Saturday, September 23, 2017

TOP 7 LEAVE-IN CONDITIONERS FOR ECO STYLER GEL


As you guys know, I am a tried and true user and believer in Eco Styler Gel. NO OTHER product does my hair the way that this product does and I know I'm going to get a perfect wash and go every single time. 

Eco Styler Gels are one of those products that you either really love it, or you really hate it. There's usually no in between lol But I honestly believe at least 50% of the people who hate eco styler gel just simply don't know how to use it. It definitely has a MAJOR learning curve.

One of the main complaints about Eco is that 1) It flakes and 2) It leaves their hair feeling crunchy and dry. 

For me, it's ALL about what product I pair it with, that will determine how soft, moisturized my hair is. 

Eco Styler Gel --- is a GEL. lol It sounds redundant but I think a lot of people totally miss the fact that it's a gel. It's not supposed to be moisturizing. It's supposed to make your hair hair and form a cast. That's what gels do lol. People get upset because Eco Styler makes their hair hard, but it's really about the product you used to moisturize your hair before hand that plays the major role


All of the products below are Curly Girl Friendly

None of these products flake in my hair. 




Paul Mitchell The Conditioner 




I have been using this product for about 4 years now and I have loved it from day ONE. This product is very light weight and makes my hair feel extremely soft. I use both the name brand and the Sally's Generic brand and neither product gives me flakes. 





Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk 



I have been using this product for about 6 months as a leave-in for my wash and gos and this product completely changed the game in what I understood about my hair and what it needs to stay moisturized. My low porosity hair loves light weight products, especially hair milks. 





TreSemme Perfectly Un-Done Conditioner






This product is technically not even a leave-in conditioner. But I am notorious for using non-traditional conditioners as my leave-ins. I like that this product has a rich consistency and leaves my hair feeling really nourished under my gel. 





Kera Care Natural Textures Leave-in Conditioner 



I recently revisited this product after being sent the entire Natural Textures line by Kera Care. I forgot how much I REALLY like this product. It has so much slip and makes my hair feel so soft. Since their curl defining gel doesn't have as strong of a hold as I would like, I paired this leave-in with my Eco and it was GOLD! So much so I have already re-purchased this product on backup. 






Simply Shea Leave-in Conditioner





Yes, the infamous Dollar Tree Leave-in Conditioner is making yet another appearance. This product is just... the best, yall. I can't say enough. The moisture level is amazing. 






Shea Moisture Low Porosity Leave-in Detangler 



I love how much slip this product provides for applying my gel and it leave my hair extremely shiny.






Cantu Coconut Curling Cream 




Again, not a traditional leave-in, but I loved the way this product made my hair feel so much that I decided to try it as a leave-in. This product provides great moisture and slip when doing my wash and gos and this is my #1 combination for a "juicy wash and go" look. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

SILKIENCE SALON SERIES DAMAGE REPAIR CONDITIONER | DOLLAR TREE SERIES




While doing my weekly browse of my local Dollar Tree I came across the Silkience Salon Series Damage Repair Conditioner. I immediately liked this conditioner because it is a much larger quantity than most of the products in the Dollar Tree, so if I liked it, you get a lot for $1.

This product is Curly Girl Friendly and does not contain any silicones. However, there is a shampoo and deep conditioner in this line that are not CG Friendly. 

I used this product simply as a "co-wash" after using some products the day before that left my hair very dry and flaky. I, of course, did not expect this product to do any kind of cleaning of my hair, as it is not designed for that. 

I applied this product very liberally in the shower in 4 sections and let each section sit for about 5 minutes before detangling under warm water and using a wide toothed paddle brush. 

Overall I give this product a grade of B+. 

I immediately liked how much slip this product gave my hair. If you recall, I mentioned how dry my hair was starting this co-wash day but the slip of this product made it very each to section and maneuver through my hair. 

I give the slip on the product a B+

This product has a very light smell and left my hair EXTREMELY soft. 

I give the moisture level in this product an A. 

One thing I did not like about this product was the consistency. The consistency of this product is very light and watery. A lot of product simply was wasted slipping right through my hands and then when I did get it on my hair I had to use a lot of the product. The fact that this product comes in a large bottle is definitely a plus when it comes to this factor. 

All in all, I definitely think this product is worth giving a try and having on hand as an inexpensive quick moisture detangling option. Would it be something I used every week? Probably not. But I definitely will be repurchasing multiples. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

My Most SLEPT ON Product of 2017


Will you guys look at these juicy twists?! My ponytail is POPPIN if I do say so myself lol We all have that one picture that we're like, "Man! How did I take this pretty ass pic?!" This is mine lol But anyway,

A couple of months ago I did one of my Instagram Exclusive Reviews (for this reason, if for some reason you're reading this blog and don't follow me on Instagram, make sure you do! I give exclusive content there!) on the Maui Moisture Coconut Curl Smoothie. 



A couple of things that I initially liked about the product were that: it's Curly Girl Friendly (no silicones), it has a light weight consistency (for my fine/low porosity hair), and a gentle smell. 

I used it my "leave-in"/moisturizer to go under my gel for a wash and go and I just wasn't impressed with how my hair feel after it dried (I had experienced much softer with a different product of the same nature).

I gave the product an overall C+ and put it away for a few months. 

Then, about a month ago I was looking for something to moisturize my hair with for sleek styles underneath my heavy gels and I decided to pick up this product again in an effort to just "get rid of it". 

I applied this product on dry/slightly damp hair and smooth in thoroughly before I apply my gel of choice on top. This product pairs well (no flakes) with both Eco Styler Olive Oil & Wetline Extreme. 

This has been my favorite combination for the last few weeks to keep my hair soft and moisturized. 

Recently I experimented with applying this product to dry hair and twisting with this product only, and the results were those beautiful twists you saw above. 

After so many additional uses, I must say this is a MUST HAVE REPURCHASE and my most slept on product this Summer. 

I gets an A+ from me. 

- The Millennial Makavelli