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Maple Holistics has done it again! I am a huge fan of their hair care products. I was recently introduced to their amazing Silk 18 Shampoo, and my hair has never been more beautiful. You see, my hair has been very dry this winter. On top of being dried out and brittle from the cold temperatures, I had my hair hi-lighted. That made my already damaged hair look and feel like hay. It wasn't pretty!
After I started using Maple Holistics Silk 18 Shampoo, I feel that my hair has been completely revitalized!
"Achieve stronger, smoother, more luscious hair with silk18 shampoo. Infused with a rejuvenating blend of 18 silk amino acids which help fortify hair follicles and strengthen strands to protect hair from dryness, breakage, damage, split ends, and hair fall. The nourishing formula gently cleanses dandruff, excess sebum, and impurities to leave your hair and scalp feeling fresh but not stripped. Enriched with argan and jojoba oil to add supreme softness and a luminous shine. Our shampoo is sulfate and paraben-free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin."
From the very first time that I tried Silk18, I was impressed with the luxuriously rich lather. It felt like the formula was deeply penetrating each strand. My hair was left squeaky clean without any gross residue that some shampoos leave behind. My hair felt beautifully clean, but not stripped of moisture.
My hair has taken on a new bounce, shine and softness that it has been lacking lately. The breakage is greatly reduced,and I can't really see any more split ends. My hair has been transformed from being dry and unmanageable, to a healthy and vibrant condition that I love!
For more information go to: https://www.mapleholistics.com
I love discovering hair care lines that make my hair look and feel beautiful and healthy! I recently had the opportunity to review the new Miracle Elixir Collection by JOYCE GIRAUD.
Joyce Giraud - the former Miss Puerto Rico and star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—and her "Miracle Elixir" Collection of hair care products. Miracle Elixir launched last year on the EVINE home shopping channel and has since proven its sustainability with a strong and loyal customer base. Joyce Giraud created this line to provide women with the same plethora of miracle oils that she grew up using in Puerto Rico and sourced from around the world so they can look and feel their very best. The foundation of all Miracle Elixir products are the four oils of Buruti, Moringa, Argan and Maracuyá.
Each product in Joyce Giraud’s Miracle Elixir Collection contains 100% pure organic oils from Buriti, Maracuyá, Argan and Moringa. The line is free of sodium chloride, phosphate, paraben, sulfate and gluten, cruelty-free and made in the USA.
Pure4 Ultra-Nourishing Gold Hair Serum - Give your hair the gift of gold! This serum helps seal split ends, provides softness to your hair and helps prevent frizz. Suitable for all hair types who want a nourishing hair serum with Joyce's 4 oils; $29.50.
I love this amazing serum! I use it in my hair after I wash, condition and towel dry it. It makes my hair look radiant, beautiful and shiny. My ends look healthy, as if they have been freshly cut.
Miracle Pure 4 Oil Blend - Suitable for all parts of the body, this oil comprised of Maracuyá, Buriti, Moringa and Argan, boasts some of the world's best oils for your face and body. These organic oils will nourish and provide softness to your skin; $29 for 1 fl. oz.
Dry Oil Shine Mist - Looking for extra shine in your hair? Joyce's shine mist will add shine and protection from blow drying. It helps minimize frizz, smooths coarse hair, is infused with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and helps seal and protect hair color; $29.
2-Minute Miracle Hair Mask - Quench your thirsty tresses in 2 minutes! Joyce's mask is packed with nutrients to deeply hydrate and revitalize your hair. This rich blend of oils helps nourish and recover the appearance of your hair's shine and manageability. In as little as 2 minutes, this mask revitalizes your strands. It's formulated for all hair types with the most luxurious oils and zero harsh chemicals. This color safe formula keeps your strands looking vibrant, silky, soft, shiny and nourished; $29.
Miracle Elixir Moisture & Shine Shampoo - This tropical-scented shampoo is formulated to hydrate your scalp and hair. It gently cleanses, protects color and transforms your strands for everyday use. It also replenishes moisture and restores strength, leaving your hair healthy and shiny; $24.
This shampoo is my absolute favorite! It lathers up luxuriously and makes my hair feel squeaky clean! I love the coconut fragrance, too. My hair always smells so fresh afterwards.
Miracle Elixir Nourishing Conditioner - This conditioner restores moisture, detangles knots and provides shine for all hair types. It hydrates, revitalizes, nourishes dry, and protects hair from frizz; $24.
This conditioner is the best! After shampooing, I apply it from roots to ends, and I leave it in while I shave my legs. After rinsing, my hair is so soft and looks beautiful and healthy. It smells like coconut, too!
Leave-in Miracle- Joyce's leave-in miracle treatment leaves your hair silky and shiny while protecting it from breakage and damage while still using Joyce's Pure4 oils. It helps replenish moisture, softens and smooths hair, helps with tangles and split ends and helps tame frizz; $33.
Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements - With an incredible re-order rate of 64% by the thousands of customers who have purchased Miracle Elixir’s Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements, the product’s feasibility speaks for itself. Priced at $120 for 90 days of supplements, these hair supplements have provided both women and men with healthier hair, nails and skin; $50 for 30 day supply.
ABOUT JOYCE GIRAUD:
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Joyce Giraud was brought up by a single mother, providing her from an early age with the appreciation and understanding of female empowerment and what it truly means to be a role model. At the young age of 16, Joyce was discovered at her job in a fast food restaurant by a photographer. Shortly thereafter, she starred in numerous campaigns, commercials and magazine covers. Realizing her passion for the spotlight was more than just a fleeting desire, Joyce decided to enter numerous competitions. After being crowned Miss Puerto Rico and placing as the second runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant, Joyce went on to pursue a career in entertainment and has since worked on countless television shows, films and reality shows as both an actress and a producer. Throughout her travels, Joyce made it her passion to hunt for the best and most unique products pertaining to beauty. It was in these exotic destinations that Joyce discovered the amazing remedies of organic miracle oils.
If you want to bring out the best in your hair, you must be careful when selecting the products that you use. Most hair care products that you buy off of the shelves at grocery or drug stores contain chemicals and other ingredients that actually destroy your hair. It is easy to just purchase a shampoo and/ or conditioner just because it smells amazing, or is on sale, but you get what you pay for!
Thankfully, Phillip Adam Inc. takes the hassle out of having to read labels. Phillip Adam sells products that are biodegradable, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, cruelty-free, vegan and safe for the entire family.
Their products are clean, healthy and free of any harsh chemicals. Phillip Adam has developed salon-quality hair care products that can be found in over 600 health food stores, including Whole Foods Markets and Your Good Health Stores etc.
I have always had problems with my hair being too dry and brittle. It always grows to a certain length and then breaks off and looks extremely frizzy. I have tried shampoos and conditioners before that have actually damaged my hair because of the unnatural chemicals in them.
I was given the chance to review Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner. I was excited to try these products because apple cider vinegar is very good for the hair. It removes build up from styling products.
Phillip Adam shampoos are based on a refined Apple Cider Vinegar formula this shampoo will help you give your hair the natural care it deserves. Gentle and nourishing, the ACV Shampoos are suitable for fine to normal hair types including colored or virgin heads of hair. They add natural shine and help maintain a healthy pH balanced scalp. Family and pet friendly! Available in several different scents such as Green Apple, Verbena Sage, Orange Vanilla or Unscented as well as Peppermint found in our special Curly Hair Shampoo formula.
After the first wash, I noticed a difference in how my hair felt. It was actually squeaky clean, and so I knew that the build up residue was gone. Due to being free from product residue, my hair had incredible volume! You never realize how much your styling products weigh down your hair until you use a clarifying shampoo such as this one that really works, without stripping your hair of it's natural oils.
Formulated with all natural based ingredients, Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner will keep your hair healthy and well-nourished. Great for the whole family and everyday use, our conditioners gently condition and detangle, help with frizziness, maintain the pH balance and control static electricity to result in soft, shiny and healthy hair. They come in several different scents including Green Apple, Orange Vanilla, Verbena Sage, Unscented as well as the Minty scent found in our special Thirsty Hair Conditioner formula.
The conditioner makes my hair feel soft and silky. I love that. These products make my hair look and feel shiny, healthy and luxurious. I love how it brings my hair alive with radiance, shine and volume.
To learn more you can visit their website: https://phillipadam.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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.
Looking for the perfect hairstyle to break into spring? Super straight silky hair that shines is absolutely possible (at least before the rain starts pouring down)! With these best-selling straightening irons from Hot Tools, you can easily create a flawless look. When it comes to thermal tools, it's important to make the right decision so that your hair stays healthy through every press. These irons can reach high heats of 455°F, while their Micro-Shine® finish makes it much easier to create a perfectly polished look without damage.
NEW! HOT TOOLS 1 ¼" BLACK GOLD™ DIGITAL FLAT IRON (MSRP: $79.99) This is the best-in-class styling surface ever offered by Hot Tools® Professional. It emulates the even heat distribution capability of our 24k Gold styling surface for beautiful consistent results. Black Gold™ also combines Titanium’s durability and corrosion-resistance to styling products with our Micro-Shine® finish to minimize friction and reduce damage to your hair.
NEW! HOT TOOLS 1" BLACK GOLD™ XL FLAT IRON (MSRP: $79.99) This is the best-in-class styling surface ever offered by Hot Tools®Professional. It emulates the even heat distribution capability of our 24k Gold styling surface for beautiful consistent results. Black Gold™ also combines titanium’s durability and corrosion-resistance to styling products with our Micro-Shine® finish to minimize friction and reduce damage to your hair.
