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Alterna Haircare Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray

Alterna Haircare Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray on Belle Belle Beauty

I’ve been a long-time fan of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Complete Correction Crème so I was eager to try some of Alterna’s other products from the Caviar line. The brand sent over some of the staples and another favorite quickly emerged:  Alterna Haircare Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray

I have been focusing on protecting my hair from heat lately. I don’t use hot tools, but I have learned that even a hair drying can inflict damage. This vitamin spray protects strands up to 450°F. What I love even more is the restored hydration, vibrancy and elasticity. Marine botanicals deliver moisture and smell delish. My hair is left smooth and with a healthy shine. And smells great too.

Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Color, Paraffins, Gluten, DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Mineral Oil & Petrolatum. Available at Sephora.


Holiday Hair With Alterna And Oribe

Holiday Hair With Alterna And Oribe on Belle Belle Beauty

I admit I still haven’t mastered my hair. It is fine and wavy but somewhat confused. The front is bone straight. And while the texture is fine, there is loads of it. And the back just keeps getting wavier and wavier but not in a controlable way. It is more “ugly frizz” than “beachy waves.”

But while I haven’t “mastered” my hair, I have managed to find a couple products that allow me to rough dry my hair and look mildly presentable and not like 100% crazy person during the work week. While these products are luxury, I find I am washing my hair less often these days. So I am willing to splurge a bit to keep my routine at its shortest possible.

First up, shampoo and conditioner. I absolutely adore Oribe – there is something so polished and luxe about the line. Stylist Oribe Canales has been around since the 1970s but his hair care line is going stronger than ever. He uses technology and amazing fragrances (powered by French perfumes) to balance looks, scent and performance.

The Gold Lust line is ideal to strengthen my weakened strands – I wear my hair up a lot! The formula is powered with healing cypress, argan and maracuja oils and the bio-restorative complex works on strands and scalp. Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo has that satisfying lather but still leaves hair luscious. This also would be ideal for someone who colors or styles their hair to the point of damage.  Color safe, formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride and vegan & cruelty/gluten-free.

The Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner leaves skin insanely shiny. Also using oils, the formula works on damage. It provides moisture without leaving hair heavy. Also color safe and free of parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. I cannot find if this one is specifically vegan & cruelty/gluten-free (if you know… please feel free to let me know via twitter or in the comments).

I try to let my hair air dry for a while before styling. But if truth be told, I love the snooze button and I am usually in a massive rush. So I’ll rough dry (I like this brand) and finish with Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray. It gives texture and volume without taking away movement. I can’t stand stiff hair. Plus it smells amazing! The spray action that Alterna uses is perfected so you get a continuous, even stream from 8 inches away from the head. I like to use both on my roots and ends.

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Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program. I consult for Neiman Marcus which is affiliated with the Neiman Marcus Group, but as always, opinions are my own.

New Hair Care on FOX23’s Great Day Green Country

New Hair Care on FOX23's Great Day Green Country on Belle Belle Beauty

It is Friday and you know what that means! I’m back on FOX23’s Great Day Green Country and this week I am sharing all that is new and wonderful in the world of hair care from color to shampoo. Every season, it seems as if they are coming up with things bigger and better, from drugstore to salons to keep our tresses looking good. Some of my top new favorites:

Gone are the days of having to spend a fortune at the salon for a change in hair color. I do have some caveats – don’t go lighter or add complex highlights yourself. That is best left to a professional. I’ve been toying with the idea of adding some ombré touches to the ends of my hair myself. It seems this trend isn’t going anywhere. L’Oreal makes this easy with three different formulas. All three use a plastic brush for maximum control and natural looking accents.

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Ombré Touch is the most subtle effect. Féria Coloured Ombré adds a dash of red, perfect for those who are tempted to go a little edgy or experiment with red tones. Féria Intense Ombré is specifically designed to create an ombré effect on darker hair colors and ethnic hair types. Looking for an all-over change in hair color? Check out  the special edition Paris Lumière Collection with three iconic shades inspired by the lights of Paris. 

Alterna, one of my favorite salon quality lines and partly owned by Katie Holmes, recently launched their Caviar anti-aging product line with flagship product, Caviar CC Cream for Hair. This multi-tasking styling product works on hair in ten different ways leaving strands healthy and shiny. Having some frizzy moments? Check out Alterna Haircare Caviar Seasilk Oil Gel to give a little hold and control. I’ve been so into the return of flat iron styles and Alterna Caviar Perfect Iron Spray allows me to do it damage and guilt free. Lastly, Alterna Caviar 3-minute Shine Boost recharges even the dullest of hair in a jiffy.

Are you a hair color beginner but still shying away from the salon? Look no further than Madison Reed. This new line makes colorists available through an online color advisor, mobile app, live web chat, digital photo consultation or via phone. And they will even send a colorist to you in San Francisco and New York. The formulas are handcrafted in Italy and come in 27 shades. Everything is ammonia- and resorcinol-free ensuring a fade-resistant, salon-quality color.

And back to L’Oreal – they are on fire! I had fallen hard for their Advanced Haircare line (this mask) and based on its success, they just launched their Advanced Hairstyle line with a focus on performance. Five segments offer whatever our particular hair styling needs: hold (“Lock It”), volume (“Boost It”), smooth (“Sleek It”), curl (“Curve It”) and texture (“TXT It”). And you can’t beat the bargain prices. I’m particularly wild about the Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray (can you tell I am into the super straight look?) and the Lock It Fine Control Hairspray (it might be beating out my beloved Elnett).

Check out my segment below!

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