The Beauty Closet's 5 Simple Tips for Spring-ready Hair + Bonus Recommended Product & Review from: éprouvage

by Christina in , , , , ,


WANT SPRING-READY HAIR?

USE THESE 5 EASY TIPS:

  1. Start with a fresh cut! Your hair has been battled by Winter weather for the past few months and needs to be trimmed in the very least. This will rid hair of split ends and stimulate growth. Having your hair cut shorter will also aid in keeping you cooler during the warmer season :)
  2. Protect your hair and scalp from the damaging effects of the sun by swapping your daily hair care products for those containing UV protection, like a heat-styling aid or conditioner. Not only will this keep your from damaging your hair, but it will prevent highlights from fading and dryness from occurring.
  3. Avoid the pool or chlorinated water if possible! Water-treatment chemicals tend to dry out your scalp and hair, in addition to creating a chlorine build-up that causes damage and dullness :/ If you do need to hit the pool, use a clarifying shampoo & conditioner; rinse your hair with water immediately following your hair being exposed to chlorine/water-treatment chemicals, if  you don't have the ability to actually wash your hair.
  4. A once-a-week deep conditioning treatment or masque aids in locking in moisture for your scalp and hair, while also keeping your hair looking & feeling healthy and strong. Heat, sun, and water exposure can be trying to your scalp/hair and using a treatment at least one time a week will keep it strong and frizz at bay :)
  5. Drop the creamy, thick formulated hair care products and go for "lighter" products that won't weigh hair down. Try products that are oil-free and look for items that encourage "beach waves" or texturizing. Looking for some great hair care products to get your hair Spring-ready? Check out The Beauty Closet's recommended products from Eprouvage below!


THE BEAUTY CLOSET'S RECOMMENDED SPRING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH:

 


éprouvage

FORTIFYING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

$15-16 EA.

I'm quite a fan of Eprouvage hair care products and I've snagged a few at this point, so I was fairly certain I was going to love these as well. I was definitely correct on my assumption...I love them :) This is probably my favorite duo that I've tried from Eprouvage yet! It leaves my hair feeling soft, strong, and looking super healthy! It smells great, with a light and pleasant scent that doesn't annoy.

The conditioner comes with a pump-action nozzle so you can easily get out the right amount of product without making a huge mess- or wasting it! At $15 a piece [$1 more for the conditioner @$16], you aren't going to break the bank at an 8.45 oz bottle size. If you've been looking for a great fortifying hair care duo that doesn't cost a fortune and isn't chalked full of parabens, sulfates, & glutens too :) I recommend both of these products for most hair types!


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Looking for a New Summer Scent? The Beauty Closet Recommends: LURK PRM 016 Perfume Oil

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TROPICAL AGAR =

THE PERFECT SUMMER SCENT

Ever heard of Oud? This is the high-priced fragrant resin that comes from the wood of the Agar [Aquilaria] tree and is native to India. This unique woodsy scent is also known as Agarwood, oodh, or just Agar. What's unusual about this fragrance, is that it's formed when the wood of the Agar tree is invaded by a  specific type of mold and produces an aromatic dark resin to respond to the "attack" on the tree.

This heartwood is deeply injected with resin as a result and is highly valued in numerous cultures- utilized as a perfume, medicinal purposes, and incense. The main reason that this particular scent is so valued, is that the tree has been listed as a potentially threatened species [by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora] since 1995.

In fact, this wood is so pricey that at a first-grade level it's one of the most expensive raw materials in the world :0 An example of this high price can be found here in the U.S at more than $7,000 per kg. for Agarwood oil!  The raw materials can fetch more than $30,000 here in the U.S. and that's for the top-quality wood :0 The best way to describe this fragrance is that's it's a mix of "sweet-balsamic", "soft & fruity-floral", and "oriental-woody" notes.

As for the incense, it's often described as having vanilla, musk, and ambergris notes. Agarwood oil has a fairly long past as well, with it being used in the 3rd century AD in ancient China as an essential oil. Japan used the wood of the Agar tree for recording down history, during the 6th century AD. In the 8th century, Agarwood was recorded as being used for medicinal purposes in Ayurvedic medicinal texts. What may not be commonly known, is that Agarwood has yet to be artificially re-created and that means that it's only derived from natural sources



THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

 

LURK

PRM 016

PERFUME OIL

$65

I fell in LOVE with this scent immediately :) It's a tad on the pricier side at such a tiny bottle, but this fragrance oil is super concentrated and doesn't take much. It will last all day and it can be purchased as a sample for only $3 to see if it's something that you would actually like.

The pricing is also due to the nature of the Oudh essential oil, which gives this blend a bit higher of a price point than some of LURK's perfume oils. I really like the simple design of the glass bottle and there's a dropper-like top inside that allows for just the right amount of scent to be dispensed.

A nice woodsy and floral undertone with Myrrh notes, make this a wonderfully light and pleasant scent that lasts throughout the day. My fav spots to dab a couple of drops, are my wrists and nape of my neck :) I would definitely recommend this scent for almost anyone and can even see this being a unisex scent!



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