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NEW LINE FROM THE GRANDPA SOAP COMPANY PROMISES UNIQUELY NATURAL HAIRCARE
Originators of Pine Tar soaps start a new haircare tradition, with cruelty-free, naturally-formulated shampoos and conditioners
I am always on the lookout for natural hair care products, and so I was happy to get the chance to review The Grandpa Soap Company products. (I honestly thought that the products might geared more toward men or perhaps the elderly because of the name, but boy, was I wrong!)
The Grandpa Soap Company, one of the oldest continuously operating soap-makers in America, is introducing a new line of naturally-made hair care products. Formulated from proven, functional ingredients, Grandpa’s shampoos and conditioners round out a product line that is able to solve any skin and hair problem, the natural way.
The new haircare collection includes Pine Tar scalp-therapy shampoo and conditioner, which teams pine tar with the natural properties of tea tree oil to combat dry, itchy scalp.
Three additional shampoo and conditioner duos are being introduced to provide specific benefits: smoothing and nourishing Buttermilk for dry and damaged color-treated hair, purifying and rejuvenating Rosemary and Rose Clay to restore healthy hair shine, and clarifying and calming organic Witch Hazel to remove environmental build-up and oil residue.
All of The Grandpa Soap Company’s products are free of the harsh chemicals commonly found in bath products, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors. They are gentle enough for daily use and safe for color-treated hair.
The company’s commitments to cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable practices are backed by third-party certifications, including Leaping Bunny and the National Celiac Association, for certified Gluten-Free. The packaging for Grandpa’s haircare products, including the 8-ounce tube and cap, are fully-recyclable and all components are made in the same facility, to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a home free of unnecessarily toxic cleansers.” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-CEO of The Grandpa Soap Company. “We are excited to reveal our new line of shampoos and conditioners to families who are seeking responsibly-made and naturally-formulated personal care products.”
My thoughts: I was sent a generous assortment of samples from The Grandpa's Soap Company. I received several smaller sizes and several full-sized products. I am in Grandpa Soap Company heaven!
I have been using and loving all of the products in the month since I received them, but my very favorite hair care shampoo and conditioner is as follows:
Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner
My hair is highlighted and tends to be extremely dry. It takes a special nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep my parched hair hydrated. The first thing I noticed when I used the Buttermilk shampoo, was that it smelled so amazing! And then the lather is so luxuriously rich. It felt exhilarating to wash my hair. As I was rinsing, I could actually hear my hair 'squeaking' which to me means that this shampoo was doing its job in cleansing my hair. It was leaving zero residue behind!
After rinsing out the shampoo, I actually lightly towel dried my hair before I applied the Buttermilk conditioner so that it would have a better chance of penetrating my damaged hair shaft. The first thing I noticed about this conditioner (besides the delicious fragrance) was how thick, rich and creamy it is. I worked it throughout my hair, and placed a shower cap on my head to keep on while I shaved my legs. This process allows the conditioner time to get the chance to repair the damage in my hair and to fully hydrate it. After rinsing it, and allowing my hair to air dry, I just cannot stop running my fingers through my hair because it is truly soft as silk.
Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
A calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower & Coconut Oil gently removes environmental buildup and oil residue from scalp to leave hair shiny and smooth.
I use a lot of different products in my hair, which causes a layer of build-up over time. It is very important to remove that build-up every other shampoo with a clarifying shampoo like Grandpa's Soap Company's Witch Hazel formula. I use this shampoo and conditioner duo every other time I wash my hair. It gently breaks down all of the dulling layers of old product from each strand of my hair, deeply cleaning it without disturbing my hair's natural oils. I feel such an incredible difference after using these products.
The lather is luxuriously foamy, and the conditioner leaves my hair so soft. The Witch Hazel shampoo and conditioner are two of my very favorite beauty essentials.
When my hair looks healthy, I feel great!
