September 5, 2015

Killerstrands Products and Why They WORK - 1st . . . Lets Talk About the Wonder of GLEAM

Its Funny after 8 1/2 years of products and Posts and Sales and Blogs and everything that is Killerstrands...... I am finding that I do not talk enough about our own products enough so that people understand what they they work....and what to do with them so you will have wonderfully soft............ beautifully shiny........ hair, once again ! !

People are puzzled as to why our products actually do work on the hair as compared to all the products you have bought up to now and tried over and over on your hair with absolutely nothing changing.

WHY DO THESE PRODUCTS WORK, you want to know.....don't you?

Its taken a very long time.....but finally all of our hard work is paying off. All of you are discovering that our products - each and every one.....WHEN USED AS DIRECTED......WILL ACTUALLY CHANGE YOUR HAIR ......... and make it :
  • silky
  • shiny
  • soft
  • rich in color
  • feels normal again
omg where have we been??? 
is what people keep commenting to us... which is why we need to address it.
so this week we are going to talk about GLEAM....
it is GLEAM week 

 Its not that hard,
 if I can do it 
many of these companies who spend millions on R & D (Research & Development) can do it !. None of these companies think "outside-of-the-box" is what I feel is the most common problem. They design products after one product happens to become a hit.

For example: Argan Oil.
I'm sure many of you remember when you had never heard of that oil. Now, it is in every single product on the cosmetic shelves - as they always do, they have drilled it into the ground where it doesn't mean much anymore. 
Do you know that a company can put 1/2 of 1 % out of the 100% of the ingredients in a formula and they can claim it is an ARGAN Oil product. 1/2% would be so little that it would not make any difference to the product and it would not help AT ALL, it simply is not enough to do anything to hair or skin.

Well, 10 years ago we had Gleam.... it wasn't as good as it is today because I became much wiser about the use of lipids and then I spent one full year studying all types of oils.
I spent a couple years studying oils and ingredients that were supposed to help hair and then I began playing around with them on all various hair types I had in my chair. I was lucky that all the people would take oils home experiment with them and then come back and tell me how they had worked in their hair or not....
So instead of just reading in a book which oils "might" work on hair.......I spent all that time asking people which oils they liked .................changed the combinations around and then decided I didn't need to use cheap oils - the only way to get people's hair truly repaired would be to use the best oils - which just happened to be the most expensive oils.

I actually had clients of mine test oils I had sent home with them for a month or longer....  Normal Cosmetic chemists who come up with a new hair product......or a hair oil, they sit in a a book that suggests a list of Oils - then they create a hair product according to what the boss of a hair product company wants them to make. 

You know how there are a million and 1 Oils  - like products out there right now??? and they all think that combining oils with silicone's is the only way people, like you, like them....?

Well, a very long time ago I whittled the list of oils that were truly GOOD-FOR-THE-HAIR down to a list of about 8 or 9. Which is what has ended up being in GLEAM. It may seem like a lot of different ingredients, but I truly feel the combination of oils as the product the reason for such success with GLEAM. 

I learned from helping my manager of the Group that I had never even told her one of my trickiest secrets for repairing hair : when damaged from either: 
  • bleaching 
  • the sun
  • over-proccessing
  • over-lapping
  • wrong product used
  • boxed hair color
  • etc....
but when you have hair that feels fried. . . .damaged. . . .frizzy and/or just plain yukky. Take Gleam and apply a LOT to the area of damaged hair, the ends, or wherever you need to repair your hair - apply a metallized cap (to create warmth) & process for as long as possible. The longer the better. . Apply it to DRY hair.....and as much as you can spare, the caps ( creates heat ) - which helps the product soak in deeper. Now either sleep with it in or leave in for at least 6 hours. April, my Group manager did a brilliant thing and braided her hair with her hair: soaking in Gleam. After she went from Dark Brown hair to Platinum..( and had gone back and forth for years before that )....well - you can imagine the result I'm sure...
watch this photo demo of her going from Brown to Platinum to playing with the BOOST AND then using BOOST &  BURST COLORS....its reversed.....(sorry)

