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Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel Reveiw

23 Feb

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Hey Ya’ll!

Okay, I had been waiting to take my mini twists down to use this product and boy was it killing me. I’ve been wanting to try this product since I seen YT’s Chary Jay’s reveiw and style on this gel. I used the Just gel back in October I believe it was and had a good experience so I was really looking forward to using the Oasis moisture gel. After wearing my hair out two weekends in a row for my B’day it was time to get back on my protective styling. I decided to do a flat twist updo.

Description– Has your hair lost it’s groove? Get it back with this miracle treatment that restores life to damaged strands. The initials are “OMG” for a reason. Sodium Lactate, a powerful, naturally occurring humentant, attracts moisture and binds it to the hair, creating a dramatic improvement in softness and body after just one use. Who needs to live in a desert when you can have an Oasis at your fingertips?

Ingredients– Aqua (Water), Vegetable Glycerin***, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Sodium Lactate, Polyquaternium-10, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Silk***, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid , Panthenol, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Santalum album (Sandalwood), Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli), Coriandrum sativum L. (Coriander), & Citrus aurantifolia (Lime).

Instructions– Rake through wet hair and distribute evenly. Use a small amount for fine, thin hair and a generous amount for thick hair. Do not rinse out. Follow with your usual styling treatment.

My Experience–  I started my style on air dried wash and conditioned hair, I later dampened my hair with just water & aloe vera juice as I styled it to make it easier to manipulate. The Oasis moisture gel has a similar consistency to the Just gel, without the stickiness because the Oasis gel isn’t a flexseed based gel, I honestly don’t understand what gives this gel it’s hold but something does!  The color and scent of the gels differ as well the Oasis gel is clear and the Just gel is a yellow/brown color. The Oasis gel has a clean herbal scent and the Just gel has a minty herbal scent. The Oasis gel smooths on the hair nicely and defines curls. My hair had a nice shine and held quite well. My hair didn’t dry out or feel crunchy, well except for a couple of the twists I retwisted but that was my fault because I applied more gel as I retwisted. I really enjoyed this gel, it’s a really good gel everything I look for in a gel hold, shine and no crunch. You don’t need to use alot of product I still have a little more than half of my 1oz sample.

Final Say–  Overall I enjoyed the Oasis gel along with the other two products I was sent to try. The Oasis gel  has a good hold and gave great definition my hair didn’t feel dry or crunchy when I unraveled my twists. My hair had a nice shine too. Oasis gel is the perfect gel for those who like a gel with a firm  lasting hold without having dry and crunchy and sometimes flacky hair. Now I did find that the twists I used the extra gel on had a slight crunch and a little flaking, but as I said before that’s my fault because I added the extra gel. So be careful not to over apply.

Ms. Racheal really put some time and research into these products, the ingredients are very nourishing  and my hair responds well to them. I will be trying more of Original Moxie’s products. I think Original has become my luxury staple line, whenever they have an awesome sale I will definitely be purchasing full sizes of several of the products I have already tried. I LOVE this line despite the prices.

Price–  $5 -1 oz, $12 -4oz, $22-8oz

These products can be found http://www.OriginalMoxie.com

Here’s some picture of the style & how it transformed

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Original Moxie Product Review: Intense Quench Conditioner & Just Gel

11 Dec

A few months ago I was contacted by the creator and owner of the popular natural hair care line Original Moxie for a product review. I was sent three items to try out Intense Quench Conditioner, Just Gel and Oasis Gel. Three product that I had been eyeballing since I made a purchase from them back in April. My initial thoughts of the line is the products are amazing, they’re made with really good, high quality ingredients and my hair seemed to respond well to them so I was excited about reviewing these products. Original Moxie line does fall into the high end category, meaning that the products are expensive, BUT  in my opinion they are worth every penny based on how good my hair felt. I LOVE this line and can’t wait until I’m able to try more from them.

