White Sands Moisturizing Conditioner Product Review

In harsh winter months we subject our hair to cruel extremes: cold drying weather outside, intense heat from the hair dryer inside, not to mention hats, earmuffs, holiday parties. Forget trying to keep your color looking fresh: it’s amazing we still have hair come spring.

White Sands wants to give hair the TLC it deserves. They promise a lightweight formula that will provide long-lasting moisture that maintains shine and body and keeps color bright. I cannot speak to the color as I recently stopped color-treating my hair, but I can agree that my hair has body and shine. The best part of the White Sands Moisturizing Conditioner is that it saves hair from one more indignity: harsh sulfates. The formula is sulfate-free.

On the down side, I have not noticed a substantial difference in my hair since switching from cheaper conditioners from the drugstore. Additionally, I hated the smell of the conditioner: it’s a pretty heavy baby-powder smell. The lightweight formula does not go on easily; it’s a bit sticky – which would be fine if it were worth it. For $15 for a 7.6 oz bottle or $34 for a 33.8 oz bottle, it’s not good enough.

Product provided free to writer for reviewAll White Sands products can be purchased through their Web site: www.whitesandsproducts.com.

Hairstyles to Look Mature

Choosing hairstyles to look mature does not in any way mean that your days of keeping up with the trends are over. You can go for hairstyles to look older, but still maintain your elegance and glamour. It is advisable for everyone to change their hairstyles from time to time, along with everything else – makeup, fashion, etc.  Go for hairstyles to look more mature if you are tired of the same look. Some hair experts suggest forgetting about wearing girlie hairstyles when you are above 35 years of age. However, most people do not liking looking old, so they normally opt to maintain the same styles that they liked for their hair when they were younger.

When looking for hairstyles to look mature, you should remember that as you get older, your hair texture changes and your hair also starts turning grey. It is at this time that most people start going for hair color to keep the world from guessing their age. You can save yourself all this trouble by adopting mature hairstyles.

However, if you decide that hair colors are essentially hairstyles to look older for you, it is important that you know what shades gives you a mature look. Hair colors help hide the graying hair. To find the hair color that gives you the best mature hairstyles for your look, you can test with wigs or hair extension clips that are available in different styles and colors.

One thing to keep in mind as you choose your favorite hairdos – the hairstyle that once looked gorgeous on you when you were 30 might not be an appropriate mature hairstyle when you clock 50. Some hairstyles can flatter your age, no matter if you are a teen, young adult, middle aged, or already mature.

You stylist can advise on the best hairstyles to look older. These mature hair ideas should be those that look good on you. A professional haircut is an excellent step towards a lovely mature hairstyle. Mature women look fantastic with short hair. There are not necessarily specific hairstyles to look mature, but there are definitely certain lengths of hair and styles that look more appealing on women over 40. Even styles that seem to have a young vibe can also look great with a more mature face. Consider side-swept bangs, pixie cuts, crops, and bobs for a few styles that look great on mature ladies.

When planning your hairstyles to help you look older, be sure to use the correct type of hair care products. There are some products that could speed up hair loss, those that could cause allergic reactions, and others that simply don’t give your hair the nutrients it needs. To treat cases like thinning hair, you should go for natural hair products that are known to have no side effects. You could also see a specialist on hair loss for further advice or guidance.

Other mature hairstyles include long hair with curls at the bottom of your tresses. These types of styles are elegant ways to look older, especially for special events. Many stars above the age of 40 are opting for these mature hairstyles. To help stay in line with the latest trends in mature hair looks, just stay glued to your favorite gossip magazine or Web site!

Bridal Hair Flowers

Bridal hair flowers are popular as part of the wedding hairstyles for brides and flower girls, and sometimes other members of the bridal. A bride may look underdone  without hair flowers, accessories, or stylish pins on her wedding day. Think about how beautiful a bride can be when she stands out from the crowd because of the jeweled accessories and hair flowers around her.

Bridal hair flowers are essential to give the bride a perfect look and a magnificent beauty that attracts not only her groom, but also her bridesmaids and most of all, the audience that looks at her the moment she walks down the aisle. Flowers play an important role in the entire wedding ceremony, but they can be a nice finishing touch to bridal hairstyles.

