My curly hair products
I have naturally curly hair and it was very hard to find products that fit the needs of my hair. I found these two products. The crème brûle whipped curl cream is a product that I have never seen someone use before, but I love it. It keeps my hair from getting frizzy and gives my hair the moisture it needs. It has organic sweet almond milk shea butter and aloe leaf juice. The cantu shea butter spray is what keeps my hair smooth and holds the shape of my curls perfectly. I like to spray it into my hands, warm it up and comb it through my hair with my fingers. I then scrunch my hair with my hands. This spray contains no sulfates, no silicones, no parabens or mineral oil. If you have naturally curly hair, then theses products are a must.
Curls- Brule Whipped Curl Cream
How I grow my natural nails
**Note that my nails used to be frail, brittle old things that could NEVER know length due to nail extensions! Just last year, I was so in love with getting nail extensions. The length, the designs, the colors—I did not go one week without my bare nails showing for most of 2019! Then last September, I decided my nails needed a break (and I needed to save some money!) so I started to rehab my nails! Rehabbing my nail beds The first thing to do is get your nail beds free from any damage from nail extensions. This takes some time! I let my nails grow but I always cut away when it started to get length. I was going off of the theory with hair; cutting it makes it grow faster. It worked because by November, my nail beds were healthy! Supplement growth To help my nails grow healthily, I took my biotin supplements. I love the nature bounty one bc it’s yummy mostly 😂 NATURE'S BOUNTY - Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies Prevent breakage A big reason my nails always broke was because I never protected them! So I started brushing them with .INC. - Back to Life Recovery Treatment & Base Coat which really kept it strong and healthy as it grew. I also stayed super conscious of doing things that would break my nails, like washing dishes, moving big items, etc. I live alone so I have to do all these things myself, therefore I wear gloves when doing dishes and try to avoid grabbing things with too much nail. Not sure how to explain the last one😬
.INC.-Back to Life Recovery Treatment & Base Coat
Curly Hair Routine for Fine Low Porosity Hair
A successful wash day starts with using good curly-friendly products and treatments! If you're new to your curly hair journey, don't be discouraged if you're not seeing the results you want. It takes time and with continuous use of good products, your hair WILL transform I like to start my washes with a pre-poo treatment, that is a hot oil treatment. I do a scalp massage for about 10 minutes with the oil, and apply the rest to my hair and let it sit for about 30 mins. The oil I use is RIGHTEOUS ROOTS - Righteous Roots Rx Next, I rinse it off with shampoo! My favorite shampoo of all time is Bounce Curl - Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo I also really like Bounce Curl - Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo when I'm feeling for a moisture boost. It provides the perfect amount of moisture and doesn't weigh down my fine hair at all! After shampooing, I follow up with Bounce Curl - Super Smooth Cream Conditioner or if it's deep conditioning day, use my all time favorite rawkyn - RED rawkyn Clay Hair Mask Styling products: Normally use a leave-in conditioner and gel to style, but in this video, I experimented with 3 products- mousse, leave-in, and gel! The results weren't too bad, but I did feel it was probably too much product for my hair . I think I'll stick with 2 products 😊 Products used: NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Curl Talk Curl Activation Mousse Uncle Funky's Daughter - Curly Magic Curl Stimulator and Uncle Funky's Daughter - Good Hair Styling Cream
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Curl Talk Curl Activation Mousse
YTTP...A No From Me
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi -Sinks into skin quickly without feeling sticky. -Fragrance-free. -Includes antioxidant rich ingredients. -Cream texture feels instantly hydrating. -Packaged in a jar which can expose air and light sensitive antioxidants. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Firm and Brighten Vitamin C Serum -Water-like consistency that absorbs quickly and spreads with ease. -Contains palmitoyl tripeptide-5 to firm skin and vitamin C to brighten. -Includes a good blend of antioxidants and soothing ingredients. -Contains fragrance. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial -Leaves skin smooth. -Includes ginger root oil which has irritating compounds. -Jar packaging most likely causes unstable enzymes to degrade sooner. -Abrasive texture can irritate skin. -Caffeine cannot energize skin as a topically-applied source. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser -Contains many antioxidants including kale, green tea, and spinach. -Rinses nicely without residue and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight or dry. -Is effective at removing dirt, oil, and even makeup. -Contains fragrance. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Hydrate + Firm Peptide Eye Cream -Cream consistency absorbs into skin with a smooth finish. -Does well at hydrating without leaving a heavy feeling. -Contains fragrance which is especially irritating to the sensitive eye area. -Jar packaging won’t keep key ingredients stable. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil -Texture isn’t overly greasy and absorbs quickly. -Formula contains many non-fragrant, antioxidant rich plant oils. -Contains fragrance which can lead to skin irritation. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner -Fragrance-free. -Contains an effective amount of lactic and glycolic acid. -Includes skin-replenishing ingredients plus beneficial antioxidants. -Also includes lemon water which can cause irritation. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha -Contains moisturizing and antioxidant rich ingredients. -Fragrance-free. -A really fine mist that provides lightweight hydration. -Includes a peptide that can help reduce skin sensitivity and redness. Conclusion: Many of the brand’s products contain fragrance which is a known irritant, doesn’t matter if it’s natural or synthetic fragrance. This is the main reason as to why I don’t like a majority of the products. The jar packaging is another reason but it’s not as big of a deal as the fragrance. The only product that is worth recommending is the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha .
