Favorites of 2012 (and Updated HG List)


Over the course of the past year, my staple products have changed quite a bit. Below is a list of my favorite products this year and my updated HG List:

Cleansers

Bobeam Shampoo Bars: I like all that I have tried but my favorites so far are Honey Oats, Honey Hemp & Green Tea, and Cheris Hibiscus. (review here) *HG*
Deva Curl No-Poo: This has worked well for me, but I think I have an old formulation.
Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse

Rinse-out Conditioners

Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner *HG*
Herbal Essences Conditioners (particularly Honey I'm Strong and Color Me Happy): good for fetangling and a light/quick deep condition. *HG*
TRESemme' Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (new formula) *HG*

Deep Conditioners

BASK YAM Nectar Intense Honey Hair Nourisher *HG*
Crece Pelo Natural Phytotherapeutic Treatment *HG*
Hairveda Sitrinillah Deep Hair Masque
Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Protein Treatments
Curl Junkie Repair Me *HG*

3-in-1 Conditioners (Rinse-out, Deep Conditioner & Leave-in) As I Am Coconut CoWash *HG*
Tigi Moisture Maniac Conditioner (This is a discontinued product, but I still have a few bottles left.) *HG*

Leave-in Conditioners

Without glycerin
Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner *HG*
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew *HG*
Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
TRESemme' Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (new formula)

With glycerin

BASK YAM Nectar Intense Honey Hair Nourisher
Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner *HG*
Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration *HG*
Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Scalp Products

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Scalp Elixir *HG*
Via Natural Cocoa Butter Oil

Moisturizers
Aloe vera juice
Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration *HG*
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew *HG*
Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream *HG*
Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream *HG*
Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee *HG*
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie *HG*

Sealants (Pomades, Butters, & Oils)

BASK Java Bean & Honey Hair Balm
BASK Cupuacu Coco-Nilla Body massage Serum
Dax Cocokui *HG*
Haiveda Cocasta Shikakai Hair Oil
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade *HG*
Jamaican black castor oil/castor oil *HG*
EVCO/coconut oil *HG*

Cream Stylers
For styling wet/damp hair
Afroveda PUR Gelly *HG*
Hairveda Whipped Gelly *HG*

For styling dry/blown out hair
Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
Afroveda Shea-Amla Whipped Butter Cream
BASK Palm Tapioca Deluxe Hair Cream

Gel Stylers

Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle (finisher)
Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel *HG*
Kiss My Face upper Management Gel *HG*
Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic *HG*

Edge Control

Eco Styler Olive or Argan
Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste Sculpting Shine Pomade

Dyes
Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Vegan Dye *HG*

Honorable Mentions
CUSH Cosmetics: I purchased a few products this month, and they're impressive, but I haven't used them enough.
Hairveda Almond Glaze: I love this pomade, but it’s the only product from the line that I use and since I can’t get it on the ground, I can’t justify the shipping cost for just the one item. I mixed mine with JBCO and use it for my edges. Also love it as a sealant for twist/braid-outs.
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine: I actually love this, but the price not so much.
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp: great detangler, lovely fragrance, but it just didn't seem to work for me anymore. It went from "wow" to "meh", if that makes sense. I might repurchase, though, one day.
Qhemet Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm: great product, but I don't really reach for it as frequently as I do with the above.
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque: amazing detangler, but the fragrance gives me a headache.

I'll be working on posting reviews specifically from this list because I don't have very many of them up. Don't worry, I'll still be testing other products. In January, I'll be announcing the second giveaway. My first review will likely be the Coily Head Chick product line. Ummmmm, I think that's it for now.

This is my last post of 2012. Happy NEW YEAR! I wish everyone the best. Enjoy yourself, but be safe.

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Sincerely,
Kinks ;-)

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