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DS Laboratories Revita Shampoo Review | Stimulates Hair Growth & Prevents Hair Loss

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

DS Laboratories Revita Hair Growth Stimulating ShampooIt is a cutting-edge shampoo designed to stimulate growth of new hair while protecting existing hair from fallout. Suitable for men and women, this revitalizing hair treatment nourishes the hair and scalp with amino acids, strengthening the hair shaft for enhanced growth.

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients protect against pollutants and chemicals that damage hair and prevent healthy growth.

Revita is developed without the use of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which are the ingredients found in some soap products that have been known to course irritation.

Users Conclusions

Below are lists of pros and cons I have summarized from the people who have been using Revita.


  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Thickens hair
  • Stimulates new growth
  • Non irritating
  • Reduces hair fall out


  • Wash hair too often
  • Can promote hair loss (a few users say)


Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco Glucoside, Caffeine, Pyrus Malus Seed Extract (Apple), Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos/Red Tea) Leaf Extract (Roobios), Apple Polyphenol (Procyanidin B-2), Ketoconazole, Hydorlyzed Wheat Protein, Carnitine HCl, Ornitine HCl, Acetyl Cysteine, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Taurine, Emu Oil, Biotin (Vitamin H), Copper Peptides, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Spray Dried), Glycereth 7, Glycerin, Oleanolic Acid, Polyquaternium 10, Glycol Stearate, Menthyl Lactate, (Menthol Derivative), EUK-134 (SOD Mimic/Spin Trap), PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Menthol, Zinc PCA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Red 40, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).


After applying Revita® with a gentle massage, you should leave it on the scalp from 1-2 minutes before rinsing. Then repeat and leave on the scalp for 3-5 minutes. If desired, follow with a high quality conditioner. For optimal results, Revita® should be used at least 5 times per week.

To Sum Up

Overall most of the users find Revita shampoo to be very effective at thickening and stimulating new hair growth.

However, a few users said it made their hair feel thinner due to the excessive amount of hair washes. One user from amazon said it didn't state on the ingredients list on amazon that the shampoo contained wheat protein, which she is allergic to.

I think that at $20.45 for a 290g bottle it is quite reasonably priced seeing as the majority of users find it really.

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Wen Bath, Body & Hair Fig Oil by Chaz Dean | Moisturizes, Adds Softness & Shine

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

WEN Bath, Body and Hair OilWen has devised this Fig oil to be used on hair, body and in the bath it should provide moisturize for the body and hair as well as adding softness and shine to help them look healthier for longer.

It is made up of essential oils that leave the body and hair with a delightful aroma, says Wen.

Also suggested by Wen is for you to add the oil to your body lotion or leave in conditioner for that extra bit of moisture.

The oil itself comes in a brown glass bottle with a rubber drop applicator lid, allowing for more exact oil usage. If you know much about aromatherapy, it's one of those bottles.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the reviews of the patrons:


  • Moisturizes dry hair
  • Lightweight
  • Non greasy
  • Helps moisturize dry skin
  • Smells great


  • Too strong smelling ( a few users opinions)


Cold-Pressed Golden Jojoba and Essential Oils.


Bath: Apply 2-4 full droppers into bath water. Body: Apply 1-2 full droppers to skin after showering, before drying off.

Hair: Apply 3-5 full droppers to dry hair before bed. Tilt head back and apply directly to scalp, massage vigorously, brush through, and leave-in overnight. Cleanse out with the Cleansing Conditioners the following morning. Recommended at least 2-3 times per week for scalp treatment.

To Sum Up

This body and hair oil by Wen has very good reviews from the users, who say it moisturizes dry hair, softens the skin and smells fabulous.

There are a couple of fans that think the fragrance is too strong but they say it doesn't last, so it's not unbearable.

One lady found it didn't work at all for her dry hair and said it is a waste of money.

At $20 for a 4oz bottle I think it is a average price considering it lasts a long time.

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GHD Limited Edition Purple IV Styling Set Review | Straightens & Curls Includes Travel Hair Dryer

Friday, October 8th, 2010

GHD Purple Hair Iron & Travel DryerI am a big fan of GHD, personally I think its the best flat iron money can buy and you definitely need money if you want one of these babies as they don't come cheap!

The Purple GHD styling set is the latest advance from GHD, the world's leading hair straightener manufacturer. The combination of the purple color, paisley pattern design and high gloss finish gives this hair styler an extremely sophisticated look.

This styling set is a limited edition and includes a flat iron, travel hairdryer, hair separating clips, a heat resistant roll bag and it all comes in a cute purple gift box.

It is handy to know that the GHD flat iron has universal voltage, that means it won't loose power when your on holiday like most other straighteners do.

Like other GHD's you can straighten or curl your hair as the flat iron has rounded edges to make it easier if you want to go curly and operates at high heat to hold the style.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from the opinions of the users:


  • Quick heat up
  • Tames hair
  • Leaves hair silky smooth
  • No hair gets trapped
  • Convenient size for travel


  • Roll bag is a little to large for travel
  • Expensive

To Sum Up

As always the GHD flat iron has excellent reviews with patrons very satisfied with their smooth and sleek hair.

