Evolvh Luxury Natural Haircare – SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner and SmartCurl Wash/Conditioner Reviews

Company: Evolvh Luxury Natural Haircare

Products:

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash

SmartCurl Hydrating Conditioner

SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner

Reviews:

Let me start out by saying that my hair is super curly and dry. I have a hard time finding products that will moisturize my hair, enhance my curls, and fight frizz without weighing it down.

I am thrilled to share these products from Evolvh with you… I’m in love!

The SmartCurl line is a newly released range of products that are formulated to specifically address the needs of curly hair that I mentioned above.

Let’s start with the SmartCurl Hydrating Wash. In all honesty, I would buy this shampoo based on the scent alone! It smells SO fresh and clean with hints of florals and fruit. Its AH-MAZING! The formula is thick and luxurious and you only need a small amount of product to work into a rich lather. It rinses out easily and leaves your hair feeling thoroughly cleansed without being stripped of natural oils.

This shampoo contains nourishing plant-based ingredients like almond oil, kiwi seed oil, seaweed extract, mango, sunflower, wild pansy, and passion flower. No wonder it smells so good!

The SmartCurl Hydrating Conditioner has the same intoxicating scent as the shampoo (YASSS!). It also contains tons of plant-based, good-for-your-locks ingredients. Essential amino acids, fatty acids and botanicals work together to strengthen and soften your curls while fighting frizz. The consistency is thick (I don’t trust thin, drippy conditioners… they slide right out of your hair and barely moisturize), and easily works through even the most tangled of manes. As I do with all of my conditioners, I left this in my hair for about five minutes. It rinsed out quickly and my hair was tangle-free and ready to be styled.

The SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner contains fun, natural ingredients like oils from pumpkin seed, red raspberry seed, cranberry seed, citrus orange, grapefruit peel, patchouli and lemon peel. Whoa! So much plant-based goodness in one bottle! As you can imagine, it smells like a sweet, fruit-filled paradise!

When my hair was damp, I sprayed about 7 or 8 pumps on my just-past-shoulder-length hair. I combed it through with my fingers and just let it soak in. I usually use gel in my hair, but for the purposes of this review, I just let it air dry without any additional products.

The Bottom Line

I can’t think of anything negative to say about these products! After using them, my curls looked hydrated, defined, and bouncy! My frizz was drastically reduced and my hair smelled absolutely amazing! My hair was manageable, free of tangles, and just looked healthy! My sad little curls have definitely met their haircare soulmate!

I highly recommend these products! Thank you, Evolvh, for sending me these products to review!

Make Scents Natural Spa Line’s “Burly Men’s Line” – Products for Manly Men That Want to Look Good But Don’t Want to Look Like They’re Trying Too Hard In Front of the Bros

Company: Make Scents Natural Spa Line

Products:

Burly Buff

Burly Balm

Burly Beard and Hair Oil

Reviews:

Are you a manly man? You know… the type of guy that goes out into the woods to build fires, shotgun beers and howl at the moon? Or maybe you’re not into building fires but you slave away behind a computer to build websites? Whatever type of manly man you are, Make Scents Natural Spa Line’s Burly Men’s Line is for you!

You work hard all day, and maybe your skin needs a little help… give Burly Buff a try! It’s a sugar scrub jam packed with good for your skin ingredients like orange, cedar wood, peppermint and tea tree! Slather this on your super manly skin, rub it in circular motions, and rinse… that’s all you have to do for smooth, soft skin! Your bros will wonder how you look so damn good and your partner will love the refreshing, masculine scent!

Listen… you’re a guy and your skin gets dry. You may not want to use flower-scented body lotion, but trust me, you gotta use something or you’re just not looking your best! Burly Balm is a thick body butter that will moisturize your skin and make you smell like million bucks! Its full of cocoa butter and sunflower seed oil, along with orange, cedar wood, and tea tree to make you smell like the classy, lumberjack that you are. Peppermint will even help soothe those muscles your wore out while chopping wood, or changing the toner in the office’s printer, or whatever manly things you do all day.

For the burliest of burly men, you gotta try the Burly Beard & Hair Oil. Sorry dudes, dry hair just doesn’t look good. Either do crazy, scraggly beards. Get a product that will fix it all in one easy step! This beard and hair oil is made with “invigorating peppermint oil, calming orange peel oil, soothing cedarwood oil, and healing tea tree oil.” It will make your hair and beard softer, more manageable, and smelling freakin’ amazing! All you need is a few drops and about 20 seconds, and you’ll be looking good as hell! (People will notice, I guarantee it!)

