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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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Product Review – Carols Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

Manufacturer: Carols Daughter

Type: Tui Hair Smoothie

Size: 8fl.oz

Price: $18.00-$20.00

Rating: 1 out of 5

Attributes: ( from Carols Daughter.com)

Detangles, moisturizes and protects your hair

Tames and detangles

Is rich in fatty acids and creamy butters for intense conditioning

Has Nutrient-rich oils of Olive fruit and and Sunflower Seeds to boost shine.

Has Shea and Cocoa Butters to provide moisture and help protect hair from dryness and brittleness.

Has Rapa Seed Oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3

Has a fragrance cocktail of Guava, Mango and Passion Fruit

PLUS, it has NO Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil or artificial color

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Amodimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Bourbon) Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aspartic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-37, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

The Good: (scent) the scent was very “tropical” and lured me in to proceed. Outside of the scent and the fact that I received this product FREE at a product swap my “good” was limited.

The Bad: (consistency) the smoothie was very thin and runny. I could pour it out of the jar. I think the packaging could be better. A product that thin should be in a squeeze tub, not a jar (IMO). I didn’t see any “results” but I didn’t see any reverse behavior with my hair either ( dryness, brittle, or limp hair that other reviewers have complained about.)

The Ugly: (price) $20.00- TWENTY AMERICAN DOLLARS?? RI-DAM-DICLIOUS!!!- nuff said!!!!



Overall: The only CD product I’d ever tried was the Loc Butter and Marguerites Magic. I was happy with the loc butter ( click her for that review), the Maragruite Magic was so-so ( I purchased that for my daughter when she was relaxed). I was happy to be able try another CD product with out emptying my purse. Thank God for product swaps!!!!!! This product was a huge disappointment- so much so that I wanted to give it back to the person that gave it to me at the product swap ( I will be swapping this at the next meet up- T-R-U-S-T). Had I purchased this product- it would have been returned for a full refund. Maybe if CD market it differently, repackage the product, re price the product- it would do better ( well, I guess- that would make it a “new” product” :o). This one needs to go back into the test kitchen. **Note** I make me own hair smoothie with (1) jar of stage 2 banana baby food (.49), raw honey ($3.99) cream of coconut (milk)(1.99), avocado (.79) ( put it all in a blender, mix well, apply to hair, leave on .30 minutes with a heat cap for deep conditioning treatment)- Similar CONSISTENCY as the CD product, and my hair is left feeling soft, moisturized, and shiny for a fraction of the cost!



Have you tried Carol’s Daughter’s Tui Hair Smoothie? What did you think?


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Product Review: Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream

Manufacturer: Taliah Waajid

Type: Curly Curl Cream

Size: 6 fl.oz

Price: $4.99-$5.99

Rating: 5 out of 5

Attributes: For Curly, Kinky, Wavy and Coily hair textures.

Curly Curl Cream: Non-greasy herbal hair cream that revitalizes curls and eliminates frizz. Conditions and nourishes hair while adding shine and moisturise. Holds hair and styles in place. Easily shampoos out with no build up.


Ingredients: Deionized water (agua), Peg-75 Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sage extract, DMDM Hydantoin, Vegetable Glycerin, Burdoc Protein, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexyl, Trideceth-6 Fragrance (parfum)

The Good: (1) Price– I paid $4.99 which was easy on the pockets, especially since my product junkism had kicked in and it was a spure of the moment purchase. (2)consistency– for my daughters hair (hair type 4b/4c), I prefer the “thicker” creamy/pudding consistency type of products, and this product fits the bill. (3) Scent– this product is lightly fragrant and mixes well with other products (leave-in, finishing product, etc).

The Bad: (1) Size I wish this product came in a larger quantity (8oz – 16oz).

Overall: (1) This product did exactly what it said it would do. I used the curly cream to do 2 strand twist on my daughter’s hair. Immediately upon application her curls started to form and the ends of her hair was very curly. A little product goes a long way (don’t use too much or you will have “white” spots, but don’t worry-it was disappear as the hair dry). Her hair consistently felt moist and soft throughout the twisting process. I twisted the back of her hair at night and finished the front of her head the following morning. In the morning the twist that was already in place were very soft and moisturized.


This style lasted through 5 days of swimming at the beach, 4 x’s at the pool, and 100+ degree weather. After rinsing the twist in the shower, I re applied a small amount of curl cream, for added moisture and curl maintenance, her twist immediately came back to life. This product is a HIT!!!

