August Hits and Misses

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My birthday month and BC anniversary month is here!

What worked and what didn't?


Hit: Hairitage Hydrationation Marshmelloe fluff-as a leave-in/styler
Prelim hit: EcoCustard Argan Oil-so far so good!

Miss: Hairitage Hydration Twist Gel-the scent is stank. Couldn't get past the perfumery flowery lingering scent.
Miss: HE Hello Hydration-this still doesn't work for me. Made my hair hard.
Miss-Biotera gel-used as a styling serum for this humidity. Flakes, crust. Awful.
Coily/low porosity/fine
BC 08*14*09
Miss:
Profolla Silk Moisturizing conditioner. Made my hair hard, squeaky and rough. Plus the bottle label didn't match the ingredients on the web site. Sending it back for a refund.

Hello Hydration made my hair hard. Throwing it away.

NBD Cosmetics Avocado/honey conditioner. Made my hair rough and squeaky.

Hit. Yes there is one.
Botanical Spirits avocado butter with coconut oil added to it. Divine.
Coconut oil. My hair loves this oil, better than castor oil. What took me so long to figure this out??

Last edited by naturalyogini; 08-04-2013 at 08:39 PM.
I've tried plenty this summer so here we go!

Hits:
-Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive treatment
This stuff rocks !!! My hair was left so soft and strong and not crazy brittle or dry or anything, I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone in need of protein ! & it smells pretty good as well I might add

-Paul Mitchell's Curls full circle leave in conditioner
I went to Armstrong McCall with a friend whose a hair dresser so I got this for like 5 bucks & I am in love ! It feels great and had the perfect amount of slip! However it has a super fake perfumey scent. I use it with Taliah Waajid Great Detangler

-Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
My hair is naturally extremely thick and dry and my hair melts when I use this stuff . I recommend it ! Smells of citrus fruit.


Miss:
- Curls: Coconut Curlada Conditioner
Yikes... My hair did not respond well to this at ALL . My hair felt extremely filmy after using this which I found strange...

- Beautiful Textures: moisture butter
I've used this about 4 times, to see if my result would change, nope. Too many silicones . It dries my hair out, so I will definitely be donating this product to a friend. Smells good though !


Hair Type:
- 4a in Back
- 4b on top and at crown
- 4c above ears
-High density, fine strands
-Last relaxer: 12/28/2012
-Big Chop: 03/30/2013
Hit: DB sweet cocoa bean smoothing cream, coconut oil, and ST murumuru moisture guru for twisting (in that order)! Such a moisturizing combo.

Last edited by lady_m; 08-06-2013 at 11:54 PM.
Hit:

iii Sisters of Nature Lengthening Crème. I got a sample and purchased. It does help with shrinkage. Not 100% but it has helped. In the areas that shrink the most, 30%, and in the areas that don't, 40%. Softens my edges, too and nothing does that. I'll probably always buy it for that.

My hair is coarse and porous and wiry. I can handle a lot of products. My only con is that the shine value is low.
Hit
Bronners Castile hemp and peppermint shampoo. Gives what scalp need without drying out my hair.
Happy birthday caracara! Mine was Tuesday

Hit: Yes to Blueberries Hair Repair Shampoo
-Cleans very well and I was confused at how not stripping it was.

Hit/miss: Yes to Blueberries Hair Repair conditioner
-very moisturizing when used in conjunction with other conditioners, but offers little to no slip on it's own. And I like my conditioners to have slip.


Apple now owns my soul...sent from my iPhone.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
Miss:
Healthy Hair Plus Nourish deep conditioner
I've tried 2 conditioners from this company and I'm done. This was one of the worst conditioners EVER. This and the Profolla line are horrible products. Sent it back for a refund.

