A Review of The 8 Most Unique Hair Products We’ve Recently Discovered
This is a review of 8 unique, mostly brand new hair products and product lines advicesisters.com have recently discovered. Some of these may be products you never heard of and some have specific uses. We unearthed them, tried, them, and want you to know that if the product is right for you, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
If your hair doesn’t look good, you can’t feel confident. The best products, whether they’re for skin, nails, or hair, and the ones that are designed to work best for your needs. Try some of these hair helpers and tell is if you don’t agree, that thair‘re amazing!
Beautiful Fragrances Designed Just for Your Hair:
Tocca has come up with a “hair friendly” collection of scents Tocca Capelli Profumati (Hair Fragrance) that are so charming and so perfect for romantic days and nights, you’ll want them all. I was always taught to spray fragrance and then walk into the mist, which would scent my entire body including my hair. But it gets costly to spray your pricey perfume this way. When I tried, Liliana, a fresh and slightly peachy scent, it made even stale hair smell revived without having to wash it or deal with dry shampoo smell.
The Tocca Hair Fragrances are lightweight mists that coordinate to the fragrances of five of Tocca’s beloved scents: Florence: an alluring combination of bergamot, crushed violet petals and blond wood (FLORAL); Florence: an alluring combination of bergamot, crushed violet petals and blond wood (FLORAL); Cleopatra: amber patchouli blended with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit (SPICE); Colette: bergamot, citrus, juniper and pink peppercorn blended with florals, musk and woods (FRESH); Liliana: neroli, gardenia and faint peach (FRESH); and Stella: a flirtatious combination of sheer musk, white freesia, blood orange and spicy lily (FRESH). These hair mists arrive in the voluptuous glass bottles with old-world, gold-trimmed, oval, paper labels and heavy, embellished toppers that signify the Tocca brand.
These hair mists arrive in the elegant, voluptuous glass bottles with old-world, gold-trimmed, oval, paper labels and heavy, embellished toppers that signify the Tocca brand. The key ingredients are simple: denatured alcohol, fragrance, and coconut oil. My only regret is that these beautiful glass bottles aren’t travel-friendly because they’d be the perfect thing for my hair after being on a plane or any public place where odors permeate the air. But they are such a “gilty pleasure” and a treat. The 3.2 oz. bottle is just $36.00 and should last through the next couple of month, depending upon how addicted you get! These are available exclusively at Anthropologie (and their online site) but go to the Tocca Web Site anyway as well, because it’s just fun to ogle everything else!
A New Line Of Hair Products to Create Serious Shine!
There are all sorts of ways to get your hair to shine, but most of them require adding styling products that coat your hair. lluminating Shine shampoo,Shine Conditioner, and a unique Illuminating Shine Rinse (with vinegar) By Renee Furterer are used before you style your hair. Use these three products, and you won’t need to add a shine product after you’ve cleaned and are ready to blow dry.
Lumicia Illuminating Shine Care by Renee Furterer is brand new (it just launched July 2016),. This trio of products are created specifically to boost the shine in your hair in a way that is astounding! Check out my photos above which are un-retouched without any kind of lighting if you want to see how well they work! Key ingredients include Fioravanti Alcohol, an ancient plant-based recipe from the 16th century (there are 11 plant extracts in it), with Acerola cherry vinegar to tighten the hair cuticle and prevent the build-up of particles along the hair fiber. It also has Vitamin B5 to hydrate and strengthen and it’s silicone-free. Most products that clean away “gunk” also dry out your hair. While vinegar is known to help clarify hair, the thing that surprised me most about using these products is how soft my hair felt and also how much longer my hair stayed clean (two days longer, actually, even though it was hot and humid).
Key ingredients include Fioravanti Alcohol, an ancient plant-based recipe from the 16th century (there are 11 plant extracts in it), with Acerola cherry vinegar to tighten the hair cuticle and prevent the build-up of particles along the hair fiber. It also has Vitamin B5 to hydrate and strengthen and it’s silicone-free and suitable for all hair types. .
Most products that clean away “gunk” also dry out your hair. While vinegar is known to help clarify hair, the thing that surprised me most about using these products is how soft my hair felt and also how much longer my hair stayed clean (two days longer, actually, even though it was hot and humid).
