Friday, May 29, 2015

Hair Candy Review and a Leap Into Color

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Hello Loves!  I have another off topic review for you today.  I promise, I'll get back to the gel polish and nail art after this post.  But I'm pretty excited about this so I wanted to put it out there.  As you might remember from previous Nail School Chronicle posts, I've been testing a vitamin supplement called Hair Candy for hair, skin and nails.  I'm not usually one to try supplements, but I researched this one a little and after checking with my doctor, I decided to give it a try.

Hair Candy Biotin Vitamins for Hair Skin and Nails

You may be wondering why I decided to try it.  As you can imagine, I'm willing to try anything that my doctor says is safe to combat the damage to my skin and nails from the abuse I put them through.  But I was also pretty curious about my hair.  Before a few weeks ago, I had completely virgin hair!  Never colored at all.  I was always afraid of damaging it, and my hair is prone to breaking anyway.  I don't really do much in terms of styling either.  I wash it, condition it, dry it just enough to keep my shirt from getting wet, and let it go.  No products.  No heat styling.  It just..."is".  Or maybe I should say "was"...but I'll get to that in a minute.

Since Hair Candy is basically a multi-vitamin with added ingredients for hair, skin and nail support, it seemed like a good idea.  I don't really have photos of the results (hard to capture in photos), but my skin feels much better.  Softer and smoother.  And it seems to retain moisture longer.  As for my nails, well...I use a lot of products so I can't say for sure that the vitamins made a major difference.  I can tell a HUGE difference in my hair, though.  It feels stronger.  I've noticed less shedding and breaking too.  Before I show you pictures, let's take a look at the ingredients.  While it isn't a complete multi-vitamin, it does have some good stuff in there.  I've been taking it for almost two months now.
Hair Candy Ingredients

For a breakdown as to why each of the vitamins are included, check out the "What's Inside" page from Hair Candy's website.

Since my hair feels stronger and healthier, I decided it was time for a little color.  Keeping in mind that I have never colored my hair before, this was a huge leap for me.  But considering I do attend a beauty school and I am entering the beauty industry, I decided to just go for it and add some vibrant colors.  So I asked two of the cosmetology students to fix me up.

This wouldn't be a big deal since the color is temporary, but they had to lighten my hair before adding the color.  That kind of freaked me out.  Hello Blonde!  You can see some of the breakage I had from constantly wearing my hair pulled back in this picture.
My journey into color - Blonde!

And now for the color.  They added Joico Vero K-Pak in Cobalt Blue, Amethyst Purple and Magenta to each of the sections above.  I'm not going to lie...they wanted to add more color.  They told me I would want more color.  But I chickened out and made them keep it small.
Vibrant Waterfall with Joico Vera K-Pak in Cobalt Blue, Amethyst Purple and Magenta

The end result was a cute, peek-a-boo look.  I loved it!  LOVED IT!
Peek-a-boo Color wasn't enough.  They were right.  Within less than a day, I wanted more color.  So I went back the next week and we added more.  I also took off some of my length and added layers so the color from the underside would show a little more.  Of course, I can't really take a picture of the back of my head, so this is the best I could do.  lol
Vibrant Color and Healthy Hair thanks to Hair Candy

I honestly don't think I would have felt comfortable putting any kind of chemical on my hair to lighten or color it before adding Hair Candy as a supplement.  So I guess you can call me a believer.  :)

If you are interested in trying Hair Candy for yourself, you can pick up a bottle from their website here or on Amazon here


*The Hair Candy Biotin Supplmenets featured in this post were provided by Hair Candy for my honest review.  All other products were purchased by me.  This post includes Amazon Affiliate Links.  Purchases through those links generate commissions that help fund this site.  All other links are courtesy links and do not benefit


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