The Benefits of Hair Steaming: Q-Redew Handheld Steamer Demo + Review

Q-Redew LogoMe holding device

I guess this is a reoccurring theme for me to be late when it comes to certain natural hair care products.  In case you missed it, check out my blog post here about FINALLY trying an Aztec Clay Wash after being natural for almost 10 years!!

I decided to include hair steaming in my natural hair routine after noticing that as my hair was getting longer, it was becoming more tangled and it wasn’t retaining moisture as well. Of course I could just moisturize more often during the week, which I did, but I still felt like my tresses needed something more. I considered getting the Q-Redew a couple of years ago after watching different YouTube videos and hearing positive reviews. I signed up for the company’s email newsletter and honestly, would just delete the emails telling myself that I would buy myself one when it goes on sale for Black Friday. But after seeing the changes in my hair, I decided to go for it. For my birthday in May, I asked my mom and sister to get me one. By the way, that’s how you know you’re a dedicated natural when you start requesting products and gadgets as gifts!! I figured it I didn’t like it, then I didn’t waste my money since I wasn’t the one paying for it! Shhhh….don’t tell them I said that!

How Your Hair Can Benefit from Steam

Our hair needs moisture and lots of it. With the bends and curves of our hair strands, it’s difficult for our hair to receive and maintain moisture in comparison to those with straight hair. The steam opens the outer, cuticle layer allowing the product to penetrate the hair strands, which leads to better absorption of the ingredients in the product. The prongs on this particular steamer aid in gently detangling the hair as well. Detangled hair also retains more moisture. The prongs in combination with the steam were a little more effective at detangling than just using my wide tooth comb alone

The moist heat also encourages blood flow to the scalp, which can promote hair growth

Steaming the hair can also improve hair elasticity. Elasticity is the hairs ability to be stretched and then returned to its natural state without breaking

How to I Use the Steamer + How Often I Use It?

The steamer comes with two parts: the water reservoir and the actual steamer that you plug in. Remove the reservoir, fill with water, and reattach it to the steamer. The indicator light will let you know when the steamer is ready. Then you press the trigger to release the steam. I assumed that since I have a lot of hair, I would need to refill the reservoir, but to my surprise, I didn’t have to refill it at all. There was even a little water left in the reservoir when I was finished

Depending on how my hair feels, I use the LOC method 3 times per week to keep it moisturized. The LOC method is a method for applying products to achieve moisture retention. The idea is that each layer is heavier than the previous layer, which allows the hair to retain moisture for a longer period of time. To moisturize my hair, I start by creating sections. I always work in sections by first splitting my hair down the middle and then creating 3 sections on each side of my head. Then splitting each of those 3 sections in half. You don’t have to create as many sections. Do what works best for you based off the length and thickness of your hair. I next spritz the section with a mixture of aloe juice and water. Then I steam that section from tips to roots until the steamer prongs easily pass through that section of hair. Next I apply my leave in, which is currently the Cantu Curl Activator Moisturizer, coconut oil, and then the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream. I make sure the section is thoroughly coated with the hair products; especially the ends, then I two-strand twist that section and move on to the next section. Once I’m finished twisting, I tie a satin scarf around my edges and sleep on my satin pillow case

Hair twisted

Depending on how I wear my hair during the week, I may need to moisturize my hair more often. Exposing my hair to the elements when I wear it out, means my hair gets drier, faster. So sometimes, I will keep my hair in the twists from the night before for a few days to keep my hair moisturized longer

The steamer can also be used during deep conditioning. I haven’t used it for that purpose yet, but may consider trying it in the future. I currently use my cute cheetah print Thermal Hair Care Hot Head Cap since it allows me to be mobile and it’s less effort to use

The end result of me using the steamer is soft, moisturized curls with less breakage, which is a definite plus! I also noticed that it was easier to detangle my hair on wash day if I used the steamer a few times that week