One fanatic said while the straightener is very good the roll bag is too big to use for travel and even as a heat mat.

This is an expensive brand at $314.99 but is does work better than other flat irons according to reviews. You will be able to get it for under $100 if you have a look on ebay.

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Pronto Color Root Touch-Up Pen by Oscar Blandi Review | Non Permanent Color Highlights & Covers Greys

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Oscar Blandi root touch up penOscar Blandi root touch up and highlighting pen is formulated to be the quick and easy solution to cover roots in between hair appointments.

It is devised to be a solution for those days in between hair appointments. If your not happy with the color, it can be washed out in one wash.

This highlighting pen is safe for use during pregnancy as it doesn't contain ammonia or peroxide and has gentle conditions, says Oscar.

It is available in these 6 shades listed below:

  • Jet black
  • Light golden blonde
  • Beige blonde
  • Neutral brown
  • Warm reddish brown
  • Dark brown/black

Personally I like the idea of using a pen shaped root touch up as it would be easier to use but does it actually work?

Users Conclusions

I have summarized below what the users think of Oscar Blandi's highlighting pen:


  • Quick and easy
  • Good color
  • Doesn't dry hair out


  • Doesn't cover greys
  • Can be gunky if too much is used
  • Color gets everywhere


Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Quaternium 90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Kaolin, Talc, Stearic Acid, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491,Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Fd&C Yellow 5 Al Lake (19140:1), Chromium Oxide Green (Ci 7288).

To Sum Up

All in all an average product by Oscar Blandi with some patrons finding it very handy for a quick root touch up in between hair appointments. A few people using the pen say when you twist to get the color, you should blot the tip else you will get a big blob that will make a sticky mess.

The majority of the users found it didn't cover their grey hair. However, one user did say it works wonders for her greys.

It is a little overpriced at $23 for a 1.7oz pen but patrons say they get a few uses out of one pen, so it's worth it.

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9-Piece Set Mega Self Holding Rollers by Conair Review | Big Loose Curls Without Pins

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Conair Mega Self Hold RollersConair Mega Self Holding Rollers come in a set of 9, which are all 2.8 x 9 x 8 inches. This size should create a goddess like full soft loose curl.

These rollers are self holding, therefor should stay put without the use of pins or clips. This will make for quick and easy application, if they work anyway.

The rollers have been devised to suit any hair type, be it thick, fine or smooth. Conair say, they work in wet or dry hair are fast setting, drying and are lightweight and comfortable to wear.

A few years ago when I thought of rollers I would think of older ladies, but now it is so on trend and I really want some!

Users Conclusions

I have summarized below what the ladies using the rollers think of them:


  • Nice loose big curls
  • Quick and easy
  • No hairspray products needed


  • Pins required

To Sum Up

A little disappointing that nearly every users said they still had to use pins to hold them in. Fortunately that didn't seem to bother them, as the rollers accomplished big loose curls.

At $16.28 for the set it is a reasonable price for a set of 9 rollers. Could be worth a try for those of you that like to create big curls with little effort.

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Shiseido Tsubaki Shining Conditioner with Tsubaki Oil EX Review | Japanese, Volumizing & High Shine

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Shiseido ConditionerShiseido Tsubaki Shining Conditioner with Tsubaki Oil Ex is recommended for fine dry hair. Tsubaki oil is just Camellia oil from the Camellia flower. It should make hair look fuller with more sheen and moisture. This is the best selling hair care line from Shiseido, Japan.

Camellia flower in the formula is known throughout Japan for is beauty and extravagant oils, which are absorbed into the hair and skin.

The bottle does have a pump top, which I know is favorable with a lot of ladies. Makes it easier to use in the shower and there is less chance of using too much.

What do the users think?

Well this conditioner has 5 stars. Ladies using Shiseido Tsubaki say that it makes their hair bouncy, soft and luxuriously shiny. They also say that the fragrance of this shampoo is just heavenly.

However, a couple of ladies found it made their hair greasy and left a little residue on the scalp.


This product contains preservatives: water, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium taurine cocoyl, methyltaurate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, cocamidopropyl, betaine, glycol distearate, dipropylene glycol, cocamidemea, sorbitol, sodium chloride, hydroexyethyl, urea, polyquaternium-7, camellia japonica seed oil, polyquaternium-6 1, dimethicone, citric acid, ceratonia siliqua hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, bis-isobutyl PEG-14/amodimethicone copolymer, disodium edta, sodium methyl lauroyl taurate, potassium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, butylene glycol, PCA ethyl cocoyl, arginate, phenoxethanol, sodium benzoate, fragrance, yellow 5, CI 15985.

To Sum Up

Shiseido Tsubaki has been highly recommended by most of the users who say it makes their hair soft and shiny.

I would recommend this conditioner to people with very dry color treated hair as many ladies have found it works great. Although it might not be the best option for ladies who don't have a problem with dryness, as a couple of users found it made their hair greasy.

