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Boo Bamboo ~ Hair & Skin Care For You!

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BOOBAMBOO

Psssst!! The world’s beautiful and majestic panda bears have been hiding a secret from us humans for years.

This secret? Bamboo.  You know,  that dietary staple that panda bears eat pounds of every day.  Now I know why panda bears have such beautiful, thick black and white hair.  As they say “you are what you eat!”.

I’m always excited when I get to introduce my readers to a great Canadian product line.  Have you heard about Canada’s Boo Bamboo?  Boo Bamboo has taken a cue from the lovable panda bears and infused the goodness of bamboo extracts into their hair and skin care products.

“About Boo Bamboo

Stronger, healthier looking hair
with incredible shine after one use.

Nature’s fastest growing plant has been harnessed into a collection of hair products that’s guaranteed to make your hair strong and gloriously shiny 
in no time flat.

o Formulas contain Certified Organic bamboo extracts 
o Bamboo extract is the richest known source of natural silica
o Rich in minerals and organic proteins essential to strong, shiny hair 
o Strengthens hair up to 5x and creates angelic shine

Why Boo Bamboo?

Rich in mineral and organic proteins, bamboo extract helps strengthen the 
hair follicle and retain moisture to promote shine. Boo Bamboo products
improve the strength and condition of your hair, helps eliminate frizz and 
creates incredible shine.”

 

I have spent the last couple of weeks testing 6 of Boo Bamboo’s hair and skincare products:

boo-berry-shampoo

No I don’t colour my hair (those greys are starting to take over my head, but I haven’t succumbed to colour from a bottle yet), but I just could not turn down the chance to try this yummy looking bottle of berry goodness on my hair (oh..and maybe it’s because I love those awesome squishy bubbles and coloured beads).  Boo Berry Colour Prolonging Shampoo coats your hair in a thick, soft, wonderful smelling mixture of bamboo extract, antioxidant vitamins and organic proteins, making your hair feel amazing the minute the shampoo is applied.  Boo Berry shampoo lathers up nicely and leaves your hair feeling incredibly clean.  The first time I used Boo Berry shampoo I couldn’t stop playing with my own hair once it was dry – it felt so amazingly soft.  If it made my “uncoloured” hair feel this good, I can only imagine how great it is for the coloured treated hair for which it is designed.

boo_mousseI have poker straight hair.  It may be thick, but it still needs volume.  Just a small dollop of Boo Bamboo Body Boost Volumizing Mousse did the trick for my hair.  I applied it to my damp hair after washing with my Boo Berry shampoo, and it provided ample volume to my hair.  What I loved most about this Volumizing Mousse is that it didn’t leave my hair feeling sticky, nor did it dry up and leave flaky bits on my hair (as some mousses tend to do).  The Boo Bamboo Body Boost Volumizing Mousse has a light, clean scent, which did not overpower the wonderful scent of the Boo Berry Shampoo, leaving my hair smelling amazing

boo_hairsprayI don’t often use hair spray as I find it dries my hair out quite a bit during our harsh winters.  I reserve the use of hair spray for special occasions where I want that extra hold for a night out when I’ve actually taken the time to work at giving my hair some fancy curls.  For those special occasions in the summer, I need a hair spray that can fight the affects of the nasty humidity that we often see here in Ottawa.  Boo Bamboo Anti-Humidity Hair Spray is just the product I need.  This hair spray goes on light with no nasty stickiness, and kept a great hold on my curls when I tested it out. Believe me, that says something.  Anything that can keep my hair from uncurling back to its original straightness has to be good.  The only thing I am not a fan of when it comes to this hair spray,  is the scent.  Why? Because it really doesn’t have much of a scent.  Is that a bad thing? No, not at all.  In fact, most would say that’s a good thing.  For me, however, I love a yummy scent in the products I use.  Just my opinion.

boo_gel

I know.  Why would a woman who has poker straight hair attempt to test a product like Boo Bamboo’s Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel.  I’ll tell you why.  Two reasons. First, I’m always looking for a product that can help me out in the curl department whenever I go at my head with a curling iron.  Second, remember those “greys” I mentioned that are starting to take over my head? Well, those greys have a strong foothold around my temples, and guess what? They got curl!

Huh? The greys have curls?

Yep.

In fact the greys have so much curl to them that they act like a Slinky that hasn’t been let out of the box for 50 years – all kinked out, springy, and full of bounce!

*Sigh*

So yes, I decided to try the Boo Bamboo Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel on my out-of-control greys, and guess what? It works! Just a little dab of this wonderful product keeps those greys much more “defined” and looking more like the rest of my “normal” hair.  This makes me very happy.  Word of warning though.  I was so pleased with the results after using a little of this product on my greys that I decided to apply it all over my hair after shampooing one day.  I applied it like I would a regular “gel” product.  Oops! Apparently I forgot about the “frizz control” and “defining” aspects of this product.  A little goes a long way.  Use too much like I did and, well, you end up looking like you haven’t shampooed your hair in a week.  I had to go under the tap for another round of Boo Berry Shampoo after that, lol.

boo_face_lotionYes, I am at an age where I’m trying to “Anti-Age” right now.  Those “cute little smile lines” and “tiny wrinkles” are suddenly turning into deep crevices that my foundation gets sucked into every day.  So I was only too glad to be able to test out Boo Bamboo’s Smoothing Anti-Age Face Lotion.  Enriched with Organic Bamboo Extract, this Boo Bamboo face lotion felt wonderful when applied to my freshly washed face. With a lovely light scent, and a formula that doesn’t leave your hands or your face greasy, this face lotion “keeps your face soothed and hydrated for up to 24 hours and reinforces your skin’s natural defense again the onset of new fine lines”.  If only I had found this product about 10 years ago!

boo_face_cream_lowThe Boo Bamboo Anti-Wrinkle Line Lifting Face Cream is one of my stand-out favourite Boo Bamboo products.  I have been using this face cream each morning and night since I received it, and I love the way it has made my skin look and feel.  The cream is silky soft, non-greasy, with a great light scent.  It makes my face feel incredible.  Has it helped reduce the signs of aging on my face? While I can’t say for sure (I hope it has!), it certainly has made my skin look healthier, more supple, and incredibly soft.

For those of you who care about what goes into the products you put on your hair and skin, all Boo Bamboo products I tested are Paraben and DEA Free.  All Boo Bamboo products are “Cruelty Free” and “Vegan”.

Be sure to check out all the other great Boo Bamboo hair and skin care products to find the ones that might be right for you.  If you are a mom or dad of little ones, you may wish to check out their Baby Boo Bamboo product line. With summer coming, Boo Bamboo offers a selection of sunscreen products as well.  You can purchase Boo Bamboo products online or at any of these retailers near you. 

The great folks at Boo Bamboo are generously offering up a fantastic Boo Bamboo Prize Pack for one lucky Canadian Blog House reader!  That’s right! You get the chance to WIN a Boo Bamboo Prize Pack full of all the great Boo Bamboo products I reviewed!

Here’s how you can enter to WIN:

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Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with these products for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are my own.

 

 

  1. April 22, 2014

    Lian

    I’d love to try the Volumizing Mousse! My hair needs it!

  2. April 22, 2014

    elaine d

    oh I’d love to try the Boo Bamboo Hair Strengthening Seal & Shine Serum

  3. April 22, 2014

    Tracey Cook

    I would like to try Boo Bamboo Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel. I have curly hair…well depending on the day it could be curly or frizzy… but I am always searching for a product to help reduce frizz and show off the curls I dream of =)

  4. April 21, 2014

    Ariel Chiu

    Would like to try the anti-age face lotion!

  5. April 20, 2014

    Amanda 'Boo' Murray

    I would love to try out the ‘Boo Bamboo Hair Strengthening Seal & Shine Serum’! *fingers crossed* 😀

  6. April 20, 2014

    Kelsey

    Volumizing mousse

  7. April 20, 2014

    Kelsey

    The volumizing mouse looks good! I have such flat hair 🙁

  8. April 19, 2014

    Bailey Dexter

    I would love to try the anti age face cream, sounds like a great product!

  9. April 18, 2014

    diana p

    These all look awesome.

  10. April 18, 2014

    kathaleen p

    the anti age face cream!:-)

  11. April 17, 2014

    DARLENE W

    I would like to try the Line Lifting Cream

  12. April 17, 2014

    Robert Wise

    I would love to try Boo Bamboo Strengthen & Shine Conditioner

  13. April 16, 2014

    Rebby

    I’d love to try the
    Boo Bamboo Strengthen & Shine Conditioner!

  14. April 13, 2014

    Eldon

    I want to try the hairspray

  15. April 12, 2014

    Emma

    the seal and shine serum

  16. April 12, 2014

    Lucy

    I’d love to try their Skin Balancing MAKE-UP REMOVER WIPES

  17. April 11, 2014

    Rhonda W G.

    I’d like to try the shampoo the most!

  18. April 11, 2014

    Victoria Ess

    I’d love to try the Anti-Age Face Lotion.

  19. April 11, 2014

    Jonnie

    I would like to try the seal and shine serum

  20. April 10, 2014

    Erika E

    I’d like to try the Boo Bamboo Hair Strengthening Seal & Shine Serum.

  21. April 10, 2014

    Cassey C

    I want to try the face cream

  22. April 10, 2014

    magda s.

    I would love to try the face cream

  23. April 9, 2014

    darlene

    I would like to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment for my dry hair!

  24. April 9, 2014

    Carol M (Lushka S)

    Skin Balancing FACE WASH

  25. April 9, 2014

    jeff c

    The frizz control I would like to try

  26. April 9, 2014

    Debbie F

    I would like to try the anti-age face lotion. My skin is so dry.

