11 April 2013

Bio Follicle Vegan Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner Review

In a world where everything's over processed and overflowing with harsh chemicals it's refreshing to see companies creating products that are cruelty free and don't consist of harmful ingredients. Bio Follicle is a leading manufacturer of vegan, all-natural and organic premium hair care and hair loss & restoration products. With millions of people experiencing hair loss, shedding and thinning, Bio Follicle has created a formula with a proven 89% success rate for hair re-growth. I recently got a chance to try out Bio Follicle's Vegan Aromatherapy Shampoo and Conditioner in Lavender. The sets come in a variety of scents also  including Rosemary & Mint, Pomegranate and Lemongrass & Sage.

All of Bio Follicle products are cruelty-free with no animal by-products, parabens, petrochemicals, SLS free (Sodium Laurel Sulfate), petroleum, silicones, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, or formaldehyde.

Glow: When I was first introduced to Bio Follicle, the one thing that stood out the most is that these products are formulated with Aromatherapy -which I love! For those of you who aren't familiar with aroma-therapeutic products just imagine your favorite scent blended with tingly relaxing ingredients that refresh, sooth and awaken your senses. What I liked most about these products is that they stimulated my scalp and felt tingly, I almost didn't want to wash the conditioner out lol. The shampoo lathered well and ridded my hair of left over residue leaving it feeling squeaky clean! I also noticed that my hair didn't shed as much while detangling and combing the conditioner through my curls.

Glare: The only downside for me is that I expected the Lavender scent to be a bit more prominent but it's very subtle and has more of an earthy and organic smell. So if you're expecting something with a dominant scent you won't find that with these products. While I do love the smell of lavender this isn't really a deal breaker for me.

Final Thoughts: I can't say that there was anything super spectacular about these products other than the fact that they are vegan. The shampoo and conditioner does work well with my hair type and my results were pretty normal to what my hair usually looks like with any other shampoo/conditioner. I do think Bio Follicle will be very beneficial to the vegan-friendly type of consumer who's more conscious about  ingredients. I know that I need to get a few more washes in before I see significant results so I will continue to use these products and I'll be sure to post any updates I encounter along the way :-) 

Where To Buy: Bio Follicle is currently available online and the shampoo and conditioner ranges from $22-25 each. To purchase or to learn more please visit http://www.biofollicle.com

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10 April 2013

Pantene Truly Natural Hair Collection Review

With warmer weather quickly approaching I've been anticipating more low maintenance hair routines. Having  natural hair; my favorite go-to style is the simple yet effective wash and go. I love it because not only is it quick and easy but it also gives me beautiful curls that I can wear without the hassle of spending long hours under the dryer or in the salon. I recently got the opportunity to try out a few products from Pantene's Truly Natural hair care line which include a clarifying shampoo, deep conditioner, and a styling custard for defining curls.

Glow: I have to start by saying that Pantene has always been a staple in my hair care regimen and I have tried many of their products before so needless to say that I was more than excited about testing out their Truly Natural line which finally caters to girls with curly hair. During my application of the products the first step was to wash my hair with the Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo which is formulated to remove build-up and oily reside left in your hair. The thing I loved most about this shampoo is that it gives a great lather with just a small amount of product and that it really made my hair feel squeaky clean without drying it out. And for someone with super oily hair like me, that's definitely a huge plus! Next, I applied the Truly Natural Deep Conditioner which works to moisturize and detangle your hair. Any girl with curly hair knows that a good detangler is an absolute must and this conditioner didn't fall short of my expectations. I love the scent and it did a really good job at loosening my curls so I could comb through and detangle them. My hair also felt super soft. Lastly, after rinsing out the conditioner I applied the Truly Natural Defining Curls Custard to my damp hair and worked it through from root to ends for an even coverage then I allowed my hair to air dry for a few hours. Once dry I noticed that my curls were really defined and my hair felt soft and had a great shine to it!

Glare: I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about the styling custard before using it because I've tried many custards in the past by other brands which didn't produce favorable results. But to my surprise the Truly Natural Styling Custard was totally different. The consistency of the product is sort of thick and sticky more along the lines of a styling gel but not as thick. So the formula is between a cream and a gel, which worked for me. It was thick enough to define and hold my curls in place and at the same time it was still lightweight and manageable and did not flake or leave any residue behind and best of all it left my hair frizz free. 

Final Thoughts: I'm really happy to see that Pantene is continuing to to develop products that are more specific to the needs of their consumer. I can tell that they really took their time in the creation of this Truly Natural line and I definitely plan to continue using it for my curly hair needs this summer! 

Where To Buy: The great thing is that all of the products are super affordable (about $4.49 each) and convenient to find. They are currently available in most local drugstores nationwide. To find a location near you or to learn more about Pantene Truly Natural please visit their website.

Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural - Two collections from Pantene for healthier hair* no matter what your style. *Vs. non-conditioning shampoo.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pantene via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are not indicatibe of the opinions or positions of Pantene. 

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