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3 Reasons to Get Naked

Products sent for review purposes, but opinions are all Anne’s own.

I’ll never forget when Herbal Essences first came on to the scene in the 90s, and saucy commercials featuring women screaming “Yes, yes, yes!” hit prime-time airwaves. Simply scandalous! And of course, I had to have that shampoo immediately.

Now, the launch of the brand’s first premium line, the Herbal Essences Naked Collection, continues that saucy tradition, encouraging women to bare their softest hair and #GetNaked. The premise behind the line simple,  focusing on what the products don’t contain — ingredients like dyes, parabens and heavy residues.

herbal essences naked collection review
Getting naked is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Here are three great reasons to get naked:

1.  Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Soufflé (free of silicone & dyes)

This volumizing leave-in is perfect for creating subtle lift and texture without the weight or “crunch” or other volumizers. I used it the other day before poufing my hair into a half-ponytail bouffant, and one of my coworkers couldn’t believe that it’s all I used to create the volume — no teasing allowed.


2.  Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo (free of parabens & dyes)

Let me bare it all for you — this is hands down the BEST dry shampoo of any mass-market brand I’ve tried. There is absolutely no color, so dark-haired beauties won’t look like they had an accidental explosion of baby powder all over their roots. And it smells so fresh and makes my hair feel so clean that I can almost believe I had gotten up early enough to wash my hair.


3.  Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist (free of parabens & dyes)

This is one of the lightest weight shine mists I’ve used yet, with a springy light scent of champagne and mint. This is a great finishing spray and can also be used as a leave-in detangler for dry hair like mine.


I showed you mine — now it’s your turn. Let me know if you’re going to #GetNaked!


Photos:  Anne Houseman/beautyxpose

Fab Finds: 4 Frizz-Fighting Shampoos

It’s been raining non-stop today at the BX headquarters (aka my house), and with only more April showers to look forward to, it seems only fitting to dedicate this week’s Fab Finds to fighting hair’s biggest “f word.” The best solution? Fighting frizz at the root of the problem (literally), with a fantastic shampoo. Here are four favorites.

1. Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Silkening Shampoo Buy.com: $3.49

A rich and creamy formula leaves strands silky after rinsing

2. Goldwell Dual Senses Color Shampoo Drugstore.com: $13

Even though this says it's for color-treated hair, it's great for fighting frizz


3. ARROJO Studio Gentle Shampoo ARROJO Studio: $15

A sulfate-free formula preserves natural oils that protects against frizz.

4. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo Target: $28.49

Another "color-treated" sulfate-free shampoo...sensing a theme here

High Fashion, Low Maintenance: Travel Light at 3floz.com

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3floz.comThe TSA compromised everyone’s travel beauty regimen with super-strict rules about carry-on liquids.  No one wants flat hair or dull skin on vacation, but transferring products from normal bottles to tiny containers can be a complete mess.

Two friends, who met working together, bonded over their travel woes and sought a way to solve their beauty travel issues.  The result is 3floz.com, which offers an enormous selection of TSA-friendly beauty products and toiletries.

The Curly Hair Kit at 3floz.com

The Curly Hair Kit at 3floz.com

With an array of categories like anti-aging, masks, hair care and even an expansive $10 and section under you can find any product you would ever need on holiday.  3floz.com also carries all great brands like Herban Essentials, Molton Brown and Ahava.

For some really easy one click shopping, check out the kits available.  You can find a complete set of hair and face products to cover all your needs during your trip.  The Curly Hair Kit is perfect for keeping your curls under control on the road and includes Alterna shampoo and conditioner, Blow Mane Tame Pomade and Jonathan Spray Dirt Hairspray, all fit for your flight!

You don’t need to be traveling to pick up some products from 3floz.com.  It is a great way to test products your curious about without having to splurge!

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