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Get Gorgeous Hair with WEN Hair Care Kit Giveaway

Infomercials suck me in. I can’t help it; I’m just like my dad. There is one that I’ve watched recently and thought this could really work for Sabreena. WEN is a cleaning lotion for your hair created by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean. It seems like all celebrities have something to peddle and people jump on the bandwagon to get glamorous results. I feel slightly different about WEN.

WEN® Cleansing Conditioner is a revolutionary new concept in hair care. A 5-in-1 formula, this one product takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. It cleanses hair thoroughly but without lathering and all the harsh ingredients that may be found in ordinary shampoos—it is designed so it won’t strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Your hair is left with sheen, moisture, manageability and better color retention.

Many years ago when the makeover shows were in their infancy I remember watching this stylist talk about the harsh chemicals and detergents in commercial shampoos that can damage and strip color from your hair. He then went on to cleanse and style a woman’s hair using his very own products. It was Chaz Dean. There was something about what he said that stuck with me all this time. I use a natural ingredient cleansing bar and tried to get Sabreena to use one too but our hair is very very different. Mine is short and razored to feel thinner, no extra conditioning needs; hers is long and as thick as a horse’s tail. All of these natural alternatives weren’t giving her the soft, tangle-free, shiny results I wanted.

I was contacted by Gunthy Renker to try out WEN and I flipped. Here was the product that changed my way of shampooing years ago. I knew this was what Sabreena needed. The products came and that very night she used them. The next morning I looked at her messy bedhead and noticed it wasn’t as big and knotty looking. In fact it looking like she had curled her hair then fell asleep on the curls. Sabreena isn’t a good candidate for before and after pics because she doesn’t blow dry her hair at night and she’s gone before I even get out of my bedroom each morning. I have noticed her say recently “I like the way my hair looks today”. She’s getting more defined waves and curls and less frizz. Out of Sabreena’s own mouth, “I really like the Replenishing Treatment mist; no more frizz or flyaways, it works fabulously.

flat, frizzy and CURLED hair before using WEN

way less flyaways and softer natural waves and curls after 3 weeks using WEN

It’s been less than a month we’ve been using WEN Cleansing Conditioner and it’s almost gone. The instructions say to start with 10ish pumps, Sabreena uses about 15, that’s a lot of product. It isn’t the most cost effective product since it’s only lasting about 3 weeks but for less than $30 I see it as a decent investment. Sabreena spends a lot of time on her hair and if the only thing she uses is a cleanser and skips the styling products then it’s worth it for me.

Gunthy Renker is giving LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers the chance to win a WEN kit from Chaz Dean Studios. Let me know how you hope this product will help your hair or change your routine.

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Look Who Got a Haircut- Wordless Wednesday

Shae’s hair hasn’t been this short since she was a 2 years old. She was tired of the tangles so we chopped it off. Next time it’s going a tad shorter.

short-haircut-shae

a donut, it's what's for breakfast








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Home Haircuts for ALL with Wahl

Haircuts are a necessity but sometimes they come with a luxury price tag. Home haircuts just sound bad. One might expect that old fashioned “bowl cut” or uneven bangs. Believe it or not Rob and Shaun have been getting home haircuts for a while now. Shaun has had more or less the same haircut since he was 3, a baldy cut with a slight fuzz left. He’s also had Mohawks here and there but either way I’ve done most of the cutting of his head with Wahl clippers.

With those same old Wahl Hair Clippers I’ve been able to keep up on Shaun’s hair as well as start working on Rob’s hair. Over the summer Rob decided to go for a new look; one close to the head. I took the clippers down to the #2 guide and gave him a new ‘do. He loves it; it’s easy and best of all FREE.

