Thursday, December 10, 2009

PR- Jessicurl, Hairveda, Giovanni, Jane Carter Solution

I’ve realized over the past couple of months, my hair LOVES natural/organic products. Initially I was totally amped when I figured out it hates, rather is sensitive to protein and thought it was the end all be all to my dry, unable to retain moisture, brittle hair but nope; it didn’t stop there. My hair doesn’t care for cones either and by the time I figured this out most of my products at the time were packing a moderate, if not heavy cone punch. I immediately began a hunt for products that were cone and protein free and this was rather difficult as most had one or the other, if not both, but I was determined there had to be something out there. So you know I researched like a mutha, until I found what I needed and gave a few things a try. I was totally lucky b/c I got them all right on the first go round and am enjoying the new state of my hair. Check out the products below that have totally transformed my tresses from straw (okay I’m exaggerating) to silk in the past couple of months:

1. Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment (Citrus Lavendar): Protein/Silicone/Paraben/Glycerin Free
Product Description: Weekly deep treatments with heat really moisturize and strengthen the hair, and they're just plain fun to do. This treatment works best with a plastic cap and left on for 20 minutes. This thick conditioner uses cocoa butter and shea butter to add some serious moisture to your hair.

Ingredients: Water infused with Lemongrass, Nettle, Burdock, Kelp, Marshmallow Root, Horsetail, Basil, Bay Leaf, Oregano, Rosemary, Peppermint, Sage and Thyme, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil,Cocoa Butter, Lecithin, Aloe Vera Powder, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

MY REVIEW: This product is absolutely amazing. My hair loves, loves, loves this stuff. Although the description says 20 minutes I leave it for up to an hour. I’ve only tried on wet hair after my poo or cowash and my hair is left feeling so ridiculously soft and moisturized w/o any build up or residual feel. It definitely gets 2 snaps up and a circle….(am I old school or what). I can’t wait to try the Island Fantasy fragrance.

2. SitriNillah Deep Conditioning Masque by HairVeda:
Product Description: Our ingredients are perfectly infused to bring the life back to your hair. Nourishing Orange oil penetrates deep down to treat lifeless and brittle hair.
Orange peel, used for centuries in Ayurveda hair and skin remedies is known for enhancing the hair's supple nature. SitriNillah contains no silicones.

Ingredients: Water, Coconut oil, Castor Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, SterylAlcohol, Stearakloniun Chloride, Dimethyl Stearamine, Orange oil, Orange Extract, Vanilla Extracts, Lactic Acid, Germall Plus, Fragrance. 16oz. jar.

MY REVIEW: Again, another absolutely amazing product. The smell is reminiscent of an orange cream popsicle or Stew Leonard’s orange cream soda and the plus, not only does it smell great it also works great….my hair absolutely adores this condish. Now I do get a bit of a residual feel when rinsing but it’s not necessarily negative. It’s not like a waxy or build up feel or anything but more like when you don’t rinse all the coconut oil from your hair. The best part about it is when I 1st ordered I was able to get the trial size which comes in a 2 oz jar. This stuff is thick so a little does a lot and being that I’m only SL I was able to use it twice and try it on the hubby. Needless to say I hurried and ordered the 16 0z b/c there was no question whether or not I was gonna use it again! Two thumbs up for this!

3. Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo with PureOrganic Technology (Certified Organic):
Product Description: PureOrganic Technology, For Damaged Hair, Contains Vegetable Protein to Soothe Dry or Damaged Hair, Control Frizz, Add Shine, Organic Hair Care -Luxurious lather soothes dry, chemically processed hair, Cleanses gently for manageable smoothness, Calms unruly hair to alleviate frizz, Increases shine while smoothing dry or damaged hair, Zero sulfates

Soft and smooth, sexy and sultry. It's how you feel when you have silk against your skin. Now imagine that same feel in your hair. Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo has a pearlized formula that glistens in your hand and transforms your hair into a silky palette that's ready for anything. Lather and glow with the flow that begins your style. Smooth As Silk Shampoo wears beautifully on you. *Contains a blend of organic oils, ripe-harvested from renewable plants at the peak of their freshness, cold pressed and refrigerated immediately to ensure maximum purity. Infuses each individual strand of hair with vitamins, nutrients and protein from strength and vitality.

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water) With *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Valencia Orange) Extract, *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Extract, *Cymbopogon Schoeanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, *Ginko Biloba Extract, *Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, *Salix Alba (Willow Bark), *Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disteareth-75 IPDI, C11-15 Pareth-7,Citric Acid, C12-16 Pareth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance with Essential Oils.
*Certified Organic by Guaranteed Certification Services

MY REVIEW: It’s just what the doctor ordered, not too moisturizing where it doesn’t feel clean. It actually felt like it stripped my hair a little more than I expected but nothing to be alarmed about. If I feel any build up outside of using this I will simply do a baking soda rinse before using it. Been loving the fact that it gets my hair feeling just a little more cleaner than a cowash w/o that clarifying feel. This will definitely remain in my arsenal since I have opted to poo once a week and cowash once a week. This combination has done justice for me esp. since it’s all about picking the right shampoo and zero sulfates is a major factor for me that figures in. A new staple.

4. Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner
Product Description: PureOrganic Technology, For all hair types, Organic botanicals moisture and detangle hair while infusing weightless body for easy styling, Organic Hair Care, Restores strength, luster and nourishment to abused hair, Moisturizes and builds body, Detangles for easy comb-out, easy styling
To create condition and style, you need to go directly to the source. Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture conditioner penetrates into each individual hair to provide exactly what's needed, every time. This leave-in treatment uses enriched proteins to repair hair as you go through the day. It also plumps hair so it feels thicker, more bodified. Styled. Weightlessly. By infusing each strand with proteins, hair goes directly to style.
* Contains a blend of organic oils, ripe-harvested from renewable plants at the peak of their freshness, cold pressed and refrigerated immediately to ensure maximum purity. Infuses each individual strand of hair with vitamins, nutrients and protein for strength and vitality.

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water) with *Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, *Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Oil, *Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, Birch Leaf (Betula Alba) Oil, *Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis Flower) Oil, *Clary (Salvia Sclarea), *Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), *Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Farfara), *Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, *Mallow (Malva Sylvestris), *Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) Oil, *Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), Cetyl Alcohol (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Trace Minerals, Citric Acid (corn), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Grapefruit Seed (citrus derived), Fragrance with Essential Oils.
*Certified Organic by Guaranteed Certification Services.

MY REVIEW: Fantabulous! This stuff is so rich, thick, creamy and moisturizing all at the same time. You only need a nickel size amount on your hair and what’s crazy is every time I feel like awww shucks I done put too much on (even with applying such a small amount), it’s like it melts into your hair and like the title states, becomes weightless. Now I know this may scare some of you fine hair ladies b/c I talk about the thickness of my hair, but my mom has super fine hair that gets weighed down VERY easily and I’ve been using it when doing her weekly roller-sets and I’m tryna tell ya’ll, this stuff just vanishes into thin air! The plus is I prefer creamy leave-ins instead of the liquids b/c I air-dry 99% of the time and after I have sopped up most of the water in my t-shirt I hate always having to soak my hair again with liquid. It just makes for a longer air-drying process. Plus creamy works better for me when I’m a certain amount of wks post b/c at that point I find liquid leave-ins tend to cause more tangles and snagging no matter how well they detangle for me prior to 6 wks post. The verdict; do you really have to ask?! It’s magically delicious!!!!!

5. Jane Carter Solution Hair Nourishing Cream ( All Natural/Ultra Light Hairdress):
Product Description: Can be used on hair and skin, leaves everything it touches feeling renewed and moisturized. This product is perfect for adding shine and repairing dry hair. This product can be used on all textures of hair.

Ingredients : Purified Water, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Illippe Butter, Mango Butter, Vtamins A, D, & E Orange, Grapefruit, Palmarosa, Cedarwood, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Bergamot, Rosemary Essential Oils, Jojoba, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid.

MY REVIEW: Okay, so don’t be fooled by the Ultra Light title description on the tube b/c I actually find this stuff to be kinda heavy. Now for me it isn’t a bad thing b/c I just use a pea size amount for each section when moisturizing and sealing and voila, the job is done, so I guess it’s actually a good thing b/c that tube lasts forever. It’s thick, creamy, smells like a grapefruit and to reiterate a little goes a heckuva long way. This stuff has been doing just what it says, nourishing my hair for the past month or so and I haven’t picked up anything else from my hair moisture past. When I want the job done I seek JC Solution which means my other moisturizing products will more than likely get the boot.

Okay so now that I’ve done all my reviews have you noticed a pattern here? Thick, rich, creamy and natural seem to be the name of the game for my latest hair arsenal and regimen. My 4a coarse, kinky hair has changed in look, feel, softness and manageability and when you are striving for hair health before anything else, then you’ve simply had your hair dreams answered. So now that I’ve introduced, informed and reviewed my Hit Squad for you I hope this can help at least one of you reach the health goals you’ve been longing for with your hair. If you’ve already reached them and are looking to incorporate anything new you should definitely give these products a shot. I strongly suggest these for those of you who are suffering from especially dry and brittle strands that are lacking moisture. They all simply worked wonders for me and what's even better is with the exception of the 1st two you can buy these products at Whole Foods and/or the Vitamin Shoppe. Try ‘em out and lemme know how you like ‘em.


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