February 22, 2013

Marc Anthony Salon Expert Color Care


There is an unmistakable beauty to vibrant, shiny, healthy looking hair that looks like you have just stepped out of the salon and no matter your hair type or style, this is a result that each and every woman wants to achieve - that’s why all Salon Expert products have been developed with Advanced Color Care Technology to enhance vibrancy and shine, whether your hair is natural or color treated.

Everyday natural elements can harm your hair’s chemical bonds - the effects become evident as color begins to fade and hair looks damaged. Salon Expert is formulated with ingredients proven to reduce damage and breakage, leaving your hair and its color protected and shine enhanced.

To be honest, I have never found the miracle product that would really protect my hair color and prevent it from fading, and I am not even sure if such product exists, but since I have mostly been impressed with Marc Anthony products, I was happy to be given the opportunity to try this range of products especially since I dyed my hair burgundy this summer, which, we all know, requires extra rigorous maintenance. 

Formulated with Acai Berry to gently cleanse, fortify and correct the look and feel of your hair, the gentle antioxidant rich Color Save Shampoo ($14.99) does restore vibrancy that shines. It is also supposed to protect color with Advanced Color Care Technology, but sadly, it just did not do it for me and I had to watch my precious hair color run down the drain with every wash. I also need to use a lot of product even though I now have short hair, because it does not foam really well. The Color Lock Conditioner ($14.99) did not seem to do much either color wise even though it is supposed to prevent color dulling, although it does moisturize my hair, but nothing more than any other conditioner though.

Because the conditioner fails to detangle my hair, I have to rely on the Keratin Miracle Frizz-Smoother Leave-in ($14.99), which is a light yet powerful daily leave-in conditioner for all hair types that is absolutely amazing at detangling my hair in seconds, and it never fails to leave it incredibly soft, hydrated and manageable. As if it was not enough, this product is also said to keeps color visibly rich - although I did not really notice a difference - and it protects against heat damage. I have been using it every time I wash my hair since I got it, and I can really certify that it is a miracle product! This is really my favorite product of the range.

The last product of the Salon Expert Color Care range I have tried is the Color Shine Extra Hold Hairspray ($14.99), but it was a bit of a let down since it is far from providing an all-day hold - within an hour, my hair lost its curl and fell flat every time I used this! I do appreciate that it does not leave my hair stiff, crunchy or sticky, and that it provides shine and flexible restyling - oh, and let's not forget the fruity floral smell! - but since it fails to keep my hair curled, it is uselessfor me.

Overall, I am a bit surprised that Marc Anthony Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil products protect my hair color better than these Color Care products, which have been created especially for this, but still, I am absolutely in love with the Keratin Miracle Frizz Smoother!

Marc Anthony Salon Expert Color Care also includes the Amplifying Texture Spray,  Volumizing Blowout Cream and Sea Kemp Rescue Mud  ($14.99 each) and the range is available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

5 comments:

  1. these color protect claims are just that..claims!! i color my hair too and have yet to find something that protects the color from fading with every wash! nice post though!:) x

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  2. Hmmm that's too bad! It's weird with colour saving products. I also found that they really did nothing to keep hair colour in. Although with reds, it's REALLY hard to find something that doesn't wash it right out of your hair.

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  3. Hmmm that's too bad! It's weird with colour saving products. I also found that they really did nothing to keep hair colour in. Although with reds, it's REALLY hard to find something that doesn't wash it right out of your hair.

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  4. I have had similar experiences with so-called color protection products but am definitely a Marc Anthony fan overall too. Very helpful review!

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  5. i've not tried this line before!

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