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Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are all are searching for the perfect gift for Mom. What better way to make her feel appreciated and loved than by giving her a product that makes her look good on the outside, and feel good on the inside! YANTRA Beauty gives people the ability to “Feel good about looking good” by donating 10% of every purchase to one of their charity partners,which you choose at check out.
If Mom is looking for the perfect, lightweight serum, look no further than YANTRA’s “ Reign Supreme”Serum. This serum hydrates hair and tames frizz without weighing it down or making your hair greasy. For the moms with shorter hair, “The Bomb” balm is the perfect pomade to help texturize with light hold and hydrate your mom’s locks. Both of these products utilize oil from the Alexandrian Laurel, which has been used in the Polynesian Islands for generations as a restorative element for the skin. YANTRA beauty is the first company to formulate the oils for hair as well.
"Reign Supreme" Serum, $60
"The Bomb" Balm, $40
I am so excited whenever I discover another amazing hair care company that specializes in making my hair beautiful, and yes, SEXY. My hair is one of my main focuses of beauty. If my hair does not look good, then I will not even leave the house. That sounds so shallow, but it is so true!
PK by Pearson Knight is Pearson Knight is an independent, free-spirited hair stylist + style maker who has created beauty products that reflect his passion for high-fashion and fierce love for effortless, natural + raw beauty.
That sounds like just the kind of hair styling products that I seek! Products that make me look effortless and natural, so I knew that PK by Pearson Knight products would be right up my alley.
Beach Grit Volume and Texture Spray
Sexy, effortless, casual style that is always a good look on any day. Mist on damp or dry hair from root to tip for easy, undone texture and enhanced natural waves. Or, just hit the roots for extra volume.
I am in love with Beach Grit! First of all, it smells heavenly! I apply it to my hair when it is dry, and spray it all over, and then I start scrunching it. This adds delightful beachy, wavy texture and shine. I love it!
For effortless texture and hold, apply into palms, then work through damp or dry hair to define and shape as desired.
I always enjoy a texturizing product in my hair styling routine because I like to tame the baby hairs closest to my face. I also use the mud to 'flare out' and add volume to my bangs and my sides. (This is similar to how I styled my hair in the 80's.) This product gives my hair amazing, yet flexible hold without any flakiness.
I can count on PK products to ensure that I never have another 'bad hair day.' Another plus is that my hair is done in minutes, and I am always thrilled with the results!
For more information on PK by Pearson Knight, go to: https://www.pearsonknight.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching (seriously, where did this year go!?), I wanted to share with you some exciting promos from Macadamia Professional who can help you achieve fabulous hair this holiday season all on a budget with these stylish deals!
Macadamia Professional is one of my personal hair care favorites, so, I am definitely going to be all over this sale to stock up on Christmas gifts for my sisters and my daughters. We have a lot of hair in my family!
Known for their salon-quality hair care, treatment and styling products, Macadamia Professional will be offering customers 50% off and free shipping on all orders placed between November 22nd and November 27th. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on the brands latest launches and most popular products including the NEW Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment that replenishes stressed-out, depleted strands with essential vitamins and minerals – and the Smoothing Curl Cream which controls unruly curls while still providing a light, crunch-free feel.
Additionally, Macadamia Professionals collections of bestselling masques not only make great gifts but are also necessary to keep your locks healthy and hydrated this winter. Choose from the Weightless Moisture Masque (baby fine to fine hair), Nourishing Moisture Masque (medium to coarse hair), and Ultra Riche Moisture Masque (very coarse to coiled hair), each tailored to address the moisture needs of specific hair types.
Below are additional details on these amazing products:
Nourishing Moisture Shampoo ($22.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
Nourishing Moisture Shampoo gives medium to coarse hair textures the rich hydration they require. It contains our exclusive Pro Oil Complex, a blend of Macadamia and Argan Oils to help strengthen and repair hair as well as Hazelnut and Avocado Oils to lock in moisture and nourish hair. In addition, it contains a combination of Vitamins A, C, and E to balance hair and help improve tensile strength after every wash.
Nourishing Moisture Conditioner ($22.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
Is your hair in need of a full moisture and shine re-boot? Introducing a luxuriously soft and effective formula that deeply penetrates hair down to the roots and scalp for all-over moisturization. Infused with our naturally beneficial Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils, we have added Avocado and Hazelnut Oils for even deeper hair and scalp moisture saturation. Repair, restore, and strengthen with a combination of Collagen and Silk Amino Acids included for all-over beauty and shine.
