Makeup Wars is all about hair – Living Proof and Brazilian Blowout Acai are my choices

We are a confusing bunch around here. Last week for Top Ten Beauty we talked about hair and this week for Makeup Wars we are also talking about hair. I’m actually glad because I mixed them up and now I get to add more hair products that I use all the time.

Brazilian Blowout Acai and Living Proof NoFrizz
Brazilian Blowout Acai and Living Proof NoFrizz

First thing to know about me is that I get my hair professionally straightened. I recently had another Brazilian Blowout procedure done, at least my 6th one. At the present time I’m only using the Acai line made by Brazilian Blowout but that will change in about a month. Prior to that I was using Pai-Shau and Living Proof. There are two things that you need to make sure are absent from your hair products whenever you have it straightened: they must be sulfate-free and have no sodium chloride. The sodium pulls the straightening out of your hair so that it doesn’t last. I watch for that in all products I use but especially during the first 6 weeks after a treatment.

Brazilian Blowout Acai products
Brazilian Blowout Acai products

Brazilian Blowout Acai products are specially formulated for a keratin treatment. They are the aftercare regimen developed to extend the life of your Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Treatment. Even if you have another brand of treatment done, I’d still recommend these products since they do the job they are formulated to do: keep your hair straight, frizz free, smooth and silky looking.

Both the shampoo and conditioner are products I’d use 365 days a year. I find they keep my hair from drying out. My hair retains moisture because they contain smoothing proteins that fortify and seal the cuticle.

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Condtioner
Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner
Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Condtioner
Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

The conditioner provides UVA/UVB protection and is safe for color-treated hair. This is a mild everyday conditioner that glides through my hair.

All the Brazilian Blowout Acai products have a light citrus fragrance that doesn’t linger but I’d love it if it did since it’s so pleasant.

Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque
Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque

The Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque is to be used approximately once a week. My hair is shorter now than when I first started having my hair straightened so I find I only need this about every 10 days. My hairdresser swears by the Deep Conditioning Masque and uses it instead of the conditioner. She has beautiful thick hair that always looks lustrous and healthy. This masque not only smoothes and conditions, it promotes shine while also infusing moisture in your hair. The masque is what’s going to help with the longevity of a keratin treatment.

Acai Daily Smoothing Serum
Acai Daily Smoothing Serum

Brazilian Blowout has created several products to help style your hair. My favorite of these is the Acai Daily Smoothing Serum. I always have to put in a styling product before I brush through my wet hair and this one is great. It’s clear and not too thick, has that luscious citrus scent, and helps detangle my wet hair. This is what keeps my hair looking shiny and fights the humidity.

I’ve repurchased these products over and over. I use Amazon since I save a bundle over what my hair salon sells it for. My Deep Conditioning Masque is the newest of my replacement products so it has the new packaging.

Living Proof No Frizz
Living Proof No Frizz

Another brand that I’m crazy about is Living Proof. I use the FRIZZ line which is the No Frizz line. Sephora had several samples available of Living Proof so I took advantage of those to see what I thought of the line. Once I got the samples of No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, I was sold. Living Proof is available at Ulta, Sephora and Amazon but I find that the prices on Amazon are much better so that’s where my replacements will come from. And I will replace these products since they’ve giving me living proof that they work well.

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo
Living Proof No Frizz information
Living Proof No Frizz information

Both Living Proof FRIZZ shampoo and conditioner sold me when I saw that they were color safe, sulfate-free, and contained no heavy silicones or oils. I can add an oil I like when styling but that’s my choice.The first new anti-frizz technology in over 30 years, it does what silicones can’t; eliminate frizz by blocking humidity-without weighing hair down.” This shampoo’s key ingredient is PolyfluoroEster which creates an invisible shield on the hair to lock in moisture-proof smoothness and repel dirt and oil, so you can go longer between washes to break the frizz and damage cycle.

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream

I chose to buy Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream as the product to use after washing my hair. I always need something to comb through so I’ll be tangle free. While it’s more expensive than their Frizz Leave In Conditioner, it has more benefits.

