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I’m super excited to share with you a few products from a company that I’ve been loving lately.  Have you ever heard of Grace Eleyae?  If you’re a curly haired gal and you haven’t heard of this brand before, I definitely suggest checking it out.  I’ve used various hair bonnets and satin products over the years, but the ones I have tried from Grace Eleyae are now my favorites to protect my curly hair with.

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As I mentioned previously, I have used various satin lined or satin caps and other products to help protect my curly hair, but recently was introduced to Grace Eleyae.  Said to be the “Home of the original satin lined cap”, the Slap (Satin-Lined Cap) was created to help fight dry hair, bedhead and time-sucking/inefficient hair processes.

Grace’s goal is to provide women with confidence by offering these solutions for the busy multi-taskers who want to look and feel confident while investing in being their best, most beautiful selves.

Why satin?

Whether you have curly hair or straight hair, long or short, healthy hair needs adequate moisture.  Satin is a material that does not absorb moisture like cotton or other types of fabrics.  Satin allows your hair and skin do basically do what it was created to do – produce it’s own protective moisture to keep itself healthy and strong.

Using satin protects your hair from the moisture absorbing materials and also helps to protect against harsh weather and conditions – sunlight, snow, dry heat, freezing winds, hair dye, heat from straighteners and blow driers.  Basically, anything and everything that can dry your hair out.

Using satin can help to keep your hair moisturized (skin too) while limiting breakage and combating frizz.  I especially love that it helps to prolong my hair style (more time in between washes) and it preserves my curls so that my hair looks shinier, healthier and I have a lot less tangles.  Satin allows your hair to repair itself, so whatever oils or deep conditioning you use, your hair can truly fully absorb the healing properties to it’s fullest ability.

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I’ve been using the Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined cap, satin pillowcase and satin scrunchies for the last few months now.  Each of these products have been essential in keeping my hair looking fresh while also preserving all of my curls and eliminating frizz.  They are essential in my nightly sleep routine and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Because of Grace Eleyae products, my hair feels softer and I love that I have less tangles.  Since my hair is so long (passed my buttocks), I use the scrunchie to pull my hair up in a pineapple. Then I use the Slap to protect it.  Since I move around a lot in bed, I sleep on the satin pillowcase to help eliminate frizz.  My skin also loves the satin pillow and I love that it’s cool and comfy to sleep on as well.

“My hair feels and looks so healthy now that I’ve been using Grace Eleyae Satin products.  It’s definitely a game changer.” 

Satin-lined cap (slap) – retail:  $20.96

Satin pillowcase, Full/Queen size – retail:  $28.96

Satin scrunchie – retail: $5.59

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I highly suggest trying out Grace Eleyae products to protect your hair.  They offer fashionable pieces that you can use while out and about or during the night to protect your hair styles.  I’m loving them, and I think you’ll definitely enjoy them too.

Interested in checking them out for yourself?  Stop by their website and see their entire collection of satin products:  https://www.graceeleyae.com/


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If there is one thing I absolutely love when it comes to brands and products, it’s when a brand I have used for years bring something new to the table.  BioSilk is a brand I’ve used for over 20 years, first being introduced to them in 1996.  The original Silk Therapy was recommended to me when I was in high school and needed to tame and moisturize my crazy curly hair.  Now, years later, I was given the opportunity to try out the BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil.   And, today – I am sharing all of my thoughts on these products with all of you.

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BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil:  Just like the BioSilk Silk Therapy, the Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil is a Leave-In treatment that can be used for both hair and skin.  BioSilk says that this light-weight leave-in treatment offers superior moisture replenishment while fortifying weak strands.  It helps to control frizz and flyaways while preventing split ends for smooth results with incredible  shine.  For the skin, it can be used as a light moisturizing oil to relieve dry skin leaving it soft and smooth with a subtle glow.

After using this product for several weeks, I have absolutely been loving it as much as I love the original.  If you have ever tried the BioSilk Silk Therapy products, you will know exactly how they feel.  They have slip like regular oils but they leave your hair feeling moisturized without the heavy oily feel.  The Silk Therapy with organic coconut oil soaks into the skin and leaves it soft and definitely moisturized.  My hair just drinks it up and I love it.

Retail:  $26.80 (5.64 oz)

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Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil 3-in-1:  I am not one to gravitate to a 3-in-1 (shampoo, conditioner and bodywash), but I think they are definitely something perfect for travel or for those that don’t want all the product clutter.  This versatile and gentle cleanser not only removes the impurities from the body and hair, but it adds essential moisture to the hair and skin.  This 3-in-1 conditions while providing balanced care for the hair and skin and I love that it also helps to maintain and preserve your hair color.  Hair and skin is left soft, smooth and nourished.

A 3-in-1 is definitely a time saver and so far I’ve been enjoying this product.  It leaves my hair feeling soft and my body too.

Retail:  $10.40 (5.64 oz)

As I mentioned before, I love when a brand re-invents or does something different to their products and it works.  Adding organic coconut oil definitely added great benefits to their original products and I’ve been absolutely loving them.  Honestly, these products can be a bit costly, but I think they offer such a great range of solutions for all hair types and it’s worth checking it out soon.

Have you had the chance to try out this new Organic Coconut Oil line from BioSilk?  If not, have you tried the original Silk Therapy line and if you have, what do you think?

