Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
guitarheroine91 2/26/2013 1:11:00 PM
I actually waited till I'd used this product a few times to review, simply because I didn't want to be premature about how well it worked. But, 3 washes later, I am still so happy with my results that I had to review it! I have fine hair, but a lot of it, going just past my shoulders. It is dry at the ends, but gets oily at the roots without a good clean. To find a product that conditions my ends without leaving my roots greasy has been a lifelong struggle. However, thanks to this product, that struggle no longer exists! I became interested in cleansing conditioners when I learned that sulfates, the chemicals that cause the lather in most shampoos, aren't very healthy and actually strip oils from your hair, resulting in overproduction of sebum. I began looking into Wen, but it was so expensive at $40/16oz bottle that I simply couldn't justify it. It was then I learned that L'Oreal had their own type of sulfate free cleansing conditioner, so I ran out and bought it. It was only marginally cheaper at $13/8.3oz bottle. However, it was too moisturizing. The first day after wash my hair was pretty nice, then the next day I had to wash all over again. That was when I found out I could buy Hair One at my local Sally Beauty! I picked up the Sweet Almond Oil one. I was torn between the Almond and the Cucumber, as both say they are for normal hair. I picked the Almond in the end because it smelled better. I am in love with the scent, I wish it stayed on my hair longer! It cost me about $16 for a 12oz bottle. This is still pretty expensive for a hair cleanser, but had it not worked I could have returned it for a full refund. It was still less expensive per oz than both Wen and L'Oreal. Upon using it, I found that it had a very thick and creamy consistency. This was very nice, as I felt that it coated my hair nicely and felt very nourishing. I applied the conditioner, starting at my scalp, then nape of neck, then scrubbing for a few minutes as instructed. I then added some more pumps to the rest of my hair. I would say I probably used around 20-25 pumps in all, which may seem like a lot, but I ended up having clean hair for 3 days, so I saved by not having to wash as often. I did not use a wide tooth comb to comb through, but found it very effective to turn my head upside down, both to scrub my scalp AND to comb through with my fingers. I'm not sure why people say it tangles your hair when it's in. To me I had no problem combing through, it felt very much like a conditioner. Upon rinsing it out, it rinsed very quickly and cleanly, although I think your water hardness probably makes a difference there. I did not experience any tangles or hair loss. I rubbed two pumps through my damp hair after washing as a leave in, then towel dried. Usually I would let it air dry but it was cold and I wanted to see the results, so I blow-dried it using the warm-not hot- setting. Results? Oh my word, my hair is silky, soft, not too flat, and oh so straight withought me even touching a flat iron. I can't stop touching it, and everyone noticed the difference. It is very light feeling as well. As I mentioned before, I can now go about 4 days between washes before my hair gets oily. So it is definetley worth the almost $20. You can buy normal shampoo for that price, and you'd have to use it every day. The last words are: Never will I shampoo again!!
This product is very expensive. Usually around 15$ a tube. However at my local drugstore they had a buy one get one that was 14.00$ for two. At 7.00 a tube for something that works, I figured I'd give it a shot. I was very pleased to see that although it is called a lip "cream" it is not opaque, and therefore can be worn throughout the day. My lips are indeed soft and smooth after application, and stay that way even when I venture outside in the cold. The only time I need to reapply is when I've eaten or drank something. All in all, would repurchase if the BOGO deal was still on.
As far as coloring my hair goes, I've always hated how permanent color kills your hair. When I saw this on sale at my local drugstore, I couldn't resist giving it a shot, as I was looking to add a reddish chestnut hue to my slightly red brown hair. I bought the color in 6.3, chestnut brown. Using it was the most simple and mess free application yet. Even when some color fell on the bathroom tile it was easily wiped up, probably because of the oil. It smelled really really good. No strong pungent odor or scalp burning or tingling. It started out white when I applied it and I was worried I was doing it wrong, but it faded to brown over the course of 30 minutes. The gloves weren't those cheapy kind, they were slimfitting and black. After thirty minutes I proceeded to massage my hair, first without water and then with. This was kind of uncomfortable, as the color left my hair kind of stiff. After that though, I stepped in the shower and rinsed it all clean. The rinse was the fastest of any time I've ever colored, the water ran clear very quickly. I then slathered on the conditioner and waited two minutes before rinsing again. The conditioner was creamy and sweet smelling as well. When I was finished I wrapped my hair in a microfibre hair wrap and went to bed (it was too late to dry my copius amounts of hair). Upon waking I examined my hair. It was a bit more red than I expected, but very soft and shiny. Best of all, it was smooth and bouncy, even after sleeping on it wet. All in all, this color is very nice. Much better on your hair than ammonia alternatives. I wish I had gotten a color a bit more different than my current one so I could have seen the results more clearly. But I definitely recommend.
Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Damage Rescue Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo
guitarheroine91 12/18/2012 2:30:00 PM
This stuff is amazing. When I was younger I had really bad dandruff and used head and shoulders Smooth and Silky when Selsun Blue was too hard on my hair. As far as I can remember it worked great, but I eventually tried other shampoos instead as I grew older. I most recently was using Tresemme Climate Control to keep my hair looking good in the winter, but my scalp was so itchy I picked this line up again for the first time in years. I chose damage control hoping it would smooth my dry and crackly ends, something I had not had much luck with in the past. Washed my hair and let it air dry, and when I woke up my hair was shiny, smooth, manageable.... and my ends weren't dry! Best of all, no itchy scalp!
