product review


I am always on the lookout for new ways to effectively and safely clean my house. I love the do-it-yourself cleaner recipes and my husband knows that I would much rather use baking soda and elbow grease when tackling a tough cleaning job than harsh, smelly chemicals. I have yet to find an effective homemade dishwashing liquid, so I was thrilled when MomCentral offered me the opportunity to try a sample of Clorox Greenworks Dishwashing Liquid.

When I first heard of the Greenworks line of cleaning products, I was very skeptical. For one thing, Clorox has become synonymous with chlorine bleach, which green parents don’t usually touch with a ten foot pole! I had to wonder if Clorox was just jumping on the green bandwagon and trying to pass off less-than-green products as the real thing. However, after visiting the Greenworks website, many of my questions have been answered. I discovered that all Greenworks products are at least 99 percent natural, and that these products were in development for five years. They even delayed Greenworks’ original release date, so that the formulas could be further perfected! Also, this new dishwashing liquid has been approved by the Sierra Club and the EPA. What better endorsement could there be?

After learning these handy bits of information, I couldn’t wait to try the Greenworks dishwashing liquid. After all, now that my two-year-old daughter helps me wash dishes, I am more conscious than ever about what I put into my dish water. There’s no way I’m going to needlessly expose her to harsh chemicals! Another reason for my enthusiasm about this product is that I live in the country, with a septic system. My family drinks well water, so I have to think twice about every single thing that goes down my drain. I can’t afford to contaminate my family’s water source!

After trying Greenworks Dishwashing Liquid, I must say that I was extremely pleased! It creates just as many bubbles as every ultra-strength dish soap I’ve tried, without any harsh chemicals. It also smells wonderful. There’s no lingering, synthetic odor that most dish soaps leave behind. Greenworks dish soap has a pleasing aroma that I couldn’t get enough of! The best part is that this product is offered in five different scents: Original, Water Lily, Tangerine, Free & Clear, and Simply Lemon.

At first, this product sounded too good to be true. I mean, a natural dishwashing liquid that cleans as well as the chemical-soaked competition? It just couldn’t happen, right? WRONG! Greenworks Dishwashing Liquid works every bit as well as any dish soap out there. It kind of has me wondering exactly why all those other companies are still using harsh, synthetic ingredients! Look for it very soon in a store near you!

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My hair is very hard to care for. It’s definitely not straight, but it’s not curly enough that I can pull off those messy ponytails that actually look good. My ponytails just look…messy. I have a HUGE problem with frizz, which becomes about 100 times worse in the summer. And since I had kids, my hair has never been the same. Maybe that’s because I have a lot less time and money to spend on my hair than I did pre-kids. Either way, I’m thrilled that MomCentral offered me the chance to test out several Suave hair care products, and also some wonderful summer hair care tips from celebrity hairstylist Luke O’Connor!

I have long felt that the Suave Professionals hair care line is amazing! You can’t beat the price, and they perform every bit as well as their super-expensive counterparts. Even with great products, though, if you don’t know what you’re doing with your hair, it’s not going to look as good as it could. That’s why Suave has teamed up with Luke O’Connor to spread the word about their fantastic, affordable products, and a summer hair care regimen that works wonders!

I LOVE Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner! They claim to make hair five times smoother, and I have to agree wholeheartedly! After using these products and styling with Suave Professionals Extra Hold Mousse and Hairspray, my hair looked better than it had in years, and even though I used the blow-dryer, my hair was less frizzy than when I don’t use those products and let it dry naturally! After testing the Suave Professionals Hair Care line, I’m even more sold on Suave than I was before!

Help Your Hair Survive the Summer in Style with Tips & Tricks from Suave Celebrity Hairstylist Luke O’Connor:

Shine Through Summer

Chlorine from the pool can quickly turn hair dry and dull. Look for hair products specially-designed to infuse shine. Also, blow dry hair from roots to ends, making sure you do not ruffle your hair. By doing this, you’ll keep the cuticle of your hair lying flat, thus reflect more light, and producing more shine.

How to get the Shine: Suave Vibrant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated with silk amino acids to restore shine and luster to dull hair for bright, shimmering strands. Price/Availability: $1.92 – 2.49 at drugstores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets nationwide

 

Don’t Let Your Hair Fall when Temps Rise!

Hot summer weather and humidity can cause your hair to lose its shape. Apply a little mousse to damp hair to add body and help control your style. For added fullness, flip your head over and blow dry the roots. When you flip your head upright, your hair will be at maximum volume.

 How to get the Shape: Suave Professionals Extra Hold Mousse helps to lock in style for all-day hold and is great for hair that needs body and control. Price/Availability: $1.92 – 2.49 at drugstores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets nationwide

 

Hold That Look

Heat and humidity can be tough to battle, and here’s where the right hairspray comes to the rescue. To keep a soft, full, long lasting look, use an extra hold hairspray and keep the can 8-10 inches away from your head while spraying all over. This allows the fine mist of spray to penetrate the roots and hold the hair in place.

How to get the Hold: Suave Professionals Extra Hold Hairspray helps to lock in style for all-day hold and helps to control fly-aways. Price/Availability: $1.92 – 2.49 at drugstores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets nationwide

 

Make Summer Styling Smooth Sailing

Frizzies and fly-aways suddenly appear during the summer months with humidity at an all-time high. Achieving frizz-free hair starts in the shower with a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated to fight frizz. When blow drying hair, again be sure to blow dry from roots to ends to smooth the cuticle.

How to get rid of Frizz: Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner moisturizes and smoothes curly, frizzy or dry hair leaving it looking salon-smooth and healthy. Price/Availability: $1.92 – 2.49 at drugstores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets nationwide

 

Fight the Fade

Have color-treated hair? Lock in your color and keep hair healthy during the summer by protecting your hair with products designed to fight the elements, such as color-protecting shampoos, waterproof gels, and UV protectors.

How to fight the Fade: Suave Professionals Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner has a gentle formula that nourishes and defends hair against harsh environmental elements and helps protect color from fading. Price/Availability: $1.92 – 2.49 at drugstores, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets nationwide

 

 
 
 
 

 

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