Huwebes, Mayo 17, 2012

Shine Moist Keratin Treatment and Ionic Keratin Treatment

I love how summer bring out the best color of my hair but I also know how the humidity damages my hair's cuticle resulting in dry, drab, split, brittle or frizzy hair and ragged ends. Yes. That's how my hair is to date. :(

So I really need a remedy. Good thing Shoppe Fabaholics have sent me a free package with Shine Moist Keratin Treatment and Ionic Treatment.

What it claims?

Shine Moist Keratin Treatment is especially designed for damage hair and especially sensitive scalp. the unique formula is competent to penetrate deeply while protecting the cuticular layer of hair. Exclusive Keratin Treatment and rich protein bond ingredients helps give nutrition and leaves hair exceptionally soft. Keratin Treatment enhanced by using professional steamer to maximize the potential for increased softness.

Directions: After shampooing, blot dry the hair with a towel. Apply Shine Moist Hair Treatment generously over all the hair and cover with a plastic cap for 15 to 30 mins with or without heat.

consistency of the treatment
I did what I was directed. I rinsed then towel dried my hair. Usually, when I comb, my hair tangles a lot maybe because it's too long and then breakage comes in. But when I comb today, it was really smooth. No tangles. Really! And I was like, I will buy a jar of this product! And it's really soft as it dries. And I can't resist the urge to touch my hair. It's soooo silky smooooth.

PROS (장점):
  • Affordable
  • 50ml is good for 3-4 uses
  • Free from parabens!
  • It does what it claims.
CONS (단점):
  • Availability. This product is hard to find here in Philippines. Good thing  Shoppe Fabaholics is there. 
RATING (등급):
  • 5 out of 5
 WILL I PURCHASE (환매겠습니까)?
  • Definitely yes. Parang Rejoice, walang sabit. :)
I don't know what's the difference between the Keratin Treatment and the Ionic Keratin Treatment. Do you know? Anyway, I plan to use Keratin Treatment twice a week then I'll be using the Ionic Keratin Treatment next month. I hope I'll know the difference. 

Disclaimer: These companies do not pay me for this review. I do them in my own free will.

Linggo, Mayo 6, 2012

Matrix Essentials: Sensoria Care Conditioning Spa Cream Bath Review

A friend of mine spent a week here at my house. She brought a flat hair iron with her. As part of our bonding, she irons my hair everyday and I find hair iron to be amusing because it made my hair frizz-free. The problem arised when my friend have to go home. Without the hair iron, my hair is now back to its wavy form and the worst part is its more frizzy than usual. I know right away that this is because of the straightener. I deep conditioned my hair with Dove Damage Repair Conditioner for remedy but it did not work. After a week, I experienced more hairloss and now my hair is dry and brittle. What I have now is Sensoria Care Conditioning Spa Cream Bath + grapefruit extrac and apricot oil.

What it claims?
Sensoria Care a multi-sensorial spa collection that treats, purifies and balances hair and scalp. Enriched with an essential botanical blend of nourishing Apricot Oil and anti-oxidant Grapefruit Extract.
Leaves hair looking and feeling deeply moisturized, revitalized and conditioned. 
Directions: Apply to shampooed, towel-dried hair. Distribute evenly and massage thoroughly into hair for 15 minutes. Comb and leave on hair for 10 minutes. Can be used with heat for deep conditioning. Rinse thoroughly. 

I used it as directed like a heavy conditioner, massage from roots to tips and covered it with a shower cap. Rinsed it after 10 minutes.

When my hair dried, it feels soft and clean. Even it has the same consistency like a conditioner, I did not feel greasy at all. It doesn't make the hair shiny and it doesn't claims to do so. :) My hair did not change dramatically (maybe because I only used it once) but its a lot softer and manageable like it was nourished from the inside. It also tamed my frizz just a little and I did not encounter any hair loss while combing.

PROS (장점):
  • It left my hair moisturized, revitalized and conditioned as the product claims.
  • May be used as a conditioner
  • Affordable
CONS (단점):
  • I can't think of any.
RATING (등급):
  • 5 out of 5.  What you read is what you get. 
  • Yes. It is good for rebuilding healthy hair.

Huwebes, Abril 19, 2012

Shine Moist Henna Wax in Cyclamen

I was amazed by the result of dyeing my hair using Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring. But as weeks passed by, my hair became dull and super damaged.

Without Flash

 With Flash

See what I mean? So that's why I bought Shine Moist Henna Wax Treatment. Shine Moist Henna Wax is a cellophane treatment that moisturizes hair and leaves a tint of color.

Shine Moist Henna Wax Color Treatment especially designed for dull and damaged hair. The unique formula is competent to penetrate deeply with protecting the cuticular layer of hair while the color treatment is processing. Exclusive natural color treatment and rich protein bond ingredients helps give nutrition, leaves hair exceptionally soft plus natural color looking. Henna Wax Color Treatment enhanced by using professional steamer to maximize the potential softness.

