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L’Oreal Professionel #WearYourColorProud Soon via @DavidSalonPH

With my roots now peeping, I’m reminded by my lovely L’Oreal Professionel #WearYourColorProud experience at Bang’s Tony & Jackey Salon Cubao last October. You will find my photo coverage via Kikay Corner’s FB Page here: Kikay Corner’s #WearYourColorProud Treat by L’Oreal Professionel

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Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner

While I know that brands might just be taking advantage of the “stem cell bandwagon” nowadays, I still went right ahead and added it to my shopping cart. With one of its ingredients being Virgin Coconut Oil, which promotes hair growth and not containing SLES or SLS, which we have successfully purged our toiletries stock from for years now, and it being BFAD approved, how I can go wrong?

StemCell Shampoo and Conditioner
 

The packaging was good. I love things in a tube, especially because the opening is at the bottom. This makes it practical for me not to have to shake the container upside down when the content is going gone. I did not miss the cheap sticker seal too, which I think earned it additional plus points. Not a lot of products have that nowadays.

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L’Oreal Professionnel and Kikay Corner’s Wear Your Color Proud GIVEAWAY!

Before the day ends, here’s one lovely news to Kikay Corner readers: L’Oreal Professionel is sponsoring this Wear Your Color Proud Hair Color Service treat. It will be like a “Meet and Greet” event with one of my lucky readers! Yay! Girl bonding at its finest where I will get to enjoy  proper consultation and diagnosis for our respective skin tones, with one of my dear readers. And you have now until this coming Friday to join! I will be announcing the winner, Friday night, October 25.

This is in line with L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy to be able to provide every Filipina the perfect hair color using the right hair color brand for them through proper consultation and diagnosis. It is L’Oreal’s aim to be able to educate stylists on the science of proper skin tone diagnosis to be able to give every woman the color that will help them become more confident and enhance their natural beauty.

Wear your color proud

Regardless if you’re a mestiza, morena or chinita, you can achieve the hair color that you want by selecting the right shade that suits your skin tone best. Through a combination of proper consultation and understanding of LP’s color brands, every Filipina can achieve that perfect look and that perfect color they want to have.

L’Oreal Professionnel makes it easier for us to WEAR YOUR COLOR PROUD. Kikay Corner and one of her dear readers will be TWO OF THE FIRSTS to try out this service. Sweet! Because we will have first dibs on this, our Wear Your Color schedule will be this coming Saturday, October 26, 2013. If you think you can spare a moment that day for an absolutely free exclusive treat with me at Tony & Jackey, courtesy of L’Oreal Professional, jump on over to the mechanics and join! 😀

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Keratin Treatment by Louis Phillip Kee

What girl does not want to be pampered? Not me, for sure! I had my lovely share of pampering some two weeks back when I got invited to check out Louis Phillip Kee’s newest Salon. It was timely since I have been putting off, for months now for my locks to get some serious treatment. Blame it on the couple of perming treatments I had it go through last year. I thought since my hair is naturally wavy, I can get away with permed hair, perceiving it to lean towards the “wash and wear” type. No need to worry over wavy roots peeking. Yes, that has a lot to do with my tendency to be lazy to style.

Louis Phillip Kee

 Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon is love! I have heard a lot about Louis from my dear friend, Frances of TopazHorizon.com from years ago, I remember thinking of scheduling a visit then. That never came to fruition since I live so many kilometers away. This premier salon is good news for me since it’s only around 10 minutes drive from where I live. Sweet!  Although I had to park at the nearby Tile center, since the salon’s parking area was full packed on that day. It is right smack Shopwise Libis, which can be very convenient too.

Louis Phillip Kee Premier Salon has private rooms to boot, which can transform into a sparty of sorts for girl dates, for bridal shower showers even. Each private room has a flat screen TV for watching movies. They offer special group rates at no added charges. Now that’s a treat!

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 Now back to my hair treatment. My first experience with Keratin Treatment in 2011, while I loved the after effect, I did wish the shampoo and conditioner routine that came with it, were more olfactory-friendly. The Coppola shampoo and conditioner tandem had this very strong fume. I later found out that it has high percentage of formalin. Yikes! I was delighted that Louis Phillip Kee salons use this Diora brand, which  (I believe anyone can forgive me for) I had to smell before the treatment was done. It had this lovely scent, no trace of that Coppola formalin smell.

