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Topic: Hair Product Review Thread
Posted By: carolina cutie
Subject: Hair Product Review Thread
Date Posted: Sep 01 2010 at 9:35pm
Post 'em here!

Feel free to post reviews on products from shea butter to straightening irons. Since many products are new to the market or only available online it can be a bit difficult to have many people try them out.

Include stats such as:

Name of product:
Hair texture/type:
How did you use the product:
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5)
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UPDATE: Here is a list of the reviewed products & their page number in alphabetical order. Thanks to ennoed & krisviola for their suggestions to the product list.


Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner page 6
ALL WAYS Natural Shampoo Moisturizing Formula page 11
African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil page 11
Africas Best Hair Oil 23
Africas Best Olive Oil Growth Lotion 23
Ampro Pro Styl Gel Activator Extra Dry Formula Enriched with Aloe and Honey page 16
Apex Pressing oil page 2, 7
Arganics OutSmooth This! Edge Smoothing Gel page 15
Aussie Moist Conditioner page 2
Aveda Briliiant Humectant Pomade 21
Aveeno Nourish & Moisturize 20
Becky's Soap Shoppe Lavender Shea Butter Balm page 17
Bee Mine Juice Spray page 7
BeeMine Luscious moisturizer page 7
Blow Dry Addict by Zotos page 16
Blue Magic Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner 22
Brown Butter Beauty Detangling Cream Leave in Conditioner 17
Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream page 10
Care Free Curl Gold Curl Activator page 15
CHI Organics Olive Oil Hair Paste/Mask 20
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment page 12, 17
CON Conditioning SHampoo for Extra Dry Hair page 15
Crisco page 8
Curl Activating Shea Butter Shampoo page 2
Curl Activating Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner page 2
Curls Creamy Curl Cleanser page 10
Curls Creme Brule page 12
CURLS Curl Souffle page 8
CURLS Quenched Curls Moisturizer/2nd Day Curl Refresher page 8
Curls Whipped page 1
Dabur Vatika Oil page 16
Darcy's Botanicals avocado and wild plum twisting cream page 10
Darcy's Botanicals cuapuacu butter pomade page 10
Darcy's Botanicals curling jelly page 10
Darcy's Botanicals daily cream moisturizer page 10
Darcy's Botanicals Eucalyptus Mint Herbal Scalp Conditioning Butter page 9
Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme page 11
Darcy's Botanicals moisturizing dc page 10
Darcy's Botanicals pumpkin seed conditioner page 10
Dessert Essence Italian Grape Shampoo page 13
Dove Cool Moisture Shampoo page 10
Edward Beane Smooth as Silk Latte Conditioner page 16
Eco Styler Gel- Olive Oil page 4
Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo page 3
Elasta QP hair gel 23
Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Cnditioner page 3
Elasta QP Mango Butter Moisturizer page 3, 21
Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Conditioner page 8
Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Shampoo page 8
EO Hyrdrating Conditioner- Chamomile & Honey page 4
Every Strand Keratin hair Mask 22
Every Strand Olive Oil Moisturizing Mask 22
Every Strand Macadamia Nut Oil Mask 22
Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector Straightening Spray page 1
FHI Hot Sauce page 1
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave in Conditioning Cream page 13, 16
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner page 15
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3 Minute Undo page 5
G.U.M. Florida Orange Moisture Surge Conditioner page 14
'Hair One' Cleanser and Conditioner in one 23
Hask Bamboo Deep conditioner page 16
Hawaiian Silky 14 n 1 miracle worker page 10
HealthySexyHair Pumpkin Conditioner page 3
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Nourishing Styling Treatment page 13
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration page 1
Herbal Essence Hydralicious page 3
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship conditioner page 16
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo page 16
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split End Protector page 2
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner page 20
Hollywood Beauty Smoothing Cream with Argan Oil from Morocco page 7
Ion Heat Protection Thermal Spray page 13
ION Inspired by Nature Luxury Moisture Conditioner page 11
Ion Moisturizing Shampoo page 14
Jamaican Mango and lime cactus leave in page 2, 7
Jamaican Mango lime Cream wax page 2, 7
John Frieda 3-day Straight 23
Kemi Shea Butter Pomade page 2
Keracare Shampoo for color treated hair page 12
KeraCare Silken Seal (serum) page 16
Kinky Curly Come Clean shampoo page 13
Kinky Curly Curling Custard  page 11, 16
LA Looks Cashmere Curls Styling Gel page 12
Lisa Rachel's Sulfate Free Conditioner and Cleanser with Argan Oil page 17
Long Aid Curl Activator Gel for Extra Dry Hair 21
Loreal Mega Reds Permanent color page 11
Lustrasilk Cholesterol Plus + Shea Butter & Mango page 13
Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol page 13
Lustrasilk Organic Cholestrol page 10
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment page 16
Macadamia Treatment Oil page 10
MegaCare Raw Shea Butter Oil page 7
Millcreek Keratin Conditioner page 5
Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch page 15
Monkey Brains Grease Monkey Pomade page 18
Mozeke Moisturizing Hair Mask page 6
Mozeke Carrot Potein Mask page 6
NeemAura Naturals Neem Seed Oil page 13
NTM Silk Touch Leave-in Cream page 11
Nu-Gro Moisturizing Spray page 9
Olde Jamaica Castor Oil (not pictured above) four fluid ounce bottle page 13
One 'n Only Argan Oil Deep Treatment Mask page 8
One 'n Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner page 17
Organic Root Stimulator Edge Tamer 23
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Fertilizer 23
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Pudding 23
Organic Root Stimulator Loc & Twist Gel page 2
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner page 2
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Smooth n Hold Pudding page 3
Organics Smooth-N-Hold page 6
Organics Texture My Way Curl Keeper page 6
Organix Anti-Breakage Serum page 3
Organix Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner 22
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade page 13
Oyin Handmade Dew page 15, 16
Oyin Handmade Greg Juicep age 12
Oyin Handmade Honey Wash (Shampoo) page 12
Oyin Handmade Shine and Define and Whipped Pudding 21
Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding page 12
Perfect Results Fudge page 7
Peter Coopola Almond Latte Conditioner page 15
Peter Coppola Argan Oil Conditioner page 12, 15, 16
Peter Coppola Keratin Infused Conditioner page 16
Proclaim Natural 7 Argan Oil page 6
Qhemet Biologics ALma and Olive Heavy Cream page 1, 7
Qhemet Coco-Tree Detangling Ghee page 10
Queen Helene Royal Curl: Curl Shaping Cream 22
Roots Of Nature Mango Almond Thermal Smoothing Serum 21
Roux Moisturizing Treatment page 11
Rusk Sensories Smoother Passionflower and Aloe Smoothing Leave in Conditioner page 7
Sabino Moisture Block (Original Formula) page 2
Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment page 2
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purifying Mask page 16
Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask page 2
Shea Moisture Fortifying conditioner page 2
SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Strengthening Elixir page 14
SheaMoisture Restorative Conditioner  page 6, 16
Shea Moisture Yucca Baobab Anti Breakage Mask page 17
Silicon Mix Hair Treatment page 12
Softsheen-Carson Roots Of Nature Butter Whip Coil Cream Mango Oil & Cupuacu Butter page 18, 22
Suave Almond & Shea Conditioner page 2
Suave Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner page 2, 6
Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Conditioner 20
Suave Shea Almond Shampoo page 12
Suave Sleek Conditioner page 10, 20
Talia Waajid Crinkles and Curls Setting foam page 10
Taliah Waajid The Great Detangler page 14
Taliah Waajid Kinky Wavy Natural Easy Herbal Comb Out page 9
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier page 4
Tigi Moisture Maniac page 4
Top 10 Miracle Conditioner page 12
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing moisture conditioner page 2, 7, 10, 19
Tukka Restorative Hair Treatment page 17
UBH Lotion Creme Moisturizer page 11
V05 Conditioner page 1
Wave Nouveau finishing lotion page 20
Wet Line Xtreme Styling Gel page 7
Yes to Cucumbers Daily Make Over Conditioner page 4


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<--Classy & Educated O.

