Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sheamoisture New Line alert : Peace Rose Oil

As it always happens with me,  I was in Target minding my own business and spied some newness from my favorite company. It seems like there is to be a " Peace Rose Oil" line.  I can't wait to see how this pans out.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Product Review: Terra Veda Organix

I came across this line on Long Hair Care Forum and reached out to the owner and was able to receive a sample bundle to review. To stay I am highly impressed is putting it lightly. Each product used as directed in the direction insert had my hair curly from start to finish. Each curl was hydrated and fully defined.

If you are a followed of the Maximum Hydration method, then this line is just for you. You do not have to figure out which items to use, the entire line up is geared to fully hydrate your hair. If you would like to see the unboxing of the sample bundle, it can be viewed here

There are two different sample/full size bundles available on the website. I received sample bundle #2 due to the fact that my curls tend to tangle quite easily.  In the bundle was:

Step 1 - Hair Nectar
Review: This smells like the ACV thats in it but boy does it soften up dirty hair. It was the first step and I was eager to try the rest of the products after rinsing this out.
Ingredients: Botanical Infusion (Water, Chamomile Flowers, Fennel Seed, Linden Leaf and Flowers, Marshmallow Root, Rosemary Leaf, Calendula Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Peppermint Leaf, Potassium Sorbate, and Lemongrass), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Citrus sinensis (Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil), Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemon Grass), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Organic), Curcuma Longa (Tumeric Extract
Hair Nectar Rinsed
Hair Nectar Rinsed


Review:  Very sticky. yet absorbs into the hair with either body heat or a heating cap. Lovely product and after rinsing with warm water, hair was bouncy and soft.
Ingredients: Banana Puree, Honey, Molasses (Blackstrap), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Corn Starch, Brassica Nigra (Mustard Seed) Oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Botanical Infusion, Triticum Vulgare {Wheatgerm) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Extract, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Fragrance, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Extract)

After Caramel-tini

Review : This was my very favorite item out of everything. The smell was soooo good and yummy. The slip was there if you need to detangle as youre cowashing. Very nice.
Ingredients: Botanical Infusion, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Water), BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Propanediol, Glycine Betaine (Beta Vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Pyrus Malus (Apple Extract), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Triticum Vulgare {Wheatgerm) Oil, Panthenol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Organic), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Extract

Review: I was expecting this to smell like hot chocolate but it has the earthy smell of... well mud, LOL. I can smell the Ylang ylang coming thru but it didnt bother me at all. Great clay wash product.
Ingredients: Aloe (Infused with Comfrey, Horsetail, Stinging Nettle, Marshmallow, White Willow Bark), Bentonite, Botanical Infusion, Coco Powder, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Molasses (Blackstrap), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Trigonella Foenum Graecum (Fenugreek Seed ), Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Powder, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Flower), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus sinensis (Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil), Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil
Review: Thick enough to coat the hair but after sitting easily absorbed into my hair. The coconut didnt seem to bother me at all.
Mud wash rinsed
Ingredients: Botanical Infusion (Water, Okra Extract and Marshmallow Root), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Water), Cocos nucifera (Cream) Oil, BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Lactate, Glycine Betaine (Beta Vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil, Panthenol, Triticum Vulgare {Wheatgerm) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Withania Somnifera (Ashwaghanda), Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance
Review: After smelling the Apple Cowash, this right here smells exactly like bananas. I left a little in after rinsing and I could see myself using this as a light leave in conditioner before styling.
Ingredients: Botanical Infusion, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol), Theobroma Cocao (Cocoa) Seed Butter - Unrefined, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Propanediol, Panthenol, Musa sapientium (Banana), Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Brassica oleracea italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Curcuma Longa (Tumeric Extract)

  Step 7 - Curlfriends Gelee
Review: I like the hold of this product but I'm very heavy handed. It was hard to not apply a lot because I wanted to save enough for a second application. I was leery of leaving it in because of the coconut but with the use of the banana slip detangler, my hair was very touchable the next day.
Ingredients: Botanical Infusion, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Gel, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Water), Glycerin, Glycine Betaine (Beta Vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract, Sodium Lactate, HydroxyEthylcellulose, Raw Blue Agave Extract (Organic), Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Paradisi, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Bambusa vulgaris (Banslochan), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Citrus limonium (Lemon) Oil, Citrus sinensis (Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea)

Final Review
These products are simply amazing for putting moisture into your hair. The directions that came with the bundle were easy and I was able to follow along and use it items as described.  I only left each product on for 20 minutes under a conditioning cap while I did my normal daily routine. I highly recommend these if your hair is thirsty and in need of maintaining your moisture levels. I had to skimp the second time with the gelee because upon first use I wasn't sure I would have enough to get two uses out of my sample. If I was a twist natural, I would have been able to do it  but I'm lazy and a washandgo is easy to do, lol. The gelee dried in my soft and was soft to touch. The next day, I water rinsed and it reactivated the curls.
If you're leery of the price, please try a sample bundle. Its enough to tempt you to dive in. I will be trying more of this line in the immediate future. A solid A plus from me!

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