky clean! Plus, it has the most beautiful floral fragrance.
Conditioner- Nourish and repair your hair with this hydrating and gentle formula that shields and conditions from root to tip for stronger, smoother, and easy-to-manage hair.
This perfect conditioner works better than any salon formula. I comb it throughout my hair after shampooing, and towel-drying. I leave it in for about five minutes before rinsing. For a deeper conditioning treatment, I actually get out of the shower, and use my hair dryer heat setting, and gently blow dry my hair to allow the conditioner to better penetrate my hair shaft, resulting in the silkiest hair ever! It makes my split-ends look like they have vanished.
All-in-One Spray- The ultimate leave-in treatment that instantly repairs, so your hair is smooth and detangled with maximum shine. Designed to prevent breakage and color fade while controlling frizz and protecting your hair from the damaging effect of heat styling - for a look and feel that’s all-in-wonderful.
I spray on my clean, damp hair and comb through for an even application. I let it dry naturally or use as a pre-treatment prior to heat styling. It smells amazing and leaves my hair shiny and beautiful.
Dry Shampoo- This instant hair refresher cleanses and lifts flat hair by absorbing oil and adding volume and texture for a revitalized, brilliantly clean look - fast.
I use this product between shampoos, and it really works well to refresh my hair and get rid of any oiliness. It makes my hair smell great, too. I take it with me when I go camping to get rid of the campfire smell in my hair.
Styling Foam- Create soft volume and texture with this luxuriously rich, stylist-inspired de-frizzing foam, which is designed to give your hair hydrated shine and a long-lasting, lightweight hold.
This wonderful foam is perfect for refreshing the waves in my hair, and adding moisture and a nice fragrance.
Hair Spray- Lock in a smooth and controlled style all day with this high humidity, curl retention formula that adds moisture and softness while letting the perfectionist in you shine!
This hair spray definitely holds my curls when I use my curling iron. My hair is usually very hard-to-hold, but this hair spray is my miracle spray!
Volumizing Spray- Hair gets an instant boost with this weightless, alcohol-free formula that delivers moisture-infused volume for touchable body and a flexible hold that stays lifted all day - now, that’s a big deal!
I love to spray this wonderful volumizer to my roots, and flip my hair upside down, and then blow-dry. When I flip my hair back, the volume is just perfect! It also has a beautiful fragrance. All of the products in this line smell amazing!
I am pretty happy with the benefits that Adria by Thalia provides to my hair!
Adria by Thalia is available in-stores and online at Walmart stores nationwide and Target.com.
I hate washing my hair. It just takes too much time! Washing it, rinsing, and then adding conditioner or a hair treatment and waiting for it to process is time consuming! And then I either go to bed with wet hair and freeze all night long, or I have to painstakingly blow dry it.
I try to go as many days as I can between washings. But then, my hair definitely shows it. It gets to looking dirty, dull and kind of gross.
Thankfully, I have discovered Unwash hair care. Unwash allows you to refresh your hair in between washings using products that bring out the beauty in unwashed hair.
Unwash makes it so you'll never have a bad hair day again!
Traditional shampoo was originally developed to care for and cleanse hair that was heavily styled and plagued by build-up. This practice has become outdated and is too harsh for today’s carefree, fuss-free hairstyles.
Women are going longer between shampoos for fear of losing color and damaging hair. As the attitudes and need for conventional haircare has changed – so have the products
Welcome Unwash®, a new movement in haircare. Unwash challenges conventional wisdom and the harsh cycle of traditional shampoo, condition, repeat.
My favorite products from the Unwash hair care line are below.
Volumizing Dry Cleanser Foam- Pack a one-two punch with this dry cleanser, formulated specifically to give fine hair extra volume. Inspired by our classic dry cleanser, this version is made specifically for extra-fine hair that is prone to going limp. If you struggle to get any volume in your hair, search no more.
