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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.
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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Nothing beats browsing the beauty aisles of a drugstore only to discover that perfect shampoo and conditioner you've been searching high and low for...and it costs less than the price of your last Starbucks' purchase.
To experience this amazing sense of accomplishment yourself, simply head to your nearest Walgreens and check out their shelves chock-full of Giovanni sulfate-free and cruelty-free hair care products. Their 2chic Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner, which reverses the damage of over-processed hair, their 2chic Ultra-Moist Shampoo & Conditioner, which drenches thirsty strands in moisture, and their 2chic Ultra-Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner, which pummels frizz into sleek submission, are now waiting to be purchased, lathered and rinsed...in that order.
All Giovanni Hair Care products are also Paraben-free, Leaping Bunny certified, 100% certified vegetarian and made in the USA. Giovanni 2chic Shampoos and Conditioners retail for $7.99 and are available at Walgreens stores nationwide.
The 2chic Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for damaged, over processed hair and contains Vitamins A, C, E & K, Blackberry--one of the highest ranking fruits for antioxidant strength--and Coconut milk, which is filled with Vitamin B6 to reinforce hair fibers, gently wrap each strand and protecting it from damage. Repair and renew your hair with this results-oriented duo.
The 2chic Ultra-Moist Shampoo and Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for dry, damaged hair and contains a botanical blend of buttery Avocado and golden Olive Oil to satisfy your hair's craving for nourishment. Reinvent dull, lifeless and brittle hair into a glossy, glamorous mane.
The 2chic Ultra-Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner from Giovanni is formulated for all hair types and contains the luxe ingredients of Brazilian Phyto Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil to polish hair into smooth, silky locks. Trade the frizz for an ultra-manageable and enviable head of hair.
I received a set of Avocado and golden Olive Oil products to review. (Shown below.)
I am absolutely in love with my Giovanni Ultra-Moist hair and body care products. Every one of the products is very moisturizing and smells so very fresh and amazing.
I am still in shock that these products are so inexpensive to purchase. They every bit as good if not better than products you buy in a salon. You will never buy salon priced products again after you use Giovanni 2chic products! My color treated hair has never looked or felt healthier!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With a new season comes new beauty innovations! Update your shower with these must-have beauty items. From a bubbling cleanser to a coconut-oil infused body wash and a conditioning hair mask to a wet skin moisturizer, we’ve got you covered with all your shower care needs from head to toe!
Exfoliate bumps and dead skin cells for skin that’s bright and smooth to the touch! The Spa @ Home Foaming 02 Bubble Cleanser contains micro bubbles that draw out dirt, makeup, and other impurities, while the potent extracts of orange, lemon, and tea tree give this cleanser its superior exfoliating and brightening abilities. (Walgreens, $19.99)
Clean up and smell great with Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Body Wash. This is a sulfate-free body wash that was created for an active life in motion. Coconut oil infused with proprietary Smartsport Technology gently tackles post work-out sweat, dirt and oil while hydrating rosehip and aloe deliver a silky, smooth shave. Bursting with breezy freshness, skin is left clean, soft and invigorated. (Lavanila.com; $16)
Soak in the moisture and compliments with the KORRES Almond & Linseed Hair Mask. Prevent breakage and split ends with this natural hair mask formulated with organic extracts found only on the Greek island of Crete. Hydrating almond and nourishing linseed help smooth and control damage, while vitamin B3 and provitamin B5 help restore hair’s appearance by improving shine, feel, and flexibility. These actives also protect against mechanical damage due to hot styling and environmental stress. The result is healthier hair that is instantly smoothed from roots to tips. (HSN.com; $26.50)
Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily before you step out of the shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! (Mass retailers and drugstores; $10.99)
Spring will be here before you know it! It is time to celebrate spring with some amazing new beauty products that will help you to leave your dull, dry winter skin and hair behind!
NEW! Burt’s Bees Sheer Body Lotion, ($10; burtsbees.com):
If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer with a light-weight scent–look no further. It’s formulated with Safflower Oil Oleosomes, which are clinically shown to instantly moisturize skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth. So spritz away and let your skin (and nose) feel fragrantly refreshed.
I am absolutely smitten with these new sheer body lotion sprays! I love to spray them on my damp skin after my shower for an all over veil of moisture. They leave my skin feeling soft, silky and springtime fresh!
Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm, ($30; laurenbbeauty.com):
This rich hydrator absorbs instantly to restore parched, straggly cuticles to their prime. Our advanced amino acid complex and biotin promotes healing; sweet almond oil, mango & shea butter, and Vitamin E add moisture; and beeswax creates a water-resistant barrier for extra protection.
Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream , ($15, moltonbrown.com):
A replenishing hand cream blended with white truffle extract and rose. This intensive hand cream is an instantly absorbed daily treat for delectably soft and luxuriously moisturized hands with temptingly sweet aromas.
Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment, ($36; josiemaran.com):
This expert treatment repairs and restores hair in just one minute. Its gentle formula is infused with Argan Oil, which contains a large amount of vitamin E to reverse damage caused by heat and over-styling, leaving hair smoother, shinier, and healthier. In the shower, the oil warms itself up to the ideal temperature for penetrating strands to effectively seal in moisture.
I love, love love this hot oil treatment! My hair is left looking, feeling and smelling amazing. It is so shiny and bouncy after I use it.
NEW! Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm , ($3.99; burtsbees.com):
It’s the original Beeswax Lip Balm you love—just squeezable. This version of the Burt’s Bees classic balm is softer and smoother with a slanted tip for precise application. This 100% natural formula contains moisturizing Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished—and, of course, a splash of Peppermint for that signature tingle.
This lip balm is definitely my favorite for keeping my lips soft and smooth. My husband always runs the fan in our room at night and that often chaps my lips! I keep this tube of Burt's Bees right next to my bed on my nightstand so that I can apply it whenever I need it.
Disclaimer: I received samples of a few of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Spring is almost here for some of us! But for others still stuck in the snow zone, the last thing you need is a blizzard of bad hair days to boot. Whether you’re hunkering down or hitting the slopes, we have some quick and easy solutions to help you combat some of these annoying winter hair issues.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Don't let the winter weather rule your hair! Agave hair care products can bring back beauty, radiance and health to your frazzled hair. My hair has been getting to the point of being dry and brittle lately. I was looking for something to revitalize my hair and to restore some much needed moisture and shine. Thankfully, I received a couple of amazing hair care products from Agave that have saved my hair! Below you will see the products that I love!
Agave Restorative Hydrating Mask ($38, Sephora):
An intensive reconditioning mask loaded with Agave plant sugars to transform dull, frizzy hair into gorgeous and manageable locks. The mask won’t weigh hair down, preserves color and also seals split ends. It’s perfect for all hair types including fine, medium or coarse.
This hair mask is so very rich and creamy. I apply it to my hair from roots to ends while it is still damp. (After shampooing.) It smells wonderful. I usually leave this product in my hair while I am shaving my legs, and then I rinse it out. My hair is left soft, perfectly hydrated, shiny and healthy looking. My split ends look completely sealed up.
Agave Revitalizing Shine Spray ($26, Sephora):
The lightweight micromist is formulated for all hair types (fine, medium or coarse) to create a brilliant shine and to smooth frizz. It is infused with Agave plant sugars which penetrate deep into the hair shaft to hydrate, nourish and smooth hair while sealing the outer cuticle. It helps to preserve and also intensify hair color to maintain its vibrancy.
After I towel dry my hair, I mist this spray lightly all throughout my hair. After my hair is dry, it looks shiny and beautiful. My hair looks luxurious and very healthy!
You can purchase Agave products at Sephora.com.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Welcome To New York – Topganic Transformation Giveaway
Topganic is offering one lucky fan the chance to win a TOPGANIC TRANSFORMATION from a leading New York City stylist and beauty loot worth $1000!
Kicking off the first installment of their “Where’s Topganic Transformation Giveaway” series, is the hair care line’s hometown, New York City!
Topganic, the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea, provides a truly natural approach to protect and nourish hair. The brand’s luxurious range of shampoos, conditioners, masks and oils work to prevent further damage from chemicals, heat styling and pollution.
For the chance to win, simply become a fan of Topganic’s Facebook page and comment on the corresponding contest post. Be sure to check back frequently for additional Topganic Transformation city contests. *Travel not included.
I just had to share this contest! I absolutely love Topganic hair care. It is amazing! It makes my hair luxuriously soft and healthy!
For more information about Topganic go to: http://www.topganic.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Let’s face it, now that the motivation of tiny bikinis and warm summer afternoons has passed, our normal beauty routine tends fall behind. However, regardless if you’re hitting the slopes or in hibernation mode this winter, it’s crucial you keep up with a few beauty rituals regularly.
Below are three beauty rituals our industry pros say you should be continuing ALL year, no matter what the season may be:
- Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen. Don’t be fooled by lower temperatures, overcast skies or rainy days. UV rays are just as strong when hitting the slopes as they are on the beach. “The easiest way to prevent sun damage and protect your skin is to apply an SPF of at least 30 every day - not to mention, look younger. Reapplying every 2 hours if in the sun is critical as well” says Dr. Nussbaum, Dermatologist and Brand Spokesperson for Sebamed.
