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Jessy Kirk
Sep 23

jessy.palma's Latest Product Reviews

ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer

Sep 16, 2014 - I'm on the fence about this particular product. I tried it by itself as well as with the Two Step Protein Treatment. It is a must with the treatment, otherwise your hair will feel sticky and weird if you don't apply it. It also does a good job at restoring moisture after the treatment, as well as balancing the hair's natural pH. I then used this by itself to see if I could substitute my regular conditioner. I was both very disappointed with the results and then not so much. I know I'm not making sense right now, but let me explain: although it does have a nice thick consistency, it didn't give my any slip whatsoever to help me detangle my hair. I had to add a second conditioner in order to detangle. That was a big let down. But, after styling and air drying I did notice my curls were popping rather nicely. My hair felt very soft and it looked very shiny, something my regular conditioner has failed at doing lately. When it was time to wash again, I did something different, I used it after I detangled and left it on my hair for a couple of minutes and then rinsed, styled and air dried as usual. I had the same results as before, shiny, clumped coils and curls. So, to sum it up, it didn't work as a detangling conditioner for me, but I do recommend it as a moisturizer to restore shine and softness.

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment

Sep 16, 2014 - I received this product for review from I have tried other products from ApHogee in the past, particularly their Curlrific line (I especially recommend the Curl Definer, HG wash and styler, hands down) and my hair really likes them. The instructions on this product do sound scary (my hair will break if I disturb it during the process?? What??), but it's actually very easy to apply and rinse off. The product itself is a runny liquid, apply to a section at a time to evenly distribute it, also a wide tooth comb will come in handy for the even application The smell, however would probably keep me from using this product again. It's pungent and very, very stinky and granted, I'm not a squeamish person at all, but this made me cringe as I was applying it. Also, I recommend wearing gloves during the application, in case you have small cuts like I did on my finger. It will burn if it comes in contact with any cuts. My hair did harden after 15 min under the hooded dryer and it did feel somewhat sticky (squeaky maybe?) after I rinsed the product off, but once you apply the Balancing Conditioner it starts to feel hydrated and soft again. I will have to wait and see it this helps with breakage and shedding after a few more washes, but so far I like how my hair feels. I should also mention that my curls feel a bit more stretched, there was definitely less shrinkage after I styled it with the Curl Definer. They still clumped and curled nicely, but they don't seem to coil on the ends as much as they usually do. will update this review if I notice any significant changes in the next few days.

Beautiful Textures Naturally Straight

Mar 31, 2014 - I was given to opportunity to try this product by the awesome gals of this website. When I first heard of it, I have to say I had my doubts about it. It makes some really big claims and I was a little scared of using something that would damage/change the texture of my hair. I should mention I have type 3c/4a very frizzy, coily, curls. I have been natural for almost 4 years now and it's taken me just as much to finally achieve the results I wanted with my hair. The thought of using something that even slightly resembled a relaxer made me cringe. But I trusted the good judgement of the people who sent it to me and gave it a try. There's 4 products inside the package: the shampoo, the leave in conditioner and 2 packets of shampoo and conditioner that you're supposed to use if you want the effects to last longer. The shampoo has a light, pleasant scent and it leaves you hair squeaky clean, like ridiculously squeaky clean. Which made me panic a little bit at fist because as a curly gal you don't want to strip your hair of it's natural oils that much. The leave in conditioner is different. I was expecting a thick cream, but instead this product is very water and runny. To my surprise, it does make your hair very slick and helps with the detangling process in step 2. Now when it comes to straightening my hair, I have to admit I'm no expert. In fact, it's highly debatable whether I should even be allowed to use hot tools so close to my head. I'm clumsy and have no technique whatsoever when it comes to maneuvering the flat iron. My hair did feel sticky after I blow dryed it and still a little bit after I flat ironed it. I can't say it was silky soft, though. I honestly don't think this made it any easier for me to straighten my hair by myself (but then again I lack practice and I don't have the best tools for the job either). I think seasoned veterans in the art of flat ironing might have better results than I did. I still don't know how my hair will look like once I wash it, but I will definitely follow up and update this review once I find out. So in conclusion, Pros: not a relaxer; no harsh, stinky chemicals; light pleasant smell; you need very little product to coat your hair and although watery, the conditioner will give you enough slip to detangle your hair. Cons: The shampoo might make your hair feel too stripped and dry; the leave in conditioner might sting or burn slightly if you have sensitive skin so make sure you drape a towel on your shoulders to protect the exposed areas of your neck; the results are not as dramatic as it claims to be; the stickiness after you blow dry it might be an unpleasant feeling for some.