Sunday, February 28, 2016

Moisture on Demand for Dehydrated Tresses

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If your hair is anything like mine, it is in need of added moisture during the colder months of the year. Here is my roundup of a few great haircare products to help combat dry hair.
Phuse Hydration Head Case Shampoo ($18.00 for 10 oz. from Phuse Beauty): Nourish your locks with this Sulfate and Sodium Chloride-free shampoo that will not to dehydrate your hair.  It is enriched with Argan Oil to add moisture and shine to dehydrated hair.

Features:
  • Argan Oil added to promote shine, shine, shine
  • Helps control frizz
  • Gentle and safe for color treated hair
  • Squeaky clean formula
  • Petrochemicals and parabens free (you are welcome)
  • No animal testing
  • Gluten-free
  • For all hair types
Phuse Headstrong Keratin Protein Primer ($22.00 for 2.25 oz. from Phuse Beauty): If you color, flat iron, blow out, straightening, or heat style your hair in any way, then your hair could benefit from using a primer. Just add a few pumps to protect your hair's cuticles to cover and protect it with this Argan Oil and Keratin Protein infused formula.
  • Keratin Protein mends damaged hair
  • Gentle and safe for color, keratin and other chemical treated hair
  • Heat activated, leave-in treatment that improves hair’s texture
  • Creates a soft, smooth finish
  • Calms frizz and those fly aways
  • Formaldehyde free
  • Paraben and petrochemical free (you are welcome!)
  • No animal testing
  • Gluten free
Phuse Just Venting (Vent Brush $13.00 from Phuse Beauty): The Just Venting brush is the ultimate accelerator to speed up your hair drying time. Ceramic, Tourmaline and Ion infused ball tips remove unwelcomed static and promotes shiny hair. Vented patterns, non-snag bristles, basically this bad boy is in a rush to dry so you can fly.

Phuse Need a Lift (Teasing Brush $6.00 from Phuse Beauty): Secured tightly in the brush head, the bristles are flexible enough to evenly distribute the oils throughout hair. This brush has a combination of boar and nylon multi-level bristles that let you create various degrees of volume and super style. It also has a finely pointed handle for effectively parting your hair.
Abba Moisture Shampoo ($17.00–$34.00 for 8 oz. and 33.8 oz from Abba and Ulta): The key moisturizing botanical ingredients in this shampoo and conditioner are Olive Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Abba's special ProQuinoa complex, and even when my hair is extremely dry it looks and feels better after I use this shampoo and conditioner.  The minty aroma smells delectable, and is very refreshing.

Abba's high performing ProQuinoa Complex contains quinoa, barley and soy proteins which rescue damaged hair fibers. Abba Moisture Shampoo uses natural botanicals to help moisturize dry, brittle hair and scalp. Wild mint and olive butter work together to create high performing products. 100% Vegan, Sulfate Free, Plant derived botanicals, Free of synthetic color additives. Use daily to help moisturize dry, damaged and brittle hair.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Eau), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Glycol Stearate, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone.

Abba Moisture Conditioner ($18.00–$36.00 for 8 oz. and 33.8 oz from Abba and Ulta): This conditioner leaves my hair so soft and hydrated, and it leaves my hair frizz-free.

Abba's high performing ProQuinoa Complex contains quinoa, barley and soy proteins which rescue damaged hair fibers. Abba Moisture Conditioner conditions dry damaged hair with natural botanicals. Olive butter and wild mint work together to create high performing products. pH 4-5. 100% Vegan, Sulfate Free, Plant derived botanicals, Free of synthetic color additives. Use daily to help condition dry, damaged and brittle hair.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethiconol, Alcohol Denat., Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer ($ from Ouidad and Ulta): If you have curly hair that needs a bit more moisture, then this multipurpose product is a wonderful addition to your haircare arsenal. It not only offers rich moisture, without weighing hair down, but it also protects hair. Furthermore, it defines curls, eliminates frizz and makes hair shine.

Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer is a modern, dynamic multi-tasker that combines therapeutic conditioning with style priming power. This rich, silky formula wraps curls in a unique Triple Olive Oil Blend and Green Tea Extract to nourish and protect dehydrated hair, keeping curls moisturized all day long. Primes while conditioning to restore the natural curl pattern and encourage bouncy, defined, frizz-free curls.
Key Product Benefits:
  • Instantly restores moisture balance within curls
  • Makes curls feel soft and conditioned on contact
  • Ideal for wash and go's, for natural curl with slight definition in shorter hair
  • All curls, especially dry, damaged, frizzy curls, need an instant therapeutic infusion of moisture from time to time.
To use as a daily conditioner: First, prepare hair by shampooing and conditioning with a Ouidad shampoo and conditioner. Then, apply a silver dollar amount of Whipped Curls to wet hair. Leave on hair for 3-5 minutes, then rinse out thoroughly.

To use as a styling primer: First. prepare hair by shampooing and conditioning with a Ouidad shampoo and conditioner. Then, apply a silver dollar amount of Whipped Curls to damp hair. Comb through and style as usual.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Polyquaternium-37, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ceteareth-20, Lauryl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-4, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance/Parfum.

Ouidad Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask ($44.00 for 6 oz. from Ouidad and Ulta): I am a huge proponent of deep masking, and advocate doing it often during the cold months of the year. This formula is ultra-conditioning, and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable after only 10 minutes of use. I like to leave it on for about 20-30 minutes when my hair is feeling particularly dry and unruly, and it does the trick every single time.

Melt-down Extreme Repair Mask is a luxurious treatment formulated with our proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex including nutrient-rich Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil - that envelops the hair shaft with a cushion-like coating of concentrated fatty acids vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair. A blend of three clinically-proven actives instantly recreates hair's depleted lipid barrier, restoring the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage. Unique melt-down technology pampers hair with a subtle warming sensation as it replenishes moisture.

Features:
  • Fatty acids rebuild, nourish and protect
  • Active ingredients restore hair's protective lipid barrier to prevent future damage
  • Melt-down technology provides luxurious, moisturizing warming sensation
On clean, damp hair, apply starting at the more damaged ends of the hair and work your way up toward your regrowth, being careful not to concentrate too much on the scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.

On dry hair you, apply as a hydrating, reparative warming mask. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and cleanse the hair with Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil. Follow with Whipped Curls for extra conditioning.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glycerin, Propanediol, Bis-Hydroxy/Methoxy Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Methyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Trichilia Emetica Seed Butter, Lactic Acid, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance/Parfum.

Overall Assessment: If you need to add some moisture to your hair this season, then these products offer some great options. What do you use on your hair to keep it in tip-top shape during the cold months of the year?

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