The awesome ladies over at Lock & Mane sent me two much buzzed about hair products to test out: Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo and Oscar Blandi Luce Sheer Gloss.
First up, I’ve been using Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo all week on my in-between washing days. I love dry shampoos–they absorb oil, create volume at the roots, and leave your hair refreshed and smelling great. I favor powder forms, however, since sprays just don’t work for me.
Case in point: One of my all time favorite dry shampoos is Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry. The powder form is amazing, but the spray is crap in a can. I’ve tried it TWICE and both times I’ve gotten maybe two uses out of it before the can miraculously emptied itself. Unless I have a hair obsessed ghost living in my apartment (which is possible) that is a seriously faulty design. So, a powder formula is key, as is a great scent.
Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo smells terrific, even giving Oscar Blandi Prono Dry a run for its lemony-verbena money. It absorbing excess oil well and contains French Montmorillonite clay, which detoxifies and reduces scalp irritation. It gives your hair a matte texture that’s great for the sexy bedhead look, and for creating updos, when freshly washed hair simply won’t do. To use, simply tilt the bottle and lightly shake near your roots. Massage the powder in using your fingertips. Brush and restyle as desired. Sometimes I squirt a little of the powder into the palm of my hands, lightly rub it together and run it through the roots of my hair. Caviar Anti Aging Dry Shampoo is free of talc, sulfate, paraben, gluten, DEA, TEA, phthalate, synthetic color, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, and PABA. Price: $20.00
After the break, I reviewOscar Blandi Luce Sheer Gloss.
Speaking of Oscar Blandi, I got to try out another product in the line: Luce Sheer Gloss. When I first received this, I assumed it was a shine serum, but it’s actually a water based rinse-out sheer gloss treatment designed to restore dull hair. You apply it after you shampoo and condition, cover with a shower cap (or towel), leave on for about ten minutes, and then rinse out. It is suppose to seal the cuticle, revitalize hair, and prolong the life of your color. I think it’s one of those products that people either love or hate, though. It contains silicones and parabens, so for those looking to avoid these ingredients you might want to stay away.
From what I have read, it seems some people find Luce Sheer Gloss smooths out their cuticle, leaving hair super shiny. And then other people find it tangles their hair. Weird, right? But I noticed a trend–Luce Sheer Gloss seems to work better on those with thick, wavy or coarse hair. My reletively fine hair was not having it. Maybe it was the silicones that bugged my hair? I found it too heavy, slightly drying and tangly. Also, the smell is pretty intense, which is weird because I love the smell of Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry and Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner.
So, final word on this product: If you steer clear of products that contain multiple silicones, this is not for you. But if you’re not worried about cones and you have thick, wavy or curly hair, this might be worth a shot because plenty of people love it. Have any of you tried Luce Sheer Gloss? Let me know what you think! Price: $25.00
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