Review – Kardashian Beauty Hair

Kardashian Beauty Hair Take 2 Black Seed Oil Review

Love them or hate them, one thing’s for sure, the Kardashian name sparks an instant reaction.  I’m not going to lie, when I first saw the Kardashian Beauty hair care range, a part of me wondered whether it was just a marketing gimmick.  Is it really worth the hype?  There’s no denying, the Kardashian girls have created a very well known name (and brand) for themselves, and their successes definitely outnumber their failures.  They’re smart, funny, and they’re incredibly successful.  And yet, I couldn’t help but feel sceptical.  Don’t get me wrong, I love watching ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ (it’s my guilty pleasure) but based on my own personal experience a lot of celebrity endorsed beauty products, has left me feeling disappointed in the past.

Kardashian Beauty Hair offers a range of paraben-free styling products and tools that are suitable for all hair types.  Each product is formulated with Black Seed Oil, which promises to smooth, add shine, shield from damage, and increase manageability.

Retail Box Secret Box 23 Kardashian Beauty Hair

Three of the Kardashian Beauty Hair products were included in the Retail Box Secret Box #23, which went on sale last week.  As per usual, the #RBSecretBox sold out within a few minutes – these boxes really give you great value for money, ladies.  If you’re not sure what the ‘Retail Box Secret Box’ is, then take a look at this blog post – I explain everything in detail.  Last week’s box retailed for R299,00 and as it turns out, the value of the box exceeded R850,00!

I’ve been testing the Kardashian Beauty Hair products that were included in the box for the past week or so, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on each product below.

First things first, I LOVE the packaging – the sleek black and rose gold design ties in nicely with the whole Kardashian brand.  There’s definitely a hint of Kardashian glamour in the packaging.

Kardashian Beauty Hair Take 2 Dry Shampoo Review


I have fine, limp and lifeless hair with the added bonus of oily roots.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you’re probably already familiar with what a dry shampoo is, and what it does.  Basically, a dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and impurities at the roots that weigh the hair down, whilst reviving limp and lifeless hair.  Most dry shampoos also add a bit of texture to the hair, so if you struggle with hair that sometimes feels too clean, and too silky – then I highly recommend you try a dry shampoo to give your hair a bit of grip.

It’s hard to find a dry shampoo works for all hair colours, most of them often leave a chalky white residue behind.  And the tinted dry shampoos are also not always the solution because the tint transfers really easily.  In the past I’ve also used dry shampoos that left my hair feeling too textured and heavy, taking away its natural bounce and movement.  And last but not least, I’ve also come across a dry shampoo which actually made my hair look dirty, and that defeats the whole purpose of a dry shampoo.  So, as you can see dry shampoos can sometimes have their drawbacks as well.

BUT, if you are lucky enough to find a great quality dry shampoo that ticks all the boxes for you – then I suggest you stick with it.  For life.

Take 2 Dry Shampoo doesn’t have any of the above mentioned drawbacks.  It is a clear, waterless mist, formulated with rejuvenating Black Seed Oil, and promises to eliminate excess oils, refresh the roots, and extend the life of your hair style.  It sprays out in big, puffy clouds, so you get a good amount of product blasted out with just a couple of quick sprays.  The texture is nothing like the dry shampoos we’re used to from the drugstore (Clicks and Dis-Chem), it’s extremely lightweight, 100% transparent and very effective.  That means no white residue, no ashy roots, and no transfer.  It also has a very pleasant light floral scent, which is a good thing because we all know hair can start to smell a bit funky after a couple of days without being washed.

Another great thing about Take 2 Dry Shampoo is that it doesn’t build up, you can spray as much of this as you like, and it will still leave your hair with great movement and bounce.  Oh, and it also preserves shine at the roots, there’s none of that cloudiness or chalkiness to worry about.  This dry shampoo is definitely suitable for ALL hair colours, I have relatively dark hair at the moment and I can’t see it at all.

