Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron Review

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron

The Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron is, by far, the best styling iron I have ever owned! This model is perfect for any time of the year, but certainly in the summer, when, on the East Coast, where I live, it gets very hot and humid. I can wash my hair and let it dry naturally. Sometimes it looks great…and sometimes, it’s a disaster! To the rescue: The Karmin Pro.

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Styling Iron

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DevaCurl Hair Care Review for Curly Hair

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Cruelty free DevaCurl promised that after I used the products sent to me for review, my naturally curly hair would be made frizz free without the use of sulfates, parabens and silicones. Does it live up to it’s promise? Read and find out. [Read more…]

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil is Cruelty Free

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil

For All Hair Types!

Badger Balm Hair Oil

Badger Hair Care:

Badger has these goals for their hair care line: “Enhance the beauty, luster and body of hair by using natural, nourishing products that work in harmony with the whole body.”

If someone has healthy hair, it looks shiny and bright. The science behind that is that light reflects from its smooth surface. The opposite of that is having damaged hair: an uneven, rough surface that makes the hair look dull. When an oil that is nourishing is worked into the hair, it starts to provide protection from chemicals, heat and UV damage. It starts to look healthy again.

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The Seabuckthorn Hair Oil is for all hair types.

The glass bottle of Seabuckthorn Oil, is full of ruby red Seabuckthron Extract, then it’s blended with Apricot Oil, Pomegranate Oil, as well as Sunflower Oil.

Seabuckthorn Hair Oil, with Apricot and Pomegranate Oil, promotes hair strength and elasticity. It is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.

Apricot Oil will add moisture and shine to your hair cuticle (rich in Vitamins A, C, and E).

Pomegranate Oil contains high levels of antioxidants, and helps to promote the regeneration and strengthening of your hair (rich in Vitamins B and C).

Vitamin E protects the hair from free radical damage, and brings out your hair’s natural shine and luster.

Badger Hair Oil is 100% natural. No artificial fragrance, color, synthetic ingredients, mineral oil, silicone or silicone derivatives, or harsh ingredients.

Rosehip (Rosa Canina) possesses regenerative properties, helping hair to return to its healthiest state.

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I received a half size sample, however, the full size is a 2 oz. glass bottle, and is priced at $18.99. There is a citrus aroma.

Note these important facts about Badger Hair Oil:

All of Badger products comply with the Leaping Bunny Standard. That means that you, the customer, is guaranteed that the product is cruelty free…none of Badger’s products or their ingredients, are ever tested on animals.

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Badger Hair Oil is USDA Certified Organic. That means that it is made from ingredients grown and processed without chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, GMOs, or synthetic pesticides! 

 

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Directions for use:

Step 1: Apply the Seabuckthorn Oil evenly to clean, dry hair. Experiment as to the amount that you will need depending on your hair type and length. Start off with one pump and add more as needed.
Step 2: Massage the Oil into your hair and scalp. Work from the roots to the tips. Use a comb or your fingers to ensure even distribution.
Step 3: Allow the Oil to soak into your hair for one hour or overnight. Badger gives the tip to use an old towel so you don’t stain your pillowcase.
Step 4: Shampoo and condition, and then style your hair.

A photo of the pump on the Badger Seabuckthorn Oil:

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My experience: I try to take good care of my hair, however, I am guilty of blow drying on a regular basis; sometimes I also use a straightening iron on my wavy hair! All things that can take a toll on the hair, no matter how much I try to kid myself, so I was very happy to be able to test out this natural oil.

It would depend on your hair, but I applied two-three full pumps of the Oil to my hair, and let it soak in overnight. As instructed, I did use a towel on my pillowcase in case it stained the pillowcase. Six hours later (not much sleep!) I shampooed my hair. The Oil rinses out very quickly, and I could already feel how extra soft my hair was during rinsing!

Since then, I have tested this Oil six times, and it still looks like I have plenty left. (Remember, I have a half size sample). My clothes are not stylish, but at least I have great looking hair! In fact, after using the Oil, it was always extra soft, and very, very shiny.  The smell is citrusy, with orange the predominant smell, and also rose geranium and lavender. It’s was not at all overpowering to my nose; and remember that’s sleeping with it in my hair, too!

