My Staple Products July 2013

Hola beautiful Naturalistas! My staple products have changed since I first started blogging. So I decided, why don’t I share my new Holy grail products with you guys!!! Check them out!!!

Shampoo: EDENBODYWORKS JoJoba Monoi All Natural Shampoo

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Previously I was using the Cream of Nature with Argan oil shampoo. But… I felt adventurous LOL and wanted to try something new. My cousin had been telling me about this edens product so I was like let me try it. OMG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You do not need a whole lot at all!!! ANDDDDDDD its sulfate free! It leaves your hair moisturized!!! Try it, it wont disappoint!!!!

EDENBODYWORKS Coconut Shea Cleansing Cowash and Leave in Conditioner Heck THE WHOLE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!

imagesCA7PU32LOk… so yeah basically Edenbodyworks has some of the best products out there!!! I went to the launch of their new line in Chicago and ever since I have been in LOVE!!!!! The leave in is the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Cowash…. yeah it’s all that glitters… seriously. It suds and really cleans your hair! hmph.. yeah I love edens basically!

Atheopika Hydrate and Twist Butter by Qhemet

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Umm yeah y’all know I still LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! If they ever stop selling it I might just CRY!!! I mean this stuff has never given me a whack twist out!! ALWAYS the best results with this. It does not matter what other products I use… it still performs well!!!

Giovanni Direct Leave In

 

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Ok now… I have been rockin with Giovnni for a while now. And all I have to say is MOISTURE! That is all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

 

What are your staple products? Please comment and lets CHAT!!! 🙂 xoxo Michelle

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Product Review: EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo

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Happy Tuesday Naturalistas!!! So I had been on the prowl for a new shampoo. I was recently using cream of nature w argan oil shampoo. But I wanted to try something new, and I just LOVE EDENBODYWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
JOJOBA MONOI Moisturizing Shampoo
JojOba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo is made from the purest botanical ingredients to naturally cleanse impurities and nourish your hair without the use of harsh detergents. Formulated to remove dirt and oil build-up, while replenishing the hair and scalp’s natural moisture balance.Nourishes and cleanses Increases hair strength Adds shine8 oz Key Ingredients: JOJOBA, MONOI DE TAHITI, VITAMIN E
 
From walmart.com 

EDEN BodyWorks provides all-natural hair and body care solutions that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the body’s original design. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo is made from the purest botanical ingredients to naturally cleanse impurities and nourish your hair without the use of harsh detergents. The delicately scented formula removes dirt and oil build-up, while replenishing the hair and scalp’s natural moisture balance. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo was made without sulfates and contains no mineral oils (petroleum), dyes or parabens and is cruelty free.

EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo:

  • Cleanses and nourishes
  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • No mineral oils or dyes
  • Cruelty free

My Thoughts:

Ok…. I used to use the Cream of Nature with Argan Oil shampoo. That was my go to but .. *cues music* “would you believe me if I said I was in love”. LOL!! Yes hunty this shampoo is the biz. First of all, you don’t need a lot at all!! All you need is a little dime sized portion for each section. It suds up nicely. It does not leave your hair with that stripped feeling at all!! I love the way it makes your hair feel afterwards.

I used it with my some of my favorite products (all of which I will do a review on) to do a twist out.

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The results plus my outfit for the wedding I went to LOL 🙂

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Have a great weekend Naturalistas!!! xoxo

Review: Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner

SBS-370925Happy Thursday Naturalistas!! Those of you who watch SCANDAL are YOU READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any hoo on to the reason for this post. So before I put in my Marley twists (which I will be taking down today after 3 weeks :)) I received a sample of a deep conditioner that I have been wanting to try. Beautiful Textures Rapid Repaid Deep Conditioner. Here are the product details:

From the beautiful textures website:

Enriched with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Olive, Soy, Argan Oil, Shea and Mango Butter

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Argania Spinosa Nut Oil/Argan Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Extract, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Aloe Vera, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panax Ginseng Root Extract/Ginseng Extract, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Steareth 2, Steareth 20, Lanolin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polysorbate 20, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 15985/Yellow 6, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, d-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lyral, Methyl Ionone Gamma.  

