Sunday, July 29, 2012

Big Beautiful Hair

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Curls Unleashed "Set It Off" Curling Gelly -- In Review

I had previously purchased the "Curls Unleashed Defining Creme" and loved it. My curl pattern ranges from 3b to 4a. My hair is wavy to very coily and that product worked great for my hair. However, that product doesn't have a "hold" and for all intent and purposes, wasn't designed too, so I decided to try the Curl Boosting Gelly to maintain moisture, hold back frizz, and give me a light to flexible hold.
I purchased my jar of the Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Gelly from Duane Read and paid $12.99 for a16 ounce jar which I felt was a great price compared to other "higher-end" holding gels.


Curls Unleashed™ Set it Off™ Curl Boosting Jelly is made with soothing aloe vera, wheat protein, vitamin B and other ingredients to help give you gorgeous, “crunchless” curl definition.
• Defines curls without the crunch
• Helps eliminate frizz
• Provides all day hold
This product helps eliminate frizz without making your hair feel hard or crunchy. Great for all types of hair. This product is free of SD alcohol, parabens & mineral oil. Packaging is BPA free and recyclable.


Ingredients
Aqua (water), glycerin, ppg-5-ceteth-20, polyquaternium-11, peg-12 dimethicone, propylene glycol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, panthenol, hydrolyed wheat protein, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, carbomer, triethanolamine, parfum (fragrance), benzyl benzoate, coumarin, d-limonene, linalool, ci 60725 (violet #2).

Ingredient Attributes: paraben free


My Application of Product

I am a avid wash 'n go wearer and purchased this item with that in mind. As most wash 'n go wearers know, you need a "good" gel to maintain your style while combat-ting frizz.
I applied this product to hair that had already been co-washed, a leave-in conditioner applied (TREsemme Naturals), and Shea Butter was used as an sealant. I did dampen my hair and applied about two quarter size amounts of the Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Gelly in the palms of my hands and worked it throughout my damp hair.
Product glided on smoothly and was very lightly tropically-scented. Immediately I noticed that the product gave my hair a nice shine and wasn't nearly as tacky as other products that I had tried and reviewed.
My Final Thoughts on Curls Unleashed "Set It Off" Curling Gelly
I loved, loved, loved the product.
Pros
  • I didn't have to use a large amount to get proper coverage.
  • Product dried, on damp hair, under 30 - 45 minutes
  • Gave a light, shiny hold.
  • Held down frizz throughout the day
  • Price Point is Great!
  • Hair was not the bit hard or crunchy!
  • Experienced Less Shrinkage with this product.
  • Doesn't Have parabens
Cons
  • Product is NOT completely natural but has other great natural ingredients included.
Hair with Curls Unleashed "Set It Off"Curling Gelly

This was the first gel(ly) that I could actually shake my hair and SEE movement! Curls had bounce for days! (I'm smiling yall! Can't you see me?!)
I must say that the product left my hair unbelievably SOFT and pliable.
Would I purchase again? This is MY new Curl Gelly! It warrants a Holy Grail product status!
Let me know your experience with the product and feel free to leave a comment. Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy Curls to You!




Sunday, July 22, 2012

TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner With Aloe Vera & Avocado


A Drink of Moisture


If you are in search for a conditioner that will increase hydration of your tresses, Tresemme Naturals is a must try! It is easy to find and has a great price point for the volume of product that you get.
Ad most of us know, natural hair is in need of a product that will allow you to maintain moisture throughout the day. This product will help you do this.
For those of you who are doing the Curly Girl method, this product can be used in this regimen.

TREsemme Naturals


If you are in search for a conditioner that will increase hydration of your tresses, Tresemme Naturals is a must try! It is easy to find and has a great price point for the volume of product that you get.
Ad most of us know, natural hair is in need of a product that will allow you to maintain moisture throughout the day. This product will help you do this.
For those of you who are doing the Curly Girl method, this product can be used in this regimen.

How I Applied Product


While in the shower, I lightly rinse hair and then applied the Tresemme Naturals. I grab my hair in as if I'm going to put my hair in a pony tail and apply the conditioner from front to back. Then I split my hair in the middle and apply additional conditioner. I then "smooth" the product into my hair until I'm sure that I've covered all my hair.
I let the product sit for several minutes and rinse out with "cold" water and then apply about a quarter-size amount of the conditioner through my tresses as a leave-in. Most of the time I am doing this at night so following the rinse and re-application of the conditioner I'll cover my hair with a clear shower cap (or baggie) and go to bed.
In the morning I'll remove the clear shower cap and apply Shea Butter or Styler of my choice to my damp tresses and I'm out the door!
Pros
  • Has a ph balance of 4.5
  • Product has a light tropical fragrance
  • Has a Creamy and Light Consistency
  • Easy to Apply
  • Great as a Co-Wash Conditioner and a Leave-In
  • Economical (Product Lasts a Long Time)
I purchased my bottle of Tresemme Naturals from Walmart for $4.77 and this bottle I purchased two months ago and I still have over 1/3 of the bottle still left. A little goes a long way and detangles hair very easily.

Ingredients:


Water (Aqua) , Stearyl Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol , Caprylic , Capric Triglyceride , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Fragrance (Parfum) , Lauroyl Lysine , Caprylyl Glycol , Brassica Campestris , Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer , Aspartic Acid , Distearyldimonium Chloride , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Citric Acid , Alcohol , Isopropyl Alcohol , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Put Love In Your Hair Recipe
You Will Need:
  • 4 Tablespoons of Shea Butter or Jojoba Oil or Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of Tresemme Naturals (or your favorite Conditioner)
  • 2 to 3 Drops of your Favorite Essential Oil
Mix:
In a small plastic or glass bowl, mix all your ingredients and apply generously to wet or damp hair. Cover tresses with a clear shower cap (baggie) and let it sit overnight or as long as you can.
Rinse out in the morning. You can also use this mixture as a daily leave-in (especially for 4 texture types).

My Final Thoughts!

The application of Tresemme Naturals Conditioner is usually enough to keep my 3c tresses moisturized throughout the day. However, for my 4a, b, c natural friends, you may need to add an oil to ensure maintenance of moisture in your strands.
This product is one of my favorite conditioners, Giovanni Direct Leave-In is the other.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product and will repurchase.
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