Styling Products -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Styling Ceme
Karin1539 9/11/2008 5:22:00 PM
I do not like this styling creme. It does not provide any hold and it makes my hair more frizzy so I refuse to use it. I keep receiving it with my autoshipments of WEN cleanser but I give it away. I love the other WEN products, just not this or the texture balm.
Styling Products -Matrix - Biolage - Hydra-Seal Leave-In Creme
Karin1539 9/11/2008 5:19:00 PM
I'm another that does not understand what this product does. It kind of adds another layer of product on my head, and makes my hair slightly sticky. But it does not nothing to seal in moisture, smooth frizz or hold style. I use it occasionally when I'm getting ready but I have no idea why. I've had the bottle for about a year and really just need to chuck it in the trash.
I liked this stuff, but it was so touchy for me - if I used too much, it would make my hair greasy/oily and give me a really bad hair day. I just couldn't use it, because depending on my hair that day it could just overwhelm it. I have dry, long, color/highlighted hair and it is very fine. My hair can get weighed down so perhaps that was my problem. At any rate, I had to swap this and move on to something else.
I love this shampoo. I don't use it every day or even that often because I'm using a lot of non-sulfate shampoos lately. However, I like this product a lot. It does not strip hair but cleans it well. I have color treated/highlighted, fine, long hair that I love to heat style so it is pretty much a recipe for disasterously damaged dry hair. This shampoo does a good job with it. It also gives it body, never weighing it down. I LOVE the smell. Great stuff.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
Karin1539 8/25/2008 8:09:00 PM
I really like WEN. I don't use it every day, but I have been using it a few times a week for this whole past summer and I think it has helped my hair a lot. I really like the fact that it is not stripping my hair of moisture. I have long, fine, highlighted hair that needs to be babied and this stuff does a great job. I feel like it is quality stuff. A couple of things though: I ordered this from the infomercial and specifically asked not to be on autoship but they did anyway. If you don't want autoshipments of this stuff, I would recommend getting it from Chaz Dean's website store. Another thing I would also recommend is clarifying before starting to use WEN. I didn't and did not experience stellar results until I did. I also have to clarify or alternate this with either a sulfate free or gentle sulfate shampoo in order to get rid of any silicones or build up I may have occasionally.
Great stuff!! I use this behind the K-Pak treatment and love the results. This is very moisturizing stuff. I have found that using this with the K-Pak have made a big difference in my hair. It is shiny and a lot healthier.
This is great stuff. I find it really helps my hair and doesn't dry it out too much. I follow with the Joico Hydrator and have really noticed a difference in my hair. My hair is shinier, stronger, just overall better looking. So far, I like this better than Nexxus Emergencee which is the only other protein treatment I've tried.
Well, I have been trying to avoid using silicones on my hair, so I've avoided this product for a while now. But I was going out one night and wanted perfect hair that I would be heat styling, and what did I grab? This stuff. Because it I KNEW - without a doubt - it would make my hair look great. This stuff has great scent, consistency and absolutely will not weigh down hair. Bottom line, it does work.
Sunscreen -Coppertone - Sport Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Karin1539 7/24/2008 6:27:00 PM
I feel an obligation to review this sunscreen. This is the first sunscreen that I can wear that does not make me feel like I'm wearing sunscreen. It goes on like a nice lotion with no sticky, greasy or layered feeling. Protection is excellent, as I've worn it, my kids have worn it during sweat & swimming and we have no problem at all. Very happy with this stuff!
For some reason, I've been on a brown kick for my nails. I like this one, it is not a purply brown that so many polishes can be. Not too light nor too dark. It is a medium creamy brown. It has a little more kick than just plain neutral or light.
Great stuff. I started breaking out on my back not too long ago. I'm sure it was from working out. So I started using this and it immediately started working. Now, my back is completely clear. I make sure to wash my back quickly after working out. I will not stray far from this stuff. A must have for me as I never, ever, ever want to deal with the nightmare of bacne again.
This is an outstanding product. I had tried so many heat protectors that did not work for me before trying this. I bought this at the same time I tried the Kiehls leave in moisturizer. I use both of these products now for over a month. They are working miracles for me. My hair is fine (easily weighed down) highlighted and damaged this past winter. Due to the damage, I had simply stopped using heat on it, and did not trust any of the heat protectors I was using. I tried everything including the priciest ones such as Kerastase Ciment Thermique. I can say the Kiehls HPSS is my favorite for daily use. Perhaps will be HG for me. I just can't imagine not using it before blow drying or flat ironing. It truly gives my hair a silky look and feel with zero grease, and does not weight it down at all. In fact, my hair seems thicker and volumized after using. I don't feel like it builds up really bad. And if you accidently use too much, it doesn't cause any issues, like oil slicks or tangles. Big huge thumbs up!
This product does add volume. When I used it, my fine hair would look pretty good. But this is a bad moisturizer, and in general Kerastase products ended up drying my hair out in the long run. I have tons of them I don't use. I still think about the volume that product gave though, it really did work for me in that regard.
I received this as a gift months ago. I tried and was not impressed. Just seemed too fruity/floral and I just wasn't into it. But months later, it was spring and I tried this again before work one day. I actually enjoyed it that day. It is fruity & floral but not obnoxious nor overpowering. It is not too sweet. So while I think this fragrance is better suited for a younger woman (I'm in my 30s), I guess I'll use it when I'm in a youthful, light mood. The scents included (from the designer) are: wild strawberry, violet leaves, red grapefruit, gardenia, violet, jasmine, musk, vanilla and white woods.
Treatments -Kiehls - Leave-in Conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
Karin1539 5/31/2008 8:33:00 AM
Super leave in. For reference, I have fine, highlighted and long hair. I never had a problem until this past winter when I started flat ironing. I suddenly had damage. So I've had to seek out some "wonder" products. This is one of them. I find this moisturizes but does not weigh my hair down, leave it greasy or put some kind of film on my hair. Right now, I can't be without this product and will buy again. When I use heat products, I'm using this in conjunction with Kiehls Heat Protective Silk Straightening cream. The combination works miracles for me. I've really noticed a difference in my hair.