Details:
Achieve amazing manageability and styling versatility for Curly, Wavy, Kinky-Coily or Frizzy hair. Get soft defined curls, bodacious bouncy spirals, and smooth silky tresses with this Intensive Moisture-Rich Formula for mixed textured hair.
Benefits:
•Restore Hair’s Natural Moisture Balance
•Control Damage from Transitioning, Heat, and Color Treated Hair
•Restore Elasticity to Prevent Breakage
Dryness and breakage prevent healthy looking hair growth. To help ensure your hair has a fighting chance against daily styling stresses use Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner to help strengthen, rebuild, protect and hydrate.

Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner allows you to embrace more versatile styling options, while protecting your hair from the inside out. To achieve softer, more defined curls, healthier looking elongated coils and simply silky smooth hydrated hair use this feather lite deep penetrating conditioner.

Directions for Best Results
Help Control Damage and Add Brilliant Shine Every Day!

Directions:
Saturate hair from roots to ends. Finger comb or use a wide tooth comb to ensure complete coverage. For thicker tresses use a detangling brush to ensure complete coverage. For deeper penetration cover hair with plastic cap and sit under dryer for 15 minutes. Rinse completely and style as desired. For tresses that are extremely damaged, over processed, or breaking hair, follow the steps above for 25 minutes. Can also be used as a leave-in conditioner.

Styling Suggestions:

For tighter natural curl pattern allow hair to air dry. For looser curl pattern and added volume, blow dry while finger combing and twisting curls. For straighter styles use a diffuser and/or blow-dry using a brush or wide-tooth comb.

Custom Blends: Mix & Match Products to create your own personal blend perfect for you!

•For Your Unique Curl Repairing Experience!
For enhanced heat protection and shine add a few drops of Curly to Straight Silkener to the Deep Conditioner in the palm of your hand and follow directions.

For enhanced detangling add a small amount of Tangle Taming Leave-in Conditioner to Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner in the palm of your hand. Apply to hair and follow directions.
Specifications:
Available in 15oz jar

My Review: So I found another Deep conditioner that I LOVE!!!! I will be going to sally’s to purchace a full size product!!! My hair felt so great after rinsing this out. Im sorry guys Im so bad at taking before and after PICS!!! SMH I have gots to do better!!! My hair did not feel dry at all, there was lots of moisture 🙂 It also detangled my hair very well!! I was able to comb through very easily. The only thing I dont like is that it comes in a jar. But I will make it work. So I give this product 4 stars!!! It can be purchaced at Sallys, and WalMart 🙂

Product Review: Cream of Nature with Argan Oil Moisture and Shine Shampoo

This weekend I felt my hair needed to be washed badly so I broke out my handy-dandy Cream of Nature shampoo!! And I decided to do a review!!

Product Description: Sulfate-Free Moisture & Shine Shampoo is a sulfate-free formula that hydrates hair and adds exotic shine, while gently cleansing without harsh moisture stripping agents. It strengthens hair while optimizing the moisture balance of the hair and scalp.

Product Benefits:
  • Gently cleanses hair without harsh, moisture stripping agents
  • Strengthens hair while optimizing the moisture balance of the hair and scalp
  • Helps to detangle, soften and boost exotic shine
  • Infused with Argan Oil from Morocco
 
Ingredients: Aqua, Trideceth-7, Carboxylic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Stearate, Polyquarternium-10, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Perfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 14700(Red4), CI19140(Yellow 5).
 
My Review
I’m not a label reader, I know the product contains parabens  but I’m ok with that. This shampoo is the business. This always leaves my hair moisturized. It smells great and just leaves my hair feeling good each time. I always tend to come back to my trusty shampoo. Has anyone tried this? This is definitely my staple shampoo when I do choose to shampoo. What do you think about this product???

