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About two months ago I received a fun package in the mail.  In the package was the Sleep Styler in Large.  Let’s just say I was super excited and couldn’t wait to try it out.  She Sleep Styler was featured and backed by Lori Greiner from ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank.  Now, I watch Shark Tank so you can only imagine how gitty I was to try another product from Shark Tank once again.  What made me more excited to try this out, is that I actually watched this episode of Shark Tank when The Sleep Styler was featured and I was definitely swooning over the product before it landed at my door step.

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The Sleep Styler was invented by Tara Brown.  As a mother who also worked, her goal was to be able to cut down the drying time and styling time for her hair so her routine wouldn’t be as lengthy.  The Sleep Styler curls your hair while you sleep and helps to save an hour of styling time.  You can achieve beautiful styles with effortless work and it’s perfect for heat free styling.  Each roller is marshmallow soft with a  memory-foam core that makes it comfortable to sleep in and each microfiber material holds 4-5 times its weight in water, drying the hair super fast.

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If you’ve been reading my blog or stopping by now and then, you know that I have naturally curly hair.  My curl pattern ranges between a 2c 3a and on a good day, 3a 3b if I have been caring for my hair properly.  It’s taken me a while to get my hair back to where I want it and I’ve finally embraced my curls, but that also means that I try to use as little heat on my hair as possible.  I really became excited about this product when I find out that it was a hair styling system that not only saves time and money, but it doesn’t cause any damage to the hair.

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Using this product means that I truly need to take my time learning how to use it.  The first time I used it, I tried to take my curls and make them straight.  My hair at the time was past my buttocks in length and it was near to impossible to get all of my hair onto two of the rollers (stacked on each other).  I had parts of my hair (my lengths) that looked straight, while other parts still had curl and frizz.

After trying that and knowing that I just couldn’t make it work with my long hair, I figured I would test out the curly method.  Large barrel and voluminous curls are great for that glam and beachy look so I figured I would test it out and see how it worked for me.

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It was interesting and you can see me put on the rollers in this video demo here.  

Putting the Sleep Styler in my long hair was a challenge, but I love that the product itself is lightweight.  The rollers are really soft and while I struggled to sleep with it the first time I used it to curl my hair, I tried it again and it worked well (so long as I didn’t use my CPAP mask).  I also cut off about 7 inches from my hair last week and found it to be much easier than when I tried to curl my hair with it originally.

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My curls directly after removing The Sleep Styler from my hair.

As you can see from the photo above, it left my curls quite smooth and larger in size from my smaller and tighter natural curls.  I loved that it locked in the fragrance I had on my hair from shampoo and conditioner and my hair was left shiny and had a lot less frizz.  The Sleep Styler’s 100% micro fiber materials absorbed the moisture in my hair while remaining dry to the touch and it is perfect for bombshell curls that are voluminous and full.

My natural curls

 

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My curls after using the Sleep Styler overnight

While the longer rollers are meant for long hair, I did notice that it still left the hair near the crown of my head a bit bare.  I used one and a half packages of rollers on my hair but felt like I could have used it differently or used some of the small rollers on the top of my head for maximum coverage.

Overall, I think the product is genius.  I have been using it on nights when I just don’t have the time to let my hair sit and dry naturally.  It’s been awesome just for drying my hair, but it also works really nicely to help smooth out my hair length so it’s not as frizzy.  When I want an easy style without the fuss, I will use this to help with a no mess, no heat look.  I’ve been using this product now for about two months (the video demo was filmed about 3 weeks ago) and have found what works and what doesn’t.  Of course, I can’t use my CPAP mask on nights I have the Sleep Styler in, but I find that I can still get lots of use out of this product and I’ve been enjoying it so far.  I think my nieces would love this as well as my sisters and it’s perfect for those who are always on the go.

Head on over to my demo here or check out the video embedded for a look at how I put on this product to create curls for the first time.  Plus, I get real with all of you as we chit chat about how it worked for me.

You can check out all the details on this product and purchase your own at https://www.thesleepstyler.com

Have you checked out or tried the Sleep Styler before?  If so, what are your thoughts?  If not, do you think this may be something you’ll sneak a peak at?


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Let’s face it – when it comes to curls I’m always looking for the products that work well for me and my full head of hair.  It’s not an easy task and I have tried more than my fair share of products – enough to last a lifetime.  Dippity-Do Girls With Curls products are a throwback to the days of carefree curls.  I have heard of Dippity-Do products before, but have never seen or heard of their Girls With Curls line so I was excited to give it a go and see how it would work for me.  After using these products for some time now, I’m finally comfortable to share my thoughts with you about how they worked for me.