 Photo #12
 she has had some beautiful combos of BOOST  & BURST

Photo #11

                                               PHOTO #10

the difference is apparent even in a photo

this is where she finally applied an entire head of GLEAM and was amazed at the difference

                                   PHOTO #6

   PHOTO #3

                       PHOTO #1 Which is Where April Began

Gleam is a very special bottle of oil if you ask me.  The manner in which a cosmetic chemist makes a personal care product for the public, was taught to me by a pretty famous cosmetic chemist who taught cosmetic chemistry to those of us who were 100% fascinated by the process about 9-10 years ago at the beginning of the INTERNET.... He was ahead of his time and was a french man named Maurice who did what I am doing only with the field of Cosmetic Chemistry.....we were all so privileged to get to learn from him. He didn't make it through that last year, but I suppose he died doing what he loved. He just opened up all his knowledge and taught a few dozen of us the correct manner in which to make "PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS".  Which includes :
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • conditioner
  • lotion
  • cream
  •  lip balm
  • liquid soap
  • mineral make-up
  • etc.............this is what a cosmetic chemist makes
 I happened to spend the first few months studying oils, as I read a lot of European magazines having to do with hair and trichology ( which is the study of hair and its health). I even tried to become a licensed Trichologist ! I actually did all the work....the only thing I didn't do was the formality of taking some ridiculous test that was over $1,000. just to take the test. I thought that was such a scam.....just so I could attach a little sticker to the name of my store....Basically that was all that you received. Not one other thing, or at least that was all I could figure out! ! 

Just like recently I wanted to join this " WOMEN WHO OWN SMALL ONLINE BUSINESSES" Group....because I had just received a letter saying Killerstrands had become one of the TOP 1% of ONLINE Businesses that began in 2006. Which I was quite proud of....but to join this silly little group is a couple thousand dollars !  They are missing the part that says "SMALL BUSINESS"... I think.and missing the concept that we are not huge companies that can drop thousands on joining a club, with no apparent redeeming qualities. Just seems odd to me so I declined............of course I could pay it.......but truthfully, you get nothing for that $2 Grand... but the ability to slap a little sticker on that says I am a member of it....... which seems to me, it is doing the opposite of what it is preaching.

So, I hope you will try Gleam, it is 100% returnable if you are not happy but I truly do not think that will happen, it is a gem of a product...
 the 2 main oils are:
- Rose Hips Seed Oil
- Abyssinian OIl
- Plus 6 other carrier oils
- Aloe Vera oil
- Calendula Oil
- Vitamin A
2 Vitamin E's
and a wonderful Amber scent that takes me 2 months to make from soaking /amber blocks in Argan Oil !

Even if you you only have frizzy ends or split ends - you will notice a difference when using GLEAM, the reason it creates such change in the hair is because I chose NOT to add a single drop of Silicone to it. Silicone's are great for (making your profits silicone's are super cheap, and to me and those who know, they are used as a "filler" not because they are a better ingredient than any carrier oil which is what they try to lead you to believe, but I promise...the silicone's they use are just very cheap fillers and they look and feel like oils so they can get away with it....unless a big giant explanation like this POST is made, which most people would never take the time to to do !

I hope you enjoy and we really do want photos and comments and reactions to our products so we may learn and understand if we should be making any changes ! ! ! ! !

1 comment on "Killerstrands Products and Why They WORK - 1st . . . Lets Talk About the Wonder of GLEAM"
  1. This may be an unrelated topic but I have a client with bleached out hair, she wants a very warm golden medium blonde. Her natural hair is a level 7 ash, but the midshafts to ends are a 10 bleach. Any suggestions for a formula? She really wants a very warm golden sun kissed look.


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