Here’s how I like to use a dry shampoo: It’s always best to shake the can before you use it, this will ensure everything is mixed well and ready for use.  I usually hold the can about 10cm away from my head and spray throughout roots and scalp, focusing on the areas that are particularly oily.  I then let the dry mist sit for a couple of minutes (go brush your teeth or make coffee), and after about 3 minutes I will massage my scalp, brush through my hair, and then style my hair as per usual.

Take 2 Dry Shampoo is a great alternative to a lot of the heavy, chalky formulas that are currently on the market.  But if I’m honest, it’s difficult for me to recommend a dry shampoo with a price point of R395,00.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely the BEST dry shampoo I have ever used, but would I repurchase this particular dry shampoo at the current price?  Probably not.  But that’s just me and my budget – if you can afford to spend this kind of money on a dry shampoo, then I definitely recommend it.  I’ve tried other dry shampoos from other high-end luxury brands as well, and the Kardashian Beauty Hair Take 2 Dry Shampoo definitely comes out on top.  It effectively eliminates excess oils and impurities that weigh hair down, and also gives a little lift to freshly washed hair.

Kardashian Beauty Hair Take 2 Dry Conditioner Review


Thanks to oil-absorbing dry shampoos, we’ve managed to get rid of greasy roots and limp hair.  While a good dry shampoo adds texture and eliminates oil, it doesn’t do all that much for conditioning your hair with moisture.  And that, my friends, is where a dry conditioner comes in.

A dry conditioner usually comes in a dry mist form, and promises to fight frizz, and add shine & moisture to dull or dry hair, leaving it soft and smooth.  It’s great for second-day-hair that may have lost its lustre, but is equally good on freshly washed hair to hydrate and add shine.  It’s very similar to a dry shampoo in that there’s no need for water, it usually contains essential oils to moisturise the area of your hair that generally becomes drier faster than the scalp.  So, the idea is to spray it on the mids and ends of your hair, but steer clear from the roots.

Take 2 Dry Conditioner is a conditioning spray (the formula is very similar to that of Take 2 Dry Shampoo ) that contains small conditioning molecules that instantly hydrate hair.  Nourishing Black Seed Oil provides additional shine and radiance for the ultimate glamorous finish (those Kardashian girls always have such healthy and glossy tresses).

How to use a dry conditioner: Shake the can well before use, and spray evenly from mid-shaft to ends of the hair.  Then comb / brush through to distribute evenly and style as usual.  You can use this on first- second- or third-day hair to revive moisture and shine.

Here’s the thing…I didn’t notice a huge difference when I used this product.  I’ve been testing it every second day for just over a week now, and I honestly can’t say it does much for my hair.  I have dry ends, and when I spray Take 2 Dry Conditioner onto my hair, I notice a very minimal difference in the frizziness and glossiness of my hair.  You can definitely see there’s something on the hair, but I feel it’s a bit too heavy and so it left my hair feeling a bit greasy.  I’ve used a very light hand with this product, and still I can see little sections of my hair clinging together.  Basically what I’m saying is, for me, it was a bit of a disappointment because it’s not really lightweight, it doesn’t add shine to my hair, and also doesn’t fight the frizz.

This dry conditioner has received a lot of rave reviews from beauty bloggers and vloggers, so it might just be me.  I do have very fine hair, so that might be why my hair didn’t respond very well to this product.  I really did want to love it, because it’s such a great concept!

Kardashian Beauty Hair Black Seed Oil Review

BLACK SEED OIL (15ml) ♥ R75,00

I’m a huge fan of hair oils, I’ve been using them ever since they became a ‘thing’ in the beauty world.  I think they have a lot of benefits: They detangle the hair, they seal the hair cuticles, they can be used as heat protectants, they fight frizz, but best of all they nourish the hair.  Black Seed Dry Oil is a nutrient rich hair treatment oil and styling aid that boosts the health of your hair so that it appears strong, smooth & shiny.  Again, we all know how gloriously shiny the Kardashian girls’ hair is.

