March 31, 2010

Try This Out For Size: Avon Advance Techniques Radiant Brunette Illuminating Haircare Review

What’s up this morning peeps? Tis hump day w00t! Don’t tell anyone, but I kinda like the word hump, oops did I write that out loud?

Before you know it the weekend will be here, thanks to the gods above and maybe if you’re lucky the Easter bunny will pay a visit to your house carrying a basket full of makeup or if you’re a bad girl (or boy) you’ll get marshmallow peeps! God, I hope I was a good girl because lord knows I can’t stomach marshmallow peeps.

I have to get my hair in order and get my Easter bonnet out, something big with ribbons and flowers and sprigs of green….yes that should do the trick.

Speaking of getting my hair in order, dude, did you know Avon has $4 shampoo?


Yup, tis true, Avon has super cheap hair care, ha who knew? I’m all about the makeup and my main hair care of choice is Lush so I’m not in the know about what goes on outside of that realm but I was kinda digging the fact that Avon has budget friendly shampoo picks. Cool beans!

They actually have a True Blonde and Radiant Brunette Hair Care line so you can choose either of the two based on your hair type. Sorry, purple, blue, and bright pink don’t count as official hair colors, even though the Muse thinks they should.

Avon Radiant Brunette Illuminating Shampoo is a mere four bucks and features a unique “brunette complex”, who even knows what that means but it sounds damn important which reveals and illuminates hair color without actually adding or depositing color. Basically it takes your own hair color and makes it look its best.

Avon Radiant Brunette Mask ($5) is a moisturizing mask treatment which you can use in the shower for three minutes. It boosts shine and softens hair while smoothing it and enriching your natural color.

Avon Radiant Brunette Silkening Balm ($5) tames tresses while unlocking the richness of your own hair color and enhancing highlights while nourishing and protecting all shades of brunette hair.

Avon Radiant Brunette Hair Care and Avon True Blonde Hair Care can be purchased directly from your local Avon rep or online at

Price is right, might as well try it out for size right?

Anyone already using Avon hair care?

Share your mini review!

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  • jonnie

    Ah, Lush haircare… I was really into using the Big/Veganese combo, but it strips the color out of my hair so badly. 🙁 I tried a couple different solid shampoos but other than Gentle Lentil (love!) None of them really did it for me either. Washday Greens was another love that just stripped the color out of my hair too much… ahh, the love/hate thing I have with Lush.

    For the record, I think Peeps are tasty the day you open them, but once they get all hard… yuck. And they are so cute! 😛

    • the Muse

      it strips my hair period jonnie 😀 I use big to clarify only once a week as it makes my hair like straw 😀 love gentle lentil too! and new and godiva 😀 I think most all Lush strips hair color majorly 🙁 particularly ones like big and washday greens!

      Dude…do not want peeps…LOL

  • Kristina

    I heard on the radio yesterday that those little black Peep eyes aren’t even digestable. Sorta scary…

  • Kate

    Never liked peeps. Blech

    I remember back in the day (my grandma was an Avon lady) I didn’t buy some of their shampoo–probably just the dandruff kind. I do remember they had a specific haircare line for any ladies blessed with silver hair to keep the yellow out.

    Although anything called silkening balm is calling my name.

    • the Muse

      yuk kate, yuk. no likey! this is my 1st time tryin’ it, not so bad. Wish it was silicon free 😀 the balm is good to tame the frizziessss!

  • Rose

    They’ve only found one compound besides stomach acid that dissolves peeps, and it doesn’t dissolve their eyes… they watch you from the grave!

  • Lienke

    I have those 3 products but I’m not that happy with them.

    I also like Avon and plan on putting up some reviews on my site as well. Glad to see you like some of their things too.

  • Anhali

    I think peeps are cute!:DD but i like smores better:P

    Anyway so does the shampoo illuminate your hair and make the color better?