 

Flower Styles for Bridal Hair
Today, flowers can be used in many ways for dressing up a bride’s hair, depending upon her chosen hairstyle. Consider these suggestions and tips for using flowers in your wedding day hairstyles:

•    Flowers with a Bridal Veil – Brides who choose the  traditional bridal veil can add more flowers in front of the veil. Use the white flowers  because it will look more classic and sophisticated.

•    Bridal Hair Flowers and Stylish Jewelery – Brides are having more fun by adding stylish jeweled hair clips to look more elegant on their wedding day. Try to use the subtle jeweled hair accessories, like sparkling bobby pins, if you also want to wear flowers in your hair.

•    Floral Updo Hairstyle– Bridal hair in an updo style can be strengthened along with hair pins or clips and decorated with flowers. Floral updo hairstyles can be some of the most gorgeous hairdos for the bride. Generally in garden weddings or springtime weddings,  floral updos with white flowers are used for the bridal hairstyle.

•    Flowers Worn Loose – Brides who have long or short hair may spread the flowers loosely in their tresses. Small flowers are the best  to use because they will create a fairy look. Surely the bride will look enchanting with this type of floral hairstyle.

•    Consider not wearing a veil at all – A bride who has curly or short hair should try a string of water pearls  or consider a delicate flower design along with a curly hair to create a simple but elegant look.

Every bride deserves to be the most beautiful woman on her wedding day. rides wish to look the best on the most awaited day of their life and hope to achieve the best hairstyle that is elegant and appropriate for the occasion. To achieve the perfect wedding day makeup and a lovely hairdo using bridal hair flowers, simply choose a highly qualified professional makeup  artist and an experienced and creative hairstylist. Once you reserve them for your wedding day, they will strive to give you the look that you always imagined for your special day.

Your wedding is one of the most memorable events in your entire life. Consider a lot of hairstyle options and ask for help from the beauty experts assisting you. Great weddings come from the great mind of a bride. Be as dramatic or as simple as you wish in creating your own wedding!

Hairstyles for Beach Weddings

summer-hairstylesHairstyles for beach weddings are gaining popularity today more than ever before. This is because people these days are opting for weddings outside of the church. Beach weddings have become fairly fashionable with quite a number of people. Before deciding on hairstyles for beach weddings it is very important to consider what the weather will be like on that special day.

A cool fresh breeze is ideal as you say ‘I do.’ Beach wedding hairstyles can be as formal or as relaxed as you desire. Beach wedding hair styles don’t always have to be complicated and specific. You could consult your stylist to help you decide on what beachy hairstyles to choose for your wedding day. Well done beachy hairstyles will give you a girlie look. Hairstyles for beach weddings should be styles that can keep the hair in place throughout the day. They have to be comfortable styles.

It is not advisable to try any new hairstyles on your wedding day. It might make you uncomfortable, especially if it is a hairstyle for beach weddings. Consider going to your stylist for a test run with your tropical wedding hairstyle before your wedding day gets here.

It is advisable to go for beachy hairstyles that have not been overdone. Try unique beach wedding hairstyles with the simplicity of a remote wedding in mind. Get destination wedding hairstyles that will make you look stunning on that very important day. You can also opt for short beachy hairstyles. These short styles are not very common. However, when deciding on a short hairstyle, it is important to consider one that will emphasize your face and neck.

You could also consider letting that beachy hair flow down without a tiara or veil. Another option is to tie a bun accentuated by tropical flowers or cupped by a jewelry cuff.

In most cases long hair works perfectly for braids. Braided hair is a simple and formal hairstyle. A number of strands are present in a braided hairstyle. Braided hairstyles can be neat as opposed to wild, and are also easier to maintain. Braids are a great option for styling long hair since the style is not so demanding.  It is also very comfortable to wear throughout the wedding day.
Other tropical hairstyles that are quite convenient for beach weddings involve the use of well fixed extensions. Extensions come in handy for people with short hair, and those who are willing to lengthen their hair on their wedding day.

Other convenient beachy hairstyles include the use of gels to get that silky shine. Gels make certain that the hair remains in place throughout the day whatever the weather. Gel can withstand even the most severe humidity of a tropical destination wedding or beach wedding.

