Shea Moisture Does It Again!

Heyyyy y’all! Happy Saturday! I didn’t think I was going to come back and do a product review on a gift bag product (see last post) so soon, but this product called for it. Today, I’m reviewing Shea Moisture’s Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair and Scalp Serum.  

  

This serum claims to nourish the scalp with Marula oil and Biotin, and add vibrancy to dull, lackluster hair. 

The ten things are age defy, color protect, hydrate, nourish, soften, anti-stress, manageability, smooth, heat protect, and shine. The age defy, color protect, and anti stress capabilities didn’t really have anything to do with me. I more so used it for the other qualities.

The directions state that you are to use this as a pre wash and leave it for one hour prior to cleansing. 

To use this serum, I took my hair down from the bun that it had been in all week. Prior to using this, I had not touched my hair since Tuesday. After that, I kept it in the bun and went about my day, which included the gym almost every day. At the gym, depending on what I’m doing, I sweat a lot in my hair. So as you can probably imagine, my hair was really dry and needed some attention.

I put only two sprays of water from my water bottle on each section, so my hair still very dry for the most part. I did this because I know that oil and water don’t mesh, and I wanted to reap the benefits of the serum. After I put the serum in, I went to the gym for about an hour.

All in all, the serum was in my hair for about two hours. I know that it was working because I was sweating, and I knew that my body heat would activate it. 

Guys. When I took my hair down, it was SO soft and manageable! I was pleasantly surprised! This product is A GO for me, definitely. 

I would say go ahead and give it a try, for sure. 

Until next time,

Mandisa ❤️

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Review: Vitagood Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush

Hey Everyone!
Since this baby came in the mail, wash day has been way less dreadful. I’ve seen numerous reviews about this gadget on Youtube, and pretty much each and every one barely had anything negative to say about it. I had to try it for myself! Anything that promises to promote a healthier scalp, control dandruff, lift away dead skin cells, massage and invigorate your scalp, AND simply just make wash day a lot easier for me, I’m all on it like white on rice. Simply said, this Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush does all the work your fingers ordinarily would, and I’m here to tell you all about it! The price for this is originally $39.99…yes, you read that correctly. I don’t know about you but I wasn’t trying to pay that regardless of how great it is. Thanks to Whitney aka Naptural85, I was able to get this brush for just $12.00 (Inserts Shout Here)! Yeah, there was no resisting after that.
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PROS:
– Really easy to use
– Feels great
– Affordable (Once you find coupon codes :D)
– Cleans your scalps amazingly & thoroughly
– Portable & Easy to travel with
– Waterproof
– Easy to handle

CON:
– Hard to open and put in the AA Battery

My Thoughts:
Honestly this Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush does exactly what it advertised to do. I have to say I did have a hard time trying to unlock it so I could unscrew and insert the battery, but besides that it’s great. Not only does it save me time but it also effort! I will be using it for shampooing and definitely cowashing. I feel like it will really take my cowashes to another level of clean! Since it is winter my scalp has been getting dry and itchy lately. I noticed after using this my scalp is less itchy. Because I’m naturally heavy-handy I have to remind myself not to apply too much pressure when using this, because I really don’t need to. The soft rubber tips and the vibration does the work for you. All I do is gently massaging this in my scalp in circular motions. This product is something would recommend for any hair type. Although if your hair is curly and/or kinky it’s probably more likely to tangle, so I would use this while working in sections, holding that ends of the section, just to keep everything organized and manageable. On the other hand if your hair is straight, you don’t have to worry about that. It would also make for a good gift. I got Mandisa one for Christmas. 🙂 She will be back to comment on her thoughts on it as well. I personally want to know what she thinks.

I hope this helps!
Talk to you soon,
Irene

Michel Mercier Detangling Brush Review

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Hello Lovelies,
Happy New Year! I hope the holidays treated everyone well. I spent some time with my family and nothing is better than that. Today I’m going to review a product my wonderful sister in law and brother got for me. They both know I’m into hair care and I’m a boarderline product junkie. So this was right up my alley. Lol. The first time I ever heard of this brush was when Whitney, also known as Naptural85 on YouTube reviewed it on her hair channel. You could watch it for yourself. I’ll leave links at the end of this post. It was pretty in depth and she had mixed feeling about the brush, as do I and I’m here to tell you why.

My brush is dedicated to thick hair. They also have two others for normal and fine hair. My brush in particular has 428 different bristles varing in heigts, thickness, and locations. No I didn’t count each individual bristle if you were wondering. Lol I’m not that crazy. The box gives you a nice description.

It claims to
– Smoothly massage the scalp while brushing
– Quickly detangle
– Pleasant brushing experience
– Reduced hair loss and breakage

(Advices to replace every 8-12 months for best results)

My thoughts
Before using this brush I made sure to detangle my hair like I always do before washing my hair. While using this detangling brush during my shampoo and conditioning process, I did notice that it was gliding through the knots I wasn’t able to get when I intially detangled my hair. I don’t think I would use this brush during my washing routine without first detangling my sections like I normally do. Just because I feel light it would pull out unessary hair. I also liked how it smoothed and clumped my curls together. The design of the brush is really sleek and slim down the handle. I didn’t have that much trouble controlling the brush in my hand. I did notice it was easier for me to hold it from the head of the brush though.

I took a picture of the amount of hair I lost using this while my hair was wet (left)
and how much I lost using it on dry hair (right). I do like using it more on damp hair than I do soaking wet.
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I do have thick hair (4a & 4b for reference) but I know there are hair types out there thicker than mine.
I personally dont think that this would work as well on really thick coarse textures. This brush isn’t cheap as well.
Although I’m thankful for this gift. I probably wouldn’t have purchased it with my own money. You
might be able to try a cheaper alternative.

