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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.
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.
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
NEED FOR SPEED
Hotheads’ Speed Brush Collection Cuts Drying Time in Half
Tired of tossing your hair in a ponytail in an effort to get out of the house every morning? Your New Year's Resolution should be saving more time! Cut your blow-drying time in half with Hotheads, the premier hairbrush line developed by stylists with over 20 years of experience of addressing a variety of haircare needs, and their Speed Brush collection.
A favorite of salon professionals, the Speed Brush collection offers the perfect tools for fine, normal to thick and chemically treated hair. Their patented shape has 3 major benefits: focuses air flow to speed up drying time; helps prevent the hair from tangling; and organizes the sections of hair for easier blow-drying. One type of bristle gives you shine but 3 types offer triple the shine factor. The hair floats over the bristles helping prevent heat damage.
Using a 3D Bristle pattern (Black Boar for control and tension; White Boar for polish and shine; and flexible Nylon for penetration), Hotheads’ Speed Brush also uses Thermal Conductive Technology for faster heating and cooling. The mineral compound heats to a top temperature in as little as 18 seconds. This helps speed drying time by 50-60 percent but it’s the cooling that actually sets the hair – leaving you with a gorgeous mane in less time.
The Speed Brush collection helps create volume, curls or a smooth, sleek finish. Will not tangle in the hair due to the design of the barrel/head of the brush. You’ll also experience less damage and color fading – leaving hair with a professional-like finish.
Use the Small size for bangs, short bobs or to use for curling; Medium for shoulder length or longer; or Large for long or very thick hair.
Hotheads’ Speed Brushes have a suggested retail price of $24.29-$41.29 depending on the size of the brush and are ideal for all hair types.
Hotheads’ Hairbrushes are available at select retailers and salons nationwide or by visiting, HotheadsHairbrush.com.
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Hotheads is a division of Canadian-based True Cool Technology Enterprises, a technology driven brand, whose innovative haircare products are a combination of hybrid designs for speed, performance and superior hair quality. The complete collection includes the Paddle Plus Collection, the Enforcer, the Speed Brush Collection to date.
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.
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
Lisse Luxe Hair Towel
Prepare For Your Hair Revelation
Towel, meet technology. Realize hair’s greatest health and beauty potential with AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel. Specially engineered to address the fact that hair is most vulnerable when wet, AQUIS is made to correctly bring hair from wet to damp, quickly, evenly and without heat, priming it for styling in one simple step. AQUIS’ unique AQUITEX technology consists of ultra-fine fibers that are smoother than silk, uniquely woven to create channels that quickly wick water away 5X faster than cotton towels without snagging cuticles or causing friction. AQUIS eliminates the use of blow dryers on wet hair, which compounds hair damage.
When used properly, the AQUIS Hair Towel creates zero friction, minimizing frizz and damage, while improving manageability and styling. Best of all, this multi-tasking beauty essential shortens and simplifies the average daily routine, cutting drying time by 50%.
Available in two sizes, the Lisse Luxe Hair Towel and Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel (25% larger than the regular-sized version) is suitable for short-to-medium and long hair, respectively. Both options work hair miracles on curly, fine, delicate and/or thinning hair for effortless beauty from root to tip.
My hair has always been colored and heat styled, and was always looking horrible! My ends were always breaking and splitting, and my hair was always frizzy. Now, I never use a blow dryer. I usually always wash my hair at night before bed, so blow drying was what I thought was best for my hair. (Who wants to go to bed with wet hair and freeze all night long?) I absolutely love my AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel. In fact, I now own several, and I give them as gifts to all of the ladies in my life! (The AQUIS is seriously the best gift you can give to anyone with hair.)
After quitting the blow-dryer for about two months and only drying my hair with the AQUIS hair towel, my hair is so much healthier, without any breakage or split ends. And I get to go to bed with dry hair.
Directions for Use: After washing, gently squeeze excess water from hair with AQUIS. Do not rub. Flip hair forward, wrap and tuck the end of the towel at the nape of the neck. Leave AQUIS on until hair is damp to the touch.
