Learn what Vitabrid C¹² can do for your hair

I don’t know about you but the expression “having a bad hair day” is all too real and too scary for me. I’m one of those people who really care about how my hair looks and feels. I’m not saying I go around with perfect hair since that’s not possible but I am saying that taking good care of my hair is essential to my mood. I hope I’m not too shallow saying that!

Vitabrid C12 Hair Tonic and Scalp Shampoo

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When Vitabrid came into my life I assumed it was like the other haircare products that I’ve used but it’s different in a wonderful way. Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Set is what I wish had been in my life when I was going through two different illnesses that caused massive hair loss for me. Now though I know it will be available to me if something strikes again.

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Set

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Set is a professional product now available at Barney’s that you can easily do yourself. Its goal is to promote a healthy scalp and healthy hair. The box contains a 3.7 fl oz bottle of Scalp Relief Tonic, a 0.03 oz vial of Scalp Relief Powder, and spray nozzles. To begin pour the entire contents of the Scalp Relief Powder into the Scalp Relief Tonic bottle. Install the spray nozzle, shut tightly and shake to mix the products well. Spray it onto your scalp and massage it in. You’ll love the luxury of massaging your scalp. If you have a hair tool that is gentle you can use that for the massage. Then just comb or brush through your hair.

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Set

Why use this Hair Tonic Set? Well it helps to prevent further hair loss and promotes thicker hair. It suppresses aging of the scalp. Just think of your grandparents and what their scalp looked like. The products supply both moisture and nutrients to your hair while making your scalp feel clean and healthy. The Hair Tonic is a leave-in product. You don’t use it in the shower, you use it on dry hair and don’t wash it out. My method was to apply it in the early evening and let it work its magic and then in the morning wash my hair as usual. It doesn’t make hair feel greasy or weighed down.

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Vitamin powder

The POWDER ingredients are zinc oxide, ascorbic acid, glyceryl monostearate and the TONIC ingredients are dexpanthenol, L-menthol, salicylic acid, biotin.

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic


Vitabrid C¹² was created by chemistry professor Jin Ho Choi in South Korea. Vitabrid C¹² harnesses the power of vitamin C in its collection of beauty treatments. Through Choi’s proprietary biotechnology, vitamin C is mixed with stabilizing zinc, a combination designed to capture the nutrient’s potency and allow it to penetrate the skin and hair over the course of 12 hours. The groundbreaking compound can be found in the line’s shampoo, skin brightener, acne fighter, and more.

Vitabrid C¹² Hair Tonic Set

Your hair isn’t going to grow overnight, it goes through a cycle just like your eyebrows, eyelashes, and nails so it takes time to see a difference. When I started using an eyelash growth product and an eyebrow growth one I didn’t see a difference for 6 weeks but once it started I was glad I stuck with it. I feel the same about Vitabrid C¹², time is its friend and my hair’s friend. I now need to convince my husband that this is a product for him since he’s always complaining about his male pattern baldness and its progression.

Vitabrid Vitamin C¹² Scalp Shampoo

Vitabrid Vitamin C¹² Scalp Shampoo is another product that needs to grace your Shower. Vitabrid C¹²’s shampoo is packed with safe and effective ingredients to improve scalp and hair health. The formula effectively strengthens hair while hydrating and soothing the scalp.

The Vitabrid Vitamin C¹² Scalp Shampoo gives my hair more volume. It isn’t fragrance free but there’s almost no fragrance to it. It just leaves my hair smelling fresh. It’s unlike other shampoos because of the Vitamin C in it. It doesn’t just remove the sebum and dirt, instead it fully cleanses the hair while promoting scalp nutrition moisture balance at the same time. Vitamin C helps with blood flow in their formula.

Vitabrid Vitamin C¹² Scalp Shampoo

Another thing to take note of is that this contains zinc oxide so it’s UV protection for hair too. It’s protecting your scalp and for those of us who color treat our hair it helps keep the sun from fading it. These 7 natural ingredients are in their formula and supply moisture, calms scalp, increases hair luster, forms protective scalp barrier
Panax Ginseng Root Extract Increases skin’s energy and immunity
Morus Alba Bark Extract Prevents oxidative skin damage, mitigating sensitive skin
Algae Extract Maintains moisture and elasticity of the skin leaving skin soft & flexible
Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract Blocks harmful substances that cause itchiness soothing the skin
Iris Extract Scalp dandruff & itchiness control along with strengthened hair with luster
Cnidium Officinale Root Extract Restores & improves scalp condition
Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract Removes skin wastes & exfoliants, decreasing pore size and supplying nutrition
While Vitabrid Vitamin C¹² Scalp Shampoo can be used by anyone it’s especially effective for people with hair loss problems.
With these products your hair can look good while your scalp is at work activating hair follicle stem cells. While you may not need the Hair Tonic Set in your life right now I bet you know someone who could benefit greatly from this. You’d be doing yourself a favor too to add the Scalp Shampoo into your haircare regimen now that you know the benefits. There are a lot of Vitabrid C12 products that all sound as wonderful as this that I hope to try too.  Good scalp health to you readers. —  Marcia

