Love Argan Oil products? Check out Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo

Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo

I love argan oil.  Argan oil is also called ‘liquid gold’ for good reason –  It seems like there isn’t anything this stuff can’t do.  You can use it on your face and your body, and it moisturizes dry skin and brings the pH back into balance.  It protects the skin from free radicals, and it is also terrific for hair to repair split ends and for softening cuticles and strengthening nails.  It’s like a magic elixir that cures all ills.  So I was definitely up for trying out Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo ($12.79).

Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo

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Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo features argan oil for repairing hair and keeping it strong and shiny.  It also does a great job of cleaning the hair and scalp of oil and dirt.  In addition, it features Moroccan oil and vitamin E to encourage hair growth.  The shampoo smells wonderful, very fresh and clean.

• The natural extracts found in this shampoo nourish your hair from root to tip. It prevents further dryness and damage to hair by keeping it moisturized.
• Style your hair any way you want without worrying about breakage and damage. Argan oil for hair is known to help strengthen while moisturizing each strand. It is often used as a key ingredient in hair loss shampoos.
• Hydrate hair and scalp to keep it from becoming dry and dull. Your hair gets vava-voom volume and brilliant shine with every use.

I have to say I like this shampoo a lot.  Every time I use it I have a wonderful hair day.  I wish I had the matching conditioner because I think it’s probably a great complement to the shampoo; I’ve been using different conditioners with the Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo and find that my results differ slightly so the conditioner you use will make a difference.  Yes, those of us with fine hair walk a fine line with hair products! The Argan oil in the Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo gets rid of frizz while it gives hair major shine.  It leaves my hair feeling clean and smelling great.  I haven’t used it long enough to tell if it’s making a difference in hair fall out, but I’m going to use the whole bottle because I’d like to keep every strand I have.

You can find Shiny Leaf products online at shinyleaf.com.  – Lisa

Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo

Honey, yogurt, and meadowfoam seed oil transform hair with #SheaMoisture

I am always fascinated with great hair products because they truly make a difference. You know what I mean – mediocre hair products weigh hair down or leave it lackluster. What a drag. But fabulous ones? Hair is soft, silky, floaty…and a good hair day is always just a good day in general!! I was excited to try my new SheaMoisture hair products mostly because I’ve had good luck with honey and yogurt products before and meadowfoam seed oil is fantastic if used sparingly on fine hair. I wasn’t disappointed – these very affordable products do an amazing job and do indeed give me a great hair day.

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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Shampoo

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Conditioner

The Manuka Honey and Yogurt Shampoo ($10.49) is a wonderfully affordable sulfate-free shampoo that is gentle and has terrific ingredients. This is perfect for dry hair thanks to the certified organic Shea Butter, Manuka honey and yogurt. It leaves hair very soft and smooth. I pair it with the Manuka Honey and Yogurt Conditioner ($10.49), a big tube of goodness that is also nicely affordable. This is a rinse-out conditioner with more of the same moisturizing ingredients. My hair looks super shiny and feels great with this delightful combo.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm

The Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm ($9.99) is a semi-solid balm that seals the hair cuticle, instantly banishing any fly-aways and split ends. It really makes hair look freshly cut. Hair looks super shiny and crisp. It’s a terrific styling product to have on hand, and a jar lasts forever because a tiny amount goes a very long way.

SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment

My favorite product is the Sugarcane Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment ($16.69). I remember having a hair styling product long ago from Make Me Smooth that featured Meadowfoam Seed Oil and I just loved it! It’s great stuff used sparingly and this product is similar. It’s a blend of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root and botanicals.  ogether, it makes a concoction for hair that provides awesome hold and shine, and it keeps hair totally tangle-free. It mimics what silicones do, but it doesn’t have that nasty buildup. Just add a small amount to damp hair and the brush slides right through. I swear it makes my hair dry faster too. It’s great for color treated hair and it’s made without any  mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or sulfates. Plus it’s not tested on animals.

 SheaMoisture is an excellent natural line that is very affordable and I am totally loving the hair care products. You can find this line online at sheamoisture.com as well as at Ulta stores.  – Lisa

Giveaway time!! Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and Whipped Detailing Cream

Macadamia Weightless Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and Whipped Detailing Cream

Having fine hair isn’t so fine, is it? In fact, it can be a problem. Lots of hair products weigh it down and make it look limp and lifeless. Well, today is your day because the Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture hair products not only work for everyone, they especially work for those of us with fine hair! Read on for my review, and two lucky winners will win the entire set of the Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and Whipped Detailing Cream!

