In the spirit of my new skincare releases post(s), I have decided to do the same for hair products. I believe in testing out hair care products for quite some time before forming a definitive opinion, so it takes time. Also, I can’t possibly test everything out because some products target specific hair conditions, and the styling products I actually use are few and far in between. Nevertheless, I would like to give you a quick heads-up about new hair product releases. If any of these look like they could work for you, you should look into it!
Miriam Quevedo is a Spanish brand that makes luxurious hair care products. They have several lines including Extreme Caviar (as picture above), Glacial White Caviar, Sublime Gold, and Platinum & Diamonds. I was told that one of the things that truly set Miriam Quevedo apart is the fact that they are in total control of their production. I guess I never realized it is so rare, but apparently it is!
Their Glacial White Caviar line is supposed to be sulfates-free and ultra hydrating. Such luxury naturally comes with a matching price tag. A 250 ml (8,5 oz) bottle of the Rescue Masque for example, will set you back 46,15 euros on their webshop.
Kérastase does not want to be left behind in the whole CC craze. Their new *Soleil CC Crème (RRP in Belgium: 22,90 euros) promises to protect and repair the hair as well as giving it more shine. The cream itself has light-reflecting particle, and it is non-greasy. I think it has potential o be a pool/beach buddy!
Maybe I wasn’t paying much attention, but it feels like so many companies are revamping their styling products this year! Here you see some of the new Redken ones (the complete collection is MASSIVE), including *Shape Factor 22 (RRP: 24,15 euros), *Quick Dry 18 (RRP: 20 euros), and *Rough Paste 12 (RRP: 26,50 euros). I might ask some friends to help test these out. A good friend’s younger sister always carries a bottle of hair spray in her bag. I am sure she will be delighted to try this jumbo bottle of Quick Dry 18, although let me just say it is quite heavy to carry around (it is definitely the biggest bottle of hair spray I have ever seen).
L’Oréal Professionnel recently hired Kirsten Dunst as the spokesperson of their Tecni.ART Wild Stylers. On the left you see *Crêpage de Chignon (RRP: 20,40 euros), which is a “mineral powder fixing spray, wild mane effect.” On the right, *Scruff Me (RRP: 20,40 euros), which is a “disheveling gelée, tousled-effect.”
It also seems like every brand needs a “beach spray” every summer. *Beach Waves (20,40 euros) on the right here is L’Oréal Professionnel‘s version this year. I wish I could use them, but past experience tells me that however good beach sprays are, my sensitized hair inevitably becomes a tangled hot mess. One last thing from L’Oréal Professionnel Techni. ART is this *Pommade, which is designed specifically for pixie cuts!
Something else you see every summer is color-protecting products. Both Redken Color Extend Sun After-Sun Shampoo (21,55 euros) and After-Sun Mask (29,70 euros) have been around for quite some time, but the After-Sun Conditioner (23, 80 euros) is new. Here is a confession: I have never ever dyed my hair in my life, not even putting in some highlights (I can literally hear most of you gasping). I suppose I will pretty much have do it at some point, but so far I haven’t felt the urge!
Last but not least (oh this is turning out to be such a long post), we have some more sun protects from L’Oréal Professionnel! Here you see Solar Sublime Spray Invisible Protecteur (16,40 euros) and Solar Sublime Serum (16,40 euros). The Spray Invisible Protecteur is supposed to be used on the hair before or during sun exposure, and the Serum is an after-care. I suppose it’s like slathering on some aloe vera on your skin after sun exposure.
So here is my question: do/have you colored your hair? I can see it’s fun, but I just know that I am too lazy to keep touching up the roots and so on!