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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Check out this week's Follow Friday featuring some of our favorite hair care creators on cherie! @khyrajoelle
Hey guys, so recently bleached and coloured my own hair at home and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the products I used. Let me start off by saying I have thick/medium- fine type 4 (a) natural hair that was previously box dyed once to a light brown colour but was mostly grown out. I completed this entire process in one weekend and it’s been about a month and my curls are still healthy and intact due to a consistent hair care routine (I’ll share that in another post) The products I used: This is a VERY strong bleach powder but it’s infused with wheat protein so it protects your hair from some damage while processing, my hair was able to lift to a brassy light blonde in an hour. Since the bleach powder I bought was so powerful I opted for a weaker developer which I think played a role in my hair staying intact, it was a nice clean smell and my scalp didn’t get irritated at all. Honestly this hair colour smells like battery acid. It made my eyes water so bad while I was using it. I applied the colour #611/6N- Dark Neutral blonde at my roots to create and more natural look, then applied #711/7N -Medium Neutral Blonde to my mid lengths and left my ends UNTOUCHED. I also used both dyes to create some low lights and medium lights throughout my head as well. The gel consistency made it very easy to distribute the colour evenly. This toner was perfect to ice out my brassy blonde hair, 4 weeks later and I still don’t need to touch it up. As precaution is did the two step treatment since I did a lot to my hair and I do think it helped keep my hair healthy. for maintenance I’ve used once and will continue to use it once a months since i only co wash. I apply it the. Leave it on for 5-10 mins before rinsing.
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Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about something extremely important to me... HAIR! More specifically, what customized routine I have in place for my severely damaged, dry, brittle and breaking hair. I’m confident that most blondes can agree that the maintenance of this particular colour can be incredibly damaging. Hopefully my tips can be of use to some of you guys, because as a student hairstylist, helping people achieve the luscious locks they dream of is one of my top priorities! Haircare Routine I wash my hair every two nights using Surface’s Bassu Shampoo & Conditioner. What is Bassu? It’s an oil extracted from the seeds of babassu palm. The benefits it can provide for your hair is deep moisture, which brings back the elasticity of your hair. This is exactly what you need after a high lift chemical service to prevent breakage. The vitamins and fatty acids contained in babassu regenerates the hair. Every week, or whenever I feel like I need it, I wash my hair with Surface’s Purple Shampoo to kick out any unwanted yellow tones to my hair. It is important to give yourself a really good scrub to make sure the purple pigment is on every strand of hair. Leave the shampoo on for a good 5-10 minutes. If your hair is super yellow, consider applying a generous amount of shampoo onto your dry hair and leaving it on for no longer than 15 minutes. Once I get out of the shower, I like to apply a hair moisturizer such as Lush’s R&B Hair Moisturizer to my mids and ends first, then working up to my roots. This product has never failed to make my hair feel super soft and healthy once dry, AND it smells amazing! Another product that I really love is Surface’s Bassu Oil. All you need is a dime sized amount for your whole entire head. This is the same oil that I’ve mentioned at the beginning, so you will receive the same benefits AND it acts as a heat protectant if you wish to style your hair. It leaves your hair looking silky smooth and shiny. Lastly, about every 2 weeks or so (or whenever I feel like my hair needs it), I love to use Davine’s Renaissance Circle Hair Mask in the shower. It contains Babassu (shocker, right?) and yellow clay, which helps to re-compact the hair structure to make it look healthier and stronger! It is very important to leave this mask on for a minimum of 15 minutes or else you will not get the results you’re looking for. I can’t stress enough how much I love this product, guys. My hair literally feels like butter and so strong after using it! And that’s about it! If you guys enjoyed this post, please let me know in the comments below! I have so much more knowledge to share so feel free to ask any questions you have about hair. I’d love to make more posts like these! Thanks for reading. 🌸💕@JameiLauren