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Macademia Professional Weightless Moisture Shampoo ($22 for 10 oz)

The Weightless Moisture Shampoo is a lovely shampoo that cleanses hair and really boosts volume, particularly for those with fine or thinning hair. Ingredients include a Pro Oil Complex with Macadamia and Argan Oils to make hair stronger, plus Avocado and Walnut Oils to give lots of moisture that is light enough to not weigh hair down.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Macadamia Oil — rich in nourishing Omega 7, 5 and 3 fatty acids that promote healthy hair
  • Argan Oil —features Omega 9 fatty acids that restore and strengthen hair
  • Avocado and Walnut Oils — featherweight oils that hydrate, revive and strengthen hair
  • Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E — promote hair flexibility

    Macadamia Weightless Conditioner

Macademia Professional Weightless Moisture Conditioner ($16.80 for 10 oz)

The Weightless Moisture Conditioner is a perfect complement to the Weightless Moisture Shampoo. It moisturizes beautifully without weighing hair down so you end up with lovely, floaty hair. It has similar ingredients, like the Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils as well as the Avocado and Walnut Oils for moisture. If you are loyal and use this conditioner regularly, it will even help repair breakage and split ends.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Macadamia Oil — rich in nourishing Omega 7, 5 and 3 fatty acids that promote healthy hair
  • Argan Oil — rich in Omega 9 fatty acid that helps to repair and strengthen hair
  • Avocado and Walnut Oils — ultra lightweight nourishing oils that strengthen, hydrate and revive
  • Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E — promote tensile strength

    Macadamia Weightless Whipped Detailing Cream

    Macadamia Weightless Whipped Detailing Cream

    Macadamia Weightless Whipped Detailing Cream

Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream (8.49 for 2 oz)

Wow I love this styling cream. The Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream is creamy whipped detailing cream that is used on dry hair for definition and texture. It creates a piecey look and tames flyaways. I love how it gives my hair that finishing touch, some added shine and a little bounce without weighing it down. This is great stuff!!

Macadamia Weightless Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and Whipped Detailing Cream

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Two lucky readers will win a set of the Macadamia Weightless Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and Whipped Detailing Cream. This giveaway is open to the continental US only and will be sent by the PR company. The giveaway ends on 4/19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Best of luck and lots of great hair days to you!  – Lisa
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Every day is a good hair day with Monat

Do you have hair goals? What do you want your hair to look like? What does it look like now and how can it be improved? I definitely have hair goals. I like soft, shiny, straight hair on me. I want swing. I want my hair to look healthy. And I want it to behave. If I’m not asking enough already I’ll also say that I want it to look good for several days so that I don’t have to wash it more than 2 – 3 times a week.

When I was sent some Monat haircare I thought it might be like other lines I’ve used but I’ve found it to be head and shoulders above anything I’ve tried. My hair is important to me. I’ve had past traumas which have caused me to lose the thickness that I had when I was young (and didn’t appreciate enough). Now my hair has enough thickness to it that I will not complain any more but I still only want to use the best products around.

Monat Blow Out Cream, Revive Shampoo and Smoothing Deep Conditioner

The way to buy Monat is through a representative. Lisa and I worked with Lisa Eisensmith who is an independent consultant. She was more than helpful and accommodating. The first thing I did was fill out her questionnaire so that she could assess what she felt was best for my hair type and hair goals. Then she made her suggestions. Being the expert I went with those and I can’t be happier. I told her I wanted no frizz, that I wanted shine, and that I wore my hair straight. She recommended Monat Blow Out Cream, Revive Shampoo and Smoothing Deep Conditioner.

Monat Revive Shampoo and Smoothing Deep Conditioner

Revive Shampoo is in the Volume line of products. The last time I used a volume shampoo all I wanted to do was come home from work and wash my hair again. It made my hair out of control. But Revive is the opposite of that. It gives me just enough body to volumize for that swingy hair I crave. It made me rethink every shampoo I’ve ever used. Not only does it gently cleanse my hair but it keeps it looking nicer for up to 4 days.