Dippity-Do Girls With Curls - Curly Hair Product Line

After years of flat-ironing my hair, I have lost a lot of curl definition and I’m constantly working on redeveloping my curl pattern.  Because of this, I’m always on the hunt for a product or products that will not only help to define my curls, but also give them added moisture, shine and help to combat frizz.  I have used many products in the World to help with this and many are quite costly, so I was very intrigued to find out that the Dippity-Do Girls with Curls line was so darn affordable.  I was given the opportunity to test out the entire line and today I’m going to discuss each product in detail and how it worked for me.

Curl Shampoo – I was beyond impressed with this shampoo.  I have been using Sulfate Free shampoos for a while now and many of them do not offer the lather I miss with shampoos that have it.  This shampoo lathered up great and left my hair feeling clean.  What I enjoyed the most was that my hair didn’t feel dry or without moisture as other shampoos have done in the past.  It left my hair feeling great and I LOVE that it has coconut oil in it which is something I use in my hair consistently already.

Curl Conditioner – This conditioner was not as thick as I had expected, which is a little different than what I am used to.  I like my conditioners to have more slip to them because I tend to finger comb and detangle my hair while I have conditioner in and this was not as easy to detangle my hair with.  While it did the job, I feel like I could use something with a little more oomph… but overall – it does the job and I do like it.  You can’t beat the price point and it didn’t leave my hair feeling dry.  Each strand still felt moisturized, looked shiny after dry and my curls were soft and manageable.

Deep Treatment – When it comes to a deep treatment, I expect something that will really go above and beyond the conditioner from the same line but I felt like this one is more of a daily conditioner for me.  In order for my curls to be moisturized well without soaking it all up – I need something with a little more and felt like this was nice to use, nourished my hair – but left my hair wanting more.  I have finicky hair so I would chuck it up as my hair being difficult – but I would love to see something that is much thicker and richer to be a deep treatment.  Again, you can’t beat the price point, so I definitely think it did the job for the most part – my hair just wants more and after a few uses, I used the entire bottle because my hair drinks that stuff up.  Even as a long period mask – I felt that it still didn’t offer my hair as much quench as I would have liked.  Considering the price point though – again, still great in a pinch.

Curl Defining Cream – This particular product didn’t necessarily define my curls when used on it’s own after washing my hair, but I felt like my hair needed this product when used in combination with the Gelee to help my curls.  I love to run my fingers through my hair so if you know anything about me, I don’t use gel or mousse or products that hold my hair in place for this reason.  Because of this, I really loved the Curl Defining Cream.  It made my hair feel ultra soft and smooth and when used before the Gelee, my hair was still soft and smooth – without feeling crunchy, sticky or rough like it can be.  I was able to run my fingers through my hair with the Gelee, which would normally be difficult.  Again, it didn’t quite define my curls – but does work to make them touch-ably soft.

Gelee – Ah, this product is one of my favorites out of the whole line.  It left my curls defined with nice hold but still bouncy and move-able.  If I used it on its own (without the Curl Defining Cream) I did notice my hair would frizz up a little faster than normal and would feel a little dry.  But, used in combination with the Curl Defining Cream, my curls were very pretty, bouncy, soft to the touch and defined nicely.  This will definitely be my go-to moving forward because I love that my hair or neck and scalp do not feel sticky with use and I haven’t broken out at all while using this product.  I also love that this product gives my hair a little extra volume.  I take a little of the product and scrunch through my roots for a fuller hair look – I love it!

Curl Booster Spray – I specifically used this product on second day hair most of the time, though I thought it worked okay to finish up my hair style after applying the Gelee.  Just a little spritz on the ends of my hair helped to lock in the moisture which I tend to lose the quickest in that area.  I didn’t really use this product to boost my curls unless I was on my second or third day without washing – I would spritz at the root of my hair for a little added lift (since that is the part that tends the mash the quickest) and again at the tips in case the ends of my hair went flat from pulling my hair up in a bun.  I wear my hair up A LOT because it is so long so I used this mostly to revive my curls.  I didn’t notice any “curl boosting” on the first day when used.

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I’m still on a journey of redefining my curl patterns on my hair after years of heat damage and constant straightening.  It’s a consistent battle because my hair is long and grows so fast, I literally cut it every 3 months to keep up with the growth and to keep my hair from getting too heavy and weighed down.  When it comes to curly hair products, I have tried most if not all of them and have spent a great deal of money on this mop I call hair. lol I miss my tight Keri Russell curls that I used to have… but I’m slowly working my way back to it again.  With products like these from Dippity-Do, I can see a great curly haired future in sight.

Dippity-Do Girls With Curls - Curly Hair Product Line

Each product from the Girls With Curls line costs just $6.99 – come on now, major steal.  While some of the products worked better for me than others, I can’t help but feel obligated to want to continue using them all because the price point really is nice.  I know I’ll be keeping the Gelee in my hair routine, as well as the Shampoo and Curl Defining Cream.  The rest all worked reasonably well – but I’m not quite convinced I still need them all, though that won’t stop me from repurchasing just so I can use them all together.   What I really enjoy about this line is that while it’s drugstore priced, it really doesn’t have crappy results.  My hair seems to feel fuller and have more body – which I love since my hair is on the thinner side.  Overall – I would definitely suggest this brand and hair care line – I was beyond impressed and didn’t expect it to work as well as it did.  These pink bottles are definitely going to be in my curly hair future.

