Tag Archive | Hair care

#RBSecretBox 33 {Unboxing}

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I love surprise boxes and the one from Retail Box features regularly as a must have for me. If you’d like to check out previous boxes, check out this post or this one.

This month was a whopper of a box…in size and price. ha ha

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The box was a bit pricier than usual, but I knew it had to mean we were getting some really good products….and after the brand reveal…I knew I had to have it. So let’s dig in!

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Moroccanoil Repair Shampoo and Conditioner – 500mls each (RSP R1 230)

The Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner Duo will help to nourish, soften and hydrate your hair. Ideal for dry, damaged and chemically treated locks, these ultra-nourishing products work together to infuse your hair with intense moisture and hydration, leaving it soft, supple and manageable. –Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 500ml: Enriched with argan oil, keratin, fatty acids and proteins, it gently cleanses your hair to leave it soft, shiny and full of bounce. –Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner 500ml: Formulated with the same ingredients as the matching shampoo, it gently de-tangles and reconstructs your hair to get it back in prime condition. Rich and luxurious, your hair will be left wonderfully soft and easy to manage.

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Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong – 75mls (sample size worth R85)

Moroccanoil extra strong, finishing hairspray provides long-lasting hold for the most demanding hairstyles. Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong is the ultimate setting hairspray that secures special-event styles: from sleek ponytails to chignons to red-carpet looks. This high-performance, argan oil-infused extra hold formula veils hair in a reflective shield of shine that fights humidity and frizz, yet brushes out easily and leaves no sticky residue.

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Moroccanoil Oil Treatment for all hair types & fine hair – 5mls each (sample size worth around R27 each)

Moroccanoil Oil Treatment is an ultra-light formula which is absorbed by the hair instantly, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without leaving a residue.

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Also in the box was a cute thick plastic sort of beach bag. I think it would be nice to store your hair tools in (flat irons, blow drier, etc) and brushes or to use as a shopping bag for your toiletries. Let’s value the bag at around R50, so that brings the total of this box to around R1 419 and the box cost R495. That’s quite a bargain for top quality hair products.

One of my absolute favourite Morrocanoil products is the heat protection spray (not included in this box). It’s unrivaled in terms of the shine, scent and the smooth finish it gives my hair.

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Lastly, because you have to spend over R500 to qualify for free shipping (sneaky Retail box with that 5 bucks), I threw in this pack of invisi bobbles that was on sale for R40.

My order was placed on Thursday and it was delivered by Monday morning. The customer service at Retail Box is really great and it’s one of my favourite online shopping spots.

All in all this was a fabulous purchase. There are still some boxes left if you want to grab one over here. Did you get yourself one of these boxes?

{Review} John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Range

About 2 months ago, Rubybox invited all their Ruby gals to apply to test some products from the John Frieda hair care range as part of their #BrilliantBrunette campaign.  I was lucky enough to be selected to test out the products and I received the Visibly Deeper shampoo and conditioner to try out.

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Note – I don’t know why my picture quality gets so bad when I upload to a blog post. If anybody has any ideas, please leave comments/suggestions below. 

The packaging is this really vibrant chocolate brown tube and it’s 250ml of product per tube. The promise is to intensify deep, rich, lustrous tones while hydrating your hair. The visibly deeper range is also formulated with cocoa and evening primrose oil.

The shampoo is a gorgeous glistening chocolate brown colour and the scent is amazing. It’s just so pleasant to look at and smell. I literally want to bath in it. I usually take a few seconds in the shower to just stare at the shampoo in my hands. True story. The shampoo foams nicely, which I love to just make me feel like my hair is getting a deep clean. It also doesn’t leave my hair with that ‘stripped’ feeling as some shampoos do.

The conditioner is not the same colour as the shampoo, a bit lighter and a different texture, but that same amazing smell. This conditioner is really moisturising and hydrating to my hair and it is very needed as my hair is quite damaged at the moment. It feels like I haven’t rinsed the conditioner off properly, that’s how soft and silky my hair feels after I’ve rinsed it. Properly.

When I dry my hair I do feel that it is slightly oily? I don’t think oily is the right term, but then the next morning my hair is silky smooth with no trace of excess oil. I’m not sure if this just happens with my hair….but I find it intriguing.

I’ve been using this now for around 2 months and I would always describe my hair as dull and mousy brown. A few days ago I was looking in the mirror and I realised that my hair was actually so vibrant and a darker chocolate brown! I’m not claiming you can ditch the hair dye and this will change your hair colour immediately, but over time I definitely feel this is a lovely product to have, especially if you’re like me who never gets a chance to dye her hair. #MomLife and all you know?

The John Frieda range is available in many variants and is currently on promotion at Clicks. The shampoo and conditioner retail for R119 each.

I’ll post before and after pictures of my hair on social media as soon as I can get my hair into selfie mode. #MomLife and all…… ha ha

Have you tried anything in the John Frieda range before?

PS It really benefits you to be a Rubybox member as you can see, so definitely sign up so you too can try some of their products in future campaigns ❤

 

 

 

 

#RBSecret Box 30 {Unboxing}

Yes it’s that time again, another secret box has been released, though by the time this is posted, box number 31 would also have been released.