Ladies one of our Curlfriend idols, Tracee Ellis Ross has dropped a hair care line for us girls with all types of curl patterns!! The line is called Pattern Beauty and she just released the Phase 2 launch of the line which has expanded giving us curl friends something worth talking about! I have tried all but one product from the line so this is my honest feed back. Today I will be talking strictly about the Phase 2 portion of the line. This part of her collection consists of a mist, two gels, edge control & styling cream. I think the fact that she has expanded is amazing because I was really waiting for the growth of this brand. Personally only a couple of the products worked on my hair. I liked the shampoo , conditioner, the mist, styling cream and the edge control. So let’s get into those products. *The shampoo has a lot of slip and hydrated my hair the way I like so it’s amazing and the smell is nice. Light but fresh smelling. *The conditioner is my absolute fav! I use the medium one and honestly it does wonders for my curls! Hydrates, conditions, and keeps my hair feeling soft after my wash. Smell is also very light and wonderful. *The hydrating Mist is great also because it gives the hair the moisture it needs to make the comb through process easy and manageable. Smell is similar to the rest of the products. So you’ll love it. *The styling Cream is very nice. It give my hair the soft texture it needs with the hydration boost. Helps to also make my comb through and brushing process easy for me. Smell is light but pleasing. *The edge control is AMAZING, with a capital A! I have tried several edge controls and this one is by far one of my favs! It gets these baby hairs in order and In Line honey and I love it! It’s definitely a must try item! *The Gels( meaning both) were not my favs. I love a good strong hold when it comes to gel and this didn’t do that for me! It also did not keep my fly always down. Not saying it won’t work for you just me personally, it did not. I recommend this whole line because it is worth a try and the message behind the brand and products is very inspiring for Black women and just women in general! I hope my review helps you make a decision! *Disclaimer- these are my own personal opinions and reviews. Each hair pattern is different and products work different for persons hair so I recommend trying all of her products until you find what works best for your hair type! Just have patience and know curls need love and require time. Keep going to you get your desired curls! #cheriepartner #beautywithoutbarriers Until next time beauty queens💕
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BREAD™ Hair-Oil Everyday Gloss $24/3.3 oz 🍞BREAD™ BEAUTY SUPPLY is a black owned business founded in Australia by Maeva Heim. Her straightforward line of key products for curly & textured hair types launched at Sephora a couple months ago. Formulated with simple & natural ingredients, Bread Beauty’s philosophy about “carefree” hair also had my interest. In a recent Allure article, Maeva Heim discussed her relationship with “frizz” & why it shouldn’t be a dirty word... “Women with curly or textured hair haven’t really been included in conversations around 'effortless' hair. I think there's this rhetoric that textured or curly hair is hard, time-consuming to look after & requires lots of product & manipulation... But I want our audience to feel like she can embrace lazy girl hair, too — & that goes for all curl types & textures. What that looks like & what that means will look different across the curl type range, but I want all textures to be able to embrace this carefree ideal if they want to." I love trying new hair oils! I’ll start by saying I don’t actually have a curly hair type, but this oil is well suited for dry hair like mine. With very very thick boring waves (hair type 2B) hair oils are my favorite hair product to instantly give my waves some definition & look put together. I used to use MoroccanOil a lot, but I think I like this better. It’s thinner, as you can see in the photo it ran down my arm before I could grab my phone, but even with the simple bottle design I didn’t have any mess issues. It made my hair so soft!! My hair has always been dry, but moving from sea level to 3000 ft elevation this year made my hair even dryer. I put this oil on partially dry hair after a long headache shower where I didn’t wash my hair but it got wet. That usually wrecks my hair, but this totally brought it back to life! It looked healthy & nourished, definitely not weighed down or greasy at all. Though marketed as lipgloss for hair, I didn’t feel it was overly shiny in any way. I love that it has only 8 ingredients. Some of my favorite moisturizing oils are in here like argan & sweet almond. The only ingredient you may not recognize outright is Capryl Capric Triglycerides; a compound of coconut oil & glycerin, which is valued as a more natural alternative to other synthetic chemicals. Full ingredients are in the slides. Fragrance: I feel like I have some dorky story to go with every scent I’m trying to describe.. but here we go again, it smells specifically like “Bubble Tape” bubble gum! 💗If you know that bubble gum in the circular container... imagine a more mature fainter & more natural version. I adore that smell, I used to save the containers as a kid lol. I love this product! I think it’s a great deal at $24 for 3.3 oz. The box is this gorgeous shade of mint green, the bottle would read more chic if my sticker weren’t crooked, but it’s not a huge deal considering the price point.
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✨New Beauty Buys-Ole Henriksen PHAT: Worth it?
