Beauty Brands ‘Strand Saviors’ Box Review – July 2019


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Beauty Brands Strand Saviors July 2019 discovery kit review

The Beauty Brands Strand Saviors Box is a beauty box collection of Beauty Brands’ tried and true color-treated haircare favorites.

back of pink box with more text and info

FYI – This box is still available for purchase!

open box with tissue packaging

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

a shot of all of the 9 products inside

About the Box

The Box: Beauty Brands Strand Saviors Box

The Cost: $15.00 + $5.95 shipping

The Products: A collection of 9 hair products that are perfect for protecting and pampering your hair in the summer sun.

Ships to: The US, plus APO and FPO addresses.

Beauty Brands ‘Strand Saviors’ Box July 2019 Review

product info sheet with each items full size price

An information sheet was included, along with a coupon code for a Redken conditioning treatment.

  • gret bottle of abba leave in product

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  • bck of abba leave in product bottle with text and info

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    Abba Complete All-in-One Spray, 1.7 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.46 (Buy a full-size 8 oz for $21.99)

    I have never tried anything by this brand before, but right off the bat I liked the pretty grey packaging and its botanical illustration. It has a soapy, yet natural smell, and is a heavier leave-in spray. I used it on damp hair then let my strands air dry. I didn’t notice a huge difference, but this is pretty standard for leave-in sprays in my thick, coarse hair. If you have normal to fine hair, this might be a better choice!

    • blue metallic spray bottle of aquage

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    • side of aquage bottle

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      Aquage Finishing Spray, 2 oz — Travel Size! Retail Value $9.00

      I like this spray. It is super lightweight but gives some minor control in the finish. It smells very clean and helped with my wild humidity-caused flyaways without making my hair look too “done” or “finished.”

      • clear bottle of biosilk with brown cap

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      • side of biosilk bottle

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        BioSilk Silk Therapy Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.61 (Buy a full-size 5.64 oz for $29.49)

        I really, really wanted to like this product. And I guess I kind of do. The formula itself works great! You can use it on your hair for smoothness and gloss, or use it on your skin for moisture. My issue is 100% with the strong coconut scent, which is one of my pet peeves. If you are someone who likes coconut smells though, give this a try. You might just love it!

        • small black bottle of chi tea tree serum

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        • side of bottle

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        • clear serum on glass

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          Chi Tea Tree Oil Serum, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $5.00 (Buy a full-size 2 oz for $19.99)

          Ahh, this scent is much more my style. I love tea tree oil, and its over-the-top herbal scent. This stuff worked beautifully on my dry hair. I warmed a few drops between my palms and then finger combed it into the ends. The result was a little shine, and a lot less frizz.

          • blue and purple bottle of leave in conditioner

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          • back of leave in conditioner bottle

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            It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product,  2 fl oz – Travel Size! Retail Value $12.49

            FYI: The travel size for sale has a slightly different bottle shape, but the amount of product inside is the same. 

            I used to use this product a lot when I was going through a straightener phase. I was using heat tools all the time, and this leave-in made a huge difference in the health of my hair at that time. The smell is so nostalgic! Reminds me of college! I still like this product now, though I use it on my damp ends and then air dry these days. It gives my strands just a little more luster and manageability, especially in the humidity.

            • lilac tub of living proof hair masque with a white twist off cap

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            • back of hair mask tub with text and info

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            • inside shot of thick, white hair mask texture

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              Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, 1 oz -Estimated Value $5.38 (Buy a full-size 8 oz for $43.00)

              While I don’t really love the shampoo from this brand, I adore their conditioners and I was really pumped to try this mask! It smells so good! I took it into the shower and applied after shampooing. Since it was a 5-minute mask, I had just enough time to shave my legs while I wanted for the mask to do its magic. My hair felt so sleek and slippy as I washed it out. I was pleased that while my hair was significantly softer after it air dried, it still had its texture and thickness that I love.

              • red bottle of hair spray with black cap

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              • back of hairspray bottle with more info on label

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                Sexy Hair Spray & Stay Hairspray, 1.5 oz – Travel Size! Retail Value $6.99

                Anything labeled “intense hold” is not for me! I plan on passing this sample along to my mom, who has used this formula for years! She has really cute short hair and likes a lot of hold since she has to pull face masks on and off all day at her job. I can attest to the fact that her hair indeed does look exactly the same before work and after!

                • cream colored bottle of shampoo by wella

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                • back of shampoo bottle with more info

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                  Wella Oil Reflections Luminous Shampoo, 1.7 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.42 (Buy a full-size 8.45 oz for $21.99, on sale for $16.49)

                  I like Wella, but I don’t especially like moisturizing shampoos. I like to keep my roots as dry and oil-free as possible since I only shampoo about every three days. This clear formula sure smells good, and though it may not be my cup of tea, it did add a ton of shine to my hair.

                  • cream colored tube of conditioner by wella

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                  • back of conditioner bottle with label info

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                    Wella Oil Reflections Luminous Conditioner, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.25 (Buy a full-size 6.76 oz for $22.00)

                    I liked this conditioner much more than the coordinating shampoo. This is pretty standard for me, as I am much pickier about shampoos. This is slightly lighter weight than some of my other preferred conditioners, but that was fine with me. I only condition my ends and I enjoyed this formulas scent and the gloss it gave the tips of my strands.

                    Verdict: This box has an overall estimated value of $53.60. While this is quite a bit short of the $80 value on the front of the box, it is still a great value for a $15 box, especially if you love hair products. It was also pretty well rounded, and contained products for every step of your hair care process. My faves would easily be the It’s a 10 leave-in, the Living Proof mask, and the Chi tea tree oil. If you are someone looking for your next favorite hair product(s) or even just someone who travels a lot and loves quality hair care in a TSA-friendly size, this is a great kit.

                    To Wrap Up:

                    Can you still get this box today? Yep! It is still in stock!

                    Value Breakdown: This box cost $15.00 and I calculated a value of $53.60. That means you are paying approximately the following for each item:

                    • Abba Spray $1.25
                    • Aquage Spray $2.52
                    • Biosilk Leave-In $0.71
                    • CHI Tea Tree Oil $1.40
                    • It’s A 10 Leave-In $3.50
                    • Living Proof Mask $1.51
                    • Sexy Hair Spray $1.96
                    • Wella Shampoo $1.24
                    • Wella Conditioner $0.91

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                    Written by Megan Kirkland

                    Megan Kirkland

                    I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

                    Posted in Beauty Brands Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Cheap Subscription Boxes, Subscription Boxes for Women| 6 comments

                    6 Comments

                    1. I would be far more tempted to buy the beauty brands hair care samplers if they made one especially for textured hair. The boxes now have far too many sprays and dry shampoos which brings the value down for me.

                    2. Okay but now I need to know what your moms job is

                      • I’m going to guess a Medical Technologist. She work in a lab?

                        • I’m going to guess Dental Hygienist.

                      • You guys are cracking me up. She works for an oral surgeon.

                        • I’m kinda disappointed because I was picturing face masks like sheet masks and wash off masks not like those blue mask things you loop around your ears and I was like how do I get THAT job

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