Hair accessories are also a perfect fit for beach weddings. You can use a starfish hair clip that matches with the beach ambience to hold the hair in place. This is because hair left to flow loose could be a bit distracting because of the wind in beach. You could also be a bit adventurous with your choice of hair clips. Get one that has some relationship with the sea or with tropical flowers.

Hair color can also do wonders for your mood on your wedding day. These should be tried and tested long before the wedding day to make sure that there are no reactions and/or allergies, and alsosummer-hairstylesay.

Consider these tropical styles for your hair on your wedding day, no matter if you have long hair, short hair, medium length hair, curly hair, or straight hair. Remember, try to do a sample hairstyle before your wedding day to ensure you like your finished look!

 

Tips on Bob Hairstyles and Faux Bobs

Today’s bob look is a mid length bob, length from below the ear or just below chin length and no longer than an inch above the top of the shoulders. The look is not super straight but smooth with bend and movement. It is definitely not the old school bob worn by the fashionable Jackie O or the retro bob of the 1980’s, but instead today’s bob is worn with the visual interest of choppy ends, side swept bangs, or with a soft dry set.

The Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Worn by stars Taraji P. Henson, Charlize Theron, Agyness Deyn

 

The length of this look is just below the chin or to about one inch above the top of the shoulders. The length is pretty much all one length with the exception of the bang area.  These bangs are worn somewhat on the longer side. The length of the bangs reach past the eyebrows and into and even over the eyelash area. The ends of both the bangs and the overall bob are somewhat shattered with low layers so they have movement.  There is a deep side part on either the left or right side of the head and the bangs are swept off to the opposite side of the part.

Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Products – Apply Tela Guardian SPF 18 to the scalp and work towards the ends of the hair. Guardian SPF 18 will protect the hair and scalp from sun damage but also will help to smooth and shine.  Blow dry or air dry. If additional smoothing is needed for a flat iron, apply very small amounts of Tela Encore to hair strands prior to flat ironing. This will further seal and protect hair from heat damage and help create a brilliant shine and tremendous smooth surface. If hair needs a boost or additional smoothness throughout or end of day, lightly mist Tela Dri Shampoo and smooth hair with the Tela Brush.

The Soft Set Curl Bob
Worn by stars Marion Cotillard, Salma Hayek and Maggie Gyllenhaal

The length is the same with this variation of today’s bob. Also this look can be worn with a side swept bang or it can be worn with the bob more of an all one length look. The difference here is that the hair is set either with varying sizes of electric rollers or curling iron or even bent with a flat iron. The trick to getting the look to be modern is twofold. First make sure you use varying size rollers and set the hair with some rollers facing front and other facing back to get varying directions and sizes of waves and curls. The second trick is to not brush the curls out and instead break up the curls with a non hardening hair groom to give a soft but piecey look to the hair. No helmet heads please.

Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Products – Apply the same Tela products listed above and then to break up the curls, finger style the hair with very small amounts of Tela Composure.

Faux Bob Look
This look looks better with some curl as in the Soft Set Bob as this will disguise the “faux” look and make it appear to be an actual bob. The hair can be styled in the same way as in the Soft Set style. Then lightly gather small bunches of hair, working with the ends of the hair and tuck the ends under and toward the hairline. Then pin each bunch under and to the bottom of the hairline. To make it look even more natural, loosen a few shorter layered pieces of hair coming from the top of the head and loosen them from the bobby pins. This will give the hair more movement and make it look more natural.

Fall 2010 Hairstyles, Hair Color, and Haircut Trends

Fall is a great time for a new haircut, hair color, or hairstyle. You can change your look as often or as rarely as you like, but the changing of the seasons is a great time for a new look. Whether you want to try a new haircut that is in line with the fall 2010 hair trends or change your look further with a new hair color, you can get a great look with one simple trip to the salon. Consider these expert tips on fall 2010 hairstyles, haircuts, and hair color trends.

For the fall 2010 hairstyles and haircuts, you can expect to see a blast from the past style, shorter haircuts, and color chunks or multi-tonal hair colors. Consider these styles and hair color trends for fall 2010 and choose what works best for you.

