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The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo Review (Eucalyptus Peppermint Scent)

I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of The Seaweed Bath Co., Adam Grossman, at the Natural Products Expo last year. I was blown away by Adam’s story of battling psoriasis and eczema, and how he created his line of products to naturally heal and manage his skin issues.

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I was excited for the opportunity to test out the Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo, mainly because it is sulfate free and has an amazing Eucalyptus Peppermint scent that smells amazing. My scalp can be occasionally troubled, so the all-natural formula featuring seaweed extract, argan oil, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 is very soothing to my skin. II was very surprised that this product foamed up a great deal in the shower, because normally the sulfate-free products that don’t have other chemicals in them tend to remain sudless.

My hair did not feel stripped or dry after using this product. Overall, I think this is a fabulous shampoo and will continue to use. I am also excited to try other products from The Seaweed Bath Co. line!

What are your favorite sulfate free shampoos? Do you have any recommendations for troubled scalps? Let me know!


Ion Repair Soultions Effective Care Shampoo Review by Marlena

Author Marlena    Category Hair, Review, Reviews, Shampoo

ion repair solutions shampooWhen my usual shampoo started leaving my hair dry and straw-like, I decided it was time to look into a more moisturizing product. I was browsing my local beauty supply store and saw Ion Repair Soultions Effective Care Shampoo was on sale. On the bottle it reads “Strengthens and Moisturizes Weak, Damaged Hair 100% Vegan.” It’s not often that I run into a personal care product that advertises being vegan, so I was intrigued and decided to try it out. I’m very glad I did!

This product has been a true life-saver for my hair. The shampoo is rich and creamy, and it has a scent that is similar to creamsicle ice pops. I wasn’t necessarily thrilled with the scent at first, but it isn’t overpowering, and I grew to love it after a couple of washes. After just one use, I noticed a major difference in the texture of my hair. I was even able to skip conditioner completely, which is something I’ve never experienced before!

If your hair is experiencing some dryness, I strongly urge you to give this product a try. I’ll definitely be stocking up on this shampoo the next time it goes on sale.


Be Picture Day Perfect with our Mixed Chicks Kids Quad Pack Giveaway!

Taming your child’s hair can be challenging, to say the least.  This awesome set from Mixed Chicks takes the guesswork out of choosing products for hard-to-manage hair.  The Quad Pack includes: Kids Shampoo, Kids Conditioner, Kids Leave-In Conditioner, and Kids Tangle Tamer, a combined $48.00 value.

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Check out the below info from the Mixed Chicks website:

Mixed Chicks Kid’s Shampoo is a gentle, natural, and safe shampoo you can use on tender scalps without frequent fussing! Followed with the Mixed Chicks Kid’s Conditioner, hair becomes soft and manageable, allowing mom and dad to comb through hair with unbelievable ease!

Mixed Chicks Kid’s Leave-In Conditioner is the perfect product to eliminate frizz and define curls! Simply, apply some leave-in, work it through, braid or twist hair and let hair air dry overnight. Take out braids or twists on Picture Day morning and spritz with some of Mixed Chicks Kid’s Tangle Tamer to add some extra definition and maintain a frizz free style!

Want your own Quad Pack?   Enter our newest giveaway!  Two lucky winners will each win their very own Mixed Chicks Quad Pack (a $48.00 value).  This contest is open to US residents only… you must “LIKE” Dolce Beauty on Facebook in order to be eligible to win.  Contest ends at 11:59PM on 10/13/2012.

Enter the contest and see terms and conditions on our Facebook page!

If you have issues entering via mobile, please feel free to email Nicole with subject line “Mixed Chicks Giveaway” and your name and address to enter.


Redken Powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder Review

I’ve recently opened my eyes to the world of hair powders. Powder can do so much for hair: add fullness, freshen up/remove oil, add texture, etc. Redken powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder does just this by creating instant fullness and texture with a matte finish. In just seconds, powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder can provide tousled texture without product build-up when used as directed to prep hair for updos, and extend the life of a blow-out.

Powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder is the newest addition to Redken’s Style Connection Collection, a groundbreaking collection for dramatic texture transformations with unique formulas. A little powder goes a long way: a very small amount can take your look from flat to full and provide targeted modern matte texture and body. Shake it directly on the roots for targeted volume or rub into your hands and work it through to the ends. I was recently given an opportunity to try this powder and I love the compact size of the container, ease of use, and effectiveness.

“To me, powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder is genius – it creates maximum hold and volume, yet is so lightweight it feels like there’s nothing in your hair,” says Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and Owner of Cutler/Redken Salons. “The result is this larger-than-life texture that I could normally only create for my clients by layering in both a volumizing product and a hairspray. It’s the perfect solution whether you’re trying to achieve beachy texture and separation or build the base for a long-lasting updo, yet is easy to apply at home or on-the-go.”

Redken Powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder is a definite new staple in my haircare regime for days when I want a little extra ‘oomph’ or just need to freshen up a limp style.

Have you tried this product? Let me know your thoughts!


Giovanni Organic Haircare: LA Hold Hair Spritz Review

According to Giovanni’s website, LA Hold Hair Spritz offers “Extra hold non-aerosol finishing spray. High shine.” These claims are accurate, and I’m a fan of this Giovanni hair spritz. I was looking for a non-aerosol hair spray for travel purposes, and stumbled upon this one at my local CVS (or Walgreens, not sure which one really). I have previously used Giovanni shampoos (not my favorite) and conditioners, so I was familiar with the line before purchasing this product.

Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz

I really like the idea that the products are organic, great smelling, and actually work. I also like that this has great hold, similar to my L’Oreal Elnett, except non-aerosol and actually smells good. It is affordable; not the cheapest but certainly not on-par with high end lines. I think this spritz was around $6.

I’m a fan!

Have you tried Giovanni hair products? What are some of your faves?


Pureology SuperSmooth Giveaway – A $77 Value! 11/15/2010 – 11/22/2010

This week, Dolce Beauty Blog is giving one lucky winner a grand prize of Pureology SuperSmooth Relaxing Hair Masque and SuperSmooth Smoothing Cream. Pureology SuperSmooth products are ideal for dry or frizzy hair types, and are very rich and luxurious. Both products would retail for a total of $77.

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Super Smooth™  RelaxingHairMasque
Dramatically subdue frizz and dry, unruly volume, and intensify natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This concentrated, nourishing masque delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and organic shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with an organic botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex® helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.

Super Smooth™ SmoothingCream
Helps control frizz and unruly volume, and intensifies natural shine while protecting colour vibrancy. This deep conditioning cream delivers smoothing oils of camellia, sesame and shea butter for multi-layer balancing and conditions hair with a natural botanical of geranium. Our exclusive ThermalAntiFadeComplex® helps provide heat-styling protection and maximizes colour retention.

This giveaway will run from 11/15/2010 to 11/22/2010, and is only for U.S. residents.  For your chance to win, please enter by answering this question on the Dolce Beauty Facebook page:  What is your favorite frizz control product?

Good luck!