October 18, 2016

Dear Beauté Himawari Oil In Shampoo and Conditioner (Volume & Repair)

When I was living in Tokyo, I observed a commonality among a lot of Japanese women: their hair tended to look really healthy and shiny. I rarely saw any of them with hair that looked dry or frizzy, even if many Japanese women regularly color their hair and use heat-styling tools everyday.

I then concluded that it must be their hair care products! Aside from the different hair serums and masks, even their regular shampoos and conditioners play a huge part. After all, it is the basis of hair care. One brand I saw almost everywhere and noticed was quite popular were the Dear Beauté Himawari shampoos and conditioners. Not surprising since, in Japan, they're pretty affordable too.


This particular set is their Volume & Repair line meant for limp, dry hair. They do have one another 'regular' variant for dry, frizzy hair as well. Now, my hair is thick, dry, and frizzy so it seems the latter would suit me better, but since I cut my hair quite short I realized I do need more volume in my hair to compliment its length.


Translation: Premium Himawari Oil Ex

Lipid & Moisture Retention: focuses on balancing lipids and moisturizes to improve manageability of hair, creases and dry ends.
Anti-Damage Formula: organic sunflower oil, organic sunflower stem & leaf extract, sunflower seed extract, sunflower flower extract.

Both the shampoo and conditioner are chock full of sunflower goodness. They even included extract from both the leaves and stems! "Himawari" (Kanji: 向日葵) is actually the Japanese word for "sunflower". Why sunflowers though? Simple. Sunflower oil contains Oleic Acid, also known as Omega 9, an essential acid that helps stop hair breakage and stimulate healthy hair growth [1]. Sunflower extracts or oil also helps improve scalp health, eliminate or minimize frizz, and make hair softer and shinier.


Dear Beauté Himawari Oil In Shampoo (Volume & Repair) (Php695/500ml):
Enhance body and bounce at the roots of your hair! Dear Beauté Himawari (Volume & Repair is especially developed to cater to dry, flat, limp and rebellious hair. This rich textured shampoo contains Volume & Bounce formula that boosts volume and deeply conditions to restore hair’s internal lipid-moisture balance, leaving hair with body and volume. It’s sulfate free so it’s safe and gentle on your hair.


Dear Beauté Himawari Oil In Conditioner (Volume & Repair) (Php695/500ml):
Enhance body and bounce at the roots of your hair! Dear Beauté Himawari (Volume & Repair is especially developed to cater to dry, flat, limp and rebellious hair. This rich textured conditioner contains Volume & Bounce formula that boosts volume and deeply conditions to restore hair’s internal lipid-moisture balance, leaving hair with body and volume. It’s sulfate free so it’s safe and gentle on your hair.

I used both products for two weeks every time I showered, which is at least once a day, and I really like how much lighter my hair felt after using it for just a few days. Since my hair is thick and full-bodied, it can easily feel 'heavy' and get weighed down with oil brought on by the heat and other hair products. That lightness in turn did add some volume to my hair, making it easier to style since I didn't need to try to add as much volume nearer towards the roots/scalp with my flat iron. There wasn't any shine added to my hair and I still have frizz issues, but my hair does feel a little bit softer and smoother after I shower with these, especially if I use the conditioner. It has a fresh and light scent too that lasts quite a while, and even if the scent isn't easily detectable like I usually prefer with my shampoos, it helps keep that been-out-in-the-heat-all-day smell away from both my hair and my scalp. Oh, it doesn't contain any sulfates or silicones too so no matter your hair type, you can easily use this shampoo without worry!

Dear Beauté Himawari products are available at all Beauty Bar stores nationwide.

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