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Orofluido Asia Haircare Review

Orofluido Asia Haircare Review

I’m not committed to any shampoo, conditioner, or hair treatment…except for 100% pure organic Argan Oil.

Although I have plenty of favourites, I’m usually willing to try something new, in case it performs better.

Since February, I’ve been testing out the new Orofluido Asia haircare line, which includes these four key products:

  • Orofluido Asia Zen Control Shampoo
  • Orofluido Asia Zen Control Conditioner
  • Orofluido Asia Zen Control Elixir
  • Orofluido Asia Zen Control Mask

I wanted to experience the full effect of the Orofluido haircare, so I used them as they were designed to be used – together. (Well, the Mask, I only applied once a week, as recommended by Stanley Ipkiss. Hehe, I couldn’t resist!) 😉

Of course, I realize that not everyone is willing to invest in an entire new haircare line, so read my complete review, and you’ll learn what my recommendation is, if you plan to try only one product first.

The Orofluido Asia haircare line can be found at Trade Secrets and select salons.

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I Met Shaun Pulfrey, the Tangle Teezer Inventor (Plus Info on NEW Brushes!)

Shaun Pulfrey Tangle Teezer

Recently, I was invited to attend an exclusive event unveiling the new Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Hairbrush and Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly Detangling Hairbrush, which will be available at Sephora!

That in itself was exciting, but what put the cherry on top of my drool-inducing sundae was that Shaun Pulfrey, the man who invented the Tangle Teezer, was at the event! (When I received the invitation, I had to read that part several times to make sure that my myopic eyes weren’t deceiving me.)

Not only did I get to see Shaun Pulfrey, but I had the pleasure of watching him do a live demonstration showing the Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Hairbrush in action. He also gave more detailed information about the entire Tangle Teezer line. Then, after the presentation, I swooped over to speak with him, snagged a photo op, and thanked him for inventing the brush that changed my hair life!

It’s not often that I get to shake the hand of a person who touched my life in some way, so this was a big deal to me, and I’m grateful for the opportunity.

I’m really happy to tell you that Shaun Pulfrey is a genuinely nice guy!

Sometimes when people achieve success or fame, it goes to their head, and they become snobbish, but that wasn’t the case with Shaun. My impression of him throughout the night is that he truly puts his passion and heart into his company and hair innovations. He radiated energy, and his animated spirit was infectious.

His mission, although not stated implicitly, seems to be that he wants to make hairstyling easier, faster, and more respectful of the hair’s condition. This is what I pieced together.

By the way, Shaun’s story is one that inspires me because he believed in himself and his invention, even when others initially didn’t.

I read an article about how he approached Dragons’ Den and asked them to invest in his brush. They turned him away, but he continued to pursue his dream, and now not only is he successful, but he has created a unique solution to a very real problem. (Check out this article, if you want all the details and if you want to be inspired.)

Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Hairbrush

Keep reading the rest of my detailed post. I include the many things that I learned during the Tangle Teezer event, photos of the cute displays, and more information about the latest Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Hairbrush!

P.S. In case you missed it, I’m having a Canadian giveaway until March 11th. Enter for your chance to win the entire Essie Spring 2016 Collection!

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göt2b & Dial Exclusive Preview Event Recap

got2b Dial exclusive preview eventOn Tuesday February 24th after work, I had the pleasure of attending the göt2b & Dial Exclusive Preview Event! (Thanks to Langton Communications for the opportunity.)

You already got a glimpse of it when I posted photos and a video clip live during the event on some of my social media including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The venue was held on the third floor of the Storys Building, which is 170 years old! It’s located in the heart of downtown Toronto known as the entertainment district, near King Street West and University Avenue.

Although it was a chilly night and there was some snowfall, things were cozy inside because of the social energy and the modern loft decor.

Allow me to tell you about my experience at this event and give you a quick walk-through of the new göt2b haircare and Dial products that launched recently!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review & Pictures

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild ReviewI used to be the type of person who always had to shampoo my hair on a daily basis or else I felt gross and oily.

My hair is naturally curly/wavy, so it’s on the dry side, and because I heat style it with a blow dryer and flat iron it straight all the time, it gets fried more often than it should.