DescriptionIntense Quench Conditioner; Many conditioners are like empty calories for your hair, a fleeting feeling of slippery goodness followed by disappointing results. But our unique blend of botanicals, herbs, proteins and emollients are like a smoothie for your hair, nourishing from the inside out. Hibiscus encourages strong growth and strawberry adds shine. Not only does it bathe your senses like a trip to the spa, it delivers stronger, softer, healthier hair. So give your thirsty hair what it really wants-Intense Quench.

Just Gel– Flexibility is the name of the game for this unique gel. Whether your hair is pin straight or tightly curled, this alcohol-free formula infused with botanicals extracts and fortified with Vitamin E and Panthenol, will deliver frizz control and a touchable hold without the dried-out crunchies!

Directions– Intense Quench; Work a liberal amount through wet hair, for thick hair apply in sections. Massage into the scalp and work through to the ends of your hair. Finger comb through to remove any knots. Leave in for several minutes then rinse out. *TIP* For extra conditioning, place your hair underneath a plastic cap and sit under dryer, heating cap, or steamer. Then rinse.

Just Gel- Work through wet hair after all other styling products have been applied. Use more for extra control and less for softer styles. Style as usual.

Ingredients– Intense Quench; Aqua (Water), Aqueous Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa* (Hibiscus Flower) & Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Vegetable Glycerin***, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein***, Aqueous Extracts of Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry) & Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Sodium Lactate, Glycine Soja (Soy) Wax, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Virgin Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Dimethicone, Sorbitol***, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Butter, Virgin Olea Europaea* (Olive) Oil Infused With Ascophyllum nodosum* (Kelp), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense* (Horsetail), Symphytum officinale* (Comfrey) Root, Urtica dioica* (Nettle), & Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Acacia Gum, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Hydrolyzed Silk***, Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Menthol***, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Essential Oils of Mentha spicata (Spearmint), Lavandula officinalis (Lavender), Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Palmarosa), Coriandrum sativum L. (Coriander), Litsea cubeba, Bergaptene-Free Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), & Citrus aurantifolia (Lime).

*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

Just Gel- Linum usitatissimum* (Flax) Seed Gel, Aqua (Water), Vegetable Glycerin***, Aqueous Extracts of Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), & Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate***, Polyquaternium-10, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sorbitol***, Acacia Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Citrus reticulata blanco var. tangerina (Tangerine), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Litsea cubeba, & Thuja plicata (Cedar Leaf).
*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

My Experience–  Intense Quench conditioner; let me start off by saying I really enjoyed this conditioner. It has a light minty/herbal scent and the consistency is creamy and has a silky slip to it.  After I washed my hair I applied the Intense Quench to my hair and immediately I noticed that the product just soaked into my hair. It softened my hair on contact, if my hair wasn’t already pretty much detangled I still wouldn’t have had a problem detangling. My hair felt silky, soft and moisturized, and I just really love the way that it soaked into my hair, up until a few months ago I had never used a silcone-free conditioner and the first thing I noticed when I used Tresemme’s Natural,  Honey Hemp conditioner and Intense Quench they soaked into my strands verses just sitting on top. After sealing with a little coconut oil I put on my plastic cap and sit under my conditioning cap for an hour. My hair was wonderfully soft once I removed the caps off my head, my hair was so soft and felt so good I didn’t even want to  rinse my hair out, like it was really that serious! Lol Once I did rinse I found that my hair felt the same as it did with the conditioner still in it just no slip, I FREAKING love this conditioner!

Just Gel– The gel has almost the same scent as the Intense Quench conditioner but the Just Gel has more of a citrus kick to it and the minty scent seems to be a little more faint. It’s a flexseed based gel so the consistency is slimy, run and kind of  thick but it has a silky feel to it, it puts me in the mind of shampoo without the stickiness (if that makes sense). I used this gel to do the flat twists my hair for the low manipulation style I shared last month. The gel applies smooth and silky it defined my curls and gave a very good hold, as you see in the picture on the post I have on the style you can see that my flat twists did not frizz much at all and that picture was taken a week after I initially styled. It gave a nice sheen too. My hair did not feel hard or crunchy my hair felt soft the entire time. This is a really good gel!

