Evolving my hair care with ColorProof PlushLocks Leave-In Smooth and All Around Flexible Hairspray

ColorProof Hair Care

When I look in the mirror before I leave each morning and I see good hair, I just know it means I am going to have a good day. If I’ve got some reliable products, I can go days without having to wash and dry my hair which saves valuable time for sleeping and…well…more sleeping. So I usually turn to ColorProof for a little magic to turn my bed head into good hair/good days. My two recent favorites that ColorProof sent me to test (and that will no question be repurchases for me) are ColorProof PlushLocks Leave-In Smooth ($30.00) and ColorProof’s AllAround Flexible Hold Hairspray ($26.00).

ColorProof Hair Care

ColorProof PlushLocks Leave-In Smooth makes my hair wonderfully soft, silky, and shiny. I have very fine hair and this never weighs it down. My hair is pretty long so I always need help with my ends, which tend to get crunchy by after a few days, and this little bottle of goodness never fails to do the trick. It keeps my color vibrant, keeps my strands smooth, and keeps my curls in place.

ColorProof Hair Care

I use a little hairspray every day and I am absolutely loving ColorProof’s AllAround Flexible Hold Hairspray. My other favorite hairspray is one of theirs – the Epic Hold Hairspray. I think I have five back up cans in my cupboard. I use that one when I need all day hold for megacurls. The AllAround Flexible Spray is the one I reach for when I have beachy waves that I want to keep all day long. It keeps my volume so my hair doesn’t fall flat, but my hair is still soft and I can run my hands or a comb through it. The spray doesn’t smell all perfumey, and it doesn’t build up so if I need a refresher the next day it’s never a problem. I love this hairspray and plan to buy several cans to join my other back ups. Then maybe that OCD voice in my head will give me a break. Oh who am I kidding…but I’m still buying those cans!

You can find ColorProof in salons nationwide, as well as online and at Amazon and Overstock.com. I love this line and recommend them for their hairsprays in particular. I really hope you will check them out – you won’t regret it!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

CUVÉE, the champagne of haircare

CUVÉE is an invitation to a world of modern luxury. Where the champagne is forever flowing and your hair is forever flawless.

CUVÉE Protective Treatment

CUVÉE Protective Treatment

I’ve been introduced to the champagne of haircare with CUVÉE. I was sent 3 packets of this luxury line along with a full size of their Styling Treatment so that I could experience the glamour of the line. This is not your mother’s haircare and it certainly isn’t my mother’s but it’s uniqueness makes it worth trying. I did find this to be a very fragrant line. It’s a combination of champagne and fig and is scented this way to develop a seductive experience.

CUVÉE Shampoo, Styling Balm and Conditioner packets

CUVÉE Shampoo, Styling Balm and Conditioner packets

Each product contains our proprietary Cuvée Complex™ that utilizes small, best-of-the-batch ingredients for products that create real results. Champagne, White Truffle, Platinum along with other Botanicals are carefully blended to repair and strengthen for lush, shiny hair.

CUVÉE Shampoo

CUVÉE Shampoo

CUVÉE SHAMPOO ($35) is for all hair types. This lathers up beautifully, I almost felt like I was in a shampoo commercial. It left my hair very soft and easy to manage.  Even though I only got 4 washes from it my color stayed true. It also doesn’t leave a residue behind so that meant no flakes on my scalp.

CUVÉE Conditioner

CUVÉE Conditioner

CUVÉE Conditioner ($38) is the perfect product to use after using their shampoo. It doesn’t take a lot to condition yet it left my hair very manageable. I felt like it was hydrating yet it washed out easily. All CUVÉE products are Sulfate Free, Paraben Free,  Phthalate Free, and Cruelty Free.

CUVÉE Styling Balm

CUVÉE Styling Balm

CUVÉE Styling Balm ($45) is the product I had trouble with the first time I used it. I always need a balm or serum to smooth out my hair or I can’t even get my brush through it. I didn’t realize how little I needed of this balm and overdid it my first time. My hair felt heavy and weighed down. Even though the cost of this Styling Balm is higher than the shampoo and conditioner, it takes just a small amount to work so you’ll get many more uses from it. This is especially nice for hair that needs taming especially with frizz weather here. You can use this on both wet or dry hair but it’s too thick for me on dry hair. It’s a very lush feeling balm but a little goes a long way.

