Keratinworks Pure Haircare Review

Keratinworks Pure

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I have a review of the wonderful PR package that I received from Keratinworks and BlendPR. The package is of the entire newly launched Keratinworks Pure Haircare line which includes the Keratinworks Pure Shampoo & Conditioner, the Keratinworks Pure Liss BB-Cream, the Keratinworks Pure Crystal Serum and the Keratinworks Smoothing System Hydrating Mask! Keratinworks is a woman-owned Canadian company, based in Montreal. Their line is sulfate and paraben free, colour safe, cruelty-free and vegan [info in italics taken from the Keratinworks website].

Keratinworks Pure

I’ve been using the entire product line since it arrived. The products all work together to help nurture my frizz prone hair, leaving me with hair that feels clean, soft and silky, and so much more manageable and smooth. And the shine is out of this world! I love this line.

Let’s take a look at each product, starting with the Pure Shampoo and Conditioner:

Keratinworks Pure

The KERATINWORKS PURE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER have been formulated to infuse your hair with pure, natural, and essential nutrients that will maintain your hair’s health, shine, and hydration while ensuring the optimal pH level for luxurious smoothness. Enriched with coconut water and oil, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. This exclusive formula is SLS FREE, PARABEN FREE, VEGAN,  and COLOR SAFE. It also contains keratin proteins and amino acids that will reinforce as well as prolong the effects of your KERATINWORKS treatment.

The Pure Shampoo & Conditioner add hydration without weighing my hair down. The shampoo doesn’t lather up super well which is common for sulfate free formulas, but it does a great job making my hair feel clean and hydrated. Both the shampoo & conditioner have a really beautiful scent – and not over-scented at all.

Up next is the Pure Liss BB-Cream:

Keratinworks Pure Liss BB-Cream

KERATINWORKS PURE LISS BB-CREAM is the ultimate multipurpose leave-in conditioner. This pure and natural ingredient combination will provide hydration, conditioning, heat-protection, damage repair, frizz control, shine and luxurious smooth silkiness. It’s the perfect extension to your KERATINWORKS treatment. It will also provide on-going treatment as well as anti-frizz action during humidity and for blow dry styling. Oh and don’t forget the OMG irresistible fragrance!

I really love this BB-Cream, it conditions and adds heat protection, and helps tame frizz – my biggest hair problem! The scent is a little more pronounced than the shampoo & conditioner, but again, as someone who doesn’t enjoy over-scented products, it isn’t that level of scent power. The scent differs from the shampoo & conditioner, this one has slightly spicy notes.

The Pure Crystal Serum:

Keratinworks Pure Crystal Serum

Lastly, the KERATINWORKS PURE CRYSTAL SERUM is the finishing touch that is packed with pure, natural, and essential nutrients that will boost your hair’s shine and brilliance. Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, amino acids, berry extracts and plant-based keratin work together to nourish and protect your hair. Add the final sparkle and the OMG fabulous fragrance to your hair!

The Serum is the finishing touch for my hair. It seals in the shine, and also helps keep my hair smooth and frizz-free. It has the same scent as the BB Cream.

The Pure Liss BB-Cream and Pure Crystal Serum can be applied together, or separately – where you apply the BB Cream, then dry and style your hair, followed by the Pure Crystal Serum. I’ve tried it both ways – I prefer to mix them together if I’m air drying my hair, and separately if I’m using my Dyson hair dryer.

Let’s not forget the Hydrating Mask:

Keratinworks Pure Mini Hydrating Mask

This hydrating mask restores the natural pH of hair with its formulation rich in vitamins E, F and conditioning agents that provide extreme softness, shine and hydration to the hair.

The Hydrating Mask is a super luxe treatment mask and should be used once or twice a month, leaving it on for 30 to 45 minutes. I LOVE hair masks – especially when my hair needs a hydration boost.

Keratinworks Pure

Keratinworks also has a Pure Violet Shampoo and Hydrating Mask formulated for blondes.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package (thank you Keratinworks and BlendPR), but my frizz-prone, often unruly hair and opinions are all mine.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo + Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Sulfate Free Shampoo + Conditioner with Royal Hibiscus and Shea Butter. Since Garnier recently became a Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free brand, I’ve been trying out a few things. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Experience up to 72 hours of deep care for curly hair. Blend in royal hibiscus to define curls and blend out sulfates and parabens. Sustainably sourced ingredients and bottle is made of 100% PCR and is recyclable. Blended for you. Blended for the environment.

The Curl Care Shampoo lathers really well considering that it is sulfate free. It hydrates my hair and makes it feel super clean and easier to manage.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

The 5-in-1 Curl Conditioner can be used in several different ways – 1. Pre-Wash Treatment, 2. Co-Wash, 3. Conditioner, 4. Combing Cream and 5. Leave-In Conditioner. I’ve only been using it as a traditional conditioner so far, and it leaves my hair feeling soft, less tangled, and hydrated without feeling weighed down or heavy. The conditioner is thick and rich.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

The scent is beautiful, and not overpowering, the shea butter scent is stronger to my nose than the hibiscus, but they’re both there. I also love that both the shampoo and conditioner have pump bottles, so much easier to deal with in the shower!

A great budget-friendly, drugstore option for wavy to curly hair!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Zion Health Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant Reviews

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I am reviewing two products that were sent to me to try out from Zion Health / Adama Minerals, the Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant [info in italics taken from the Zion Health website]

Let’s look at the Deep Cleansing Scalp & Hair Scrub in the Green Apple with Sea Salt formula:

Dissolve build-up. Balance pH levels. Restore lustre and integrity.

Bring fragile, processed hair back to life. The combination of gentle exfoliation and penetrating nutrients purifies the scalp to create the perfect environment for healthy, resilient hair to grow. While removing a range of impurities and excess oils, clay minerals and sea salt simultaneously stimulate the healing and protecting functions of skin cells. Each strand of hair will be left cleansed and deeply nourished, resulting in lasting shine and flexibility.

This is a really nice scalp and hair scrub, and it smells so fresh – the Green Apple scent is amazing! My scalp and hair feel super clean, but not stripped. Gentle yet effective! The recommended usage is once a week, but I tend to go a little longer between uses as I try to only wash my hair twice a week, so approximately every third or fourth wash I’ll use it.

Now let’s take a look at the Claydry Deodorant in the Elderberry scent, Bold formula:

EXTRA STRENGTH BOLD PROTECTION Absorb odor with ClayClayDry absorbs odor and toxins with a special type of healing clay called Calcium Montmorillonite Clay. 

Ingredient Benefits: • Arrowroot has moisture absorbing properties. Arrowroot is anti-inflammatory and also can work as an antiseptic, making it perfect for irritated areas such as burns, rashes and sores.• Ionic Clay Minerals contain more than 57 trace minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH.• Witch Hazel is a natural astringent commonly used to help absorb excess oil from the skin.• Chamomile Extract contains natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.• Bergamot Oil is rich in minerals and Vitamin C; well known for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

Both myself and the Mister have been trying out the Claydry Deodorant. It works really well for both of us, and even though it has baking soda in it, it does not cause as much irritation for me as other baking soda based deodorants, likely due to the arrowroot and chamomile.

It kept me smelling great even after a sweaty cardio workout! The elderberry scent is really great, a unisex tart berry scent.

Zion Health / Adama Minerals has kindly given me a discount code for 10% off – the code is JODI and can be used on the Adama Minerals website.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post, and the discount code is not an affiliate code. However, my opinion is always my own, based on my personal experiences with the products.

Crüe Cosmetics Fast Growth Treatment Bundle – Neptüne Hydrating Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the part of the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle from Quebec based company, Crüe Cosmetics. I’ve been following this brand on Instagram for awhile and decided to purchase the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle out after reading a few of their blog posts about hair care. [info in italics taken from the Crüe Cosmetics website]

Crüe Cosmetics is a Montreal based company that specializes in the creation of products that are all natural, organic and vegan. The process involves the infusion of herbs and essential oils in order to produce highly efficient holistic products that are safe to use on hair and skin. We are passionate about delivering natural alternatives to hair and skin care and our products are all crafted and packaged by hand to maximize quality. We do not test on animals nor do we use any animal byproducts because we believe that within nature lies the cure to any ailment and we strive to use these solutions to help our customers. At Crüe Cosmetics, your beauty is in the hands of nature.

The Fast Growth Bundle is comprised of L’Ör Growth Serum and Neptüne Hydrating Oil. The serum is used on the scalp, and the oil is used on the hair for optimum healthy hair growth. I’ve been using them both for about two months now, so I feel ready to review them. Let’s take a look at the hydrating oil. I’ve already reviewed the Growth Serum here.

