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Just in time for summer, here’s the best under-the-radar, vegan, salon professional color shampoo and conditioner you’ve never heard of, but should def be using to upkeep that unicorn hair color you’ve given your clients. Celeb stylists share their thoughts on the brand below:
Kate Hudson’s stylist Peter Gray calls this brand the “Tesla of vegan hair care.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on styling Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney for the Met Ball he notes that while many “other vegan hair care lines fall flat, ABBA hair care really performs extremely well for professional styling.”
“Every great style starts with a good shampoo and conditioner. I used ABBA Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner after coloring Emma [Roberts]' hair. Since it's a color protectant, it helps to really lock in color.” – Nikki Lee (Owner of Nine Zero One Salon and stylist to Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle)
“There are a lot of shampoos that have harmful ingredients in them that are not only awful for your hair, but for your body. That's why I trust products like ABBA pure performance’s sulfate and paraben free color protection line which helps protect your hair while leaving it softer and shinier.” – Laini Reeves (Stylist to Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Adams)
Humidity and rain can ruin even the best hair days, leaving it frizzy and unmanageable. I'm not kidding, this has been the rainiest Spring ever here in Oregon. I am ready for some sunshine! Thankfully, I have found the perfect hair care products to keep my mane tame and frizz-free.
éprouvage just launched the products I need to overcome these Springtime Showers. The NEW Smoothing Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner are specifically designed to nourish and hydrate for sleek, manageable hair.
éprouvage Smoothing Shampoo ($15, éprouvage.com) – gently cleanses while providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
- Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
- Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
- Increases hair's resistance to breakage.
éprouvage Smoothing Conditioner ($16, éprouvage.com) – A replenishing and detangling conditioner that provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
- Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
- Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
- Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
I completely trust éprouvage hair care products to keep my hair looking as healthy as possible. éprouvage's shampoo has a delightful rich lather, and smells fresh and beautiful. It gently removes all built-up residue from my hair, leaving it shiny and soft.
The conditioner is very deeply moisturizing. I have not had any problems with split ends at all. My hair is very shiny and full of volume.
éprouvage is definitely one of my favorite hair care brands for keeping the moisture in, and the frizz out!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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)
Happy New Year! I am anticipating some wonderful times ahead in 2017. To start the new year off on the right foot, I am starting with my hair. Why my hair? Because it is the first thing a person notices when they meet you.
The condition of your hair reveals a lot about you and gives a person their first impression of you. Your hair may as well look effortlessly gorgeous, healthy and shiny. I am beyond excited to have discovered Marc Anthony hair care products. I have never experienced such luxurious hair.
I received a set of Marc Anthony hair care products to review. I was sent products from the Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Collection. This includes a Nourishing Shampoo, Nourishing Conditioner, Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment and Nourishing Dry Oil Spray.
First, I wash my hair with the Nourishing Shampoo.( I usually wash my hair every other night for best results.) This shampoo creates the most rich and luxurious lather I have ever experienced! It smells amazing, too. It rinses perfectly clean.
After rinsing, I apply the Nourishing Conditioner, and I work it through my hair. I leave it in for about five minutes (about the time it takes to shave my legs.) My hair literally feels like silk.
Once a week, I use the Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment to restore much needed moisture and vitality to my brittle hair. My split ends seem to completely vanish.
When my hair is still damp, I seal in the moisture with Nourishing Dry Oil Spray. This miraculous oil spray adds the final touch of glossy shine.
Since my hair is color treated, it should look and feel like hay, but since I have been using my Marc Anthony products,, my hair is in better condition than ever!
ABOUT MARC ANTHONY
Award-winning celebrity stylist, brand innovator and philanthropist, Marc Anthony has built a global haircare brand, Marc Anthony True Professional® through his discovery of world-class ingredients that promote natural beauty. The collection is comprised of high-quality, affordable hair care and body care products that nourish, hydrate and protect hair and skin. For over twenty years, the Marc Anthony
international salons and its extraordinary stylists have styled music icons to red carpet A-listers around the globe. The salons have become the R&D center for product innovation and authentication. The salon perfected products are available at major drug stores and specialty beauty retailers around the world.