CUVÉE Protective Treatment

CUVÉE Protective Treatment

CUVÉE Protective Treatment ($45) is a spray serum that you can easily use on wet or dry hair. I used it on second/third day hair prior to using a heating tool. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. This treatment has UV Protection & Antioxidant properties to protect your hair from the sun and elements. CUVÉE Protective Treatment is the product that I definitely noticed the champagne feel. I felt enveloped in it. While the ingredients don’t mention champagne the CUVÉE Complex contains it.

Combining only top-of-the-line ingredients, the CUVEE COMPLEX™ was born. It is a carefully crafted blend of: Champagne Extracts for soft, shiny hair that provides antioxidant properties to guard against damage from pollution. White Truffle Extracts add moisture. Platinum Extracts detoxifies the hair and scalp. Plant proteins nourish and protect from UV Rays. Resveratrol slows down the process of hair loss. Ceramides help repair hair fibers resulting in stronger, thicker, more resilient hair.

If you are ready for luxury in your life then you are probably ready for CUVÉE in your life too. — Marcia

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Spring hair trends at Meijer! L’Oreal, Pantene, and John Frieda drugstore finds

Meijer spring hair

*This is a sponsored post, all opinions my own*

Spring is so close I can almost smell it!!  I can’t wait for soft warm breezes blowing my hair, smelling the lilacs and the jasmine…oh I just can’t wait.  Both Marcia and I have been thinking a lot about replenishing and refreshing our stashes for the change of the seasons, and Meijer is the place to do it.  I am super lucky because I have a Meijer just about two miles from my house.  I prefer going there because I can get my groceries plus any other sundries all in one place.

Meijer recently sent some samples of some of their hair care they have featured for spring.  I have a few favorites that are worth considering on your next shopping trip.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Hair Products

If you have teenagers in the houes, you need the L’Oreal Clay Extraordinary Clay hair products.  The clay does a great job of absorbing excess oil and dirt, rinsing clean so hair is soft and smells great.  What is unique is these products also treat dry ends at the same time.  The Extraordinary Clay Clay Mask is a pre-shampoo treatment for roots that works extra deep, giving very oily hair a fantastic lift.  And the Dry Shampoo is incredible for turning dirty, oily hair into fresh looking and fresh smelling locks.

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner

We have a lot of guests at my house, so I keep my guest bathroom well stocked.  I always have bottles of Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner in my shower because everyone loves this stuff.  You can’t go wrong with good, basic hair care with a beautiful lather that detangles hair, leaving it soft and shiny.  Yup, everyone is happy.

L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and Conditioner

For those of you with dry and damaged color treated hair, the L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo and Conditioner are your answer to those hair care woes.  My daughter recently got her hair tips dyed a bright red (and I instantly became the coolest mom to ever live), and this shampoo and conditioner has really helped keep the color super vibrant.  Just check this out:Red tipsred tips

They promise 60 days of color vibrancy, and my daughter is totally put the shampoo and conditioner to the test!

L'Oreal Ever Pure Hair Care

For super gentle care that colored hair loves, the L’Oreal Ever Pure Hair Care features products with no sulfates.  This is an especially good line for very dry, porous hair.  The Repair Remedy Balm rivals any deep moisturizing treatment I have ever tried, including some extremely expensive boutique brands.

L'Oreal Air Dry It hair styling products

I use a lot of heat styling tools all fall and winter, so I start taking a break from them and letting my hair air dry come spring.  In fact, in the summer I never let a curling iron or a blow dryer get close to my hair.  I think that’s how I’ve been able to keep my hair long and healthy for so many years.  I am impressed with the L’Oreal Air Dry It hair styling products that are excellent companions for those low maintenance hair days.  The Un-done Style Cream gives hair shape and body without buildup.  Add in a dollop of the Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse for extra curl and wave support, plus a spritz of the Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray to fight frizz, and you’ve got beautiful beachy locks with basically no effort.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray

As beautiful as they are, spring days can also be extremely humid, especially where I live in Michigan.  I can’t tell you how many days I spent forever either curling or straightening my hair, only to run from the house to my car and find it’s morphed into a head of frizz that looks like an old dandelion.  A favorite hairspray of mine is John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, which not only hold my hair in place, it also locks out frizz for 24 hours.  All I need is 8, and it delivers!

The selection and variety of hair care products in Meijer is fantastic, and they have awesome prices for the spring season.  Be sure to stop by and stock up!  – Lisa

#MeijerBeauty   @Meijer  @MeijerStores

*sponsored post…opinions all mine!

