Hair Care

Eleni & Chris - KeraMin Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner and BoostaMin Instant Hair Treatment

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Regular readers of The Amazing Blog will know that we're fans of the Scandinavian brand Eleni and Chris. We have recently reviewed their skincare products, the Bio-Cellulose Age Renewal Face and Eye Mask, and had the chance to try their ColourPro Shampoo and Conditioner and ColourPro Leave-In Treatment Spray in 2017.  

So when we had the  opportunity to try latest lauch KeraMin Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the BoostaMin Instant Hair Treatment. We grabbed at it with both hands! The shampoo and conditioner both have the brand’s signature ingredient: cloudberries. These small orange berries are native to cool temperate regions of the earth and have been called "Scandinavian gold" as they are high in magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, B, C, E. These elements, coupled with proteins and moisture, help strengthen and rebuild hair from within. Keratin in the Strengthening Shampoo additionally repairs hair while carefully selected proteins in the Strengthening Conditioner add extra softness. After using this duo, your hair will look stronger and healthier.

Whereas The BoostaMin Instant Hair Treatment should be put in towel-dried hair after shampoo but before conditioner 1-2 times a week for the maximum effect of strong and radiant hair. This product is named rightly so because keratin, cloudberry, and other ingredients combine to create an immediate effect — leaving your hair smoother and shinier than it was minutes before. It works on all hair types and it’s paraben free. On top of that, it comes in individual 20ml packs  ready to throw in your bag and take on your travels. Afterall we all know how sun, sea and sand plays havoc with our crowning-glory!

Whether you need to repair your hair from heat damage or want to maintain your locks, these products are perfect additions to your shower. You can purchase the Shampoo here for €26 and the Conditioner here for €28 or buy both for €50. You can buy single packs of the hair treatment here for €8 or a pack of six for €44. All products are in Euros but they do ship to the UK. Also by the time this post goes live, it might well be included with the rest of the haircare products in £ on FeelUnique.com

Tyme - Upstaged Thermal Protectant

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At The Amazing Blog we’ve collectively bought dozens of hair oils, masks, leave-in conditioners in an attempt to treat our heat damaged or coloured hair. Whilst some these products have helped in reversing the damage of hair dryers and hair dye, it’s great to discover just ONE product, that does what all! Step this way the creator of the revolutionary TYME Iron, who have now delved further into the world of haircare, by releasing their one-stop Upstaged Thermal Protectant. This spray that not only protects the hair it also helps to improves hair strength, shine and softness.  

TYME, is US based haircare company, whose mission is to '…create a hair care line that will perform its best.’ As someone who has dyed, straightened and curled their hair, those words sounded like music to my ears. It’s difficult to find products that help with my combination of damaged, fine and sometimes frizzy hair without weighing it down. However, I’m impressed with TYME’s Thermal Protectant spray that has really ‘upstaged’ my daily haircare routine.  

In addition to being heat resistant up to 300° C, Upstaged Thermal Protectant is also gluten, paraben and sulphate free so it doesn’t weigh down or cause unnecessary build up in the hair. The spray protects from heat and UV rays while giving hair volume, texture and shine in the process. Whether you have coarse, thin or even extensions in your hair, this spray will leave your locks looking pumped-up and shiny. A sulfate and paraben-free formula,  the key ingredient is extracted from the baobab tree, the hydrolysed adansonia digitata seed extract which is then infused into the heat protectant spray as the all-in-one repairing, strengthening and moisturising agent. Added Aloe Vera provides the shine and softness while additional polymers keep hair from feeling stiff and greasy. For optimal results, TYME recommends using the Upstage Thermal Protectant spray on towel-dried hair and comb through. After evenly distributing the spray, style as you would in your regular styling routine. So you can now reduce the number of products in your bathroom cabinet, but not forfeiting the results towards getting softer and stronger hair. See here to purchase your Upstage Thermal Protectant at £18.99 for a 120 ml bottle. We think you won’t be disappointed.

Paw Paw & Quinoa Colour Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner by Natural World.

At The Amazing Blog, we know what a pain it can be when your hair colour begins to fade, especially if you go into considerable costs to have the colour added in the first place! It can feel pointless to fight this struggle at times as often nothing seems able to prevent the fading, and some hair care products even increase its progression. Therefore, searching for a product that will act as a remedy to this problem is a priority of ours. Thankfully, we came across Natural World in this quest to evade the bland. Their new organic Paw Paw and Quinoa Colour Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner is remarkable, it could not only keep our hair soft and smooth but it also helped to prolong the life of our hair colour all the way up to our next touch-up!