I got a new hair clipper set from Wahl a couple weeks back, and decided it was time to tackle my own hair. I figured I’m not that picky with my style, it’s short, choppy, asymmetrical and sometimes funky; I could accomplish that myself. I headed into the bathroom and took the clippers with the #5 guide to the back of my head. Going up from the nape to just below my crown I was getting a good feel. I had to call in reinforcements because I couldn’t reach and see all that well. Rob came in and finished that up and took it behind my ears. He did good. I continued with a mix of clippers, scissors and blending shears and the final outcome was pretty awesome; exactly what I want but don’t always get from stylists.

here is my before hair, long, shaggy, blah

 

I’ve found a new hairstylist and assistants, Rob and Wahl Color Pro Clipper Set. The key is to really take care of them. Use the included oil, clean out the hair and keep blades aligned. Knowing now that these simple steps would’ve kept my old clippers in good condition I will keep my new kit in tiptop shape.

Who needs a haircut?

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Pantene Pro-V Celebrates the Most Beautiful Tresses!

To support the release of “Tangled,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 50th full-length animated feature, the world’s leading hair care brand is celebrating the iconic mane of golden-haired Rapunzel to raise awareness of its Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.

Started in 2006, the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign encourages people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. More than 220,000 ponytails have been collected for the program to date, and Pantene is aiming to reach its goal of two million inches of total hair collected by year’s end!

Rapunzel’s 70 feet of hair serves as inspiration for Pantene by inspiring families to give back, and teaching children the value of supporting a cause for social good.

Pantene is encouraging YOU to donate your hair! We’re hoping you’ll grow your hair (70 feet of hair not required—only 8 inches!) to magical lengths and make the kindest cut of all.

In order to make the most beautiful, realistic and durable wigs, donated hair must meet the following requirements:

  • Donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long (measured from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends)
  • If donating wavy/curly hair, you may straighten it before measuring
  • Hair should be freshly washed and completely dry, without any styling products
  • Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated
  • Hair may not be more than 5 percent gray

If you or anyone you know plans to donate, let us know on the Beautiful Lengths tab on Pantene’s Facebook page!

“Pantene is a brand that celebrates strong, healthy, beautiful hair, so working with Disney on ‘Tangled,’ a film featuring an empowered, iconic character that’s known for her long and strong tresses, was a natural choice for us. We’re thrilled with the Pantene-Disney collaboration as we both have huge passion for spreading the message about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.”

This is NOT a sponsored post but a message that encourages others to do something good with their time or in this case their hair 🙂
  




The many looks of ME

I’ve had every hairstyle/haircut under the sun. Here’s a little peek at the many looks of me over the years. I realize I hated me in long hair!

summer 07

October 2009

May 2006

August 2005

Jan 2007June 2004August 2002May 2006August 2007June 2002April 2003July 2007

July 2008
 




Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner, eco conscious haircare Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

Achieving clean, green hair doesn’t mean skipping washes, using homemade formulas or rinsing with smelly products. Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner is a new choice for those who want a more natural and ecofriendly choice for luxurious, healthy hair.

Laurent Dufourg is a world renowned stylist who realized there was a need for premium hair care that not only provided extraordinary cleansing, conditioning, styling and finishing but did it with a select blend of botanicals for a natural experience. Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner is a luxurious eco-friendly haircare product line that not only gently cleanses the hair, but contains a sulfate and paraben-free formulation. Enriched with enriched with Amazonian Açaí, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect color from free-radical damage and Babassu Oil to rejuvenate the hair with strengtheners you are left with hair feeling and looking shiny, voluminous and healthy.

Sabreena’s been using Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner for over a month now. She has super thick unmanageable hair and I’ve noticed a softer less frizzy finish even when she isn’t using styling tools. She has a looser curl and a softer touch when she lets her hair air-dry.

Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner comes in an ingenious and recyclable can and can be shipped right back to Prive when empty. The 6.7 oz can provides as many washes as a 13oz bottle of liquid shampoo and conditioner. This is achieved by a patented air-powered technology delivery system that gives twice as many applications as regular products. The sleek aluminum bottle weighs less but offers a better value while also leaving zero footprint due to its reusability.

Privè’s Concept Vert Rejuvenating Pure Shampoo retails for $28 and the Concept Vert Rejuvenating Pure Conditioner retails for $30. Both are available at elite salons and spas nationwide. For information on purchase locations, visit www.priveproducts.com But you can win your own shampoo and conditioner collection here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Visit Privè and tell me what products you are currently using for your haircare.
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Why Does Shaun Hate Haircuts?