New year, new hair with Mitch Stone Essentials Luxury Repair and Style

Mitch Stone Luxury Repair and Style Cream

You know what I asked for this Christmas? Beautiful floaty hair. You know what kind of hair I mean…the kind that has tons of soft, touchable body that seems to just float about your head. Not in a static nightmare sort of way though.cv-hair-and-beauty

I got my buttery soft floaty hair just in time for New Years! One of my secrets is Mitch Stone Essentials Luxury Repair & Style ($24).                                                                                                                                      sample

Just check out everything it does:

  • Repairs damaged hair

  • Ultra Hydrating

  • Instant Smooth

  • Adds Texture to Ends and Layers

  • Eliminates Frizz

  • Protects

  • Restores

  • Adds Shine

  • Reduces Blow Drying Time

  • Moisturizes

Mitch Stone Luxury Repair and Style CreamMitch Stone Luxury Repair and Style Cream

This super lightweight leave in styling treatment gives great results! My fine hair is easily weighed down, but I can’t seem to overdo it with this creamy goodness. I have long hair, about mid-back length, and 2 or 3 squirts gives it amazing body, shine, and that floaty effect that is exactly what I want.Mitch Stone Luxury Repair and Style Cream

I am beyond impressed with Mitch Stone Essentials Luxury Repair & Style and definitely recommend you pick this up right away! You can find it online at www.mitchstonehair.com. I want to try all the products in this line, because if they are half as good as the Luxury Repair & Style they will be worth their weight in gold.  – Lisa

* sent for editorial consideration

Teeze w/Eez – it’s not a comb, it’s a magic wand and you can win one in this giveaway

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez now has a PRO version so I was very excited when they offered to send me two to try for myself and have a giveaway for 12 of our readers – you read that right, twelve! But you need to learn more about this interesting comb so you can see why you need it in your life.

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

A year ago Lisa reviewed a version of the Teeze w/Eez so you can learn more about it there. She had a folding version but I have the full size Pro version and not only the Pro version but in some great looking styles. Teeze w/Eez is now available in Cheetah, Zebra, and Leopard. Originally it came in beautiful bright shades (Electric Pink, Purple Passion, and Gun Metal Gray) but now we can also get fancy!

Teez w/Eez Leopard

Teez w/Eez Leopard

What the heck is a Teeze w/Eez? It’s a teasing comb aka a back-combing tool. 1 stroke of the Teeze w/Eez equals 4 strokes of a regular comb because of its unique and patented pin tooth design. This comb is great for any kind of teasing you want to do. Like it high? You’ve got it. Like it just enough to give your hair just a lift and to help hold the shape? You’ve got it. Or maybe you just want a great comb for your hair that gets through it no matter how thick you hair is. Well this comb does it all.

Teez W/Eez patented pin teeth

Teeze W/Eez patented pin teeth

This back-combing tool has a unique steel design that helps keep the static away. Since there are 4 layers of pins you can do any teasing faster which is better for the health of your hair. The opposite end can be used as a pick to help section your hair and lift layers. It really is the perfect tool.

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Order your own Teeze w/Eez on their website or look for it at a beauty salon.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is a US only giveaway that will be sent by Teeze w/Eez to 12 winners. All you have to do is decide which design you’d like to win. If you are a BIZ subscriber and comment then you are set to enter. Continue using the Rafflecopter for extra chances to win. If our comment section closes please email me your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject Teeze and tell me your choice. Then click ‘I commented’ and continue on. This is open through December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Sending you luck and great hair.

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*products sent to facilitate this giveaway, winners will receive their prize from Teeze w/Eez. We are unable to take any responsibility for prizes sent by the company.

Running late? You can still get great hair with ColorProof!

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This morning I woke up late. I don’t mean 10 minutes late. I don’t mean one too many taps on the snooze button late. I mean an entire 45 minutes LATE. You know how it goes – getting sleepy kids up and ready, then stepping in who knows what…something that one of the pets threw up (you hope it’s vomit because any alternative you can conjure up is waaay worse), forgetting your phone and having to run back inside, all while knowing there is a meeting starting without you and YOUR BOSS IS THERE WONDERING WHERE YOU ARE. I am almost breaking into a rash just thinking about it.                                                                                                                            samples

