Friday, August 28, 2009

Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel Review

Happy Friday! I don't know about you guys, but the weather here in Chicago lately has been sooo dreary! All grey and gloomy and rainy out. Hopefully this weekend will be better!

So today I'm reviewing Big Sexy Hair's Blow Dry Volumizing Gel. I've been putting off this review for a while, but I can't anymore. Unforunately... the only thing I like about this stuff is the scent. I've used it several times hoping I kept using it wrong, and the only thing wrong is this gel. It makes hair feel dry, gunky, heavy, and you'll definitely have to wash your hair again... there's no brushing this stuff out. It sucks because I always hear such good things about BSH and when I use them, it's always a bit anticlimactic. I've used BSH Root Pump, and even though it works pretty decent... I just find it a bit sticky and difficult to brush out. As for this Blow Dry Gel... grab Redken Blown Away 09 instead.

I'm not really going into detail about this... I'm just gonna recommend not using it. This is just my opinion, if anyone out there has had any luck with this stuff, or even if you've used it and didn't care for it as well, please comment and tell me about it! I really love hearing about other people's experiences and opinions. :)

There are products in other Sexy Hair lines I'd like to try... but I think I'm gonna stay away from Big Sexy Hair for a while. I'll probably give them another shot. Hopefully I'll find something I like.

Have a good weekend, and take care of your hair! ;-)
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bed Head Superstar Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm reviewing a Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner from Bed Head's Superstar line. The product claims to "Pump up your hair! Conditions, detangles, adds volume and gives light hold." I've gotta say that this is pretty good stuff! I agree with all the claims. For those who might be thrown off by the "gives light hold" part--it's not like how a hairspray gives hold, it's more like it just keeps the volume in your hair without your hair feeling all full of product. The scent is also DELICIOUS! Totally sweet and bubblegumish without being obnoxious.

On a completely unrelated note, I severely dislike the way people are trying to phase out putting commas before and (, and) like this label did. This is the way I was taught, and I just think it looks weird and incorrect. Anyone else notice it? Does it bug you as much as it bugs me? Share with me.

Back to the review! The main ingredients are Water, Polyquaternium-11, Amodimethicone, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Polyquaternium-32, Quaternium-91, etc. Polyquaternium-11 gives a light hold, adds shine, and it also has anti-bacterial properties. All the quats are basically the same, with slight differences in each one. They are all very light and pose no danger to your hair. Amodimethicone is a silicone derivative that has good conditioning properties. It'll leave your hair feeling soft and can help tame frizzies as well. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol (long enough?) is similar to Hydorlyzed Wheat Protein in that it has been turned partly into water by means of hydrolysis, and it's used to form a film on your hair to make it feel stronger and thicker.

I'd suggest this product to anyone looking for a light product to give them volume, fine haired gals would surely benefit from this. Pair the leave-in with the Superstar Blow-Dry Lotion (a personal fave of mine) and you'll have a ton of body without any heavy bulid up other products might give... more on that soon.

Bed Head Superstar Volumizing Leave-In Conditioner comes in a 200 ml / 6.76 fl. oz bottle, and retails for around $16-$18. There's plenty more to come, so keep reading and take care of your hair! ♥ ♥ ♥
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Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hey everyone! Guess where I went?! CosmoProf! :D I seriously love that store. I wish they had a salon like Ulta does, 'cause I'd totally work there.

Anywayyyys, here's all the stuff I got!

From left to right: CosmoProf tote, KMS Sea Salt Spray, KMS Shampoo/Conditioner Samples (in Color Vitality, Silk Sheen, and Moist Repair), Goldwell Brilliance Jewel Shimmer, Goldwell Straight Star Polish, Goldwell Moisture Definition Leave-In Serum, 2 Koleston Perfect colors (6/45 & 0/45), S-Factor Health Factor EMT, Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss, Joico K-PAK Reconstruct, Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil, Sebastian Texture Tandem Kit (includes Texture Tandem 1 & 2, bowl, brush, mixer, guide, and a bag.. but I gave it to my mom because she liked it).

I cannot WAIT to try out Texture Tandem! Also, expect a review on the Joico oil, I hear it claims to rival Morrocan oil. We'll see about that. The Koleston colors are for a technique I'm trying out on a mannequin, maybe I'll post pics when I'm done. :)

That's it for now, until next time--take care of your hair, and enjoy the beautiful August weather!
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Monday, August 3, 2009

July Favorites!

Happy August everyone! Gosh, July went by so fast!!! How was yours? Comment and tell me about it! :D But yeah, here are my favorite products of July!

Shampoo: L'Occitane Shea Butter Shampoo - One of the most luxurious shampoos I've ever used!
Conditioner: Shiny Silver Ultra - Excellent at neutralizing yellow and keeping pale blondes looking perfect.
Treatment: Joico K-PAK Reconstruct - A must-have protein treatment for either mechanically or chemically damaged hair.
Smoothing/Shine: Bed Head Some Like It Hot Serum - The hot item for summer! Perfect for keeping hair smooth and keeping the humidity out!

Volume: Bed Head Superstar Blowdry Lotion - A staple for those who want sexy, shiny, voluminous Victoria's Secret hair. It's never failed me!
Straightening: Sebastian Trilliant - Trilliant has many uses, but I love to use it as a flat-iron spray. It straightens hair, and imparts a lot of shine--plus it smells like fresh watermelons!
Texture: KMS Sea Salt Spray - If you're someone who loves having wavy beach hair, you should give this a shot. I really love it.
Hairspray: S-Factor Vivacious - An intoxicating scent that lasts for hours, a firm hold without being crunchy, and it combs out very nicely! One of the best hairsprays I've ever used.

What are your favorite products?! Comment and tell me! I love knowing what my followers use. :D I don't know about you guys, but summer is flying by way too fast for me! Ahhh! Well it's all good, take care of your hair everyone! <3
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