Shining conditioner costs $19.50. Which is quite expensive but it does seem to work for dry hair.

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Frederick Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Conditioner Review | Adds Fullness & Shine To Fine Hair

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Fekkai ConditionerFekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Conditioner is designed to add volume and shine to fine hair without weighing it down.

How does it work?

Fekkai says, with the extract of the Boabab leaf it infuses the hair from the roots out visibly amplifying it in diameter.

Basically it coats each strand with a weightless polymer that increases the diameter of each strand for a voluminous hair network.

I personally think this is a good hair care line. A little expensive but it usually works quite well. There is a matching shampoo that volumizes and adds shine too!

Users Opinions

Fekkai Conditioner has a good rating overall. Amy from says it has a fresh, clean, light scent, volumizes hair, and doesn't weigh it down. The only negative thing she said about the conditioner was that it is expensive.


Water (Aqua), Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Trimethyl Pentanyl Hydroxyethyl Ether, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Polyquaternium-11, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Ceteryl Alcohol, Hydroxymethycellulose, Hydroxycetyl Hydroxyethyl Dimonium Chloride, Quaternium-22, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Glycerin, Panthenol, Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Fragrance (parfum), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/ PVP Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/ PG-Propyl Silantriol, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Peel Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Lippia Citriodora Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitatate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Ethinyl Linoleate, Octyldodecanol, Lecithin, Arachidyl Propionate, Benzophenone-4, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazoline, Methylchloroisothiazolinone.

To Sum Up

Patrons of the conditioner say it made their hair look thicker. Although, they think the price is a little lavish at $23 for a 8oz bottle or $35 for a 16oz.

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Nutritive Bain Oleo-Relax by Kerastase Review | Cleansing, Detangling & Frizz Controlling Shampoo

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Kerastase Nutrition ShampooKerastase Nutritive Bain Oleo Relax by Kerastase is a shampoo designed to cleanse and detangle hair, leaving to soft and shiny. This shampoo is made for dry and rebellious hair. The thing I like about this product is that its never tested on animals.

Reviews for this product are very good most ladies got the results they wanted. They said it made their hair less frizzy, made hair soft and shiny and they found the product went along way. Which is a good thing considering the price of this shampoo.

Another user found that Kerastase worked O.K, but for the high price she expected it to give her hair more moisture than it did.


Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, Cocamide MIPA, Trimethylsilyamodimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium 10, Sodium Salicylate, Benzophenone-4, Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylparaben, Et.

Kerastase by Kerastase: Nutritive Bain Oleo-Relax (34 oz) bottle costs a whopping $27. Which is just so expensive for a shampoo compared to a lot of other good shampoos out there that are a faction of the price.

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Helen Of Troy 1-1/2″ Hot Air Brush Review | Dry & Style Tangle Free

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Helen Of Troy Hot Air StylerHelen of Troy 1-1/2" Hot Air Brush is designed to dry and style hair at the same time without tangling. The barrel is 1-1/2" so it should give you full curls and great volume. The barrel also locks in place for curling ans unlocks for unwinding.

The motor is only 250 watt which Helen Of Troy says is powerful for quick drying. Personally I don't think that is very powerful, probably powerful enough for fine hair but not thick long hair.

What users think of this hot air brush


  • Helps make curls last longer
  • Good for fine hair
  • Doesn't burn hair


  • Doesn't get hot enough
  • Poor quality
  • Tangles hair

To Sum Up

As you can see this hot air brush has got very mixed reviews. As I said earlier I think this hot air brush is suited better to ladies with fine short hair.

Helen Of Troy Hot Air Brush retails for $23.95. Which is quite a reasonable price compared to some brands.

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Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme Dryer 2000 Watts Review | Professional 6 Speed Smoothing Hair Dryer

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Babyliss Ceramic 2000 Hair DryerBabyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme Dryer is a high powered 2000 watts. It is designed to create smooth non frizzy hair. It has 6 speed settings and a instant cool down option.


  • Ceramic
  • Professional long-life AC motor
  • Comfortable rubberized handle
  • Instant cold shot button
  • 6 speed/heat setting combinations
  • Removable filter for easy cleaning
  • Narrow barrel for maximum air pressure
  • Micro concentrator nozzle included for use in drying small sections of hair
  • 2000 Watts
  • Appliance Leakage Circuit Interrupter (ALCI) equipped
  • 9 ft. professional cord
  • Hang ring
  • Limited 2 year warranty
  • Designed for professional hairdressing

Ladies from have mostly only good things to say about this hair dryer. They like that it drys their hair quicker and stops it from getting as frizzy.

Quite a few ladies seemed to agree that this dryer is a little too heavy, so it does ache the arm a little. Oh well just think of it as a warm up before a workout!

To Sum Up

It seems this is no miracle hair dryer but it does dry hair faster and prevent that dreaded frizz we all hate.

However, Some of the ladies using it think it is a little heavy so can cause your arm to ache a little, or give you one muscly one!

If you are interested in buying Babyliss Pro Ceramix xtreme Dryer 2000 watts it usually costs around $54.50. Which is a average price for a good quality dryer.

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