Introducing Moroccanoil Smooth

Moroccanoil recently introduced their brand new Smooth Collection. As I am more than a little obsessed with Moroccanoil, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. If you’ve never tried any Moroccanoil products and are still not sure if the splurge is worth it, you are welcome to read about my first experience with the brand HERE. I was also unsure at first as there are many cult brands who aren’t necessarily as great as they are made out to be. Moroccanoil definitely does not fall in that category. Oh man, I love this stuff. And yes, the scent is as gorgeous as everyone says. Please Moroccanoil, bring the body and sun ranges to our shores! Back to Smooth… ‘Moroccanoil Smooth Collection formulations are enriched with our proprietary Moroccanoil argan oil-infused blend, potent and ultra-nourishing argan butter, as well as coconut derived fatty acids, which leaves hair soft, shiny and instantly more manageable. Designed for all hair types, the products are free of sulfates, phosphates, parabens, and are also completely color-safe.’         This range is suitable for all hair types and aims to smooth the hair to increase shine and manageability. I received the shampoo and conditioner and I am happy to report that my hair feels amazing. My curls are smooth (read: a lot less frizzy), soft and shaped. I love that after I rinse the conditioner, my hair feels nourished and cared for without a heavy coating (which I find a few smoothing ranges to do). The only negative is that my hair feels ‘hard’ after I shampoo. I don’t really understand why as I know my...

Tangle Teezer… worthy of its cult status?

Short answer: Yes. Stick around and I’ll tell you why I think so. A Tangle Teezer was on my birthday wish list and the amazing girls of Freebees PR & Marketing surprised me with one. Birthday made! Thank you again. I have always been curious to know if the Tangle Teezer is truly worth the hype. I have those cheap ‘knock-offs’ and I couldn’t help but wonder if there really was such a big difference between these detanglers and the Tangle Teezer. If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, let me tell you now: there is no comparison! We received a Tangle Teezer Compact. How gorgeous is this design? When I say ‘we’, I mean Cara and myself. All the hair care goodies I try, are used on these curls as well… I try very hard to care for my little girl’s locks as best I can. I want her to one day love her curls as much as I do. Firstly, let me tell you how and when detangling of our curly mops happen… combs touch our hair only on wash days and when loads of conditioner covers every strand. I wash my hair every day and honestly I don’t really struggle to detangle my hair. During summer, Cara’s hair is also washed every day (sweat, playschool sand, etc) and even then, detangling is a chore. When we can skip a day or two between washes (which I prefer) you can only imagine how hard it is. Cara also sleeps on her back and the matted mess on the back of her head some mornings is quite a...

The Truth About Curls by Paul Mitchell (Review + GIVEAWAY)

Curls… you either love your curls or you hate them. I love mine. Well, most of the time. Each individual strand has a mind of its own. But when they work together, I love my crazy spirals. A couple of months ago I received a package from Retail Box that made my heart skip a beat. This box of curl-loving gorgeousness by Paul Mitchell is a wild-haired girl’s dream. Here are my thoughts on the products … and stick around to the end as I have a surprise in store. You don’t want to miss this! Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Shampoo This shampoo is an absolute beaut. It gently cleanses my hair leaving it soft, nourished and easy to detangle. It produces a lovely rich lather that smells great. Can I get a whoop-whoop for the fact that it is sulphate free?! I wash my hair every day (I know, I know!) and I am happy to report that my hair looks and feels great. 250ml retails for R285. Paul Mitchell Full Circle Leave In Treatment The Full Circle Leave In Treatment is rich and creamy and feels very luxurious. My hair feels soft, conditioned and very supple and I highly recommend this leave-in conditioner. Tangles are a thing of the past and all frizzies are banished. 200ml retails for R295. Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave I wasn’t very keen to try Ultimate Wave at first. Usually when I spot the word ‘gel’ I tend to steer clear. Most gel products leave my curls feeling either sticky or crunchy, with no shape at all. Not a good look for me....

Moroccanoil. Does it deserve its cult status??

Moroccanoil. I don’t think it’s possible to find a beauty lover who has not at least heard of this brand. I have finally gotten a chance to try this Argan infused hair care range and I couldn’t wait to see if it truly deserves its cult status. I have tried a few cult beauty products that have left me wanting. Does Moroccanoil truly live up to the hype? The answer is YES, YES, YES. The quality, the scent, the packaging, the results. I can find little fault. Here are reviews of the products a gave a test drive. Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo is an extremely lightweight formula that is free from sulphates, phosphates and parabens and infused with a host of ingredients to nourish, protect and plump. It is a very ‘water loving’ formula and foams beautifully. It works best if you add a little bit of water at a time and form a good lather before applying it to your hair. It leaves my hair feeling soft and manageable, clean but not stripped and it gives great shine. R270 Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner is just as lightweight as the shampoo which makes it great for normal hair types. Just as the shampoo, it is also infused with Tilicine (and other ingredients) which penetrates the hair and plump up the cuticle from the inside out. It is recommended for fine or limp hair. Even though it made my hair soft and manageable and helped a great deal to detangle, I think I need a conditioner with a bit more oomph (for these super dry and damaged tresses). I think...

Dove Hair: Love Your Curls

The new Love Your Curls campaign that Dove just launched in the US almost had me in tears… I know exactly how those little girls feel. I hated my curls when I was younger. Kids can be very cruel. I think I made peace with my curls when I was about 20 and then I fell in love with my hair. I still constantly get asked why I don’t straighten my hair my ‘frizzy’, ‘fluffy’ hair. I love that my hair is wild and different. I hope that my little girl will feel the same way about hers. I hope that she loves her curls as much as we do. I hope the Dove #LoveYourCurls campaign and the new Quench Absolute range comes to our shores soon. xoxo...

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