August 5, 2015

Mid-Summer Edition Empties: Hair Care

*PR Sample/**Giveaway Win

The empties continue...

Mud Puddle Hair Wash*: A "no poo" method of washing hair.  Unfortunately this was extremely time consuming and did not work out the one time I tried it.  May have been "operator error" but I did not want to try again.  I found the product difficult to wash out.  Did leave my hair with a lot of volume but that is typically not a goal of mine.  Not purchasing but if a non-shampoo is your goal it might be worth trying.

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo* (travel size) Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner* (travel size) Was neither overly impressed or disappointed at the functionality of the products.  I mainly did not care for the scent.  Will not purchase.

Balance Guru Scalp Detox* recommended for "tired scalp".  I don't get this product at all.  I used it a few times and did not notice anything at all.  Maybe I don't have a tired scalp.  This seems unnecessary for me.  Will not purchase and only used a few times.

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo* (1 PR sample, 1 at my expense, and 1 travel size sample).  Obviously my holy grail shampoo.  You've seen this product over and over and over again.  I will never turn down a free one and will buy it again and again.  Highly recommend and after years of use my hair has never tired of it.  Recommend.

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner (1 full size and 1 travel size sample).  As with it's matching shampoo counterpart the conditioner is a holy grail product for me.  Both my daughter and I use it.  Best conditioner for my hair type out there.  Recommend.

Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo* This shampoo has a lot of love out in the blogosphere. The directions claim that if used as directed many times a separate conditioner wouldn't be necessary.  Personally I needed a separate conditioner.  I tried without and I was a tangled mess.  As for the shampoo itself it is very gentle and if you have a sensitive scalp I do recommend it.  The shampoo does not lather very much at all.  It has a gel like texture.  For post medical treatment I found the product most useful, but when I had normal scalp days I did not find it necessary.  I recommend it for those with sensitive skin/scalp issues otherwise this may not be the shampoo for you.

Sante Natural Form Styling Mousse* If you need a styling mousse with light hold I do recommend Sante's Natural Form Styling Mousse.  It helped with getting a bit of style into hair that otherwise has none.  That said it will not give a firm hold so it is best for soft and natural looks.  Recommend for light hold.  

Have you tried any of these products/brands?  Any similar experiences?

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August 4, 2015

Review: Acure Shave Gel

*PR Sample

This review is LONG overdue.  SERIOUSLY!

But don't fret, it's so worth it.

As per usual Acure has not let me down.  Short review: love it, use it, can't believe I haven't emptied the can yet, go buy your own...

What it is: Acure's Foaming Shaving Gel in blue chamomile + cucumber.  It is packaged in a totally recyclable compressed air can that uses no nasty gases.  What's so great about it?  This shave gel is the queen when it comes to not making you miss your old conventional product.  Just use a small about and apply to your legs and that razor just glides with ease.  The big plus for me is no more gunking up my razor blades!  It all rinses away so easy off my legs and my blades.

Now just so you are prepared, you aren't going to get Barbasol type foam it is a shaving gel after all but the performance of this product was excellent in my weeks and months of trying it out.

Totally recommend!

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