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Top Japanese Hairstyling Brand, Lúcido-L Hair Supplement, Now Available in the Philippines

One of Japan’s top ladies’ hairstyling brands and Singapore’s no.1 ladies’ hairstyling brand is now available in the Philippines. Lúcido-L Hair Supplement is the answer for soft, manageable, beautiful hair. It lessens the hassles and reverses the damage brought about by other hair treatment products. The launch, held at SM Makati City, opened up with a hair fashion show, followed by short speeches from Lucido officials. There were also free hair treatment sessions for guests and visitors.

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According to Hirotsogu Ohashi, General Manager for Mandom Philippines Corporation, Lúcido-L, “aims to provide long lasting, moisturizing treatment by restoring your hair’s natural moisture retaining system.” Ohashi explains, “The main reason for split ends and curls falling flat is due to lack of moisture in our hair.” Healthy hair should have the ability to retain moisture. This is where Cell Membrane Complex, or CMC, plays a vital role. A CMC-like ingredient is present in all Lúcido-L products. (more…)

My Hair’s Newest BFF: Kerastase Elixir Ultime

‘Because of all the hair treatments I had my hair go through these past years – Rebonding, Keratin Treatment, Rebonding again and just three months back permanent curls (I thought I’ve just had it with my so last season flat do, that I’ll just let my waves be and give them some kick), you can just imagine how damaged my hair has become. 🙁
I tried a handful of hair treatments but nothing restored my hair to health. From this teeny tiny 30ml bottle that is, The Souq Moroccan Argan Oil which I bought from a bazaar in Mega Trade Hall last year. I find it too pricey for its size at P1,500 a pop, to Ilog Maria’s Hair Oil. I love its scent but it hardly did anything to my hair. I also used the Sunflower oil of Human Nature and a whole bunch of other hair oils and treatments. I was on desperate mode! And I know so well that I have no one else to blame but myself.

1 Kerastase Elixir Ultime is sold every two minutes in the world!

Why am I not surprised?!  This I’ve got to say in all honesty, the first time I used Kerastase Elixir Ultime, I was able to actually comb my hair through the ends without tangles! Zero! Nada! I love it! On my second use, the split ends that have essential been a hair mainstay were almost non-existent. And all these happening without having to grease out my hair like most hair treatments would do to my hair!  I cannot be more thrilled to have my hair given this hope of being brought back to life! I didn’t know that it was even at all possible to have such immediate result!

The miracle that is in Kerastase Elixir Ultime is explained in its Oleo- Complexe Technology. It is the exceptional combination of 4 legendary oils: Argan, Maize Sprouts, Camellia and Pracaxi. This powerful mix of active ingredients brings to the hair all the beauty and sublime characteristics of radiance, softness, resistance and shine while leaving it feeling light. Nourished and enhanced the hair is protected from external aggressions.

What makes the 4 legendary oils so powerful anyway?

  • Maize Sprouts contain a powerful cocktail of smoothing and anti-oxidants agents that bring shine, softness and protection to hair. It supplies the nutrition our hair needs.
  • Argan oil is a famous recipe of beautiful hair. Its richness in Vitamins A, D and E makes it a perfect anti-oxidant. Argan Oil has high concentration of Omega 9 that makes it the protection component in the technology of Oleo-Complexe, Argan oil also leaves the hair supple and light.
  • Pracaxi oil has been used since the ancient times particularly for its ability to improve cellular renewal. Pracaxi oil is rich in lipids and saturated acids, it enhances the hair making it more solid and resistant.
  • Camellia Oil is a source of Vitamin F and Omega 3 & 9. Camellia oil is primarily responsible for the luster and shine and also has smoothing and strengthening action.

And these are the five ways to achieve beautiful hair with Elixir Ultime by Kerastase. All of which, I have to say, I have done. I would do everything to get my hair restored back to health. It’s my hair’s newest BFF! I have not seen my hair in better shape since I’ve had it gone through all those chemical treatments.

