I’m a huge sucker for hair products that claims to make your hair shiny and smooth and all that stuff that every product claims to bring life to your locks. When Shoppers was having a sale in May, I bought these two products- L’Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave In Spray and L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque. These two products have changed my hair routine now. [Read more…]
For the first time ever in my life, I tried to dye my hair, and it was an absolute fail. I used L’Oreal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in “Rich Mahogany.” I chose this specific one since I was attracted to the shiny packaging and it seemed like a product that would tint your hair and looks great when light shines upon it.
A more in-depth description about it….
With Féria®, what you see is the shimmer. Multi-Faceted shimmering colour with 3X highlights delivers intensified, brilliant results. Inspired by cutting-fashion, Feria’s prismatic colour spectrum is custom-blended by L’Oreal master colorists for bold, head-turning shades – no appointment necessary. The revolutionary Power Shimmer Conditioner hydrates and conditions week after week so hair is never wrecked or ravaged.
This kit comes with an Aromatic Shimmer Serum, Deep Conditioning Colour Gel, and a tube of Power Shimmer Conditioner to be used once a week to keep your hair shimmery and vibrant.
When I poured all the contents in the mixing bottle, it took a while of shaking for it to be blended. When I first tried it, the smell of the chemicals was quite strong. Since this is my first time, I’m not sure how strong the smell is like. I used up the whole bottle of dye but it didn’t seem to have the effect I wanted. The suggested time to keep the dye n the hair is 25 minutes, but I should have kept it in longer.
First of all, I have very very very dark hair, as you may have seen in previous pictures I have floating around on my blog. Even compared to my other friends who are also Asian, my hair is naturally super dark! I used up the whole bottle of dye, and it didn’t turn out as successful as I hope….
It is suggested to not shampoo your hair after 24 hours of hair dying. I found that it took two shampoo washes to full get rid of the chemical smell of the lingering hair dye. I notice that my hair is still mostly black, but it looks off-black at certain angles under light. I wasn’t totally satisfied with how my hair turned out, since I wanted a more noticeable colour, but this is perhaps due to my first time trying it.
Any opinions? Anyone else have tried this line of L’Oreal Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color Hair Dye before?
It is no surprise that many uses Moroccanoil on their hair, or other natural products such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil, or almond oil. Unfortunately, I don’t have the natural products at home, but I recently picked up a little 7mL bottle of Macadamia Natural Oil’s Healing Oil Treatment for $4.95 at Richmond Centre’s Zennkai. I tried it on towel-dried hair before blow-drying, and it was amazing!
Inside is a transparent oil, and it smells quite pleasant. I put a nickle sized amount on my palms, rub my palms, then put my hands in my hair from scalp to the ends. I have tons of split ends, and I’m hoping my hair would look less frayed on the bottom. I noticed that when I blew dry my hair, it dried a bit quicker than usual, and it was very soft and straight. I was amazed how soft my thick, coarse hair was.
My hair is naturally straight, but the layered ends of my hair are starting to be extremely messy and all over the place frizzy. I’m quite liking this product in its tiny bottle. Paying $4.95 for a small travel sized seems fair, although I’m sure the bigger size is more expensive. *sigh* Has anyone tried the Macadamia Natural Oil Line?
As some may know, washing your hair on a daily basis is more damaging to your hair. Washing hair daily strips the hair of its natural oil, so by washing the oil, the hair becomes more dry and dull looking.
One of the main ingredients in shampoo is the chemical Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which makes the shampoo foamy.It is actually a dangerous chemical because it is a skin irritant. It also gets absorbed in our skin and can be a potential health hazard. It is used in common shampoos because it is inexpensive. Sulfate can also damage the hair roots and cause the follicle to be damaged.
I used to wash my hair everyday, but over the past year I tried washing it every other day, and I would wash my hair Friday night then Sunday night. I have also used sulfate-free shampoo (when it’s on sale) to strip less of the hair oil.
So for the days I don’t wash my hair, and I feel my hair may be getting oily, I use dry shampoo! Dry shampoo is another option to refresh the hair when you’re in a hurry and you don’t have to bother showering and lathering up your hair. Dry shampoo also gives hair volume! I’ve tried three types of dry shampoos and here’s a review of each one from worst to best:
3) TRESemmé Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo– for Dry/Curly to Normal Hair, Moisturizing cleanser with aloe vera & citrus. On the website it says:
How it Works
- Formulated with Witch Hazel- a powerful natural astringent, absorbs excess oil and impurities when you skip a shampoo.