I love this product! It has been such a lifesaver for me in-between hair washes. It completely refreshes my hair, absorbs oil, adds shine and pretty waves and smells amazing! It actually makes my hair feel fresh and clean-all without water! I love taking this product on camping trips when I don't have access to a shower.
Balancing Scalp Serum- A luxurious experience to help address scalp woes. Boost your scalp's health and overall condition to help with hair growth, volume, and shine. This ultra lightweight treatment is perfect for those with sensitive scalps and sensitive skin. Our re-balancing serum is unlike any other product in our line, and is made specifically for the scalp's microbiome with prebiotics and probiotics.
I love this lightweight formula. It adds volume to my roots while nourishing my dry scalp. It even helps soothe my psoriasis that I have on the back of my scalp. It smells wonderful too.
Color Intensifying Gloss Treatment- Adds a gloss to your hair with nourishing ingredients, leaving your hair looking bright, shiny and touchable. It also protects and extends your hair color.
I absolutely LOVE this product! I apply it ( about once per week) to my unwashed, dry hair. I massage it throughout my hair and comb it through. I keep it in my hair for up to an hour, (even though it works faster than that.) After rinsing, I apply conditioner, and rinse that out. My hair looks beautiful and shiny after it dries. It feels as soft as silk, and it smells amazing!
For more information, visit: https://unwash.com/
It’s officially prom season and Tony Odisho has a cute and easy updo tutorial for it. This elegant hairstyle can work well with just about any prom dress, plus it’s insanely easy to create. All you need is: Dry Shampoo, Flexible Hairspray, Strong Hairspray, and an Infrared Curling Iron. Here’s how!
On dry hair, apply Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo. This will help add some texture. Plus the formula is talc-free, so it leaves zero residue! Apply Flexible Hairspray. This acts as a heat protectant and it offers a buildable hold that’s perfect for updos.
Using the Ostia Collection Infrared Curling Iron, create soft curls for added texture and volume in the updo.Tease hair at the crown of the head to create even more volume. Lightly brush out hair afterwards.
Pin into a bouffant, leaving plenty of face-framing pieces in front.
Take a piece of hair from the right side and twist it slightly, then pull it across the head, beneath the bouffant. Pin into place.
Repeat the previous step, this time going from left to right.
This style can be worn to prom as is or with the following steps you can create an updo!
To turn this into an updo, repeat the last step listed, going piece by piece.
Finish pinning everything into place, then spray with Ostia Collection Strong Hairspray to hold the style while you dance the night away.
And that’s it! It’s an easy yet elegant updo, perfect for prom! (And even a wedding!)
More about Tony Odisho:
TonyOdisho, President and Founder of Tony Odisho, began his career in Rome, Italy, where he studied cosmetology at the prestigious Marelena Academy. Young and ambitious, Odisho immigrated to the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe. He was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professionnel to work as an educator and color expert. Tony then opened his acclaimed salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village, Chicago.. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony saw the need for his own line of high end hair extensions. He created Tony Odisho , offering the best quality extensions and everything needed to apply and care for them. Tony Odisho, Beauty for Life. Tony Odisho is still a master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada
Springtime is a time for new beginnings, and a renewal of life. Renew your hair and give it the gift of life with Quinoaplex!
Did you know that the new mother of all grains, Quinoa, if hydrolyzed, does wonders for the hair? It penetrates through the cuticles and supplements the protein loss that happens through coloring, bleaching, sun, sea and age. Quinoa's natural protein content is far more than any other grain.
The quinoa protein composition is almost identical to the protein composition of the hair. So when the proteins come in contact, they immediately bond together, making the hair stronger and rebuilding it naturally to prevent breakage and split ends. It also protects against hair loss and thinning for both men and women.
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 is 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 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.
As I have discussed in previous posts, my hair has been the consistency of hay. After a long winter of cold temperatures, in addition to my recent highlights, my hair was extremely damaged. I was at wit's end trying everything that claimed to 'repair damaged hair.' While those products did provide some relief, I wanted a solution that did not involve cutting off all of my hair.
