Naturalee N’Satiable Review – Hair & Body Butters, Sugar Scrubs…..

Here’s a complete video review of the products that I have purchased and received from NaturaleeNSatiable.com

 

Products Featured In This Video

Sugared Pink Triple Whipped Shea Butter

Vanilla Coconut Shea Butter Body Lotion

Naturalee Sugared Shea Butter Scrub

Naturalee Lip Butter

Artisan Soap

ORGANIC TRIPLE WHIPPED SHEA BUTTER

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Nairobi Wrapp-It Shine Foaming Lotion Ingredients & Review

 Nairobi Wrapp-It Shine Foaming Lotion, 8 Ounce 

Nairobi products have never failed me in the past so when it came to buying the the Nairobi Wrapp It Shine Foaming Lotion I could not be more excited. I remember using the setting lotion years ago in the salon but I never had the chance to use the foaming lotion.

I stumbled across this product after watching someone set their hair with it on a YouTube. That reminded me of how perfect wraps and sets would come out after using it on clients, so I defiantly had to try it! There was only one issue……where the hell was the ingredients?????

I searched online and came across their website but the link that said “ingredients” listed only three things: Dimethicone Copolyol, Polysorbate-20, and Quaternium.


Now, I’m not an ingredient expert but, I knew that only three ingredients couldn’t be accurate. So I set out to do a little research online and came up with nothing, nada, zilch……  

What was I to do? I already knew that in the past the setting lotion delivered awesome wet sets and, the history alone was enough for me to purchase it but, what if it had Parabens, or something else that I wasn’t aware of? I decided to go ahead with my purchase in hopes that the ingredients would be posted on the container itself or somewhere in the shipping contents.

When I received my package it was tightly wrapped in plastic without the ingredients on the container or within the packaging so I had no other choice but to call the company.

A very nice lady answered the phone and I explained why I was calling. She seemed a bit busy but was still kind. She told me that the ingredients were on the website. I told her I looked at the website and I was not satisfied with the ingredient list because it seemed to be incomplete.

At this point, I started to get a little concerned that the Nairobi company didn’t want their product ingredients public because one of two things. There was something shady going on with the ingredients or, two, they wanted to hide the ingredients to prevent someone from copying and selling their products.

With that being said, I told the woman on the phone my concerns and she finally told me where to find the full ingredient list. It WAS on their website but it was not under the ingredient tab. It was under the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) tab.

Nairobi Wrapp It Shine Foaming Lotion Ingredients

  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine 61789-40-0 
  • Panthenol 81-13-0 
  • Propylene Glycol 57-55-6 
  • Dimethicone Copolyol 64365-23-7
  • Polisorbate 20 9005-64-5
  • Polyquaternium-11 53633-54-8

The Review

Okay, so now that we’ve got the ingredients out of the way, onto the review! The Nairobi Wrapp It Shine Foaming Lotion is great! It performed better then any foaming lotion that I’ve ever used. I will list the Pro’s and Con’s below
Pro’s
  • Easy pump bottle.
  • Easy application. It had a bit of slip to it so it was easy to comb through and set my wet hair.
  • Super fast delivery (2days)
  • Made hair very soft and shiney
  • Drying time seemed to be quicker
  • Has a heat protected within the ingredients

Con’s

  • The price was 11.99 on Amazon and I could not compare the price locally because I could not find it! However it’s cheaper on Amazon then it is on the official website.
  • Not having the ingredients listed on the container.
Overall, I would definitely buy this again. My wet set came out great and my hair dried quickly under the hooded dryer. I’m glad I came across this product line again. I may try other things from Nairobi but only after I check the ingredients first!

Allergic To Castor Oil?


Last week I uploaded a video briefly discussing my two strand twist routine. I talked about what products I would be using and the length of time that I planned on keeping the twist in. Well, let me tell you how I removed my two strand twist today (one week later) after doing a little detective work pertaining to my irritated scalp.

Earlier in 2012, I jumped on the castor oil band wagon. The first time I tried it, I was not impressed. It was stinky and thick as I remembered it. As the day went on, I noticed that my scalp became itchy and inflamed. I couldn’t wash my hair right away because I was at work, so I had to suffer until I got home.
Once I shampoo”d I decided to give it one more chance by applying the castor oil to my hair ends only. Once again, I felt the need to wash my hair a few days later, although it wasn’t as urgent as the first time. So how in the world did I come to taking my twist out today??????

Well……. the day before I twisted my hair, I found a lovely container of whipped shea butter at the bottom of my drawer. A few months ago, my daughter and I whipped up some homemade shea butter using several oils that I had laying around the house. I used it to twist my hair last week. While twisting I remember thinking to myself, “this smells different from what I remember”. I twisted my hair anyway not even thinking that the “different” smell was castor oil!

