Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Exquisite Ends Virgin Brazilian Straight Weft Hair















This hair was sent to me from ExquisiteEndsVirginHair.com I was sent the virgin brazilian straight hair in lengths 18", 20", and 2 24" all in a natural unprocessed color.

With this hair I created another U part wig using approx 3 3/4 packs of hair. Only the 18" bundle was cut and I received very minimal shedding despite not sealing any of the wefts. I did bleach and color the hair as you saw in the video. To my surprise the ends did not matte up or look overly dry!!! The ends looks just as good as they looked prior to coloring! Unfortunately the color did not turn out the way I wanted it to look, I was going for a more reddish auburn color, but its not to big of an issue for me!

I have been wearing this hair for going on 3 weeks now and it is still in PERFECT condition. Ive washed the hair so far 2 times and it is still very silky soft to the touch! When bleaching hair I am very particular about what the hair looks like after being altered so I invested in products that will help correct any issues with dryness, but with this hair, I really didn't need it!

Pros: Great quality, very inexpensive, all cuticles are alive and facing the same direction, silky soft, blendable with African American relaxed hair, received very minimal shedding, no tangling what so ever (yet), holds curls for days, wefts are very sturdy yet is easy to push sewing needle threw, bundles are all 100 grams, full of luster.

Cons: Bearding is a little all over the place but it could have been because the way the hair was bundled together, I didn't notice anything with the bearding after hair was installed.

Rating: 9.5
Would I recommend this hair?
Absolutely!! Especially during the back to school sale!    
 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rpgshow Cls024-s Ashanti Wig


Hey ladies! So, I was given this unit to review from RpgShow.com
The unit I received is the Cls024-s the infamous Ashanti wig! The color is a gorgeous ombre two-toned (1b on top which graduates into a soft deep red 99j/burgundy color) It is 20" long with soft layers down the front, glueless full lace wig cap, yaki texture, light brown lace and a cap size small.
I absolutely LOVE this unit. OMG, I can not get enough of it!! Ive gotten sooo many compliments!!! The texture of this unit feels so natural like healthy relaxed African American hair. It has a very natural density. The hairline is pretty decent, however, I usually correct mine to make it look more natural. All in all, this is one gorgeous unit. By far my favorite from Rpgshow :)

**Will Update After 2 weeks of wear**

Sunday, July 28, 2013

LIVE! Unprocessed Brazilian Virgin Remy Hair













This hair was sent to me from SamsBeauty.com I received the Natural Wave texture in lengths 14", 16" and 18 inches. The color is a natural unprocessed color which is equivalent to a #1b or a dark #2 which blended flawlessly in with my color #2 relaxed hair.

Is one pack enough to achieve a full look???
I would have to say it depends on the person! For me, I wanted a little more hair, for the simple fact that I LOVE big hair, now, if you're are into settle, natural appearing hair that isn't Chaka Khan BIG or stripper LONG, then this Live hair would be a remarkable investment, not to mention that it only costs $119.00 at SamsBeauty.com!! Use a closure or pull out a decent amount of hair if you would like the hair to be a little more fuller!

So far I have only wore this hair a few times, and surprisingly received a ton of compliments, not sure if it was from the ombre look or the hair itself! I totally recommend this hair for budgeted individuals like myself who desires a decent quality hair, that is going to last easily for months, looks good, and wont run your wallet dry!

As far as the quality of the hair goes...I really cant remember if I received an unusual amount of shedding, which is a good thing, because whatever we tend to remember, either has a positive or a negative impact...I simply don't recall seeing any! The hair is very soft, much like a light yaky texture. The cuticles are still attached (hence the term remy) however I can easily tell that the cuticles are damaged and/or are dead at the tips of the hair. I cant stress enough CONDITION CONDITION CONDITION, then top it off with argan oil!!!! You'll thank me later!! The hair does tangle, so be prepared to carry a comb or paddle brush with you! With water, the natural wave texture pops right back, spray with a little water to define your curls!

Pros: Very Affordable, achieve a full look with one pack, takes bleaching very nicely, hold curls for days, natural wave pattern does not come off looking frizzy like some virgin hair, wefting is exceptionally neat, hair is very soft and manageable, and did I say its VERY affordable!!!