I do have a couple of cons. It’s a little bulky and challenging to store. I would put it under my bathroom sink, but one there’s no room and two, I don’t want it to get broken. So I store it in the box it came in and have the box in my bathroom to remind me to use it. Second, you have to hold the trigger down while you’re using the steamer, so there isn’t an on/off switch, which I think would make it easier to use

Price

The Q-Redew retails for $78, but they are currently offering free shipping. Here’s a direct link to the site (Here is link to the site). Pro tip: Sign up for their newsletter. They often offer $10 off and have a Black Friday special as well

Final Thoughts

Would I recommend this product? Yes! If you’ve been struggling to retain moisture or perhaps you’ve experienced damage and you want to restore the health and vitality of your hair, I think you would benefit from regular hair streaming. How often you would use would completely depend on your individual hair needs

Have you tried this steamer or any other steamer? What was your experience?

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Why did it take me almost 10 years to try this?!

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After being natural for almost 10 years (I can’t believe it’s been that long!) reading dozens of blog posts, and spending countless hours watching YouTube videos, I finally tried it….

……Bentonite clay! Bentonite clay has been a consistent favorite for many naturals since I first went natural and I’m sure it was popular long before that. I’m usually the last to hop on the bandwagon when it comes to something that’s new to me even if many people seem to love it. I’m all about educating myself, so I like to know the products’ origin, how it benefits the hair, price and availability. I also like to see how the product performs on naturals with different curl patterns. In my opinion, that’s one of the best ways to determine product quality. So since I don’t want to bore you with research, I’ll just give you a quick rundown of what Bentonite clay is and why I decided to finally give it a go!

Bentonite clay is deemed the world’s most powerful facial due to its deep pore cleansing capabilities since it is made from 100% natural calcium clay. So no added silicones or synthetic ingredients. Even though it is intended to use on the skin to remove impurities, it is also highly effective at cleansing the hair.

Clay cleanses the hair in three ways:

  1. Antibacterial properties
  2. Removes toxins and impurities
  3. Removes oils

Since I can be a little (ok…a lot) heavy handed when it comes to applying hair products, a non-stripping, deep cleansing is usually in order every about once per month to remove product build up and excess oil. If you notice flakes in your hair or if your hair is not behaving typically, it may be a good idea to give your locs some love with a nice deep cleaning. Spring cleaning, anyone?

Clay Mask Recipe:

1)      3 tbsp of oil. I used grapeseed. You can use any oil you have on hand

2)      1 tbsp of molasses. You can use honey as well

3)      ¾ cup Aloe Vera Juice

4)      ½ cup of clay

Feel free to adjust the measurements based on the length and thickness of your hair.

To mix the mask, you will need a non-metal bowl and a non-metal spoon to avoid a chemical reaction between the clay and metal.

To apply the clay mixture, I first created my standard six sections of hair and applied the mixture from roots to tips; including the scalp. Healthy hair begins at the scalp. Product build up on the scalp, it can stunt hair growth.

I left the treatment in for 30 minutes and rinsed each section thoroughly until the water ran clear. My hair felt cleansed, but also a little hard/stiff so I followed up with a deep conditioning treatment, with heat. To my deep conditioner, I added half of a 1/4 cup of molasses. You can read this post to see why I am loving molasses in my deep conditioner these days!

I left the deep conditioner in for about an hour and 15 minutes. While rising out my deep conditioner, I noticed my hair was smooth, shiny and detangled easier than normal (and who doesn’t want that?). My curls were also elongated.

I really enjoyed using the clay and I will definitely add it to my regimen more often when my hair needs a good cleansing.

Have you tried a clay before? What was your experience?

 

My Naturally Curly Haired Miracle by Lashonya – StyleInPNW

I’m excited, because I have a guest today! I met a lovely young lady named Lashonya with a passion for fashion! She also shares my passion to empower women to live healthier lifestyles. She also believes this extends beyond what we put into our bodies, but also taking into consideration what products we apply to our skin and our hair. So when she approached me about contributing a guest post for an all natural hair care product collection, I was thrilled! So, if you want to know more about this amazing collection, then keep reading!

