I know…I know…It’s been forever since I’ve updated my blog! I got a little caught up with work and just life in general, and I completely fell off of with my blogging. Well, I’m back! I must say that I’ve definitely missed talking hair, style, food and whatever the hell else I find myself rambling about on here. That’s what I love most about blogging; it gives you a platform to share the things you love and your experiences with the world. With that said, let’s talk hair. 🙂
I was a little hesitant to try this product since I’m not an avid cowasher. I do not cowash my hair often, maybe once or twice a month at the most, when I’m short on time and my hair needs a quick refresher. I’m not really the biggest fan of cowashing; it just doesn’t give my hair that clean, fresh feeling I get when I wash my hair with a good moisturizing shampoo. The whole idea of washing the hair with conditioner is a little puzzling to me and I always felt that it contributed to product build-up and did not rid of it. What can I say? I love a nice sudsy shampoo that doesn’t strip the hair. That gives my hair the ultimate “clean” feeling.
For the past few years in the natural hair community all the rave has been about hair steamers. While most Naturalistas are used to the “cap and hooded dryer” method of deep conditioning, many are now using the steaming method of deep conditioning. Hair steamers emit steam to infuse and hydrate hair strands with water a.k.a moisture. The warm steam is supposed to lift the hair’s cuticle to allow moisture to penetrate the hair strands intensely and quickly. Applying a conditioner and/or essentials oils to the hair prior to steaming is said to enhance the steaming effects.
I received a Huetiful Hair Steamer for Christmas two years ago and have been using it faithfully every week (sometimes twice a week), so I feel compelled to share my experience, the good and the bad, with you all since I’ve been using it for two LONG years.
Earlier this year Shea Moisture introduced its new line of permanent hair color. I was ELATED (insert “happy dance” here)! As you can already tell by scrolling through my product reviews, I am an avid Shea Moisture supporter and fan. Their products are packed with awesome natural ingredients and carry a very reasonable price-tag. So, I had to give the Shea Moisture Hair Color System a try.
I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve colored my hair in my lifetime, and it’s always the same color – jet black. My natural hair color is a dark, dusty brown. I’m not the biggest fan of its color, so several years back I decided to experiment with jet black hair color. I guess I’m not the most adventurous spirit when it comes to my hair color (LOL), but I fell in love with the jet black hair color. It compliments my skin tone perfectly.
I have a new found love for lipstick – highly pigmented, rich, moisturizing lipstick. I always played it safe and wore clear or colored lip gloss, and steered clear of lipstick. It was just never my thing – until now. 🙂
After dishing out $18-$24 per tube for a few MAC lipsticks and feeling pretty “blah” about them, I decided to experiment with a less expensive brand that did not carry the notability, popularity or price tag of the MAC brand, but definitely showed up and showed out. While catching up on a few of African Export’s awesome YouTube videos, I came across a review on the Nick K. Cosmetics lipstick line. Anyone who keeps up with African Export knows that she experiments and reviews A LOT of different types of makeup and makeup lines. She as well as a slew of her commenters raved about the Nicka K. lipstick line, so I was inclined to give it a try. Continue reading
If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a huge fan of Shea Moisture products. A while back I tried and fell hard for their Purification Masque from their Organic Black Soap line of hair products. Let me just say that this is the best damn deep conditioner that I have ever used in my life! Yes! It’s that serious! So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of my love affair with this product.
Let’s talk hair products! If you haven’t heard of or used Shea Moisture products you are missing out. Shea Moisture is one of my favorite product lines. Not only are their products loaded with all natural ingredients, they are also reasonably priced. I tried the Thickening Shampoo (12 0z.), Volumizing Conditioner (12 oz.), Thickening Moisture Mist (8 oz.) and the Anti-Breakage Masque (12 oz.) from Shea Moisture’s Organic Yucca and Baobob line. I purchased all products from Target for $9.99 per bottle.
Shea Moisture’s Organic Yucca & Baobob Line for Fine, Thin Hair
- Baobab oil-Contains vitamins A,C,D,E and F to fortify and strengthen hair
- Yucca-Thickens hair and helps to prevent hair loss
- Biotin-A powerful B vitamin that strengthens the hair follicle
- No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, or animal ingredients