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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.
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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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
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
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.
Brighten Up Your Look with John Frieda Hair Care
It’s a new season which means it’s time to revamp your look. Bring out the beautiful color in your hair with John Frieda Hair Care – no salon visit necessary.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Collection ($9.99 each, ULTA)
You love being a blonde, so why let your captivating colour be anything but amazing? With this collection, your blonde will shine brighter than ever. Take your color from dull to dazzling with the NEW John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter collection, infusing it with a shimmery pearlescence to reveal a brighter, bolder, more reflective blonde.
- Start your shower off with Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Ultra Illuminating Shampoo to improve translucency and light reflection while it cleanses, revealing a boosted blonde .
- After shampooing, apply the Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Blonde Perfecting Treatment to revitalize and harmonize your blonde, adding an overlay of stunning shimmer that moves naturally in the light. Apply first to the underside sections of the hair, followed by the top and back sections. Then add one all-over, full coat to the hair. Wait five minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Wash hands after use and allow three washes between each treatment.
- Finally, apply Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Ultra Illuminating Conditioner. This weightless conditioner will moisturize, nourish and smooth hair, while leaving behind the shimmery, pearlescent finish.
For best results, use the Shampoo and Conditioner daily, but make sure to allow at least three washes between each treatment application.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Collection ($9.99 each at food, drug and mass retailers)
Get that natural looking sun-kissed glow with this trio of shampoo, conditioner and in-shower treatment. Introduced in 2016, this is the first at-home range of products to lighten and brighten brunette colour right in the shower. It will illuminate warm honey and caramel tones in your hair to make it look naturally lightened by the sun.
- Prior to shampoo and conditioner, start off with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In-Shower Treatment. Your brunette color will instantly be lifted up 1 shade, bringing out its lighter, warmer dimensions. It works by removing a type of melanin from the hair shaft that’s particular to brunettes, resulting in a permanent, all-over lighting. The dual-tube applicator lets you blend the lightener in your hands, with no extra mixing step. Run the foaming treatment through your hair, leave it on for 5 minutes, and then rinse completely.
- Gradually brighten & illuminate glowing brunette tones with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo & Visibly Brighter Conditioner. They take brunette hues in a warmer, more golden direction and add s shine for extra brightness.
For best results, use the Shampoo and Conditioner daily, and apply the treatment approximately once every four weeks (1-2 times during each color cycle)