Conditioner -TRESemme - Climate Control Conditioner
guitarheroine91 11/9/2012 8:53:00 AM
Oh Tresemme, where have you been all my life? I was first introduced to Tresemme when I picked up their Split Remedy product line after dealing with horrible dry ends for far too long. Two weeks after use my hair was silky smooth and moisturized. I couldn't believe I'd gone this long overlooking such a great product line. I picked up climate control shampoo and conditioner because it is getting increasingly cold here in Canada, and my hair does not do well with that. The one thing I didn't like was that my conditioner bottle had thirty percent more conditioner in it, while my shampoo bottle did not. :( I used these products in conjunction with eachother about an hour before I hit the hay. I towel dried my hair, then blow dried it until it was pretty much all dry. At that point I said screw it and went to bed partially damp. Imagine my surprise when I woke in the morning to perfectly smooth, straight locks despite my night of restless sleep! My hair now has a winter savior, and I am never switching brands again!
Oh Tresemme, where have you been all my life? I was first introduced to Tresemme when I picked up their Split Remedy product line after dealing with horrible dry ends for far too long. Two weeks after use my hair was silky smooth and moisturized. I couldn't believe I'd gone this long overlooking such a great product line. I picked up climate control shampoo and conditioner because it is getting increasingly cold here in Canada, and my hair does not do well with that. I used these products in conjunction with eachother about an hour before I hit the hay. I towel dried my hair, then blow dried it until it was pretty much all dry. At that point I said screw it and went to bed partially damp. Imagine my surprise when I woke in the morning to perfectly smooth, straight locks despite my night of restless sleep! My hair now has a winter savior, and I am never switching brands again!
I think this product is great! I have the Hard as Nails French Manicure kit with nearly nude color coat. I play guitar but i wanted to make my short nails pretty for work. It is my first time doing a french manicure, and i love the guides. The color is smooth with no streaks, and it was only ten dollars for the kit. If it's your first time doing this and you want a manicure that lasts, do it!!
I wanted to like this product. But I'm not made of money, and when buying it I did not realize I would need either a wax warmer or a stovetop to heat it. Well, I used my stovetop to heat it, which took forever, then started to put it on. I could not for the life of me pull the edge up enough to get a good grip. It was messy, stringy, and made me finally decide, hard wax is not for me. I'll stick to strips and sugar and Nad's hair removal gel, thanks.
I always had a hard time with hard wax. I know it's supposed to be better for the bikini area, but it hurt, tore off skin, and did little for me in regards to hair. It was also horribly messy. And when I say it hurt I am not kidding, as I am a common visitor to the epilator. Then I found this little gem. At first I thought the strips were a bit too small and inconvenient for the bikini area. That thought was demolished on my first zip of hair. The removal was as close to painless as possible, and removed almost every single hair in the area. Mind you, I couldn't use the strip more than once like the package said, but I blame that on my overly abundant bikini hair. I managed to remove all the hair from the front and sides of my bikini (goodbye bushy triangle!) with little to moderate pain, nothing I couldn't handle. I was a little too nervous to go any deeper, so I just shaved that part. (The hard wax incident scarred me--literally) But when it grows out I'm going to give the chammomile body sugar a try down there. Wish me luck!
Got this along with the shampoo and the serum at shoppers, best decision I ever made. Soft, silky, beautiful hair. Loving it.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Split Remedy Split End Sealing Serum
guitarheroine91 9/21/2012 3:53:00 PM
Love this stuff. I used to use Garnier Sleek and Shine Serum on my hair, but it was so oily! Left my hands and hair greasy and shiny (not in a good way). This stuff went on smooth, and is beginning to show results in binding my split ends! Smells great.
Absolutely would buy again. Even before the conditioner my hair felt softer after rinse. My ends aren't 100% repaired but I've only used this twice so far, so I don't expect that at this point. But my hair is softer, smoother, and less frizzy. What a good buy.
I don't know why the rating on this product is so low. It is amazing! I just used it on my legs and it was great! It barely hurt. I have been searching for so long for a no-heat product that works. I hate heating wax in the microwave. It gets all stringy and messy and that's the end of it. But this product is natural, it doesn't irritate and wow... the results are great.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Andrea - Brazilian Hard Wax
guitarheroine91 7/26/2012 12:19:00 PM
I had high hopes for this product based on the reviews. I did everything as instructed. I'll admit, this stuff DID remove the hair. But it was insanely messy, the wax was stringy and would not be wiped on the side of the container to be removed. I used it on my bikini and pulled the skin as tight as I could and for the most part (besides hurting like hell, and I've used waxing products before) it worked. Then, I got further down (if you know what I mean), pulled the skin taught and RRRIPP. It tore a big gash right in the most delicate part. Never again.
I absolutely love this product, as well as it's conditioning counterpart. My hair is very dry and brittle, and I suffer from a dry and itchy scalp. However, my hair is also very fine and easily weighed down at the roots, causing a greasy and unpleasant look and feel. I have been desperately looking for a moisturizing-yet-non-greasy shampoo and conditioner to soothe the itch and hydrate my frizzy ends, my most recent endeavor being Pantene Aqua-Light. It worked okay for moisture, but the itch was still there! After I used this shampoo just once, my hair was so silky and shiny I could not stop touching it. And the itch and dry scalp? Gone. I grew up thinking conditioner did not go on your scalp, but this shampoo and conditioner are changing that way of thinking! Best shampoo and conditioner ever!!