Calling all brunettes: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Collection is your new friend

It’s summer and there’s actually sun coming out to play. It seems like it took forever to get here but I’ve made the best of it with summer shiny hair thanks to John Frieda. They say that blondes have all the fun but if you are a brunette you too can have summer fun with the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Collection.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo

There are three pieces to this collection but I’ve mostly been using the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner to bring out shine and highlights on my brown hair. I get my hair colored about every 3 to 4 weeks but with John Frieda I’ve been stretching it out longer and getting in about 5 weeks. I love saving time and money! I’m not someone who enjoys sitting for 2 hours in a salon while getting color done. I like instant gratification – or at least quick gratification.

I’ve been washing my hair with the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Shampoo. I love how much brighter and more alive my hair looks after using this. The shampoo is a light golden caramel color that deposits color that’s lighter than my current shade. It doesn’t change the color as much as it brightens it. I usually leave the shampoo in for about 2 minutes before rinsing. This leaves my hair so shiny and it’s not drying at all.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo

On to the Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Conditioner which is thicker and luxurious looking. That I leave on for several minutes even though directions don’t necessarily tell me to do so. But I love the softness that it provides while nourishing my hair. My hair also feels fuller after using this giving me some nice volume.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Conditioner

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Conditioner

The sum total of these two products is a more golden shade with extra brightness but no brassiness. I wash my hair 3 times per week and the more often I use these John Frieda products in between color appointments the more golden my hair looks. If you want even more lightening then wash every day. Your hairdresser won’t like this but you certainly will.


John Frieda Visibly Brighter after

These two products are formulated with honey and marigold flower extract which gives them a light fragrance. I notice the fragrance when I’m first blow drying but afterwards my hair just smells like freshly washed hair.

You don’t need color treated hair to try these as they work perfectly on all brunettes even those of us who need a “little” help keeping the gray at bay. At $9.99 MSRP each you’ll have months of shiny hair that makes you think that you too are a blonde having fun. —  Marcia

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Get your freak on this New Years! Try Haircredible Freak Show.

Haircredible Freak Show HairsprayOk, so I just gave you one of my fabulous hair secrets, the Mitch Stone Essentials Luxury Repair & Style. My other secret is Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray ($20). Haircredible is a luxury hair care line specifically for fine, natural hair, which means none of their products will weigh you down. The product line is amazing for women of color, as well as for anyone else with fine hair.

Finding a great hairspray that gives the right amount of hold without weighing down fine hair is truly a challenge. I want soft, touchable hold that keeps my curls all day, but doesn’t make my fine hair stiff, sticky, or flat. Freak Show is absolutely everything I want in a hairspray and then some!!                                                                         sample

Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray

Freak Show gives me volume without any heaviness at all. I can also reapply the next day without any buildup or stickiness. What truly makes this hairspray unique is the spray nozzle. It can be adjusted to three different levels for three amount of hold – light, medium, or heavy.

Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray

On days that I go with straight hair, I chose the low or medium setting for soft, touchable volume. When I go full on curly, I use the high setting for soft but strong hold that works all day long. Freak Show is humidity resistant and is as amazing for volume as it is for hold.  Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray

Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray really is incredible. Get your freak on and keep it on all day long with this fantastic hairspray. You can find the Haircredible line online at haircredible.com.  – Lisa

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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

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Aquis Essentials Lisse Luxe hair turban and towel – you’re going to love these


When AQUIS Towels came calling the Beauty Info Zone ladies came running. This is the premier brand of hair towels and we were excited to be able to use their newest towels. There are so many types of towels from AQUIS including body towels that this is only the tip of the iceberg. Today we are all about their hair towels.


  • Choose the best for your hair

    AQUIS comes in formats to suit different hairstyles and lifestyles. There are basically three choices.
    Length: Long towels are for long hair, otherwise choose regular.
    Fabric: Lisse Luxe is best for delicate hair and curls, Waffle Luxe is best for thick hair and lots of it.
    Format: Turbans are super convenient and stay on better. Plus there is no temptation to rub your hair (old habits die hard).
    Our towels are also light and easy to tie, usually dry hair slightly faster.

No one asks for frizz but everyone should ask for AQUIS!

