Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fekkai PrX Reparatives Mending Elixir

There are only three names I trust when it comes to my hair: Howard Hong, a dear friend who have been cutting my hair for more than 10 years; Guy Tang, the SoCal "hair activist" in West Hollywood with a cult following, famous for his magical ombre hair color; and Frédéric Fekkai, a world-renowned French celebrity hairstylist with a self-named line of luxury hair products.

Frédéric Fekkai
Many people have asked what do I use on my long hair to keep it healthly.  Given that I wash my hair then blowdry and curl it every ... single ... day, I carefully choose products that not only works well, but also smells great!  I need a shampoo that does not strip my hair of moisture, an effective conditioner that also serves as a detangler, and a leave-in treatment to protect from daily styling.

Since discovering Sephora in my teens, Fekkai's Glossing Cream made of olive oil has been one of my beauty staples.  I rub a pearl-sized amount of the cream into my towel-dried hair (concentrating on the ends, never the crown) before blowdrying and it makes combing through my wet hair more manageable.  Plus, it conditions and protects my hair against UV rays.

Until recently, I have discontinued using Fekkai's Glossing Cream.  Why?  Because they recently launched something better!
Introducing Frédéric Fekkai's new PrX Reparatives collection!

The PrX Reparatives collection consists of Shampoo, Conditioner, Mending Elixir, Intensive Fortifying Masque, 3 Day Transformation regime, and Crème Vanillée Hair Fragrance Mist.

I  just purchased my second bottle of the Mending Elixir (first one lasted about four months with daily use).  This "versatile oil treatment" contains Moroccan Argan Oil to moisturize, nourish, and repair hair to "glorious strength."  It is a light-weight oil that leaves hair shiny and smooth, never greasy or sticky.  Besides the preventative / reparative benefits, I absolutely love the bottle!  Afterall, I am a design-driven consumer and FIDM alumus.

The Mending Elixir comes in a blue glass bottle, shaped to resemble a droplet of water.  When the silver bottle cap twists open, it suctions the product into the built-in glass dropper.  There is a button on top of the silver cap which is revealed as the bottle twists open and when pressed, it dispenses the perfect amount of serum.  In my opnion, this is a genius packaging design.  It even looks good sitting on my bath vanity!

As I mentioned above, products I choose must smell great in additon to being effective.  The vanilla crème scent of the elixir is another thing I love about this product.  I usually do not prefer the warm scent of  vanilla musk in my cosmetics and fragrances (in desserts is fine).  However, this one pleasantly surprised me and is not overpowering.

Fekkai PrX Reparatives Mending Elixir
Photo credits: Fekkai.com

In case you are curious or interested in trying the new collection for yourself, particularly the elixir, good news!  From now until Monday, June 23rd, Gilt City is offering 30% off purchases on Fekkai.com!  When else have you seen a THIRTY-PERCENT OFF BEAUTY?!  To sweeten the deal, ground shipping is free on any order.  Spend $50 or more to receive samples, and orders $80 and above will receive a complimentary travel hairspray.  Simply click here and "buy" the deal.  Do not worry, getting the discount is completely free.  Gilt City will email you a voucher containing a unique coupon code once you click the "buy" button.  Redeem by June 30th!

http://www.giltcity.com/newyork/fekkainat?utm_campaign=social+referral&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=email&k=1577eda3-4cdb-48e5-a11e-

Next products I plan to try from the collection are the shampoo and conditioner.  I am curious to see if it is good enough to replace my Shiseido Tsubaki Shining duo... stay tuned!

My good hair day!

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