Review: SHIELO Antioxidant Leave in Protectant and Hydrate Sealing Mist

happy Easter to all of you! no matter what you believe in, i just want to share with you that Jesus Christ has laid His life on the cross to save us from our sins. and this day celebrates His defeat of death by His resurrection. and i'm thankful for this day, for He has saved me from my sins and can look forward to an eternal life after my time in this world is up. (^_^)

in tune with my upbeat cheerful mood, today i'd like to highlight a sponsored hair product brand i was asked to try out - Shielo. the following is the background info of this company:


Shielo Hair Technology & Care was created in New York City in 2001 when salon industry leaders modernized the hair care industry by providing new technologies in the first voluminous technologies. A need was identified among top salons in New York City and their clientele for more voluminous styles, while including the effort to enhance and fortify hair care products with volumizing and color protecting elements. In 2007, the Shielo brand was extended from salons into clients' homes with scientifically superior products designed to invigorate hair for all styles. The Volume Collection was the first to debut online in 2007, much to the delight of women who craved high performance product that addressed the needs of limp and weak hair. Towards the end of the 2008, the Color Protect line was launched which today remains a product winner in many categories for color protection and shine.

The Shielo Difference

Strand Guard Technology®
- Protects hair from environmental factors, such as free radicals which attack hair follicles and colour pigments, that fade color and cause premature degradation of the hair structure. Shielo's priorietary Strand Guard Technology® contains potent antioxidants and sunscreens to protect colour from free radicals.

Spatial Expanse Technology®
- Products with our Expanse Technology give hair volume for greater strength and flexibility. Targetting specifically damaged and weakened hair, the results are thicker, healthier, more beautiful hair.

Concentrated Potent Formulas
- Investments in hair care products should be protected, which is why Shielo formulas are not diluted and contain concentrated formulas in each bottle to ensure your investment lasts and your hair is protected. That means a little goes a long way.

Our philosophy is to create products with integrity and ensure that we preserve the future well-being of our environment. Shielo is against animal cruelty and proud to use post-consumer recycled and recyclable packaging.

Vegan & Natural Base
- Our products contain the highest quality ingredients from nature, combined with advances in haircare research to ensure desired performance and ultimate results. As an organization, we have committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals.

Sustainability Policy
- Shielo has enacted a Sustainability Policy to ensure that all our raw ingredients are derived from a plant, non-petroleum, inorganic or other natural source (such as water). The policy requires that at least 65% of the molecular weight of our products comes from those natural sources listed above. We consider the impact on the communities and associated ecosystems which provide our raw materials, and we would never source materials that are considerd endangered.

their product line is grouped into five categories: VOLUME, COLOR PROTECT, HYDRATE, ANTIOXIDANT and ANTI-AGING. i was sent two hair products - the Antioxidant Leave In Protectant and Hydrate Sealing Mist.



ANTIOXIDANT LEAVE IN PROTECTANT



What Shielo says:

Paraben free
UV protection with organic extracts
Styling aid 
4oz 118 ml

This antioxidant rich leave in protectant is designed to fortify every strand of hair, creating texture, as well as protect your color-treated hair from the elements. Our unique protective complex with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids infuse hair with vitamins while providing UV protection. For deeper natural and color-treated hair color. Excellent in eliminating frizz and protecting hair from styling tools.


Key Ingredients
• UV Protectants and natural antioxidants from White Tea enhance color protection.
• Shea Butter adds a protective moisture barrier to seal the hair shaft.
• Innovative Wheat Crosspolymer creates an invisible safety net around each hair to shield color, increase flexibility and reduce breakage.

Directions: Mist throughout clean, towel-dried hair. For best color protection, comb through to ends to deeply preserve. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Can be used throughout the day.

my thoughts:
- i use this before i use any styling tools that involve heat (such as blowdryer and straightener) and i adore how this makes my hair shine and protect it from further breakage. my hair color is also a lot more noticeable as well when i used this product over just styling it with an ordinary heat spray (i used to use v05)
- i do have a bit of frizz on my hair reason why i go for rebonding once a year. currently, the top half of my hair now is regrowth so if i just dry off my hair and let it dry naturally or fan-dried with or without hair product it'll retain that frizziness. this product totally addresses the frizziness issue of my hair, to my satisfaction!
- it's in spray form so it's not messy on the hands and ample product is applied to hair
- the smell is reminiscent of coconut due to the ingredient Shea Butter. it's subtle but at first i admit i didn't like it because i usually don't like foody smell on my hair products but it kinda grew on me and i adore it now 
- the fact it's environment-friendly (the bottle is recyclable, made from high-density polyethylene or HDPE) and cruelty-free makes me feel better to support such products that do care for both environment and animals
- i believe it sells for US$19.99 but a little goes a long way. i've been using this once everyday (about 5 spritz) for about 6 weeks now and i still haven't used up one bottle. now, they are actually having a special on this product - 50% off at US$9.99!

i'm really head over heels over this product! i always thought heat sprays can only prevent the heat-inducing tools to further damage the hair - this product does more than that! so i was pleasantly surprised with this product. i'm definitely restocking! (^_^)

HYDRATE SEALING MIST



What Shielo says:
Proteins + Botanical Extracts
for hair and skin
4 oz 118 ml

Special edition hair mist seals hydration with 
Vitamin A, ProVitamin B5 and Vitamin E.

For hair: creates a hydrating seal for fresh, free flowing hair. Excellent for adding extra shine and fortifying strands throughout the day.

For skin: Use as a gentle toner after cleansing. A delicate blend of botanical extracts, including Aloe Vera, form a protective shield that locks in moisture and provides a natural source of nutrients. Excellent when used to set makeup.

Dermatologist tested.

Directions:
* For skin: Spray generously on face and body after bath or shower. Can be used on bare skin or sprayed over makeup to set and keep fresh. Position bottle 6-8 inches from skin prior to applying the mist.
* For hair: Spray on wet hair and comb through for an exceptional moisture sealing before styling. Spray on dry hair to revitalize style.

my thoughts:
- i've seldom use this before styling my hair because i've some scalp issue and i tend not to overapply products on my hair. but times when i feel like my conditioner needs a bit of help to moisturize my hair, i do use this and it sort of helps but i cannot really see a big difference.
- i tried using this on my face to freshen up and it kinda does without any stickiness, but i feel it should have that refreshing effect more - like what i experience with Avene Thermal Spring Water - for me to enjoy it more. i didn't dare use this to set makeup, as my face is oily and any setting makeup spray i've tried before doesn't really help. besides, this says bring moisture so i chose not to do so - i usually let my moisturizer does that, before makeup and not over it. what i like about this though is it doesn't irritate my oily, breakout-prone, sensitive skin which is really rare for trying out new skin products.
- this has subtle scent of aloe vera which is calming and soothing aroma
- the fact it's environment-friendly (the bottle is recyclable, made from high-density polyethylene or HDPE) and cruelty-free makes me feel better to support such products that do care for both environment and animals
- this sells for US$12.95 which i feel is a good price for a product you can use both on your hair and skin

i cannot say i am in love with this product but i am happy to use it. i reckon it's great for people with very dry hair as this adds more and locks in moisture.

Shielo is a USA-based hair and skin product brand that operates in New York. they do sell their products internationally and throws in free shipping for orders over US$75. i do recommend their Antioxidant Leave in Protectant - in fact, i am placing an order to replenish.

*disclaimer: this sponsored review is based on my actual experience of the products and these are my personal and honest opinions.

i hope you'll spend the day meaningfully and happily! God bless us all. (^_^)

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