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Fall is here, and the weather can get pretty unpredictable. It can be sunny one minute and rainy the next! This craziness can really wreak havoc on my hair. That is why I always make sure that I am stocked up on my two very favorite hair styling products from Oscar Blandi.
On rainy days, or when there is a lot of moisture in the air, my hair gets really frizzy. On those days, I apply Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème.
Polish Glossing Crème
This versatile styling crème delivers weightless shine to all hair types as it tames frizz and smooths flyaways. It also prevents cuticle damage from heat styling leaving hair with a natural luster.
Suggested usage: Prep damp strands with Polish Glossing Creme. Blow-dry with a round brush to enhance smooth texture and tame frizz. You can also apply to dry styled or natural hair when on-the-go!
I usually use it when my hair looks frizzy. I add a small amount of this miracle cream to the palms of my hands, rub them together, flip my hair upside down, and apply it throughout my hair. Then, I brush my hair, and it looks smooth and frizz-free all day. The texture is light, so it does not weigh my hair down. I love how it makes my hair look beautiful and shiny!
Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo
There are days when my hair just will not cooperate, and it looks oily, flat and dull. I despise bad hair days! Thankfully, Oscar Blandi's amazing Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo saves the day!
Clear the hair, absorb oil, remove product build-up and boost volume without water or a trace of white residue! The formula sprays clear, making it undetectable in any color hair. (Perfect for my dark roots!)
Suggested usage: Shake well. Hold can 6-8" away from head, spray onto dry roots. Allow to dry, then massage hair the same way as when you shampoo with water. Brush through to distribute. If nozzle clogs, rinse with warm water.
This dry shampoo has been such a lifesaver for me. I use it several times during the week, especially when I haven't had time to wash my hair. I love it because I simply spray it all over in my hair, and just rub it in. It never shows the annoying white residue like other dry shampoos do. My hair is left with amazing volume and freshness. Additional bonus: I love taking it with me camping, because it always gets the campfire smoke smell out of my hair, and makes my hair feel clean when I can't wash it.
Not all hair care lines are created equal. Breaking through the hair care industry, comes Ms. Pompadour, a new, premium hair care line formulated for all hair types, structures and scalps with a unique story – engineers turned hair care brand founders.
Designed and formulated by the guys behind Mister Pompadour, engineers and product designers, Zack Henry and Matt Davis, set out to create a sister brand to their men’s hair care line after receiving consistent feedback from women using Mister Pompadour, wanting a female version, they decided it was time to bring that same passion and energy to improving women’s hair as well.
The engineers set out methodically to formulate a premium hair care line for women – reaching out to friends, family and hairstylists, among others, to gain insightful feedback, ultimately realizing that there was a need for quality hair care products with balanced natural ingredients that work – was hard to come by. So, Zack and Matt’s journey continued and Ms. Pompadour was created.
Ms. Pompadour products are packed with beneficial botanicals like olive fruit extract, aloe leaf juice and rice protein and are free of any sulfates, parabens or sodium chloride, creating weightless formulas, keeping hair soft, frizz-free and manageable year-round.
The full product line includes:
- Curl Defining Shampoo and Conditioner
- Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
- Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
- Leave-in Conditioner
- Curl Defining Cream
- Heat Protectant Mist
- Volumizing Mist
- Smoothing Serum
- Dry Shampoo
I love trying new hair care products! I was thrilled to get the chance to review Ms. Pompadour hair care. It is so very luxurious and makes my hair perform and look its very best. I received the following products to review: Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner, Leave-in Conditioner and Dry Shampoo.
I love the luxurious lather that the strengthening shampoo gives. It leaves my hair perfectly clean and so incredibly shiny. After washing and rinsing my hair, I apply a nice amount of the strengthening conditioner. I leave it in for the length of time it takes me to shave my legs. (About five minutes.) After rinsing the conditioner and towel-drying my hair, I apply the leave-in conditioner. The leave-in conditioner is the perfect finishing touch. My hair is color-treated, and is naturally dry. The leave-in conditioner gives my hair that boost of extra moisture it needs to keep it looking silky and smooth.
I use the dry shampoo in between washes, like today, when my hair just needed to be refreshed. I apply it to the roots and flip my hair upside down and give it an all-over spray. I rub the dry shampoo throughout my hair, and flip it back up. My hair is left feeling fresh, clean, bouncy and full of volume and shine. It does not leave a residue, like so many dry shampoos usually do.
After a week of using Ms. Pompadour hair care, I feel like I don't want to use anything else! My hair is so very healthy, shiny, bouncy and beautiful. No more frizz, no more breakage, no more dry ends. I absolutely love it! (My daughter loves it, too!)
Me and my beautiful daughter
To learn more about MS. Pompadour products, go to: https://www.mspompadour.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Pack away those winter hues and dive into summer with a new look and new ‘do with Philip B! Promptly transform your look without commitment.
Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist Ultra-light spray gives hair sexy volume and shiny, piecey, tousled waves (plus a gorgeous beachy scent).
- A texturizer and conditioning treatment in one, loaded with botanical moisturizers
- Boosts volume and amps up waves to recreate the piece-y, tousled, bombshell texture you get from the ocean
- Leaves hair gleaming and bouncy, not stiff; pure Orchid and Kukui oils impart a healthy, voluptuous feel
- Blend of Sea Salt and Aloe Vera creates gorgeous lift
- Infused with sexy, mood-boosting notes of pure Coconut and Tahitian Gardenia; perfect for your late-afternoon revival kit!
- Paraben & phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe
Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo Luxe twist on dry shampoo technology lets you create serious volume without sacrificing shine.
- Refreshes tired, unwashed hair, giving it a clean, powdery-fresh feeling without any powdery residue
- Extends the life of your blowout
- Creates gorgeous body, texture and lift anytime
- Absorbs scalp oils and neutralizes product build-up
- Leaves hair with a sexy, gleaming finish (not matte)
- Doubles as a hair perfume: Scents strands with warm, sensuous notes of Pure Russian Amber
- Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe
Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray Weightless, time-released hair perfume builds sexy texture, enhances shine and protects against damage from heated styling tools. Apply as a pre-styling primer to elevate shine and prevent breakage and split ends. A sexy, lingering hair fragrance that plumps up your hair and shields it against the ravages of heat styling. A mix of botanical hydrators (Safflower Oleosomes, Mongogo Oil, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil) and a potent L-Amino Acid Complex repairs fragile strands as it protects.
- Strengthens hair with a potent L-Amino Acid complex and amino acids and condition it with botanical hydrators so light and tiny that they’ll never weigh you down
- Light, seductive notes of Oud , encapsulated in tiny safflower oleosomes, gradually release over time for a lingering, follow-me scent
- Detangles and shields hair from the scorch of hot styling tools. It also builds in sexy texture: supremely plump, bouncy and satiny-soft
- Creates an invisible, weightless shield against the sun, chlorine and salt water
- Sweet Blue Lupine Peptides offer superior color hold to keep color from fading or turning
Earth Day is April 22nd. You can help keep our the earth beautiful by choosing hair and skin care products that are eco-friendly. You can look amazing, plus help to save the earth when you use the following products:
Vegan, gluten-free dry shampoo made from quinoa with a light cucumber scent! ABBA hair care’s new Dry Shampoo ($22) is translucent, with a light texture and scent that’s not overpowering.
Zero-ozone impact lemongrass mousse with grape seed oil and honey!MOPhair care’s new Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22) is a botanical volumizing mousse that doubles as a UV and thermal protectant– (FYI this is the same volume whip used to get the voluminous look found on Halle Berry at the Oscars this year)
Festival season is almost upon us, prep and primp for Coachella (or Gov Ball) in style with these three festival beauty essentials, plus hair hacks from Brazilian beauty expert:
A go-to beauty bar! Sometimes, you don’t have the will or time to primp.MB45 it with new quick service salon MB45 studio where you can get a mani and fresh blowout in 45min flat… add a festive braid and you’re out in an hour ($65-$80).
