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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Say Hello To Sleek Hair With Marc Anthony Oil Of Morocco Argan Oil Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment

I have some new items to tell you about today from Marc Anthony True Professional hair products. A few months ago, I was introduced to the Marc Anthony Dream Waves Collection which promised to reduce the frizziness of my curly hair.  These products worked better than anything I'd tried for curly hair and delivered so well that when I saw the Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil products, I was really excited to try them.  I anticipated more great products from Marc Anthony and wasn't disappointed.

Mark Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Shampoo Conditioner

On the product packaging, you'll see that they promise to promote stronger, shinier and healthier hair. Again, I believe Marc Anthony lives up to it's claims. I really like these products!!! They are infused with keratin, argan oil and grape seed oil to promote shine, reduce frizz and protect color.  And no sulfates!!

Now, when one talks about reducing frizz and promoting shine, you may think I'm referring to products for straight hair only. These products can be used for a straight sleek look just as well as they can for curly hair. I've used them to style mine both ways and I'm really impressed with the reduction of frizz...particularly in the dry heat of staying inside during a cold northern winter. My hair has never felt softer!!

The shampoo cleanses with the gloriousness that is argan oil, (one of the best natural substances you can use on your hair), and the conditioner nourishes, strengthens and infuses the hair with moisture.

As you might hope with an argan oil line of hair care, Marc Anthony has an Oil Of Morocco Argan Oil Treatment!!  And it's no less than great as well.  It is so much more affordable than more famous brands while it contains the same argan oil as well as mediterranean olive oil, vitamin E and shea butter.  All of these products reduce frizz, promote hair strength and health, add shine, soften hair and nourish it in general.

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Treatment

Inside the box is a uniquely shaped bottle. It's really cool and contains 50 ml of oil which is lightweight but effective. I wish I'd never spent $$ on more expensive argan oils. Marc Anthony is easily found in any drugstore or mass merchant as well as online at Drugstore.com.  This is the find of 2013 so far!!
The shampoo and conditioner each contain 8.4 fl oz of product and retail for $6.39 on Drugstore.com, as does the Argan Oil Treatment.  I've spent far more in the past for products that weren't this effective.  My recommendation is to get these products.  They really work; they're great quality at an affordable price.
You can follow Marc Anthony on Facebook and find them on Twitter.  You can find how-to videos on their website and also on YouTube
(Products provided by PR for evaluation.  All opinions expressed are my own honest evaluation.  This post contains affiliate links.  Please see Disclosure policy for more information.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Collection Review Featuring Shampoo, Conditioner, Amplifying Lotion and Beach Waves Spray




Have you ever tried to have that tousled wavy hair that comes so naturally from a day at the beach? I know I have but I've never succeeded until I met the Marc Anthony Dream Waves Collection. I have hair that is half curly and half wavy. It normally mangles itself in a manner that doesn't make sense to me. I've tried everything I could think of to get the natural look I've had when I go to the beach in Hawaii and have always come up with a frizzy knotted mop, so I straighten it. Straight is just easier once it's done, but it sure is a hassle getting there. With the Marc Anthony Dream Waves Collection of products, I can go natural without the frizz and knotting that literally makes me pull my hair out.

The first product to use in the system is the Dream Waves Amplifying Shampoo.  I was delighted to see that it's free of the harmful sulfates that can strip your hair.  If you color your hair or have had a keratin straightening process,  the sulfates in most shampoos will take that out faster.  You can safely use these products without harm to your other hair processes.


Marc Anthony Dream Waves Shampoo Conditioner

The shampoo smells great!! Just like a beachy coconut smell, much like Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen used to smell before they changed the scent. (Why, oh, why did they do that? Best scent ever!!) I found that the shampoo really does give me a little more volume, as advertised. It cleanses while protecting your hair. Two of the included ingredients are hydrolized silk and provitamin B5 which add shine and fullness. AND, the shampoo has UV protectors. I've never been able to go curly before and have so much shine and such little frizz. It's a win all around for me.