Hi everybody, my name is Lashonya. I am a Fashion and Wellness blogger over at StyleInPNW. I am so thankful to have met Sharae because we have many similar passions, one in particular is health a wellness and a second is natural haircare. I was so deeply touched by her sharing her journey to get healthy I asked her if I could share mine as well.

It took me 22 years to get serious about my health. My wake up call was when I found out I was pregnant in 2015. If I wasn’t willing to get healthy for myself, I was willing to turn my life upside down for the betterment of my unborn child. And that is exactly what me and his father did. We changed our carnivorous diet to vegetarian and then vegan. We threw out all of our chemical cleaners and detergent and we did a lot of research and found natural alternatives to a lot everyday products. Thanks to these changes my family is healthy and me and my husband have lost a ton of weight.

Lashonya and Son

However, it is the hardest to find natural beauty, personal hygiene and hair products that we really liked. So, when I find something I love I rejoice! Now, my naturally curly haired miracle is two and has a head full of beautiful tightly coiled curls. And I am rejoicing because I just found the most amazing natural, vegan shampoo and conditioner with all my favorite ingredients and without any bad ingredients. What is most important is that it does miracles on his curls and is literally the best hair product I have used on both of our hair to date.

It is WOW’s Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Shampoo and Coconut-Avocado Oil Conditioner Duo. Turns out it has won Amazon’s Beauty Award for Haircare but here is why WE love it. My hair is feels fuller after using the shampoo because the detox cleanses your scalp of flakes, build ups and dandruff. Also, after talking to some other ladies I found out Apple Cider Vinegar is known for being good for your hair as well as for weight loss, natural cleaners etc. Who knew? So anyway, if I wasn’t already in the love, the conditioner SMELLS AMAZING! Then, I tried it on my son’s curls!!

Video of Me and Zadear!

How I treat my son’s natural hair with WOW’s Coconut and Avocado Oil Conditioner: While he is in the bath I generously apply the conditioner to his scalp and hair. I let it set for 10-15 minutes or so. Then, I take small sections are comb them out with a wide tooth comb and a spray bottle for assistance.  His hair is so much easier to comb since we started using WOW! His hair is pretty much already detangled and it feels so silky I could not even believe it. After his hair complete combed through and all the product is washed out his curls are glorious. Then we air dry and apply WOW 10 in 1 Hair Revitalizer – Intensive Natural Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner Serum and gently pull outward and down to give his tight curls some stretch. His first day curls, second day, third day and everyday until the next wash day looks amazing. All we do is wet his hair everyday with water. His curls are less frizzy, more uniform, tamed, stronger and bouncier and have so much more moisture.

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Ingredients:

100% Vegan

100% Natural and Raw Himalayan Apple Cider Vinegar

Pure and Natural Botanicals

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Avocado Oil

Argan Oil

Almond Oil

Moroccan Oil

Wheat Protein

Free of:

Parabens

Sulphate

Silicones

Salt

24.95​

Click Here to check it out!

Thank you so much Sharae for letting me stop by! I hope this was helpful to everyone. Please feel free to stop by StyleInPnw anytime!

 

Why you NEED a Spray Bottle!

