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Review: TRESemme Keratin Smooth Smoothing Creme, Infusing Serum, Illuminating Shine Spray – Fights Frizz

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Review: TRESemme Keratin Smooth Smoothing Creme, Infusing Serum, Illuminating Shine Spray - Fights Frizz

Tell me ladies, do you have trouble during the rainy days of April with keeping your frizzy hair free and straight? I sure do. As soon as the rain and humidity hit, my thick hair goes rogue! TRESemme to the rescue! Two products have hit the shelves and saved my tresses from the frizzy depths of doom: Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum, Smoothing Creme and Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray.

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To fortify my hair before blow-drying, I apply the Infusing Serum to my damp hair. This lightweight, creamy gel formula glides on easily and smooths my strands, preparing them for blow drying. Thick hair can easily become overwhelmed with heavy, slick products, but the Keratin Smoothing Creme is the antithesis to your usual leave-in treatment. My hair doesn’t get weighed down and it looks like perfection when done with the blow dryer.

Review: TRESemme Keratin Smooth Smoothing Creme, Infusing Serum, Illuminating Shine Spray - Fights Frizz

Next up in my routine is to spray the Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray to my locks. I like to do this before and after I use my flat iron. I feel it gives such a wonderful shine, as it also bakes the keratin into my hair, rendering it flawless! This spray seals my strands from root to tip. All the while fighting frizz!

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If you are seeking a moderately-priced product to seal and protect your strands, I highly recommend TRESemme Keratin Smooth products. I was extremely pleased with my hair while using these products, so if smooth and sleek locks is what you’re after, then go to your nearest mass retailer and get yours today!

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- Erin Sutera, Senior Editor & Makeup Artist | Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24

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The Best HairStyles & Makeup Looks From Last Night’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

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The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

If you caught the MTV Movie Awards last night, then you know that there were plenty of awesome beauty looks to be seen (besides just Zac Efron’s abs, beauties). Congrats to the always-beautiful Mila Kunis for winning the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain! She also takes home the award for best hair in our book, too.

Celebrity stylist Renato Campora got Mila ready for her moment in the spotlight and reveals his secrets to easily achieving this look at home, so you can have your own amazing hair moment. Renato was inspired by Mila’s past That 70’s Show days and opted for a dramatic look that framed her face while still feeling soft and effortless. Here’s how to get the look at home:  The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

· Apply a bit of Herbal Essences Moroccan Me a Miracle 7-in-1 Serum on damp hair to protect from heat styling, while also helping to smooth frizz and add moisture and shine.

· Then, create a boost of volume by working about an egg-size amount of Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Soufflé at the roots to create a fullness that can last all night.

·  Next, create that ‘70s-inspired center part by blowing out hair straight with a round brush.

· Once hair is completely dry and straight, wrap 2-inch sections around a 1.5” curling iron. Expert Tip: Let the curls cool and then brush out hair to create soft, elegant wavesThe Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

·  Finish the look with Herbal Essences Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer to keep waves in place, but still leave them soft and touchable.

The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends
Jordana has beautiful sun-kissed olive skin, so my vision for her was minimal makeup to conceal, highlight, and make her skin glow.” – Kayleen McAdams, ck One Global Makeup Artist

Skin:

The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

After moisturizing Jordana’s skin, I applied ck one 3-in-1 face makeup with SPF 8 sunscreen in tan 500, blending down with a foundation brush and working towards her chin and neck area. Using the tips of my fingers, I gently dabbed ck one skin illuminator in warm 200 on the top of her cheekbones and around her nose area to highlight. To brighten her face and enhance her beautiful skin, I applied ck one cream + powder bronzer duo in deeply bronzed 400 to the apples of her cheeks, which also played up her natural skintones.

Eyes:

The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

On Jordana’s eyes, I decided to use champagne and bronze tones to complement her dress. I blended shimmery cream shades on her top lid with the cream side of the ck one cream + powder bronzer duo in deeply bronzed 400, blending it into the crease. Then, I lined her upper lash line with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Truffle, and then lined the root of her lashes with ck one eyeliner marker in the drama 800.  After the eyeshadow, I gently curled her lashes and applied 2 coats of ck one mascara in black 800 to her top and bottom lashes.

The Best HairStyles And Makeup Looks From Last Night's 2014 MTV Movie Awards: Mila Kunis, Jordana Brewster #bstat Trends

Lips:

To keep the focus on Jordana’s eyes, I left her lips simple by skipping lip liner and using ck one pure color lipstick in undressed, which is a sheer mauve shade.

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So, who was your favorite look of the night?

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Review, Ingredients: L’Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue – How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

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Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

Our hair coverage is very popular with our readers… OR, better yet, hair color product reviews and trend updates are very popular with BeautyStat readers. We have covered hot color trends that range from ombre, balayage, chalking and rose gold. And our readers love our hair color product reviews with Before/After photos of at-home hair color from brands like Clairol, Garnier and Color Wow.

How To Wear Chalk Color, Balayage, Rose Gold Redhead, Icy Blonde, Cappuccino Brunette Shades

Where as thee these brands have focused on providing consumers with vibrant, natural-looking color, none of them have done anything to simplify the at-home hair coloring process… until now.

