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Monday, May 4, 2009

Halo High Gloss Rinse Review!

Hey guys! Today I'll be reviewing Halo High Gloss Rinse, a product that is an absolute must-have for anyone with color treated hair! The product label says "This weekly high gloss rinse intensifies color while maximizing shine." I seriously need to get this in a liter size otherwise I'll constantly be buying tubes of it, LOL! Whether you're a professional stylist or not, I honestly think everyone should have this product. Not only does it give your hair amazing shine, it really does amplify your hair color, whether it's natural or not.

The first 5 ingredients are Water, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, and Quaternium-80. Interestingly enough, the next ingredient is Papaya Extract, which is usually used as a mild exfoliant. Whether or not it serves a purpose in Halo or is just filler is beyond me. It's high up enough on the ingredient list that it could be useful, but I'm not sure how...I'll check into it further. Now, I explained Propylene Glycol in my last post, and they add water so it's not too heavy. Hydroxyethylcellulose (say that 5 times fast) comes from plant fibers, and is used as a thickening agent, mostly to make a product have sort of a gel consistency, which Halo does. Panthenol is Vitamin B5 and is very moisturizing. It'll fill in any damage on your hair shaft, and make it feel fuller and much healthier. Quaternium-80 is another silicone compound and aids in smoothing and conditioning your hair. Overall it's a very light formula so I don't think anyone should have a problem with this making your hair greasy or heavy.

The only bad thing I have to say about it is that I wish there was a middle size between the 4 oz. and the liter. Maybe like, a 10 oz. tube or something. I'm probably going to get the liter anyways, because I'm sure I'll be using it with most, if not all, my color clients. Also, not a big deal but they should consider putting more detailed instructions on the label, because consumers buying it for the first time might not use it correctly and get a false impression of it.

Here's how I use it:
1) Shampoo hair and rinse. If you feel you need to, lightly condition also, & rinse.
2) Gently towel dry hair until it's about 75% dry.
3) Apply Halo liberally through the hair, and use a wide-tooth comb to ensure even coverage.
4) Put hair in a processing cap and process with heat for 20 minutes, then let hair cool down.
4a) An alternative if you're doing this at home is to apply Halo before you go to bed, and rinse it out in the morning. Your body heat will take the place of the heat from the dryer. I think it's easier pointing a blow dryer at your head for 20 minutes LOL!
5) Rinse hair with tepid/warm water, do not shampoo again.
6) Blow dry, style, and look fabulous!

Halo High Gloss Rinse is available in a 4 oz. tube and a 1 liter bottle. The 4 oz. retails for about $15-$20 and the liter I've seen as low as $34 and as high as $50, so you might wanna shop around for that. Well that wraps up this review, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me in a comment or email aaaand I hope this review helped you! Take care of your hair!! <3