A PERFECT MOISTURE – INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR THE HAIR with PALMER’S.

Hello lovelies!

Today I thought I would do a product review! The Palmer’s coconut oil formula deep conditioning protein pack & Olive Oil deep conditioning pack (quite the mouthful).

About Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Protein Pack:

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Range: Palmer’s Coconut oil Formula, for Dry , Damaged or Color Treated Hair. 

Benefits: Formulated with Pure Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E to restore and replenish hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner. Perfect for over processed and damaged hair. Convenient travel size.

Texture and formula :  I’ve dipped into it a few times and have been quite impressed with it. It doesn’t weigh down my baby fine, tangle-prone colour treated hair in the least but leaves it easy to brush while wet and looking healthy and sleek while dry. I also adore it’s subtle and beachy coconut scent that smells just like the yummy coconut ice cream .

Why do I love it ? 

If you like deep conditioning like me, I would say go for packs with simpler details, I have tried many and I find the more fancy they are, the more chemicals they have. A simple coconut formula would do wonders for you rather than the fancy Moroccan oils. I trust the Indian sensibility of its love for coconut oils and try sticking to that for pro-longed benefits. It keeps my hair healthy and strong. I am facing a terrible hair fall, maybe due to weather change, and my thyroid disorders and I always catch myself collecting my hair from everywhere and it is kind of depressing. I decided to opt for some deep conditioning to keep my hair stronger and nourished.

Over all, the product has a nice coconut fragrance, nothing over powering and it does not make my hair scalp oily. Although expect oiliness to crop up after a day, as it is a deep conditioning pack.

PALMER’S OLIVE OIL FORMULA DEEP CONDITIONER 

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Range: Palmer’s Olive  oil Formula , for Frizz -Prone Hair. 

Benefits : Formulated with Jamaican Black Castor Oil , Vitamin E which helps relieve dry itchy scalp while protecting hair from styling damage. Convenient travel size. 

Texture and Formula : This deep conditioner has a rich and creamy texture with medium consistency. The consistency makes it easy to spread among each hair strand. It has pale pistachio color and a mild fragrance to it. The fragrance is subtle and does not irritate the nose. It kind of lingers around after using the conditioner.

Why do I love it ?

To use, I take an appropriate amount to cover my hair with the conditioner. The quantity to use will also depend on how frizzy  your hair is. I apply it all over my hair, starting from mid-length to the ends, concentrating on the ends. Then, I use a wide-toothed comb ( Palmer’s wide tooth hair comb ) to distribute the product evenly. The product gets distributed evenly without any difficulty.

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Post rinsing, it makes hair super smooth and soft. There is no roughness that can be felt after rinsing the deep conditioner. After washing my hair, I let it air dry. The application of this conditioner makes the detangling process easier as there are minimal knots. It keeps the dry ends hydrated and moisturized, preventing further damage. 

It also helps in controlling the frizz to an extent and makes hair more manageable. As it makes hair smooth and manageable, the styling also becomes easier.

The Palmer’s wide tooth comb or a small size hair massage comb is great during applying the hair pack , as you can comb your hair without leading to knots, and a great way of stimulating the hair follicles provides a good blood circulation to your scalp, thereby making the hair mask session completely worth while. 

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And now, for the Extra Details :

  • These are 60g packets and I definitely suggest using only half of the packet. I used a whole one first up and found it was just way too much.
    I didn’t find it weighed down my hair at all or left it greasy and the smell lasts for AGES in your hair which I really loved.
  • These are available at selected @BootsMiddle East , @Carrefour UAE and few other leading hypermarkets and super markets.
  • The price of these are AED 12 for a 60g packet.
  • And I definitely recommend these products for my friends and family. 

Overall, it is a good buy for dry /  damaged / color treated and frizzy  hair. I like the results after using this deep conditioner. It makes hair softer, smoother and more manageable while controlling frizz up to an extent. It also leads to less hair breakage. However, to achieve the best results, a generous amount is needed based on how dry your hair is.

It’s not going to bring seriously damaged hair back from the dead, but if you’re looking for a cheap as chips hydrating hair mask that likes to travel, know that this guy’s a goodie.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite hair mask is.

until then

xoxo

priya

 

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My key to a Perfect Hair care with Palmer’s.