A natural dry shampoo! Sweltering festival weekends can take a toll on your hair. ABBA hair care’s brand-new Dry Shampoo ($22) is translucent, with a light texture and cucumber scent that’s not overpowering. Perfect to take with you while you’re on the go between sets.
A light styling mousse for braids! Mousse is perfect for adding lift, styling festival braids and can double as a UV protectant. Try MOP hair care’s brand-new Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22) – (FYI this is the same volume whip used to get the voluminous looks found on Halle Berry at the Oscars and Maisie Williams at the SAGs this year)
On-The-Go Festival Hair Hacks – Beauty Expert Fernanda Lacerda
1. You curled your hair this morning but now it's flat right before evening festivities? Twist hair into a loose bun and let it down just before, this trick always gets my curls back.
2. You get caught in the rain/humidity and you’ve got a hot mess situation? When in a hair jam or a hurry, braid it baby! Boxer braids are super chic, a braid into a bun can give a really cool effect as well and is easy to accomplish on your own.
Stylist: Beauty Expert Fernanda Lacerda, Owner of MB45 Studio franchise and Maria Bonita Salon & Spa
Salon Clients: Alessandra Ambrosio, Cintia Dicker, Lais Ribeiro
Sometimes I am just too lazy to wash my hair. Let's face it, washing your hair can be a chore when you are tired! So on those days when my hair is greasy, gross and dirty, I take the easy way out with my favorite dry shampoo by MONAT. It is called The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo.
Have you ever found yourself winning with the perfect hair day, except for those greasy two inches right off of the scalp? Say no more with the champion combination of ingredients in MONAT’s THE CHAMP – Conditioning Dry Shampoo! This high-performing little hair hustler will always be your ace in the hole for unbeatable tresses. Even when you are on-the- go, you can be sure to knock-out the greasiness and let your locks shine!
Helps to freshen hair, absorb oil, condition and add volume without the need for water.
I love this product! I am not kidding, MONAT’s THE CHAMP – Conditioning Dry Shampoo literally transforms my dull, lifeless and limp hair into luxurious, shiny, bouncy hair that looks and feels amazing! It smells fresh, too. You would never know by looking at my hair that it hasn't been washed in three days! (As shown in the photo below.)
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The iconic British brand, Batiste Dry Shampoo , is the official Hair Care Sponsor of the Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2015 Show this year!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Batiste Dry Shampoo is the most amazing, refreshing and truly clean feeling dry shampoo you will ever experience!
I have tried dry shampoos before which left my dark brown hair looking white at the roots, and left my hair feeling dirtier than it was before. I was certainly skeptical before I tested Batiste Dry Shampoo, but I read the directions, shook up the can, flipped my hair upside down and sprayed away. Next I tossed my hair back and brushed right through it. My hair felt refreshed, amazing, bouncy and clean! It smelled beautiful and revitalized, as if I just shampooed and blew it dry, yet not a single drop of water was needed!
Batiste's special formula keeps your hair fresh and oil-free for hours!
So how does Batiste Dry Shampoo work?
This special formula penetrates the hair shaft to absorb oil and product build-up, leaving hair looking and feeling its cleanest.
Step One- Separate hair into 1.5 inch sections and spray all over holding can approximately 2 inches away, from root to tip.
Step Two- Use fingers to lift and separate hair as you spray.
Step Three-Massage into your scalp, working the product right into the roots. Leave for a minute or two, then gently brush out. That's it!
If you are like me, you do not always have time to wash your hair, nor do you have time to look dingy and unkempt. So give Batiste Dry Shampoo a try! You will be impressed. Great for camping trips!
Purchase Batiste Dry Shampoo at Kroger, and Ulta.com.
I recieved samples of Batiste Dry Shampoo to test and to keep. I love it!