Showing posts with label MIZANI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MIZANI. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Review | MIZANI True Textures

Earlier this Spring salon-exclusive brand MIZANI (a division of L'Oreal) unveiled the new look for their True Textures range targeted at naturally curly, coily and wavy hair. I've tried a few MIZANI products before but mostly when my hair was straighter (relaxed/texlaxed). I recently cut off the last of my chemically-treated hair (see ) and now my hair is au naturel it has been interesting to dip into the wealth of products now available for curly hair. I was sent a few True Textures products, but the Cream Cleansing Conditioner (£13.80/250ml)* and Moisture Replenish Conditioner (£14.30/250ml)* are the ones I've been using most.

Both of the products are paraben-free, have a subtle floral scent and are infused with coconut, olive and marula oils. The Cleansing Conditioner is essentially like co-washing. It's sulphate-free but the formula does foam a little. I've been applying the product throughout my hair before massaging in and then rinsing as per the instructions. I have to admit though whilst it's in your hair it doesn't feel like it's doing anything. In fact, it feels like my hair is quite dry but after rinsing it's a different story entirely and the softness appears out of nowhere. Gentle cleansing is so necessary for my thirsty hair so I rely on co-washing or mild shampoos weekly, I'll continue to use this until it runs out.

Though technically the Cream Cleansing Conditioner is designed to be used alone, I've almost always used it with the Moisture Replenish Conditioner. As much as I've become more comfortable with a one-step washing process lately I still can't escape my impulsive need to do extra conditioning. I find it difficult to proactively moisturise my hair during the week, so the more conditioning I do, the less I tend to need styling product. The Moisture Replenish Conditioner isn't technically a deep conditioner but I've been leaving it in my hair for about 15-30 minutes and the results rival some of my favourite hair masks. The main downside however is I got through the now empty tub in 4 uses even when using sparingly.

Both are great products though a little out of my budget currently. When am able to splurge I'd definitely pick up the Moisture Replenish Conditioner.

The new MIZANI True Textures range is available from MIZANI appointed salons nationwide which you can find through their website .

*sample - read my disclaimer here.

What hair products have you been using?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Initial Impressions | MIZANI 25 Miracle Milk

I was given a sample of newly released * way back in June when I attended the  event. It took me a while to get around to trying it but once I did I used the product up inside a week. I didn't get to really test whether there are '25 benefits' but so far so good.

The claim is that this milk pretty much does it all with a variety of styling, strengthening and moisturising benefits. It's suitable for all hair types and is safe for relaxed and colour-treated hair. It's made with Coconut Oil to condition and Xylose which is suppose to give your strands strength and helps prevent heat damage. You can use it on damp hair after washing or on dry hair as a refresher.

I'd say the sample I had was roughly 50ml (there is no marking on the packaging to confirm this) which is about a fifth of the amount of the full-size product (pictured above). I used the sample sparingly where possible mostly on dry hair. It gave my natural new growth and texlaxed curls gorgeous definition, minimal frizz and it was so shiny! It also made my hair easier to detangle in general. The product is heavily scented (or at least my sample was) and whilst I love my products to have a clear fragrance it was a tad overpowering for me.

I've seen the full-size product available online for £14.99 which is almost double the price of some of my other favourite milk-like moisturisers but the definition alone makes this product worth purchasing in the future for me. I wouldn't rely on the Miracle Milk solely for moisturising as I'd probably run out of the product pretty quickly. Instead I would use it alongside other products for easy styling and refreshing my curls. Even though this product is suitable for relaxed hair it does kind of exaggerate the difference between my texlaxed and relaxed ends so I'll wait to purchase this when my transition is complete.

*Sample. See my disclaimer .

Have you tried anything by MIZANI?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

New In | July 2015 [Video]

It's been a while since I've made a YouTube video so I thought I'd talk about some beauty products I've got my hands on recently.

The Video:

I stuck strictly to beauty and hair products here as I've bought quite a few new clothes lately! Let's just say the summer sales have definitely had an impact on my bank balance over the last couple of weeks. I might do a fashion haul video at some stage but there's a few other videos I want to do next like my everyday hair styling routine and an updated everyday makeup routine. I'm open to suggestions of course so if there's anything specific you'd like to see next let me know.

Have you tried anything new?

Christine Stewart x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

MIZANI Curl Power Event

On Thursday I attended 's Curl Power Event at L'Oreal HQ in Hammersmith. The event celebrated 10 years of MIZANI and their achievements over the last decade. Also revealed at the event was their newest product - 25 Miracle Milk. It's a lightweight spritz made with Coconut and Fennel Seed Extract with a multitude of styling, moisturising and strengthening benefits (more info ). 

There was a live demonstration by Celebrity stylist Charlotte Mensah. She used the 25 Miracle Milk to prep the model's hair before rolling up small sections with straws. Charlotte finished the set with a blow dryer and picked apart the curls with an Afro comb for a fuller look. The results were absolutely gorgeous and the definition was beautiful. Charlotte suggests to anyone looking to recreate the style, to keep the straws in over night to make the style last longer. I'm definitely more interested in trying straw sets now as a way to get my ends to match my roots.

Alongside live demonstrations, Charlotte shared her hair tips recommending the use of silk scarves at night, the use of natural oils and stressing the importance of a good diet and exercise. There were also hair consultations in which Charlotte personally recommended products to suit each individual attendee's needs. For my transitioning hair as I like to do curly sets Charlotte suggested I try the True Textures Perfect Curl and True Textures Moisture Stretch Cream. I was given them both to try so we'll see how well they work for my hair. I also received a small sample of the 25 Miracle Milk which will be released later in September this year. A lot of products I use already are milk-like so it'll be interesting to see how this compares! 

Have you tried anything by MIZANI?

Christine Stewart x

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