Archive: Hair

New from ICON! Leave-In Conditioner!

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I love leave-in conditioner. I’ve tried just about every leave-in conditioner out there right now. My hair hates me, I swear. I fight with it on a daily basis to not embarrass me. When I was sent this latest product by ICON I was totally excited because I’ve tried their products in the past, and they are great!

Icon Cure Tired Damaged Hair Leave-in Conditioner – Dry, damaged, unruly hair needs a cure. Lightweight leave-in replenisher for all hair types. Extraordinary blend of ingredients restores lost moisture and rebuilds strength. Instantly detangles towel-dried hair. Amino acids and proteins repair hair’s structure. Unique cream to mist technology bathes hair with silky texture. Use for managebility and slip while styling.

This lightweight leave-in replenisher is applied to towel-dried hair through a revolutionary spray mechanism that converts the cream formula to a mist. Cure mists on moisture rich amino acids and proteins to repair hairs structure.

$20.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!

The always beautiful Kristen Bell on the cover of Women’s Health!

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The always beautiful Kristen Bell graces November’s cover of Women’s Health. The Couple’s Retreat star opened up to Women’s Health about some of her favorite beauty products!

Random Fact: Did you know that it’s Kristen Bell narrates the opening of Gossip Girl? I didn’t either! Crazy, I always thought it was Leighton Meester!

Wen Cleansing Conditioner

“It feels like conditioner, but it actually cleanses your hair. And it doesn’t make you an oily mess.”

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The WEN® Cleansing Conditioner is a revolutionary new concept in cleansing your hair that has Hollywood buzzing! It’s special because it cleanses hair thoroughly but without lathering and all the harsh ingredients that may be found in ordinary shampoos — it is designed so it won’t strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Your hair is left with sheen, moisture, manageability and better color retention.

$29.00 for the entire Healthy Hair Care System. BUY IT HERE!

Kiehl’s Cucumber Toner

“It cleanses your skin, but it doesn’t strip your skin.”

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The mildest of all Kiehl’s toners, this elegant non-drying, alcohol-free Cucumber-based toner is made with the finest gentle herbal extracts for a gentle, natural soothing, balancing and mildly astringent effect. Leaves skin soft, clean, soothed and toned with a beautiful, elegant after-feel.

$10.00 – $26.00 BUY IT HERE!

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Make Her Up Reviews Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”

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Erin and I had the pleasure of attending a screening of Chris Rock’s new documentary Good Hair on Friday, and we absolutely loved it.

The documentary starts off with Chris’s two beautiful daughters, and was shocked to hear his youngest ask him “daddy, why don’t I have good hair?” And so began an exploration into the billion dollar enterprise of “good hair”. I literally had NO IDEA this world even existed, let alone to what extent.

Chris delves into why thousands of women feel the need to have “good hair”. Why they will spend thousands of dollars on a weave, or inflict injury upon themselves with the toxic “relaxer”. Why men can’t even begin to think of touching their wives head, and why they would spend more on their wife’s hair – than their own mortgage payment. It’s unflinching and moving.

Chris jetted from Los Angeles to Atlanta – and even India to find out how important good hair really is. The most poignant part of the documentary, for me, was when Chris traveled to India, where one of their top exports is human hair. It was difficult to watch as women have their heads shaved in a religious ceremony, only to have the church turn around and sell the hair for a profit. This particular ritual makes this church the most profitable – second only to the Vatican. It was really unbelievable to watch.

Chris sets off to talk to hair professionals, stylists, actresses and singers to get to the root of the pursuit of good hair. The documentary was eye-opening to say the least. Chris proved to be a masterful host, bringing humor – and sometimes the sad truth to the what some women will do for a good head of hair.

It’s no wonder this documentary won the Jury Prize Award at the Sundance Film Festival. It really is a gem.

Bottom line? I loved it. Chris Rock does a perfect job of exploring the topic completely – while keeping us laughing the whole time.

Good Hair opens near you this Friday on October 23rd.


Brushlove!

I was recently sent some hairbrushes and I am usually pretty nonplussed by the brushes I try. They all work but its hard to find a stand out from the pack. Well Brushlove has proved me wrong, I was just sent some cool new brushes from the BrushLab line and was happily surprised.

I have very thick, fine and curly hair so I am left with a huge pile of tangles after I wash my hair. Most brushes do the job but I can get a lot of breakage while I brush or it just takes forever. The standout of the BrushLab line for me has to be  their BrushLab Fresh Square Cushion Hair Brush. Now I don’t know much about the science of making a great hair brush but this brush glides through my hair detangling it and manages to quickly work out the tangles without taking half of my hair in the process!

The BrushLab Cermaic Jumbo and Thermal round make hot styling  a cinch. I don’t heat style often but I did give these brushes a trial run and it helped straighten my hair and distribute the heat evenly shaving a chunk of time from the styling process. 

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BrushLab Fresh Square Cushion Hair Brush 

Large square shaped cushion hair brush with nylon ball-tipped pins.

$10.98

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BrushLab {Fresh} Thermal Round Large Hair Brush

Ceramic-infused thermal barrel with heat resistant nylon bristles. Curl and style with hair dryer for salon quality.

$11.98

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Brushlab Orange Ceramic Thermal Jumbo Hair Brush

Ceramic-infused thermal barrel hair brush with heat resistant nylon bristles and a soft, massaging grip. Curl and style with hairdryer.

Barrel Size: 2.5″

$12.98

You can see these and more great brushes at www.BrushLove.com

*** Special for MakeHerUp readers! BrushLove is running a online survey where five lucky winners will get a free PING Digital Hair Iron ($159.99 retail).*** You can fill out the survey to win here