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Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection Review

August 24, 2009
Group shot of the pretty pretty Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection.

Embrace your softer side with perfectly imperfect hair. Layer our products together for soft tousles that beg to be touched – not that they need to beg. And hey, since we work well together to create one luscious look, it’s almost mistake-proof!

Tousle Me Softly Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences’ Tousle me Softly Shampoo is a fun, clear purple shampoo that leaves your hair feeling clean but not stripped of moisture, plus it has a refreshing violet/pomegranate scent. It’s a nice basic shampoo for those days when your scalp’s just feeling in need of a great thorough cleansing.

Tousle me Softly Conditioner was the one product I wasn’t too crazy about in the collection. It wasn’t terrible, but my hair tends to be dry and prone to tangles at the tips, and this didn’t do much to help the matter. On the bright side, nothing in this collection weighed my hair down at all!

Tousle Me Softly Mousse

This majorly voluminous yet lightweight foam (I’ll admit that I often found myself using this because I just loved the rich thick foam that came from the can) is great for creating some body/texture in your hair without the fuss of hairspray or a gel. I’m usually not much of a mousse user as I’ve always thought mousses were for those with curly hair, but this one has changed my mind.

Tousle Me Softly Tousling Spray Gel

My favorite item from the collection, the Tousling Spray Gel sprays like a hairspray but holds amazingly well like a strong gel. I don’t know how I lived without this before – I spray a little on my pouf while it’s still wet for all-day, non-crunchy looking hold that lasts and lasts. Plus it’s just so darn cute looking!

Tousle Me Softly Flexibly Style Hairspray

This is a soft, light-hold hairspray that I haven’t found much use for. My bases are pretty much covered between the mousse and the gel spray, and while this is great if I need a little extra hold after having used those two products, on its own it doesn’t provide the hold that I need.

Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream

Another favorite product of mine from this collection. I usually avoid these types of cream products that come in tubs lest they cause the greasy helmet-head look, but run a dab of this through your hair while wet (or dry) and you’ve got great flexible hold and zero flyaways to speak of!

It’s been a long time since I’ve tried an Herbal Essence product, and these aren’t going to rock your world, but for the girl on a budget it’s always nice to know that there are affordable alternatives out there. Plus who doesn’t want products to help her achieve that carefree, tousled look?

Shiseido Tsubaki Golden Repair Conditioner Containing Tsubaki Amino Review

January 13, 2009
Shiseido Tsubaki Golden Repair Conditioner ($7-10 for 220 ml)
Shiseido’s new luxuriously rich conditioner with a fresh aroma penetrates damaged hair with camellia oil’s own amino acids.

I was first introduced to Shiseido’s Tsubaki Golden Repair Conditioner by the wonderful Taryn through her Destination: Cosmetica blog post, and she was kind enough to send me a sample to use, along with a million other amazing products to play with, in this package that she sent me.

I was determined to not like this stuff since I’ve never been one to use expensive shampoos and conditioners, but unfortunately for my wallet I love it! It’s seriously one of the best conditioners that I’ve ever used which is why it was included in my “Favorite Products of 2008” post.

I have very fine, limp hair that tends to get very oily and weighed down at the roots throughout the course of the day, but my ends can also tend to be dry since I dye my hair pretty often, so it’s tough for me to find a conditioner that can address the dryness without aggravating the oiliness. Most conditioners that are moisturizing enough for my ends make me a greaseball (gross I know) by midday.

But the Tsubaki Golden Repair leaves my long hair shiny, softer than any other conditioner has ever left it, and best of all tangle and residue-free (meaning no flat hair and super greasiness). I’ve converted a few of my friend sover to the golden side, and they now swear by this stuff! I find mine at Mistuwa, but it’s available on Amazon (see my link above) and about a million other places online so definitely check it out!