FORTIFY YOUR HAIR NATURALLY WITH THE REDWOOD TREE + BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW: eprouvage Fortifying Shampoo & Gentle Volume Conditioner

by Christina in ,


This evergreen happens to be the tallest living tree on Earth and also among the oldest living things on our planet as well. They can be up to 379 feet tall and almost 30 feet in diameter, putting these trees in a class all by themselves as sheer "Goliath's". There is more than one species of redwood, but in most cases the term on its own actually refers to this specific species named the sequoia sempervirens or  the California Redwood and Coastal Redwood.

What does the Redwood tree have to do with beauty?! The Redwood's stem cells are extracted and these powerful cells instantly boost cellular activity and repair damage too! These stem cells are inserted into beauty/hair care products to aid in the  prevention and improvement of the signs of aging, while also leaving skin/scalp/hair: soft, moisturized, and rejuvenated :)

After discovering what I did about this awesome ancient living tree, I decided that I had to snag a product and see for myself. I'm always on the hunt for new natural and organic ingredients so I set out to see what I could find! It didn't take much searching surprisingly, as I came across a great brand that makes products that are right in line with my mantra!

Eprouvage is a professional hair care brand that prides themselves in creating products with real science behind them and ingredients like Sequoia Sempervirens Leaf Cell Extract, Egyptian Blue Lily, and fruit extracts! Make sure to see my verdict of eprouvage's awesome products below! You can score their products at:, independent salons, and at




Fortifying Shampoo


Have you been seeking the perfect shampoo that doesn't contain tons of harmful ingredients and yet it's still safe for color-treated or stressed hair?! Your search has now ended ;) Eprouvage really does make an affordable, quality hair care product that's difficult to match. I was very impressed with how well this shampoo cleansed my hair, yet didn't "strip" away my scalp's natural oils- leaving it feeling strong and healthy!

The smell is great as well- it's clean and light. The formula spreads nicely and that means you won't have to use a ton of product to get real cleansing results. I have often found this to be an occurring issue with some natural and organic hair care- it seems to take more product and sometimes quite a bit more, in order to achieve the desired effect :/

You won't get that problem with this product from eprouvage, at all! I'd recommend this shampoo for any age and most hair types as it's inexpensive and effective, without being formulated with unpleasant ingredients! In fact at this price, you can afford to snag the Gentle Volume Conditioner  -it's the perfect companion to the Fortifying Shampoo ;)



Gentle Volume Conditioner



This is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, but it's absolutely fantastic in combo with the above mentioned shampoo! The smell is equally as pleasant and it contains the same wonderful qualities as the shampoo as well- quality ingredients with a formula that doesn't dry or weigh hair down, but provides great moisturization and shine!

My hair feels stronger and looks healthier, plus I'm not having to use a product chalked full of ugly ingredients that aren't really all that good for my hair or color. I would recommend this product for all ages, most hair types- even those with color-treated hair can benefit from this conditioner. 

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by Christina in ,


I'm sure that you might be wondering why you'd ever want an elixir for your hair...or maybe you're also questioning what all the science-meets-hair care talk ;) Although I do consider myself to be beauty-obsessed, I'm also quite compelled to seek out new and innovative products that push the envelope and creativity- but that also provide top-notch quality, science, and research behind what they make.

That's a tall order- especially these days with an over-flooded market full of useless and/or expensive items that may or may not be all that effective either. But I have found one thing, persistence and patience are key- meaning that you can find these types of beauty products and tools out there, it just takes a bit of searching  AND ensuring your looking in the right places! When it comes to hair care in general, I'm beyond picky and sometimes that means I have to pay a decent amount of cash too.

I don't mind this either if the product really does make a difference or offers up ingenuity- or an awesome improvement on an old idea! That's how I easily came to my top pick of the year for hair care :) RUSK has come out with an awesome elixir for your hair and it's DEF a product I had to share with all of you as I fell in immediate LOVE with it's approach, effectiveness, and just all-around creativity. What's an elixir?! It's basically a luxe serum for your hair designed to strengthen, provide shine, and boost hair health. Check out my review of this wonderful hair care product below:

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Elixir Mist


This really is a one-of-a-kind product that won't leave your hair feeling oily or goopy, BUT it will leave your hair soft, smooth, shiny, and awesomely healthy- with immediate results! I saw a very noticeable improvement immediately following my first application and I loved the way my hair felt :) I also LOVE that RUSK took a different approach and finally put a serum-type of product in a spray form!

I haven't really seen anyone else do this and if they've come close to an attempt, the product wasn't all that great or the applicator/container was unusable after just one initial use :/ If you're paying decent money for a quality hair care product, this isn't exactly what you want and RUSK had this exactly in mind it seems when they created their Elixir Mist. I've personally liked their products and used them in the past, so I did have a feeling I was going to enjoy this product too- I was definitely correct on the assumption ;)

A big issue for me with many hair care products in general is the smell- they are either spot-on for me or I usually don't care for them at all. In this case, the product has a light yet pleasant coconut & tropical kind of scent that's just what you'd want in a hair elixir! The formula goes on as light as the scent too, so your hair doesn't feel gross or weighed down. It sprays out surprisingly well into almost a fine mist, which isn't really something I've found in similar products- until I snagged this one from RUSK. 

It's a tad bit on the pricier side than some might want to pay, but this product does a fantastic job AND works well with either dry or wet hair. It will also bode well for most hair types and doesn't take tons of product to do an effective job! If you've been seeking the perfect and innovative hair care product that makes a real difference, this product definitely hits the mark and is also why it's The Beauty Closet's Hair Care Product of the Year! :)


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