Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Fighting Frizz With MoroccanOil

long-hairstyle-3Ever since I was young, I’ve been ironing, pulling, drying, curling, diffusing, and praying so that my frizzy hair would go away. I live in fear of high humidity levels, travel with an arsenal of products and tools, and tie my hair back in an I-don’t-feel-like-dealing ponytail all too often. It’s not that I need pin straight hair—I really do try to embrace my natural wave—I just can’t handle the bumbling halo of flyaways that creeps up on me and rests on the top of my head on pleasantly warm, albeit humid, days.

After hearing a lot of hype about MoroccanOil, I decided to try the products for myself. I started off my trial session by working the recently launched Moisture Repair Shampoo through my unruly Latin locks. I then did something I never thought I would do because of the time commitment it required—I deep conditioned. I applied a generous amount of Restorative Hair Mask and let it soak into my hair and washed it out after about ten minutes. Although it was dripping wet, my hair already felt silkier. I finished off my shower with the Moisture Repair Conditioner and quickly applied Hydrating Style Cream. After about 15 minutes of air drying, I started sectioning my hair and blasting it. Something amazing was happening–my hair was drying much faster. My new-found routine cut my styling time by more than half and left it smelling fresh and clean. And the results? Better than ever!

Apparently, the secret to MoroccanOil’s success is argan oil that is sourced from, well, Morocco. This miracle ingredient, which is blended with keratin, is rich in fatty acids and is ideal for repairing distressed locks. Finding this treatment was just what my post-summer hair needed to bounce back from being sapped by the sun for the last few months. I repeated my routine from the other day and had equally amazing results this morning—shiny, smooth, and healthy-looking hair that I’m proud to let loose and show off. For more information on MoroccanOil and its latest products, click here.

Spa Biz Does Good

Spa and wellness companies are contributing to the cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out these products that give back:

bcarconaCompany: Arcona
Product: Cranberry Toner
Charity: 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.
Contact: www.arcona.com

decleorCompany: Decléor Paris
Product: Aroma Solutions Nourishing Lip Balm
Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.
Contact: www.decleor.com

elemisCompany: Elemis
Product: Essential Beauty Secrets Kit
Charity: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.
Contact: www.elemis.com

bclaliciousCompany: LaLicious
Product: Sugar Kiss Products
Charity: 15 percent of proceeds from Sugar Kiss-scented products will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Contact: www.lalicious.com

bcboobtubeCompany: Mama Mio
Product: Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer
Charity: $1 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Contact: www.mamamio.com

mirabella_hope_lipstickCompany: Mirabella Beauty
Product: Hope Lipstick
Charity: $1 from each sale will be donated to City of Hope.
Contact: www.mirabellabeauty.com

bconewithnatureCompany: One With Nature
Product: Rose Petal Bar Soap
Charity: 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Contact: www.onewithnature.com

bcoohlalaCompany: Ooohlala of Beverly Hills
Product: Sooo Pink! Shea Beauty Bombs
Charity: 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Contact: www.ooohlalabath.com

bcvedapureCompany: VedaPure
Product: VedaMama Purify Detoxifying Body Cream
Charity: A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Contact: www.vedapure.com

zendals-minq-t-robes-pink-for-blogCompany: Zendals
Product: Pink Minq Robe
Charity: Pink Minq Robes will be donated to Avon’s Walk for Breast Cancer beginning on Oct. 10.
Contact: www.zendals.com

For more items that give back, check out the October issue of American Spa.

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