"You're telling us your beefing with your bf's mother over $1 ice cream like it was blood diamonds." RickyR




Replies:
Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 8:49am
I think this is a great idea Thumbs Up


Posted By: onemoretry
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 11:41am
Sounds good to me...


Posted By: AllyOrNotAlly
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:05pm
:3 sounds like fun!


Posted By: glow-music-sass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:25pm
Curls Whipped

I love this product b/c it moisturizes without making your hair goopy. Your hair is touchable and bouncy. This works great for twist outs and braid outs, etc. It has a nice amount of hold and if you use it with a touch of ecostyler it wont flake up like other heavy butter products. The smell is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I am not exaggerating. I get some good D every time I use this. Not to be vulgar but... LOL

Oh I am a very dry very coarse 4a/b. 

ETA: I give it a 4.5. I would give it a 5 but you have to be very heavy handed with it if you have my hair. And its expensive. About $16.




Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:31pm
Great idea! 


Posted By: glow-music-sass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:32pm
Qhemet Biologics Alma and Olive Heavy Cream

Sometimes I feel like the only person that will be honest about this product. Everyone on LHCF swears this stuff is like the Lord's gift to dry hair. Lemme just tell you. I have tried on several occasions to make this stuff work, b/c its expensive as hell. And it just doesn't! My friend has 4c/z hair... All kink no curl, dry, fragile, etc. I gave it to her to use b/c it kept overmoisturizing my hair. She said, and I saw this in person at hair school, that her hair got really really wet and slippery, and then 2 hours later it was back to normal. I used it in every way possible. And I always use my moisturizers on clarified and conditioned hair so i can see how they work. On 2nd day hair, on 1st day hair, as a moisturizer... U name it, I did it. And i hate the smell. Sorry I just don't like this stuff.

It gets a 2 from me. B/c one time my hair was soft. Once.




Posted By: glow-music-sass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:39pm
FHI Hot Sauce

I love this stuff. It can be used before blow drying, after blow drying... I mean really u should use it during your whole heat process. My hair is NOT heat trained but curl waxes cause me heat damage. I use this with my jose aber flat iron. Works like a charm! Smells good too. I give it a 4 because its like $14 for such a teeny bottle at the beauty supply store. However, you can get a big bottle for cheap on amazon. Always go to amazon. 
This is my starting point hair after I cut off all my color damage 2 years ago, but the only pic I have after I used hot sauce.





Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:43pm
Name of product: V05 Conditioner (Passionfruit smoothie, anti breakage, and free me freesia)
Hair texture/type: Coils ranging from tiny (pen spring) to large (sharpie). Basically, Type 4.
How did you use the product:
1) Saturate my dry hair with it and detangle. Works perfectly for detangling because it has just enough water to separate the hair and enough slip and weight to keep it from drawing up. Makes combing and removing shed hair super easy.
2) Use a moderate amount on my wet hair to moisturize after washing. Provides lasting moisture that doesn't have to be reapplied. If you use too much it may make the hair a little hard and show a white residue.

Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):
Price-5
Smell-3...Sometimes they're nice and sometimes they are overwhelming and give me a headache.
Size-5 (especially considering the price)
Accessibility-5...I can get them anywhere which is great because when I fly I can just buy a new bottle at my destination.




Posted By: glow-music-sass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 12:47pm
Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector Straightening Spray

This heat protectant is awesome if you are on a budget. Its about $10 for an 8 oz bottle at my BSS. I like this stuff for after blow drying to flat iron. On most of my clients at Hair school I notice that it doesn't provide enough moisture for a "healthy" blow dry. I use this at hair school b/c I'm not getting paid there and its nice and cheap. My paying clients get the FHI Hot Sauce or Redken Heat Glide. Just spray a light amount on your blow dried hair. There will be no heat damage if you use your flat iron properly, and your hair will be swingin! It smells nice too. And you can be heavy or light handed with this one. It doesn't come off on your hands, your hair is touchable, and when the style is over it can be used as an oil sheen. I LOVE this stuff! I give it a 4 b/c the ingredients aren't as great as more expensive products, and I wouldn't recommend using it before the blow dry. But it is cost efficient. I think when I used this in college it lasted me a whole year. This was of course before I discovered salon products and i became a hair snob LOL




Posted By: chrissypoo
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 2:11pm
Originally posted by glow-music-sass glow-music-sass wrote:

Qhemet Biologics Alma and Olive Heavy Cream

Sometimes I feel like the only person that will be honest about this product. Everyone on LHCF swears this stuff is like the Lord's gift to dry hair. Lemme just tell you. I have tried on several occasions to make this stuff work, b/c its expensive as hell. And it just doesn't! My friend has 4c/z hair... All kink no curl, dry, fragile, etc. I gave it to her to use b/c it kept overmoisturizing my hair. She said, and I saw this in person at hair school, that her hair got really really wet and slippery, and then 2 hours later it was back to normal. I used it in every way possible. And I always use my moisturizers on clarified and conditioned hair so i can see how they work. On 2nd day hair, on 1st day hair, as a moisturizer... U name it, I did it. And i hate the smell. Sorry I just don't like this stuff.

It gets a 2 from me. B/c one time my hair was soft. Once.




So it's too moisturizing? I really want to get this for my ends because they are always dry and brittle no matter what! I got the burdock root butter cream because the website suggested it for 3c hair. It's good and moisturizing but i feel like it's not quite enough for my ends. The fact that you're complaining about it being over moisturizing makes me wanna get it! lol


Posted By: TamaraA
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 2:57pm

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

I'd give it a 4.5 in terms of moisturirzing my hair. It would proabably leave my hair silikier but I have hard water in my area. Anyway, the shampoo isnt' drying and the conditioner leaves my hair quite soft. It's about £4 or something


Posted By: TamaraA
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 2:59pm
Oh, and I'm a 4a/4b Smile 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 5:07pm
Great!

Name of product: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil REPLENISHING CONDITIONER
 

Hair texture/type: 4a a little 3c
How did you use the product: On dampened hair, I put about a 1/4 cup or so throughout my hair and cover with a plastic cap for a few hours. Leaving it on overnight works best.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5. My hair soaks this conditioner which is rare. It leaves my hair very soft. Plus it smells good.


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 7:22pm
Love this stuff!!!!

ORS Loc & Twist Gel
Hair Texture: 4a-ish ....
How I use it: twist outs or WnG





Posted By: chrissypoo
Date Posted: Sep 02 2010 at 8:40pm

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split End Protector



Hair texture/type:
3c with some 3b
How did you use the product:
You can apply it to wet hair or dry hair. I usually apply it to my hair after washing it and then braid it up and maybe seal with an oil. When I take out my braids, my hair is extra soft. I have also used this to moisturize my ends, it does a great job.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):
StarStarStarStarStar
This is one of the best leave ins that have worked for my hair. I never thought a cheap drugstore brand would work so well. I can honestly say this worked better on my hair than a lot of expensive salon brands I have tried and it's much cheaper. It makes my hair really easy to comb through and leaves it soft and silky. It also smells really good! Like raspberries.



Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Sep 03 2010 at 8:51am
Aussie Moist Conditioner
 
 
Hair texture/type:  3C
How did you use the product:  leave in or cowash
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStarStar
 
I would rate it 6 stars if I could LOL.  I love this product.  It's great for both the relaxed and natural portions of my hair.  it has great definition, hold and moisture for my curls.  it also helps a lot with detangling.  I use it every single day and I can't imagine ever replacing it with another leave in.
 
ETA: I recently BC'd and I still use this product daily.  I love it =)


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BC: 04/05/11
SL: 04/11
APL: 06/11
BSL: 02/12
MBL: 06/12
WSL: 10/12


Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Sep 03 2010 at 9:01am
Suave Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner
 
 
 
Hair texture/type:  3C
How did you use the product:  cowash or leave in (but mostly cowash)
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStar
 
I'll give both the shampoo & conditioner 4 stars.  The shampoo isn't sulfate free (it only has sodium laureth sulfate, not sodium lauryl sulfate) but it's not drying either.  It cleans my hair without leaving it too clean.  It's a great moisturizing shampoo.
 
The conditioner is great!  It's good for detangling and it's very moisturizing.  I like to use it as a cowash because it makes detangling a breeze.  I also like to use it whenever I set my hair in a braid/twist out because it's moisturizing but not too heavy.
 
they're really cheap too! Thumbs Up


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Sep 03 2010 at 10:14am
Name of product:Curl Activating Shea Butter Shampoo, Curl Activating Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner, Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment



Hair texture/type: 4a/b/c
How did you use the product:

I purchased these items as a birthday gift to myself.  I used the shampoo as directed.  I should mention that the shampoo is very concentrated so I didn't have to use as much.  There was some lather but I have hard water.   I rinse it out as much as I can and I must say that it does leave behind residue but that is to be expected. 

Then I followed it up with the deep conditioner.  Now I have to mention that I am transitioning from a relaxer, so my hair is a bit on the dry side and the weather is exacerbating the issue.  I took a healthy dollop and massage it through my hair.  It detangled my hair a little bit but I had to be extra gentle with my hair when detangling.  I left it in my hair for about 30 minutes (lost track of time) and rinse thoroughly. 

Then I applied the leave-in conditioner.  That was a big mistake on my part.  It left my hair greasy as hell.  My hair looked okay but damn it was dripping down my face.  Next time I will omit the leave-in when using the deep conditioner.  The smell of the product was pleasant, smells like nougat or some kind of fruit but to me it is faint.  Anyways I feel that these products will last me a good six months since the shampoo and leave in will last me six months.  The deep conditioner will last me three - to six months if I use it once a month.  I would not recommend the deep conditioner in the summer but in the winter it has possibilities.


Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): I give it a 3.5 but that is my fault that I was heavy handed.  I need to use as less as possible since this stuff is heavyt.  Not much in the detangling department but it is alright.

I purchased these at Whole Food.


Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Sep 03 2010 at 11:13am

Name of Products: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask, SHea Moisture Fortifying conditioner,  Suave Almond and Shea Conditioner, Kemi SHea Butter Pomade.

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I just LOVE this deep treatment. It's a little runny but boy does it pack a moisturizing/detangling/Slippsy punch! Great Stuff!
 
 
Product Image Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner - 12 oz.
I prefer the Deep treatment much better but this has nice moisture and it's good as a leave-in treatment.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B002VA4FXU/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=3760911&s=beauty" rel="nofollow">Suave Professionals Conditioner, Almond &amp;amp; Shea Butter for Dry, Damaged Hair, 14.5-ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) My hair used to HATE Suave Products! This one has changed my mind! One of the Best Drug Store conditioner so far (other than Tresemme)

kemi Shea Butter Pomade has given me the most defined twistouts to date...I have to be careful with it because it can easily cause a lot of buildup but when used properly its really nice.
 
javascript:popUp%28/popups/largerphoto/default.asp?pid=181006&catid=73387&size=300&trx=29888&trxp1=181006&trxp2=1,popup,550,380%29" rel="nofollow">ABBA Pure Moisture Shampoo
This shampoo has ALWAYS been good to me. Relaxed, texlaxed and now as a natural! My hair always have slip, moisture and love the tingle on the scalp. This is my ride or die....
 
 


Posted By: napturallyyours
Date Posted: Sep 03 2010 at 11:20am
My inner PJ right about now---PartyHugThumbs UpBeer
My wallet right about now---Angry
 
On a more serious note, I'll be back with reviews sometime this weekend!


Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Sep 07 2010 at 11:41am
Sabino Moisture Block (Original Formula) 
 
 
Hair texture/type:  3C
How did you use the product:  serum on straightened hair
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStarStar
 
I just bought Sabino Moisture Block and I love it!  I only roller set and flat ironed on 280 degrees and the results have been great!  Usually I can only leave my hair straightened for 1-2 days before it starts getting puffy and reverts.  It is now day 5 and my hair is still straight.  This product didn't make my hair greasy either.  I've been outdoors for hours every day with my straightened hair out and it is still pin straight (especially the roots!) without retouching with the flat iron daily.  You don't have to use a lot of the product for it to work and the best part is I only paid $10.00 (including shipping). Smile
 
I love this product - 5 stars!


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Sep 08 2010 at 11:55am
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing moisture conditioner
Hair texture/type: 4a
How did you use the product: as a rinse out conditioner

Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 this is the best conditioner ive used EVER. it gives great slip and makes my hair turn into butter. i never had a drugstore conditioner do this and i got it cheap on sale for $4. it doesnt work well as a leave in but then again thats the reason it is a rinse out.


Jamaican Mango and lime cactus leave in
Hair texture/type: 4a
How did you use the product: as a leave in by itself and under gel
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):4. the leave in works great. i remember this stuff being raved on hair boards because it was cheap and had quality ingredients. this line has changed the ingredient to include alot of crap unfortunatly. back in the day this actually had cactus  juice and extracts in it. now it has mineral oil and propylene glycol. it works well for me nevertheless. and is cheap and easy to find. it also smells like baby powder.


Jamaican Mango lime Cream wax
Hair texture/type:4a
How did you use the product:styler
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):4 like the other product in the line the ingredients make me say "what crappened?" the the results are great. gives BLANG and hold. i have never seen my hair so shiny while dry since i started using this stuff. a litle goes a long way and it smells great like citrus candy.


Apex Pressing oil
Hair texture/type:4a
How did you use the product:straightening
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 this stuff really works. i was worried i would have lifeless greasy hair when i used this stuff and even though i was a bit heavy handed my hair still was bouncy and swangy. my hair got very straight and survied a 98 degree temperatures with minimal reversion.it has no smell and doesnt snap crackle and pop when heat is applied.



Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 09 2010 at 10:23pm
I will be trying that restorative smoothie once I run out of some of my other products!


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 10 2010 at 9:24pm
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

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Name of product: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Hair texture/type: 3c/4a
How did you use the product: I use it to moisturize when I twist my hair at night. I used it on wet hair but I think I prefer it on dry hair.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStar I just expected it to moisturize but since the product is a bit thick it really helped clump the hair and make it very soft. My only advice is that if you get heavy handed ::ahem:: you can end up with a little residue.


Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Sep 11 2010 at 1:49pm
Name of product: jane carter's nourish and shine
Hair texture/type: thick 4a/4b (mostly 4b)
How did you use the product: as a moisturizer (and on freshly washed/conditioned hair)
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5
Rationale: the reason why I love this product is because it is ridiculously moisturizing.  it leaves my hair soft and even a week after using it (and not being heavy handed with it), my hair still feels moisturized.  thir product is incredibly good.  if you have thick hair, you hair will love you for using this product.


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 13 2010 at 7:33pm
DO.NOT.WANT.





Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 13 2010 at 7:45pm
What ha happened roxie? LOL


Posted By: Samirah
Date Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 10:39am
Bumping because I want to know what happened with the ORS too


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 12:07pm
oh sh!t ....

this stupid site .... i actually typed a response only to keep getting error messages LOL

but ummm yeah ....

I'll get this out the way - it does contain mineral oil .... i'm not against it, but i thought i'd throw it out there for those that are

my hair is usually okay with mineral oil too but for some reason, my hair felt AWFUL after i used this stuff. it's not a pudding consistency like the Miss Jessie's .... it's definitely more of a cream ....

IT DOESN'T MOISTURIZE
IT DOESN'T HOLD
IT WON'T SLICK BACK SH!T

and NO - it didn't give my hair any type of shine

the whole freakin label is a lie and i wish i never purchased it LOL 


i'm actually mad at myself because i have a pretty decent track record with my purchases, the majority of stuff i have works well or i can make it work somehow .... but not this - i used it once and it's still sitting in my closet LoL


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 12:08pm
oh yeah - and it's definitely NOT a gel

i know that ORS Loc & Twist Gel doesn't feel like a traditional gel (it's more of a custard) but this stuff .... i've never used in a twist out, but i have no clue how it could actually hold anything


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 12:13pm
Elasta QP Products Big smile


Creme Conditioning Shampoo



Intense Fortifying Conditioner



Mango Butter




they're ALL 5 stars in my book! the Mango Butter is THE TRUTH on ends .... and I can't say enough about the shampoo .... I need to get back into using the condish again .... I don't even remember why I stopped


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 12:15pm
Herbal Essence Hydralicious



yet another one i stopped using .... but it's great! and it smells good too

i swear i don't have enough hair on my hair, money in my pockets, and space in my bathroom for all of my favorite conditioners


Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Sep 16 2010 at 8:56am
Organix Anti-Breakage Serum
 
 
Hair texture/type:  3C
How did you use the product:  serum
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStarStar
 
This is the only serum that has made my hair super super super soft with great shine!  It's hard to keep my hands out of my hair whenever I use this stuff.  It's PERFECT for roller setting - my hair is unbelievably soft and lightweight whenever I roller set with it.  It has light protein in it, but it works fine on my protein-sensitive relaxed ends (transitioning).  It smells great too!


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Sep 30 2010 at 1:53pm
HealthySexyHair Pumpkin Conditioner



i love this stuff because it reminds me of fall!! i used some yesterday .... i have a HUGE bottle from TJMaxx and I adore the smell .... it's not like traditional pumpkin, it smells almost sweet

Oh yeah, and it keeps my hair AMAZINGLY soft .... i have to get some more


Posted By: AllyOrNotAlly
Date Posted: Sep 30 2010 at 1:59pm
>.> I need to get out of this thread because I want to buy some of this stuff now...


Posted By: Bonita5
Date Posted: Oct 02 2010 at 8:36pm
you can never have too many products... or can you. I love this thread keep em coming ladies.Clap
I have the QP mango butter and Qhemet Burdock Root butter cream, I really like fragrant products


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 02 2010 at 8:40pm
Ooh! I was so happy when I went in CVS and they had the bigger containers of the Mango butter for the same price! SMDH @ that little bit they tried to give before 


Posted By: Bonita5
Date Posted: Oct 02 2010 at 8:50pm
Mental note... check CVS for bigger container of QP mango butter thanks!!Wink


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Oct 04 2010 at 10:46pm
How the heck did I miss this thread??? Confused


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 09 2010 at 12:54pm



Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier:  This stuff is the truth for my hair.  I used this along with Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Smoothie and some random gel to do some sloppy two strand twist and my hair dried soft and manageable.  I am going to purchase the bottle in bulk.  Thank goodness a local CVS store carries this spray.  I like the fact that a little goes a long way.


UPDATE: This is a good product but I cannot use it during the winter.  This is a 3.5 in my book nonetheless.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 09 2010 at 12:55pm
Oh I saw the Elasta QP mango butter in the bigger jars at my local CVS.  I was shocked.  I left it alone since I have plenty of butters I need to use up.


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 09 2010 at 5:02pm
co-sign on that Protective Bodifying Mist .... it smells yummy too.

Target carries her line so that's where I get mine from, not sure of the price difference between there and CVS though


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Oct 12 2010 at 2:40pm
Tigi Moisture Maniac is one of my staple products. I use the con-only method so the smell tends to stick which is awesome because it smells really yummy.  I got the really big bottle at Ross for 8.99.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 12 2010 at 4:57pm
http://www.justbeautysupplies.com/images/products/thumb/OLIVEOIL16oz.jpg

Name of product: Eco styling gel- olive oil
Hair texture/type: 3c/4a
How did you use the product:For smoothing the front of my hair for wash and gos and for shingling.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 4.5

Pros: It works very well for smoothing hair down. I tried shingling for the first time with this gel and it worked very well for controlling frizz. My hair also had a little hang time which was something I have not seen in months. I was able to get 3 days out of it before I finally decided to co wash it out.

Cons: I put too much in and looked like I had a hat on. It looked like this:
https://www2.corecommerce.com/~bostoncostum247/images/products/6194.jpg

minus the white guy with the bad tan. So less is more. lol


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 11:20am
 
 
Name of the product: Yes to Cucumbers Daily Make Over Conditioner
Hair Type: 3c/4a
How did you use the product: I use this product to co wash my hair and to detangle.
Overall Satisifcation (Scale 1 to 5): 5 Star
 
Pros: This conditioner has major slip and makes detangling my hair a dream. The fragrance is light which is a plus for me because I am sensitive to smell. It is also cone-free and works great as a deep conditioner.
 
Cons: The Price $8.99 @ Target.  But, you can find bottle at your local Ross, TJ Maxx for $2.99-3.99 . I buy them all up so you might have a problem finding some bottles in So. Cal.
 


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 11:27am
Carolina!! LOL! 


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 11:32am
Name of the Product: EO Hyrdrating Conditioner, Chamomile & Honey
Hair Type: 3c/4a
How do you use this product: I use as deep conditioner and sometimes as a leave-in on my ends.
Overall Satisifaction (Scale 1 to 5): 4
 
Pros: I love love this conditioner to deep condition because they ingredients are excellent and it a cone-free product. It will leave you hair with great sheen and lots of body. Works well as leave in ..
 
Cons: The price $8.00 per 8.4 oz but I find it for about $3.00 per bottle Ross ir TJ Maxx.  Also, it does not have enough slip to be a really good cowash conditioner or detangler.


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 11:37am
 
Name of the product: Millcreek Keratin Conditioner
Hair Type: 3c/4a
How do you use this product: As a deep conditioner with emphasis on my ends.
Overall Satisfaction (Scal 1 to 5) : 3.5
 
Pros: Keratin Conditioner contains nutrients that help repair hair, enhance elasticity, strengthen, and reduce breakage. Infused with Balsam, Panthenol and Vitamin E, this repair formula will give your hair renewed inner strength for greater elasticity, reduced breakage and a natural, healthy bounce.
 
Cons: I am still testing this out so this review is a bit premature. But, it makes my hair feel a bit wirey after I use it.


Posted By: krisviola1
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 2:01pm
OP, you should put the products in alphabetical order.  That way it will be easier to look them up.


Posted By: krisviola1
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 2:05pm
Name of product: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3 Minute Undo
 
Hair texture/type: 3B
How did you use the product: After a shampoo as directed
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 4
 
This product made my hair very easy to detangle after shampooing.  A little bit went a long way so I only had to use a dab on my entire head.  My overall experience was that it was very hydrating, smoothing and all around great.  My only complaint was that my hair was weighed down afterward and lacked body.  But it definitely added shine and managibility.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 4:06pm
Good idea krisviola.

And Roxie, I am sooo serious. I think I should try to stretch the hair too. LOL


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 8:57pm
CC have you ever watched the instructional video for shingling by Miss Jessie's? 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 13 2010 at 9:36pm
^Ouch No. I'll go look for the lank now.

ETA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02R7n77kHQ&p=3F4F3B5395A92E0C&playnext=1&index=4" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02R7n77kHQ&p=3F4F3B5395A92E0C&playnext=1&index=4
Miss jessie just gets another side eye for using that model for a hair stretching video. AngryLOL


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 14 2010 at 9:51pm
Originally posted by RoxieDream RoxieDream wrote:

co-sign on that Protective Bodifying Mist .... it smells yummy too.

Target carries her line so that's where I get mine from, not sure of the price difference between there and CVS though


My Target tends to be tardy to the party but the spray at my local CVS cost 7.99 plus tax.


