You’ll love the Tara Smith hair care line and you’ll love this giveaway

Tara Smith haircare line

Tara Smith haircare products are not only beautiful but they are wonderful to use. We were sent products to use ourselves and tell you about them plus one of you will be able to win the shampoo, conditioner and hair styling product of your choice. Let’s learn more, shall we?

Tara Smith is a celebrity hair stylist. She’s responsible for some of the beautiful looks you see on stars like Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson and (sigh) Gerard Butler. But she’s more than that. She’s a woman who made a commitment to make products that are free from toxins and harsh chemicals, ones that feed your hair. She wants your hair to be de-stressed so that it’s beautifully healthy. Tara Smith Hair is a vegan, cruelty free, gluten free line.

Her products consist of 4 cleansing and conditioning lines and 4 different styling products

–          Cleansing and Conditioning products: Feed the Root Shampoo & Conditioner, Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner, Shine On Shampoo & Conditioner, and Working Curls Shampoo & Conditioner

Tara Smith shampoos

Tara Smith shampoos

–          Styling products: Base Coat Serum, Shining Moment Glosser, Rock On Hard Gel, Brilliant Thickening Cream

Tara Smith styling products

Tara Smith styling products

“All of my haircare products are fully vegan and not tested on animals. Every product is free from animal-derived ingredients, parabens, SLES, glycols, phthalates, PEGS, artificial coloring, and synthetic fragrances.” – Tara


It’s my job to describe all the products in the Tara Smith line. I’ll be brief but I’d love to be long. These products contain amazing ingredients and what I’ve used has produced beautiful, shiny hair.

FEED THE ROOT Shampoo and Conditioner ($16 each): If your hair is weighed down because of products Feed The Root shampoo and conditioner are the ones you’d want. They don’t strip hair, instead they cleanse enough to get rid of impurities yet leave your hair shiny and healthy.

Tara Smith Feed The Root

Tara Smith Feed The Root

GORGEOUSLY GENTLE shampoo and conditioner ($16 each): This set of products are the ones most of you will love. It’s a wonderful everyday line that calms your your scalp. Lisa will give you more information on this line.

Tara Smith Gorgeously Gentle

Tara Smith Gorgeously Gentle

SHINE ON shampoo and conditioner ($16 each) is the line I’ve been using and totally loving. I color treat my hair and I was able to go an extra week this time because my hair was as vibrant as ever. It’s the perfect line for anyone who does any process on their head because it helps strengthen your hair as well as protect it and create blinding shine.

Tara Smith Shine On

Tara Smith Shine On

WORKING CURLS shampoo and conditioner ($16 each): Tara Smith didn’t forget all the beauties with glorious curls or even the ones who just want glorious curls. This set of shampoo and conditioner combats frizz while strengthening, conditioning and protecting them. Anyone with waves or curls is going to love these two.

Tara Smith Working Curls

Tara Smith Working Curls

Tara Smith Styling products

Tara Smith Styling products

SHINING MOMENT GLOSSER SPRAY ($18) is for already styled hair. I’m not really a spray type person but this one I like – a lot. This is the top coat to finish your hair. The spray is very light, unlike an aerosol spray. It helps with shine and control. It’s not stiff at all so I can still comb through my hair with my fingers.

ROCK ON HARD GEL ($18) works to control your style without stiffness. It’s loaded with minerals to keep your hair smooth and protected.

BASE COAT SERUM ($26) is a product I’ve been using as my styling product when I wash my hair. They call this the “foundation primer” for your hair. I put a few small pumps in my hand, rub my hands together and fingercomb it through my hair prior to blow drying. It’s all I need to keep away frizz and to make my hair so easy to manage. Plus it helps with the shine. A true winner for me.

BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM ($24) is Tara Smith’s most popular styling product. It’s a volumizer that is perfect for those of you who heat style. Not only will your hair be super shiny but it will be strengthened and bouncy.


Have you ever seen such cool packaging for a hair care line?? I love having my shower lined with these beautiful creatures! The product inside lives up to the glorious outside. I use FEED THE ROOT SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER once a week as a clarifying treatment, and the GORGEOUSLY GENTLE SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER on the other days for lots of moisture (thanks to the aloe vera) and tons of shine. I also get an amazing amount of volume and bounce with the BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM, which I apply to damp hair before styling.

Not only did I get to test these fab hair products, I also was able to do an email interview with the gorgeous Tara Smith herself!

The incredibly beautiful Tara Smith

The incredibly beautiful Tara Smith

Me: What role do botanicals play in creating healthy hair?

TS: For healthy hair, you always want to make sure you are nourishing locks with healthy ingredients. Some of my favorite botanicals such as Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Extract, Rosemary Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, and Sweet Almond Protein work to replenish, deeply cleanse, soothe, and hydrate hair for amazing shine and strength.

