Saturday, 11 December 2010

Bull SEMEN for hair, ANYONE?

Move over, argan oil and shea butter. Stylists are all abuzz about the latest miracle hair treatment: bull semen.
After reading about sperm-based facials, one British stylist began chatting away with her clients.
“When a client asked where she could get a sperm-based hair treatment done to feed her protein deprived locks … I was speechless,” the stylist said on Stylecaster.com.
She did some research and came across a “Aberdeen Organic 
Bull Semen Treatment.” Hari’s, a salon in London, is offering clients a conditioning treatment made out of bull’s semen. Hari’s has been one of London’s top salons for over 30 years and prides itself on offering some of London’s most exciting new treatments sourced from around the world.


It has become the most talked about treatment in London. Touted as “Viagra for Hair,” this 45-minute treatment ranges from £55 to £85 ($90-$138 U.S.) and uses semen from Aberdeen Angus bulls. Hari’s combines the sperm with the root of the protein-rich plant Katera. The protein-enriched potion is massaged into the client’s hair after it has been shampooed. Then the client is put under heat so the treatment penetrates the hair. The final step is the blow out, which gives the hair an awful lot of body, as well as shine.

“I have been searching for an organic product with a lot of protein because that is what hair is made of and that is what it lacks when it is dry,” says salon owner Hari Salem. “The
semen is refrigerated before use and doesn’t smell. It leaves your hair looking wonderfully soft and thick.”



Salem told media that he tried hundreds of products—including wild avocados and truffle oil—before hitting on bull semen as the elusive element in a formula for making hair look gorgeous. His salon also offers such treatments as Kerastase Hair Rituals and mind-soothing Indian Head Massage.
Salem says the treatment repairs, restores and brightens any hair. He says he has no shortage of customers.
“It will be an ongoing treatment as long as the bulls perform,” he says.


According to CosmeticsDesign.com, the trend may actually have started with Norwegian based company Maritex, which stated that it was the main producer of Cod sperm for use in cosmetic products.
The company suggested that the sperm successfully binds water in body lotions and make-up, with the company said to have sold seven tons of processed cod sperm for use in cosmetics in 2002.
However, the motive behind the Hari’s salon’s decision to use the controversial ingredient was more scientific, with the protein in the 
semen thought to actively complement the protein contained in hair molecules.


Bull semen may be the latest attempt by hair manufacturers to find pure forms of protein that match the hair protein quantities in order to create the most effective hair care treatment. With the bull semen and Katira plant extract mix giving an almost instant and odorless finish, the treatment may be the start of big things to come, says CosmeticsDesign.com.




Because semen has to be refrigerated in straws until use, it could be a while before it becomes a staple in hair-care products. And with its high cost, the ingredient would be aimed at the premium hair care market.
According to Mintel data, other unusual animal ingredients are being used in Asia and Latin America, with many companies incorporating placenta ingredients into skin care products, according to CosmeticsDesign.
Sofface cosmetics, based in China, has created a make-up base that contains sheep placenta, while the Guangzhou Sisder Health & Beauty company has based an entire skin care and body line using the same ingredient.

And that’s no bull.


source from which article was taken: http://forum.blackhairplanet.com/f11/bull-semen-hair-4818/
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Eh? What are your thoughts and views READERS? Would you bull your hair? LORL

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Aphrodite Super Standing Dryer

Aphrodite Super Standing Dryer


Aphrodite Super Standing Dryer is made for professionals by professionals. It is the most durable and trust worthy dryer ever created by Aphrodite. It's 20 year history within the industry speaks for itself. Long lasting and powerful is the pride of the Aphrodite range.


1. 1000 watts of pure power
2. Adjustable stand
3. Adjustable hood visor
4. Adjustable thermostat control
5. Automatic timer setting


The TRUTH: I am very pleased with this dryer, I use it to dry when I roller set my hair.
I use it to carry out my DC treat on my hair weekly, I will add my DC conditioner and put on a steam cap/shower cap and then sit under this dryer for say 30 - 40 mins. This baby can get hot as it has variable temperature which I have tried it on almost the setting, maximum heat setting is 70 degrees Celsius, I tend to stick with 50 degrees Celsius.


I believe it is a good option (in comparison to a steamer) as it can dry the hair as well as steaming well by using a steam cap/shower cap. I am not saying that a steamer is not a good option but if you want both benefit in 1 then this dryer is awesome; if you do not have a lot of space and or on a budget then this dryer will fits perfectly into both those criteria.


