New Hair Care Releases: First Half of 2014

new hair releases first half 2014

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 Extreme Caviar

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!

Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar

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 Soleil CC Crème

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!

Redken styling 2014

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  Wild Stylers

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.”

L'Oréal Professionnel  Beach Waves, Tecni Art Pixie Pommade

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!

Redken Color Extension Sun 2014

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!

L'Oréal Professionnel Solar Sublime

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!

  • Divya

    I am a huge fan of Kerastase! it makes up 90% of my hair care stash! Another brand I am interested in is Pureology! I love how their bottles are shaped! talk about packaging driven purchases! 😛

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    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I do like a lot of Kerastase products as well! Don’t think I’ve tried anything from Pureology yet though 😉

  • peggy timmermans

    I am very very very curious about the Miriam Quevedo brand! I would love to try some of their products!

    Do they sell it in Belgium?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yes they do! They launched it about a month ago here. Check out the site of the distributor. There is a list of sales points!

  • Sofia

    What a lot of products! You have gorgeous long hair anyway. You’re right, sun products are beginning to be fashionable. And one of my brands have some new really cool sun care products too 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Sofia! I know. The problem is I can’t test everything out because I really only use a curl-enhancing mousse in terms of styling products. Anything else will probably just sensitize my poor hair further 😉 I’ve been told that even if my hair is not dyed, I can use sun products to prevent the sun from bleaching it. The only problem is I like it when my hair gets a bit browner LOL

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Lots to test out! Wild Stylers LOL-the name kills me.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I wish I could test most of these out, but I probably won’t be able to. I have no idea what to do with most styling products, and my hair is already very sensitized as it is (and long. Man, LONG!).

  • truecolorjoy

    i color my hair every time there’s great stress or upheaval in my life or when i’m really bored with it. i started out with really subtle highlights but now i like it colored and highlighted. i usually gets shades of red or purple. last time i got my hair colored, i met this really talented colorist that gave me this amazing multidimensional red/purple that turned a different shade depending on how the light hit it. sadly red and purples bleed the most and are hardest to maintain. you don’t get anything too drastic, you don’t necessarily need to get it retouched. i haven’t done anything to mine in about a year and it’s kind of has this ombre effect. i still compliments on how great my color is occasionally. personally, it could do with some evening out but i damaged my hair learning how to use a curling iron so i’m not eager to rush out and put more chemicals in it. you should try it! our hair is just another painting canvas! a nice color or even highlights can give great satisfaction

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Joy, wow red and purple! That sounds bold! I guess I should try it at some point. The only problem is I see a hairdresser only when I’m back in Taipei (I’ve been going to the same one for 8, 9 years now), so I can’t have something that I don’t know how to maintain relatively easily!

      • truecolorjoy

        get something subtle and it will fade naturally back into your hair. something medium will give you an ombre effect when it grows out

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oh this makes sense!

  • Icaria

    I color my hair every three weeks! *sigh* Now I want some of that L’Oréal Scruff Me, need that since on some mornings I just don’t want to be bothered with the flat iron. “Wild Stylers” sound like it was made for me! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Do you do it on your own or do you go to a salon, Helene?

      • Icaria

        At home. I just can’t be bothered spending 2 hours at a salon. At home it takes me one hour tops and I can do stuff during “waiting time” like blogging! 😀

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Multi-tasking for the win!

  • Syirael

    I have indeed coloured my hair, both darker and lighter, but I confess I have the same annoyance with having to maintain it. I mean, I’m not really much into hair stuff anyway (too lazy, LOL!), but dye is something I’ve played around with. I’ve since discovered, however, that my natural hair colour (which I previously thought boring and mousy), is actually neat in that it goes with almost every colour of clothing…! Huzzah!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh same here! My hair style has to require a MINIMUM of effort. Sometimes I see cool braids and so on and I want to try them, too, but I’m just so lazy LOL

      I would like to think that everybody is made with a good color theme, and generally speaking, keeping it that way can’t go too wrong :p

  • 38noodles

    CC for hair? I need to get my hands on that! Other than L’Oreal, haven’t had the pleasure of using any of the brands listed, must broaden my horizens!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha yeah. Now there is a CC cream for everything!

      You should try Kerastase. That’s a brand I’ve used a lot for the past 10 years or so :)

  • Judith

    I have partly colored hair. I haven’t dyed it in one year, so part of my hair is dark ashy blonde and part medium golden blonde.

    Unfortunately none of those releases are appealing to me. Redken just doesn’t agree with my hair in general, and I don’t do sulphate free. I don’t like moisturizing shampoos either. I just like a shampoo that cleans and is easy to rinse out!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Judith, that sounds like a cool ombre! Also, your hair sounds pretty easygoing! My scalp is sensitive, and I don’t want to find out what will happen if I pick up a random shampoo :p

  • Liz

    That Redken hair spray looks like it means BUSINESS. I want it. 😀 I don’t colour/highlight either – too much work! Also, I just really like dark hair.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yay! You’re my hair soul mate! 😉

      That Redken spray is HUUUUGE! So this good friend’s baby sister I mentioned carries hair spray with her all the time because she doesn’t like her forehead (I don’t know why. She has a perfectly beautiful full forehead in my book). I can’t wait to pass this to her and see her go nuts :p

  • Pinks (@naturelbellefemme)

    Wow. New hair buys for summer. Seems tempting :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I personally don’t change my hair care routine much throughout the year, but if you do outdoor things often, some type of sun/color protection would make sense.