“Hair, with its warmer tones, falls in soft broken waves reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s,” says Adriana Vater, owner of Aveda lifestyle salon and spa Spa Adriana. “This relaxed, feminine view was evident at the Tibi show, which featured playful, loose, flowing curly looks. Heavy bangs still play a role for fall. Look for shorter cuts, very clean and tailored bobs.”

Pam Kelly, the National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams, recommends ensuring your skin tone matches the hair color you choose for fall or anytime. If you are unsure of the best hair colors to complement your skin tone, you can speak with your stylist for recommendations.

“Chestnut brown, blonde and copper shades compliment warm undertone complexions,” Kelly says. “Burgundy, cinnamon, and mahogany work best for those with cooler complexions.”

Hair Highlights for Fall 2010
If you don’t want to completely change your hair color, you can always opt for highlights. Fantastic Sams’ Pam Kelly recommends color chunks and multi-tonal looks for fall this year. Pam Kelly also notes that fall hairstyles and colors will take on a more natural look so that roots are less noticeable when they grow in again.  Consider these tips and trends for fall 2010 hair highlights.

“If you have a red base, try adding some deep, bold highlights to frame your face,” she says. “Brunettes can go either way, by adding light highlight shades like gold and caramel, or darker tints with burgundy or auburn. If you’re daring enough, you might even try adding a color, like pink. Blonde will continue to be popular through the spring, but spice it up by adding some darker tones to it.” 

Consider these tips for fall haircuts and fall hairstyles or check with your stylist for any other trends that may be in full swing this season. You can also update your existing look with a different part, new hair accessories, or a few new layers in your haircut. Change your style to suit your mood or keep the same look for comfort – the choice is yours.

About the Experts:
Pam Kelly is the National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams. For more information please see www.fantasticsams.com.

Adriana Vater is creative director and co-founder of Spa Adriana, the award-winning Aveda lifestyle salon and spa in Huntington Village, New York. John Vater is the other co-founder of Spa Adriana and a prominent fashion photojournalist. For more information, please see: www.spaadriana.com.

Simple Hair Bun: DIY Steps

Try a simple hair bun for a fun fall style!A simple hair bun is a no-fail hairstyle that looks just as great with an elegant outfit as it does on a bad hair day. You can dress up your simple hair bun with accessories like feather clips or flower barrettes or you can simply twist your hair and pin it back. Whatever you decide is right for the occasion, consider these tips on creating your own DIY simple bun hairstyle at home.

Weddings, graduations, and holidays (like Christmas and Thanksgiving) are just a few times when a simple hair bun may be the perfect hairstyle for the occasion. You should also consider a simple bun style for work, especially when your hair isn’t cooperating in the amount of time you’ve set aside to get ready in the morning.

You can create a simple bun hairstyle in a matter of minutes while you get ready. In fact, you might be able to style a simple bun in less time than you can apply all your makeup! Consider these DIY steps to create a simple bun hair style at home for any occasion:

Steps to Create a Simple Hair Bun
The bun is a professional hairstyle that can easily be tweaked to become carefree and playful. It’s all in the way you style your hair. To create your own simple bun hairdo, follow these steps:

1.    Add styling product as needed to smooth out any fly-a-ways and brush your hair back.
2.    For a sexy simple bun hairstyle, pull your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
3.    Twist the ponytail in whichever direction feels most natural for you.
4.    Fasten the bun with another ponytail elastic and bobby pins as needed.
5.    Touch up any areas with fly-a-ways or hairs that seem to be out of place.

Variations of the Simple Bun Hairstyle
Try a simple hair bun for a fun fall style!Once you are comfortable with creating a normal bun in your hair, consider changing up the style. You can create a simple chignon or a messy bun hairstyle. You can also do the simplest “lazy bun” style of all… when pulling your hair back into a ponytail, double-up the elastic a few times without pulling the ponytail strands all the way through the elastic. You will be left with a loop of hair that is perhaps the simplest bun hairstyle of all!