The next product in the system is the Dream Waves Amplifying Conditioner. It is also free of the stripping sulfates in most hair systems. It does have magnesium sulfate, which is a salt that helps to prepare the hair for curling. I don't find it to be drying to my already dry hair at all. And, for me, these products felt more moisturizing than any other curling hair products that I've used. This ultra-light conditioner has the same hydrolized silk, provitamin B5 and UV protectors as the shampoo. The conditioner also smells like coconut, but it's different than the shampoo. It smells more like a fake coconut, whereas the shampoo smells like coconut oil. I could bathe in the shampoo and be happy. :)

The shampoo and conditioner are both in 8.4 fl oz squeeze tubes, which make them really easy to use. No tipping the bottles upside down and smacking them into your palm like a faulty ketchup bottle. They are $6.99 on drugstore.com, (link provided), and $7.99 on Ulta. If you visit the Marc Anthony website, there are videos and more information about how to use the products.

There are two options with the finishing products and you can use one or both, depending on the look, wave, and curl that you're going for. I'll discuss them and show you what I have done. First I want to tell you about the Marc Anthony Dream Waves Amplifying Lotion.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves

The squeeze tube of this product contains 4.7 fl oz and retails for $7.99 on drugstore.com. The prices seem to vary at the different stores but remain under $10 each. To use this lotion, you work it evenly thru your damp hair from roots to end. Scrunch as desired, which amplifies the wavey texture and will help hold the waves longer. If you want, you can use a diffuser to pump up the volume.

Using this three piece system and air drying, I get some nice waves, some curly curls, lots of shine and volume and about 1000% reduction in frizz. Frizz reduction alone is HUGE to me. HUGE. I couldn't ever achieve that with the much more expensive Deva Curl system. This is how I look on day one.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Day 1

I should take a picture of my hair the way I've previously tried to let the curls flow to show you the difference. However, the impact of that kind of picture might stun you in a way that you might not recover. I just can't do that to you. Trust me when I say it's normally a frizzy puffy mangled mess.

I naturally have dry hair and just about zero oil in my scalp. I need all the oil I can get so I don't wash every day. On the second day, I like to revive my hair using the Dream Waves Beach Spray.  I scrunch it about and it revives the curls.  You can use this product in wet or dry hair.  It has the same protecting ingredients as the other three products and comes in a 4.2 fl oz squirt bottle.  This is created for straight or wavy hair.  I love how it helps me retain the curl until washing in a soft, natural way.

This is second day hair using the Beach Spray.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Day 2

It's the best my hair has looked curly. You can find these products at most drugstores as well as online at Ulta, Drugstore.com and Amazon. This system has encouraged me to wear my hair curly a little more often. Thank you to the good folks at Marc Anthony for providing the products for me to test. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion. You can find these products at most drugstores as well as online at Ulta, Drugstore.com and Amazon. This post contains affiliate links.

Have you tried this or any other curly or wavy hair systems? How did they work for you?

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Marc Anthony Hair Care Products That Take My Hair From Super FreakTo Super Fleek

Most of my life has been spent with bad hair.  It was the bane of my existance.  Many frustrating hours were lost as I tried to make my curls into a pattern that made sense and didn't end in a ball of frizz.  I wore a lot of baseball hats, layered cuts and ponytails thru my 20s.


My 30's were spent with very short hair, layered cuts, and a do' that was a result of half blowing out, giving up and curls on the rest.  It was a really frustrating time in my life, trying to tame the beast.


Fast forward to now:  In it's natural state, my unfortunate hair looks like this:

It's crazy and will scare small children.  However, I now have some secret weapons to go from the above to the sleekness I prefer.

What are these mystery products?!?!!  First I have to tell you that until I used them, I couldn't straighten my hair myself.  I've only been wearing it this way about five years and in that time, I've had two neck surgeries and a shoulder with four screws holding things together.  It's made for limited movement with my arm above my head.  The ONLY way I can straighten my hair is with great products.