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L’Oréal Paris introduces Superior Preference Mousse Absoluethe first-ever automatic and reusable hair color. With Superior Preference Mousse Absolue, at-home color is now transformed from a manual experience into a completely automatic one. Using advanced Japanese technology and the science of hair color to create the most simplistic and luxurious experience, coloring at home will never be the same.

Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

HOW IT WORKS:

Superior Preference Mousse Absolue’s dual chamber canister is the most sophisticated packaging ever from L’Oréal Paris. The sleek, gold packaging encapsulating the formula is airtight, ensuring that the two chambers inside the bottle perfectly preserve the coloring formulas. With just one push, the perfect ratio of pure color dyes and a powerful color developer is automatically mixed into a rich, non-drip mousse that allows for a smooth, no-mess application. The no-mix, reusable system keeps color fresh and allows for seamless root touch-ups or multiple applications on shorter hair.

Mousse Absolue utilizes the iconic L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference hair color formula, developed in 1973 as the brand’s iconic tagline, “Because I’m Worth It.” With advanced color formulations and color-protecting conditioner, this “Gold Standard” in hair color delivers true-to-tone, gorgeous results.

Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

16 SHADES:

The 16 shades available within the Mousse Absolue Collection were artfully curated by L’Oréal Paris Expert Colorist Christophe Robin. Each shade is a perfect blend of rich, unique tones and highlights, providing luminous layers of multi-tonal color and mirror shine in every strand. The Care Supreme Conditioner is included with every package of Mousse Absolue. As continual conditioning is essential in sustaining color vibrancy and maintaining healthy-looking hair, the Care Supreme After Color Conditioner features a UV filter, vitamin E and a conditioning serum.

 SHADE NUMBERS AND NAMES:

1031 – Lightest Golden Blonde 1021 – Lightest Icy Blonde 1000 – Pure Lightest Blonde 900   – Pure Light Blonde 700   – Pure Dark Blonde 654   – Light Auburn Brown 630   – Light Golden Brown 600   – Pure Light Brown 556   -   Medium Mahogany Brown 500   -  Pure Medium Brown 465   – Dark Autumn Brown 425   – Dark Mahogany Brown 415   -  Icy Dark Brown 400   – Pure Dark Brown 300   – Intense Darkest Brown 100   – Deep Black

Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

HOW TO APPLY:

Superior Preference Mousse Absolue provides a luxurious, simple and no-mess application:

1. Shake to Activate: Just shake the Mousse Absolue canister and push to dispense the ultra-rich mousse formula.

2. Apply Like a Shampoo: Massage the non-drip formula through hair, targeting roots for best coverage.

3. Reuse When Needed: Enjoy the amazing color results from Mousse Absolue when ready to touch-up roots, target stray grays or apply as an all-over application — the product will be waiting and ready.

Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades

ADVANTAGES:

Automatic Color – This truly automatic hair color eliminates the mess, risk and inconvenience of other at-home hair color.

Reusable Color – The color and developer are perfectly preserved until the moment of application, providing the first multiple-application hair color system ever. The reusable system allows women to retouch their color whenever they desire.*

Absolute Color Perfection – Sealed capsules preserve the high-performance dyes to maintain color potency. The dyes are released only at the last moment when diffused into the mousse, for color that is fresh and powerful.

Review, Ingredients: L'Oreal Superior Preference Mousse Absolue - How This 1st Ever Automatic Reusable Hair Color Works, Shades*Photos Courtesy of Linda Farwell of www.farwellphotography.com

INGREDIENTS
Note: Below Is The Most Comprehensive Ingredient List For This Product, But Please Note That Ingredients Vary By Shade. Please Check The Box At The Store For An Ingredient List At The Shade Level. COLORANT/COLOURANT: AQUA/WATER/EAU • TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • HEXYLENE GLYCOL • PEG-2 OLEAMINE • POLYGLYCERYL-4 OLEYL ETHER • OLEYL ALCOHOL • ALCOHOL DENAT. • AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE • POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEYL ETHER • PROPANE • OLEIC ACID • SODIUM DIETHYLAMINOPROPYL COCOASPARTAMIDE • BUTANE • 2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCl • m-AMINOPHENOL • SODIUM METABISULFITE • EUGENOL • THIOGLYCERIN • TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE • AMMONIUM ACETATE • PENTASODIUM PENTETATE • N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-p-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE • LINALOOL • ISOBUTANE • ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE • PARFUM/FRAGRANCE • RESORCINOL • CITRONELLOL • ERYTHORBIC ACID FIL D162915/1 U.S. PATENTS: 7,402,180; 5,690,696

 

COSMETIC CHEMIST ASSESSMENT:

L’Oréal has created a true game-changer here. They have turned what can be a very intimidating, tricky process of mixing color with developer and made it virtually ‘idiot-proof.’  I foresee that many hair color manufacturers will launch similar types of products in the not-too-distant future,” says Ron Robinson, Cosmetic Chemist and BeautyStat.com Founder.