Trust me! Your hair will thank you! This is something small I incorporated into my regimen that has greatly improved the overall health and appearance of my hair. By giving my hair more of what it loves on a consistent basis, my hair thrives and I am more likely to retain length. So what’s in MY spray bottle? Simply water and aloe vera juice. That’s it! My mixture is ¾ aloe juice to ¼ water. I started adding aloe juice to my regimen a couple of years ago after watching one of Naptural85’s DIY hair recipe YouTube video’s where she used it on freshly washed hair for added moisture and shine. I have been following her for as long as I have been natural because our hair type and length are similar. But the difference between using it now versus then is the frequency in which I use it. I previously would only use it sparingly. Now, I use it throughout the week in a few ways: the first being a precursor to my LOC moisture retention routine. I divide my hair down the middle and then create three sections on each side for a total of six sections. I spritz each section of hair, apply my leave in, oil, and then a cream. I moisturize my hair using this routine three times a week. On the nights I don’t do the LOC method, I still spritz the ends of my hair. Our ends are the oldest part of our hair and are less likely to benefit from the sebum that our scalp naturally secretes. Depending on the length of our hair, our ends could be several years old. The third way I use it to create a faux wash n go. I say faux, because I’m not styling on freshly washed hair. I discovered this third way by accident, actually. So what had happened was…..I tried to create the wash n go look by applying a leave in and then some gel. It turned out horribly, as in huge winter wonderland snowflakes in my hair! Ugh! I styled my hair the evening before a local natural hair event thinking my curls were about to be on a whole new level!! But I was in for a rude awakening the next day. I noticed that after I applied the products, my hair wasn’t absorbing them, but I figured my hair would dry overnight and it would be fine in the morning. When I discovered that didn’t happen, I just rocked my hair anyway. I didn’t have time to wash it and then restyle it before the event. Plus my hair takes like 10,000 hours to dry! Of course I’m exaggerating, but you get the point.

At the event, there was a stylist named Shayla. She gave a presentation and afterwards you could ask her questions. I approached her and told her what products I used and asked what I could have done differently. She explained the issue wasn’t necessarily with the products themselves, but with my method since I styled on dry hair. Hair should be styled when it is wet or damp so it can properly absorb the products you apply afterwards.

So for my next wash n go attempt, I followed her advice. In these photos, I created six sections like always and spritzed each section thoroughly from roots to tips. Then I applied Eco Styler Argon oil gel and sealed with grapeseed oil. Sealing with an oil allows the hair to retain moisture since water evaporates. Oil also prevents that gel cast that makes the hair stiff and crunchy. After sealing, I allowed my hair to air dry overnight. I tied a satin scarf around my edges and slept on a satin pillowcase. And voila! The results I wanted! My curls were shiny, smooth, moisturized, defined and of course no product build up!!

Spray Bottle Blog Post Collage

Lesson learned! Hydrate, style, and seal. Got it!

Another benefit to aloe juice is that it can be more pure than water. The water in our homes can be harmful to the health of our hair if it contains high levels of minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. This is known as hard water. High levels of these minerals can cause the hair to feel rough, tangle easily, become dehydrated, dull, and cause hair color to fade. So if you notice your hair is experiencing any of these issues, hard water may be the culprit. You can purchase kits that help you test the water in your home to determine if you have hard water.

The aloe juice I purchase is from Vitamin Shoppe. I like the Lily of the Desert brand, but switched to the store brand to save a few bucks! I also make sure to get the bottle that says “whole leaf.” The benefit to using the whole leaf variety is that your hair can reap the maximum benefits from the nutrients found in aloe, such as vitamins A, C, E and B12. As well as minerals such as potassium, zinc, and magnesium. Also, aloe is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the hair. Since I know how much my hair benefits from aloe, I am more drawn to products that contain aloe. When I read product labels, I search for aloe in the first five ingredients listed. Why the first five? It’s because the ingredients listed in the top five compose anywhere between 50%-80% of the total product make up. The ingredients listed after that may only make up as little as 1% of. So, the first five ingredients have the most effect on the hair.

Have I convinced you yet to try adding this amazing conditioner to your regimen? Or is aloe already a part of your regimen?

 

Length Retention Secret from the Women of Chad

Long hair is coveted by many in the natural hair community. While there are definitely some naturals who prefer to maintain a TWA or tapered cut, there are those, myself included, who can be described as “length whores.” Lol. Yep! Give me ALL the inches!! My healthy hair goal for 2017 is to reach tailbone length. But notice how I mentioned “healthy.” Desiring length is fine as long as the health of your hair is not neglected in the process. It wouldn’t make sense for me to achieve my hair goal, but the last five inches of my hair consists of split, dry and frayed ends. So, you may be wondering, how can I achieve my hair goals while ensuring my hair is healthy? Like many paths in life, there is no one way to get there. There are many techniques and products that can be used to help you reach your goals. The key is developing a regimen that works for you. Trial and error, internet research, reading blog posts, and watching YouTube videos, can all provide ideas on how to improve your regimen to help you reach your desired results. I believe I have a pretty solid regimen. But it’s definitely not perfect and there’s always room for improvement. So when I came across a video on a length retention secret from the women of Chad, I was intrigued.