Another thing that’s really great about these products is that they won’t waste your time. For example, you need only shampoo once and you don’t have to repeat. You also don’t have to wait while the conditioner works, just put in on and rinse it out. This is great news for busy people. Yet, my hair was clean, soft, and so shiny I couldn’t believe it! The selfies I took really don’t show the results as well as seeing it in person, but even in normal light, my literally glistened. The shampoo and conditioner are packaged in plastic flip top tubes and the Illuminating Vinegar rinse is in a plastic spray bottle: 6.7 fl. oz. Shampoo $22.00; 5.0 fl. oz. Conditioner$24.00; Vinegar rinse $21.00. For more information, you’ll want to visit http://www.Remefurtererusa.com
Products Made Specifically for Very Damaged Hair:
Once your hair is seriously damaged, whether it’s from a straightening treatment, color, too many heat stylers or something else, it’s that “uh Oh!” moment. Short of chopping it all off, you can try products that claim to really do damage control. The Kenra Revive Platinum Hair Care “System” can give you hope. It includes five products that are all designed to work together to reduce breakage (the claim is up to 95%). Discovered at a Total Beauty Editor’s Event, we also received some of the Kenra Frizz Control Products, but in this feature we are focusing on the Revive Platinum collection.
The products are emollient and deep conditioning. The Kenra Platinum Revive Shampoo and Conditioner are pleasant, and the conditioner has slightly coconutty scent. There are no Parabens, Sulfates or Sodium Chloride. Both are 8.5 fl. oz in really attractive silver plastic bottles with silver flip tops. for $18.00. The Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment is a deep conditioner and strengthening masque in a flip-top tube (we didn’t try this) 6 fl. oz. Price: $28.00. Kenra Platinum Revive Complex: This lightweight conditioner is a leave-in to help protect hair from heat damage and dehydration. A plus is that it will work with heat stylers up to 450ºF. (that is seriously hot)! If your hair is thick, curly or coarse (or all three) this is a must have and a 3.4 fl. oz for $22.00 we think it’s a good value. Kenra Platinum Revive Oil is nice because you can use it as a pre-treat for your hair as well as after shampooing or use it during styling to protect and strengthen hair, or even as a finishing product after styling. You can also add a bit of it to any of the other products to add more nourishing benefits. It comes in a clear plastic spray bottle $28.00 for 2.5 fl. oz ( a little goes a very long way).
These products do work well to help with breakage and damage, although we can’t quantify that it is up to 95%, as claimed. But if your fried, frizzled hair feels smooth and soft and looks less fly-away, you can bet that some of it is due to using good products that soothe, smooth and heal. You can find KENRA products in ULTA but we’re suggesting you visit the KENRA Professional website first, for more information
Unique Hair Brushes With Unusual Shapes for Specific Tasks:
Most women have several styling brushes to help them deal with various tasks, but the Cricket Ultra Smooth Detangling Brush (approx. $12.95) has one of the most unusual shapes for a brush we have ever tried. The blue-bristled wedge is a multi-tasker that pulls conditioner through your hair in the shower as it smooths out tangles. It also works on dry hair to smooth frizzies and help make hair easier to style. There is a special blend of Argan and Olive oils and Keratin protein that helps shine hair once you’ve done your blow-dry, too. The shape may seem strange, but the ergonomically designed shape gets to the root of your tangles (pun intended) very efficiently. The frizz-fighting oils help make it shiny and soft.
If your hair is really thick and you want to blow dry it quickly, you need a brush with plenty of airflow, but that said, vent brushes can often make hair very frizzy. Not so much if you use the Cricket Static Free Brush ($5.99). It features a V-shaped quick drying vent pattern and non-snag bristles with ball tips that also keep static and fly-aways to a minimum . We found it also helped us to dry hair at maximum speed. The lightweight brush is also a favorite of ours for travel. You can find these at Ulta and Sally Beauty, and online. For more information visit Cricketco.com
An ALL In Shampoo/Conditioner That Really Works:
Did you ever notice that if you wash your hair frequently, especially if you use the same shampoo and conditioner, your hair just doesn’t feel clean anymore and worse, it feels dry and lackluster? Redken’s got a new solution called Genius Wash that’s meant to be rotated every couple of washes with your favorite routine to clean out the gunk and give your hair a break.
Each of three formulas has customized ingredients with moisturizers and good for your hair benefits for medium, coarse or unruly hair. They also have apricot oil, and soy proteins that work to strengthen and soften hair, while adding shine. What they don’t have, are harsh chemicals, parabens or salts that can strip hair and dry it out. The cleanser/conditioner gets you out the door faster, and they really work well. Just pick the one that’s closest to your hair type (Coarse, Medium or Unruly) and you’ll be delighted. I tried all of them and found Unruly to be the best for my frizzy hair, but all of them worked well.
