Thursday 21 February 2013

Review: Bee Mine BEE-U-Ti-FUL Deep Conditioner

PromiseBEE•U•Ti•FUL Moisturizing Deep Conditioner; our first protein-free deep conditioner that helps to detangle your hair and provide excellent manageability. This deep conditioner is made with creamy and emollient Cupuacu butter, to promote smooth and soft hair while boosting the rebirth of the hair's natural moisture and elasticity. Highly beneficial for dry and damaged hair. BEE•U•Ti•FUL also provides some protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays and helps to restore shine and moisture to stressed hair.

Directions: After Shampooing gently & even massage a generous amount of Bee*u*ti*ful into palms and spread evenly from root to ends of hair. Cover hair with a warm towel or a plastic cap for 10 mins. Rinse hair thoroughly with water and style as desired

Ingredients: Distilled water, Cetearyl Alcohol, BTMS (mild emulsifier), 100% unrefined Shea Butter, 100% Organic Coconut Oil, Capauacu Butter, Calendula Extract, Chamomile Extract, Organic Raw Honey, Liquid Germall Plus (Paraben Free), Fragrance (Phthalate Free)

Verdict: After all the hype I heard about this deep conditioner, I was expecting 'liquid gold', but instead I  got 'gold plated'... catch my drift? It's much better than the Creme of Nature Professional Moisture Extreme Conditioner, that I recently reviewed, but at the same time, it's nothing to write home about. Out of 5, I think I would give this a 3.5. After use, it left my hair feeling reasonably soft without fail, the smell is pleasant, the texture is nice and creamy, and a little goes a fair way.... BUT it lacked slip, if you're looking for a detangler, this is not it!!! The price is a major let down, had it been cheaper, it would have got a 4/5. I bought the 2oz sample size for £4.50 from british curlies, the next size up is 8oz for £15.00. Personally, I don't like to feel like I'm taking out a mortgage buying one product, I'm on a student budget... Did I mention that £4.50, does not include post and packaging? Would I buy this again, possibly, but it won't be a staple.

ps. I got a new camera, can you tell? 

Wednesday 13 February 2013

10 months post relaxer

Hey Everyone! On the 7th Feb was the 10th month mark of my transition to natural, and even 21st birthday :D. I know I say this all the time but, time is flying by!!! I am still loving my transition, absolutely loving seeing my hair grow, and quite frankly just loving life. At minimum I have another 10 months left of my transition, at maximum another 12 months. The hardest part of my transition thus far has been styling!!! It is still very much a hit and miss for me, possibly because I want a style that takes me no longer than 5mins. Before I started transitioning, I was used to my hair doing what I wanted.... now it's more of a compromise. Besides styling, I am starting to get curious about, how much hair I will have when I finally chop my relaxed ends off :S The internet bombards me with images of women who have grown their hair to magnificent lengths in incy wincy periods of time... I find them extremely inspirational and motivational but, at the same time I'm not trying to build false hope. I guess the 'amazing' thing about transitioning is that you don't really know what awaits you once you're natural. Let the journey to the unknown begin!!!

ps. Above is a picture that I took just after I washed my hair last week

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Black Soap

This time next year I plan to be 100% natural, exciting!!!! Not only do I want my hair looking good, but vibrant skin to match would be the whole package. I kept reading about black soap for hair and skin, and really wanted to try it out. Last week, I was in the local hair shop, stocking up, as you do, when low and behold, I see black soap!!! It was just smiling at me from the bottom shelf, like this ---> :D It was only 99p, I'd be a fool to resist, right? I have used it 3 times, and I am loving it. My face is glowing!!!! I plan to wash my face with it 1-2 times daily and follow up with Almond Oil for moisture. In about a month, I'll show you a before and after photo. Dudu-Osun is the brand I used. It is the The ingredients are as follows:
Pure Honey, Shea Buter, Osun (cam wood), Palmkernel Oil, Cocoa Pod Ash, Aloe Vera, Lime Juice, Essential Oil Blend, Water

The Ingredients are out of this world, did I say I only paid 99p for this? A bit of advice if you buy this, use cold water, warm water burns a little. If you've used black soap, drop me a comment below, and let me know about your experience :)

Saturday 2 February 2013

Split Ends

I often hear people proclaim with upmost confidence 'I don't have split ends'... On average, 'average' being the keyword', the human head has 100,000 strands of hair... Someone please tell me how it is humanly possible to know whether each individual strand on your head has a split or not??? Some splits are more obvious than others, no doubt! Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they're not there. Until recently I thought splits only looked a certain way, and only appeared at the end of a strand... the picture to the right, shows how wrong I was. I am now at present, 43 weeks post relaxer... *moonwalk* My current enemy of progress are, you guessed it, Split Ends, taking the lead from SSKs (single strand knots). It's not so much that my hair is riddled with splits, it's more that I've noticed that my corners are more prone to splits, not the classic split either... I'm talking feather/ tree splits. The front corners of my hair are the most tightly coiled, proving to be more fragile than the other sections. The back corners of my hair are a lot looser, but seem to rub against my scarf, despite my efforts to prevent it. From now on, I will definitely focus more on my corners!

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