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Meg hair! There are a few items in our arsenal that we just can’t part with. We can try the latest and the greatest but we always come back to our favorite tried and trues. With my long extensions, I’m always trying different leave-ins and hair masques to keep my (my as in, bought) tresses healthy and tangle free. I’ve tried them all and the one I constantly reach for is from my friend Marco Pelusi.

Since I’m back on the market, I’ve got to get myself into fighting shape! Like a boxer preparing himself to hop back into the ring, I have to get ready for the big match. And by big match, I mean a bunch of dinner dates that I’m forcing myself to go on.

I’m not really looking forward to being back on the dating scene but I figure, like any good soldier-I have to be armed. Spray tans, manicures, teeth bleaching, facials this whole ordeal is exhausting even before you get to the darn dinner. The most important exterior feature? Great hair. Yes, I took my fake haired self off to get the most natural color and I drove myself to see my friend Marco for a little touch up.

Marco Pelusi has not only been named “Best LA Colorist” for years but he’s also quite a joy to be around and a friend I can count on for many years. Marco took one look at my dreaded roots and brought me into championship form! Here’s a picture of the color he created. With all of the coloring that I do, my hair should be a frightful, dry piece of straw. 

A lot of celebrities go to Marco and I know that the one product of his that they cannot live without is his Leave In Anti-Frizz Conditioner With Collagen Color Guard. I am going to post a review I wrote years ago. The description and results are still wonderful. It also explains how Marco and I became friends. Thank you Marco! I felt confident walking into my dinner and my hair color still looks great. My hair stays smooth, healthy and all it takes is a pump or two from your miracle Leave in.


marcopelusicollagenMeg here to bring you reviews on one of Marco Pelusi’s signature, cult-favorite products, his leave in anti-frizz conditioner.

Living in LA has it perks! I was eating dinner at my trusty deli when Mr. Marco himself popped into the booth next to me. I had to speak to him. You knw when you’re in the presence of someone that just exudes upbeat energy and a great smile and full out beams friendliness it’s hard to not want to strike up a chat. Mr. Marco is all of those things, he is simply delightful and I was so happy I got the chance to become his friend. This was a few years back so was not even a blip on my radar (um computer) screen at that point. I just wanted to get to know someone that was so passionate and creative and talented. Within the first 15 minutes of chatting with Marco he was already telling me some great ideas for my hair color.

When Marco decided to open a new salon he graciously invited me to his very fabulous opening party. Great food, drinks and goody bags of his new signature products were included. I also got to meet Marco’s dad. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, the entire Pelusi clan is warm and talented!

At this point, I had started Megsmakeup, so when I got home I dived into my new Marco Pelusi products. They were all fab and geared toward color treated hair (as you all know-I am slave to the dye) so I was in Heaven. Unfortunately, having to dye my hair so often leaves the ends dry and brittle and fly-away. This is why, I can tell you, Marco’s leave in conditioner is a Godsend.

It works on my thin hair without weighing it down and without any greasy feeling. It doesn’t give the appearance of oily-just healthy. With a pump (yes ladies, a pump-hooray~) I add this to wet, but towel dried hair and I can actually get a comb through my tresses without the slightest bit of pull. I’ve spoken to other women that love this as well. The funny thing is, we all have different hair textures. From my lifeless hair to my girlfriends that battle hair bulge and poofiness-well, it appears to universally work. How the heck did he manage that?

For my lucky LA area girls, Marco’s salon is right in West Hollywood and it is tranquil and gorgeous. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you he won MyFOXLA Best Hair Color! So he’s a true artist that knows not only how to give you your perfect shade but then how to protect it with his products. My hair color truly is more vibrant and longlasting with his color guard protection!

Here’s what Marco says about his Leave In Conditioner “this signature product is an exclusive, anti-frizz formula that repairs, restores and rebuilds, leaving the hair and scalp comforted and protected. an ultra luxurious, light and airy leave-in conditioner expressly formulated to replenish the hair’s own natural reserves to boost condition, as well as haircolor longevity, vitality and tone. tames curly, coarse hair while allowing for easy comb-thru and a smooth, healthy appearance.”

• naturally derived from coconut, cetrimonium chloride is the most potent anti-frizz element available to moisturize and neutralize static electricity; effects last for up to 72 hours even when rinsed with water

• usp grade vitamin e, one of the most powerful antioxidants available from nature, protects the hair from hostile environmental factors, including pollution, aging and stress

• apricot essential oils fight dryness and cell dehydration

• natural moisturizing factors, including sodium pca, volumize the hair for optimal styling and manageability 

Marco Pelusi Anti-Frizz Leave In Conditioner With Collagan Color Guard.


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