- Use Hair Masks Regularly. Do you color your hair, straighten it a few times a week or use a lot of hair spray? Adding chemicals, applying heat or using products are habits that we all find hard to kick, and can come with some unwanted side effects. Anna Urban, CEO of AVIVA™ notes that “you should be applying a hair mask like Aviva’s Hair Rescue Renewal Masque 1-2 times per week to repair damage and restore elastic, while replenishing the moisture which often depletes from dry summer heat and the cold winter air.” ($29.95, AvivaHair.com)
- Wax Even Through Winter. Let’s face it, as the temperature drop we are inevitably becoming a little bit lazier with our normal waxing routine and the motivation for tiny bikinis and warm summer afternoons pass. Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers notes that “maintaining regular waxes year-round will benefit you in the long run because waxing weakens the hair follicle, causing hair to grow back slower, lighter and thinner over time. Dry, winter hair is more likely to break when waxing, causing it to grow back faster and thicker, so you want to keep skin hydrated and healthy (ie. drink lots of water and exfoliate regularly.)”
My Thoughts: I can relate to all of the above! I especially love to give my hair (the hair on my head, not on my legs) a little extra TLC during these colder months. My hair gets unbelievably dry and brittle in the winter.
My favorite products for taming my frizz and keeping my hair soft, shiny and manageable are the Aviva’s Hair Rescue Renewal Masque which I use once a week. It leaves my hair very silky and revitalized.
Right after washing my hair, I always apply Aviva's Anti-Frizz Keratin Renewal Serum. I distribute it throughout my damp hair and just let it air dry. My hair is left with amazing shine and beautiful bounce. It looks very healthy and feels soft and smooth. I am in love with this product!
To learn more about Aviva products go to: https://avivahair.com
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Be Picture Perect this Mother's Day with Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care. Agadir Argan Oil has the perfect collection of products, for Mom and Daughter.
Formulated with sulfate and paraben free argan oil based products, the full collection features 15 different products that will keep Mom and Daughter picture perfect on the special day.
- The very high level of vitamin E have moisturizing and healing properties and is one of the most biological, antioxidants in neutralizing free radicals.
- It is ideal for regenerating and nourishing, dry hair.
- Argan oil is pressed from the fruits of the Argan tree (Argania Spinosa) that is native to Morocco and known to live up to 200 years.
- For centuries, Moroccans have used Argan oil in skin care and within their nutritious diet.
- Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world. A very labor-intensive process, performed primarily by Moroccan women, is required to shell and crush the fruits prior to pressing the oil.
- Argan oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve hair's elasticity. The oil is high in lipids, including the omega-9 oleic acid and the omega-6 linoleic acid.
- Absorbs Quickly
- Highly Moisturizing
- Golden in Color with Moderate Viscosity
- Rich in Alpha Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
- Rich in Phenols and Phenolic Acid
- Rich in Carotenes
- Natural Antioxidant
- High in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
I was sent samples of Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care to review. The products I received are as follows: Daily Moisturizing Shampoo, Daily Moisturizing Conditioner, Moisture Mask, Argan Oil Hair Treatment, Styling & Sculpting Gel, Styling Finishing Spritz and Volumizing Finishing Spray.
My daughters and I have long hair that often gets dry and dull. Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care products are truly amazing and luxurious products that transform dry and lifeless hair into shiny, silky and very soft hair.
My Experience: I love these products! Just from the first time using the shampoo, I knew it was different. It lathers up luxuriously, drenching every strand in moisture as it deeply cleans the hair leaving it smelling fresh and so shiny. The daily conditioner makes my hair perfectly moisturized. Split ends seem to disappear.
Once a week, I use the Moisture Mask to repair my parched hair. It works deep down to penetrate my hair shaft, leaving it restored to lustrous beauty.
After shampooing and conditioning my hair, and towel drying I always apply the Agadir Oil leave-in hair treatment to my damp hair. This treatment completely seals the moisture into my hair leaving it shiny and silky. As for styling, I use the styling gel to tame flyaways and to help hold my hair into place. I finish off my hairstyle with the Spritz spray, which holds my 'do' and allows it to shine.
Lastly, I will spray my hair all over with the aerosol hairspay to add extra holding power. My teenage daughters are equally enamored of these products.
(This is the not the best mother/daughter picture, I know. My daughter was photo bombing me, but hey, my hair is great!)
To learn more about Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care or to place an order go to: https://www.agadirint.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.