Review

Nunaat Liquid Keratin Leave In Conditioner

Back in 2011 I stumbled across this product. NUNAAT was a new company to the US at the time and they had came out with a Brazilian keratin line. This was long before they came out with their current highly promoted “Ultra Keratin Touch Kit” at home keratin treatment. The product that had captured my attention the most was the liquid keratin spray as it claimed to “effectively penetrate hair structure, realigning it and reducing hair volume”. The new green keratin ingredient sounded great and the product was formaldehyde free. The cincher was that it was about 7 bucks...
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Wash Day With Tresemme Naturals

Ever since Mahogany Curls on youtube did her rollerset tutorial I have been determined to figure out how to rollerset natural hair. I eventually learned how but I was still not able to get my natural hair as smooth as she did when on rollers. A few months into my transition I decided to try rollersetting “a la Mahogany Curls” again. I tried using the same exact products she used (Tresemme Naturals Conditioner) before and I wanted to see if the new formulation made a difference. I was actually quite surprised at the results! Previously I has not had...
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Review

Salerm Brushing Termo Activio

Salerm is pretty well known for their salon quality products. In fact, their B5 leave in conditioner is their most raved about hair product. I tried it and was left underwhelmed. It left my hair dull and coated and I just could not bring myself to like it. This did not deter me from trying out something else from their line. I’m glad I did. Their Brushing heat protector has been apart of my rotation for over a year because it gives great results every time. I came across this product when I had gotten my first relaxer. The...
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Non-Keratin Smoothing Treatments

Keratin treatments have been gaining in popularity, but their varying risks and results have manufactures looking to have a similar smoothing effect with less risks. This has led to the rise of new age smoothing treatments that differ in ingredients while providing a sleek smooth look. These systems boast to have NO FORMALDEHYDE and NO KERATIN. This is what differentiates them from the regular keratin treatments and progressive straightening systems on the market today. This kind of smoothing treatment comes in many forms but I would like to focus on the ones that are applies with a quick and...
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Review

Cream Of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo

The original Creme of Nature shampoo was a highly raved about product. It was sulfate-free before sulfate-free became cool. Many were distraught about it being discontinued but I was not that saddened! The original “red label” version left my hair hard and stripped feeling yet the “green label” left my hair feeling coated and unclean. When I heard that the new sulfate free version would be an upgrade to their previous formulation, I was ready to try out Creme of Nature once again. I waited a bit to try out this product. I first bought the Gloss and Shine...
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General

Relaxer Regret

Many people ask the question: Do you regret relaxing your hair? My short answer is: “No”. My long answer is: “No, not #8221; You may wonder how can that be true since I am once again transitioning back to “natural” hair. That can easily be explained, but first you might need to get familiar with the reasons on why I relaxed in the first place. I liked my natural curls but i found that most styles heat free style did not have any longevity. I could do a set of twists and by day 3 they would look a...
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Review

Embelleze Novex 12 Activos Em 1

You may or may not be familiar with this product line. The Embelleze company’s Novex line has been a staple in Brazil. A few years ago they decided to bring their brand to the United States. Back then I was interested in their formaldehyde free Chocolate Brazilian keratin treatment. I never got around to trying it but I still wanted to try their deep conditioners. I thought they were a bit too expensive at about $20 dollars a pop. I didn’t know how well they would perform and there was no reviews on them anywhere. Recently i see that...
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Next Generation Pressing Cream?!?

  If you didn’t know, I used to press my hair for quite some time. I would blow dry, press and flat iron my coils and keep it straight for 3 weeks. I mainly used an electric pressing comb and my favorite product to press with was Apex pressing oil. I thought it was great plus it only had 3 ingredients: petroleum,lanolin and fragrance. Getting the right amount took some time but once I did I had nice bouncy results that resisted reversion. Apex is a tried and true brand. It has literally been around forever! Yet as the...
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Hair cut + Qod Max Organiq Initial Results

I am both happy and sad it had to come to this. Last month I decided to go swimming. I did all of the protective measures before swimming such as: covering my hair in conditioner, sealing it with an oil and wearing a swim cap. I swam for about 4 hours. Once I got out, I immediately went to shampoo with swimmers shampoo. As I washed my hair, it began to come out in clumps! I had never seen my hair fall out so much! I was distraught! I didn’t go swimming again and went heat free for a...
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Knock off Crea Clip

Ever since the Crea Clip came on the scene I have been secretly lusting for one. The idea looks so awesome and the videos on youtube made it look really simple and easy to use. Everything was great……until I looked at the price. All I could think was…. I tried for months to find a cheaper alternative to no avail. That is, until this black friday…… I was doing my usual perusing for deals and came across a website called It had advertised this “hair cutting tool” for only + free shipping on sale. I thought “what...
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