Final Say– I really like Original Moxie’s products, some are a little pricey but I feel that the ingredients and the results are well worth the money. A little goes a long way with these products so you won’t have to use a lot of product to achieve your results. The shipping is great I received my products very quick, Original Moxie is made here in Michigan so I got my products in like 2 days. Ms. Rachel is friendly, very interactive with her friends and customers which to me shows that she really values good customer service. My most favorite thing about this line is that all of the products are sold in mini size for you to sample for only $5, for me this is so bomb because it gives you the chance to try out the products without having to purchasing the full size. Original Moxie recently started selling their minis in a little bundle deal so you can try up to four products for less than $20, That’s What ‘s Up!

The Intense Quench conditioner is great for a deep conditioner, my thirsty dry hair seems to respond to products with nourishing ingredients that will penetrate my strands and leave it soft, manageable and moisturized. This conditioner did just that because there are no cones in this conditioner my hair is able to soak up all the nourishing ingredients  really penetrating my strands, leaving my roots very soft and pliable once my hair had completely air-dried.  A little goes a long way with this product, the consistency had me a little worried at first because it’s not as thick as I like prefer my conditioners to be, but to my surprise it performed better than any of the conditions I’ve tried for deep conditioning. I would definitely buy this conditioner my hair loves the ingredients and I loved the results!

The Just Gel is a wonderful gel, I developed a love-hate relationship with Eco-Styler gel the hold is always amazing but the dryness and crunch I not a fan of. Since I finished my 32oz container of Eco styler Olive Oil, I have been wanting a alcohol-free gel and Just gel is it! This gel went on smooth and really defined my curls, my hair had a nice sheen and the hold was very good. Just as with the Intense quench a little goes a long way you don’t need to apply globs of it to achieve curl definition. My hair felt moisturized soft, not all dried out and crunchy like Eco-Styler makes my hair feel. I really like how it has  a silky slip to it which would make a good gel to do style finger coils, twists, and many other styles. Yes, I would buy Just Gel.

I have yet to try the Oasis gel but when I do, I bet the results are going to be fab!

Where to purchase these products: http://www.OriginalMoxie.com or http://www.Curlmart.com

Price: Intense Quench Conidtioner– 1 oz $5, 8 oz $18, 16 oz $34

Just Gel– 1 oz $5, 8 oz $18, 16 oz $30

Thanks for stopping by and until next

Peace and Blessings

Have a happy HHJ

Ambee

*Disclaimer* These products were sent to me by Original Moxie. I was not paid to do this review. This is my HONEST opinion.

The verdict is in: Oyin Handmade’s Grand Poo Bar & Honey Hemp Conditioner Product Review

28 Sep

I was looking through my book when I realized that I never gave my final thoughts on Oyin Handmade Grand Poo Bar & the  infamous Honey Hemp Conditioner sooo here it is.  I used the Grand Poo Bar and Homey Hemp Conditioner several times last month and I was very impressed with these products. I decided to put the two products to the real test by using them after doing an egg protein treatment. 

Description: Oyin Grand Poo cleanses gently and thoroughly, without harsh detergents that can strip hair. It’s also packed with botancial butter to help maintain moisture.

Honey Hemp Conditioner is penetrating, detangling, seriously softening multipurpose conditioner, enriched with aloe vera gel, hemp oil, honey and just a touch of hydrolyzed silk protein (this is not your high protein rebuilder conditioner we use just enough  to make it silky) Honey Hemp had great detangling  slip and moisturizing power. It rinses out clean and makes a nice pre-shampoo deep conditioning treatment. *add oil or extra honey for superior DC power*  It can even be used as a creamy, nourishing  leave in.

Instructions: Grand Poo Bar says to saturate hair well and separate into sections. Work bar into lather between your hands or directly on your scalp and work mild lather through hair. Rinse thoroughly. For best storage keep bar dry between uses.

