Is it really a 10? It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product and Miracle Blowdry Volumizer

My mom has beautiful hair.  I have always been extremely envious of it – her hair is thick, naturally curly, and it looks good even when she hasn’t washed it in a week.  It’s like miracle hair, especially compared to the ultra fine, frizzy, lackluster locks I inherited from my father’s side of the family.  My hair is high maintenance, and it used to just burn me up that all of my brothers inherited my mom’s miracle hair…but when they all went bald and I felt much better!

It's a 10 Miracle

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

My mom’s hair is so wonderful that she has never cared one way or another about hair products.  So when she raved and raved about a product line that she thought was amazing, I paid attention.  I thought wow, if it can make miracle hair look even better, I wonder what it could do for mine?

The line that has earned her raves is It’s a 10.

The first product I tried is the one most people know about, the Miracle Leave-In Product ($20 for the 4 oz size).  This is a spray-on, leave-in conditioner that is supposed to accomplish 10 things instantly – hence the name ‘It’s a 10′.  Here’s what it does:

1. Repairs dry damaged hair, 2. adds shine, 3. smooths and controls frizz, 4. protects hair color, 5. acts as a flat-iron spray and thermal protector, 6. detangles, 7. stops hair breakage, 8. creates silkiness, 9. enhances natural body, and 10. prevents split ends.

It's a 10 info

It’s a 10 info and ingredients

Carolyn Plummer and Scott Scharg, owners of It’s a 10, wanted to create extremely effective multi-purpose hair care products, and the Miracle Leave-In Product was one of their first creations.  10 things is pretty much the definition of multi-tasking!  To complete all those tasks, the formula includes Panthenol to strengthen,  Sunflower Seed Extract to protect, Green Tea Leaf Extract to shield and treat, Silk Amino Acids to add strength and shine, and Citric Acid to protect.  And guess what?  It works!

I love how my hair looks when I use this.  It’s a very light spray on lotion.  It’s a 10 recommends spritzing some into your hands then running it through damp hair, but I am not a fan of getting my hands all sticky.  I just spray this right onto my damp hair and it works great.  Combing distributes the product, and my hair ends up looking awesome even when I go a little spritz-overboard.  This is a great conditioner that gets rid of frizz and leaves my hair soft and full of body.

It's a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer

It’s a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer

Per my mom’s recommendation, I also tried the It’s a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer ($19 for a 6 oz can).  This really rocks, I think I like it even better than the Miracle Leave-In Product.  It looks like a can of  hairspray.

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Is it a miracle?

After I spritz on and comb Miracle Leave-In Product through my damp hair, I spray on the It’s a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer, focusing on my roots.  It gives my hair lots of volume and bounce, much more than it normally has.  As an added bonus, it also moisturizes and conditions hair.  I don’t get any build up with it, and it doesn’t leave my hair stiff or crunchy like a lot of volumizers do.

Inside are great ingredients like Marshmallow Root Extract for volume, Acai Extract for shine, Chamomile Extract for treatment, Green Tea Extract for nutrition, Wheat Amino Extracts for strengthening, and Sunflower Seed Extract for sunscreen.

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all the info

I found that while these two products don’t actually give me my mom’s amazing hair, they certainly make what I do have live up to its fullest potential.  And in my book, that is a 10.  Or maybe even an 11.  - Lisa

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Hairs 2 You

I’ve had my hair professionally straightened for the last few years. I had the Coppola Keratin Reconditioning Treatment done three times and just recently my hairdresser used the Brazilian Blowout method on me instead. People who’ve known me for years are surprised that I do this but I lost about 50% of the volume of my hair because of illness and as it grew back the texture was different. I wanted my straight hair back again. I’ve reviewed the Coppola Keratin Treatment on emakemeup.com if you want to read about that. I loved the process though the 72 hour wait isn’t fun. I’m not quite as crazy about the Brazilian Blowout but I’m sure that’s what I’ll do the next time I decide to go through another straightening session. The process is similar but you are in and out of the salon in a few hours. That’s it. You are finished and ready to face the world! In my area the price for both is about $300. The Coppola process lasted 5 months before I felt I should do it again. I’m not sure how long the Brazilian Blowout will last though I’ve been told 3 months. I’ve already mentioned the Acai shampoo and conditioner I use in a previous blog post so now I’m here to discuss the 2 styling products that I use and recommend to everyone – hair curly, straight or anywhere in between.

First is Moroccanoil. I learned about this just before I had my hair straightened so I’ve used it on my hair in both conditions. I’m getting towards the end of my second bottle of Moroccanoil but it will take me another month or two to finish it. I was so excited by this product that I kept making samples of it for my friends so I used up the first bottle and instantly repurchased it. I need to use such a small amount of this to keep my hair looking smooth and shiny. I find that a half teaspoon is more than enough for my shoulder length hair. I put that amount in the palm of my hand, rub my two hands together and then fingercomb it through my damp hair.  This strengthens and conditions hair and makes it so shiny.  Moroccanoil is an Argan oil blend with antioxidants and vitamins to strengthen and fortify your hair. It’s also good because it protects your hair from the sun. This is the only product I have to use when I’m blow drying and styling. It sells for $39 but you can find it for a variety of prices once you start searching for it.

The second product is It’s A 10. I used this for about 1 year but put it away when I had my hair problems. Nothing was helping my hair at that point. I recently took it out again thanks to my friend Patty’s raves and I’m in love with it again. It’s a 10 now has a full haircare line available but when I bought it there was just this first product that they call “a miracle leave-in product”. It’s a thick cream that’s in a pump that sprays it out in a thin mist. It does 10 things:


1. Repairs dry damaged hair. 2. Adds shine. 3. Smoothes and controls frizz. 4. Protects hair color. 5. Flat iron spray and thermal protector. 6. Detangles. 7. Stops hair breakage. 8. Creates silkiness. 9. Enhances natural body. 10. Prevents split ends.

That’s a lot of things to do but it actually does all that. I’ve found prices all over the board for this but it’s approximately $15 for 4 oz.  I am thrilled to be using this again this summer.

Both of these products are ones I’m happy to be writing about and possibly introducing to you. I’m looking forward to one day trying other products from these two lines. I’ve had such good luck with these so I will continue my toast: Hairs 2 You! – Marcia