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Lisa and her Lisse Luxe Hair Turban:  I use a hair turban every single time I shampoo. My hair is long, but a regular towel is just TOO MUCH to wrap my hair in…it falls off my head within minutes. Hair turbans keep my wet hair safely in place and good ones do double duty by also reducing my dry time.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair TurbanAQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

I love, love, love the AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30). First, it comes in a super cute plastic pouch that is perfect for travel. I am so addicted to hair turbans that I can’t go without on vacation! It has a button and fastening loop to keep the turban in place and hair out of my face. I even use this when I am doing a facial mask or applying my makeup.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban made with Aquitex

AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban made with Aquitex

The best part, though, is how well it absorbs water. The turban is made with Aquitex, which is soft and comfy and incredibly absorbent. This saves my hair from heat styling time, resulting in wonderful side effects like better hair health, less frizz, and less split ends. I love my AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban so much that I only have one complaint – I need more because my daughters keep stealing it!!

Hey....give me back my AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban!!

Hey….give me back my AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban!!

Marcia and her Lisse Luxe Towel:

Aquis Towel Lisse Luxe in Chevron

Aquis Towel Lisse Luxe in Chevron

I introduced my Aquis Lisse Luxe Towel on my Frizz Busters post the other day. I too use mine every time I wash my shoulder length hair. I fold it turban style and it wicks out the wet. I save so much time drying my hair because of the efficiency of this Aquis Towel.

The one I have is the full size Lisse Luxe towel which comes in several colors. Mine is a chevron weave and if that doesn’t suit you just pick from Desert Rose, Ivory White, or Cloudberry. The Chevron is perfect for my gray and white bathroom!

Aquis Lisse Luxe Towel in Chevron

Aquis Lisse Luxe Towel in Chevron

This particular towel is 19 X 42 in (50 X 107 CM) which gives it plenty of room to wrap my hair and stay wrapped. I leave it on for 5-10 minutes while I’m brushing teeth, taking vitamins, prepping my skin with moisturizer. When I remove it my hair isn’t wet wet anymore, it’s damp but not damaged. Rubbing a towel on your head is not good for your hair so it’s important that the water gets wicked away without pressure.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe on a double bed

AQUIS Lisse Luxe on a double bed

I’ve owned Aquis towels for years and years. As soon as I first learned about the brand I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to purchase one. My previous one has gone on many vacations with me so it’s seen a lot of good times but when I look at the new one I know it’s time to put my previous one away.

AQUIS Lisse Luxe vs my original AQUIS

AQUIS Lisse Luxe vs my original AQUIS

The size and feel of the Lisse Luxe is superb. I know this is going to sound silly but I have a phobia about hair clinging to towels and items (this is coming from the mother of a shedding dog). Lisse Luxe doesn’t hold onto those hairs so I don’t have to get the shivers picking them off. A small thing but important to me.

Aquis Lisse Luxe Chevon packaging

Aquis Lisse Luxe Chevon packaging

Whether you are a fan of the Turban or the Hair Towel, you are in for a treat. At $30 each they may seem expensive at first but you’ll get so many years of use from these that they’ll practically paying you to use them. The Aquis website has free shipping at $30 which is a bonus. Aquis Hair Turban is also newly available at Sephora.com to make your shopping even easier.

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Fine or thinning hair? VoluMedic Hair Thickening System

VoluMedicFor those of us with fine and/or thinning hair, it can be quite a challenge to find a solution that is botanically based and not full of chemicals. Recently I have been testing VoluMedic, an all-natural system for fine/thinning hair that works for both men and women.


The reason we experience hair loss is because our hair growth cycle is out of balance. That imbalance results in less hair during the anagen or growth stage, and a bigger number of telegen or degenerating hairs. The VoluMedic System not only slows this process down, it can even reverse it – again, for both men and women!  Some highlights:

  • Cleanses and stimulates the flow of nutrients to the scalp
  • Removes DHT build-up
  • Increases percentage of hair follicles in the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle
  • Thickens and adds body to thin, fine, limp hair
  • Eliminates the use of aggressive, sulfate cleansers, protecting the scalp and hair color
  • It’s a simple, flexible system
  • Uses no paraben preservatives
  • Contains no dyes or synthetic fragrances
  • Is formulated gluten-free

The most innovative active ingredient in VoluMedic products is Pisum Sativum, a sustainable phytonutrient. Swiss studies showed significantly increased Anagen and decreased Telogen follicles on a mixed panel of men & women who used our system. 85% of users showed a 78% average increase in the Anagen / Telogen follicle growth ratio after 90 days use.

Whether you suffer from thinning hair or hair loss due to heredity, medical conditions, or simply from aging, VoluMedic can work for you – and it’s an easy, 3-step system.

