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John Frieda Repairing Oil Elixir

I am very happy to be reviewing this product as it has brought me a lot of joy in the past six months.

It is the John Frieda Repairing Oil Elixir for hair. It repairs hair that are damaged, almost instantly. Let me tell you that a little while back my hair was really out of sorts and I tried everything, until I remembered I have a full bottle of this that I received as a gift from a friend.

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You apply it to damp hair and it is instantly absorbed. It doesn’t weigh your hair down or make your locks feel heavy and volume-less. You also will not suffer from greasy hair halfway through the day.

You only need one squirt and you are set. And on the plus side it also protects your hair against the heat from styling. It is also safe to use on colour treated hair ( I am living proof because I am a brunette naturally and is grey now, and my hair has never been in a better condition since I started using the right products). After styling it leaves my hair smooth, bouncy, shiny and very soft (What more can a girl want?).

They come in a 50ml bottle and one squirt goes a long way (my bottle is 6 months old and I use it on a daily basis and it is not nearly half yet which is great value). You can buy them Clicks stores nationwide and they retail for R109.95.

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In Awe with INOAR Argan Oil

Everyone is talking about argan oil. Argan oil this, argan oil that. For all we know might be the cure for many ailments that plague us as humankind – can someone please ask some scientists to look at that and get back to us? We all know that argan oil benefits our hair and turns bad hair days into good ones. I am here to give you an example.

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I have been using argan oil from INOAR.INOAR Argan-oil-60ml_FINAL

Why INOAR, you may ask? Well, INOAR was one of the revolutionary hair care brands that decided that argan oil is a big yes to healing damaged hair and incorporated it as an ingredient in many of their products. The name of the brand was after the founders name INOcentia and ARgan oil – so they haven’t just jumped on the argan oil bandwagon. The brand believes in the ingredient so much they actually named their product after an ingredient.

I’ve been using the INOAR argan oil on my hair for the past couple of months. Even way back when I still had my easihairpro pink extensions in…

INOAR Argan Oil

My method for using this oil? Quite simple actually. Once I have cleaned my hair, I lightly dry it off with a hairdryer. I don’t “blow dry” per say, but then with a drop of INOAR Argan oil, the size of a 20c coin in my hands, I rub them together and work this through my hair. Since I have a naturally oily scalp I only work it through the mid section of my hair to the tips, once most of the oil has been absorbed into my hair, I lightly work my fingers through the top of my head. I don’t think it would be a good idea for me and my scalp to rub some oil on it unless if I want to look like a greasy mess!  The result? It makes my hair have a natural shine and keeps my hair on point all day long. Completely refreshing!

On the odd occasion where I haven’t made use of my INOAR Argan Oil post drying, I always end up with one of those proverbial bad hair days where giant hair clips or Invisibobbles are necessary in order for hair-sanity to be restored.

If you are interested in trying this oil sent from the hair-gods, I urge you to do it. You will only know the difference when you experience it for yourself. INOAR is available at selected salons. They have an online store launching soon too!

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Available from your nearest INOAR stocking salon, 7ml for R63 or 60ml for R434.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of this product in anyway.

 

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Hair Happiness Comes in a Bottle & it Shimmers!

A while ago, I shared on my Instagram the brand new Kevin Murphy product I got… which I was so excited about.

Since taking this sparkling baby home, who is named SHIMMER.SHINE, every day I have used this product on my hair once it has been washed. Generally I use my SHIMMER.SHINE after some basic blow drying or the occasional time I do style my hair but over the festive period, like normal I washed my hair, brushed it out and then sprayed a bit of the Shimmer Shine on to my hair and left it to dry naturally.

SHIMMER SHINELet me tell you since using this, I feel somewhat obsessed with the beautiful gold spray on my dressing table because my hair feels 100% better in every aspect- it has never felt healthier. My hair feels repaired, looks more shiny, feels healthy and feels stronger.  I did learn every quickly that you need a minimal amount of sprays to your hair, especially around the scalp area as it can make your hair look oily if you go over the top. I normally spritz a light spray over my scalp and 3 sprays to the rest of my hair, which I separate to 2 parts around the sides and one on the back. If I apply it to wet hair which I am going to leave to dry naturally I brush my hair through, however when applied to styled hair I just work my fingers through my hair and leave it to sparkle.

Directions for use are simple, you need to twirl the bottle and awake the sparkle which lies at the bottom. No shaking is required, only twirling. Then go on and spritz as required. Hair and body. Make that sparkling personality shine right through.

The SHIMMER.SHINE contains lots of antioxidants to protect your hair from environmental factors especially excessive sunshine and harsh salt water and its moisturising properties help restore a natural balance to your hair and it is ALSO a lovely spritzer over your entire body to get a hint of a sparkle on your skin while I believe it can almost double as a day-time perfume. If you do not adorn your body in it, the smell lasts on your hair and everyone askes why your hair smells so good…. just saying.

The product is safe to use pre or post styling and leaves a hint of added shine. Side note, my hair stylist said this is apparently what J. Lo uses on her bottom to make it have that “shine” in photo shoots. Take it or leave it. That may or may not have been the deciding factor for me in actually getting a bottle of my own. Anyway, YOLO and absolutely zero purchase regret here.

I think SHIMMER.SHINE retails for around R350 at my salon- contact your nearest hair salon that stocks the wonderful Kevin Murphy to be sure.