A couple of months ago, Marc Anthony hair care sent me their argan oil, Oil Of Morocco and their Coconut Oil to try.  What a world of difference!!!!  I've abondon all the hair implements that you see here.  Ponys no more!!

hair, curly, straight, argan oil, shea butter, smooth

Let's look at the argan oil, Oil of Morocco Smoothing Cream, (6.72 fl oz/$8.99), first.  You can see on the front it claims to be a 3 day smoothing perfect blow dry cream and is infused with keratin.  I can easily double their three day claim.

After washing and conditioning, I apply a dollup the size of a 50 cent piece and work it all through my hair.  I have really thick hair so I probably use more than most people.  Then, and only then, am I able to blow dry my hair almost straight with just the smoothing Oil of Morocco Argan Oil itself!!  I've never ever ever ever been able to before.  Like ever.  Never ever.

Here is my hair after blow drying only:  (Ok, remember what it looks like curly, right?):


Just with the smoothing cream, my hair is almost straight.  If you have curly hair, you know how hard it is to blow dry it.  Generally it's ten minutes of blow-dry, 1/2 hour of sitting around, another 5-10 minutes, 1/2 hour of sitting around and repeat until you give up.  Generally to blow dry curly hair makes it larger and frizzier.  You can see in the above picture that I don't have big fat curly hair after blowing it dry, and it's almost entirely straight!!

Run a flat iron through a couple of spots and it looks like this:

hair, curly, straight, smooth

I then finish by taking about two drops of the lightweight Coconut Oil with shea butter, (1.69 fl oz/$7.99), and run it through the hair, trying to concentrate on the ends.  It's not heavy like a lot of oils on the market and does the perfect job of hydrating my dry hair while promoting shine.  The Coconut Oil is infused with biotin, which is the best hair product I've ever found.  It's nourishing and promotes growth.

When argan oil first became a thing, I tried a couple.  I didn't like them very much because they didn't do anything for my rat's nest.  This argan oil cream, however, is the bomb!  It's my jam!  It's everything!!!!  Ask my real life friends and they'll tell you I didn't straighten my hair for a couple years and had to have it done.  No joke.

And now with these products from Marc Anthony True Professional, I can do my hair myself.  Woo hoo!!  Even with a screwed together shoulder on my dominant arm.

The ingredients of the Oil of Morocco are:

hair, smoothing, cream, treatment, straight, curly

It's probably worth noting as well that my hair has never been healthier either!!!

The Coconut Oil ingredients:

smoothing, treatment, hair, curly, straight, shea butter

The proof of the quality of the products is in the photos.  They show my hair evolution and I just couldn't be happier.  These are the best quality hair products I've used at any price range.

hair, smoothing, smooth, straight, curly
You can read more about Marc Anthony products for curly and for straight hair here.  And you can purchase the brand at Walgreens, Ultadrugstore.com, and just about every other drugstore in Canada and the US.  Check their website for where to purchase online and internationally.

Do you have a favorite smoothing product that you use?  Seriously, I can't believe how easy this makes my unruly hair!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

This afternoon, we go curly with Marc Anthony hair care



Curly hair needs a little help.  Always.  We're always trying to keep the curl but skip the frizz.  Marc Anthony True Professional Hair Care has several products that are great for that purpose.  I used Strictly Curls on day One.  Day Two say a little help from the Beachy Waves Spray.  Natural curls enhanced.  Natural frizz Reduced.  Success!!

Marc Anthony True Professional, curly hair, curls, hair styling foam, mousse


Friday, January 24, 2014

The shampoo my young adult son loves! Marc Anthony oil Of Morroco.

My initial review for this product is right here in this little ol' link.  My 19 year old has discovered the wonders of Marc Anthony hair products.  We find them at Walgreens and they can also be ordered from Drugstore.com.  This is such a good product, it deserves a revisit.



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Go now....revisit my review.  What are you waiting for??

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Roundup for Week Ending 7/13/12



Friday, May 18, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup -Week of May 15, 2012

During the week of Monday, May 15th, 2012, the Beauty Blog Coalition had some exceptional posts. It's a great day for surfing...enjoy the ride!



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