SO, I'm just a long time lurker I guess you can say that...Okay Okay I have never really contributed, I've asked a few questions on some forums and I posted things a loooooooooong time ago on the "hair growth" forum but here I am now.
So, back in December I ordered some hair from Variant Touch of BYOUT. I did a lot of research and I heard some good reviews and some bad. It was mainly on the Brazilian Ocean Tropic Tight and Loose.
I really was not looking for curly hair because it is very high maintenance and I aint got time for that.
I'm in college, I'm a student-Athlete and I just needed something so I can just just get up and go. However, I wanted kind of the curly/wavy type thing so I purchased the Indian Ocean Wavy
( I saw LakiaStar review it and it looked very good however she had Brazilian). Anyways I'm not the type of girl who gets caught up on the origin of the hair and where it came from, if it looks good it looks good. I saw the owner wear the Indian ocean wavy
and it had more curl to it and she claimed it was low maintenance so I went with it. I was a little hesitant because I know these vendors send their best batch to the hair gurus ect...but Lakia also reviewed the Brazilian Ocean Tropic
and she was pretty honest about it because she admitted it tangled a lot
but when it came down to the Wavy texture she said she loved it. Anyways to make a long story short I purchased a 18,20,22 and I really liked it. Everybody kept asking me where I got it from and what kind it was including my coach lol (He is an older Hispanic male
). I would lie to some and see how they would react and say it was "RUSSIAN" lmao it's funny how they became more interested.
Anyways I bought it when she had a sale and it came out to be $300 with shipping included. It was in for more than 2 months I didnt have any problems until I co-washed it with Nutrigena something....but she said it clear as day on her hair care tips NOT TO USE THAT because it contain alcohol. OOOOOOOPS but it snapped back just fine Over all I loved it ! It was exactly what I was looking for, She responded to all of my questions quickly, and affordable. I recommend it !WAIT THERE IS MORE !
So that same week, I won this contest through instagram . I'm ebarressed to say I won some hair lol. Oh well I take what I can get. It was a surprise of what she sent me. I didn't really care because it was free lol. But she sent me two bundles, 26" and 24" of the Indian Ocean Tropic ( I only saw one review on it from a Guru and none from others that purchased it. I take it that "Indian" Hair isn't popular anymore lol...whatever...*rolls eyes) So i wasn't too sure about this hair because it was the "Ocean Tropic" collection (the hair that gets bad reviews) she listed it as High Maintenance. I finally decided to put it in for the summer time because I'm less busy. I added some other hair because I didn't want to buy anymore, I just boiled old hair to match the pattern for the top portion . Then I dyed it "Golden Ginger" by Loreal for Dark Colors with 30 developer. I noticed my ends were a little dry from dying it twice to get to this color. So I ordered silicon mix right when I installed it (Thank God for Amazon Prime got here in two days) Slapped some on for a good Co-wash and Padow I got this ! I have to say I like it so far, I haven't had it in that long but there hasn't been much shedding (I didn't seal the wefts). It's not as high maintenance as I thought I just use silicon mix every few days, rinse then scrunch. Then I add the Nuitrigena anifrizz stuff when its wet ! I'll keep an update I plan on having in this hair for a while so we shall see.