I’m a hair product junkie, and if there is something new on the market, claiming to be amazing, you can bet I’m going to be trying it!
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I had heard lots of good things about the Schwarzkopf brand but hadn’t actually got to try it until just recently. I was beyond thrilled after hearing that these products from this innovative brand are winning over ladies everywhere lately!
I have super long hair and besides shampoo and conditioner, some kind of styling cream is an absolutely must for me. I tend to be quite low maintenance with my hair. While I’m obsessed with hair products, I usually still only use the bare minimum from day to day. In fact, I’m lazy about hair cuts, hair coloring, even washing my hair. So I need a lazy girl’s hair product that will give me a perfectly styled look with rich, fabulous texture, which will be lightweight enough that I can wait for a few days before washing again. And of course, I need a product that will work! I’m just not going to spend any longer in front of the mirror then I have to.
When I got the Schwarzkopf Osis Thrill Texture Fiber Gum, I swear I heard angels singing! I use to use a texturing pomade back in the day like crazy because I loved how piece-y it made my hair. I absolutely love that texture, but if you’ve ever used pomade, you know its not for the lazy girl. That stuff will need to be washed out the next day. Hence, the fact that I quit using it. I went back to my lazy ways and pretty much apply only a shine serum to my hair after blow-drying and styling, and that’s it! That’s all I’ve been doing for years for my hair to give it style and hold, er not hold! I know, that’s pretty lazy!
When this lovely texturing cream showed up, I was absolutely in love the first time I used it! Like pomade, you only need a little bit, but I love that it’s much more lightweight and you feel that as soon as you dip your fingers into the pot to use it. It also transfers to your hair and is just as super lightweight there too!
When I applied it to my hair, I applied it to about the middle of my back down, focusing on my ends. I only had to use a tiny little bit which I would rub in my hands together first and then apply to my hair. I only had to dip about three times (for both sides and the back). It took two seconds, and voila! I was done!
Now to get an idea of what this looks like in your hair, I took some before photos. I had just blowdried and curled may hair and hadn’t put in anything else. Here is a shot from the front and the side.
Now here I’ve applied the Thrill Texture Fiber Gum:
Don’t you love it? There’s that gorgeous piece-y texture I’ve been missing all of these years! But look how soft and lightweight it looks! Pomade never looked this good in my hair. In fact, I’ve never used a styling cream that has looked so good! I’m so completely and madly in love with this texturizing cream!
Today I woke up (I took these pictures yesterday) and did the lazy girl thing by not washing my hair, and I thought to myself, “crap I hope my hair isn’t weighed down and looking super greasy,” but it wasn’t! It looks just as good today as it did when I applied it yesterday! I did just apply a tiny bit more this morning though, although I probably could’ve just walked out the door as is!
The fabulous texture cream will not only give you amazing, super long-lasting texture (For Days!) but looks super natural in your hair and will keep it feeling super lightweight and soft too. I can comb my fingers through my hair normally and I get absolutely no oily, sticky residue like I use to get from using Pomade.
jThe Schwarzkopt Prof OSIS+ Thrill Texture also has a really nice light scent that leaves your hair smelling super fresh too!
I won’t be leaving the house ever again with out using my fabulous OSIS+ Thrill Texture Fiber Gum ever again! It is just too easy to use, perfect for the lazy, low-mainteneance girl, but will make your hair look and feel like you just walked out of the salon! What could be better than that?!
If you would like to learn more about this amazing Fiber Gum from Swartzkopf Prof, be sure to check them out today at BeautyCareChoices.com.
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**I was given this product from Beauty Care Choices and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
As a beauty blogger, I’ve tried so many hair products over the last few years, but the ingredient I can always count on to get the absolute most out of my hair, is Argan Oil. In fact, Argan Oil is the #1 thing I’ve found for moisturizing my hair better than any other product out there!
I’ve been using Argan Oil on my hair for years now, and with good reason! This amazing oil is so incredibly moisturizing, you will be amazed at how much life it will give your limp, dull, dry, brittle, over-processed hair. Even if you have super healthy, you will still find so many benefits using Argan Oil on your hair, you won’t want to go day without it! In fact, I don’t! I use Argan Oil on my hair daily because it really moisturizes my super dry hair so incredibly well, and leaves it looking so soft and shiny. It even repairs and makes my split ends less noticeable too, and I have lots of them!