ColorProof DrySpell and PowderFix So unfortunately, since my alarm clock is about 20 years old, this hectic morning thing happens more often than I want to admit. I have actually developed a routine for this just in case. I have an ’emergency’ outfit in the event I have no time to root around in my closet. I have a makeup bag filled with what I need to either A) apply a reasonable look in about three minutes and/or B) take it to work so I can put my makeup on there. I always have a supply of awesome body wipes in case there is truly no time to shower, and I am never, ever, ever without dry shampoo.
ColorProof Epic Hold HairsprayA line that never lets me down is ColorProof.  They carry my most favorite hairspray of all time, the HardCore Epic Hold Color Protect Hairspray (I buy them five cans at a time from Amazon).  Two other products that I always have on hand, especially for those ‘running so late I’m out of breath’ days, are The ColorProof DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo and PowderFix Texturing Powder.
ColorProof DrySpellI try to get four days out of a good shampoo.  However, because I am also committed to breaking a sweat every day (hopefully from working out and not from running late), I need a dry shampoo and I need a styling product that puts some texture and volume back into my hair.
ColorProof DrySpellColorProof DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo is a godsend. The superfine powder shampoo is a mixture of cornstarch, rice and clay that absorbs oil and gives hair a light clean scent. The mist is so fine it doesn’t ever build up and look chalky or flaky. An added bonus: it provides color and heat protection. Here’s how I use it: I quickly section my hair into about six sections, then spray the dry shampoo a good 5 inches away from my scalp. Any closer doesn’t give me as great of a result. After spraying, I put all my hair up in a big clip and run around doing whatever else needs to be done. Finally, I unclip my now completely dry hair and quickly run my fingers through, fluffing it up and fully distributing the dry shampoo.
ColorProof PowderFixColorProof PowderFixAfter that, I will add in some of the PowderFix Texturing Powder on my crown, part and bangs. This extremely fine and wonderfully silky powder gives my hair tremendous lift, volume, and texture. It feels almost wet in my hands. I just pour a bit into my palm, rub it together, then flip my hair over and apply along my part and crown. I like this method better than sprinkling it on, although you may prefer that application technique. The powder goes matte and sinks right in, giving my hair the most wonderful boost of body and texture. It’s fantastic.
I usually get my ColorProof products from Amazon, but you can find this extraordinary line at many salons throughout the country. When you put together your emergency beauty kit, be sure to include these items for an awesome hair day no matter how stressful it started that morning.  – Lisa
*sent for editorial consideration then purchased and repurchased time and time again by me…because that’s how often I am running late.

Introducing T’zikal hair care products with a great giveaway

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T’ZIKAL BEAUTY is a new company to Beauty Info Zone. They sent us some great products for hair and skin and have offered a giveaway to one of our US readers. You know we love giveaways and we don’t think there are enough beauty ones on the internet, so we let our curiosity for new products take hold.

Today we’re talking about T’ZIKAL hair products. We have 4 different ones to tell you about (3 of which will be in the giveaway). First though we need to learn about T’ZIKAL.

T'Zikal Hair CareT’zikal developed their products using their main ingredient, Ojon oil, from Hondurus. After learning about ancient beauty rituals from Central America they found that what they most admired was their beautiful hair. They used natural, simple and high quality ingredients to develop their hair care. What attracted us to them is that they don’t do animal testing, are free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and days.

The name T’zikal (pronounced Tee-Zee-Cal) means sanctified or blessed in the Mayan language. Their remarkable main ingredient, Ojon Oil, comes from the Palm Nut Tree which produces up to 8,000 nuts per tree, yet once refined those 8,000 nuts create just 3 cups of pure oil. Just a small amount of Ojon Oil seals the hair cuticle for optimal radiance and extraordinary shine.

WHAT’S MARCIA USING ON HER HAIR?

T'zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo, Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

T’zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo, Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

Both Lisa and I are using Deep Hydrating Shampoo ($32 for 10 oz, $10 for 2.5 oz) and Deep Moisturizing Conditioner ($34 for 10 oz, $12 for 2.5 oz). (At the time of this writing they have a BOGO going on to buy one shampoo and get another free.) These are made for dry or damaged hair. While I don’t have damaged hair I do consider it dry which is a big change from my younger days. I used to wash my hair daily but now I do it every 2 – 3 days. I love that the shampoo and moisturizing conditioner hydrate my hair.

