Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kenra Professional Summer Collection Review

Kenra Professional recently launched their new summer line, including the Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection, Shaping Spray 21, and Heat Block Hairspray 22! I got a chance to try all of these and am excited to share my results with you.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review via BrandBacker.

Kenra is a professional haircare brand founded in Indianapolis back in 1929. Since then they've worked to develop best-in-class products that deliver superior and reliable results. They have three unique brands: Kenra, Kenra Professional, and Kenra Color.

The Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging line is the first of its kind I've ever seen or heard of. I know snail essence is commonly used in skincare, but this is the first time I've seen it used in haircare. Snail mucin a popular ingredient in Korean beauty and is made up of proteins, glycolic acids, and elastin.

The line is made up of an Anti-Aging Shampoo, Anti-Aging Conditioner, and Anti-Aging 10-In-1 Complete Corrective (CC) Creme. All three are infused with snail essence for a highly concentrated blend of proteins that are proven to provide youthful hair. The CC Creme weightlessly restores and prolongs youth by fighting all 10 signs of aging hair: dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, unmanageability, and coarse texture.

I've been using this line for the past four days and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The shampoo and conditioner have a light, fresh scent. The shampoo doesn't produce a ton of lather but it still left my hair feeling clean and soft. The conditioner works well to provide nourishment and soft, moisturized hair. The CC Creme smells wonderful and just two pumps were enough to coat my shoulder-length hair. I think this line is great because we often think about anti-aging skincare, but I can admit I haven't put much thought into anti-aging for my hair prior to using these products. I'm all about preventive care, so if these will keep my hair looking healthy and youthful, I'm all for it! Oh and one last note, no snails were harmed in the creation of these products. The snail essence is a byproduct of escargot farms that has been repurposed for hair and skin products.

The Kenra Platinum Heat Block Spray 22 and Kenra Shaping Spray 21 are also unique.

The Heat Block Spray 22 is made with bee proplis, a natural resin that forms a cast around the cuticle of our hair for strong heat protection. This quick-drying, high-hold spray allows for a clean release from styling tools. What I love most about this is that it protects up to 450°F/232°C. Bee propolis is a resinous mixture that honeybees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with secretions from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. Bees use it as a sealant to protect their hives, but in this spray it's used to protect your hair cuticle. I used this spray after I had curled my hair because I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be applied before or after. I know it's a heat spray, but it's also a hair spray that provides maximum hold, so it didn't quite make sense to me to apply it before styling. That being said, it did provide great hold. I'll use this before styling the next time I straighten my hair.

The Shaping Spray 21 is the first ever professional alcohol-free hair spray. It provides maximum moisture retention with an extra firm hold and high shine. It's designed to have a wet application to ensure optimal control and working time for endless styling options. I used this after my hair was already dry but will use it again with wet hair to see how that works, too. It provided great hold for my curls.

Bottom Line: The Kenra Professional Summer Collection has really great products! I love that they are all innovative and effective, and also reasonably priced. The Snail Anti-Aging line left my hair feeling very nourished, and the Shaping Spray and Heat Block Spray provided great protection and hold.

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