I have tried other types of all in ones but they didn’t clean our hair well, leaving us reaching for another bottle of something else to wash our hair the next day. Redken’s Genius Washes cleansed thoroughly but left hair soft and without making it limp or greasy. If your hair tends to be frizzy and flyaway it’s even better, because these calm down your hair and give you a “second day look” without the greasy feel. All you need are about 14 pumps depending upon your hair length, leave on 3-5 minutes and rinse. Yes, they’re Genius! Please purchase these Redken products from an authorized salon, by visiting Redken.com
Elegant Hair Care from France Inspired by Moments in Paris:
We didn’t expect to find much hair care at the She’s Beautiful, She’s Fit event but there we found an entire table of Number 4 High Performance Hair Care. The luxurious formulas in chic white with black packaging, are color protecting, anti-aging, began, gluten-free, sulfate & sodium-free and also free of parabens. They even have a “style Bureau” that supports talented creatives (hey look me up, Number 4)! But I digress. The product collections are scented and inspired by a special moment in Paris, and the character of that French neighborhood (e.g. 16eme. L’eau de mare Hydrate Collection). Cute, n’est pas? While we didn’t test every product, we loved the Hydrate Collection with the scent of Ylang orchid, jasmine, vetiver and patchouli that removes all trace of anything bad and replaces it with something sublime (plus we have a friend in the 16th). The Shampoo ($34.00) and the Condition ($36.00) for normal to dry hair, with a matching scented body lotion (with coconut oil) will please your senses, scent your hair and scent, make you feel special after a hot, sweaty, gritty day at the office or the beach. We don’t have room to review all the styling products, but everything we tried was delightful and effective (hint: the Super Comb, Prep & Protect (approx. $25.79) removed tangles, smoothed conditioned even parched strands instantly) There are travel sized, too. Get yours at fine salons, spas, retailers and online at www.number4hair.com
A Luxurious, Scented, Nourishing Hair Oil:
Sally Hershberger is known for her celebrity clients, and she also has an impressive line of products. If you want to pamper yourself this Summer, one that we like is Sally Hershberger 24K Golden Touch Nourishing Dry Oil($40.00 4.2 fl. oz.). I believe the Advice Sisters might have received this in a gift bag from HSN and it’s a perfect Summer hair compliment. The striking, opaque, metallic gold pump bottle holds ingredients includingGinkgo Biloba Leaf Extract to help revitalize and replenish hair: -Gardeina Tahitensis Flower Extract to help repair and deep condition to a healthy shine, and (one of our favorites) Argan Oil: to nourish, smooth, tame, condition and offer color protection. Dry and oil might seem incompatible, but this product really does absorb into hair without greasy residue as long as you don’t overdo it. Apply a pearl-sized amount (avoid the roots) before heat-styling to smooth and tame coarse, unruly, sensitized hair and on all hair types, a tiny bit adds shine and softness and keeps frizz down. For more information visit HSN or the Sally Hershberger website
Care For Your Curls With A Line Made Just For You!
For those who love curls but not the frizz: Redken’has line of hair care and styling products specifically for women who want to wear their hair curly. Redken Curvaceous features a unique new Curl Memory Complex (with a combination of sugar crystals to attract moisture and reactivate the shape of curls, plus moringa oil to re-hydrate hair, and uv filters to prevent and protect from color fade). The key thing is that the cocktail of ingredients combined with Redken’s Interlock Protein Network (IPN) Technology (keralink, amino acids and protein), acts as to boost of strength and manageability for frizz free, bouncy curls up to three days.
This Redken Curvaeous line is heaven-sent for women who want to embrace their curls, and some of the product are even good for those who like to wear their hair wavy or straight (e.g. I like the new CCC Spray which tames frizz very nicely). For truth in reporting, I was sent all of these products, but don’t wear my hair very curly, so I didn’t test everything. But you have to figure out what kind of curl type you are or want, and then pick the right products to get the look. If you go to a stylist, this will be easy. You also have to use the products properly. Using too much or too little may disappoint you, so read the directions carefully. The new products are fairly self-explanatory by name so I’ll just mention the ones that might be confusing: Curvaceous High-Foam Lightweight Cleanser, Low-foam Moisturizing Cleanser, No-Foam Highly Conditioning Cleanser, Curvaceous Conditioner, Curl Refiner (a before-styling primer for definition and control), CCC Spray (climate control caring spray-gel for frizz control and humidity resistance–Redken calls this their “star” product), Wind Up Energizing and Texturizing Spray, Full Swirl Sculpt and Shine Cream, Ringlet Perfection Lotion, and Spiral Lock High Hold Gel for tight curls) Please purchase these Redken products from an authorized salon, by visiting Redken.com