Archive | January 2016

Suave Hair Mask Review

 

Suave Professionals’ Shine Mask is a hair care innovation, thanks to its ability to deeply moisturize even the most brittle hair and add a lot of extra shine to it. That’s why, it’s the perfect product for someone with damaged, colored or frizzy hair, but also for someone who only wants to get the salon-like shiny hair.

However, let’s sum thing up a bit and get to the review. 😀


 

Suave hair mask reviewProduct name: Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine Mask

Producer: Suave Professionals

Price: $6.99

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Quantity: 7.2 ounces

Mark: 9.7 /10

 

The “conditioner like” hair mask 


What I mean by this is that the time it needs to sit on the hair is 3-5 minutes, just as little as a conditioner.

Suave Hair Mask

This is Suave Hair Mask’s consistency, pretty similar to a conditioner’s.

If you’re familiar with using either home made or bought hair masks, you probably know that you usually have to keep them on your hair for a pretty long time, from half an hour to several hours. This may be quite tiresome and boring, especially because you have to stay in the house, with your hair covered with a towel…

But that’s not the case with the Suave Hair Mask. The time it needs to sit on your hair is not more than 3-5 minutes, just like I said at the beginning. This is a great step for a hair mask! Time means a lot for most people, this is why hair masks are generally less used than any other hair care products.

So finding a hair mask that could save you some hours and at the same time offer your hair a deep conditioning treatment… well, this is absolutely awesome! 🙂

 

Your best hair shine ally


 

This hair mask is not only recommended for treating damaged hair, but also for giving your hair an extra shine.

Yes, you’ve read well, shiny hair is one of the purposes this product is made for. The Moroccan Argan Oil is the best when it comes to hair shine, so that’s why it is the most important ingredient from Suave’s Hair Mask. It will not only make your hair look glossy and healthy, but it will also maintain this shine for several days. Doesn’t sound very bad, does it? 🙂

Suave Hair Mask ReviewYou’re definitely not going to get that shine you see in ads or beauty magazines (that would be awesome but quite impossible for now), but your hair will look much brighter and you’ll be able to tell the difference. And this, from the very first wash.

From my personal experience, I can tell you that the shine aspect is my favorite thing about this conditioner. I mean, it really makes it look glossy and brighter than before, it’s not just a story.

It convinced me after the first time I’ve tried, and my hair isn’t normally very shiny, on the contrary…

Take a look at my photo from above: on the left is my normal, curly hair, and on the right is my hair, straightened right after using Suave’s Hair Mask. Can you see any difference? I can. 😉

 

A smoothing master


 

This hair mask really was a smoothing master for my hair. I mean, it really managed to get rid of my usual after-wash tangles it and make it extremely easy to brush, so easy that I thought it wasn’t my own hair!

Suave Hair Mask ReviewI’m joking of course, but this smoothing effect really amazed me, maybe because I didn’t expect to find such a good detangler in such a cheap hair shine mask.

In my opinion, a shiny hair absolutely has to be a smooth hair. Else, it’s pretty complicated to see the shine. That’s why you don’t see glossy hair in people with curly hair, like me. It’s much more difficult to see the shine on hair that is full of tangles. But that’s life. 😛

The “hair shine secret” that Suave products have is that they smooth your hair very well, making it glow of health and vitality. Once this happens, the hair becomes shiny and so easy to manage.

That’s why I like this hair mask so much. Many products only smooth hair, but Suave also makes it shiny. And that’s a big advantage. 😀

 

A great investment at such a low price


 

Yes, that’s right, this is the exact expression I could use if I wanted to describe Suave’s Hair Mask.

Suave Hair Mask ReviewMaybe I should have talked about this aspect right at the beginning, because price is a very important thing when it comes to any product, but I’ll only do it now.

As I’ve said before, I was extremely surprised to find such a good detangler, hair shine and smoothing product in such a cheap hair mask. I mean, it’s only $7… It’s true that the quantity isn’t huge, but even so, it’s an extremely good price! I don’t know any other hair mask with so many benefits that is so cheap as Suave.

Honestly… I would say it works like a $37 hair mask, not like a $7 one.

I won’t deepen this point, for me it’s a great price and an even greater product, so I’ll let you guys decide the rest. 😉

 

To conclude


 

All in all, Suave’s Hair Mask is an amazing product for smoothing and shine, a product that I use at every wash before straightening my hair. Now that I’m thinking, I guess my straightened hair would look pretty bad without it. At least, compared to how it looks with it.  😀

In case you wanna see the official site, you can visit Suave.com.

Anyway, in case you didn’t feel like reading all my review, here are the pros and cons of Suave Hair Mask.

