My hair care routine changes now and again, though, some things tend to stay the same.
WHIPPED BODY GOODS MONOI OIL:
Many months ago, Whipped Body Goods sent me a huge care package filled with every product they make, even though I only asked for one product. Good move Whipped because, now, I'll be blogging about this company for the next several years as I use each product, one-by-one!
I have blogged about using the Monoi Oil as a hot oil treatment and continue to use the oil for such and as an everyday body oil.
Since discovering Abba Haircare's Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, I've pretty much stuck to it (especially when wearing my natural hair). This line is:
- Gluten Free
- Contains Plant Derived Botanicals
- DEA Free
- Free of Synthetic Color Additives
- Paraben Free
- Phthalate Free
- Sodium Chloride Free
- Sulphate Free
Just recently, the formula has changed to include their ProQuinoa Complex. According to the website:
Our new ProQuinoa Complex™ is our most strengthening formula yet. It uniquely combines the power of three potent proteins – quinoa, barley and soy – renowned for the repair benefits they provide. We include ProQuinoa Complex™ in all abba products because the synergistic power of nature it provides is unparalleled.
Specifically, the Moisture duo claims these benefits:
Quench the thirst of damaged, brittle hair naturally with essential moisture through herbal therapy. Using a combination of hydrating Olive Butter and invigorating Peppermint, abba’s sulfate-free Moisture line helps quench dry, stressed hair, while our ProQuinoa Complex™ helps rescue every strand.
I really love this line and have recommended it to friends and family who are amazed by the instant moisture granted to the hair after just shampooing!
You can find Abba Haircare at Ulta for $15 per 8oz. bottle and $30 per 33.8oz bottle. No, it's not inexpensive but that's because it's not cheap.
[NOTE] Since changing its formula, this product line now contains soy, of which I am not a huge fan for these reasons. I have plans to switch to Acure Organics Haircare when my supply of Abba runs out.
BABYLISS PRO NANO TITANIUM:
As the story goes, I'd been looking for just the right flat iron to give me that straight from the salon look when I decided to take a peek at my stylist's flat iron when she walked away from her station to grab me a glass of champagne.
It's a fancy salon.
Anyway, the iron she'd been using is the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium. Well, I paid her the $60 it costs to have your hair pressed in West Hollywood, catalogued the information I just found out, raced home and went right to eBay. There, I found this miracle iron for $80 but you can find them for way less!
I have been using this iron for the past year and a half and I haven't paid $60 for a salon press, since. My next BaByliss purchase will be the MiraCurl. I can't wait to use and review this curling machine.
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