Luscious Hair with Luseta Hair

Earlier of this year, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to become one of Luseta’s brand ambassadors and I was thrilled! I kept seeing their products all over my feed and explore page so it was very exciting to work with a popular and well known hair brand.

All Luseta products are sulfate, phosphate and carbon-free. ♡

Growing up, my hair was very thick and strong but as I aged, I noticed my hair has become a lot more weak, thinner even. It’s likely because of aging and diet. My diet isn’t the best so I need to work on that. You’d be surprised how much diet plays a role in your everyday life and overall appearance aside from just your overall physique. Skin and hair are affected by poor eating habits.

The first set of products I tried from Luseta was their Hemp Oil complex line. I no longer have the shampoo and conditioner because I used them but I highly reccomend this line to those who have thin hair and split ends. This line did a superb job making my hair less tangled and also made it feel a lot stronger. My boyfriend suffers from alopecia in the front of his head and he even found this line really gentle on scalp while leaving it refreshed and soft. He’s very picky with hair care so that compliment says a lot.

The Hemp Oil complex line is formulated with 3 beautiful key ingredients that helps stimulate, soothe and moisturize your scalp.

• HEMP OIL is excellent for most skin types as it is non-comdegenic (won’t clog your pores) and it helps balance out oily skin/scalps by hydrating and maintaining skin’s oil production.

• PEPPERMINT is commonly used in a lot of hair products that claims to stimulate hair growth/scalp care and etc. It also known to have fantastic antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Please be aware that you will feel a slight tingling, cooling sensation when using products with this ingredient.

• GREEN TEA is an overall fantastic ingredient used for many purposes – anti aging and weightloss. For hair care in particular, this is great for combating against dry scalp and dandruff.

Alright onto the products that I do still have and have also been enjoying. They recently replenished my Luseta supply with their Collagen and Biotin line. This line is just so luxurious because they choose to use two of the most popular ingredients you see in supplements in our hair care.

HEMP OIL COMPLEX STRENGTHENING DUO

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Their biotin and collagen line consists of a wonderful blend of powerful ingredients from Vitamin b7 biotin, hydrolyzed collagen and argan oil; All these ingredients are perfect for restoring necessary nutrients into every strand while plumping collagen adds dimension and volume into the hair for a thicker, fuller and healthier appearance.

BIOTIN is commonly found in supplements to help with hair growth and fight against hair thinning.

Collagen has amazing benefits for the skin, hair and body. For hair, it helps build and strengthen hair proteins. It also may prevent against follicle damage and greys.

* in my opinion, greys can be caused by multiple factors such as stress, hereditary so it’s almost difficult for me to believe that entirely but I wanted to add my thoughts on this.

I found this specific set did an incredibly job moisturizing my scalp and hair. Often times a lot of shampoo products do dry out my hair and causing a lot of flyaways and I found this shampoo really great for moisturizing, softening and leaving my hair feeling so clean. Their conditioner pairs well with this shampoo as it leaves my hair feeling silky soft and lightweight while being nourishing.

BIOTIN & COLLAGEN SHAMPOO DUO

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Overall, I’m impressed with Luseta hair care products, they honestly are salon grade quality and top of the line products. I don’t think I’ll purchase any of hair care product because these work for me. I actually went ahead and purchased their apple cider clarifying conditioner to try out and I’m excited to see how that goes. 🙂 I highly recommend you guys to try out their products, you will not disappointed!

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FINESSE HYDRATION + SOFTNESS SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

Haircare is very crucial and can be difficult to maintain. I use to neglect my hair when I was younger and it really caught up to me because now my hair is dry and damaged. I would bleach and dye my hair all sorts of colours because I wanted to be bold and expressive with my look but it really took a toll on my hair. Regardless if it was done at the salon or box hair dye, it did a lot of damage. Not to mention, I wasn’t on top with getting my regular haircuts to allow my hair to grow evenly and be more healthy. Nowadays, I’m more cautious and I ensure I take very good care of hair. I try to wash my hair every other day or wait longer so I don’t overwash or dry out my scalp, I also have been using a lot of hair oils (Moroccan, Argan, Coconut and Camellia oil).

I wanted to give out a special thanks to Carolina for sending over these amazing goodies for me to try and share with you all! She sent over Finesse’s new and revamped hydration & softness shampoo & conditioner duo and also some adorable hair accessories from Scunci.

I personally go through Conditioner quite fast so it’s also nice to get a replenishment and something new to try out. I’ve seen Finesse before but I’ve actually never tried anything from their brand before so this is all quite exciting to me.

Product Claims

  • These two products are enriched with Camellia oil, which is a really nourishing and hydrating oil that can retain moisture within the hair strands and provide hydration. It also is very fast absorbing so it won’t weigh down your hair!
  • These two products synergize and work together to form a protective barrier against damaging pollutants. I’m sure most days, if not every day, we are exposed to UV rays and environmental pollutants that can cause physical harm and damage to the hair – to prevent these from occurring and doing any further damage, we find products to protect it.
  • Available at your local grocery stores and mass retailers across Canada for UNDER $4. Now that my friends is a steal and quite worth trying because you can’t go wrong with trying out affordable products.