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a fabulous day. Today, I am coming at you with two wonderful products, that work so good on your hair. If you have a healthy hair, its going to nourish your hair well and make them strong. If you have a color treated hair, its still going to work great on your chemically treated hair, as it has got some amazing components. Last, if you have a dry and frizzy hair like me, then its just a savior. 

Being a Brand Ambassador, Palmer’s sent me their new Olive oil formula collection. Kudos to Palmer’s for those two amazing products.

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As you see in this picture, these are the two products that gave my hair a new life !

If you notice, Palmer’s came up with this range of products ,

  • With 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil ( JBCO) – Replenish moisture and nutrients. 
  • 100% Pure Olive Oil – Smoothes the frizzy hair
  • Vitamin E – Cleanses thoroughly
  • Moisture rich formula.
  • No sulfates.
  • No Parabens.
  • No Phthalates.
  • No Mineral Oil.
  • No gluten.

Sounds interesting right ? Lets have a look at each of these products individually.

PALMER’S OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO :

 For Unruly, Frizz- prone hair with Jamaican Black Castor oil, Vitamin E and Extra virgin olive oil smoothes out frizzy hair, replenishes moisture and nutrients, Removes the product build up. Makes the hair more softer with a smoother texture.

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The packaging is very simple and looks very nature inspired one with the Olive oil representation on the label. Since its plastic, always easy peasy to carry and also can easily be changed into smaller containers for the travel as well.

The shampoo is very runny in texture. . I found the scent pleasant although I don’t think it smells like olive or Jamaican black castor oil.  It also had enough slip for finger detangling and it was easy to pull out shed hair and de-tangle while shampooing. I was super impressed on how soft it left my hair after the first rinse. On the second rinse, my hair was clumping which is an indication for me that it is getting moisture! My hair felt smooth, I could see  my scalp was clean. My dry and tangled hair before shampooing were back to its moisturized detangled state! By the end of shampooing that day,  my hair felt so soft and clean without feeling stripped of its natural oils.

The shampoo didn’t fail the next time I used it. Same for detangling and it delivered the same moisture and softness to my hair.

 This  is a very good shampoo with pure oils that suit natural or color treated hair. I would say be careful with it as it’s very runny so it’s easy to waste it by pouring too much. Since,  400 ml of product is there which will last you a long time. The shampoo delivers on its promises and so far it’s one of my favorite products in the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula collection!

Along with this shampoo, there comes the Leave -in conditioner.

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Palmer’s Olive Oil Strengthening Leave In Conditioner is a leave-in conditioner that nourishes and repairs dry, frizzy hair. The lightweight spray helps control frizz, adds shine, reduces split ends, detangles and acts as a heat protectant from styling damage. The formula is enriched with Jamaican Black castor Oil,  extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E. It can be used on wet or dry hair to detangle and moisturize, leaving it more manageable. 

And I must say, its the best detangler and conditioner ever. A little goes a long way, in a better word I can say Its pure Magic  with a few sprays. The comb glides on my hair so easily after it is sprayed on my hair. My hair feels more smoother, softer and shinier.
I am extremely pleased with this product and I would definitely recommend for all types of hair. 

The shampoo and the leave-in conditioner retails for AED 32, at selected BOOTS PHARMACY. 

Before I say goodbye to you all, I just hear one question from my lovely readers.

Does this olive oil & Jamaican black castor oil infused product leave your hair oily ? Or does it get oily fast ?

This oil infused one, enriches the hair well and thus making the hair very soft. It doesn’t leave your hair oily at all, and you can trust me on this ! It gets all the oil out for fresh soft hair. 

Let me know what do you think, after using this product !

Follow me on my Instagram : @py_fashionista to know more.

 

xoxo

priya

REVIEW : PALMER’S SHEA FORMULA MOISTURE REPAIR RAW SHEA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.

I often experience dull, dry, frizz and lackluster hair for days. I try to use different shampoo and conditioner along with the hair serums & styling products that gives some shine to my hair. But after trying a shampoo & conditioner, from the Shea range, it was a total game changer for me. Continue to read on how I revitalize my hair from boring to full of life again. 

 

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Palmer’s Shea formula moisture repair raw Shea shampoo & conditioner :

The first thing that I noticed from the packaging is that both the products contain no sulfates , parabens or mineral oil.

