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Thursday, October 31, 2013

I Took The 30 Day @Biotera Color Care Challenge With My Red Locks, Giveaway 11/14

*** Zotos Haircare provided me with one Color Care System, by Biotera, in exchange for my honest thoughts on their product. All photos below are property of Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
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When I showed up, online, with my brand new Red Locks it seems I turned a lot of heads- Everyone wanted to know how I got my color so bright, what brand hair color I used, where I went to get my hair done, and most importantly, how long the color would last. Dying my tresses an unnatural hue is far from a new experience for me. In high school my pixie bob was hot pink, and over the past 5 years I've had nearly every shade of the rainbow, and up to 4 different colors at once. I know, it's not for everyone, and I appreciate that I am fortunate enough to work for myself and have the luxury of self expression. That being said, anyone who's ever gone for that shock of unnatural color knows finding the right dye, and maintenance schedule is crucial to making said color last.
To set the record straight, I do not endorse or use Manic Panic; in fact, I use a fairly affordable brand called Adore, and do all my coloring at home (with help from a girlfriend, of course). I love Adore because it doesn't have a harsh chemical smell, it's actually sweet and fruity, and is safe to leave in for several hours (which will yield the most vibrant results). On a whim, a few months back a friend and I decided to take my trademark streaks of pink and purple, which were quickly spreading like wildfire through the mom-blogger community, and go the extra mile. I decided to dye my entire head a vibrant color for a few months.

Now, choosing a color was a hard decision. Greens and Blues are always a bad choice for long term color styling, as they quickly fade to that mucky 'chlorine' stained hair look. I was also starting with a mid-dark brunette, so I had to use professional lightener to get my locks true to platinum blond. When I saw the Adore Cherry Red color on the shelf it simply called to me; while my brain was screaming 'No! Red washes out the fastest!' Knowing this to be the cardinal hair color truth, I contacted my friends at Zotos haircare and asked if they had a hair color care system that could extend the life of my color. They were happy to introduce me to Biotera, a professional haircare line that features a unique botanical complex that is paraben free and can extend color up to 50% longer than competitors.
Everyone who has ever dyed their hair knows that parabens and silicone can quickly strip color from hair. If you're going to invest in an all-over color, especially one as bright as a Red hue, you need to be willing to invest in a good color-friendly haircare regimen. Before my Biotera Color Care trio arrived I had already died my hair for the first round, which lasted a whopping 12 days from vibrant red to muddled pink (washing every 3rd day, and maintaining with Dry Shampoo in between), with a standard big name haircare brand. I was a bit devastated, to say the least; I loved the beautiful red, but I was not willing to commit to re-coloring my entire head twice a month, simply to maintain. The Biotera Color Care Shampoo, Conditioner, and 3 Minute Intense Color Care Treatment couldn't have arrived sooner, just one day before I touched up (re-dyed, really), my hair.

Biotera has a unique proprietary botanical ingredient, known as Tri-Soy Complex, which helps nourish hair without creating excess buildup, while being gentle enough to preserve color. I won't lie, no matter how I've handled my red hair, the shower water runs red to pink every time I wash. Because I like to nourish my hair especially right after coloring, I kept up my 'washing every three days' routine, with the Biotera Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, and used the 3 Minute Intense Color Care Treatment 4 Days after first color and again at 8 days- I then moved to once a week for the Color Care Treatment. I especially loved that Biotera was almost fragrance free, and very gentle to use; with a rich lather, and easy to rinse. I noticed no build up on my hair, and immediately could detect the difference in texture, which improved after each treatment.My hair stays oil free, and soft to the touch for nearly three days after each rinse.

Even after one month of the Biotera Color Care System, my hair was still more vibrant than after less than 2 weeks without. Most importantly, to me, my color faded evenly throughout the month, so I was never left with light patches or spots. This made walking around as 'pinky' towards the end of the month much less unpleasant, in fact, I rather like the pink as well too!I have no doubt using the Biotera Color Care System kept my color's vibrancy and consistency in tact much longer than my 'typical' hair care regimen. It will be hard to find a product or brand that can deliver as well or better in the future! Best of all, Biotera is sold nationwide at Sally Beauty Supply, and is surprisingly affordable!

What Daughter Says: Invest in your hair color and choose a professional hair care routine that keeps your hair healthy, while maintaining color.
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21 comments:

  1. I dyed my red hair blonde once and used a color care to keep it in too.

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  2. I would love to try the Biotera Long & Healthy Triple Action Leave-In Treatment

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  3. http://zotos.com/product/biotera-volumizing-shampoo

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  4. I've always wanted to try a straightening product like Quantum Keratin Smoothing Treatment!

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  5. I meant to tell you that I think your hair color rocks. You wear it well!

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  6. I love you red hair! I did always wonder how you kept it so vibrant though. I kind of want to put some purple chunks in my hair so I'm glad I read this so I'll know how to take care of it if I get it done.

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  7. I love the color and it pops - way 2 go on finding a good product

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  8. Long and healthy shampoo -- my haor gets so dry!

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  9. Wow, your color continues to look amazing. Very cool. I will need to look into these products.

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  10. I actually love the color that its faded to almost as much as the original. Just goes to show you that the shampoo is fab!

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  11. the color care shampoo. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  12. I would like to try the weightless shine oil treatment.

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  13. I would like to try the Quantum
    Thermal Straightener.

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  14. I would like to try the alcohol free styling mousse. chefl@swbell.net

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  15. I'd like to try the Biotera Curl Crème.

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  16. i wanna try Quantum Keratin Smoothing Treatment

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  17. I would also love to try the Biotera Exotic Oil shine treatment

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  18. Thermal Protecting Spray. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I would love to try Biotera Exotic Oil
    Weightless Shine Conditioner !

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  20. I want to try the slickline for my hair.

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  21. id love to try the Biotera Exotic Oil
    Weightless Shine Oil Treatment

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