For more information go to: http://www.marcanthony.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
My hair gets so unruly and haggard looking in the winter. I cannot use just any hair care brands to bring my hair back to life. It takes high-quality hair care products to restore health and life back into my hair. Thankfully, Novex has come to my rescue!
Discover the secrets of natural Brazilian beauty with Novex, the #1 selling keratin product line in Brazil. Novex is a deep conditioning system developed to treat the hair and restore shine and smoothness. Novex can be used on ALL hair types as it is based on Brazilian women who come in all colors and forms. Novex is consumer friendly and easily used at home. It does not take out curls or waves and simply de-frizzes the hair for ultimate shine and silkiness. Novex is one of the only keratin companies available in the US that is Brazilian owned and manufactured.
I received Embelleze Novex Coconut Oil products to review.
Novex's Embelleze Novex Coconut Oil products are enriched with the purest Coconut oil from Brazil and Vitamin E. This line is ideal to revive dry, rebellious and frizzy hair. While maintaining the natural moisture, prolonging for much longer the smooth and straight effect.
Coconut oil is a natural substance extremely nourishing and moisturizing. It has a high concentration of elements that strengthens the hair structure leaving it protected and resistant to external agents.
Here is a summary of the products I was sent:
Novex Coconut Oil Shampoo~ The Novex Coconut Oil Shampoo has been specially designed to naturally nourish, treat and leave the hair silky. Its formula counts the purest Coconut Oil, responsible to provide all the moisturizing and nourishment that your hair needs, leaving it smooth, without frizz and with a glossy shine. I love how it has a luxurious lather that cleans my hair perfectly and leaves it shiny and beautiful!
Novex Coconut Oil Conditioner~ Novex Coconut Oil Conditioner has been specially designed to nourish, repair and discipline frizzy hair. It contains the purest Coconut Oil that will add an extra glossy shine to your hair. My hair feels completely healthy and renewed whenever I use it.
Novex Coconut Oil Leave-in Conditioner~ The Novex Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner provides the necessary nutrients that grants straight, silky and nourish effect to the hair. Its formula with Coconut Oil creates a protective coat on strands that keeps outer agents from damaging the hair, leaving it always detangled, nourished with a glossy shine. After washing and conditioning my hair, this amazing conditioner is the perfect finishing touch that my damaged hair needs.
Novex Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Mask~ Novex Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is an intense treatment to repair dry and indiscipline hair, helping to restore shine and smoothness to any type of damaged hair. This product is enriched with the purest Coconut Oil from Brazil and Vitamin E. I use this product at least twice each week during the winter. My hair looks completely revitalized and my split ends seem to just vanish. I love it!
For more information go to: http://www.novexhaircare.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Brisk, icy cold winter air can definitely take its toll on your hair! Restore health and luster to your locks with Renpure hair care!
With Renpure hair products, it has never been easier to lay the foundation for healthy, nourished hair! After styling with blow dryers, hair straighteners and curling irons, your hair is at risk for major damage. “We’ve found coconut oil to be one of the most versatile ingredients in hair care,” said Renpure co-founder Tom Redmond Jr.. Renpure can be found in retailers nationwide including Target, Walmart, Ulta, Amazon, and more.
All of Renpure’s products are free of sulfates, parabens, harsh salts, dyes, and gluten for quality that can be seen and felt with every wash.
Be sure to treat yourself this holiday season or give the best gifts ever with these perfect hair care products and sets:
Black Label Set~
- Coconut Water Hydrating Shampoo, Coconut Water Hydrating Conditioner, Coconut Water Replenishing Treatment Mist, Coconut Oil Renewing Dry Oil
- Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo, Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner, Coconut Leave-in Conditioner, Coconut Replenishing Treatment Mist.
Renpure Winter and Holiday Gift Picks~
- Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo, Bamboo Coconut Water Conditioner, Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner.
- Moroccan Spring Water Shampoo, Moroccan Spring Water Conditioner, Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner
- Vitamin E Shampoo, Vitamin E Conditioner, Vanilla Mint Cleansing Conditioner
- Moroccan Spring Water Shampoo, Moroccan Spring Water Conditioner, Lavender Cleansing Conditioner
I received a set of Renpure hair care products to review. They are as follows:
Coconut Milk Replenishing Shampoo, Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner, Coconut Whipped Creme Leave-in Conditioner, Coconut Water Replenishing Treatment.
Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo~ This fabulous shampoo uses super smoothing Coconut Oil to help lubricate and protect your hair from damage. It lathers up luxuriously and gently cleans each hair fiber to give way to incredibly soft, super fresh hair!
Coconut Milk Nourishing Conditioner~ This luxurious conditioner builds and maintains your beautiful locks. With an abundant mixture of nutrients and oils, this formula seals each strand with the building blocks that create smooth, shiny hair. It smells amazing, too!
Coconut Whipped Crème Leave-in Conditioner~ This lightweight, moisturizing conditioner is a great solution for dry, frizzy hair. Coconut water has the ability to absorb quickly into each hair fiber, allowing it to deliver oils and vitamins that condition and heal the innermost area of the hair cuticle. Your hair will look smoother, feel softer, and be healthier. I add this to my damp hair after washing and conditioning. It leaves my hair looking and feeling beautiful.
Coconut Water Replenishing Treatment Mist~ This hydrating spray covers your hair in a super-lightweight Coconut Oil mist that adds vibrant shine, lots of smoothness, and tons of frizz control. It helps protect against breakage, split-ends, and heated styling tools, while also helping to detangle and restore your locks to a healthier state.
My hair has never been in better condition after using these Renpure products for a few weeks now. My hair has so much life in it! Usually these cold winter days leave my hair in a very sorry state. Because of Renpure, I am completely in love with my hair!
For more information go to: https://www.renpure.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
PRIME PRO Extreme (PRIME PRO), a successful São Paulo, Brazil-based beauty company is launching Bio Tanix, a patented, natural-based hair care system in the United States.
Bio Tanix, available in Brazil since 2013, meets the current U.S. market demand for safe keratin smoothing treatments, after-care and restoring products.
As seen on Today.com ( http://www.today.com/style/brazilian-beauty-treatments-we-re-taking-home-rio-t101755), PRIME PRO’s Bio Tanix restorative products are best known for their formaldehyde-free products that include three natural-based products that help revitalize and maintain healthy hair. The system includes a restorative shampoo, mask, and restoring oil that are made with natural argan oil, ojon oil, and olive oil to nourish, strengthen, and increase shine.
“We are excited to offer U.S. consumers a natural-based solution that truly works and allows them to safely continue to style their hair without the dangers of formaldehyde,” said Steve Shubert, PRIME PRO U.S. managing partner.
In the U.S., formaldehyde, a chemical that assists in keratin smoothing hair treatments, is not yet banned. Although formaldehyde is highly regulated in the U.S. because of health hazards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all salons that use formaldehyde-based product on clients have to use safety equipment to lower the health risks associated with the carcinogenic gas that cause respiratory aggravation, chest pain, eye irritation, and headaches.
Bio Tanix’s professional products, also formaldehyde-free as well as aldehyde-free and cysteine-free use natural tannic acids extracted from black wattle trees to safely smooth any type of hair. The tannic acid is activated using PRIME PROS’ patented nanotechnology to give hair a new shape by blow drying or flat ironing.
To accelerate U.S. expansion of Bio Tanix in the U.S., PRIME PRO has launched an Indiegogo campaign by offering the restorative products at a generous value at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-secret-brazilian-hair-care-products-to-us-fashion-beauty#/.
I received a set of Bio Tanix’s professional products to review. I was sent the Restoring Shampoo, Restoring Hair Mask and Dual Restoring Oil. (Shown below.)
I absolutely love Bio Tanix products! The shampoo smells amazing and makes such a rich, foamy lather. It makes my hair feel beyond clean. Next, I use the hair mask, which I apply to my hair and leave in while I shave my legs. (About five minutes.) It rinses very clean and leaves my hair feeling like pure luxury.
After towel drying, I add a few drops of the restoring oil to the palms of my hands, rub them together and apply from roots to ends. My color- treated hair is left looking like completely healthy virgin hair! It shines and looks gorgeous. My split ends just seem to vanish. I have found my newest favorite hair care line!
Keratin treatment after-care products can also be purchased online at www.biotanixrestoring.com
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.