Product Reviews by blufunk

Styling Products - Unlisted Brand - smooth n shine curl activator gel for extra dry hair

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Jul/29/2009

Hair Type 4B non-relaxed, dry color treated, afro textured

I hate gels that leave my hair dry and crunchy. This product is the opposite, its not a traditional gel. Those familiar with curl activator from the jheri curl era will have an idea of how this gel behaves. This gel leaves the hair moist after it dries, you can get the wet, greasy Soul-Glo look if you use too much. Some …
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Conditioner - Unlisted Brand - bioinfusion naturals rosemary mint conditioner

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Jul/29/2009

Hair Type - 4B non-relaxed, dry, color treated afro textured

Another HG product in the arsenal. I mainly use it as a co-wash, it gets foam like a shampoo and leaves my hair moisturized and my scalp feeling clean without build-up. I follow up with a creamy leave-in because of my hair type. Makes the curls pop and smells great.

Rosemary, peppermint, TT oil, jojoba …
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Conditioner - Trader Joe's - Balanced Moisturizing Nourish Spa Conditioner

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Jul/29/2009

Hair type - 4B non-relaxed color treated dry afro textured

This is my HG multipurpose conditioner. Excellent slip, very moisturizing, the tangles just melt away. Smells good. My many uses:

1. add grapeseed & castor oils with gylcerin as a leave in.
2. co-wash
3. deep conditioner (with or w/o heat)
4. shave cream

$3 usd, it some protein but …

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Conditioner - Trader Joe's - Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

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Jul/29/2009

Hair type - 4B non-relaxed, dry color-treated, afro textured

If i use this with the companion poo, my hair is thirsty for days! But as a co-wash, thumps up. It has tea tree, peppermint and rosemary hence the 'tingle'. Great for those grimy, humid days or after a sweaty workout. I follow this up with leave-in, gotta keep the moist.

$3usd

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Shampoo - Trader Joe's - Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

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Jul/29/2009

Hair type - 4B non-relaxed, color treated dry

This could be a good clarifying poo for some with oily hair and scalp. I couldn't use it without diluting 50/50; if i didn't it would make my hair drier. Using this, i always follow up with a deep moisturizing conditioner. It made my red hair brighter.

It's cheap $3usd doesn't have SLS; tho parabens are …
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Conditioner - Burt's Bees - More Moisture Raspberry and Brazil Nut Conditioner [DISCONTINUED]

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Jul/29/2009

Hair type 4b - non-relaxed, color treated

I hope this isn't DC'd, it was on clearance at CVS for $3usd. This kind of sucks as an after shampoo conditioner, not very moisturizing. If you poo, then you will need to add some oils to boost moisture and slip.

But i LOVE this for co-washing...it foams up like shampoo and leaves a tingly clean feeling no build up or itchy …
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Eye Primer - Lumene - Beauty Base Eye Makeup Base

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May/02/2008

I wouldn't say that this is better than UDPP but it's def on par.

I've notice that this has a smoother application, more of a powdery finish. Applies better with a brush, IMO. My shadow glides on better with Lumene than UDPP. I also like this packaging over UDPP, plastic squeeze tube more control over the product.

For me, the deciding factor was lasting power …
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Lotions/ Creams - Queen Helene - Mango and Cocoa Butter Creme

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May/02/2008

I've had the same tub for a year now, a little def goes along way. You can find this at any urban BSS and most drugstore chains for ($3-$5USD).

This stuff is very moisturizing, smells great! If you are heavy handed, it can get greasy. I apply this immediatedly after shower, do my hair and it absorbs completely. What more can i say, the previous reviewer said it all.

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Ultra Glow Alpha Tone Alpha Hydroxy Skin Cream

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May/02/2008

My HG all purpose AHA product. It's a light glycerin based cream with lactic and gycolic acids and other unnamed fruit acids. I use this for:

1. scaly, dry skin on my legs and thighs at night then dry brush or loofah in the am.

2. dry skin and cuticles on hands at night. Layer under hand cream and top with cotton glove for silky hands in the am.

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Toners - ELEMIS - Balancing Lavender Toner

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May/02/2008

The bottle reads "This alcohol-free treatment toner effectively tones the skin, rebalances the PH level and preserves natural oils."

This is a wonderful, pricey ($40) toner i picked up on a spa trip. It's very mild but gets any residue left behind. Also, great for refreshing the skin after a flight or gym session. It has lavender, quilaja wood and sweet betty flower. …
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