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 15 2010 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

^Ouch No. I'll go look for the lank now.

ETA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02R7n77kHQ&p=3F4F3B5395A92E0C&playnext=1&index=4" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g02R7n77kHQ&p=3F4F3B5395A92E0C&playnext=1&index=4
Miss jessie just gets another side eye for using that model for a hair stretching video. AngryLOL


LOL but you know those are the main people her products work on without unless you have a chemical service LOL .... but the process they use works for me, it's just time consuming LoL .... when I went to Urbanbella Salon in Atlanta, that's basically what they did, i just figure you could probably do the same with other products

The part where she combed through the hair to define it is similar to what I've done with my denman for definition in the past

there was another one where they streched it with a blow dryer .... unless that was a different style LoL

btw, you're awesome for alphabetizing those products!


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 15 2010 at 4:10pm
^Thank Kris! She suggested it. Thumbs Up




Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 20 2010 at 12:34pm



Hair Type: 4a/b/c/d, transistioning, dry, porous

I purchased this locally *quelle surprise* at TJ Maxx in the Chicagoland area.  I purchased two jars and was elated to try it out.  After I shampooed my hair, I slathered this conditioner from root to tip, and with my conditioner cap that has seen better days, I sat under a warm dryer for about 15 minutes.  Rinse out was okay but my hair felt weird.  Maybe it is because I don't flat iron my hair at all but this conditioner made my hair feel coated.  I tried mixing some oils like castor oil and EVOO but still my hair felt like it was dipped in wax. 

I used this conditioner about three times before junking it.  I don't think it is for natural/transistioning hair types that doesn't use heat styling tools at all.  My hair felt coated like it was covered in cheap wax candles, even those rinky birthday candles felt softer than this.  I would have been better off melting some crayons and apply it in my hair, at least I would have some color and my hair would have been softer.  I don't know what I will do with the opened remainder but the unopened jar is going on eBay.


Pros: smelled nice, might be better suited for relaxed or heat trained/damaged hair
Cons: left hair coated, didn't moisturize, made hair hard to detangle, not readily available in the Midwest unless you purchase it online

UPDATE: This is a 0 out of 5 stars on my natural hair but mind you I do not flat iron or use any kind of heat in my hair.




Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 20 2010 at 1:03pm



Hair type: 4a/b/c/d, transitioning, dry and porous

I purchased this gel because I wanted to do a twist out style.  The proteins in the gel did not scare me since I tend to mix a leave in cream because I wanted a softer hold.  I know I have Shea Moisture curl & hold smoothie but it doesn't provide enough hold, ya know? 

In short this is a good hair gel, a bit drying but if if I use a creamy moisturizer or leave-in, my hair will lay down.  Especially with a scarf.  Honestly I am not particular when it comes to hair gels.  Most of them work the same on my hair.  For example, if I apply this gel or any gel on my damp hair, my hair becomes more defined with waves, kinks, curls and coils.  Yeah my hair has a variety of texture but the edges and nape area tends to be more of a tighter curl/coil pattern.  That really doesn't bother me but the dryness drives me nuts.  I would repurchase this again but I want to try the olive oil version next and maybe revisit the clear gel with the sparkle lites again.  Maybe in the future I will try the Long Aid activator gel and the Eco Styler olive oil gel.

Pros: smells nice, cheap, doesn't take much to style my hair, no flakes since using it
Cons: a bit drying, it's brown


UPDATE: This is about a 3.5 out of 5 stars.  I might repurchase.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 20 2010 at 1:17pm


Hair type: 4a/b/c/d, transitioning, dry and porous

I had this gel in my stash for some time.  It was at the Dollar Tree and it came in a nice size, about 4 or 8 ounces.  I believe I seen Chicoro or Chiroco reviewed this years ago from her trip to Mexico.  Now I realize that we do not share the same hair texture but I was just geeked to see this gel in the US. 

I usually apply this gel on damp hair.  Yes it defines the hair texture a lot but for me it made my hair a bit too hard for my taste when used on just damp hair alone, so I would apply an oil moisturizer or leave in under the gel and the gel plays nice with either.  I would repurchase if I would run out but that is unlikely since I rarely use this gel as of late.  I think I would designate as my summertime gel and the brown gel (Fantasia IC above) as my winter gel.  Don't ask me why the brown gets the honor as my winter gel since it is loaded with "bad proteins" but for some reason I like that brown gel, save the color.

Pros: smells like apples and happiness, cheap, available at the Dollar Tree, plays nice with moisturizers and leave-ins that I use.
Cons: too drying when used alone, needs a cream buddy or else it is banished to the closet


UPDATE: This is a 3 out of 5 stars.  I will use this solely to lay down my hair when I wear it out.  That is it.  No shingling with this stuff, too strong.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Oct 20 2010 at 1:25pm


Hair type: 4a/b/c/d, transitioning, dry and porous

I had this bottle for over a month and decided to do a review.  In short I would give it three stars out of five.  It does moisturize, but only for a day on my hair.  Then I have to reapply daily.  After three days my hair would be a weird combo of oily and sticky but dry, if that makes sense.  It doesn't play nice with other oils in my hair.  It does have cones hence it could be the reason why my hair is dry and also lanolin, which could explain why my hair felt sticky and oily.  I see why I avoid those ingredients, but I thought I was being an tight-a$$ about it.  Not a bad product but just incompatible with my hair type.  I will gift this to my mom.


Pros: Does detangle hair wet/dry, moisturize, cheap, cute color
Cons: moisturizing properties are short term, builds up quickly, has silicones and lanolin (not agreeable with my hair), doesn't play nice with certain products

UPDATE: I would rate this as a two out of five stars.  The longer I use it, the worse my hair's condition becomes.


Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 9:29am
I tried some Mozeke Carrot protein mask and the Moisturizing hair Mask. While both of these products smelled incredible, they did nothing for my natural 4b hair, in fact I think they made my hair harder to detangle if that makes any sense. THey were moisturizing but provided zero slip or softness. I won't be repurchasing it again.Cry Too bad b/c that stuff is intoxicating. I'll be trying some more products in the pj graveyard and I have plenty of reviews to give so stay tuned.


Posted By: tru_blu09
Date Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 9:55am
Originally posted by ennoed ennoed wrote:

Suave Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner
 
 
 
Hair texture/type:  3C
How did you use the product:  cowash or leave in (but mostly cowash)
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStar
 
I'll give both the shampoo & conditioner 4 stars.  The shampoo isn't sulfate free (it only has sodium laureth sulfate, not sodium lauryl sulfate) but it's not drying either.  It cleans my hair without leaving it too clean.  It's a great moisturizing shampoo.
 
The conditioner is great!  It's good for detangling and it's very moisturizing.  I like to use it as a cowash because it makes detangling a breeze.  I also like to use it whenever I set my hair in a braid/twist out because it's moisturizing but not too heavy.
 
they're really cheap too! Thumbs Up
StarStarStarStarStar my staple shampoo and conditioner


Posted By: tru_blu09
Date Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 10:11am

ALBA BOTANICA LEAVE IN CONDITIONER

Hair texture/type: 4 something...
How did you use the product: as a leave in after my watery leave in, for braiding, edges...
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): StarStarStarStar i didnt give it 5 because it has no smell and i wish it did.... and because im heavy handed, it can build up a little..
Where to purchase it: http://www.vitacost.com/Alba-Leave-In-Conditioner" rel="nofollow - http://www.vitacost.com/Alba-Leave-In-Conditioner
 
I love how thick this stuff is, less is more. i put a little in the palm of my hand, rub em together and smooth on my braids.. i really like this stuff, i cant wait to use it on loose hair.


 


Posted By: chubbi
Date Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 5:43pm
Organics smooth-n-hold...Once applied to my hair and the product dried so did my hair...it dried my hair out...I had to rewash my hair and deep condition it...what freakin' shine???


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 5:47pm
Tru thanks for that! I was just about to ask where to buy it .... I love Alba products!