When I found the Pura D’or Argan Oil hair brand, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. You still don’t see a lot of Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioners, but when I’ve tried them, I’ve always been instantly in love, because I get those major hair benefits immediately after use! Not only that, but they are the #1 Shampoo and conditioner seller on Amazon, so you know these products are effective and well-loved!
Pura D’or contains pure and organic argan oil, artisanally handcrafted, made all-natural and organic and is also cruelty-free! Their products are also USDA biobased certified and doctor trusted. You absolutely will not find any parabens or harsh chemicals in any of the Pura D’or products.
When I received my Pura D’or Argan Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and oil, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Not only will you get the amazing benefits of argan oil in these products, but you will also get hair-loss prevention therapy with these amazing products too! Pure D’or contains 12 DHT blockers to create thicker hair and prevent future hair loss. Pura D’or is also safe for all hair types and men can use it too!
I started using my Pura D’or immediately and what I noticed right away is how moisturized and soft it made my hair, even while conditioning in the shower! The conditioner also contains lavender and vanilla so your hair is left with a lovely scent, since argan oil can be a bit of a harsh scent all on its own.
The shampoo and conditioner both feel super luxurious when applying to your hair. They are both rich and creamy, and really makes your hair feel soft, almost immediately!
After getting out of the shower, I noticed right away after blow drying my hair, that it looked healthier! It was immediately shinier too! I normally apply a shine spray after styling, but after using this lovely shampoo and conditioner from Pura D’or, I didn’t even see the need to apply my shine spray, my hair looked perfectly shiny enough on its own!
When I ran my fingers through my hair, my hair felt less tangly, and also felt so much softer and smoother to the touch. This product also not only prevents hair loss but will also thicken up your hair and add volume, so those of you with fine hair will absolutely love this product too! My hair is actually pretty thick and full of volume on its own already so I didn’t notice a whole lot of difference here, but what I did notice is how much less tangly my hair felt while using these products. That is huge for me, because my hair is so thick and full already, I tend to constantly have tangled, snarled up hair. which as you can imagine is no fun at all, especially when it comes time to brush it. Ouch!
The Pura D’or Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner is also color-safe, which I just put to the test after my last wash, where I just got some blond highlights in my hair for spring this last week!
On the days I didn’t wash (every other day) I would use my Pura D’or argan oil. I just applied a few drops to my hands and smoothed through my hair before bed, concentrating on my ends. I would wake to noticeably softer, shinier, healthier-looking hair, and totally noticed a huge difference in my split ends too! The Argan Oil really helps nourish and moisturize them, and it obviously must repair split-ends, because mine are looking so much better lately, and there appears to be less of them!
Not only can you use this lovely and super moisturizing oil on your hair, but you can use it on your nails and cuticles to make them stronger, and you can also use them on your face and body as a moisturizer too! It has fabulous anti-aging properties that will lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade sun spots and scars, and even works as a great treatment for acne too!
I was absolutely thrilled with my results from using my Pura D’or Argan Oil shampoo, conditioner, and oil. I can go on and on about how many benefits they provide my hair, nails, face, and skin, but seeing is believing! Here are my after photos showing how much shinier, healthier, and more moisturized my hair looks after using this fabulous product!
If you are looking to prevent hair loss, or maybe just want your hair to be the healthiest it possibly can be, then Pura D’or is for you! You will absolutely love these hair products and so will your hair!
If you would like to learn more about Pura D’or or pick some up for yourself, be sure to shop them today at PuraDor.com today!
Happy Hair Days!
* I was given this product for the purpose of review from Pura D’or and BrandBacker.com. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
I’m a hair tool junkie, there’s simply no better way to put it! When I see a new hair tool on the market, I’m always dying to get my hands on it and try it out immediately!