Monat Revive Shampoo

Monat gives a few hints about shampooing which are good to know. First make sure your hair is thoroughly wet first, this is something I do anyway but it’s a great reminder to us all. The shampoo is highly concentrated and you don’t need as much as you think. Second they recommend washing your hair twice. The first wash removes any product in your hair and any environmental damage. Since I don’t use much in the way of after products I haven’t always done this but it does give me longer lasting hair when I take the time to wash twice.

Smoothing Deep Conditioner isn’t the matching conditioner. Instead this is for “the ultimate hair control freak” which actually means all of us. This conditioner works on all hair types. It is meant to nourish hair, control frizz and add shine. Lisa E picked well since this meets my hair goals without weighing down my hair at all.

Monat Smoothing Deep Conditioner

It is recommended to leave the conditioner on your hair for five minutes after shampooing. I follow that rule and do all my other showering chores. By the time I’m done with my razor and shower gel it’s at least 5 minutes and I rinse until all is removed. My hair is instantly smooth in the shower.

Monat Blow Dry Cream and sample of Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive

I use an Aquis hair towel once out of the shower and brush my teeth/take my vitamins. Then it’s on to Monat Blow Out Cream. I smooth about a quarter’s worth of the cream through my hair and I’m able to wet brush it to a smoothness so that I can blow dry. It truly gives me slip so that I can dry however I want. Usually I just go a bit wild and allow my hair to dry every which way and then use my John Frieda Hot Air Brush to give myself the look I want. It makes blow drying a dream. I don’t dread it anymore since I never have a single tangle and it takes so little time.

Monat Rejuveniqe Oil

I usually stop there but I’ve been using a sample of Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive on the ends of my hair and it is freaking me out. I plan on buying this since it’s a miracle product that is good not just for hair but also for your face, neck, hands and feet. Two drops of Rejuveniqe on the ends of my hair smooth my ends so that they never look bad. I have not gone near my flat iron since I started using it.

Lisa has written a review about her experience with Monat (and posted a picture with her gorgeous hair). We have totally different hair and different hair goals but we are both excited about Monat and are thrilled to have these products in our lives.  What are your hair goals? Monat can most likely make those dreams come true.  —  Marcia

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Getting gorgeous with Monat Hair Care!

Monat Hair Care

I have always believed that great skin and great hair make for a great day. It is worth the time to look for the products that truly work for your body and your hair – YOU ARE WORTH IT!! Feeling good about yourself is empowering, and ultimately that’s what led me into blogging. The great hair I am experiencing while testing Monat Hair Care products reminds me of this – I was blessed with nice hair to begin with, but excellent products make a difference and turn my good hair into great hair which truly ups my confidence.

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I have been using my Monat products for about 2 months now. I have been testing the Renew Shampoo ($35/$30), Smoothing Deep Conditioner ($47/$40), and The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo ($34/$29).

Monat Renew Shampoo

The Renew Shampoo is a very gentle shampoo that doesn’t have any salt or sulfates. It still gently foams, but it doesn’t strip color and it’s gentle enough to use on extensions. It really works on the scalp and actually promotes hair growth. Renew Shampoo makes hair stronger, thicker, and more hydrated, which means more shine and bounce. An interesting note – Monat directs you to wash twice. I always thought that this direction was included on shampoo bottles in order to encourage sales because you used more product, but with Renew Shampoo you don’t need much to begin with. The first shampoo removes any environmental buildup and the second shampoo lets your hair get the full benefits of the product. I am amazed at the difference in terms of how much hair I lose – I can tell just by how much less hair is in the shower drain!

Monat Smoothing Deep Conditioner

Monat Smoothing Deep Conditioner

I follow my shampoo with the Smoothing Deep Conditioner. The Smoothing Deep Conditioner is a very thick condition that is excellent for amping up the shine and toning down the frizz. I find it works best if I get as much moisture out of my hair as possible after shampooing before applying the conditioner. Even though this conditioner is super thick, it doesn’t weigh down my fine hair at all. My hair is lovely – soft, floaty, without any split ends or static, even in the winter dry indoor heat. It also helps protect hair from sun damage. I can’t believe the body and how well my hair holds a curl.

