INOAR has just launched a multi-purpose premium oil called Kálice (pronounced the same way as the Mother of Dragons). It contains Vitamin E as well as 7 precious plant oils and it can be used for hair, body and face. Don’t you love a good multi-tasker?

 

Let’s talk ingredients. Kálice contains Argan oil and Macadamia oil (good for heat protection, moisturising and eliminating frizz), Myrrh oil (a powerful antioxidant and great for dry hair and sensitive scalps), Ojon oil (which smoothes and softens rough skin and protects the hair from heat), Sweet almond oil (anti-ageing, reduces fine lines, promotes hair growth and gives an incredible shine), Jasmine oil (which helps to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks on skin) and Rosemary oil (beneficial for a dry and flaky scalp and may prevent premature baldness). The combination of these oils result in a moisturising, nourishing, restorative, antioxidant, softening, protective and emollient oil, for use all over your body. Because the oil is of such pure form, it penetrates and absorbs immediately into the skin, leaving you with a subtle glow.

HOW TO USE

Hair – put the oil in your hands and spread it all over your hair or at the ends. In true multi-tasker form, it can be added to your shampoo, conditioner or mask treatment for an added shot of moisture and hydration.

Body – apply all over your body by massaging it on, especially on the drier areas. You can also add a few drops to your regular body lotion to make it lighter and more ‘glowy’.

Face – put a drop on your hands and apply it alone or with your moisturiser. You can add a drop or two to your foundation, to give you more hydration and/or a dewy finish. You can also use it as a make- up remover, or to clean your makeup brushes.

MY THOUGHTS

Initially I was skeptical about using the same oil I would for my hair on my face. I assumed that I would suffer breakouts or be too shiny. None of that happened, and all I got was smooth, moisturised skin. You know what I love the most about it? The fact that I can use any excess on my hands after I’ve used it on my hair. Sometimes I pour a bit too much on my hand, and then don’t want to make my hair look greasy, so instead of getting messy and wiping it away with a tissue, I use it on my arms, hands or wherever I want to without fear that it’ll block my pores or be bad for my skin. Did I mention that it smells incredible?It smells deliciously floral and imparts your hair with this gorgeous scent. I also like that it has a dry finish on my body. The only thing I wish is that it came in a pump form, as the bottle is difficult for me to use, especially when there’s oil in my hands and I’m trying to close the lid. All in all I am a Kálice convert!

Available in over 3700 salons, Sorbet dry bars or order online here at R780 for 100ml.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift idea for someone special, I think this oil would be welcomed.

Yesterday I had an INOAR G.Hair B-Tox Treatment for my hair at the Dunkeld Sorbet Dry Bar. What exactly is it, you ask? With a lot of Vit C & E, it doesn’t consist of any botox but has the same effect on hair, as botox has on the face.

First up, let’s talk about the divine Dry Bar itself. It’s situated between a coffee shop and a flower shop, where I bought a beautiful bunch of sweet peas (that they delivered to the salon), and the ladies make you feel right at home. It was abuzz with ladies having manis, pedis and blow outs. Gloria, the lady who did my treatment, was so friendly and Thandi, the lady who blow dried my hair, made sure I had a stack of the latest fashion magazines, champagne and a cappuccino. What else could a girl ask for?

The treatment started by me having my hair washed, after which the Botox treatment was applied. After that, cling film was wrapped around my head and after 20 minutes, it was rinsed out. Thandi have me blow dry options and I opted for a bit of bounce. 

I left feeling like a million bucks, with bouncy, delicious smelling hair. 

B-TOX G.Hair prolongs the effect of your hair realignment, contributing to frizz reduction while making the hair softer. Developed with fatty acids and grape extract, rich in vitamins E, C and beta carotene, it moisturises and recomposes the hair fiber, offering hair realignment from the first use, contributing to healthy hair growth and its strengthening. B-TOX G.Hair ensures smoother and healthier shiny hair.

I can say that my hair feels stronger today, like it has a new lease on life. It’s still bouncy, shiny and feels like it has been fortified, if that makes sense at all. It also feels a little fuller.

Some fun facts:

  • Botox is designed as a quick and instant fix for damaged hair.
  • Even though it contains formaldehyde, there are no fumes as the treatment will not be ironed in.
  • Can be done as a stand alone treatment after colour or as a booster in between Brazilian treatments.

Prices range from R690 for short hair, R790 for medium length hair and R890 for long hair.

