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My latest Bloom Ambassador Box featured a variety of fun products, several of which were hair care items. I’ll be reviewing the following items:

  • T’eez Bounce Me Styling Cream
  • T’eez Build Me Volume Spray
  • Sundari Hair Treatment Oil

I apologize in advance for the photo quality, but I will be as descriptive as possible in order to give you the best idea of how these products worked for my hair. First up, the styling cream & volume spray!

I received a full size Bounce Me Styling Cream ($22.99) and a sample size of Build Me Volume Spray ($19.99). These products can be worn alone or in conjunction, which is how I chose to use them for the purpose of this review.

I rarely blow dry my hair, but we all know that air drying can often cause frizz and other weird hair issues. My hair is already pretty frizzy and fine, so I was hoping these products would remedy that situation. After showering, I towel dried my hair and applied the styling cream from mid-shaft to the ends of my hair, scrunching gently with my fingers to help bring out my hair’s natural texture. Then, I sprayed the volume spray on my roots to help lift and volumize. I used a comb to help tame flyaways and frizz on the top of my head, then waited for my hair to dry and these products to work their magic.

As you can see from the photos below, my results were pretty impressive – at least to me! The styling cream helped bring out the natural wave in my hair and held it there all day without making my hair feel sticky or crunchy. The spray also made my hair appear fuller – my hair has never looked this way with any product before, and I have tried a LOT of volumizing products.

As you can see (Especially in the first and third photos,) my hair has little flips and curls that, I assure you, were NOT there before I used these products. Also, ignore the dates – I am using a super old camera and have no idea how to change the date, haha! I’m not much of a hairstylist, but with these products I don’t have to be. I can have soft, full hair with a natural-looking wave without touching a styling tool. If it weren’t for the price, these would be definite must-have’s in my book.

Pros:

  • Light scent, not overpowering at all
  • Non-tacky or sticky
  • Great volume at roots
  • All-day hold
  • Helps bring out hair’s natural texture

Cons:

  • Price – it’s definitely more of a splurge product for me, rather than a necessity

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars

Next, I reviewed the sample sachets I received of Sundari Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil ($34). I was really tentative about using this. Hair oils on my fine hair tend to leave me with greasy roots, but because this is rinsed out I was hopeful I wouldn’t have any issues. The directions state to apply to hair 30 minutes before showering, or to leave on overnight for the best results. I decided to leave it on overnight to avoid sitting around for half an hour with oil on my head.

The scent was super strong, but it wasn’t entirely unpleasant and faded quite a bit by the time I woke up in the morning ( it’s a bit medicinal smelling). As soon as I hopped in the shower and felt the water hit my hair and scalp, I was amazed – my hair literally felt like silk. I shampooed and conditioned as normal, and when I went to style my hair I found that it was incredibly manageable and didn’t require any styling cream or other hair potion like usual. Plus, it even seemed to cut down on frizz (which as you know, I have a huge problem with.)

Pros:

  • Leaves hair feeling SUPER soft
  • Cuts down on frizz
  • Makes hair more manageable for styling

Cons:

  • Price – it’s way too expensive for every day use
  • Messy application – since it’s a thin oil, it can be a bit of a pain to apply
  • Smell – While the smell didn’t bother me, I can definitely see how it can be overpowering to some people.

Overall: 4/5 Stars

I really love the condition of my hair after using this oil treatment, and wish I could afford to regularly keep this in my medicine cabinet when I want soft, shiny and manageable hair. If you feel like splurging, I totally recommend it.

All of the products featured in this post can be purchased at Bloom.com. Have you tried any of these before? Do you agree or disagree with my reviews?

Disclaimer: All products mentioned here were provided to me free of charge for testing and review purposes. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by compensation, monetary or otherwise. Post contains an affiliate link, which rewards me when you make your first $50+ order on Bloom.com.

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As part of my participation in the Bloom Ambassador Program, I received the Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask to review. My box arrived late, unfortunately, so I’ve only been able to use this mask once. Keep that in mind when you read the rest of my review – I plan on doing a follow-up post once I’ve been able to use this mask longer.

First Impressions

I was very pleased with the generous amount of product I received, and was really happy that this mask contains a lot of healthy, good-for-you ingredients. My skin can be quite sensitive, so finding skincare products that don’t irritate my face is very important to me. Right off the bat, I liked how creamy this mask looked and felt, and the smell was pleasant without being “perfume-y.”

After One Application

You are supposed to leave the mask on for around 15-20 minutes. I went ahead and left it on for the full 20 minutes and eagerly went to rinse my face. Note: This mask WILL NOT harden like some facial masks, so don’t be alarmed – it’s supposed to remain creamy and tacky feeling on the skin.

After rinsing, I did notice that my skin felt softer and redness was less noticeable. Other than that, there wasn’t a heck of a lot of difference. Of course, I’ve only used this mask once and am hopeful it will help with the condition of my skin in the long-term. Only time will tell! So far, I have no complaints and will continue to use this mask twice a week until I see results. At this point, I am glad that this mask didn’t irritate my finicky skin and enjoy the feeling of softness and cannot wait to continue using it. While I didn’t notice my skin getting “brighter” or “glowier,” I’m sure with continued use I’ll know whether those claims are accurate.

Price: $60

Availability: Bloom.com

 

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