I choose the Cyclamen tint

The package inside the box  with gloves and shower cap

Inside the jar.

This is available in Watsons, SM Department Store and HBC and if you want a hassle free shopping, this is the only online shop that sells affordable Shine Moist products that I know of:

How to use Shine Moist Henna Wax? (product instructions)
Shampoo and towel dry hair until 75% dry.
Apply Color Treatment beginning 3mm from scalp and comb through the hair thoroughly.
Keep hair moistened and heated with a steamer or heater for 30 mins.
Allow hair to cool for 5 mins. before rinsing thoroughly until the water runs clear.
Squeeze out excess water and apply conditioning. Rinse and leave it in the hair for at least 1 minute.
Rinse thoroughly with water, blow dry and style.

How I used it?
I shampooed my hair and let it dry 100%. I sectioned my hair and applied it thoroughly. So messy. And then since I don't have a steamer, I wrapped my hair with foil and then a hot towel. Then I followed steps 4,5 and 6.

After using Shine Moist with different lighting:

PROS (장점):
  • inexpensive treatment 
  • available locally 
  • smells nice 
  • made my hair super shiny even after two weeks
  • available in 500ml and 100ml jar 
  • available in vibrant colors 
    • 801 black 
    • 802 dark brown 
    • 803 brown 
    • 804 magenta 
    • 805 cyclamen 
    • 806 medium blonde 
    • 807 ruby 
    • 808 natural 
    • 809 golden brown 
    • 810 light golden blonde 
    • 812 red blonde 
    • 811 magenta red 
    • 813 chestnut brown 
    • 814 chocolate brown 
    • 815 medium brown 
    • 816 burgundy red 
    • 817 chocolate red 
    • 818 orange red 
CONS (단점)
  • colors and shine doesn't stay long according to other users 
  • messy to apply 
  • color washes out every bath
  • 5 out of 5
  • Definitely yes! I plan to reapply it every three weeks. I soooooo love how it made my hair purplish pink. 

Disclaimer: These companies do not pay me or ask me to do a review. I do them in my own free will.

Biyernes, Abril 6, 2012

Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring in Wine Red

Hello unnies...

I am really afraid to color my hair since its really dry and buhaghag na but I'm getting bored with my black hair so I want to give it a new look. I read rave reviews about Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring and decided to dye my hair with it. There are five shades which are Black, Dark Brown, Natural Brown, Wine Red and Sweet Orange. I found one at SM Cubao, Watsons. 

The Price : Inexpensive

I chose Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring in Wine Red. So let's begin.

The Label: Pink!

Advantages of Bubble Hair Coloring:
Used Easily. you can color your hair by using it like normal shampoo.
  • Every single hair can be colored. With Micro bubble booster tech, the bubbles will color all the hair.
  • Natural color without stains. It will give you a more natural and clean color.
No ammonia added. (yey!)

Here is the shade.

The box include the #1 and #2 dyes that you would mix together, gloves, a plastic cape and the silky perfumed treatment which will be used on the final step.

How to use:
  1. Put on the plastic gloves and plastic cape included in the kit.
  2. Pour the contents of the 30 ml packet labeled #1 into the 50 ml pump bottle labeled #2 and mix (just tilt it to left and right).
  3. Pump bubble/foam into your hand.
  4. Apply it evenly all over.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse and follow up with the sachet of conditioner included in the kit.

after mixing the liquids and tilting
the dye looks like a foam

after applying the foam

This is my first time to dye my hair and I must say, this is really easy as 1-2-3. It's like shampooing my hair but instead of the silky smooth feeling, the hair gets sticky and brittle while applying the foam. The scent is mild and there's a tiny bit of stinging and warm feeling in my scalp. And oohhh.. there's so much foam. You don't need to be bothered if it is enough because it is more than enough that I got tired emptying the bottle.

10 minutes after ~.~

30 minutes after: a hint of red! 

I decided to leave it for an hour to see if there will be more difference. The stains in my skin got easily cleaned up. Afterwards, I rinse it off with water and my hair is kinda unmanageable but that's what the Silky Perfumed Treatment is for. I used the treatment and wow.. It's good and made my hair silky and manageable so I decided to leave it for 5 minutes because I really love the effect. The rinse again, now with Cream Silk Damage Repair for more conditioning.... and the color I achieved?

I am aiming for this color.
The After Treament Photo

Before (left) and After (right) photos.

Indoor light without flash (left) and with flash (right)

Outdoor light without flash (left) and with flash (right)

PROS (장점):
  • Easier to use.
  • Milder scent than traditional hair dyes.
  • Pricing is reasonable for the quality of the product. 
  • One box is more than enough.
  • Complete and cute package.
  • Does not stain in the skin and my pillows.. :)
CONS (단점)
  • Availability of the shades.
  • The Silky Perfumed Treatment is only available in the package.
RATING (등급):
  • 4.5 out of 5
  • Yes.