Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GoldenSwish Burmese Bohemian Curl

Finally!!! I had the chance to try out and review some hair that is very similar to mine! This hair was sent to me to review from GoldenSwish.com

This hair is from GoldenSwish's Premium Collection. The Premium collection indicates Virgin Hair which has been processed in a 3 day steaming treatment which gives the hair its gorgeous Bohemian Curl!

The hair Type which I received is the Bohemian Curly in Natural Brown. I received 3 bundles which equals to 300 grams, I have my hair in 18", 16" and 12". 

The hair has a soft course feel, so I recommend Co-washing and spraying a water/conditioner on the hair periodically for a more maintained look. So far, the shedding has been minimal. I will update this with wear. Tangling has been normal/expected with this natural style. When I say tangling, I don't mean globs of hair knotting up. I mean the tangling as in curly afro-like hair which needs to be finger detangled every now and then.

I made my hair into a removable U-Part wig so I can switch up the style as often as needed. I filmed a detailed tutorial on the process. Check Out the video here  http://youtu.be/O9phynFx3aM

**Will Update After Further Wear**

Monday, December 3, 2012

Creme Of Nature Argan Oil Collection

So we were given the opportunity to try out Creme Of Nature's New Collection from their Argan Oil Line!
We were absolutely excited to try it out. Here is a Brief Review on each item that we tried on our Relaxed and Natural hair.

Alicia's Overview (Natural)
The one thing that my hair NEEDS is MOISTURE!!! If there is no moisture, I have no use for it. So, Honestly my expectations at first were a bit on the fence due to the let down that most in store products gave me. I expected it to be like everything else...
The first product I tried was the Sulfate-Free Moisture and Shine Shampoo While the product was on my hair, it felt very similar to many sulfate-free shampoos. Gave me a bit of a "sticky" feeling. However, after I washed it out...OMG my hair was soooo soft. I could have sworn that it was in fact a conditioner. My hair didn't feel "strip" or brittle. It felt so soft, moistured and hydrated!
The next product I tried was the Intensive Conditioning Treatment First thought was the smell! I'm not that great at defining scents but if I were to put a name to the aroma, id say it smelled like Nutty Warm Vanilla with whipped cream and a hint of Lavender! Good Stuff!!! Back to the conditioner...The Intensive Conditioner gave my hair a pretty good "slip" which my hair requires. It is also very creamy, however it didn't give me that "awesome" conditioning feeling as one of my favorite conditioners. Great product but I love extremely THICK conditioners!
Next, was the Strength and shine Leave-In Conditioner It too has the Vanilla-y scent. This product gives me a "protein" feeling adding strength, shine, and softness. Love it for that added conditioning treatment!
The Oil Moisturizer was next! This product does contain artificial ingredients, which I have no problem with! This made my hair extremely shiny and didn't weigh it down. It also helped so I wouldn't damage my hair while blowing it out! Softness and manageability was the key factor with this product.
I sealed my hair with The Argan Oil Treatment This oil was very thick. So a little goes a LONG ways. This made my hair complete!!! Giving it shine, softness and protection. I felt like this product was the main reason why my hair felt so soft for days later!
I also used the Gloss and shine mist RELIGIOUSLY!!! I spray it on my hair every chance I get especially when I am in a rush and want that "Healthy" look. This product is a life saver!

Elise's Overview (Relaxed)
All of the products used in my Regimen video were mentioned below in my relaxer post!!! Please see there for my expressed LOVE of the products and deets!

What we Rate each product for our hair type.

Sulfate-Free Moisture and Shine Shampoo
Natural: 10
Relaxed: 10

Intensive Conditioning Treatment
Natural: 6.5
Relaxed: 8

Strength and Shine Leave-In Conditioner
Natural: 8.5
Relaxed: 8

Argan Oil Treatment
Natural: 9.5
Relaxed: 10

Argan Oil Moisturizer
Natural: 7.5
Relaxed: 10

Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Natural: 8
Relaxed: 9

Foaming Wrap Lotion
Natural: 6.5
Relaxed: 6

Gloss and Shine Mist
Natural: 9
Relaxed: 6.5

Gloss and Shine Polisher
Natural: 6
Relaxed: 6.5