I recently got this new face mask that works like a facial, with potent PHAs and Nordic birch sap to exfoliate by @olehenriksen ✨OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask It's really an interesting mask that works similar to @theordinary's AHA BHA peeling solution, but has Polyhydroxy Acid in it. It's an exfoliating mask that works instantly without causing any irritation or burning at all. I really liked this mask because you can keep it on for 15-20 mins and watch the pink color turn into white then wash it off. This mask doesn't sting or burn but does that exfoliation and gives a glow. It works amazing for my any skin type, I have oily/combination and Acne prone skin and it works great for me. The texture is of this mask very unique. It's goopy and stringy. Unlike clay masks, it's a thick creamy texture that glides on face like gum and washes off without any mess. I am enjoying using this because it gives me results instantly. It is great for dull skin, uneven skin tone and texture, Dark Spots, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Dryness. ✨It has : Highlighted Ingredients: - Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): A gentler alternative to AHAs that help even skin tone and texture through chemical exfoliation. - Nordic Birch Sap: Helps hydrate and nourish skin. - Pink Bentonite Clay: Helps clarify and renew. My experience: -Instantly brightens skin and makes it feel smooth and soft -Improves dark spots / hyperpigmentation -Doesn't irritate skin, doesn't sting or burn -Very gentle on Sensitive skin and works similar to AHA BHA masks. The only downside of this product is the price, It's 50$ for 1.7 fl.oz / 50 mL of product which in my opinion is quite expensive. The amount we get is very minimum and it's not going to last you more than 10 uses. You can get better exfoliating masks or solutions at quarter of the price and they work the exact same. Although I truly liked this product I won't be repurchasing it frequently.
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To shave, or not to shave?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the question, “Will my hair grow back thicker?” When discussing shaving ones face, or even just body hair in general, so I decided to make this post. Just a little preamble here.. I myself have facial hair. No, I do not have PCOS, I’m just a hairy lady 🤷🏻♀️ and I’ve learned how to accept it over the years because trust me when I tell you it was a self-esteem battle! I’ve tried every single hair removal product and method out there, and I always go back to what’s tried and true; shaving. But more importantly, I’ve done lots of research and spoken to my dermatologist about this myth as well, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a pile of 💩 With a little help from Dr. Kristeen Cherney who wrote, Shaving Does Not Affect the Thickness or Rate of Hair Growth for Healthline, I’d like to break down some myths. MYTH #1: hair will grow differently when shaved and even be more coarse So this is actually half true and here’s why. As Dr. Cherney puts it, “Unshaven hair has a finer, blunter tip,” so when your hair grows back from shaving, you’ll end up seeing the coarser base as opposed to the “softer, thinner part that will eventually grow back,” if, of course, you let it! MYTH #2: hair grows back darker The new hair may be more thick, but it’s not because of shaving. Remember, this hair hasn’t yet been exposed to the elements or soaps or even chemicals that we use on the daily, which if you didn’t know, actually lightens the hair. MYTH #3 (the best for last): hair will grow back thicker when shaved, especially on the face Let’s break down how our hair grows so you can get a better understanding of why this statement is false. According to Dr. Cherney, “It takes about 1 month for body hair to reach its full length. This is why body hair is more shorter than the hair on our heads.” If you look at the image above, you can get a better understanding of the hair follicle, which is where our hair starts. One photo shows a blade ready to glide over top of the dead hair on the surface of the skin and the second photo shows what it looks like after. As you can see, all shaving did was, and for a lack of a better word, trim the hair! It didn’t actually get rid of the entire hair from the hair follicle. So to conclude with the words of Dr. Cherney, “Since shaving doesn’t remove hair under the skin like other hair removal methods do, it’s impossible for you to affect its colour, thickness or rate of growth.” There ya have it. So it’s safe to say, go ahead and shave! Don’t let a silly myth stop you. Just make sure you do it properly so that you don’t damage that beautiful skin 😌
K-Beauty Spa Day
Peach and Lily was my first introduction into Korean skincare and I was enticed by the brand’s clean approach to skincare; its founder strives for clean, non-irritating formulations to better cater to inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, and more. As someone with acne-prone skin that tends to be sensitive and reactive when up against harsh ingredients, this seemed like the perfect brand for me. The products can be purchased through peachandlily.com or at Ulta, which is where I got them. These are my K-Beauty must-haves from the brand. PEACH & LILY - Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask If you’re in need of a good clay mask to get deep into the pores without that uncomfortable stripping or drying feeling, then this is the mask for you. It’s formulated with a hydrating and skin-soothing blend of wild cherry, strawberry, and licorice extracts, as well as kaolin clay and bentonite to help draw out even the deepest impurities. It leaves your skin feeling super cleansed and super soft, helping get rid of pore-clogging agents while also nourishing the skin barrier and replenishing it. This is easily my favorite clay mask