The Kardashian Beauty Hair Black Seed Oil has a mature floral scent, and I quite like it.  It’s not overpowering but still lingers on the hair for quite some time.  As I’ve already mentioned, I have fine hair and although the formula isn’t particularly lightweight, I’m happy to report it doesn’t weigh my hair down or make the strands cling together.  BUT the key is to use less than a pea sized amount, which means even this travel sized bottle will last you for quite some time.  I always apply a hair oil to my damp hair before I start to blow it, I find it smoothes the hair cuticle down which makes it a lot more manageable.  And I will also add a tiny bit of oil as the last step in my hair styling routine, to add gloss and radiance.

This hair oil can be used as a pre- or post-styling product, and what I like about it is that it absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave any lingering residue and helps to smooth those pesky baby hairs and flyaways.  I would say the consistency of this hair oil is very similar to that of the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oils – if the Elixir Ultime Rose Millenaire (which is my favourite hair oil of all time) and the Elixir Ultime The Imperial had a baby, then this would be it.

I think people will thick, frizzy, dry, or damaged hair will absolutely love this hair oil – my damaged ends soak it up, and it leaves them feeling soft and smooth.  If you have normal or fine hair, and you’re in the market for a good hair oil, then I would definitely recommend this as well, but remember: A little goes a long way.

The 90ml full size Black Seed Oil retails for R450,00 (this travel sized bottle is not for sale unfortunately) which means it’s definitely up there with the more high-end luxury brands of hair care products.  Would I purchase the full size?  Well, if my beloved Kérastase Ultime Rose Millenaire hair oil is ever discontinued, then the Kardashian Beauty Hair Black Seed Oil will definitely be next on my list.

Kardashian Beauty hair care products are currently available in the Retail Box online store, or online at Glamit.

So there you have my thoughts on some of the products in the Kardashian Beauty Hair product range.  I definitely don’t think their products are gimmicky, and I have really enjoyed using and testing out their products.  The Take 2 Dry Conditioner didn’t work out for me, but it might work amazingly well for you – we all have different hair types, budgets, and preferences.  I’ve heard great things about the K-Body Volume Foam and the 3-in-1 Smooth, Curl, & Wave Styling Iron, so I’m definitely keen to try them out.  If you have used any of the Kardashian Beauty Hair products, let me know in the comments section below – did you love their products?



  1. Taylor
    18 February 2016 / 15:56

    We can always count on you to give an honest review, that’s why you’re my favorite blogger. 🙂 Thank you, Luzanne.

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 09:48

      Thank you so much for this amazing compliment, Taylor. 🙂

  2. 18 February 2016 / 15:59

    I was lucky enough to win a hamper of Kardashian Hair goodies on All Dolled Up’s blog. I received full sizes of the Take 2 Dry Shampoo, Take 2 Dry Conditioner and Black Seed Dry Oil, as well as their hair spray.

    I like the dry oil, as it has a floral yet smokey scent, and it works just as well as my other hair oils, and I can’t honestly comment on the hair spray as a product, as the spray comes out in such a heavy thick spritz (rather than a fine mist), that it leaves my hair feeling crunchy. I’ve tried to clean the nozzle but it made no difference. If only they’d made it a little finer?

    BUT I had the exact opposite reaction to the Take 2 products – I loved the Dry Conditioner but not so much the Dry Shampoo! I think the fact that I have highlighted blonde hair means I don’t get too fazed by a bit of light residue from my beloved Batiste, but I just didn’t find that the Kardashian version left my hair feeling as clean. It felt sticky to me???

    The Dry Conditioner is amazing though – when I air dry my hair, I leave it twisted into a bun and clipped up. When I let it down, I spray some of the Dry Conditioner through the ends, and there isn’t any frizz at all. It smoothes my hair, leaves it soft and bouncy, and it helps my natural waves to be more defined.

    Odd how we all have different preferences!

    • Simone Cameron
      18 February 2016 / 16:11

      I will definitely remember that for when I air dry my hair…to use the dry conditioner! Thanks for the tip.

      • Luzanne
        20 February 2016 / 09:53

        Me too! We’ll compare notes once we’ve both tried it. 😉

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 09:53

      Ah, pity about the hairspray…

      I’ll definitely give the Dry Conditioner a go again, but this time like you said use it after I’ve air dried my hair. Hopefully it’ll work a bit better when my hair is more natural & wavy. Thanks for the recommendation, Siobhan (love your name by the way). 🙂

      • 4 May 2016 / 11:36

        Let me know if you got the Dry Conditioner to work for you! I’m almost finished my can, but won’t be repurchasing, as I can’t quite justify that price on a dry conditioning product, so I’m on the hunt for a cheaper version.