WHERE TO BUY AND PRICE:

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue is available for $14.99 at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide beginning in April 2014. Shades 600 and 100 will be available beginning June 2014.

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 What do you beauties think of this hair-coloring game-changer? Will you give the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue a try?

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- Ron Robinson, Cosmetic Chemist/BeautyStat Founder | Follow Ron on Twitter @RonRobinson

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4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer – Even If You’re Not Going To Coachella :(

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4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :(

Music festivals are the perfect place to express individual style. And the indie rock and roll event of the season, Coachella, starts today! So let your curls loose, keep those waves edgy and minds open to new and exciting styles.

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Achieving bohemian-chic hair — a festival staple — that stays put and withstands the heat is a cinch with Ouidad. Whether opting for loose waves or a messy top bun, several festival must-haves help tame frizz, create texture and add luminosity, no matter what the unpredictable elements may bring.

Loose Waves

4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :( Photo Courtesy of Getty

Ideal for curly or straight hair with slight texture, Ouidad Wave Create™ Sea Spray contains seawater and mineral-rich sea salt crystals to create tousled texture and windswept waves.

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Directions:
· Spray liberally throughout damp hair and scrunch in an upward motion.

· Let hair dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser.

Naturally Tamed

4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :(

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The ultimate frizz preventer, Ouidad Climate Control™ Heat & Humidity Gel contains a wheat protein complex to protect the hair shaft and prevent hair from expanding.

Directions:
· Divide damp hair into 4-6 sections; apply a nickel-size amount to separated sections.

· Let hair dry naturally for a messy, untamed look.

Coquettish Curls

4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :(

Protect curls from the elements and create long-lasting shine with Ouidad Climate Control™ Frizz & Flyaway Fighter, which is safe for chemically-treated hair.

Directions:
· Mist onto dry, styled hair to smooth flyaways with fingertips, or use as a pre-styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they start.

· Ideal for touch-ups throughout the day and on-the-go.

4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :(

We’re also taking cues from Australian Fashion Week, with a unique ancient Eastern European statuesque look that complemented the Serpent & The Swan show. Inspired by a recent trip to Bulgaria, the Serpent & The Swan Collection infuses a mixed metal color palette with the ancient rituals and symbols of Eastern Europe.

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Emulating ancient Eastern European statues and textures, O&M’s Creative Director Janelle Chaplin created a helmet-like shape teamed with hard partings to complement the collection.

How-To Steps:

1. Blow-dry with a flat brush, smoothing hair.

2. Prep dry hair with a light spray of O&M Know Knott Conditioning Detangler.

4 Best Music Festival HairStyle Looks To Wear For Spring/Summer - Even If You're Not Going To Coachella :(

3. With a fine-tooth comb, section hair into specific straight-line partings on the curve to create an unusual geometric shape.

4. Apply generous amounts of O&M Style Guru Styling Cream, compacting each section down tight to the head shape.

5. Finish with a heavy painting of O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum.

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Are any of you beauties heading to Coachella this year? Wish you were? Which music festival hairstyles will you be rocking?

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Review, Ingredients,Before/After Photos: TRESemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Line, Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Control Starter Set

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Tresemme Renewal

If you’re looking for a dependable product line for your hair, TRESemme would be my choice.   The line is professional and affordable with many different products for all hair types.

I have suffered from scalp issues for the past couple of years, so I was thrilled that TRESemme came out with a line that would actually treat my ailments. Over the past couple of weeks, I have tested their product line that was designed to renew your scalp. They believe a healthy scalp is just as important as healthy hair.

Before

Marula Before Deanna

TRESemme Hair & Scalp Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner includes tea tree oil extract and sunflower seed oil. It smelled terrific and really gave me a great lather that worked to moisturize my scalp and hair.

TRESemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Lightweight Leave-In Conditioner uses the key ingredients ginseng and tea tree oil to condition my hair, while working to make my scalp look and feel moisturized and refreshed.

TRESemme Fresh Start Renewing Dry Shampoo — I love dry shampoo, as I do not wash my hair every day. The challenges I have found with most dry shampoos, though, are they tend to have a chemical smell. But this one smells fantastic! It also works great to refresh and revive hair without leaving any visible residue.

After

Deanna After Tresemme Renewal Products 3 days no wash

I have to say that after using these products my scalp felt and looked better, and so did my hair. It looked healthier and since my scalp was moisturized, there was no flaking or dry skin falling on to my hair. I definitely recommend this product for helping your hair get ready for spring.

Tresemme Keratin Treatment
The TRESemme Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Control Starter Set came with a Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner and a Smooth Heat Activated Treatment. You can also buy the products separately. I was hesitant to go to the salon to get a chemical keratin treatment that costs hundreds of dollars while damaging my hair. But these 3 products worked like magic!

After

Deanna After Tresemme Keratin Smooth

Friends actually asked if I had a salon treatment! When I told them about the price and the results of TRESemme’s kit, they ran out to buy it for themselves. My hair looked straighter, had no frizz and actually took less time to style. The only tools necessary are a blow dryer and flat iron for the best results.

GRADE: A

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- Deanna Perl | Follow Deanna on Twitter @DEANNAWAWA

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