Entries Tagged as 'Hair'

How to Get Down: Going Bunless/Ponytailess for 30 Days

18.4.14

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Today is the day I am temporarily retiring the black hair band that I keep on stand by securely on my wrist.  The bobby pins that my husband affectionately refers to as “floor ornaments” will remain at home, tucked away in my hair accessory drawer, instead of my back pocket.  I will officially be bunless and ponytail free for the next 30 days as I embark on Frizz Ease’s #downfor30 challenge.

The idea behind #downfor30 is to have great hair days every day—to learn how to love and style your hair with the right products so that you don’t have cower behind the safety of a bun or ponytail. My curls are no stranger to the messy-but-not cool-messy-I-give-up- bun. Taking the #downfor30 challenge will force me to learn how to style my curls the right way.

Want to get in on #downfor30? Frizz Ease is providing extra incentive with a ridiculously awesome trip to NYC, which includes:

  • Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC
  • Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square
  • Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl’s Got to Be Free
  • Ground transportation via private sedan
  • Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building
  • Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan
  • Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)
  • Makeover at the John Frieda Salon
  • $750 cash to fund all your fun
  • A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward

Entering the contest is easy:

Arm yourself with the frizz-busting, strand-smoothing power of your favorite Frizz Ease® products, and wear your hair #downfor30 days (or as many as you can). Show us all your fierce styles on Instagram with #downfor30 for the chance to WIN AN EPIC NYC ADVENTURE. Each new post with #downfor30 (up to one post per day) earns you another chance to win.

Wish me luck for the next 30 days! I’ll be posting an updates along the way. So far, so good for Day 1 in the photo above– styled with Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse and touched up with Secret Weapon Touch-up Crème.

You can find out more about our Never Pull Back philosophy at www.neverpullback.com.

Brand Statement:

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Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we’re challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

 

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.

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Self Split End Cutter Seeks Help in L’Oreal’s Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

02.4.14

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I don’t know when my obsession with split ends began. I think I can trace it back to about 6 months ago. The longer my hair got, the more noticeable they became. It’s probably a normal amount —nothing that would cause alarm. I get my hair trimmed every 8 weeks and the amount of heat I put on my hair is minimal.

But every time I see a split end I have to cut it. The red scissors at my office desk have doubled as hair cutting shears. And my officemate now stares at me with a look of  both confusion and curiosity as she says “Are you cutting your hair again?”

My only saving grace is that I once read that Jennifer Aniston does the same thing.

So even though I’ve joined the sulfate free bandwagon, I was intrigued when I had the opportunity to try L’Oreal’s  new Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner. What’s the 5 stand for? It performs 5 repairing actions: rebuilds fibers, strength, vitality, silkiness and shine. Only sounds like it could benefit my hair, so I gave it a try.

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Truth be told, I was initally nervous when I first started sudsing up. It’s been a long time since I had the “squeaky” clean feeling so all I could envision was a frizzy, dry mess.  But after applying the conditioner, my fears subsided as the conditioner instantly seemed to penetrtate and smooth out my hair.

After applying my usual hair serum ( L’Oreal Kerastase Oleo Relax Hair Serum),  I began blow drying my hair and noticed how soft and super shiny it was. It was a nice change to not see so many frayed ends after styling my hair. So far so good…I may have to incorporate this in my usual routine every once in awhile!

Needless to say, I’m a happy camper this week. My hair looks great and my red scissors have gotten a much deserved break.

Now if only I could stop opening paper clips to scrap underneath my nails…..

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Ready to show off your extraordinary hair? Simply share your best hair selfie with @LOrealParisUSA for your chance to win big. #BeExtraordinary

 

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal Paris via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal Paris.

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What My Hair Is Loving: L’Oreal Oleo Therapy

24.3.14

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Hair after being washed and conditioned with Oleo Therapy

As someone who loves beauty products, there are certain items that I think are worth the splurge and others that I believe you should save your $ on. For instance,  a good foundation is worth every penny. But drugstore mascara to me is just as good as higher end department store mascaras.

The same philosophy applies to hair care. I use Pureology pretty religiously for a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. It’s a great system that really works for my hair, but it isn’t the cheapest. L’Oreal’s new OleoTherapy caught my eye in my local CVS this past weekend. Oleo Therapy  is L’Oreal’s first oil therapy line that infuses 6 different types of flower oils, making it perfect for dry, damaged, or dull hair (and curly hair!).

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My initial thought was that it’s a lower end version of Kerastase Oleo Relax line (L’Oreal’s high end hair care line–shampoo is around $39).  The packaging and name look so similar, I had to give it a try. And at around$7 per product, it was wallet friendly enough for me that I picked up the shampoo, conditioner, and Deep Recovery Mask.

I tried out the shampoo and mask this weekend and love it! It left my hair shiny, silky, and soft, but without weighing it down. And as the case with some sulfate-free shampoos, I wasn’t missing out on any.

Does this mean I will abandon my Pureology? Not at all. But it’s nice to have a good alternative if I’m low on cash and just want to switch up products for a bit!

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The Hair Oil That Almost Slipped Through My Fingers

10.12.13

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I review a lot of products and the ones that I like I love to pass on to my readers. But it’s rare that a product sample replaces a staple in my beauty arsenal. Here’s the exception to rule.

Enter Elujuda. I was sent this over a year ago when I was going through a naturally curly hair phase. And while I thought it was ok—I didn’t unlock the true genius of this product until recently when I used it to blow out my hair.

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Oh hey! Hi shiny hair icon smile The Hair Oil That Almost Slipped Through My Fingers Hair blown out using just Elujuda.

There’s a formula for fine hair and one for coarse hair–I tried the latter. A few pumps is all that is needed and it makes my blow out that much smoother and shiner. My hair feels great after and remains frizz free.

Check out http://www.milbon-usa.com/ for more info!

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