KMS California came out with something new and it took me quiet a while to finally write about it, so for me they are new but actually they are already out for a while. frizzy hair? I guess a lot of ladies can answer this with a simple YES. so I am sure that you will be happy to hear more about these new buggers:
TAME FRIZZ and HAIR STAY
thats the name of the line and I got to try the de frizz oil, the shampoo and the HAIR STAY maximum hold spray. my hair can be frizzy, especially when it rains a lot and the air is humid. also when I leave my hair air dry my roots can get really frizzy, so when I got the parcel I was very excited and had high expectations. now lets see what they say they do:
de-frizz oil / 100ml
it claims to control frizz and humidity for up to 3 days.
its a lightweight feel, non-greasy oil that instantly is being absorbed instantly. it is humidity resistance and provides heat protection. it is very easy to use, just work through towel-dried hair and style as usual. you can also use it on dry hair to further reduce frizz. this is another great hair oil. as you may know I have already tried lots of different oils (KERASTASE, REDKEN, THE BODY SHOP etc..) and it has become a regimen for me to always apply some drops of oil to my damp hair before blow drying it.
tame frizz shampoo / 300ml
it claims to prepare for frizz reduction and smoothes the hair surface. lather,
rinse. repeat if necessary. mmhhmm, it smells devine. so far I really see a difference when washing my hair with this shampoo. my hair roots are not frizzy and I dont have to add a ton of cream or oil to control the frizz. thumbs up for this bugger!
maximum hold spray / 245 g
it claims to give a firm hold and to be humidity resistant. it has an instant ultra-firm finishing and shine effect up to 24-hour. how to use, like every other hair spray, keep a distance of 25-30 cm from dry hair.
KMS CALIFORNIA SWITZERLAND
thank you for sending me these buggers, I had fun trying them out and I am in love with the golden hair bands. X
something new has reached my mailbox : ) thank you very much, I am happy to try these buggers. I have recently cut my hair to a long bob at COIFFURE WINTER and also changed my haircolor to a granny grey. I will soon show you a more detailed change blogpost. stay tuned for that. and now back to the new products, what did I get?
shampoo with brilliant color protection
conditioner with brilliant color protection
smoothing fluid with brilliant color protection
this is definately something that I can use. changing my hair color really had an affect to the health of my hair. another thing is that I want to keep the color as long as possible and with this brilliant color protection I hope for the best. so, let me try these buggers and tell you what I like or dislike about them. X
dry shampoo had a real revival during the last couple of years, I remember when I was a teenager I only saw my grandma using these kind of products. but now the market is flooded with dry shampoos – for different hair colors and with different scents.
lets start with the BATISTE brand – they are very well known for their dry shampoos because thats what they do. I am super happy that one can now buy them in switzerland too. before I had to buy them in france. there are different scents, like TROPICAL or BLUSH but my true favorite is the one for dark hair. eventhough I have colored my hair lighter at the ends my roots are still dark and therefore I love using a dry shampoo that matches my hair color.
another nice dry shampoo is by REDKEN and it is called PILLOW PROOF. what a funny name. also this bugger works for me and I really like the scent of it. unfortunately the powder is light, so it takes me some time to blend it in. but after a couple of strokes with my brush it looks neat and fresh.
do you wonder how dry shampoos work and why I use them?
back in the days I was washing my hair almost every or every second day. about two or three years ago I started washing my hair only twice a week and I saw a huge difference in my hair. washing your hair too often is not good for your hair and if you have colored hair it will fade a lot faster. so of course you can not just switch from washing your hair every day to washing it only once or twice a week. these things take some time. your scalp needs time to adapt. during that process dry shampoo comes in handy as you can spray it to your roots when you would have actually needed to wash your hair. in my case my scalp started looking less greasy and now my hair is absolutely used to only being washed twice a week. the dry shampoo absorbs the grease from your scalp, mmhhm sounds lovely, but its effective and easy to do. spray it to your roots and use a brush to blend in the powder. its super easy, you will see.
with royal orchid oil by GUHL. my friend Laura is testing these two products the SHAMPOO and the CONDITIONER and she will tell me what she liked about it and what maybe not – we will see.
