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My Hair Care with Neon by Paul Mitchell

Hair Care

A few months ago my cousin, who works for Paul Mitchell, reached out to me about trying Paul Mitchell’s new Neon haircare line. I never really used nice, expensive hair products before because I didn’t want to spend the money, so I decided to give it a try and I’m glad I did! Not only is this product a great professional product that is good for your hair, but it is affordable! Today I am sharing my first impression, my haircare routine, hair FAQ, and my overall review of this product.

First Impression

The first morning I used the Neon Sugar Cleanse (shampoo) and Sugar Rinse (conditioner) I was very impressed! The shampoo was a little runnier compared to what I was used to, but I found that it lathered so well in my hair, which I really liked! It was clear that a little amount of product went a long way with this shampoo and I felt like my hair was really getting clean. Before when I washed my hair, I felt like I had to use a ton of product for it to feel clean. I also didn’t have to use as much conditioner as I normally used with other products, so it is definitely safe to say a little bit goes a long way.

After rinsing, my hair felt sleek, soft, and detangled. Since my hair is so long and thick, it gets tangled very easily, which can be very annoying. After I got out of the shower, I used a wide tooth comb and combed my hair from the ends up.  It was so easy to comb and I didn’t feel like I had to force the comb through my hair. And the best part was my hair smelled so good!

Before I dried my hair, I used the Sugar Cream (smoothing cream). I was impressed the most by this product because my hair was so straight and smooth after I dried it! I have very fine, but thick hair and it is usually pretty frizzy after I blow dry it. I usually have to go over my hair with my straightening iron to smooth it out and remove the kinks, but with this I didn’t have to! It definitely saved me a lot of time and I didn’t have to use as much heat on my hair.

Overall Review

I love this hair care line! I love the way my hair feels after using it, and I found that I don’t need to wash my hair as much as I used to because it stays clean. I also love how smooth and soft my hair is for days after using it. It is also color safe so I don’t have to worry about my blonde color fading. I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a new hair care line!

Bonus: When you use Neon, you’re helping to support anti-bullying organizations. The mission of the brand is kindness and Neon hair believes every girl is unique!

Hair Care

My Haircare Routine

I try to only wash my hair every other day or every three days if I can. When I wash my hair I lather the Neon Sugar Cleanse shampoo into the roots of my hair. I don’t really wash the ends because I don’t want to dry out or damage my hair. After rinsing, I will use the Sugar Rinse conditioner. I leave this on my hair while I shave and wash my body, which usually ends up being about 5 minutes. I rinse my hair with warm water (not hot water), towel try, and comb.

Before I blow dry my hair, I let it air dry for a bit (if I tried to dry it right away it would probably take an hour to dry). When it’s slightly damp I will use either the Sugar Cream smoothing cream from the Neon collection or the Miracle Leave-in product from It’s A 10 haircare before blow-drying. I usually use the smoothing cream if I want my hair to be straight and use It’s A 10 if I am going to curl it. It varies each day and I try to switch it up so my hair doesn’t get used to the same product.

After blow-drying, I style my hair the way I want to that day. My go-to style is curling it, but some days ain’t nobody got time for that (lol). On days when I don’t wash my hair I use Batiste dry shampoo on my roots, then curl or straighten.

Hair FAQ

Q: What is your natural color? A: My root/base color is my natural color.

Q: Do you get balayage? A: Yes. However, I do not know the exact color formula.

Q: How often do you maintain your color? A: When I had highlights I went about every six months. The first time I did balayage I didn’t go back for 11 months. Balayage is definitely a lot easier to maintain.

Q: Where do you get your hair done? A: I have gone to Creative Hair Designs in Findlay, OH my entire life and Jenny has pretty much been the only person to cut or color my hair. I love her! If you end up making an appointment, tell them I sent you!

Q: Do you have extensions? A: Nope! This is my real hair.

Q: How do you curl your hair? A: I use a 1.25″ curling iron. When I curl my hair I do about 1.5″ sections and start from the root. I’ll curl the root part of my hair for about 5 seconds and then loosen the clamp to wrap the rest of my hair around the barrel. Usually I leave about an inch of my ends out of the barrel to give it a wavy look, rather than curling all the way to the ends. I also always run a wide tooth comb and/or my fingers through my hair after I curl it to loosen up the waves a bit. I also always curl my hair away from my face.

Q: How long does it take you to curl your hair? A: I’ve curled my hair for so long now I can usually do it in about 5-7 minutes. Practice makes perfect!

Q: How do you get your curls to hold all day? A: I naturally have wavy hair, so my hair doesn’t really have a problem holding curl (unless it’s really humid out). Before I style my hair, I let it almost completely air dry so my natural waves help.

Q: How do you get your hair to be so smooth? A: As mentioned above, I use the Sugar Cream smoothing cream from the Neon collection or the Miracle Leave-in product from It’s A 10 haircare before blow-drying.

If ya’ll have any other questions, please leave them in the comments below! I filmed myself curling my hair so I could actually show you all, but my computer hates iMovie and it just didn’t work out.  I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and consider giving Neon by Paul Mitchell a try! If you do, leave a comment below and tell me what you think of it!

Xoxo, Kasually Katie

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by Paul Mitchell or Neon Hair. My cousin sent me the original samples and I purchased the full-size bottles at Ulta. All opinions are my own. 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Tianna

    I used to really love Paul Mitchell; I just wish they were more natural

    January 31, 2017 at 11:55 am
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      Thanks for stopping by, Tianna! Have you tried their Tea Tree line? The Tea Tree products are made with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender.

      January 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Paul Mitchell has always had some amazing products! Love their chlorine shampoo.. helps with discoloration from the pool in the summer!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    February 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm
    • Reply Kasually Katie

      I haven’t tried that one! It’s definitely my favorite hair care line I have tried!

      February 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm

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