Neptüne Hydrating Oil

Neptüne Hydrating oil is a very versatile grape seed oil based product meant to be used on your hair, face and body. Grape seed oil contains more linoleic acid than most carrier oils and is full of emollients and nutrients which make it ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair, reducing dandruff and dermatitis, and aid in the nurturing and growth of healthy skin cells. Burdock Root and Nettle leaf are well known for their ability to cure skin and hair issues such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and dermatitis. We’ve added the anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial benefits of Lavender, Geranium, Black Pepper, Patchouli and Peppermint to further assist in strengthening of follicles, stimulating healthy hair growth and to treat wrinkles, unclog pores, remove blemishes and treat acne. With its many uses and benefits, Neptüne Hydrating oil is bound to become a staple in the care routine of anyone desiring beautiful hair and skin.

This oil can used used on hair, face and body. I’ve mainly used it on my hair and I have to say that I’m so in love with this one – it makes my hair so incredibly soft and shiny. The scent is beautiful, very earthy / herbal which I absolutely love! If the ends of my hair feel a little dry on my “Next Day Hair”, I just apply a little extra to the ends. It also works great to control frizz.

Just this week I decided to try a little bit of the Hydrating Oil on an irritated patch of skin in my underarm (which is either eczema, or reaction caused by baking soda in one of my deodorants) and the redness is nearly gone. Nothing I’ve tried has worked so quickly to reduce irritation! Powerful stuff.

Needless to say, I love the Neptüne Hydrating Oil!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

EVOLVh InstaVolume Volumizing Mousse Review

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Today I have a review of the newly launched InstaVolume Volumizing Mousse from EVOLVh that was sent to me by their PR team [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

Versatile Foam for Lasting Volume, Hold & Definition

Ideal for normal to oily hair types desiring volume, style memory & hold, enhanced curl definition, bounce and shine.  

This 100% clean and alcohol-free silky salon performance mousse combines a number of versatile styling benefits into a single styling product. Boosts volume and lift, provides style memory and definition, protects hair with built in UV & heat protection, and conditions hair while providing immense shine.  Easy to use thick foam formula.

Powered by plant-based powerhouse ingredients including tapioca and flax, known for their unique ability to volumize hair naturally plus Rice Bran and Lecithin to smooth the surface of the hair and impart internal hydration while eliminating frizz and flyaways. As with all EVOLVh products, hair feels like hair, and this mousse provides a soft natural clean feel without stickiness or crunch.  

This mousse is amazing – my waves have extra bounce, and my hair is frizz-free. It doesn’t have the dreaded “crunch” feeling – it is super soft and touchable, and shiny. I love that it also offers heat and UV protection.

And the scent is their signature grapefruit – which I love!

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Disclosure: This was a PR gifted product. My opinion is my own, regardless.

Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme. I bought it a few weeks ago and have been using it since [info in italics taken from well.ca website].

I’ve always dreamed of that wash-and-go life… now it’s just reality. If you only have time for one product, let this be the one. It smooths, it separates, it adds shine, it gives texture, what more could you want!? It can be used on any hair texture; straight, curly, thick, fine or frizzy, to achieve an effortless, polished look.
Contains Zip-Up Technology:
Kristin Ess’ proprietary strengthening complex designed to help “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.

Benefits:

  • for all hair types
  • frizz calming
  • shine restoring
  • softening + smoothing
  • time saving
  • cruelty free

I try not to heat style my hair very often, so anything that works well with air drying is great for me. I love that this styling creme work for all hair types and textures. It works really well on my wavy hair, and helps keep it under control without making it feel crunchy, stiff or dirty. It has a scent, but I can’t really identify what it smells like, but it isn’t overpowering and it doesn’t linger.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

NatureLab Toyko Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

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NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Today I’m reviewing the NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner travel duo – I received the travel sized set in my PR package with the Perfect Shine Duo set. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

Let’s take a look at the Perfect Repair Shampoo:

Innovations in botanical technology help put an end to hair drama by addressing the root cause: the scalp. An infusion of Smart Keratin brings extra reinforcement and protection to the deepest layers of the cortex while Stem Cells from the resilient Bamboo plant extend the lifespan of hair’s growth cycle and strengthen strands from the inside out. Argan and Prickly Pear oils protect from environmental damage and restore a healthy look and feel. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

And now let’s look at the Perfect Repair Conditioner:

Make amends with your color treated tresses. Vitality-boosting Bamboo Stem Cells are infused into an antioxidant-rich plant-based conditioning treatment that shields hair from further UV and thermal damage. Smart Keratin strengthens and protects from cortex to cuticle, restoring every strand. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

I really like this Shampoo and Conditioner duo – my hair feels so clean and healthy and soft to the touch! I let my hair air dry and forgot to put any taming product in, and my hair still turned out really nice when it dried – my hair was wavy and under control.