I love the look of my hair when I straighten it. My husband loves it too, but I tend to stay away from doing that because it doesn't take much to damage my fine hair. After learning about these new Hot Tools flat irons, I am thinking about trying the sleek, straight, shiny sexy look again!
Here's how I look with straightened hair. What do you think?
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner—have you planned your date night hairstyle yet? If not, this simple, yet gorgeous blowout is a perfect candidate! With just a few tools, like our copper round brush and 3-in-1 Mist, you can achieve this elegant hairstyle. Need an even sweeter incentive? All of our Copper Round Brushes are 25% off for the entire month of February! So check out our easy tutorial and don’t forget to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day!
Step 1 – Spray Heat Protector on Wet Hair
This step is vital whenever you’re heat styling your hair. Skip it, and you’ll end up with dry, brittle hair that breaks off and thins. We recommend using our versatile 3-in-1 Mist since it serves as a heat protector, UV damage protector, and detangler.
Step 2 – Use a Serum on the Ends
Using a serum helps prevent frizz and static while adding shine. Our Ostia Collection Smoothing Serum does all of this while helping to hydrate your hair. Plus it’s light enough to use on fine hair without weighing it down or making it oily. It’s important to keep your hair hydrated so it doesn’t dry out during heat styling.
Step 3 – Apply Mousse from Roots to Mid-Shaft
In order to really get the boost and volume a blowout promises, mousse is key. It adds texture and volume before you even touch the blow dryer. For this tutorial, we used our Ostia Collection Volumizing Mousse because it’s light and fluffy without being sticky or difficult to manage.
Step 4 – Rough Dry Hair
Your hair should be 80% dry before you even pick up your round brush. The focus should be on styling it, not drying it from soaking wet. You’ll get much more effective results!
Step 5 – Section Hair & Use Boar Bristle Strip
Using clips, section off your hair into manageable pieces, depending on the hair’s thickness. Then start blow drying it piece by piece, using the Copper Round Brush’s boar bristle strip as tension to smooth out the hair.
Step 6 – Leave in the Brush Periodically
As you dry the hair, leave in the brush for about 15-30 seconds on each section while it cools. This will help your hair hold the shape better and longer.
Be sure to save the top section of hair for last. It comes into play in the next step.
Step 7 – Over-Direct the Top Section
Pull the top section toward your face and apply your round brush at the roots, moving it up from there and towards your face. Over-directing adds an extra pump of volume to the top of your head to give you the boost that blowouts are known for.
Step 8 – Enjoy Your Date!
This easy blowout gives you a look of effortless elegance, perfect for your Valentine’s Day date night! So take advantage of our Copper Round Brush sale and impress your significant other with your gorgeous hair on Valentine’s Day!
NEED FOR SPEED
Hotheads’ Speed Brush Collection Cuts Drying Time in Half
Tired of tossing your hair in a ponytail in an effort to get out of the house every morning? Your New Year's Resolution should be saving more time! Cut your blow-drying time in half with Hotheads, the premier hairbrush line developed by stylists with over 20 years of experience of addressing a variety of haircare needs, and their Speed Brush collection.
A favorite of salon professionals, the Speed Brush collection offers the perfect tools for fine, normal to thick and chemically treated hair. Their patented shape has 3 major benefits: focuses air flow to speed up drying time; helps prevent the hair from tangling; and organizes the sections of hair for easier blow-drying. One type of bristle gives you shine but 3 types offer triple the shine factor. The hair floats over the bristles helping prevent heat damage.
Using a 3D Bristle pattern (Black Boar for control and tension; White Boar for polish and shine; and flexible Nylon for penetration), Hotheads’ Speed Brush also uses Thermal Conductive Technology for faster heating and cooling. The mineral compound heats to a top temperature in as little as 18 seconds. This helps speed drying time by 50-60 percent but it’s the cooling that actually sets the hair – leaving you with a gorgeous mane in less time.
The Speed Brush collection helps create volume, curls or a smooth, sleek finish. Will not tangle in the hair due to the design of the barrel/head of the brush. You’ll also experience less damage and color fading – leaving hair with a professional-like finish.
Use the Small size for bangs, short bobs or to use for curling; Medium for shoulder length or longer; or Large for long or very thick hair.
Hotheads’ Speed Brushes have a suggested retail price of $24.29-$41.29 depending on the size of the brush and are ideal for all hair types.
Hotheads’ Hairbrushes are available at select retailers and salons nationwide or by visiting, HotheadsHairbrush.com.
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Hotheads is a division of Canadian-based True Cool Technology Enterprises, a technology driven brand, whose innovative haircare products are a combination of hybrid designs for speed, performance and superior hair quality. The complete collection includes the Paddle Plus Collection, the Enforcer, the Speed Brush Collection to date.
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