Sheabeutimia Conditioner June Review

June was the month for conditioning. With the scorching weather we've had here in London its been time to crank up the moisture and conditioning within my regime. I used Sheabeutimia's Hemp Seed Oil Moisturising Conditioner for last month. 

During June I regularly bagged my ends to ensure moisture levels remained topped up. I also used the conditioner for deep conditioning. I mixed it with coconut oil and grape seed oil and then applied it all over my hair and left it overnight. I also used the hemp seed conditioner to cowash my hair. All in all I found it a good moisturising conditioner to use especially since it contains aloe vera and glycerin, two musts when it comes to retaining moisture in warmer weather. Watch on for the full review.

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ROOT2TIP Products Review and Perm Rod Set Trial

ROOT2TIP Products Review and Perm Rod Set Trial

For the month of May I tried two products from ROOT2TIP. The first was their 'Quench Anti-breakage Creme' and the second was the 'Detangling Leave-in Conditioner Honey Rain Juice'. I wanted to try these products when doing a perm rod set. I've never used perm rods on my hair but I've been curious about what kind of sets I could achieve so I decided to have go while testing out these products.

The Set

I think the products worked well for the set and would have really done the job if I had changed a few aspects of the set. There are 4 things I should have done. Firstly, I should have really stretched my hair out well. I believed the stretch I had was ok but when I took out the rods you'll see that my roots look just a bit too puffy! Anyway, if I did the set on freshly threaded or blow dried hair the results would have been closer to what I was looking for. Secondly, I should have perhaps used flexi-rods as they have a longer area on which to twist the hair around therefore creating an elongated curl. Thirdly, the rods should have been left to dry properly! But I just didn't have the time that day! And fourthly, my hair needed to be wetter, perhaps with water or even a water based setting spray to give just a little extra hold.

More Thoughts

I was fairly happy with the set but I wanted to see how the products would work on a classic twist out on damp hair so after putting together the video review I quickly tried it out. I spritzed my hair with loads of water, then spritzed my hair with the conditioner and lastly added a little of the creme. I love, love, LOVE the definition!

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I think these products work better on damp hair that is set in a compressed style with braids, twists or bantu knots but I also think they are versatile enough to use in other ways. The creme perhaps as a conditioning creme to nourish dry ends and the Leave-in as a spritz to refresh your hair in-between styles.

Check out the full review video above if you would like to know more.

Check out the rest of the fabulous range at ROOT2TIP...another UK company producing great natural products for kinky, coily girls.  

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Afrocenchix Moisturiser And Shampoo Review

Afrocenchix Moisturiser and Shampoo Review

I've really enjoyed trying out these products from UK companies. There seems to be so many who  are striving to produce products that are highly beneficial for curly, coily hair. Us curlies should be really thankful that there are finally people who want to cater to our particular hair needs.

During April I used the 'Smooth' moisturiser from Afrocenchix. I had high hopes for the moisturiser and it did not disappoint! This creamy, lotion like moisturiser instantly imparted moisture (and lots of other natural oils) to my hair. As soon as I smoothed it along my hair it felt so soft and smelt amazing. I love products that smell like yummy desserts, and this one conjured up thoughts of fresh zingy lemon pie...mmm I felt like making one there and then. (Anyway, back to reality) I used the moisturiser when I took my hair down from my usual bun or to rehydrate my bang area which easily becomes dry due to the fact that I manipulate it more often.

Here is a bun style I did using the moisturiser. As you can see the twists were shiny (but not greasy), juicy and well defined.

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Check out the full video review below!

Have you tried Afrocenchix moisturiser and or shampoo before? What are your thoughts? I'm eager to try out the rest of their range perhaps in the coming months.

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With U in Mind Mango Butter Review

With U in Mind Mango Butter Review

I hope everyone one had a nice Easter holiday! Mine was quite eventful what with moving house and having a baby on the same day! Anyways I still managed to continue my use of the mango butter I got from UK company WithUinMind who sell a nice range of natural butters. I tried both the plain and the orange blossom scented mango butter which was divine! Both were wonderfully smooth and creamy but the scent of the orange blossom was a real treat to experience, it smelt so yummy! Check out my review on the butter below. 

For the month of April I have been using the moisturiser and shampoo from Afrocenchix. Check out my review in the coming weeks.

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Hug My Hair Multi seed Oil Review

Hug My Hair Multi seed Oil Review

Hello Ladies! I'm back a month later with my review of the multi seed oil from UK haircare brand Hug My Hair. Check out my video for the full review.

I really liked using this oil last month as it was light and gave my hair a lovely shine without it being too greasy. Check out the twist out I did using only the oil and water. It held really well.

Anyway, give it a go and see what you think!

Next up for the month of March is mango butter from With U in Mind. I'll be predominately using the butter as a sealant for my hair however I may add some into my deep conditioning mix or even directly onto my scalp as it seems lighter in texture than shea butter. Check out their website here.

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New Series// Review UK Natural Hair Products

New Series// Review UK Natural Hair Products - Hug My Hair Brand

Hello everyone! In this video I’m discussing a new series I’m starting in 2015. I have recently discovered quite a few UK companies that produce handmade natural products for hair and skin. I'm quite happy with the products I currently use and I'm by no means a product junky, but I thought it would be nice to try out some of their products and give them a bit more exposure. 

So many of us find it hard to get hold of good products in the UK and often turn to ordering from worldwide/US companies however I think we have some good UK companies developing products which contain beneficial natural ingredients. These products may be an alternative for naturalistas who are not mixtresses but would like to use quality products with lots natural goodness in them.

The first product I will be trying for the month of february is from Hug My Hair  .I will be using their ‘Seal n Shine’ hair oil Which contains great oils such as jojoba, grapeseed, hemp and vitamin E oil. Check out the rest of their products via their online store.

Please note I’m not getting paid by any of these companies! I’m simply wanting to support some of our UK product companies and compare the effectiveness of their products to the ones that I currently use.
Enjoy!

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