Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy Nappy Honey–Knot Going Bananas!


Promises: This 8 ounce jar is filled with butters, proteins and oils that will condition PC290717_thumb[2]and detangle hair on impact. This product will practically slide those kinks right out your hair. It is super slippery, and has an amazing smell *banana hint*. I recommend this product as a pre-wash which is my personal favorite or just a plain old leave in. It will assist and prevent matting. It will remove any unwanted shedding that causes tangles and knots. It will also allow the scalp to feel cleansed.

Directions: Use this product as a pre-wash which is my personal favorite or just a plain old leave in. It will assist and prevent matting. It will remove any unwanted shedding that causes tangles and knots. It will also allow the scalp to feel cleansed. ***Use gentle heat with your deep conditioner to get the most out of the treatment.***

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Shea Butter, Horsetail Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Cocoa Butter, Mango Seeds, Aloe barbadensis, Raw Honey, Brazilian Nut, Aloe Butter, Lanolin oil, and a host of hand selected carrier oils & Premium Essential oils for the delightful banana fragrance. Please know that sometimes product consistency may change &  may even seem grainy at times. The formula produces the same results, it may just be the mango seeds. We always ensure each batch is whipped to perfection.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

My LAZY Henna Session!



Black Friday/Cyber Monday–Part II



So I did a few hauls from Britishcurlies (curlyemporium.co.uk)

They have been clearing out their inventory of late.

Anyway they had two clearance sales the first was the 15% off on BLACK Friday and the other was 50% off.

BF BC sale

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wash Day Session: Take #4


Wash Day Session [September 21, 2013].

1]. Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment – Pre-poo
2]. Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
3]. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask – DC
4]. Kinky Curly Knot Today Detangler – Leave-in
5]. Indigofera Organic Hair Souffle’ – Sealant


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Wash Day Session: THE RECOVERY!


Okay so this wash session [September 15, 2013] is my recovery session from jacked-up-hair or should i say I hope I will make a full recovery.


1]. Coconut Oil – Pre-poo
2]. Creme of Nature Detangling Conditioning Shampoo
3]. Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner – DC
4]. Reve Essential Moisturizer – Leave-in / Moisturizer

Monday, 9 September 2013

Wash Day Session: Recovery from JACKED-UP-HAIR!


Today is wash day [September 8, 2013], my last wash day was September 1, 2013 when I had used some products sent to me for reviews. I had not so favourable experience with the line.

On September 3, 2013 I had to run through my stash to see what I could find to remedy the disaster. [I did a pre-poo with Original Moxie Emollience Pre-Poo Treatment and then steam with it for a further 30mins. I then co-wash with Tressemme Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner for a boost of Moisture and leave-in with Oyin Hair Dew seal with Shea Mix and Oyin Pomade. – My hair breathed again]

Anyway I still feel the need for another extra kick of Moisture, suppleness and manageability. So I decide to do another wash session today. The products below is what I will be using today.



[1]. Pre-Poo overnight and finger detangle – Original moxie Emollience Treatment
[2]. Co-wash with Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
[3]. DC/Steam for 20-30mins with Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
[4]. Spritiz with Hairveda Hydra Silica Mist
[5]. Seal with Olive Oil
[6]. Leave-in will be Reve Essential Moisturizer - [Creme Brulee]


Sunday, 8 September 2013

My Wash Day Session: Take #3


Overdue wash day session again [September 1, 2013], so this was my last wash date. This session I will be using some products I was sent many months ago to review.

I started out with a pre-poo using coconut oil and I finger detangled. I decide that from this month for about the next 2 months I will be giving finger detangling a go again. I tried it out at the start when I BC 16 months ago but I didn’t appreciate it then. Neither did I fully understand how to work with my hair and what would work to help make finger detangling easier and effective.

Anyway, the night before I took apart my twist out and work through each twist-outs with some coconut oil and gently work it through from tips to root and then from roots to tip throughout my hair.

After my whole head was detangled and coconut oil was applied to it, I then cover my hair with two steam caps and scarf up for the night.

The [pic] below is my hair the next day after the over night pre-poo and the coconut oil I used to pre-poo with.









Mixed Roots Curl Control Leave-in Lotion


Promises: Step 4 in the Mixed Roots System. This leave in lotion is for use after steps 1-3 to define and lock in your natural curl or wave pattern whilst eliminating frizz..

Directions: Use on Clean P9011814wet or dry hair, distributing evenly from roots to tips with fingers. (Depending on the thickness and texture of your hair, you can skip step 5) Follow with Step 5 – Curl Stretching Custard.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua Eau), Amodimenthicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate-60, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Hydroyzed Wheat Protein, Silk Amino Acids, Ethylhecyl Methoxycinnamate, Carthamus Tinctorius, (Safflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethycellulose, Methyl Gluceth-20, citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone




Mixed Roots Replenishing Oil Treatment


Promises: Step 3 in the Mixed Roots System. After washing and conditioning, this nutritious blend of natural oils and botanics will seal in the moisture your hair has just been infused with.


