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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.)
How: It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win!
For more information go to: http://hairwarrior.co/
GO-To PRODUCTS FOR YOUR 2019 FITNESS RESOLUTIONS
If fitness is on your mind as the new year approaches, see below for the products from Ban and John Frieda Hair Care that can help get you ready before and after those sweaty, power workouts.
Ban Purely Gentle Roll-On Deodorant ($10, Amazon.com)
This roll-on glides on clear and clump-free, leaving your skin feeling smooth and instantly refreshed after any type of workout. It’s made with a new, gentler formula, that provides 24 hour protection against underarm perspiration even for those with sensitive skin.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo ($6.99, Ulta.com)
After your workout, give your hair an uplifting boost and touchable body that lasts with just a spritz of this dry shampoo. This revitalizing formula instantly refreshes, revives and restores limp locks while getting rid of dirt and oil for hair that feels clean, healthy and light.
NEW John Frieda Day 2 Revival Collection ($9.49 each , Amazon.com)
With this collection of stylers, you can refresh your hair post workout with just a few spritzes.
Made up of four styling products, this collection is specially formulated to work on dry hair so you can reset your style with ease on day two and beyond, all while retaining much-needed moisture and effortless texture.
I love discovering hair care lines that make my hair look and feel beautiful and healthy! I recently had the opportunity to review the new Miracle Elixir Collection by JOYCE GIRAUD.
Joyce Giraud - the former Miss Puerto Rico and star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—and her "Miracle Elixir" Collection of hair care products. Miracle Elixir launched last year on the EVINE home shopping channel and has since proven its sustainability with a strong and loyal customer base. Joyce Giraud created this line to provide women with the same plethora of miracle oils that she grew up using in Puerto Rico and sourced from around the world so they can look and feel their very best. The foundation of all Miracle Elixir products are the four oils of Buruti, Moringa, Argan and Maracuyá.
Each product in Joyce Giraud’s Miracle Elixir Collection contains 100% pure organic oils from Buriti, Maracuyá, Argan and Moringa. The line is free of sodium chloride, phosphate, paraben, sulfate and gluten, cruelty-free and made in the USA.
Pure4 Ultra-Nourishing Gold Hair Serum - Give your hair the gift of gold! This serum helps seal split ends, provides softness to your hair and helps prevent frizz. Suitable for all hair types who want a nourishing hair serum with Joyce's 4 oils; $29.50.
I love this amazing serum! I use it in my hair after I wash, condition and towel dry it. It makes my hair look radiant, beautiful and shiny. My ends look healthy, as if they have been freshly cut.
Miracle Pure 4 Oil Blend - Suitable for all parts of the body, this oil comprised of Maracuyá, Buriti, Moringa and Argan, boasts some of the world's best oils for your face and body. These organic oils will nourish and provide softness to your skin; $29 for 1 fl. oz.
Dry Oil Shine Mist - Looking for extra shine in your hair? Joyce's shine mist will add shine and protection from blow drying. It helps minimize frizz, smooths coarse hair, is infused with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and helps seal and protect hair color; $29.
2-Minute Miracle Hair Mask - Quench your thirsty tresses in 2 minutes! Joyce's mask is packed with nutrients to deeply hydrate and revitalize your hair. This rich blend of oils helps nourish and recover the appearance of your hair's shine and manageability. In as little as 2 minutes, this mask revitalizes your strands. It's formulated for all hair types with the most luxurious oils and zero harsh chemicals. This color safe formula keeps your strands looking vibrant, silky, soft, shiny and nourished; $29.
Miracle Elixir Moisture & Shine Shampoo - This tropical-scented shampoo is formulated to hydrate your scalp and hair. It gently cleanses, protects color and transforms your strands for everyday use. It also replenishes moisture and restores strength, leaving your hair healthy and shiny; $24.
This shampoo is my absolute favorite! It lathers up luxuriously and makes my hair feel squeaky clean! I love the coconut fragrance, too. My hair always smells so fresh afterwards.