So today (after having crazy itchy scalp most of the week) I realized that I added castor oil to the shea butter mix I made months ago. I could have shampoo’d my twist but the sensation that castor oil leaves on my scalp is so uncomfortable that I’m willing to start over with fresh (castor oil free) hair.

As of today, I have two spots on my scalp that are red and itchy….. ugh…. I must be allergic to this stuff.
I threw out the left over whipped shea butter, and will never use castor oil again!

As for my twist…. I’ll redo them in the near future with loc and twist gel.

What’s your experience with castor oil? Have you ever had an experience like I did? Leave it in a comment below!

Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream Review | Wash n Go

Very inexpensive! It was on sale for at WalMart for $5.99

Smells yummy like coconut dessert

Wet, thick and creamy with good slip
Ingredients
No Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicone Phthalates etc.

Before 
After
Here’s the before and after. The ONLY product I used was the Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream to do my wash n go because of the oils listed within the ingredients.  
Now the air drying begins. It’s 1:16pm right now. I’ll update this post in a few hours to show how my hair looks once fully dry. Check out this video review…….

UPDATE!!!!!!

Okay, so I do like this product buuuuuut…… my hair poofed out after making my runs today. My hair is lacking that hold it’s use to with gel so, I’ll be applying gel over this product to see what happens. Hopefully I will update you with the good news in a day or two!

This wash and go ended up coming out fabulous! After my hair dried is was very soft and shiny. It lasted about 4 days before I had to wash it out again. Here’s a photo of how it looked on day 3.
I plan on sticking with this wash and go regimen for a little longer before I deem it my “updated wash and go routine”. Until then I’ll keep updating this post with any new details!

My Curls: Goddess Curls

Here’s a quick picture of my hair after using goddess curls botanical gel. There’s a lot of reviews on this product and I really didn’t expect to like it but, here it is, day three and I’m impressed!
Here’s my video review!

Pebco Pro Tools Ionic 2500 Stand Hood Hair Dryer Review W/ *Video*

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PEBCO Pro Tools Ionic 2500
Stand Hood Dryer 2000 Watts (Model:ED2500)

Pebco Pro Tools Ionic Hood Hair Dryer ED2500

Are you tired of going to the salon often or just spending a lot of time air drying your roller sets? Or maybe you’re not satisfied with your current hooded dryer? With Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer, you can get the benefit of saving money and time drying your hair on your own without sacrificing professional results. This product is definitely an impressive one to own and it provides features that are worth the price.
When using this hooded dyer, you can set it to the time and temperature that you prefer, and enjoy sitting underneath it while listening to music or checking your emails. Unlike other dryers that are out on the market, this one is extremely quite and comfortable. It is equipped with features that are sure to amaze you. Many people (including myself) have already tried it and are convince that it is indeed worthy of its price.


Features That Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer Has To Offer

This product offers great features that you failed to get from your old hooded dryer. Its main features are the following:
  • Ionic Feature
This unique ionic technology feature is made to give any natural hair a smoother and shinier look. Anyone wanting to give their natural hair a shinier and smoother look without applying any products is sure to be impressed with the great wonder that this technology can offer.
  • 2500 watt power
It can provide a total of 2500 watt power, which means that it can easily provide the power you need for any heat setting that you want. This feature will surely make your hair drying experience as easy and fast as how you want it to be.
  • 2 switches for timer and temperature indicator
You will not have to worry about adjusting the temperature at a time period that you want since it is equipped with 2 separate switches for the timer and temperature. The timer switch does not create a disturbing sound while drying up your hair and is complete with a gentle “ding” sound as soon as the timer is done. The temperature switch has color indicators for cold, warm and hot setting, which makes it easy for you to adjust it.
  • Opening hood, height is adjustable and equipped with movable wheels
You will not have to be bothered with how you can get a comfortable posture with Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer as it is equipped with an opening hood to easily let you in and out underneath the dryer. The hood can be tilted slightly, so it can be adjusted up and down just the way your height requires and can be moved side to side. The product also has movable wheels that will give you the convenience of moving it to the area where you prefer drying your hair.
  • Faster drying time
Since it is using over 2000 watt of power, you can now have shorter hair drying time. Say, you were used to having an hour and a half for getting the results that you want. With Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer, you can have it done in about an hour or even less than that.
These features of are definitely a great option for anyone wanting to have a convenience and ease when taking care of their natural hair.

