Showing posts with label conditioner. Show all posts
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Monday, August 7, 2017

One Little Parrot Natural Organic Hair Care And So Much More



One of the brightest moments of Cosmoprof North America for me in 2017 was meeting One Little Parrot brand owner and founder DeQunda Smith at an on-site event.  She has created a natural organic line of hair care products that help support the mental health community.  I was impressed by her passion and her story and went back to her booth the next day to talk a little more.  Ms. Smith also gifted me with two products to try and we're going to talk about those as well.


The hair care line One Little Parrot was born from a desire to help those afflicted by mental health issues.  Ms. Smith is a nurse and has seen and helped people in the most dire crises.  She told me that sometimes all it takes is to be kind to someone to change the course of their lives.  Mental illness is not necessarily visually identifiable and One Little Parrot believes that a non-judgemental kind action can change a decision that one might make toward suicide or other life threatening moments.

One Little Parrot began with Ms. Smith creating hair care products and soaps and distributing them to the indigent in her area.  You can imagine how that kind of personal care can make someone feel.  Her coworkers also used her products and encouraged her to start the business.  This is a business that gives back thru One Little Parrot's mental health initiative "Healthy Hair For Healthy Minds" which is funded by sales.

I find Ms. Smith's work and drive just amazing and inspiring.  And the products are really good.  Today I have the Plumeria & Yucca Leave-In Conditioner and the Rosehip & Ginger Tresses Reconstructor to share with you.

conditioner, hair mask

One Little Parrot's tresses leave in conditioner with plumeria and yucca, ($15), is a lightweight spray that conditions and helps to reduce damage from breakage.   I spray this in my hair after shampooing, before combing and it smells terrific.  It has made the combing out of my mangy mane easier to handle and with less breakage.  I've been really impressed with it.  I'm amazed by the detangling properties.

The spray nozzle has a locking device which I really appreciate.  I don't know if you've had accidents with spray nozzles that didn't lock, but I have.  I really appreciate the attention to the packaging details.

hair, hair products


The ingredients: Deionized Water + Cetearyl Alcohol + Behentrimonium Chloride + Borage Seed Oil + Organic Coconut Oil + Flax Seed Oil + Evening Primrose Oil + Organic Olive Oil + Avocado Oil + Sesame Seed Oil + Organic Jojoba Oil + Vitamin B5 + Silk Protein Amino Acid blend of Sodium Pca + Sodium Lactate + Arginine + Aspartic Acid + Citric Acid + Organic Aloe leaf juice + Organic Gotu Kola + Colloidal Oatmeal + Horsetail Extract + Wild Geranium Extract + Organic Dandelion Extract + Coco-Caprylate/Caprate + Polysorbate 60 + Sodium Benzoate + Amodimethicone +Gluconolactone + Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride + phthalate-free fragrance.

The  Rosehip & Ginger Tresses Reconstructor, $18, also smells amazing.  This is a mask that helps moisturize and strengthen hair.  Completely cover dry hair and leave it on for 3-5 minutes and wash.  My naturally coarse hair feels so much silkier with this product!  I was really surprised and I love both of these.  I've found them very helpful to me in smoothing my hair and helping to prevent breakage when I comb it.

hair care, hair mask


The ingredients:  Organic Herbal Infusion + Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf + Cetearyl Alcohol + Algae Extract + Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract + Pro-Vitamin B5 + Behentrimonium Chloride + Organic Argan Oil + Coconut Oil + Organic Cilantro Extract + Wild Geranium Extract + Horsetail Extract + Shatavari Extract + Organic Ginger Extract + Organic Jojoba Seed Oil + Organic Sesame Seed Oil + Avocado Oil + Organic Olive Fruit Oil + Organic Evening Primrose Oil + Organic Linseed Seed Oil+ Organic Shea Butter + Organic Starflower Seed Oil + Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived) + Capryl Hydroxamic Acid (Naturally Derived Preservative) + Amodimethicone + Caprylyl Glycol (Naturally Derived Preservative) + Kosher Vegetable Glycerin + Coco-Caprylate/Caprate + Palm Oil + Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride + Sodium Benzoate (Plant Derived Preservative) + Potassium Sorbate (Plant Derived Preservative) + Colloidal Oatmeal + Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend + Citric Acid +phthalate-free fragrance

I think both of these products are really nice from this new brand.  The mission is excellent and Ms. Smith is passionate about making good effective products.  The brand name comes from a bible verse. Matt. 6:25-27.  Again, the sales of these products fund Healthy Hair For Healthy Minds, a mental health initiative.

You can learn more about the products and Ms. Smith's vision, as well as purchase on the website.   The care taken in this product topped by the evidence that they work really sold me.  Look around the website and let me know what you think.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Matrix Total Results Hair Products Will Have You Saying So Long Damage and Hello Heathly Hair!


When the Matrix Total Results So Long Damage products arrived at my house, I really didn't expect much. I thought I'd try them for review but never in my wildest dreams did I think they would become my holy grail hair care products. You see, I was aware of the Matrix name for most of my life, but I'd never tried any. There must be over 100 different hair care choices at any store or salon at which I've shopped, so naturally I haven't tried them all. With the first use of the Matrix products, I was sure my holy grail hair system had landed in my home.  A bold claim, right?  Let's take a look.

leave in, shampoo, conditioner, haircare, hair, salon
There are a few more products in the So Long Damage line, but these are the three I was drawn to at first as they were similar products to what I've used from every brand; shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in product.  I found that my hair didn't seem to need anything else when I used these three products!  Not a gel or any other kind of goo like I usually use.  That surprised me.  Later I read that Matrix says that the use of the So Long Damage shampoo and conditioner along with the Total Results Miracle Creator leave-in spray will give stronger hair with less breakage and increased shine.  That is exactly what I've experienced!  My  hair has never felt stronger or experienced less damage.