I recently came across Xtava’s rotating curling iron. While rotating curling irons are not new to the market, and have actually been out for a few years, finding one that works just as great and at a reasonable price, is new! (I’ve also only seen about 2-3 rotating curling irons on the market, all of which are super expensive!)
I love the Xtava brand because they make amazing high-quality professional hair tools that work just like your super expensive styling tools but at a fraction of the price! (See my review on their blowdryer here).
I’ve actually tried a much more expensive rotating curling iron in the past (see my YouTube Review here) so I knew what this curling iron would have to live up to!
Trusting that Xtava would pleasantly surprise me once again, as it did with the blowdryer I reviewed a few weeks back, I decided I was totally on board to give this fancy rotating curling iron a try and let you all know how it compared with a much more expensive rotating curling iron!
If you haven’t used a rotating curling iron before, boy are you in for a treat! It does all the work for you! You just clamp the end of your hair in it, push the button to rotate up Right or Left (depending on if you want your curls curling outward or toward your face). Hold the button down until it gets to the roots, then hold for a few seconds and use the clamp to release your hair. Voila! Your hair has been curled for you!
What I loved immediately about this rotating curling iron from Xtava is that you can adjust the temperature. I love this feature because I have super thick, wavy, long hair and I need a high heat to get curls that will last! You can choose a temperature from 210 degree F, all the way up to 430! I used about 390 for my hair and found it worked perfectly! Don’t forget to use your thermal spray to protect your hair before use!
The iron also heats up within seconds, so I loved that it was ready to go after my makeup was done! The curling iron comes with a top-of-the-line ceramic tourmaline barrel, so not only will it give you a great curl that will hold, but will also leave your hair looking healthier and shinier after use!
The iron also comes with a long cord that doesn’t tangle while curling. You will love this feature if you’ve ever used a regular curling iron because you know how they can get so tangled and you have a permanent curl of your curling iron cord after not too long either!
The iron also rotates at the perfect speed. Not to fast that you get your hair tangled, or too slow that it doesn’t really end up saving you any time. I found that it got my hair done faster than a regular curling iron and that I had absolutely no tangles either! It was super good to my hair and couldn’t have been easier to use! This tool is great for women of all ages, even pre-teens! Thanks to its automatic shut off, you won’t have to worry if you leave the house and you forgot to unplug and turn off your Xtava Rotating curling iron!
You can see my end results (front and back) from the last two pictures in this collage. I love that I got some really pretty ringlets out of using this curling iron. In the back I brushed through the curls with my fingers and added shine spray to get a more natural, softer look.
I was beyond thrilled after finishing curling my hair and seeing the end results. The ease of this iron and how it leaves you hair healthy and shiny afterwards is absolutely comparable to the super expensive rotating curling irons on the market! You can pay about $200 for an expensive rotating curling iron or you an pay only $45 on Amazon for this Xtava Rotating curling iron that does every bit of a good job of curling as the super high-end expensive irons!
I’m completely impressed with this iron and have loved the super chic curls it gave me! I love that three days later my hair is still super curly too! All I had to do the last two mornings was apply shine spray and that was it! My hair was done!
If you would like to learn more about the Xtava brand, or shop some of their amazing hair-styling tools today, then be sure to check them out at Xtava.com. They also have an amazing line of cosmetics too!
You can also pick up the rotating curling iron on Amazon here for only $45!
* I was given this product from Xtava and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial of informative in some way.
I’ve tried many hair straighteners over the years and while a lot will do a good job, there are only a few that stand out as truly exceptional. You know, the irons that not only give you the ultimate straight hair, but also leave your hair looking healthier and shinier than before you started!
I know, it’s rare to find these irons out there, but I recently got my hands on one of those amazing little flat irons and I’m so excited to share my experience with you as well as my how-to’s for getting super straight hair every time!
I had heard lots of good things about Karmin flat irons for quite some time now, so you can bet I was dying to get my hands on one and try it out for myself! I was thrilled when I got asked to review the super cute pink Karmin Salon Pro G3 professional styling iron.
