Hair


I love hair products that work to improve the condition of my frizz prone, dull hair and make them look healthy and shiny. Moroccanoil Treatment is a staple product in my hair care products shelf since more than 5 years. I have repurchased this few times and it is always with me whether I am home or travelling or even if I do not plan to use it for some time, giving a break to this but it needs to be there, that is why you will see all the sizes of this product which I have purchased and repurchased.

Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil Treatment ( CAD $49 excl taxes for 100ml) is described as the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care  The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use. This product created the worldwide buzz on argan oil in the last few years and won a number of beauty awards.

Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil Treatment is suitable for all hair types and is free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. This product, a single, revolutionary product that pioneered a new category in the beauty industry has the brand grown into a full line of hair and body products.

I have this oil since years and love the results I get from it. This is one of my most trusted hair product. Whenever I have a meeting, or some important event and do not want to risk my hair look, I know I have to reach for this one. What I do is take two pumps of this hair oil and apply to my damp hair starting from mid lengths to the ends. When I do not feel any oil left on my hands, I just pat my fingers on the hair above the mid lengths. then I either air dry or blow dry my hair. If I am air-drying my hair after applying this oil, my hair takes less time to dry. And if blow-drying, this works as a heat protection as well as hydration for hair. The results on my hair are what I can expect from one of my favorite hair oil, silky, shiny and healthy hair.

Moroccanoil Treatment

I have used this oil as a pre-shampoo treatment and works well to maintain healthy scalp and hair. The texture of this oil is thick but it just does not feel oily on the hair, it does works as a treatment coating the hair with the formulation that is rich in argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins. I do not see any flyaways or dry dull hair when I use this oil. Being a product junkie, I do have a number of hair products and hair oils, I am planning to post a picture on my social handles to show you my collection and favorites some day, this product is always in the front row and the most-reached for.

Moroccanoil Treatment

The oil has a subtle mix of argan and flowery fragrance that lingers for some time and I like it. The packaging is in a dark glass bottle with a pump which dispenses the right amount of oil in each pressing. Overall, as this is one of my favorites in the hair category, my love for this is strong and have very bright chances it will continue. Moroccanoil Treatment is available to be purchased from the Moroccanoil Official website and Sephora.

Do you use an oil on your hair? What is your favorite hair product for styling?

 


I have a sensitive scalp and it behaves very differently in different seasons for which I have tried and tested from few of the best luxury brands out there in the last few years. I have few favorites which performed well as compared to the hype around them and few of them which didn’t work well for me. I was a fan of this brand since I bought and used the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil reviewed here. I bought Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt last year and I am a fan of this one too. I bought the small packaging (CAD $24 excl taxes for 2.7oz/75ml) to give it a try and then this full-size big packaging (CAD $67 excl taxes for 8.33oz) was the result of my love with the product.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is described as a Purifying, Hydrating and soothing shampoo for sensitive scalps and oily roots. Sephora describes this as a purifying, moisturizing, and soothing scrub is the ideal detox treatment to remove product buildup and rebalance sensitive or oily scalps. It can also be used as a post-coloring treatment to relieve itchiness and remove chemical residues left on the scalp. Its original formula contains sea salt—a natural exfoliant—which eliminates impurities and supports natural blood circulation. The paste is enriched with a 100 percent plant-derived agent, which offers deep and long-lasting hydration to the scalp even after rinsing, leaving it soothed, rebalanced, and healthy. It is free of Paraben, Silicone, and colorants.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

It is advised to be used once or twice a week and I have used this every week for two months. At first, this product seems very different and difficult to use but once you get started, it seems easy and worth when you see the results. The first things I liked about this product is the idea of scrub for the scalp, I do have a lot of buildup from the styling products or when I have dandruff, it is just a mess (i know it is not the right way to describe my own hair but that is true).