Honey Hemp Conditioner says to use after shampooing for a deep treatment  leave on for an hour with or  without a warm towel. Detangle  and rinse out.

Ingredients: GrandPoo Bar contains purified water, glycerin, sodium stearate and sodium oleate (mild foaming/cleansing agents derived from vegetable oils) soribitol, stearic acid, lauric acid, african black soap, coco butter, shea butter, cetyl alcohol, coconut oil, lavender, rosemary, citrus oils.

Honey Hemp Conditioner contains purified water, organic aloe vera gel, behentremonium methosulfate (emulsifier derived from colza oil) honey, virgin hemp oil, coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, hydrolized silk, citrus essences, frangance, optiphen (preservative) and LOVE. 🙂

My experience: After allowing my homemade egg white protein treatment sit in my hair for 20 mins, I rinsed the egg out with cold water then washed my hair with my Grand Poo Bar. I washed my hair in 5 sections and worked the lather through my hair and scalp and clipped it up out the way. After rinsing the shampoo out my hair it didn’t feel stripped and all the slimy egg had been washed out. My hair wasn’t matted or tangled either.

Next I applied the Honey Hemp conditioner mixed with a little of J.B.C.O and finger combed it through my hair my hair absorbs the conditioner immediately and it felt so soft and moisturized, again I didn’t need to apply a lot there’s still some left in my 2 oz sample bottle, I sealed with coconut oil and put on a plastic cap followed by my heating cap and sat for an hour. After removing the cap my hair was VERY soft and moisturized. I loved the way the conditioner had made my hair feel so much I decided to let in hair air dry without rinsing the conditioner out. The next morning my hair felt amazingly moisturized, soft and manageable. This stuff right here! Is the BOMB.COM!

Final Say: I REALLY enjoyed theses products my hair responded well to them also. Both products have very good ingredients and does exactly what it claimed it would do….FOR MY HAIR. They’re affordable and a little goes a long way and shipping did not take forever (I don’t even think it took a full week). The Honey Hemp Conditioner is by far the best deep conditioner I’ve ever used!

I will definitely order theses products again along with a few other things I would like to try. Black Friday is coming up so I’m quite sure they will be on sale but I will repurchase either way these products

Price: Grand Poo Bar $7

Honey Dew Conditioner $3.50- 2 oz, $12- 8.4 oz, $20- 16.9 oz, $34- 33oz

Where to find these products: http://www.OyinHandmade.com or http://www.Curlmart.com

Disclaimer: The products reviewed in the post were purchased by me with my own money.

Until next time thanx for stopping by

Peace & Blessings  Happy HHJ

Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream

15 Sep

Cantu has created a line just for us naturals! I’ve used Cantu Shea Butter leave-in as a styler and was pretty pleased with the results. So when I saw, on Youtube *Of Course* I had to go out and buy it. And I’m glad I did this stuff is BOMB!

Description: Coconut curling cream will define, condition and add manageability to your curls, leaving them soft, shiny and deeply moisturized.

Directions: Smooth onto damp hair section by section from the root down the hair shaft. Do not rinse out. Can be used on dry hair to enhance curls.

Ingredients: Water, Canola oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol/Ceteareth-20, Fragrance, Cetearyl alcohol/Ceteth-20, Shea Butter, Glycol Strerate,Petrolatum, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice,Coconut oil, Jojoba seed oil, Soybean oil, Avocado oil, Sweet Almond oil, Mango seed butter, Olive fruit oil, Macadamia seed oil, Neem seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Argan kernal oil, Silk amino acids, Honeysuckle flower extract, Sea kelp extract, Sage leaf extract, Grape seed extract, Nettle extract, PEG-75, Polyquaternuim-10, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. NO MINERAL OIL, SULFATES, PARABENS, SILICONE, PHTHALATES, GLUTEN, PARAFFIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PABA,OR DEA.

