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Updated Review: Bobeam Shampoo Bars

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I absolutely love the Bobeam shampoo bars. Cleansing without stripping. They're a staple part of my routine.

I have the mini sizes of Cocoa Olive, Lemon Drop, and Honey and Oats (review here). Though Laquita, the owner had said they would last approximately 2-3 washes, but I've used them all at least 10 times. I recently purchased the following: Cheris Hibiscus, Honey and Oats, Honey Hemp and Green Tea, and Honey Shea in the 3.85oz sizes.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Bobeam Shampoo Bars are available in 3.85oz and 5.82oz sizes and can be purchased from the Bobeam Etsy store, CurlMart, Sage Naturalceuticals and other online retailers. Prices range from $5-$8.

Individual bar reviews to come.

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Kinks ;-)

Mini Review: HairVeda Whipped Clouds

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Whipped Clouds is a shea butter and aloe blend that is supposed to "help soften soften and moisturize twists and braids" and is good for "coarse, thick and difficult to manage hair."

I've never used it on my hair and instead reserve this for use as a body product. It's slightly greasy but ok in moderation.

It has the consistency of a whipped butter and gel blend.

The fragrance is the same as the Whipped Gelly, fruity and sweet.

The ingredients have faded from my jar and aren't on the site, but the first 3 are shea butter, aloe, and vitamin E.

Price: $8.00 for 6oz

Overall Rating: 4/5

Whipped Clouds is available on the HairVeda site and select retailers.

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Q&A: Dry Hair

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I received the following from a reader a couple weeks ago and promised a full post on it so here goes:

Q: My hair is natural type 4. I have been having difficulty keeping my hair moisturized. Have you experienced this and what did you do that helped?

A: Thanks for the question! I intermittently experience bouts of "dryness". This usually occurs when I am not taking the time to properly moisturize and seal my hair regularly. Less often it's an issue relating to the protein-moisture balance.

To address the former, I go through my full wash process, and deep condition with a moisturizing product (as opposed to a protein treatment). In the styling process and days following, I moisturize with a water-based product and seal with a butter- or an oil-based product. Doing so locks the moisture into the strands and seals the cuticle. I have normal-to-high porosity hair so I do this at least every two days. My ends still have the remnants of dye from years ago, so the porosity t…

October 2012 Favorites

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Favorites......finally.

Cleansers
Curl Junkie Daily Fix (as always)
Bobeam Shampoo Bars (review here)

Conditioners
Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy

Deep Conditioners
Hairveda Sitrinillah
Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Leave-In

Giovanni Direct Weightless Leave-In

Moisturizer
Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration

Sealants
Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
Hairveda Cocasta Shikakai Oil

Stylers
Afroveda Cocolatte
Afroveda Shea Amla
Hairveda Whipped Gelly
Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic

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Kinks ;-)