28 January 2011

Make Peace With Your Hair | Andre Walker Hair | Review

So unless you've been living under a rock then you've heard of Emmy Award winning stylist, Andre Walker. As a celebrity stylist Andre Walker most recently gained a lot of notoriety by being chosen as one of Oprah's favorite things in 2010. Oprah is also one of his most famous clientele. Andre has most recently partnered with HSN to launch his complete hair care solution designed for all hair types and textures. One of the key ingredients that are formulated within the Shampoo & Conditioner is Keratin.

What is Keratin ? Ok, so if you're like me and have heard of Keratin but aren't exactly knowledgeable of what it is. I'm going to try to explain what I do know. Keratin is a natural protein and key element located in all of our bodies. It's most commonly found in our hair, skin and nails. In terms of hair it works as a protein that replenishes the hair strands and fills the cuticle. Resulting in stronger, healthier hair which is achieved naturally.

Below is a breakdown of each product and what it does. Also the complete set ( which is what I have ) is available to purchase together for $65. 

Keratin Shampoo | $23
Keratin Shampoo is formulated to build strong, healthy hair. It is the perfect blend of the highest quality natural ingredients, such as Whole Leaf Aloe Vera and Green Tea Extract, and the best of modern science.

Keratin Condition | $23
When you use Andre Walker's Keratin Conditioner, your hair will smooth out like it's never done before! Formulated to complement the strengthening benefits of Keratin Shampoo, Keratin Conditioner takes hair to a new level of manageability, and takes you to a new level of Peace.

Q-Oil Quench Essential Oil | $35
Quench-Essential is Andre Walker's way of describing his favorite nourishment for hungry hair. Made from the purest Virgin Argan Oil of Morocco, this light, easy to use oil absorbs instantly into the hair, creating amazing shine. Your hair will be easier to manage, stronger, and smoother with just a little Q-Oil applied to your driest areas every day. Comes in a convenient dispenser for just the right amount.

Hair Make-Up | $12
If you look in the mirror wondering what to do when gray hair or new growth appears, knowing your salon appointment is days or weeks away, Hair Make-Up is your ultimate secret weapon! Formulated to cover your hairline, your part, or long gray strands, Hair Make-Up goes on in seconds, then dries in seconds, with a naturally lustrous shine and finish. And roots or no roots, use Hair Make-Up to create dramatic highlights that match your mood, using one (or two!) of five available colors. When you wash your hair, Hair Make-Up rinses away, letting you plan your next big entrance! AVAILABLE IN: Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Blonde and Red .

[ Pictured Below ] the left photo shows my hair right after applying the Keratin Conditioner and the right photo shows how my hair looked after I combed the conditioner through. My curls really liked the conditioner, I actually think it might do well as a leave-in and I may try that the next time I wear it curly. After rinsing out the conditioner I applied the Q-Oil to my damp hair before styling. 

[ Pictured Above ] The left pic is right after I blow dried and the right picture shows my final results after flat ironing. 

Glow: One of the first things that immediately got my attention was the scent! I could literally smell the shampoo & conditioner before even removing them from the box. These products smell sooo good, and it's very subtle and not in the least bit overwhelming. After using the products and styling, my hair was incredibly soft and bouncy. I loved that there were no flyaway strands and my hair was really smooth. The Quench Essential Oil is definitely my favorite out of the set. It sorta reminds me of Moroccan Oil except the consistency and formula is much lighter. It has a really pleasantly fresh smell as well and most importantly it doesn't weigh my hair down!

Glare: The shampoo was rather difficult to lather. I found that a tad annoying because I felt like I couldn't spread it throughout my hair like i'm accustomed to doing with most shampoos. But, the product does note that it's designed to perform that way. It says that it creates less lather that ultimately results in a deeper cleansing. The shampoo is formulated to be used in tandem with the Keratin Conditioner. So the texture of your hair will feel different because the shampoo prepares it for the moisturizing benefits of the conditioner.

Would I Recommend It? I would, I'm very pleased with my results. My hair looks and feels wonderful. I've done my hair twice so far with this set and the outcome of my hair has remained consistent both times. I didn't try the hair make-up yet b/c I'm not sure whether or not i'm gamed for that quite yet lol.

Overall Glam: One thing that I want to mention is that I love reading reviews to get a feel of other people's experiences with products that I might've tried or intend to try. So I stumbled across a couple of Andre Walker reviews online and I've gotta say that I was really surprised at what some of them had to say about the products. A lot of the reviews were saying that they did not have favorable results. I found it interesting because I've had such a totally different experience with the products. With all honesty I will say that I do see how one would be apprehensive about the shampoo because a shampoo that doesn't really lather is just odd and there's no way of escaping the awkwardness of it. But like all new products I also think it's best to READ all instructions, follow directions and make no assumptions before doing so. It's really the only way to ensure that you receive the maximum results possible for you. And most importantly you have to have an understanding that everything is not going to deliver the same results for everybody, every time. I don't care how much a product may rave or boast about being designed for "every one " the truth is, it's just not. No matter how many success or failure stories you hear there will ALWAYS be someone who experienced the opposite. I said all that to say that some things you just have to experience for yourself before assuming it will or won't work for you and I'm SO glad that I did because I love it ! Bottom line it works for me and I will definitely continue to use it. Is it at the the top of my list of go-to products ? Probably not, but it's definitely a contender.

** To purchase or to learn more about Andre Walker please visit www.andrewalkerhair.com .

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  1. Your hair looks sooo healthy. Using products that smell great is an added bonus.

    I have used cholesterol conditions and different kinds of shampoos. I have been looking for an alternative to chemical perms. I will definitely try these products because a healthy scalp plays a big part in hair growth, as well.

  2. Thank you! And you're so right, healthy hair should always be a priority.

  3. Oh my gosh your hair looks amazing! Wow. If this adds health to your hair then that makes the line even better!

  4. @Seekingstylists Thank you! You're right I love products that promote healthy hair!

  5. gabriela_magalhaes@hotmail.comMarch 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Thank you for your review! I've been trying to read all I can from this product cause that is some people talking really bad about it! I have highlight hair , it's a little dry right now but my hair is straight!! I don't know if it will work for me or not but I wanna buy it so bad! The thing is I don't know if works well with a hair that is color every 3 months!Nobody from their page seams to be nice to respond! Rs
    Also do you wash your hair how often with this product!? Thank you (if you will respond me can you reply to my email?) :)

  6. @Gabriela Thanks for stopping by! Like I mentioned in the review everyone's hair type is different so sometimes you just have to experiment to see what works for you! I'm not sure about the products benefits regarding hair color but I would strongly suggest that you visit their website and maybe send them an email with your hair concerns? As far as my hair I wash it once a week and it's done well for me so far :o) I hope that helps!

  7. Are the ingredients natural in the shampoo and conditioner? Are there sulfates or parabens in it? Looking to buy some but I try to use only natural minimal chemicals on my body. Would help a ton!!! Thanks! Ps amazing results!!!


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