Kenra Professional just launched their new Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection and I was lucky enough to get the whole set and I’m so excited to share it with you guys! It’e the FIRST professional hair care product infused with snail essence which is a highly concentrated blend of proteins proven to awaken the youth in hair. It’s a very popular and fast growing anti-aging Korean beauty ingredient that they use in skin and hair care so I had extremely high hopes when I started using these products. Their website claims the collection will help with dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, un-manageability and coarse texture. I’ve only been using them for about a month and they’ve already changed my hair for the better, I’m so in love with the line so far. The minute I opened everything up I was already in love because the packaging is so stunning. Everything matches in silver and blue and it just looks so sleek and luxurious which is awesome.
The first thing I tried out was their Platinum Snail CC Creme. I was a little confused because I’ve never heard of a CC creme for your hair! I’ve used CC creme foundations before, but I had no idea how to use a hair CC creme. It says on the bottle that you just apply a little bit evenly through damp or wet hair so it’s similar to a hair oil in that sense. Here’s some of it’s claims on their website:
- Fight all 10 signs of aging hair.
- Lightweight creme without styling hold.
- Restores & prolongs youth in hair.
- Enriched with Snail Essence, a highly concentrated blend of proteins.
- Formulated without sulfates & parabens.
So the first day I just immediately ran it through my dry hair because I was so excited to start testing. My first impression was that it smelled AMAZING!! I can’t place the scent exactly put it’s very floral. It smells like an expensive perfume, I love it. I would later find out that all of the products in the collection smell the exact same which I LOVE because mixing hair scents is not my favorite thing to do so it’s nice that there’s one consistent scent throughout the entire collection. I also just can’t get enough of it! Multiple times I day you can find me sniffing my hair and even my friends have been commenting on how good I smell and I haven’t changed my perfume, laundry detergent, or deodorant so I know it’s because of this! Anyway, I really do love the CC creme. It’s one of my favorite products in the collection because it’s super simple to use and it just makes your hair look smoother, sleeker, and overall more healthy every time you use it. I like to use it after a shower, of course, while my hair is drying. But I also love to apply it at the middle or end of a long day because it just brings back a little life into your hair.
The next night was hair washing night (I only wash my hair twice a week because it’s so dry so yes, I have hair nights!) and I finally got to test out the shampoo and conditioner. Before I get into it, lets read the claims:
I would 100% agree with each and every one of those claims. I am SO picky with shampoo & conditioner so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this but I really do. I would say that these two products are some of the best pieces of the collection because they have totally changed the look and texture of my hair. If you can only get one or two products from the entire line, get these and thank me when you do! First of all, they obviously smell great, just like the CC creme and feel just as nice. They have a nice, thick consistency that I definitely prefer when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. They don’t irritate the skin on my scalp at all which is a MUST because I have a sensitive scalp that is prone to dandruff. The shampoo lathers really nicely and I feel like it does a great job at cleaning my hair unlike a lot of other high-end shampoos that tend to feel like lotion for your hair. The conditioner is amazing, honestly. It’s my new favorite conditioner, I’ve even started using it as a hair mask because it works to well. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and it looks so much healthier and shinier since I’ve been using it. I’ve naturally got pretty dry, damaged hair. I rarely use heat tools, I don’t color my hair, and I take extra precautions with showering and products to ensure that my hair retains as much moisture as possible but no matter what I do it still looks a bit dry and frizzy, that’s just a fact of my life and I was really used to it until I started using this system. I honestly thought there was nothing more that I could be doing to improve the look and feel of my hair but this HAS changed it. It looks like I’ve barely got any dead ends, my hair is almost never frizzy anymore. Everything feels so soft and beautiful. It honestly looks like I’m wearing a wig, it’s unreal. I couldn’t be happier with this pair of products, you HAVE to try them!!
Usually after I shower and apply my products, I let me hair air dry. I try to avoid using a blow dryer (or any heat) at all cost because I don’t want to damage my hair any further. When I let it air dry it tends to develop these nice, beachy waves that I like to keep in place all day so I use a hair spray to lock in that style every time I dry my hair. I tried out there Shaping Spray for this and it worked out really well! Some of the claims for this spray include:
- 1st Professional Alcohol Free Hairspray
- Max Moisture Retention
- Optimal Working Time
- Extra Firm Hold & High Shine
I’m usually pretty nervous to try out new hairsprays because I don’t want my hair to come out feeling crunchy or dry but this didn’t do that at all even though it’s an “extra firm hold” hairspray. Normally I don’t use high hold or extra hold because those tend to leave your hair feeling unhealthy but like I said, this didn’t do that. My hair looked just as soft and shiny after applying it as it did before so I’m really loving that! It also did a phenomenal job at locking in my natural waves so I’m really excited to keep using this daily, it’s definitely become one of my go-to hair products.
The Kenra Platinum Heat Block is very similar but also keeps your hair safe from the high heat involved in using hair straighteners and other heat tools. Like I said earlier, I use heat tools as little as possible but if I’m going out I’ll definitely straighten or curl my hair and when I do I NEVER go without a heat protecting spray, it’s essential. Some of the claims for this spray include:
- Multi-benefit styler provides heat protection up to 450 degrees F and finishes with a high hold.
- Enriched with Bee Propolis for unparalleled heat protection
- Allows for clean release from styling tools
It works very similar to the Shaping Spray so I’m really enjoying it. My hair looks and feels great after using it, even after using a hair straightener which tends to dry out my hair and make it appear frizzier later in the day. Since I started using this, that hasn’t really been happening. (And if my hair does start to look a bit dull at the end of the day, I just run some of the CC creme through it and it’s back to looking great!) Both sprays in this collection have really great nozzles. You know how some hairsprays have really inconsistent sprayers that leave some of your hair DRENCHED in hairspray and some of your hair dry?? It’s like you can never control the amount you want to use and some parts of your hair ALWAYS turn out crunchy and gross and the rest was left patchy and untouched? (I’m looking at you Aqua Net! The collective nightmare of all of our teen years, haha) Well these definitely aren’t like that. They both spray a fine, even mist so it’s really easy to control the amount of product you’re applying and I love that.
As you can probably tell, I’m in love with this collection. I wouldn’t have a single negative thing to say about it even if I tried REALLY hard to be critical. Obviously I’ve only been using the system for about a month so I’m not sure if my hair is going to continue improving as I continue to use it but let me know if you want an update on my progress after I’ve at least finished the bottles of shampoo and conditioner and I can definitely write up a quick update for you guys! Also, since I’ve had such an amazing experience with this collection, I’m really interested in trying out more from Kenra Professional. Have you ever used any of their products? If you have, let me know in the comments which of their products is your favorite so I can try them out!
For more information, visit their website at KenraProfessional.com. If you’re interested in trying out any of these products, you can find them at www.ulta.com/brand/kenra-professional
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