The scent is mild and is a blend of Japanese bamboo, green tea and cypress – it is a delicate and subtle scent – which is my preference for hair care products.

Have you tried this one? I really like it a lot. I can’t decide which one I like more, the Perfect Repair or the Perfect Shine Duos.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a PR gifted package. However, as always, my opinion is based on my personal usage of the products!

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner duo from NatureLab Tokyo. This set is a part of a PR package that was sent to me to try out. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

NatureLab Tokyo 1

Rosa Takagi was on a quest to create the most effective natural beauty products in the world. She also demanded that they be clean and affordable. To do that, she drew upon time-tested Japanese beauty rituals and worked to elevate them with the latest scientific technology. The result is NatureLab’s Perfect Haircare.

Inspired to achieve perfect harmony between traditional Japanese beauty rituals and future-forward clean technology, founder Rosa Tagaki set out to create a curated line of innovative haircare, formulated on the premise that healthy hair starts at the scalp. Bringing together the brightest brains in clean beauty, Rosa’s team of scientists and cosmetic chemists harnessed breakthrough botanical technology to unlock active, nutrient-rich plant stem cells proven to repair and maintain scalp health, improve follicle strength and promote growth at the cellular level. Stem cells from apple, bamboo, argan and grape are uniquely paired with pearl extract, quinoa protein, and other naturally-derived ingredients to deliver targeted, clinically proven results, including improved shine, texture and volume. Introducing NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Haircare, nature’s ultimate haircare hack.

NatureLab Tokyo 2

First off, I want to comment on the packaging of this cruelty-free line – it looks like laboratory flasks – I think that this is such a great concept. And I love it when shampoo / conditioner bottles have pumps! The line is free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, mineral oil and phthalates.

NatureLab Tokyo 3

Let’s take a closer look at the Perfect Shine Shampoo:

Let your inner light shine through with a Platinum Fiber-infused shampoo that reveals hair’s natural reflective properties. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape regenerate scalp papilla cells and revitalize shine. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract stimulates enzymes for an iridescent finish. Shine on.

And now the Perfect Shine Conditioner:

Elevate shine to mega-watt status with a Platinum Fiber-infused conditioning treatment that delivers a weightless, glossy finish. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape work behind the scenes to guard against oxidative damage and regenerate scalp papilla cells. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract provides an iridescent luster. Shine on.

NatureLab Tokyo 5

I really like this shampoo and conditioner set – it makes my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. It has a very mild scent of violet and almond – not over powering at all – which I love as I detest over-scented hair products!

My hair is looking less dull, and believe it or not, it is making my wavy hair a little easier to tame into soft beachy waves instead of a tangled, dull, mess.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Reviews to follow on the Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner set, and Treatment Mask samples once I’ve had a chance to try them out several times.

NatureLab Tokyo 6

Have you tried anything from this cruelty-free hair care line?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted. However, my opinion is my own, and is based on my user experience.

 

Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2020 – Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo Review

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

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Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Although my birthday was in early April, I only received my Sephora Annual Birthday Gift in May – there were a choice of a few mini sets, and I chose the Briogeo Mini Charcoal + Coconut Oil Shampoo and Mini Deep Conditioning Mask. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Great hair starts with this bestselling duo! Detoxify your scalp and deep cleanse with Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. Restore and strengthen dry, damaged hair with Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, revealing healthy-looking and shiny locks.

I’ve previously tried the Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and loved it, so I won’t review it today. I’ll just focus on the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

This unique shampoo infuses binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle, providing the foundation for optimal scalp health. Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells and product buildup to support a clean, balanced, and healthy scalp, as a cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness. Tea tree oil features anti-septic and healing properties to reduce scalp irritation, while coconut oil delivers superior moisturization to the scalp to combat and prevent dryness and flakiness. Super-vitamin panthenol provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft.

This is a mega-minty shampoo treatment. My scalp felt tingly and soothed, and super clean. The mini jar contains enough for me to get three or four uses (depending on how much I use each time). I could see myself buying this and using it as a scalp detox treatment twice a month.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Did you pick this mini kit as your birthday gift, or did you go for one of the others?

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Disclosure: This was a free gift as part of being a Beauty Insider.