You can purchase these products at:  https://biosilk.com

 

 

 

 


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When it comes to hair care – I try a lot of different products.  I have hair that tends to be a bit finicky and definitely needs extra care.  While I do have my favorites, I’m always interested in trying out new things and I especially love a good hair product that includes some of my favorite ingredients like Argan and Coconut oils.  With curls for days and long tresses, I do what I can to keep my crazy hair at bay.  Recently I was sent some goodies for my hair – the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection and today I’m going to share my thoughts with all of you.

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The L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection includes products that are perfect for dry hair – which just happens to be the type of hair I have.  Since my hair is so long and because I live in a tropical climate, my locks tend to be drier than I would like – which means I need to compensate with hair products that will add extra moisture.  The Extraordinary Oil line not only helps to rehydrate and restore my hair, but some of the products like the Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-nourish mask also help with my curly hair.  I received 4 out of the 7 different products I seen on their website and I’ll break it down for you and share my thoughts on each I had the opportunity to try.

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First, you have the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo ($4.99 / 25.4 fl.oz. – 750mL).  This shampoo is perfect for daily care to help dry and lifeless hair.  It’s a lightweight shampoo that is non-greasy and when applied to the hair – it left my hair feeling really clean, but not dry.  I don’t have very many lathering products since I try to use sulfate-free hair care, so I really worried that this shampoo would leave my hair stripped of its natural oils.  It actually did really well with my hair and I literally noticed after the first wash that my hair was pretty shiny and soft.

The advanced formula of the Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo includes an oil complex that has oils + botanical extracts in oil to rapidly propel hydration to the fiber and seal the cuticle.  With the Arginine-K Complex, this system penetrates the hair fiber from the root, to the core, to the tip for healthier feeling and looking hair.  Once you use this product, your hair is just about instantly transformed to silkier, softer – more lustrous hair.  I was not only amazed, but very impressed.  I only wash my hair about one to two times a week so I worried that this product would leave my curls dry and my hair (and my scalp) seemed to like the product overall.  Oh – did I mention it has a soft fragrance?  I actually really enjoy the scent, it’s light – but smells really good… almost floral, though I do not think that is it.  I believe it is a mix of the argan and coconut oil, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint it yet.  I like that the fragrance is light because it doesn’t affect my allergies.

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The L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner ($4.99 / 25.4 fl.oz. – 750mL) can be used for daily care to help with dry, lifeless hair.  It’s lightweight and non-greasy just like the shampoo and includes the same oil complex as well.  After just one wash, I noticed my hair definitely softer and smoother.  I love the thickness of this conditioner.  It is not too thick, but thick enough to coat my hair nicely but still offering a good amount of slip.  This conditioner really is the perfect one for detangling my hair while in the shower, which I like to do.

Just like the shampoo – the conditioner claims to help rejuvenate the hair with weightless nutrition.  The Extraordinary Oil system instantly transforms dry, lifeless strands into silkier, softer, more lustrous hair.  With the Advanced Formula Oil Complex of oils and botanical extracts in the oil – this conditioner helps to rapidly propel hydration to the fiber and seals the cuticle.  It also includes the Arginine K complex to help penetrate hair fiber from root, to core, to tip for healthier hair.  After the first use of using this product, I was amazed at how much I enjoy it.  It did well in moisturizing and hydrating my hair and left my hair very very soft.

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I’m all about a great mask, especially one that is formulated to help my curls so I was intrigued and excited to try this one from L’Oreal.  The L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask ($6.99 / 8.5 fl.oz. – 250 mL) is formulated to rehydrate, restore and reinfuse bounce into naturally curly hair.  It’s a rinse-out treatment best suited for very dry and curly hair.  This mask instantly penetrates the hair to quench and calm even very dry, curly hair with hydration and nutrition.  The Re-Nourish mask is made with the Extraordinary Oil system to help defrizz the hair, and infuse curls with bounce.

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The mask itself has a very light scent to it – like the other products in this line and is quite thick, though still manageable.  It includes the Advanced Treatment Oil Complex (AMLA Extract) system with oils + botanical extracts in oil to penetrate the fiber to instantly replenish curls with nourishment and elasticity.  After one use I noticed my hair was shinier, rehydrated and soft but also – my curls had a lot of bounce.

When it comes to masks, I can use a lot of it (just like conditioners) because my hair is nearly past my rear.  I found that this product was thick enough to coat my strands, but also thin enough to be worked into my hair without using a lot of product as I normally would.  It’s easy to use – simply apply this mask to your wet hair after shampooing.  Massage through to the ends of your hair and leave in for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.  This product has to be rinsed out.  It is too thick and has too much oils in it to leave over night in my opinion… I tried it the first time I used it just to see and it left my scalp feeling kind of oily.  I did like it when used as directed and at the price point, I think I may continue to purchase this product to keep on hand.  It really helped to soften my dry ends leaving them looking healthy and smooth.

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Lastly, the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum ($6.99 / 3.4 fl.oz. – 100mL), is quite a great little product.  As many of you know if you’ve been here reading my posts for a while, I really am a huge oil fan and use coconut and argan oil (to name a few) in my hair consistently and usually daily.  I was so happy to try a hair serum with the oil complex the same as in the other products from this line that I have tried.  This product claims to instantly add shine and a silky-touch to your hair and is lightweight and non-greasy.  It’s a leave-in treatment that is perfect for dry and lifeless hair.

