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Review – Living Proof Perfect hair Day night cap overnight perfector

28 Dec

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I’m a fan of all Living Proof products, but I was hesitant of the Night Cap Overnight Perfector.  Full size of this costs $28.00

I have been meaning to use this for MONTHS, and I finally made myself this week.  I really wanted to use up a lot of things before the end of the year.

I wasn’t super into an overnight treatment because I am afraid of over-conditioning my hair and having it look greasy.

However, after an unfortunate result from a “curl”spray which shall remain nameless because I really don’t want to write a negative review, my hair was very dry.

I was finally brave and ready to try the overnight treatment to help remedy the mess that was happening on my head.

So, I slathered it on and put my hair in a scrunchie and slept.  I washed it out in the morning to a huge surprise.  MY HAIR WAS AWESOME.  So shiny and hydrated!!!  It’s been shiny for days.  Also, it has not been frizzy and it has tamed any fly aways.

What Sephora Says

What it is:
An easy-to-use solution that provides up to one week of more shiny, vibrant, manageable hair overnight, with benefits that last through five shampoos.

What it is formulated to do:
Night Cap is beauty sleep redefined. It was engineered to intuitively target your hair’s needs for enhanced shine, vibrancy, and manageability delivered overnight, with results that last all week. It boosts shine for days with weightless radiance refractors that outperform silicones and oils. It delivers lasting color vibrancy by combining the patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) with long-lasting cuticle sealing technology to help smooth and seal down the cuticle and reduce pigment loss. And it improves hair’s manageability with amino acids that condition and protect strands, safeguarding against daily styling and environmental assaults.

This power-packed formula was engineered to intuitively target and transform the daily weathering of hair. An amino acid blend mimics amino acids found naturally in hair and penetrates into the cortex to keep hair smooth, soft, and supple. Time-release conditioners and antioxidants ensure hair is properly hydrated while remaining strong and protected from environmental assaults. OFPMA combines with biomimetic lipids designed to mimic the lipids found naturally in the F-layer—keeping hair looking, feeling, and behaving its very best.

Does this deliver?

Yes!  I am very happy with the results.

Would I purchase this?  

Yes, it works.  Why would I not purchase it?

Have you used the Living Proof Perfect hair Day night cap overnight perfector?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

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Testing out Silk Pillow Cases For SCIENCE!

14 Jan

Anna is the best – she bought me a silk pillow case for xmas!  This sounds like some kind of ‘lovers gift’ but it’s for beauty!  (of course)

We are both growing out our hair and in doing so are remembering how much long hair tangles, especially if you roll around in your sleep like a complete psycho.

In our research, we stumbled upon a remedy for this (AND WRINKLES) – Silk Pillow cases!

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Does’t this bitch look cozy?!  SILK PILLOW CASE!

So here is the ‘science’ behind it.

First off – you know how sometimes you wake up with ‘sleep lines’ on your face or arms.  Well that is from the material you are sleeping on being mooshed against your skin.  This means that fabric is pulling at the skin – and hair – creating lines.   As you get older your skin gets thinner and more fragile and these sleep lines can be damaging.  So unless you sleep on your back, you are creating lines.  100% silk doesn’t pull at your skin.  It glides against your skin, thus no sleep lines.

Most of us sleep on cotton pillow cases.  Cotton is very absorbent which is great in theory unless it’s absorbing off your really expensive night creams.  Silk still absorbs, but much less so.  This means face cream stays on your face not your pillow.

Here is the one I have – very affordable and 100% silk and it’s black!  My hair stains everything!

Here has been my experience thus far:  

Hair – Less frizzy in the morning, less tangles and looks cleaner.  I can’t explain this cleaner looking thing.  It could be coincidence.

Skin- In the morning my skin feels softer and more moisturized than normal.  Totally necessary as it has been so dry in my apartment.

Other –  My live-in boyfriend likes to keep our apartment rainforest hot.  At night I end up waking up from being too warm.  I have noticed that the silk pillow case has helped with this as it never really gets a hot as a normal pillow case.  Also, my 18 lb cat that shares a pillow with me isn’t leaving his furr all over the pillow.  SUCCESS.  Oddly, his fur feels softer today.  Hmmm.  #catlady

-k

Review: Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Protective Treatment

13 Dec

One of my hairdresser friends gave this to me as a gift. She knows my hair well and knows I’m always complaining my hair is frizzy.  Sometimes I like it frizzy, and she hates it. :-p

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From Matrix:

Product Description

Protective Treatment is a versatile serum infused with Moringa Oil Blend. This ultimate potion gives hair instant shine, nourishment and control.

ExquisiteOil Protective Treatment has received the “Good Housekeeping” seal!

– See more at: http://www.matrix.com/our-products/haircare/biolage/exquisiteoil/exquisiteoil-replenishing-treatment#sthash.e0gEkAil.dpuf

7 Uses

Mix with your shampoo and conditioner for maximum brilliance

Use for a massage before shampooing like an oil for a special treatment

Smooth on dry lengths and ends for immediate luster

Use on face-framing pieces for simple control and manageability

Leave on extra-dry ends overnight for a non-greasy treatment

Ultimate styling aid for blow dryer or flat iron

Add to any treatment for added brilliance, softness and manageability

– See more at: http://www.matrix.com/our-products/haircare/biolage/exquisiteoil/exquisiteoil-replenishing-treatment#sthash.e0gEkAil.dpuf

How I have used it:

1) As an overnight treatment

2) As a detangling agent after washing my hair

3) On dry hair to control frizz, smooth, and get shiny, girl

My thoughts:

I really like this product.  I love how versatile it is!  I don’t worry about it weighing by hair down and I don’t worry about it rubbing off on my pillows at night.

It smells okay, but the fragrance doesn’t hang around too long.

I’m just reading that I can mix it with shampoo and conditioner, so I will be trying this next.

Would I recommend?

Yes, if you are looking for an oil.  It’s good on frizzy hair.  But it doesn’t give it a huge BAM type shine.  So if you are looking for a more slick look, this may not be the product for you.

Have you tried the Matrix Exquisite Oil?

~Anna

My new favorite Shampoo and Conditioner – ColorProof

2 Oct

A stylist associate of mine recommended this brand to me when I was on my last hair care quest.

Meet ColorProof!

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  • Sulfate-free | Salt-free
  • Gluten-free | Paraben-free
  • Phthalate-free | PABA-free
  • Carcinogen-free | MEA & DEA-free
  • Biodegradable formulas
  • Recyclable packaging wherever possible
  • 100% vegan
  • Never tested on animals
  • Keratin-free

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I opted for the Moisture line because my hair tends to tangle and dry out due to color treatments.  I find that the smell is not overwhelming what so ever – the Shampoo has a faint vanilla style scent and the conditioner has a hint of tingly mint.  The shampoo makes my hair feel very clean but didn’t strip out my color.  The conditioner is AMAZNG!!!!  It made my hair so easy to comb, which is unheard of.  I even had my boyfriend try it [he has a facebook page devoted to his hair that some friends made] and he loved it too!

ColorProof has 4 different distinct formulas based on hair type:

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SuperPlump – Designed for color-treated hair in need of body and fullness

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CrazySmooth – to create remarkably smooth, extremely shiny hair with absolutely zero frizz.

 

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TruCurl – curl-perfecting, frizz-defying, shine-boosting results while deeply quenching thirsty curls.

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