Showing posts from October, 2013

New Products by Ecoco, Inc.: Eco Custard and Eco-Lesterol

Many naturals know and love the line of Ecoco gels called Eco Styler. Now, the company has recently introduced two new products: Eco Custard and Eco Natural Eco-lesterol.

From what I saw, Eco Custard is currently available in Original (pink top), Argan Oil, and Olive Oil. Similar to the Eco Styler gels, the Custards are alcohol free; however, they provide a flexible hold. If you're familiar with Donna Marie's Dream Curling Creme, the texture is similar to that, but a bit wetter. The fragrance is a fruity-floral. Read the full product description and ingredients below. 

Product Claims: Eco Custard Conditioning, Shining & Styling Cream provides superior shine and styling flexibility. Infused with oils and conditioners to protect, hydrate, and nourish your hair. Excellent for taming flyaways, smoothing twist-outs, and ponytails. Safe for daily use on all hair types.

Ingredients (Argan Oil): Purified Water (Aqua), Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax …

Review: Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Strengthening Conditioner

Herbal Essences conditioners are popular among naturals for their slip and conditioning properties. I've tried three of the conditioners so far: Honey I'm Strong, Color Me Happy, and Totally Twisted, in order of most liked to least liked. This review is for the Honey I'm Strong Strengthening Conditioner...instant love.

Product Claims: Want hair that will leave them weak in the knees? try my formula that makes your hair 10x stronger* in just one wash. my strong and sweet formula gives you the silky strength your hair deserves. to really show your strength, try my shampoo.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Honey/Miel, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Red 33.

Thoughts: The ingredients and description above are copied from other sites so apologies if there are…

Update: Shea Moisture Hair Color System Reddish Blond

*original before and after photo* 

I've waited perhaps longer than necessary to do an update on my experience using the Shea Moisture Hair Color System in Reddish Blond. Check out my first post here. and out my Instagram for photos in the months following the color.

My color has grown out quite a bit in the past few months. I've done a few henna treatments and they have helped to intensify the color. I'll continue doing the henna treatments, but I'm not sure when I'll do another chemical color. I love my color, I honestly do, but it's been so long since I've changed it that I'm now bored and tempted to do a rinse. Hopefully the next henna treatment will quell my urge to do something drastic.

For maintenance, I wash at least once every 1-2 weeks and do a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment each time. The occasional henna or protein treatment is added to my routine once a month. I haven't gotten around to trimming my ends yet (terrible, I kno…

Adjusting...Slowly, but Surely

My first week in London was a shock to my system! I was sick the entire time and stayed in bed most of the time. Once I was well enough to venture out, I went around the area a bit and went to a couple events on campus. Even so, I still don't feel as though I've really seen London yet. Hopefully, I'll have the time to do so in the coming weeks.

The biggest adjustment for me so far is the weather; I am always cold. Then there's the rain that isn't really rain but more of an annoying mist that will smack you in the face at every turn. The few days that are sunny are truly a delight.

Nevertheless, I do like it here and am beyond grateful for the opportunity! I've been here 2 weeks and still have occasional bouts of disbelief.

Now back to these books...

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