The Extraordinary Oil system instantly absorbs, transforming dry hair strand by strand for weightless silky shine.  It includes the same system of oils + botanical extracts in oil to help rapidly propel hydration to the fiber and seals the cuticle.  With oils like Chamomile, Coconut, Sunflower, Soja, Gardenia and Rose – this oil serum helps to add instant shine and a gorgeous, soft and silky touch.  I apply this product as directed, after using the shampoo and conditioner I apply the serum throughout the lengths of my hair concentrating it on the ends.  I love that this product can be used before a shampoo to help nourish and protect the hair and before styling to help control and discipline hair.  But, most importantly for me it also works well as a finishing touch to any style or hair look for exquisite softness and lustrous shine.

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The L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil line has been such a great asset in my hair care needs.  I have used products from the L’Oreal Feria line (for hair coloring) and that is basically it – so I was not only impressed by my first use of the hair products from this line, but also with the quality considering the price point.  Each of the products offered a light scent – almost floral, that made use quite pleasing and didn’t leave me nauseous as other hair products can do and I liked that it worked so well with my curly hair.  Since I tend to have drier hair than usual, I love a product line that really replenishes my hair and keeps it looking great for longer periods of time, especially since I usually only wash 1-2 times a week.  Since these products have oils that help to seal the cuticle and hydrate your natural hair fibers, I think they would make great products for those who color their hair consistently.  I noticed that after using these products, my red didn’t fade as quickly and I didn’t have as much bleeding of color in my shower after a wash.  These products have helped to keep my hair color lasting longer as well as keeping my hair looking great.  Since all four products are infused with vitamins and antioxidants, my hair feels so soft and shiny and has felt this way after just one use.

Overall, I’m really liking them – loving the price, and after a month of using these, I look forward to repurchasing some of my favorites.

You can purchase these products and more at: http://www.lorealparisusa.com/ as well as your local drugstore, Target, Walmart or other stores where L’Oreal is sold.

Have you tried any of these products from L’Oreal Paris before?  If so – what are your thoughts?  If you are more of a makeup lover, then hair… be sure to check out my thoughts and review on the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, which includes my thoughts as well as swatches.

Have a wonderful day! Smooches!

Signature Honey

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I have been using Hask Beauty hair care products off and on now for about two years and it’s one of my favorite hair product lines.  Let’s face it, with my full head of very long hair I need products that are good and affordable since I can use a lot of it.  One of my favorite lines from Hask Beauty is the Argan Oil line of products.   Since I have been using this line consistently over the last two years off and on with some of my other favorite hair care products, today I’m going to share with you my thoughts and some information.

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There are four different products available in the Hask Argan Oil line.  Each product is not only affordable but also easy to get your hands on because you can find them at a variety of stores as well as online.  I just love the look of the line’s packaging because the colors just pop and stand out and the products itself are really good.

Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo – This product is developed to help strengthen and restore your hair.  It is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.  It’s infused with argan oil and penetrates the hair shaft to offer your hair a gentle cleaning while it repairs damage and breakage.  I love this shampoo.  It is just the right texture for my hair allowing me to saturate the areas I want to get clean.  It has a light lather, but not as much as you would get with traditional shampoos.  My hair feels so soft and looks really shiny after using this product.  I love that I can use it on my color treated hair without issue and it never leaves my hair feeling dry or rough.  If I had to for any reason use this product on its own without conditioning, I like that my hair still feels moisturized and it helps with my frizz, keeping it at bay.  I can’t say that it has necessarily repaired my hair, but I do notice I do not get as much breakage.

Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner – Like the Shampoo, this product helps to strengthen and restore.  It is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.  This conditioner helps to revive and restore the look of your hair.  It’s infused with moisturizing argan oil and penetrates the hair shaft leaving your hair soft, while detangling your hair.  It helps protect against damage and breakage and helps with frizz.  I have tried MANY conditioners and this is one of my favorites.  I wish that Hask made this size bottle larger since I use a lot of it.  This product has some nice slip to it… which makes it easy to detangle my hair while wet in the shower and I can comb through my hair with my fingers with ease.  My hair seems to give off that “aaaahhhh” feeling after my hair is rinsed of this product because it is always nicely moisturized after leaving my hair soft with minimal to no frizz and very shiny and silky.  I love that I can use this on my color treated hair with minimal color bleed in the shower.  One note however is when I use this product since it makes my hair so silky and soft, my curls tend to be more waves than curly – it really softens my hair a lot.

Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner – This is one of my favorite products for a deep conditioner.  Just like it’s counter parts, it is free of all the yucky stuff and helps to strengthen and repair.  This treatment comes in a packet which makes it easy for travel or keeping for taking to the gym or throwing in a spare dress bag.  It helps to restore and smooth dry, damaged and chemically treated hair… especially those that are over processed.  With Argan oil unique to Morocco, this product penetrates the hair and split ends to help leave your most damaged hair soft and moisturized with added moisture.  I love this product and use it VERY often because it is so affordable and my hair drinks it up.  For some it may not be a thick enough deep conditioner for their hair because my hair just drinks it up that sometimes I feel I need the whole pouch on my head at a time.  Other days I can split the pouch in half and save for another treatment.  I have slept in this mask with towel over my head and it seems to work nicely.  If my hair is really dry for any reason (like winter months) I love this mask because I can use it each time I wash my hair without worrying about my scalp or hair getting too oily but still have my hair very moisturized, soft and silky.  This deep conditioner has nice slip to it and works through my hair great and I can detangle with it on my hair as well.

