Hair & Beauty Product Reviews
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Review of the fabulous JF Lazartigue Moisturizing Mask. It was featured by Oprah's Magazine & is designed to repair damaged, dry hair as well as protect against UV rays. Great for summer use or for colored tresses. Read for all the details & visit our JF Lazartique page.
Review Of Rene Furterer's Fioravanti Gel defrisant - This world class defrisant is a lightweight gel that works great for just about any hair type, texture or style. Men, women and children can enjoy the benefits of this product. Read the entire scoop on Fioravanti Gel defrisant. For more information on Rene Furterer products visit our Rene Furterer page.
Open Sesame To Phytosesame Express Hydrating Conditioning - One of PHYTO's tried and true magic potions, Phytosésame is a fast-acting hydrating conditioner that provides dry, damaged hair with all the essential elements it needs.
Goldwells' New Serums Redefine Conditioning - Great new products from Goldwell. Check it out.
Phytospecific Relaxer - Lisa Castillo first contributed a product review for us back in September of 2000. We are happy to have her back for the first of hopefully several new product review articles. Read her latest review. Goodbye frizz, hello straight tresses.
Open Sesame To Fabulously Silky Strands - Our friends at Phytotherathrie (Phyto) have announced a new product for silky strands.
Bigger Is Always Better - Read about the latest fabulous big hair products from Sexy Hair Concepts.
Soy For Your Hair - Sexy Hair Concepts offers healthy soy based products for your hair. Be sure to check them out.
EC Mode's Revitalizing Shampoo - is a great tool to fight oxidation that can wreck your perm, beautiful new hair color or other chemical treatments.
Conair's Ion Shine Stylers - give you shinier, healthier hair with a faster, quieter system that protects your hair from heat damage and allows you to carry on a conversation of listen to music while you dry. Leave it to Conair to come up with great new hair care innovations.
Sizzle With Conair's New Swizzlers - A great way to twist and bend your way to great new curly dos.
ARTec's Color Depositing Shampoos - Win Stylist Award For 2002 for the Second Year. Read all about ARTec. (Photo copyright ARTec - all rights reserved).
Goldwell's Topchic Haircolor - Wins Stylist Award For 2002.
A Review Of Sun Dog Hemp Shampoo & Conditioner - Jane Bullock gave this product a 9 on her Bullock Testing Meter. Read her review and discover why she enjoyed this hemp based product.
Carrots are not just for Bugs Bunny & rabbit buddies...they are great for humans with dry, parched skin. Jane Bullock grooved big time on the Mine Carrot Creme and gave it one of her famous 10s. Check out her review.
We had continued to expand our line of fabulous Burt's Bees products in our store which now has over 800 different items. Our most recent additions include the ever popular Coconut Foot Creme & the hot new Wild Lettuce Toner for Normal to Dry Skin.
Hot Sexy Highlights - Karen has been testing this Titanium Blonde "color enhancing conditioner" on her own hair. Check out her results.
Jane Bullock lathered up for a luxuriously close shave for her legs with the Conair Hot Lather Machine. Read her review of this product that works great for women, men or anyone that wants a toasty warm close shave.
Jane reviews our latest Austrian crystal earrings.
Jane Bullock went Streaking with Manic Panic. Check out the results of her experiment.
The Buzz On Burt's Bees - Jane is buzzing with news of her time experimenting with Burt's fabulous facial in a kit. She also sneaks in a few notes on Burt's famous Lemon Cuticle Butter and Farmer's Hand salve. Check it out.
Karen Shelton reviews Paul Penders Lemon Perfecting Rinse
Gorgeous Rhinestone Hair Clips - HairBoutique.com's ace short hair reporter returns with a review of some gorgeous new hair jewelry.
A Guy's View Of Haircare Products Miichael has come a long way from Pert Plus to Aveda. Now he is experimenting with volumizing products. Read about his hair journey.
ABBA - Jane Reviews - "Actress Maria Pitillo uses ABBA's Moisture Sensation. Jane loved ABBA's Complete & Recoup. Check out this review to get Jane's views on why ABBA is great for her and Maria's hair."
ABBA Hair Care Products - Hair Styling Product Review - 1998 - ABBA Hair Care Products - 1998 by Karen M. Shelton
"After years of being addicted to the Aromatherapy and the herbs and flowers in the Aveda hair care products, I was anxious to try the ABBA product line. Not only does ABBA advertise that they are a 100% vegan company, but their products have "pure & natural hair care" as part of the ABBA label.