I am very pleased and chuffed (Brit for being very happy lol). I got it as a Gift **I was cheesing hard** when I unboxed it.


Rating: 5/5

Silk Element Megasilk Moisturizing Conditioner

Silk Element Megasilk Moisturizing Conditioner


Promises
Deep conditioning properties reduce tangles
Gives an intense shine and manageability without product build up
Great for detangling and ease of combing
Adds an intense shine

To give your hair amazing shine without the gunky build up, this product is great. Detangle and soften hair with the deep conditioning properties of this treatment. Use is for everyday conditioning or deep conditioning treatments and watch your hair transform into beautiful, healthy hair.

Directions: For intense conditioning, cover hair with plastic cap and use moderate heat for 5-7 minutes.

Ingredients: WATER ,CETEARYL ALCOHOL ,GLYCERIN ,CETYL ESTERS ,STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE ,AMODIMETHICONE ,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL ,SODIUM PCA ,FRAGRANCE ,HYDROLYZED SILK ,CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,TRIDECETH-12 ,METHYLPARABEN ,IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA ,BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE ,YELLOW 5 ,HEXYL CINNAMAL

The TRUTH:
This is a pretty good conditioner, it really moisturizes, softens and detangles well and the end result is nice soft, light flowing and shiny hair. I really like using this conditioner and I do intend to stock up on it from
Sallys Express - Silk Elements before they are no longer available here in the UK. I used this conditioner with and without heat and in both instances the results was very good.
I also did an experiment with the Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner mixed in with some of this conditioner and I tell you the experience with soft, manageable hair was GOOD. I think the porosity conditioner gave it even better results and a great boost. So here I go off to Sallysexpress UK to stock up!

Rating: 3.8/5

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Silk Elements Luxury Moisturizing Conditioner

Silk Elements Luxury Moisturizing Conditioner

Promises:
Fortified with Silk Protein, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, Vitamin-B5
Leaves hair manageable and easy to comb
Treats damaged hair
Stops breakage
Penetrates from root to tip

Stop split ends and revive dry, brittle hair with essential oils and moisturizers. Silk Elements Luxury Moisturizing Conditioner will add shine, body and lots of moisture to thirsty tresses and fortify your hair with silk proteins. For a silky, smooth shine, Luxury Moisturizing Conditioner is the perfect conditioning treatment

Directions: For extreme dry hair leave in from 3 to 5 minutes, work through or comb, adding additional product to ends of hair. Rinse thoroughly and style.

Ingredients: WATER ,POLYQUATERNIUM-32 ,MINERAL OIL ,MINERAL OIL ,GLYCERIN ,DIMETHICONE ,QUATERNIUM-80 ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,DIMETHICONE PEG-7 ISOSTEARATE ,FRAGRANCE ,DMDM HYDANTOIN ,PANTHENOL ,HYDROLYZED SILK ,ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

The TRUTH: I honestly can this is the best SILK ELEMENT CONDITIONER hands down, It so rightly said it is ‘’the perfect conditioning treatment’’. I have used it with heat, without heat, after an ayurvedic treatment and the results were SUPER soft, butter silk hair lol. I love this conditioner. I did this with heat for 40mins and my hair was so soft and nice, I really loved it and the other time, I did not get to do it with heat as I fell asleep with my son in the sofa for over a couple of hours and my this experience was even better than the last LOL and when I rinsed and style it was soo soo soft and buttery light. The ends result was exceptional good. I off to http://www.sallyexpress.com/search.aspx?q=silk+elements to get me a few more bottles, while it is still available here for sale.

Rating: 5/5

Where you at?!??

 

Ok Everyone I am baaaaack I had to be away for a hot minute as I was abroad attending to some family matter. Now all is done, I am well and I am back in the full swing of blogging.

I aslo have loads of reviews of products I have used and record along with pics, also some hair accessories I got my little hands on and also some new hair products I am yet to try out.

I will also be letting the lucky winner of the Aritha Competition know who they are in the next 24 hours, please accept my sincere apologies for the delay on that.

I will be doing several prize giveaways over the next couple of weeks, so stay tune for those.

Other than that, let the blogging begins ;).

