My hair has been on a journey the last few years. I went from salon and/or box color to using henna to deposit pigment on my all gray mane. My hair is still a super vibrant shade of burgundy and I could not be happier. The next step in this process is caring for my natural color and hair with good products. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the Microstem Hair Care System from Cel Beauty. Keep reading to find out about this cruelty free, vegan friendly beauty brand and my experience with their microstem technology 💇
Cel Beauty was curated in 2018 using a unique combination of nature, science, and patented Korean technology. Their goal? To bridge the gap between nature and technology and create effective products that could easily become part of someone’s daily arsenal of skin and hair care.
I really enjoyed this shampoo 💚 It had a light formula, which is really important to me. Although I do have quite a bit of hair, it is on the thinner side. A heavy shampoo causes my hair to go flat on top, which is totally annoying. This formula, was also quite refreshing, plus it has some great ingredients! Ginseng works to encourage growth by stimulating the hair follicles, while glycerin works to keep the scalp hydrated, plant-based biotin works on cell re-growth, and saw palmetto decreases the production of the hair loss hormone, dihydrotestosterone. I’m also big on lather…if it doesn’t lather, it doesn’t feel like it is really cleaning LOL! This lather was right on par with my expectations 😉
Unfortunately, I wasn’t as much of a fan of the conditioner as I was of the shampoo 😞 I feel like this could be a great option for someone that like a really light formula. For me, this just didn’t cut it. My hair is dry and gets really easily tangled. I need something that is going to get in, moisturize tremendously, and get out with no residue. There was definitely no residue but it just didn’t provide the level of moisturization I was looking for. I go from the ears down with conditioner to really target my ends which is where my hair is the driest and then I will take whatever is left on my hands and run than sparingly over the top half of my hair closest, but still avoiding, the scalp.
The formula of this hair thickening mask is exactly what I was expecting when I initially tried the Microstem Conditioner. My hair craves moisture and this mask provided that, just not to the level of what I would expect from a hair mask, but more that of a standard conditioner. I found myself using the shampoo normally, but then rather than reaching for the accompanying conditioner, I was reaching for this mask to provide the benefits I wanted for my hair. I would say that if they stepped up the conditioner game, both for the everyday conditioner and the hair mask, this system would be a much better match for someone with dry, damaged and color treated hair 👍
Overall, I would recommend this hair care system for someone with normal to oily hair. If your hair is like mine, and really craves that deep moisture without feeling weighed down, this system may not be enough for you.
Do you find yourself reaching for a hair care system that is weightless, yet, provides intense moisture, detangles, and softens effectively? Let me know in the comments! I am always looking for some new hair care to try, but remember, only vegan and cruelty free 😘💖🐰
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