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment ($22.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
Delivers reinforcement to strengthen, replenish and protect. Used regularly, hair feels healthier and becomes more resistant to breakage. The perfect balance of ingredients leaves hair soft, conditioned and never brittle (over-proteinized.) Protects hair strands and helps to prevent against future breakage by increasing elasticity.
Macadamia Professional Smoothing Curl Cream ($19.95, MacadamiaHair.com)
A conditioning styling cream that controls and smoothes unruly curls, while still providing a light, touchable-soft feel. Fights humidity for fizz control, tames flyaways and creates a natural-looking shine. Premium blend of hold and styling agents provide long term curl retention.
Ultra Rich Moisture Masque ($36.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
Ultra Rich Moisture Masque gives coiled- or coarse-textured hair an instant boost of moisture. It supplies nourishment to damaged, dry hair and strengthens each strand to help repair hair and defend against damage in the future. It locks hydration in and leaves hair shiny, healthy, and restored.
Nourishing Moisture Masque ($36.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
Nourishing Moisture Masque gives medium to course hair textures the ultimate repairing, reconstructing, and hydrating treatment they need. Infused with our exclusive Pro Oil Complex, it leaves hair detangled, silky, and frizz-free. Perfect for damaged, dry, or color-treated hair, the masque improves hair health, shine, and elasticity.
Weightless Moisture Masque ($36.00, MacadamiaHair.com)
This ultra-lightweight formula gives baby fine to fine hair textures all the benefits of a hair masque, without added weight. This hair masque for dry hair nourishes, conditions and strengthens the individual hair strands to help repair and prevent future breakage. It is infused with the exclusive Pro Oil Complex and Walnut Oil, which leaves hair detangled, frizz-free and smooth.
BONUS BEAUTY DEALS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!
ColorProof known for their vegan hair care and style products that are formulated for color treated hair will be offering 25% off select kits and free shipping on their website this holiday season as well! Gifts, Gifts, Gifts Galore!
I cannot believe that the holidays are already upon us! This holiday season, Tony Odisho brushes, shampoos and conditioners are the perfect stocking stuffers for your loved ones. With an affordable price point and high-quality product developed by the man behind the chair, Tony Odisho, these products below make the ideal gifts for this holiday season.
Small/ Medium/Large Round Copper Brush
Get your style on with this Round Copper Brush line. Inspired by the timeless beauty and elegance of French copper cookware, we are proud to introduce the newest addition to the Ostia Collection, our Round Copper Brush this brush is the ideal styling tool! Available in three sizes, the pPure copper core retains and distributes heat evenly for a smoother and healthier finish to your style. The extra-long bristles and boar strip work together to create the perfect tension for styling, while the seamless handle guarantees a snag-free blowout every time! Tourmaline bristles withstand heat and prolong the life expectancy of the brush. You will love the results when you use the Ostia Collection Round Copper Brush line line! Available in 3 sizes. to get your style on!
- Looks chic and elegant
- Inspired by French Copper Cookware
- Copper core distributes heat evenly- leaving hair healthy and smooth
- Extra-long bristles and boar strip work together to create the perfect tension
- Tourmaline bristles withstand heat and prolong the life expectancy of the brush
- Seamless, snag-free handle
Small/ Medium/Large Paddle Brush
- High quality mixed bristle brush
- Creates a silky, smooth style
- Bristles are strong enough to detangle extensions and natural hair, but gentle enough to smooth through keratin protein bonds
The perfect blend of boar and nylon bristles makes this brush strong enough to detangle extensions and natural hair, but gentle enough to smooth through keratin protein bonds. Great for all hair types. I love this brush! It is perfect for brushing through after I apply my leave-in conditioner. It helps to evenly distribute it so that my hair can achieve a uniform application.
Gentle Moisture Shampoo 8oz
- Ideal for natural hair and hair extensions
- Sulfate, paraben, and sodium chloride free
- Color- safe formula
- Cleanses and stimulates hair and scalp
- Improves hair elasticity and shine
- Improves hair and adds shine, cleanses and stimulates hair/scalp
Eleven distinct botanical extracts impart vital moisture while delicately restructuring hair for a clean, manageable finish. The rich, color-safe formula is sulfate, paraben and sodium chloride free. Ideal for both hair extensions and natural hair.
Intense Conditioner 8oz
- Smooths and hydrates
- Increases hair strength and elasticity
- Anti-inflammatory for scalp health
- Restores hair’s natural texture, glow and luster
- Strengthens hair shaft
The Ostia Intense Conditioner is a nourishing daily conditioner that deeply moisturizes, strengthens and improves the elasticity of the hair. This naturally gentle formulation adds softness, manageability, and shine to all hair types- especially color treated, keratin treated, and human hair extensions. This alcohol-free formula is infused with vanilla bean for a fresh, natural fragrance.
Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist
The power of three. Detangle, shine, protect. This vitamin-packed mist leaves hair soft, healthy and manageable without adding weight or buildup. Created with Titanium Dioxide to block damaging UV rays, jojoba oil to moisturize, and Dimenthicone for heat protection, the 3-in-1 Mist provides intense protection for your natural hair or extensions. I am IN LOVE with this amazing hair mist! I spray it all over my damp hair after I wash and towel dry it. I then brush it throughout my hair with my paddle brush. It leaves my hair soft, shiny, healthy and divine! This 3-in-1 Mist is my newest hair care obsession!
For more information, please check out tonyodisho.com
More about Tony Odisho:
Tony Odisho, President and Founder of Tony Odisho, began his career in Rome, Italy, where he studied cosmetology at the prestigious Marelena Academy. Young and ambitious, Odisho immigrated to the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe. He was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professionnel to work as an educator and color expert. Tony then opened his acclaimed salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village, Chicago. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony saw the need for his own line of high end hair extensions. He created Tony Odisho , offering the best quality extensions and everything needed to apply and care for them. Tony Odisho, Beauty for Life. Tony Odisho is still a master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada.
A few months after giving birth, many women notice that they will shed quite a bit of hair. Postpartum hair loss is more common than you might think –40% to 50% of women who have given birth experience it as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding the 9 months worth of hair it held onto during the pregnancy.
“While women are pregnant, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone skyrocket, causing the body to look and feel different. These hormones are not only responsible for making your mood more unreliable than ever, but can also give you that famous glow. The hormones change the way your body looks, but also how your hair looks. A lot of women experience increased hair growth, volume and shine while being pregnant,” Dr. Dendy Engelman, board certified dermatologist. After giving birth, the body stops producing the excessive amounts of female hormones, the estrogen levels plummet, and hair follicles move from the growing phase to the resting phase, leading the hair to fall out.
What can you do about this?
Consider a preventative approach, reduce the shedding cycle, and help the body rebalance and regrow thicker, healthier hair. NUTRAFOL for Women is formulated with key ingredients such as Ashwaghandha, Saw Palmetto, Kelp and BioCurcumin that can help balance elevated hormonal levels, reduce elevated stress levels, and restore the key nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. After about 3-4 months, you will start to see the voluminous healthy hair that you love.
While you wait….
- Use a volumizing hair mousse that will give your hair an extravagant boost. Also, make sure your hair is moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner and avoiding heat styling tools.
- Consider changing your haircut – not necessary to go as far as the mom bob!
- Wear accessories, like the black headband, to divert attention or cover your hairline (thank you Eva Chen for making this a trend)!
- Have fun- enjoy that little bundle of love! And remember #ThisTooShallPass
Nutrafol is a science based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels including physicians, salons and online. The company is committed to providing natural, healthy and effective solutions for hair loss and poor hair health. For further information, please visit: www.nutrafol.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Nutrafol.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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
I love summertime! I love the sun, the beach and swimming. Unfortunately, all of my summertime fun can ruin my hair color. That is no fun because I spend a lot of money at the salon. Thankfully, I have discovered Rita Hazan hair care products! Rita Hazan hair care products are designed to refresh virgin or salon-colored hair and keep it from fading.
True Color Shampoo
Step 1 in Rita's True Color Revolution. Specially designed for color treated hair, this rich-lathering shampoo gently yet effectively protects hues. Infused with botanical surfactants, it cleans and removes build up without stripping color. Rice proteins and Moringa Seed Extract leave hair squeaky clean and nourished. No build-up, so hair feels weightless.
True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss
Step 2 in Rita's True Color Revolution, glossing is the salon secret to keep color vibrant and hair as shiny as the day you got it colored. With 5 shades developed by Rita, this in-shower color-saver enhances shine and brilliance with mess-free application.
True Color Conditioner
Step 3 in Rita's True Color Revolution. Specially designed for color treated hair, this color-protecting conditioner richly hydrates without weighing hair down. Infused with Japanese Camelia Oil to leave strands feeling silky and manageable. Rita's fade-defying complex protects color from UV, environment and heat tools, preventing breakage while providing lustrous sheen.
Safe for all hair types. Sulfate, Sodium Chloride & Paraben Free.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Say so long to lather and give up suds for good! While the co-washing movement has taken the beauty industry by storm, it was Chaz Dean who put the ban of ‘poo on the map with his collection of cleansing conditioners from WEN Hair & Body Care. Formulated in scents you’ll love with an exclusive amino acid complex and nourishing peptides, Chaz’s line of conditioners includes the perfect match for every hair type and concern.