        And thank you! My name is a MISSION to pronounce hahaha!

  3. Nadia
    18 February 2016 / 16:06

    Love that you are so honest! I want to try the dry shampoo and hair oil so bad! 😀

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 09:54

      Thank you for popping by the blog, Nadia. 🙂

  4. Ronnae Elliott
    18 February 2016 / 16:08

    Thank you!

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 09:54

      You’re welcome, Ronnae. 😉

  5. Simone Cameron
    18 February 2016 / 16:09

    I must say I was quite disappointed to receive this box, purely because of the type of products. I’m not somebody that uses dry shampoo or conditioner. Coloured hair goes wavy once it’s dirty (well my hair does), so for my hair type, this would do nothing to make my hair look clean. Once it’s dirty, its not salvageable. lol. The value of the box was amazing though. I would have preferred maybe a regular shampoo and conditioner.

    Also, as you mentioned, even if it is the best dry shampoo in the world, I would NEVER spend R400 on a dry shampoo. I’d rather just wash my hair if I so badly want it to look clean again.

    My mom says she loves it though. The dry shampoo took her oiliness away and there was no change to her hair colour. I’m not sure what she thought of the conditioner. I reckon I may use it as a sort of ‘treatment’ and put it on my daughter’s hair before she swims. It pains me though that it’s so expensive and I’m going to let my mom use it and then use it as a pre-swim hair spray on my 7yr old. lol.

    I do love your review though and I will use it on my clean hair. My hair can be very ‘pap’ and sleek when clean, so if you say it could possibly add some texture, I’m keen to try it that way.

    Lovely pics and review! I was waiting to see what you thought of these.

    • Roshan
      19 February 2016 / 11:42

      I am with you Simone on being disappointed in getting this box as I too don’t use dry shampoo, I basically wash hair everyday! Would also have preferred a Shampoo combo, regardless it (the box) was EXTREMELY good value for money! Luzanne: – Excellent thorough Review as always.

      • Luzanne
        20 February 2016 / 10:24

        Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review and for leaving a comment, Roshan. Like I said to Simone, I hope Retail Box will consider maybe giving a little bit more info about each box when it goes on sale, just so that people can decide for themselves if the products will work for their hair colour / hair type / lifestyle / preferences. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:22

      I think it would be nice if Retail Box could give more of a hint on exactly what is included in the Secret Boxes, just so that people can make an informed decision on whether the products would work for them / whether they would actually use the products. Obviously not say exactly what the brand or the name of the product is but something like: “This will help keep your roots fresher for longer.”

      It’s nice that it’s a surprise, I love lucky packets – but I totally get that even though the value of the box was so amazing…it still doesn’t mean everyone would actually use the products.

      My coloured hair just goes limp and flat when it’s oily i.e. I look like Argus Filch from Harry Potter – haha!

      Those were my exact thoughts, if my dirty hair bothered me that much I’d rather just jump in the shower and wash it with any type of shampoo – that’s why it was so difficult for me to recommend it to other people, especially since I wouldn’t spend that much money on something like this myself.

      Yah! That’s a lot of money to be spending on a 7 year old’s hair – haha!

      • Simone Cameron
        22 February 2016 / 11:19

        I agree. Maybe….Dirty hair and need it clean in a jiffy? They used to give better hints though. Suitable for dry hair, blonde hair, etc. So I knew exactly which boxes to skip. This one I thought had make up in it (Something about glam?) or Kardashian products, but normal shampoo, etc.

        Love that you kept it real with this review Luzanne 🙂

  6. Em Cameron
    18 February 2016 / 16:12

    Im taking the plunge..Im going to buy the Black Seed Oil when payday comes. Thank you for the review, L.