What about you?  What kind of hair do you have – curly, straight, wavy?  What are your favorite curly hair products if you have any?

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It’s no secret that I have really curly hair.  As a kid, I hated my curls and since my hair was really really long most of my life, I wore my hair pulled back and away from my face.  Over the last couple of years, I have been trying to embrace wearing my hair down and my curls wild and free.  But, while I am learning to love my natural hair, I do love larger curls or curls that are not so tight as mine can be and that is where hair tools come into play.  While I have a variety of curling wands in different shapes and barrel sizes, I never tried an automatic curler before.  I’ll be honest in saying that when I first heard of the product, I was a bit intrigued and hesitant, not knowing how this would work with my already curly hair.  The KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler is an interesting tool to say the least.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

The revolutionary KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls with ease.  Their claim is that you do not need to be a pro to create gorgeous curls and you can bring the salon home.  At first glance I was a bit hesitant to use this product as I wondered how it would work with my already very curly and very long hair.  After reading the directions several times and finally diving into the product, my hair got tangled so many times that I was worried to keep working at it.  With trial and error, I realized some things I needed to change in order to use the product and I also learned what it can and cannot do with my hair since my hair is so long and curly.  It took a lot of testing and trying (which I was not too happy about since I don’t really use heat on my hair), but the curler wand and I finally found an easy way to work with the hair tool that worked for me.  More details about my results below.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

The InstaWave Automatic Curler has Diamond-Ceramic Technology.  Infusion of diamond and ceramic particles enhance the durability while maintaining ionic effects for healthy shiny styling results.  Don’t forget to check out the video demo (embedded below), or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

The KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that claims to easily create beautiful curls.  This tool is supposed to be easy to use for anyone, any angle and any hand.  The unit features a curl dial with left/right curl directions and automatically shuts off after 90 minutes.  You have two heat settings with low/high switch and a maximum temperature of 420 degrees.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

After almost a month of working with the product, the InstaWave is now fairly easy for me to use, but it didn’t come without a lot of tangling and smoke.  While I was pretty intimidated to use the product at first, I noticed that as easy as it is, there is definitely some trial and error for some hair types.

I have found that when my hair is dry (coarse) – my hair can tangle quite easily in the unit while curling and when my hair is soft, the unit curls my hair easily, without effort or issues.  I love that you can curl left or right directions.  Since my hair is so long, I love that this offers my arms a little relaxation and I am not spending hours curling my hair due to the length.  So far the curls stay in my hair for quite a while after set, but my hair has always held its curls so I didn’t think that would be an issue.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

Curling your hair kind of easy.  Simply hold the InstaWave vertically and place a section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod.  Pressing the right/left button until all of your hair wraps around the barrel and then releasing the button.  Hold your hair in place from 5-10 seconds (longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves).  Pull the InstaWave down vertically letting the hair out.

While the directions say 5-10 seconds should be good… I notice that my hair can actually start to burn.  The unit gets hot VERY quickly so I try to take the wand out of my hair faster than the suggested time.  If you have long, curly hair as I do – I think there can definitely be a learning curve to the process, but once I started to figure it out, it seemed to work nicely for me.  I can say this much… it surely saved me a lot of aches in my arms and shoulders from holding them up so long.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

Photo above is with the curls right after removing from barrel – unstyled.  After using the tool on my entire length of my hair and my whole head, I also realized that you can’t really get very close to your scalp – in my case, it was not a pretty sight when it tangled.  If you are looking for curls nearer to your scalp or longer curls, I don’t suggest this tool.  Also – if you notice your hair has tangled, what I did is reverse the barrel direction so it would unwrap your hair from the barrel.  If that didn’t work, I turned off the unit and removed my hair the best as possible.  While this did end up working for me after many tries… I wish there were a way to try out the product without heat first so you can get the hang of learning how to curl your hair properly without worry of burning your hair.  I have burned my hair MANY times trying to figure out how to use this product… so it would have been great to be able to turn on the rotating section of it first, before adding the heat.

KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

Photo above is with my hair curled using the InstaWave Automatic Curler.  I have run my finger through the curls to loosen them and style.  I concentrated all of the curls towards the lower part of my hair to give it that sultry, sexy look – which is actually different from how my hair would look with my normal curls.

Overall, while this product took a lot of trial and error, tangles and some heat burns, I have enjoyed using it as it has offered me the chance to curl my hair without too much strain on my carpal tunnel or my arms.  Doing my hair was easy and I was ready to go in a shorter time frame.  If you have straight hair or shorter hair than I do – you may have an easier time to use this product than I did.  I also suggest that you test small sections to learn how to use the product itself.

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