Also available from WEN by Chaz Dean, are his collections of limited edition seasonal scents, featuring Summer Tropical Paradise, Summer Coconut Lime Verbena, Summer Honey Peach and Summer Mango Coconut.
The Bamboo Green Tea collection is a gluten-free, rice-based formula designed for all hair types. With an exclusive blend of green, black, white and red teas, and the WEN amino acid and peptide complexes, Bamboo Green Tea is a powerfully nourishing line.
The Cucumber Aloe collection is the lightest formula from WEN Hair and Body. Designed to address an oily scalp, while keeping your hair hydrated and healthy, the collection is ideal for those with fine hair that is easily weighed down.
One of the most hydrating formulas, Fig is designed for thick, coarse or curly hair as it penetrates deeply, giving hair the hydration it needs. Fig is also the perfect choice for hair damaged by harsh chemical processes and heated styling tools.
For hair that needs a boost in volume, the Lavender collection is lightweight and deeply hydrating. This formula is ideal for hair that is easily weighed down or becomes flat by the end of the day.
With Amino Acids, Peptides, Four Tea Complex and an exclusive Bamboo Water Complex, the Mandarin Italian Fig collection promotes hair growth and repair. By restoring and protecting hair, volume, shine and strength is improved for all hair types.
This gluten-free, soy based formula is perfect for anyone with a sensitivity to wheat, but can be used by anyone. The Pomegranate collection provides the perfect balance of nourishment and hydration to all hair types and textures.
The first formula Chaz created and still the brand’s most popular, the Sweet Almond Mint collection is designed for all hair types and textures. Great for first timers, the Sweet Almond Mint collection is the perfect introduction to WEN Hair and Body Care.
The Tea Tree formula is designed to address common hair and scalp issues by nourishing and healing. The medicinal properties of tea tree deeply cleanse and hydrate, ideal for all hair types.
We’ve unlocked the secret to beautiful hair – and now we’re handing over the key. From the makers of Aussie Haircare, comes the refreshing approach to a brand new line of products that help users tell their story of beautiful, healthy hair. Family-owned and operated, Renpure combines high performance, salon quality, efficacious products with a line of haircare that allows your individuality, creativity and personal story to shine through.
Made for all women with all hair types and colors, Renpure prides themselves on utilizing ingredients like unrefined coconut oil, natural coconut water, argan oil, biotin, bamboo fibers, and tea tree oil, etc. that are not only good for you but also the environment. Their targeted collections serve to solve every hair concern or work to enhance the look and feel of your already beautiful tresses!
Black Label Coconut Line features un-refined, bare naked coconut oil and water in each product, which contain many more times the nutrients than most other competing brands and because of this the benefits are remarkable. The Black Label Coconut products contain tiny, light-weight coconut molecules that can very easily absorb deeply into hair, transporting all of those nutrients into the inner most part of your hair, which rapidly increases the overall thickness, strength, flexibility, shine, and health of all those gorgeous locks of hair! The line includes:
- Coconut Cream Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner
- Coconut Bamboo Shampoo & Conditioner
- Coconut Mint Curly Cleansing Conditioner
- Coconut Whipped Crème Leave-In Conditioner
- Coconut Oil Renewing Dry Oil
- Coconut Water Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner
- Coconut Water Replenishing Treatment Mist
- Coconut Water Sea Salt Spray
Viva Curls is the ultimate product line for girls with curls. The curl-catered formula provides a rich-Coconut and Shea Butter based line of products that nourish those twist, curls, coils, and waves more effectively than traditional curl care lines. Renpure’s fast-absorbing coconut oils and deeply nourishing Shea Butter brand of products penetrates deeply into each of those turns which helps your hair enhance its natural flexibility, which supports those curls. By using Viva Curls your curls, coils, waves, twists, and turns will become more defined, more bouncy, more shiny, and more healthy. The line includes:
- Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner
- Coconut Whipped Crème Leave-In Conditioner
- Whipped Coconut Curl Defining Gel
- Coconut Whipped Crème Cowash
Advanced Extra Strength line of hair care products feature higher amounts of the key ingredients your hair craves for ultimate hair nourishment. Each line is specifically designed around a certain ingredient, and each ingredient provides a unique set of hair-healing nutrients that are sure to keep your locks luster, health, and beauty at its finest. By adding an extra dose of the ingredients your hair craves you’ll notice you hair become shinier, livelier, and healthier! The line includes:
- Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
- Coconut Cream Shampoo & Conditioner
- Biotin & Collagen Shampoo & Conditioner
- Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner
- Tea Tree Lemon Sage Shampoo & Conditioner
- 7 Super Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
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.