Top Ten Tuesday – Hair Masks, Conditioners and Treatments

TOP TEN TUESDAY is addressing hair this week. We’ve chosen hair masks as our topic but that extends (in my world) to conditioners and treatments for my hair. As bloggers we have more of these products than most people I’m sure, hopefully you’ll find some products that you will love having in your life. With winter peeking its ugly head, we all need more care for our hair. Enjoy — Marcia
1.  PRETTY LITTLE ELIXIR – This is my favorite of all my hair masks. It was created by both Phyrra (of Phyrra.net) and Future Derm. It takes longer than most of the other masks but it’s so worth it. This is the only hair mask that I use a shower cap with and it makes my hair as soft as a puppy.
2. BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT ACAI DEEP CONDITIONING MASQUE – I get a Brazilian Blowout or other keratin straightening treatment about every 7 months. No matter what treatment I have done I always turn to this Acai Masque. I think this whole Acai line is terrific and keep buying it. This masque is especially good to use once a week for the first month or two after a straightening treatment since it helps extend it.
3.  ECRU NEW YORK ACACIA PROTEIN MASQUE – I recently reviewed the ECRU New York Acacia shampoo and conditioner which I love. The masque is terrific, to be used with or without the other products. It’s highly recommended especially for color treated hair.
4.  BRIOGEO DON’T DESPAIR, REPAIR DEEP CONDITIONING MASK – This is one of Lisa’s favorite masks. I’ve tried a sample which was enough to make me include this rich, great smelling hair mask on my list. The ingredients are wonderful for your hair.
5. MONAT REJUVENIQE – Full review to come on this amazing hair oil that can also be used on your skin. Rejuveniqe helps with so many things like shininess, hair repair, and volume. Plus there are no silicones.
6. ROUX LEAVE IN TREATMENTS – There are 4 different kinds of Leave In Treatments from Roux and all are wonderful. My favorite changes from time to time but right now it’s the Extra Moisture one. These are leave ins so I don’t have to put anything more in my hair before I style it.
7.  KERASTASE CHROMA RICHE MASK – If you want an extra rich mask, this is the one to get. This is a very thick formula that you leave in for 5-10 minutes and then wash out. The fragrance is strong so I don’t use it often but if my hair looks damaged I do reach for this one.
8.  NELSON J ARGAN OIL MOISTURE HEALING MASK – I haven’t used this but I’ve certainly heard my blog partner Lisa rave about it enough. She is crazy about this hair mask so it’s definitely worth a look at.
9.  AG HAIR RECONSTRUCT ANTI-BREAKAGE MASK – I’ve enjoyed using all the AG Hair products that I’ve tried. This mask is great for hair like mine that does break and shed easily.  It’s great for using as a short term conditioner that you rinse out quickly or a longer time mask.
10.  DARSHANA NATURAL INDIAN HAIR OIL – This miraculous oil leaves hair as beautiful and shiny as a movie star’s. The creators of this treatment used only natural ingredients (natural Ayurvedic Oils) and left out silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil making this a cruelty free product. If you want shine, Darshana is the way to go.
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At first I didn’t know if I could come up with 10 but I realize now that I’m lucky enough to have found 10 with others on my almost list. Have you a favorite hair mask or treatment?
Join the other Top Ten ladies to see what’s missing in your shower. – Marcia


*some products were received for review consideration as noted in original articles

Huge sale on Pretty Little Elixir hair mask and My Beauty Bunny Moisturizer

I promised to share when the wonderful Pretty Little Elixir hair mask went on sale and now’s the time!! This mask was created by Phyrra and Future Derm and is now 60% off. It sells for $39.99 but right now it’s $15.99. I paid $32 for it so I’m jealous that you can buy it for this price. A little goes a long way since it’s a once a week mask.Phyrra2-510x600

Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir transforms chemically-treated hair from dry and dull to smooth and sexy. Phyrra’s Pretty Little Elixir has the right cocktail of ingredients to reduce the signs of external damage and return hair to its lustrous, soft state. Cruelty-free and vegan!

You can purchase this HERE

And to make this post even better the moisturizer that Jen from My Beauty Bunny and Future Derm created is also on sale for $15.60 from $39. Bargains like these are not to be believed but believe this one! Get My Beauty Bunny Cruelty Free All-Natural Moisturizer HERE.

