J.F Lazartigue Soothing Shampoo

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As some of you may know I am already a huge fan of the brand J.F Lazartigue.  I was introduced to this line a few years back and have adored it ever since.  I’ve tried several of their products such as their soy milk line, shea butter line, volumizing line, their detangling mists, and ultra shine orchid scented shampoo! I still have their hair coloring products to try out as well so that should follow within the month.

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I was lucky enough to score a bottle of their newest product, the soothing shampoo for sensitive and irritated scalps and see how well that treated my hair.  I will note that I DON’T have a sensitive scalp, but I do have long, fine hair that takes a beating everyday with heat styling and styling products. What I do think we can all benefit from is the fact that anything soothing is great, and antibacterial couldn’t hurt.

 

All JFL shampoos are recommended to be used twice per wash.  Once to clean off product styling impurities, and second to actually clean the hair shaft.  I usually wouldn’t do this with ANY shampoo because it leave it dry and ugly, but I highly recommend it with this brand.  Its paraben and sodium chloride free so it will not strip your hair–in fact its really very gentle with great sudsing ability on the second round.

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The soothing shampoo isn’t heavily perfumed, it has a very delicate scent that is just enough to pick up on in the shower, but not enough to stay lingering. Additionally, the product is clear and doesn’t used dyes or colorants to add to the beauty of this product.  It rinses out easily and uses plant extracts to soothe an irritated scalp.

Licorice Root is a very well known anti-inflammatory that is found in many skincare products but I have never seen in a hairline before. The Glycyrrhizinic acid within also acts as a antibacterial agent which is great for those who suffer from more serious scalp conditions.

Reed Extract is a new one to me and took some digging around on google to learn about. It has a wide variety of uses in the herbal medicial field, but in this case it acts as a soothing agent.

Poria Cocos Extract works as a anti-inflammatory and aids in boosting immunity and has been a chinese herb used for ages to calm nerves.  It also works as an antioxidant.

Bisabol comes from chamomile and I’ve seen this listed as a soothing, anti-inflammatory agent in skincare products before. I’ve dabbled with it in the past when I worked in a skincare lab and know its heavily  relied upon for it’s skin healing abilities.

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Combined together these ingredients seem like a great match for people suffering from itching, tingling, or burning sensations that affect the scalp skin by allergies or after a hair coloring session. By using a soothing shampoo instead of a heavily scented or million ingredient product, skin can heal faster and feel more comfortable. Just remember the key word here is soooooooottttthing. And if you’ve got a sensitive scalp, this shampoo is for you!

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This is JFL hair!

A 6.8 fl oz bottle can be purchased for around $30 and only a little is needed each day so it should last you months of use.  I’ve been able to locate their products as stores such as Beauty Collection, Planet Beauty and other boutique beauty supply and salons.  They often host events at these boutique stores for a full hair and scalp analysis so you can find out if the product is correct for you. I had it done years ago and rely on that information ever since!

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JFL hair on a typical day!

I highly recommend you check out my reviews of their other products because you’ll see why I am such a bag fan of the brand and why I have been using it for years.

 

Just for fun, this is my JFL stash at the moment!

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Previous J.F Lazartigue Reviews to check out:

 

[Review] For the Most Beautiful Hair in the World: Soy Milk Line and Styling Products

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[Review] For the Most Beautiful Hair in The World, Part 2:(hair loss line)

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[Review] Ultra Shine Orchid Scented Shampoo

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To find out more about the brand and see when they will be hosting an analysis in your area you can follow them on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or visit their site directly at: http://www.jflazartigue.com

 

XOXO

Claudia

 

 

 

 

 

Mannfolk PR Top Tier Media Summer Soirée July 30 2014

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It was one of the first PR Health & Beauty events I had ever gone to let alone was involved in putting on. My first thought was, holy crap this was amazing. Mannfolk PR and Top Tier Media brought brands, bloggers, stylists and press together for a night of mingling, and appetizers and best of all…the swag bags baby.

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Oh my lord the swag bags..but I’ll get to that soon enough. It was an amazing night to meet representatives from a ton of brands, some I had no idea who they were before the actual event. Of course we had a packed night and kept ourselves cool with cocktails from Devotion Vodka, Flavored Waters from Hint Water, and refreshed ourselves with detox drinks from The Skinny Lemon Company. I also went home with the best cupcake from Magnolia Bakery—like EVER! I STILL talk about those cupcakes and its a week later–they were THAT good.

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We all met at the Mannfolk Showroom in L.A which featured some awesome clothing, shoes and handbags on the walls and had me and my girlfriend keep imaging ourselves wearing this or that. And only hoped that I would one day be able to wear a JM couture dress for a fancy event in my life.

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I rubbed elbows with Mary Pergoda, National Director of J.F.Lazartigue. Met the Founder Susie of 100% Pure, Hung out with Jen Matthews and Tyna Werner of MyBeautyBunny.com and WeHeartThis.com and met interesting L.A based bloggers such as Stephanie from aquaheart.net, Amber from BeautyJunkiesUnite.com and Vlogger Laura Lee. All such amazing and outgoing gals that I now follow them on all their social media!

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The gift bags though that all bloggers received at the end of the night was the real clincher though. Or in the blogger world… the #holyshit swag bag of the century. I think I was gifted enough stuff to last me throughout the year! I won’t even be able to list everything that I received here but will give you a link to my FB page to check out all the photos.

 NCLA gifted us nail wraps and Ellison’s Organics gave each one of us one of their 3-free nail polishes.

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BluntLA gave us some some kick ass barrettes that I wore ALL weekend as I walked around Big Bear carrying my ThursdayFriday tote bag. I received so many compliments on those barrettes and not gonna lie….felt like a bad ass. I brought my new Vegan Cuts makeup bag with me in my purse since that night and look forward to checking out their monthly subscription service for food, beauty & health products galore! My boyfriend practically devoured the Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex lotion we got (had a major sunburn) and told his entire family that it was one the best lotions he ever tried. Non-greasy and not “girlie”.

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My favorite makeup brand Ferro Cosmetics was not able to join in on the fun in person, but made sure to send us all their new limited edition Glow powder in “Mojo Glow” and my FAVE product, Glow bronzer in “Autumn Kiss”! I am already familiar with Chella Brow and use the product they gifted us but could totally use another highlighter crayon that highlights brow bones and reduces redness around the nose. I’ve never tried 100% Pure but always saw it at Ulta and I’m so excited to try the cheek tint!

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Other brands that I was gifted in the bag was Cocoa Brown Self Tanner all the way from Ireland! Flouride-free Eco-dent Tooth Powder which I have used religiously since then, and the massaging hair brush from Olivia’s Garden that feels so good to use! Even on wet hair which is usually a big no no.

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Rocksbox gave us a three-month subscription to check out their jewelry service and Milani sent us a new gel powder eye shadow that I’ve seen all other beauty bloggers going gaga over. Lanikai Bath & Body from Hawaii gave us the cutest little bath & body kits that smell so good I wish it came in a perfume and deodorant to layer on throughout the day!

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Can we say OVERLOAD! Definitely not complaining, in fact, I could go on and on! There is so much more which I encourage you to visit my album to see all the rest of the goodies!

It was an amazing event that I could only hope the rest of you get to go to at one point in your life. If you can’t get to an event–get to an Expo so you can get an overdose of beauty goodness near your home!

Be sure to visit all the other gals social media links and Brand pages to find out more!

 

XOXO

Claudia