Tuesday, November 20, 2012
NYM Brands Review & Giveaway
Have you heard of NYM brands or Not Your Mother's hair products? These are brand new for me. I recently received a small sample of NYM Kinky hair cream as part of another program and fell in love with it so much that I researched them on the internet to find out what else they made and where I could purchase the products. Since they have a fabulous PR rep she agreed to work with me and let me do a review and giveaway of several other of their items and I eagerly awaited them to arrive!
NYM products are salon quality but at a value pricing that the average consumer can easily afford. NYM products are gluten free and all except for the Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream contain no animal ingredients or byproducts. (The Smooth Moves contains silk extracts which are a natural byproduct of silk worms). They are also all proudly made in the USA.
I received three products for review; Way To Grow Long & Strong Shampoo, Way To Grow Long & Strong Conditioner and All Eyes On Me Shape & Shine Hairspray.
Way To Grow Long & Strong Strengthening Shampoo: Heads up, this shampoo is for existing hair--if you don't have any, it isn't going to make it magically appear! Made with essential vitamins, herbs and bio active extracts, it helps to strengthen your hair with use--which in turn leads to less breakage and longer locks. It is sulfate free and safe for all hair types as well as chemically treated hair. (MSRP $6)
Way To Grow Long & Strong Strenghtening Conditionor: Again, sulfate free & safe on all hair types. Made with essential vitamins, herbs and bio active extracts. Conditions, detangles and strengthens hair. It won't grow hair if you don't have it! (MSRP $6)
All Eyes On Me Shape & Shine Hairspray: This is a fast drying, extra firm hold aerosol hairspray. It is infused with orange flower and lemongrass (the lemongrass adds shine). Shake before using. (MSRP $6)
So what do I think?
Fabulous! In my honest opinion you can always tell the difference between a high quality/ salon quality product right off the bat. High quality products feel different as soon as you pour some into your hand. They are thicker and richer and usually even smell better. You only need about a quarter size dollop of shampoo even for long hair and you will have a rich dense lather that rinses away without leaving your hair feeling sticky or dull. I tend too use a bit more of the conditioner because my curls tangle so easy, but again you can tell it is quality because it is thick and rich-instead of running out off you palm.Both the shampoo and conditioner have a vaguely fruity smell--maybe strawberries-- I can't pin it down but I like it! I haven't been using the product long enough to say if my hair is breaking less, but I can say that it feels cleaner, looks shinier and I will be purchasing more.
The hairspray is one that you want to pick up if you are the type of person that wants all day 100% total control. This would be fabulous for people with shorter hair that enjoy styling a certain way. Your hair will stay exactly how you want it and have a little extra shine.
Buy It: You can purchase NYM products in select retailers like CVS, Walmart, Ulta and Drugstore.com (just to name a few). Use the NYM finder to locate a store near you.
Win It: One reader is going to win the exact same products I received. A full size Way To Grow Shampoo, Conditioner and an All Eyes On Me Hairspray. Must have a US mailing address and be at least 18 to enter. Rafflecopter form below
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