Monday, December 23, 2013

Moisturize and Seal: Winter Favorites

It's been a really weird Fall/Autumn in New Jersey. We've had snow storms, followed by ice storms followed by 65 degree weather all in the span of a week. Regardless of what mother nature is throwing at us,  at night time before bed I have to moisturize and seal my hair before bed to keep it pliable. Depending on what I use, I can just put my dread soc on and not have to re-do my moisturizing routine.

These three lines in this review have been great at keeping my hair pliable, soft, sheeny and moisturized for the following day. The sealing act is actually kind of sealing AND styling at the same time. I don't use anything with hold really but it gives me some type of definition if I don't fluff my hair out too much.

First up is Coilyheadchick , rebranded to Smooth Naturals.

  • My favorite item out of the products that I have tried is her, Ultimate Hair Treat is the ULTIMATE TREAT for your Coils, Kinks and Curls, this concentrated hair treat can be used as a leave-in and daily moisturizer. For fine hair this treat can also be used as a weekly deep conditioner
    • Ingredients: Purified Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Juice, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, Optiphen, Vitamin E, Citric Acid and Fragrance 8ozs for $12.00
I don't have fine hair so I use it as a leave in conditioner/daily moisturizer on dry hair. It smells like orange dreamsicle, yummy and sinks into my hair very well. Coconut oil is further down on the list so it doesn't bother my hair by leaving it in. I then seal, and twist my hair with her Shine & Seal
  • The Shine & Seal gives your hair GREAT shine while sealing in your moisture.
    • Ingredients: Illipe Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Oil, Kokum Butter, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Vitamin E and Fragrance 4ozs for $10.00
The Shine & Seal is very rich and you only need a dab per section. Due to using so little of this to seal, the coconut oil isnt making my hair feel hard and brittle. The combination of these two product yield soft, sheeny, plump looking hair. Out of the three lines, this is my third favorite.

Second up is All things O Natural.
  • The Natty Moist is very versatile. You can use it to detangle, prepoo, a body lotion or a leave in conditioner. Our hydrating Moist, infused with Ayurvedic herbs, is beneficial for helping to repair dry, damaged and over processed hair. Our Moist can also be used to hydrate and soothe dry skin.
    • Ingredients: Distilled water infused herbal blend of Brahmi, Calendula, Hibiscus, Lavendar, Neem, Stinging Nettle, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cupuacu butter, Panthenol , Jojoba oil, Evening Primrose, Jamaican Black Castor oil, BTMS, Cetearyl Alcohol , Guar,  Sweet Orange oil, Potassium Sorbate,  Citric Acid,  oil blend for fragrance, Tamanu oil, Watermelon seed oil  2ozs for $4.99, 12ozs for $16.99, 32ozs for $42.00 
I love this leave in conditioner, its very slippery. It allows you to detangle on dry hair , wet hair or damp hair.  I mainly use it on dry hair because that's when I style my hair. Its creamy and smells divine.  You can pick 5 scents and unscented if you re not a fan.  I then  seal, and twist/braid with ATON Natty Butter.
  • The Natty Butter is blend of mainly Shea butter but it is whipped so well, its like a pocket of air. Again as with all butter blends, you truly only need a dab per section or your hair will be oily and greasy. ATON likes for you to get multiple uses out of their products so you can use the Natty Butter on your skin as well.
    • Ingredients:Unrefined Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil Infused w/Calendula, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tamanu Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E, Essential Oil Blends for fragrance (contains Sweet Orange Oil and Lavender Oil) 2ozs for $5.99 4ozs for $10.99 8ozs for $18.99 16ozs for $34.50

Last but not least is Jane Carter Solutions.
  • This leave in conditioner is apart of the new line up Hydrate. The Creamy Leave in Styler Smoother works especially well on curly, coily natural hair. Use Ultra Creamy Leave Styling Smoother for all wash and wear styles to smooth your cuticle, tame frizz and create soft shiny hair. Use for double strand twists, and all wash and wear styles for curl deļ¬nition. Perfect blend of natural butters and plant botanicals that nourish, add moisture, and seal the cuticle Excellent results when combined with Natural Twist Out Foam Great heat protectant for blow drying natural and transitioning hair,
    • Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indic (Mango) Butter, Glycerin, Garcinia Indic (Kokum) Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 80,Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Alklacrylate Crosspolymer (Acrylates C10/30), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol 8ozs for $15.00
I do not know how they formulated this leave in with the shea butter being so high up on the list but this stuff right here is rich, sinks in and moisturizes my hair like an angel reached down and touched my head. I'm singing the praises and its RARE because Shea Butter and I DO NOT get along unless its formulated correctly. BABAY this right here is the bees knees. You only need a little bit because its so rich , its yummmy.
  • To seal it all in of course is the Nourish and Shine  is a blend of all natural butters with vitamins and essential oils, this remarkable hair nourisher is ideal for medium to coarse hair.It completely melts into the hair helping to reduce dryness, but never leaves your hair feeling greasy...just looking shiny and healthy! Fabulous on your hair, fantastic on your skin!
    • Ingredients:Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Garcinia Indic (Kokum) Butter, Shorea Stenoptera (Illippe) Butter, Mangifera Indic (Mango) Butter, Citrus Limo (Lemon)*, Citrus Grandi (Grapefruit)*, Citrus Reticulat (Sweet Orange)*, Glycine Soja (Soy) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Squalene), Fragrance. *Essential Oils 4ozs for $22.00
With the Styling Smoother being so rich in Shea butter, I only bust out this combo when my hair is EXTRA dry and nothing else is working. The two work together to keep my hair hydrated, shiny and moist.  A winner if I say so! What are some of your favorite combinations to moisturize and seal? 


Nique1076 said...

Wow, thank you for this surprising shout out!! We are thrilled to make you Winter list!!!

Shawnystheone said...

My pleasure :)

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