Sunday, July 13, 2014

Big, Volumized, Beachy, Textured Hair? Yes, PLEASE! Not Your Mother's Beach Babe #NYMBeachBabe

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and had a wonderful Fourth of July! Cheers to all! I'm back today with a new product I'd like to share with you all! 
It's the new "Not Your Mother's Beach Babe"
Texturing Shampoo and Conditioner
The product is described as sulfate free and great for all hair types. It creates moisturized, healthy waves with ease. The formula is infused with sea kelp and coconut oil that will cleanse your hair without any harsh sulfates and leave you feeling and smelling like you just went to the beach!
(sorry for the sideways image! It keeps uploading like this, I will keep trying to fix it)
My Review
 I really enjoy these products. It works well with my hair and creates a lot of volume. My hair is normally on the thinner side rather than thick and super straight as you can see on the picture below. The first time I used the shampoo, it was a clear, matte, white color. It bubbled up well with my hair. The conditioner was on the thinner side when rubbed into my hair/scalp. The conditioner was a pearly, white shimmer color. It just went into my hair/scalp, no bubbling at all and was almost like lotion. I found that I needed a lot of conditioner vs a normal amount of shampoo. I used to use pantene and herbal essences shampoo and I can honestly say that I will be repurchasing this one, maybe not the conditioner but definitely the shampoo. The result when it dried was a nice beachy, wave (in the picture I did braid my hair so that's why it's pretty wavy looking), was kinda "frizzy" in the front of my head which I never experienced before since I have thinner straight hair. I never knew that my hair could be so voluminious. Also another result, my hair smelled amazing. It was great. After the 2nd day I washed my hair again with it (today) and it was just as great. Same application process and my hair is still smooth, soft and volumized. Only downside is that I wish the shampoo cleaned my hair for a longer period of time, it was getting a bit itchy and flat by the 2nd day. Also wish that the conditioner spread more evenly and that you didn't have to use so much product for one use. The 1 oz samples of each will last me 3-4 hair washings.
(before) - I had a hair cut so my hair is shorter in the after photo. (STRAIGHT, THIN)
(after)- I put my hair in braids for a more wavy effect. (WAVY, VOLUMIZED)
 - Use the shampoo the night before or day of a event and you'll have super soft, volumized hair that will last throughout the event.
-Check out the other products from the "Not Your Mother's" Brand. (The spray looks like it would work well, especially during the summer.)
-Summer heat and humidity can mess with the longevity of the shampoo's scent and volumization.
-Don't over use the shampoo, it foams up and you don't need much.
-I would try the conditioner out first before saying you don't need it. Personally it didn't work out amazingly for me but that doesn't mean it won't work out great for you.
-Check with the ingredients list and make sure you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients.
-The scent is a coconut, beach scent, if you love yourself some Pina Colada, pick this product line quick! It smells super yummy and gives you super soft hair.
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(sorry again for the sideways picture, will try to fix it ASAP)
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. These reviews are 100% of my honest opinion after trying them out.