PROs

  • Gives your hair a great shine, visible right after the first wash
  • Totally manages to smooth even the most brittle hair
  • Has a strong, tropical, vanilla scent
  • The price is more than great, and the quality is the same as a hair mask three times more expensive
  • You only have to let it sit for 3-5 minutes
  • Sulfate free

CONs

  • The fragrance could be too strong for some
  • It’s not the best product for people with very oily, silky hair

 

Click here to see Suave Hair Mask on Amazon.com

 

So, what do you guys think about this hair mask?

Would you try it? Or have you already tried it?

If you have, I’m really curious what you think about it.

In case you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help you. 😀

Straighten your hair without straightener – “The Swedish Wheel” method

In case your hair is curly or it has small waves at the ends, there are two options: either you’re very proud of your curls, or you absolutely hate them. And if you’re in the last category, then you’re probably used to straightening your hair pretty often, which can damage it very much. But this usual hair straightening has to stop! Not only because it’s very harmful, but also because there is a much better (and healthier) alternative, which I personally call “The Swedish Wheel”. It’s a way to straighten your hair without straightener, so if you wanna try it, pay attention to the next lines. 😀

Straighten your hair without heat - "The Swedish Wheel" methodAs far as I know, this is an Italian method (not a Swedish one, as you probably believe after its name 😀 ), that was extremely popular 30 years ago, when there weren’t any hair straighteners or styling tools.

So, if women from that time wanted straight hair, they had to find a way to get that using all their possible means. This is how the “Swedish Wheel” method appeared.

The method itself is not very complicated, though it may sound so after my explanation ( 😀 ), but in case you have a difficult time understanding exactly what you have to do, you can watch the video from the end. I actually suggest you to watch it, it’s much easier to understand something after seeing a video than after reading about it.

Anyway, let’s get back to our story and see the “Swedish Wheel” method.

 1.   Wash your hair and brush it very well

The first step isn’t very complicated, you only have to wash your hair using the normal shampoo and then condition it, for a better nourishment. The next thing is brushing your hair very well, so that you don’t have any curly patterns.

 2.   Tie some of your top hair strands in a bun

Straighten your hair without heat - "The Swedish Wheel"You can do this very easily, in the same manner as you tie your hair when you straighten it. However, try to make sure your hair is very well brushed before you tie it in a bun, especially if it’s usually curly. Else, at the end you’ll get straight hair and a few curly strands, which is not what you want. I tell you this from my own experience. 😉

 3.   Take a bigger hair strand and roll it around your head

This is how you really begin the straightening, by brushing very well a bigger hair strand and then rolling it right around your head. After reaching the end of that hair strand, use a hair pin to hold it there. Make sure that the strand you’ve just rolled is straight, else you may not get the desired result.

 4.  Apply the same procedure to the other hair strands

Straighten your hair without heat - "The Swedish Wheel"Once you reached the end of the first hair strand and you put the pin in it, you should do the same with the next hair strand, until you manage to roll all your hair around your head. This sounds more complicated than it actually is, really. In fact, it’s quite easy. But you’ll understand better watching the video from the end.

This is an image taken from YouTube, so it’s not mine, but this is how it should look at the end.

 5.  Cover your hair and blow dry it or let is dry naturally

After finishing with the rolling, you have to cover your head using anything you want, and then wait until it dries. If you’re in a hurry or if you simply don’t feel like waiting, you can use the blow dryer for a faster dry. However, you can also let your hair dry naturally, but make sure it is fully dried before you move to the next step.

 6.  Take off the hair pins and then brush your hair

Straighten your hair without heat - "The Swedish Wheel" methodThis is the last step, and it consists of something pretty simple: removing the hair pins and brushing your hair. Now, when it comes to taking off the pins, you can do it in any order, personally I prefer to remove the ones from the front first and then the ones from the top, but this doesn’t really matter, I mean it doesn’t change the result at all.

After doing this, your hair will probably not look very well, and by this I mean that it will not look very straight, you might actually have some curls remained.

This is why it’s really important to brush your hair very well, because this will totally change it. This is because, as the hair was dried straight, it will tend to become straight after being brushed. And don’t worry, it won’t get frizzy, or at least it shouldn’t get so.


 

I know it sounds like a very sophisticated method, but it’s actually not, on the contrary, it’s quite simple once you get used to it.

Anyway, I guess it seemed so complicated because of my explanation ( 😀 ), so I attached here a video from YouTube, one of the easiest ones I found there. I remember it was the first one I saw, and it really convinced me to try it.

As I told you it was an Italian method, most of the videos I found (including this one) are in Italian, but the language shouldn’t be a problem, you can understand the method very well just by watching. However, in case you still have questions or if you’re curious what exactly the girl from the video is saying, you can write a comment, and I will help you. 🙂

So, without any other words, here is the video, enjoy it. 😉


Have you ever tried straightening your hair using the Swedish Wheel method? 🙂