The INOAR Ghair Botox Treatment is EXCLUSIVE to INOAR Stockist Hair Salons and Sorbet Dry BarsCall the Dunkeld Sorbet Bar on 011 325 2921 or 076 211 4554 or visit them here.

I don’t think I have to buy shampoo and conditioner until mid-2018, with the amount that I have stockpiled from my beauty desk. One range I have been loving using at the moment is INOAR’s Vegan with coconut and olive oil. 

The thing that impresses me the most about this range is INOAR’s respect for life philosophy and that it’s cruelty-free (INOAR has been included in PETA’s list of cruelty free companies) and never tested on animals. It contains only vegetable-based ingredients.  

INOAR Vegan contains 100% plant based ingredients including coconut and olive oil, that penetrate deep into the hair fibers, caring for your hair. I personally love using coconut and olive oil on my hair, so I’m thrilled they’re included in this range.

 

The shampoo has a delicious coconut scent. It’s shimmery white and has a nice, thick consistency. It doesn’t produce much of a lather, because it’s SLS free, so don’t worry that it’s not doing its job. My hair feels beautifully clean after I use it, and so not straw-like, like the effect other more natural shampoos have on my hair. And I have a balayage, which means bleached ends. Also, I’ve noticed my hair stays cleaner for longer. Winning! This shampoo has been cleared for the low-poo method, which simply means washing your hair every 3-4 days, instead of every day. 

The conditioner is even more coconutty than the shampoo. It’s nice and creamy, and I usually leave it on for 5 minutes, while I’m busy with the rest of my showering routine. I recommend you do the same, for maximum penetration. 

As for the hair mask out, I haven’t tried it out, so I can’t say if it works. What I can say is that my hair feels light, bouncy and clean after I’ve blowdried it. I super like this range, and I would recommend to anyone!

The 300ml Shampoo sells for R320, the 300ml Conditioner for R320 and the 500g Vegan Treatment Mask for R575, available from their online shop here.

Hi Lovelies,

Hair is such an important part of how we feel about ourselves. I know that if I have a good hair day, I feel like I can take on the world. Each one of us is different, so what works for one might not work for another. This is why it’s important to find your perfect fit when it comes to your hair care routine. There have been a lot of exciting hair care launches lately, so I’ll jump straight into the products to let you know what’s hot and happening …

KÉRASTASE CHRONOLOGISTE

Kérastase has launched their most luxurious range yet, which contains the most precious ingredients in the highest concentrations, called Chronologiste. With both in-salon and take home products, Chronologiste offers unequaled results and bathes the hair in radiance and splendor.

To create this new cosmetic treasure, Kérastase has for the first time explored the benefits of a rare and unique molecule for the hair: Abyssine. Discovered by research teams in volcanic cliffs rising from the Pacific Ocean floor, this polysaccharide produced by microalgae can survive under the most extreme conditions, making it the best protection for sensitive skin. Today, combined with gluco-lipide® and Bisablolo, Chronoligiste offers in-depth nutrition for a sublime satin touch and sumptuously gorgeous looking hair.

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SOIN GOMMAGE RÉNOVATEUR

Le Soin-Gommage Rénovateur is the first of its kind and is a gorgeous, glittery jelly with ultra fine cleansing grains. Essentially an exfoliator for your scalp and hair, the micro-particles help to cleanse and purify the scalp as well as hair fibres.

How to use: Before cleansing with the Bain Revitalisant. Le Soin-Gommage Rénovateur activates micro circulation to boost ingredients efficiency and multiplies effects of the subsequent treatment. The Abyssine and Oleo complex leaves the hair lightweight, nourished and soft.

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LE BAIN REVITALISANT

Enriched with Abyssine, a precious molecule, Bain Revitalisant is a gem of a formula for perfect transformation. The product’s purifying action cleanses scalp impurities as it smoothes the hair fibres, for an unequalled velvet touch.

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LA CRÈME DE RÉGÉNÉRATION

The crème de la crème of Kérastase masks, this product concentrates the greatest number of active ingredients, formulated in their highest concentrations, to intensely nourish the hair from scalp to ends. Luxury and hyper-science come together in salons when the treasured qualities of Abyssine meet the unique revitalizing benefits of Caviar Concentrate vital renovator with mimetic caviar. Mixed just before application by the stylist to preserve the integrity and freshness of the precious active ingredients, the regeneration cream and the caviar pearls melt into one single treatment that works like a miraculous elixir for perfectly beautiful hair.

