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!

Noughty Haircare To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment Review

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Today I have a review of the Noughty Haircare To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment – I purchased it for myself a few weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

Noughty To The Rescue 1

This intensive treatment rescues thirsty hair for a storybook smooth ending. A deeply hydrating mask to rejuvenate and restore the thirstiest, most over-processed hair, packed with sweet almond and black oat extracts to hydrate, restructure and transform hair in distress. Black oat extract is packed with natural water reservoirs like amino acids and polysaccharides. It’s been shown to improve the structure of the hair surface by up to 43% making it easier to comb and boosting gloss. Lecithin enhances the hair’s natural barrier, smoothing each shaft to renew its surface. Meadowfoam oil, rich in long chain fatty acids, helps to trap moisture in the hair shaft, rejuvenating hair for a healthy-looking mane. Argan oil, rich in frizz-taming essential fatty acids, helps to increase hair’s elasticity. Luxurious Morrocan argan and almond scent.

Noughty To The Rescue 5

My hair is definitely frizz prone and somewhat dry at the ends, but it is not damaged as I haven’t been colouring my hair, nor have I been heat styling. I chose this hair mask as it sounded like a great choice to tame frizz and hydrate my wavy hair. My hair is so soft after I use this mask and it doesn’t feel weighed down or waxy.

Noughty To The Rescue 2

The texture of this hair mask is very much like a softly set custard, and the scent is mildly nutty from the argan oil and almond. I can smell something else, but I haven’t quite been able to identify what it smells like to me.

Noughty To The Rescue 3

This is the first product that I’ve tried from Noughty Haircare. But I don’t think that it will be the last one!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo Review

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

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Today I’m reviewing the EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo set that was sent to me from their PR team. When asked if I wanted to try it out, of course I said YES because I absolutely love this brand! The InstaVolume Duo is composed of InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment and and InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Let’s take a closer look at this two-step system, starting with the InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment:

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Step 1 of our new Evolutionary Volume System: Voluminous, healthy, soft, & gorgeous. Always follow with Step 2, the InstaVolume Elixir spray. Dreamy voluminous hair awaits! 

The first of its kind regimen that eliminates the need for a conditioner.  This game changing cleansing treatment delivers a luxurious lather that gently and thoroughly cleanses, nourishes and detoxify’s the scalp, adds moisture and detangles, while boosting volume and absorbing unwanted oils. 

InstaVolume is powered by plant based natural ingredients including tapioca and flax, known for their unique ability to volumize hair while absorbing excess oils, and making it possible to go an extra day or even two without shampooing while still enjoying the voluminous results. 

This is a super gentle but highly effective “shampoo” type hair cleanser. It lathers surprisingly well for a sulfate free formula. It has the signature EVOLVh grapefruit scent. Because I’m so mega overdue for a trim, I do find that I need to use a bit of the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner on my ends.

Now onto the InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir:

EVOLVh InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir

Effortless Volume with Brilliant Shine + Heat Protection & Detangling 

The magical Step 2 of our new evolutionary 2-step InstaVolume system. This multifunction magic potion detangles, add moisture and shine, removes frizz, balances pH, provides heat styling and UV protection, while boosting volume and absorbing excess oils.

Powered entirely by plant based ingredients, including flax and tapioca for stunning volume and raw lecithin for near-miraculous weightless moisture. 

This works so well to help tame my frizz, it adds volume and softness to my wavy hair. I love that it is also a heat protector spray. It also has the signature grapefruit scent.

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Have you tried this set?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.

Kristin Ess Hair Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

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Today I have a review of the Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray from Kristin Ess Hair – that I recently purchased when stocking up on essential oils from well.ca. I was using the Sea Salt Air Dry Spray from Kristin Ess Hair [info in italics taken from well.ca]

The softest wave spray ever! Most wave sprays are used on wet hair and create that salty/crunchy feel. This is completely different than any wave spray you’re used to. It’s made for AFTER you wave your hair or air dry. Once it goes on it’s soft to the touch. Flip your hair over and from side to side, applying a light veil over each section. The shine and separation is a dream and it will never feel crunchy. 