The video creator is a descendant of an African ethnic group in Chad known as the “Basara Arabs.” She decided to travel to her native Chad to uncover the haircare practices of the women in this ethnic group. The women who belong to this group are widely known for their long, kinky hair that often reaches past their waists. Their ability to reach such length lies in the application of a mixture consisting of Shebe seeds, Mahllaba Soubiane seeds, “Missic” stone, cloves, “Samour” resin, scented oil of their choice, and a hair grease or pomade, also of their choice. Most of these ingredients can only be sourced in Chad or Sudan. To create the mixture, all of the seeds and the cloves are grilled and separated. Then the hair grease or pomade and the oil are mixed together, separately. The powders are then combined in a mortar and mixed together along with some of the oil/grease mixture. Then all of those ingredients are mixed together to create a substance that mimics soil. Then the Missic and the Samour are mixed together and ground into a fine powder and added to the soil-like mixture.

After the hair is damp with water, the mixture is applied from roots to ends, with extra mixture applied on the ends. They ensure the hair is thoroughly coated with the mixture before moving to the next section of hair. The mixture is applied every 3-5 days beginning at childhood. There are some who attribute their hair length to genetics. However, the documentarian notes how her mother and grandmother are members of this tribe and do not have hair this length. So the length they achieve must be attributed to their unique mixture and the frequency in which the treatment is applied.  The women in the tribe also state their length is not due to genetics, because it is not applied to their edges, which are very short. If genetics was the primary factor, all of the hair on their head would be that length.

This mixture provides extreme moisture to the hair. So after the treatment is applied, the hair is sectioned off and braided to retain moisture until it was time to apply the mixture again. The mixture is applied by hand without any styling tools, which helps reduce mechanical damage. Mechanical damage is normal “wear and tear” that occurs just by us handing our hair, such as when we wash, comb or brush it. While this regimen fits the lifestyle of the women in this region, it may not be realistic for any of us since the mixture is not washed out. So imagine applying deep conditioner to your hair every 5 days, never washing it out and then repeating that process your whole life. In addition to that aspect, there are no local suppliers who source the ingredients. And even if you found the supplier in Chad or Sudan, I’m sure the shipping transit time would be lengthy and expensive.

So….since it appears none of us will be using this mixture anytime soon, how about I share with you some practical length retention tips from Sharae in Seattle?! Lol. Does that work? Ok. Great!

Length retention picture

1.       I keep my hair moisturized by doing the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method 3 times per week. I make sure the section of hair is thoroughly coated with product and I add extra product to my ends. After moisturizing, I put my hair in 6 braids

2.       On the nights I don’t do the routine above, I spritz my ends with a combination of water and aloe vera juice

3.       At night I always sleep with my hair tied with a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillow case

4.       During the week, I style my hair in buns or a soft braid. I usually don’t wear my hair out in a twist out, braid out, or wash-n-go until the weekends

5.       On wash day, I make sure to deep condition my hair. After applying the deep conditioner, I use my Hair Therapy Wrap to open my hair cuticles to allow for maximum product absorption

6.       When I am detangling, I only do so on soaking wet hair with lots and lots of Aussie moist conditioner. I detangle with a wide tooth comb since that works better for me than a Denman brush

7.       I rarely apply heat to my hair. On occasion if I do a wash-n-go, I will diffuse my hair. The last time I blew out my hair was around 2010 or 2011 when I had box braids. And I can’t even recall the last time I flat-ironed my hair. It may have been when I had my last relaxer in 2009

8.       When I am styling my hair, I try to use my hands as much as possible to reduce the possibility of suffering any mechanical damage

