Living Proof Healthy + Strong Trial Set Review

As my Sephora makeup interests grows so does my curiosity for hair products. I’m an Aveda trained hair stylist so I know Aveda products, I’ve heard many people use Living Proof hair products and I wanted to try some without buying the big bottles. I saw this little set online at Sephora and decided to order it when I did a big order.

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This kit cost $24 ($34 value) and it comes with Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conidtioner, Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment and Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.

Perfect Hair Day Shampoo

For the shampoo I had mixed emotions about it, some days I loved it and other days I felt like it didn’t clean my hair (that clean feeling you get in the shower) but once I got out and styled my hair it was clean. With this I felt like you needed a lot of shampoo in order to get a good lather even after trying to add water and it made my hair extremely tangly. Over all, it’s an okay shampoo for everyday use. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

Perfect Hair Day Conditioner

With the conditioner a little goes a long way especially with my short hair and it not having to go onto my roots. If I did accidently got it on my roots, it made them greasy where as others I would rinse it out and it would be fine. This conditioner is super moisurizing and it helps with the shampoo making my hair tangly. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

5-in-1 Styling Treatment

This product claims to be a heat protector, uv protector, helps smooth and condition, provides volume, strength and it polishes. It comes in a little package, it’s a thick cream which you don’t need a lot at all. I didn’t like this product so much,  I found it was heavy for my hair but when it came to straightening it was amazing. However, usually after a couple of days I curl my hair, with this product I couldn’t, it kept it too straight. This is $37 for 118 mL.

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

I absolutely love this dry shampoo. Your hair looks cleaner after using it, a little goes a long way and it smells amazing whereas others smell awful. For 53 mL it’s $19 and for 118 mL is $32.

Over all, I think Living Proof is a great brand but I don’t know if the Perfect Hair Day line is for my hair (besides the dry shampoo). They do have other lines that I can try so we won’t jump to conclusions about it just yet.

Let me know in the comments if you used any of these products or any other line by Living Proof!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

My Hair Care Routine

In the morning everyone has their own little routine they’ve figured out to get them ready the fastest while using all the products they love. I of course have figured out my own hair care routine with my favourite products and I’m going to share with you.

Now it depends on what I’m going to do with my hair, whether I’m washing my hair that day (yes, I don’t wash my hair everyday) or deciding on how I’m going to style it, I’ll use different products.

Treatment

 Olaplex is life! I’ve written about this treatment in one of my monthly favourites so if you want a full explanation go to February Favourites. I’ve bleached out my hair so I need to take care of it, I do this treatment once a week before I wash my hair. It works best on dirty hair so I throw my head under the sink to dampen my hair, towel dry, brush out and let treatment sit on for a long as I can (minimum is 10 mins).

Shampoo

I usually wash my hair at night before I go to sleep, this has just become a habit from when I was younger from playing baseball. I would have games late at night and would shower after them so I just continued; plus your girl is not a morning person so I’m not waking up extra early for that! I would first rinse out the Olaplex treatment then shampoo using Milk_shake purple shampoo.

Now usually with purple shampoo you wouldn’t use this for every wash but because I want my hair to look purple I use it all the time. If I’m not going to use this, I just use Aussie Moist (which is meh but it’s cheap!).

 

 

Conditioner

After washing out the Milk_shake very well because it stays in your hair, I move onto conditioner. Depending on the time of the month I use one of two things. My everyday conditioner is the Aussie Moist conditioner, I don’t leave this in for long at all just enough to make sure I close my cuticle. Once a month I use the Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (as seen in March Favourites)

This is suppose to sit in you hair for 10 mins so this happens on a shaving day! I don’t put this on my roots because it makes your hair greasy but it works wonders and it smells great!

 

 

Styling Products

After all the shaving and washing has been done I move onto products for styling. Now this depends on what I’m going to do with my hair but I always start with a heat protector which is Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair! (picture 1) With Aveda a little goes a long way, I use roughly a nickle sizes and work it through my hair. This will help protect from the blow dryer, straightener, curling iron, and round brushing.

After that I will add some Aveda Smooth Infusion (picture 2), this is help smooth out my hair, and help fight against humidity.  With this, once again a little goes a long way, so I use about a nickle size and work it through my hair.

Usually at this point I will dry my hair or go to bed with wet hair and I’ll wake up with it dry. Either way the next step is to have dry hair so I can either flat iron it or curl it. Once my hair is flat ironed I will use Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid (picture 3) just to help keep everything in line with the fly aways. With this I use around a penny sizes and work it through the ends of my hair first and work my way up. This will prevent the roots looking greasy after you just washed it.

Lastly, I use my flat iron to curl my hair so after that is done I will run my fingers through my hair to break it up and spray my whole head with Aveda Air Control hairspray (picture 4). It smells great and it won’t give you that crunchy feeling.

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That’s it! I know this may seem like a lot of product to use on one persons head but you got to protect your hair especially if your styling it as much as I do. If you don’t use any products start with a good heat protector and work your way up!

Lets have great hair!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.