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LE PARFUM EN HUILE

This first hair fragrance from Kérastase finishes off the Chronologiste ritual with an inspired, custom-made scent created by master perfumer, Alberto Morillas. Working for the first time with an oil base rather than an alcohol base, this visionary fragrance designer imagined a blend of noble scent notes used in luxury perfumes – tea rose, blond wood and musk – along with an oleo-extract of myrrh. The last step after styling, Chronologiste oil fragrance is a finishing touch of brilliance and softness. Intensely scented and visibly nourished, the hair is radiantly lovely.

An in-salon treatment would go like this:

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Step 1

A relaxing massage with Le Soin-Gommage Rénovateur to smoothen and unify hair fibres.

Step 2

Cleanse with Le Bain Revitalisant.

Step 3

A massage with the mixture of La Crème de Régénération and caviar spheres to transform hair fibres and to rejuvenate the scalp.

Step 4

Parfum en Huile is applied to the hair as the finishing touch

*An at home pamper session would include all the above, except for the  caviar spheres – which are only available in-store.

So there you have it. The new and truly luxurious range from Kérastase.

INOAR PROFESSIONAL

INOAR Professional started in Brazil in 1998, and  are the same people that brought you the original Brazilian Keratin Treatment. Since then, INOAR has continued to create gorgeous hair care products with patented ingredients. The result? Manageable, frizz-free, beautiful and healthy looking hair worldwide.

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INOAR ABSOLUT DAYMOIST

For instant shine and restoration, INOAR Absolut DayMoist aids and increases hair elasticity, preserves colour and shine, protects from discolouration and prepares the hair for high temperature treatments. The hair mask has been developed with flower extracts for intense conditioning and radiance, increased hair elasticity, and protection from heat styling,  as well as from discolouration.

Shampoo (250ml) R220 Conditioner (250 ml) R220, Mask (250 ml) R330

INOAR Speed Blond 250ml

INOAR ABSOLUT SPEED BLONDE

If you have blond or highlighted hair, and you don’t like the fact that your hair sometimes turns blond or even orange, Speed Blonde eliminates yellow, corrects hair tone and prevents discolouration, while providing intense glow, flexibility and softness.

Shampoo (250ml) R220 Conditioner (250 ml) R220, Mask (250 ml) R330

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INOAR HAIR SHINE

If you want healthy and shiny looking hair, but you don’t love serums, INOAR’s Hair Shine Spray is just for you! It creates a spectacular shine and helps to treat dry or damaged hair. Use it to finish off your hairstyle, with intense shine. Remember to only apply to your lengths – shiny (read: oily) looking roots are not attractive. For yhose of you with fine hair don’t fret – the formulation is super lightweight and won’t weigh your hair down.

Argan Hair Shine (400 ml) R400

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INOAR HAIR SPRAY

INOAR’s Argan Oil Hair Spray hydrates while fixing and shapes the hair naturally.  The formula is based on Argan Oil and Vitamin E to set hair while still giving it softness: Agran Oil provides hydration, softness and shine to hair, while Vitamin E protects the hair against external aggressors.

 Argan Hair Spray (500 ml) R420

 

OI FROM DAVINES

Made from Amazonian roucou oil, Davines Oi Oil is said to restructure damaged hair, helping it grow stronger and longer as it protects it from UV damage and the elements. Because of the popularity of this all-natural hair healer, Davines has expanded the Oi range to include a sulfate- and paraben-free shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner — all formulated with that superstar Roucou oil.

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OI SHAMPOO

Particularly suitable for giving hair extraordinary softness, shine and body: it is an ideal treatment before applying oi/all in one milk and oi/oil. Contains Roucou oil to prevent hair aging with it’s strong anti-oxidant action.

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OI CONDITIONER

This wonder conditioner accelerates the drying process and protects the structure of the hair from damage caused by the heat of blow dryers and straighteners.It’s lighter than most intensive conditioners, but delivers a blast of moisture that protects hair, making it look healthier in the long term. Bonus: it’s also paraben-free.

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OI OIL ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFYING POTION

This potion delivers extraordinary shine and softness to the hair, whilst having a strong detangling and restructuring action and anti-frizz effect. You can use it 2 ways: as an anti-frizz treatment by applying 2-3 pumps on damp hair, spreading evenly and then drying or use it for some polish and shine by using it on dry hair. Can also be used as an overnight conditioning treatment. Oi oil is a firm favourite amongst beauty mavens.

There you have it, Lovelies! You are bound to find something (or even a whole lot of things) that you love from this selection. I wish you very many good hair days!

xoxo