 

Marcelled Hair Style Instructions

Marcelled Hair Style Instructions from Michael Dueñas...The Marcelled hair style is a popular hairstyle of the 1920’s and 1930’s that features unique waves and styling. Marcel Waves are a deep waved hairstyle reminiscent of American actress and bombshell Jean Harlow, though today’s celebrities like Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Katy Perry, and Kate Bosworth rock the Marcelled hair style today as well.

The Marcel Wave is comprised of deep, regular waves created by a heated curling iron. Marcelling is a hair style technique that you can do at home if you like. Michael Dueñas, founder of Hair Room Service (a Manhattan agency that brings the salon experience directly to clients), recommends the Marcelled hair style for mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and others wishing to achieve an elegant hairdo without wearing an up-do.

Marcel Wave Hair Style Instructions from Michael Dueñas...“This style is very glamorous,” Dueñas says. “It gives you the feeling of old Hollywood glamour, which many women strive for.  It also can dress any outfit up, without the need of you having to put your hair up!”

How To: Marcelled Hair Style
To achieve the Marcelled Wave hair style, follow these steps from Michael Dueñas:

1.    First blow dry hair smooth with OSIS mousse or a holding lotion of your choice.
2.    Using a 1-inch to 1.5-inch curling iron, create the set. Note: “Each section you curl should be the size, no bigger, than 1.5-inch squares.”

Tip: Try a marcelling iron for great results. You can find Marcel curling irons with a 1″ barrel, 3/8″ barrel, or 5/8″ barrel, to name a few. These instructions call for a 1″ to 1.5″ iron.

3.    Curl each curl in the same direction and pin the curls up with bobby pins.
4.    Allow the hair to cool down. Once cool, take down all the curls.
5.    Brush your hair in the direction you desire for your Marcelled waves. Your hair will fall together.
6.    If the curls are too tight, spray your brush with hairspray and brush just enough to loosen the curls.

“All hair styles take a beating during the day,” Dueñas says. “The best thing about the Marcel Wave is that when the curls loosen throughout the night, you can rake your fingers through it and create a beachy look. So it can be very versatile.”

The Marcelled hair style can be a perfect ‘do for your upcoming special event, wedding, or date night. Practice the style once or twice to get the hang of Marcelling your hair. If you need assistance, consider visiting your hairstylist to get a professional Marcel Wave style done.

Marcelled Hair Style Instructions from Michael Dueñas...“I think the women in cocktail dresses look the best with it; it seems to fit that look perfectly,” Dueñas shares. “A cocktail dress is very chic and fun, just like the hairstyle. When my clients want full sexy hair and have an event to attend, this is my go to hair!”

About the Expert:
Michael Dueñas is the founder of Hair Room Service, an exclusive agency based in Manhattan that conveniently brings the salon experience directly to clients in their hotel rooms, homes, or place of business. For more information, please visit http://hairroomservice.com.

 

Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment Product Review

Got Hair? Infusium 23 has a product line to fit every hair type. The Repair & Renew Collection is designed to repair and strengthen damaged hair. The Moisture Replenisher Collection hydrates dry hair. The Frizz controller Collection smoothes frizzy, stressed hair and the Color Protector Collection protects and optimizes the vibrancy of color treated hair. 

Each line starts with a specific shampoo, followed by a conditioner and leave-in-treatment. Affordable and easy to use, they provide mixed results. Be aware that it takes time for desired results.

The leave-in treatments are light and work very well as a spray. They can be used on dry hair or damp, after shampooing and conditioning. Just comb through to the tips and style as usual. While the product is light and watery, it does feel like a styling product when dry.

After three weeks, the Repair & Renew Leave-In did give my hair a shiny, healthy appearance. It took daily use and time, but since my hair is very straight, it lost some of the bounce and volume it had prior to trying the product. On one hand, it helped with texture and held curl well. On the other hand, it felt like a mousse and I needed to wash my hair every day to get volume when I left it straight. 

On the flip side, my daughter has very thick curly hair, almost combination. It is coarse in the back and fine around her face, subject to fly-a-ways. It took a lot of coaxing, and again time, to tame her frizzies. Originally, we needed to saturate her hair with the Frizz Controller Leave-In Treatment. Again, it took over a week before we were pleased with the results. As time went on, less product was needed, but it helped to re-apply it later in the day. 

I actually dyed my hair a cheerful brownish-auburn to test the Color Protector Leave-In Treatment. While I love my color, I did not notice any difference between the Moisture Replenishing Leave-In Treatment and the Color Protector Leave-In Treatment. Both products kept my hair hydrated and my color looked healthy with shine and no obvious fading. Again my hair lost volume when straight, but held curl well.     

The products are not ‘WOW, AMAZING’ instant cures, but they do a very nice job over time. Figure in that they are affordable and easy to use; they are worth a try. Results might also be better if you use the entire collection – shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in. Everyone’s hair is different and they could be perfect for yours.

For more information, check out Infusium’s Web site at http://www.infusium.com.

What Is the Perfect Hairstyle for the 2010 Emmy Awards?

The Emmy Awards offer a special excuse for the stars to show off glamorous gowns and sensational hairstyles. With so many celebrities ready to walk the red carpet, the stylists creating Emmys makeup looks and glam hairstyles need to stay on their toes. When it comes to choosing the best hairstyle for the 2010 Emmy Awards Ceremony, keep in mind the length of each celebrity’s hair as well as up-dos and long, flowing hairstyles when wearing hair down. Expert celebrity stylists will be sure to weigh in on the best look for each star based on face shape, hair length, style, texture, and even the style of her gown.

Some of the most popular hairstyles in general include those created with curls or waves, the sleek, straight styles created with flat irons, and of course, the beautiful up-do or partial up-do. With these popular hairstyle trends in mind, Celebrity Stylist Jenny Cho with the Suave Professionals hair care line has prepared three possible hairstyles for celebrity Sofia Vergara of ABC’s “Modern Family” to wear to the 2010 Emmys. Suave is preparing to style Sofia Vergara’s hair for the Emmys and has asked America to vote on the hairstyle she’ll wear to the awards this weekend.

Emmy Awards Hairstyle #1: Glamorous Waves
For one choice of a gorgeous celebrity hairstyle, Sofia Vergara could wear glamorous waves in her long, flowing hair. This style is modern, trendy, and relatively carefree. This long and flowing hairstyle with waves would look especially great with a gown with a low-cut back. If you are a fan of beach waves or wavy hair of any kind, consider the cool and glamorous waves hairstyle for Sofia Vergara at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

Emmy Awards Hairstyle #2: Modern Sleek, Straight Hair
Pin-straight layered hair is a beautiful option for a special occasion like the 2010 Emmys or anytime. You can achieve a beautiful straight hairstyle to wear down with the right styling products and possibly a flat iron. Suave suggests a straight and sleek hairstyle for Sofia Vergara to wear at this year’s Emmy Awards. This modern style offers a sophisticated and downright sexy look for the red carpet. If you like to wear your hair straight all the time or for special occasions, consider this modern sleek long hair look.

Emmy Awards Hairstyle #3: Sexy Partial Up-Do
Half-up half-down hairstyles or partial up-dos are an extremely popular hairstyle for weddings, proms, graduations, and other special events, but they’re also a great red carpet hairstyle. Sofia Vergara could wear a lovely partial up-do to the Emmys this year, showing off style and grace. Suave also suggests a pretty up-do for Sofia’s red carpet look.

American viewers can visit www.Facebook.com/SuaveBeauty to review the three hairstyles proposed for Sofia’s Emmys look and “Like the Look” that is their favorite. After voting, visitors can also enter for a chance to win a swag bag of goodies from Suave, and one lucky winner will get the grand prize of VIP pampering and attending the awards show. For more details, please visit Suave’s Facebook page.

“One of my secrets for gorgeous hair on the red carpet is the Suave Professionals line – it’s trusted by professional hairstylists because the products provide true salon-quality performance,” says Sofia Vergara. “In fact, I have so much confidence in the products that I know any of the three looks America chooses will be fabulous!”

“Red carpet styles have always inspired everyday women – dresses are recreated, jewelry looks imitated and hairstyles mimicked,” says Celebrity Stylist Jenny Cho. “And celebrities aren’t the only ones who can achieve fabulous red carpet hair – all it takes are a few secrets from the pros and salon quality products, like Suave Professionals.”

