I have fine, straight hair that is oily, limp and in great condition. I do not have thinning hair, but I have cowlicks and since my hair is so fine and straight, it really can use all of the volume and boost it can get. My hair and I have been thru a lot ~ I went from virgin hair in HS ~ because my dad refused to let any of us girls curl, perm, color or do anything other than wash our hair ~ to perming the CRAP out of my hair and coloring it all sorts of colors, and using a blow dryer and a hot curling iron. Then to add more to it, I drove (well, sat) in rush hour traffic with my sun roof down, with the hot Los Angeles sun beating down on the top of my head, bleaching out my hair color. I had Ombre hair before it became a trend ~ lol Not to mention the gels, mousse, waxes and hairsprays I used to give my hair that poof-y look.
Over the years, I have stopped the perms, and went with just highlighting my hair (still blow drying and curling my hair, however). I moved to the Northeast and even though I did have a moon roof, the sun isn’t as bright as in SoCa. I then decided to nix the highlights as the greys started to come in and decided just to color my hair every month, threw out my curling iron and use the velco rolls. I still use a blow dryer. My hair is in great condition. I use Ojon’s Rare Blend Oil Rejuvenating Therapy on the ends of my hair, Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse at the crown and my good o’ drugstore hairspray, but my hair is still pretty blah.
So, the purpose of this post is try out, for a month, the following products that I purchased from Birchbox.
Davines Replumping Shampoo ~ I received a sample of this and I really liked it ~ it smells great, very herbal, and the sample made my hair feel so bouncy. I purchased the full size and am awaiting for a couple of more products to get to me from Birchbox. Full Size 250 mL Retail $25.50
Description: This plumping shampoo from the brand’s innovative Naturaltech line works to boost moisture and elasticity with the help of natural active ingredients, which breathes new life into limp, flat hair.
Natural Active Ingredients: Essential petit grain oil – gives elasticity and compactness. Gentle surfactants – to gently clean. Plum phytoceutical – to prevent cell aging
Ingredients: aqua/water/eau, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, polysorbate 20, benzyl alcohol, fragrance, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, limonene, sodium benzoate, prunus domestica fruit extract, glycol distearate, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, disodium EDTA, polyquaternium-10, coco-glucoside, polyquaternium-07, citral, glyceryl stearate, glyceryl oleate, sodium chloride cosDNA.com analysis
Davines Naturaltech Energizing Shampoo This is a clarifying shampoo, which with all of the products I do use, I think I need to have one of these on hand. I would use this a couple of times a week, instead of the Replumping shampoo.
This is one of the products I am waiting to get to me, so I used the stock photo for this item. I now have this product in my hands, and it smells minty fresh and I love the dragon on the label! Full Size 250 mL Retail $25.50
Description: Though its often (unfairly) pigeonholed, caffeine is much more than a morning pick-me-up. Its also a key ingredient in this unique shampoo, which is specially formulated to stimulate cell growth and boost scalp circulation. This ensures that your hair gets a steady supply of all its essential nutrients, keeping it strong, full, and superbly conditioned. If you’re looking to get the jump on hair loss, consider this a jolt of java to get things rolling. Gently massage a silver dollar-sized amount into your hair, and let sit for two to three minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Use every other day for intensive treatment, then switch to a twice weekly schedule for regular scalp maintenance.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Olivamphoacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Polysorbate 20, Caffeine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crospolymer, Mentha Piperita Oil/Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance, CI 17200/Red 33, CI 19140/Yellow 5 cosDNA.com analysis
Davines Replumping Conditioner Well, if you have the shampoo, you need the conditioner! This is much smaller than the shampoo in size and I haven’t tried this product out yet
, as it is the other item on the list that I am waiting to come in next week. It came today (4/24) and I will start using it tomorrow. It looks kinda small, so this might have to be a repeat purchase during my month’s experiment. Full Size 150 mL Retail $25.50
Description: This hydrating conditioner from the haircare brand’s innovative Naturaltech line works to detangle strands while it helps boost moisture and volume with a myriad of natural active ingredients. The covetable result? Manageable hair that won’t fall flat.
Ingredients: aqua/water/eau, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, fragrance, simmondsia chinensis seed oil/simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, prumus domestica fruit extract, limonene, sodium benzoate, disodium EDTA, citric acid , citral cosDNA.com analysis
Davines Replumping Superactive My third product that is on its way to me. I did have a sample of this and I loved it! A little goes a long way, otherwise your hair could feel greasy. The alcohol does not bother me, as I have oily scalp and hair and in the warmer months, I will be happy to get that grease pit under control. You use this before you dry your hair and you do not rinse this out. Full Size 100 mL Retail $39.50
Description: We like our hair style to have some substance—which can be tough to achieve with our limp, wispy strands. To give our thin hair some heft, we reach for this special treatment. Formerly only available to pros in the salons, this powerful formula from the brands innovative Naturaltech line thickens fine hair so layers look anything but wimpy. The secret ingredient in this formula: hyaluronic acid. A tried-and-true antiaging skincare ingredient, this superpotent hydrator plumps, moisturizes, and strengthens your strands to leave you with shinier, fuller-bodied hair. Just one treatment lasts for six to eight shampoos.
Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat, Panthenol, Crotonic Acid/Vinyl C8-12 Isoalkyl, Esters/VA/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenethyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-5, Parfum (Fragrance), Glycerin, Limonene, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Citral, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linalool, Eugenol cosDNA.com analysis
Davines Naturaltech Energizing Superactive This one is very refreshing. My scalp tingles and feels really “alive”! haha. I really love the scent too, as it is minty-fresh. I purchased this expensive hair treatment because of the warmer months ahead and how my scalp and hair gets so oily so quickly. I am hoping this product will help, along with the Replumping Superactive, to combat that. This isn’t a volumizing product. It is designed for thinning hair, but I do not have that issue, so I am using it as a hair strengthening treatment. It is a watery serum, which uses a long eyedropper applicator to apply ~ just be careful as you apply this to your scalp, as if it runs down your face and into your eyes, you will be in for a world of burning hurt. This seems to be marketed towards men, but meh, women need stronger hair too and we have more hormonal imbalances than men! You apply this to your scalp and massage in. For an intensive treatment, use every other day for a month; regular maintenance is twice weekly. Full Size 100 mL Retail $50.00
Description: You may attribute thinning hair to luck or ancient curses, but hair loss is a science—not magic—and it has a definitive cause. For 70% of men, that cause is hormonal imbalance, which is the very thing this powerful serum was tailor-made to treat. Its formula uses black cohosh extract to target the enzyme responsible for hair loss, promoting strong, healthy hair that lasts. The workhorse of this serum is black cohosh, a botanical extract that combats hormone-based hair loss and the hyper-production of sebum, which may contribute to the process. When used regularly, its formula protects hair follicles from further damage, keeping your hairline right where it should be. Eucalyptol oil caps the experience with a brisk, refreshing sensation.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Aqua/Water/Eau, Polysorbate 20, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Menthol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
So, my experiment to use these products, plus the Ojon, Moroccanoil and my drugstore hairspray, will begin on April 24th and I will report back at the end of May about the results. I am pretty excited about trying this out and sharing my results! I hope this will help with volumizing and thickening my hair and reducing the oil.
Have you tried any of these Davines products? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below ~ I really would love to hear from those who have tried them or are thinking of trying them!
My products are all in now! This begins on 4/25/2015!
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