Best Wishes

Theblackhairdiary

Friday, 22 October 2010

Vatika - Enriched Coconut Hair Oil

Vatika - Enriched Coconut Hair Oil - Dabur

Pure Coconut Oil with Henna, Amla and Lemon

Promises: Vatika is a premium Coconut Hair Oil enriched with Henna, Amla, Lemon and six other trusted herbs. Vatika's unique natural formulation ensures deeper oil penetration to give your hair and scalp complete nourishment for problem free, healthy hair. 

HENNA, along with other herbs, coats your hair, protects it from oxidation, maintaining its natural colour. 

AMLA, strengthens the roots of your hair to help maintain their health and natural thickness. 

The astringent action of LEMON control sebum grow. 


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Directions:
Apply Vatika hair oil regularly on your scalp and hair. For best results, leave it on overnight. 


Ingredients:
Coconut Oil, Neem, Brahmi, Fruit extracts of Amla, Bahera and Harar, Kapur Kachri, Henna, Milk, Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, TBHQ, Fragrance.  



The TRUTH: PURE AWESOMESNESS, I love this oil it has a lovely blend of ingredients ALL natural, except for the TBHQ?!?? (actually it's ok, it is needed as it is a natural anti-oxidant and it keeps fat from going rancid)(I always read ingredients *shame face*).

It has a nice coconut smell, I have been using this oil from time and I was even dabbling a little with henna waaay before hand and did not even connect the dots…, anyways this is a very, very nice oil, I use it as a pre-poo overnight and in the morning no lie I can just co-wash with my conditioner and my hair is a happy chumper lol it does nourishes the hair from scalp to ends and it seals off the cuticles and make it smooth. ARE you surprise though?

As you should know that coconut oil is one of the best oils and it is easily and quickly absorbs into the hair, scalp and skin easily and very quickly. The benefits are also endless with amla (you know how I feel about him already lol), then comes (henna, my next love affair lol) and (lemon that acts as an astringent) – no wonder my hair is happy with it. I have late have been using it as a rinse, now I do everything wash, DC etc then just before I am done, I will take about a dime size or two amount and run throughout each section of my hair from scalp and then concentrating a little extra on my ends and then seal with all off with running a little semi warm water throughout my hair. I repeat this for each section of hair. Then I proceed after I am done doing to this to rollersetting, the result are something like a phenomena! LORL My hair butter soft and light and following until next wash day.

I am always stocking up on this oil, it sits right next to Mr. Amla oil and baby Maka oil :P

Rating: 5/5

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Featured Excerpt: LaDonna Pass

Au Natural

LaDonna 11-05-09 Hair2 Where do you live?
Sanford, NC; the heart of Carolina, halfway between  Raleigh and Fayetteville
I hale from the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle and I can't let that allegiance go!

Why did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go natural because I had lived the majority of my life being controlled by the texture of my hair. I was finally fed up with the amount of emphasis and time that had been concentrated on getting my hair to be bone straight or the way that I thought others would accept it (me). I rarely achieved the results I desired and I absolutely could not stand the type of treatment I received at the hair salons. I did not want to spend hours on end waiting for someone to damage my hair with chemicals and heat and improper care. I could not afford these treatments routinely as suggested by the stylists and I ended up with damaged and dull hair because I did not know how to take care of it properly. One day my frustration came to culmination when I saw a picture of a beautiful woman with natural hair in a magazine. It was long and luxurious, full and vibrant. I lusted after it and I started searching for anything I could find about natural hair care. I became obsessed and began to despise my relaxed texture and it's limpness even more. I had to find out what my hair was really like. After about 7 months of no relaxer, my hair became tangled in a big knot at the line of demarcation and I had to cut it out. I couldn't cope with losing so much length at once, it was a real emotional time for me. I held on to some of the relaxed texture for about 5 months and then I let it go so that I could be free! I was experiencing spiritual/ soulful enlightenment that led me to seek physical enlightenment as well! I needed to accept myself in it's natural manifestation.

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Were your friends and family supportive of your decision? If not, how were you able to move forward?
I must say that I wasn't looking for support in my decision to go natural from my family or my friends on this second attempt to go natural. I simply wanted general acceptance of my decision and not to be hassled about my decision. I already knew going in that I wasn't going to find support because the use of chemicals was the norm in my family and no one had dealt with anything differently for generations. There was a time in college when I had tried going natural and cultivated dread locs until they were teenagers and almost shoulder length; I battled with constant opposition to my decision then and caved in under all of the negative comments. This time around I had to do this tenaciously, invincibly and totally for my own well being.

