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Tarriell's Latest Product Reviews

Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Original

Aug 11, 2011 - I seem to be in the minority of peole who don't like this product. On my 3a/3b curls, it leaves them super crunchy, cakey and dried out looking, and 2nd day hair is a horror story. Doesn't seem to matter if I use it on soaking wet hair or 2nd day dry hair, , towel dried hair, diffuse dryed, or air dryed, the result is the same - a tangled, snarled crunchy Sahara Desert mess.

L`Oreal Paris EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum

Aug 11, 2011 - This one works pretty nicely on my 3a/3b hair, though it isn't as good as it was before they re-formulated (preferred the old formula which was in my hair the day I took my profile pic). I love the smell! I tend to use this on my soaking wet hair, after my LIC and styler. For my mid-length hair, I use 6-8 pumps, really well distributed, before I scrunch dry with a curly towel. It helps keep the frizziness at bay, but I have days where it just doesn't seem to do much of anything (oh the temperamental nature of curly hair)!. On rainy days, I use a few more pumps.

L`Oreal Paris EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme

Aug 11, 2011 - I'm ambivalent about this product. Some days it works on my 3a/3b hair, some days it doesn't. It isn't moisturizing enough for me to use as a LIC, but on less humid days it seems to work okay as a styler. I love the smell of this line, admittedly, so I I sometimes use it on days where I suspect it is just too steamy out to work. It also can get very crunchy if you use too much.

Tarriell's Latest Salon Reviews

Bylos - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 07, 2010 - Curly heads beware! This is not a curly head friendly salon. They use a paddle brush on wet hair to comb it then to dry it. They don't have a diffuser, don't understand that you can't blast curly hair with a nozzled hot hair dryer and they don't know how to cut it. They smush your hair around in circles when shampooing it rather than raking product into it and they use almost nothing on your hair to style it. If you ask for a curly style, they'll try to straighten your gorgeous natural texture first before going at it with round bristle brushes and a hot nozzled hair dryer. Get your hair cut here and you're going to walk out with a flat on top, thick on the bottom triangle cut. Learn from my mistakes with this place and Beware beware! Stay away!

Snippers - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 07, 2010 - After leaving a few Ottawa salons in tears, with a head full of crunched up nasty fuzz with no definition, finding Julie and having her do my hair was an enormous relief. A curly head herself, she gets it. She knows the techniques of plopping and raking and scrunching. She's relaxed, fun, upbeat and good at her craft. If you need a stylist in Ottawa that will treat your curls with the respect and knowledge you want, she's the one to go see. For the francophones out there: she speaks both French and English fluently (she hails from Montreal originally).