Grandpa’s haircare products have suggested retail prices between $8.49 and $9.99, and are available nationally in supermarkets and independent, natural grocery chains.
October 10th is National Love Your Hair Day, the day for all people to stop fussing about their hair problems and embrace their locks as a unique, diverse form of self-expression. Whether you have tameless curls, sleek hair, mermaid colors or beachy waves, this holiday is the day to look yourself in the mirror and say, "This is my hair, and I love it!"
To celebrate, my friend has rounded up It's a 10 Haircare's best all-inclusive hair products that celebrate all types of hair and perfect unique styles instantly, so everyone can feel like a "10" on 10/10!
I always love my hair when I use It's a 10 hair care products. In fact, I think it is impossible to have a bad hair day when using these! I love this brand.
For more information, go to: https://itsa10haircare.com
As all the crazy and madness from fashion week has come to an end, I wanted to make sure you saw this season’s cutest AND smallest models to take the runway. This year Cantu hosted the ever adorable McClure Twins to walk in the 2017 Texture on the Runway show. Not only were Ava and Alexa incredibly cute but their hair looked amazing, thanks to Cantu’s marvelous Global Artist, Maria Antoinette!
Ava’s style: The Braided Half Up Half Fro (Orange Skirt)~
Step 2: With dried hair, section the top section from ear to ear and secure the back portion of hair with an elastic band
Step 3: Part out a middle section for the first braid, braid that back all the way to the ends of the hair in that section
Step 4: On each side of the middle braid, braid 5 braids in a diagonal from the center braid back toward the original part, make sure that each braid is braided to the ends. For the 6th braid closest to the ear, part out a section and braid from behind the ear towards the front. These will hang forward, and get decorated with beads. Repeat on both sides of the middle braid
Step 5: Release the large section of hair in the back. Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start finger coiling the curls. Repeat on all the back section of hair
Step 6: Take the braid tails and combine 2 to 3 braids and twist into a Bantu knot at the base of each cornrows. Bead the two hanging forward braids
Step 7: Once the back hair is dry separate the curls and pick at the root for volume
Alexis’s style: The Braided Frohawk (Green Skirt)~
Step 2: Section the hair into three sections from forehead to the nape. Creating a Mohawk in the middle and two sections one on each side. Secure each section with an elastic
Step 3: With each side section, install 10-12 cornrows. Leave the ends of the braid loose to blend into the curly-hawk, that will be in the middle
Step 4: With both sides cornrowed down, Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start large chunky two strained Twist. Twist to the ends and then twist into a Bantu Knot. Repeat on the full middle section including the loose cornrow ends
Step 5: Allow those to set a few hours or overnight. Un- twist and pick at the roots to hide parts and create volume.
Step 6: Add colorful hair clips to jazz up the finished look
Looking for the perfect hairstyle for the fall and upcoming holidays? Ever wonder how to achieve super straight hair flawless that has just the right amount of volume? With these best-selling tools from Gold ‘N Hot you can easily, and surprisingly, create this perfectly polished do yourself!
Gold ‘N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer with Tourmaline ($39.99, Folica.com): This ultra-light dryer outputs tens-of-thousands of negative ions to dry hair faster with less damage resulting in healthy, shiny, beautiful hair. Tourmaline conditioning emits negative ions heat to reduce static frizz and seal in moisture. With 2 Speeds and 6 heat settings, you can achieve any hair style.
Gold ‘N Hot 1” Ceramic Crimping Iron ($36.00, SallyBeauty.com): Who would’ve thought crimpers were still cool? It’s hairstylist’s best kept secret to achieve volume. Separate the hair and use the crimper on the under pieces. Hold at root and see an instant lift. Gold ‘N Hot’s easy to use crimping iron has ceramic plates with seal-in conditioning that leaves you with silky-soft hair. With a quick 60 second heat-up, you’re almost ready to rock.
