Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
mpauletteb 12/29/2012 3:57:00 AM
I haven't washed my hair with shampoo since 2002. I'm so excited that it's becoming mainstream, and there are products like this available now! I never considered wen because of the price- especially when just using conditioner suited me fine. But that can involve some extra maintenance, like sugar scrubs. I find that this product has eliminated that for me. It gently strips any build up. It does make my hair feel a *tiny* bit like I used shampoo. I try to not use it every time I shower, and always follow up with a regular conditioner although it says not to.
This review is for both the lotion and the healing cream. I bought a trial size of the lotion because the name and packaging caught my attention- and to see if it smells like Carmex lip balm. It does! You decide if that's a good thing. Personally, I like it, and it reminds me of my mom and sister, who swear by Carmex. So I decided to buy the full size tube. I asked a friend to pick it up, and she got the cream by mistake. I was disappointed because the cream doesn't work as well as an everyday lotion. It doesn't really absorb in the skin right away, and didn't seem to soften my hands at all. But I tried it on my very dry heels, and they looked better right away. Then I noticed that they still looked good the next night, after my shower. No speciality foot cream or anything else I've ever tried has done that. Then I noticed that, overall, my hands look much better and less chapped. The label is right, the cream is a treatment, the lotion is for everyday use. I suggest using the cream before bed. The lotion is great for applying throughout the day, like after washing your hands, but the cream is really too heavy to work that way.
Honestly, I can't believe this product is getting such high reviews. This dye is *ok* in a pinch. It does leave your hair in great condition. But the color is so heavy-handed and dull, the hallmarks of a bad dye-job. I applied this product and came on this site to read reviews while I waited for it to set. I did it backwards, I know! The reviews that say your hair comes out practically black freaked me out. So I rinsed it after only 10 minutes, and even at that it was darker than I expected. 10 more minutes, it would've been black for sure. I hesitantly say I'll buy this again, because I know there will be a point in the future when I'll be very broke but need to cover my grey- and colorsilk is fine for that. But I know that if I used it regularly, it'd look like I color my hair with a magic marker.
Conditioner -Suave - Professionals Rosemary Mint Conditioner
mpauletteb 10/30/2011 4:50:00 PM
I love this conditioner. I have curly hair, and don't use shampoo (inspired by Lorraine Massey's book Curly Girl). So I love finding conditioners with astringent and/or invigorating ingredients to use to clean my scalp. John Frieda's Root Awakening is great, but Suave is more in my price range. I massage it on my scalp to loosen dirt and flakes, and it leaves it feeling clean and tingly. But I was amazed that it also leaves my hair super soft and hydrated. I used this the day before a haircut, and it even softened up the nasty dry ends I was dying to get trimmed. It's great when there is a Suave product that is as good as the more expensive versions. I hope they never stop making it!
I used to use the old Colorstay loose powder and loved it, so I really looked forward to trying this. But I'm disappointed for several reasons. First, although I got the same shade as I did in the old Colorstay powder, it looks much lighter on my skin. The coverage is also much more sheer. And way too sparkly. I suppose it's supposed to be "shimmery," but it's too much. I planned to use this on it's own, like I did the old formula, but it's so sheer and sparkly, I only dust some on over another foundation for going out at night. That said, the way it feels going on blows my mind! It feels wet, strange, but pleasant. I love the way it feels, I wish it actually provided coverage (with no glitter).
Eye Makeup Remover -Wet 'n' Wild - eye make-up remover
mpauletteb 4/15/2010 1:49:00 AM
I wish I had read the other reviews before buying this- I would've found out that it BURNS you eyes! I don't know how they even get away with selling it. It burns (I can't say it only "stings"- it burns!) if you get it in your eye at all, which is almost impossible to avoid. Other removers start at three times the price of this one, but it's worth it!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hask Henna n' Placenta Conditioning Treatment
mpauletteb 1/12/2010 4:26:00 AM
I am with many reviewers in being kind of creeped out by using a product made with placenta. But it is a natural ingredient. It looks like regular conditioner. The scent is clean, but sort of medicinal. I have long curly hair that gets especially dry at the ends. I use the entire package, and it covers my hair adequately. I can imagine someone with shorter hair not needing that much. I put it on at the begining of my shower, after washing my hair. I work through the tangles, put on a shower cap, then rinse it out at the end of my shower. I find that to be enough time to soften up my hair, no matter how crunchy it has gotten between treatments. I think it's a great deep conditiner.