Argan Oil Shine Treatment – I have also enjoyed this hair treatment.  I put it on my hair when it is damp or even on days when wet or dry to help combat frizz and lock in moisture.  The little vial lasts a really long time and a little goes a long way.  Again, strengthens and restores like the other products and free from all the junk stuff we don’t want in our hair.  This oil is lightweight which I love because I can use it on the crown and near the roots of my hair without worrying that it will weigh my hair down or get too oily too fast.  It’s alcohol free and absorbs so quickly into my hair.  My hair is frizz free, soft and so manageable when I’m using this product.  Since Argan Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, this product penetrates the hair to restore shine and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and shiny.

I can’t stress enough how much I enjoy this line.  Again, it’s affordable which is a huge plus but offers great care for your hair at a fraction of the price you would get from salon brands.  I also love that I can find it at my local stores here so repurchasing this product over the last two years has been a breeze.  I love the smell of each of the products in this line… a sweet but not over powering scent is left on my hair – hubby loves it too.  My hair always feels soft, moisturized and looks so shiny and silky when I use this line and I really like it.  If I had to make one little notation, it is that I find my curls tend to be on the softer side – more wavy than coiled when I use these particular products, which is not necessarily a bad thing but I figured I would mention it.  And, sometimes my hair is so soft, that a standard pony tail holder / rubberband will not stay in my hair with two twists, it will fall right out – which is not the norm for me.  I love the line nonetheless and definitely suggest it.  If I had to make one suggestion to Hask, it would be to ‘Please come out with a Coconut Oil line… I would absolutely love it and my hair would too.’

You can purchase this product or read more about the line here: http://haskbeauty.com/brand/argan/products

Have you tried products from Hask before?  If so – what are you favorites?

Signature Honey

 

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Living in Hawaii during the Summer months can be beautiful and a well worth living experience, but it also means that my hair absolutely hates me due to humidity and funky weather.  My naturally curly hair tends to feel dry during the warmer months, leaving me using the same ol’ hairstyle each day to keep the frizz at bay.  All that craziness helps me to have a better appreciation for those who can use heat on their hair often, because straightening my hair during the summer not only causes my body to over heat, but my hair becomes damaged and takes a toll if I am not using the proper hair tools or products.  Now that Fall is so close – I can smell it in the air, I’m looking forward to using a tried and true hair style I have done for years and I want to share it with you today.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

It’s been over a year since I decided I would try to wear my hair much more natural so I haven’t used any heat on my hair since.  Because of this – I am excited to show you my straight locks for the Fall season.  But, as many who have naturally curly hair like I do know, it is not easy to go from super curly to straight without having a few challenges.  With curly hair going straight, you may experience frizzing, dryness and in my case – when I straighten my hair, I want my style to last at least 3 days before having to wash since it takes me almost two hours to create this perfection.  Here are some tips and what I do to keep my hair style looking fresh and great.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI
Before – Straightening my hair

Since I haven’t added heat to my hair in over a year and recently just cut and had my hair layered, I made sure to straighten my hair the day after I washed it.  This way some of my natural oils in my hair were able to develop and help to protect my hair in the straightening process.  I added a heat protectant spray to my hair to help protect from damage while my Ultra CHI Tropical Splash 1″ Flat Iron heated up.  This light weight heating tool heats up quickly – up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.  While the heat is not adjustable, it is the perfect temperature to flatten and straighten my curls without burning my locks.  When the iron has reached the full temperature, I then start flat ironing my hair – each strand about an inch in size.  The iron adds moisture and shine and penetrates the hair from the inside out so you reduce frizz and static electricity.   This is perfect for me and my curly hair gals as the last thing we want is the dreaded FRIZZ.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Even after a lengthy trim, my hair is still fairly long, so it usually takes me about an hour to go through the strands and straighten completely.  Once that is done, I can leave my hair as is – but I like to add some coconut oil to help with the fly-aways, frizz and to help add some much needed moisture back into my locks.  To finish this very easy hairstyle, I spray my hair from mid length to the ends with CHI’s Dry Conditioner to help add extra shine and luster to my hair and leaving my hair soft and manageable.  This spray will help to keep my hair soft, easy to work with and even assist in extending the style for a few days until my next wash.  CHI’s Dry Conditioner is a waterless conditional spray that helps to make hair manageable in between shampoos.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

If I am to skip washing my hair for a couple of days, I’ll also use the CHI Dry Shampoo to help absorb excess oils and keep my hair looking refreshed between my next wash.  This Dry Shampoo from CHI smells great, works well and I love the waterless formula that helps extend the hair I worked so hard to create.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI
After – Straightening My Hair. This was taken immediately after.