Monat The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo

Monat The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo

Another product I really recommend is The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo. This is one of the best dry shampoos I’ve ever used and wow, I have tried so many I can’t even begin to count! I live on dry shampoo. I work out five days a week and while I shower every day (I know, give me a medal, right?) no way am I going to take the time to wash my super long hair and style it every day. So I am best buddies with dry shampoo. But dry shampoo can be too wet, or too white, or too fragrant. The Champ is accurately named though – it’s a winner. The perfect absorbing ingredient is agrana rice starch, which banishes anything oily or greasy without being too wet or too white. I get a solid five days of great hair with my Monat hair care trio – it’s incredible!

Posing with my daughter and my Monat hair

So far, so GREAT with Monat for me. I am looking forward to the next month because I know it will only be getting better. There are also some very interesting styling products that I would love to try.  Head on over to the Monat website to take a look – there are incredible before and after photos from customers, along with the full product line. What looks interesting to you?  – Lisa

Getting the hair we want with Keune and you get a giveaway!

Straight hair?  Curly?  Fine? Thinning? Color treated? Damaged?  Doesn’t matter what your hair care woes may be, or hey – maybe you are one of the abnormal one with normal hair! Regardless, Keune Hair Care has the products that your hair needs.  Lisa and Marcia have lots in common, but their hair is very different. Today, they are reviewing different products from this line and Keune is offering a giveaway for each of their favorite items!

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Lisa loves the Absolute Volume line:

Keune says, the Absolute Volume line has wheat proteins and liquid keratin to increase the diameter of each strand, creating volume and incredible shine. I say, woohoo! Awesome hair care for people like me who have fine hair – we want volume, we want shine, and we don’t want products that weigh our hair down!!

The Absolute Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are a fabulous duo for big, beautiful hair. I have fine hair, so I always want more body and volume. The shampoo and conditioner have Provitamin B5, which gives hair lots of volume without weighing it down.

The Absolute Volume Thermal Protector Spray is exactly what you need if you use heat styling tools to get lots of volume into your hair. It protects your hair from heat damage, whether it’s from your blow dryer, hot curlers, curling iron, or flat iron. Just spray it on to protect hair from splitting and protect color from fading, as well as lending a helping hand in terms of holding power for those curls – or not – depending on your preference!

For tons of volume, the Volume Mousse ($26) is where it’s at. This is some fantastic styling mousse. It goes right into the hair shaft to strengthen and work from the inside out. This mousse leaves my hair super full, shiny, and soft. Love it! It also protects hair from heat, so feel free to go crazy with that curling iron.

My one choice that actually isn’t in the Volumizing line is the Satin Oil Milk ($30 but on sale right now). Wow, I love this stuff!  It’s amazing for fine hair because it doesn’t weigh it down. Smooth some on and it absorbs right into hair, making is unbelievably shiny and soft. It is downright amazing, so amazing that it’s my choice of product for today’s giveaway!

My Keune hair – lots of volume and shine, not weighed down at all!!

Marcia loves the CARE line from KEUNE

Keune Care Vital Satin Oil, Oil Milk and Care Vital Nutrition Thermal Cream

I actually have been using 3 items from the CARE line but I left one at my beauty salon when I got my hair color treated the last time. It’s waiting for me there though for my third treatment. That product is the Keune Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray ($31) which is used for dry, damaged hair. It’s applied on the scalp before during and after coloring or texturizing treatments. Since I color every 3 – 4 weeks I’ve been adding it either at home or bringing it to the salon for application prior to my color treatment. What I like about it is that it protects hair from environmental damage and UV rays. The longer my color stays vibrant, the happier I am. When I use this Protein Spray my color is looking good from start to finish, if only it didn’t gray in so gray!

Keune Care Vital Nutrition Protein Spray

There are two products that I’ve been using every time I wash my hair. Vital Nutrition Thermal Cream ($30) and Satin Oil, Oil Milk ($30). I had chosen the Thermal Cream as my product for the giveaway so I’m thrilled that Lisa chose the Oil Milk since that combination is perfect for me.

Keune Care Vital Nutrition Thermal Cream

Keune Nutrition Thermal Cream is what I use out of the shower to wet brush through my hair. Thermal Cream is a lightweight cream on the verge of being liquidy. It’s not thick so it spreads through my hair evenly. There is a light fragrance to it that doesn’t linger too long when I use this on its own. The thermal cream is great for hair that is brittle and damaged from heat styling. Since I have to blow my hair dry I’m guilty of needing this protective shield. It helps to restore and revitalize hair as well as protect it from dehydation. “This is a revitalizing cream that protects brittle, damaged hair against heat tools. Use it before thermal styling with flatirons, curling irons, and hairdryers.”