Me: What are some of the biggest environmental stresses on hair, and besides great products, how can we best protect hair from these stresses?

TS: Some major environmental stresses on hair include heat, dry cold air, and especially humidity in the summer! Humidity will cause hair strands swell up and make frizz up in minutes. To keep hair smooth and shielded from extreme moisture in the air, try my Base Coat Serum! This high-performance little bottle packs a botanical punch to give you nourished and frizz-free locks – with lab studies showing it can control frizz in 80% humidity for up to 24 hours after use! The serum was also proven to increase shine by 65%!

Me: You work with a lot of celebrities…has any one in particular influenced style ideas or any of your products?

TS: Working with actors and actresses since I was 21 allowed me to gain a ton valuable experience and have my ultimate aha moment! With my film star clients demanding only natural products in their hair, I realized there wasn’t a natural, high-performance line that did the job. It was then that I decided to develop my own line with high performance botanical technology that made all types of hair look as good as it feels and feel as good as it looks! When it comes to style, I created Rosario Dawson’s lob after she needed fresh new look which became a big hit soon after!

Big thanks to Tara Smith for her insightful answers and her amazing products. Now that you know about Tara Smith Hair get on it and enter our giveaway.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is open to US subscribers only. You get to pick the set of shampoo and conditioner that best suits your hair along with the styling product of your choice. That’s a pretty amazing deal since you get exactly want your head needs. The giveaway runs through August 31st. If comments close early you can email us at [email protected] with your comment and then continue. Put on your thinking caps and decide which of these sound perfect for you!!
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  1. Oooh I want to try the working curls shampoo and conditioner!

  2. DeAnna Keller says

    I would pick the Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner. I have thin, fine hair, and it gets oily easily. I wash it everyday and this seems safe to use daily.

  3. These sounds great and the packaging is awesome!

  4. Nataile Brown says

    I would choose the Shine On shampoo & conditioner. I use a shine combo now and love it. The product I’m most interested in is the Brilliant Thickening Cream. My hair is quite fine so this would be awesome! Thank-you. 🙂

  5. I’ would choose the Gorgeously Gentle shampoo and conditioner and the Brilliant Thickening Cream!

  6. I love the look of the bottles! I would choose the Shine On set!

  7. The packaging caught my eyes! I need to try this line

  8. I’d have to choose the Working Curls because I have natural curly hair.

  9. jenny stratton says

    I would love to try the gorgeously gentle shampoo and conditioner and basecoat serum.

  10. Don’t tell my cat, but that packaging is amazing (so eye catching!)

  11. No brainer – the Working Curls and Base Serum looks perfect for my hair. Love the packaging, too. Great interview!

  12. The packaging! I love it 🙂

  13. Dana Rodriguez says

    I would love FEED THE ROOT Shampoo and Conditioner plus BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM.The packaging is so pretty!

  14. I would choose the Gorgeously Gently shampoo and conditioner and Base Coat Serum

  15. Oh wow. The entire line has cute packaging. LOVE!

  16. I am absolutely loving the packaging on this line – so wonderful.

  17. I’d love to get the FEED THE ROOT Shampoo and Conditioner and the BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM.

  18. These products sound great! I’d love to try the Shine On Line and the thickening cream.

  19. I’d love to try the Working Curl shampoo & conditioner and the Base Coat Serum.

  20. Gorgeously Gentle shampoo and conditioner, Base Coat Serum!

  21. I want to try these for the packaging alone!

  22. I think I would love the Thickening Cream for my hair!

  23. The packaging is incredible!

  24. Alma Rocha says

    I would love Gorgeously gentle shampoo & conditioner and the serum would be great for my hair!

  25. I love the bottles of Tara Smith’s hair products! They’re so unique. I’d probably select the Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner. As for the styling product, I’m thinking the Shining Moment Glosser Spray or Base Coat Serum Styling Treatment.

  26. Even the packaging looks lovely!! Would love to try these!! 🙂 x

  27. Debbie Yoder says

    The working Curls shampooa nd conditioner and the Base Coat Serum

  28. I would pick styling treatment product

  29. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    I think the products that would work best for me are the Shine On shampoo and conditioner and the Brilliant Thickening Cream although I can see how all of them would benefit my hair.

  30. Samantha lynn says

    I would choose GORGEOUSLY GENTLE! I would also choose the SHINING MOMENT GLOSSER SPRAY! Thanks for this!!

  31. jeanette sheets says

    feed the root shampooand conditioner

  32. I would love to try the Working with Curls. I am so obsessed with the packaging too. Thanks for the chance!

  33. I would love the Shine On and Working Curls

  34. Lucy Nguyen says

    Since I have curly hair, my choice products are Tara Smith Working Curls and Base Coat Serum

  35. working curls!

  36. bianca roman says

    i would choose the shine on shampoo and conditioner because i color treat my hair as well. and the brilliant thickening cream! my hair needs some loving!


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