To add a little bit of texture or volume to the crown of my style, I will use the CHI Texturizing Spray at the roots to help add some volume.  This spray is lightweight and has great hold so it’s perfect for those days when you are looking to add a little vavavoom to your hair.  I especially enjoy this on the 2nd or 3rd day I have my hair straight to allow me to still give my crown some volume without weighting down my hair.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Once I do decide to wash my hair – CHI offers a variety of products that will also work well to keep my curly hair at bay as well as offer definition to my curls.  The CHI Styling Cream Gel is is Paraben free and helps to create sleek, smooth styles with a gel that is workable without flaking.  You get incredible shine and control and it keeps my curls soft and defined.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

The CHI Reworkable Taffy is a go-to when I want my curls to to look defined and my flyaways controlled.  It’s a non-sticky taffy that has impressive style memory to create reworkable styles that have texture.  It’s perfect for curly hair and a little goes a long way.  I use this product mostly on the tips of my hair to keep my curls in place and from frizzing.  Finishing off my curly hair look with the CHI Finishing Pomade which adds shine and a light hold.  It gives your look a polished shine and leaves your curls looking frizz free and your hair ends controlled and gorgeous.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

At the end of the day – my hair styles (no matter the season) are easy and manageable to allow me to go about my time without hassle.  The CHI Styling Line Extension has products that have been useful for my hair whether I decide to rock it straight or curly and they work well for any season.  Each product in the Styling Line Extension is enriched with silk and CHI Ceramic Compound which works hand in hand to achieve maximum shine and resist thermal damage.  The silk instantaneously works to provide your hair a layer of protection while steal leaving your hair looking fab and enhancing shine.  The weightless formulas are perfect to keep your favorite style in place without losing volume and each product offers a zesty, fresh-smelling fragrance with lavender and jasmine that leave your hair feeling replenished and ready to go.  Using CHI Styling Line Extenstion products with thermal styling tools help to seal the hair cuticle and secure the proteins in each strand of hair to increase strength and ensure protection for your styling needs.  I have been able to keep my hair straight for three days before washing due to the assistance of these products and even with my curly hair – I have enjoyed my style.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Have you tried any of the CHI Styling Line Extension products or the Ultra CHI Tropical Splash 1″ Iron?  How could you incorporate these tools into your Fall hair style routine?  Do you wait till the colder months like me to add heat to your hair too?  Comment below and tell me, share your thoughts and tips too.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

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It’s taken me many years of masking my curly hair before I finally learned to embrace it and it has been a long journey of learning about my curls and how I should care for them.  Between dealing with split ends, dry hair due to years of coloring, bleaching, hot tools or sun damage, my curls and hair have definitely seen the depths of crazy hair hell and I’m always looking for a fix-all cure-all product to use.  Let’s face it, Women crave beautiful, silky hair but don’t want it weighted down by heavy products that claim to nourish and add shine.  The struggle… is definitely REAL, until now!

Dove Pure Dry Oil Collection

Long curly hair is not the easiest to style or even deal with on the daily, but it’s the hair I have and I have been doing everything I can in my power to embrace my natural “curly goddess tresses”.  I have spent a lot of money trying to find products that will offer my hair great body, enhance my curls and keep my hair feeling and looking luxurious and it’s been a long hard battle.  But, after just one use of the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection, I knew I had found a new friend for my hair.

Dove Pure Dry Oil Collection

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection is ideal for all hair types and delivers five times silkier hair (after just one wash).  Five times silkier hair when using the system of shampoo, conditioner and treatment vs. non-conditioning shampoo.  These products nourish hair without making it feel greasy or heavy.  Proven to absorb quickly, the dry oil features a blend of African Macadamia oil and coconut oil.  Let me just say my love for Macadamia oil and coconut oil in hair products was intensified with this product.  It smells… mmm mmm wonderful, I couldn’t stop smelling my hair and instantly I felt my hair feel so soft even after a color treatment that had my  hair feeling coarse, this took my hair to a softer silkier feel than I have had in a while.  Let me just say… I can’t keep my hands off my hair – lol.

Dove Pure Dry Oil Collection

Being a huge fan of Dove products I knew I would enjoy these and I think I found a new favorite for my hair arsenal. Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment with African Macadamia Oil is a lightweight oil treatment that is non-greasy with high nourishing properties.  It instantly helps to replenish lipids, softens and adds shine.  This stuff absorbs into your hair so quickly without that funky heavy weight oily feeling you can get with other products and it leaves your hair soft and luxurious.  Honestly, as much as I love using pure organic oils directly, I think I found a new love.

Dove Pure Dry Oil Collection

 

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While Argan Oil is not my number one choice for hair oil (coconut oil being my first), I have been adding Argan Oil treatments to my hair care routine lately.  With so many products that are on the market today – Argan Oil is found in drug stores, online and in most mass retailers.  I do enjoy and appreciate the benefits it offers my hair (and body) and this Argan Oil Hair Treatment from Insta Natural is no exception.

Insta Natural Argan Oil

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Insta Natural’s Argan Oil Hair treatment formula is very unique and unlike others you find on the market – many of which I may add, I have tried.  It can be used as a leave in conditioner or as a heat and UV damage protector.  I have been using this particular product prior to exposure to the sun – especially since it is now summer and the sun is bright and blaring – this has been a great addition to my hair care products that I currently use.

This Argan Oil elixir is chemical free and made with 100% plant oils.  What I love is that it already includes some of the oils I currently use in my hair like Coconut Oil.  Including Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil and Grapeseed Oil (to name a few), this product is not just pure Argan Oil like others on the market today.  It includes a mixture beneficial ingredients to help with your hair.  I especially love that this product helped to increase the shine and luster my hair has lost after consistently coloring my hair.  I’ve been using this product weekly – or as needed through the week (after shampoo and conditioner) and it has made a huge difference.