Its common that most of the shampoos contain sulfates or otherwise called as Sodium Laurel sulfate , SLS. However sulfates are too effective and it can dry the scalp, and people like me having an existing dry hair issue, using these kind of shampoos worsen them.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PALMER’S RAW SHEA MOISTURE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER:

The raw Shea butter included in this range is sustain ably resourced in West Africa, and its well known for its rich and super moisturizing properties. And this shampoo helps to enhance the shine and replenish moisture. If your hair is colored, then absolutely you don’t have to worry, these babies got you covered.  I absolutely loved the smell of the duo, and it can be tolerable to the ones who feel its quite overwhelming. 

MAIN INGREDIENTS :

  • RAW SHEA BUTTER – It deeply moisturizes and repairs.
  • ARGAN OIL – It adds lot of shine.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Prevents dullness and protects the color on your hair.

UPON SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING :

This shampoo gently cleanses my hair and it leaves my hair look well nourished. The shampoo is free from parabens , dyes and silicone and as it contains the raw Shea , it has helped me to tame my frizz hair. I also have a dry scalp, using this twice- thrice a week, it helps to get rid of that dryness giving them a hydration to the hair, and keep them moisturized. 

I prefer to leave the conditioner for about two minutes on the wet hair. This conditioner helps to remove the product build up, and the raw Shea, argan oil and grape seed oil helps to clean and leave my hair feeling refreshed. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair, but is great for leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and restores moisture loss.

However the  shine is seen from using it twice a week.

STYLING : Styling is quite easy after using this. Once i blow dry, the hair becomes very soft and due to its texture, i feel that my hair looks very clean and blow drying or flat ironing or curling them are so easy! 

And above all, they both come in a large 473 ml bottles which will last you quite a while.

Here are few tips , to get that silky , clean hair while using a Sulfate free shampoo :

  1. Thoroughly wet your hair before applying sulfate free shampoo.
  2. Use less product than you think.
  3. Apply more water, instead of more product, the water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. 
  4. shampoo twice.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

WOULD I USE THEM AGAIN ?  Yes, definitely.

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM ? They are still not available in the UAE, soon this amazing product is going to hit all the stores. 

HOW MUCH ARE THEY PRICED AT ? Priced at $26, for the duo. And is currently available in the Amazon US and other US and UK stores. 

Being the brand ambassador, of Palmer’s  this product was sent to me for personal use and for the purpose of reviewing them , however all my opinions are honest , tried & tested !

Until then,

xoxo

priya 

 

Never have a bad hair day, with Activilong !

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, and having fun.

We all know how the hot summer sun is harmful to our skin, and we take due precautions for it. But have you ever given a thought about the effects that sun has on hair??? The sun can wreak equal havoc with our hair as with our skin.

Effects of the summer sun on the hair:

  • You may have healthy, bouncy hair all year around, but come summer and your hair turns limp and lifeless. There are no signs of that bounce anymore, is there? This happens because the high humidity content in the atmosphere settles on your hair and weighs it down, the result  is limp hair.
  • Sweat and dust contributed by summers increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends, frizziness and increased hair fall.
  • The hot summer sun doesn’t show any mercy and dries out everything in its way, hair included.
  • However tempting it may be, washing your hair every day is NOT an option. Similarly, not washing hair which is sweaty for a long time is a sure shot way to increased hair fall.
  • Hair tends to get burnt in the hot sun and can turn brownish. Colored hair too tends to fade if you stay outdoors too long.
  • Do find your hair to be constantly feeling greasy??? This is because of excessive sweat and maybe even due to the sunscreen near your hairline.

How to protect hair in summer ?

Our hair gets harmed in many different ways during summers – overexposure to sun’s harmful rays, sweat, and humidity and of course, spending too much time in a swimming pool. While all of these are reasons enough to lead to a bad hair day and cause long-term damage, a little  care is all your hair needs to stay beautiful!

While you reach out for all products that work wonders on your hair, remember to check out a few things first , Scalp type –oily, dry, dandruff, itchy, combination or any other medical condition . Hair type – straight, curly, wavy, colored, treated, permed, straightened or any other.