Chubbi .... join that anti smooth & hold club LoL


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Nov 02 2010 at 4:24pm
Proclaim Natural 7 Argan Oil



I couldn't find the One & Only Argan oil at Sally's so I gave this a try & my 4a hair loves it :-)

I add it to my conditioner, I put it in my TJ Protective Bodifying Mist and sprayed it on, then sealed and my twist out is so soft and bouncy. Plus it feels nice on my skin as well

I just wish it came in a bigger bottle LoL


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Nov 04 2010 at 10:23am
SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner



Love it :-)

It's a leave in or rinse out conditioner .... I use it on my twists at night and it keeps my hair super soft, especially after i seal with crisco. I believe it has sea kelp, argan oil, and a couple other things as well. The price is kinda high but you don't need a lot and I don't even really need to apply it daily - so it'll last a minute.

idk why it says conditioning milk, but uh yeah - i couldn't find another pic LoL


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 07 2010 at 9:30pm


Hair type: In the fours, dry and porous

I purchased this at AJ Wright or one of its sister stores.  It was about 3 bucks for a 16 ounce jar.   I had mixed results with Dom conditioners and now that I am transitioning I find that a number of Dom conditioners did not play nice with my hair, well the ones I had in my possession.  I did a deep conditioning treatment with this and oh my goodness, talk about soft hair.  It detangled my hair and added some much needed moisture to it.  It also plays nice when I "frankening"  it when I added some honey and castor oil/olive oil blend.  This boosted its moisture properties.  What I like about this conditioner is that it doesn't appear to have silicones, no lanolin and dare I say no parabens?  I plan to buy the 56 ounce of this conditioner online because it is that good to my hair.

Pros: One Dom conditioner that agrees with my natural hair, agreeable scent (to me), gets fluffy when it comes into contact with water, plays nice with oils and humectants when frankening it, cheap.

Con: No local stores carries it, the scent can be cloying after a while. 


UPDATE: This is a five out five in my book.  This is a definite repurchase.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 07 2010 at 9:41pm



Hair Type: Fours, dry porous, transitioning


For those who are trying to smooth down their hair, this is the brush your need.  I am so tardy to the party if this was raved about but damn where has this brush been in my life?  Previously I thought this pocket brush was used in shampooing only and I had a brush that was somewhat similar but I had limited success with them.  I did not know you can use this on "dry" hair.  With some pomade, this brush finally smoothed down my edges and I look presentable.  Damn I feel like a natural born idiot for not picking up this brush.  So much gel and pomade I used to lay down my hair.  Plus it is cheap as fcuk.  The highest I have seen it is a dollar and frankly that is 40 cents overcharge.  The quality is not the best but for something that cost a nickel at most to make, I don't expect it to last a life time. 


Pros: Brush down my edges, cheap, easily available
Cons: poor quality since there is a tear in the handle in mine


UPDATE: This is a three out of a five stars.  I wish it wasn't so flimsy.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 07 2010 at 9:53pm
Pic: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-17606501929367_2128_60836172 (I don't feel like uploading, sorry)

Hair: In the fours, dry, transitioning

I bought Black n Sassy Style Smoother because I needed something to lay my edges down while wearing my half wig.  The texture was tacky and thicker than Elasta QP Glaze, which I guess is a good thing.  I applied it on my edges and smoothed it down with a brush.  I didn't tie my hair down since I was pressed for time.  Initially my edges looked smooth but 15 minutes later, it puffed up.  Maybe if I applied it at night and tied it down, I would have better results.  But I am willing to give it a chance.

Pros: Easily found, smells nice, washes out easily
Cons: Contains glycerin, which means my hair will puff up in humid weather


UPDATE: This is a two out of five stars.  Will not purchase and found something better.






Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Nov 11 2010 at 9:17am
TruBlu, I just decided to add Suave Shea/Almond conditioner as a part of my permie rotation. I love that ish!
 
Roxie, I got a sample of the Proclaim Argan oil I hope I like it too.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Nov 16 2010 at 10:11am
bumping


Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 9:43am
Even though I'm rocking Crochet Twists, the hair in the back is loose (braided ends) so I've been moisturizing with some products still. Here are a few reviews;

1. BeeMine Luscious moisturizer--got a sample of this, I was so excited to try it out and lets just say it was a big letdown!Cry I really wanted to like this stuff but I knew going in that my hair and coconut oil does not mix! This product has coconut oil and it moisturized my hair for a few minutes and then it felt dry dry dry! Even after a few hows after I moisturized and sealed with a oil or a heavy butter my hair was still DRY! Fail!

2. BeeMine Juicy Spray-Mediocre at best, it was just like spraying water in my hair and then it made my hair sticky and gummy after awhile...Again disapointed.

3. Hollywood Beauty Smoothing Cream with Argan OIl from Morrocco---O.M.G. I Heartthis! Where have this been all my life! I kid you not this stuff makes my hair feel silky smooth and it moisturizes my color treated hair without it being greasy! I'm surprized no one has raved about this. Now the ingredients aren't so wholesome (for ingredients freak) but it does contain some good stuff. It has Argan oil, Keratin and a bunch of other good stuff. It smells like a yummy tropical fruit. Now this is kinda expensive since Hollywood Beauty tends to sell cheaper priced items but  $12 for 12oz is alright with me. It actually ends up costing less than BeeMine products and I'm so glad I can get it locally. I'm going to try the deep conditioner once I takeout these braids.



4. MegaCare Raw Shea Butter OIl---Yes I love these little vials of oils. They are about .99 but the ingredients are great, no mineral oils, parabens, petroleum...just pure natural oils. This one contains Wheat Germ Oil (natural ceramide) and Macadamia oil (wonderful skin moisturizer that mimics your own natural oils). Love these oils, I used it to seal in my Hollywood Beauty Moisturizer and my hair is in heaven! I also like the Grapeseed, Tea Tree and Carrot oils that this line carries. I only wished that they sold them in larger sized containers.


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 9:58am
Originally posted by Napp Napp wrote:

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing moisture conditioner

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4HhbKzNN6ME/S-CUOyKwv-I/AAAAAAAAAbw/3AIH4Vy0cpE/s1600/TRESEMME+NATURALS.jpg

Hair texture/type: 4a
How did you use the product: as a rinse out conditioner

Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 this is the best conditioner ive used EVER. it gives great slip and makes my hair turn into butter. i never had a drugstore conditioner do this and i got it cheap on sale for $4. it doesnt work well as a leave in but then again thats the reason it is a rinse out.

New score 3.5 this stuff feels great while its in my hair but once its rinses and drying it gives my hair an odd feeling. maybe its because my hair is not coated in cones but it makes my hair feel really fluffy and unpredictable.DO NOT WANT. its not good to leave in either so it has been sitting in my basket for a while.i am gonna try and mix it up with other stuff and see if i can use it up since the bottle is so big.

Jamaican Mango and lime cactus leave in

https://www.gigibeauty.com/images/JAMAICAN%20MANGO/cactus%20li%20mois%20big.bmp
Hair texture/type: 4a
How did you use the product: as a leave in by itself and under gel
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):4. the leave in works great. i remember this stuff being raved on hair boards because it was cheap and had quality ingredients. this line has changed the ingredient to include alot of crap unfortunately. back in the day this actually had cactus  juice and extracts in it. now it has mineral oil and propylene glycol. it works well for me nevertheless. and is cheap and easy to find. it also smells like baby powder.


new score 1.5-after experimenting with this it does leave me clumps with gel. this is an automatic fail! for all of those crap ingredients and it doesn't even work how i want it to! i plan on giving it away!


Jamaican Mango and lime creme locking wax
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PiB-Rj9RL.jpg

Hair texture/type:4a
How did you use the product:styler
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):4 like the other product in the line the ingredients make me say "what crappened?" the the results are great. gives BLANG and hold. i have never seen my hair so shiny while dry since i started using this stuff. a litle goes a long way and it smells great like citrus candy.

new score 3-works ok. i am looking for something less waxy to hold my twist outs. i havent found something that gives comparable shine though.