Whats your experience with Curly Curl Cream: Hit or Diss??

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Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Leave – In Conditioner

Manufacturer: Cantu

Type: Leave-In Conditioner

Size: 16 fl.oz

Price: $4.99-$5.99

Attributes: moisture, shine, frizz control, sulfate-free

Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1-PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The week prior to me taking down my locs I had been eyeing a few products that I may need to add to my line up to assit me with achieving frizz free, detangled, moisturized hair ( all in 1 product) Ok I was reaching- but you know what I mean ( lol..lol..). I’d been stalking a few forums/blogs and a common product that most raved about was the Cantu Shea butter Leave – In Conditioner. My hair type is 3-c and alot of 3-c’s raved about it- so I thought I would go for it… I used it this morning for the first time.. And…..

The Good: (1) Affordable- this product was easy on the pockets. I paid $4.99, but saw it at a few outlets for $5.99. (2) This product is readily available everywhere ( Beauty supply stores, CVS, Walgreen, Target, Walmart). (3) the smell was pleasant. (4) the texture was like marshmallow cream, it glided on easy and my hair felt moisturized while it was wet.

The Bad: It didn’t mix well with the Orange Marmalade Hair Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, I cant really describe it- but it wasn’t giving me what I needed. After applying CSB to the first 2 sections of my hair- I noticed a white residue in/on my hair.. tiny white clumps ( yikes).. As the hair dried the clumps seem to disappear- but I wasn’t happy seeing that clumps. I didn’t apply it to the back- I stopped after I noticed the clumps in the front.

The Ugly: When the sections dried.. CRUNCH..CRUNCH..CRUNCH.. it left my hair crunchy!!!!! NOT..NOT..NOT… happy!!!!! I became paranoid and feverishly tried to figure out what I did wrong. I re read the instructions and noticed the warning label. The warning label states ” Avoid applying any styling or conditioning product directly on new growth” WHAAAAT!!!! WHY IS THAT?? That has left me very concerned and apprehensive.

Overall: I wasn’t overjoyed. The clumps and the crunchies didn’t make me a happy camper this morning. I will try it once more when I do my next twist out ( I did a wet n’ go this morning). After that depending on the results I may be giving this product up at a swap and shop tweetup.

Whats your experience with CSB: Hit or Diss??
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Product Review Wednesday- Maxiglide



Maxi Glide Product Review

Describe your normal routine (i.e. how do you normally wear your hair, what products do you apply to your hair, and how would you normally straighten your hair?)

I normally wear my hair in a puff or twist out. I usually shampoo once a week. My shampoo right now is Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint Soap and I mix with Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. I do a an Aphogee protein treatment weekly and condition with Silk Elements. My leave in conditioner is Knot Today and I do a Coconut Cream Relaxer monthly. My styling products are Miss Jessie’s Buttercream, Curly Pudding, and my very own whipped shea butter.

How did you learn about the Maxi glide?

From Audra on DCSG. ( DC Sista Girls is a yahoo online sisterhood)

What were you likes/dislikes about the Maxi glide?

I love how is soft in makes my hair. I also like that I don’t have to excessive heat with the blow dryer, straightening comb, and flat iron to get my hair straight. The MaxiGlide does it all.

Would you recommend this product to others with relaxed, natural, or transitioned hair?

All.

Did you achieve the desired results using the maxi glide?

I did, my hair was soft and straight.

How long did your hair maintain the desired straightness?

One week. I probably could have gone longer, but I wash and condition every week.

Does the steam burst button really work?

It does. I was amazed at the wonders it worked on my ends.

How long does it take to heat up?

Between 1-2 minutes.

Did you use the maxi glide on damp hair or wet hair?

The first time I used in on wet hair (learned my lesson), since I’ve only used it on dry hair.

How comfortable is the feel of the irons?

The iron is comfortable. I used my entire hand, I haven’t been able to get the finger/thumb combination down.

Did you use you own personal products or the product that comes with the maxi glide?

I use my own products. I’ve (heard)good things about the MaxiGlide products may have to give them a try in the future.

What was the cost of the maxi glide and where did you purchase the maxi glide?

$70 from HSN (great price). I’ve paid $150 for a flat iron.

** Review Provided by Ms. Mocha- DCSG Yahoo Group- Thank you Mocha for your participation**