How long have you been natural for?
I have not had any chemicals put on my hair since November 2008. I did a big chop in June 2009 and a second big chop in November 2009. I have been completely natural for about 9 months.

What’s your regimen?
I am still working on establishing a good solid regimen that I can recommend to others with my utmost guarantee of success. I am still working through trial and error. It is usual for me to primarily co-wash every other day. I am currently trying different homemade deep conditioning recipes that I plan to use routinely every two weeks. When I need to use a styling aid such as Eco styler gel or curl definition cream I will follow up with a clarifying shampoo and rinse conditioner. For the past few months, I've been using Teri LaFlesh's Tightly Curly Method.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
I've learned that my hair requires lots and lots of moisture and if I don't provide it my hair will break. I must drink plenty of water and quench it's thirst from the inside as well as out. You are indeed what you eat and my diet must be healthy with lots of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Stay away from any products that contain alcohol. I've learned not to apply too much heat when I am flat ironing and to thoroughly condition before doing so or my hair will show signs of heat damage and lose it's curl pattern on the ends. I've learned that I need to be extra gentle and NEVER try to detangle my hair when it is dry.

What has been your favourite product?
I've grown very fond of Tresemme Flawless Curls Vitamin b1 Curl Moisturizing for curly or wavy hair conditioner.  I use it daily to follow the tightly curly method. It is not expensive at about $4 for 32oz.
I love the smell and texture of Fantasia ic Shea Butter Oil Moisturizer and I run it over my hair when I only have time in the morning to spray mist and run.

What is your ‘SIGNATURE’ style?
My signature style is the wash and go. I put it back in a head band and let it be.

What has been your biggest challenge during your hair journey? And how did you overcome this challenge in your journey?
The biggest challenge during my hair journey has been fighting the urge to try every product that I can get my hands on for curly hair. I have become a product junky. I am starting to overcome this challenge because I realize that I am wasting money and creating clutter. I stick to trying products that are fully natural in their ingredients. I don't necessarily need any products that define curls because my curls are already lovely and I am beginning to fully accept that fact. The challenge that I am facing now is learning how to create different styles that are suitable to the current length that I have without the use of heat.

What is your ultimate hair goal? What steps are you taking to achieve that?
My ultimate hair goal is to achieve healthy, full,  luxurious length. By using the "less is more" frame of my mind I believe that I can achieve this goal. I will begin to learn how to use protective styling to maintain the ends of my hair, which is where I need to focus.

LaDonna Twists Mohawk Are there any words of encouragement/advice you would like to offer to those that are considering going natural?
I would love to let everyone know that you must change your state of mind to totally accept the natural state that you are considering. Every natural is different and your hair is your hair and yours will not look like someone else. I would advise not to get caught up in hair typing and believe that your hair is not beautiful just because it isn't the same type as someone else. It is absolutely imperative to know that going natural is not an easy or simple feat. Once you are totally natural however you will feel a sense of freedom and liberation that you never would have thought possible. It is an exhilarating experience. As with all challenges in life, you will face your highs and lows, but with steadfastness and finding inspiration in others you will succeed. Going natural is a continual and fulfilling learning experience about your hair and your soul.

What does 'good' hair means to you?

Good hair means healthy hair that is well maintained and flourishes in its crowning glory.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Featured Excerpt: LaToya

The ‘QUEEN BEE’ of wigs!

Where do you live?
Houston,Tx

How long have you had a relaxer?
atleast 20 yrs. (Since I was 5)

What’s your regimen?
I wash and dc on Sunday. Cowash on Wednesday, m&s daily.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
Stretching and oiling scalp with jbco+rosemary oil

 What has been your favourite product?
JBCO :)

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What is your ‘go to’ style?
Half wigs.
What has been your biggest challenge during your hair journey? And how did you overcome this challenge in your journey?
The biggest challenge for me was listening to what my hair likes and needs! (moisture/protein balance especially)  At first I was anxious to run out and buy every recommended product and test it out! lol Not a good idea.  You really have to go with what works for you and your hair.  I found out the hard way Mane and Tail detangler doesn't work for me no matter how many times I use it, my hair comes out in clumps. lol

 Latoya (6) 

What is your ultimate hair goal?
Healthy thick even APL hair.

What does 'good' hair means to you?
I hate to even say good hair. lol To me it means healthy & well taken care of.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Shikakai Soap – Swastik

Promises: Nature fresh hair and body soap.
The natural goodness of Swastik Shikakai soap keeps your hair soft and silky. It is enriched with added ingredients to give extra bounce to your hair, nourishes your scalp and is extremely gentle on skin.

Directions: n/a

Ingredients: Shikakai (Acacia Concinna).

 

The TRUTH: I like this soap it cleanses well, for me images[1]it is quick, simple and easy. I clean hair, the natural benefits of shikakai BUT without the grits and continual rinsing.

When I use shikakai soap which I alternate weekly routine in my hair, I pre-oiled my hair, either overnight by doing a pre-poo or on the day for a couple of hours. I then let the warm water run throughout the first section I washing (by the way everything when it comes to washing etc is done in sections, a lot easier to Top-Op-Shikakai-Whole-Big[1]manage). Then I lather up my hand really well and apply to my hair, I will do this 3 times and then I gently work it into my scalp and hair then rinse, I do the whole procedure above twice for each section, I have my hair in 4 pinned hold sections, after I complete the wash, I will t-shirt dry some of the water out of my hair then proceed to DC.

I will carry on alternating this in my hair wash for now, also shikakai does not lather up a lot, but it does work well when it comes to cleansing the hair, also I do not recommend rubbing the soap into your hair, it is better if you lather your hands and apply to your hair and finally pre-oiling before using this soap is better as if you don’t you may find it too drying.

I will be reviewing the ‘whole shikakai’ shortly, once I get would to making the shampoo from them and using it…….,

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Kalpi Tone Powder - Hesh

Dark, dandruff free hair.
A natural beauty therapy for hair, Hesh Kalpi Tone adds a dark tinge to the hair and gives it a natural, dark shade. Made from natural ingredients like Aloe, Amla, Brahmi, Shikakai and other herbs, Kalpi Tone helps control dandruff, hair loss and premature greying of hair. The blend has to be used over the scalp, Kalpi Tone may help to strengthen hair roots and promote hair growth.

Promises:

Briefly, 'Hesh Kapli' Tone has the following advantages:
Gives a natural black tinge to the hair
May help to strengthen hair roots
Promotes hair growth
Controls hair loss and premature greying


Ingredients: Amla Fruit (10%), Maka Leaves (10%), Mandoor (10%), Japakusum Flower (9%), Narangichal (8%), Shikakai Fruit (7%), Kumari Leaves (7%), Kapoor Kachli (6%), Brahmi Leaves (5%), Methi Seed (5%), Wala (5%), Khadir Stem (3%), Chandan (2%), Neem Leaves, Sitaphal Seed Powder, Sugandhi Dravya.

 

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Directions: Use either as a paste or tea rinse, leave on hair for 30-45 minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

 

The TRUTH: This is a really good powder, I really can not knock it, it consist of A LOT and I mean A LOT of other ayurvedic herbs and natural ingredients. You can beat that, in my honest opinion is acts very much like Amla powder (i.e. Cassia Obovata vs Henna) see what I am saying?!!?? I like it a lot and visit from time to time, because of the variety of powers and herbs it contains, it gives my hair the rush and high it needs.

Ways to use this powder is the same as I have listed for Amla powder, if you see that post then you have an idea, of the variety of ways to reap the benefits from these powders. Check out the steps here

Rating: 5/5

Price: £1.35 for 100g (www.spicesofindia.co.uk)

Hesh Kalpi Tone Treatment

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I read that it best to mix the paste in a metal container, I was getting rid of this old pit and decided to keep it for the sole purpose of mixing powders that need metal base container.

The first picture consist of 2x 100g of Kalpi Tone Powder, I have to use two boxes as my hair is very thick and so if I use less I will not be able to get my whole completely and thoroughly covered. I use hot water from the kettle and a few drops of rosemary essential oils.

The second picture is after I have completed the mix covered it and let it sat for about 30mins plus. Notice the change in colour? Similar to henna result in terms of dye release.

The pictures below shows when I've completely covered my hair with the Kapli Tone paste, I wanted it to sit for about 45mins while I do things around the house, but it ended up staying on for 3hrs.