Keune Care Satin Oil, Oil Milk

Keune Care Satin Oil is an oil milk so it doesn’t have the same feel as an oil. It’s a spray on with a light formula that absorbs into my hair instantly. There are 3 different oils used to create this wonderful product and none of them create grease or weight. I’ve used this Satin Oil with the Thermal Cream and also on its own on second day hair. I find that spraying some on my hands and applying it to my hair before I style dry hair is great because it doesn’t add any greasy feeling. It dries quickly so that I can use my hot brush to revive my hair. This has more of a fragrance than the Thermal Cream and it does last longer but usually by the time I’m ready to leave home it’s not noticeable. The fragrance of these is pleasant, probably more like a floral perfume than anything else.

KEUNE is a salon line. We were very happy to see it’s carried at the JC Penney salons but if you want to meet the line in person visit their website to see where you can find a salon near you. We found over a dozen very close to our homes.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Two winners, US only. Winners will each received Keune Care Satin Oil and Keune Care Nutrition Thermal Cream for a fantastic hair combination. This is open through 1/22/18 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be an email subscriber and comment, all other entries are optional to gain you better chances to win. Good luck!

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Your great hair day awaits with Ms. Pompadour!

In the sea of hair products out there, every line needs to stand out. Ms. Pompadour does on several counts. First, it has a fabulous name – I mean, who doesn’t want their hair care to be named Ms. Pompadour?? Besides that, Ms. Pompadour is known for having products with salon grade ingredients that leave hair silky soft and looking fantastic every single day. They ship super fast and have a 30 day money back guarantee. And, if you refer friends, you can earn free products and discounts.

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Ms. Pompadour comes from the same guys who created Mister Pompadour, Zack Henry and Matt Davis. Women loved the men’s line and demanded a line specifically for them, so Zack and Matt got busy and created Ms. Pompadour. I tested four different items:  The Strengthening Showering Experience Shampoo and Conditioner, the Leave-In Conditioner, and the Dry Shampoo. Did Ms. Pompadour leave me with a great hair day every day? Read on to find out!

Ms. Pompadour Strengthening Shower Experience:  Shampoo and Conditioner

Ms. Pompadour Shampoo and Conditioner

The Strengthening Shower Experience Shampoo and Conditioner Set ($32) is perfect for my fine hair. My hair is long, about mid-back, and it tends to tangle and break. It definitely needs strengthening as well as moisturizing. The Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner do this without weighing my fine strands down, which is tough to find. They also correct the pH level, so my hair is left extremely shiny and very smooth.  I love the results and am happy to say this duo gives me a great hair day every time and will definitely be a repurchase.

Ms. Pompadour Leave-In Conditioner

The Leave-In Conditioner ($21) is more serious stuff for hair that needs extra attention. It has tons of Pro Vitamin B5 to smooth broken strands, repair damaged cuticles, and prevent hair from breaking in the future. It does a very nice job of getting rid of frizz, although I did find it left my fine hair a little more weighted down than usual. So, I use this when I want to go with a straight style and it’s perfect. I like to alternate this with the regular Strengthening Conditioner.

Ms. Pompadour Dry Shampoo

Ms. Pompadour Dry Shampoo

I think I was most excited to try the Dry Shampoo ($19.50) because nothing makes my life easier than an awesome dry shampoo. I am always running late and dry shampoo saves my butt more times than I care to count. The Ms. Pompadour Dry Shampoo is an interesting one…it’s probably the wettest dry shampoo I have ever used. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It just means that it is imperative you use this correctly to get the best results – and if you do so, the results are fabulous. I found that I need to hold the can a good 10 inches away from my scalp. I spray it on my part and around my hair-line, then section off areas and spray my scalp. Then I clip up my hair and let it dry while I run around like a crazy woman trying to get ready. After 5 minutes, my hair is perfect – clean, smells fresh, tons of volume, looks amazing. And yes, it’s another great hair day!

Overall, I am very impressed with Ms. Pompadour.  Great products that give me great hair at great prices. You can find this line at mspompadour.com.  – Lisa