According to me, one of the main thing to use is a SERUM, and the serum that I’m completely in love with is from a French brand “Activilong “.

  • It is the Actigloss Nourish Serum Polisher is a light sublimator. Its light texture leaves silky and shiny hair. The ends are nourished, protected and sheathed. 
  • It contains Jojoba and Macadamia. These are the two best oils that are totally suitable for hair and skin.
  • The oils literally give life to your hair, making it soft, shiny, voluminous, and bouncy and a healthy look.
  • This is a very light, thin oil kind of serum. Easy to apply and my hair feels so great.
  • My hair is very dry, frizzy, and I have always had a bad hair day, or most of the times.
  • When I started using this, I felt so much difference in my hair. The split ends were completely taken care.
  • Hair never felt greasy. It smells so good. Easy to apply, you can also easily slip it in your bag as well. 
  • I have used this for almost a month now, and totally loving it. A little bit goes a long way.

How to apply? 

  • Daily spread a dab over ends and lengths. Do not rinse. Style.
  • On daily basis, it protects the hair fiber against external aggression like wind or sun for example, and it sheathes the ends. 
  • After the brushing, it controls frizzes, moisturizes and makes the hair shine.

 

I am completely in love with this product, and it has become my daily essentials as well. I am no more worried of dry hot summers. How about you ?

 

xoxo

priya

 

Say no to dry and damaged hair with Palmer’s !

Hello beautiful people! we all love that beautiful, shiny and a good hair. Having a good hair day is said to be having a good day! Do you agree or not ? As the weather is getting heated up day by day, so as our hair getting very dry, damaged, loses its shine, breakage, split ends, hair fall, and ugh……. a total hair problem 101!

Alright, lets put an end to this worst situation! How ? Palmer’s got us covered with their Protein Pack which is a deep conditioning one. Wait a min , so its a protein pack ( A Bonus ) and a deep conditioner ( Double Bonus ). Hold on to the excitement, lets me introduce more about it.

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Cream with fresh blend of coconuts

Can you guess something looking at the picture ? Yes, you are right, it is made of coconut.

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This is how the pack looks!
  • Is this pack suppose to be used up at one time or can  one pack be used for multiple times?
  • I usually use coconut oil at home myself but is this worth to try?
  • Is it really thick or easy to work into your hair?
  • Do you have to wet your hair before use?
  • Is it worth trying?

Lets first look at the Key Ingredients :

Coconut oil ( hydrates) ; 

Tahitian Man oi oil (Hydrates);

Tiare flower petals & sweet almond oil ( Soothes and adds shine )

How it looks / feels / smells ? 

It is a cream formula, thick, white and it has a strong but great coconut smell. And this deep conditioner quenches dry hair without making it oily and the smell of the coconut is incredible.

My experience with the product !

When I opened the pack, I was first surprised to how much product was inside. And if you have short or mid length hair like me, you will get two uses out of it. 

As I mentioned, its a thick white creamy formula containing coconut oil , Tahitian Manoi oil , Sweet Almond oil. And free from harmful agents like parabens , phthalates , Mineral oil , Gluten , sulfates and dyes. 

The natural ingredients gives the pleasant and relaxing scent and I feel they give you the pampering for your hair.

Methods of testing ? Round 1 : As an overnight mask : I left it on overnight applying to my hair and covered with a shower cap and had a good sleep. After I shampooed my hair, my hair felt incredible and soft ! I loved how my hair smelled, so fresh and had a healthy shine.

Round 2 : As an protein pack for 20 minutes  : I applied it after shampooing my hair, and waited for a good 20 minute, and washed again. BAM ! my hair was so alive & bouncy. My hair looked so healthy and shiny to my fried locks before I had ! 

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After results of using the protein mask

Overall Verdict : I love the smell of this product, its a true buttery coconut smell. It gave my hair an incredible shine & a healthy look ! My hair ends were no longer dry like before. And the best is the product is free of nasty chemicals  and is great for your dry hair giving a quick hydrating boost. 

The product is inexpensive and is available at hypermarkets. I am sure of stocking them up, and I feel that its good to use when my hair needs a pick me up !

Have you tried  this ???

 (Thank you palmer’s for sending me an amazing product ! All my opinions are honest and are Tried and Tested  and safe to use on adults.)

Xoxo

priya