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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lea Journo shampoo/conditioner review

I have been trying to grow my hair for nearly two years now; since I chopped it off, bleached it and dyed it red.

I was making good progress, but my ends were very damaged and dry from all the processing in beauty school, so back in February I got about six inches cut off, leaving me with shoulder length hair.

The place I went to did a bad job at cutting my layers, so my sister (hairdresser) trimmed it up and put some shape into it about a month ago, leaving me manageable hair to let grow.

I hate getting haircuts because of the time it takes to drive somewhere, it seems like they never do a good job, and I always wish I had never done it. My red hair was cut by my teacher in school and even she left big holes and gaps all over from over texturizing.

So, here I am with healthy hair. I only use demi-permanent hair color now to prevent more damage, and only when my hair starts looking dull. I stay my same color level, just changing the tone now and then. I am totally dependent on my cleansing and styling products to protect my hair while in this growing process. I have been trying everything from drugstore to salon to Wen, and now am here with Lea Journo Hydra-Riche hydrating shampoo and conditioner.

I discovered these products on QVC while watching one day. The reviews on the beauty boards were very good, and when the conditioner was featured in the latest Test Tube, I had to get it.

The conditioner sat in a box for a week or so untouched.  Then, during a shopping trip to Macy's, I saw that they had the full size and travel sizes of the Lea Journo products and immediately purchased the shampoo. I could not believe these products were available locally! I thought, this could be really good if they turn out being good products, because I don't have to wait for them to ship.

Here I am nearly two weeks since that day at Macy's, and two nearly empty containers later, with my review.

It is important to know that the sample I got at Macy's of the shampoo was only 2oz while the Test Tube conditioner was 3oz. The Macy's was $10. The full sizes are 10oz and $28, but I will show you a better deal later!



THE REVIEW:

The Smell:

This duo has a fabulous, indescribable perfumed fragrance. It isn't a bad thing like with most hair products. The smell is divine. I can only describe it as fruity and french. It has to be from the plum oil.

The Feel:

Both products have a rich and creamy feel.

The shampoo absorbs into the hair strands and has almost zero lather. I have found that the more I use it, the easier it is to distribute through my hair and the less product I need. I am guessing it takes that long to remove residue from other products, for the shampoo to be able to work effectively. If you have tried it, give it a good 5-6 shampoo's for it to start working well. My first couple shampoos left my hair feeling like straw, but now it feels clean and silky. I relate it to detoxing the hair.

The conditioner is luxurious and concentrated. It works into the hair like silk and rinses clean with no buildup on the scalp (a huge problem with me). I like to leave it on for a couple minutes before rinsing. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth, without weighing down, and leaves a wonderful fragrance behind.

I have not had a breakout from these products, and I have extremely sensitive skin to hair products and fragrance. I can't wait to try other products from the line!

The Result:

After two weeks, my hair is softer, shinier, and feels fuller. I already have thick hair, but this makes my hair feel bouncy and has brought life back to it. I can't wait to see how the long term benefits will be.

The travel sizes lasted me around 6 uses and I still have a small amount left in the conditioner container.

The Deal:

You can purchase the duo on QVC for only $39. Purchased individually would be $56. That's a savings of $17!

QVC Link HERE

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts?