Klorane Mango Butter Range for Damaged Hair

Klorane Mango Butter Range for Damaged Hair

Klorane Mango Butter shampoo conditioner

I’ve always loved Klorane. It’s an elegant French line of botanical hair products, whose philosophy is a based on a passion for plants and nature. Created in the South of France in 1966 by the pharmacist Pierre Fabre and one of the largest privately owned pharmaceutical companies in France. All cosmetics are designed with the same quality requirements as medicines. They take their beauty seriously, and for me, who has a fetish with all things French pharmaceutical (seriously, I LOVE shopping in French pharmacies) Klorane makes me feel like I am treating my hair to the best of all possible beauty options. So I decided to take the Klorane Mango Butter line for a spin. After spending some time in the sun, chlorinated water, and then back to winter and dry central heating, not to mention a few highlights here and there (ahem), my hair qualifies as chemically treated. I call that “fragile”. Add heat styling, and you have a recipe for doing damage.

Klorane Mango Butter mask

Firstly, the smell! Mangos, glorious mangos! Each of the product in the line smells like beautiful yummy mangos, with any added sweetness or synthetic notes. Just pure and gentle. It lingers in the hair for a few hours after styling, but you can only smell it if you bury your nose in your hair. The shampoo is rich and creamy and was easy to work through my thick hair. It does have some sulfates but by now we all know that there are sulfates that are a) not bad and b) necessary for actually cleaning your hair.  So I have the Mango Butter Klorane Conditioner and Klorane Mask and have used both. The Conditioner would be a good choice for someone with finer or shorter hair than mine, as it just wasn’t detangling enough. But the Mask with Mango Butter was incredible! And I imagine if one had fine hair, the mask might be too heavy so between the Mask and Conditioner with Mango Butter there is something for everyone. I only needed a tiny bit of the Mask to coat the lower half of my hair and I just let it sit while I did the rest of my shower business- scrub, loofah, face mask, foot scrub…etc. The Klorane Mask with mango butter rinsed out and left me with tangle free soft locks that were easy to comb. This is an accomplishment!

klorane-leave-in-fluid-with-mango-3oz Klorane Mango Oil Spray

So before I undertook the gargantuan task of blow drying my hair (which, to be fair, takes less time because of my Goody Quik Style Comb)  I applied the Klorane Leave-In Fluid with Mango Butter to the ends of my hair. It has more of a creamy texture than a fluid, and applied smoothly and easily. I then followed with a few spritzes of the Mango Oil Spray. The Mango Oil Spray is waterproof and protects hair from the sun – I wish I’d had it in Florida! At any rate, it certainly prepares the hair beautifully for heat styling and can be used after heat styling to tame flyaways, static and add a healthy shine that protects the hair. It smells amazing, is silicone free, so it won’t build up, and adds gorgeous shimmer and shine. I am all about shiny hair! And hair that smells amazing? A bonus.


I love it when my hairs smells fruity

Verdict? LOVE. Won’t be without. I have several hair care options that I love and the Klorane Mango Butter line is perfect for when my hair needs some tender loving care. And I won’t hit up the beach or the pool again without my Mango Oil Spray!

The Klorane Mango Butter line ranges in cost fro $6-$24 and is available at Klorane.com and select drugstores in Canada, Europe and the US. American buyers can check availability here.

ICON India 24k Richly Exotic Masque – Silky Hair That Shines Like Gold

ICON India 24k Richly Exotic Masque – Silky Hair That Shines Like Gold

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As you know, I seriously love the India line from ICON hair products. The India Shampoo cleans my hair beautifully without drying it out, and the India Conditioner makes my hair silky and manageable without weighing it down. ICON India has made it’s way into Holy Grail Hair Prodz Status in my arsenal, and I can’t imagine being without it. But with winter dryness and wanting to use heated styling products, long chemically treated hair sometimes a deep conditioner is required. I am still using and loving my Aroma M Camellia Hair Oil but I’ve added another hair product to my must-haves. The ICON India 24k Richly Exotic Masque is gorgeous and rich and has actual gold dust in it.  I swear it makes my hair so soft and silky and also so shiny! I stopped my salon yesterday and made everyone touch my hair, I’m so in love with this stuff! My stylist agrees that my hair is super soft and shiny, and she should know!

ICON India 24k Masque

Note the shimmery gold flecks – spatula included.

From the ICON site:

Change hair’s inner core with pure gold micro-bursts and microscopic mixers. Restorative Moringa, Argan, Amber oils are joined by Coconut and Olive Fruit Tree oils to hydrate, nourish, strengthen.

Daly Beauty Icon India 24k Masque

All I did was shampoo as I normally would, comb through the ICON India 24k Richly Exotic Masque, twist up my hair & tuck it into a plastic shower cap while I do the rest of my shower routine, 5 ish minutes, then rinse. Ta-da! Gorgeous silky touchable hair. Verdict? Will never be without it.

Daly Beauty ICON India 24k Masque


The ICON Indai 24k Richly Exotic Mask is around $40. ICON products are available at select salons. I got mine at Salon Ravello

Beautiful Hair & The Brazilian Blowout™…Do We Want This?

The Brazilian Blowout™ has been all the buzz lately among those of us craving low maintenance, silky hair with minimal or zero blow dry time. A good friend of mine from LA who is plugged into the beauty/fashion scene there says that pretty much EVERY star has it done. You know, the ones you see in the tabloids, frolicking on the beach in say, Hawaii, with silky hair? Yes Jennifer Anniston I am looking at you. What the heck? How is this even possible? Watch the first season of The Mentalist and note the lovely Robin Tunney’s hair. Very thick and wavy- I’ve met her and can attest to her hair texture. Yes I am weird that way. Now. Watch the last/current season. Her hair is flowing and shiny- like silk and she has the Brazilian Blowout™ to thank for that.
First there were the scary Japanese Keratin Treatments that were full of formaldehydes. On our heads?? In our hair?? YIKES! I think not. It just didn’t seem worth it.
Then, came the healthier protein based Keratin Treatments. Yes these really did seem to offer a miracle. You will have silky, smooth FRIZZ FREE hair for months. However, the process was intense. Three hours of shampoos, drying, applications, straightening etc in the salon, which renders your hair completely flat and lifeless until you shampoo it. And no shampooing, touching, pinning back, putting behind your ears- basically anything that could bend the hair- for three days. I watched my dear friend Vicki go through it this past summer. Now there is no question the final result was worth it as her hair is lovely and flowy which makes her a very happy camper. But. She would not leave her house for those long 3 days as her hair basically looked like oily spaghetti.
Enter the Brazilian Blowout™ (cue heavenly choirs) which does IT ALL in one afternoon at the salon with no wait time for the final result. If you are wavy or curly your waves/curls will be slightly relaxed or perhaps a better word is calmed. None of the flat dead hair that straightening irons have brought upon us. That look is unnatural and unflattering and we do not want to go there. My salon and stylist here in Ottawa has just started offering The Brazilian Blowout™ as an alternative of what my friend had done. I’ve had several friends ask me about it as I referred to it here and I have recommended it to a few hair challenged friends as well. Now even I am beginning to be tempted by the prospect of a speedy blow dry and ready-to-go hair. The cost is probably in the $200-$350 range for 10-12 weeks of blow dry ready hair that gets softer and silkier with every treatment. Yeah that’s right. It makes your hair healthier.
Do we want this? I am seriously considering it….are you?