Cons: Tangles a little more the some virgin hair, hair a good amount of grey hairs, the ends comes off looking dry with too much flat ironing and curling, to some it may not be enough hair (this isn't really a con though)

Rating: 7

Would I recommend this hair??
Definitely!!

Will I ever purchase this hair again??
Absolutely!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

DivasWigs Curly Glueless Full Lace Wig Human Indian Remy



Okay, so I was sent this unit to review from DivasWigs.com for my honest opinions!
This wig I received was their Curly/Silky, glueless, full lace wig, in 20", color 1b, light brown lace, cap size small.
This unit has deep water waves which didn't look too curly like the in stock photo. It also had some unprocessed hairs that I had to cut off. I took a photo of the hair after I brushed out a portion using a paddle brush hoping to achieve a more natural curl/wave pattern however, the hair loss it definition and just looked straight and frizzy. I had to re-condition it so the curls could bounce back. Water alone didn't do it.

**Review Will Be Available Soon**

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sleek Hair Store Virgin Malaysian Extensions










Will update soon!

Owigs Indian Remy Silky Wavy Extensions












These hair extensions comes by way of Owigs.com
I have the Indian remy deep wavy hair in color #1b. With this hair I constructed a U part wig with a lace closure, my very first one. Together I used 3 bundles of hair and a closure ranging in lengths 20", 18" 16" and a 16" closure. This hair was originally in the silky wavy texture in which I enhanced by adding supple waves using my Sultra Bombshell Rod curling iron.

So far Ive been wearing this hair for going on 2 weeks now, and the quality is to die for! Its not to often you get hair that remains voluminous, and lustress yet is still very silky, flowy and soft. This hair appears to be something that will last a very long time and I cant wait manipulate it to my desire.

Pros: Soft, full of luster, silky, didn't receive a lot of shedding, converts back to original texture once wet, easily can be curled, curls held up and didn't drop throughout the course of the day, wefts are very sturdy, bearding wasn't too full, color is exact, and hair measured to the exact stated lengths.

Cons: Closure to too dense, knot were not pre bleached, hair on the closure didnt really convert back after being washed, wefts seems "shorter" in length meaning I dont know if they weighed them, or just cut them all the same lengths.

Rating: 7.0

Will I recommend this hair to a friend?

Of course! This hair is extremely affordable, great quality,  and does everything that virgin can do plus more! Love it!!

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Creme of Nature's 100% Pure Argan Oil & Perfect 7


Yes, yet another post on my favorite hair care products from Creme of Nature!!! So, I was sent the 100%Pure Argan Oil, as well as the Perfect 7 Leave in Conditioner. I must say, the very first day it arrived in the mail, I tested a bit of the Perfect 7 on my hair, and way so thrilled by the results, I quickly gathered my filming equipment together, and instantly went into filming a tutorial using the products, thats how excited I was when the leave in absorbed into my hair like butter on a biscuit!! Lol

Here is some information regarding these products...
  
100% Pure Argan Oil
100% Pure Argan Oil with our acclaimed fragrance is an all natural, multi-purpose beauty treatment that helps to retain moisture, renew and revitalize hair, scalp and skin, while adding instant shine and protecting against damage. Argan Oil is a rare, precious and moisturizing oil used for centuries as a beauty treatment in Morocco. Extracted in pure form, the lightweight daily moisturizer has absolutely zero synthetics, fillers, mineral oil or parabens.