Can’t come up with anything that I think someone wouldn’t like about the Badger Seabuckthorn Oil. There are other Badger hair oils that are available: Badger Jojoba Hair Oil (for dry scalp) and Badger Argan Hair Oil (for dry and damaged hair) that you may wish to try for your hair care needs. You can check those out at the Badger Website.

 

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This photo is from Badger: Scenes from the secret Badger lab: Rebecca talks to some of their reps about the new Hair Oils, and gives them a sneak peek at the exciting additions we’ll be releasing next year.

 

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I absolutely love the fact that all of the products from Badger have the ingredients clearly stated on their label!

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Ingredients of Badger Balm Seabuckthorn Hair Oil:

*Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Oil, *Prunus Armeniaca (Organic Apricot) Oil, *Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, CO2 Extracts of *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn) and *Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip), Essential Oils of *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender), *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sweet Orange), *Pelargonium Graveolens (Organic Rose Geranium), and Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E).

* Certified Organic

Badger has the expiration date on their products!

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Badger Seabuckthorn Oil is highly recommended to add shine and luster to your hair! 

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Cruelty free nuNAAT Chocolat Special Hair Care

The cruelty free nuNAAT Chocolat Special hair care will be reviewed in today’s post.  Their catchy phrase? “Who said chocolate is just for eating?” This hair care company does have several product lines, but I  selected the nuNAAT Chocolat Special for “Guilt-free Satisfaction.” This hair care line has a combination of cocoa butter and Brazil nuts, and the line is suitable for all hair types, including chemically processed hair.

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Consider the Benefits of nuNAAT Chocolat Special:

The cocoa butter benefits your hair with antioxidants.

There are vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E and it’s rich in minerals.

The Brazil nuts contain selenium, for healthy hair and scalp.

Delivers healthy nutrients to hair follicles!

nuNAAT Creamy Chocolat Shampoo (8.4 oz)

This shampoo may be used daily to provide moisture for healthy, shiny hair. The smell is, of course, of chocolate. I love chocolate and found the shampoo to be really terrific.

To use, simply massage into wet hair (don’t rub!), lather, rinse thoroughly, and repeat if needed. This does contain sodium laureth sulfate.

nuNAAT Creamy Chocolat Conditioner (8.6 0z)

Having cocoa butter and Brazil nuts in this product means that hydrating nutrients are helping your hair to leave it moisturized and tangle-free. Use the Conditioner regularly, after shampooing on still wet hair. Leave on for two minutes, then rinse.

nuNAAT Chocolat Thermo Active Anti-Frizz (5.2 oz)

nuNAAT Chocolat Thermo Active Anti-Frizz (5.2 oz)

Experiment for the amount that is needed. You don’t want too much product, or your hair will look greasy!  Start with a pea size amount and then keep adding as necessary. This worked as promised. The heat activated anti-frizz formula worked beautifully for blow-drying my hair.  I had shiny hair, and a smooth finish!

nuNAAT Chocolat Special Cream Hair Mask (17.6 oz)

This can be used twice a month to revitalize hair, and to maintain your healthy hair. This is used after shampooing

You can imagine the nice big chocolate smell coming from this large tub! It’s very thick and feels very luxurious!

The hair mask should be left on freshly washed hair for up to twenty minutes. That’s to not only add moisture to your hair, but also to repair the hair fibers.

I wish…

While nuNAAT has a list of ingredients on the back of each product, I wish that they were also listed on the website. There are ingredients that are found in their products, but that doesn’t help to know about each individual product before you head for the store. However, the big fact that they don’t test on animals outweighs that criticism.

nuAAT has a wide range of products for all hair types and textures. The Chocolat products were all great for my hair, and I would definitely want to check out their other Collections!

Where To Find nuNAAT: Click on this link to see where you can purchase; you can also put your zip code in and find a store near you. If you live outside of the U.S. and can’t locate the products, contact dialogue@nunaat.com, and let them know. 

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WEN Hair Care System by Chaz Dean: A Complete Review

WEN Hair Care System by Chaz Dean

I’m very excited to show you that I received the whole WEN Hair Care System to review. Everything is cruelty free, and their slogan is: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Shampoo!” The WEN Hair Care System can be purchased at QVC. My previous review of the WEN Cleansing Conditioner.