Washing hair every day and also applying so much heat isn’t good for my hair. And I can’t just let my tresses air dry because then I resemble a frizzy poodle. 😉 Plus I am very picky about what I put in my hair – basically I only use 100% organic argan oil that soaks in and doesn’t leave any residue.

I’ve read that not washing your hair daily is healthier for your hair because it prevents the good oil from being stripped too often, which is what can make your hair look and feel dry.

But going even a single day without washing my hair made me very uncomfortable because near the roots, where the oil tends to be the worst, it just feels nasty.

I also read that the more you wash your hair and strip the oil, it can actually train your scalp to produce more oil! But, if you wash your hair every couple of days, it could reduce the amount of oil production.

So, I gave it a go for about 2 months. I’ve been washing my hair every 2-3 days instead of daily, and I have definitely noticed a difference. My hair doesn’t get as oily near the roots as quickly as before, and it’s the icing on the cake that getting ready in the morning is faster. (Note: Yes, I shower on a daily basis. It’s only my hair that I avoid washing daily. Haha, just wanted to make that absolutely clear!)

But I wouldn’t be able to skip washing my hair without a dry shampoo. I’ve went through 2 cans of a Joico dry shampoo that I received in my swag bag when I attended the Contessa Awards, which I blogged about before. But the really strong generic salon hairspray smell really put me off.

It wasn’t until I tried the Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) that I finally found an effective dry shampoo with a pleasant and mild scent that I feel comfortable using on a regular basis.

The Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in a wide variety of scents, but I decided to ‘go wild’, partially because I’m a fan of cheetah/leopard print, but also because it’s highly recommended by Leighannsays. She’s one of the few YouTubers I subscribe to, and I trust her honest and candid opinions. I love her carefree personality, great sense of style, and solid beauty-product knowledge. Her videos are fun and funny, which will leave you smiling! (If you haven’t already checked out her channel, click the link above and subscribe – you’ll love her, too!)

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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Review & Pictures

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil Review & PicturesI’ve been using the popular MoroccanOil Oil Treatment or the One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment on my hair daily with great results, but then I heard about the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and became curious about if it would work just as well.

I also liked how the Josie Maran Argan Oil is pure and organic, unlike the other treatments, which contain tons of other ingredients.

By itself, the 50 mL bottle is quite pricey at around $58 CAD, but I purchased a limited-edition value kit that included this plus a few other Josie Maran products.

On the kit’s box, it says that you get a $120 USD value for just $64 USD, and two of the items are full-size products. So, I decided to spend just a bit more to get the extra value kit.

So when I made the switch to Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, was it a good move, or did I regret it? There’s only one way to find out! 😉

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Clairol Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Smoothing Shampoo Review & Pictures

Clairol Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Smoothing Shampoo Review & Pictures smallerIn December, my shampoo bottle was nearly done, and I kept procrastinating on purchasing a new bottle. Haha, I ended up making one of those frantic visits to the store when I ran out.

Since I needed shampoo urgently, I wasn’t being picky about which one to get. I literally just looked at the sale prices and then chose the cheapest.

For a hulking 700 mL bottle of the Clairol Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Smoothing Shampoo, I paid only $4.99 CAD!

Normally when I buy a shampoo, I like to take my time, make sure it smells nice, etc. Usually price is the last factor I consider. (My hair needs to be whipped into shape, so efficacy is of the highest priority usually.)

This time, it was a scan of the price tag, a quick grab, and then a dash to the cashier.

I figured that this Herbal Essences shampoo would be just a ‘quick fix’ until I got one of my favourites later on.

Little did I know that I’d actually like it!

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One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Review & Pictures

One-n-Only-Argan-Oil-Oil-Treatment-Review-PicturesEvery time I step into a Sally Beauty Supply store, I’m tempted to pick up a bottle of One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment.

A while ago when I was going to get a new bottle of their awesome nail-polish remover, I finally sprung for the argan oil.

It was great timing because they were having a sale on it, so I got it for a great deal.

As you may know, I’m a regular user of the original MoroccanOil Oil treatment. But, it’s more expensive than One ‘n Only’s version.

I was very curious about how they compared because if the inexpensive one worked just as well, I would happily make the switch.

So how did it fare? Let me tell you!

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