I made a little research about the price and I found out that these products they are the cheapest at MÜLLER (6.90 CHF) and most expensive at MANOR and COOP (9.50 CHF)
my questions for LAURA:
how many times a week did you wash your hair?
did you only wash your hair with these products?
what products were you using before?
would you purchase these products?
alright, lets give Laura some time to wash her hair and I will get back to you. stay tuned. X
I went shopping at LUSH and here is what I came home with! I am a HUGE lush fan and always end up buying too many nice things! the solid shampoos are such an amazing product and perfect for travelling. another huge favorite of mine are rose scented products like the awesome limited edition shower gel (I really hope they will continue this line!) and the body conditioner – together they are a dream team and a wise person once said: “NEVER CHANGE A WINNING TEAM.”
#1 ROSE JAM shower gel
#2 RO’S ARGAN body conditioner
#3 SUGAR SCRUB body scrub
#4 SQUEAKY GREEN shampoo
#5 GODIVA shampoo
#6 SEANIK shampoo
so in october 2014 I have told you about the new DOVE hair lines and didnt really describe the products and now I wanna share with you my experiences after using it for a couple of times AND I didnt do this alone – I had help! my gorgeous mom tested the purple YOUTH VITALITY line. first I wanna share with you what DOVE says about the two lines and then I will tell you what we liked about it.
“Dove Oxygen & Moisture with Oxyfusion technology has been specifically selected to add hair volume for fine, flat hair. Oxygen & Moisture shampoo, conditioner and finishing products are pumped with Oxyfusion technology, a new generation of moisture. this system moisturises fine, flat hair, giving you hair volume. breathe life back into your hair with Dove Oxygen & Moisture.”
me: I really liked the OXYGEN line – the shampoo lathers and thats something very important for me 🙂 I hate it when shampoos dont lather. I always use conditioner after washing my hair and I gotta say that I liked the conditioner even better than the shampoo. another very nice thing is the mask which really made a difference to my hair – it made it shinier and healthier looking. the only thing I didnt like was the styling product. I think I will hand this down to a friend that likes to use these kind of styling sprays.
“with age, hair loses essential nutrients and can leave you with dry, brittle hair that is longing for nourishment. at Dove we are dedicated to providing advanced and tailored care for specific hair needs and new Youthful Vitality is a dedicated range of hair care products that helps replenish the nutrients that hair loses with age. Dove Youthful Vitality shampoo, conditioner and finishing products contain nourishing ingredients that give deep replenishment. Your hair will be left more manageable**, revitalised and feeling stronger**. ( *shampoo, conditioner and thickening essence versus flat, limp hair)”mom:
she is a huge fan of the Kiehls shampoos and therefore it was hard to make her stop using the Kiehls for a moment but she did 🙂 and she admits that she also liked the YOUTHFUL collection. she has grey hair and wears a rather short bob hair cut. I asked her if she has a favorite and she told me that she absolutely loves the HAIR BB CREAM.
this is the one product she will for sure continue to re-purchase.
so that is what we have to say about the new DOVE collections and we hope it was helpful incase you were thinking about buying the new products. have a lovely day. x
goldwell KERASILK KERATIN TREATMENT
at STEFANIE WINTER COIFFURE
I did it and I am 100% convinced and ready to do it again! I am talking about the Kerasilk Keratin Treatment and it took some time but it was totally worth it. how did it work?
step 1: hairwash with the purifying KS shampoo
step 2: blowdry hair 80%
step 3: Kerasilk Keratin treatment
step 4: blowdry 100%
step 5: iron 200° C with flattening iron
step 6: hairwash with the ultra rich keratin care
step 7: KS serum
step 8: blowdry 100% and styling
my hair feels amazing, almost like silk. the kerasilk keratin treatment made my hair stronger, more relaxed and less frizzy. It lasts up to 5 months and is not cheap! (250/350/450CHF) there are also products for after the treatment and I got the KS ultra rich keratin care shampoo, KS ultra rich keratin daily intense mask, KS ultra rich keratin care deep smoothing mask – and these products are mindblowing! I stopped using all my other shampoos and am absolutely enjoying the smell and result of these new buggers. thank you Stefanie and team, you changed my hairworld! she is actually working with the ROLLAND products but for the Kerasilk Keratin treatment she made an exception. I am a huge fan of the ROLLAND philosophy with their sustainable glass containers and refill strategies and not only that the products look amazing in the bathroom!