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

I wet my hair, take a small amount, almost a teaspoon of this into the palm of my hand and massage it on my scalp gently. Then I add a very small amount of water and continue to massage gently, it lathers very nicely. Keep in mind the lather does feel different on the hands than the lather from other shampoos and soaps. Then I rinse thoroughly, yes it does take quite an effort to have this all out of hair. I apply a conditioning treatment to the length and ends of my hair.  I prefer to use Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil as they both work very well together. If not, any other conditioner works well with this.  After rinsing the conditioner thoroughly, yes I am done. Just want to mention here that the smell of this product is very fresh and lemony which I like. If used alone without any conditioner afterward, you will feel the hair a bit dry as it is a purifying shampoo.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

I have really liked the concept of a scalp and hair scrub and the after-results. My itchy, irritated and sensitive scalp feels calm, my dandruff stays at bay with regular use, and my hair does feel soft and shiny. This has been my second repurchase of this product and I hope to keep sticking to this one for my problem scalp. Also, I notice it does give a nice volume to hair which is a big yes for me.

Christophe Robin

If you are interested in reading my review about Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil, I have linked it in the first paragraph of this post. They do work well together and even separately. It is available for purchase at various international online merchandisers like Net-a-Porter and also at Sephora.

Have you tried a scrub for scalp? What do you use when your scalp is itchy, irritated or have product buildup?


I love products that make my hair feel alive. A good hair product provides nourishment and protection to hair from various external and sometimes internal factors. My hunt for products that work and make me feel good about my hair is always on. I bought this Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction 7-8 months back to control my dry frizzy hair and to add some shine to them. I tried a sample of this product from a friend and loved it, so I bought the full size of this hair cream which is why I still have a bit left in the tube after using it on and off for over 7 months.

From the Sephora website, “Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction is a leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished. CAVIAR CC Cream or “complete correction” cream is a luxe leave-in product that perfects hair in 10 different ways. It provides moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength—everything your hair needs to look absolutely beautiful, healthy, and flawless. This 10-in-one hair primer can be used alone or as a base for the layering of other styling products. It does not have Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.”

I wash my hair every other day or every two days depending upon my schedule and my kid’s schedule as it is not just hair wash but also hair care like the same way we do care for our skin. The key to using this product, as per my experience is the amount of product to use, I tried and failed first few times. I use a little bit more than a pea size on my medium length wavy hair. If I use a bit more than that, it weighs down my hair, which is why I didn’t like this product at first. So I would suggest and keep a record of how much works best for your hair, based on the length and texture of your hair.

This is a very nice leave in hair treatment. I find it works well both with air drying my hair and blow drying. I apply a bit more than a pea size product to my damp hair. I did try and applied it on dry ends but I noticed it weigh my hair down making them look limp. It does offer heat protection and has been a good companion for blow drying.

I prefer to use extra an extra heat protection when I am using a curling iron or flat iron. I have noticed my hair are smooth and manageable when I use this cream. The scent of this hair cream is very pleasant which does disappear very fast. The texture of this product is same as any cream, very soft and buttery. I would recommend this leave in hair cream only if you are going to use it in a consistent amount because the quantity you use does change the outcome on your hair.

This product retails for CAD $48.50 for 5.1oz/150ml and based on the amount required per use, it is definitely worth it.


Christophe Robin is an A-list colorist for over 20 years, created his hair care line in 1999 selecting powerful natural ingredients for recognized long term results. After hearing and reading impressive reviews of this hair care line, I bought the regenerating mask with rare prickly pear oil to calm my easily irritated scalp and dry frizzy wavy hair. It contains pure prickly pear seed oil which is a natural treasure with antioxidant and repairing properties. There are many products in the market which contain the prickly pear seed oil, which seems like the most hyped hair oil nowadays and after using this mask regularly for the last 7 months, i love it.

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Who is this hair mask for?

Anyone with normal, weak or damaged hair, basically all hair types. Suitable for colored hair. It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

What it does and how it worked for me?

As per Sephora description, “This regenerative mask treatment has creamy formula that penetrates into the hair for a profound and long-lasting effect, from roots to tips. It is enriched with pure prickly pear seed oil—a precious natural remedy with antioxidant and regenerative virtues. Its action is reinforced with a 100 percent natural repairing agent that restructures and strengthens hair from the inside, smoothing and enhancing its shine. These active ingredients are combined with inula flower extract to reinvigorate and protect the pigments of natural or dyed hair. The scalp is stimulated, roots are regenerated, and hair is protected from breakage and split ends for a smooth, soft, radiant finish.

