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bknaturally's Latest Product Reviews

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Mar 08, 2011 - Let me start by saying that I'm a tough critic. I have combination 2b/3a/3b hair. Yeah, it's a little crazy. Anyway, I expect a lot from my products and this one did not disappoint. At first, I was put off by the smell. Why do products for black hair tend to smell like synthetic pina colada or fruit salad? Given that I didn't spend much on the jar ($9.99 @ Target), I decided to go ahead and try it anyway and I was pleasantly surprised. The fragrance dies down within minutes and while your hair smells slightly sweet/slightly shea-like, it's a light fragrance. I love that it's thick without being weighty and it moisturizes without being greasy...at all! That's a huge plus for me. It's easy to rinse out and my hair doesn't feel all "producty" after a few days of use. I also use it on my pre-schooler's incredibly curly hair. I'm particular about the products I use on her hair, but I really like this one and feel like it's clean enough and pure enough to use on her hair everyday. Run, don't walk and stock up because Target sucks at keeping it in stock. Just bought two and put them in reserve. Oh, and combining this with TIGI's Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier did the trick. Great hold, definition, shiny. With this combo, I can sometimes get 3rd day hair, 4th day if you count a messy bun.

bknaturally's Latest Salon Reviews

Devachan Salon and Departure Lounge - New York, New York, United States

Jul 20, 2010 - I had a consultation with Julie before getting my hair cut and styled. Plainly stated, she was AWFUL. From the moment I sat down she seemed annoyed, as if she had better things to do. Thankfully, the friend who reccommended the salon had already filled me in on the best techniques for dealing with my curly hair because Julie was of no help whatsoever. First off, she insulted me by saying that the cut I already had (which had grown out and was the reason why I made the appointment) resembled a mullet. Yes, she said "mullet." Then when I asked about how to care for my hair, what products to use, etc. She said it needed to be moisturized. Okay, and how do I go about doing that? I had to drag every bit of info out of her and if my friend had not prepped me, I would have left the salon with as little knowledge as I'd had when I arrived. Julie had no problem telling me that I needed a cut and she charges $135, but had no availability that day. As if I would have allowed her to do anything to my hair after our interaction. By the way, when you're a senior stylist at a curly hair salon, it might be best not to wear a WEAVE while you insult other people's natural hair. Unbelievable! Fortunately, one of the other staff felt my pain and directed me to Ellen, a junior stylist ($70). She has since left, but she gave me a good cut and pampered me the whole 2 hours I was there. She taught me how to deal with my curls and told me what products to use and more importantly what products NOT to use. I think the cut and instruction were worth the money and I plan to go back twice a year for a trim and pampering. Stay away from Julie, whatever you do.