Benefits of Argan Oil
  • Naturally rich in Vitamin E & great source of antioxidant
  • Zero fillers, mineral oil, parabens & sulfates
  • Lightweight daily moisturizer for hair & skin
  • Promotes healthy hair & gives Exotic Shine
  • Beauty treatment for healthy, radiant, youthful looking skin
  • Hair care treatment for damaged hair & split ends
  • Nourishes weak nails & softens dry cuticles
Perfect 7 is an 7-N-1 leave-in treatment mask for beautiful, healthy hair with Exotic Shine. This product is perfect for all hair textures and gives relaxed, natural and color-treated hair instant health and beauty while reducing the need for multiple hair care products. The innovative rich, creamy formula contains Argan Oil from Morocco, and conditioning agents such as, Pro-Vitamin B-5, Silk Amino Acids so you can achieve shinier, smoother and silkier hair.
7 Benefits of Perfect 7
  • Detangles & Conditions
  • Heat Protection
  • Breakage Defense
  • Controls Frizz
  • Moisturizes Dry Hair
  • Prevents Split Ends
  • Adds Exotic Shine 
How I used each product (On Relaxed Hair)
After shampooing and conditioning with Moisture & Shine Shampoo and Intensive Conditioning Treatment, I allowed my hair to air dry for about 45 minutes, before applying the Perfect 7. Parting my hair into 2 sections, I sprayed a nice amount into my hands and evenly distributed the product onto my hair and scalp. Next I sealed in the moisture by adding 1 full droppler of the Pure Argan Oil onto my hair and scalp. Carefully I combed to detangle, then blew dried my hair.
After my hair was completely dry, normally I would then flat iron my hair, but I opted out because of how nice and flowy it was. So then, I preped my hair for a partial braid out (for a wig). I applied more of the Perfect 7 the that area, again using the Pure Argan Oil to seal in the moisture and to add shine, braided my hair and setted it with a curl rod, then allowed it to sit overnight.
I continued on a few days later, removing the braid, and I was so pleased with the results!! So soft, perfect definition, great amount of healthy luster, OMG, I was so satisfied! My hair blended so well with my wig, you couldn't even tell where my hair began and ended! Loved it!!

How I used each product (On Natural Hair)
After shampooing and conditioning using Creme of Nature Moisture and Shine Shampoo and the Intensive Conditioning Treatment. I applied the Perfect 7 Leave-In Treatment on my damped hair and detangled. One thing that I noticed is that it detangled my hair effortlessly making my hair shaft very smooth. I then applied the Pure Moroccan Oil (2 full drops) into my entire head then sectioned my hair. On Med High heat, I blew out my hair! My hair had so much body, Shine, movement, softness and moisture.  It also felt very airy and flowy! That goes to show that the Pure Moroccan Oil penetrates the hair nicely and doesn't weigh it down. Also, the SMELL!!! Omg, I want a body lotion in this scent! Smells so vanillay and warm! For style, I twisted out my hair using Creme of Nature's Foaming Wrap Lotion. My ending results first hand was SHINY and SOFT! It also felt thoroughly moisturized. However, I find that I have to reapply a moisturizer to my hair a lot due to it feeling dried out in colder climates. But one thing Ive found helpful is sleeping with a shower cap every other night! It works wonders! All in all, I really love the entire Argan Oil line!

Pros:
100% Pure Argan Oil:  Lightweight, pure, contains no added harsh ingredients or fillers, does has an added nice scent, can be used on the hair, scalp and skin, gives an healthy shin, nicely seals in moisture when used with an moisturizer.
Perfect 7: Very lightweight, give several benefits for numerous styles and hair types, smell nice, Can be used as a heat protectant, gives off an abundance of a healthy shine, moisturized dry hair.
Cons:
100% Pure Argan Oil: Can waste a bit of product due to the bottle design, once my hands had product in them, the bottle and droppler became slippery, and I spilled quite a bit a few occasions, just be cautious of that.
Perfect 7: Once I had product in my hands, the bottle became a bit tough to use, couldnt take full control over the spray button, ended up taking the top off and just poured the product into my hands, maybe a squeeze bottle with a nozzle or a "Lotion Pump" like bottle may have worked better for the Perfect 7. Other then that, product can dry out throughout the day, and texture may not last before becoming a bit frizzy.

RATING- 9.0
Would I recommend this product? Absolutley!

Caution PLEASE READ!!! 4/16/2013
Funny yet serious situation. Elise and myself experienced a crazy situation. We both were getting these crazy cuts on our fingers (Index and thumb) we couldn't quite figure out where it was coming from until we found the source. The Pure Argan Oil bottle. Right beneath the gold rim. It has a razor sharp edge which left cuts on our fingers while we were twisting the bottle open. Yes, we bled and it hurt. 
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND CAREFUL!!! We will speak with the company about this incident. Hopefully our bottle was just defective. Again, be careful if you have the product already!