Product Reviews by dottielsj

Styling Products - Alterna Haircare - Caviar Style Grit Flexible Texturizing Paste

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Mar/06/2017

This texturizing paste is not as good as I hoped it would be. It's supposed to have medium hold but it's more like light hold. In fact, it doesn't do much at all. It does add extremely light texture so some people may really like it if you want less hold. But I live in Florida, where the humidity does ugly things to hair, so I need a full on strong hold product. Grip and …Read more

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Styling Products - Alterna Haircare - Concrete Extreme Definition Clay

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Feb/13/2017

This is a texturizing clay that gives hair that slept in, lived in look. It adds varying degrees of texture, depending on how much you use. It's necessary to warm up the clay in the palms before application so that the product becomes more pliable and therefore easier to distribute throughout the hair. I understand that Concrete is a new product that has replaced a similar discontinued …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Nexxus - Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist

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Feb/02/2017

This is a great spray dry shampoo that has no white residue. It goes on completely clear yet absorbs oil and odors and definitely makes my hair feel clean and fresh. It also has a very nice scent. I really don't have to brush through my hair much when I use this dry shampoo because there's no white powdery residue. This makes it ideal for dark hair. It also gives a lot of volume …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - PANTENE - Pro V Dry Shampoo

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Feb/01/2017

This review is for the Pantene Pro V dry shampoo in the gold can. This has apparently been reformulated so that now it has no white powdery residue, which is a great improvement. It's invisible but still does a great job absorbing oil and making hair feel and look clean and fresh. I absolutely hate powdery spray dry shampoo and because there are so many like this, I've had a hard …Read more

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Bronzers - CHANEL - soleil tan de chanel cream bronzer

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Jan/31/2017

This cream bronzer is the BOMB!! Yes, it's pricey but it will last forever. It looks so unbelievably natural and it also blends like a dream. I use it with an IT Cosmetics stippling brush and always before I apply any powder products. I'm about an NW 20 and this color is really perfect. It's slightly warm but not orange and if it's applied properly, looks like a genuine …Read more

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Loose Powders - Coty - Airspun Translucent Powder

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Jan/23/2017

I have oily skin so I'm always looking for a setting powder that will control my oil for a few precious hours. I usually have to blot halfway through the day anyway, but I would prefer not to have to repowder at all after blotting. When I do, my makeup seems to end up looking cakey by the end of the day. If I really need to powder for some reason, for example, the heat and humidity is …Read more

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Shampoo - Pureology - Fullfyl Shampoo

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Jan/22/2017

I should first say that to get the best results from this new Fullfyl line, you have to use the shampoo, conditioner and leave in treatment. If you do this, you will definitely see an increase in thickness. This formula is specifically for thinning hair and is supposed to increase density, which is another way of saying "thickness". I did have to use quite a bit of shampoo to work up …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Phyto - Phytocitrus Color Protect Radiance Mask

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Jan/13/2017

This mask is designed to restore the proper ph levels to color treated hair and to smooth the cuticle, which has been roughened by chemical processing. My hair is color treated and I'm always on the hunt for good masks, which are a regular part of my hair care regimen. I use Olaplex, which can leave hair dry, and I also use protein in combination with it and protein can also be drying. …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Redken - pH Bonder Post-Service Perfector

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Jan/02/2017

This is a post chemical service treatment that claims to help maintain hair's natural ph. It's supposed to be used once a week. It's applied to unwashed towel dried hair from roots to ends and left on for at least 10 minutes. You then follow with shampoo and conditioner.

I've used this product twice, each time leaving it on for about 30 minutes. I don't …
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Blush - Hourglass Cosmetics - Ethereal Glow Ambient Lighting Blush

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Dec/26/2016

This blush imparts such a nice subtle wash of color on my NW 20 skin tone. Although I have been rated NW 20, there is no MAC foundation that precisely matches my skin because I'm truly neutral and all the MAC foundations I've tried are far too warm. So this HG Ethereal Glow blush is the perfect shade of cool pink that gives me a nice subtle flush of color. I'm a bit of a blush …Read more

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