Product Review: Taliah Waajid: Curly Curl Gello

Hello all,

So I picked up a jar of curly gello from my local beauty supply store and I have to say that I am very pleased with my latest purchase.  This Gello is very light and smells absolutely amazing!  I have very thick, kinky hair and I used the product before doing two-strand twists for the night.  I applied the product to dry, untangled hair and made several twists then let it set overnight.  My twist out in the morning was great and not greasy at all!  I get a lot of residue from most of the products that I use.   This product left no residue on my hair.  Being that it is a “gello” I am glad that there was not a stiff, dry hold.  My hair was neat and my curls were intact.

Would I purchase this product again?  WITHOUT A DOUBT!

 

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Product Review: Design Essentials Leave in Conditioner

I have found another product that is a MUST HAVE for 4C naturals!  I decided to spend the few extra bucks on DE leave in conditioner because I have extremely dry hair and the summer heat wasn’t treating my tresses well at ALL!!

I paid $10.79 for the product a my local beauty supply store.


My take:  The leave in is very lightweight and comes out in a light mist.  I used the product when I have my had in chunky twists as a protective style.  I sprayed it throughout my scalp in the morning and before going to bed and it did not leave any residue or build up.  It made my natural hair very soft and smells good.  When i removed my extensions my hair wasn’t tangled and was still nice and soft.  Will purchase again!!!

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New and Upcoming Hair Care Brand Coco Amo®

Coco Amo® is releasing their superb products for multi-ethnic women to help hair look more beautiful for all hair types while nourishing the hair from scalp to end. Celebrities, stylists, models and hair trendsetters alike are using this new brand and it has been featured in national media and at celebrity and high profile media events. 
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Coco Amo® products are easy-to-use, hassle-free, and have no harsh ingredients. The line includes, HYDRATE, a moisturizing shampoo, PURE, a sulfate-free shampoo and LOVE, a leave-in conditioner/balm.
Coco Amo® products are created specifically for multi-ethnic women with all hair types. The product line is targeted as a remedy for biracial/multiracial women’s hair to help lock in moisture and shine and providing frizz-free, more manageable hair. Coco Amo® creates hair versatility and embraces your natural hair all the while making your hair look its best. Coco Amo® products can be used for all hair types.

Product Review: Shea Butter

Like many problems there is a natural cure that usually is more effective than anything found in a bottle.  Shea butter is made from the nuts found on the African Shea tree.  I purchased my tub of natural shea butter from my local beauty supply store for $3.99.  It came in a plastic container as a chunk of raw yellow shea butter.

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Here are 5 reasons why you should use Shea Butter:

1. Deep hydration for hands and feet: can be worn overnight with socks or gloves to soothe dry, cracked skin

2. Prevents wrinkles: can be used as an anti-aging balm to renew cell and prevent wrinkles

3. Hair sculptor: tame and sculpt hair to hold it in place. It is also good for defining curls

4. Natural soothing cream: helps to soothe irritation from mosquito bites and reduce swelling

5. Lip balm: great for soothing dry cracked lips and protect the lips for cold, harsh weather

 

These are just 5 ways that I use my raw shea butter.  It is found in several products but there is nothing like the real thing.  Here are 50 Ways to Use Shea Butter and best of all is you can reap all of the benefits of shea butter without the crazy price tag of a brand.

 

Best of luck beautiful

 

 

Product Review: Creme of Nature Pudding Perfection Curl Enhancing Creme

Hello to all of my beautiful followers. I have been slammed with midterms and my 2 full times jobs so i apologize for not posting in quite sometime.

I ran out of my favorite curling pudding and my local beauty supply store can’t seem to get there hands on it either. I guess it’s just that good. I have been using my natural oils(coconut, olive and castor) when twisting my hair at night and i have been looking like a frizzy mess theses past couple of weeks. I didn’t know where to turn so i decided to try the creme of nature curl enhancing creme with Argan oil.

My first impression was that it smelled great. Not the fruity scent that i am used to, but more so a rich perfume.

I co washed my hair with my Tresseme conditioner that i absolutely love and stand by. Afterwards i towel dried my tresses and applied the creme to my hair then used my pick to assure that i was tangle free. I twisted my hair into several Bantu knots while wet and let it dry overnight. In the morning i untwisted and seperated each section and styled my hair with a side part.

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I was not as pleased as i usually am with my usual pudding. My hair was a bit frizzy and wasn’t as silky as it usually comes out when i twist my hair. Much better than twisting with nothing but pure oils so it did tame my hair somewhat.

My takeaway: I would purchase this product again if my usual curling pudding was out of stock. This worked in terms of defining my curls but would not be my number one choice due to the lack of luster and the frizzyness.

Remember that everyone is different and you may swear by this product but it’s just not the product for me.
Thank you for reading beautiful 🙂

Apple Cider Vinegar for the Scalp

For a long as I can remember I have suffered from a severely dry scalp.  I always had to grease my scalp and keep my hair moisturized if I wanted to avoid flaking.  Since going natural I have been using black castor oil for my scalp and it has been working wonders. Its 100% natural and its thick enough to coat my scalp with the right amount of moisture and I have been flake free thus far.  The weather has kept me home bound for the past few days and I ran out of castor oil and just as i thought…. FLAKES!!!!! I used apple cider vinegar twice in the past and it works better than any over the counter product that I have used that promises flake free hair.  Best of all, it can be purchased at your local grocery store for less than $3.  You can’t beat that.

The process:  I mixed half apple cider vinegar and half water into a plastic bottle and shook it up.  I poured a generous amount onto my dry hair and let it soak in for 10 minutes covered with a shower cap.  The only downside to this process is the strong odor of vinegar but it goes away after you rinse it out and it can sting a little.  Not a bad sting like the burning sensation of a relaxer but it’s noticeable.  Afterwards I rinsed it out and did my usual shampoo and conditioner followed by my Bantu knots to set my hair for tomorrow.  Below are the before and after pictures.

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