Gold ‘N Hot 1″ Professional Ceramic Straightening Iron ($39.99, SallyBeauty.com) : This iron’s ceramic floating plates are made to eliminate gaps between plates and create the ultimate polished look. With a quick 60-second heat-up and easy access controls, your styling time is cut down. Ceramic plates distribute heat evenly for fast styling and seal in moisture leaving your hair shiny, silky-soft, frizz-free.
My hair is an extension of me, literally. If my hair doesn't look great, then I don't feel so great. I always love finding new hair care companies that can help me to achieve my goal of having healthy, shiny and lustrous hair!
The Mane Choice Haircare, is a line of premium products to help nourish, grow and retain hair. This scientifically advanced product line was created by a Physician and Registered Nurse duo (who are also husband and wife!) to offer solutions to common hair problems.
Each of the 29 products are infused with vitamins and essential nutrients including Biotin, Vitamin A, B, C, D, & E to create beautiful, healthy hair. The range includes everything from shampoos and conditioners to growth serums and multivitamins.
1. Easy On The CURLS Detangling Hydration Shampoo ($12.99)
A revolutionary product for curly hair. No more dreading wash days, as this advanced shampoo cuts wash time in half by eliminating knots and tangles. Infused with Biotin and Vitamin E to nourish, grow and hydrate hair, leaving it feeling soft and shiny, while eliminating the dry and stripped feeling
2. Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restore Mask Treatment ($17.99)
A healthy hair essential. Formulated to penetrate the hair shaft and infuse it with high-quality vitamins and nutrients to transform hair into its healthiest state. Enriched with biotin, green tea, and carrot oil, this product will immediately begin to repair and restore dry and damaged strands.
3. Manetabolism Plus Vitamins ($25.99)
A daily complete dietary supplement formulated to grow hair longer, thicker, faster and healthier, while also acting as a multivitamin to aid in overall nutrition. Manetabolism Plus works to nourish hair follicles, prevent hair loss, remove scalp toxins and speed up hair growth with zinc, niacin, folic acid and a biotin dose of 5000 mcg. Ingredients also stimulate the circulation on the scalp and have the ability to rejuvenate dead, inactive and slow growing follicles.
I was given the chance to review a few of The Mane Choice products, including the shampoo and hair mask (shown above.) From the very first use, I could feel that my hair had been given new life, plus smelled amazing. I was also sent the following products to review (in addition to the shampoo and hair mask.)
This 3-in-1 conditioner is formulated to revitalize and refresh the hair instantly. An advanced conditioner that can be used as a Co-Wash, Leave In, and Detangler. Adds shine, softness and manageability. Stops breakage during the detangling process. Leaves the hair softer and more elastic.
The nutrient contents of this conditioner makes the hair less dry and less prone to breakage by allowing the hair to hold in more moisture for longer periods of time. When used a Co-Wash this unique formula gently rinses away impurities and product build up. Infused with Biotin and Tea Tree to promote growth and retention.
I use this amazing product as a leave-in, which I apply throughout my damp hair after towel-drying. It makes my hair look and feel completely revitalized.
Blossom Silkening Serum 2-in-1 Thermal Protection & Dry Hair Revitalizer is a 2-in-1 professional quality thermal defense and dry hair revitalizing serum. Specially formulated to help shield your hair from heat appliances so you can enjoy your styles with confidence. Instantly revitalizes twists, braids, locs, curls and straight hair.
I love this lightweight serum! It adds the shine my hair needs, plus removes frizz and protects my hair from heat damage. It makes my imperfect hair look.......perfect!
These products are available at TheManeChoice.com as well as select Target, Rite Aid and Sally Beauty Stores.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It seems like hemp beauty products are getting a lot of attention this week (wink wink.) Did you know hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids? This makes hemp such a great emollient for hair and skin, providing the ultimate hydration and leaving it feeling soft, supple and moisturized.