Apex Pressing oil

http://www.beautyofnewyork.com/upload/pressing%20oil.16%20jar1.JPG
Hair texture/type:4a
How did you use the product:straightening
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 this stuff really works. i was worried i would have lifeless greasy hair when i used this stuff and even though i was a bit heavy handed my hair still was bouncy and swangy. my hair got very straight and survived a 98 degree temperatures with minimal reversion.it has no smell and doesnt snap crackle and pop when heat is applied.


still a 5Cool



I'm updating my reviews


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 10:01am
Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:



Hair type: 4a/b/c/d, transitioning, dry and porous

I had this gel in my stash for some time.  It was at the Dollar Tree and it came in a nice size, about 4 or 8 ounces.  I believe I seen Chicoro or Chiroco reviewed this years ago from her trip to Mexico.  Now I realize that we do not share the same hair texture but I was just geeked to see this gel in the US. 

I usually apply this gel on damp hair.  Yes it defines the hair texture a lot but for me it made my hair a bit too hard for my taste when used on just damp hair alone, so I would apply an oil moisturizer or leave in under the gel and the gel plays nice with either.  I would repurchase if I would run out but that is unlikely since I rarely use this gel as of late.  I think I would designate as my summertime gel and the brown gel (Fantasia IC above) as my winter gel.  Don't ask me why the brown gets the honor as my winter gel since it is loaded with "bad proteins" but for some reason I like that brown gel, save the color.

Pros: smells like apples and happiness, cheap, available at the Dollar Tree, plays nice with moisturizers and leave-ins that I use.
Cons: too drying when used alone, needs a cream buddy or else it is banished to the closet


ha this is my favorite gel. i only use eco styler gel because it is easier to get. its good that i finally found something to slick back my hair with that doesnt give the stiffness this gel did. other then that i always had glossy waves and curls with this stuff.


Posted By: jd12
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 10:06am
What Mary thinks




Posted By: ladymzlee
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 10:15am
Originally posted by glow-music-sass glow-music-sass wrote:

Qhemet Biologics Alma and Olive Heavy Cream

Sometimes I feel like the only person that will be honest about this product. Everyone on LHCF swears this stuff is like the Lord's gift to dry hair. Lemme just tell you. I have tried on several occasions to make this stuff work, b/c its expensive as hell. And it just doesn't! My friend has 4c/z hair... All kink no curl, dry, fragile, etc. I gave it to her to use b/c it kept overmoisturizing my hair. She said, and I saw this in person at hair school, that her hair got really really wet and slippery, and then 2 hours later it was back to normal. I used it in every way possible. And I always use my moisturizers on clarified and conditioned hair so i can see how they work. On 2nd day hair, on 1st day hair, as a moisturizer... U name it, I did it. And i hate the smell. Sorry I just don't like this stuff.

It gets a 2 from me. B/c one time my hair was soft. Once.


 
I agree, this product is HIGHLY overrated.


Posted By: ladymzlee
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 10:20am
Bee Mine Juice Spray 4- So far so good for my thirsty hair. I will update my review later if anything changes.
 
Perfect Results Fudge 5- I LOVE THIS! It gives a fantastic hold without being hard or gummy and it smells YUMMY!


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Nov 18 2010 at 10:44am


Rusk Sensories Smoother Passionflower and Aloe Smoothing Leave in Conditioner 6/5Star


OH LAWD! this is heaven in a bottle. now that i have a cheap source of this i will NEVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA EVA stray from it again. i have been using this since last year. i have been out of it for about 6 months. im so glad i finally found a reasonably priced vendor. these are pics of my old bottles. this is the only conditioner that makes my hair do what i want it to on a consistent basis

it does take a little adjusting to to get it right. for me it needs to sit on my hair for an hour before i can do the final style. it could be because of my hair texture.(it takes a long time to absorb product)but dont let the learning curve fool you into thinking its not working right. this is the only thick conditioner that i can leave in my hair that gives me the following:
hair that i can  re-manipulate without wetting
smooth synchronized waves
shiny defined curls
smells good without being overbearing or annoying over time
NO flakes
NO white/grey build up
NOT Greasy
NOT sticky

One again i love love LOVE this conditioner.



Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 25 2010 at 8:37pm
^^Mmmmm that looks like something to look into!Thumbs Up


Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Dec 01 2010 at 12:12pm
Bee Mine Bee*U*Ti*Ful Deep conditioner---again there was nothing beautiful about my experience with this deep conditioner. So sad but kinda glad b/c her stuff is expensive. I used as directed it made my hair kinda soft but it was difficult to detangle my hair after being in braids for 4 weeks. I immediately slapped some Suave Almond and SHea and my hair was a dream to detangle. I give this one a 2 out of 5 stars. Obviously I won't repurchase this but I will be picking up some more Suave Professionals in Rosemary Mint. BTW Anyone use the Rosemary Mint conditioner and if so what was your result?
 
HollyWood Beauty Argan Oil Leave-in--I did a review before, I would but this cream on the ends of my cornrows and it kept my ends moist. I tried it on all of my hair and again I was impressed, kept my hair soft w/o greasiness, not the best slip but still good. I sealed with some oils and my hair has been soft. I give this a 4 out of 5 because I wish it had more slip. Good product, I will repurchase.


Posted By: junestar
Date Posted: Dec 01 2010 at 12:25pm
Originally posted by HairIam HairIam wrote:

Bee Mine Bee*U*Ti*Ful Deep conditioner---again there was nothing beautiful about my experience with this deep conditioner. So sad but kinda glad b/c her stuff is expensive. I used as directed it made my hair kinda soft but it was difficult to detangle my hair after being in braids for 4 weeks. I immediately slapped some Suave Almond and SHea and my hair was a dream to detangle. I give this one a 2 out of 5 stars. Obviously I won't repurchase this but I will be picking up some more Suave Professionals in Rosemary Mint. BTW Anyone use the Rosemary Mint conditioner and if so what was your result?
 

i just finished using my big bottle of it last night, lol. the conditioner is kind of runny and has good slip. i have to mix it with olive oil to get a thicker consistency but it's great for cowashing, light/regular detangling (not enough slip for heavy duty detangling) or just regular conditioning. i would not recommend it for deep conditioning unless it was mixed a heavier conditioner. 

it's worth it just for the scent, though. i love the smell! it's very strong  and stays in the hair for a while but it is refreshing/pleasant. if you need to tone it down, adding oils helps.

HTH!


Posted By: junestar
Date Posted: Dec 01 2010 at 12:48pm
can anyone suggest a product that can used for twisting that won't create a greasy twist out? i usually use beeswax which is great for twist outs on twists have been worn for like two to three weeks but it's too heavy for next day twist outs, which i want to try next.

product review!

product: herbal essences 'none of your frizzness' smoothing leave-in creme

hair type: 4a/b with a touch of 3c
stars: 3/5

disclaimer: i mixed this with water and oils to use on my yarn braids but i did use this full-strength on my edges. 

i didn't care for the scent (mandarin orange) and it didn't keep my hair moisturized for more than a day or two even with sealing afterward. my 3c hair did okay with it, though. so looser textures might want to check this out. it did calm my frizziness a little.


