I have always been of the opinion that beauty products won’t help you if they aren’t the right ones for your specific needs. This is particularly true when it comes to hair helpers. What follows are suggestions for products that can make your hair great again and that suit different needs.
T’Zikal Hydrates and Shines:
T’zikal (pronounced Tee-Zee- Cal), is an unusual all natural hair care company whose name is derived from the Mayan word meaning sanctified or blessed.
Natural ingredients such as Ojon palm nut oil are key in T’Zikal products. The products also have a unique, earthy, uplifting scent that you can enjoy while you’re pampering your hair and skin.
Ojon oil is rich in omega oils and other nutrients that replenish hair. Advicesisters.com has reviewed several T’Zikal products in the past, including a shampoo and conditioner, and lovely hand cream(really restorative for dry skin).
You can purchase each product individually but T’Zikal also packages collections of hair care “Projects” to suit specific hair needs: Wavy, Curly, Natural and the one I tried which is the Shine Project ($78/small or $122/large).
The Shine Project is a 14-day treatment regimen with four products can help revive dull hair adding moisture and shine. The super-hydrating ingredients include Ojon Oil and a bunch of other hydrating oils.
Deep Hydrating Shampoo (1,10oz. or 2.5oz. bottle) and Deep Moisturizing Conditioning Cream (1, 10oz. or 2.5oz. bottle)
Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist (1, 2oz. spray bottle) and Smooth Styling Hair Wax (1, 1.33oz. or 0.16oz.)
These products are so hydrating and emollient that a little is all you need or want.
After using the Deep Moisture Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner, apply T’zikal’s luxurious Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist with a hibiscus-coconut oil blend to tame flyaways. Breathe in the signature, earthy fragrance!
The fast-absorbing oil really works wonders. Tip: Rub any residue into the skin on your hands.
Add a tiny bit of T’zikal’s Smooth Styling Hair Wax where you need it. I use it along my hairline where frizz lurks even though my hair isn’t damaged. It is truly a powerhouse to add that finishing touch to dull, dry, or frizzy hair.
For more information visit the T’Zikal website.
Keratin Complex Smooths/Deeply Conditions:
Last year I had a fabulous in-salon Express Blowout by Keratin Complex. But the brand also has a number of DIY at home products to keep hair looking smooth, sleek and shiny.
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner ($26/7 oz.) is infused with vanilla so it smells great. However, the main reason you’ll want this is because it’s a great way to deal with damaged and over-processed hair.
This deep conditioner can be used instead of your regular conditioner for extra TLC. However, if your hair is really dry and damaged, try it as a 10- 20-minute treatment to strengthen weakened strands and replenish moisture and shine.
All you really need is a quarter-sized amount before you blow dry to also fight frizz and add much-needed moisture.
Key ingredients include Keratin, wheat, and soy proteins to help restore moisture and shine and a blend of botanical extracts nourishes to promote healthy hair and scalp.
Knotty Girl Brush Safely Detangles:
For Valentines Day we reviewed a fabulous BFF hair dryer by Head Kandy that dries hair super-fast. But before you dry your hair you have to deal with detangling it.
Even healthy hair can become very damaged just by dredging your brush through wet tangles because wet hair is especially vulnerable.
However, the Knotty Girl Detangle Brush from Head Kandy ($13) reduces the need to wrestle knots and pull on those delicate strands. It works if your hair is long and thick (like mine) or if it’s thin, or short. No worries!
The ergonomic design has swirls of thin bristles that magically slide through even long hair. Of course, you can use this every day, I keep mine in the shower so I’m always able to de-tangle and start blow-drying, immediately.
The Head Kandy Knotty Girl Detangle Brush is a small thing, but it can make a big difference in the health of your hair!
For more information visit the Head Kandy Web Site
Movie Star Curls!
If you are someone who embraces curls, you already know that really great curly hair is soft, shiny and moisturized.
My Curls Movie Star products from Novex have a blend of oils including a powerhouse cocktail of argan, olive, coconut, macadamia, avocado, and sunflower seed plus Vitamin E.
there are no harsh chemicals to hurt your bouncy curls, the products are free of petrolatum, parabens, and silicones that can damage hair and weigh it down.
Amazingly, the products are affordable. My Curls Movie Star Shampoo ($8.99); Deep Hair Mask Treatment ($16.99), Leave-in Conditioner ($19.99) and conditioner ($8.99)
For more information visit The Novex Web Site.
Fast and Fabulous Dry Shampoo:
Another late night and no time to wash your hair? Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo Warm Sugar is a natural formula to refresh and add volume without a lot of “dandruffy-y” residue.
It’s a quick fix, thanks to tapioca starch and other ingredients that suck up oil and smells you don’t want, replacing them with a subtle scent of warm vanilla sugar! Yumm!
There are other Not Your Mother’s dry shampoos as well, but this one has such a fun fragrance.
Goodbye cigarette smoke, hello something wonderful! Get this great and affordable ($5.95/7 oz.) dry shampoos at Walmart and get results!
For more information visit the Not Your Mothers Web Site