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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
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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.
Rahua® (pronounced Ra-Wa) by Amazon Beauty®, Inc. announces their 10-year anniversary, a business born through the environmental work of Ecoagents Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers in protection of the Amazon rainforest. From the first initial product launch of Rahua Elixir, the global brand has grown to include 26 hair care, treatment, styling and body care items.
Watch this video:
In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Rahua introduces Founder’s Blend, a Limited-Edition gift to share with Rahua partners and fans! Rahua Founder’s Blend is a hair and scalp treatment made with organic, pure plant derived ingredients to strengthen and protect hair from heat and frizz as well as nourish the scalp. Founder’s Blend can be applied to hair or scalp, wet or dry, as needed. The 22ml sized gift has an $18.00 value. Customers can receive a complimentary Founder’s Blend with a purchase at www.rahua.com while supplies last.
Lliguin and Ayers’ approach to founding their company was to establish a business model with philanthropy built into the DNA and company function with reverence to Mother Nature. Prior to creating the company, they were brought together through environmental passion and preservation establishing the non-profit organization, Ecoagents, with a mission to create awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the people that live there, and their wisdom. While on this mission Rahua became that channel to do the work. By producing ingredients through revived traditional methods, the tribal communities have established economies and take great pride in their culture and land. The couple’s philanthropic approach is to empower the indigenous people to create and sustain an economy based on preserving their traditions, in doing this – simultaneously they remain strong as the forest’s guardians and protectors living in balance and nurturing its abundance for generations.
While on an environmental mission, Lliguin, a New Yorker of Quechua-Inca descent, was introduced to Amazon women and was amazed by their extraordinary long, strong, healthy hair. The women shared their use of a natural oil, called Rahua, derived from the ungurahua nut. This rare oil is made through a highly sustainable and regenerative process using ancient wisdom andceremonial practices. A hairdresser by trade, Lliguin brought the Rahua oil back to his New York salon and when he started using it his clients was amazed at its potency and what it did to replenish and restore the hair. The introduction of the Rahua oil served as the method to help the Amazon tribes sustain their environment and create their local economies. Research followed to develop a hair and beauty line to honor the rituals and a business was born.
I love Rahua products. I was introduced to Rahua about six months ago, when I was given the opportunity to review several of their products here, on Beautiful Mommies. I received their amazing hair-perfecting shampoo, conditioner and body wash. You can read my review of those products here.
And just in time for summer, I was given the opportunity to review one of my favorite products ever, Rahua Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray
Inspired by the Galapagos Islands, Rahua's Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray offers sexy, tousled, wavy beach hair. Crafted with natural pink sea salt for texture and volume, this spray offers light, brushable hold and the lush, tropical fragrance combination of guayaba, hibiscus, and passion fruit. It creates beautiful beachy waves in my hair! I love it!
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Happy Anniversary, Rahua!
There only 36 days left until summer! If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and feel the warm sun on your skin. However, with the fun in the sun attitude comes the responsibility of using SPF. At this point, we all know that protecting our skin from the sun is a priority, but it’s equally important to protect your hair from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Does your current haircare routine contain any SPF? If not, you should consider switching to products that incorporate UVA and UVB protection to avoid a dry scalp, brittle locks, and color damage. ColorProof, a vegan hair care brand who fuses the finest botanicals with advanced technology, has selection of products that can easily be incorporated into your daily mix of products, providing you a flawless finish and coverage all summer long.
The RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum instantly provides a smooth finish for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Featuring Camellia and Abyssinian Oils, this creamy serum will seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing and a silky shine. For all you curly girls, the TruCurl Anti-Frizz Oil will not only give your curls structure with revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed, but also provide long lasting shine and protection from the sun with UVA / UVB protection.
With the summer, also comes humidity, and the one product that you NEED to try is the HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray which will weatherproof your hair, lock out humidity and repeal moisture, providing frizz-free protection all day long. This summer, get out there and have the time of your life and remember if you don’t care of your locks, no one else will!
Summer Hair Essentials from ColorProof
RadicallySmooth® Anti-Frizz Serum($28.00, ColorProof.com)
This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.
TruCurl® Anti-Frizz Oil ($25.00, ColorProof.com)
Revolutionary, clear, non-staining, oil nourishes, defrizzes and restores hair to its healthiest condition ever. Provides long lasting exquisite shine, full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Proprietary IllumaCurl Complex™ featuring revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed gives curls structure while Abyssinian, Camellia, and Grapeseed Oils soften and defrizz for the bouncy, beautiful curls of your dreams.
HumidityRx® Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00, ColorProof.com)
Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast System provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Weather or not, brave the elements with confidence.
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.