***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest, and have not been influenced in any way.***
It's that time of year, everyone! The Holiday shopping season is upon us! (At least it is if you're like me and get an early start to avoid the mad rush of frazzled, last-minute shoppers in December!)
For the 2014 Holiday season, I will be featuring tons of great gift ideas for babies, kids, men, women, pets, and even for the person who has everything. We all have some of those on our gift lists, don't we? There will even be loads and loads of chances to win many of the gifts I am featuring. How cool is that?! You can check out my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide at any time from now till Christmas. Make sure to check often, as it will be growing by the day!
Today, I have a great addition for all of those "beauty junkies" like me. Or for anyone who might be suffering from thinning hair. Thinning of the hair can happen for several reasons, including pregnancy, heat styling, the regular use of hair color and relaxers, and even just the aging process.
I happen to have very thick, long, wavy hair. (This actually is a pain in the butt. I can't ever get my hair to DO anything!) Anyway, while my hair is still pretty darn thick, I did notice that after having back-to-back pregnancies a few years ago, a little bit of thinning did occur. Probably due to the fact that my hormones were going completely haywire for so long! Anyway, my hair did bounce back eventually, but not completely. It did seem like some of the fullness and body in my hair had been lost.
So when I first heard about the Hinoki Oil System for thinning hair, I was definitely interested. This line includes 4 products, which are designed to be used together. These are meant to be used long-term, and with every wash of the hair. With regular use, the Hinoki Oil System promotes hair volume, strength, and a healthy scalp. By the way, a healthy scalp produces more hair!
Please keep in mind, this product simply promotes hair and scalp health. It will not repair split ends, etc. Nor is it designed to cure or treat any conditions or diseases. If you have specific concerns, please consult your physician and/or stylist before using.
Men and women, with any hair texture (curly, straight, thick, or fine), suffering from thinning hair, hair loss, slow-to-grow hair, or dandruff, will all benefit from using System Hinoki products on a regular basis. That's right! This can be used on ALL hair types!
WHAT’S IN IT:
The key ingredient in the System Hinoki products is Pure Hinoki Oil, or “Chamaecyparis Obtusa Oil.” This is a unique ingredient, known for its natural antifungal and antibacterial qualities, is not found in many haircare products today, however it has been used for over 2,000 years in Japan and other parts of Asia to treat different types of skin ailments. The shampoo and conditioner also include Retinyl Palmitate, a form of Vitamin A and one of the primary antioxidants found naturally in skin; it is FDA approved and used to stimulate cell renewal and enhance skin elasticity. Unlike many other products marketed to hair growth, System Hinoki is drug free so safe to use for long-term results!
HOW TO USE THE HINOKI OIL SYSTEM :
This awesome system contains 4 different products:
This system is very simple to use. You simply wash and rinse as you normally would, using the System Hinoki Shampoo and Conditioner. (They have a nice, almost herbal scent that I LOVE, too!) Most people won't have any reaction to these products, but if itching is experienced, cut back use from every time you wash to every third wash.
After you've washed and conditioned, it's time to use the Hinoki Plus. This should be applied to damp hair, directly at the scalp. Separating the hair with your fingers or a comb make this easy as pie.
After that, it's time for the last step: Adding the Hair Thickener to the mix! Just squirt a generous blob of product into the palm of your hand and work it into the hair, from the roots to the ends.
That's it! Now you're ready to style as you normally would.
I have been using System Hinoki for 3 months now, and I am pleased to say that I have noticed some pretty promising results. My hair does seem to be bouncier and have more volume. I can't say that I have any added hair growth, but thanks to the awesomeness that is Pure Hinoki Oil, my scalp is in much better condition to grow hair to its full potential. It's strange...My scalp literally feels different to the touch. It's not nearly as dry as it normally would be, especially this time of year.
I do have to say, I had to seriously, seriously ration the product to make it last the full 3 months. I mean, I was S-T-I-N-G-Y with it. Maybe it's just because my hair is very long and there's a lot of it, but one bottle of each product is definitely not sufficient for my hair over a 3 month period. I am wondering how my results might have been different if I had been using more product on my hair. Guess I will have to order some more to see!
Overall, I am pretty pleased with my System Hinoki experience. My hair is definitely very soft, very bouncy, and almost weightless. It really does look and feel wonderful, which is saying a lot for my wavy, often unmanageable mane!
If you're looking for a great way to make your hair look fuller and more "alive", or you're just looking for a good system to promote overall hair and scalp health, definitely check out the Hinoki Oil System. You might be pleasantly surprised like I was!
How to Connect :
You can check out the Hinoki Oil System on the Hayashi website.
These specialty products are available at select salons, as well as online.
Please note: In addition to this system, Hayashi also offers other products for varying hair needs. For example, The Repair Zone should be used by those with very curly or kinky hair, who could use some added moisture. System 911 should be used by those in need of added proteins, who suffer from damaged hair due to styling and heat from relaxers, blow-drying, or using a flat iron.
You can also check out the System Hinoki Facebook page!
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a the Hinoki Oil System to try out for themselves! This is a $78 value!
How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 12:00AM EST on December 15, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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