Hair -Unlisted Brand - Japanese Hair Straightening/ Thermal Reconditoning
Abbixx 7/7/2012 3:13:00 PM
I've gotten this straightening treatment about five times now (once a year) and it's done wonders in keeping my hair frizz-free and manageable. For me, the first straightening session took about six hours, but the appointments have gotten shorter every year, mainly due to the chemical damage my hair's been through which makes it easier for the chemicals to penetrate my hair and do its job. While I do have to say it makes the hair a lot straighter and easier tame, it IS in fact very damaging and may require special care depending on who you are. I personally just shampoo my hair and leave in my regular condition for about five minutes before rising it off, and that seems to work fine for me. If you color or do anything else with your hair, you'll probably have to do a lot more to maintain your hair's health. I normally get the Japanese hair straightening done in China or in Flushing, so it comes out to be roughly $150 which is really inexpensive for this treatment. Other salons probably charge a LOT more, but they might also have better products. Nothing really negative has happened to my hair and my health yet, though, so I'm going to say the straightening products my stylist uses isn't too bad, but I would still recommend others to try a legitimate salon if they would want to get their hair done for the first time. Also, I let my hair take a break once in a while from the straightening (every three years). Even though I do love the result of my hair, it's still never the best to get it straightened too often as there are harsh chemicals being used. Overall, great experience with this process!
Loose Powders -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
Abbixx 7/1/2012 10:14:00 AM
I normally don't wear makeup so I bought this to use on special occasions when I would need a bit of extra oil control on my face so I don't look like an oil spill at parties or events. There were mixed reviews about this product, but I figured since it was so inexpensive I'd just buy it anyway and try it out for my graduation party! After about an hour and a half, my T-zone got shiny again, but I didn't expect it to be a miracle product so it wasn't too disappointing. What I liked was it kept my cheeks relatively matte for about three hours, which is a lot longer than what I expected. I have ridiculoulsly oily skin that gets shiny after about 30 min after washing my face, and this kept it shine-free for quite some time. Overall, this was a decent product. Since I don't wear makeup regularly, I can't say if its ingredients will break me out overtime or will get less effective if used everyday, but for occasional uses it's pretty good!