Beauty, hair

OGX Bonding Plex Shampoo and Conditioner 

I use a lot of heat when it comes to styling my hair, and this has resulted in quite a bit of damage and frizziness. While I have decided to try letting my hair air dry completely and using a styling cream for texture instead of using any sort of heat for a while, that still won’t correct past damage. Truly, nothing besides cutting off damaged hair is the real solution, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still try the occasional quick fix. That’s why I decided to try the OGX Bonding Plex shampoo and conditioner in order to see if my split ends can look a bit better until I can sneak away to the salon. This product is available at Walgreens and similar retailers for about $7 a piece.

First, I really love the scent of this product. It really smells like a salon, and the scent lingers too. This may not appeal to everyone because it’s a bit chemical-scented, but I really love it for some reason.

The real goal of this product is to improve the cuticle of the hair and bond split ends back together while protecting from future damage. I will say, when I use this product, my hair does feel smoother and softer. However, if I do blow dry my hair, my hair looks a bit frizzy. But if I use these and then let my hair air dry completely, I think the overall texture of my hair is improved.

I do wish that the shampoo was easier to lather. It feels like it takes a lot of product to get the ideal lather going.

Overall, this product is just okay. It makes my hair a bit better but not dramatically so. I like the scent, but that doesn’t make up for other performance issues like a lack of lather. I’m glad I gave it a try, but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this one.

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, hair

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship 

About two months ago, my hair was really long, but now that I’ve cut off about 10 inches, it’s definitely more of a medium length. Caring for long hair can be a real challenge. The longer your hair, the greater the chance of dry, split ends which require a lot of nourishment. However, in my case, I needed to find a product that could both nourish my ends without making my scalp oily. Thankfully, I found Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo and Conditioner. These products retail for between $3-6 a piece depending on which retailer you go to.

The best part of these products is the fact that they do what I need them to do: nourish my ends and prevent breakage without making my scalp get oily. I love the way that they leave no residue but are very easy to lather in the shower. I’ve been using a lot of natural hair products and they don’t tend to lather very well, so using these felt ultra luxurious since they built up a really nice lather.

The scent is also amazing – kind of like pomegranate mixed with other fruits. The fruity smell was not overpowering though. It was nice and light and fresh.

I can’t recommend these enough for people with long hair. They’re so inexpensive compared to salon brands, but I swear they work just as well. If you’re on a budget and you have long hair, you’ve just got to try these.

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-XO Tiffy

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Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner 

I love to change up my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out. This is actually good for your hair since hair does get acclimated to shampoo and conditioner so it won’t work as well over time if you never change the formula you’re using. Knowing this, my bestie surprised me with a sampler of Kristin Ess’ The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner. The full-size versions of these can be picked up from Target for $10 each.

I absolutely loved these! I started using them before I cut off 10 inches of hair because they are supposed to be great for split ends (they have something called “zip up technology” to help with this). Now, there’s no way to permanently fix  split ends besides cutting them off, but products can sort of bind them together, and that’s exactly what these did. After the shower, my hair was instantly softer and more manageable and my split ends were a lot less noticeable. My hair also felt exceptionally clean and healthy. I was super impressed by this brand!

Kristin Ess is a celebrity hairstylist whose goal was to create a range of hair products that are both affordable and luxurious, and I think she’s definitely hit the mark with these. I would love to try more of her products because these worked so well and I was actually sad when I’d used up the last of these samplers.

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-XO Tiffy

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