Keep thinking pink for October

For a while I wasn’t on the bandwagon for BCA products. I had very mixed feelings about companies that seemed to exploit the movement to sell. But that’s changed over the years as more people that I know have suffered with cancer of all types. I now believe that if we are going to buy something then it’s best to be able to contribute to cancer causes at the same time.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape, Wink Eyebrow/Eyelash Enhancer, Angelo David Pink Wet & Dry Brush

Theraband Kinesiology Tape, Wink Eyebrow/Eyelash Enhancer, Angelo David Pink Wet & Dry Brush

Two products that I was sent recently have come in very handy and donate to worthwhile causes. Theraband Kinesiology Tape came at a great time for the extra pains I’ve had associated with my broken foot plus pulled muscles from my fall. And Angelo David’s Pink Wet-&-Dry Brush has helped cheer me up when I’m feeling down. Both donate to breast cancer charities that I admire.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Let’s start with the helpful – Theraband Kinesiology Tape. If you’ve ever been to any rehab you’ll be family with Theraband since almost all use the original Therabands for exercise purposes. They are heavy rubber bands of different sizes and thickness that are used for stretching. Therabrand also makes different kinds of tapes for pain relief and muscle support. Unlike braces and other athletic tape, this one won’t restrict and actually encourages active muscle movement. XactStretch indicators show you exactly how much you should stretch the tape to make it effective, just like the professionals do.

TheraBand Pink Kinesiology Tape

TheraBand Pink Kinesiology Tape

The Kinesiology Tape comes in a roll with Pre-Cut Tapes that can be stretched to fit the area you need relief. Some ideas for use are Achilles, Ankle/Swelling, Knee, Lumbar, Neck, Postural Correction, Quad & Patellar, Shoulder, Star Pattern (Lower Back). I pulled a muscle in the back of my knee on one leg and scraped up my knee on the other and used this for my relief. Not sure how my husband will feel about this pretty bright pink and white shade but he really needs this.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Therabrand is donating 50 cents from each purchase of this pink and white one to PinkLink, a social community for survivors of breast cancer. While the amount isn’t that high and I wish it were more, it does add up quickly to help. pink-linkAngelo David is a brand I’m sure you’ve heard about since he’s a famous NYC hairdresser with salons of his own. To help with cancer research they are donating $4 of the proceeds from their Pink Wet-&-Dry Hair Brush to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

 

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information on SWCRF, visit: www.waxmancancer.org

I will never use anything else on my wet hair than a Wet & Dry Brush. I avoid snarls, tears, split ends, and frizz when I use a Wet & Dry Brush and you will too. What’s better than a soft pink one too? Might as well have a pretty brush to make your hair as pretty as possible.

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

The Angelo David brush is very well made. It’s lightweight but gets through all snarls with ease. At first I thought of using it on my 3 year old but I decided to be selfish and use it myself. Feeling down about my fall, I love having this pink brush to make me look and feel better.

I can’t help but put in a plug for WINK #PinkWink while I’m writing.

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK EYELASH & EYEBROW ENHANCER has helped me tremendously with my eyebrows. I not only love the product but the cause that they donate to is magnificent. For every Pink Wink sold one will be donated to a cancer warrior (my review HERE).

There’s only a few days left in October to help with these donations so don’t hesitate. All three items are ones you should consider because you’ll love them and others will love you for caring.  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

Long and Strong hair with Zero Frizz thanks to Angelo David

I am a huge fan of Angelo David, one of the premier hair stylists in New York. He is a true artist who is known for being able to create ‘dream hair’ for every single client.

While I can only dream of being his client right now, I can still use his products to get some Angelo David magic in my hair styling routine.

Angelo David

Angelo David

I have used his VOL Spray (previously named Premier Volume Spray) for over a year now and it never lets me – or my hair! – down. Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled when he sent the BIZ a few more of his hair products to try.

Zero

Zero Frizz Control

Zero

Zero Frizz Control

Zero Frizz Control ($19.50)  is a hair cream that is applied to wet hair before drying.  I tend to have problems with frizz in humid weather, as well as fly-away, static hair during colder months. But when I use this cream, my hair is super smooth, shiny, and static-free but not weighed down. This is a beautiful lightweight hair cream that really works.

Zero

love the air-free pump!

And the packaging is perfect. Two pumps are just the right amount for my hair, but mine is pretty long, about mid-back.

Another great product is Angelo David’s Long & Strong Detangler ($17.50).

Long

Long & Strong Detangler

Long

strengthens and smooths!

The Long & Strong Detangler is a spray-on conditioner that is applied to wet hair. I spray this on after towel drying my hair but before combing it out. It keeps my hair looking healthy and it minimizes fall out during combing. Three different ingredients do wonders for long locks – green tea extract provides protection, horsetail extract provides shine, and aloe extract provides smoothness. Used together the Long & Strong Detangler and the Zero Frizz Control give me really great hair days!

If you aren’t able to go to New York for an appointment with the man himself, do the next best thing and get some of his terrific hair products. You can find them online at www.angelodavid.com/store .  – Lisa

*pr samples

my goal:  long, strong, zero frizz hair!

my goal: long, strong, zero frizz hair!

Premier Volume Spray by Angelo David

The Angelo David Salon is located in the heart of New York City.  In addition to a full menu of fabulous treatments they also sell Angelo David Hair Care, excellent products for both real hair and extensions.  Products include Vital Complex Leave-In Conditioner, Long & Strong Detangler, Foaming Sea Silk Styler, Zero Frizz Control, and the new Premier Volume Spray.

Angelo David

Angelo David is a true artist.  His father was an award-winning salon owner who taught Angelo how to create perfect hair pieces.  Angelo became an amazing stylist, and earned the reputation as a wildly talented hair colorist.  The combination of experience with hair pieces, styling, and color brought Angelo great success as a stylist who could transform any hair into ‘dream hair’.  Angelo even developed his own hair extensions called ‘Couture Hair Extensions’.  These extensions are completely customized for each individual customer.  To keep his client’s premier quality extensions and real hair looking healthy and luxurious, Angelo created his own line of hair products.  I was lucky enough to be able to test the Premier Volume Spray ($18.50).

Most volumizers make your hair stiff, it’s just the nature of that type of styling product.  I was totally amazed that the Premier Volume Spray left my hair super thick and full, and also super soft!

You can use this on wet or dry hair.  I like it best on towel-dried, damp hair.  I lift sections and spray the volumizer underneath and on about 1/2 of the length.  I also use it on second day dry hair, I just spray it on and blow dry on the lowest setting for an extra boost.  The volumizer is also a conditioner, with silk and wheat proteins, panthenol, and avocado for extra strength and conditioning. It also has Evening Primrose for shine and protection from the sun to keep your color looking great.  I don’t completely understand the science behind it, but I do know that it makes my fine hair look and feel super thick, with tons of soft, brushable body.  If you have thin, fine hair, you really need to check this out.

The new 4 fl. oz (118 ml) Premier Volume Spray is available exclusively at Angelo David Salon and www.angelodavid.com for $18.50. And even better, for every bottle sold, $1.00 will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America (www.lupus.org).  Get yourself some beautiful, body-filled hair and support a worthy cause at the same time!  – Lisa

*pr sample