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Shu-Uemura-Art-of-Hair-Essence-Absolue-Nourishing-Protective-Oil.jpgWe’ll tell you all the reasons why we love Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil.

1) It smells amazing — the scent of camellia petals is rich, heady and utterly intoxicating.

2) Only one pump is needed to completely protect hair from roots to ends.

3) While most oils make our hair look disgustingly greasy, this one does nothing of the kind.

4) After this one pump, hair is left looking and feeling super soft and silky.

5) The oil helps to protect hair from harmful UV rays and is even safe for use on color-treated hair.

These reasons are all pretty good, wouldn’t you say?

In short, one pump of this oil into your hands and spread through damp hair from roots to ends — or four pumps on dry hair immediately before shampooing — and you’ll be amazed at the difference in softness, silkiness and manageability. Plus, who doesn’t want her hair to smell like flowers?

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil retails for $65 at shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.
Ojon-Color-Sustain-Collection.jpgYou know how hairstylists always tell you to use color-safe shampoo and conditioner when you color your hair? Well, we may be guilty of not always following the rules. But now that we’ve discovered Ojon Color Sustain Color Revealing Shampoo and Conditioner, all bets are off.

This duo really works to keep color safe for up to 40 shampoos — yes, 40! — thanks to the brand’s Color Sustain Technology. In addition, each is formulated with Tahitian monoi, sunflower seed oil and rosemary leaf extract to create a smooth, light-reflective surface upon the hair.

The shampoo contains golden elixir and lathers up pretty well (though we did need two shampoos to create a really rich, sudsy lather). It removes buildup and dulling residue so hair appears shinier, healthier and more luminous.

The conditioner, on the other hand, is scented with neroli, petit grain and violet leaf — and we’re here to tell you it smells amazing! Fresh, lush and beautiful.

We love how much richer our color looks after just a few washes with this duo. We also love that our blowout lasts for 4 days and looks just as shiny and healthy on day 4 as it does on day 1. What more could you ask for?

Ojon Color Sustain Color Revealing Shampoo and Conditioner retail for $22 and $23, respectively. They’re available at sephora.com.
agadir_smh.jpgI have long, thick, wavy hair. That’s the dream, right? Except I forgot to mention one other adjective: frizzy. Enter Agadir’s Argan Oil Hair Treatment.

During my latest hair appointment at Maude, my stylist Claire used a dime-sized amount of the product on my tresses after towel-drying my hair and I immediately thought, “Of course, talk up the $26 hair oil and then try to sell it to me as I walk out the door.” But she didn’t have to try at all because I was happy to pick up a small bottle and an even smaller TSA-approved travel tube of the stuff after what it did to my hair. It tamed my hair, but left it feeling natural and not at all product-y.
 
Added bonus: it works brilliantly as a finishing serum.
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Ever felt silk between your fingers? Well, we hadn’t either, until we washed our locks with Dove’s Advanced Care Intense Damage Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. We were originally hesitant to try it, because, no matter how dry our hair feels sometimes, we wouldn’t necessarily consider it damaged enough to need “intensive repair.” But it smelled nice - clean - and we’ve always had good experiences with Dove products, so we gave it a whirl. 

After one wash, and about 2 minutes of conditioning, our hair felt light, clean, but nourished. The comb effortlessly made its way through our wet tresses. We purposely did not put any hair serum in our hair, or blow dry it, because we wanted to see how our hair felt air dried and sans serum. 

Well, we couldn’t believe our fingers when our hair dried a little later. In the past, our hair only felt this soft after the salon. If we can get silky, shiny, light, airy hair with just a drugstore shampoo and conditioner, why spend over $20 a bottle on our favorite salon brands? Not sure, but what we know is, we have a new favorite go-to shampoo and conditioner! $4.75, drugstore.com


What can we say — St. Patrick’s Day brings out the lucky leprechaun inside of us! We’ve decided to bring you a host of green products guaranteed to bring a little fun into your beauty routine. Now up — hair and body products!

