New Season, New Shampoo, NaTu Haircare Review

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“Switch up your shampoo and conditioner with the season” – is the advice I keep hearing. And for once I have actually followed it. If you know me, you know that I like to buy in bulk, or a bottle so large, it will last me, for at least 8-9 months. That’s what happened to all these guys:

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MInd you, there is still product left in all these bottles!

So what made me switch? What did NaTu do? Well, the first thing they did was send me full size products and not samples, like I expected. And that alone made me realize that I can do a full on, complete, 360 review!

Here is what NaTu sent me:

Professional Colorist Shampoo, 250 ml/8.4 oz

Professional Colorist Conditioner 250 ml/8.4 oz

Volumizing Mist 90 ml/3 oz

And we all just learned how many ml per oz, didn’t we? ๐Ÿ˜‰

What they also sent me was the Glossary of Ingredients and all I can say is that it’s the most informative little booklet I’ve seen in months! They really are giving us the facts here and not “faking” naturals like a lot of brands seem to do these days.

The very first time I washed my hair with the shampoo I immediately noticed that it didn’t lather up as well as my old shampoo that contains SLS. It reminded me of the Whole Foods brand shampoo that I used back when I lived in New York. But that was just the first use. I haven’t had any problems lathering it up since. The conditioner works great, and of course I am using it up faster than the shampoo, that’s my life.

The natural smell reminds me of Aveda, which Minnesota is known for. But it’s not as strong, though will stay on your hair all day, unless you use a different hair product. Since I air dry my hair most of the time, I do end up smelling like NaTu for the rest of the day, and so far, no one has complained ๐Ÿ™‚

Now about the volumizing mist – I am in love! I have tried a lot of products and since I shout about my fine hair from the roof tops, let me give a shout out to this product – It is worth your buck! Have you seen my latest posts? Pay attention to my hair!

Here is my verdict – I love it, it is good for your hair and scalp. As for the wallet? The three products together are $54 so it’s up for you to decide. But I’ll be honest, I’ve tried so many products from Suave to Fekkai to Khiels, and this one definitely stands out. My final advice – if you are not sure about the shampoo/conditioner combo, at least try the volumizing mist!

Check outย NaTu Website for more products, details, prices, etc.

Happy Shampooing!

Zhenya

Disclosure: The products have been provided to me at no cost by NaTu. The opinions and images are my own.ย 

Product Review Week: Not Your Mother’s Hair Products

I am starting a new section on BeingZhenya.com – Product Review Week, since there are a few product reviews that I need to write ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus being the skincare/makeup junkie that I am, I definitely have something to say! Some of the products mentioned in my posts were sent to me through Influenster and their Beauty Bogger system. It’s like receiving a Birch Box or a Glossy box, but for free and not every month ๐Ÿ™‚ Influenster used to be an open website, but it’s by Invitation only right now, or you need to request membership! I have a few email invites left, so if you want one, leave your email in the comments below, but make sure to join! It is fun and you get free stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

So today I want to talk to you about Not Your Mother’s Frizz Control Cream:

 

The full size product (4 oz) retails for $5.99 at places like CVS, Walmart and Ulta. I have never heard of this brand until I received my VoxBox.

Now the big question before using this product is – How frizzy is your hair? And the most important thing to remember is – DON’T BE HARSH ON YOURSELF!

Back in the summer of 2011 when I moved to the Land of Lakes aka Minnesota, my hair went bonkers, my skin freaked out, etc. etc. etc.ย But now, after having lived here for almost a year and a half, after my hair has grown longer, gotten used to the water and the products that I switched to (especially the oils), I can’t say that it’s THAT frizzy anymore.

So the 2011 Zhenya would probably be extremely jealous of the 2012 Zhenya (thank God I am one person!)

Now lets talk about the product and the ingredients. The outside says it’s infused with Coconut and Silk extracts. Here is what’s inside:

Water (Aqua), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Polyquaternium 55, Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Fruit Extract), Hydrolyzed Silk, Oleth 20, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butycarbamate, Fragrance

I love reading the ingredients. And thought I’d throw them at you, just in case you like them too!

Of course I didn’t get the full size version of the product ( I WISH!) but I got a small tube of 1.5 oz (44 ml) but a little does go a long way here! It really does!

Let’s talk about application now! I’ve applied it both to towel dry hair, and completely dry hair (NB: I almost always air dry my hair!) And I like it better on dry! Yes, I do! Are you surprised? I just feel like it added more shine, and more control to my hair! When I applied it to damp hair, I honestly didn’t see any difference, my hair still got frizzy on the ends, and I ended up tying it up into a bun :/

The product itself smells very much like Coconut oil, I hope it’s not a deal breaker for you, because out of all drug store products that I’ve tried (read: Aussie, Tresemme, Fructis, etc) – this is the best one! I will give it 4 stars out of 5!

And there you have it! If you ask me, I would definitely recommend this product! It’s great value for the money (and you know how thrifty I am!)

Stay tuned for more beauty reviews this week!

Z