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Archive for November 2012

Hey guys!

I’ve updated my holy grail (favorite products) list. I’ll link it here and also post below!

 

Shampoo/Cowashes

1. Cream of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo (sulfate-free)

2. As I Am Coconut CoWash

3. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

4. Sister’s Keeper Sunburst Shampoo Bar

5. Motions Naturally You! Moisturizing Cleanser (This does contain sulfates, so I only use this if I’ve used something in my hair that is not water soluble, i.e. silicones. This strips all the gunk away.)

Leave-in Conditioners

1. Kinky Curly Knot Today

2. Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia

3. Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle

4. Giovanni Direct Leave-in

Butters & Oils (Sealants)

1. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

2. Jane Carter Nourish & Shine

3. Trader Joe’s Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

4. Homemade blend of Sweet Almond, peppermint, & rosemary oil

Gels & Stylers

1. IC Fantasia Polisher Styling Gel

2. As I Am Smoothing Gel

3. Luster’s Renutrients Slick Stick

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That’s it for now! Til next time,

XOXO

Hey!

Hope your Thanksgiving has been relaxing and full of good food 🙂 Just wanted to stop in and share about a website I recently learned about called Influenster. I heard about them and decided to go ahead and sign up. It’s actually really cool–all you have to do is sign up, link your social media accounts to earn badges, and they send you FREE stuff to review! It’s super easy. I haven’t been chosen for a shipment yet, but you know as SOON as I do, I’ll be posting about what they sent me 🙂 The whole purpose of the program is to spread the word about great products, write reviews, use the review on the site to help guide your own personal purchases, and interact with other users. I’m excited to get started. Stay tuned!

Til next time!

XOXO

P.S. Go sign up! influenster.com

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Hey Curlies!

So, this is another product I got on my Curlmart Haul. I’m STILL in desperate need of a good deep conditioner (DC). This product has great reviews online, so I decided to give it a shot.

I washed my hair as normal and applied the product in smell sections, twisting up my hair once I was done applying the conditioner to each section. I used a generous amount for each section. It went on okay–not a lot of slip, but it was okay because I didn’t need to detangle. I got the “Strawberry Ice Cream” scent, but I don’t really like the smell, doesn’t really smell like strawberries to me. I let it sit overnight, like I usually do when I DC. I also applied some of my oil mixture of Sweet Almond oil with 2 drops each of Rosemary & Peppermint essential oils. The next morning, I rinsed it out. I’ve done this about 4 times with the Curl Rehab, and I pretty much get the same results each time.

It’s an okay deep conditioning treatment. Not bad, but not amazing. I probably wouldn’t buy it again, just because it’s a little expensive ($20) for a product I don’t LOVE. It was just *eh*.  SO I’m still on the hunt for the perfect DC. My hair is so particular, it’s ridiculous! I need something super rich and ultra moisturizing. My hair loves protein and rich moisture. One day I’ll find a great DC. Until then, I’ll finish using up this Curl Rehab.

Til Next Time!

XOXO

Hey Curlies,

Maybe y’all can relate to my confession. Having high porosity hair + super PICKY hair = major problems for my pockets! I’ve found several products that I like and that my hair LOVES, but because I have to layer product upon product upon product in order for my hair to maintain moisture, it gets SO expensive!! For example–I went through an entire 8oz bottle of Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner within a week ($16). I used up most of my Oyin Hair Dew within 1.5 weeks ($13). I FLY through a whole bottle of Shea Radiance Moisturizing Hair Milk in a week, if that long ($16). The first 2 products I use to moisturize my hair at night, and the Shea Radiance product I use to refresh it in the morning. Guys, that’s $45 a WEEK..$180 a MONTH on hair products. That doesn’t even include deep conditioners, oils, and shampoos. Smh..this is getting ridiculous. I need a 2nd job just to pay for my hair products!

I try cheaper products and my hair turns out dry and feels like it’s literally going to snap off of my head. The more expensive stuff is what I need, but I’m often forced to use other stuff just because I can’t always afford the other stuff. So frustrating. Smh.

*SIGH* Okay y’all, I just had to vent. Back to your regularly scheduled programming 🙂

I recently discovered a new vlogger that I absolutely love: NurekaD. She’s so fun to watch and I LOVE her accent! She recently posted a review of a new product line, Sister’s Keeper, which sounds amazing and I definitely want to give them a try! I actually just ordered the Sunburst shampoo bar, the black soap, and goat milk bars. Peep her review below.

http://sisterskeeper.bigcartel.com/

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