Product Reviews by Jane_Dewey

Shampoo - Alaffia - Balancing Neem

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Apr/16/2018

This is a gentle, low-foaming sulfate-free and silicone-free shampoo with neem, tea tree, rosemary, and tumeric. When I shampoo every other day or every two days, I first put oil on the ends and gently massage the oil in my scalp, like pumpkin seed oil to pre-poo. I leave the oil on my ends for about an hour. Then, I wet my hair with a spray bottle. I take a quarter size amount of this very …Read more

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Conditioner - Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Marula Miracle Therapy Moisture Conditioner

5.0
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Apr/16/2018

This conditioner contains kukui nut oil (Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil). It doesn't contain sulfates or silicones or parabens or a long list of other chemical ingredients. It has great slip and a very faint fragrance. It doesn't smell like coconut or pineapple or anything Hawaiian, which I find a plus. The kukui nut oil is supposed to be great for frizz. I follow the Curly Girl Method …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Obagi - 0.1% tretinoin cream

5.0
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Feb/27/2017

I am using the Refissa .05% tretinoin cream nightly, and I am introducing the Obagi 0.1% tretinoin cream gradually into my skincare routine. I have used this twice now, in place of the Refissa .05% tretinoin cream, on Sunday nights. I just use a pea sized amount, like the directions state. The first time I use it after just one night, I had very slight pealing. This second time, I notice a bit …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Drunk Elephant - C-Firma Day Serum

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Feb/19/2017

This doesn't cause breakouts or irritations for me. I use it every day in the morning under sunscreen. I use a .05% tretinoin cream at night. My dermatologist recommended this combination years ago, a tretinoin at night and vitamin c serum in the morning under sunscreen. I tried less expensive brands first, but my pores clogged. This is the least irritating product I have found.

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Refissa

5.0
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Feb/19/2017

Retin A used to cause irritation. I used it for years. Refissa causes no irritation, and I am able to use this nightly, without any extra moisturizer needed. I eventually want to use the .1% tretinoin cream, but I am finishing this first. I am introducing the Obagi .1% tretinoin into my skincare routine gradually, once a week on Sunday night in place of Refissa. I also use the Drunk Elephant …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

5.0
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Jul/23/2015

I have been using this every morning and night for about 3 months now. I was at the dentist Wednesday and the dental hygienist cleaning my teeth, commented on how small my pores are. She cleans my teeth every 3 months. No one has ever told me I have small pores. I had to write a review. It is a bit pricey, but the bottle seems to,last a long time, since it is a liquid formula. Very impressed with …Read more

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Conditioner - Alaffia - BEAUTIFUL CURLS Curl Nurturing Leave-In & Detangler

5.0
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Jun/18/2014

I use the leave in for curly to wavy hair. I bought this at Whole Foods along with the curly to kinky curl cream. I use Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus curl and shine shampoo, no rinse out conditioner. Then I apply a quarter size amount of this to my sopping wet hair, followed by a quarter size amount of the curl cream. I then follow with Batia and Aleeza bio herbal hair gel for …Read more

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Hair - Salon Grafix - Citrus Creme Conditioning Cleanser - Normal Hair

4.0
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Dec/28/2013

I paid $4.99 for this on sale regular $8.99 at Walgreen's. I bought three bottles. My hair is naturally curly, fine, medium, low porosity. My hair does like hydrolyzed wheat protein, which this product contains. My hair also does well with the silicones used in this. I like the scent. I don't think it smells like bug spray or nursing home, but it doesn't smell like citrus too much …Read more

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Styling Products - Unlisted Brand - Batia and Aleeza - Bio-Herbal Mineral Sculpting Gel

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Sep/16/2013

I really like this gel. It's like water, not thick at all, so I don't use a lot. I do the Curly Girl conditioner wash with Alberto V05 conditioner. My hair likes the protein but not emollients. This combination has been great for my naturally curly hair. I apply this when my hair is sopping wet right after applying my leave in conditioner, just the Alberto V05 I use to co wash.

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance Demi-Permanent Hair Color

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Sep/16/2013

My gray hair is really starting to show on my naturally dark, but colored hair. I don't know why I have been coloring my hair with a permanent color when all I wanted to do was cover my gray. I have never changed my hair color all over. I did try highlights once, but they were getting too blond and too drying.

I use this in 8N Medium Natural Blonde in a 1:1 ratio with Ion Volume …
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