The Good, The Bad, and the Forgettable
*Currently rewatching #Lemonade as I type this*
Hey beautiful people!
What a week it has been, I just finished up my last week as an undergraduate so I am sooo hype. I will be discussing my post college plans in a later post so stay tuned!
Anyways, I got some great feedback on my black soap post and I hope my information was helpful and most importantly understandable. So a few weeks back, I did a beauty haul (click here to read it!) and I bought a lot of goodies that my bank account still wants to fight me over. I wanted to use the products for at least a month before giving information about what I thought about the products.
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These products were great and I will definitely be repurchasing them:
1.) Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream
As I said in my haul post, I started using this product when I first went natural and six (6) years later, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner is still here! This product is light enough for everday use as a daily moisturizer. Basically, what I do is spray a shower cap with water, coat my hair with this product and take a shower. The heat from the water allows the moisturizer to penetrate my hair. And on top of alla that, my hair always smells good! I Definitely recommend it.
2.) Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner
So like I said in a previous post, this product is not just for "Mixed Chicks" despite the product name. This product is great for people who don't have 3 hours to deep condition. I, or the most part, only have to let this sit in my hair for 10 minutes (about how long it takes for me to wash my body), and I'm good to go. This product had immediate effects and the effects are long-lasting. That is most likely due to the silicone in it. If you are anti- "cones" you won't like this product at all. I only deep condition every two weeks, so my hair is not negatively affected by the product. Also, my hair loves silicones of all types.
3.) Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure Castile Soap
Tea Tree oil in general is a natural antiseptic and is great for fighting dandruff. If you don't wash your hair often due to dryness, etc tea tree oil in general is a must have. As far as soap goes, I use this soap as a shampoo and I focus this product on my scalp. A little goes a long way with this soap and what is so amazing about this soap is that my scalp doesn't itch every five seconds like it did before I started using it. Try really hard not to use this to shampoo your hair strands, unless you like a squeaky-clean feeling when you're done washing your hair.
4.) Tresamme Botanique Damage Recovery Solutions Conditioner
Regardless of your curl pattern, you definitely need a good detangling conditioner. The more slippage, the better because it saves time and is less painful when the comb goes through your hair. Tresemme conditioners in general are great for detangling, however, this conditioner really left my hair extremely moisturized and soft. Also it smells great. I'm a sucker for good smelling products in case that wasn't already obvious.
This product was not bad in the sense that I broke out or something, it just was a disappointment and my heart can't take it:
1.) Maybelline New York Viva Matte Liquid Lipstick
Now that I think about it, I don't even know whether I would call this a lipstick. The pay off (how boldly it shows up on my lips with one coat) was awful. After a few coats, it still looked like a lipstain and I'm not sure why. To make matters worse, the product never dried. It. Never. Dried. In case you're wondering why this is an issue, let me explain: a liquid lipstick is supposed to dry so that it does not rub off easily and also so that the matte finish is more pronounced. After one sip of my drink, the lipstick/lipstain/whatever rubbed off almost completely.
These products were just..okay. If I ran out of another product and I only had these I would use them but I will not be repurchasing once I finish them though:
1.) Doo Gro Anti Itch Growth Oil
I had purchased this product in hopes that I could use it whenever I ran out of actual tea tree oil. Not to say this product was bad, it was just a bit too heavy and it really didn't "wow" me. I also am more intrested in my hair's health and not really growth so I can't really say whether it made my hair grow or not because I haven't been keeping track.
2.) Shea Moisture African Black Soap Eczema & Psoriasis Therapy Body Lotion
This product was pretty good, but it took quite some time for me to see decent effects and I don't have time or money to buy two or three bottles of something that worksslowly and doesn't really change my skin all that much.
I hope you guys enjoyed this review and as always, thanks for reading!