$30 | LISSE LUXE HAIR TOWEL
$35 | LISSE LUXE LONG HAIR TOWEL
Available in White, Desert Rose, Cloudy Berry, Black and White Chevron at Sephora.com
AQUIS is an innovative hair care company that blends the best of science and technology to bring out the natural beauty of hair, offering beauty tools specifically engineered to correctly and effectively treat wet hair without damage. First to market, AQUIS’ Hair Towels and Turbans utilize an exclusive performance-drying weave-technology, AQUITEX, an innovative lightweight drying system made from ultra-fine fibers that are split into strands thinner than silk. These fibers are uniquely woven to create channels that quickly wick water away from hair without snagging cuticles or causing friction. The absorbed water is efficiently distributed across the towel, while continuing to dry hair at the point of contact. This helps minimize the swelling and stretching of hair, protecting its integrity. The result is stronger, healthier hair. AQUIS is committed to creating a simpler approach to hair care: uncomplicated products that protect the integrity of hair. AQUIS is available in a full variety of hair care towels and turbans, ensuring that everyone can achieve healthy, strong, shiny hair when treating it kindly.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
BEACH-WORTHY HAIR WITH JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE
No need to wait for the summer or your next island vacation to get that beach-worthy hair. With John Frieda Hair Care, you can get those waves and texture right now and at home. From straight hair to wavy hair, John Frieda Hair Care has the perfect products for you to get that sexy, tousled look before hitting the beach.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray ($9.99, Food, drug and mass retailers)
This iconic sea salt spray is great for those with straight to wavy hair who want a little added texture. Simply spritz to create a carefree, tousled look!
John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam ($9.99, Food, drug and mass retailers)
Think soft, touchable air-dry waves you can run your fingers through. If you have wavy or curly hair you know air-drying is a savvy way to keep hair healthy and smooth. However, nailing the perfect curly look when air-drying has never been easy. With this product, you will be able to achieve the natural, frizz-free waves and curls you desire.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo ($6.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers)
For those with straight and fine hair, this dry shampoo is the ultimate way to extend your favorite styles and give them a boost of body. You can achieve those full styles you never thought possible and give your hair touchable body that lasts. You can even use it on clean hair to give it texture.
John Frieda Hair Care Shower Essentials to Battle April Shower Woes
With humidity in the air, the wash and care products you use become essential in achieving frizz-free styles.
Put an end to unruly, frizzy hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease 10-Day Tamer Pre-Shower Treatment ($12.99.) Perfect to use any time of the year, this at-home, pre-shower treatment will prevent the damp air from putting a kink in your style. The Tamer uses an exclusive 3D Texture Transforming Technology, penetrating into the hair’s fiber and taming each strand from the inside out. For up to ten days, it will keep your hair smooth and silky.
Repel the frizz with a daily dose of moisture using John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in Conditioner ($5.99 each.) This triple threat collection provides humidity resistance, breakage reduction and improved conditioning to keep your strands continuously soft, silky and smooth. No frizz or flyaways, just touchable, manageable hair.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
My hair gets so unruly and haggard looking in the winter. I cannot use just any hair care brands to bring my hair back to life. It takes high-quality hair care products to restore health and life back into my hair. Thankfully, Novex has come to my rescue!
Discover the secrets of natural Brazilian beauty with Novex, the #1 selling keratin product line in Brazil. Novex is a deep conditioning system developed to treat the hair and restore shine and smoothness. Novex can be used on ALL hair types as it is based on Brazilian women who come in all colors and forms. Novex is consumer friendly and easily used at home. It does not take out curls or waves and simply de-frizzes the hair for ultimate shine and silkiness. Novex is one of the only keratin companies available in the US that is Brazilian owned and manufactured.
I received Embelleze Novex Coconut Oil products to review.
Novex's Embelleze Novex Coconut Oil products are enriched with the purest Coconut oil from Brazil and Vitamin E. This line is ideal to revive dry, rebellious and frizzy hair. While maintaining the natural moisture, prolonging for much longer the smooth and straight effect.
Coconut oil is a natural substance extremely nourishing and moisturizing. It has a high concentration of elements that strengthens the hair structure leaving it protected and resistant to external agents.
Here is a summary of the products I was sent:
Novex Coconut Oil Shampoo~ The Novex Coconut Oil Shampoo has been specially designed to naturally nourish, treat and leave the hair silky. Its formula counts the purest Coconut Oil, responsible to provide all the moisturizing and nourishment that your hair needs, leaving it smooth, without frizz and with a glossy shine. I love how it has a luxurious lather that cleans my hair perfectly and leaves it shiny and beautiful!
Novex Coconut Oil Conditioner~ Novex Coconut Oil Conditioner has been specially designed to nourish, repair and discipline frizzy hair. It contains the purest Coconut Oil that will add an extra glossy shine to your hair. My hair feels completely healthy and renewed whenever I use it.
Novex Coconut Oil Leave-in Conditioner~ The Novex Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner provides the necessary nutrients that grants straight, silky and nourish effect to the hair. Its formula with Coconut Oil creates a protective coat on strands that keeps outer agents from damaging the hair, leaving it always detangled, nourished with a glossy shine. After washing and conditioning my hair, this amazing conditioner is the perfect finishing touch that my damaged hair needs.
Novex Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Mask~ Novex Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is an intense treatment to repair dry and indiscipline hair, helping to restore shine and smoothness to any type of damaged hair. This product is enriched with the purest Coconut Oil from Brazil and Vitamin E. I use this product at least twice each week during the winter. My hair looks completely revitalized and my split ends seem to just vanish. I love it!
For more information go to: http://www.novexhaircare.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.