August 23rd, 2012
There is a reason we use the phrase “Amazonian Beauty”: the Amazon rainforest is filled with magical ingredients.
One of them is the restorative oil called Rahua, the star ingredient in Rahua’s Voluminous Shampoo ($32) and Conditioner ($32) that we are just gaga over. This all-natural and vegan hair care line was created in partnership with Amazonian nations, so you know they mean business. Before you can say “Brazilian Supermodel,” your hair will regain its lustre and that expensive salon dye job just might last a little bit longer. —Anya Georgijevic
At Kiss & Makeup, H5 - 925 Main St., West Vancouver, 604-922-6292, http://kissandmakeupstore.com/collections/rahua
July 9th, 2012
When we received the tube of Seanol shampoo and conditioner, we were confused. One small tube? To replace both products? And no specifications on hair type? It seemed too good to be true.
Luckily, it wasn’t. Seanol, a beauty brand founded by two sisters in Korea, are products made from a purified, high potency extract of brown algae found only off the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea. Its Procava shampoo and conditioner works wonderfully, doing the job of both products. We’ve been using it at the gym (so much easier than carrying two big bottles around) and it will also be our travel essential.
The product can be used sparingly, and its 100ml tube doesn’t exceed the carry-on liquid limitations when flying
Rinse and repeat! —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
Seanol Shampoo and Conditioner, 100ml for $25 from Seanol.ca
January 18th, 2011
A no dairy diet doesn’t mean you can’t have your whipped cream… you just can’t eat it too (it’s for your hair).
Milk_Shake conditioning whipped cream by Z.ONE Concept smells like the yummiest vanilla diner shake, but the leave-in mousse protects locks with milk proteins for strength, wheat germ for repair and shine, and a special Integrity 41 complex for helping seal in colour.
Milk. It does a bob good.
$23 at BeautyMark, 103-1120 Hamilton St., Vancouver, 604-642-2294, www.beautymark.ca
November 8th, 2010
Double, double toil and trouble, flat iron burn and colouring turn strands to rubble.
Bring the living back into your locks with a little special treatment from luxury line J Spa Beverly Hills. Its Fragile shampoo ($27) is sulfate and paraben-free, so its safe on bottle blonde or brunette, and formulated with botanical extracts to replenish stripped strands. For a big boost of moisture, their five-minute Masque ($30) is a magic spell for your mane.
Witch hair we won’t have.
At Pelo Arte, 1222-736 Granville St., Vancouver, 604-687-1014.