Wednesday, September 3, 2008

4 Day Eye Stain and Fuller Hair

Before I jump into the product of the day, I have to tell you that I could not resist strolling into Sephora yesterday to check out the new 4 day eye stain by Tart. It is a product that looks like your typical mascara wand but the liquid inside the tube is more like a stain that you would use on your cheeks or lips. The jet black stain is supposed to remain on your lashes for a full 4 days. Although it is only $18 I decided not to buy it (at least not yesterday) because I am a little leery of a product that will remain on my face for 4 full days. I wash my face daily so ummm why would that product not remove itself from my lashes? I'm still on the fence about this product so we will see how it goes.
For today I will speak briefly about a product that promises to add volume to your hair, the Aveda Pure AbundanceVolumizing shampoo and conditioner.

My hair has always been pretty thick but I wanted to see the power of Aveda’s volumizing clay conditioner and shampoo which is designed to make hair appear thicker. Without a doubt this product made my hair fuller, in fact it was a bit too thick. I was about 9 weeks post relaxer when I used it ( I know I’m a genius) so I was already experiencing shrinkage and added volume but it made it even thicker. For people who have thinner hair I think this would be a good product to try if you are looking for more volume but for those with already thick hair this may not be for you unless you really want extreme volume. So I think it works in that regard but I wouldn’t buy it again because I don’t need it and I wasn’t crazy about the shampoo. It almost felt like my hair had that “too clean” feeling. While the shampoo is made from honey, marshmallow, jasmine, organic peppermint and other natural ingredients it had a sulfate in it.
I don’t have the bottle by my side right now but I remember looking at the bottle and seeing a sulfate included in the mix. I will update this post when I am by the bottle again but I believe it stated that the sulfate was an extract from coconuts. However, I think my hair does not like any sulfates because it totally feels different when sulfates are in the mix. I will check the bottle later and investigate that sulfate. The conditioner on the other hand was like a clay that you squeeze from the tube and apply to your hair and that product was fine by me. Both bottles cost $15.00 each.Are you going to try the Tarte eye lash stain? How do you add volume to your hair?


PBW said...

Like you, I'm not so sure about 4 days... especially around the eye area.

However, I'm definitely trying the Aveda volumizing set. Even though I loathe going into my local Aveda store. The clerks attach themselves to you like barnacles and won't shut up.

antithesis said...

im not in the market for a mascara. also, i dont know if i want to make me hair fuller. my hair is pretty full. the ends are a little thinner but i'll live with it. there are some days when i want my hair to be a little thicker but i dont want it to be unmanageble either.

TravelDiva said...

I think I'll try the Aveda conditioner. Thanks!

The Frugalista Files said...

I am part werewolf. No volumizing product for me, please. LOL

B said...

Yeah, 4 days on the lids is a bit scary. LOL! But that Aveda conditioner sounds fab. Unless is has some sulfates. *gulp*

Product Junkie Diva said...

PBW I agree. Yes I think you will like the volumizing set it really works. LOL at the barnacles comment.
@Antithesis I hear ya. I like that the product works it just worked too well for me..sounds wierd huh? lol
@TravelDiva Congrats on your engagements and ummm yeah Aveda ROCKS!!!
@Frugalista ok I guess you can live without extra volume like me :-)
@B Nope the conditioner does not have a sulfate in sight, just really great ingredients.
Thanks for reading everyone.

Jamila AKA Betty B said...

I am also giving that mascara the side eye. It must be more along the lines of a super temporary lash tint.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

That Tarte stain is a bit weird. I doubt that I'll be trying it.

As for Aveda, I like you, have really thick hair already, but sometimes I'd like it to be a bit thicker! Thanks for the info.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Jamila I will post my review of it next week. I thought I could get it in this week but it just didnt happen.
@BGG then you may want to go for it when you want that extra oomph.