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Nov 30

Paraty's Latest Product Reviews

Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

Jul 20, 2014 - [double post]

Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner

Apr 13, 2014 - I have 4a, fine low porosity hair and this conditioner actually makes an amazing leave-in! I discovered it while using the "hotel size"away without my HG products, and purchased the full size once I returned. Compared to other popular leave-ins I have used, Aveda Rosemary Mint consistently maintains the moisture and texture of my hair with little upkeep. It's smoothing performance is comparable to KCKT and Abba's discontinued leave-in, but it is way better at absorbing, elongating, clumping and hydrating. I have been able to forego using KCCC and just style with the conditioner and some pomade (Oyin Burnt Sugar) on the ends. My baby nieces fine,4a hair agrees with this too and the moisture survives playing, naps and into the next day. One less star because it may not work as directed (conditioner) for those purchasing for that purpose. Overall, I have learned that salon quality products are best because they produce consistent results. Yet, many are full of ingredients that do not promote moisture for textured hair. I cannot speak to Aveda's other products, but with the Rosemary Mint Conditioner, I know that my hair won't just look good for a day, but thrive and stay hydrated. FYI, The ingredients do not include glycerin or keratin anymore.

Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment

Dec 29, 2013 - I originally purchased this to use as a leave-in some years ago and when that didn't work out, I finished up the jar as a deep conditioner. Sometimes it would leave my hair hydrated and springy, sometimes tangly and coated. The reason I am giving this conditioner five stars is that it started working amazingly for me once I figured out my hair type: FINE, LOW POROSITY. Difficult to get moisture in the cuticles and prone to buildup from heavy products. With my hair type, I cannot apply moisturizing products to wet hair and have them absorb. That goes for deep conditioners and leave-ins. My hair has to be damp. I now deep conditioner with this on freshly washed hair that has been t-shirt dried or dried by twirling and squeezing, no towels involved. A little goes a long way so I don't need to take globs out of the jar. I then spritz my hair with warm/hot water after the first application to help it absorb, t-shirt or squeeze dry again, and apply a second layer to fully saturate my hair. I then pin up the sections and let the deep conditioner sit for 5-10 minutes. This conditioner has been leaving my hair soft, hydrated, pliable and with a healthy shine. Simply amazing! I continue to follow this routine of applying to damp hair and not leaving it on too long and I've gotten comments on how much healthier, moisturized and darker my hair looks. ETA: I prefer the Gardenia Coconut scent because it is less sweet.