Pros Of Getting Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer

Aside from the benefits of getting better features than your old hooded dryer or your blow dryer, you get the chance to take advantage of doing any hairstyle that you want with your rollersets. This product is sure to give you the convenience of finding the right setting for stretching your natural hair into lovely curls that you need for a particular style. It will help you with transitioning your hair into the natural curly hair styles that you’re looking to achieve.
Many people would think that it’s just like any other dryer on the market but, what they don’t realize is that this product is equipped with enough power and advanced technology that could provide a salon finish after its first use. Furthermore, it’s especially manufactured for those wanting to get professional equipment for creating different hairstyles for their natural hair.

Cons to Expect from Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer

According to other people who have already purchased the product, they were surprised with the product arriving in several pieces. But what it only needs is a little assembling process and it can be used as soon as possible. It comes with a manual where people can read through the instructions on how to assemble the hooded dryer and get it working whenever they want. It’s only three pieces and I assembled mine in under 10 minutes. Also some felt like the finish bell was loud and scary but it doesn’t bother me at all (demo in the video below)

What Other People Have to Say About it

Most people who have tried the product were greatly satisfied with how it worked. Many have rated it with 5 stars, making it a product worth trying and using for a long time.

Verdict for the Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer

At a price of over $200, anyone would say that this product is way too expensive for a hooded dryer but once you get to use it with all of the mentioned features above, you will definitely not regret a single dollar! Getting a unique hairstyle for naturally curly hair such as a roller set, is definitely a worry for many since they would usually entrust it to the experts but, with this product, anyone can get the results that they want by just using this sitting in a chair.
So, if you’re one of those people needing a replacement for their blow dryer or current hooded dryer, Pebco Pro Tools Hooded Hair Dryer is definitely a great product to try. With all the features and its benefits mentioned, you are assured that you can get the best out of it.

If you are thinking about buying this hooded dryer check out the professional hooded dryer options by visiting Amazon.
 

 

Update!!!!!

It’s been a few months and I still really love my Pebco. I have no regrets and I highly recommend it to anyone considering buying this unit. It was well worth the money, and has paid for itself with it’s efficiency and reliability. The only regret that I have is that I didn’t purchase it sooner. Here’s a few things that I absolutely love about this hooded dryer.

1. Ionic Feature- It’s something to this ionic technology that does wonders to our hair. My hair is noticeably softer and shinier after roller sets. I even upgraded my handheld dryer to make sure it was ionic too.

2. The Design- It’s comfortable…… way better then my last hooded dryer. The actual hood tilts slightly to accommodate your posture. It also swivels from side to side and can be raised up and down to fit your height requirements. 


3. Faster Drying Time- I went from 1 1/2 hrs to 45-60min!


Deep Conditioning With Elasta QP Soy Oyl (Initial Review)

Elast QP Soy Oyl Deep Conditioner Natural Hair Review

Today I deep conditioned with Elasta QP Soy Oyl. I’m on the fence about this product mainly because I didn’t use my new staple leave-in-conditioner Biotera. I’ll update this initial review of Elasta QP Soy Oyl, when I use it again next week but here’s my thoughts about this product so far….



A little goes a long way and It was easy to apply. The smell was clean but not really appealing to my taste. I prefer natural smells like lavender, coconut, or mint…. this had more of a perfume smell.
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My Natural After Rinsing The Elasta QP Soy Oyl Deep Conditioner Out
Dry Hair After Deep Conditioning With Elasta QP Soy Oyl
In the photo above my hair is still damp. It felt soft but as it dried it became hard. I’m not completely sure if this had something to do with me using up the rest of my Aphogee leave-in, or if it’s the deep conditioner itself. I’ll have to try again next week to be sure. 

~Toy~
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Garnier Nutrisse Hair Dye On Natural Hair | Review

I wanted to even out my hair color so I picked up a box of Garnier Nutrisse from Walgreens for $7.99. I previously colored my hair (over 6 months ago) with ION color brilliance, and was NOT pleased. It left my hair feeling dry and dull. After seeing great reviews online, I decided to venture into the world of box hair dyes.
In cosmetology school, we were taught that anything in a box from a drug store for your hair is the DEVIL ( not really but I’m adding a little drama :). Box hair color can be tricky if you’re going lighter but, since I’m going darker it’s fine. I like having a certain amount of red undertones in my hair so I went with “black cherry”. I’m very happy with Garnier Nutrisse and will definitely buy it again. It left my hair soft and feeling silky, just like it said on the box. I also enjoyed the hint of red throughout. Best of all, I can’t see those annoying grey hairs anymore! This is my initial review. If I find that my opinion changes, I will update this post.

My hair before I colored it. Its medium brown on the ends and dark brown at the roots.

I’m adding the color following the directions that were inside of the Garnier Nutrisse color box.

Final Results

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