Exciting news that excites no one but me - I'm growing my hair out... again! Short-ish, blonde-ish hair was fun, but I miss long curls and long braids. Taking good care of my hair has always been a priority, but now that I want to grow it out and potentially keep coloring it, I know I have to step my game up.
Before trying out the Kenra Platinum collection, I was using lots of different products from different brands. (Blame the blogger in me, I just love trying new things!) My mom has always been really into sets. Her skin care is all from the same brand, her hair care is all from the same brand, and for the longest time, she only used one brand of makeup. I found this approach to be a little "old school", but now I think she may be on to something. Think about it... the products in a "set" are made to work together. While a shampoo may be awesome on it's own, it's probably even more awesome paired with the conditioner that it's formulated to work with. Because I already use Kenra's Platinum Blow-Dry Spray and love the results, I jumped at the opportunity to try the rest of the collection.
Below are my thoughts on the products that I tried (and that I'm still currently using, if that tells you anything!) For reference, my hair is naturally oily, color treated, and would be considered long.
Kenra Platinum Revive Shampoo • I like this shampoo a lot. It's great for oily hair; I only have to use clarifying shampoo one to two times a week now!
Kenra Platinum Revive Conditioner • What I love about this conditioner is that it's so creamy! I use it almost every night (unless I deep condition or use a mask), and it keeps the end of my hair smooth and silky. The ends of my hair became sort of straw-like after my dye job and this has tremendously helped to repair that.
Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment • I use this as a deep conditioner after I wash my hair! I apply it to the lower half of my hair (anything that falls below my ears), and let it sit for 5-10 minutes about once a week! A little bit of this goes a long way, so it should last you for quite awhile.
Kenra Platinum Revive Oil • This oil is designed to be added in with other Kenra products. Because my hair is oily, I don't like to use conditioner or a hair mask towards my scalp. However, I struggle with little fly aways and breakage by the top of my hair. When I start to have breakage issues, I shampoo my hair, rinse, then put a few drops of oil all over my wet hair. I add conditioner on top of the oil to the lower half of my hair and let it sit for a few minutes. Works like a charm!
Kenra Plantium Revive Complex • I use this as a heat protectant product on days that I'm blow drying my hair but not following up with curling or straightening it. (When I'm going to curl or straighten, I like to use the blow-dry spray.) Since coloring my hair, I find heat protection to be an even higher priority than before, and this product really meets that need.
As a whole, I am thoroughly pleased with Kenra products! They may seem a bit pricy, but I think it's really important to invest in self-care. I enjoy taking long, luxurious showers every night and doing some self pampering, so to me, the price is worth it! (PS - It helps that they are available at ULTA and you can use your rewards on them! That's how I origianlly took the plunge and purchased the blow-dry spray!)
If you have any questions about any of the products, feel free to ask in the comments or shoot me an email - contact(at)seersuckersass(dot)com!
Happy Monday, y'all! How was your Easter weekend? I'll be sharing a quick recap of mine tomorrow!
Full disclosure - I was gifted the Kenra Platinum Revive System in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support Seersucker Sass!