I seriously love this product and I think everyone else will too.

xo flea143

 

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Rocking Moroccanoil

I recently wrote a small introductory guide to Argan Oil and its uses and benefits for the hair, scalp and body. Since then I have had the pleasure of trying to use the salon renowned brand Moroccanoil. I knew of the brand before but I didn’t know them well. Having had seen Moroccanoil products sitting in salon windows and walking by and not taking much notice because, like I have said before, everyone claims that their Moroccan oil products are better than the next. So, when the products landed up on my beauty desk – I had to do some research to find out what sets this brand apart?

To begin with, Moroccanoil is a salon exclusive product  being that you can only buy this product from a professional hair salon. This ensures that the right products for your hair needs will be readily available with the correct advice from a hair professional’s guidance. Secondly, the Moroccanoil product was one of the first products to infuse the hair care market with Argan Oil as a main ingredient and a lot of later products were based upon the success and results of the Moroccanoil. The formulas contain powerful antioxidants, nutrients and are praised by celebrities, stylists and consumers alike for the plain purpose that these products produce unrivalled results.

“I live my brand every day. Moroccanoil is a reflection of what I want from a beauty company as a consumer. Authenticity, effectiveness and ease of use.” – Carmen Tal, Co-founder

Noteworthy product that has spiked a lot of interest in my life has to be this one...  "Moroccanoil® has developed a professional regulating treatment to control the scalp and revive hair. Oily Scalp Treatment is a concentrated formula of antioxidant-rich argan oil and essential ginger oil. It helps to correct imbalances and soothe inflammation of the hair follicle, which manages oil production. Roots are lifted and hair takes on more body and life. Used pre-shampoo, it soothes the scalp and keeps it from getting too oily or dry."

Noteworthy product that has spiked a lot of interest in my life has to be this one…
“Moroccanoil® has developed a professional regulating treatment to control the scalp and revive hair. Oily Scalp Treatment is a concentrated formula of antioxidant-rich argan oil and essential ginger oil. It helps to correct imbalances and soothe inflammation of the hair follicle, which manages oil production. Roots are lifted and hair takes on more body and life. Used pre-shampoo, it soothes the scalp and keeps it from getting too oily or dry.”

I am going to be putting this product on my Dear Santa list though because it sounds like its the one I need in my life right now.

I am excited to start using my MoroccanOil products but I have a backlog of other products to finish first. I will be sure to share my experience of the products once they work some wonders on my hair.

Please join the Moroccan Oil conversation online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

xo flea143

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Let’s Talk About Argan Oil

Oils are a buzz word in the beauty world recently. The most popular oil for the past 12 months, and it seems like its not going away anytime in the future has to be Argan Oil. Everyone claims that their Argan Oil is the best but how much do you actually know about Argan Oil or are we just falling prey to clever marketing tricks?  Here are some facts on the so called liquid gold.

What is Argan Oil?

Otherwise known as Moroccan oil is a product of the Moroccan Argan tree. It is extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree to be used as a moisturiser, conditioner and softener for skin and hair. It is frequently referred to by beauty experts as liquid gold for the simple and effective qualities that are beneficial to an overall healthy state of the skin, hair, scalp and nails.

What is Argan Oil Used For?

Often it is used as a hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp and is commonly used as a leave-in conditioner however it can be present in shampoos and conditioners.

Argan Oil In Shampoos

Often a key ingredient as its ability to restore softness, strength and shine to hair particularly for anyone who suffers from dry, brittle or damaged hair.

Noteworthy product collection of Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners and treatments from INOAR Professional

Noteworthy product collection of Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners and treatments from INOAR Professional

Argan Oil as Leave-In Conditioner

Pure argan oil can be used as it is an amazingly effective, chemical free leave-in conditioner which can prolong and intensify the benefits of the Argan oil on the hair. It makes an ideal conditioning agent since it makes hair soft, sleek with added shine.

Noteworthy product to try, Faithful to Nature's Pure Argan Oil

Noteworthy product to try, Faithful to Nature’s Pure Argan Oil

Argan Oil as a Styling Agent

When styling hair in a hurry Argan oil can be a saving grace. It gives hair an immediate gloss to it and is a great way to tame frizzy hair into submission.

Noteworthy styling treatment serum from Kevin Murphy containing Argan Oil, the Young Again Imortelle Argan Oil.

Noteworthy styling treatment serum from Kevin Murphy containing Argan Oil, the Young Again Imortelle Argan Oil.

Argan Oil as a Hair Mask

Although the key with argan oil is that a little goes a long way, an overnight treatment is a great way to maximize the effects of argan oil on hair. Using a larger quantity of argan oil as a hair mask means that as many of nutrients as possible will be absorbed. This is a great treatment to use the night before a special event when you want your hair to be extra smooth, sleek and voluminous.

What does Argan Oil Contain?

Large quantities of Vitamin E for healthy hair growth which contain antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair. Argan oil is non-irritating to the skin and actually reverses much of the damage done by artifical chemicals and treatments on hair. It is often used in its pure form for healthy, soft and shiny hair.

How long does Argan Oil Take To Work?

Immediate benefits can also be seen in people who use Argan oil for their hair. It is an excellent agent for taming frizz and promoting shine and gloss as well as softer more manageable hair. Long term it can soften broken and damaged hair.

Argan Oil can be used either on its own in its pure form or as ingredient in a hair care product. On its own it is expensive as the oil is a rare ingredient. Within other hair care products it is also more costly than items that do not contain argan oil but it is incredibly effective for damaged hair, although even the healthiest of hair can always benefit from a little extra nutrients and magic that Argan oil has to offer.

XO flea143

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