If you like any of the looks proposed for Sofia’s red carpet Emmys look, consider recreating the style for yourself at your next big social gathering or special event. You can view how-to videos for these three celebrity hairstyles on Suave’s Facebook page. Even the most glamorous hairstyles can be recreated at home or at your local salon for a special occasion.

 

PRIVE Hair Care Product Review

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to use products that only your favorite actors or actresses use, here’s your chance.

PRIVE is a hair care line made exclusively for the stylist at heart… and also with the environment in mind. Their products have been featured in magazines such as Allure, Red Book, and O. Everyone is using it and is in love with its abilities to transform your hair from “Drab-To-Fab”… in no time flat!

About The Product: PRIVE is not your typical hair care product. In fact, their mousse (froth) is enriched with Amazon acai and babassu oil. It is a revolutionary non-aerosol mousse that provides intense body, volume and definition to your hair. Also offered, PRIVE Extended Texture Clay is enriched with Shea butter and ocean kelp. This clay delivers amazing results. It provides texture as well as volume to any hair style (both short and long).

Where to purchase: Right now, PRIVE products can only be purchased at select salons. Please visit www.priveproducts.com.

Pros:
These products work very well… almost too well. They are used by many actors and actresses in Hollywood (such as Angelina Jolie and Teri Hatcher) and simply bring hair styles to life. I was amazed at how well these products worked for me, even though I don’t use them often. 

Cons: If you don’t usually ‘do-up’ your hair or even style it, these products may not be what you need. PRIVE is more of a hair care line for women that texture, style, blow dry, straighten, and curl their hair.

Also, there’s no way of finding the prices for these products online, much less where to purchase them.  This makes it harder to purchase as I think they are not found in your typical salons. 

My Thoughts:
I really do like using PRIVE. It makes me feel classy once I’ve styled my hair. Oh, and I need to mention that the products (froth and clay) smell very clean. I caught myself a few times during the day, pulling hair towards my nose to smell the fragrance. I only wish these products were more easily accessible.

Products provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure: Product samples were provided by PRIVE for the purpose of my candid review. I was not gifted with any monetary compensation nor does receiving product influence my thoughts and/or opinions.

Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner Product Review

If you like the smell of coconut and enjoy having your hair feel lightweight and extra clean, then the Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner products might be for you. I’ve always been fond of Suave products, from their no-show solid anti-perspirant for women (available in great fragrances like sweet pea and a tropical one) to their various hair styling products. The Suave Professionals products are no different – there’s a lot to love.

The bottles proclaim you can have 98% stronger hair, and also that these products deeply moisturize as well as Nexxus. I am not sure about either of these claims, but I don’t have a reason to doubt it. What I can say wholeheartedly is that every time I washed my hair with Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner, my hair felt super free from any impurities, buildup, or anything else that would weigh it down. My hair really did feel weightless and free, kind of like how you see those girls with the sleek and silky hair in the Pantene ads.

These products say they are meant for dry or damaged hair, but I used them on my own hair which tends to be normal to oily, and I found they did a fantastic job. Every time I use this shampoo and conditioner duo I swear that I detect coconut, as it is one of my favorite fragrances. However, I do not see coconut or coconut extract or oil on the list of ingredients. In fact, I don’t recognize most of them. Either way, I enjoy the fragrance of Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner.

Both products are gentle enough for color-treated hair. I do notice my hair feels extra soft after washing it with Suave Professionals. I have also used Nexxus shampoo and conditioner, which has an even richer coconut fragrance. What I can say about the difference between the two product lines is that the Suave product itself is a bit “runny” compared to the Nexxus shampoo and conditioner, which dispense rather thickly from the bottle. I enjoy using the Nexxus because it is something I wouldn’t buy for myself very often (or at all). It’s a great product but it can be expensive to use on a regular basis. Since I am a fan of changing my shower products on a regular basis, I do enjoy the benefits Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner bring to my hair. I will absolutely consider replacing them when these two bottles run out.

Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner are available at your favorite drugstores and mass retailers. A 14.5-oz bottle sells for anywhere between $2 and $4. You can also buy it online at Amazon.com.