<b>Beyond Pink Stripes</b>

Random musings, stories, snapshots, and reviews from the "little" girl with several abandoned blogs who suddenly finds herself inspired to scribble once again after coming into her senses and realizing that there's more to LIFE than PINK STRIPES.☺

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Nature Republic Volume Styling Wax

My quest for a good styling product for my newly-cut hair lead me to the Nature Republic boutique in SM North The Block. 

Nature Republic was formally introduced to the Philippines just recently, in 2011 if I'm not mistaken. Despite the presence of other Korean skincare and cosmetic brands that have already made their mark in the country's beauty industry, Nature Republic inevitably gained its own bevy of loyal patronizers among Pinays and Pinoys alike.

Photo cropped from https://www.facebook.com/naturerepublicp

The brand is endorsed by Jang Geun Suk and takes pride in products that are, as what the website says, "designed and developed according to the great nature's beauty secret".

Ok, going back to my quest for a good hair styling product.:) So I found myself inside Nature Republic's boutique in SM North The Block and I was drawn to the shelf where the HAIR & NATURE Collection was displayed. I picked up one blue tube and started reading the description printed in front and on its back. Everything's mostly in Korean though but the few words in English were convincing enough to make me purchase such product called "Volume Styling Wax".

The front description says: "This convenient tube wax
makes your naturally wavy hair more elastic and bouncier."

But of course, descriptions are useless if the product don't actually work so I immediately tried the product.

The wax has a firm consistency and the tube packaging makes it easier for me to control the amount dispensed. It does not feel greasy at all on my fingers and when applied to the hair. It smells good, not overpowering and reminds me of shampoo.:)

See the wax's firm consistency?

My verdict? I would say that NATURE REPUBLIC's Volume Styling Wax is effective on me. This photo is a proof of it, as it was taken while I was in a not so well-ventilated eatery and I just came from a tiring day tour around Marikina City. So I was sweaty, oily and sans makeup, but my usually rebellious hair? Though I haven't combed, my waves were somewhat defined and still in place, thanks to the wax I applied to it 6 hours before. 

I'm all sweaty but my rebellious waves somehow stayed put ^^

Will I repurchase? Yep! One 100ml tube costs Php450 but I was lucky because I got mine on sale, for just Php375.:) Compared to local waxes, this one from Nature Republic is a bit pricey but I don't think price would really be a consideration. I only apply the product right after taking a bath to the lower half of my hair where it is most wavy, (sometimes curly if the weather's humid) and I rarely re-apply after so a tube could last for a month or two, even three. More importantly, the product is effective on me.:)


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  1. they should have a website so you can browse their products and all the info needed.

    1. Halooo!:) Here's the link to the website of Nature Republic - http://www.naturerepublic.co.kr/eng/ :D

      Thanks for dropping by!:D

  2. OMG! Jang Geun Suk is to die for! Ha ha ha! Nature Republic is sooo wise in choosing their model.
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. Hi Pauline, I am not sure if Jang Geun Suk is still Nature Republic's image model because I now see EXO on the brand's promotional materials.^^


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