Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Product Purpose:

Heal, grow and strengthen dry damaged hair

Ingredients:

Deionized Water , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Argan Oil , Vegetable Glycerin , Emulsifying Wax , Sea Kelp Extract , Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) , Essential Oil Blend , Avocado Oil , Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Honeysuckle and Japanese Honeysuckle) , Tocopherol (Vitamin E) , Hyssopus Officinalis Extract , Salvia Officinalis Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract (Sage) , Soybean Oil , Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot)

Product Review:

This review is well overdue because I have been using this product for a while on myself and my daughter.  In fact, I just ran out.  Still, it is a little tough for me to write this review because I have not been blown away by this product.  When I sat down and thought about my hair, and my daughter’s hair, as result of using this product, I could not think of much to say.  I don’t know if that is a good thing, because for $9.99, I really want to be blown away.  Now to be fair, I have not applied this product and used it under a dryer.  However, the instructions do not say to use it under a dryer.  The instructions say to apply it and leave it in hair for 5-30 minutes, then thoroughly rinse.  It also gives the option to leave in hair and use as frizz-free moisturizing styling cream. I have tried the product both ways.  The results are not bad, but I do not feel that my hair, or my daughter’s hair, gets the full deep moisturizing treatment that it needs. I may try this product again, but I’m still in search of a “must have” deep conditioner.  Perhaps one that requires some heat. This is not it.

As always, what works or doesn’t work for my hair (or my daughter’s) may have another outcome on your own.  If you would like to try this product, it can be purchased at your local Target or Walgreen’s store for $9.99.  Or you can purchase it at amazon.com: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Trauma Masque – 12 oz.

Naturalness in the States Free Give-a-way! – ENDED

As promised, I will now announce the Naturalness in the States give-a-way.  I am giving away two products that I have been using the whole five years that I have been natural: 100% pure unrefined black soap & 100% unrefined shea butter.  These products are a permanent part of my hair and body care regiment.

Click below to read about the benefits of:


black soap:
http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-black-soap/ (You can also check amazon.com for black soap reviews: Raw African Black Soap from Ghana – 1 Lb) I use black soap for my hair, face and body.  Black Soap was a hair saver when I was dealing with scab hair after my first BC.  I also used black on my son’s hair when his hair was dry.  I make sure to keep a container of black soap around!

Black Soap comes in a plastic container, no labels, no factory packaging

shea butter: http://www.vitaminstuff.com/supplements-shea-butter.html (Here is a link to amazon.com shea butter reviews: Raw Unrefined Shea Butter Grade A From Ghana 2.3 Lbs 15% MORE) I do not like shea butter in my hair, although some people swear by it.  I use shea butter for my dry feet, heels and legs.  It has done wonders.  This is another product that I keep on hand.

The black soap and shea butter that I will be sending does not come from amazon.com.  I purchase my black soap and shea butter from a local dealer, Mama Africa.  Click here for more info on Mama Africa: http://cbpublish.com/myhairjourney_files/?p=260 (Both will come in plastic containers like the one pictured above.)

So far, I have received 13 submissions to the Naturalness in the States feature.  Once I get 7 more, for a total of 20 representatives, I will randomly choose one winner.  If you want a chance to win, please click here to submit your info for the Natural-ness in the States feature.  Has your state already been represented?  No problem, I would be glad to feature the same state more than once. Let’s see what state will be represented the most!  Alright, submit those entries and inspire others!

Whole Foods 365 Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Purpose:

Shampoo – Hydrates & Strengthens

Conditioner – Moisturizes & Restores

Ingredients:

Shampoo – Aqua (water), sodium myristoyl sarcosinate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, disodium cocoamphodipropionate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium chloride, glucono- lactone, sodium benzoate, phenethyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, citric acid, stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl lauryglucosides chloride, arctium lappa (burdock root extract), hydrolyzed soy protein, panthenol,, thymus  polysorbate 20, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oil),  mentha arvensis (cornmint oil), cinnamomum camphora (camphor oil), lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil), citrus ausantium (orange oil).

Conditioner – Aqua (water), behentrimonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, phenethyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, polysorbate 60, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, sodium citrate, stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurylglucosides chloride, aloe barbadensis, panthenol, tocopherol (vitamin e), matricaria recutita (chamomile flower extract), polysorbate 20, lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil), rosmarinus officialis (rosemary oil), mentha arvensis (cornmint oil), cinnamomum camphora (camphor oil), citrus aurantium (orange oil).

Product Review:

Quality products without a bunch of harsh ingredients do not have to cost an arm and a leg.  I found this out on a recent visit to my local Whole Foods Market. I went to Whole foods specifically to try and find products that did not contain a long list of “bad for you” ingredients.  I did not have much money to spend so I was pleased and surprised to find the 365 product line.  I was able to buy the shampoo (16 oz bottle) for $2.99.  The conditioner was only $4.99 for a 32 oz bottle. This is more than comparable to department store brands of shampoo and conditioner (i.e. Suave, TREsemme, etc.) The first thing that caught my eye was the fact that neither the shampoo or conditioner contains any parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, artificial fragrance and no animal ingredient s (says so right on the label).  On top of that, these products were made with no animal testing.