Hair-Body-Green-Image-1.jpgHerbal Essences Drama Clean Refreshing Shampoo
We’ve continued to be impressed with the amazing scents that come forth from every Herbal Essences product. This one — formulated with berry tea and orange flower — is no different.
$3.99 at drugstore.com

Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo
If you want your tresses to shine, this is the shampoo for you. It hydrates, it nourishes, it conditions … after two shampoos, we didn’t even need conditioner!
$6.99 at drugstore.com

Demeter Fragrance Library Clover Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray
We’ll say this for Demeter — they have a knack for making every fragrance smell exactly like its namesake. And this holiday-appropriate scent is no different! We prefer it as a room spray, but if you want to smell like the four-petaled plant, you sure will!
$20 at demeterfragrance.com

help I’ve cut myself Bandages
Seriously, have you ever seen more adorable bandage packaging? This little box contains 2 sizes of bandages — 16 total — and is so discreet, it even fits in your tiny clutch.
$4 at helpineedhelp.com

Bodycology Coconut Lime Shower Gel & Foaming Bath
If you want a shower gel that lathers and foams in no time, this is the one for you. It’s a bonus that it smells so delectable.
$5.29 at drugstore.com

Hair-Body-Green-Image-2.jpgDavines Momo Conditioner
Moisturizing. Revitalizing. Just a couple of the words you’ll come across with this rich conditioner, guaranteed to bring life back to even the most lifeless of locks.
$25 at barneys.com

Kerastase Masque Age Recharge
We have yet to meet a Kerastase product we didn’t love. And this mask — which transforms fine, brittle hair into lustrous, Rumpelstiltskin-worthy tresses — has most certainly joined the ranks.
$60 at kerastase-usa.com

H20+ Sea Marine Revitalizing Shampoo
Marine collagen, natural aloe leaf and wheat protein volumize and promote shine. It’s the best of both worlds!
$4-$20 at h20plus.com

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Yokan Craft Texturizing Melt
We beg you not to be scared of the green jelly lying within this little green tub. Once applied to the hair, it creates the most amazing piecey texture!
$33 at shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com

New York Streets Condition Mist Leave-In
We’re suckers for cute packaging, and this leave-in conditioner — complete with an interesting NYC-esque photo at the front — most certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a bonus that our hair is super-soft after each use.
$18 at newyork-streets.com

Green-Beauty-Products-Hair-Body-Image-3.jpgWeleda Skin Food
If you want your hands to be super soft and silky, this hand cream is the way to go. It’s a bit greasy upon application, but once it skins into skin, voila! Say goodbye to dryness and chapping.
$18 at weleda.com

Cures by Avance Algae Loofah Bar
We love this product for its interesting look alone! The nubby texture exfoliates and cleanses amazingly well to boot.
$11.50 at dermstore.com

Crabtree & Evelyn Aloe Vera Conditioning Hand Wash
Soothing aloe vera extract, harvested from the plant’s innermost leaves, ensures your hands will be softer than ever before — so go ahead and wash up!
$18 at crabtree-evelyn.com

Lush Avobath Bath Bomb
We just never get sick of bath bombs — and this one, created with moisturizing avocados, sure makes us unbelievably happy.
$6.25 at lushusa.com

Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Beauty Bar
Truth be told, Dove soap was the first beauty product we remember using. And throughout the years, it’s remained one of our go-to standbys — least of all for the refreshingly cool scent of cucumber permeating through the bar.
$4.29 for 2 bars at drugstore.com

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer in Green Apple
If you don’t own a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, you simply aren’t living. We have more pairs than we can count — but this bright green pair has definitely moved to the front of the pack. (Bonus: they grab every. single. hair.)
$20 at tweezerman.com

Clarins Gentle Beauty Soap
Not only is this soap certified organic, but it’s gentle enough for use on the face and body. Can you say that for most of the cleansers in your beauty cabinet?
$15 at clarins.com

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