Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 2 – Shampoo is Betta + Rub It In Why Don’t Ya!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my reviews of some of the products that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Part 1 and company info is here). Today’s reviews are of Shampoo is Betta (vegan hydrating shampoo) and Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! (face, hand & body lotion).  [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

Onto the shampoo:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Shampoo is Betta! Gentle Vegan Hydrating Shampoo is a natural, vegan sulfate-free coconut based cleanser that is extremely gently yet incredibly effective.  It will effectively clean your hair and replenish it with hydrating unrefined, cold pressed locally sourced hemp seed oil. For extra conditioning we’ve added provitamin B5 (AKA Panthenol) as well as oat oil, with the latter providing exceptional activity in preventing itchiness and dryness (dandruff).

This shampoo is incredibly thick and lathers well despite being a sulfate free formula. It cleans my colour-treated hair well, and doesn’t strip the colour as it is super gentle and non-drying.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Ingredients: Coco-Betaine (Coconut based cleanser) & Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

The shampoo also smells amazing without being over-scented – with rosemary and peppermint being the main scents that my nose can identify. It rinses out nicely and doesn’t leave a filmy residue, leaving my hair clean, soft and hydrated.

Onto Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! the face, hand and body lotion with the best name ever!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I formulated Rub it in Why Don’t Ya (RIIWDY) formulated specifically for our daughter Lowen back when she was barely walking.  It is safe, effective and long lasting and particularly great for those with sensitive skin. Our natural is paraben free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, contains no added fragrances and we only use minimal preservation.  Try it. We’re confident you’ll love it!

Another sensitive skin dream product! It really is long lasting – I’ve been using this more as a body lotion than as a face lotion after a bath or shower and it keeps my skin hydrated all day!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

Ingredients: Beeswax (Calgary, AB), Fair Trade Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Cetyl Alcohol,  Euxyl 9010 (preservative),  Rosemary Oil, Certified Organic Non-GMO Cold Pressed Canola Oil (High River, AB), Lecithin (Non-GMO source) , Cold Pressed Non-GMO Camelina Seed Oil (Saskatoon, SK), Polysorbate 80 (Vacuum Distilled – 1,4 dioxane free), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum

This lotion has a minimal ingredient list with less than 20 easily identifiable ingredients and no added fragrance, so it smells like what it is made of – very mild.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I love both the shampoo and the face, hand and body lotion!

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products came in a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and my opinions are entirely my own!

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

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Today I’m reviewing another shampoo and conditioner duo from Attitude, this time I’ve been testing out the Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve previously reviewed several from their haircare range – Nourishing & Strengthening, and  Color Protection. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Did you know soya is known to increase hair and skin thickness? Since hair is mostly composed of protein, soya can only help with its high concentration of proteins. Featuring cranberry extract, ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] helps volumize hair, creating thick and shiny locks. You will love its aroma that reminds us of orange and cardamom. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. […] For beautiful hair, from root to end!

These are targeted for flat and fine hair – and as you know my hair is thick and wavy. So why did I buy them? Hat weather. Because it is full on winter weather here in Montreal, all of the hat wearing has turned my usually voluminous hair into an uncharacteristically  flat and dull mess.

The Shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula, and rinses well with no leftover residue feeling, while the Conditioner moisturizes my hair without making it feel weighed down. I was surprised that the conditioner worked so well for my hair since it is geared for fine hair, and most are too light for my hair type. I’ve been using both for several weeks now and my hair is a lot happier (more volume, and loads of shine), and less prone to flattening out – unless I put on a hat too soon after drying my hair. I’m sure that if I used this set in the summer time, my hair would be gigantic!

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

As with the other Shampoo & Conditioner duos in the line, the scent is pleasant but not over-powering (YAY! as you all know I do not enjoy highly scented haircare products). It is supposed to smell like orange and cardamom. It isn’t a straightforward citrus scent, but it isn’t super spicy. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I think this one might be my favourite scent out of all the ones that I’ve tried thus far!

Have you tried anything from Attitude?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion Review

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

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Today I’m reviewing the Ultimate Styling Lotion from Evolvh that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

When styling for fullness and volume, apply from the roots out and blow dry hair off the scalp. For curly hair, apply sparingly from roots to mid-length and add slightly more product from mid-length to ends for beautiful, smooth ringlets. For air dried hair, let it sink in for a minute before styling as usual. Bonus: it can also be applied to dry hair to refresh lifeless locks.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

I really liked the Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner samples that came in my October Petit Vour box, so I was happy to see a styling lotion in this month’s box.