and I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone, especially those with sensitive skin. PEACH & LILY - Wild Dew Treatment Essence When my skin needs a boost in hydration, I like to replenish it with Peach & Lily’s Wild Dew Essence Treatment, which helps lock in moisture while also restoring moisture and balancing out the skin. This multitasking essence looks and feels like water and contains a blend of antioxidant-rich lotus extract, brightening niacinamide, age-defying yeast ferment, firming adenosine, protective bamboo extract, and nourishing radish leaf extract. Together, these ingredients also help neutralize the effects of sun exposure and environmental stressors. I like to use this after I’ve washed my face or done a mask like I would a toner. Then, I’ll follow up with my serums and moisturizer. At $39, it’s a little on the pricey side for me but it makes a nice dupe for the high-end essences out there. I’d recommend it but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing when I run out. PEACH & LILY - Overnight Star Sleeping Mask I like to use this sleeping mask when it feels like my skin is super stressed out and I need a break from my routine. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients like acai berry extract and black ginseng extract and is designed to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin while you sleep and it’s the most gorgeous periwinkle color. The Overnight Star Sleeping Mask’s texture is nothing like I’ve ever seen before; it’s really bouncy and light and not like your traditional masks, which are typically thick creams. Not only does it help boost brightness and improve firmness, but I’ve found that it’s incredibly soothing and calming on my skin. It’s been really great for days where I went a little too heavy with my exfoliating/acne-fighting products and also makes a great follow up for when you use a harsh mask. I’d definitely recommend to a friend, especially if they’re struggling with dry, stressed skin! PEACH & LILY - Kbeauty Rescue Balm This universal salve is designed to deliver instant and lasting moisture wherever it’s needed. I love it because of how it melts into the skin and how fast it relieves dryness. It’s free of mineral oil or petrolatum, the formula pampers you with a luxurious blend of sunflower seed oil, coptis root extract and ceramide. I like to use this at the end of my routine on my lips and cuticles. In the winter, I’ll add it to the corners of my nose or anywhere else that I get dry spots (hands, legs, chest, chin, etc) and it doesn’t clog pores, which I’m grateful for. I’ve also found that it makes for a great highlight balm if you’re looking to add a dewy glow to your highlight. This is great to have handy when dryness strikes, but it can easily be replaced by Aquaphor or Vaseline. I’d recommend it, but I won’t be repurchasing.
I just tried OLAPLEX Nº 0 & Nº 3 🤷🏻♀️
☁️This 2-part treatment system takes 20+ minutes. You do it on dry hair before you shampoo & condition. First you saturate your hair with Nº 0, wait 10 minutes, don’t rinse, then add Nº 3 & leave on for an additional 10+ minutes. Nº 3 can be used alone, but Nº 0 is meant to be used only as a precursor for Nº 3. I originally bought this for my bf’s heavily damaged hair, but he’s so lazy about using anything😑 So finally we made it happen. My hair isn’t currently damaged from bleach like it used to be, however, because I have a neurological disease, some days I’m in so much pain, tossing & turning in bed all day, I pull my hoodie over my head & use a heating pad on it. Days like this my thick hair becomes a wreck. Swipe for photos. I definitely get a lot of breakage around my hairline, I’m so over it lol, I’ve got silk pillowcases coming in the mail💤💌 I picked a “bad hair day” like this from the other day after my flareup calmed down to try this 2-part treatment system for you guys. I’m aware that no hair treatment can make a strand of hair full length again once it’s snapped short... I was more curious to see what this treatment could do for my bf’s hair. He washes it waaay too much because he thinks it’s dirty due to his job, which gives his hair tons of sun damage. I was mortified when he told me he washes it twice a day! Don’t do this! It strips away your natural oils! His hair is so brittle & dry! OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit $28/5.2 of Nº 0 + 1 oz of Nº 3 Everyone seems to be raving about Olaplex products, so I had my hopes set pretty high. This may be an unpopular opinion, but this treatment didn’t impress me much. I have to use sooo much product for my hair & it’s only shoulder length. My hair is extremely thick, I’m no stranger to using extra product, but this was a little ridiculous. I used almost the entire full size Nº 0 & every last drop of the sample size Nº 3. The amount I used on my bf was quite little. His hair is very thin & only like 4-5” long. OLAPLEX - No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment $28/5.2 oz He thought I was using a lot, because the nozzle dispenses so slowly (which is good I guess because the consistency is like water) but the level only went down about a half inch. Not really any scent. I found it so time consuming to do this step myself. The applicator made me feel like I was in highschool using box dye. I actually transferred it to an empty (& clean) Briogeo spray bottle because I was so frustrated. It dispensed it a lot faster, but still be very careful. I had a cut on finger & it burned really bad, so don’t get it in your eyes! OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector $28/3.3 oz Similar to typical hair conditioner in texture/consistency/scent-easy to apply. THE RESULTS: His hair: still fried This just wouldn’t be feasible for my hair considering I emptied a $28 bottle for 1 use. Hair was soft after nothin special.
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