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Review: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser

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Earlier this year, Shea Moisture introduced new products to their line, which sent the product junkies running to 300 Target stores across the United States. One of those products was the Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser.

Product Claims: This detergent-free conditioning cleanser removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Lightweight moisturizers soften and control frizz in one easy step. Leaves curls vibrantly bouncy.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut)*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Cetyl Esters, Kaolin Clay, Grapeseed Oil, Simmondsia chinensis seed (Jojoba) Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride (Conditioner), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Sorbital Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), African Black Soap Extract, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract, Caprylyl Glycol.

Thoughts:
The cleansing agents in this produ…

Review: Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner

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Figured I should start reviewing from the HG List so I's starting with Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner.

Product Claims: [Daily Fix,] a concentrated, creamy cleansing conditioner offers a gentle, yet efficient option for cleaning your hair and scalp while providing lightweight conditioning. Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner allows you to clean your hair without harsh Sulfates or drying detergents and is able to remove all but the heaviest silicones and oils/waxes as well as removing most mineral deposits (if you have "hard" water). Daily Fix lightly preps hair for your conditioners or stylers without the stripping your hair of its natural oils like most traditional shampoos. 97% natural/naturally derived ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG -7 Olivate, Guar Hydroxypropytrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Mentha Piperita (Pepper…

Curl Me Crazy Handmade Hair Products

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I previously reviewed this brand, but it was then called Afrotique. The new name is Curl Me Crazy Handmade. Same products; new brand name.

I am still in love with the Sweet Hair Jelly and will be headed to get a new one next weekend! They're available in 4oz ($8), 8oz ($12), and 12oz ($16).

There are also 3 new products available; which I'll be reviewing in the future.

You can read the original review by clicking here.

Curl Me Crazy Handmade products are available in Afrotique Hair Bahamas located at the entrance of Kennedy Subdivision on Soldier Road upstairs in the hot pink two-story building. Contact: +1-242-323-7979 for more information.

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Kinks ;-)

Swatches: MAC Ronnie Red and Comparisons

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I got a little swatch crazy after finally getting my hands on Ronnie Red from the MAC Archie's Girls collection. It was the one item I wanted from the collection, and I managed to get it. At first, it didn't look like anything special to me, but then my sister convinced me to give it a second look. After checking out some swatches on Instagram from @lolakinkz and @beautybylee, I was convinced I had to see it in person. Thankfully, collections come out in The Bahamas at least a month later so even though it was sold out in the States and online, I was still able to get it. 
These were the colors I thought would be most similar, but none of them are really a true match. Loving this color. All of the ones swatched also happen to be my favorite MAC reds.
I have other reds, but none of them compared. They might make an appearance in another post one day though.

Now if only I could have gotten MAC Heroine. SMH. I hear it's being re-promoted this year though. That one I think I …

A Quick Note from Kinks

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I'll be updating my blog and experimenting with different layouts over the next couple months. I'll still be posting, but don't be surprised if things look a bit different each visit.

Oh, and to everyone on Spring Break, have fun, but be safe.

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Sincerely,
Kinks ;-)

Shea Moisture Hair Color System (Reddish Blond)

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A few days ago I colored my hair using the new Shea Moisture Hair Color System in reddish blond. I won it in a Facebook giveaway hosted by A Happy Nappy Affair.


The artwork for the hair color system is beautiful. Each box is decorated with a watercolor piece created by artist Michael Jamal.

I followed the directions that were in the box to do a strand test. When the strand test didn't work (no color change in 60 minutes), I decided to just apply the color and use my heat cap while checking the color in 15 minute intervals. On unwashed hair, I started by applying and smoothing the color in for 15 minutes, then for another 30 minutes I sat under the heat cap, then for the final 15 minutes, I allowed my hair to cool and again smoothed the color through. I rinsed and conditioned with the products included in the box. I wish I had used a different conditioner, something that's more of a deep conditioner and has more slip. My hair was tangled because I washed it in one section, and th…