9.       I try to keep my ends trimmed. I don’t trim on a set schedule. I just look at my ends and trim if needed

10.   By experimenting with different products, I’ve learned what ingredients my hair likes. So I intentionally search for products that contain those ingredients. In addition to aloe vera juice, I know my hair thrives from glycerin, coconut oil, honey, and shea butter

After seeing the health and length of their hair, there are some obvious benefits to this treatment: all natural ingredients, applying the treatment on a consistent basis, handling the hair with the least amount of manipulation as possible, and maintaining a long-term protective style. If the ingredients were more widely available, I think it would be worth it to try the treatment as part of your wash day regimen, perhaps in place of your current deep conditioner. Oh, and of course, you would wash it out!

What are some of your favorite length retention tips? Or are there some new things you will now incorporate into your regimen to help you achieve your healthy hair goals?

 

So…..let’s talk about this Shea Moisture Commercial

If you’ve been following my blog or you know me, then you know many of my Holy Gail products are produced by this company. You can ask almost any natural what is the first product they tried and I can almost guarantee 80% or more of them will tell you it was the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. When I first went natural and tried this product, it helped me fall in love with my curls. I know my love for this product and many others was part of why seeing this ad was so disheartening. If these were crap products, I wouldn’t care about the ad. But in sharing the sentiments of many others, the ad felt like a mockery of our complex relationship with our hair.

When Shea Moisture created the ad “Everybody Gets Love,” they stated the intent was to focus on how to turn hate into love. The intent was good, but the execution was poor. Apparently, the ad that was posted was only a snippet of the entire campaign. The ad featured women from different backgrounds and different hair types discussing their “struggles” with hair hate and how they overcame that to now embrace and love their hair. I know you saw those quotes around the word struggles.

The ad didn’t START off bad. It opened with a mixed girl with looser, curly hair saying how “people would put stuff in my hair!” But “as I got older, I learned how to do it and how to love it!” She’s legit….but the other ones…“I used to think I’m not supposed to be a redhead. So I died my hair platinum blonde for 7 years!” Ummm….ok. Then a blonde who exclaimed “I didn’t know what to do with it!” Girl, bye! So you honestly expect me to be sympathetic when your hair is the beauty standard in which all women are measured against? They have no clue what it feels like to have society tell you directly and indirectly that your hair is ugly, dirty, unacceptable, problematic, and unprofessional.

She Moisture Ad Image

After the ad caused such an uproar, the company CEO, Richelieu Dennis, issued an apology. But by then, it was too late for many angry black women consumers who completely swore them off and threated to take their money elsewhere. In the days following, he appeared on a series of interviews to continue his damage control efforts and regain customer loyalty. The particular interview I listened to was his radio interview on the Breakfast Club.

Shea Moisture Apology

He stated the ad shouldn’t have been released, because it did not go through the appropriate review process and someone at the company “dropped the ball.” But how does a company that’s been in existence for over 20 years not have a more thorough process to review and approve content before it’s released? Even a basement start-up would have a more thorough review process than that.

I believe the ad was meant to be released as-is in their attempt to capture a new audience and compete with larger brands. I understand the need for growth and sustainability in a saturated market. But one way to overcome saturation is differentiation. Remaining loyal to your core consumers and not abandoning them like many brands do during their expansion efforts will set you apart from the competition. Your core audience who built your brand shouldn’t feel like an afterthought in your growth efforts. If we brought you success, then remain loyal to us and we will likely continue driving that success.

But this recent ad doesn’t completely surprise me. Do you recall their “Break the Walls Campaign” where they were attempting to persuade companies and consumers that there no longer needed to be a segregated “Ethnic Hair Care” section? That didn’t go over well. But a discussion on that campaign could be its own separate post.

So, even though I am disappointed by the ad, I’m willing to move forward and continue to support the brand. I do love their products based on performance, quality, price point, and availability. Plus, the company is still black-owned and I do applaud their Community Commerce initiative. This initiative seeks to alleviate poverty and support female entrepreneurship in countries that source and make some of the key ingredients in their products. I believe the company has learned from this PR nightmare and will make a greater effort in the future to ensure the voice of their core audience is never lost.