- Aloe Vera containing formula conditions hair, replenishing moisture and restoring lustrous shine
- Eliminates odor, adding a naturally fresh scent through formula with Citrus Extracts.
How to Use
- FOR SALON-GORGEOUS RESULTS:
- Pump 2-3 times (for mid length hair) into your hand.
- Spread product throughout hair with fingertips.
- Using a towel, gently rub your hair to remove any dirt and excess oil
- Style as usual, if desired.
I didn’t like this product at all. I actually bought this as an accident because I thought it was the spray, but I was wrong. When you squeeze it out, you get a watery foam. My hair is somewhat long, and I tried one pump, but the overpowering scent prevented me to want to use anymore. It smelt like a mix of citrus fruits and windex.
When I distribute it through my hair, the scent lingers for a long time, which I disliked. I tried putting it in my roots, but my hair felt “wet” and even oilier. It felt like a damp hairspray that didn’t clean my hair.
To not waste this product, I would probably use it if I was staying at home and not washing my hair. It’s probably also useful to wash makeup brushes.
Price: $3.99-$6.99 (depending if there is a sale at specific stores) for 177 mL
2) TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Shampoo for fine/oily hair with mineral clay and citrus. The following information from their site:
How it Works
- Formulated with Mineral Clay, seeks out and absorbs oil, injecting hair with instant salon-gorgeous volume
- Citrus Extracts including formula, eliminate odor, infusing hair with a fresh, clean scent
- Using Fresh Start to revive style instead of a shampoo helps preserve color and keep it looking fresh
How to Use
- Shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts for best results.
- Lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots using short bursts, holding 8-12 inches from head and leave-in for 1-2 minutes.
- Use fingertips to massage through hair and to distribute product evenly.
- Use throughout the day to absorb oil and refresh your style as needed.
- IF CLOGGING OCCURS, REMOVE NOZZLE AND RINSE NOZZLE UNDER WARM WATER. THEN RE-ATTACH NOZZLE.
This is the other product I tried from the Fresh Start line. This is a slight improvement compared to the waterless foam shampoo, but it’s very annoying. I must have to remove the nozzle constantly or I get a defective bottle- because have the time I spray it, nothing come out. I have to shake it couple times more to get some spritz. The smell is similar to the waterless foam shampoo, but not as overpowering once sprayed into the hair.
However, I didn’t feel like it made such a big difference. My hair still felt limp when I tried this dry shampoo. It doesn’t feel any different than a hairspray. Also, when you get to the end of the bottle, you can never finish it up!
Price: $3.99-$6.99 (depending if there is a sale at specific stores) for 161 g.
1) Batiste Dry Shampoo (Original)
This is the newest dry shampoo I got and no complaints yet, except for its price compared to the others. This was on sale for 2/$14.00 at Shoppers Drug Mart. The description from amazon is as follows (sorry, for some reason I can’t get on the site)
- Leaves hair feeling clean, fragrant and full of body
- Great product for active people on the go
- Revitalizes greasy, dull and lifeless hair
- Transforms your hair without water
Shake can vigorously before use and in-between spray bursts. Hold approximately 12″ from your hair and spray lightly and evenly. Massage through hair with fingertips and leave for a few moments. Brush out, preferably with a natural bristle brush.
Batiste Waterless Dry Shampoo refreshes and revitalises hair in-between shampoos. A light citrus fragrance leaves hair fresh and deodorised! Simply spray on, fluff, then brush – no water required.
This product works! It has a light zesty floral scent that goes away after sprayed in hair. I put a bit on my roots and let it sit, then brush it out with a comb (use a bristle comb as it states on the bottle.) It feels light and non greasy. To create more volume between sprays, I flip my hair up, spray section by section, put my hair down, spray on the top, then brush it out. There is less product compared to the other dry shampoos, but I’m willing to pay a bit more if it works.
Price: Regular Price $9.49/bottle, Sale: $14 for 2 bottles – 150mL per bottle
There are also cheaper opportunities out there I have read from other forums- such as baby powder or cornstarch. Anyway, I’m happy with Batiste for now and hopefully one bottle will last me for a while!