Posted By: Prettychic
Date Posted: Dec 02 2010 at 4:52pm
1)
Name of product: Elasta QP Soy Oyl Deep Conditioner
Hair texture/type: Medium-textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a deep conditioner. I apply it onto freshly cleansed and conditioned hair, comb it through, and then cover my hair with a plastic cap. Next, I will sit underneath my hooded hair dryer for 25-30 minutes.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)

2)
Name of product:Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Shampoo
Hair texture/type: Medium-textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a hair cleanser. I will first rimse my hair with lukewarm water. Next, I apply the shampoo to my hair. I lightly massage it around. for a few minutes Lastly, I thoroughly rinse it out.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)

3)
Name of product: Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Conditioner
Hair texture/type: Medium textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a conditioner. I applied it generously onto my fresly cleansed hair, comb it through, and then I cover my hair with a plastic cap. I leave my head covered for 10 minutes. Lastly, I thoroughly rise the conditioner out.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 (Excellent)

4)
Name of product: CURLS Curl Souffle
Hair texture/type:Medium textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: I use it as a styling product. First, I will spray my hair with CURLS Quenched Curls Moisturizer. Next, I apply the Curl Souffle to define my curls with.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)

5)
Name of product:CURLS Quenched Curls Moisturizer/2nd Day Curl Refresher
Hair texture/type:Medium-textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a curl moisturizer+detangler.    
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)
















Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Dec 06 2010 at 3:38pm
Wow! Thanks for the big contribution prettychic. Clap

Here's my review of this product

http://www.americarx.com/admin/ARXPRODUCTIMAGES/Pimages/Proline/875088.jpg


Name of product: PRO-LINE COMB-THRU LITE CREME MOISTURIZER
Hair texture/type: 4a/3c and 4b(mama CC's hair lol)
How did you use the product:
I dampened my hair with a spray bottle and then applied a small amount on my fingers before smoothing it over the small section I intended to twist. Then I let put on a satin cap. I untwisted the next day for a twist out style and later a fro.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5)
: 5! I love it. It makes my hair feel so soft and kept the frizz factor low when I untwisted. Plus it is cheap! $2. It is definitely a staple this season in my house. Big smile


Posted By: cutescorpio
Date Posted: Dec 09 2010 at 12:43pm
BUMP....I need this later for shopping....


Posted By: AllyOrNotAlly
Date Posted: Dec 09 2010 at 12:58pm
lol would you guys get mad at me if I put a review of Axe products in here?


Posted By: RoxieDream
Date Posted: Dec 09 2010 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by Prettychic Prettychic wrote:

1)
Name of product: Elasta QP Soy Oyl Deep Conditioner
Hair texture/type: Medium-textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a deep conditioner. I apply it onto freshly cleansed and conditioned hair, comb it through, and then cover my hair with a plastic cap. Next, I will sit underneath my hooded hair dryer for 25-30 minutes.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)

2)
Name of product:Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Shampoo
Hair texture/type: Medium-textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a hair cleanser. I will first rimse my hair with lukewarm water. Next, I apply the shampoo to my hair. I lightly massage it around. for a few minutes Lastly, I thoroughly rinse it out.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5 (Excellent)

3)
Name of product: Elasta QP Soy Oyl UltraHydration Conditioner
Hair texture/type: Medium textured, semi-thick, 3b hair
How did you use the product: As a conditioner. I applied it generously onto my fresly cleansed hair, comb it through, and then I cover my hair with a plastic cap. I leave my head covered for 10 minutes. Lastly, I thoroughly rise the conditioner out.
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5):5 (Excellent)



I saw all of these at this new BSS not too far from me & really want to try them ... especially the DC .... i might have to go pick this up soon


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Dec 10 2010 at 10:23am
Originally posted by AllyOrNotAlly AllyOrNotAlly wrote:

lol would you guys get mad at me if I put a review of Axe products in here?


Nope, I am sure there are some guys lurking and would appreciate hair products that doesn't have a fruity smell.


Posted By: jazzybee445
Date Posted: Dec 13 2010 at 1:43am
made a product review for shea moisture and posted it on youtube! here is the link if anyone is interested! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma-Slu6fCuU" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma-Slu6fCuU
if you like subscribe! :)


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Dec 13 2010 at 1:49am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Wow! Thanks for the big contribution prettychic. Clap

Here's my review of this product

http://www.americarx.com/admin/ARXPRODUCTIMAGES/Pimages/Proline/875088.jpg


Name of product: PRO-LINE COMB-THRU LITE CREME MOISTURIZER
Hair texture/type: 4a/3c and 4b(mama CC's hair lol)
How did you use the product:
I dampened my hair with a spray bottle and then applied a small amount on my fingers before smoothing it over the small section I intended to twist. Then I let put on a satin cap. I untwisted the next day for a twist out style and later a fro.

Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5): 5! I love it. It makes my hair feel so soft and kept the frizz factor low when I untwisted. Plus it is cheap! $2. It is definitely a staple this season in my house. Big smile


ive been eyeing this. my supplier ran out of ruskCry so now im screwed again. as much as i love it i cant take the uncertainty! at two dollars i wouldnt mind giving this a shot.



Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Dec 13 2010 at 3:18am
^Give it a shot napp! It's only $2. The only drawback is that you will have to clarify about every 2wks because you get build up on the scalp. But I needed something to soften my twistouts during the winter so it's the price I pay for cute hair.

Ally, as long as it is hair related, go ahead!


Posted By: pltntrlwoman77
Date Posted: Dec 13 2010 at 1:00pm
Anyone have a review on Beauty for Ashes Godhead products? Very expensive, wanted to know if it's worth the money.


Posted By: HairIam
Date Posted: Dec 14 2010 at 9:04am
Ok, this is a wierd one but here goes. I've been using CriscoEmbarrassed...Yes Crisco shortening to Seal my hair and I love it! It's actually a ceramide but I just use a teeny bit, my hair does not smell like fried chicken, is not GREASY and STAYS Soft for days!!
 
One 'n Only Argan Oil Deep Treatment Mask--was very nice, made my hair very soft and lush feeling. Won't repurchase cause I have tons of deep treatments that are just as good or better.


Posted By: binky622
Date Posted: Dec 15 2010 at 11:09am
thanks for this threadCry


Posted By: Napp
Date Posted: Dec 15 2010 at 3:45pm
Originally posted by HairIam HairIam wrote:

Ok, this is a wierd one but here goes. I've been using CriscoEmbarrassed...Yes Crisco shortening to Seal my hair and I love it! It's actually a ceramide but I just use a teeny bit, my hair does not smell like fried chicken, is not GREASY and STAYS Soft for days!!
 
One 'n Only Argan Oil Deep Treatment Mask--was very nice, made my hair very soft and lush feeling. Won't repurchase cause I have tons of deep treatments that are just as good or better.


i cant wait to try criscoBig smile



Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Dec 15 2010 at 4:21pm
For those who uses Crisco, would it be kosher if I used generic Crisco?  I just want to get a small jar of this stuff just to try it out and so many Crisco jars comes in a big a$$ can, which I have no room for.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Dec 15 2010 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Dany17 Dany17 wrote:





Name of product: Taliah Waajid Kinky Wavy Natural Easy Herbal Comb Out
Hair texture/type: 3c/1(relaxed ends)
How did you use the product:  I use it as a detangler/ comb out.  Massage it into my roots then comb
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5)
: 4.8 only because it leaves a slight greasy feeling on my hands (not my hair though).Combing my hair has never been easier. the price is nice and it lasts me awhile. but thats prolly cause i don't comb my hair every day.



I so want this *drools*.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Dec 15 2010 at 4:49pm


Name of product: Darcy's Botanicals Eucalyptus Mint Herbal Scalp Conditioning Butter
Hair texture/type: 4a/b/c porous
How did you use the product:  An alternative to Design Essential scalp conditioning (contains sulfur)
Overall satisfaction (scale of 1 to 5)
: 4.5
The reason why I rated it a 4.5 is because it contains tea tree oil but so far my scalp is behaving nicely.  I don't know why some product that contains tea tree oil breaks me out but others don't.  I guess it is the low percentage of tea tree oil.  Currently my hair is in a weave install and I basically using this to treat my itchy scalp.  When I apply it, it soothe my scalp and temporarily quelled the itchies.  A little goes a long way so this small four ounce jar will last me for some time.  I would buy it again, provided that Lysandra would make it without tea tree oil. 




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