Finesse Hydration & Softness Shampoo Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethiconol, Cocamide MEA, Glycerin, Serica, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, PEG-5 Cocamide, Carbomer, Amodimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Ammonium Chloride, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, PEG-45M, Trideceth-12, PPG-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Finesse Hydration & Softness Conditioner Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethiconol, Cocamide MEA, Glycerin, Serica, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, PEG-5 Cocamide, Carbomer, Amodimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Ammonium Chloride, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, PEG-45M, Trideceth-12, PPG-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Last but not least, Carolina also included some adorable little hair accessories by the Brand called Scunci. I love hair scrunchies and I pretty much wear one or two around my wrist daily because you just never know when you need to tie up your hair. I don’t like eating with hair near my face so I tie it up and these come in handy. I find the band not too stiff and it stretches really nicely so it won’t tug your hair. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns so there’s pretty much something for everyone.

I hope you guys check these out because they’re honestly such a steal! They’re currently available on Walmart.ca for ONLY $ 1.78. I’ve never seen shampoos or conditioners for that cheap, so definitely try it out!

[ROUTINE] Haircare + Lessons I learned (tips)

Hi friends, as many of you already know – I am very big on makeup and skincare however, I don’t seem to really care for my hair as much as I should. I was blessed to be born with very thick hair, that being said, I never really appreciated as much as I do recently because I notice I started to lose a lot of hair recently; which is normal because that comes with ageing and possibly because of stress. They say the average person loses between 50-100 strands of hair a day so don’t be alarmed if you see that many or approximately. I wanted to come on here and share with you some hair care tips and what has been working for me.

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Brush your hair

I recently started to comb my hair more, I know this sounds ridiculous but I honestly never cared much for combing my hair. What combing does it separates your hair strands apart so they do not get tangled, evenly distribute your scalp’s natural oil to nourish the rest of your hair and the trick behind this is to be gentle as possible as you brush your hair. Do not brush your hair aggressively, you will do the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve and you find yourself damaging and breaking your hair by doing that. I really love using the wet brush, it’s fantastic for my coarse hair and gently brushes away tangles. These can be found at your local drugstores, beauty supplies stores and if you’re in a pinch and you got no time to go to those stores – amazon has them and it’s available for amazon prime as well.

Available here:  Amazon | Sally’s

 

 

Don’t overdo your hairdo, avoid using chemicals and don’t overwash

I am very low maintenance with my hair, I do not care to style it so this is never a problem for me really. When I do style it, it’s likely because I am going to attend a wedding or a party of some sort. Now, onto the unnecessary chemicals part – I don’t like to blow dry my hair, I usually just let it air dry so I don’t really use heat protectants. On very rare occasions, I will skip a day of washing my hair with shampoo simply because it’s very dry for scalp and I find myself losing a lot more hair when I constantly wash it every single day. The only time you will ever see me use dry shampoo is when I have to go out and look professional for work meetings. Overall, I don’t like the idea of using silica-based powder from an aerosol that can temporarily fix my hair because I don’t know exactly what the chemicals can really do to the hair for the long term. I stopped using batiste dry shampoo altogether and have been using the VERB on really rare occasions.

What has been working for me is I would do something called “co-wash”, this stands for conditioner-only wash and I would do this every other day so I’m not drying out my scalp too much by over washing it. Conditioners have a lot of nourishing, rich ingredients to keep the hair healthy and soft, it does contain a small percentage of surfactants to clean the hair. I would wash my hair with my VERB ghost shampoo and then the following day just use my Live Clean Conditioner and this has been working for me. Let me know if you have tried this and if whether it has worked for you as well.

Try not to tie up your hair too often

If you’re going to tie your hair up, try to use the hair ties without any of the metal piece and ones that stretch nicely without feeling too stiff. You don’t want your hair tie tugging your hair. If you tied your hair too tight, then try again but tie it looser. What I like to do is I use hair clips to hold my hair in place and that’s how I avoid from tieing it up. The hair clips I use are stylized ones but you’re more than welcome to use bobbi pins or plain design ones, they work just as well.

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Say goodbye to tangles

For someone who has coarse, dense hair, I also struggle with very stubborn and annoying hair tangles. I recently found an amaaazzing product from Cohorted subscription box and they curated this box with a beautiful hair product called Color WOW dream coat. This hair treatment spray separates my hair strands and loosens them up making it comb through easily. I won’t like, I thought it looked quite gimmicky when I first looked at it but man, this is stuff I swear by to detangle my hair. I will be repurchasing this over and over again.

Available here: Amazon

 

Take your vitamins

These are words of wisdom! I see this as the adult version of telling adults to “eat their vegetables!”. I know this sounds ridiculous but you’d be surprised what happens to the body as we age, we think we’re invincible and aging+illness will never affect us. As we age, our health declines and our bodies are vitamin deficient. The vitamin I’ve been taking a lot to maintain my hair and nail health is biotin. You might have heard of it before but the biotin is fantastic for those who suffer from hair loss, thin hair and there are countless research shows that biotin can improve hair thickness, shine, and quality.

Available here: Amazon | Amazon – Gummies

Wear a hat

If it’s cold out and super windy, I really suggest you wear a hat. Your scalp will get extra dry. Now that it’s winter here in Canada, it is crucial to wear a hat when we’re going out anywhere. It doesn’t have to be a tuque, baseball hat, it can even be your jacket hood.

Well, that’s all, for now, folks, I hope you found this helpful or even some of it because these steps definitely were a game-changer in my hair care routine.

 

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