I can not believe all the rave reviews for this product, And quite frankly I am shocked that it is still around. I guess this shampoo would be acceptable if you have very oily hair. I do not, so I found this very drying. DO NOT use this if you have color treated hair, it will strip the color right out. I did not like this stuff at all.
I just got done coloring my hair with 565, I think it's called medium auburn brown. I have been a fan of natural instincts-cinneberry. But I decided to give this a try being it was new. Plus I really don't like that you have to wet your hair prior to coloring with the NAtural Instincts, plus it takes longer to do. Anyway, my initial review for this product is WOW! I love it! I left it in for the 15 minutes because I do have grey hair. After 15 minutes I did not want to rinse it out in fear that my grey could not possibly be gone. But I followed the directions and rinsed out as instructed. I got out of the shower not knowing what to expect. I peeked in to the mirror half looking, saw things looked ok and then really stared at my hair. I was amazed how pretty the color was and that my grey hair was completely gone! There is a lot of red in this color just so you know ahead of time. If you like red, you will then love this color. This is the same as the Natural Instincts in Cinneberry. When I use this color I get strangers come up to me and ask where I have my hair done. They are amazed when I tell them that my hair color comes from a box at Walmart, lol. Try this brand and forget about the bad reviews. I don't know where they are coming from. The hair loss thing, people .. You lose over a 100 strands of hair a day. Do not freak out, it is not from coloring your hair with this product. I love how this does not have an overly stinky smell like most hair dyes. This was much more pleasant smelling than the others, there is no itching or burning etc. It did not stain my sink, hairline or scalp. I am in love. Now grant jt, I don't know when my grey hair will start popping back up. When I color with Natural Instincts I can get comfortably three weeks out of it. Anymore and I'm pushing it, I can get away with using one of those crayon sticks to cover grey until u wash. So I don't know how long this will last. What I do know is, even if jt lasts me as long as natural instincts, I have found myself a new winner. Because this is half the time and less prep of Natural Instincts. Give this a try, finding your right shade is the key. You will not be disappointed. I'm stocking up!
Hair Color -Clairol - natural instincts cinnaberry
maryann1804 9/3/2010 11:00:00 AM
Why do I stray from this hair color, stupidity, curiosity?? All I know is I come back to it every single time. I've tried Loreal, Garnier, Revlon, Nice N Easy, Sally's.... You name it. This by far is the best. I'm 42 and have been coloring for at least 20 years. Now I color more to hide my grays. The cinnaberry color is to die for. People complaining about the red color, HELLO people, it's red. If you want a more subtle look, choose a different color! Anyway, the results, my grays are covered, color is gorgeous, hair is shiny and soft. Plus I get at least three weeks of gray coverage no less than when I spend $80.00 every four weeks at the salon! I gave that up a long time ago!!! Why pay that kind of money when you can get the same results. I hope to God this stuff never gets discontinued!!!! Plus there's always coupons for this product.
Hair Styling Tools -Paul Mitchell - Express Ion Style 1.0
maryann1804 6/1/2010 9:28:00 AM
This by far is the best flat iron I have ever bought. I have had other high end irons including the Chi and the original PM smoothing iron with the green plates. This by far blows everyone of them out of the water. Let me start by saying I have course, thick, some what frizzy curly, colored and dry hair. My PM flat iron finally died after four years of great service. I was looking for a new iron and came across this one in Trade Secret. OMG!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this iron. It smooths and straightens my hair like I can not believe. Another thing that is so awesome about this iron is it gets REALLY close to your roots. I used to have to use my mini Chi on certain parts of my hair to get close to the scalp, not with this iron. Also the silicone strips are to die for, reason being they grip your hair just enough (without pulling it) to really get your hair super straight. It takes me no more than one maybe two passes through my hair to get it crazy straight, and shiny! One day i was sitting on my couch with my twelve year old son and he was playing with my hair. He said it felt so soft, lol. If you are hesitant about spending the money, don't be. This flat iron is worth every single penny. I will never be with out this iron!
This and natural insticts in Cinnaberry are my HG hair color products! LOVE this stuff, plus it is cheaper than Natural Insticts. I have always in the passed have stayed clear away from this product thinking because the price was so cheap, it must be junk. I had some one recommend this product to me so I gave it a try. What the heck. I tried to match it up the best I could due to the fact that I use the NI in Cinnaberry. This was a perfect match. This covers greys wonderfully and it does not leave your hair dried out like some other brands do. My hair felt silky and had a nice shine to it, plus like I said, those pesky little greys were gone. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I get a good four weeks out of this color before greys start popping up. Same amount as if I were to have it professionaly done. For years I was letting my sylist color my hair which was putting me in the poor house ($75.00 not including tip) yikes!!! My hair is short, so I only need one box, for three dollars a month how can you beat it! This is a no brainer people, give it a try.
I love this eye liner, this is better than some department store brands. This stuff stays on all day until you take it off. I have lived in humid FL, and also Texas and this stuff stays put. Infact, sometimes when I take it off even using eye maker remover I have some difficulty removing all traces of it. This to me has much better staying power then the liquid color stay eye liner. Try this you wont be dissapointed, I have tried many, and I mean many eye liners and this one is THE best.