  27. April 9, 2014

    AJ Corrigan

    Would love to try the anti-age face lotion, as would a number of other people in my household!

    -AJ

  28. April 9, 2014

    Jake B

    Ooh, the Make up remover wipes would prove useful for my gf. I’d love to win that.

  29. April 9, 2014

    Sylvia

    Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel

  30. April 9, 2014

    David W

    I’d like to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment

  31. April 9, 2014

    doreen lamoureux

    I prefer lotions over creams because I am very oily so I really would love to try the Anti-Age FACE LOTION

  32. April 9, 2014

    Darwin

    I would like to try the natural sunscreen 40 SPF.

  33. April 9, 2014

    Betty S

    I would love to try the Boo Bamboo Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

  34. April 9, 2014

    sarah sar

    I want to try the anti-age face lotion.

  35. April 9, 2014

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Anti Age Face Lotion

  36. April 9, 2014

    Andrea Amy

    I would like to try the Squeaky Clean BABY WASH

  37. April 9, 2014

    Marc-Andre Taillefer

    I would like to try the SPF 40 Kids & Baby natural sunscreen.

  38. April 9, 2014

    Danielle

    Smoothing anti age cream

  39. April 9, 2014

    Alexia H.

    Skin Balancing Make Up Remover Wipes

  40. April 8, 2014

    jan

    the smoothing anti age face cream

  41. April 8, 2014

    tammy campbell

    id like to try the line lifting face cream

  42. April 8, 2014

    Nicole Starcevic

    I want the Boo Bamboo hair spray

  43. April 8, 2014

    Patrick Siu

    I love to try the Anti-Wrinkle Line lifting face cream

  44. April 8, 2014

    Erica

    I would love theFrizz Control Curl Defining Gel

  45. April 8, 2014

    Rachel Cartwright

    I’d love to try Anti-Wrinkle Line lifting face cream!

  46. April 8, 2014

    cruiser

    I would like the Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel, but I “need” the anti aging cream 🙂

  47. April 8, 2014

    amy lovell

    Would love to try the frizz control curl defining gel!

  48. April 8, 2014

    victoria k

    I would love to try the berry shampoo

  49. April 8, 2014

    Anna W

    I would like to try the SPF 40 Kids & Baby natural sunscreen.

  50. April 8, 2014

    Brandi C

    I could definitely use the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment!

  51. April 8, 2014

    tanyab79

    All of them but mostly the conditioner.

  52. April 8, 2014

    Julie F

    I would like to try the Anti-Wrinkle LINE LIFTING FACE CREAM

  53. April 8, 2014

    Elaine Laforge

    I would like to try the Anti-Wrinkle Line lifting face cream

  54. April 8, 2014

    Vesper

    I would like to try the Skin Balancing FACE WASH

  55. April 8, 2014

    Surso S.

    Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment

  56. April 8, 2014

    Angela Mitchell

    I’d love to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment.

  57. April 8, 2014

    Heidi C.

    I want to try the Conditioning Treatment!

  58. April 8, 2014

    Lori Bazan

    I would choose to try Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment first!

  59. April 8, 2014

    Judy C (Judy Cowan)

    Would love to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment

  60. April 8, 2014

    Lynn Clayton

    Squeaky clean baby wash

  61. April 8, 2014

    Lynn M

    I would love to try the Anti Age Face Lotion!

  62. April 7, 2014

    D.Petch

    I would like to try Anti-Wrinkle LINE LIFTING FACE CREAM,

  63. April 7, 2014

    Marina Mikhaylova

    I would like to try Skin Balancing FACE WASH

  64. April 7, 2014

    Jenness M

    Would like to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment

  65. April 7, 2014

    Sirkku

    SPF Facial Sunscreen…I burn so easily!

  66. April 7, 2014

    Anne Taylor

    I would love to try their Anti Age Face Lotion!

  67. April 7, 2014

    Sophia M

    I would love to try the skin balancing face wash.

  68. April 7, 2014

    Lynda Cook

    I would like to try the sunscreen

  69. April 7, 2014

    Wendy hutton

    I would love to try the shampoo, it sounds like it would be mild on the hair

  70. April 7, 2014

    shauna wyspianski

    I would like to try the Boo Bamboo Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment.

  71. April 7, 2014

    Joy M.

    I would love to try their spf40 natural sunscreen

  72. April 7, 2014

    Julie G

    I need to try the Frizz Control Curl Defining Gel. The winter of dry heating in our home has taken it’s toll on my hair.

  73. April 7, 2014

    May

    I would love to try the MAKE-UP REMOVER WIPES !

  74. April 7, 2014

    Piroska

    I’d love to try the Squeaky Clean Baby Wash.

  75. April 7, 2014

    andie

    I’d love to try their “Anti-Age FACE LOTION .”

  76. April 7, 2014

    Suzanne G

    I would like to try the SPF Facial Sunscreen.

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