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Thursday, March 24, 2011

An oil and one to get rid of oil!

This is a quick review of 2 hair products that I have been using lately.  As the title suggests one is an oil and the other is a dry shampoo meant to cure the hair of that oily look.  I have thick colour treated hair with a bit of natural wave (or maybe I should say natural kinks! Wave sounds pretty and my kinks are not!haha).  I must blow dry my hair and often use a straightener to tame the frizzies.  I am on a kick lately to pay more attention to my hair.  I have vowed to get trims more often and make an effort to find products that will help repair/prevent split ends.  My hair rests halfway down my shoulder blades and that's as far as I can grow it.  I would love it longer, but my ends get so bad that I have to cut it and I can't get past this length.  I am hoping the extra attention I'm giving to my hair will help me reach my goal....I'll keep you posted.
On to the review.....

Moroccan Oil

I received this from a dear friend for my birthday.  I have been using it for 2 months and I am really liking this! It is an amber oil that restores moisture and smooths out my frizzies.  I use a nickle sized amount and apply it to my "pontytail" part of my damp hair.  I say ponytail because I grab my hair as if to put in a ponytail and apply the oil from there down to the ends.  Once I rub it in I then run my fingers through the rest of my hair.  I don't want to use this product too close to my scalp as I have oily roots.  I then blow dry and style! I sometimes use my flat iron but I really don't have to as my hair is alot less frizzy when I use this.  It also makes my hair incredibly soft and less likely to tangle throughout the day!

The Moroccan Oil can be purchased at salons and it's not cheap ($32/100ml).  I will continue using this as it makes my hair feel incredible, but due to the price I don't think I would repurchase.  I will continue to look for a cheaper alternative.  I also wish that this was a lasting treatment to help restore/repair my hair, it's not, it does the trick the day you use it and once you wash it out that's it.

Overall rating 3.5/5

                                                                       TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

I was so excited when I saw this product a few months back at my local drugstore! I don't like to wash my hair everyday, and if I don't it looks a little oily and doesn't feel nice on day 2.  This product claims to zap oil and odor in between washes and give hair a clean look and feel with volume.  I paid about $3 as it happened to be on sale.  It killed me to wait a day to try this as I had just washed my hair before I made the purchase.  The next day I read the instructions very carefully and shook the can vigorously and sprayed along my hairline and on the roots at my part from about 6" away.   I left it for 2 minutes then brushed it out.  I didn't get any white cast at all and instantly my hair looked so much fresher! I didn't particularily like the smell but it didn't bother me too much.  The texture of my hair felt a little funny- tacky in a dry way?!  I was happy overall. The next time I tried it I thought a little more product might get an even better result, right? WRONG! I got the dreaded white cast and it took 5 minutes of brushing to get rid of it.  I have since gone back to my original method and it's perfect!  The only reason this didn't get a 5/5 rating from yours truly is because of the funky smell.
Rating: 4/5


Samantha said...

Def would like to try the Dry Shampoo as I feel it is tine to retire the "baby powder" technique!

Sarah Stiletto said...

Ah yes! That's an old school trick that I've tried many times but it always leaves a white cast and makes hair appear ashy.