I LIKED THIS SHAMPOO, I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY MOISTURIZING. BUT I DID NOT LIKE THE MATCHING CONDITIONER. AS ANOTHER REVIEWER STATED I DID NOT FEEL THE CONDITIONER WAS VERY MOISTURIZING. I GET BETTER RESULTS FROM EITHER MY PANTENE CONDITIONER OR MY GARNIER SLEEK ONE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. MY HAIR DID NOT HAVE THAT SLIPPERY FEELING THAT I LIKE WHEN I USE MY OTHER CONDITIONERS. I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO RETURN THIS PAIR OF GW POO AND CONDISH AND EXCHANGE THEM FOR MY FAVORITE MATRIX SLEEK LINE. THATS WHAT I GET WHEN I STRAY FROM MY FAVORITE BRAND.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
maryann1804 6/30/2008 11:19:00 PM
THIS IS THE BEST HAIR SERUM I HAVE EVER TRIED. I HAVE TRIED MANY OTHERS INCLUDING HIGH END TO DRUGSTORE BRANDS. THIS BEATS THEM ALL. MY HAIR DRESSER USED THIS ON ME WHEN I USED TO GO TO A PAUL MITCHELL SALON IN ORLANDO. MY HAIR, IS THICK, COURSE AND VERY DRY. I USE THIS PLUS MATRIX HAIR TONIC AND RUN A FLAT IRON THROUGH IT, MY HAIR IS SILKY, SOFT AND FRIZZ FREE. TRY THIS, IT WORKS GREAT. IT IS WORTH THE HIGH PRICE. MY BOTTLE LASTS AT LEAST TWO MONTHS.
Styling Products -Matrix - Biolage - Leave in Hair Tonic
maryann1804 6/30/2008 11:14:00 PM
THIS STUFF IS AWESOME. I HAVE THICK, DRY, COURSE HAIR. NO AMOUNT OF CONDITIONER CAN EVER LEAVE MY HAIR SOFT AS THIS DOES. IT IS A FANTASTIC LEAVE IN CONDITIONER. IF YOU HAVE VERY DRY HAIR LIKE ME, BUY THIS. IT WORKS GREAT.
Like what was this really supposed to do?? I followed the directions accordingly and did not notice any thing. I think you can buy a cheaper leave in spray conditioner. I just don't get all the hype with any of these Ouidad products. Highly overrated in my book. And highly over priced!!!
out of all the Ouidad products that I bought (and were unhappy with), this I would say was probably the best one. It moisturized my dry curly hair ok, but I still can get just as good results or better with drugstore brands. Again, for the price, I was not impressed at all.
sorry, this product was horrible. Did not soften my dry, course hair at all. I get much better results from drugstore conditioners like Pantene, etc. I had my hair done at a salon where the stylist was Ouidad certified. I bought all the products to try to duplicate the same look she gave me. I wound up getting a refund on all the over priced products I bought. As far as I am concerned these products are HIGHLY overrated. I have bought better for a lot cheaper just at Walmart. Was not impressed at all.
Styling Products -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti-Frizz Cream
maryann1804 7/30/2006 8:16:00 PM
THIS STUFF IS AWESOME, I USE IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEUTROGENA TRIPPLE MOISTURE SERUM. MY HAIR COMES OUT FRIZZ FREE AND SILKY. I HAVE THICK, COURSE, DRY HAIR. THIS STUFF WORKS WONDERS. WHEN USING THIS, I DON'T EVEN NEED TO USE MY FLAT IRON WHICH IS NICE. MAY BE TOO HEAVY FOR THIN HAIRED GIRL'S. BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE HAIR LIKE MINE. I AM DONE WITH SALON PRODUCTS. NO NEED TO PAY HIGH PRICES, THIS STUFF WORKS JUST AS GOOD OR BETTER. THIS IS COMING FROM A FORMER SALON PRODUCT SNOB. NOT ANYMORE! THE TRIPPLE MOISTURE LINE IS WONDERFUL, I HOPE THEY DON'T DISCONTINUE IT!
Styling Products -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum
maryann1804 7/30/2006 8:09:00 PM
I LIKE THIS STUFF ALOT. WORKS JUST AS WELL AS HIGHER PRICED SERUMS THAT YOU WOULD FIND IN A SALON. I LIKE IT AS MUCH AS MY GARNIER FRIZZ FREE SERUM. I USE THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEUTROGENA LEAVE IN FRIZZ CREAM. MY HAIR IS LEFT SOFT AND FRIZZ FREE. I HAVE THICK, COURSE, DRY HAIR. THIS STUFF IS AWESOME. VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE TRIPPLE MOISTURE LINE. MAY TO BE HEAVY FOR FINE HAIRED GIRL'S. ONLY GRIPE, WISH YOU GOT MORE PRODUCT FOR THE MONEY. THE GARNIER SLEEK LINE FRIZZ FREE SERUM IS A BETTER DEAL STILL AND WORKS FABULOUS!
Shampoo -Garnier - Garnier Fructis Shampoo/ Conditioner for Normal Hair
maryann1804 7/29/2006 10:31:00 PM
WOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF NEGATIVE REVIEWS FOR THIS PRODUCT. I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF HAIR TO USE THIS POO/CONDISH. LET ME START BY SAYING MY HAIR IS THICK, COURSE, WAVY AND DRY. WITH THAT BEING SAID, I FIND THIS PRODUCT TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE IN MOISTURIZING MY HAIR. WHEN I AM RUNNING LATE, THE TWO AND ONE IS VERY BENEFICIAL. IF YOU HAVE THIN HAIR, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT. BUT FOR US FRIZZY, THICK HAIRED GIRLS, THIS STUFF IS GREAT. DON'T LET THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS SCARE YOU OFF IF YOU HAVE HAIR LIKE MINE. AND THE PRICE IS GREAT TOO!! I LIKE THIS BETTER THAN THE SLEEK AND SHINE SHAMPOO LINE.