With 5% alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) sourced exclusively from all-natural fruit acids, MyBeautyBunny All-Original My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer is a healthy way to get beautiful, smooth skin daily.mybeautybunny_shopI am using both of these at the current time and have to tell you that these products are terrific. Both will be reviewed in full but until then take my word and jump on these prices. — Marcia

Happy Earth Day with Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is always an interesting post for me to do. I’m especially excited about this week’s because it’s all about products that I feel are good for you and for the earth. Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 to celebrate support of environmental protection. What was originally unique to the United States is now celebrated world wide and not just for a day. I’ve seen many mentions of Earth Week and Earth Month. It’s terrific to remind people about this on April 22nd and beyond but it’s also important to remember to conserve and support efforts for the environment year round.

When it came to picking out products as my Top Ten I had a lot to choose from. I think this is going to be one of the most diverse Top Ten lists that our group has done. There are several brands that are known for being environmentally friendly year round like tarte and IT Cosmetics, but I’m choosing to celebrate some smaller brands that I’ve been using and loving. Reviews for most are forthcoming.

PRETTY LITTLE ELIXIR is a hair mask to be used about once a week. My hair is so incredibly soft when I use this that all I want to do is run my hands through it. What makes this particularly wonderful is that this is a creation by Phyrra and Future Derm. I bought mine from Gloss48 but I understand that there’s an upcoming sale at Future Derm for a lot less. This thick cream does a wonderful job keeping my hair in great condition. It’s 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free.

Pretty Little Elixir

Pretty Little Elixir

Pretty Little Elixir

Pretty Little Elixir

 

EPIC BLEND PREMIUM LIP BALM – these Canadian born lip balms are the epitome of eco. They were created to be all natural and completely healthy. There are different formulas including a vegan one. The lip balms themselves are outstanding and are cruelty free, gluten free, and all natural. A full review and giveaway will be coming up soon.

the full line of Epic Blend Lip Balms

the full line of Epic Blend Lip Balms

Epic Blend Premium Lip Balms

Epic Blend Premium Lip Balms

Epic Blend

Epic Blend

 KEEP BUZZIN’ HAND CREAM – I just reviewed this line HERE and I’m so in love that even though I received some from the company, I also bought some. Not only are these Hand and Foot Creams 100% natural but they give back. From now until May 15th they are donating $3.78 out of each $10 jar to Food For The Poor. One jar alone will help feed one child 60 meals. I don’t think I can rave enough about these hand creams but what they are doing blows me away. (Check out our giveaway)

Keep Buzzin' Hand Creams

Keep Buzzin’ Hand Creams

Keep Buzzin' ecologically correct

Keep Buzzin’ ecologically correct

DERM ORGANIC SKINCARE – you’ve heard us rave about the DermOrganic hair care before and now I’m testing out the new line of DermOrganic Skincare. DermOrganic is perfect for this Top Ten list. It’s vegan, there’s no artificial preservatives, there’s no artificial fragrance, and there’s no animal testing.

DermOrganic Skincare products

DermOrganic Skincare products

DermOrganic Skincare

DermOrganic Skincare

ECO-ARMOUR – This is one of our favorite brands and you can see by the name that it an eco-friendly brand and one that should be considered for Earth Day (week/month too). My favorite product is their Bergamot & Pink Grapefruit Shave with Benefits but all of their products use botanicals that are 100% sustainable. Besides their original Shave with Benefits and Outdoor Insect Repellant they now have an Advanced Botanical Serum for your face, neck and nails as well as a Mango Butter Lip Balm.

Eco-Armour Shave with Benefits

Eco-Armour Shave with Benefits

My Top Ten Tuesday: 1. Pretty Little Elixir; 2 – 4. Epic Blend Vegan Lip Balm, Hemp Lip Balm and Moisturizing Lip Balm; 5-6. Keep Buzzin’ Hand Cream and Foot Cream; 7-9. DermOrganic Soapless Facial Cleanser, Hand & Body Moisture Lotion, Pure Argan Oil; 10. Eco-Armour Shave with Benefits. (plus all these others!!).

Join my fellow bloggers to see what products we should all be aware of. — Marcia