I totally agree with each point in the description above. Along with repairing and protecting the lengths of hair, it also stimulates the scalp and protects hair from split ends and further breakages. I have felt a very nice change in my hair and scalp. My scalp has been quite calm since i started using this mask. My dry frizzy hair have been in control. My scalp and hair are moisturized without being oily.

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How i use it?

I use it once every week and sometimes twice when my hair are drier than usual. I take a small amount in my fingers and start massaging it into my cleansed scalp. Then, I work towards the hair ends. Little is more in this case. I take the size of hazelnut of this mask twice, one for my scalp and other for hair lengths. This does produce a little leather when water is added while massaging. The massage feels relaxing when you know you are putting something good on your scalp and hair. I do a quick bun with a hair clip and continue with my bath. I keep this mask on hair for 5 to 15 minutes.

The important thing i want to mention here is to rinse the hair thoroughly, i have had an experience when i was in hurry and later felt like the product was still in my hair. As this is a treatment mask, and there is a time limit to keep this in hair, so always rinse it out thoroughly. I skip conditioner when i am using this mask. I like the smell of this mask too, not very strong but nice. I have used this mask before air drying, blow drying and heat styling, and my hair looks healthy and shiny in all ways. Even when i am travelling, I refill and take my travel jar with me.

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Final Words

I feel my scalp and hair are stronger and healthier since i started using this mask. Hair have been smoother and shiny. This is one of those cult things that will always be my go-to when my scalp and hair needs help.

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20160404_121420I had very thick and long hair till my college days and then, i went for permanent hair straightening treatment twice in 3 years which left my hair and scalp in dire need of rejuvenation. I started missing my old wavy, healthy hair and scalp which made me start taking extra care of my hair and scalp by applying oils, hair masks and other home remedies, but it never returned to its original healthy self.

Since my pregnancy last year, my hair were so healthy and full, it made me wish that all the hair remain as they were during that time but it never happened. I knew i was going to be worried when my hair will start falling after two or three months postpartum, the only thing i could do was to find something really good and effective that will help me save whatever hair i had. So, after searching and trying for all natural, organic, high end brands, hair masks and most of the hair things under the sun, i found this gem. I would like to mention that this is really costly and if you are on a budget constraint, do not consider buying this, it will take your patience and your money to show results. But if you really want to change your hair and scalp for healthy pair, go for this.

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I had no intention to buy shampoo or conditioner, i wanted some kind of treatment that helps my scalp and my hair from outside and from within. After reading a lot about this brand, and according to the brand “Drawing upon the wisdom of Japanese nature philosophy, we combine ancient Aztec and Mayan herbal remedies with modern science, creating innovative hair care that encourages your body’s own inherent ability to renew cells and restore keratin. All Phylia de M. products contain our core proprietary blend, with ingredients lovingly cultivated in our private organic gardens, to ensure purity and potency. Everyone’s hair has the potential to become thicker, fuller, and more lush. By working with nature and science, as well as spirit, we can make this change possible. Phylia de M. offers you healing, confidence, and… amazing hair!”20160411_144615

I ordered two bottles of “Connect” spray and wanted to order “Reconnect” and “Fulphyl” too but that was out of stock from geebeauty.ca which is the only stockist of Phylia de M products in Canada at this moment. I have been using it religiously the first thing on my scalp after towel drying my hair. I noticed my scalp was healthier from the first day. There was slight tingling on my scalp during first two uses and not after that. I wash my hair every other day and spray “Connect” on my scalp generously. The bottles lasted me for a little more than two months, which is quite an expensive treatment if you are on budget. I really liked it, i noticed less shedding and the area on my head that i could see my scalp, if noticed very carefully, started to get less noticed. I see the thickness of my hair from scalp onwards changed for good. This spray does work but if somebody had asked me to review this spray after finishing up just one bottle, i wouldn’t have done the justice with this good product.

Due to the products being out of stock since the last month, i am not able to buy more Connect and Reconnect, which makes me sad. So, i need to continue with my search to find something this good or better which is available and a good option in terms of price too.

Repurchase – Big Yes, only if it is available and it doesn’t effects my budget.



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