The Ultimate Styling Lotion was made for my hair! It helps tame frizz and doesn’t make it feel weighed down, or crunchy. I can use it when I want my hair to be wavy, and when I want it to be straight-ish. I like that it can be used for added volume, because in the winter time, with all of the hat wearing, my hair tends to lose it natural volume.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave styling product?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

 

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner from Evolvh that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Shampoo ($26 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Made with squeaky-clean ingredients, this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists and beauty devotees alike. UltraShine creates smooth, shiny, lustrous hair while adding herbal nutrients, seaweeds, fruits and botanicals for hair nourishment.

It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

The shampoo lathers up really well despite being a sulfate free formulation. It made my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. As well, it smells really nice.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Atmospheric Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Decyl Glucose, Disodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucose, Coco Polyglucose, Seaweed Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Conditioner ($28 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Repair and restore, reduce frizz and increase color retention. This formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to super thick.

It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside our and provide anti-aging benefits. 

The conditioner is super hydrating without being heavy. It works well to tame and reduce frizz.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Stearalkonium Chloride (derived from coconuts), Glyceryl Monostearate, Palm Oil, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturtium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

I really liked both the UltraShine Shampoo & Conditioner, they worked well for my thick, wavy hair (which is now collarbone length). Even though the sample size bottles were really small, I managed to get four uses from the bottles!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This came in my monthly Petit Vour box subscription that I pay for.

St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask  from St. Tropica that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask

WHAT IT IS: A hot oil hair mask for stronger, thicker, lustrous hair!

WHAT IT DOES: Instantly repairs hair damage from the inside-out. Helps stimulate hair growth. Revitalizes & strengthens dry or damaged hair. Locks-in moisture to help eliminate split ends and frizzy hair.

I know that I just reviewed another hair mask earlier this week, but what can I say, I really do love hair masks! And my thick, wavy, frizz-prone hair needs help to keep it under control!

St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask

This hair mask is to be heated before applying – heating in a microwave is recommended. Since I haven’t owned a microwave in many, many years, I just put the package in a bowl of hot water before applying to the mid-length and ends of my hair. The Organic Coconut Hot Oil Mask is a little messy to apply, as once the treatment is heated, it becomes super liquidy.

It does smell like coconut oil, but the other ingredients keep it from being overpowering scent-wise. [FYI – if you haven’t been reading my blog very long – I really do not like the scent of coconut. ]

Once applied, I left it on my hair for roughly 30 minutes before washing it out. The packaging recommends that you shampoo your hair TWICE with a clarifying shampoo, sadly I did not have any clarifying shampoo left in my stash, so I just washed my hair twice with a regular shampoo and rinsed it for a very long time. And then I rinsed it some more because I could feel some residue in my hair.

Once I finally got the Hot Oil Hair Mask fully rinsed out, I combed out my hair and let it air dry without any product. My hair was less frizzy, so incredibly soft, and super shiny! I do like how my hair reacted to this mask, but I will hold off on using it again until I pick up some clarifying shampoo – it really is necessary!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Biotin, Organic Horsetail, Organic Amla, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Green Tea, Organic Coconut Butter, Organic Coconut Fruit Extract

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask Review

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Today I have a review of the Restorative Hair Mask from Kariderm that was recently sent to me from PozPub and Kariderm (Thank you!). Kariderm is a Canadian company (Quebec based) – here’s a little info on them [taken from the Kariderm website]:

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Founded in 1998, Flash Beauté Inc. conceives, manufactures and distributes the KARIDERM products, maintaining its leader position in its domain: natural personal care products made with shea butter.

In order to reach this target, we have established a tight partnership with a women cooperative of shea butter producers in Burkina Faso, the Songtaaba Association or ASY.

In this context, our personal commitment during several trips on the field enabled us to define several cooperation and assistance projects targeting not only the quality and market image of shea butter, but mostly the working conditions of women, their incomes and self-development perspectives.

We are leaders in the field because we commit to offering effective products made with active natural ingredients of the highest quality in the goal of obtaining products that offer adaptive results for our clients, always minimising risks of skin reactions or allergies.

Our products are voluntarily tested by our personnel and we never test our products on animals.

Our production line uses a system that is designed to generate the least possible waste. All our raw materials are biodegradable and our plastic, metallic or cellulosic (paper and carton) waste is recycled.

Wonderful company mission and values!

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Now onto the review. The Kariderm high performance hair line includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask and Hair Stimulator.

Reminder  – my hair is past my shoulders in length, thick, wavy and extremely frizz prone.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

The Restorative Hair Mask is an intensive treatment for damaged hair with organic shea butter and other ingredients such as Argan, Baobab, and Black Cumin Oil.