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If you use heat tools on your hair often, I think this product would definitely be beneficial for your hair.  While I do not use heat on my hair (it’s a rare occasion), I have noticed that while my hair has been getting a lot of sun exposure since it is Summer time, my hair is not as frizzy or as dry as it can be.  I like to apply this elixir to my hair right out of the shower while my hair is still wet or damp and then put my hair into my Turbie Twist to let it dry.  My hair is soft, manageable and has lots of shine.  I love that my hair doesn’t appear oily and even more so, I think it’s great that my holy grail coconut oil is already in this potion, so I don’t need to add coconut oil separately.

After using this product for a month – my hair feels much softer and easier to comb through.  I am very careful with the amount I apply as it can sometimes be a little too much oil for my thin hair, but my curls love it and used in combination with my other favorite hair care products, they all seem to work together harmoniously.  If you have thin hair as I do, I suggest that you not use it as a leave-in conditioner, but more as a treatment you apply before heat or one you would use after your normal shampoo/conditioner routine.  A little goes a long way – so I just use a little and work the product into my ends and on the rest of my hair – but not so much as to saturate it like you would a leave in.

Insta Natural Argan Oil Treatment

The pump for this bottle is really nice, as are other pumps and bottles from this same brand (different products).  I simply pump once to get the amount of product I need and sometimes I’ll use two pumps if I feel that my hair needs the extra love and care.  Insta Natural sells this product through their Amazon website for the sale price of $19.95 (retail price is $69.95) and they offer a 100 day – risk free, money back guarantee.  Not only is the price really nice, but you can’t go wrong with a great No Risk Guarantee like that.  There is 4 fl. oz. (120 ml) of product in each bottle which lasts you quite a while with regular use.  I love that there really isn’t any scent to the product and the serum/elixir is completely clear – there is no color to the liquid.

Overall – for the sale price and the results, I’m very impressed with this hair elixir.  It offers my hair a great list of benefits and has awesome ingredients included.  Application is easy and I definitely noticed my hair’s natural luster and shine come back with using this product along with other hair care items in my regimen.  Have you tried anything from Insta Natural before?  I have been loving their products (see my last review on their eye gel here) and I’ve been loving their products so far.  I honestly think this brand will be a favorite of mine.

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I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m pretty brutal on my hair… I brush it when I’m not supposed to, color it often and since it’s naturally curly I shouldn’t yank and pull on it, but I always do.  I’m pretty lucky that my hair didn’t decide to grow some legs and walk off my head in horror yet, but thankful that with all of the damage I’ve done to it – it still hangs around.  Since finally realizing that I need to take better care of my hair, I have been using a variety of masks to increase the strength of my hair as well as give my locks some new life.  In the last month I have been using the Pure & Essential Minerals Morocco Argan Oil Restorative Hair Treatment Mask as a part of my hair care regimen and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

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  • Made in USA and Imported
  • THERE’S NOTHING WORSE THAN DRY, DAMAGED OR FRIZZY HAIR! – This Intense, Natural Hydrating Mask Will Restore, Soften and Strengthen Your Dry, Frizzy And Overworked Hair and Bring It Back To Life!
  • YOUR BASIC HAIR STRUCTURE NEEDS NOURISHMENT AND CARE – This Hydrating Mask Contains The World’s Most Renowned, Nourishing Ingredients For The Natural Restoration of Your Hair. Organic Oils Penetrate the Hair Shaft and Replenish Essential Moisture and Shine
  • HAS YOUR HAIR BEEN OVERWORKED? With Just A Few Treatments, This Mask Repairs and Renews Hair Damaged By Hot Tools, Chemical Treatments, Bleach and Environmental Stress
  • EASY APPLICATION, TAKES JUST 10 – 15 MINUTES – Safe For Color-Treated Hair. No Heat Activation Required. You Will See Instant Beneficial Results After the First Use, and Continued Revitalization With Regular Use
  • WE USE ONLY THE PUREST INGREDIENTS – Why compromise your health with products that contain chemicals? Our Hair Mask Contains Only 100% Pure, Natural and Certified Organic Ingredients – Free of Sulfates, Phosphates and Parabens. Cruelty Free, Vegan Certified

Retailing at $29.99 (currently on sale for $15.99) this mask comes with 4 oz of product – enough to last you at least one month with consistent use.  Application is easy… after shampooing, apply a generous amount of the mask all over wet hair and comb product through from roots to ends.  Let it sit for 5-15 minutes (I usually let it sit for about 15 minutes) and then rinse the product out thoroughly.  The directions state that you can use the mask daily, weekly or anytime you need an extra boost of moisture in your hair.  While I love the mask, I do notice that it causes me to break out along my hair line, so I use this mask once a week only and if my ends need a little extra moisture, I can concentrate it on my hair ends a few times a week if I feel the need.

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The mask has a strong Argan Oil scent, so if you are not too fond of that fragrance, this may not be an easy product for you to work with since it will be on your hair.  Once you rinse the product off – the scent still lingers.  I had a hard time with it and I can imagine that those that are not huge on the fragrance may experience the same issues.  The consistency of the product is nice… it’s thick enough but not too thick – if that makes any sense.  It reminds me of a smoothie consistency – thick, but still a liquid like mask – not firm.

Ingredients include:  Certified Organic Argan Oil, Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Castor Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Meadowfoam Oil.

Morocco Argan OilThe story…

For centuries, the Berber women of Morocco have treated their hair and skin with pure organic Argan oil.   Often called liquid gold, argan oil is a super rich antioxidant, full of essential fatty acids and more than double the vitamin E found in olive oil.