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
Empties: Pattern Leave-In Conditioner
💛 MY HAIR & TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY 💛 This leave-in conditioner was so nice! ☀️ The consistency of this product was thinner than what I'm used to for a leave-in conditioner but it had a really nice smooth, buttery texture that was really easy to work through my hair 🌀 My curl pattern is a mix of 3b & 3c. My hair is drier at the ends because it's bleached and the rest of my hair feels pretty normal. Not dry and not greasy either! After washing my hair I plop with a microfiber towel and then apply this leave-in 💁🏽♀️ 💭 FUNCTION & FINAL THOUGHTS 💭 This leave-in smells A M A Z I N G 🤤 It didn't do much to help with frizz, but I live in Florida and there probably isn't a product in the world that can stand against the intense humidity we've got going on here. I liked it, but I didn't love it. If I used a regular amount of it it weighed my hair down really bad but if I used less than that my hair would be a crazy, frizzy mess. This leave-in just wasn't for my hair type sad 😞 ⚠️ Also, something to be noted is that for some reason my hairline and forehead would break out when I used this product so I think I may have had an allergy to it ⚠️ I'll give this product four stars just because it was really nice, it just wasn't for me. It felt way too heavy in my hair and I don't typically experience that with leave-ins 🤷🏽♀️ I'd recommend this product to anyone that maybe has a tighter curl pattern or anyone who has really dry hair because this product did leave my hair feeling so nice and nourished despite not working too well for me! ⛅️ This product is $25 for almost 10oz! It's a pretty hefty size compared to what I'm used to buying so I think it's worth a try! I'd love to see Pattern come out with a hair gel in the future 😊 PATTERN - Leave-In Conditioner
My Skincare Fridge 🤗
SATURDAY SKIN - Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream O M G HYDRATION G A L O R E ! ! ! My first ever Saturday skin product. I got their best sellers sample. This has really helped restore the hydration and moisture in my skin. My skin feels so plump and healthy after one use 😌 CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator (Very dry to dry combo) This is my go to moisturizer during the winter months. My skin feels so hydrated throughout the day. I also use the overnight sleep mask when I’m really dry and flaky. COSRX | Triple C Lightening Liquid- Korean brand, can’t go wrong. Also affordable! Helped brighten my complexion. SUNDAY RILEY - Power Trio: Lactic Acid + Retinol + Vitamin C Bundle Y A S! This trio transformed my skin! Ive been using this since I’ve bought it earlier this year. My skin feels so smooth and appears brighter. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Shaba Complex Firming Eye Serum One of my favorite eye serums. Persistence is key when it comes to eye creams. Fine lines and wrinkles just don’t go away after one application. My under eyes are hydrated and feels smooth. 4/5 since I didn’t much of the dark circle reduction. Solid product to hydrate the under eyes. GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask My first glow recipe product. This really helped with my dark circles. Although it didn’t completely remove my dark circles, it definitely reduced them! A little goes a long way with this product. SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream I am really happy with this product. Received it in one of my boxycharm luxe boxes. This product has noticeable brightening my complexion after one use. My skin felt hydrated as well! VICHY - LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer After one use, I was sold! This little sample is small but mighty! Even thought this is an all-over the face moisturizer, I apply this under my eyes for added firmness.
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask