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Fekkai is Fabulous. A review of their Brilliant Glossing Line

22 Jun

Hair products are a lot trickier than one might think. It seems simple enough, you buy a shampoo and maybe a conditioner and then lather, rinse, repeat, condition. Most, however, know that it’s far from simple. Finding a hair products that works for you can be a nightmare and cost a future with all the products you buy and then hate. Lately, I’ve been struggling to find something I love but London Drugs sent me a sample of Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing shampoo, conditioner and cream and I must say, I was super impressed.

A little background for those who have never read my blog. My hair is blonde. Is it natural? NOT EVEN CLOSE! My hair gets bleached out every 6 weeks or so, and to top it off, I flat iron it almost every day, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s rather damaged. I need a product that controls frizz, moisturizes and adds shine back to my poor tortured hair. The Fekkai Brilliant Glossing line does just that. After using the three products my hair is soft. My hair is smooth. My hair is easier to style. I am a happy camper.

 
The product smells strongly, but it’s a nice smell and isn’t overwhelming after the fact. The Glossing Cream is awesome either before or after you flat iron, it smoothes away fizzies, adds sticky free texture and tons of shine. They warn that a little goes a long way, which is code for “can get greasy” but I find my hair is never greasy, just soft and smooth.

 
The thing I love most about the product is that it gives great memory to my hair, meaning that I don’t have to wash it every day, it’s easy to style without wetting, day two. So basically, I’m super happy with this product. And if you read about some of the other hair products I’ve tried, that is certainly not always the case. Fekkai products can be purchased at London Drugs and other retailers, you can also find it online here.

 
If you have dry, damaged or dull hair, I would put this on the list of “to try.” That being said, if you have oily, flat, limp or very fine hair this would certainly not be the product for you. Fekkai has a whole pile of interesting products and now I’m super curious, so I’ll certainly be checking out more of them and their website offers mini kits, which I love because you can try things out without it costing a fortune.

Review – Moroccanoil Treatment

29 Apr

Moroccanoil has been out for a while, and I really didn’t want to like it. I know that sounds nuts, but it started showing up in EVERY salon, high end, low end, but always the same price and attempting to distinguish itself as premium by not allowing salons to include it in their own promotions. This frustrated me. If you’re high end, be high end, have standards of where you sell the product because not all salons are created equal. What I do like, is that every bottle is tagged and so they know exactly where that bottle comes from. This means, it’s easy to track diverted products and prevent fakes from showing up in non professional shops.  And now that you’ve heard my thoughts on their distribution methods, what about the product itself?

Moroccanoil, is actually an entire line of products that are all based around Argan Oil and their signature product Morrocanoil Treatment. The only product I’ll speak of in this review is the treatment.

As I mentioned, I wanted to hate it. I hate fad hair products and they usually turn out to be a bust, anyone remember the Brazilian Blowout recall by health authorities? But the fact of the matter is that this product is good, actually it’s better than good, it’s great.

My hair is bleached and I flat iron it pretty much every day, so you might say that it’s a wee bit damaged. Also, and sorry to gross you out, but my scalp has always been super flaky from dry skin. I put Morrocanoil Treatment in on damp hair, just the tiniest little drop. I emulsify it between my hands and then put it on scalp and hair before blow-drying. Let me re-enforce that I use one drop, the treatment is an oil and I can see things getting really slippery, really fast, if you got carried away. Because my hair is bleached I always buy the light version of the treatment as the regular one I find a bit too heavy and it can leave my blonde hair slightly yellow.

What have I noticed? Well, believe it or not, after a few uses my hair dries faster. Yes, this sounds like total BS, but the treatment helps smooth the porosity of your hair and thus it absorbs less water and voila! Hair dries faster. Also, my hair is softer, smoother and my scalp….way less flaky! It’s, forgive the overused expression, my new “go-to” product. My only dislike is the smell, everyone else I know LOVES the smell, but I am super sensitive and it’s a bit much for me, but other than that it really is one of my favourite products.

I would definitely recommend the Morrocanoil Treatment, I can’t speak for the other products, but the treatment is a great product to have on hand.

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