For my Vegan friends – this product is Vegan certified and Cruelty Free.  It contains zero harsh chemicals, parabens, fragrances or artificial ingredients.  This product penetrates the hair shaft to restore essential moisture and recontructs/replenishes dull, weak and damaged hair.  Since it includes organic Aloe Juice, organic Castor Oil and organic Coconut Oil, it provides essential benefits for your hair.  Pro-Vitamin B5 is used to deliver instant, long-lasting rejuvenation and life to your hair as well.  This product is a part of Fair Trade and is 100% Pure – using Moroccan Argan Oil sourced from Berber Women’s Co-Operatives in the Argan region of Morocco.  So, your purchase directly benefits these women’s cooperatives, who receive fair trade prices for their hand-crafted 100% pure Argan Oil.

My Overall Thoughts…

My hair responded well to this mask and while I didn’t enjoy the scent of the product, my ends of my hair seemed like it looked and felt healthier than before.  This product left my hair soft and smooth and it also was not as frizzy as it normally is during this time of year.  My hair definitely felt moisturized after each treatment and I also noticed that I didn’t experience as much breakage as I normally do.  Packaging is okay – the product comes in a jar that you have to dig your hands / fingers into to get the product.  It’s not my favorite form of getting product out – but it’s okay.  My only critiques is that my hair is super long and therefore I use more product on my hair than the average person.  Because of this, I clean through a jar of this product very quickly so the 4 oz Jar did not last me a month.  Of course, if you have shorter hair, it will give you a lot more use – but for me, I used up the contents of the bottle very quickly.  Like I mentioned previously, the scent of the product is stronger than I had expected.  Those that do not like the scent of Argan Oil may have a hard time with this product.  While it is not the only scent you smell (natural oils like Coconut oil and Aloe are also included), the natural fragrance may be too much for you.

Money Back Guarantee…  I love this!  Pure & Essential Minerals stands behind their product.  When you try their Natural Restorative Hair Mask for 30 days, if you are not completely satisfied – you can return it for a full refund.  The price of this product is affordable and offered me some pretty awesome results.  My hair enjoyed soaking up all the ingredients offered and I think it would definitely be worth the try since you can try this product Risk Free.

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Hask Hair ProductsI am always interested in trying new products from different brands, for different hair types – so I was very excited to try some new hair goodies from Hask.  I don’t have the best hair – in fact, sometimes I think I treat my hair like it is at the bottom of my lists of beauty needs… from color treating consistently, to yanking and pulling on it.  Honestly, I’m surprised my hair loves me enough to stick around.  I have heard of Hask products from other Bloggers, but have never tried the products so I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to test them out.  So – let’s chit chat about my thoughts on each.

Hask Hair Products and Caddy

I received the Keratin Protein line and the Argan Oil line from Hask.  Included with the hair products, I also received a cool shower caddy (which is super convenient) and I’m not sure if you notice the awesome Twistbands on the Deep Conditioning Masks.  I’m not going to lie, I was super duper excited to get all of these goodies… and even more so when I seen the Twistbands (having worked with Twistbands before – “born out of necessity and invented by a mom”), I just couldn’t wait to open up the goodies and try them all out.

Hask Beauty Keratin Protein

The Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner (12 fl oz. each) is ideal for those who have color treated hair (that’s me) and helps to soften and renew your hair.  I was a bit worried to try these products after hearing a few crazy stories about Keratin based products on naturally curly hair like mine, but I was very amazed at how soft my hair felt.  The products helped to reduce my frizz a lot and since I just color treated my hair (I went a bit darker), it gave my hair a gorgeous luster.  I love that these products are free of sulfates, parabens and gluten, and I also enjoy the scent.  I can’t quite pinpoint what it smells like, but I feel like it smells almost fruit like – borderline Gummy bears.  The conditioner has a firm consistency – not too thick, but thick enough that I feel like it is coating my hair nicely.

The Smoothing Shine Oil (5/8 fl oz.) is very lightweight and Alcohol free.  I love that it strengthens my hair but I especially love the scent as well.  Again, Gummy bears come to mind when I smell this particular line of products.  I enjoy using it on wet or dry hair because it doesn’t leave my hair with a greasy feeling after.  Since my hair can be so dry – this product offers my hair that gorgeous shine I’m always striving to get.

The Smoothing Deep Conditioner  (1.75 oz) restores moisture to your hair and leaves your hair soft, smooth and frizz free.  I love how this deep conditioner really gave my hair that shiny look when my hair dried, but it also left my curls soft and defined.  This product also has a sweet scent to it.  After rinsing this product from my hair – I applied the Smoothing Shine Oil to complete the treatment.

Hask Beauty Argan Oil Products

The Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner (12 fl.oz. each) are infused with Argan Oil from Morocco which penetrates the hair shaft and cleanses while repairing your hair and breakage.  I have used MANY different Argan Oil hair treatments (from affordable to over the top expensive) and I must say – these really left my hair frizz free and soft and I loved the shine my hair had after it was dry.  A great product for color treated hair because it not only brings out the luster in your locks but it is also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol, and artificial colors.  This set has a lemon citrus type scent which I like a lot.  My hair smelled like orange or lemon after my treatments, not too strong but a nice fresh fragrance.