 Each bottle of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus retails for only P2,280. It might not seem to be very cheap. But compared to the former Argan Oil I have used, this is a lot cheaper for a 125ml bottle – Kerastase Elixir Ultime is so worth every drop!  🙂

Avalon Organics Botanicals – Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

Now that the Apple Cider Vinegar wonder has taken cared of my falling hair issue,  the quest to thicker locks is on and Avalon Organics Botanicals – Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner were right there for the picking when I was doing my “organic” Healthy Options shopping last month.

First off, I’ll tell you what Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner DO NOT CONTAIN:

  • sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate
  • parabens
  • harsh preservatives or grapefruit seed extract (there are reports that some develop thrush from this)

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening shampoo and conditioner have 100% vegetarian ingredients. Of course, I still was not sure if it will deliver when I got hold of it. Three weeks since I first used it and I don’t think I can conclude just yet.

My first impression was that it was extra rough on my hair. I even thought the “thickening” was an illusion because my hair was out of sorts after my first use. I swear I saw a few falling hairs too after having not seen a whole bunch since I used the Apple Cider Vinegar concoction. That was on the first few times I used the shampoo. But not as bad as before. But now it has mellowed a tad. So methinks I’m giving this product a shot. Two months, tops.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss, Who Would Have Thought!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss, Who Would Have Thought! I was never good at typing out titles for my posts, but those words right there just about spell out how I feel right now, even after a couple of weeks of seeing for myself the wonders of my holy grail for hair loss – my ever persistent hair issue. Yes, I’ve tried a bunch of hair loss shampoos including Phytocyane by Phyto Paris and Human Nature’s Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner. With Phytocyane, my hair loss became worse and as for Human Nature, no improvement at all.  But the latter was not put to waste since both my boys are now using SLS free toiletries as well. Yay!

My discovery of Apple Cider Vinegar being an effective hair loss remedy came by chance.  I have been suffering from some form of acid reflux since last month. I cannot seem to take in anything without feeling nauseated. I have been eating small portions of food frequently since. Because I wanted to steer clear of having to go visit the doctor and be given tons of synthetic medications and antibiotics, I just thought I’d do my homework by searching for a natural way to cure my tummy issues. Apple cider vinegar or ACV as health forum people would have it, came up more than once. It kind of did not make sense to me at first since my issue is towards hyperacidity and the cure for it is to treat it with another kind of acid? I know! My exact thoughts! But then again, it has been working and has kept me out of the doctor’s clinic.

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My Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatment Experience at Henri Calayag

It was more than a month ago when I decided to have my hair undergo Keratin Smoothing Treatment or what is more commonly called nowadays as Brazilian or Express Blow Out or Permanent Blow Dry at Henri Calayag Salon.

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As what I would usually do with my previous reviews, I had to sit this Keratin Smoothing Treatment out for a month at least just so I know I will be providing an accurate review. This was a birthday treat for my brittle and unmanageable hair.

My visit to Henri Calayag prior to this, I was told several times over by Richard (Junior Creative Director-above photo) how dead my hair was and there is no way on earth it can survive another rebonding treatment and not fall off on me. Digital Perming is also out of the question. No more harmful chemicals from there on out. All I really needed was sort of revive my hair back to “normal” and I was willing to try anything.  I have had badly damaged hair for as long as I can remember and brushing has been a chore if not for the anti-frizz serums that I used.

The Permanent Blow Dry/Brazilian Blow Out/Express Blow Out procedure was way simpler than that of rebonding.

1. My hair was shampooed with Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Clarifying Shampoo twice.

2. Hair was blown dry 100%.

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Kikay Corner’s #VictorOrtegaSalon Experience

 

After having googled and landed on different and interesting Victor Ortega Salon reviews, blogs and feedback from forums, I knew I had to give this one a shot. I had my hair rebonded by Tony and Jackey in Buendia November last year and I chose to not blog about it because my experience was horrible. And from that experience alone, there is no way I am going back to that branch, at least, of Tony and Jackey ever. Don’t ask me why. I just might spill it out. But you’ll get some bits about it anyway in this post.

Victor Ortega Salon

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