Adventures In Becoming A Bed Head With TIGI's Bed Head Products by Jane Bullock. "Jane has discovered the joys of becoming a "bed head". Share her experiences on her journey to a brand new hair look. Enjoy"
Alterna's Caviar For Your Hair? Yes Indeed. Check out this new product - Alterna has a great new caviar based hair product. Jane Bullock tells you all about it.
American Crew - Jane Bullock Continues To Test Hair Products & Recently Dipped Into American Crew's Pomade With Great Results (6/09/99) - OK, OK, American Crew is marketed as a "men's product" but women have long discovered the fantastic results that the American Crew haircare products produce. Jane, in her willingness, "to try anything" has put the Pomade to the test and she loves it. Read her great review.
ARTec's New "Material" For Guys & Gals w/Ricky Martin wannabe hair - ARTec has a new material for hair. Read the latest press release.
"In his second article for the Hair Boutique, Dave reviews ARTec's Textureline Smoothing Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner, Texture Creme and Smoothing Serum. Dave digs deep and provides the scoop on all the different ingredients in each product and the impact to his long hair after several uses."
ARTec's Control Gel - Sherry, a Hair Talk favorite, returns with her second hair product review. This time Sherry had some very interesting results with ARTec's Control Gel. The ARTec Control Gel is most definitely worth a try, especially for those gals and guys with curls.
ARTec's KIWI Shampoo - "Karen continues her quest for the "perfect" shampoo for her hair. In ARTec's KIWI shampoo she finds an incredible fragrance & ponders a shampoo commercial."
ARTec's New Texturesmooth - ARTec has recently introduced their new textureline texturesmooth -- for people who don't like curls and frizz! texturesmooth is unlike traditional straightening formulas, which remove curl and frizz but leave hair limp and lifeless. Check it out.
ARTecs MOISTURE PAC™- A Review - "ARTecs MOISTURE PAC™ is another one of those little hair secrets that I have been keeping. I finally decided to share my experiences with this miracle product with the world. Or at least the Hair Boutique world.
ARTec textureline smoothing conditioner - Product Review: - ARTecs smoothing conditioner is another one of those little hair secrets that works just great.
ARTec textureline smoothing shampoo Product Review: - I was complaining to my long hair stylist about my dry hair. She helpfully suggested I try ARTec's smoothing shampoo and companion conditioner. I was very skeptical. After all, I had the best luck of my life with Aveda products. How could anything else come close."
ARTec's Volume Gel - Jane loved the way the ARTec Volume Gel gave her hair a giant lift and she adored the wonderful aroma. ARTec makes a superior line of hair care products and this one is no exception. A great product for anyone seeking more volume for their style.
Aubrey Organics - Jade21 Reviews - Hair Boutique's visitor Jade 21, does a great job of sharing her own results with use of the all natural product hair care line that is available from Aubrey Organics. If you are worried about putting chemicals on your hair or if you are interested in all natural products, this review is a must read.
Aveda Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner - by Bill Beene, Introduction by Karen M. Shelton - "Being a male over forty and not having participated in the great long-hair revolution of the mid-seventies, (raised in a small town and with very strict parents....), I decided in April of this year that I would grow my hair long enough to be able to sport a decent ponytail. I discussed this first with my employers who stated that it would be fine as long as it was kept clean, neat and tidy.
Aveda's Madder Root Shampoo - Product Review By Valentine, Introduction by Karen Shelton - "This is Valentine. Summertime keeps us all busy having fun, being with friends and family, as well as taking good care of our hair. With summertime sometimes come the urge for something a little different to do with our hair, to brighten it up a bit or give it some nice highlights to shine in the summertime sun."
Aveda's Madder Root Conditioner By Valentine, Introduction by Karen Shelton - Valentine waxes poetic about her experiences with Aveda's Madder root.
Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo - Karen has been testing the new Sap Moss Shampoo. She thought the product did exactly as it advertised but she also felt that the price left a gaping hole in her checkbook. Read Karen's latest review on this new product from Aveda.
Aveda Pure-Fume Brilliant Line Review
"First let me start off with a little background on my hair. I have shoulder length, dark brown hair. I've had it chemically straightened, bleached, and dyed countless times. It is naturally curly and quite coarse.
When I first tried the Aveda Pure-Fume Brilliant Line I was searching for some sort of miracle in a bottle. My hair was damaged, wiry, frizzy, weak, and mostly just dry. I had heard a lot about the line from a friend who works in an Aveda salon and I was dying to try it. Off I went and before I knew it I was sitting in my living room with a rather large bag full of hair care products. YAY!"
Aveda's Self Control Styling Stick - The Hair Boutique's Jane reviewed Aveda's famous hair wax. Read her great review.
Aveda Shampure - by Bill Beene, Introduction by Karen M. Shelton
"Being a male over forty and not having participated in the great long-hair revolution of the mid-seventies, (raised in a small town and with very strict parents....), I decided in April of this year that I would grow my hair long enough to be able to sport a decent ponytail. I discussed this first with my employers who stated that it would be fine as long as it was kept clean, neat and tidy.
Aubrey Organics - Jade Reviews Hair Boutique's regular contributor, Jade 21, does a great job of sharing her own results with use of the all natural product hair care line that is available from Aubrey Organics. If you are worried about putting chemicals on your hair or if you are interested in all natural products, this review is a must read.
Review of Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner - Hair Boutique's Karen Shelton tested this all natural conditioner and loved it. Read Karen's experiences with this all natural product.
Review of Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo - Karen Shelton tested this shampoo and got great results. Read Karen's experiences with this great product.
Baby Hair Care - "Do you know what Cradle Cap is? Do you know why babies need a pH balanced shampoo? Did you also know that Bobbi Brown and Origins make a special line of hair care for babies & young children? Read Karen's article to get all these scoops."
Barbara Lhotan is known as the "Personal Trainer" for long hair stylists. She is a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell. Her book, 5 Minute Trendy Updos is stunning and it is now available in the Marketplace.
Becoming A Bed Head With TIGI's Bed Head Products by Jane Bullock. "Jane has discovered the joys of becoming a "bed head". Share her experiences on her journey to a brand new hair look. Enjoy"
Big Hair Hold - Jane had a blast testing Vain's Big Hair Hold Hairspray. She loved the impact on her bedhead & loved the flexibility. Check out her review.
Brocato's Hair Care Products - Jane Reviews 2 of The Brocato Line - Hair Boutique's Jane continues to test her way through a mound of haircare products. Coming soon....a photo of Jane's bathroom piled to the ceiling with her test products.
Bumble & Bumble Deeep Conditioner - Hair Boutique regular Jane Bullock is back from the product testing wars and she shares her latest findings on these two B&B hair care products.
Bumble & Bumble Takes A Powder - What do the new B&B Hair Powders, Baby Powder & Cornstarch all have in common? Karen gives you the scoop.
Citre Shine Moisturizing Shampoo For Dry or Damaged Hair - Jane Bullock gave this product a 10. Ready way.
Climate Control Help For Hair Suffering From Heat & Humidity - If you have curly hair or hair that suffers in summer heat or humidity you need to read this article about a great new product.
Cope With Product Paranoia - How To Do you know the differences between gel vs pomade vs hair thickener? Do you know how to use each type of product? Victoria Wurdinger is back with a great new article on how to use the right hair care products for your hair.
Dirty Boy/Dirty Girl - Jane evaluated this great hair goo and gave it a 9.
Jewelry master Diane Kirkup - We all are gaga over Diane's gorgeous designs.
If You Have Dreadlocks, Braids Or Related Hairstyles Read About Nubian Secrets Shampoo & Scalp cleaner - After many years of research a new product has been announced. Read about this amazing new product.
Dr. Aubrey Hampton - Pioneer of Organic Hair Care - This article is about the man who is the true pioneer of the organic and natural hair care industry in the United States. This article is dedicated to Jade21 for her special insight into this very important hair care topic.
A Review Of Fudge For Hair - The Hair Boutique's curly haired advisor, Sherry, is back with a very detailed review of several of the Fudge products for curly hair. Thanks Sherry for a great article.
Fudge Gum - Sherry reported that after washing and conditioning she followed the labels directions and worked it through my damp curls. Sherry reports that Fudge Gum is a VERY thick, clear gel with a light, pleasing scent.
Fudge Licorice - According to Sherry this is one of the most intriguing products I have ever used, I only hope that I can accurately describe it.
Fudge Putty - Sherry will tell you, she really did NOT like this product at all. Even when she mixed it with a styling gel (either Biolage Gelee, Fudge Skrewd or Fudge Gum), it added NOTHING extra.
Fudge Skrewd - The hold was also SUPER light, which leads to frizzies. Now in my opinion, what Fudge needs to do, is produce a a gel with the consistency of Skrewd and the hold of Gum. Presto-- the perfect product :)
Karen does a product review of this all natural shampoo line.
New Product Review. Karen Shelton gives one of her detailed product reviews and provides her own personal experiences in the past with long hair.
What do the new B&B Hair Powders, Baby Powder & Cornstarch all have in common? Karen gives you the scoop.
Karen provides information about solid shampoo and hair soaps. She also lists two web sites where you can order the hair soaps. Check it out.
Karen gives you more facts about jojoba oil for your hair than you can imagine. Find out what jojoba and whales have in common.
The Hair Boutique's Jane tried this moisturizing shampoo from Joico and she gave it a 9. Check out why.
HairBoutique.com's Karen Shelton reviews this world famous thickening spray.
"Gigi, a HairBoutique.com regular, has written a great review of four of the KMS products including EFA Shampoo, Silkier Reconstructor & KMS Flat out.
If you really want to shine....check out Jane's latest review of a product that gives you soft shimmery highlights for your face & body.
Newly Revised 4/00. Karen tried all four of the L'anza Long Hair products including the Cleanse, Condition, Strengthen & Shine. While Karen did not have great luck with the product, she cautions everyone to make their own decisions.
Jane Bullock tested the LA Looks Gels. Which one do you think she liked best? Her results may surprise you and save you money all at the same time.
Karen Shelton has her very own custom pair of hairsticks that she cherishes and enjoys wearing. Read Karen's review. Also, check out a 411 on Hairsticks that come in every size, shape & color. Read Briony's feedback about her own Confetti sticks in this article.
"Jane has "Moe Howard - 3 Stooges" hair but has found a great solution to controlling her potentially bad hair days with the new line from Matrix. Read her great review of the Moisture Rich product line.."
The Hair Boutique is very honored to introduce Jane Bullock, our new "ace short hair" reporter for Hair Boutique. Jane (pictured w/ Karen) takes on Matrix's Vavoom product and shares her findings.
Nature's Gate - HairBoutique.com visitor Cher has written a suberb review of several of the different NG varieties including the Original Herb and the Jojoba. This is one of our best reviews that covers a wide range of combinations. Don't miss this one.
Nexxus Versastyler For Curlyheads - Hair Boutique's stylist Shelley Pryor shares her appreciation for this great styling product.
Origins No Deposit Shampoo Hair Boutique's Jane Bullock gave these two products a 10 on her scale. This is a first for Jane. Read why Jane loved these products.
Origins Knot Free Conditioner Hair Boutique's Jane Bullock gave these two products a 10 on her scale. This is a first for Jane. Read why Jane loved these products.
The Hair Boutique Interviews Ouidad - "Read this great article from the Queen of Curly Hair. Ouidad (pronounced Wee-dad) knows more about curly hair than anyone and she shares her info in this interview.
Lori Shares Her Experience With Ouidad Products For Curly Hair She tried Ouidad and liked it and tells why in this review. Read Sherry's two latest Ouidad hair product reviews on Ouidad's Clear Shampoo & Ouidad's Balancing Rinse.
Pantene Hair Spray - Say Goodbye To Helmet Head Hair Boutique guest writer Marie Gerard gave up the hairspray when someone called her "cotton candy head". She has since discovered Pantene's Pro-V Flexible Hold and loves the new way to have the hold on her hair.
Pantene ProV - Confessions Of A Hair Product Junkie "While in search for Angie Everhardt hair, Valentine got swept away by ads for Pantene-ProV. Valentine clues you in on her own experiences with the famous billboard product."
A Review of Pativa's Replenishing Hair Masque A review of a hair masque.
Paul Brown Hair Care Line - Confessions Of A Hair Product Junkie Sherry has naturally curly hair and is on a mission to achieve smooth, frizz-free curls or a sleek, straight surface. The Paul Brown Hawaii products fit her bill. Read what she has discovered.
Paul Mitchell's Extra-Body
Sculpting Foam Review
"I started using Paul Mitchell's Extra-Body Sculpting Foam about two months ago at the advice of a co-worker. We were discussing various hair products and the effects the products have on our naturally curly hair."
Paul Mitchell Two & Conditioner Hair Boutique's Jane Bullock is willing to try anything on her hair...well at least once..anyway. Check out Jane's latest product reviews for a great read.
Paul Penders Rosemary Treatment Shampoo - Karen Shelton reviews
Paul Penders Lemon Perfecting Rinse - Karen Shelton reviews
PertPlus - A Guy's View Of Haircare Products Michael has come a long way from Pert Plus to Aveda. Now he is experimenting with volumizing products. Read about his hair journey.
ProVitamin FX Special Effects Jane Bullock continues to test and examine multitudes of hair care products. Her latest hair styling find comes from the nearest grocery store and costs a mere $5.95. Read her latest review. As always, Jane gives you the absolute scoop.
PhytoMousse S88 Review "Nichole answers just about every question you could have on Phytologies PhytoMousse S88 product".
Phytodefrisant Serum Review - A product review of the product when it was first introduced before it became PhytoLisse Serum. Phytodefrissant Relaxing Serum is one of the products from the fabulous Phytotherathrie (Phyto) line of hair care products.
