Japanese Hair Care

Wednesday July 31, 2013 comments   

Last weekend I picked up 2 different sets of Japanese shampoos & conditioners.

Je l’aime and Bene Premium Bluria.

Shampoo is a lot like body lotion to me in that I often want a change depending on my mood. I get bored of certain scents or I’ve gained everything I can from certain brands and want a change. Plus Japanese brands often have fragrances difficult to find in the US and their bottles tend to have better aesthetics and hello pump-action.

Bene Premium Bluria [ベーネプレミアムブルーリア – official]

A moisturizing non-silicone rose fragrance hair care that uses rose honey, rose extract, keratin, and hyaluronic acid. This one focuses more on scalp care in order to achieve healthy locks.

Je l’aime [ジュレーム – official]

This is the shiny repair version of the brand. It has a nature fragrance with a combination of orange, lavender, eucalyptus, rose, clove, etc.

Seeing these shampoos available locally is more enticing to me than ordering them online. Shipping can be really pricey for such huge bottles. ┐(‘~`;)┌

I mentioned the Japanese shampoo boom before in this December entry. The increase in new non-silicone shampoos and conditioners is something I can get into as I watch the bath salt trend wane. I prefer silicone-free especially after coloring or perming my hair which I do about twice a year.

And since I’m on the subject of Japanese shampoos here are some of the other brands I’ve tried as well. I often go back to Tsubaki because it’s pretty good and easy to find in my area.

I do have a few holy grail US brands. (・´ー`・)ノ

John Freida’s is fantastic for when I want to get my natural highlights to come out a bit more. But I don’t like using them when I have an active perm. Herbal Essence’s Rose Hip is the best overall for adding volume, shine, and smoothness to my hair. I used to swear by Burt’s Bees Very Volumnizing but their new formula doesn’t give me the same results as before. I’ve tried so many US brands it’s only worth mentioning ones I liked. :)


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Majolica Majorca Shiny Highlight

Friday July 26, 2013 comments   

Majolica Majorca Shiny Highlight

Received Majolica Majorca’s “shiny highlight” from their summer 2013 Moonlight Virgin collection courtesy of Yesstyle.com. It’s similar to their creme de cheek line except obviously just a highlight. Unlike their vibrant cheek colors, it’s surprisingly subtle. It has a nice glowing effect without shimmer or white-casting elements. Better to wear away from areas of imperfections (bumps and large pores are made somewhat more noticeable with this type of highlight.) The glow comes through even after applying a top powder over it which is great.

Majolica Majorca Shiny Highlight

Really like this one. :)
I’ve been using it a ton.


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