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Holiday Gift Guide: Fantastic Sams Styling Products and styling tips (Giveaway)  

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When I was younger, and living in the Pittsburgh area, Fantastic Sams salons were everywhere. Now that I live in Maryland, I have yet to see one, but after doing a quick search on the Fantastic Sams website, I discovered there were actually four of them in my area, but they are all over 25 miles away!

I know that my mom took me to at least one of them, but most of the time she did my hair. When I was younger, I had bone-straight hair. Sometime after I had my third child in 1999, my hair developed a wave. Add to that that I live in a state that usually has high humidity, and it's a recipe for disaster.

I've recently (in the past year) embraced my wavy hair, and I know use hair products that enhance the waves and make my hair curly.

I was asked to do a review of some Fantastic Hair Products, and when I started looking through the products, I found three things that I would really like to try:

Fantastic Style Molding Mud

Did You Know?

Fantastic Sams has a line of styling tools as well! I never knew that until now!

Here's some styling tips that you may be able to utilize:

Style Tip #1 – Plain and simple, the winter months are harsh on hair! During the cold months, hair easily accumulates static electricity and becomes dry and brittle. If preventative measures aren’t taken you could really damage your hair. Following a moisture regimen can save hair… and doesn’t have to cost a fortune! A great gift idea for yourself or your friends is the fantasticcleanse moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (SRP $10 each). Together, these products will help gently clean and moisturize dry or damaged hair. The line also includes a leave-in conditioner for added vitamins and a conditioning masque which helps restore moisture, strength and shine.

Style Tip #2 – Many people travel for the holidays, but that’s no reason to neglect hair care!  For you or a friend who’s always on the go, gift them with fantasticstyle nourishing serum, only 1.7 oz, which means it’s TSA approved to fit in your luggage! Formulated with Argon oil, it instantly penetrates to add moisture, shine and conditioners to help relieve the damage done by the cold temps. Even better, this product has multiple uses…. it serves as a fabulous cuticle mousse, helps soothes dry spots, calms skin after shaving (and yes, we mean the bikini line), and can even be used as hand lotion or perfume, as it has a delicious papaya scent.  (SRP $10) 

Style Tip #3 –Men care about their looks as much as we do, even if they don’t say it. Help your guy look his best with the latest style products from fantasticformen.  For the active males who don’t want the hassle of using both shampoo and conditioner separately, there’s the 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner.  If your guy needs some extra texture, try giving him simple style matte wax.  And for the on-the-go man who wants all day control, the x-treme gel is the perfect gift for him.  (SRP $10)

All of Fantastic Sams’ products uses their exclusive fantsticcomplex® formula made with pro-vitamin, soy protein and silicone that help to strengthen and smooth hair while adding incredible shine.

My Thoughts:
As I mentioned above, I like to use products that will enhance my waves and make my hair curly. As soon as I get out of the shower, I put some of the Curl Defining Creme on my fingertips and I work the creme through my hair. It's a medium hold product, so I also use some hair spray, just to hold the curls. 

I've used the Molding Mud to add texture to my hair, after I put a tiny bit of the Curl Defining Cream in my hair. Just a little, because a little goes a long way when you're adding texture and bounce to your hair! Both of these products work well together, or separately! I love the smell of them and their performance is great as well!

My boyfriend tried the Simply Style Matte Wax, and he's black. That's why I chose this product for him. He chemically straightens his hair but it's LONG... (it comes almost to his shoulders). He likes to pull it back and then he complains about the flyaways. I figured this product would help keep those flyaways in place, and they do. He loves the smell and how soft it makes his hair!


Two of you will win the products named above. One giveaway for a man, one for the ladies. (The women's products will go to one winner.)

To enter, visit Fantastic Sams and check out their products. Let me know another product you'd love to try. (Required entry)

*Please also be sure to leave me your prize preference in your comment: Men's product or Women's products

For extra entries in my A Simple Shindig Giveaways only:

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For my regular extra entires, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10.

Here's a custom tweet for you to use:
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This giveaway will end on  12/5/10 at midnight EST. Winner will be notified via email, so please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

Disclaimer: I was sent the products named above to review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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