Analysis of the PHYTOTHERATHRIE (PHYTO
Redken Extreme Shampoo & Climatress Review Star Heather Graham likes Redken products so much that she sent them a thank you note. Read Jane's product review.
Review Of Rene Furterer's Fioravanti Gel defrisant - This world class defrisant is a lightweight gel that works great for just about any hair type, texture or style. Men, women and children can enjoy the benefits of this product. Read the entire scoop on Fioravanti Gel Defrisant.
Rene Furterer Okara Hair Care Line - "Karen finally admits it. She likes "to play" with her hair. In this article she shares her experiences with Furterer's Okara hair care line".
Lisa shares her experiences with straightening her curly hair. Lots of great details for people with curly hair wanting to walk the straight line.
Sancho: A Super Pepper That Banishs Gray Hair - Karen Shelton reports on the hot news that a Japanese Pepper based formula will eventually eliminate gray hair as we now know it.
Sebastian's GREASE - Hair Grease is HOT for guys & gals. Read our new review of Sebastian.
Sebastian's Potion 5 - Debra provides a review of the Potion 5 shampoo."
Sebastian's Potion 7 - Debra decided to try Potion 7 conditioner for dry hair.
Sebastian's Potion 9 - "Debra has used Sebastian's Potion 9 Leave In Conditioner off and of for quite a while. She always uses it when she plans to blow dry her hair for some added thermal protection.
The Senscience Wand - Jane Bullock Waved The Wand to Create Temporary Hair Mascara Highlights - They appeared on the hair care marketplace with a big bang almost 2 years ago. Hair Mascara was all the rage for instant, goofproof color that washed right out. They're still around and Jane decided to chase away her summer hair blues with a wave of the wand. Read her review of Senscience hair mascaras.
Shampoo To Make You Smarter? - What will they think of next? We're not endorsing it but we are reporting it.
Straightening Hair The Non-Toxic Way - If you have naturally curly or wavy hair and are searching for a miracle treatment we may have just what you are looking for. Read Karen's report on how to achieve non-toxic straight locks.
Suave AromaPure Rosemary Mint Conditioner by Jen Sharp
"Jen is a college student on a tight budget. While she has heard a lot of good things about Aveda, Suave is in her price range and Aveda is not. Jen has tested the Suave products for HB and gives some good inside info into how the product worked for her."
Suave AromaPure Shampoo by Jen Sharp - "Jen tested the Suave Shampoo product for HB and gives some good inside info into how the product worked for her."
Suave's Professional Conditioner - Jane Bullock shares her recent evaluation of Suave's Conditioner. As always, Jane gives you all the details.
Sunset Hair Elements Extreme Cream moisturizing shampoo - A review of Sunset Hair Elements.
TIGI's Bed Head Products by Jane Bullock. "Jane has discovered the joys of becoming a "bed head". Share her experiences on her journey to a brand new hair look. Enjoy"
TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hair Spray - Jane says: "I dont know how it does what it does, but believe me, this spray holds like nothing else Ive ever used! The trick is using it in a section of hair at a time. It made my hair as malleable as Play-Doh, which sounds just awful, but you get the idea. You need to work fast, because it dries quickly".
TIGI Molding Gel by Jane Bullock. - "Jane has discovered the joys of becoming a "bed head". Share her experiences on her journey to a brand new hair look. Enjoy"
Toppik - A great cosmetic remedy for baldness? If so, and you would like to find some great Net sources for buying this great product, read the current AskKaren column for some Toppik links and info. Don't forget to check out our new Toppik links page.
"Hair Talk regular, Regina, is doing a whole series for us on Viviscal. She has been taking the product for awhile and tells us how fast her hair has grown and other facts about this "miracle" hair grower"
View of Viviscal (3/23/99)
"Ms. H. Taylor, a Hair Talk regular, has consented to add her views of taking Viviscal. This is a "must read" if you are considering taking this "miracle hair growing" supplement"
Miscellaneous Product Information
"Karen takes on the big retail hair care guns and discusses rights to buy salon quality products on the Net."
"This company has a special announcement about their new catalog that contains over 150 different educational products for cosmetology students, educators, trainers and professional. Check it out"
Shop Till You Drop
"Karen's column on shopping on the Net".
Thanks A Million - The Hair Boutique passed its one millionth visitor to the front page this week. Karen writes a giant thank you note to everyone who helped make this historic event possible.
Barbara Lhotan is known as the "Personal Trainer" for long hair stylists. She is a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell. Her book, 5 Minute Trendy Updos is stunning and it is now available in the Marketplace.
Original Publication Date: 03/1998 - Revised Publication Date: 02/04/12
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