Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
Chameleon2002 7/21/2012 7:22:00 AM
Multitude of uses. 1)Combined with beeswax, sweet almond oil, olive oil, glycerin, cocoa butter and a few squirts of hemp lotion in a DIY double broiler (pan over boiling water) until melted. Works great for my very dry legs and makes my post pregnancy spider veins stop itching. 2)After sun lotion. 3)Hair moisturizer 4)In-a-pinch lip balm 5)Shaving lotion- just use a spoon to scoop some out, slather on legs and shave away. I really like my lotion and using coconut oil for shaving my legs. I get less razor irritation than with normal shave cream.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Generic Value Products GVP Conditioning Balm
Chameleon2002 7/21/2012 6:41:00 AM
Love this! I've never been a big name brand junkie. If it works, I'll use it. If it doesn't, I'll concoct something in my kitchen that does. Anyway, I read the reviews and decided to try it. Use it all the time now. It can be hard to get out of the bottle. No biggie, just unscrew the cap or add some water until its the consistency you like. I took the advice of some of the posters here and filled a small travel spray bottle about 1/3 of the way with this balm and the other 2/3 with water and shook it (after I put the cap back on, of course). Voila! Leave in conditioner I can just throw in my already overburdened purse (seriously. I think only people with two year olds can, on any given night, dig in their purse and pull out flash cards, goldfish crackers or crayons. Sometimes a combination of all three). I have a problem with conditioner not rinsing out completely. Simple fix for that is I fill a hair color bottle 3/4 to 2/3 full of water and fill the rest of the way with ACV then pour over my hair. Squeaky clean and soft every time. Only problems I have with this balm are A) price. I hate spending $6 for conditioner BUT it is better than almost $20 and if you knly use it as a leave in it will last a LONG time and B) why can't it come in a bigger bottle?
Love love love this stuff! We won't go into what I did to my poor hair that left me with the dry birds nest I had but let it suffice to say that my hair was not happy with me one. little. bit. I researched the reviews about the aphogee treatment and decided to give it a go. If it didn't work I was only out $8 (I bought 2 of the little packets the first time). After I was done with the treatment, my just below shoulder length hair that would take nearly half an hour to dry on a high heat setting now only took 10 minutes. My hair felt light, smooth, and bouncy. Before I did this treatment I couldn't even run my fingers through my hair without it snagging and afterwards I had no problems (except the ends because I needed a trim). After using the balancing conditioner, I still felt that my hair needed more moisture. I absolutely love the generic brand of biolage conditioning balm sold at Sally's. Hard to get out of the bottle but so worth it. I could care less about the packaging other than this stuff is really runny so I ended up losing half my packet the first time. Many thanks to the reviewer who said they use a spray bottle. I had one of those slap-my-forehead-why-didn't-I-think-of-that moments. As to the smell that so many people have complained about. Yeah it doesn't smell the greatest but I've used bleach and haircolor that smelled way worse. I've smelled candles and air fresheners that smelled worse. It is a bit on the pricey side but the bigger bottle should last people with shorter hair quite awhile. Either way this is great stuff!Just make sure your hair truly needs protein or you may do more harm than good.