The Bottom Line

You want to look good… you just don’t want to look like you spent a few hours in the bathroom getting ready. You have a lot of testosterone and a lot of work to do, and you just can’t be bothered with skin or hair care. For you, my friend, I highly recommend the Burly Men’s Line. Take a few minutes in the shower to scrub off all of the day’s nastiness with the Burly Scrub. Take another minute or two and hydrate your skin with the Burly Balm… your skin shouldn’t feel like sandpaper no matter how much you like building $#%t. Take 20 more seconds and rub in some of the Burly Beard and Hair Oil… and you’re seriously looking and smelling good!

If you’re a reading this and have a certain guy in mind that desperately needs to start taking better care of himself when it comes to his skin and hair, but doesn’t want to be bothered with overly-feminine or unnecessarily complicated routines, give the Burly Men’s Line a try! It’s vegan, cruelty free, and free of any harmful chemicals… I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Make Scents Natural Spa Line, for sending me this products to review! Interested in more products from this company? Check out my previous review of their scrubs and body butters!

Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care Product Reviews

Company: Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care

“What we love doing the most is creating products that make people + earth feel well. We seek standard packaging that is as friendly as possible and put your hard earned cash towards what goes into the bottle.

Gluten free + soy free raw materials we choose are not tested on animals, we keep animal by-products out of our products and test our products on friendly people.

Our vegan formulas are dreamt by us and brought to life by us. we shy away from recreating existing works and stay sharp by working with our hands.

It is about the dream, the brainstorming, the creation.

We are hand-crafters, we are honest, we are friendly, we work hard, we love what we do. Oh and yes we are vegans as well!”

Products:

Burdock Root Shine Elixer (1 ounce – $24.50 USD)

Maranta Dry Hair Shampoo: Vegan Hair Powder (1.25 ounce – $10.00 USD)

Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator ($20.00 USD)

May Chang Whole Body Oil (1 ounce – $16.00 USD)

Reviews:


The Burdock Root Shine Elixir contains unique ingredients including Burdock Root Infused Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Broccoli Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Berry CO2, and Sandalwood and Neroli Essential Oils. This elixir has a slightly sweet and herbal fragrance, and I only needed 4-5 drops to work through my curly, down-to-middle-of-my-back length hair. My hair is dry and color treated so it is not shiny on its own. This elixir helped to hydrate my locks while giving it a slight oh-hey-my-hair-looks-healthier sheen when I used it on my damp hair. When I massaged this product into my dry hair it helped to tame my crazy curls. Don’t use too much or your hair will look greasy! It is made of oils after all!

I tried the Maranta Dry Hair Shampoo: Vegan Hair Powder in the shade Neutral, which is a white powder that blended right into my blonde hair. This product contains Arrowroot Powder, Tapioca Starch, Moroccan Lava Clay, and Green Mandarin, Myrrh and Neroli Essential Oils. It is a fine powder with a light herbal scent. When I sprinkled this dry shampoo on my hair after a long day of sweating at work (the AC was broken), it seemed to absorb the sweat and oils that had built up over the day.  I massaged it vigorously into my roots and it also helped to build volume. I am a fan of shampooing my hair several times a week and conditioning it almost every day, so I do not use dry shampoo very often. In a pinch, I would use this product to freshen my hair up on nights that I am too tired to shower or I would maybe even take it along with me to fix my hair during the workday.

If you’re looking for a unique product to exfoliate your skin, The Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator is it! This purple powder is made of Organic Brown Rice, Hibiscus Flower Powder, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Freeze Dried Bananas, and Acai Pulp Powder! How cool is that? When you add water, this product turns into a vibrant magenta color and gently scrubs away dirt, oil and dead skin cells from your face. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft while looking toned and healthy! It has a fresh scent of fruit and flowers and is fun to use!

The May Chang Whole Body Oil is made of plenty of good-for-you ingredients including Organic Unrefined Avocado Oil Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Seabuckthorn Berry Extract, and Pure Essential Oils. It absorbs quickly into the skin and has a natural herbal scent. It effectively moisturizes the skin, but what I like best about it is the sheen it leaves behind. Who doesn’t love a healthy glow?

