Showing posts from June, 2013

Review: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo

I picked up Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo when I ran out of liquid shampoo, and now wish I had left it on the shelf!

Product Claims:
This sulfate-free formula nourishes and adds brilliant shine, while gently cleansing and detangling.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Trideceth-7 Carboxylic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium-10, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Quaternium 15, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

This definitely cleansed my hair but not gently. For me, it was similar to a clarifying shampoo; it left my hairclean, but dry and matted. Detangling was not an option in the least. I've used the old CON shampoos, and this just does not compare.

This shampoo is an amber-tinted liquid. It produces a heavy lather with minimal product. The fragrance reminds me of sensual amber body products.

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Buns for Weeks

I was able to keep my bun for two weeks using these products. My sheer laziness and need for quick styling methods are grateful! Yay for finally being able to do a ponytail on unstretched hair.

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Use up the Stash: Update #1 (Mini Reviews Included)

This is a long overdue post, but finally I am doing it: using up the stash! I have too many empties laying around, and they are going in the now, right now. Read below for the product names and mini reviews. A few of the products are already reviewed on the blog, and I'll provide the links for those. Sorry, there won't be any pics; they're all finished.

African Pride Braid Spray (old formula):
my staple for whenever I had twists or braids. I don't like the new ones with the yellow/green wrap on the bottles. Hated those.

Aura Cacia Apricot Kernel Oil: it's a nice light oil with a faint nutty sweet natural fragrance.

BASK Condensed Custard:
great on the body. I didn't use it much on my hair. The lemon beignet fragrance is sooooo delightful. You just want to slather your body in it.

BASK YAM Nectar Intense Hair Nourisher:
first impressions/mini review here.

Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner:
good leave-in, very mo…

First Impressions: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Deep Treatment Masque

I'm on the hunt for a deep conditioner that can be HG status and purchased locally. After seeing several positive reviews and being completely out of my staple deep conditioners, I picked up Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Deep Treatment Masque. I instantly fell in love with the fragrance (tropical/coconut) and texture (super super thick).

Product Claims:
Penetrates deep into the hair shaft to help moisturize and repair damaged, dry and brittle hair. Made with 100% pure shea butter and formulated without chemicals or harsh ingredients.

Water (Aqua), Canola Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Fragrance, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Glycol Stearate, Polyquanterium-10, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sa…

You Cannot Touch ME

Recently, there was an exhibit in New York City's Union Square entitled "You Can Touch My Hair," which sparked much debate among naturals and non-naturals alike. For two hours, three women, each with different hair textures and styles, stood holding placards with an open invitation reading "You can touch my hair." Read about the exhibit on this link.

I won't comment on the exhibit itself, just my standpoint on the topic: I wouldn't feel comfortable with a stranger touching my body. So I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable with them in my hair. That's just too close. Give me space please. Two feet minimum, arms length preferable! That does not make me an emotional, militant, angry, and whatever-other-negatively-connotated-adjective-people-want-to-throw-in black person. I just like for my personal space to remain just that, personal.

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