I love this product!! I usually use the Matrix Vavoom Gold Heat Dry Protect Mist, but was sick of spending almost $20 on my heat protectant so I tried this one. I was pleasantly surprised!! It has a nice scent, and leaves my hair SO shiny. I just spray a little on section by section, brush my hair out, then curl/flat iron, by the time i've brushed it through it's dry and ready to use heat on! Doesn't take forever to dry and definitely has a very nice spray, very even. Great product, I definitely reccomend and will buy again!
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Crazy Sleek Hot Smooth Iron & Blow Dry Lotion
slp17 11/17/2010 10:22:00 AM
I really like this product. It smells amazing, and I find that it really makes my hair smooth and more detangled. It's a very good price as well. Its tricky until you figure out how to use this product properly. It is fairly thick, so spraying it directly onto hair is probably not the best way to use it. I personally spray about a quarter sized amount into my hand and work it into my hair that way, I find that works much better than spraying, and coats my hair more evenly. Also, some girls use this on dry hair before flat ironing. This is NOT the way to use this product. It is meant for one application on damp hair, followed by your blow dryer and straightener. I use a different heat protectant spray for straightening, because this is not the right product for that. It is great for thermal protection from blow drying though. I would recommend, and I will repurchase.
Shampoo -Live Clean - (Exotic Nectar) - Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo
slp17 11/15/2010 3:18:00 PM
I used this shampoo a few times before I reviewed it because I wasn't sure what to make of it the first couple of uses. Now that I am familiar with this shampoo and conditioner, i LOVE them. The shampoo is very nice, creamy without being TOO thick, works into a nice lush lather, doesn't dry my hair out, and smells amaaaazing!!! I am a big argan oil lover and this shampoo did not disappoint. I have very healthy, long hair, and i found that this shampoo just did such a great job of moisturizing my hair and giving it back a little bounce and shine that it had started to lose through styling. I'm not sure if I just didn't see it on the shelf, but the only thing I wish is that this shampoo came in a large size. my hair is thick and waist length, so it's safe to say a bottle as small as this would only last me a couple of weeks :S But as for the product itself it's wonderful and I would recommend it and will buy it again!!
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Proextensions 20" Clip-in Extensions
slp17 11/12/2010 12:41:00 PM
First of all, I have very long waist length hair, and it's very thick. However, sometimes I do enjoy using clip-in extensions to add a little bit of oomph to my hair. A few years ago, I cut my hair so it sat just below my bust, which is very drastic and very short for me. I missed my long hair so I used 22" extensions to give me the length I missed so much. I loved it and used them everyday. Since then my hair has grown back, but I wanted to continue using clip in extensions because i LOVE them. So I went on a search to find the longest, thickest extensions I could. Proextensions 24" extensions were one of the brands I tried. I liked them, but only used them once or twice because they just were not thick/long enough to add anything extra to my hair. Now, for people with medium length hair that's not as thick, i'm sure these extensions are amazing. The quality of the hair was very nice. But for me they just were not enough for my hair. I've also tried Extendit, Raquel Welch, Headkandy, FoxyLocks, and no luck. I heard that Hello Gorgeous extensions are very thick and everyone absolutely looooves them, but I cant bring myself to waste any more money on extensions that may not be thick enough for me. If I found the right brand, I would stick to them and repurchase over and over, but I am losing my faith in clip-in hair extensions :( moral of the (very long, sorry :S) story is that these extensions are great for thinner hair i'm sure, but if you already have very thick hair, be warned and purchase with care!!
Styling Products -Matrix - Vavoom Gold Heat Iron-In Volume (Fine/Medium hair)
slp17 11/12/2010 12:30:00 PM
I use this heat protectant spray ALL the time, I love it!! I am on my third bottle, and I love the way it goes on dry. It's the only spray i've found that goes on as dry as it does. You definitely have to be careful not to use to much because it can get greasy if you do, and all it takes is a quick little spray to protect your hair. I have used the iron in control for thick/course hair, but prefer the iron in volume a little more. It just seems to be a little more protective of my hair during heat styling. A quick spritz of this on your dry hair immediately before you flat iron and boom!! healthy, protected hair that can handle heat styling! I love this product and am completely dedicated to it. I will continue to use this product for as long as I heat style my hair. I would completely reccomend this product!!