Curl Junkie Daily Fix

I really need to stop buying this stuff. I tried adding aloe vera juice to it, but that didn't work. Make my hair hard and tangled.
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3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
Hit: Deep conditioning with SM purification mask with coconut oil on top. My hair felt like silk when I rinsed it out.
Fronomenal likes this.
Hit: using a leave-in that is drenched with silicones. My frizz is gone bye bye. I have been using Curls Unleashed leave-in.
Coily/low porosity/fine
BC 08*14*09
Hits:

Hairitage Hydration Soft Coconut Marshmallows

Hairitage Hydration Pink Grapefruit Punch Conditioner

Miss:

Soultanicals Wrapper's Delight Hydrating Kink Drink

Surprisingly this is not as moisturizing as the Hair Sorrell spray. Plus the bottle doesn't have a trigger spray which makes it hard to spray out.

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Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Conditioners: Curl Junkie
Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
Hit: Adding tresemme natural to my rhassoul clay mix.

Semi hit: Beija Flor naturals Creme brulee for kinks,curls,and coils and the Maracuja Milk leave in/ moisturizer. These products are very oily and they will be excellent to use during winter time. I need more time to use them to rate whether I really like it or not. But if you like qhemet biologics alma and olive heavy cream you may like these products. My hair was very soft and fluffy.
Hit: Mixing Olive Oil with Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (in the jar & letting it sit.. not during application)
man, somehow makes it even more. Ive been getting such consistently good hair & long lasting moisture using it these past few weeks.
Im gonna try that with some of my other lesser than products I need to use up.
Hits: Softee aloe Vera curl activating gel, suave tropical coconut co, garnier fructis strength/length co (HGs for me)

Misses: la looks sports gel (leaves hair hard) , Softee olive oil conditioning gel (leave hair mushy) Softee coconut oil (thrown out. Gave me a headache when left in hair overnight), Softee castor oil (thrown out. Gave me a headache when left in hair overnight)
I've tried plenty this summer so here we go!

Hits:
-Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive treatment
This stuff rocks !!! My hair was left so soft and strong and not crazy brittle or dry or anything, I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone in need of protein ! & it smells pretty good as well I might add

-Paul Mitchell's Curls full circle leave in conditioner
I went to Armstrong McCall with a friend whose a hair dresser so I got this for like 5 bucks & I am in love ! It feels great and had the perfect amount of slip! However it has a super fake perfumey scent. I use it with Taliah Waajid Great Detangler

-Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
My hair is naturally extremely thick and dry and my hair melts when I use this stuff . I recommend it ! Smells of citrus fruit.


Miss:
- Curls: Coconut Curlada Conditioner
Yikes... My hair did not respond well to this at ALL . My hair felt extremely filmy after using this which I found strange...

- Beautiful Textures: moisture butter
I've used this about 4 times, to see if my result would change, nope. Too many silicones . It dries my hair out, so I will definitely be donating this product to a friend. Smells good though !


Hair Type:
- 4a in Back
- 4b on top and at crown
- 4c above ears
-High density, fine strands
-Last relaxer: 12/28/2012
-Big Chop: 03/30/2013
Originally Posted by uwagwej
I just had to comment that I thought I was the only one with 4c texture in the oddest place. Mine is right in front where my edges are above my ears. Two spots in front and I think a couple small spots in the back. I'm guessing I'm 4b everywhere else but I still can't pinpoint my texture. You might be my hair twin! Maybe I should try your hits!
Hits: curl junkie coffee-coco curl creme lite - on clean, towel-dried hair

On the fence: curl junkie curls in a bottle! over CJCCCL - I think it weighs down my fine hair but I like the softness when it dries

Miss: curl junkie curl queen gel - made my hair super hard and dry
Shampoo: TJ Tea Tree Tingle (only to remove buildup)
Co-wash/Detangler: Suave Naturals Conditioner
Leave-in/Styler: Uncle Funky's Curly Magic
2nd day refresher: Uncle Funky's Thirsty Curls
Routine: Wash and Go
Porosity: Normal-High
Texture: Fine/Thin and Kinky

Last edited by tabbysue; 08-31-2013 at 06:56 AM.
Hits:

Keravada Amla, brahmi, fenugreek, ayurvedic oil

Sent from my VS930 4G using CurlTalk App
http://mynaturalhairjourney.shutterfly.com/


Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Conditioners: Curl Junkie
Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze

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