Sunday, February 6, 2011

Splish Splash "How does your hair take a bath?"

As a hairstylist it's important for me to have a host of products for a myriad hair textures and hair issues. This post I will be reviewing a couple SHIELO hair products, while discussing what you should be looking for while shopping for shampoo and conditioning hair products.

First things first, give your hair what it needs! If you have dry hair you should be looking for products that are going to add moisture to the hair. Now this may prove to be a bit of a problem if you don't know what to look for. Here are some tips!

1. If you have hair dry hair look for products that advertise moisture. This does sound simple enough but you don't' always get what's advertised. I would tell you to flip your bottles around and read the ingredients but that would make this post a little longer than it needs to be. So you'll just have to trust me.

I used Shielo's Hydrate moisturizing shampoo and Vibrancy Conditioner on my hair last week to test the quality of the product. If any of you know me personally, you already know I had to run a few test before it made it onto my head but here is what they advertise.

From the website:

Key Ingredients for SHIELO Moisturizing shampoo

UV protectants and antioxidants from White Tea enhance color protection.

Shea Butter adds a protective moisture barrier to seal the hair shaft.

Hibiscus and Vanilla Cactus help soothe the scalp, which can become dry and irritated from color treatments.

Key Ingredients Hydrate Conditioner

Rich mineral compounds soften hair and enhance color vibrancy.

Plant Proteins, Sea Silk and Peptides replenish the strength, resilience and shine of youthful hair.

Certified Organic Extracts condition hair and increase shine.

Paraben-free preservative system.

Wonderful ingredients to look for while shopping for shampoos and conditioners!

First The Fragrance Test:
The fragrance was wonderful in both products! It left my hair smelling fresh and fruity!
5 stars

The Suds Test:
It did lather but not as much as much as I've seen. This is actually a good thing. This means that there is not a heavy detergent present in the product.
4 stars

PH Test:
A good shampoo has a ph range of 4.5 - 8. Any higher for me strips the hair of it's natural oils. This product had a PH of 7. This means it is a great gentle cleanser and safe or color treated hair. The conditioner had a ph of 4.5 which is exactly where it should be.
4 stars

I shampooed both my natural hair (which is a natural 4a fine texture) and my hair weave with this product then followed with the hydrate conditioner. They left my hair soft and very manageable.

Botom line: I loved both the shampoo and conditioner! I would purchase again!
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What are some of your concerns when shopping for hair products?

Bombshell Tip: Shampoo is for your scalp and Conditioner is for your hair. When shampooing you should concentrate your efforts on the scalp area. When conditioning try to keep the conditioner concentrated on the hair and do not massage into the scalp;-) Happy Hair!