Archive | April 2012

EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Review

         I bought this oil for about $8.00 at Amazon.com back in October when I started my hair journey. I have used it many times during my journey. I still have some left in the jar. I know that some people use it as a cooking oil, but I only use it on my hair because my daughter is allergic to nuts.


   
          I think the product is affordable because you don’t need to use a lot to get the results that you want. One jar can last you a very long time. It is like African Shea butter in some respects because it becomes hard if the room’s temperature is colder than normal. It was in a solid shape when I received it from the store; I had to heat it up in the microwave before I could use it. Some people melt it by rubbing it in their hands.
    
         I mix it with glycerine oil, Haitian black castor oil, and Shea butter to keep my hair soft and moisturized. I use it on my wash days also. I apply two teaspoons on my hair, leave it on for 1 to 2 hours to allow good penetration in my hair, then I shampoo as usual.
Extra virgin coconut oil will be one of the products that I will be using during my natural hair journey. I love it.

 EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Review

         I bought this oil for about $8.00 at Amazon.com back in October when I started my hair journey. I have used it many times during my journey. I still have some left in the jar. I know that some people use it as a cooking oil, but I only use it on my hair because my daughter is allergic to nuts.
    
          I think the product is affordable because you don’t need to use a lot to get the results that you want. One jar can last you a very long time. It is like African Shea butter in some respects because it becomes hard if the room’s temperature is colder than normal. It was in a solid shape when I received it from the store; I had to heat it up in the microwave before I could use it. Some people melt it by rubbing it in their hands.
     
         I mix it with glycerine oil, Haitian black castor oil, and Shea butter to keep my hair soft and moisturized. I use it on my wash days also. I apply two teaspoons on my hair, leave it on for 1 to 2 hours to allow good penetration in my hair, then I shampoo as usual.
Extra virgin coconut oil will be one of the products that I will be using during my natural hair journey. I love it.

 EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

My Hair Type: 4a, 4c,or 4b



        I am not sure what my hair type is right now, but I am thinking that it is a 4b or 4c. It is so hard for me to get any curl definition. You see this picture on the left? That’s what my hair looks like after a braid or twist out. I used to have nice curls when I was a little girl, but now I cannot see them. My hair stays the same after I use the Eco-styler gel. I use the clear gel with no extra virgin olive oil. A lot of 4b sisters can do wash and go with Eco-styler gel, why can’t I do it?
       

 I am not sure if my hair stays that way because of the multivitamins that I take, or because I do not wash my hair as often as I should. I wash my hair once a week and co- wash once a week as needed. I take nature’s bounty: hair skin and nails, which made my hair very strong and silky when  it was relaxed. I am not sure if it contributes to my hair being so thick. I also used Giovanni direct leave-in conditioner, which is supposed to make my hair soft and hold the curls at the same time, but that is not working either. Don’t get me wrong! it is a great product and works well on my daughter’s hair. I hope I find the reason why my hair is like that one day.

My Hair Type: 4a, 4c,or 4b



        I am not sure what my hair type is right now, but I am thinking that it is a 4b or 4c. It is so hard for me to get any curl definition. You see this picture on the left? That’s what my hair looks like after a braid or twist out. I used to have nice curls when I was a little girl, but now I cannot see them. My hair stays the same after I use the Eco-styler gel. I use the clear gel with no extra virgin olive oil. A lot of 4b sisters can do wash and go with Eco-styler gel, why can’t I do it?
         I am not sure if my hair stays that way because of the multivitamins that I take, or because I do not wash my hair as often as I should. I wash my hair once a week and co- wash once a week as needed. I take nature’s bounty: hair skin and nails, which made my hair very strong and silky when  it was relaxed. I am not sure if it contributes to my hair being so thick. I also used Giovanni direct leave-in conditioner, which is supposed to make my hair soft and hold the curls at the same time, but that is not working either. Don’t get me wrong! it is a great product and works well on my daughter’s hair. I hope I find the reason why my hair is like that one day.

Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner: Review

 I co-wash my hair a lot, so having a good conditioner is very important to me. I have been using Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner with Vitamin E for almost a year now, and I love it. The first time I bought it was at the Family Dollar Store. I did not want to spend a lot of money because it was my first time using it. Now I don’t wait for the bottle to be almost empty before buying one. I buy it whenever it is on sale either online or at  Kroger. 

Ingredients:

         Water Aqua , Quaternium-18 , Cetyl Alcohol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protei , Tocopheryl Acetate , Biotin , Niacinamide , Ascorbic Acid , Panthenol , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Fruit Extract Sweet Almond , Corylus Avellana Leaf Extract Hazel , Helianthus Annuus Extract Sunflower , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract , Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract Fennel , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Stearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Butylene Glycol , Quaternium-80 , Steareth-21 , Dimethicone , Disodium PEG-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate , Oleamine Oxide , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Citric Acid , PVP , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Disodiium EDTA , Fragrance Parfum 

Package Directions:

       Apply an adequate amount from mid-shaft to ends first (like you’re making a ponytail) on wet, shampooed hair. Depending on your thickness and length, you want an amount that fully coats the hair. Work anything that’s left through roots and the crown. Run a wide-tooth comb from roots to ends to detangle the hair and fully coat it. This method is the safest way to detangle hair without causing breakage (the conditioner adds a protective barrier). Leave on for 2-3 minutes for the best saturation. Then, rinse thoroughly to keep your style residue-free.

Why I love It:

  • It is affordable – only $3.49 at Sally’s and Kroger.
  • It is easy to find.
  • It makes my hair so soft.
  • I can use it as a deep conditioner if I need extra moisture.
  • My hair stays soft for a long time after using it.
  • My hair stays clean after every co-wash.

Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner: Review

 I co-wash my hair a lot, so having a good conditioner is very important to me. I have been using Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner with Vitamin E for almost a year now, and I love it. The first time I bought it was at the Family Dollar Store. I did not want to spend a lot of money because it was my first time using it. Now I don’t wait for the bottle to be almost empty before buying one. I buy it whenever it is on sale either online or at  Kroger. 

Ingredients:

         Water Aqua , Quaternium-18 , Cetyl Alcohol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protei , Tocopheryl Acetate , Biotin , Niacinamide , Ascorbic Acid , Panthenol , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Fruit Extract Sweet Almond , Corylus Avellana Leaf Extract Hazel , Helianthus Annuus Extract Sunflower , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract , Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract Fennel , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Stearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Butylene Glycol , Quaternium-80 , Steareth-21 , Dimethicone , Disodium PEG-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate , Oleamine Oxide , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Citric Acid , PVP , Polysorbate 20 , DMDM Hydantoin , Disodiium EDTA , Fragrance Parfum 

Package Directions:

       Apply an adequate amount from mid-shaft to ends first (like you’re making a ponytail) on wet, shampooed hair. Depending on your thickness and length, you want an amount that fully coats the hair. Work anything that’s left through roots and the crown. Run a wide-tooth comb from roots to ends to detangle the hair and fully coat it. This method is the safest way to detangle hair without causing breakage (the conditioner adds a protective barrier). Leave on for 2-3 minutes for the best saturation. Then, rinse thoroughly to keep your style residue-free.

Why I love It:

  • It is affordable – only $3.49 at Sally’s and Kroger.
  • It is easy to find.
  • It makes my hair so soft.
  • I can use it as a deep conditioner if I need extra moisture.
  • My hair stays soft for a long time after using it.
  • My hair stays clean after every co-wash.