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Eden Body Works-Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo Product Review

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Manufacturer: Eden Body Works

Type: PEPPERMINT Tea Tree Shampoo

Size: 8 fl.oz

Price: $8.50

Rating: 4

Attributes: This invigorating shampoo increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feeling. Removes all traces of dirt and oil build up. Formulated to help alleviate dry scalp with the use of pure peppermint botanicals. (Taken from the Eden Body Works website)

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Lauramidopropylamine Oxide,  Methyl Gluceth-10, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Hydroxypropyl Guar,  Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, PEG-150 Distearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Oil,  Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol (insert-hand cramp, had to type that out due to their ingredients being a pic instead of typed..*sigh*)

The Good: My hair felt clean as if I had used a clarifying shampoo. My hair did not feel striped once I rinsed it. I used a product sample I’d received from a hair event, the sample contained enough shampoo for me to wash my hair twice (I have a TWA) while in the shower.

The Bad: The shampoo lathers really well, A LOT. I have become accustom to sulfate free shampoos, and am not use to a lot of lather. Although my hair did not feel striped, it didn’t feel as moisturized as when I use Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. I did not feel the “tingle” many  spoke about when using this shampoo.

Overall: It’s a good product, and personally I will continue to use this shampoo, but as a clarifying shampoo. I will opt for the more moisturizing Shea Moisture shampoo or my sulfate free brands for daily/weekly use.

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Whipping My Hair Back N’ Forth- A’Yianah’s Way

Style: Fro-Hawk

Complete: ( 2 days set/drying time- we do not use heat on our hair- therefore her hair air dried over the course of 2 days) 20 mins-styling

Products Used: Pre Poo Treatment ( Olive Oil/Raw Honey), Baking Soda Clarifying Mix, Yes to carrots shampoo, homemade hair spritz ( Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil, Curl Activator, Distilled Water), and Eco Styler Gel

Tools Used: my fingers, bobby pins

Reason for style: Protective style for the week

Note: A’Yianah is 8 months into her transition. During most of her transition time, she has worn her hair braided, corn rolled, and two strand twisted. We decided to give her hair a “break” and rock an alternate style for a few weeks. Her hair has already begun to thicken up and her edges are growing back beautifully ( thanks to my own concoction).

It was a wonderful sight as a mom to see my daughter rocking her natural so proudly. She was smiling from ear to ear and couldn’t wait to get to school to show her version of a fro-hawk. If any of you follow her on Face Book then you saw the pic’s that she uploaded this morning. Her out fit today- a black and red punk rocker t-shirt, black skinny jeans, and high top Pastry sneaks.. She was channeling her inner Willow Smith/ Rhianna. Stay tuned for further updates on her transitioning journey.

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Nappy Hair Cleansers

Nappy Hair Cleansers

Most of the ingredients in these recipes can be found in your refrigerator. Recipes with perishable ingredients may require refrigeration since they do not contain preservatives. These recipes are quick to make and will save you time and money. As with ANY recipe, you may have to play with the ingredients a little bit to suit you. These are hair cleansing recipes that are simple, natural, and beneficial for ALL hair.

Castile Moisturizing Shampoo

1/4 Cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
1/8 Cup Vegetable Glycerin
1/8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup Water

Mix ingredients. Shampoo as usual. Note: I must say this is my favorite recipe. It cleans my hair without stripping it, leaving it moist with a lot of sheen. This is NOT a thick mixture. However, a little goes a LONG way.

Hair Clarifier Recipe

2 Tablespoon Shampoo
1 Tablespoon Baking soda
1/4 Cup Water
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix water and baking soda together until there is no ‘grit’. Add shampoo and stir to even consistency. Wash hair as normal. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp area. Rinse well with warm water. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.Condition and style as usual.

Hair Clarifier Recipe

1 Tablespoon Baking soda
1 Cup Water
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix water and baking soda together until there is no ‘grit’. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp area. Rinse well with warm water. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine. Condition and style as usual.

Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifier

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cups distilled water
2 Drops Sage Oil (this is optional)
1 Small bowl
1 Spoon or stirrer

Mix ingredients together. Shampoo wash or conditoner wash as usual. Rinse conditioner. Use fingertips (not nails) to massage mixture thoroughly into scalp area. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Brown Sugar Hair and Scalp Cleaner

1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
3 Tablespoon Conditioner

Mix ingredients together. Wet your hair and scalp. Use your fingertips (not nails) to massage scalp in small circles. Rinse well. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Lemon Scalp Cleaner

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
5 Tablespoons Conditioner

Mix ingredients. Massage into hair and scalp. Rinse well. Use cool water on the last rinse, for shine.

Lemon Clarifier

2 Cups Warm water
1/2 Cup Lemon

Mix ingredients together. Wet hair thoroughly. Massage into hair using fingertips (not nails). Let sit for 8-10 minutes. Rinse well. Apply your normal conditioner, for shine.

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tsp = teaspoon
tbs = tablespoon
c = cup