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  • Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo
    9.0

    Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo

    The Only Blueing Shampoo I'll Use

    I use this shampoo as a treatment when I feel some brassiness starting to show. I don't mind the smell, it's not overly strong. The shampoo can be drying though, so on dry hair like mine, this can only be an occasional shampoo, not a daily. I've tried a few other less expensive blueing shampoos but they were awful and left an actual blue dye look on my hair - yuck! If you need a blueing shampoo, Aveda's Blue Malva is worth the money.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss

    One bottle could last you years if you're not a daily user. When I want a shine for special days, this does the job beautifully. I'm not crazy about the feel of it on my hair though, and I'm not so sure it's of any real benefit to my hair's health. I'd rather have healthy hair that shines on it's own, so this gloss is not a regular part of my routine.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Aussie Moist Shampoo
    4.0

    Aussie Moist Shampoo

    Wish It Worked As Good As It Smells

    Love the smell, doesn't everyone?! But the "moist" element was missing for my dry, coarse hair. In fact, when I used it for a month or so as my regular shampoo, it seemed to dry my hair out more than usual. My husband, who has oily-prone, fine hair that needs daily washing is using this now and it's working well for him.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Aussie Moist Conditioner
    5.0

    Aussie Moist Conditioner

    Okay In A Pinch, But Not Very Moisturizing

    This is an okay conditioner. I love the smell. In a pinch I can use it, but long term it seems to have dried my hair out worse than normal. I gave up on it and now my husband uses it on his fine, more oily-prone hair and it works well for him. I bought a huge bottle from a warehouse club and we've hardly made a dent in it, so I'm glad he likes it.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Anastasia Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil
    9.0

    Anastasia Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil

    Finally A Natural Looking Brow Pencil

    This pencil made me a brow pencil convert! On and off over the years I've tried brow pencils and colored brow wax here and there but it always seemed a hassle and I usually found the look unnatural. I am very pale with naturally blonde brows and now there are some white-grey brow hairs appearing (great...). Even the lightest application of makeup on me can look harsh. This pencil in Ash color does the trick. It's a breeze to apply, never needs sharpening and I love the brow brush on the end. I just do a quick couple of strokes, brush it through with the spoolie brush and I'm good to go! Just takes a few seconds! On the downside, the pencil caps are a pain, they're always falling off so now my spoolie brush is exposed in my makeup bag (don't know where the cap went). I'm adding the Anastasia Brow wax pencil into my routine shortly, I'll let you know how that goes.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Alterna Hemp Organics Color Hold Repair Shampoo
    10.0

    Alterna Hemp Organics Color Hold Repair Shampoo

    Most Gentle Shampoo I've Come Across

    Love this stuff! I don't use a ton of product in my hair, so I just need a gentle shampoo that won't damage my dry, coarse, wavy, color-treated hair. This one does the trick! It doesn't strip the color out of my hair as so many other shampoos do. There are no sulfates, so you won't get much lather, but you'll get enough. This shampoo is a winner for me.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Alterna Hemp Repair Treatment Conditioner
    7.0

    Alterna Hemp Repair Treatment Conditioner

    Good Everyday Conditioner for Hair Health

    I do think Alterna makes superior products. For someone with hair less "needy" than mine, this conditioner might work miracles. Alterna's Caviar Hair Mask works miracles for me while this Hemp conditioner just keeps my hair in "good" condition. I'd compare it to Redken's All Soft for basic results, but long term, I'd prefer to use the Alterna Hemp for my light conditioning days if it makes sense to do so. Alterna can be prohibitively expensive. So far I've lucked out and I've been finding some items in the line on clearance in my local beauty store. This Alterna Hemp conditioner is worth a try, it is definitely above average.

    January 16, 2011

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  • Alterna Caviar Hair Masque
    10.0

    Alterna Caviar Hair Masque

    It's Been Years Since My Hair Was This Soft And Shiny!

    When I found Redken's All Soft line, I was very pleased. My dry, curly, coarse, color-treated hair was finally calming down! Then I noticed a jar of Alterna Caviar Hair Mask on clearance and thought I'd give it a try. You have to use it exactly as instructed, and when you do, WOW!! My hair feels silky and has shine - something I hadn't seen in my hair in years! This is an incredible product for my hair type, but you must follow the instructions for use. I tried using it a few different ways at first and the results were only mediocre. Once I followed the instructions, the difference was immense. So wet your clean hair, leave the treatment on for 5-10 minutes and rinse out. You'll see the results once your hair is dry. Even if I have to pay full price, I cannot live without this stuff!! Can't wait to try other products in the line!

    January 16, 2011

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  • Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel

    Though I've exfoliated for years, this is the first Glycolic Peel I've ever tried. For exfoliation, I find it very effective. My skin looks evenly textured and brighter, even after the first use. It's so simple to use and takes just a moment, simply swipe the presoaked pad across your skin. There are some downsides. There's a tingly/burning sensation at first and it takes a few moments before it stops. It can be a bit uncomfortable, but my skin has become less sensitive to it over time. I also made the mistake of swiping the pad too close to my undereye area the first time I tried the product. The skin around my eyes felt like I had a sunburn for a week! Luckily, the skin "looked" normal the whole time. It was a mistake I did not repeat. Though I did make a different mistake. I applied a Vitamin C treatment too soon after the Glycolic Peel, ouch! I recommend using Anew at night before going to bed and not doing anything else to your skin until the next morning. Using the product in this manner has worked very well for me. I peel using Anew 1-2 times per week, though you can use it up to every other day. At times, Avon will have a "buy one, get one" sale and it will be priced at $15 per jar so you can stock up.

    January 16, 2011

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