And my hair is SO SOFT!  I have naturally curly coarse hair and I've always hated the texture.  It's not, by nature, the soft Rapunzel hair that you would want to run your hand through.  With my first usage, I was so impressed with the soft texture of my hair that I ran to my husband and yelled  "feel my hair!!"  He did and he said "wow, that's so soft".  Yeah, baby!!  This is exactly the experience I've always longed for from hair products.

The shampoo has a delightful fruity scent and lathers up well.  I feel clean after using it.  The conditioner smells like conditioner mixed with the shampoo's fruity scent.  You will recognize the fruity scent but also the typical smell of conditioner...does that make sense?  It is pleasant and when you use the 20 function leave-in Miracle Creator, you'll smell the wonderful scent of cookies.  Kind of like a snickerdoodle.  I love it SO much that I can't stop smelling my hair.  When my head heats up, it activates that cookie smell and I tell you what, that can definitely be comforting and reassuring to the soul as well as the hair.  I just love it!

The reduction in breakage has to do with the ceramides in the formula.  I know you've heard the word but let me tell you what it means as I understand it.  Ceramides are lipids, which are a fatty acid that is essential to the longevity of the cuticle of the hair.  They bind to the cuticle, help retain moisture and make it stronger which also works to protect against environmental damage...including the sun, pollution and even the products we use to style our hair.  And it works!

(While I have you here, I'd like to share a couple other Matrix products that I had been testing and fell in love with.  I'm just going to tell you briefly that they performed very well and I've been really impressed with how well they work.  You should check them out too.  They are the Matrix Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream and the Gloss Booster.  I haven't used them for the past couple of weeks just because I was testing the Total Results line by itself.  These both absolutely work and are now holy grail products as well.)

salon, haircare, hair,

Matrix Total Results products can be found wherever Matrix is sold, including Ulta for your purchasing pleasure.  The Matrix website also has a salon locater in the upper left hand corner.  You can learn more about this and other Matrix lines by visiting their website and following them on Facebook, Instagram. Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

Have you experienced Matrix hair products?  What steps do you use in your hair regimen?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Phuse Beauty Hydration Head Case Shampoo And Repairman Conditioner Review For Healthy Shiny Hair!!


Phuse Beauty, "where science meets beauty", is a relatively new company in the land of loveliness.  There is over 30 years of professional beauty industry experience behind the brand.  Their mission is to bring professional products to the home.  I believe the products I have for you today, (as well as a couple other I've tried), do exactly that.

Today we'll be looking at their Hydration Head Case Shampoo, Repairman Conditioner and So Smooth Ta Da! Comb, but first I have to tell you that their Trim It cuticle nippers are THE BEST I've used!!  We're talking 'throw all your others away' kind of best.  Review to come!

Ta Da! Hydration Head Case, Repairman, review

The Hydration Head Case Shampoo, ($18 / 10 oz),  is for all hair types.  There is no animal testing in Phuse Beauty products and they are gluten free, something I'm particularly thankful for.  The shampoo is touted as controlling frizz, safe and gentle for colored hair, and are paraben and petrochemical free.  The shampoo is sodium and sulfate free, (yay!), and is infused with argan oil, (another yay!).  It is safe enough for daily use.  And it smells really good; a light clean scent.

Here are the ingredients:

Ta Da! Hydration Head Case, Repairman, review

I use the shampoo and follow up with the Repairman Conditioner, ($19 / 10 oz), which also smells good with a light clean scent.  It is formulated without formaldehyde and petrochemicals.  It is sodium and sulfate free to be safe for even colored hair.  Keratin is an important ingredient in the conditioner to mend damaged hair and promote shine.  It is safe for every day use.

Ta Da! Hydration Head Case, Repairman, review

Thirdly today is the So Smooth Ta Da! comb, ($7), easily the best comb I've used in the shower to draw the conditioner through the hair evenly and after the shower before styling my hair or even for next-day hair.  I have thick curly hair so the wide teeth are a blessing to my locks, sifting through them without pulling them out.  This is HUGE to me.  Huge.  The comb has a wider tooth space on one end to easily part your hair.

Ta Da! Hydration Head Case, Repairman, review

I've only used wide toothed picks before I received this comb and even they pulled my hair out in knots when I'd comb it.  Every time.  It's like a secret hair curse.  Part of the reason this comb works so well is that it has an infusion of argan oil, olive oil and keratin protein, all wonderful ingredients to promote hair health and shine.

My hair is naturally curly and coarse as the hair shaft is always bent.  The cuticle just doesn't lay flat by itself to promote shine.  And then when I straighten it and add more heat, it tends to get dry.  I can honestly tell you that I have seen a natural type of shine in using these products for the past month.  It's not a heavy or greasy looking faked shine.  I can't really believe it.  I usually use a gob of oil and even then, feel like it looks dry in places.  I'm pretty impressed with these products!!

After washing my hair earlier this week, my friend Kelly curled it.  I have rarely tamed my curls with a curling iron as I've felt that the heat would dry my hair even more.  But with the Phuse Beauty combination, I have a shine that I've never known before!!  I blow dried it.  Kelly curled it.  And look at the SHINE!!!


Kelly is really good with hair.  She should be a stylist!!

Phuse Beauty, in addition to web sales, has a home beauty hosting program.  Check out the link in this paragraph and you can get started earning free beauty products which, in my experience, are top quality.  No joke.  You've got to try the products!!!

You can also follow Phuse on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  These are products worth checking out.  I'm glad I did.

So tell me....what is your greatest personal hair challenge?

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.)

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