Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: Kenra Platinum Color Care Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner & Volume Boosting Spray- Foam

The Shampoo and Conditioner

Did you know that shampoos and conditioners that contain sulfates can harm your hair more than they actually help? They definitely can. WHAT is sulfate? Sulfate IS a cleaning agent, but it WILL strip down your natural hair oils causing split ends, hair loss, irritation, dry brittle hair that may break off.

Sulfates are found in TONS of cleaning products. Most of them are cleaning products that need to strip grease off floors, engines, cars, and floors. There is NO way that I want to wash my hair with something like that after hearing about it.

Do you want damaged hair just from shampooing it? I don’t, that’s the reason I have been researching and bringing you ladies (AND gentlemen) sulfate and chemical free shampoos and hair products this year. HEY we all want healthy hair.

Kenra has a line of hair products dedicated to be healthy, manageable, CHEMICALLY free. I have worked with Kenra before and they always ALWAYS leave me impressed.

Sulfate-free shampoo and Mango Butter Moisturizing Conditioner

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First off- The bottles! They are SO brilliantly made. Platinum? WHY YES! These bottles add a certain class and sophistication to my bathroom that wasn’t there before. When people come over and happen to ask to use my bathroom, they always come out with the same question- “WHERE did you get those bottles? So I tell them (OF course). People are attracted to sophistication and beauty.

Secondly, the bottles are extremely easy to use. The shampoo and conditioner both have a top that you just turn right to get the product to come out. There is no flipping the bottle and banging it upside down on the side of the tub to make it come out. It’s just SO easy for the product to slide right into my hand. (Which is a bonus) I don’t want to fight with the bottles.

Now for the actual product. They smell amazing. It is a mixture of a fresh garden fragrance with a hint of passion fruit, melon, and Kiwi. SO absolutely YUMMY. When I wash my hair with these, I can’t seem to keep myself from smelling my own hair from time to time (I actually wish I had a perfume or lotion that smelled like this) Winking smile

For the texture- Pure luxury in a bottle. I feel like I am rubbing tiny smashed up pearls into my hair. It is silky, smooth, and creamy. They are thick, rich, and amazing, Not to mention the shampoo gives me major volume. Although my hair is long, it isn’t very thick. I have looked for a great plumping shampoo forever and finally found one. Volume problems NO MORE!

As I am rubbing these into my hair- I give them a minute for my hair to soak them up before I wash them out. They make my hair more manageable (and I have LONNNNNG hair). The shampoo lathers up but not TONS like the shampoos that contain sodium laurel sulfate, which is what strips the hair. It’s easy to wash out because it soaks in rather than stays on top of the hair cuticle. So I don’t have to rinse my hair forever before applying the conditioner.

The conditioner is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. As I blow-dry my hair, I can instantly tell how smooth, silky, and frizz free it is going to be. My hair is tangle-free and stays that way ALL day! I don’t have to end up sticking my hair into a hair tie because I can’t take the frizziness anymore. As it starts to dry- I could just SEE my hair turning  sleek, shiny, and not to mention beautiful- no more hiding under hair ties and scrunchies!

The platinum line of Kenra Products also are color care safe. Know how after a few weeks of dying your hair that it seems to start fading and getting lighter? Now you don’t have to worry about that. I dyed my hair darker because I love what it does to my complexion, and I wanted it to stay that way. I didn’t want it to lighten and fade, so I’d have to get it re-done quicker than I wanted to. The Kenra Shampoo and Conditioner have helped to keep my hair the vibrant beautiful color I wanted it to be!

For the past 3-4 weeks, I have also noticed that my dandruff has disappeared. I usually have a dry, itchy, flaky scalp. I’d tried everything to get rid of the flakiness with no help. Zinc shampoos never helped, and neither did anything else. Because of the amount of protein in this shampoo and the mango in the conditioner- it has naturally moisturized my scalp keeping it from drying up and flaking off!

You don’t need much of either of these to get the job done. Because they don’t lather up to make giant bubbles out of your head- you don’t have to smother your hair in the products to get them to work. I use about a nickel size of each and they work perfectly and my hair is far down my back.

BUY THEM! You can buy the Sulfate Free Shampoo for $20 for 10.1 oz & you can get the Mango Butter Moisturizing Conditioner for $22 for 8.5 oz,


The Boosting Spray Foam

  Volume? Did I just hear you say that you need volume? Well, look no further my friends- for I have found just what you need to get extreme volume without weighing your hair down or making it look like you fell in a grease pit.

For use of the Boosting Spray Foam you spray this on damp hair and blow-dry. If you want major volume, blow-dry with a round brush for optimal results! I’ve done both and am EXTREMELY pleased with the results.

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My hair went from long and fine- to long and voluminous. This isn’t a hair-spray, although it does have a hold of 17/25. So it isn’t going to make your hair stiff or unable to run your fingers through it. You can still shake your head and your hair WILL move unlike hair sprays- but it will hold a style if you want it to. I dislike hairspray because I don’t want my hair plastered to my head! I want my hair to look as natural as I can make it look!

The reason this can give you a hold without it being stiff is because it’s made with a very unique resin base. Most hair sprays are made with alcohol, AND contain chemicals. So this is far better for MANY reasons.

Not only are you getting volume, but you’re getting extreme flexibility. It is also a 3-in-1 product! Not only does it give you flexible volume but it protects your hair from heat damage (styling tools) and humidity. SO BRING IT ON!

A trick I’ve learned (for a root booster) is to lightly spray on the roots while they are damp and then blow dry. Then after they are dry- flip head over and spray on the roots again, very lightly, then blow dry on a the low heat setting on the dryer. MAJOR root volume!

If you’re a flathead- what do you have to lose? I’ve also noticed that it helped my hair hold a curl way longer than normal. If you use it before blow-drying it, and then lightly again before curling it. It helps with the time ( you don’t have to hold the iron on for very long) AND it helps set the curls. Then lightly spray again!

BUY IT: You can buy this Platinum Boosting Spray-Foam for $22 for 8 oz.

So- ALL three of these products are amazing, high quality, great for your hair products! I love the smell and feel of the shampoos and conditioners. I love how the spray is more like a spritz then a spray. I love how they all continuously work to protect and help my hair. Making me FEEL amazing!

If you are planning to put together a gift basket for someone this holiday season, I seriously recommend you looking into the Kenra Platinum Hair Care Line. They have plenty of other products then just those I mentioned.. SO whatever their hair type, you’ll find something that matches them perfectly.

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, products were sent for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are completely honest and not influenced in any way.



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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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