Miracle Elixir Nourishing Conditioner - This conditioner restores moisture, detangles knots and provides shine for all hair types. It hydrates, revitalizes, nourishes dry, and protects hair from frizz; $24.
This conditioner is the best! After shampooing, I apply it from roots to ends, and I leave it in while I shave my legs. After rinsing, my hair is so soft and looks beautiful and healthy. It smells like coconut, too!
Leave-in Miracle- Joyce's leave-in miracle treatment leaves your hair silky and shiny while protecting it from breakage and damage while still using Joyce's Pure4 oils. It helps replenish moisture, softens and smooths hair, helps with tangles and split ends and helps tame frizz; $33.
Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements - With an incredible re-order rate of 64% by the thousands of customers who have purchased Miracle Elixir’s Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements, the product’s feasibility speaks for itself. Priced at $120 for 90 days of supplements, these hair supplements have provided both women and men with healthier hair, nails and skin; $50 for 30 day supply.
ABOUT JOYCE GIRAUD:
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Joyce Giraud was brought up by a single mother, providing her from an early age with the appreciation and understanding of female empowerment and what it truly means to be a role model. At the young age of 16, Joyce was discovered at her job in a fast food restaurant by a photographer. Shortly thereafter, she starred in numerous campaigns, commercials and magazine covers. Realizing her passion for the spotlight was more than just a fleeting desire, Joyce decided to enter numerous competitions. After being crowned Miss Puerto Rico and placing as the second runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant, Joyce went on to pursue a career in entertainment and has since worked on countless television shows, films and reality shows as both an actress and a producer. Throughout her travels, Joyce made it her passion to hunt for the best and most unique products pertaining to beauty. It was in these exotic destinations that Joyce discovered the amazing remedies of organic miracle oils.
If you want to bring out the best in your hair, you must be careful when selecting the products that you use. Most hair care products that you buy off of the shelves at grocery or drug stores contain chemicals and other ingredients that actually destroy your hair. It is easy to just purchase a shampoo and/ or conditioner just because it smells amazing, or is on sale, but you get what you pay for!
Thankfully, Phillip Adam Inc. takes the hassle out of having to read labels. Phillip Adam sells products that are biodegradable, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, cruelty-free, vegan and safe for the entire family.
Their products are clean, healthy and free of any harsh chemicals. Phillip Adam has developed salon-quality hair care products that can be found in over 600 health food stores, including Whole Foods Markets and Your Good Health Stores etc.
I have always had problems with my hair being too dry and brittle. It always grows to a certain length and then breaks off and looks extremely frizzy. I have tried shampoos and conditioners before that have actually damaged my hair because of the unnatural chemicals in them.
I was given the chance to review Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner. I was excited to try these products because apple cider vinegar is very good for the hair. It removes build up from styling products.
Phillip Adam shampoos are based on a refined Apple Cider Vinegar formula this shampoo will help you give your hair the natural care it deserves. Gentle and nourishing, the ACV Shampoos are suitable for fine to normal hair types including colored or virgin heads of hair. They add natural shine and help maintain a healthy pH balanced scalp. Family and pet friendly! Available in several different scents such as Green Apple, Verbena Sage, Orange Vanilla or Unscented as well as Peppermint found in our special Curly Hair Shampoo formula.
After the first wash, I noticed a difference in how my hair felt. It was actually squeaky clean, and so I knew that the build up residue was gone. Due to being free from product residue, my hair had incredible volume! You never realize how much your styling products weigh down your hair until you use a clarifying shampoo such as this one that really works, without stripping your hair of it's natural oils.
Formulated with all natural based ingredients, Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner will keep your hair healthy and well-nourished. Great for the whole family and everyday use, our conditioners gently condition and detangle, help with frizziness, maintain the pH balance and control static electricity to result in soft, shiny and healthy hair. They come in several different scents including Green Apple, Orange Vanilla, Verbena Sage, Unscented as well as the Minty scent found in our special Thirsty Hair Conditioner formula.
