Archive | September 2015

Wonder Curl Detoxifying Clay Cleanser

What’s all the fuss regarding clay cleansers?  Well, let me tell you, I finally took the plunge and decided to try it.  Yes, I’m late, I know, but this is for the people that still haven’t tried a clay cleanser yet or looking for an alternative.  I know there’s still many of you out there just like I was.

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I will admit, I was a little scared of a cleanser that was made out of something that people consider to be dirty.  On top of that, clay cleansers don’t lather – so you know that created apprehension also because most people think your hair is not clean if there is no lather.  We have to get away from equating cleanliness with lather.  Don’t be fooled by the lather people!

Here’s the skinny on the ingredients: the cleanser is made of Kaolin Clay which revitalizes dry and damaged hair. Shea Butter has been used to sooth dry itchy scalp. Avocado Butter fortifies hair from the inside. Olive Oil contains antioxidants, which remove harmful free radicals from the surface of your hair and scalp. Aloe Juice, Safflower Seed Oil and Castor Seed Oil are also included in this cleanser.  This explains the amazing “slip” that you get from the product.  Your hair is being cleansed and detangled simultaneously.  Don’t laugh at my wash day pic below, it’s a “no makeup – this is what I gotta do” type of day.  I’m not trying to look like a Victoria Secret model while I’m washing my hair, nope! sorry, I’m not.  It’s all about education and sharing information – this ain’t no Glamour Shot photo shoot 🙂

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Oh, but don’t think because of all those natural juices in the cleanser that it will be a runny mess.  This product still manages to have a thick consistency.  Not thick like a butter but a little thicker than a pudding.  As you can see, I’m holding it upside down and it’s not moving.

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I watched a Wonder Curl YouTube video by the creator, Scarlett Rocourt, on how to use the product because I was so nervous but there was no reason for me to be anxious.

You literally can’t get it wrong.  Simply use one finger and scoop a little product on it and rake it through your hair.  You can also rub it on your scalp without fear of irritation or messiness.  The product is beige but melts into your hair so there is no cloudy haze or heaviness.

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The product rinsed out cleanly and quickly.  There was no residue left behind and no flakiness.  My curl pattern popped though and my hair was soft and ready for the Wonder Curl styling products.

If you have not tried a clay cleanser before or if you have tried one and did not like what it did for your hair, the Wonder Curl Detoxifying Clay Cleanser is a must try.  It’s rare that you find a product that not only does one or two things at a time, but THREE! The Wonder Curl Detoxifying Clay Cleanser detoxifies, cleanses and detangles your hair at the same time.  Another benefit is that the time that it takes to wash and style your hair is dramatically decreased.  We all have stuff to do and don’t have time to spend half of the day with our hair.  Ain’t nobody got time for that – I got places to go and people to see!  Holy Grail product?  YES!!!!!!

How can you reach Wonder Curl?  Here’s the information:

http://www.wondercurl.com

@wondercurl on Twitter and Instagram

Wonder Curl on Facebook, Periscope and Pinterest

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The Chocolate Blog

Who doesn’t love chocolate??? I love to eat it and smell it – of course eating too much of it is not good but we can smell it as much as we want.  I have found a way where I can smell it everyday if I want and my waistline will not expand as a result.

Curl Collection has come out with a new line of products called Curls Uncensored.  They are a playfully provocative line of products that will seduce your curls.  This is the mantra of this new line from the owner,  Nadja Renise.  For those familiar with Curl Collection you remember it used to be a subscription box company that sold a different line of products every other month.  Nadja has developed this new line of products and is now only selling the Curls Uncensored line and upon description you will see why.

The Curls Uncensored line is an amazing collection of products that not only work great and smell great but they are also multi-purpose. The line contains a clay cleanser, hair growth oil, leave in conditioner, and daily moisturizer.  The products are all natural and vegan.  These products can be used on all types of hair, not just curly hair.

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The Dirty Curl Cleansing Clay looks and smells like chocolate pudding but there’s no need a scoop out large portions to do the job.  Just a dab on your fingers will do the trick for each piece of hair that you section off.  The cleansing and conditioning clay contains Rhassoul Clay and Bentonite Clay.  To use just rake through your hair and remember to massage it on your scalp.  You will notice that your hair will start to form its’ natural curl pattern upon use. This product is also a detangler, so raking the product through  your hair is easy.  Since the product is lightweight, you can actually leave it in, do some housework, run an errand or two or just sit and enjoy the smell for a while.  Rinsing the product out is a breeze as well and your hair is left soft and moisturized.

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After washing my hair, I spray on the Knotty Nectar leave-in conditioner.  It contains Aloe Vera Juice and Coconut Milk. Yes, it also smells like chocolate but it’s a very light scent. This can be used as a daily refresher.  If you use the LOC method, this product would be the “L” (liquid/leave in conditioner).  The consistency is a creamy liquid that is thick enough to do the job but liquid enough to be dispersed through a spray pump.

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The Flower Bomb Hair Growth Oil is what it says “the bomb hair oil”.  This product has Ylang Yiang Oil and Coconut Oil. The bottom of the spray pump is see-through and you can actually see the Ylang Yiang petals at the bottom of the container.  A little goes a very, very, very long way.  I cannot stress this enough, if you use too much of this (like I did the first time) it will be running down your face, back, everywhere.  The spout on the bottle is adjustable and the secret is to open it just enough where drops drip out, not a stream.  You don’t have to grease your whole scalp with the bottle, just apply sparingly and spread it around as you massage your scalp.  The scent has a tiny hint of a floral note, but not so much that a man would not use this.  My 12 year old son LOVES it because it’s such a great moisturizer and it smells good.

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The last product in the line is the Sweet Cream Daily Moisturizer.  This product contains Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. The scent of this product is primarily cocoa butter (to me).  It’s thick but the product literally melts on contact.  This product is great giving you a nice juicy twist out style.  This product does not contain any type of products found in gels so you will not get super defined rigid curls.  You will get soft, romantic hair that has bounce and movement.

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I fell in love with this line of products on first use.  The Curls Uncensored line is all about delighting the senses.  Your hair will smell great, feel luxurious, and look fabulous.  It’s different than any other line I’ve ever seen and I have used my share of products on my natural journey.  Now you can see why this is the flagship line of products for Curl Collection.  The packaging is gorgeous, the products are multi-purpose and you get a lot for your money.

Two thumbs up!!!!!  If I had more thumbs, it would get even more thumbs up.

Here is the information where you can follow and purchase from Curl Collection;

http://www.curlcollection.com

@curlcollection on Instagram & Twitter

Curl Collection on Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus & Periscope