No Frizz derives performance from Living Proof’s “miracle molecule,” PolyfluoroEster, to create a weightless shield on hair that blocks humidity absorption, smooths the cuticle, and repels dirt. The PolyfluoroEster shield is established over the first five uses of the No Frizz regimen, so it becomes stronger, the longer you use it—and can be maintained with consistent use of No Frizz products.

That’s the reason I chose the Nourishing Styling Cream. I need so little that it doesn’t matter that it’s a little more money. Plus it really works. In the winter when I knew I was coming towards the end of my treatment, this is what kept my hair from misbehaving.

In the future I’ll be exploring more from Living Proof. I actually have a travel set of A Perfect Day that I will break into in the future. Until then I plan to continue my FRIZZ routine.

What’s your haircare regimen? Do you use styling products? —  Marcia

Let’s learn more about haircare from the Makeup Wars bloggers

All products were purchased by me. Affiliate links have been used



  1. Kelly | 23rd May 16

    Living Proof for the win!! Love them!

  2. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 23rd May 16

    Living Proof No Frizz is one of my top 10!

  3. Pammy | 24th May 16

    I haven’t tried any of these products but it sounds like I need to! I just had my first keratin treatment and am looking for shampoos and products that work well after a treatment.

  4. Nikki | 24th May 16

    I adore the Living Proof Styling Cream. I’m pretty obsessed with hair products at the moment, so I’ll definitely look into these products!

  5. Jenne - Polished Pathology | 24th May 16

    I’ve tried some Living Proof products before and I really like them! Never heard of the first brand, but then again I’ve never had to have extensive treatment on my hair,. Looks like a great product, though!

  6. Nina | 24th May 16

    I’ve tried Living Proof but for some reason I just couldn’t get on board. Maybe I need to try some other products. <3

  7. Katie Garvin | 25th May 16

    I’ve never heard of the Acai brand (love the fruit, though!) but I love a good blow out. Living Proof gets a thumbs up from me, too. Great products!!

  8. Emily Draher | 25th May 16

    These products sound really nice. I’m more of a crazy-natural hair person…I let mine do whatever it wants and don’t really use product or heat. However, the Wet Brush sounds like something I would love!

  9. Lola Seicento | 25th May 16

    What a great selection of products for a blowout, but also great to fight frizz, in general!

  10. Never Say Die Beauty | 25th May 16

    This seems to be the year of haircare products! I love Living Proof, but lately I’ve been using the StriVectin followed by It’s A 10 spray because my hair is responding so well to it.

  11. Judy | 25th May 16

    I love Living Proof! I use a sulfate-free shampoo/conditioner and all I do is add spray gel to my hair to enhance my natura curl and wave and go. I love the hairstyle I’ve been getting for several months because it is low maintenance for me!

  12. Shilpa | 25th May 16

    Would love to see a picture of your hair!

  13. Shipra | 25th May 16

    I have heard SO many good things about Living Proof, and now I really want to try it! <3

  14. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 25th May 16

    I also love Perfect Hair Day from Living Proof!

  15. Phyrra | 25th May 16

    Living PRoof is a favorite of mine

  16. Anastasia | 25th May 16

    Living Proof products are amazing, they work so well for my fine hair!

  17. Julie | 25th May 16

    Living Proof smells so good, but sadly they never worked for my hair. My mom has naturally curly hair, and she swears by Living Proof!

  18. Kim | 25th May 16

    I’ve always heard good things about the LivingProof brand.

  19. Honeygirlk | 26th May 16

    Living Proof has amazing products, I need to try this particular line – I think I would love it.

  20. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 26th May 16

    OOO YES!!!! I love Living Proof!

  21. Amber | 26th May 16

    I’m so crazy about Living Proof. Everything I’ve tried from them is fab. I haven’t tried the other brand, but it sounds really nice.

  22. Bailey | 26th May 16

    I heard nothing but love for Living Proof, but have yet to try it. That definitely needs to change.

  23. Melissa | 30th May 16

    I love anything from Living Proof!

  24. Brittany Mino | 1st Jun 16

    Looks like you’ve found some products that are really working for you. Which is a BIG deal!

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