This amazing iron has a temperature control for all types of hair, so you can find the temp that works best for you! I have pretty dry, course, super thick, long hair, so I went with a hotter setting (you can go all the way up to a super hot 460 degrees!), but you may choose to go with something a bit cooler if you have fine hair. The iron also heats up and is ready to use with seconds, and I love the super long tangle-free cord that comes on this iron, so I can move around my bathroom freely while styling my hair!
You may be surprised that flat irons can do a lot more than just straighten hair! You can also use them to add curls, waves, and/or volume! When you use an extremely innovative iron like the Karmin, you not only get the perfect style, but you will get some serious added shine to your hair too! I was beyond impressed with what this iron did to my hair as you will see below!
The Karmin uses ion field technology to seal in natural oils found in the hair. This is what makes your hair actually look healthier and shinier after use! The negative ions and infrared heat work together in this iron to remove static (you won’t get frizz with this handy tool, even in the dry cold winter!) and will also give you that silky shiny texture. The Karmin has advanced tourmaline ceramic plates and uses professional grade heating which is why it heats up within seconds! It also has automatic sleep mode and will shut off after 1 hour! This baby also comes with an impressed 3 year warranty!
As you can see, this iron couldn’t be more amazing! When I put it to the test, I found that my hair stayed frizz-free even when going out in the super freezing cold, and my hair looked and felt incredibly soft and healthy after using my Karmin flat iron! I always add shine spray to every look and found that this is the first styling tool I’ve EVER used used where I didn’t even need the shine spray! My hair looked just as shiny after using the Karmin, BEFORE I applied the shine spray! I can usually notice a big difference after adding shine spray to my hair, but not after using my Karmin! This flat iron left my hair amazingly shiny all on its own! Even my dry split ends look healthier! The shine spray added absolutely no more shine to my already super shiny hair!
Well, now that we’ve discussed the best tool to use for your hair EVER, let’s talk about how to get a super straight style!
I have naturally wavy hair (especially in the back) and if I don’t use a strong enough flat iron you can tell. My hair will go a little wavy in some spots, especially in the back, underneath part of my hair.
Here are the steps to get amazing super straight hair!
1. Make sure you add a heat safe product to your hair before blow-drying and styling with your Karmin flat iron. (Here I used straightening cream in each section, to get even straighter hair.) Then blow-dry your hair in sections with a brush. Some ladies prefer a round brush. My thick hair tends to get tangled so I stick with a regular flat boar bristle brush. Tip: Don’t use your fingers as this will add oil to your hair and will only shorten the life of your hairstyle.
Divide your hair into sections and blow dry each section. I start at the bottom and work my way up. Clip your hair up and out of the way and remove a little at a time and keep blow drying until dry, until you get all of your hair dried. Use your brush to pull down on your hair, straightening it as you blow dry. Pay close attention to areas where you naturally get super tight curl or wave.
2. Grab your Karmin and start straightening! Straighten in small sections again to make sure that you get every piece of hair straight. I start at the bottom the same way I do blowdrying. I straighten those bottom pieces and clip the rest of my hair up. Then slowly let down more pieces to straighten. I go in a straight line from left to write and work my way up from my neck until I get to the top of my head. *The trick to super straight hair is taking your time and working only a few pieces at a time until you’ve covered all of your hair with the flat iron!
3. Once straightened, add shine spray You may find like me you don’t even need it after using the Karmin Salon Pro G3 Flat Iron) and voila! That’s it! You’ve got a super straight look that will last until your next wash
As you can tell from these pictures, my hair looks as shiny with the Karmin as it does after applying shine spray!
I’m super impressed and in love with my Karmin flat iron, and you can bet I won’t be putting this iron away anytime soon! My Karmin flat iron really left my hair soft, shiny, and looking incredibly healthy! My hair looks so much better after using my Karmin flat iron than it does all on its own without any use of heating tools!
If you would like to learn more about Karmin and their amazing line of hair styling tools, be sure to check them out today at KarminHairTools.com today!
* I was given this product for the purpose of review, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
I was discussing with a close friend this week how far hair tools have really come in the last ten years, especially in the last five! We’re both in our early 30s and late 20’s and we were joking about the dreadedperms, crimped hair, and horrible hair cuts and hair styles we had as kids and teenagers. I look back at pictures now and wonder if I really just didn’t have a clue how to do my hair back then or if the hair tools I was using at the time just weren’t doing me any good. I think in reality, it’s probably a combination of both.
