January 27, 2011

Herbal Essences wants to transform your shower into a hair paradise!

Being a celebrity stylist is a tough gig, sometimes it involves battling LA traffic during the Golden Globes to make sure Rumor Willis has just the right shade of red in her hair for the awards show, sometimes it means hanging out with Leighton Meester making sure she is Herbal Essences Brand Ambassador worthy and other times it just means you give interviews to beauty journalists who are really, really hoping that you give away some secret celebrity tidbit that they in turn can sell for thousands of dollars to the tabloids...

Charles Baker Strahan, Herbal Essences North American celebrity stylist got a week full of all of that last week and I have no doubt that the highlight of it all was not styling celebrities for the Golden Globes but rather getting the chance to share some of his hair (not celebrity, dammit) secrets for me to pass on to all of you.

He's hanging out in Los Angeles right now so I knew he was just the person to give us advice for cold weather hair care!  His biggest tip was to make sure our hair is getting lots of moisture, not only is the cold air stripping it away but our hair is also taking a beating due to all the artificial heating indoors!  When our hair has enough moisture not only does it feel soft and silky it also looks shiny and smooth - as we all know, there is nothing worse then winter flyaways!

We also discussed the reformulated Herbal Essences collection which contains a water-activated silkening technology to give your hair the soft and shiny look we all crave and we agreed that the best part of the new formulas is the smell!

And then Charles had to dash off to his next fabulous event in sunny LA and I was left here in cold, snowy Toronto sniffing (yummm) a bottle of shampoo for solace...

So here's what's in the reformulated collection:
Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner - infused with extracts of Hawaiian coconut and orchid
Long-Term Relationship Shampoo and Conditioner - infused with extracts of red raspberries and Brazilian silk
None of Your Frizzness Shampoo and Conditioner - infused with extracts of mandarin creme and pearl - this is the one that I've been using, the scent is amazing and my frizziness is much better after using!
Totally Twisted Shampoo and Conditioner - infused with extracts of wild cherry twist and jewel orchid
Touchably Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner - infused with extracts of pink lily and Asian silk
Body Envy Shampoo - infused with extracts of passion flower sunrise and pearl

Available now at your usual haunts for around $3.99 for 300ml.
- Lisamarie -


  1. I love herbal essences!! My favorite is the "color me happy" in the pink bottle. It leaves my hair smelling great for a LONG time!

  2. Herbal Essences has always been my #1 favorite brand of shampoo. They smell great and they really do what they say they will! :)


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