Hey Ya’ll!! It is very seldom that we like ( or in this case love) the same styling products. We have our own preferences when it come to styling our curls. The Cantu Coconut Curling Cream meets both of our needs. Here’s why…
Keeps hair moisturized
Lightweight and Creamy
Mixes well with our other products
Defines curls (twist outs and braid outs)
Frizz is at a minimum
Price is right ( $5.99)
This is our first product for Cantu and we are really interested in trying other things from them.
Stay tuned for more reviews!
Hey Y’all!! The word of the day is..OIL! Not only is it a great sealant but it has other great benefits as well. Like any other products you have to find the one you like and what works.
Here are our favorites…
Olive oil- I have been using olive oil ever since we started our natural hair journey. My hair just loves it! I use it for pre-poo. It helps to soften the tangles and prep my hair for shampooing.
Grape seed oil- I use this on my scalp and for a sealant after I moisturize. It is light weight and I can use it every other day. It also promotes hair growth.
Coconut oil- I’ve just started to use this on my hair as a sealant. I tried using it for pre-poo and I’m still trying to figure out if I like it or not. (more on this in a future post).
Organix Argan Oil of Morocco- I like it because it’s light and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. Unlike my sister I haven’t tried the other oils on my hair but I do want to try and see what others oils out there that I would like.
Here’s a little info on oil and how it works when it pertains to hair:
Oil: any neutral , non polar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperature.
Oils are both hydrophobic “water fearing” and Lipophilic “fat loving”
Non Polar: doesn’t mix with water
Hair Shaft: part of the hair that sticks out of the skin and scalp
Medulla: deepest layer of the hair shaft; only seen in large and thick hairs
Cortex: middle layer of the hair shaft which provides the strength, color and texture of a hair fiber
Outer layer: thin and colorless and serves as protection to the cortex
Oil seals in moisture it doesn’t create moisture. So if your hair is dry and you apply oil you will seal in the dryness.
❀Our hair is made of dead cells that have turned into keratin and binding material together with small amounts of water
❀Oil does not permeate the hair shaft because of the small amount of water that holds the shaft together
❀ Leave in conditioner or conditioning styling products are able to permeate the hair because the first ingredient water
What oils are your favorite? Let us know!
Hey Y’all! Erica here and I wanted to give my first impression on Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner. This is my second time trying Trader Joe’s hair products and I’ve had my eye on this for a while.
First off I love the packaging. I think that it’s cute but simple. I had high expectations for this product because of my experience in the past; and it didn’t disappoint.
I love the consistency of the shampoo; it has a gel like consistency. For this to be a sulfate free shampoo the lather is on 10. But my hair didn’t feel hard or unmanageable. The conditioner is so lovely. It’s super creamy and my hair was so soft.
The smell is very light and not over powering. The “tingle” is very refreshing. It does not burn which is nice.
This duo is definitely will be apart of my clarifying regime. I will be repurchasing plus the price was pretty good.
Have you tried any of Trader Joe’s Shampoos and Conditioner? Which ones?
Hey Ya’ll! Every once in awhile we tend to vent… well, not “vent” but give our two cents when it comes to being natural. And lately what we have found is that there are so many rules. You can’t use this or that. If you use something that someone else doesn’t… there is a disdain look or comment. Not to mention if you decide to do something “drastic” like a big chop… it’s just way to many rules for something that is subjective. You know your hair best and the only person that should dictate what is done to it is YOU (and your professional stylist if you have one). Sulfate or no sulfate, silicone or no silicone, whatever products you like, you use them and keep it pushing. We have experienced this and a whole lot more and it’s quite interesting how people try and be the “Natural Hair Police”. We have decided to be Unapologetically Natural and you can too!
Whether your hair is wavy, curly, coily or kinky… Rock it and be Great!!!
Happy New Year Ya’ll !!! I know we have been M.I.A. but we started school and we had to figure some things out. Now we are back!!! Alright so being natural it is pretty much a given that you might become a product junkie. There are so many products out there that you almost want to buy them all. So here are our five ways that have helped us to not be product junkies.
1. Get rid of products that you don’t use.
You know that shampoo and conditioner that you bought from Trader Joe’s two months ago. That you only used once. Yeah… that is taking up space and wasting your hard earned money. Giving products that you don’t use to family and friends is a good way to rid yourself of those products you don’t use. It’s a win –win, You free yourself and they don’t have to pay for it.
2. Pick one or two products out of a line
Most companies have several lines under their name. So instead of buying the whole line pick a shampoo and conditioner, styling product or a leave in. This way you can try new things and if you don’t like it you can refer to number one!
3. Use products until the end.
I (Erica) am guilty of this. I will have a product that is halfway full and I will go and buy another one. Especially if it’s on sale! But I don’t use certain products up quickly so it is unnecessary for me to buy the same product again. Just use what you have until you are scraping the container.
4.Dedicate a section for your products
This will help keep the products to a minimum. Instead of a whole shelf or a whole cabinet, use half of the shelf or get a cute bin to house the products. This way only a certain amount of products can fit in that space and nothing more.
5. Stick to products that work
Lesley and I know that Shea Moisture works for us. If we want to branch out, we do that within Shea Moisture. This keeps us from buying products that potentially might not work and wasting money. If you want to try something new ask a friend, look at reviews or head to YouTube. See what other naturals are saying about that particular product.
When we first began our natural hair journey, we tried every product we could. But once we figured out what our hair loves and what it doesn’t like, we realized that having all those products hanging around was unnecessary.
Uhhh…The things us curly girls do for our tresses!!