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Recent Loves : Hair

December 18, 2015

So it's been awhile since my last recent loves post and I realized that I don't talk about hair products that much so I wanted to share a few that I have been using and really liking lately. My hairstyle has been some form of a bob or a-line bob for a number of years now. It suits me and my preference for low maintenance hair.

Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo*
I used to think that shampoo was evil and I even stopped using them for awhile opting for co-washing instead. And as much as that made my hair feel great, sometimes it would leave my scalp a little greasy. I still co-wash but I try to balance it out with shampoos that gently remove styling product buildup and oil. This vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo with natural green clay is great since it is specifically formulated for oily roots and dry ends. And it works effectively to deep clean my scalp while nourishing my hair at the same time. I've never used anything quite like it. I haven't had any scalp issues since incorporating it into my hair care routine once every other week. Dessange Paris also has an accompanying Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask that takes the scalp treatment to another level. I've used it a few times and it's quite invigorating but I really have no patience for it. I've always given this to my husband to use and he really likes it too. An 8.5 oz bottle of this shampoo is $9.99.

Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction
I first tried this product as a sample. I was a little skeptical that it could deliver on it's claims to provides moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength. I've found that it really does a good job of protecting my hair when I style it while leaving it soft, shiny and manageable. And it does this without weighing it down or making it feel greasy. It's also effective at taming frizz but I still need something for flyaways. This hair cream is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. My only complaint would be that it's a little expensive at $39 for a 5.1 oz tube or $25 for a 2.5 oz. but seeing I had used an oil plus a styling cream previously and this product has replaced them both, it has worked out from a cost perspective. 

Bumble and bumble Bb. Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme
This styling product got a lot of hype when it was first released a few years ago and I only got around to picking it up last month. I asked my stylist to make my bob choppier the last few times I had my hair cut and this lends well to more of a messier style which this product totally plays up. I use it after drying my hair. It feels like a cross between a gel and an cream and a little goes a long way. It adds incredible texture, body and pieceyness, not to mention some serious volume. It really is perfect for creating an undone look and the hold is soft yet lasting. Oh it also takes care of flyaways. I think it makes my hair look even better after sleeping on it. My husband also uses this product. It works just as well for him and he goes more for a clumpy and tousled look. It dries a matte sheen and I like that it doesn't feel like it builds up in my hair like some other styling products. I wish I had tried this one sooner but I'm glad it's in my life now. I got the 2 oz. size for $14 since I wasn't sure if I would like it but it also comes in a 5 oz. size for $30.

What are some of your favorite hair products?

*Press sample
42 comments on "Recent Loves : Hair"
  1. Thanks for sharing...these products seem lovely. I'm pretty boring when it comes to hair routine, at the moment I'm only using shampoo.

  2. I really want to try some new hair products...also heard quite a bit about bumble and interesting to read this.

  3. These all sound pretty great, Rowena:) TY for the review. I kinda want all of them wallet is not too happy:P

  4. I would like to try these products on My hair!!!
    Happy WE Rowena!
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  5. I haven't tried any of the ones you mentioned, but I have a big lineup of products still waiting to be tested. Co-washing is something I have heard about, but never tried. It kind of scares me to not use a shampoo.

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  6. Morning Rowena! Those sound really great and Id be very curious to try them on my hair too. The CC cream inspired me most though. At the moments mine is very damaged so I try to keep it nourished and hydrated with masks, coconut oil and serums. Have a lovely weekend, hugs! xo

  7. I want to try the BB hair cream nice products have a lovely weekend.

  8. Hi Rowena! I have never heard of any of these products about, but they sound nice. I especially like your review of the shampoo, since my hair gets quickly greasy (on the 2nd day) and I have a struggle with this. Currently I love the hair-mask I've been using - L'Oreal Hair Expertise Arginine Resist X3 Mask. It has a light texture but does miracles with my dry ends. Have a nice weekend, Rowena! xo

  9. So cool that you get to share hair products with your husband. I have never tried the clay shampoo. The dressing creme sounds intriguing; out of these it's the product that would interest me most.

