Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Review: Garnier Fructis 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: 8.5 oz (250 ml)
Price: $3 at Target, more at most drugstores
Would I Buy Again: Yes! Yes! Yes!

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo: Dryness Reversal Treatment includes the 3 nutritive fruit oils plus apricot seeds that massage and stimulate hair from the root for the ultimate nourishing experience. In just 3 minutes, it helps reverse the signs of dryness for silky hair that's full of life.

Dry, over-dried or damaged hair feels unhealthy to the touch. It needs nourishment without being weighed down. To transform dry and damaged hair, fruit oils have the power to make hair more beautiful than ever. Olive, avocado and shea oils deeply nourish each layer of hair - weightlessly. Olive oil nourishes the hair's inner core. Avocado oil nourishes and softens the middle layer. Shea oil nourishes and smooths the surface of the hair. Hair is fortified and infused with nutrients for silky hair, full of life.

I've been using this for almost a month, if you click on the photo you can see that I've used up the top 3rd of the bottle. I use it every time I shampoo in place of regular conditioner. During the summer I bleached my hair twice and used a few hair dyes, plus I haven't had a trim for 10 months, so my hair is not in the greatest condition right now.

This deep conditioner has SAVED my hair! It was feeling so dry and gross (I wanted to chop about half of it off) so I just grabbed this on a whim at Target in the hope that it would help a little. My hair still felt dry when it was still wet but in the morning I could feel that my hair was so much softer and not so dry at the ends. It looks like its in much better condition than before.

Consistency & Application: The conditioner is a thick cream with little beads in it that dissolve. I probably use a little over a tablespoon, kind of all over by hair but mostly on the ends. While the cream is really thick its not hard to spread throughout my almost-to-my-elbows-hair. I bought L'Oreal Natures Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme a few months ago but I had to use so much because it would just disappear instead of coating my hair. I ended up taking that back to Sally's. You are suppose to leave it on for 3 minutes so I just shave or wash my face while it sits for 3 minutes or longer. It does have a slight Shea butter scent but its not strong or super artificial smelling.

Ingredients: I'm not about to type up the whole list but it has Olive oil, Shea oil, Avocado oil, and Lemon peels.

All in all I highly recommend this product. Its really made my hair feel great again and I will for sure be rebuying it when I use up this bottle. Like I said it was around $3 at Target and you get a good amount in the bottle. Considering the results its a great deal.

It also makes a great shaving cream, I always use hair conditioner for shaving. Some are better than others (cheap ones like sauve aren't so great). This one is great and doesn't cause any irritation.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review: Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo

Quality: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: 5.05 oz
Price: $7.29 or $6.29 with Beauty Club Card
Where To Buy: Sally Beauty Supply
Would I Buy Again: No

Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo with a beautifully delicate fragrance, revitalizes greasy, dull, and lifeless hair between washes. Instantly leaves your hair feeling clean, full of body, and smelling amazing!

-Beautiful delicate fragrance
-Instantly leaves hair feeling clean
-Quick & convenient to use

I have really oily hair that has to be washed everyday. I bought this in hopes that using it would let me go at least two days without washing my hair. I've used it a couple times now and I think its an ok product, but I don't love it. It does reduce the oil a little bit, but you have to use a lot. My hair just doesn't feel great after using it (not that it does before) and I expected a bit more I guess. Its good if you don't have access to a shower, but I'd prefer to just wash my hair over using this.

Directions: Shake Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo can vigorously before use and in-between sprays. Hold can approximately 12" from hair and spray lightly giving even coverage. Use fingertips to massage dry shampoo through hair and leave for a few moments

Ingredients: Butane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (rice) Starch, Propane, Alcohol Denat., Parfum (fragrance), Coumarin Eugenol, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.