Monday, April 29, 2013

Rock Your Hair!

Disclaimer - the following products were sent to by the Rock Your Hair PR department for my consideration

I received this box in the mail a few weeks ago:

It's something that JWoww and Snookie and quite possibly the girls in Jerseylicious would swoon over. I guess I was thinking that I was suffering from boring flat hair because I agreed to review the new Rock Your Hair styling line.

Rock Your Hair is the new collection by Michael O'Rourke, the same man that brought us the Sexy Hair product line. Judging from the packaging, this new line is going to take your Sexy Hair a few notches...NORTH.

I open the box with glee because after all, I am a sucker for packaging. So when it's pink, leopard and bedazzled with rhinestones...well, I'm just a giddy little girl. Ugh, I'm just like my daughter in the Barbie/Disney Princess section of Target.

I got full size bottles of hair spray, leave-in spray conditioner, root lifter and volumizing hair powder

Oh and I even got sample sizes of shampoo and conditioner:

Just because they're travel sized doesn't mean there isn't room for rhinestones, honey!

These products are meant for all hair types - normal, oily, dry, color treated. That's a very tall order so I was a bit skeptical. I have a dry scalp and my ends can be on the dry side. I was really curious to try these products.

I first tried the shampoo and conditioner. My first impression wasn't great - the scent reminds me of aerosol hair spray I used in the 80's in Jr. High. The shampoo does lather well and the conditioner detangled my hair pretty well.

I still used my usual setting spray just because it's very soothing on my scalp and it's another layer that helps detangle my hair even more. I lightly spray a styling lotion just to protect my strands from my blow dryer. Next is the Rock Your Hair Root Lifter. I sprayed it to my roots and it's like a mousse in spray form. I work it in my scalp with my fingers.

I blew my hair out with a vented paddle brush to speed up the dry time. Once my hair was 85% dry, I then used a big barrel brush at the crown of my head to add height. I did feel a great amount of volume. However, my ends were still a bit fluffy. I am not a fan of fluffy frizz. I had to take my flat iron to smooth out my ends a bit.

I then took some finishing oil for extra polish and shine. I did like the extra volume but the big roots were just a bit much for me. I had to smooth out the top just a touch.

Here's my 2nd attempt with the products listed above:

The front is a bit more lifted. But surprisingly my ends aren't as fluffy. I am pretty sure I could have went bigger but I wanted to try this out for work. For a fun night out, this product line will deliver bad girl fullness - just make sure you are not shy to use a teasing brush to add some extra height to the crown. And don't forget to use that hairspray like you mean it.

Speaking of which, the Spray it Hard hairspray will keep your hair in place. I used it to tame flyaways and keep my ponytail in place. I looked smooth and polished the whole day - it was a solid hold. However, when sprayed applied lightly and in a wand-like motion you can still run your fingers through your hair.

I didn't find anything too special with the Miracle Leave-in Conditioning spray - it did smell nicer than the shampoo/conditioner. It does what it says - detangles and smooths your hair. The volumizing hair powder feels cool and moist in your palms and help add volume and texture to your hair when you need to refresh your hairstyle from office to happy hour or after a grueling lunchtime workout. Both of these products have a light fresh, floral scent.

I was pleased with the results of these products but I wasn't really bowled over either.The packaging is girly and fun. The trifecta of the shampoo, conditioner and root lifter really does deliver. I'm sure you can really load up the volume with a teasing comb - it's just not really my everyday style. I do like having some volume in my hair but I'm more of sleek lock kind of girl.

However, it is fun to turn up the volume and really have fun with your hair!

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