  10. Wowza, a caviar CC cream for the hair, how intriguing! Never seen a product like that before.

  11. I have been using a natural spray for my scalp which I put on at night because it does leave my scalp super greasy because it's made of essential oils and I've also been taking Biotin supplements. It's only been a month with the supplements and the oil I haven't been consistent with -- I am not sure if I am seeing full effects yet but I have gotten hair compliments on two random occasions and my hair does kinda feel softer. Will probably have to give a couple more months though to see full effects!

  12. i hauled the cc cream a few months ago, and am IN LOVE. it is so good.

  13. So nice! Have a great weekend.

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  14. I'm only familiar with Alterna but not the other two. Dessange Paris sounds intriguing and I'm curious to try it myself, is it available in drugstores? I'm going out later so I'll have a look if I can find it.

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  15. I love Dessange, I bought their products a while back, and then received the clay mask and shampoo as well, and love their new range. Their salon is also great, such luxury goods, and smells amazing. I have not tried the Caviar cream, will have to check it out. Have a lovely weekend. :)
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  16. Interesting beauty products. Have a great weekend! xx

  17. awesome items dear!

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  18. What is co-washing?

    Corinne x

  19. The packaging of the Dessange Paris clay shampoo is drop dead beautiful and the pre-shampoo mask sounds appealing too! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  20. I have so many issues with my hair I do not know where to begin. But I am in the market for a new clarifying shampoo I am going to check this out for sure it is certainly affordable.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  21. Great review! The Bumble and bumble creme sounds amazing...definitely want to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  22. The Bb texture creme sounds awesome :)

  23. I have never tried any of these before, sounds great though :)


  24. The third product causes me curious, I do not think they sell in my city but I like the comments you make about it.

  25. I love reading your reviews dear, your beauty vocabulary is spectacular. Learning. Some of my favourite hair products right now are intense repair haircare treatments by L'Oreal and by Jean Louis David. I would love to try the styling gel you have introduced, I could use a good styling product! Have a great weekend dear! Baci, Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

  26. Love your beauty posts - I always spot a few products that I want to try. Thank you for the review, Rowena! x

  27. It is a good thing you and your husband can use the product! Happy weekend

  28. Great reviews!! I wanna try them because I am obsessed with hair stuff
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  29. the purifying clay sounds so good
    Happy Sunday

  30. Spotted the word Caviar & that alone had me sold! Happy holidays, dear! xoxo

  31. oohhh.. the bumble and bumble one looks interesting! :D

    Have a great week!
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  32. I have not seen these hair products before , they look awesome
    may be i should try it
    take care

  33. Purifying clay and CC cream for hair? For real, Rowena?? This is my first time hearing CC cream for hair! Wow... and the multiple functions that it can do to the hair are impressive!!

    haha, I think we are from the same group type, the less I need to do to my hair, the better! I don't even comb my hair (oops! should I even mention that?) My hair is so short that I just let it dry out naturally after shower *_^

    Co-washing? Another new term for me...

    Sounds like your winter is going to be a warm one then this year, huh? Good for you since you don't particularly fancy snow anyway, right? heeeeheeee

    Sounds like your hair is going to love you from now onwards. Have a lovely week ahead as we are gearing towards the christmas and the new year!! I am excited already.

    With love,

  34. btw I don't think that shampoos are evil, but I think it is great you're pairing them with cowashing. I do believe that using shampoo too often is not good for our hair.

  35. I've heard of the bumble and bumble one but never tried it. I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to hair. I've been using my kids' shampoo when I ran out of mine months ago, lol! I might give the bumble and bumble one a try though because anything that adds a bit of volume to my hair is a good thing :) Merry Christmas, Rowena!

  36. I've been hearing really good things about Alterna products. I want to try them, but my hair is at a critical stage right now. LOL That shampoo sounds fabulous Rowena. I'm currently trying Philip B White Truffle on my hair.


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