Category: Hair Advance

Haiiiiii! Told you it’s gonna be a lotsa posts today ^__^

Take your time reading it ya, it can be overwhelming, it’s just lately I was blessed with many items and still many haven’t been reviewed yet so, I hope you are blessed as well with my review XD

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

This unique herbal-based formulation is ideal for those with a normal to oily scalp. Our Tea Tree Oil shampoo, which contains herbal extracts including Cinchona, Ivy, as well as Lavender and Yarrow, provides an astringent and invigorating effect while soothing the scalp. This formulation, which uses mild surfactants that will not strip the scalp nor the hair, contains humectants, panthenol, and pro-vitamin B5 to moisturize, nurture and condition the hair.
Those details are provided by And some probably wondering why I keep pasting some information directly from the company’s site, it’s because you need to know the company’s view and details, I do recommend you to do so before making any purchase and get to know them better, send them emails, and ask a lot. That’s why they are there for, make ’em busy and make your money well worth. Kiehl’s is one of those few companies that do open many options to customer to get to know them and their products better. Applaud for their sincerity and passion.

Okay, back to product review, this shampoo is unlike the name, yes, it does have tea tree oil but it should’ve called, “Carnellin’s favorite since Lavender is in it”. It is so gorgeous and one of my favorite shampoo. It’s not just cleaning the oils on my scalp and make it fluffier, it still provide a smooth feeling on my hair and doesn’t make it dry.

These are the key ingredients:

Cinchona is derived from the bark of trees in the Linnaean genus, found in South America, Java and India. It is known for its refreshing and cooling benefits, especially for problem skin. In tropical areas Cinchona is commonly used to treat malaria and fever.
Great Burdock is a gentle, natural ingredient known for centuries to help improve dry skin.
Tea Tree Oil is derived by distilling the leaves of the Southern Australian Melaleuca tree. This aromatic, almost colorless oil penetrates quickly and is beneficial for problematic skin. Australian Aborigines have been known to use it to treat skin, while European explorers once used it as an herbal tea.
So this clear gel shampoo would simply benefit everyone. My hair is colored alright so now daily I use it on my scalp and areas near the scalp while the rest rely on shampoo for colored hair, guess what? They are happily working together.

Overall, a fragrant shampoo with natural ingredients that beneficial not only for hair but scalp as well. Suitable to be use anytime you need it, so easy to lather on and light enough for daily use. Keep my hair not limp for more than 24 hours, now that’s a breakthrough.

Final words: A best friend to your scalp ^__–

Yesterday, I was invited to have a treatment at L’Oreal Academie, located in Kuningan. This place is known for learning from the pro. Trainers from L’Oreal are here, and for me they are the best.
 Stylist from saloons have their time here to learn about the products and application method where the trainers will teach them how, step by step and every guideline. The trainers also have to go from city to city to educate stylists of saloons from different places.
L’Oreal Professionnel itself carry so many lines and range, from chemical process to treatment, they got it all under cover.
Equipped with facilities, tools and products to do the training and some even better than a 5 star saloon.
This is the color bar, they are not just providing color here, but the depth of each.
This is my treatment for today:
1. Powerdose Color in Incell, Ionene G, & Hydro Resist. Target 3 zones: Cortex, Cuticle, and Surface. Sets and protect color, while reinforcing the hair fiber.
2. Gel Masque (Sachets). Target 2 zones: Cortex and Cuticle. Incell + Hydro-resist Technology.
3. Soft Peel (tube). Exfoliate Scalp.Gel with micro-inspired translucent green skin treatments. Rinse. Removes excess sebum, and respecting the scalp.
Rebalances the scalp, a hair feeling clean, healthy and light for long periods.
LIPIDINE: It offers the dual advantage of a technology enriched with purifying active soft exfoliating microparticles.
This innovative formula works to eliminate waste scalp, while respecting its balance.
We started the treatment by washing my hair, look at L’Oreal Professionnel products on the shelves, they are colorful and each color represent a range of their own each for different type of hair. This time my hair is washed with INOA post coloring shampoo.
The Mr. Ambar give my scalp (top part area) Soft Peel, applied little by little section by section and a bit of massaging movement to help it absorbed. It is only applied on area where’s affected, in this case over oily scalp area. Then the gel masque on my hair, avoiding anywhere near the root. Using a brush especially on the ends of my hair to around half way up. With a heater I was told to wait around 5-10 minutes perhaps, it need the warmth for the product to work well. In front of me there’s a lady for a highlight and coloring process, in the next room curling process with a model, there’s always something going on in the academie and their limit is perfection till the last details. Seriously, I haven’t met anyone as pro as them.

