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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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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Naked Assuage Thermal Smoothing Complex

After I decided to transition for the 3rd time, I began to struggle once a lot of new growth came in. I saw a post on about new generation keratin treatments and this intrigued me. These new products used glyoxyl cystine to produce a smoothing effect. This meant hair that was smooth and straight with none of the ramifications of formaldehyde. After a bit of research and penny pinching I saved up to buy a bottle of this from a beauty supply distributor. At a bit less that $100 a bottle for 8 oz this very expensive with...
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Alter Ego Spherique

Alter Ego has been around for quite some time. their products have been know to be of great quality and excellence. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about their products such as the Linage relaxer, Garlic Hot Oil treatment and the Hasty Shine Spray. I actually had my hair texturized with the texturizer and my scalp did not burn at all. It was a very comfortable experience. So I as was on my usual prowl for new keratin products I was just excited when i found out that they came out with a new keratin treatment line. The...
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Joico Kpak Line

Joico, Joico, Joico. It was all I could read on the hair boards once upon a time. This was supposed to be one of the best lines you could buy for your hair. The K-pak line however ruled supreme for quite a few years. I found it very hard to find a bad review for these products and I really tried searching! After I relaxed my hair Fall of 2011, I decided to research these products to make sure that my even more fragile hair stays on my head. I had myself convinced that this was the line for...
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Ultrasonic Infrared irons….ingenious or gimmick?

While doing some research I came across this new hair care technology. Manufacturers have combined the power of ultrasonic frequencies with infrared light. This creates a new product that is heatless yet deeply conditions the hair better than anything before. The ultrasonic vibrations coupled with the infrared light causes water molecules to speed up and vaporize. This allows whatever is in a conditioning or keratin treatment to effectively get into the hair shaft. Here is a list of qualities these irons seem to have in common: Do not straighten Repair hair for shinier, smoother, and thicker results Helps the...
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Ion Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Back in the late spring of 2011 the Ion brand from Sally’s came out with a new keratin treatment. It boasted that it reduced 90-100% of frizz, 50% of curl and replenishes keratin at the same time. Not only that, it came in a nice sized 12 oz bottle for about $20. What a steal! This looked like a cheap version of the keratin treatment I had used before then and it had NO FORMALDEHYDE! I couldn’t believe it! As it turns out, this was another lesson of “you get what you pay for”. Here are the ingredients: Water,...
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Coppola Keratin Infusion

I decided to try the Coppola keratin infusion once I ditched traditional formaldehyde treatments. I still wanted to wear my hair straight and yearned for the silky results of a keratin treatment. This products was recommended by a hair forum member as being a great product. In fact, it seemed to be as good as a keratin treatment! The keratin infusion was safe to use,came in a stylish little pump bottle and was made by a company known for its very popular keratin treatment. I decided to give it a test drive of my own. It wasn’t cheap but...
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