Why does Shaun hate it so much when Melinda cuts his hair?

We bought Wahl hair clippers about a year or so ago to cut Shaun’s hair. He gets his head shaved bald and I couldn’t see spending $10 plus tip every two weeks to keep it bald. We thought it would be awesome to have clippers and to save $20-$30 a month. Nope.

Every time Melinda shaves his head he cries the whole time saying it hurts and the clippers are pulling his hair. Every time this happens. Why? I am not sure because when we take him to Great Clips to get it shaved bald he doesn’t make a peep. I am not kidding not a peep that it hurts or anything.

I think the only reason he cries at home is so we will take him to Great Clips because he LOVES to get his head washed by the ladies after his shave and he also gets a lollipop.

He is such a con artist!




Ozon Naughty Girl hair tool review and GIVEAWAY

With summer came super frizz for Sabreena’s mega thick wavy hair. I’ve never seen someone with hair as thick as hers so you can safely assume she dreads blow-drying and straightening her hair each day. Her flat irons usually last about 6 months before they completely die or start snagging strands of hair and those wider plates seemed to always leave indents near her scalp.

Ozon Hair Systems has introduced us to the Naughty Girl titanium styling iron. This has got to be hands down the best flat iron we both have ever used. It’s 1 inch super smooth titanium plates glide so easily over hair thus leaving no indents and no scorched hair. The Ozon®Naughty Girl’s 1-inch micro-porous, scratch resistant, floating titanium plates lock in moisture and seals the cuticle giving hair a nice glossy shine. With a variable temperature control you can adjust heat from 180°F to 450°F depending on your hair’s type. Sabreena needs the high heat to get through the thickness and I need a much lower temperature since I don’t have much to straighten. The time in which the Naughty Girl heats up is amazing. I sit down at my vanity, turn on the flat iron, apply deodorant and face moisturizer and it’s HOT. A few quick swipes through my hair and I’m good to go. What is there to say about the look of the Naughty Girl, it’s a funky red leopard print just to add a little fun to your primping.

To get a better idea of the dramatic results we have received check out Sabreena’s before and after, this took about 10 minutes and even the hair at the nape of her neck was straight.

Why titanium?
Teflon plates are smooth, and heat up to high temperatures; however they don’t heat evenly, causing some sections to be hotter than others, which is a perfect recipe for burning your hair. After only a couple months, the Teflon starts to chip off. Our ti plates won’t chip away and heat evenly, and can reach temperatures well over the iron’s limit.

Coated Ceramic plates are basically gimmicks that don’t benefit your hair any better than the other surfaces, unless they are paired with infrared heat, which would help eliminate static. But who needs static free hair if it’s burned to a crisp? The Ozon can reach high temperatures or, if your hair is thin or fragile, set it to a lower temperature. It heats up fast, and cools down fast.

Tourmaline Ceramic plates are better than ceramic alone because they have a higher density of negative ions, however the plates still tend to snag hair, and don’t heat as evenly as titanium. The Ozon Titanium hair straightener contains tourmaline ceramic heaters, which give off the same ionic effect but use the benefits of titanium on the actual plates.

Solid Ceramic plates heat more evenly than the coated versions, but over time, the plates, because they are brittle and under constant temperature changes, tend to crack and chip away. Even a little crack would cause you a huge problem if you get just one hair snagged in it.

Titanium plates will never crack or crumble. The glass smooth surface will last longer than the iron itself.

If you’re going to spend the money, spend it on something that is going to work and is going to outlast your hairstyle. Ozon puts out salon quality products with a 1 year warranty. That says they believe in what they are producing and so should you.

Do you have hair troubles too? Do you need a little help in the style department? Do you crave the lastest in fashion and beauty accesories? Want to win your own Ozon Naughty Girl ? LookWhatMomFound…and Dad readers! are getting that chance.

Visit Ozon Hair Systems and sign up to become an insider. This 100% free membership is your IN to specials offers and announcements for new products and company information.

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