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Mixed Roots Deep Moisture Conditioner


Promises: Step 2 in the Mixed Roots System. This luxury cream conditioner softens and strengthens curly wavy and kinky hair. Rosehip oil and vitamins and humectants penetrate the hair shaft to help repair and replenish moisture levels.




Mixed Roots Curl Cleansing Shampoo


Promises: Step 1 in the Mixed Roots System. This gentle sulfate–free cleansing P9011719shampoo cleans curls and kinks thoroughly and rejuvenates the natural curl pattern. Infused with Panthenol and Wheat Protein, this shampoo provides waves and curls with moisture and bounce.

Directions: Apply to hair and scalp and lather and massage it in. Repeat if necessary then leave on for 3 minutes before rinsing and follow with Step 2 – Deep Moisture Conditioner.

Ingredients: Aqua, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauromphohydroxypropysulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide MIPA, C10-16 Alkyl Glucosides Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate Lauryl Glucoside Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternum-7, Panthenol, Wheat Protein, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone



Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hairveda Whipped Gelly


PromisesP8311641: Whipped Gelly is a light holding gel without the harsh alcohol and flakiness. We crafted this gel to give you a soft hold & add moisture at the same time!

Throw away the brown gel! We have something a little better. We make our gel with Pure Aloe Vera Gel, Vegetable Derived Humectants & rich Avocado oil. Whipped Gelly adds a soft, mild hold to your hair.
Expect an increase of wave definition & curl pattern for type 3 & 4 hair types.
Whipped Gelly helps defines curls and waves for natural hair & new growth. This product adds sleekness to relaxed hair.


Wash Day Session: Detox Meeee!


It’s that time of the week again, I am a little late on delivering last weeks wash session, so you will be getting two wash session in one go this weekend. ‘WASH DAY’ [25 August 2013]


I am going to be doing a few things this weekend, I just realized I have not done a bentonite clay (detox) on my hair over 6 months now. It is way overdue. I like to try and do one very 2-3 months, to keep my scalp and hair free from build up and coating from the non-natural products I use.


[pic & link to reviews] Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo, Bentonite Clay & Crece Pelo.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

My Washday Sessions: Take #1


Hello Diary Readers, It’s has been a while, I went off and abandon you. Well you know how life can be at times. But I am hoping to make a full return and have regular updates, especially as how it seems to be warming up here.

I also have a lot of reviews to bring to you and some hair updates.

Anyways I have decided to add something new to the blog that will and or should allow me to be more proactive with blogging. Anyways let me cut to the chase and let you know what it is that I decide to add. I will be adding my weekly sessions /  my washday’ sessions. This allow me to show what I do and how I do it and at the same time get some product reviews done.


So with that being said here is my first wash session upon my return to blogging.


Friday, August 16, 2013 - wash session!

I had to pull out my Elucence Moisture Shampoo & Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner << click on each product for a full review :).


Okay I had pull out this DC out fir two [2] reasons;

1. my jacked my own hair up about a week ago with another DC. It wasn’t the DC fault so I am not going to say which DC it is. I’ve used this DC for years without any issues until I decided to act a fool and leave in overnight. Due to the fact that I started my hair late and decided to sleep with it in, which at the time I was contemplating that it would not be a good idea. But due to being lazy; I let that overcame my common sense.

So due to my hair being ridiculously dry and brittle, I needed moisture to the MAX to help restore moisture, softness and bring back pliability to my parched hair.

2. This is the second time I am using it and I wanted to pair it with one of its shampoo. The shampoo pictured will be the first time I will be using it.


So I had pre-pooed/hot oil treat my hair overnight with a mix of coconut oil & black castor oil.



Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner


Promises: Boosts moisture levels with lipids & proteins; adds softness & silkiness with essentials triglycerides; provides effortless combing to minimize breakage; dual-purpose conditioner & leave-in treatment; as a leave-in, provides continuous moisturizing.

Directions: After shampooing, blot excess moisture. Apply sufficient amount for even coverage. Allow to remain on hair for 1 minute, then rinse. As a lave-in treatment for excessively dry hair, apply small amount to damp hair and comb through. Continue styling as usual.

Ingredients: Panax Ginseng root extract, cetraria islandia (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer's Yeast) extract, Gingko Biloba extract, pimpinella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, prunis persica (Peach) extract in purified water, hexadecanol, stearakonium chloride, certimonium bromide, Squalane (olive oil lipid), Capric Caprillic Triglycerides (coconut fatty acids), Panthenol (pro-vitamin USP), Biotin (USP), imisazolidinyl urea, methylparaben (USP), fragrance.