    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:25

      YES! I’m sure you’ll love it, Em. 😉

  7. farzana
    18 February 2016 / 16:18

    Great review, Luzanne. And your photos are sublime. 😀

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:25

      Thank you so much, Farzana. 🙂

  8. Yolandi Wilken
    18 February 2016 / 16:33

    Love how you actually really review the products, instead of just saying what each product is supposed to do. That’s why I keep returning to your blog, because it helps me to make informed decisions. Thank you so much for the effort you put into your blog posts, I’m sure I speak for most of your readers when I say we really appreciate it.

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:26

      Thank you so much for your positive and very encouraging comment, Yolandi. 🙂

  9. Porchia
    18 February 2016 / 16:56

    My sister bought this box for me and I agree with everything you said. I love the dry shampoo but didnt get on very well with the dry conditioner. It leaves my hair feeling dirty and much too oily for my liking, even when I only spray one or two spritzed on each side. I have relatively coarse hair, and still it feels too heavy for me. Love the Black Seed Oil though and can see myself buying the full size. Its so nice to read my experience was the same as yours but you’re right, we all have different hair types and so the same things won’t always work for everyone.

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:27

      So true – thank you for sharing your experiences with the products with us, Porchia. 🙂

  10. 18 February 2016 / 17:15

    I’m always sceptical about Celebrity products too but I have been a little curious about these! They actually sound good so I might have to look in to them! Thanks for sharing! x

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:28

      My pleasure, Sheridan. xo

  11. Jenise
    18 February 2016 / 17:51

    The hair oil sounds good, I’m going to get it.

    Thank you for the informative review, L.

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:28

      You’re welcome, Jenise – and thank you for taking the time to read my blog post and for leaving a comment. 🙂

  12. sylvia mcgrath
    18 February 2016 / 19:41

    Love your blog and photos!

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:28

      Thank you so much, Sylvia. 🙂

  13. Talya
    19 February 2016 / 13:10

    Thanks for the honest review, I really appreciate your reviews because I know youre always open and honest about everything. The black seed oil sounds right up my street, so will add it to my birthday list.


    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:29

      Thank you for this encouraging comment, Talya – you just brightened up my day. 🙂

  14. 19 February 2016 / 21:41

    I am really loving the sound of the black seed oil. I am trying to grow my hair but I use my straightner quite often to tame my frizzy curly hair which usually leads to split ends. This really takes a toll on my length because I am constantly trimming it. Hopefully this product can help. It is quite a shame that the travel size isn’t available though. Thanks for sharing, xx
    Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:33

      Yep, heat styling tools can wreak havoc on your hair – that’s why I only try to use my curling iron / straightener once a week. Just last week my hair stylist actually commented on how healthy my hair look and feels, she said I should keep doing what I’m doing. And I think it has a lot to do with using the right hair care products, letting my hair air dry most days, and only using a heat styling tool when I really need to.

      Thanks for popping by the blog to say ‘hello’, Rivania. 😉

  15. Tayla Calcott
    19 February 2016 / 21:55

    Hi! Thank you for your review. It’s so nice to read through a product review that’s honest! I’m considering purchasing one of these boxes in future but I’m nervous that this was one great one with great value just to be followed by mediocre ones. Have you bought other boxes or know what was in them? Thanks again!

  16. Megan
    19 February 2016 / 23:20

    Lovely review! Love how honest you are. I know you probably get told this alot but your pictures are always so beautiful, Luzanne! Would you mind me asking if you use natural or artificial lighting for your photography?

    • Luzanne
      20 February 2016 / 10:48

      Thanks so much, Megan. 🙂 I mostly use natural light for all my photos (natural light is always best) but on a very dark / cloudy day I will also use studio lights to help bump up the brightness. But honestly, you can always add brightness and up the exposure in editing software, so there’s actually no need for artificial light. 🙂

  17. Barbara
    26 August 2016 / 14:38

    Hi Luzanne

    Just simply love your Blog!! Talking the Kardashians……they love big and best, however to buy the 15ml Black Seed Dry Oil is impossible. Retails Box online does not stock it, it seems and Glamit only has the 90ml to buy. Any suggestions?? Will it eventually be sold in Retail stores?

    Have a fab weekend and thanks for such an awesome site.


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