Thankfully I was given the opportunity to review Quinoaplex by ONC. That evening, I put it to use! First, I shampooed my hair, rinsed and towel-dried it as I normally do. Next, I sprayed Quinoaplex evenly all over my hair and then massage it into my hair until it lathered. I was amazed at how much rich foamy lather there was. I piled my hair on top of my head and left the formula on my hair for 15 minutes. (I took that time to shave my legs really thoroughly.)
After the time was up, I rinsed, towel dried again, and applied my normal conditioner. After my hair was dry, I could not stop running my fingers through it, because it was so soft and silky. My hair looked like virgin hair once again, with zero split ends. It looks so healthy and shiny!
I just read that if you don’t have time, you can just leave it on and not bother with the rinsing and conditioner. I might try that next time to see how my hair feels.
You can also add a cap full ( 0.25 fl. oz.) into any chemical box color right before coloring at home. Take it to your salon and ask or insist the colorist put in a cap full ( 0.25 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.)I plan to do this the next time I get my hair done.
To learn more about Quinoaplex , or to place an order go to: https://quinoaplex.com/
FROM JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE
2019 is bringing you newness from John Frieda Hair Care that you’ll WANT to try.
My hair has been bleached, and is very dry lately, and my highlights were looking a little dull. I was searching for products that would bring back the health and vibrancy to my hair. Thankfully, I discovered these miracle products from one of my favorite hair care brands, John Frieda!
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque ($9.49, CVS or Amazon.com)
Hair rehab for blondes looking to achieve their brightest, lightest and healthiest-looking hair. It’s specially formulated to target the ongoing issues blondes face with dry, brittle strands and dull, darkening color. This mask is ideal for natural or color-treated blondes that are feeling especially dehydrated post color treatment.
I use this hydrating mask twice per week. I use it after shampooing, and then after towel drying my hair, I apply it from roots to ends and leave it on for about ten minutes before I rinse. My hair feels refreshed from the lemon, perfectly hydrated and feeling silky soft. It also looks shiny and my highlights are brightened up. I love this mask!
John Frieda Wonder Drops Hair Masks ($3.49 at Walmart and select Grocery Outlets)
Four targeted hair masks that transform hair in a matter of minutes. Designed to treat hair suffering from frizz, fading, damage or dullness, each mask revives hair with a single in-shower application. Simply shampoo, squeeze out excess moisture and massage the Wonder Drops throughout wet hair.
Available in: Frizz Smoothing, Blonde Brightening, Damage Repairing and Vibrancy Enhancing
I have used the Blonde Brightening mask on my damaged hair when I was away at the beach. I used it the same way that I used the Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque, and I was very impressed with how it improved my hair's condition. I found it very convenient to take it with me in my overnight bag to use on vacation. I love the way it refreshed my blonde highlights.
John Frieda Vibrancy Enhancing Conditioner ($8.99, Amazon)
An intensely hydrating conditioner that leaves your color vibrant and your hair feeling healthy. It maintains that salon-fresh color with a formula that leaves hair feeling soft, silky and luxurious with every use, transforming dull, lackluster hair into a vibrant, illuminated mane. Infused with nourishing Babassu Oil, the deeply moisturizing conditioner locks in rich, salon-quality color and protects it from fading.
Maple Holistics has done it again! I am a huge fan of their hair care products. I was recently introduced to their amazing Silk 18 Shampoo, and my hair has never been more beautiful. You see, my hair has been very dry this winter. On top of being dried out and brittle from the cold temperatures, I had my hair hi-lighted. That made my already damaged hair look and feel like hay. It wasn't pretty!
After I started using Maple Holistics Silk 18 Shampoo, I feel that my hair has been completely revitalized!