Here’s a photo of what’s in the WEN Hair Care System:WEN Hair Care System

WEN Cleansing Conditioner- The one that I will review in today’s post is the Sweet Almond Mint. I reviewed the Cleansing Conditioner, Winter Vanilla Mint Cleansing Conditioner in a previous post.

Reminder from my last post, or for those who have never tried the WEN Hair Care System:

Due to the fact that there is no sodium laurel sulfate, or other damaging detergents, the WEN Conditioners will not lather; they create foam when mixed with water. I know that I was guilty of believing this in the past: if a shampoo has a lot of lather, it’s doing a great job! Not true. The amount of suds, or lather will not make for shinier, healthier hair. It’s the sodium laurel sulfate present in a shampoo that makes it lather!

Both scents/fragrances that I have now tested are just amazing. They really smell very natural, and I can’t imagine that anyone wouldn’t really love both of the scents.

Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment- Sweet Almond Mint

Styling Crème- Sweet Almond Mint

Texture Balm- Sweet Almond Mint

WEN Hair Care System Saw-Cut Shower Comb

WEN Hair Care System

Why I love the WEN Hair Care System Saw-Cut Comb:

I’m not writing about some a shoddy plastic comb, readers! This is a hand-finished, saw-cut comb. What’s so special about that? It’s “teeth” are designed so there is no damage to either your hair or your scalp when you’re using it. Brilliant! Further, this was designed specifically for use with the WEN Cleansing Conditioner to help make sure that you’ve evenly distributed the product. At the end of your shower, the wide-tooth side can be used to help rinse the WEN from your hair. The fine-tooth side is incredibly relaxing to run through my hair—wonderful scalp massage.

WEN Hair Care Re-Moist Intensive Hair Treatment

I used the saw-cut shower comb to make sure the product was evenly applied throughout my hair. I left it on for the (advised minimum) of thirty minutes, and then rinsed. This is one of those products that I am able to write: I know it worked immediately after following the treatment directions. How? I could see and feel a difference.

WEN Hair Care System

Why didn’t I leave it on longer?

Because on the day I tested this, it was chilly! I had to step outside the shower to sit down (no bench in the shower) and, the weather is not exactly balmy yet: I live in the Northeast (USA). That’s the only downside (and I really had to think about something that you readers might have an objection about).

Once again, the smell is great, and this will last for a long time. WEN suggests that you use it “once every 6 weeks, before and after any chemical treatment or when hair has been stressed.”

WEN Hair Care Styling Crème

Easy to use, and not a lot of product is needed–directions will depend on your hair length and texture. This product was successful as advertised, in that whether I let my hair dry naturally or I used my blow dryer, it looked great and smelled fantastic!

WEN Hair Care Texture Balm

WEN Hair Care System

All that’s needed to do is smooth the balm approximately six to eight times to the palms of your hands (approximately 6-8 times).

WEN Hair Care SystemRub your hands together and apply to your dry hair. It’s easy to use, and, as claims, creates, “definition, separation and texture!” Of course, it smells terrific!

Tips from WEN Hair Care System:

Do not abrasively dry your head with a towel as this will stress the hair and cause it to frizz.

You can cleanse daily but when used properly you should only have to cleanse every 2-3 days. The 16 oz size should last you between 4-6 weeks.

Sleep on it! Apply WEN Cleansing Conditioner to wet hair before bed as a hydrating overnight treatment. Cover hair with a shower cap. In your morning shower rinse well, and you’ll begin the day with shiny, silky hair!

Try to avoid using heated styling tools, like flat irons and curling irons. They can dry out, damage, and burn your hair causing breakage.

To help avoid breakage and to keep hair from burning always keep your blow dryer moving – never holding it on one spot – and use the concentrator nozzle that comes with your blow dryer.

Avoid metal and aluminum-based brushes when blow-drying as they get very hot and can singe hair or cause breakage.

If your hair is oily or fine try the Cucumber Aloe or Lavender formulas. They won’t weigh your hair down and with continual use it will add more volume and body.

WEN isn’t like an ordinary shampoo so you want to use more of it, not less. You can never use too much! The more you use, the better the results.

Disclosure: The Hair Care System was provided for review. All links are for your convenience only. I also have continued to buy WEN. Thought I’d show you some of my empties:

WEN Hair Care System

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