Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I’ll admit, I have a negative association with “Dead Sea” themed beauty. Back in high school, I was bamboozled by a pushy salesman at a kiosk in my mall into $150 of Dead Sea skincare products. Did they work? Sure, but I didn’t want to spend $150 to make that happen. The “hard sell” doesn’t turn me on.
Still, as you know, I’m very into natural haircare products. I was impressed with the ingredients list on the Adovia Dead Sea Salt Conditioner, and the product is unique in that it not only features natural goodness but also mineral goodness. Say what? Minerals are big in makeup, but I’ve never heard of them in haircare. Can this really work?
The answer is, oh yessirree bob. Dead Sea salt, it turns out, contains over 21 skin and hair rebuilding minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. And this conditioner is made with 100% pure, genuine Dead Sea salt. It’s also got aloe and other hair happiness.
While I adore a good bargain in cosmetic products, I have to admit that I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to haircare. Consequently, I tend to turn up my nose at any shampoo or conditioner available at the drugstore. (If I don’t have to at least go to Trade Secret, it’s not good enough!) But I’ve enjoyed L’Oreal’s makeup and haircolor lines, so I thought I’d give their Vive Pro Color Vive line the chance to impress me.
Color Vive offers formulas for normal, damaged and highlighted hair; since I’m an ex-blonde with red color on top and a tendency toward strawlike Scarecrow strands, I opted for “damaged”. The shampoo’s scent is clean, light and reminds me of the smell hair salon shampoos have – not a bad sign! You don’t need much shampoo and the lather isn’t a gargantuan bubbly mess, so it rinses well even when followed with Color Vive Conditioner.
If you’re among the beauty-concerned, you’ve probably heard claims of the miracle shampoo and conditioner Mane and Tail. Being in the beauty business, I have constant conversation on the topic, and time and time again people have said to me, “If you want your hair to grow fast, use Mane & Tail!” I jump for anything that involves speedy hair growth, so I tried it as soon as I could get my hands on it.
“Isn’t that for horses?” you may be asking yourself. The answer is yes, some people do use Mane & Tail for horses and that was its original use. However, that doesn’t mean it contains any magical, scary horse genes. You won’t start neighing if you use it, trust me – we share many product favorites with horses, including hairbrushes, carrots and sugar cubes. Continue reading “Review: Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo & Conditioner” »
Most of you ladies probably have colored hair, and likely have also had your once brilliant color fade or look different from when you left the salon. I’ve got bad news for you – there’s no way around that. It’s just going to happen. The good news is, companies like Matrix make great products like this. Matrix Color.smart Conditioner is excellent on colored hair for several reasons. Number One: it’s extremely moisturizing.