Friday, May 10, 2013

Michael O'Rourke Rock Your Hair Products Rock!! Review

Press Samples
According to Rock Your Hair,

South African born and Los Angeles based, celebrity stylist Michael O'Rourke is one of the only true remaining iconic hairdressers in the professional beauty industry. Michael has been inspiring hairdressers for years in salons, on platform and at his world famous INSTITUTE OF COURAGE.

Michael was recently awarded the NAHA (North American Hairdressing Awards) lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the professional beauty industry over the last 50 years. Michael is known best for his ROCKSTAR style, world famous cutting system, and his BIG heart. 

Having previously created and then sold Big Sexy Hair, Michael waited out his non-compete and is now back on the scene with the latest creation in professional styling products: ROCK YOUR HAIR. 

Michael’s vision behind Rock Your Hair is to do more than inspire women to wear Rockin’ BIG BOLD HAIR, he wants to give back. A portion of all Rock Your Hair sales go towards supporting shelters for abused and battered women and helping them to start their lives again.
Big Hair Rocks Shampoo ($17.00 for 10.5 oz.)

It all starts here...volumizing shampoo for fine, limp hair by Rock Your Hair! Rock Your Hair Shampoo gives volume and life to limp hair without drying it out. Sulfate and paraben free. Color-safe formula nourishes and protects chemically dependent hair. 

I have to say that I really love this shampoo a great deal. It is very moisturizing and gentle on my curly hair. It gives some added volume, and makes my hair look and feel wonderful. It has a sort of floral fruity scent that is quite pleasant, but it is neither distracting- nor does it linger throughout the day. I have nearly finished my travel size bottle, and will likely buy the full size bottle once I have used up a few of my other shampoos. This shampoo does not strip my hair no matter how many times a week that I use it, and it feels very moisturizing.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, *Arctium Majus Root Extract, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Cocamide MEA, Disodium EDTA , Silicone Quaternium-3, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trideceth-7. Trideceth-12, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Red 33 (CI 17200), Fragrance (Parfum), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Hexyl Cinnamal, *Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool *Fragrance Allergen*Equisetum Arvense Extract, Glycol Distearate, Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hexapeptide-11, Hexylene Glycol, *Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone Panthenol, PEG-150 Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract.

Big Hair Rocks Conditioner ($20.00 for 10.5 oz.)

Lets the moisture in without added weight with Big Hair Rocks Conditioner by Rock Your Hair. Sulfate and Paraben free.

Like the shampoo, this conditioner is gentle and moisturizing. My hair is left soft, manageable and supremely moisturized. It also has a fruity floral scent, but it does seem to fade- therefore it does not interfere with other fragrances that you might be wearing. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Betaine, Butyloctanol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C11-15 Pareth-7, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hexapeptide-11, Hexylene Glycol, Laureth-9, PEG-45M, Polyquaternium-37, Polysorbate 60, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Silicone Quaternium-16, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trideceth-12, Undeceth-11, Undeceth-5, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone,, Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Fragrance (Parfum), *Benzyl Salicylate *Hexyl Cinnamal, *Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Fragrance Allergen
Size Matters Big Volume Root Lift ($20.00 for 13 oz.)

Size Matters Big Volume Root Lift is aerosol spray mousse that creates big volume hair from the root up. Use directly on roots prior to blow drying damp hair for voluptuous volume! Humidity resistant.

This is a really nice aerosol spray mousse that creates a nice lift at the roots. It makes styling effortless, and the results lasted me all day long. While I have lots of body with my naturally curly hair- I often end up with a flat top when I don't work to add volume to the roots- this adds just enough lift to my hair without going overboard.  It has a fresh pleasant scent that isn't overpowering.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, VP/VA Copolymer Dimethyl Ether, PVP, Butane, Cocamidopropyl Betain, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Diazolidinyl Urea, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Limonene, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Benzophenone-4, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.
Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray ($22.00 for 10 oz.)

Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray by Rock Your Hair is a fast drying "volume" essential finishing spray. Spray it Hard Big Volume Hairspray fun rocking everyday spray. Firm, flexible hold. Instant shine. Long lasting memory.

I don't usually use hairspray, and I when I think of hairspray most often stiff unmoving unnatural locks come to mind. However, while this spray offers firm hold my hair remained flexible. It tamed my frizzies, offered a lovely shine, and made my hair look as good in the evening as it did in the morning.

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat. Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/ Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/ Parfum Linalool, Limonene, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/ Tetracaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.
Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Weightless Detangler ($20.00 for 7.5 oz.)

Miracle Leave In Detangling Spray that replenishes moisture and shine to dry, brittle and chemically dependent hair. Weightless Tangle Tamer, a detangling spray that restores moisture and softness to your hair. Soy, wheat and oat proteins penetrate into the cuticle to reinforce hair from the shaft to create flexibility and stop brittleness. Heat styled hair will particularly benefit from this amazing formula.

I love this leave-in conditioner! I am a big fan of leave-in spray conditioners because they offer added moisture to dry hair. I tend to use such products as a finishing spray because they allow me to scrunch and lift my curls. This is also wonderful for detangling hair making it easy to brush or comb out, and it does an amazing job reducing the chances of getting frizzy hair. It really is a weightless spray, and it isn't sticky- and it does not flake once it dries. I will definitely be buying a bottle once I finish this up!

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B-5), Methyl Gluceth-20, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Rice Amino Acids, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Yuzu Ginger B, CE-120348, Harris Fragrances .3%), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.
Bombshell Big Hair Powder ($17.00 for 0.9 oz.)

Bombshell Big Hair Powder by Rock Your Hair is a back comb in a bottle! Volumizer. Simply apply this product  on dry hair at the roots do give hair volume and lift. You can also lightly dust it all over for added texture and shine

Wow, what an amazingly effective product. It really really works!! You just lightly dust the powder on your dry hair at the roots and it offers lift and fullness. It is very concentrated- so apply it sparingly. It is the perfect antidote to limp flat hair that needs volume and body. As noted above, you can lightly dust the powder all over for added texture and shine- and the results are amazing. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Silica Silylate, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrated Silica, PEG-8, Propylene Glycol, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Fragrance (Parfum), *Citronellol, *Butylphenyl Methyl Propional (Lilial), *Linalool, *Alpha Methyl Ionone (Gamma Methyl Ionone).

Overall assessment: Rock Your Hair products are well worth trying! The packaging is whimsical and fun, but it's really what is inside the packages that will win your loyalty!

Available at Ulta and from Rock Your Hair (Unaffiliated links provided for your convenience).
Press Samples. All views expressed are categorically my own.


  1. I love this line! I even bought a complete set after my PR samples. Been using it ever since and my hair after all the coloring I have done to damage it, feels healthier. I love the Big Hair Powder!

    1. Me too! It's so awesome! Once I get through my PR samples I will definitely be buying more from the line! The Big Hair Powder is amazing, isn't it?! I just saw your Erno Laszlo train-case post!!! I used Laszlo exclusively for years (long before blogging), and I just wish that I had seen that case!! I LOVE IT!!! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

  2. I have seen this line, but haven't tried it. I have to say, I didn't know about the charitable aspect of it. That makes me want to try it even more! Great review! :)

    1. Hi Amber! I really love their products- they are very effective, but also fun to use! I agree with you, the charitable aspect of this company's mission statement is very inspiring. I will definitely be buying their products once I get through what I have. I am going to get the shampoo, conditioner, and Hair Miracle soon because I will use them up pretty quickly! I'm so glad that you liked the review! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. ooh. i've been looking for a good hair powder (my hair often needs a volume boost ;)). This one looks awesome, thanks for posting about it!

    1. You are so welcome, Raina! This line is really awesome! The hair powder is a very cool product! :-)


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