REVIEW: I’m just going to get to the point with this DC, it didn’t give me what I was looking for or expected on both the occasions I used it :/

Here is what I was expecting as per the bottle soft, moisturized and silky hair after using this conditioner. My hair did not feel soft or moisturized as I had expected, it felt some what as if I had used a light/medium protein treatment o.O My hard was not hard by me saying that but it was somewhat coarse after the DC session.

I will they the following though, it did aid very well in detangling, it has mad slip and a little goes a very long way, even better if you spritz with water to stretch the conditioner application.

Also the smell is divine, it smells of ‘perfect ripened peaches’ it is awesome.

The consistency is a nice smooth, creamy and medium thick consistency.









Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo


P8171409Promises: Increase moisture content of dry hair; improves hair texture and appearance; detangles & improves hair manageability; colour friendly, rich lather formula; perfect for chemically treated or colour-treated hair; concentrated for maximum results and value; dual-purpose & ultra-gentle cleansing and conditioning.

Directions: Apply a small amount to wet hair. (Condensed Product Processing – works twice as hard with half the product). Works into a rich lather and rinse.

Ingredients: Prunis Persica (Peach) extract, Pimpenella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, Panax Ginseng root extract, Ginkgo Bilobika extract, cetraria islandica (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer's Yeast) extract in purified water, sodium myreth solfate (coconut oil-derived). C14-16 olefin sulfonate (mineral-derived_, cocomidopropyl betaine (coconut oil-derived)hydrolyzed wheat protein, tocopherol acetate, Panthenol (provitamin), glycol distearate (fatty acid-derived), polyquaternium-10 (polysaccharide celulose, DMDM Hydantoin, methlyparaben (USP), propylparaben(UPS), benzophenone-4 (UV absorber), fragrance, D&C orange 4CI 15510

REVIEW: First off this line of product smells phenomenal. This shampoo must be one of the best smelling shampoo I’ve come across in a long time, it smell good enough to sip on as if you were having a tropical fruit punch. It smell so good to even use as a body wash >.< #dontjudgeme lol

It is a rich, semi-thick, creamy peach-colour pearl like shampoo.


So I made the mistake to assume that it would not be potent, due to the fact I have high density texture. Where I have to wash in sections and wet each section down thoroughly with water prior to product application. So with that being said I pour out too much for my first application, wow you would have thought i was having a bubble-bath shower lol After that I cut back for the other 3 section of my hair.

It rinsed well even though it is concentrated, it leave the hair clean, I did notice that i could have done another lather up for a cleaner scalp. But to be honest I think it is not necessarily the shampoo fault as I did use quite a bit of product for styling my hair during the week prior to me using this shampoo.




The above pics are the lather up session and the results after I rinsed my hair out. My hair was soft and I was able to lightly detangle with no snagging. I really like the results I got form using this shampoo and I would buy it again when there is a sale on at curl mart. As I only buy form curl mart when there is a running sale.

That is all I have for now. Have you use this shampoo? What have been your experience?

Price: $6.00 via www.curlmart.com with 20% plus reduce shipping, for those in the UK it can be found at www.beautifulroots.co.uk

Rating: 5/5

Friday, 5 April 2013

Hair Update–Heatless Flexi-rod set!


Hello Diary Readers it been a while since a did any blogging. I am working my way back to doing it weekly, it can be somewhat difficult when you fall off the sphere of bogging.

Anyways here is to the new start of blogging again.

March 31st, 2013 mark my one year being natural – BC YT >http://youtu.be/TdvgecsZMz4< and hair pics after BC. It’s 1 year ago after 24 months of transitioning that I cut off my texlaxed ends. Unfortunately I didn’t do anything special to my hair on the day >.< lame I know. I will around to doing some more hair photos for those who would like to see my progress and I will also do a length check comparison also.

Nevertheless, Last night momentarily madness took over and I decide on old twisted up hair to experiment with some flexi-rod. I took down each twisted section and separated into smaller section spritz with AVJ+water and seal with my shea butter mix. and went to flexi-rod setting. I slept in them for the night and took them down today and fluff some.

I like it actually, a bit frizzy, since it was done in a moment of madness. I have an idea of how I can go about dealing with the frizz next time.

This is all I use to set my hair on the flexi-rod, please note that this is 7 days old twisted up hair that I am working with.


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hello Diary Readers!


Hello Diary Readers,

Its been a while since I blogged #shameful I know, well I am back. I have just been really busy with life and study.

However, I have loads of reviews to come. But I thought what better time to come and show some luv than today ‘Valentine’s Day’. Hope you are all enjoying your day with either the love of your life or with loved ones.

Anyways from me to you!


Stay tune for reviews and hair update shortly.