Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Calling All Blondes...Listen up!

Listen up!!

I have come across yet again an amazing product!! Only this time it's specifically for blondes!  I was so excited when I read about this new product that Pureology was making for only blondes.  There just isn't much out there to help us blondes keep our hair looking healthy.  FINALLY there is!!!


Perfect 4 Platinum
Strengthen and Beautify your Blonde

I can't tell you enough how much I absolutely LOVE these products!!  I have been using them for probably about a week and can already tell my hair is softer, shiner and stronger.  These products are great for highlighted and fragile blondes.  Blondes face a lot of challenges with our hair like brittleness, dryness, loss of shine, and tangles.  Blonde hair can become darn right unmanageable at some points.  The Perfect 4 Platinum line is designed to help with that.
  • It strengthens with Keravis to fill in gaps on the hair strand
  • Conditions with chamomile to soften hairs texture
  • Clarifies with lemon extract for increased brightness
  • Nourishes with coriander extract to magnify shine
and of course like all Pureology products have the exclusive anti fade complex to promise longer lasting hair color guaranteed!
The Perfect 4 Platinum system has four products:   

Perfect4Platinum Shampoo- ZeroSulfate formula cleanses and softens, while enhancing brightness and shine.
Perfect4Platinum Hair Condition- Intense daily conditioner moisturizes and detangles, while enhancing brightness and shine.
Perfect4Platinum Miracle Filler- Miracles do happen! Daily leave-in treatment fills in gaps in hair's cuticle, leaving high-lifted or highlighted hair with an intense dose of strength.
Perfect4Platinum Reconstruct Repair- Concentrated treatment penetrates deep into hair's cuticle to strengthen, soften and rescue high-lifted hair with and intense dose of strength.

* Hair recovers up to 78% of the strength lost during chemical lightening

The shampoo is a violet color to help kick the brassiness and smells amazing.  Then once I rinse out the conditioner my hair feels like silk.  I have only used to Reconstruct Repair mask once but it was like a energy drink for my hair!  I have been using the Miracle  filler every day though and I truly can tell a difference when i blow dry my hair.  It feels healthier, softer and much shiner then it has ever been.  So if you have hair like this.....

Then you need Perfect 4 Platinum!  Just another amazing luxury product from

Now onto how to protect your blonde from the summer damage.  Blondes have the most problem in the summer from chlorine.  I'm sure if you have been blonde most your life then you have come across the ol green cast we get sometimes from chlorine.  The main thing I have always been told was to get my hair wet inside with tap water before going swimming.  The tap water fills in the gaps in your hair shaft with tap water instead of the chlorine.  There are a few products that also help with getting the chlorine out or helping to not get it in.  

12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment

 As healthy hair is composed of 95% protein and 3% moisture and trace elements, and 2% natural lipids, maintaining this balance is essential to preventing and repairing damage. Peroxide, ammonia, thioglycolates and other chemicals, chlorinated and salt water, UV exposure, flat ironing, and blow-drying all can strip hair's natural lipids, leaving hair brittle, weak, and unmanageable. 12 BENEFITS' composition of natural hair lipids and UV absorbers in an ultra pure base of steam-distilled water reverses the stress of salon chemical, thermal styling and environmental exposure. 
This formula, when applied after shampooing and conditioning works to:
1. Seal hair color
2. Smooth frizz 
3. Repair damage
4. Prevent split ends 
5. Moisturize dry hair
6. Strengthen fragile hair
7. Prevent flat iron damage
8. Prevent chlorine, wind, and sun damage
9. Add shine, softness and a silky finish
10. Protect hair from blow-drying
11. Improve detangling and manageability
12. Keep hair youthful 
Designed to be used daily, misting 2-3 times on the mid shaft to ends( where natural hair lipids are shampooed away before these essential hair moisturizers typically extend) will dramatically reverse the "Aged & Damaged" look and feel of the hair. 
You will notice that your hair color will hold truer and longer and highlights will be less fragile. 12 BENEFITS INSTANT HEALTHY HAIR TREATMENT is recommended to all people with hair color or people regularly stressing their hair with daily blow drying and flat ironing.

Redken Color Extend Sun

New Color Extend Sun protects highlights, safeguards color and replenishes sun-stressed strands. Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and advanced Hydra-Shield Complex with Soplexyl™, a patented UV filter, provide powerful protection while restoring lost moisture and luminous shine. 

Color Extend Sun is a perfect complement to Color Extend. It is the ideal regimen when spending time at the beach and by the pool or for clients who spend a lot of time outdoors. Color Extend Sun is also great for daily use during the summertime or year-round for those who live in warm climates.

