ECRU New York Acacia Protein Shampoo, Conditioner and BB Cream

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A week or two ago I chopped about 6 inches off my hair.  It was way to long and lifeless.   I have been told by several hair dressers that my hair is dehydrated even though I have oily scalp so I am always looking for something to make my hair perfect!  Everytime I switch my hair I feel the need to try a new hair care line.  The ECRU New York Acacia Protein collection has been amazing!  I have been using the Shampoo, Conditioner, and the BB Cream.  This line is paraben-free and color safe.

The Acacia Protein Shampoo ($9) contains acacia collagen, hydrolyzed keratin, wheat protein, panthenol, and sunflower extract.  The shampoo itself is really nourishing and infuses moisture, strength and other nutrients into the strands of the hair.  You are left with smooth, shiny, and moisturized hair.

The Acacia Protein Conditioner ($9) contains acacia collagen, wheat amino acids, hydrolyzed keratin, wheat protein, and safflower seed oil.  When I follow the shampoo up with this conditioner I can feel the hair underneath instantly become creamy, smooth and tangle-free.  I only apply it to the ends and work the product halfway up the shaft of my hair.  It is so conditioning that I worry about adding any more moisture to the scalp area.

The Acacia Protein BB Cream ($30) contains acacia collagen, hydrolyzed silk protein, silk amino acids, jojoba oil, and monoi oil.  This is an all-in-one styling cream that is light, versatile, and amplifies the moisturizing and protective power of the acacia protein.  My hair tends to get pretty damaged through heat styling and putting it up with hair ties often and since using this daily my hair feels just as soft when I pull it down in the evening as it did when I put it up.  Amazing stuff.

I am a believer in this line.  It has been a while since I fell head over heels for a hair care line as hard as I fell for this one.  It is quite luxurious and I hope that I will always have the BB Cream in supply! The products are reasonably priced for what they are and I encourage you to seek them out and try them for yourself!

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Molton Brown London Papyrus Reed Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

I have been looking for a new shampoo and conditioner lately.  I love trying out different hair care products because I feel like it is healthy to switch your hair products.  I have always done it since I was a teenager.  Lately I have been trying the Molton Brown London Papyrus Reed Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner and I have really been enjoying it.

“London via Egypt
Out with thirsty, damaged hair. In with a shampoo and conditioner for moisture and improved condition.
Best for: dry, damaged hair
The way we blend it
- Papyrus reed to help moisturise
- Conditioners to help smooth, detangle and reduce risk of breakage
- Amino acid to help improve shine
- Aromas of black pepper, tiare flower and amber” – Molton Brown

For me, this blend of shampoo and conditioner give my hair balance.  It isn’t necessarily dry or damanged but my ends to get a bit dry while my scalp is known to get pretty oily.  I get a nice frothy lather from the shampoo and I apply the conditioner to my ends first and work the remaining product into the hair around my crown.  I have found that since using this duo that I don’t really find the need for a leave-in product.  After I use these products my hair looks silky, shiny and stays looking nice until the next time I have to wash.
The scent of this duo is fabulous.  I love musky, masculine scents for my bath and body products and this one takes me away.  It really will remind you a bit of egypt or ancient fragrances.  It claims to have the scent of black pepper, tiare flower and amber.  I definitely smell the amber and a sort of warm smell, which I assume is the black pepper.
Molton Brown London Papyrus Reed Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner retail for $60 as a set of 10 oz bottles.  This duo will last you a long time.  I find that I need very little of the conditioner and still get a nice sheen and tangle-free do.  You can find this brand on their website and at retail locations, such as Saks, beautybar.com, skinstore.com, Blue Mercury, and Neiman Marcus.  It is a great luxury shampoo and conditioner set and your hair will feel just that… luxurious.
*The products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration/an honest review.  All opinions are my own and all links are for your convenience.

Michael O’Rourke Rock Your Hair Review

Volume has always been a problem for me.  I have a thick head of fine hair.  With a lack of product in my hair it is super limp and sort of boring.  All my life I have been on the looking for something to give me the look I want and I am MORE THAN HAPPY to say that I have found it.  Thank you Michael O’Rourke for bringing us the Rock Your Hair line!!

First of all, let me talk about the AWESOME packaging!  First of all, pink me and HOT PINK is even better!  I love the little crystals added to the packaging.  It may not be super chic or classic but it sure is fun and makes me think, “This has got to give my hair some oomph!”  And it really does. 

