Friday, August 30

Product Review Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk

I COMPLETELY forgot that I still had to do a product review for this. I thought I already finished it, however I seen that I didn't so I'm back to finish :)

Description: This moisturizing styling cream detangles, conditions and controls curls while restoring body and shine.

Directions: Apply as a no-rinse moisturizer and styling cream to damp, towel-dried hair as needed.

I haven't really been using this product lately because I just kinda fell in love with the Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter. Why am I mentioning another product that I've already done a product review for? To compare and contrast of course! Shea Moisture's Style Milk doesn't give as good of hold as Beautiful Textures does for me. A few weeks ago when we had that ridiculous heat wave? My hair absolutely laughed at the Style Milk. Although it was stupid hot outside, my hair needed something a tad bit heavier to keep the shape of my curls and to combat frizz.

Now, with that being said, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Shea Moisture's Style Milk. It smells good (like the Curl Enhancing Smoothie) and to me it does the exact same thing that it does as well, it just comes in a bottle (the smoothie comes in a jar) and it has a lighter and creamier consistency. I've decided to use this product when it's a bit "cooler" and less humid outside.

This is the one product where I actually follow the directions because.. they're simple lol and it's how I would have used the product anyway, even if the directions would have had different directions.

This product overall gets a 6.5 out of 10 for me. I don't exactly love it, but I don't hate it either. I just wish that it was a tad bit heavier for me so that I could continue to use it during the hotter days without the frizz and with more curl definition.

It's been boring.

I've been having boring hair days. I haven't been doing anything different with my hair because I've been having to take care of business at school before the semester started and looking a hot mess just wasn't an interest for me. I've been pretty much bored with my hair though to say the least. So bored that I'm going to be straightening my hair, hopefully this weekend. I bought some new heat protectant today from Walgreens! Yes, that means I'll be doing a product review on it. I've been seeing a lot of people swearing by this stuff so of course I had to try it out for myself :-)

Im also going to do a protein treatment with ORS Replenishing Pack because it's been quite a while since I've done one and my hair has been shedding something serious lately. Hopefully this is what my hair has been telling me to do.

Actually, I just bought another hair product today from Garnier so I think I'll be doing 2 product reviews soon!

Also, for anyone who finds my product reviews useful, would you guys prefer to read them the same way I've been doing (paragraph style with pictures), or would it be easier to read bullet point style with pictures? As usual, I'm here to help you, so help me help you! Comment below with your preference! Happy Labor Day Weekend :)

Thursday, August 1

Apparently I have no real friends...

I'm not understanding why nobody told me that my edges were looking quite rough! I mean come on! What kind of friends do I have these days?! Haha

Because my sides are looking...scrawny, I've decided to start a month long castor oil "challenge" to thicken up my edges. I haven't really been using castor oil that much since I've started my love affair with coconut oil, but my edges are in dire need of some help. (Technically they aren't that bad, but I feel like if I notice them, then other people notice them as well).

Game plan:
Massaging JBCO and a tad bit of olive oil (to thin out the consistency) into my problem areas twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. I'll also add castor oil to those areas when I'm doing my "pre poo" with coconut oil when it's time for me to wash my hair. Depending on how much growth, and how dedicated I am to this "challenge", I'll keep it up and eventually end up applying the JBCO to my whole head. That's why I'm starting out with a month, to see if I REALLY see any changes with my hair from castor oil.

My before photos have been taken, and I left my bottle of castor oil out on my dresser so I don't forget! Wish me luck!