  • Deeply nourishes and conditions hair
  • Helps restore hair fibre
  • Hydrates and soothes dry or itchy scalp
  • Leaves hair silky smooth

The Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask is for both the scalp and hair. Normally I only use a hair mask on the mid-length and ends of my hair, but decided to try this one all over.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

After applying it to freshly washed, damp hair, I left it on for roughly 30 minutes instead of the recommended 10 to 15 before rinsing it out. It has a faint tingle on the scalp (the pleasant kind). The scent is mild and herbal – I really like it!

After rinsing it out really well, I decided to let my hair air dry without adding any styling product to see how my hair would be in its natural state.

My hair was SUPER MEGA SOFT! And dried in the most beautiful waves with only minimal frizz near the top of my head! My hair has been so much easier to manage for days after using this hair mask!

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask

Do you have a fave hair mask?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However, my opinion (and unruly hair) is entirely my own!

Kristin Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray Review

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Today I have a review of the Sea Salt Air Dry Spray from Kristen Ess Hair that I purchased in my most recent mini-haul from well.ca. This is my first time trying anything from Kristen Ess Hair. [info in italics taken from well.ca]

Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

Where do we even start with this one? This is a brand new kind of sea salt spray. First of all, can we talk about the spray? SO OBSESSED! It has a super-fine, constant mist which ensures a more even application than your average pump applicator. Second, the feeling! No salty, crunchy, chalky texture, just satin-grit that stays touchable and soft. BTW, the difference between this one and Kristin Ess’ Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray is that this one goes on wet/damp hair and the other one is for finishing so it goes on dry hair.    

Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

Contains Zip-Up Technology:
Kristin Ess’ proprietary strengthening complex designed to “zip-up” split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

The Sea Salt Air Dry Spray is targeted for straight to wavy hair types. As you probably know, my hair is thick and wavy. I mostly use products like this to enhance and tame my waves, since my hair is very much prone to frizz!

The packaging is on the plain side, but really, as long as a product works for me, I don’t mind plain packaging! The spray comes out as a super fine mist, and makes it easier and faster to use than the standard pump bottle.

This spray is used on wet or damp hair with air drying – which is great because I try to limit my heat styling to the winter months. It helps give my hair a beachy wave look without feeling crunchy or gross. And as an added plus, it isn’t highly scented!

Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

Cost-wise it is $12.99 CAD for 7 oz / 200 ml.

What is your fave sea salt / beachy waves spray?

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Mini Haul + Sneak Peek of What I’m Testing

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I placed a small online order at well.ca last week and it just arrived – so I thought I would show you what I got:

Mini Haul + Sneak Peek

Sudsatorium Lip Scrub in Great Gatsby (mint julep)

Hurraw Lip Balms in Earl Grey (bergamot) and Moon (blue chammomile and vanilla)

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil (kukui nut)

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

Mini Haul + Sneak Peek

Reviews to follow as soon as I’ve managed to test everything out!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Summer Hair Essentials for Wavy Hair

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While I wait for my July Petit Vour box to arrive, I thought that I would show you my summer hair essentials. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that my hair is thick and wavy. I dye my hair and I try not to heat style it very often. My hair is also super prone to frizz.

Condition and Treat:

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - DevaCurl and Yarok

DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask – I used my Sephora Beauty Insider points to get this deluxe sized sample. This stuff makes my hair so silky soft and manageable. The full size is $49, but I’m planning on splurging on it since it does such a beautiful job with my hair. Full review is here.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner – Not only does this conditioning spray smell amazing, it works so well to add hydration to my hair without making it greasy. It can be used as a detangler (definitely works for me) and as a heat protecting spray (haven’t tested this, as I haven’t been heat styling at all this summer). This was a Petit Vour sample, full review is here.

Style and Control:

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - Ouai and Briogeo

Ouai Wave Spray – I bought this at Sephora in December 2017 / January 2018. This gives my hair beautifully beachy waves. I still think that it is a little too highly scented for my preference, but since it works so well with my hair, I’ll definitely use it up. Full review is here.

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème – I’ve been using this since February / March 2017, and this tube should be in my monthly empties in the next month or two. This helps leave my waves soft and under control. No crunchy curls here! I tend to alternate between using the Ouai Wave Spray and the Briogeo Curl Charisma. Full review is here.

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - Briogeo, DevaCurl, Yarok and Ouai

Do you have wavy or out of control hair? What do you use to tame your mane?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All purchased by me!