Product Reviews by Melony

Styling Products - Joico - Curl Refreshed - Reanimating Mist

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Apr/01/2017

I really dislike this product. It is inferior to original “ Joico Curl Activator Revitalizing Spray”. It doesn’t hold my curls and increases frizz. I have to use other products with it.

I have type 3b curls. I like to wash my hair less - less stripping oils, less heat styling. I also want my curls to look natural, not greasy or clumpy with product. So I use second and third day hair …
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Styling Products - Joico - Curl Activator

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fromMelony

Apr/01/2017

The original product "Joico Curl Activator - Revitalizing Spray" (Steel grey spray bottle) was fantastic. It held all day, in humid conditions, no other products were needed. It was a little crunchy at first, then appeared completely natural.

It was great for second- and third-day hair. I'm sure most people with curly hair know what this is, but briefly - In this method …
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Conditioner - TIGI - Love, Peace & the Planet Let It Be leave in conditioner

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fromMelony

Oct/05/2016

This is a great product for fighting frizz. It doesn't make my hair stiff or sticky. It doesn't weigh my hair down. It only makes my hair greasy if I use a huge amount. I only need a small amount. The bottle has lasted a few months.

It can be used on wet or dry hair. I have used it on wet hair in conjunction with Eco Freako Cherry Almond Texturizer. I also use it on dry hair …
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Styling Products - TIGI - Love, Peace & Planet Eco Freako Cherry Almond Texturizer

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fromMelony

Oct/05/2016

This is a HG product for me. It defines my Type 3B curls (soft, Caucasian) well without being stiff. It reactivates on second day hair with water.

How I use it:
I take a small amount, rub it between my palms and apply it on sopping wet hair by threading my fingers through my hair. I then brush it through to evenly distribute it. I particularly focus on my ends and around my …
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Cleansers - trilogy - Cream Cleanser

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fromMelony

Dec/31/2015

I received this cleanser as a gift with purchase in the former of a mini tube. I was pleasantly surprised by it. I've found other cleansers too harsh for my allergy prone skin. It is very gentle. My skin does not feel super tight after use. Instead it feels smooth and moisturized. I have not developed acne, irritation or dry patches since using this product.

The cleanser is a thin …
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Lotions/ Creams - The Body Shop - Hemp Hand Protector

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fromMelony

Sep/10/2015

This is a fantastic product. It comes in two sizes. If you are on a budget, you can get a 30mL small tube for NZ$12.75. If not, you can get a large 100mL tube for NZ $23.95. A 100mL tube lasted me 2-3 years. It is a nice thick cream. You don't have to use much. It soaks in without leaving a greasy residue. It is very calming, cooling and non-irritating. Your hands feel soft and smooth …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Antipodes - Organic Divine Face Oil

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fromMelony

Sep/09/2015

Antipodes Divine Face Oil is a blend of Avocado, Macadamia, Jojoba and Rose Hip oils, although it is advertised as containing mainly avocado and rosehip. It's high in omega fatty acids. It has a light fruity floral scent with slight bitterness like avocado cooking oil, which might be a bit off putting. The scent is not overpowering and you can't smell it on yourself later. The …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Lucas' Papaw - Lucas' Papaw Ointment

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fromMelony

Apr/27/2012

I have extensive eczema on my hands, which has become resistant to steroid cream treatment. I use the steroid cream and it goes away for a day and then is back; emollients, soap substitute and fatty cream are helping but do not seem to be keep it at bay. They also cause stinging and increased inflammation when applied which makes the eczema look worse and feel worse for about hour until it …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Shalimar Parfum Initial [DISCONTINUED]

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fromMelony

Mar/31/2012

I find Shalimar parfum Initial far too sweet for me. The opening is interesting but sadly too short: I get sharp green notes, vetiver, a slight mint edge and bergamot. These top notes get swiftly intercut by the clanging sweet jasmine and generic sugary fruit of the middle notes. Shortly afterwards, a sweet powdery vanilla/violet/iris note with a bare hint of sandalwood(?) - very similar to the …Read more

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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Casting Creme Gloss

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fromMelony

Mar/19/2012

I have porous hair which was dyed lighter about four years ago. I'm trying to get back to my natural hair colour. The bottom 3-4 inches of my hair is lighter than the hair on the rest of my head. It is not that noticeable as my hair is naturally medium reddish brown with blonde patches and extremely curly, however every 3-5 months I put through a semi-permanent colour to tone the light …Read more

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