Then after the rinsing, the powerdose is applied using a sprayer to my mid length hair part to the end. Again avoiding scalp. Then final rinse, hair drying process and I’m finished for the treatment. This is a picture of me and Mr. Ambar, he is responsible for Java and Bali. Normally you’ll find him teaching from city to city, it’s a rare occasion to be able to meet him here, nonetheless having a treatment done by him. I’m blessed!

He knows my scalp just by looking at them, he knows the exact treatment needed for my hair and how it is done, he knows a lot about chemical process and everything in L’Oreal Professionnel, from coloring, curling, smoothing, treatment and all in between. He is one of the trainer in L’Oreal Professionnel, everyone’s here is guaranteed to be excellence in their work like he is. That’s why if the contestants of the Special Giveaway Makeover, click here —-> GIVEAWAY, lucky enough to do the makeover here, you’re not just have your hair done by top stylist, you’re hair will be done with a pro!

Result? Soft hair and bounce, thanks to Soft Peel (which feel a bit numb at first) my scalp are comfortable now (now means the day after when I write this post), where usually already began to oily and limp. I really like how my hair follicle feels fuller, shines and well, let’s just say get many compliments from those surround me, my hair indeed look different in terms of much better ^___^

Going home I was pampered with shampoos, sachets for treatment and serum. Oh yes gals! When you join the Giveaway you’re too entitled of goodies that match your hair need plus it will be more, Rp.500k worth of products from shampoo, conditioner/masque, and styling products. SO? Join the Giveaway and hope to see you all here soon ^__^


L’Oreal Serie Expert Lumino Contrast Shampoo protects the brightness of highlights; the hair shines with brilliance. Highlighted hair is purified and contrasts look brighter, hair feels light and soft with radiant shine. Lumino Contrast is a revolutionary haircare programme with Nutriceride–a technology developed to target the most sensitised highlighted areas of hair and help maintain the hair’s natural condition without weighing it down. With the brightness of highlights protected, the hair shines with brilliance and contrasts are striking.
After coloring my hair I need daily treatment and protection to keep the hair color shines, looking gorgeous, soft and healthy. And this one did all these with a lustful of bursting of berries scents that lingering on my hair. Just washed my hair with it, the clear gel may not have an abundant lathers on my palm but it does on the hairs. After keep massaging and making sure all the hair strands got their chance to be pampered, I rinse it off and the hairs feels so soft. I think this shampoo is a great and wonderful way to keep your colored and/or highlighted hair looking pretty and smells good too ^____^ Oh and no worries there are still volumes for your hair.

I recommend you to use the whole range (conditioner, leave in, etc) for a complete result.

Just tried Bain Chroma Riche (shampoo), Masque Chroma Riche (hair mask), and Serum Chroma Thermique (leave in protection), all for a home treatment from Kerastase Indonesia. The shampoo is so smooth and gentle, this clear pinkish gel can lather up real good and created some kind of film protected hair afterwards. Then towel dried the hair and applied the mask on the hair avoiding the scalp area. The white gel-cream feels rich yet not heavy.

I leave it on my hair for 20 minutes and to avoid being messy, a shower cap is needed but put some holes so your head wont get over heated and lack of air. I really like the fragrant that was fruity and floral too. So feminine. Then rinse everything off.

After towel dried the hair I use the serum. It was light and easy to use. I put them on my ends only, it was really really light. Unlike other serum that either oily or sticky, this one is just perfect. But after all that I didn’t see any dramatic change on my hair. They are smooth, yes, untangled, yes, looks healthy, yes, but there isn’t any va va voom glow that I’ve been looking forward to. My hair is colored for a month now and I thought somehow the products can revive the color and shine like in the commercial. Well, I guess not.



I got them for free and really enjoy the products. The problem of my hair is in the scalp that often oily (after all I am living in a very humid land). So I need a product that can penetrate and oversee that. This is one of my favorite shampoo, Redken Hair Advance Scalp Revive. It can refresh, rejuvenate, and have that tingling sensation that notify me of the working ingredients inside it.

I do feel my scalp is free-er from oiliness and can breathe again. Less oily and more growth. I also use the ‘tonic’ and I must say the applicator is really clever. I can sprayed it on the area needed and right through it. I love the fresh scent and the freshness it create on my scalp. Some other product that I used create more oily and the alcohol sting a bit, but with Redken I found no such problem.