MATRIX Biolage Volume Bloom and MATRIX Wonder BOOST – lets do something for fine hair! And do you know what, I do got very fine hair.
The Biolage Volume Boost Shampoo and Conditioner contain cotton and no parabens. I used it for the last couple of weeks and I like to switch shampoos that means that I am always having at least 3 products standing in the shower. Like this its easier for me to directly compare the products and effects and also I feel that its better for my hair to have a change every now and then. I previously introduced some other Biolage products, click here >> and I am still using them to this very day!
What can I tell you about these products, other than that they work great for me. They smell amazing, the shampoo lathers and the conditioner makes my hair so smooth and easy to comb.
Let me introduce you to MATRIX Amplify Volume Wonder Boost Root Lifter – another great product for fine hair! How do I use this?
Use on damp hair, direct snozzle applicator close to the scalp or all over, blow dry, set or dry naturally, style as usual. Very simple but very effective! I can compare this product to the Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 hours sustainable volume spray and I can not tell you which one I like more as they both create amazing volume – they will be used up both!
available in Basel:
CH – 4051 Basel
Have you tried these MATRIX products?
“I AM TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW..
…something for my colored hair and my dry scalp.”
my friend Amanda, who works at the KIEHLS booth inside MANOR Basel was so nice to set me up with some samples to try. She recommended the KIEHLS SUNFLOWER shampoo and conditioner together with the MAGIC ELIXIR for my dry scalp and colored hair.
so what did I do?
last night before going to bed, I massaged the MAGIC ELIXIR oil into my scalp and gently moved the oil from the roots to the ends. I wrapped a towel around my head and went to bed. This morning my hair looked sooo greasy but it smelled very very good. So I used the SUNFLOWER shampoo and conditioner to wash out the oil. And the result is stunning. My scalp is not dry anymore, no dandruff and my colored hair shines super bright!
would I buy these products?
I would definitely buy the MAGIC ELIXIR OIL and the SUNFLOWER CONDITIONER. The Shampoo I didnt like so much as it leaves a funny feeling on the hair and this only goes away once you have applied conditioner. I feel like the shampoo dries out my hair and I dont like that.
stay tuned for more things that I have tried out!
#1 Eclat & Soin Couleur
Shampoo with 5 Essential Oils
#2 Concentre de Lait AMANDE
Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate
#3 Creme Mains Rose Heart
20% Shea Butter protects, moisturizes and absorbs quickly.
#4 Verveine Eau de Toilette
with organic Verbena extract
These are the BESTSELLER products by L’OCCITANE. As I told you in my previous post this month is all about BEAUTY BESTSELLERS. Let me tell you a little bit about these amamzing products.
I have colored hair and I used #1 Eclat & Soin Couleur Shampoo for a couple of hairwashes and I really must say its an amazing product. Mostly herbal products do not latter but the Eclat & Soin Couleur smells really good and latters. As some of you may already know I have very dry skin and therefore I m always looking for rich body creams or butters. #2 Concentre de lait AMANDE is a perfect cream for dry skin. It smells delicious and it moisturizes and absorbs very fast. I use it allover my body and I can get dressed immediately without feeling greasy or so. Some weeks ago I posted something about handcreams, the post was caled “things I hardly use but I should” there I already featured the #3 Creme Mains Rose Heart with 20% Shea Butter. It is a great product that protects, moisturizes and absorbs quickly. see the post about handcremes << http://isawsomethingnice.ch/post/73605959920/thingsthatihardlyeverusebutishouldhandcreams >> last but not least let me tell you about the #4 Verveine Eau de Toilette
with organic Verbena extract its a very fresh fragrance and for me it is a bit too much citrc so I prefere to use it in my house instead of my body – I know this must sound weird but I really think it makes an amazing roomspray aswell. 🙂
photos by DEMIAN BICHSEL
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so which is your favorite product by L’OCCITANE?
do you use any of the BESTSELLERS above?
which is your favorite product out of the BESTSELLERS above?