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What happened to my hair??

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Jocelyn and I hit the mall for lunch and a Sephora run last week and both tried new products that were a major let down. I was buying some more Fekkai Glossing Cream when I was sucked into their Summer Hair display, after talking with a Sephora associate she told me it would leave the perfect beachy wind blown curl to my hair. So I ran like a giddy girl to  the register to make my purchase.

Then next day I am so excited to try my Fekkai Summer Spray and I notice how great it smells, like coconut and summer and I think I am moments away from hair that will make Giselle Bundchen envious. When I first spray some on my hair I did notice some big wavy curls. My problem was as it dried it left my hair feeling tacky and dried out and it really felt like it was covered in salt water. The longer is was in the bigger my hair seemed to grow, I felt like a chia pet by dinner time.

My final verdict is if you have a lot of natural curl and your hair tends to be dry AVOID this product. But if you have a little natural wave to your hair a spritz or two of Fekkai Summer Hair will probably leave your hair looking gorgeous and me green with envy.

Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves

What it is:
Sexy on or off the beach. Create a tousled, “beachy” look with this heat-activated UV shield and styling mist.

What it is formulated to do:
Hair gets “undone” with sexy waves via this heat-activated mist and a little bit of scrunch, while Solarshield™, an innovative sun protection technology developed by Frédéric Fekkai, helps to combat the effects of UV rays on hair.

What it is:
Sexy on or off the beach. Create a tousled, “beachy” look with this heat-activated UV shield and styling mist.

What it is formulated to do:
Hair gets “undone” with sexy waves via this heat-activated mist and a little bit of scrunch, while Solarshield™, an innovative sun protection technology developed by Frédéric Fekkai, helps to combat the effects of UV rays on hair.

What it is:
Sexy on or off the beach. Create a tousled, “beachy” look with this heat-activated UV shield and styling mist.

What it is formulated to do:
Hair gets “undone” with sexy waves via this heat-activated mist and a little bit of scrunch, while Solarshield™, an innovative sun protection technology developed by Frédéric Fekkai, helps to combat the effects of UV rays on hair.

$22.00 Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves 5 oz

One Fekkai product that’s going back to Sephora.

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I’m a huge Fekkai fan.  I love his products.  They are usually really great.  But this last product I bought, I’m going to have to return. 

I have naturally curly hair – and not the beautiful curls, either.  The almost wavy – almost curly – almost straight hair.  It can’t make up it’s mind what it wants to do.  On top of my confused hair, I also have mounds of it.  I have very thick hair, and it tends to be frizzy.  (Wow, I’m painting myself in a beautiful picture, aren’t I!?)

I’ve always bought the Glossing Cream, and that works FABULOUS.  But this time, I decided I was going to buy something else – to help with my curls.  Make them curlier – make them soft and wavy.  So I picked up Fekkai’s Wave Creating Spray

I hated it.  I does make my hair curlier – but it also dries it out, and makes it very frizzy.  It also leaves my hair with a weird texture.  I dunno, it’s almost sticky – like a hairspray would make your hair feel.

This product may work better with people who have less hair, or finer hair.  I’d love to hear if any of you like this product – and how it works for you! Personally, I’d have to give this 1 out of 4 stars.

$19.50 - BUY IT HERE!

NEW from Fekkai! Summer Hair Sunshine Shield Spray

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Dontcha just wish your hair looked like this every day?  Seriously – I would kill for hair like this!  Maybe if I buy this product my hair will be magically transformed into a beautiful, hair-model coiff.  Maybe the perfect body comes with the perfect hair?

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Summer Hair Sunshine Shield Spray by Fekkai!

What it is:
A finishing spray that gives hair brilliant high shine.

What it does:
Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair SunShine Shield Spray adds a brilliant veil of shine and reflectivity to hair, while providing protection from UV rays and other environmental pollutants.

What else you need to know:
This sheer spray also prevents moisture loss and imparts a silk feel to rough cuticles.

$22.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Pictures: Gisele Bundchen at a Photocall to present her new Ipanema sandels collection in Berlin, Germany, April 29.  Look at these pictures – she just knows she has perfect hair!

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The long road to recovery.

Last fall I decided I wanted to dye my blonde hair dark brown, on top of that impulse decision I decided instead of going to my normal colorist I use for highlights I would just dye it myself… how hard can it be? Well as you can probably guess that was not a good decision there is a reason we pay people to color our hair.

I applied the at home color kit waited the allotted time and washed my hair when I stepped out the shower my jaw almost hit the floor my hair was not brown but black. And I don’t mean dark brown I mean raven black on my pale complexion it was more than shocking. Besides being a little shocked I actually liked the change it was fun and so different than anything I had ever done before.

Well a month or two later the excitement wore off and it just felt strange to have such dark hair besides always having to wear makeup to help my skin not look washed out. I started to feel weird not looking like my kids that might sound strange but I was so used to people telling me how much my daughter and I looked alike. After I died my hair it was just different walking around with two beach blonde kids with my black hair.

So with my head hung low I went to my colorist and after her initial shock and what were you thinking speech we started to long road back to blonde. My poor hair  just sucked up all the color and with my red undertones my hair went dark red with the first correction treatment. Well now two colorings later my hair is a lighter red shade and I finally am getting a little blonde back. The downside of all this processing is my fine hair is so dry and tangled. I have found an amazing product that has helped restore some of the moisture and shine.

Alterna Caviar Treatment Masque only takes 5-10 minutes to soak into you hair and you can tell the difference immediately. I used the masque over 5 days ago and my hair is still silky and smooth and it has a little bit of it’s old radiance back. The moral of this story is if you decide to make a drastic color change to your hair PLEASE use a professional and if you just like to make bad impulse decisions like me at least try a great hair treatment to apologize to you hair.

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Alterna Caviar Treatment Masque

* Intensive reconstructing treatment that revitalizes hair
* Protects color and completely rejuvenates hair
* Leaves hair glowing with a renewed radiance
* Formulated with Enzymetherapy – The Science of Skincare for Hair™ and infused with Seasilk®, Age-Control Complex™ and Color Hold™

$40.00 Alterna Caviar Treatment Masque