MY EXPERIENCE: I’ve been using Cantu’s coconut curling cream for the past month now and I absolutely love it! The smell is a pleasant coconut scent, not overwhelming like some products that contain artificial coconut fragrance and it lingers (for those who like to smell their products in their hair). The consistency is creamy, smooth, and thick. No need to apply a lot because goes a long way.

I’ve used this product to achieve many hairstyles in the past month and even used it on my Son’s curls and coils. Each time I use this product the results are nice. I’ve tried it on wet, damp and dry hair, and each time my hair felt moisturized and soft. It gives good definition and a nice hold. I used the L.O.C method when I apply I the product and each time I get boucey, shiny, and very defined hair. I always get between second and third day hair but I think once I master stretching my braid/twists outs I could get up to five or six day hair.

FINAL VERDICT: This is a HIT! THE BOMB.COM and was only 6 or 7 dollars at my local Walmart. It has good nurishing  ingredients even though I was shocked to see petrolatum as the ninth ingredient. It  that doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy or weighted down and I haven’t experienced much buildup when used repeatedly in between washes. When I use this product using the L.O.C method the results are just AMAZING! You definitely get bang for your buck being that you get 12ozs of product for under $10 and a little goes a long way so you won’t go through it super fast. A major plus is I can use it in my Son’s hair,who also likes the smell. Cantu really did their thing with this product in my opinion and I will definitely be checking out the rest of their natural line. I think the curling cream has become a staple for me. I give this product a 5-star rating!

If you’re looking for a styler with good ingredients that’s inexpensive and available locally you should give this a try I think you just might like it! 🙂

WHERE TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS: Walmart, Target, Walgreens, & Family Dollar (I haven’t seen it at my local one yet)

Price: $6-8 for a 12oz jar

Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me with my own money.

Curls are popping!

Braid out

Front view of braid out

2nd day hair

 

My First Impressions of Oyin Handmade’s GrandPoo Bar & Honey Hemp Conditioner

5 Aug

Hey ya’ll!

A couple of days ago I washed my hair using Oyin Handmade’s GrandPoo Bar, this was my first time using any of Oyin Handmade’s products but I’ve seen many reviews and heard great things about their products. I bought them about two months ago when I first installed my braids and had been dying to try them since they arrived in the mail!

I washed my hair with the GrandPoo bar while in the shower (something I rarely do because I already take long showers) only because think it would be a little difficult to hold a shampoo bar in one hand and a sink attachment hose in the other. My hair was already detangled (I detangle before I wash) and separated it onto  my normal 5-6 sections. I rubbed the bar on my scalp and hair and to my surprise it gave a nice lather. I noticed that once I stopped working the suds in and left them along they just kinda absorbed into my hair which I found strange because I’ve never experienced that with a shampoo before. It rinsed away clean and easy and my hair did not feel stripped. I didn’t have a lot of tangles or SSKs (single strand knots) any tangles I did have I could just easily smooth out with my fingers. Overall I was very impressed, I’m going to give it another swirl next week when I do my protein & deep conditioning treatments.

After I got out the shower I wrapped my hair in a T-shirt (to soak up some the water), sat around for about 15 mins,  got dressed then applied the Imfamous Honey Hemp Conditioner. I REALLY  like this stuff! I applied it a little at a time to see if it would take a lot of product to take effect on my hair, I could feel my hair soften and become moist instantly! A little goes a loong way I was able to apply the conditioner to my entire head using only half the 2oz sample bottle. I used it as a leave-in because I was too lazy to put my head back under any water but I had heard in reviews that it was good as leave-in and deep conditioner so I figured I’ll test it as both since I had enough for another use. 🙂 I’m again very impressed, my hair didn’t take all day to dry and feels incredibly soft and smooth from my roots to my tips! I’m really interested to see how it will perform as a deep conditioner especially following my egg white protein treatment.

Check back in for my final verdict….until next time 

Thanx for stopping by!

Peace & Blessing Happy HHJ~