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

I love beachy waves, but I don’t always like the crunchy dry feel that it gives my hair. The Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray achieves the beachy wave effect, but it keeps my hair super soft to the touch and doesn’t make it look dull.

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

As much as I loved the original Sea Salt spray, I think that I like this one even better because of how nice it makes my hair feel!

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

Have you tried this beach wave spray? Do you have a fave?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque Review

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Today I have a review of one of my favourite hair products – a hair mask! Funny story, I bought this awhile back, and it got stuck / lost behind the bamboo shelves in my bathroom and I forgot that I had it. I was going through my stash about three weeks ago and I found it, unopened, haha!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This is the first time that I am trying anything from Shea Moisture – I’ve only recently noticed their line being carried at Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart). I chose the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This deep conditioning masque restores strength and resilience to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. Perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to replenish moisture and soften while strengthening hair. Helps promote natural growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. Leaves hair soft, manageable and shiny.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

My hair is fairly thick, wavy and prone to frizz. It isn’t damaged or brittle. I colour my hair, and I rarely heat style.

I really like this hair mask, it works well to hydrate my hair and helps to keep my waves tamed and less prone to frizzing out. My hair is super soft after using.

This hair mask does contain fragrance / essential oils – I wouldn’t say that it is strongly scented, so if you are fragrance sensitive, smell it before buying since the essential oils used in the scent are not listed.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea) Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Niacin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel

Have you tried anything from Shea Moisture? Do you have a fave hair mask?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit Review

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I was sent the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit (the Smart Curls line) from the team at EVOLVh – it is a four piece set that contains shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and styling lotion in their new packaging. This four piece kit works together to give your hair soft, frizz-free curls. They are sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, colour safe, cruelty free and vegan! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner gently cleanse, moisturize and condition the hair to prepare for the perfect curl.

SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner is a game changer for reducing frizz, adding moisture and softness without added weight.

Ultimate Styling Lotion has been dubbed “ringlets in a bottle” by stylist and clients.  The 5-In-One botanical formula creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine and or defines curls into smooth ringlets.

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I’ve previously  reviewed (and LOVED) the Ultimate Styling Lotion so today’s review will concentrate on the other three products. As you all know, my hair is wavy, fairly thick, and prone to frizz.

The SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner

Our passion for curls reveals itself in our dream-come-true wash for curly hair, made with the finest natural & organic ingredients. It gently cleanses without stripping beneficial oils, and infuses essential nutrients for increased strength, shine, softness, and maximum hydration, resulting in easy to manage, soft frizz-free curls.

The ultimate hydrating conditioner for every curl type – resulting in the smoothest hair you’ve ever had with increased strength, shine, softness and curl formation. Simply dreamy is an understatement. 

Both have a light, fresh scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what they smell like, but I do like it, and it isn’t over-scented (a huge plus in my opinion). After using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks, that my hair is so soft and shiny, and way more manageable.

The leave-in conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - Ultimate Styling Lotion and SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner

Nourish and detangle with this weightless creamy formula specifically designed for all curly hair.   The addition of shea butter and coconut oil provide additional hydration and fatty acids for rich curl smoothness   Strengthens strands, eliminates frizz & flyaways, and prevents breakage while protecting from heat and UV damage.  The ultimate hair preparation after showering, and before using our curls styling products.

This makes combing my hair out after washing so much easier. I love that it is also a heat and UV protectant, while also helping to manage frizz and flyaways. It gives an added hydration boost without weighing my hair down or making it feel gross.

The Discovery Kits are a great way to try out a full system without committing to full size products. And they are perfect sizes for travelling! There are three other Discovery Kits available: Turn Up the Volume, Keep it Smooth, and Protect Your Color.

Have you tried anything from EVOLVh?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were sent to me to try out. I was not paid for this review. My opinions (and troublesome hair) are entirely my own!

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?

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

 

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!