Big Hair Rocks Shampoo
“Provides luxurious volume without depleting moisture or fading color.
Vitamin enriched for strength and ultimate shine.
Sulfate and Paraben Free formula is safe for all hair types.”

Big Hair Rocks Conditioner 
“Weightless Conditioner that delivers maximum body, volume, and lift.
Sulfate and Paraben Free, Color Safe formula.
Great for all Hair Types that need conditioning without the added weight.”
This shampoo and conditioner is really nice.  It doesn’t weigh down my hair which probably the “big hair action” at work.  It doesn’t leave behind any film or residue… washing completely clean and really is a nice pair.
Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Weightless Detangler
“Leave-In Weightless Detangler
-Rock your best hair yet
-Shinier, stronger, healthier hair
-Soy, wheat and oat proteins to reinforce hair from shaft to ends
-Replenishes moisture and shine to dry, color treated and chemically processed hair
-Tangle tamer for all hair types”

This is actually a nice dual action product.  Not only does it do a great job at detangling the hair for easy combing but the Leave-In Conditioner part is perfect.  It is a very light Leave-In but I must admit that a little goes a long way.  I like that it is light on the hair because THAT is the key to giving the hair a bit more bounce.
Bombshell Big Hair Powder 
“Get Bigger, Thicker, Fuller Hair!
Backcomb In A Bottle with a Rockin’ Fragrance.
Explode lifeless hair, instant lift and volume.
Lightweight formula, thickens hair.
Talc & Micah based powder that liquefies to provide boost, shine and texture.”

Thank you Michael O’Rourke for creating this product.  My hair DOES NOT BACKCOMB!!!  I try but it still looks sort of limp and stupid.  This product does what years of trying to backcomb COULDN’T!  It really thickens up the hair and makes adding volume simple and easy.  This may be the KEY to giving my hair a lot more height!
Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray
“Fast Drying formula locks in volume and keeps humidity out.
Firm, flexible, workable hold with long lasting memory that adds instant shine.
No flaking or stiffness.”

I am really not a big hairspray fan because I hate the stiffness that most have but this one is really a light hairspray that allows for movement.  I like that my hair feels close to the same but it really does hold what I want it to hold.  Great hairspray! One of the best I have ever tried.
Size Matters Big Volume Root Lift
“Aerosol Spray Mousse that creates volume from the root without weighing down ends.
Humidity resistant formula that protects against dry & brittle hair.
Use Prior To Blow Drying.”
I actually am a pretty big fan of mousse and I love this one.  It does add a nice bit of lift to the roots.  I like to use this when I am not even trying to add more volume through teasing or the powder.  My hair feels bouncier!  
Michael O’Rourke has really done a great job with his Rock Your Hair line.  Great packaging as well as products that do what they say.  I think it is genius!  I am hoping to do a video/tutorial this weekend and I will be sure to post it for you all to see.  Go check out their website for more details!
*The products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own.  All links are provided for your convenience only.

DermOrganic Hair Care Review

Lately my hair has lacked moisture.  Maybe it is due to pregnancy, maybe it is just one of those changes that happen unexplicably.  I have made a conscious effort to put healthy ingredients back into my hair and DermOrganic Hair Care has so many positives that I couldn’t resist putting them to the test!

DermOrganic Hair Care is made with Argan Oil, which adds in moisture.  All of their products are also vegan, and of course they do not test on animals.  They are also made with no artificial preservatives, sulfate and gluten free, no salt, no sodium chloride, no artificial thickeners, no glycols, no parabens, no MEA, no DEA, no dyes, and also they are pH balanced.  It seems like none of the bad stuff is in this!  Such a plus.  
Daily Conditioning Shampoo
“Daily Conditioning Shampoo is made with facial cleansers derived from lipids and amino acids that moisturize and strengthen salon-treated hair. Gentle on hair, scalp and skin, it creates a rich luxurious lather that makes other sulfate-free shampoos jealous!”