T'zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

T’zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

What I’m finding with T’zikal is that my hair is feeling cleaner than ever after my second day so that I’m going into day three with a fresher head of hair. My hair is a little fuller and shiny. I must address the fragrance of these two products. In the introduction it’s mentioned that there’s no artificial fragrance, which is true. But the products do have a fragrance albeit a natural one. When I first smell this and when I’m in the shower I notice an herbal woodsy fragrance but surprisingly after I style my hair with a leave in conditioner, it’s gone. The first time I used these products I wondered if I’d be able to use them again – that answer is definitely yes. Once I saw how much I liked the shine and effect on my hair, I was sold.

T'zikal Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist

T’zikal Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist

T’zikal Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist ($32 for 2 oz) is where I differ from Lisa. I’m using this unusual dry oil spray on day 2 or 3 to bring my hair extra shine and pizzazz. You don’t spray it directly on your hair because you don’t need that much. Instead I spray it on my palms, rub them together and smooth it through my hair. Actually the directions say to use this on damp hair but I already get an amazing shine from T’zikal so I cheat! If you have areas that are particularly dry and/or damaged then use extra of the Dry Oil Mist there. You don’t need very much of this at all. A little goes a long way.

WHAT’S LISA USING ON HER HAIR?
T'Zikal Hair Care

Like Marcia, I am using the Deep Hydrating Shampoo and Deep Moisturizing Conditioner. My hair is quite different from hers – she may not brag about it, but Marcia has amazing hair that is pretty close to perfect. Mine always needs a lot of work. It’s long, about mid-back length, and I have tons of it. It’s quite fine, so while it needs moisture it also doesn’t need any extra weight. Also, since it’s color treated, I need hair products that protect my color and keep it vibrant.

T'Zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo

T'Zikal Deep Moisture Conditioning Cream

I have a bit of wave in my hair but nothing too impressive, so I use tons of heat styling. My hair is also so dry that I can get away with four or even five days between washes with the right products. Considering the level of abuse my hair takes, I need super effective hair care that really takes good care of me. No question, the T’Zikal Deep Hydrating Shampoo and Deep Moisture Conditioning Cream do the job! They leave my hair clean, moisturized, shiny, and full of body.

T'Zikal Curl Defining Serum

T'Zikal Curl Defining Serum

T’Zikal Curl Defining Serum

The Curl Defining Serum ($38) is a light leave-in conditioner that features Ojon oil. It’s applied to damp hair and soothes super dry ends, enhances shine, and makes short work of frizz and flyaway hair, which can be problematic especially with curly hair. To create curls, I typically use hot rollers, a curling iron, or my secret weapon – the Conair Infinity Pro Curl Secret, which makes simply fabulous spiral curls that last for days.

Conair Infinity Pro Curl Secret

 

A lot of styling creams say they can be used on wet or dry hair, but my hair is so fine it typically doesn’t respond well when I try to put product on after it’s dry. However, the T’Zikal Curl Defining Serum is an exception. My hair loves this to smooth out second or third day hair and it gives more life and bounce to my (totally not natural!) curls.

T'Zikal Hair Care curls

T’Zikal Hair Care curls

If your hair is on the dry side, these T’zikal hair products are for you! They bring life to dull hair and are sure to be the source of many excellent hair days in the future.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: One lucky US subscriber will be winning three T’zikal products – Deep Hydrating Shampoo, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner, and Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist. To enter this giveaway it is mandatory to subscribe by email to Beauty Info Zone and comment. All the other entries are optional to give you more chances of winning. The giveaway goes through 9/19/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. WordPress sometimes acts up at the end of a giveaway and closes the comment section. If that happens please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com, label it Hair Giveaway, and comment, press I commented and continue on. That’s it. Your hair will love how it looks if you purchase or win these products.

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Shampoo ingredients: Water, Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Lauryl, Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Polysorbate 20, Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citric Acid, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Oil), Apium Graveolens (Celery Seed Oil), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood), Lavandula Hydrida Grosso (Lavandin Grosso) Herb Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Citrus Sinesis (Orange), Citrus Aurantium (Petigrain Oil) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Extract, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Phytate, Elaeis Oleifera Kernel Oil

Conditioner ingredients: Water, Behentrimonium Chloride, Elaeis Oleifera Kernel Oil, Stearyl, Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Sucrose Polystearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetyl Alcohol,  Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Oil), Apium Graveolens (Celery Seed Oil), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood), Lavandula Hydrida Grosso (Lavandin Grosso) Herb Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Citrus Sinesis (Orange), Citrus Aurantium (Petigrain Oil) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Ribes Grossularia Fruit Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf, Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Isoamyl Laurate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Lactic Acid