Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Switching To A New Hair Relaxer: Optimum Salon HairCare Amla Legend


I was recently sent a package from SoftSheen Carson to try out some items from their new product line: Optimum Salon Haircare's Amla Legend.  The package included a relaxer kit (no-lye) and a hair & scalp serum.  Of course, I opened everything and smelled them.  Immediately after I smelled the products, I was really amazed.  Everything including the relaxer had such a pleasant scent.  Hair relaxers usually have a "chemical" scent and even after neutralizing, shampooing, deep conditioning etc., sometimes the "chemical" smell still lingers on the hair.  But this one certainly did not.  Also, the relaxer did not require it to be mixed before application.

Many of you know that I have been using Revlon's Fabulaxer No-Lye Relaxer for years.  I will tell you how long....almost 16 years!  I only ventured out twice before in the past, trying a different relaxer and did not like them.  But do not quote me on this...I also recently heard that it will be discontinued.

I applied the new relaxer and did the whole "ritual" (the term they use).  After drying and flat ironing, I was very pleased with the results.  My scalp did not burn, my hair felt great and it felt amazingly moisturized.  I have been married to Fabulaxer for a long time, but it is time to let it go.  So this is my new relaxer, the Optimum Salon Haircare's Amla Legend.  I plan on trying their other products such as the shampoo and conditioner, etc. and see if it would affect, change and/or enhance my current hair regimen.

The Optimum Amla Legend relaxer kit included:

*Scalp Protector Pre-treatment
*No Mix Relaxer
*Neutralizing Shampoo
*Conditioner
*Oil Moisturizer
*Instructions
*Stick for relaxer application
*Plastic gloves








According to the instructions, it is made for all hair types and it also advises on the processing times for each type:

               

The Hair and scalp serum, "Billion Hair Potion" also smelled wonderful too.  This serum was not oily, but more liquid and seemed to dissolve right onto the scalp.  It is to be used twice a day.  If you put too much, your hair will end up wet.  What I also liked about it, is that the bottle comes with a top that is a dropper.  It makes it easy to apply the product onto the scalp.  This item is to promote thicker, fuller hair and conditions it too.  And again, I will add that this also smells wonderful too!

                           

I do not recommend any one switching their relaxer too often because different relaxers will have a variation of different ingredients and it may/will cause damage to the hair. I had a friend that used a different relaxer almost every other relaxer service just because she found it on sale.  Was her hair damaged? Yes, her hair had become weak and thin.  She also relaxed her hair every six weeks, but did a halo touch up (relaxing just the edges), every two weeks so she can have that sleek look all the time.

Please keep in mind that results will vary and this may work for you or not work for you.  For me, it has worked great so far and I am happy with it.

I did a video review on the item, my results and officially claiming that Optimum Salon Haircare's Amla Legend No Lye Relaxer is my new relaxer, which you are more than welcome to check it out.



As always, God bless and we'll chat later!

21 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to a detailed review of the Billion Hair Potion. It has really piqued my interest but the ingredients are a little 'bleh' so I really want to know if this product works as great as it says.

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    1. No problem, I'm going to wait a few weeks before I give my review on the potion just to see what it has done for my hair :-)

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  2. Great post. I've seen the Amla Legend line advertised a lot lately and I wondered if it was any good. How many weeks post were you when you used this relaxer?

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    1. I was about 11 weeks post relaxer when I applied it. Funny that I was planning to relax and they sent it around that time. Then I wouldn't be able to show "results" until the next relaxer service in another 3 months.

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  3. I'm glad it has worked for you !!! I don't think I'll be able to find it in here though

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    1. Where do you live? It's not available every where since it was launched in January. But I do know that it is starting to come around. I hope you are able to get it soon especially if you are willing to try it out. Thanks so much for reading!

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  4. I watched your video (I'm so bad about commenting on vids these days) and I wanted to tell you it was a really awesome review! I have been in love with the Optimum Care relaxer by Soft Sheen Carson for the past year and had no intentions of switching but after seeing your video and noting that its a no-mix formula and still contains ceramides, I will be trying it. Also, since I've "followed" your hair journey for a while, seeing that it was enough for you to give up your long time staple (Febulaxer. Thanks so much for being so thorough!

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    1. Thanks for watching hun! I've been using Fabulaxer for so long and it was time for a change. Let me know how you make out :-)

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  5. i am interested in the billion potion. I look forward to a detailed review.....

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    1. Thanks for reading Mel, I will do a review on it soon. I to try it out for at least a month before I do one. Stay tuned hun!

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  6. My hair fell out. I have three quarter-size bald spots and a ziplock bag full of hair. I have coarse hair and wasn't able to get to the smoothing process. After 8 minutes it began to burn so i finished my edges quickly and rinsed it out. Only to find I was loosing hair. Hadn't had a perm in three months and no other chemicals. I've been perming my own hair over 20 years and never had a problem. This time I tried something new and lost my long beautiful hair. I will tell everyone I know of my experience.. Do not buy!!

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    1. Sorry you experienced that mishap with the relaxer. You should contact Soft Sheen Carson with your experience and concern. With relaxers, it will vary from person to person. That is why I always tell people to proceed with caution. I can't insult you by asking all the questions I would have asked about the application, neutralizing, etc. since you have relaxed for 20 years or so. Unfortunately, contact the company and address this issue ASAP. I hope the product did not do any permanent damage. In the meantime, use castor oil on those areas and keep your hair conditioned. Some one also posted almost an exact same issue on Amazon too yesterday just as this one, but it was their aunt who too had three quarter-size bald spots in a zip lock bag: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2S92YN5GXW883/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00B1KM1XM&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=3760911&store=beauty

      Good luck to you and I wish you a speedy recovery, God bless.
      Here is the contact info for Soft Sheen Carson Laboratories: http://www.softsheen-carson.com/_us/_en/contact-us/index.aspx

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  7. Good that it has worked for you! I have used Reloxe products and its really worked and I don't think i can be able to find that products here.

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  8. I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles.Thanks for the information. Really lovely and useful for me and will refer my friends to this blog.


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  9. Amla products are always nice for hair.


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  10. If I can find this product in Waycross, Georgia I believe it can be found anywhere. The product do have a wonderful smell from start to finish and Soft-sheen Carson give a nice size bottle of their hair lotion. I felt a difference in my hair as I was washing the relaxer out. I had to ask my daughter was all my hair on my head because my hair felt so silky! I used to use Optimum super and was fuming when Walmart did not have it in stock and had the Optimum Alma instead but I am happy I tried it.

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