This shampoo caught me off guard at first… the look, texture and scent reminds me of a popular beauty brand’s facial cleanser.  I really love this shampoo.  It has a nice rich texture that gets sort of foamy and really has an intoxicating scent.  Overall, my hair feels hydrated, smooth, and surprising strong.  It reminds me of how my hair feels when I use a shampoo and conditioner in one.  Big thumbs up!
Daily Hydrating Conditioner
“DermOrganic Daily Hydrating Conditioner works at the molecular level to neutralize tangled tresses without silicones, propylene glycol or glycerin. Loaded with natural moisture factors, lipids and Panthenol B5 to increase absorption, improve slip, eliminate tangles and prevent flyaways. “

This conditioner actually feels a lot like a treatment for your hair.  It is honestly everything I want a conditioner to be.  It eliminates tangles, prevents flyways, controls frizz, improves slip and brushability, lightweight and rinses clean, neutralizes static (THANK GOD), keeps hair manageable, pH balanced,  and color safe for everyday use.  It is simple… use this after conditioner and step back to look at gorgeously moisturized hair.
Intensive Hair Repair Masque
“DermOrganic Masque Hair Repair is rich in rice amino acids that replicate the keratin structure of human hair. Repairs damage, seals the cuticle, neutralizes pH, and restores resilience to salon-treated hair.  DermOrganic® Masque is an intensive deep conditioner that revitalizes and repairs damaged hair from the inside out. It has unique properties that won’t build-up or over-proteinize hair, making it safe for everyday use.”
I love this product.  I enjoy a good hair masque once in a while, and I intend to use this every 2-3 days as the instructions say.  I will likely replace the conditioner with this on those days.  This product repairs damange, smoothes and softens, strengthens and texturizes, along with many other things.
Leave-In Treatment
“The Original! DermOrganic Leave-In Treatment is made with Certified Argan Oil of Morocco to repair, protect and improve hair shine. Restores optimal moisture balance, smoothes and softens, speeds drying time, and protects hair from thermal styling.  Adds incredible softness and shine, protects hair from thermal damage, speeds drying time up to 40%, restores optimal moisture, revitalizes and repairs, seals cuticle & protects color, smoothes and softens, enriched with Omega-6, Lipids, Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Natural Moisture Factors, AND made with Certified Argan Oil of Morocco!”
Leave-In products are my favorite!  I have people come up to me all the time and ask me what I use because my hair always looks silky, shiny and very healthy.  I do have naturally oily hair (until it recently dried up out of the blue) so that is part of it, but my secret weapon is the fact I love leave-ins.
Leave-In Spray Therapy
“DermOrganic Leave-In Shine Therapy seals, repairs and protects. Fine mist spray for easy application on long hair and especially for curls, adds softness, eliminates frizz and improves slip. Speeds blow dry time, protects cuticle and offers incredible shine and sleekness.” 
Again, another leave-in product.  This one is a bit different because it is just a fine mist that is good for targeting specific sections, as opposed to an all over treatment.  It is nice to use when you are styling your hair to seal in a pretty shine!
OVERALL: I love the entire DermOrganic line.  I am happy with the way my hair has been looking since I started using this line.  I have nothing but good things to say.  I did receive this as a sample from PR but I am absolutely thrilled to have been introduced because I feel like several of these products will make their way into my permanent rotation!  I would also like to mention that the line is of moderate price range.  It is salon quality and the products retail (depending on product and size) from $5.99-$30.00.  
*The products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own.  All links are for your convenience only.

Neuma NeuVolume Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair is pretty fine and to put it bluntly… FLAT.  I have a hard time finding a shampoo conditioner combo to give me a good lift.  I have found that most volumizing shampoo/conditioners usually leave my hair dry and sort of static-y.  Neuma NeuVolume is a great line and I want to share some facts and my opinion.  

Neuma is a brand that is sold exclusively at fine salons.  
Sometimes I feel that the reason a lot of shampoos dry your hair out is because they are made with a bunch of unnecessary chemicals.  Neuma formulates their products with no synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde, donors, ureas, carcinogens and environmental pollutants.

Each of these products contain the brand’s signature Phyto Color Complex and Phyto UV Shield to protect hair color, and provide nourishment.  Not only does this line volumize my hair but it claims to also extend the color of treated hair.  I have no way to test that because my hair is all natural in color.  I do find that my hair feels thicker, fuller, and has more body.  I used to only shower and such in the morning because I felt that it was the only way to get a nice bounce to my hair but with this line I have been showering in the evening and the bounce is still in my hair the next day.  

The Shampoo is sulfate-free and contains lots plant extracts and essential oils plus coconut fruit extract to smooth and soften hair.  It also includes sunflower seed oil to provide UV protection while adding shine and shielding hair from heat damange, and shea butter to add moisture to help prevent frizz.