"Achieve stronger, smoother, more luscious hair with silk18 shampoo. Infused with a rejuvenating blend of 18 silk amino acids which help fortify hair follicles and strengthen strands to protect hair from dryness, breakage, damage, split ends, and hair fall. The nourishing formula gently cleanses dandruff, excess sebum, and impurities to leave your hair and scalp feeling fresh but not stripped. Enriched with argan and jojoba oil to add supreme softness and a luminous shine. Our shampoo is sulfate and paraben-free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin."
From the very first time that I tried Silk18, I was impressed with the luxuriously rich lather. It felt like the formula was deeply penetrating each strand. My hair was left squeaky clean without any gross residue that some shampoos leave behind. My hair felt beautifully clean, but not stripped of moisture.
My hair has taken on a new bounce, shine and softness that it has been lacking lately. The breakage is greatly reduced,and I can't really see any more split ends. My hair has been transformed from being dry and unmanageable, to a healthy and vibrant condition that I love!
For more information go to: https://www.mapleholistics.com
As a busy mom, sometimes there is no time left to do things for ourselves. Two things most moms would love more time for (besides sleep!) is for exercise and beauty treatments. I would go utterly crazy without ME time! I wish there were more products like Hair Warrior hair treatment! Hair Warrior Formula Treatment allows me to multi task!
Add peace of mind to your daily workouts with the Vegan-friendly Hair Warrior, a revolutionary hair care product that adds both hydration and protection during physical activity and fitness like yoga, pilates, cardio exercise, swimming, and more. Simply apply the product prior to activity as Hair Warrior works with your body heat to smooth, protect and condition each strand – preventing damage and strengthening your hair.
Hair Warrior's Ingredients include:Quinoa, Bamboo, Pro-Vitamin B5, Organic Argan Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Green Tea, Rosemary Extract, and Eucalyptus. Hair Warrior is free from parabens, glutens and formaldehyde.
I love Hair Warrior! I simply apply it to my dry hair before working out. My husband and I had some rare time alone at the beach this past weekend, and we took a walk around an abandoned military bunker. My hair was extremely dry and damaged, and so I decided to apply the product to my hair, and off we went. It was quite the hike, and I worked up a sweat!
After I got back to our cabin, I washed my hair as I normally do, and shampooed the product out. I also conditioned my hair as usual. After my hair dried, I combed through it, and it was beyond soft, silky and shiny. My damaged ends looked healthy, too. What a great feeling to be able to take care of my hair while I am taking care of my self!
My husband and I exploring Battery Russell is Astoria, Oregon
Enter to win: Two winners will be selected to receive a 4oz bottle of Hair Warrior hair treatment. (ARV: $29.95 ea.)
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For more information go to: http://hairwarrior.co/
It was a long, hot summer, and my hair endured quite a bit of damage from hours spent in the sun, and a lot of swimming. (I am not complaining, however. I love summertime!)
The best way to restore and revitalize dry, damaged hair begins with a trim to remove the dead, split ends. Next, you will need a deeply nourishing and hydrating hair mask. I use Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment.
Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment addresses hair damaged by environmental stress, heat styling or chemical treatments. Its purpose is to not only repair hair, but restructure strands in order to provide a healthy, fully bodied look.
Formulated with organic Aloe, Chamomile, Lavender and Lemon Balm extracts, this restructuring treatment fulfills its promise of healthier hair without the use of harsh chemicals. Clean Enhanced Organics prides itself on providing the highest possible level of product performance without sacrificing the importance of natural ingredients.
I use this amazing deep conditioner one to two times weekly. After shampooing, I towel-dry my hair, and then I work the treatment evenly throughout my hair from roots to ends. I like to gather my hair up with a pony-tail holder, and put on a shower cap. (Which is optional.) I leave the product in my hair for 2-5 minutes while I shave my legs, and then I rinse it out.
After using this hair perfecting treatment, I always catch myself running my fingers through my hair, because it is so incredibly soft and silky. I am rewarded with lustrous, shiny hair that if full of life and body. Any dry ends I may have had look perfectly healthy. I absolutely love Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment!
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