VoluMedic Shampoo

The first step is to shampoo with the VoluMedic Shampoo. This shampoo smells minty and fresh, and leaves hair feeling clean but not stripped since it doesn’t contain any sulfates. It does, however, get rid of sebum and build up, which clogs hair follicles.

  • Cleans and builds body without sulfate stripping of vital nutrients or hair color
  • Helps eliminates sebum and styling build-up at the follicle
  • Invigorates the scalp
  • Compatible with keratin straightening systems.

As a result, it gives hair a lot more oomph and volume.

VoluMedic Conditioner

The second step is to condition with the VoluMedic Thickening Conditioner. This also has a fresh, minty scent.  It strengthens hair and adds even more body.

  • Thickens each hair shaft for added body
  • Smooths and protects the surface of the hair
  • Adds life to fine or thinning hair
  • Stimulates the scalp

After rinsing and towel drying hair, there’s just one more step toward a thicker, fuller ‘do.

VoluMedic Scalp Stimulator

While the shampoo and conditioner keep hair healthy and prep the scalp, the Scalp Stimulator does the bulk of the work. For some reason I was expecting this to be a foam, but it’s actually a liquid spray that is applied directly onto your scalp. Just massage in with your fingers, then enjoy the tingling sensation for about a minute before styling. That sensation means it’s working, dissolving excess sebum and promoting a healthy scalp. VoluMedic says this sensation can last for up to 3o minutes, but it only lasts for a few minutes on me and isn’t unpleasant at all.

The Scalp Stimulator gives some immediate gratification, making hair full and thick right away.

  • Helps increase the flow of nutrients for healthy hair
  • Promotes the Anagen, productive phase of the hair cycle
  • Helps clear clogged hair follicles
  • Safe and effective, stimulating formula
  • Hair color safe
  • Contains no paraben preservatives, artificial dyes or fragrances

Basically, the VoluMedic Scalp Stimulator makes your hair thick and full through creating an awesome anagen follicle stage and getting rid of excess sebum that inhibits hair growth. Like the Shampoo and Conditioner, the VoluMedic Scalp Stimulator has no sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrance or dyes. All VoluMedic formulas are also safe for color-treated hair.

If you – or your significant other – has fine or thinning hair, give VoluMedic a try! You can find this line at Sally Beauty stores and through their website.  The 30 day Starter Kit is only $23, so why not give it a shot?  – Lisa

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Stock up your shower with drugstore finds from Aveeno

AveenoOne of the coolest things about blogging is discovering awesome finds at terrific prices. I have a few favorite drugstore lines and AVEENO® is one of them.

I am sad for all the years I didn’t know about this great brand, but Marcia and I have been AVEENO® brand ambassadors for years now and we are very proud of this. Over the years I have found many must-have products from this sensitive skin-friendly brand, and today I want to tell you about three staples to stock up on for a super shower.

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Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner, Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner, Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

The AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL® hair products have an ingredient called ACTIVE NATURALS® SEAWEED EXTRACT.  It’s full of vitamins, proteins, and minerals that clean hair without leaving it dried out, conditioning and balancing it to perfection. The AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL® SHAMPOO (10.5 fl.oz., $6.49) is a great shampoo that indeed leaves hair super clean but still soft and shiny. It is sulfate free, so while it doesn’t have a ton of foam it still does a wonderful job even on color treated hair.

Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner

The sister conditioner, AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL® CONDITIONER (10.5 fl.oz., $6.49) is a conditioner for those who don’t need tons of moisture weighing down hair. It’s especially good for oily or fine hair, since it’s light but still hydrates and gives hair shine. If you have very dry ends or lots of frizz, you will probably want something heavier. Otherwise, this is a terrific every day, workhorse conditioner.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

 A shower isn’t complete with shampoo and conditioner – you also need a perfect body wash. I love AVEENO® body washes because they have ACTIVE NATURALS® COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, which is fantastic for all kinds of skin, even the most sensitive. Colloidal oatmeal protects and soothes skin and it has tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I think the body wash to get – especially for guest bathrooms to accommodate any skin care needs – is the AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING BODY WASH (12 fl.oz., $6.99). No kidding, this is a stand out drugstore product. It has a very light fragrance and the ingredients include the colloidal oatmeal plus a blend of natural oils and emollients that clean skin beautifully while also soothing and refreshing. All skin types will love this soap free, dye free and hypoallergenic body wash. It rinses clean and is truly one of the best body washes I have ever tried.
I recently visited a friend who is beyond wealthy and while she has all sorts of products from very expensive lines, every shower in her house had nothing but AVEENO® products — for very good reason!  Next time you are at the drugstore, stock up on AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL® SHAMPOOCONDITIONER, and DAILY MOISTURIZING BODY WASH. They are perfect for your guests and perfect for you, too.  – Lisa
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