The Conditioner is lightweight, detangles, and gives hair dimension plus shine.  In addition to containing plant extracts an essential oils, this conditioner contains a few other things:  Tapioca starch to help soften and smooth hair, vegetable protein to strengthen strands while adding shine, pomegranate extract which is a natural exfoliant, and vegetable based glycerin to balance moisture without adding weight.  I think that the conditioner is excellent and giving the right amount of moisture without weighing the hair down.

In the picture above the shampoo is on the left and the conditioner is on the right.  The shampoo has an orange-ish-tan color to it and is quite thin.  The conditioner is thicker in texture but spreads really easily through the hair.  I really enjoy that these wash out of my hair with no trace of product left over.  I also want to mention that the scent of this is nice and light and sort-of herbal-y.  I can barely smell a trace of the scent after I am done shampooing and conditioning.  I know a lot of people are sensitive to fragrance and I feel that they would really enjoy this line. 
I give Neuma NeuVolume two thumbs up.  I enjoy this line so much and would recommend them to anyone.  These retail for $24 each and are only available at fine salons.  Here is a link to the information directly from the Neuma site.
I hope you found this review helpful.  I am in love with this shampoo and conditioner combo and plan on purchasing more as soon as I run out.  I found some great links on Amazon, so if you don’t have a salon near you that sells this line it is available online.
*The product(s) mentioned in this post were provided from PR for editorial consideration.  All opinions and research is my own.  All links are for your convenience only.

REVIEW: Malibu C Swimmers Wellness

A few months ago I had a swimming pool built in my backyard.  I have been spending a lot of time in it over the last few months and enjoyed every minute of it.  After a few weeks I started noticing a ton of build-up on my scalp.  I was pretty grossed out when I started noticing it because I have never experienced anything like it in the past.  I recently tried the Malibu C Swimmers Wellness kit and was amazed at the quick results.

A little information on the company straight from them: 
“As pioneers in the health and wellness treatments category, we are proud to feature groundbreaking, preservative-free treatments that are 100% vegan. Our products contain the most innovative, free-radical-fighting, crystalized vitamin-technologies imaginable. Malibu C formulas effectively remove damaging environmental impurities, specifically those found in the water we use; impurities that diminish the vitality of both hair and skin. Naturally, we think of our water as a cleansing life source – which it is – but it is also the source of a number of harmful residual minerals that diminish the long-term health of both hair and skin. Malibu C’s powerful vitamin complex gently removes damaging toxins and unwanted residue. As a result, hair becomes shinier and full of life while skin appears smoother, softer and more luminous.  “Our mission,” as Tom, president and founder explains, “is to educate the beauty profession and beauty consumers about what we’ve discovered, how we apply it, and how they can too.”

Basically, Malibu Wellness is a company that creates all natural 100% Vegan hair cair.  They are located in Malibu, CA.  They have patented some terrific formulas to help people get top notch hair treatments at home.
The Swimmers Wellness kit is designed to gentle restore, nourish, protect, and strengthen all while preventing damage and discoloration caused by exposure to pool, spa, or ocean water.  What is great is that this system also helps cleanse your hairs of the not so great properties of everyday water that you would use in your bath or shower.  It naturally removes mineral deposits and toxins left on the hair shafts.  Lifts out green discoloration by removing copper build-up; restores manageability, vibrancy and moisture.  It also adds shine, flow, and movement.

The Shampoo and Conditioner both deliver these benefits:
  • an exclusive sulfate-free, multifunctional surfactant technology delivers the most gentle, yet powerfully effective, shampoo formula
  • protects hair against discoloration and damage from the build-up of pool and spa chemicals (chlorine, bromine), hard water minerals (copper, calcium/lime) & ocean salts
  • natural UV-inhibitors protect and preserve shine and color
  • exclusive plant-based proteins strengthen from the inside out for superior bounce, manageability and body
  • organic aloe and pro vitamin B5 infuse moisture for radiant shine and softness
  • free of sulfates (including sodium thiosulfate), parabens, propylene glycol, DEA, gluten and added salt
  • safe for all ages, all hair types

I used the shampoo and conditioner daily and once a week I have been using a treatment pack.  The shampoo and conditioner alone have completely gotten rid of the build-up on my scalp.  I am completely in love with them for that reason alone.  They also deliver on all the promises that were made in their benefits statement.