Nature’s Gate, a collection of natural/vegan hair and skincare products, are trusted for their safe, vegan, wholesome, responsible and cruelty-free formulas. The brand offers a collection of Hemp products that are ideal for dry hair and skin.
Nature’s Gate Hemp + Argan Oil Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner ($8.39, Whole Foods & Sprouts): Gently cleanses hair with a unique blend of Hemp Seed Oil and Argan Oil. Ideal for dry/coarse hair.
Nature’s Gate Hemp Body Lotion ($10.29, Whole Foods & Sprouts) Indulge in Hemp hydration! The Hemp Lotion nourishes skin with a gentle blend of Hemp Seed Oil, Magnolia Bark and Elderflower.
Nature’s Gate Hemp Body Wash ($8.59, Whole Foods & Sprouts) Quiet your mind! The reviving Hemp Body Wash awakens the senses with a blend of Hemp Seed oil, Milk Thistle, and Dandelion.
Disclaimer: I posted in exchange for product samples. Any opinions are my own.
With Spring starting a few weeks ago it’s time to start getting you beauty routine up to speed – specifically, we mean your hair!
Out with the old and let’s try something new!The new hair care brand, éprouvage features a Progressive Plant Cell Technology that promote ultimate scalp health to help you achieve the thick, beautiful and healthy hair you have always dreamed of. Whether you need to nurture stressed hair, replenish dry/tired strands or are looking to stop thinning hair/hair fall – you have got to try this brand!
éprouvage Fortifying Shampoo (Ulta.com $15)
A restorative shampoo that nurtures stressed hair and replenishes tired strands. Hair is left stronger, healthier & more manageable. Formulated with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthy scalp and hair.
I love this shampoo! It gently, yet thoroughly cleanses my hair, leaving it perfectly clean and beautiful.
éprouvage Fortifying Conditioner (Ulta.com $16)
This fortifying daily conditioner strengthens, hydrates, and seals the hair's cuticle. It protects hair and prevents future breakage, resulting in younger, more manageable hair. Formulated with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthy scalp & hair.
This conditioner truly replenishes my dry, brittle, color treated hair like no other.
éprouvage Reparative Treatment Masque (Ulta.com, $18)
Strong hair is essential to thicker, healthier-looking hair. This formula offers a deeply penetrating, reparative conditioning treatment that cumulatively strengthens from within. Formulated with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthy scalp & hair.
éprouvage Restorative Scalp Serum (Ulta.com $30)
A potent scalp and hair follicle serum formulated with high-dosage of Redensyl, along with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cells: Egyptian blue lily stem cells, French oak extracts, and various effective vegetable proteins. Gently and actively soothe, protect, and reinforce the base of the hair follicle to give the best scalp conditions to let your hair thrive.
I have been using éprouvage hair care products for about a week now. My hair is damaged and dry because it is color treated. éprouvage shampoo, conditioner and their leave-in conditioning treatment are definitely working miracles in my hair. My hair is so soft and silky, and I can't help running my fingers through it! My hair hasn't looked or felt this healthy in forever.
For more information go to: http://www.eprouvage.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
There's a new brush in town that loves your tangles! It is called Tangle Teezer, and it is a brush with a difference. It has special teeth that flex over tangles. The Tangle Teezer is able to detangle wet and dry hair without pulling or tugging. This miracle hair tool helps you to achieve glossy lustrous hair.
My daughter, Myelie often gets huge 'rats nests' in the underside of her long thick hair. We have often had no other choice but to cut her hair to get rid of the massive tangled knot. Tangle Teezer came to the rescue and worked its magic on Myelie's hair, even when it was wet. I was astounded, because nothing had ever even come close to removing those tangles the way Tangle Teezer does. No pain, no trauma, just smooth shiny tangle-free hair for my girl.
I love Tangle Teezer! It is truly our new miracle product!
It works on any hair length or texture. You can even use it on hair weaves or extensions.
Order your Tangle Teezer here.
Disclosure: I was sent a Tanger Teezer to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.