Treatments -Clairol - Long Term Relationship Split-End Protector
slp17 11/10/2010 1:19:00 PM
I have very long, thick hair; exactly the type that this product is made for. I bought this product and maybe used it 3 or 4 times. It now resides in my vanity drawer. I'm not saying that this product is bad, I just didn't notice any type of improvement or difference in my hair at all after using it. It felt heavy on my hair, and left my hair feeling that it had a thick coating over it even after drying. It just feels greasy, almost like I applied conditioner and just neglected to rinse it out. I will not buy this product again nor will I use the remainder of mine. I may keep it for summer time when my hair gets a little more dried out from the sun and needs a little extra TLC when i'm in the salt water at the beach. However I will not be implementing this into my regular hair care routine.
I love this shampoo. I have the shampoo and conditioner, and I have the 1L bottles with the salon pumps. because I have waist length, thick hair, I love these bottles because a small bottle of shampoo would only last me about 2 weeks, as I shampoo my hair once every 2-3 days. This shampoo seems to keep my hair strong and breakage free. It always leaves my hair very soft and easy to comb through, and my hair just feels stronger in general. And I've been using it for about a month and the bottles are still about 3/4 full!! Yay!! Very happy with this product and I will repurchase. <3
Treatments -John Frieda - Daily Nourishment leave-in fortifying spray
slp17 11/8/2010 7:57:00 PM
I just bought this spray today at Shoppers Drug Mart for $11.99. I looooove love love this spray. I sprayed it in my hair in addition to my usual after-shower hair routine, and I noticed a huge difference in the condition of my hair after blowdrying. It's softer and feels stronger, and is very shiny and feels nice and thick. Since the only change I made to my routine was this spray, I'm gonna give it the credit!! I am a huge fan of this spray and will buy this again and again as well as recommend it to friends!
I bought this spray at winners for $13. Since you never know if or when winners will get this product again, i purchased two bottles. I LOVE this spray. I use it with the Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin spray, and the two of them together are magic. This product has the classic red and silver Chi packaging, along with that signature Chi smell (it smells divine, like fresh laundry!!) I can feel that my hair is much softer and I do notice that since using it not as many hairs break off when I brush my hair. I'm not sure how much is too much to use this product, but I use it every time I wash my hair. Keep in mind, I only wash my hair once every two or three days, since it is very long and thick and doesn't get oily fast. If I washed my hair everyday I probably wouldn't use this spray everyday for fear of over-treating my hair (yes, that's a real thing, and it can be just as harmful to your hair as not treating it at all!) All in all i'm very happy with this spray and will definitely continue to purchase it.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Cortex 1" Flat Iron (Tourmaline Ceramic Plate)
slp17 11/5/2010 12:28:00 PM
I bought this straightener at Winners for $40, I bought it in Black. I liked the packaging and the sleek design of the straightener, and hoped it would be good for me. However after using this straightener a few times, I noticed a lot of breakage near my hairline (where I used the straightener) that was not there before. I tried using it a couple more times and noticed even more breakage throughout my hair. I have very long, strong hair and have never had that problem before. I even tried putting the heat settings lower thinking that this may have been the problem, but still this did not help. I very promptly returned this item and applied a deep conditioning mask to my hair and went back to my Le Angelique straightener I was using before, and my hair breakage immediately stopped. So I can only think it was definitely the straightener causing this breakage as nothing else in my hair routine changed, and as i said before my hair is very healthy. This is just my experience, and many girls I know have Cortex straighteners and absolutely love them, however this was just not for me and I would not purchase it again.
I managed to score this blow dryer at winners for $36!!! It had been put on sale twice and no one had snatched it up, so when I saw it at this price I couldn't resist bringing it home (even though I wasn't in desperate need of a new dryer). I love this dryer!!! I have very long (waist length) very thick hair. It normally takes me over 45 minutes to blow dry my hair, but with this dryer it only takes me 15 minutes! It's amazing. It also leaves my hair very smooth and soft so that there's no need to go over my whole head with my straightener, which I love. The settings are also amazing, I love that it gives you cool, warm, and hot settings in addition to the cold shot button. It is heavier than my last blow dryer and having as much hair as I do, I definitely notice the added weight,but that would not be enough to deter me from buying another one of these dryers. It has been amazing for me and I will use this brand for a very very long time.
I'm not sure how there can be such a different experience with this product than all of the previous reviews. I LOVE this product. I put it in after I've towel dried my hair, it absorbs quickly with no "frothing", and leaves my thick, wavy waist length hair silky and moisturized. The reason I bought this brand was because any other brands I saw (that cost well over $30) had a list of chemicals in the ingredients before it even got around to argan oil! This product is natural and silicon free, which most products on the shelves are not. I love this product, I can not say that enough. After my second time using this product, I actually went out and bought another one to have on hand!! I've had mine for about 3 weeks and use so little that my first bottle is still almost completely full. You dont need much of this product at all to get the wonderful benefits. I would recommend this product to anyone and everyone.