Prior to applying the paste, I had washed my hair with 'african black soap' I have it in liquid form as well as the soap 'cake kind'. I honestly LOVE african black soap, it is awesome and it cleans and makes the hair feels very strong. I lather up twice, I then t-shirt dry my hair and put some ayurvedic oil throughout my hair in sections and let it sit for a while. Then I apply the paste mix throughout my hair and massage into my scalp.

The reason why I apply some oil to my hair, this helps so I do not get that drying effect that these powders can render when used to treat the hair, it also helps to wash the paste out with ease.

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After the 3hours had paste, which was not intentional, got caught up with house work etc, I then rinse with warm water the paste thoroughly from my hair in sections using my fingers to do all the work. The paste rinse out ever so easily as the powder is very finely sieve, no huge grits or bits at all.

I then did a co-wash with HE HH {Herbal Essences Hello Hydration}, I love this stuff, so moisturising and smells yummy too. I did the first co-wash by just applying it and then rinse straight away then I did a section and allow it to sit for a few minutes. I then rinse the conditioner out and then dry hair slightly with t-shirt and proceed to applying my DC.

I DC for 45mins under my hooded dryer and I then did a roller set, I only added to my scalp and hair in sections the following products:

Black Castor Oil to wet scalp, a small amount of Chi Silk Infusion and Aphogee Green Tea Reconstructurizer. I then air dry for little while then finish drying under my hooded dryer for 20mins. The next day I took down the rollers and this is the result and style I sported.

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Friday, 24 September 2010

Viva La Vintage

This was achieved from a twist-out/braid-out that I combed out. I just pinned it up.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner



Promises:
Helps restore moisture
Rebuilds damaged hair
Stimulates the roots of your hair
Deep penetrating conditioner

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner softens, detangles, moisturizes and strengthens hair. Formulated with olive oil, silk proteins, and sweet orange oil which provides the ultimate conditioning experience. Hair is left restored with moisture and a natural shine.

 Directions: n/a

Ingredients: Water Aqua , Soybean Oil Glycine Soja , Glycerine , Olive Oil Olea Europaea , Hydrolyzed Collagen , Quaternium-80 , DMDM Hydantoin , Amino Silk Acid , Dimethicone Copolyol , Orange Oil Citrus Aupantium Dulcis , D'Limonene , Panthenol Vitamin B5 , Dimethicone , EDTA , Chamomile Extract Anthemis Nobilis , Sage Extract Salvia Officinalis , Nettle Extract Urtica Dioica , Rosemary Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis , Aloe Vera Gel Aloe Barbedensis , Yarrow Extract Achilea Millefolium , Kiwi Extract Actinidia Chinensis , Polyquaternium-37 , Trideceth-7 , Triethanolamine , Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans , Methylchlorosothiazolinone , Methylchlorothiazolinone , Yellow No. 6 CI 15985 , Yellow No. 5 CI 19140



The TRUTH: This is a very, very good it has a combination of protein and moisture. I must say thought that some can get away with using this as DC with the need to follow up with a moisturizing conditioner ~ why I mentioned this is because it contains (Hydrolyzed Collagen) at the top of the list. Some says it works as a light protein for their hair and just to be on the safe side the DC with a moisturinzing conditioner afterwards.
I have used it both ways and find it to be fine, now I don’t bother with the moisturizing DC as it gives the results I need and I have not experience and protein issue with it. To me it works as balance b/n the two protein and moisture.
I never not have this amongst my conditioners, I should have it twice LOL as it is so nice. Also some ladies mentioned they do not like the smell, but I love it!
An awesome conditioner for all hair type, IMHO, hope you try it and like it too.


Rating: 5/5

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Conditioner

Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Conditioner

Promises:
  • Provides Lustrous Shine
  • Moisturizes
  • Leaves Hair Soft, Silky, Smooth & Healthy-Looking
Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Conditioner is formulated with naturally derived Olive Oil and Silk Protein to provide lustrous shine, moisturizes and infuses nourishment to dry-damaged hair while leaving hair soft, silky, smooth and healthy-looking.

Directions: Distribute Silk Elements Olive Conditioner evenly through hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly and style as desired.