The organic Paw Paw Oil helps to both revive, re-live and maintain the gloss that colouring can strip away; while the protein packed Quinoa Extract is the star ingredient that helps maintain the colour – who knew there was another reason to love quinoa. The four essential oils (Rosemary, Lemongrass, Orange and Ylang Ylang) give the products a beautiful and fruity scent which you won't be able to get enough of. Our hair was visibly softer and shinier as the shampoo and conditioner aided in keeping hair hydrated. 95% of the product is made from naturally derived ingredients, and these gentle, but powerful ingredients allow the products to fight the ill-effects of dying without stripping the dye away! The products are free of parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes and gluten – so you know the high magnitude of safe and natural ingredients that your hair is in close contact with.

So if you are worried about the lifespan of your hair colour, you can purchase the shampoo here for £6.00 and the conditioner here for £6.00 which is a wise and worthy investment for treating and maintaining the colour and lustre of your hair. 

O2 Shampoo, O2 Conditioner, Lifting Tonic - OGX

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Here at the Amazing Blog, we love products that take care of our hair, and as such we are always on the look out for new products that will leave our locks looking more luscious, shiny and healthy. So when OGX was introduced to us, and after hearing impressive stories, we were unsurprisingly so excited to try some of their products.  

We tried the new O2 collection from OGX that has a unique formula of Oxygen, Liposomes, and Cloudberries that breathes life back into lifeless locks. The special ingredients in the new collection (including vitamin A, B, C and E, Calcium, and Magnesium) help nourish your hair and keep it in a healthy condition. The new collection includes an O2 Shampoo, O2 conditioner, and a Lifting Tonic. If you want to find a new haircare regime these products are suitable for fine hair especially as it will help moisturize, hydrate and volumize your hair.

For those of you who want weightless, bouncy, volumised hair the O2 shampoo and conditioner should become a staple! The lifting tonic creates an added boost, which is perfect for those of you who have fine hair which tends to drop throughout the day. A  light oil, the lifting tonic, is easy to use; simply spray, from about 6-8 inches away, on to dry or damp hair. We cannot wait to try more of OGX's diverse hair care range in the future as this is a brand that does not disappoint.

You can purchase the shampoo at a selection of stores around the UK including Boots, who charge £6.99 for the Shampoo, £6.99 for the Conditioner and £7.35 for the Lifting Tonic.

 

 

Hair Care – Friday Favourites

Here at The Amazing Blog, we try to avoid a bad hair day at all costs. That is why we thought it was about time to share with you all our favourite hair products to whip those strands into shape and get that hair-do looking effortlessly flawless.

Suvarna’s Organic Macadamia & Argan Moisturising Hair Oil is the perfect remedy for hair that is dry or damaged, from root to tip! Comprised of 100% organic and natural ingredients, your hair will appreciate the extra moisture boost from macadamia and Argan oils. Rub into the hair from your scalp and through your hair, before leaving on for two hours and following with a shampoo and conditioner.

Get your hands on a bottle of your own for £11,50 here.

It’s Pure’s Shikakai Powder Hair Cleansing and Conditioning once added to warm water forms a paste that cleans and nourishes your hair. Shikakai (meaning ‘fruit for hair’), which has been used in Indian haircare for thousands of years, gently cleanses whilst retaining natural oils in the hair. With continuous use, hair is left stronger and more lustrous.

With its use going back to ancient times, it must be worth trying! Find it here for £6.

Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Cleanse & Nourish by Percy & Reed is a shampoo, conditioner and treatment, all rolled into one lovely package. With 97% natural ingredients, including avocado and jojoba oils to hydrate and rose, lavender and peppermint to strengthen, this multi-talented, lather-free product is suitable for all hair types including coloured hair. Apply to wet hair and leave in for a couple of minutes before rinsing, and that’s it! No need for conditioning.

Gain more time back in your day by changing up your hair care regime, available here for £18.

Unite 7Seconds Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave in Detangler is the next superhero in the haircare world, promising to not only clean, condition and detangle hair, but also protect strands from sun, heat and colour fade! For the best results, use all three products as part of your haircare regime, and expect to have hair looking and feeling healthier and more voluminous.

Find the whole Unite 75 crew range here from £17.95 to £30.

Bleu d’argan’s Soie Shampoo, Soin Conditioner and Hair Sense Precious Oils Hair Treatment will be perfect if you are looking for a new weekly hair routine. The shampoo and the conditionner are enriched with Argan and Keratin and will gently nourish and protect your hair as well as detangle, perfect for long or curly hair. Blended with organic Argan Oil, Ricinus Communis seed oil and Rosemary essential oil, the Oils Hair Treatment will strenghen and bring back vitaly to your hair.

Try a new hair ritual with Bleu d'argan here from £16.50 to £27.50.