So now that the dust is starting to settle, what are your feelings towards the ad and the company? Will you continue to support them?

Shea Moisture Post Selfie

 

Moisture Love Hydration Collection Product Review

I am such a creature of habit, so once I find products my hair loves, I tend to stick with those. But lately I’ve been challenging myself to step out of the box and try new products from different brands. I know that keeping up with all the different natural hair brands can be overwhelming. I feel like there’s a new company emerging every day! To help me determine which brands to try, I look for companies that are black-owned and if they are owned by a black woman, then even better! I also look at the quality of the ingredients. I try to use products that don’t contain silicones, sulphates, mineral oil, parabens, or a laundry list of ingredients I can’t pronounce. So I was excited to learn that Moisture Love was a product line that fit those criteria! They have a signature collection that is devoted to maximum hydration. We curly girls definitely need all the moisture we can get to keep our curls healthy, defined and selfie worthy! J

So, if you want to follow along with me on wash day and see my results, then just keep reading!

 

Before washing
Pre-Wash Hair

 

Product: Gentle Embrace Hydration Shampoo

Key ingredients: Distilled water, soy protein, and sugar extract

The shampoo had a very thin watery consistency, but actually lathered up very well. It was gentle, yet effective at cleansing the product build up from my curls since I may or may not have needed to wash my hair the week prior. I see you judging me! This shampoo also had some slip to it which was nice since most shampoos don’t offer much assistance with detangling. Even though the shampoo contains protein, I didn’t notice that it made my hair stiff at all. The only con I have with the shampoo is the packaging. Due to its consistency, it would have been easier to apply the product to my scalp if it had an applicator tip.

Product: Deep Indulgence Replenishing Conditioner

Key ingredients: Purified water and tons of extracts, oils, and butter! Some of which include horsetail, nettle, lavender, rosemary, sage, chamomile, avocado oil, castor oil, argan oil, and cocoa butter

I only highlighted some of the ingredients. But this rinse out conditioner is jam packed with goodness! It was a great complement to the shampoo. It made my hair soft and also helped me detangle. I normally deep condition my hair instead of using a rinse out conditioner. But this product performed like a deep conditioner in that my hair felt the same way it typically feels after using a deep conditioner. So it was still very moisturizing and left my hair soft.

Product: Kindred Spirits Moisture & Style Cream

Key ingredients: Aloe vera juice, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and coconut oil

My hair LOVES aloe and coconut oil, so I knew I was in for a treat! Before I applied this product, I used some of the replenishing conditioner as a leave in conditioner. This styler was thick and creamy like a custard. I look for thick creams since I have thick hair and need a product that will keep my hair moisturized for several days. When a styler is thick, I notice that it aids in both moisture retention and curl definition.

Product: Seal with a Kiss Finishing Oil

Key ingredients: Marshmallow and horsetail with their proprietary blend of oils: avocado, argan, macadamia, castor, and rice bran

I used the finishing oil last to seal in the moisture and add shine after my hair was twisted. I applied it to my scalp as well. Adding this finishing touch left my twists all plump and juicy looking!

 

Finishing oil
All done!

 

 

After twisting my hair, I slept on my satin pillow case. If you don’t have a satin pillow case, you really need one in your life! Sleeping on a satin pillow case allows my hair time to dry overnight, reduces frizz and prevents dryness.

In the morning, I carefully removed my twists to prevent frizz. Then I separated and fluffed my hair to my liking. My wash and style experience was great! My hair was clean, shiny, moisturized, defined, and my curls were buttery soft! I think one of the reasons why my hair turned out so well was because I used the entire product line from start to finish. Companies create products that are meant to complement one another when used together. And did I mention all of the products smelled like butterscotch?! I’m a sucker for sweet smelling products.

If you would love to pamper your tresses with this collection, then click the link below! Trust me, your curls will be happy!

And a HUGE “Thank You!” to Moisture Love for the opportunity to review their collection and share my results with all of you!

https://www.moisturelove.com/

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