While not the absolute best shampoo & conditioner that I have bought, I am getting pretty good results from these products.  The shampoo cleans my hair well without stripping it.  The conditioner leave my hair nice and soft.  Both have a very pleasant scent without being too over-whelming.  Overall, for the price, you just can’t beat these products.  I would definitely buy this shampoo & conditioner again!

Edited to add: One thing I forgot to mention about this shampoo, if you like seeing lots of suds when you wash your hair – this shampoo may not be for you.  There are not many suds with this shampoo.

Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Leave-In Treatment

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Extreme repair for damaged hair

Ingredients:

Water Aqua , Hexylene Glycol , Panthenol , Polyquaternium-11 , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Cetrimonium Bromide , Biotin , Calcium Chloride , Cholecalciferol , Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin , Magnesium Sulfate , Retinyl Palmitate , Zinc Chloride , Cocamide MEA , PEG-8 Dimethicone , Wheat Amino Acids , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Ceteareth-20 , Glycol Distearate , Polyquaternium-7 , Disodium EDTA , DMDM Hydantoin , Fragrance Parfum , Yellow 5 CI 19140.

Product Review:

I cannot give this product a fair review, because I did not use it separately.  Instead, I added it to my distilled water mixture.

Finesse Conditioner For curly or wavy hair

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Curl Hydrating

Ingredients:

WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SILK PROTEIN, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONOL, FRAGRANCE, QUATERNIUM-18, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, HYDROXYEHYLCELLULOSE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, TEA-DODECLYBENZENESULFONATE, DMDM HYDANTOIN, GLYCERIN, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, SODIUM PCA, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE

Product Review:

Dried my hair out.  Will never buy this again! I believe this product has been discontinued.

Garnier Fructis Curl & Shine Fortifying Cream Shampoo

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Moisturization for rebellious curly or wavy hair

Ingredients:

Aqua Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Dimethicone , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Distearyl Ether , Sodium Chloride , Behenyl Alcohol , Cocamide MIPA , Laureth-2 , PPG-5-Ceteth-20 , Parfum Fragrance , Pyrus Malus Apple Fruit Extract , Sodium Methylparaben , Carbomer , DMDM Hydantoin , Polyquaternium-7 , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , Niacinamide , Pyridoxine HCL , Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil , Citric Acid , Saccharum Officinarum Sugar Cane Extract , Methyl Cocoate , Prunus Armeniaca Apricot Kernel Oil , Linalool , Sodium Cocoate , Citrus Limonum Lemon Peel Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Product Review:

The shampoo was too drying, so I will not buy it again.

Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Intense Conditioning Treatment

Ingredients:

WATER, CORN OIL, SOY OIL, SHEA BUTTER, VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX, COCOA BUTTER, SODIUM BORATE (A MINERAL EMULSIFIER), WHEAT GERM OIL, APRICOT KERNEL OIL, FRAGRANCE, CHAMOMILE, MARIGOLDS, LAVENDER, NORI AND VITAMIN C

Product Review:

Honestly, I was not too impressed with this product for the price.  I do not think that I would buy this product again.  When I used it I did not notice any dramatic results.

More reviews available here: Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Conditioner

Ingredients:

WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, FRAGRANCE, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, GLYCERIN, 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1, 3-DIOL, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILK AMINO ACIDS, HONEY (MEL), NETTLE (URTICA DIOICA) EXTRACT,

ROSEMARY (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS) EXTRACT, COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA) EXTRACT

Product Review:

Cheap and smells great, but doesn’t provide enough moisture for my hair.

Lustrasilk Herbal Cholesterol Enriched with Carrot Oil

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Deep Conditioning Cream

Ingredients:

WATER, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARLY ALCOHOL (AND) POLYSORBATE 60, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CARROT OIL, TOCOPHEROL, ROSEMARY OIL, SAGE, ARNICA, BURDOCK, STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE, CHOLESTEROL, MINERAL OIL, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, DMDM HYDANTOIN, YELLOW # 5, YELLOW # 6, FRAGRANCE

Product Review:

My hair did not respond well to this conditioner.

More reviews available here:Lustrasilk, Cholesterol Herb, 20-Ounce

Nature’s Gate Herbal Aloe Vera Treatment Conditioner

This review is over a year old and I no longer use this product.  However, this review still contains my thoughts about the product back when it was in use and other information that you may find useful.

Note: I am by no means an expert on hair care.  The products I use and care routine I follow is based on trial and error.The following products and/or care routine may or may not work for you.  Everyone’s hair is different.

Product Purpose:

Rehydrates Hair

Ingredients:

Water Extract of Barley, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Gel, Chamomile Extract, Panthenol (provitamin b-5),Extracts of : Coffee, Wild Pansy & Yeast, Tocopherol (vitamin e), Corn Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sesame Oil, Retinyl Palmitate & Cholecalciferol (vitamins a&d3), Fragrance Oils, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea

Product Review:

If you are looking for a product without a bunch of harsh ingredients, but do not want to pay a lot, this product is great.  If I had paid more for this product, it may have been a disappointment, but for the price it is a good conditioner.  I did not notice a big difference with my hair after using it, but it sure beats some of the cheap department store conditioners with the long list of unfamiliar ingredients!

Purchase from VitaNet: http://vitanetonline.com/description/NG0030/vitamins/Herbal-Conditioner-Aloe-Vera/

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