Product Review: Dr. Miracle’s Curl Care Nourishing Conditioner

The first product I decided to try from my October curlBOX was the Dr. Miracle's Curl Care Nourishing Conditioner. I was a bit skeptical because it's apart of the Dr. Miracle's brand, which I only associate with preventing acne or repairing hair damage. I just always thought, "How convenient is it to have a miracle product actually named Dr. Miracle's?". Anywho, I decided that I wasn't going to eliminate this product due to my own preconceived notions about the brand LOL. Plus, I did like the fact that this product was sulfate and paraben free.

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Product Review: Curls Unleashed Shampoo and Conditioner

I have been sick all weekend, but I desperately needed to wash my hair. Since I used Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercream to twist my hair the week before, I wanted to shampoo that product out since it contained mineral oil. I decided to raid this stash of hair products I received when I attended 'Fro Fashion Week a couple weeks ago and try the Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Curls Unleashed shampoo and conditioner. I loved using the ORS Olive Oil products when I was relaxed, so I figured why not give their natural line a try. [Read more...]

Product Review: Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme

I have been stalking Miss Jessie’s hair products since becoming natural, and I am finally trying one out. I never purchased these products in the past because they are too DAG ON expensive! I would NEVER buy a hair product over $15, let alone $32 and up. Luckily, Miss Jessie’s was having a Back to School sale where all of their products were 50% off. I figured this was my only opportunity to try out these products, so I purchased the 8oz. Baby Buttercreme for $16. Yeah, that’s all I “had” to try.

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So, I shampooed and deep conditioned my hair with the Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi line, which I LOVE. I used the Eden BodyWorks Hair Milk for my leave-in, sealed with my oil mixture, and applied the Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk for extra moisture. After all of that, I was ready to style my hair into small two-strand twists over my entire head. I used the Baby Buttercreme to twist with.

The smell of the Baby Buttercreme is pleasant. It smells like frosting to me, which I thought I would get sick of over time, but I haven’t been too bothered by it. The consistency of the product is creamy, but a little thick, which I like because it will seal in the moisture of my damp hair. I used a dab of the product to apply to each section of hair. I didn’t want to use a lot because I believe a little does go a long way.

A dab will do...

A dab will do…

My first section of twists are done!

My first section of twists are done!

Now that my twists are completely dry, my hair feels pretty moisturized. It gives me similar results as the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque (DTM- which probably isn’t intended to be used for twists, but I like to anyway). The only difference is that the Shea Moisture DTM leaves my hair feeling extra moisturized for a longer period of time, but the Baby Buttercreme could be a close second.

When I looked at the ingredients, I noticed that the Baby Buttercreme contains mineral oil, and it’s the fourth ingredient on the list. Crystal does not like this! Mineral oil is actually an ingredient that I try not to use on my hair often. Why? Well, while mineral oil is effective for sealing in moisture, it’s not water soluble. Now, I have to shampoo this product out of my hair when I wasn’t planning to this week (this is the week I was supposed to co-wash *sigh*).IMG_4284

The Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme is not a bad product. I can actually dig it for my hair during the weeks I plan to shampoo. Now, once this jar runs out, will I buy more of this product? Probably not. The price is still outrageous to me, especially when I like the Shea Moisture DTM better for my twists, and that product is only $10. Don’t let me catch it on sale either! It is on!

I do have some sample packets of other Miss Jessie’s products that I think I may try out. What may keep me from trying them out is that sample packets stress me out LOL. They are too small! Anywho, I’ll keep you posted on future Miss Jessie’s reviews.

Product Review: Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Line

I’ve had my eye on the EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi line every since I first saw it at my local Walmart a few months ago. I recently attended the Natural Is Not A Fad event presented by Koils By Nature and ended up purchasing the shampoo, deep conditioner, and hair milk for $6 each! That’s a steal!

This past weekend, I finally got to try out the products, and oooh was I excited. This is another hair line I’ve so many positive things about. Let’s dig into my review!

What products did I use?

  • All Natural Shampoo – $9.99
  • All Natural Deep Conditioner – $9.99
  • All Natural Hair Milk – $8.99

(Easy to remember right! lol)

Let me give you the nitty gritty…

I first shampooed with the All Natural Shampoo.

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This shampoo is sulfate and paraben free, which is what drew me this particular brand. Those ingredients are what forced me to part ways with my Cream of Nature shampoo. The smell of the shampoo is very pleasant. The smell kind of reminds me of the smell TCB Naturals Hair and Scalp Conditioner (hair grease that contains jojoba oil) has. The lather formed nicely during the first application and was even better during the second application. After I rinsed the shampoo out, my hair did not feel stripped or dry. It didn’t feel really moisturized either, as I thought it would. It really just felt clean. That’s not necessarily a bad thing…

Next, I prepared to apply the All Natural Deep Conditioner to my wet hair.

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The smell of the DC was pleasant as well. I can’t really describe it. As I stuck my fingers into the conditioner, it took me two tries to dig it out. In other words, this conditioner is REALLY thick and has a jelly-like consistency. It was definitely thicker than other DCs I have used. The application was really simple, and a little does go a long way. I made sure to evenly distribute the DC throughout my hair. Then, I placed a plastic bag over my hair and left the DC in my hair for about three hours. After rinsing the DC out, my hair felt like butter. It was so soft and extremely moisturized.

Getting my DC on with EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi DC!

Getting my DC on with EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi DC!

Next, I applied the All Natural Hair Milk as my leave in conditioner.

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The hair milk’s smell is similar to the deep conditioner, but the scent is much lighter. The product itself is light as well. For my fellow product junkies, I can best describe the density of this product as thicker than the Shea Radiance Hair Milk, but lighter than the Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk. I applied a nickel sized amount to my hair, and it absorbed pretty well.

I did proceed to style my hair in medium to large sized two strand twists. It was pretty easy for me to detangle hair in each section. Also, I noticed that as my untouched hair dried during my styling, it actually felt really moisturized. I can’t recall my hair ever feeling this way prior to being styled.

I chose to purchase the Jojoba Monoi line over the Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree line because I wanted to focus more on restoring and maintaining moisture in my hair. I must say, I am very happy with my purchase. As I write this post, it has been four days since I used these products, and my hair feels so freaking moisturized. It’s really wild. Just when I think I find a great product to maintain the moisture in my hair, another product comes along and knock the old product out of its top spot.

Four days after using the Jojoba Monoi line, my hair feels great!

Four days after using the Jojoba Monoi line, my hair feels great!

The deep conditioner is freaking amazing! I wasn’t lying when I said my hair felt like butter. It felt like butter that’s been sitting out on the counter for a couple of hours! LOL. It just may be my staple DC throughout the fall and winter.

One more thing… the story of how EDEN BodyWorks was created is so cool. When this brand launched, it’s CEO and founder was a 13 year girl, who is now in college. Check out Jasmine Lawrence’s story here! She is truly an inspiration.

Product Review – Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream

While I had my hair in yarn twists, all I could think about was touching my hair, washing it, DCing it, and doing twist-outs. No, for real! I even bought so many new products to try out when doing my twists. One product I grabbed was the Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream. I purchased it from my local beauty supply store for $9.99, which I think is too much. Whatever, I bought it on pay day.

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