|Chances are you use a shampoo and conditioner that is tailored to your hair type. For me: My highlights need color protection, and I like a shampoo/conditioner team that is smoothing and has frizz-fighting properties. I have a few favorite brands that I consistently go back to. But, much like mascara, I am always on the lookout for new ones to try. Topping my list of current favorites? Shielo Strengthening Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner.|
Shielo started as a line of volumizing and color protecting hair care products created for salons in New York City in 2001. In 2007, the line became available to clients outside of the salon, giving women access to professional quality ingredients. When they contacted me about trying out some products, I happily accepted.
Shielo Color Protect Strengthening Shampoo uses their StrandGuard Complex® to protect hair from environmental factors that cause fading and weakening. Simultaneously, it uses Expansion Technology® to volumize and keep strands flexible. Ingredients like Sunflower Seed Extract and other certified Organic Extracts keep hair shiny. I've been using the shampoo for a couple weeks now and find that not only does it smell amazing (an essential feature), but my hair is a lot more manageable. Normally, I have to blow-dry my hair after every wash, but I've been letting it air dry and it's not as out of control.
For me, conditioning is key, as daily washing can cause color to fade. I love the combination of the shampoo and Shielo's Color Protect Conditioner (regularly $24.99, on sale for $17.50), which helps protect color while adding shine and resilience. As an added bonus, products are sulfate-free.
With two young kiddos at my feet, I really need to maximize time during my hair and beauty routine. Because of this, I don't (get to) use many styling products. But one I now constantly use is Shielo's Antioxidant Leave-In Protectant ($19.99). Spray onto wet hair, to prolong your color and protect against environmental factors. Ingredients include pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids to slow-down color loss and provide UV protection, all while being completely free of parabens. It's also a great product to use when you blowdry, because it will help protect hair from damaging heat.
For finishing, Shielo's Volume Flexible Design Hair Spray ($18.99) is a lightweight formula that uses keratin and wheat amino acids to boost hair from the root. It also uses soy proteins and other natural ingredients to help nourish and strengthen hair while providing hold. I like that this formula isn't sticky or heavy.
Shielo offers you salon quality products, using natural ingredients, without animal testing. All packaging uses post-consumer recycled and recyclable materials.
Products can be found online at Shielo.com. Get free shipping with purchases of $75 or more.