The conditioner makes my hair feel soft and silky. I love that. These products make my hair look and feel shiny, healthy and luxurious. I love how it brings my hair alive with radiance, shine and volume.
To learn more you can visit their website: https://phillipadam.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Are you bored with same old hairstyle day in and day out? Mix it up with this cute bow hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion! It’s super easy and certifiably adorable. All you need to achieve it is Tony Odisho’s Flexible Hold Hairspray and Infrared Curling Iron . Read on to see how!
First, brush out the hair completely. Then pull back two pieces of hair and tie them together with a rubber band.
Tease the half ponytail with a rat tail comb to add some volume.
Pin it (as well as any stray hairs) into place with bobby pins.
Pull on the loops to make the bow a little bigger/fuller.
Use the infrared curling iron to loosely curl the remaining hair.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
Has the summer sun left your hair dry, dull and lifeless? As much as I love summertime, all that time spent swimming, hiking and just enjoying the sunshine can take its toll on our hair, leaving it dry and brittle.
Restore shine, health and vitality to your hair with Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops. I use these miracle hair drops after every hair wash, and I have never used a product that has worked so well before! It has completely restored my hair to almost a virgin state!
Rahua by Amazon Beauty Inc. Elixir Daily Hair Drops with Gardenia Enfleurage is a 100% pure and powerful daily treatment to maintain healthy, radiant hair and is handmade by the indigenous women living deep in the Amazon rainforest. Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain super-fine Omega 9 molecules that deeply penetrate hair to rebuild its core, strengthen hair follicles and help hair grow long, along with helping to push color pigmentation deep into the hair shaft. This luxurious, potent elixir fortifies weak, damaged strands, nourishes and maintains hair follicle health and provides long-lasting moisture.
Rahua® Elixir Daily Drops softens hair, smooths flyaways, provides a generous shine and keeps hair in peak health. With daily use of Elixir Daily Hair Drops, hair looks healthy and vibrant. Naturally scented sweet Gardenia soothes and enlightens the spirit while mystical Palo Santo fragrance creates an energizing calm.
Harvested in the Andes using the age-old enfleurage pure essential oil extraction process, Rahua’s Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain sweet gardenia essential oil. The pure aroma is extracted from the actual flower, treating the blossom extremely delicately, and obtaining a pure natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Through this process, the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved.
I love this liquid gold!
Gardenia Enfleurage Process: One of the oldest processes of obtaining pure essential oils, the Gardenia Enfleurage technique extracts the pure aroma of actual Gardenia flowers, treating the blossoms extremely delicately, and obtaining pure, natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Obtained from flowers in the South American Andes in a unique microclimate that sits 1600 meters above seal level, gardenia flowers bloom all year long.
Freshly opened flowers are picked in the morning or evening and laid on trays, covered in layers of vegetable butters. The flowers stay on the butter for 24 hours and are then replaced with fresh blossoms. Once the butter absorbs the scent from the flowers, the butter, which is now called pomade, and then washed to obtain the resulting oil. This process is repeated several times, ensuring the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved. Retains the flower’s purest essence and antioxidants.
I wash my hair about 3 times each week. After washing and towel drying my hair, I apply a small amount of Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops to the palm of my hand, and rub my hands together, and then apply the elixir throughout my hair. I then allow my hair to air dry.
Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops has taken my dry, damaged, color-treated hair back to a state of perfect health. I have not had my hair trimmed for about four months now, and there has been no breakage! I have zero split ends, and my hair is growing longer than it ever has without becoming brittle and breaking off. I am amazed! My hair has never looked or felt this healthy.
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a bottle of Rahua Elixir Daily Drops. (ARV: $105.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win by filling out the GiveawayTools form below. Good luck!
To learn more about Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops, or to make a purchase, go to: https://rahua.com/us/rahua-elixir-daily-hair-drops...
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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.