Qhemet Biologics: Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter Review

Soooo….. I’m In love!!!!!! Qhemet Biologics if you have not heard of them OMG…. LOOK THEM UP!!! 

From Qhemet Biologics site “Qhemet Biologics is an innovative line of high performance, natural products based on African, Mediterranean & Ayurvedic hair care traditions. Our products conform to the stricter EU and Japanese cosmetic safety standards and do not contain mineral oil, silicones, sls, phthalates, parabens, dmdh hydantoin, triclosan, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, diazolidinyl urea or imidazolidinyl urea. We are a vegetarian, cruelty-free and eco-friendly company.”- Qhemet Biologics Inc. 2012

I recently purchaced their hydrate and twist butter after watching Myleik of CurlBox speak about it on her August CurlBox video. And let me tell you it didn’t disappoint!!! This stuff is MAGICAL! LOL I got the best twist out EVER!!!! And my hair is still soft and hydrated, and well defined when I took the twists out. Now…. it is hard to find, their site is sold out but they are selling their products through www.sagenaturalceuticals.com Or your local health foods store, check their site to see if they have a retailer near you. But YES this stuff is good!

Description:

Use this thick, rich butter to soften and maintain twists, braids and loose hair! Ideal for dry, highly porous hair! Use as a body butter too! NEW SCENT!

Product Description

  • Softens thick, extra dry hair with an ultra rich blend of Pure Olive Oil, Mango Butter and Rice Bran Oil! A touch of plant wax helps reduce frizz and smooths edges and soy extract adds humectancy. Use sparingly. A little goes a long way. 
    * The Aethiopika Butter shipped after approximately 6/25 is slightly softer than previous batches per customer feedback. New scent as of 8/26/11.

    • Does not contain mineral oil, lanolin, proteins, silicones, essential oils or parabens.
    • 100% Vegetarian.
    • Moderately fragrant scent.
    • Directions: Dig in with finger tip and scoop out a dime sized amount. Rub between palms and evenly distribute through damp or dry sectioned hair before locing, twisting or braiding. For loose hair, rub between palms and evenly distribute through damp or dry hair.
    • An uneven surface or mottled coloration is the result of high temperature pouring and uneven cooling. This is not indicative of a formula change nor will it affect performance.

Hair twisted:

Twist out: (taken down after 4 days twsited)

My Best Braid and Curl EVER!!!!

Happy Hump Day Naturalistas!!! So I have been doing my braid and curl for a LONG TIME now…but this past week I think I may have found my Staple to doing the BEST braid and curl EVER!!! Here is what I did along with pics! Check it out!!!

So I Co- Washed with TREsemme Naturals ( I think I will be co washing from now on… my hair has never felt better!!!) I parted my hair in three sections and washed it in the shower.

Then I detangled with my fingers!! Awesome LOL! After washing I dried my hair with my famous T-Shirt! Then I used Kinky Curly Knot Today for the leave in, and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie to style and my results were great!!!!! Check out the pics!!!!!

Some of My MUST have (Holy Grail) products!!!

Happy Saturday hope you all are relaxing and enjoying your day.

Question: Do you have some products that are a MUST have? Have these products worked for you so well that you can’t go without them?(Your Staple products) Your HOLY GRAIL Products…. Well… Here are a few of my Must have products and accessories 🙂

My HOLY GRAIL products

Jane Carter Nourish and Shine and ECO Styler

Got to have the TOOTHBRUSH and PIC 🙂

These products have never failed me. From Left to right: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (styling), Kinky Curly Knot Today (Leave In), Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and shine shampoo, and TRESemme Naturals Nourishing moisture Conditioner. Always got to have the Jane Carter Nourish and Shine!!! Great product to take town twists with!! And the go to ECO Styler Gel… Man I don’t know how my hair would lay down and fit into a bun without this! Whew!! And lastly, my loyal Toothbrush and Pic!!!! These are my must haves!!! 

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