Ingredients: WATER ,CETEARYL ALCOHOL ,DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE ,ISOHEXADECANE ,ISODODECANE ,GLYCERIN ,ETHYL ESTER OF HYDROLYZED SILK ,HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEIN ,HYDROLYZED SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN ,GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) PROTEIN ,VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT ,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT ,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ,QUATERNIUM-91 ,CETRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE ,PANTHENOL ,HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN ,POLYQUATERNIUM-59 ,DIMETHICONE ,OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL ,QUATERNIUM-80 ,FRAGRANCE ,METHOXY PEG/PPG-7/3 AMINOPROPYL DIMETHIC ,BUTYLENE GLYCOL ,BENZOPHENONE-4 ,CITRIC ACID ,DIAZOLIDINYL UREA ,IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE ,BLUE 1 ,YELLOW 5

The TRUTH: I really wanted to like this conditioner, but my hair did not care too much for it. I have used it in am number of ways but with no luck. It did do a thing for my tress. First off I used as a DC condition just by it self, I just did not find it moisturizing at all, I did it was heat for 30-40mins, and I did get the results I thought I would get. I then mixed in some oils and it helped a bit, but noting major.
I don’t know what it is about this conditioner, but I did not get anything from it. I sure will not be buying it again, I now have the Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment to try out, watch the space for the review.

Rating: 1/5

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Worlds of Curls!

A peek at my 'rollerset' hair. I have always been a sucka for rollersetting and I do it a lot too!






















Hair One Olive Oil Cleansing Conditioner

Hair One Olive Oil Cleansing Conditioner

Promises:
Sulfate Free
All natural approach to hair care
No damaging detergents or harsh chemicals
Formulated with natural herbs and oils
Cleans with an astringent and antibacterial properties

Introducing Hair One ... a salon quality product that provides a new all natural approach to hair care and hair detox that leaves hair cleansed, conditioned and in optimum shape. This conditioner has no damaging detergents or harsh chemicals. It's made with an elixir of natural herbs and oils that clean with astringent and antibacterial properties through a luxurious, penetrating cream without the stripping of detergents. Hair is left with remarkable shine, moisture, manageability and polish. With continued use, Hair One Cleanser Conditioner will stimulate the scalp, promoting better blood circulation, allowing for healthier hair growth and prevention of hair loss.

Dry, Damaged: Repairs damage from chemical treatments.


Directions:
1. Rinse hair thoroughly and completely for 1-2 minutes.
2. Dispense the proper amount of Cleansing Conditioner into your hands & rub together. 
Short hair or fine to medium textured hair:
16-24 pumps depending on length
Medium length hair or medium to thick textured hair:
24-32 pumps depending on length
Very long hair or very thick/coarse hair:
32-40 pumps depending on length
3. Work product into the hair starting at the crown and working towards the ends, massaging vigorously. Apply a splash of water to help distribute the product evenly.
4. Really work the Cleansing Conditioner into your hair by pushing it into the hair shaft with your fingers. Remember it won’t lather, but it should feel thick, rich and creamy.
5. Distribute the product through your hair with the Wide Tooth Comb.
6. Leave in for a minimum of 3-5 minutes then rinse thoroughly. The longer you leave it in the better

Ingredients: water, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, glycerine, aloe leaf juice, butylene glycol and anthemis nobilis flower extract, cofea arabica extract and vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, roas roxburghii fruit extract, propylene glycol and rosemary leaf extract, olive fruit oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, menthol, panthenol, behentrimonium methosulfate, BHT, Polysorbate 60, PEG 60 almond dimethylamine, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, disodium EDTA, 1, 2-hexanediol and caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, fragrance



The TRUTH: I use this cleanser on both my hair and my son’s hair and it is absolutely awesome. It cleanses well and leave your hair feeling clean and soft, it is just remarkable. I don’t use the recommend pumps because it is thick, I have always section my hair in four when doing anything to it for easy application of anything, so I just say 5 pumps per section and it is all good. I will do a second wash but leave that on for a few minutes before I rinse. The end result is very soft, moisturized tress; it feels as if I could just style and do not need to DC or do anything further to my hair.
On my son’s hair it make sit all so much more softer, his baby strands are thick, very think he has a few texture up in there, but his hair all the same very thick like mom’s lol. This conditioner just melt those tangles and make his hair so easy to detangle and soft. I only apply it once on his hair and let it sit for a few minutes while I wash him down and rinse just before I Pull him out the bath, I will rinse the conditioner out thoroughly; the results nice soft and easy to comb hair.
I have notice that this conditioner kind of have a mint/methanol smell to it, it does not bother me at all.

Rating: 4 – 4.5/5