The Bottom Line

I truly enjoyed using these products! The Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator was my favorite. I love the color and how it left my skin feeling healthy and soft! All four of these products are excellent quality and do the job they were intended to do.  I would highly recommend Sevi products to anyone looking for vegan and cruelty-free products that are unique and naturally effective!

Thank you, Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care for these fabulous products to review!

 

EVOLVh Luxury Natural Haircare – The Volume Discovery Kit Review

Company: EVOLVh Luxury Natural Haircare

“We live for healthy happy hair and the vision of lovely EVOLVh bottles in your shower. EVOLVh was born after careful observation and study of all hair product lines in the marketplace – a revolutionary hair care line with a propriety amino acid technology that transforms hair feel and texture while optimizing strand health and beauty. Hair professionals and their clients were increasingly looking for products made from healthier ingredients, but without giving up performance back when EVOLVh was created. That still holds true today, and even more so. You’re about to experience a curated clean beauty hair care line that offers true performance unlike any other you’ve tried before. Luxurious, with amazing efficacy and utilizing the most potent ingredients from nature.”

“All EVOLVh hair care products use only the safest and highest performing natural ingredients. EVOLVh products are made using 90% or higher organic content. The entire line is sulfate, paraben and sodium chloride free. All products are gluten-free as well. Most products are vegan, containing no animal products, and all are cruelty-free. Experience beautiful, healthy hair without compromising your health or life values.”

Products: The Volume Discovery Kit  – $34.00 USD 


This set is sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, vegan, color safe, and cruelty-free.

This set includes:

UltraShine Moisture Shampoo (59 ml / 2 fl. oz)

UltraShine Moisture Conditioner (59 ml / 2 fl. oz)

SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner (59 ml / 2 fl. oz)

TotalControl Styling Creme (59 ml / 2 fl. oz)

Review:  

I was beyond thrilled to get to try out this line! I LOVE when companies make trial/sample sized products so you don’t end up wasting handfuls of money on things that don’t work for you.

So, if you didn’t know, I have blonde curly hair that reaches midway down my back. It is highlighted, dry and frizzy, but it is easily straightened, curled, and controlled with products. I prefer to keep my hair natural and choose not to use heat styling very often.

The UltraShine Moisture Shampoo is “ideal for all hair types.” It gently cleanses while seaweed extract and fatty acids nourish and fortify your strands. The scent reminds me of baby shampoo and the lather most certainly washes away any build-up. The instructions recommend washing your hair twice, which I only do if my hair is particularly dirty or if I used too much product that day.

The UltraShine Moisture Conditioner has a fragrance that is similar to the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo, but it also has a baby powder-like scent. This conditioner is thick, as in it will not drip from your hand if you turn it upside down, but it is not heavy. I massaged it into my hair and let it sit for several minutes for more “intensive results.” It does a wonderful job detangling my wild curls and provides enough moisture for my thirsty locks without weighing it down.

The SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner is to be used on clean, towel-dried hair (10 – 12 pumps from roots to ends). The scent of this spray is my favorite in the set. It is light, fruity, and floral. Rice bran guards against heat and the sun, bergamot detangles and fights flyaways, and raw lecithin strengthens strands. I really love this stuff!

The TotalControl Styling Creme is a mix of a conditioner and gel. For “smooth ringlets, apply to damp hair, use fingers to shape curls, and let air dry.” This styling creme was perfect for my hair. I want smooth, bouncy curls without heavy products weighing them down. This product fought my frizz (undoubtedly with all its might) and helped my curls keep their shape.

The Bottom Line

Everyone wants beautiful hair. To me, it is impossible to achieve “beauty” if the products you use are tested on animals or contain animal products. Animal testing is cruel, ineffective and unnecessary. I am so thankful for brands like EVOLVh that make vegan and cruely-free products that actually work! These products work together PERFECTLY, but also do well when used on their own. I can say that without a doubt, this set increased the volume and overall health of my hair. Since these products are perfect for traveling, I will be bringing the entire set along with me on my L.A. food tour in a few weeks (stay tuned for that!). This company also has products made for curly hair, which I fully intend on trying out! Give these products a try, and let me know how they work for you!

Thank you, EVOLVh, for providing me with products to review!