As I mentioned above, the treatment packet is used once a week.  It is a crystallized antioxidant vitamin complex that activates on the spot for maximum potency.  It naturally draws out build-up caused by exposure to pools and spas.  Restores color, vibrancy and manageability.  100% vegan, food-grade, wellness ingredients.  Safe for all hair types and all ages.  Hermetically sealed in travel-friendly packets.  Free of sulfates, parabens, preservatives, propylene glycol and gluten.  It is also fragrance free.  This does not work for white hair (or without pigmentation).  
This picture was taken directly after using the entire system.  All I did here was blow-dry my hair and snap the picture.  You can see the shine.  I will admit that my ends were in bad need of a trip in this picture but wow.  I cannot say enough good things about this product.  

The Swimmers Wellness kit from Malibu C retails for $29 for everything mentioned in this post.  I give it two thumbs up.  I absolutely put my stamp of approval on this kit.  If you have a pool or a spa, or maybe you are having trouble with the water you bathe in daily, you absolutely need to try this kit out.  It has made a huge difference in my scalp.  This will definitely be a staple in my hair care arsenal.  
What treatments have you recently used in your hair?  What was the reason you sought out the treatment?  Let me know in the comments below…
*The product(s) mentioned above were sent for editorial consideration.  All links are for your convenience only.

GLOSSYBOX September 2012 Review and Giveaway

I have done several Glossybox (US version) reviews now, and I am excited to show you the contents of the September 2012 box.  I also have a giveaway for another September box which I will tell you about more at the end of the post.
For those of you that don’t know Glossybox is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-6 products (full size and/or samples) to your door every month.  It costs $21 a month but the more you buy at once the less you pay per month.
The theme of this box is Fall Forward.  This month is basically a nice prepper for the upcoming season.  It throws in some new products and formulas as well as mixing in some beauty trends.  
The box is packaged so beautifully as always.  I like to say that it is like opening a monthly present to yourself.
When you flip the card you will see a listing of all the products included and how much they cost in full size. 

The products seemed to be mostly full sized products this month.  One of the products I recognized immediately because I already own it (and have already reviewed it here) and the others seemed very interesting.

The Kryolan for Glossybox lipstick was the first thing I reached for.  It is a creamy, long lasting lipstick enriched with Vitamin E.  It helps stimulate and hydrate your lips.  It is a beautiful, muted, glossy pink and it is very comfortable on the lips.

I applied it immediately and fell in love.  It is a perfect nude-ish-pink and I can see myself wearing this endlessly.  This is a full size and valued at $14.
The next product I reached for is the OC 8 Professional Mattifying Gel.  The full size is included in this box so it has a value of $30.00.   I have never heard of this brand so I am interested in trying this out to see how it wears.  I do have oily skin so I will be able to put this baby to the test.

You may recognize the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream as being one that I have hauled/reviewed previously.  I am excited to receive it in a shade that I did not previously own.  The review for this product is here.  I do look forward to trying the lighter shade when my tan wears away and getting that up for you.

The last two products are the GKHAIR Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner.  Each bottle retails for $20 in full size and this is about 1/3-1/2 of the full size.  I can’t locate a size on the bottle.  This says it is a 
“Hair Taming Stystem” so I am looking forward to testing it out.

Now for the giveaway!  This giveaway will be open to US residents only.  You must be 18 years or older or have your parents permission to give out your address.  The prize will be shipped directly from the company but I will relay the information to them.  Now just follow the prompts in the widget below and good luck! :)

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*The products mentioned above were provided for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own.  The giveaway is sponsored by the brand.

REVIEW: Living Proof No-Frizz

Have you ever had one of those days where your hair is just a frizzy mess?  The days sometimes turn into weeks… then by the time you realize it a whole month has flown by.  I recently tried out the Living Proof Frizz line.  I generally have frizz free hair, but recently in FL there has been a ton of storms rolling through and my frizz level was peaking!  This line really helped get that under control!

This line has an ingredient in it that helps shield your hair from humidity, which is the biggest cause of frizzy hair.  Another thing that is great about this line is that it is sulfate-free.  So many people right now are trying to be more conscious of the ingredients in their beauty products and I am so glad that brands such as Living Proof are stepping up to the plate and giving the people what they are demanding!

The Shampoo builds into a nice lather and rinses clean without a lot of work.  The Conditioner feels very rich and leaves my hair feeling hydrated and easy to comb through.  The thing I hate most after washing my hair is knots…  I have a thick head of fine hair and it breaks and snaps easily.  I am also prone to split ends (probably due to thin strands) and when my hair feels silky and moisturized I never snag my comb on a knot.  The conditioner is definitely one I can see as a staple in my shower.
The Living Proof Frizz Weightless Styling Spray is definitely my favorite product from the line.  I spritz it into my hair after I shampoo and condition; it adds a 3rd layer of protection to the hair and it helps make my hair controllable.  Controllable not just in the sense of frizz, but actually allowing me to dictate what I want to do with my hair.  I have a hard time holding a curl and I have been using this on the days I want to use my conical wand and I can see a difference in the longevity of the curls.

This line is made to be used in conjunction with each other.  If you are using the Weightless Styling Spray you may want to consider using the Shampoo and Conditioner with it and vice versa.  If you get the chance, definitely check this out.
Another thing… kids are going back to school right now and there is nothing worse in your middle school or high school years than a bad hair day.  Help your kids keep the frizz at bay with Living Proof Frizz!  Have you ever tried anything from this brand?  What did you try and what did you think of it?  Let me know in the comments below.
*The products mentioned in this review were sent for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own. Affiliate links.

REVIEW: CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™

Recently I have been very much into hair care due to the fact that it has gotten ridiculously long.  Maybe the reason it has gotten long is because I have been into hair care…  Whichever the case, no one every usually thinks about caring for their scalp.  Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy is a product that targets both to create stronger healthier hair.  

When the average person thinks of caring for their hair, they usually think about focusing nourishment on the ends of the hair… the part that is dead or dull (which probably just needs to be cut off) and no one ever really thinks about caring for the scalp.  I didn’t realize before trying this product that 99% of the hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp.  
Since using this shampoo and conditioner I have noticed that my hair seems lighter and less weighed down, it seems to have a bit more bounce, and my scalp seems to have less residue build-up.  I didn’t ever have a terrible problem with it before but it is refreshing to notice a difference in something that you didn’t know you could improve upon.  The line contains Nutrium 10 which is a blend of 10 vitamins and nutrients that nourish the scalp and helps create a strong foundation for strong beautiful hair.  
Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy is a drugstore brand ranging from $4.99-$5.99 and comes in a range of 6 different shampoos and 5 different conditioners to meet different hair and scalp needs.  It is available at many mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets.  
Are you currently caring for your scalp?
*The product(s) mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration from Influenster.

Bumble & Bumble Color Minded

I am a big Bumble & Bumble fan and when I heard they were coming out with a collection geared toward color treated hair, called Color Minded, I instantly became interested.  I don’t dye my hair different colors but I do color my hair every few months to cover kill gray hairs. 

First things first: the Shampoo.  It is a sulfate free shampoo; it is mild and less damaging/drying (more hydrating) than most other shampoos I have tried recently.  It is supposed to minimize fading effects that are typical from cleansing the hair.  The scent is really uplifting and wonderful.  Overall my hair looks silky and healthy after using it.  

Another product that is in the line is the UV Protective Polish.  This is a product that is a “finisher” for your hair routine.  It seals, adds shine, and protects from heat and color fading.  This reminds me so much of Chi Silk Infusion.  The one tiny bottle that I owned of that stuff carried me through for over a year.  I love B&B Color Minded polish, the teeniest amount is all you need.  I don’t really notice a scent with it but it really does illuminate and pull out the hair color.

My favorite of the 3 products I own from the collection is the UV Protective Styling Balm.  The back of the bottle reads “A nourishing balm for natural movement, control and lustre.  Work through damn hair, roots to ends.  Style (or don’t).”  
I replaced my long running hair treatment/leave in conditioner, It’s A 10.  I have been using It’s A 10 for a little over 3 years now religiously and I like the B&B Color Minded balm just as much–if not more.  I may do a post in the next few days or weeks battling the two out… would you want to see/read that?  I also would like to mention that this smells the same as the shampoo, just slightly more faint.  

Do you own any Bumble & Bumble products?  If so, what is your favorite?  Have you tried anything from the Color Minded line?  

xoxo,

Laura


*The products mentioned were sent from Klout.