Even in college, I remember getting a triple barrel curling iron and thinking that was the newest, hippest invention for hair, but in pictures, my hair still looked like I probably shouldn’t have left the dorm looking that way!
It’s really been in the last ten years that companies have really started developing some amazing hair tools that not only make your hair look so much more amazing, but actually make it healthier, shinier and less frizzy too! I remember the first flat irons that came out, absolutely sizzled and burned my hair. Thankfully now days that is rare, even when using less inexpensive irons.
Along with flat irons, I had horrible blow dryers growing up. I used to use one as a kid that had an attached brush to it. I cringe now thinking what that must have done to my hair, having heat that close to it and slowly brushing my tangled wet hair with it!
About five years ago I started investing in expensive blow dryers with iconic technology to really make my dry, over-processed hair look shinier and healthier. I have thought up until now that only super expensive (I’m talking like $200-$300 hair dryers here) would do the trick!
That is until I found the Xtava Rimini 1500W Iconic Hair Dryer! I got to try out this amazing dryer this last week and I am beyond amazed! Especially with what it can do for the price!
This lovely dryer has two different speed settings and three different heating settings as well as a cooling setting to set your hair when you’re don’e drying.
When I plugged in this dryer and used it the first time, I was absolutely amazed with how quickly it dried my hair, how well it straightened my naturally wavy hair, and how much shinier and healthier it made my hair look when I was done too!
It took me about 4 minutes to dry my hair with my Xtava hair dryer, which is amazing for me! My hair is super long and super thick and usually takes 7 minutes at the fastest, especially when my hair is still pretty wet because I pretty much just got out of the shower. I was absolutely stunned by the drying time. In fact, it dried my hair faster than my much more expensive dryer I’ve been using for the last few years.
I used it on the highest heat setting and and speed setting. You can dry it slower if you like, but I read somewhere awhile back that it’s better to dry on a higher speed and higher temp, and get the heat off your hair as quickly as possible, so thats just how I’ve always dried my hair. Plus I’m usually in a big hurry so this works best for me.
Once dried, I then blasted my hair with the cool setting, which worked really great and really made my hair less frizzy and gave it instant shine and made it look healthier too!
While using this dryer the last week, I have also noticed my hair has been much less frizzier too, especially for this time of year! It’s so cold and dry here, my hair usually goes POOF! As soon as I walk out the door, but my hair has been surprisingly tame this week, I think in thanks to my new Xtava Blowdryer!
I also love that this hair dryer comes with a customized concentration nozzle so I can deliver lots of heat to one specific area. I didn’t always dry my hair this way until recently, but I’ve found it really dries your hair so much faster!
This hair dryer is also quite noticeably lightweight! I was surprised when I picked it up when I first opened the package. I love that you can hold it on your hair for several minutes and never get that tired, dead arm, from holding a heavy blowdryer!
My only complaint about this dryer is I wish the cord was a little bit longer, but that’s just because I move around the bathroom a lot doing stuff while drying my hair because I have ADD in the bathroom and can’t sit still just doing my hair! Otherwise, it has perfect reach for standing in front of the mirror and bending over to blast underneath your hair!
I’m completely obsessed with this blowdryer, especially since it will only cost you $29 on Amazon, and completely rivals the uber expensive hair dryers on the market! And actually in my opinion, it’s better than my super expensive dryer, because it dries my hair in nearly HALF the time! Absolutely amazing!
I highly recommend this dryer to everyone. Seriously ladies, stop wasting the big bucks on expensive hair dryers, this Xtava Rimini 1500W Iconic Hair Dryer will get the job done faster, and will leave your hair straighter, and feeling much healthier, and looking much shinier too! I’m completely impressed with this hair dryer and will be using it for many years to come!
If you would like to learn more about the Xtava Hair Dryer, or pick one up for yourself or a loved one today, you can purchase it here on Amazon, for only $29!
* I was given this product from Xtava and Tomoson.com for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.