The Healing Shine Hair Treatment (5/8 fl.oz) left my hair frizz free. I love that these treatments don’t leave my hair greasy and they are lightweight so my hair doesn’t feel so weighed down.  You can apply this product on your hair if it is wet or dry.  I like to use a little on my hair while it is wet to help lock in the moisture while taming the frizz before my hair dries.  When I need to help calm my frizz in the morning (if I showered the night before), I take a little in my hand and rub through my hair for soft control and frizz free curls.

The Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment (1.75 oz) is a conditioning treatment that brings life back to your locks.  This product hydrates my hair and leaves it feeling rejuvenated.  My split ends seemed to feel soft and moisturized (so they didn’t look like split ends at all), and I loved how soft my hair felt.

Hask Beauty products

Overall, I am very happy with both product lines that I have tried from Hask (Keratin Protein and Argan Oil).  I must say, my nose absolutely loved the scent of these products and I was pleasantly amazed with how yummy they smelled.  My hair was left much silkier and softer than before I started using the products and I even noticed that I had less breakage.  Since Summer is right around the corner, I’m looking forward to using these products to help control my frizz from the humidity we have here in Hawaii.  I am looking forward to trying out the other products Hask offers… Macadamia and Manoi.  I have seen the product line at a few of my local stores and they are pretty reasonable in price considering the benefits – so I am definitely going to keep using them after I have depleted my current stock.

Note – while I have used the products enough to see a difference in my hair, I will continue to use these products and update you on any additional progress as time progresses.  If you have used these before, I would love to know your thoughts too.

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You can learn more about these products on the Hask Website.  If you are interested in purchasing some to try out on your own, be sure to check out your local stores like Walmart and Kmart.  Be sure to check out their website for a list of locations you can find these products for sale.

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I apologize that this post is finally live after months of waiting for approval.  Since it was a review I had completed through Expo – I wanted to wait for it to be approved before I posted it here on my blog.  My hair has gone through a few color changes since my video review was made, but nonetheless, my thoughts haven’t changed and I still feel the same about the product.

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For those that do not know too much about my hair escapades… I have probably worn every color in the rainbow on my hair over the course of the last 10-15 years.  I am naturally a medium brown haired gal – but having surfed for years and because of my nationalities, with just a little sunlight – my hair can turn near blond because of my Hawaiian and German heritage.  Because of this, my hair has been accepting of color for a while and I’ve taken advantage of so for over a decade.  I also come from a long line of people who get gray at a young age and very quickly – so I have been dealing with gray hair for the last 5 years or so, at least.  I have used a few Clairol products for hair color in the past and was interested in testing this out so I was thankful for the opportunity.  While L’Oreal is my go-to choice for drug store hair color, I was willing to give it a go and test it out.

The price point of the kit is fairly decent – ranging from $5.50 – $8.00 depending on the location, I consider that reasonable for what the product offers.  The product works well as it says, but I did notice that if I had any more gray or needed a heavier touch up then what I had – I would have needed two bottles to complete the job.  There was not much product in the box – at least compared to other brands I have tried in the past.  It did cover my gray but it may not be a product I will run to grab should I need to do a touch up again.  Check out my video review for all the details.  While this video and post is not as in depth as my normal posts, you do have the just and idea of what I was getting at.

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In my photo above – that is a better look at what I posted in the video.  That is what my hair looked like prior to using the product.  As you can see in the video – it did cover up the gray which is good.

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This gel like textured product is what I use in combination with the Curl Enhancing Smoothie.  You can find the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Souffle at most drug stores like CVS and Walgreens and at Walmart and a few other places as well.  I started using this product before I tried out the Enhancing Smoothie and I fell in love with this product after the first use. I applied it to my damp hair and worked the product into my ends and towards my roots.  I wash my hair about 2-3 times a week and this container (12oz) has lasted me about 6 months because I really just need enough to work into the ends of my hair.

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The gel like texture doesn’t make your hair dry or leave it feeling crispy – which I love.  And, I’m not sure if it is because of the ingredients in the product, but my hair seems to dry much faster (air dry) when I have this product in my hair.  It has a light coconut and hibiscus smell and I love that I can run my fingers through my hair without my fingers or my wide tooth comb getting stuck.  This product costs approximately $11.99 and is a pretty great investment considering the amount of product you are getting.

Just like the Curl Enhancing Smoothie, there are no Parabens, Phthalates, Paraffin, Gluten, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil and Synthetic Fragrances.  And, of course – since it’s a Shea Moisture product, that means they do not test on animals – yay!  I have tried a lot of products on my hair, some of my favorite brands include: CatWalk, Sexy Hair, Paul Mitchel, Curls, Moroccan Oil, Macadamia, Parnevu… and the list is always increasing as I am constantly trying new products.  But, there is just something about this product and the C.E.S. that I love from Shea Moisture and I especially love that my hair feels light, looks shiny and it not weighed down or feels gritty or dirty.  Again – no crunchy and stiff feeling hair and when you look at my hair, you would never know I had product in it.  It looks natural and feels and smells great.  And, I forgot to mention this, but the products include Shea butter which is what keeps my hair so soft… LOVE IT!

I do suggest switching up your hair products from time to time so that your hair does not develop build up or get used to a certain product. I do know however, that this brand and line of products will be a favorite for years to come.

I will be reviewing my shampoo / conditioner I use as well as other hair products I love and cherish – so stay tuned.  For photos of how my hair looks using these products, be sure to check out my review on the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

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