Product review

Mixed Chicks: Review

Author Note: Mixed Chicks was kind enough to provide me with product.

This is directly from their site:
For years, multi-cultural people with hard to manage hair traveled from store to store, trying to blend products in a hopeless attempt to tame their locks. Wendi LEVY (left) and Kim ETHEREDGE (right), two "mixed chicks", created a product line because they needed it. Then, something happened...friends and family started encouraging them to package it, and soon they had a full blown business running out of the garage. After a little door to door hustling, a few celebrity endorsements, and a ton of online customer support, MIXED CHICKS is bringing their products to the world.

I think they have an excellent product on their hand. I am going to break it down with each one I tried.

Their leave in conditioner is really nice. A lot of leave in conditioners are water based. They are for you to spray on, and then add some additional product. Not this. This is enough that I do not need any other product. A little goes a long way as well. I like that a lot. It is thick and it doesn't have much of a smell, so it doesn't compete with my perfume. 
Initially the deep conditioner and the leave-in product threw me off. I assumed that the leave-in would be in the jar, and the deep conditioner in the bottle. Luckily I read labels before I started applying product! 
I don't really know what qualifies as a "conditioner" and a "deep conditioner". I don't really know if there is a difference or if they are the same. I treat Mixed Chicks deep conditioner  as I would any other conditioner. I do occasionally use it as a deep conditioner. I like it, but it feels like it is on the same level as my Herbal Essence Hydration conditioner. There is nothing wrong with that at all, seeing as I like both, but I can't fathom paying 11 dollars in the long run for something that does the same thing as something that is 5 bucks. 
The hair silk however? Oh.. I love this stuff. LOVE IT!!!  It doesn't take much. I squirt two times in my palm, rub my hands together and distribute it from root to tip on my hair. My curls POP. This stuff provides so much definition to my curls. I love it. I sat there and watched my curls literally define themselves. This stuff is liquid gold to me and most definetly worth the 11 dollar price tag.
Overall: I would say that for the amount of money being paid, you could get products that work equally or possibly even better than these. Except for the Hair Silk. I have never found anything quite like it. Give their stuff a try and you won't be sorry!

Product Review: Hydrating Hair Butter by Fleurzty

I have reviewed a product by Fleurzty before. It was okay. I was not uber impressed, but it did get the job done. Today's product. I did not like. AT ALL.

The product is Hydrating Hair Butter. This product is anything but hydrating. Let me type out the label for you.

This butter is very rich and intensely hydrating. It melts instantly and provides softness, shine and moisture to your hair without being greasy or heavy.

First things first. The scent I chose was lemon and ylang ylang. I have no clue what ylang ylang is supposed to smell like, but I am a sucker for anything lemon scented or flavored. I opened up the jar, and took a whiff....and gagged. This stuff smells awful. There is nothing lemony about it at all. I just figure the ylang ylang is the primary scent here.

I proceeded to apply it to my hair. It does feel rich and it does melt instantly. That is where the label information ends for me. About 15 minutes after I put it in.. my hair felt.. weird. It felt crunchy and grainy. To make sure I wasn't going insane, I called my husband over and asked him to feel my hair. His response? "Your hair feels crunchy and greasy...what did you put in it?"

So yeah, Hydrating hair butter? Not so much. I would stay as far from this product as possible.

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In my most recent blog post I told you about purchasing products and helping out a great cause. Well because I have been swimming, my hair hasn't been feeling the greatest. My husband doesn't notice a difference when he touches it, but I do. I decided to try out some of the products That Shonika and Rashida sent me, to see if it would help the situation.

The two I used in this instance are Darcy's Botanicals Vanilla Delight Leave-in Condtioner and Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive heavy cream.
Using both of these my hair feels exactly like it did before I took up swimming. My hair is soft and managable. Before their fundraiser ends in November, I will probably purchase a few more samples of both so that I don't run out too fast. After that it looks like I will be purchasing the full price stuff. 

Thanks Shonika and Rashida for getting me interested in new products! 

Product Review: Curls Nurture Cream by Fleurzty

A couple of months ago, I ordered some product. I made a big rant about it on the blog (see here) about the customer service of it all. Eventually I did receive the product. I've been using it off and on for a couple of months and feel like I have enough info to talk about it.
The product is called Curls Nurture Cream. I found it on the website:
I will type what it says on the jar as far as a description goes.
Provides moisture, shine, definition and softness to your curly styles whether achieved naturally or by setting the hair. CNC is a non-greasy moisturizer. 

Uses: Apply this cream after your leave-in conditioner to style. Will keep your hair moisturized for long lasting styles.

My thoughts: Okay, so the stuff works. It's rather nice actually. I can apply this to DRY hair and it absorbs this stuff. I have never had a moisturizer do that before. If my hair was not wet, it would just sit there. and i would look like Don King with grey hair in a cone shape with product on it. I was amazed by that. 
However after a couple of hours, my hair felt sort of dry again. Not the crispily crackly dry that I sometimes wake up with if I don't moisturize before bed, but fairly dry. That is something to watch out for.
Oh lord the scent. The scent is incredibly off-putting. You know that pink medicine you had to take as a child for an ear infection? The one your parents tried to convince you was bubble gum but you know good and well you never had a piece of Bubbalicious that tasted like that nonsense? That is what this stuff smells like. Luckily, the scent does not stay in your hair. While putting it in my hair I have flashbacks and the next thing you know I am on the floor screaming "I DON'T WANNA TAKE THE MEDICINE!!!" 
It's a decent product. The whole dryness after a couple hours and the scent is off-putting, but it is not bad enough that I wouldn't use the product again.