Color Extend Sun After-Sun Shampoo- Gently cleanses and removes minerals, chlorine and salt deposits while helping to repair sun-damaged hair.
Color Extend Sun After-Sun Mask- After-Sun Mask instantly detangles and revitalizes sundamaged hair with intense moisture replenishment and repair.
Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12- As I talked about in my last post.

Most clarifying shampoos used once a week help to remove buildup without damaging your color.  Here is a link I found of a few shampoos that are good for removing chlorine build up and residue from Ulta.    

Sunday, July 3, 2011

5 Summer Product Must Haves

5 Summer Product Must Haves

I'm FINALLY back!  I now have a new computer and couldn't wait to start blogging about all these amazing products that I love for summer!  

1. Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm

This lip balm makes your lips feel amazing!  It has SPF 20 in it.  So while your at the beach or pool your protecting your lips and getting a touch of color as well!

2. Dove Clinical Protection

This is my must have deodorant for the summer time.  There are a ton of clinical strength deodorants out there but I have only tried this particular one. I love all the Dove deodorants, especially the original clean scent.  I have gotten a prescription for a clinical strength deodorant before and believe Dove is way better.  The prescription one made my under arms itch and sting all night long.  I started using the Dove last year and was addicted.  Of course when I bought it I didn't read the directions on the box because I thought how hard is it to put deodorant on.  Well actually it is hard!  I went to the dermatologist for a check up and told her I had been using the clinical strength but hadn't noticed a huge difference.  So she asked "Are you putting it on at night before bed?"  Of course I said no, why would I put my deodorant on before bed?!?!  Well clearly if you read the directions it tells you to do just that.  My dermatologist explained that your underarm pores open up during the night, so when you have the clinical strength deodorant on it seeps into your pores and in the morning your pores close back up with the deodorant in them.  Crazy I know!  It totally works wonders!  Even if you shower in the am you still don't put any more deodorant on, only at night time.  It's amazing for when you wear summer dresses or black clothing because no big white marks of deodorant to rub off!  I recommend this deodorant to anyone and make sure you use it the right way!  As my dad always says, directions are there for a reasons!

3. Aveeno Tinted Moisturizer

Before we went to the lake to camp I was looking for a moisturizer with a tint and SPF in it.  I finally stumbled upon this Aveeno one.  It has a SPF 30 in it and a few different shades of tint to choose from.  I had used Aveeno lotions before and really liked them and this one is just the same.  Very moisturizing and a great tint to it. It doesn't smell like sunscreen either.  It was great for when I went to the lake and beach for SPF coverage and little bit of color on my face as well while it still moisturized!

4. Redken Color Extend Sun

I have used this product for a few years and gotten a few others addicted as well.  It has a SPF 12 in it, which is great to protect your scalp from getting sun burn.  It also protects your color from the harsh sun rays and replenishes your hair.  The smell is amazing and goes on light.  I use it to spray all over my hair and then around my hair line really well where I tend to burn the easiest from sweating.  It's great for little kids to spray on a few times while out in the sun to protect their little heads if not wearing a hat.  

5. Sexy Hair AeroTan

Last but not least my favorite new product for this summer!  AeroTan by Big Sexy Hair.  This spray is amazing!!  It is a instant temporary tanning spray.  Its in a aerosol spray can and sprays out a instant tan color on your skin.  You blend it in with your hands and it comes right off in the shower with soap and water.  I can't believe I just found this product this year!  I used it while I was at the beach to blend my tan lines and to add a little extra color to my legs since they hardly ever get any color on them.  This works great for me as well when I'm getting my laser hair removal done since you can't have any color before hand.  I just sprayed this on one night for a wedding and looked like I had a beautiful tan and then the next day for my laser appointment took a shower and it all washed right down the drain!  

Where these products are sold....

1, 2, and 3 are sold at mostly any store that sells beauty products.  Target, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Walgreens.

4 can be bought at most any Redken retailer salon or you can go to their website http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/color-extend-sun and click the where to buy button.  Also check out the other three products from the Color Extend Sun line.  The shampoo and conditioner are amazing to remove any mineral or salt deposits in your hair that leave it feeling hard after being in the sun or at the beach.  

5 is a little tricky.  I found this product at the beauty supply house where only professionals can buy products.  I'm assuming any salon retailer that sells Big Sexy Hair products would have AeroTan especially for the summer months.  I did find it on Amazon as well.  I am going to be selling this product available for my clients as of next week!  Let me know if anyone finds AeroTan anywhere else!

So get going and run out and buy all these amazing summer products and remember to always wear sunscreen everyday even on your hair!!