If you’ve read my blog before, you know these feature every so often. I always try to get my hands on a box as I believe they’re amazing value for money. When this one hit the www though, I was a little bit strapped for cash so opted against it. I was then informed by a friend that she had actually purchased one for me as a gift and to say I was appreciative and thrilled is an understatement!! Thanks so much for this gift Miss J ❤

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The box retailed at R300 and the hint for the box said: Moisturise and gently cleanse your hair with this TrioMy hair is definitely in need of moisturising so I was keen to see what we’d be getting. The box contained the Indola Innova Hydrate Pack and consisted of:

 – Indola Innova Hydrate Shampoo, 300ml (RSP R179,00)

This is described as a gentle shampoo that can be used daily to cleanse and moisturise hair. The formula contains sweet almond oil and provitamin B5 which work together to rehydrate hair and improve shine and strength.

– Indola Innova Hydrate Bi-Phase Conditioner, 250ml (RSP R179,00)

This product is formulated with bamboo extract, pro-vitamin B5, hydrolysed wheat protein and other ingredients to restore and repair hair. This is also a leave in spray conditioner that softens and moisturises dry and brittle hair.

– Indola Innova Hydrate Light Treatment, 200ml (R207)

This treatment contains bamboo milk and works deep into the shaft where it restores the natural moisture balance.

Since blogging, I’ve taken note of the key ingredients in my shampoo and conditioner and I don’t recall trying anything that contains bamboo milk or bamboo extract, so I’m eager to see what this does for my hair.

The box also came with a nifty quilted travel bag that I think will be great for travelling with your hair products OR even as use for a makeup bag. #JustSaying….. All roads lead back to makeup. lol.

All in all the box totals R565 for the items and I’d add on another R80 perhaps for the travel bag, so the box is worth about R645. The Secret Box 31 is still available here for R350, and apparently blondes do have more fun, as this is a box aimed at them 😉

Have you ever bought a Secret Box before? If not, you really should get your hands on one!

COLab Luxe Shine Spray

Have you ever wished you could spruce up your hair with instant shine and a lovely fragrance as well? You don’t have to wish anymore with the COLab Luxe Shine Spray!

colab_lux-shine_rt_light-back_rgb_hires-1COLab Luxe Shine Spray is infused with a nourishing blend of precious oils, silk extracts & shimmering diamond dust. Diamond dust?? Doesn’t that sound fabulous! This luxurious feather-light mist adds a touch of silken gloss, smoothing and illuminating your hair.

The fragrance is deeply sensual with notes of Cashmere, Bergamot and Oud. The COLab Luxe Shine spray gives an indulgent finish, straight from the can.

This glossing hair fragrance is available at selected Clicks stores and retails for R129,95.

Let me know if you’ve spotted this or even if you’ve used it yet. I can’t wait to try it out.

{Hair care} Let’s get Noughty

Curly hair problem #298 – You have two styling options: Ponytail and bun.

This is definitely the story of my life. Maybe our curly hair problems will be a thing of the past once Noughty’s hair care range hits the shelves?

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I was so excited to hear about the new Noughty 97% Natural hair care range that will be hitting the shelves at Clicks later this month. As a ‘coloured’ gal, I know the struggle of hair that’s not straight enough, not curly enough, so it fills my heart with warm fuzzy feelings to know that there’s a hair care range coming, that wants you to embrace your natural hair.

Whether you want to fight frizz, battle product build-up or simply define those curls, Noughty haircare products are designed to make a real difference to your locks and are suitable for all hair types including extensions.

These products are made in the UK and contain high quality ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, sea kelp, blue mallow flower and argan oil. Noughty’s natural ingredients pack a punch, for hair that feels and smells as good as it looks. Plus it’s gentle enough for the whole family and very affordable. As a mom of 3, and especially with a 7 year old daughter with A LOT of curly hair on her head, this is music to my ears.

I love the addition of argan oil in hair care products I use for myself or for my daughter. It’s really nourishing and has the ability to soften the hair and treat split ends. The ingredient I’m most excited about though, is the blue mallow flower, and I promise it has nothing to do with the fact that it’s related to the ‘Marsh Mallow flower’. The blue mallow flower’s botanical name is Malva Sylvestiris and it apparently has anti inflammatory properties, so this will really soothe the scalp. My daughter has a very sensitive scalp, so this may be a great addition to her hair care regime.

A huge trend in hair and beauty now is to use products that are cruelty free, and here Noughty is on point, as they don’t use any animal derived ingredients, so their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans AND they do not believe in testing any of their ingredients on Bambi, Lassie or Skippy. Isn’t that great? The products are also FREE from petrochemicals, parabens, sulphates and silicones.

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There’s a variant for all hair types:

  • Rise and shine – Normal or dry hair
  • Care taker – Dandruff or sensitive scalps
  • To the rescue – Frizzy damaged hair
  • Wave hello – Curly or wavy hair
  • Detox dynamo – Detoxing or removing product build up

The new Noughty haircare range will be launching in selected Clicks stores nationwide from September. It will retail at R149,95 for 250mls.

Are you excited to try out anything from this range? I’m definitely keen to try ‘Care taker’ and ‘To the rescue’.