Summer is sun and fun time, but sun, sand, salt, chlorine and heat and humidity can really make great hair days a struggle. Fight frizz & Summer hair issues with some of these unique products.
Use Me Vita Mist
How can you not love a product called Use Me Hair, especially to fight frizz. So I tried the Use Me 3 Daily Vita Mist, a spray that seems to almost instantly hydrate and revive dry, tired-looking hair. However, it also acts as a frizz fighter, heat defender, moisturizer and detangler. I’m impressed!
Use Me is a salon simplified hair care line developed by industry veteran, Devin Graciano. The products are made with certified organic ingredients and they’re free of sulfates, parabens and gluten. It’s also cruelty-free.
Think of it as 6 products in one for just $22. Use it daily on wet and dry hair (it detangles really well) and protect your hair from the sun while at the beach or pool. For more information visit https://www.usemehair.com
Madison Reed TAME
Madison Reed is an online hair color company with new Color Bar in several cities where you can touch up your color without going through an expensive or lengthy salon visit. They also have stellar hair care products you can use at home to color your hair or enhance it.
The Madison Reed TAME Color Protecting Cream is an anti-frizz finishing cream in a pump tube so emollient, you only need a tiny bit to do a lot of good. Argan oil helps hair to shine and Mongongo oil protects against environmental stressors like UV damage (so it’s great for Summer).
The formula is sulfate-free and we when we tried it on towel-dried hair we could visibly see that our hair was nourished, shiny, and protected, while the frizz was kept to a bare minimum. Madison Reed TAME Color Protecting Smoothing Cream is $22.50 available from the shopping section of the Madison Reed Website https://www.madison-reed.com/
Oscar Blandi De-Frizzers
Oscar Blandi is a celebrity hairstylist known for elegance and luxury and it’s a joy to use these lovely products. In our last Spring reivew featuring anti-frizz hair products. we oohed and aahed over the beautifully scented Glossing Cream and Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum when we tested these products last
This year we’re suggesting two additional products that help to shine and restore dry and frizzy hair. Neither have that amazing jasmine scent but both can help revive your hair so it looks amazing.
Dry oil is a trend for both skin and hair. The Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Conditioner Spray ($25/ 4 oz.) instantly coats your hair with a fine mist of oils, emollients, and vitamins. If your hair is over-worked from products, sun/salt/sea or other issues, this is an easy fix.
Inside the can is a mixture of oils and emollients for shine along with gentle starches to absorb oil. There’s also strengthening Hydrolyzed Keratin, Pro Vitamin B5 for moisture, Vitamin E for antioxidant protection, and even some ingredients to help absorb excess oils.
For shine, there is sunflower oil and lightweight emollients so you don’t weight hair down. It feels so luxurious! Take it to the beach, the pool, your next vacay.
Clear Shine Glaze ($28/ 4.2 fl. oz) is a new favorite of ours. Over time, hair color can fade and look dull, and that’s true of non-colored hair as well. This ammonia-free glaze prevents your hair color from fading and it also adds brilliant shine. using an intense shine glaze like this one from Oscar Blandi can really help to make color more intense and it also hydrates.
Simply apply the cream from roots to ends, leave it on your hair for 3-5 minutes and then rinse it out with cool water. If you can’t live without it (I’m obsessed!) take it with you for weekends or vacation with a handy travel size ($12). for more information visit the Oscar Blandi website http:///www.Blandiproducts.com
From The Amazon Rainforest
Rahua Rahua® (pronounced Ra-Wa) by Amazon Beauty®, Inc. announces their 10-year anniversary. Their first product launch was Rahua Elixir and this review also includes a great travel set that would be wonderful for your weekend host/hostess gift. Now the company has 26 hair care, treatment, styling and body care items. Here are our two picks:
Rahua Jet Setter Kit Hair & Body ($40) mini set features a quartet of 2 fl. oz. Rahua products to give you a taste of the line. You get of good-for-all-hair-types Rahua Classic Shampoo; Rahua Classic Conditioner; Body Shower Gel, and Body Lotion. Rahua Voluminous Shampoo.
The restorative oils found in the rare Rahua Nut from deep in the Amazon rainforest helps to rejuvenate lifeless, damaged tresses while being gentle enough on color-treated and processed hair. All the products are also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, and synthetic-fragrance-free.
I also tried the Rahua Elixer ($175) that is hydrating, calming, strengthening and adds shine while reducing frizz. Although it’s pricey, one or two tiny drops of this 100% concentrated rahua oil is all you need. The scent is Palo Santo Oil which smells fresh, herbal, green, like a walk in a forest after a rainstorm. It will even help to preserve your hair color.
One tiny drop really decreased frizz and the scent freshens your hair. A bit of a splurge that’s well worth it. Also nice is that the creators of Rahua wanted to bring awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the people that live there, and their wisdom. For more information visit The Rahua website https://rahua.com/