My bathroom looks like a hair salon these days. I’ve been trying out so many new haircare products and brands I’m almost overwhelmed. So when I received 4 new haircare products from StriVectin, I wasn’t even sure where I was going to put them, lol.
StriVectin, well-known for their research-based skincare products with their patented anti-aging ingredient N-114 (a molecule related to one of my favorite anti-aging ingredients Niacinamide), recently brought anti-aging to the haircare arena with several different lines for different haircare needs. I received the line for color-treated hair that included four products:
- Hair Color Care Shampoo with patented NIA-114 + CHROMALAST PROTEIN COMPLEX
- Hair Color Care Conditioner with patented NIA-114 + CHROMALAST PROTEIN COMPLEX
- Hair Color Care UV Protective Spray with patented NIA-114 + MULTI-SHIELD ANTIOXIDANT COMPLEX
- Hair Color Care Vibrancy Booster with patented NIA-114 + REVITAGLAZE COMPLEX
I have tried the first three products on two occasions, and I’ll report on my experiences with them. Because my hair was freshly colored, I am saving the Color Care Vibrancy Booster for when my hair is closer to my next color appointment and needs some oomph.
“Protective shampoo gently cleanses while forming a shield around the hair cuticle to defend against color fade. Removes dulling buildup to reveal shine and softness.”
A clean-scented gel cream, the Color Care Shampoo makes a good amount of suds. It easily rinses clean, and leaves my hair feeling clean with a slight squeak. I liked it a lot! Price $23 for 8.5 oz.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamide Mea, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Polysilicone-15, Polyquaternium-7, BHT, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Dimethiconol, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Chitosan, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.
“Protective conditioner deposits low molecular weight proteins to fortify over processed strands while defending against color fade. Seals in moisture to resist future damage from coloring and environmental stressors.”
The Color Care Conditioner is a cream colored gel cream that is lighter weight than the conditioners I usually use, and truth be told, I was afraid it wouldn’t work because it didn’t seem as heavy. I was worried that it wouldn’t be as hydrating as the conditioners I’m used to. I was wrong. It worked fine. Price $23 for 8.5 oz.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Amodimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Cetyl Esters, Isododecane, Myristyl Nicotinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Beta Vulgaris (Beet Root) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearamine Oxide, Panthenol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Propanediol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium Edta, Trideceth-12, Polysilicone-15, C11-15 Pareth-7, BHT, Cetrimonium Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Laureth-9, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.
“Protect from the elements. Lightweight spray shields hair root and fiber from oxidizing UV rays and environmental stressors to resist color fade. Soothes and hydrates scalp while improving overall hair health.”
Because I haven’t been outdoors much since it’s still cold around here, I didn’t think I needed this now, but I tried it out anyway. It comes in a pump bottle and gives a fine mist. The scent was faint, and couldn’t be smelled on my hair. The spray was extremely lightweight and imperceptible on my hair. I’m assuming it did the job because at this time of year when I’m indoors most of the time, I can’t tell. I’m going to save the UV Protective Spray for the warm weather. Price $29 for 5 oz.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Coceth-7, Cyclopentasiloxane, Myristyl Nicotinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Isohexadecane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-53, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Lactitol, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylates Copolymer, Cetrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-6, Benzophenone-4, BHT, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been trying out a lot of new haircare products, and I’ve been mostly satisfied with all of them. Because StriVectin’s expertise has been in skincare, I wasn’t exactly sure that it would translate to haircare, but I can say that it definitely has. The StriVectin Color Care products that I’ve tried so far gave me very good results. My hair is soft, shiny, and that haircare advertising word “manageable”. Although I’m used to a conditioner that’s heavier, this lighter weight conditioner works fine on my hair.
I typically wash my hair every 4-5 days, and this set worked well to keep my hair clean and looking good for that time period. In fact, on Friday night (after 4 days), Jeff gave me an unsolicited compliment on my hair. He asked if I had just had it done at Vidal Sassoon! I was blown away. I washed it again with StriVectin on Saturday afternoon because we were going out, and it came out perfectly. And it looked great the next day as well. I don’t anticipate needing to shampoo again for a few more days. I’m sold on the StriVectin Color Care line!
BTW, to tell the shampoo bottle from the conditioner bottle in the shower, the shampoo has an orange top and the conditioner has a white top. I should be able to remember that since the orange color should remind me that the SLS-free shampoo won’t fade my “orange” hair, lol.
The Color Care product line is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and synthetic dyes. Safe for color or chemically treated hair. In addition to being able to purchase each product separately, there is a starter kit available for $30 that includes 2 oz. each of the shampoo and conditioner and 1 oz. of the Vibrancy Booster that I haven’t tried yet. In general, I think the prices for these haircare products are in line with other prestige brands of haircare. In addition to Ulta Beauty, StriVectin hair care products are sold at Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
I’ll be back again with a review of the Color Vibrancy product after I’ve had a chance to try it out.
Have you tried the new StriVectin hair care yet?
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