Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

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I haven’t been to a hair salon or makeup trailer yet that doesn’t have this in their go-to product stash. It’s no surprise that Moroccan Hair Oil has become a cult favorite and  Allure’s Readers’ Choice Award Winner  2012 and 2011. Hair loves this multi-tasker.

A few drops of this liquid gold post-shampooing makes this the perfect leave-in conditioner/ detangler. Hair drinks it up in seconds, leaving tresses super-soft and lustrous, with no added weight. As a styling product, it speeds up drying time, while imparting extra shine and manageability. And it’s superb as a treatment, nourishing your scalp, increasing elasticity, healing damaged hair and protecting it from UV damage. But remember, a little goes along way. It will take you ages to go through a bottle!

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But my two favorite uses are as a hair refresher and a mask. For those days I don’t get get around to shampooing, it’s the perfect reset, calming frizz and wiping out dullness.  All the poofiness and roughness is gone, leaving strands revived, hydrated and enveloped in a heavenly musky scent! And when hair feels extra abused, I slather it on, heat it up with my blow dryer, and leave it in overnight. Hair feels renewed, hydrated and silky for weeks.

And that’s not all. Haven’t tried this one yet but according to Moroccan’s site, a few drops massaged into hair before coloring, helps the dye penetrate and saturate your strands more deeply. The results? Hyper-vibrant color and shine!

Available for $40 at beauty supply stores or online at:

Moroccan Oil

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Jao All Over Long Lasting Natural Body Goe Oil

I hate you Jao. Because I love you too much. I wish I had a free lifetime supply because then I wouldn’t be so miserly when applying you. At 30z a tube, it’s just not enough when all I want to do is repeatedly dip myself head to toe in a vat of you. In fact, that is one of the many reasons why I’m obsessed with this decadent indulgence. You can apply Jao’s All OverNatural Body Goe Oil anywhere and everywhere. Hands, feet, face, lips, legs, hair. This super thick cream melts into an oil and sinks right into the skin, for deep penetrating hydration that’s never greasy, heavy or sticky. And best of all, it doesn’t fade after a few hours. My skin still feels nourished and moisturized a full 24 hours later. It tames flyaways, adds shine to your hair,  nourishes cuticles and cracked heels, soothes irritated skin. All that and it’s exceptional as an aftershave cream, calming and replenishing the skin with zero irritation, zero stinging.

Derived from 28 plant fruit and flower oils and butters, Goe is 100% truly natural and organic. Just look at the ingredients.  100% pure. Hemp, Kukuinut, Chamomile, Rosehip, Meadowfoam, Grapeseed, Mango, Pumpkin, Jojoba, Shea and the list goes on. A powerhouse rich in omegas, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, E, C, B, G, and Beta Carotene. Luckily the smallest amount goes a long way, which makes the list price of $38 go down a little bit easier.

In these wintery months, dehydrated skin becomes the norm, but Jao’s Goe will put an end to that. The results are immediate from the very first application. And the light Tahitian Monoi scent will become an instant addiction. It will lift you into a euphoric state and your skin will thank you for it!

Ingredients:

Jojoba Butter, Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinesis), Monoi Tiare (Coconut Oil, Gardenia), Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa), Avocado Butter (Persea Gratissima), Grape Seed Butter (Vitis Vinifera), Grape Seed Oil, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthus Alba), Rose Hip Oil (Rosa Rubiginosa), Soy Lecithin, Pumpkin Seed Butter, (Cucurbita Maxima), Mango Butter, (Mangifera Indica), Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) Avocado Oil (Persea Americana), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Kukuinut Oil (Aleurite Moluccans), Chamomile Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Calendula Oil (Calendula Officinalis), Essential Oils Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vitamin E, Acetate, & Rosemary Extract.

• NO parabens, sulphates, PEG’s propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, phthalates, mineral oil, silicones or synthetic fragrance

Available for $49 at your local beauty supply store or online at:

Jao

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Chi Shine Infusion

I can’t tell you how many bottles of this product I have bought. Why? Because it’s an all-in-one powerhouse! Unbelievable weightless shine being the #1 reason! True thermal protection from irons and blow dryers is #2. And smooth frizz control being #3. This is truly a one-stop-shopping product!

Best way to use it is a quick light spray. No need to overdo as this is a powerful stuff. And remember, this is a shine spray not a nail down fly-aways tool. Since it won’t weigh you hair down, that means fly-aways will still need your traditional hair spray or pomade for that.

Let me re-emphasize the unstoppable shine. Endless shine. Diamond shine! Most shine sprays fade after a few hours or weigh hair down but not this Chi spray. I have tried countless products and to date, this is THE ticket for a polished mirror shine that is light as air!

From the Chi site:

Description

  • Ionic and cationic hydration interlink technology
  • CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling helps strengthen and protect the hair from daily use of thermal tools
  • CHI Thermal styling allows you to create multiple textures with outstanding style memory that can be regenerated
  • Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair’s natural structure to build strength and resilience and to improve moisture and shine
  • Weightless thermal active shine spray
  • Instant polished shine without any added weight or oils
  • Helps to repair split ends and eliminate frizz
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • 5.3 oz

Available for $14.50 at:

Ulta

(by 2 get 1 free)

Tancho Tique Stick

Hate flyaways? Can’t manage to wrestle them down? Well then, this little wonder, originally from Indonesia, is just the answer. Not only is it great for fuzzy hairlines, frizzies, baby hairs and cowlicks, but it’s phenomenal for the perfect piecey rock-and-roll look.

Created in 1933 specifically for men, this lavender-scented, all-vegetable-oil wax became a huge success. A revolutionary styling product and an unruly hair tamer, it left hair shiny, instead of waxy and dull. And unlike most pomades that even today come in a stick-your-hands-in-the tub packaging, Tancho comes in a stick. No more pomade getting stuck under your nails, no more scooping up more than you need. Thanks to Tancho, you can just tap or rub your fingers lightly on the wax and run them over the misbehaving hairs in question. And for the lazy like myself, you can even apply it to hair directly from the stick. But be sure to always use a light touch. A little does go a long way! With the lightest stroke of this stick, you get instant results.

Created for men but perfect for women, this does it all!  Edgy, gamine, tousled, James Dean… It’s no wonder you see this classic in every Hollywood makeup trailer. And the best part? I’ve used mine for 7 years and I’ve hardly made a dent.

Any drawbacks? Be sure to take a whiff first. Some might find the lavender scent overwhelming. But for me, Tancho is my double-duty miracle worker. Pomade and aromatherapy all-in-one!!

Tancho Tique Stick

3.5 oz

Available for $13 at:

Diamond Beauty