When women become mothers, the usual time spent for monthly facials, body massage and hair spa sessions when they were single turn into play dates, child-rearing, kiddie workshops, and whatnots. One of the things that I have unintentionally neglected since I became a yaya-less full-time mom is taking care of my long hair. I usually put my hair in a bun or just leave them as is attempting the trending beach waves hair look coz honestly, hair styling takes too much effort especially if you're juggling too many stuff at the same time.
Anyway, it was a really great thing when V&M Naturals treated us beauty bloggers for a hair spa day at the Benibana Beauty Hub! It feels nice to be "beautified" even for just a day!
For this hair spa day, V&M Naturals Hair Care products such as Lichen + Coffee Shampoo and Conditioner, Voilai Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque, and Hair I Am Hair Enhancer & Growth Accelerator Spray were used. I have discovered V&M Naturals, almost 4 years ago in Instagram at which during that time, they were selling natural artisan soaps, balms, oils, and the likes. I bought some of their products before and I liked them, so hearing that they now have a hair care line excites me!
I have always been on the lookout for hair care products that are made of only natural ingredients because some chemically-based shampoos and conditioners available in the market are too harsh for my sensitive scalp, leaving me e dandruff, acne around the jawline/chin/hair line, and bacne. My hair texture is fine and thin, my scalp tends to get oily while the ends of my hair strands are kinda dry and brittle, which makes split ends and falling hair as some of my biggest concerns.
V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Shampoo (Php 750)
If you think your crowning glory is invicible from stress, think again. With daily exposure to pollutants, it deserves an extra TLC. Give it a break with V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Sulfate-free Foaming Shampoo.
Its key ingredients are alpine lichen extract that has excellent antibacterial profile and anti-inflammatory properties just like emu oil which fights free radicals while moisturizing the hair; coffee extract that contains caffeine which stimulates the hair follicles resulting in reduction of hair loss and promotion of hair growth; swiss-grade yoghurt that helps maintain pH balance of the scalp and regulates hair moisture; naturally-derived sodiu lactate and sodium gluconate that acts as humectant; natural citronellol which combats and reduces odor absorbed by the hair; and sericin which contains 18 amino acids including those needed for hair growth.
V&M Naturals Coffee + Lichen Sulfate-Free Conditioner (Php 850)
Give your hair all the pampering it needs with V&M Naturals Lichen + Coffee Sulfate-free Hydrating Conditioner. Brimming with protein and essential amino acids from Hydrolyzed silk to help restructure hair and repair damage caused by constant combing and pulling. Fortified with Lichen extract, nourishing Yogurt, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids from Emu and Argan, it effectively fights odor-causing bacteria, regulates hair moisture and protects the hair against sun damage while detoxifying Coffee seed extract stimulates collagen production.
V&M Naturals Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque ( Php 580)
After washing and conditioning our hair , they were coated with the Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque for 5-7 minutes before getting rinsed. I was surprised how fast the "treatment" was!
For damaged hair in need of instant repair, Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque is a 5-7 minute revitalizing treatment that helps reconstructs damaged hairor caused by chemical treatments or hair styling. It is rich in Emu Oil, Coconut Oil, Keratin, Argan Oil, and Alpine Lichen Extract that restores hair's elasticity and improves its strength from the inside out.
Voila! Locks Deep Repair Hair Masque is very emollient and rich that with just a small amount, it was able to coat all of my hair strands. I loved that it wasn't that hard to rinse and there were no unnecessary residues left behind that. makes the hair feel heavy, weighed-down, and sticky.
After our deep repair hair masque session, our hair were dried and styled. I chose a simple and uncomplicated straight hair for mine rarely looks that sleek. Haha! They finished it off by spraying it with Hair I Am mist.
V&M Naturals Hair I Am
Ultimate Hair Enhancer & Growth Accelerator (Php580)
Carefully curated with the latest actives from nature, Hair I Am combines Green Tea, Rosemary, Chameleon Plant, and Perilla Leaf extracts to target and help recover weak hair follicles by nourishing deep into the roots. Enriched with Coffee and European Larch Wood, it reactivates hair growth by improving the absorption of nutrients in each follicle as it soothes and prevents scalp irritation that may cause hair loss. Fresh essences from Sugarcane and Lemon are added to significantly increase shine, smoothness and softness in each strand resulting in healthier, stronger, and thicker locks as it grows longer in as early as 3 months of continuous use.
Using Hair I Am is easy. Shake well and spray on the entire area of clean, towel-dried scalp. Afterwards, mist on the hair and comb to spread evenlt. Leave it on and style as desired. Use during morning and night time to grow your hair thicker, livelier,and healthier.
I personally enjoyed the treatment that day because even before having my hair styled, it already felt soft and smooth to the touch after the hair masque was rinsed. It was manageable and bouncier. I hope my hair is this pretty everyday! Did I mention that my hair smells sooooooooo good afterwards? Oh yeah, like flowers in a garden and fruits in a basket while you're having a picnic in a beutiful place, hehe!
We were told that after even if we won't shampoo and condition our hair after this day using the hair masque, it will be okay since it won't smell of sweat, the scalp will stay non-greasy, and the best of all it will still smell nice and fresh at two days most after the treatment. And with that, I tried not washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner for two days and here is what happened.
As you can see in the photo, my hair looks lively, bouncy, and manageable. My scalp has no dandruff and it doesn't look oily here.
So, after weeks of using this, I must say that I highly recommend these products. The shampoo and conditioner are safe for daily use BUT using ot every other 2 days is alright as well. Using the deep repair hair masque once a week is helpful for dry and damaged hair, and the Hair I Am mist keeps the hair protected and lessens its frizziness. For the price point, it may be a li'l bit expensive for others when you compare it to the other brands in the grocery store, but since these are made of natural ingredients and have long-term health benefits, it is worth investing in.
Benibana Beauty Hubs is located at #187 N. Averilla St. Barangay Sta. Lucia, San Juan City. For more information, visit the Benibana Beauty Hub Page.
V&M Naturals is a local face & body care brand that started online and now its business has grown with kiosks available in selected malls in the Philippines. For more information visit the V&M Naturals website
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