Thats my honest opinion! Here’s another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrcKkfzfw1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZLCSpqUTmo
I hope it helps.
Much Love, Irene

Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise

Hello beautiful people! I hope you’re having an amazing week so far. Today I’m here to talk about a product that is slowly and surely becoming my favorite deep conditioner. It’s an oldie, but it’s SUCH a goodie. That product is ORS Hair Mayonnaise.

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So, purely for clarification purchases, let me tell you that this Hair Mayonnaise is THE BOMB DOT COM and if you don’t have it, you need to get your life together. I’ve drafted up some pros of this products for you guys, and honestly, there is nothing negative that I can say about this product.

First of all, this product is a two in one so you really get a bang for your buck here. It’s a protein tratment AND a deep conditioner. You can also use it as a co-wash if you really want to. It has egg protein in it (which makes it a protein treatment), but it also has olive oil, keratin, and glycerin to give you a really good deep conditioner. It’s not a crazy heavy protein treatment, meaning that it doesn’t make your hair hard. That way, if ou’re protein sensitive, you could still use this with no problem.

This product is also an application in itself. No more concocting your own DIY’s at home. It’s all there for you, so you can literally slap it on and go about your business. I use gloves, just in an effort not to waste the product or get my hands all messy.

When washing this out of the hair, tangles slip right out. This product offers tons of slip. Hair is also left really soft, moisturized, and manageable. The softness comes from the deep conditioner portion of the product.

Because this isn’t a heavy protein treatment, you can use it weekly. If this one isn’t available to me, I’ll use the Olive Oil cholesterol, which is also good. For themost part, though, I use this week after week, without fail.

This thing is inexpensive and very cost eeffective! If you want to save your COINT, go out and get you some. I picked up a 16 ounce jar for about $3 at my local Family Dollar.

HOW I USE IT

On dry hair, I’ll spray my hair with water (to make it more manageable and so that I can be able to spread the product). I use about three palm sizes of he product with every application. In the first application, I’ll place it all over one of four sections that my hair is split into. In the second application, I’ll part my hair with my fingers and shingle the product through. In the third application, I’ll go over the section again, just for an even coverage.

I really hope this helps, guys! Try it and let me know what you think.

Until next time,

Mandisa ❤

The Denman Brush!

Hello everyone! Today I’m coming to you with a quick product review that’s been a long time coming!

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The Denman brush has been sought after by me for a while, because I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. I’ve had it for a while now, and I feel like I can give you an accurate review.

So the brush comes packaged like any other brush, and has seven rows of bristles for about $10. I recently modified it and took out every other row of bristles, which leads me to the first reason why I love this tool. It is very easy to modify this tool to your liking. Want less bristles? Just open up the brush and take them out! I don’t know of any other brushes that allow users to do this.

This brush is also GREATTTTTT at detangling. I hate to own up to this, but when I’m too lazy to finger detangle, I make sure my hair is loaded with conditioner and use this brush. It goes through with ease, and you don’t even have to start at the ends and work your way up!

The last point I want to touch on is the curl clumping. If you look up wash and goes on YouTube, you will be drowning in tutorials regaling the wash and go as the perfect tool to use. They’re right!! I rarely try wash and goes anymore, but if I did? The Denman would be it. It’s curl clumping abilities are like none other. Paired with a curl clumping product (like Mixed Chicks), your curls will be on a hunnid all day!

Would I repurchase this brush if I lost it? Absolutely. It saves time, detangles, and clumps curls all in one shot.

Until next time,
Mandisa ❤️

As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner

Hello Lovely People,
Today I want to tell you about my first experience with a real cleansing conditioner! I couldn’t wait to get this. I first saw it on someones instagram with plenty of positive reviews. I purchased this my local Sally’s Beauty Supply Store one night with my mother who is definitely a product junkie. Shhh don’t tell her I called her that, she’s in denial. Lol anyways it was obviously meant for me to go because it was on sale for $5.99! Normally this product usually runs for about $8.00 which is great for a 16 ounce jar. Let me just tell you guys now that I don’t cowash often. I’m definitely in love with sudsy bubbling effect I get with shampooing. It just makes me feel like my hair is getting really clean. Still yet it suds aren’t necessarily necessary to remove build up an dirt from the scalp. And besides sometimes I don’t really  feel like going through my extensive wash day process. On those lasy days when my hair needs to be washed this is perfect!

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This product claims to:

  • Spreads easily throughout hair
  • Gently cleanses hair and scalp
  • Maintains moisture, adds more moisture and helps hair retain moisture until your next cleanse.
  • Makes detangling a breeze
  • Rinses easily from hair.
  • Helps promote a healthy environment for hair growth
  • Gentle enough for daily use. Safe for color-treated hair

Ingredients: 
Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil², Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone

My Thoughts:
I can honestly say that everything the products claims to do for your hair it does. Before getting in the shower to wash my hair with this I lightly detangled and separated my hair into four sections. I hardly even had to detangle because the co wash pretty much does it for you. My fingers and wide tooth comb were gliding through my hair like butter. The consistency reminds me of yogurt it distributes very easily. It smells just like coconuts but it’s really light which I like. You still might be wondering if it actually get’s my hair and scalp clean…. and the answer to your question is…Yes. I even checked my scalp afterwards for any traces of build up and there was none.  My hair felt clean but moisturized at the same time. In my opinion cowashing doesn’t compare to a nice lathering feeling shampoo but in comparison to a cleansing conditioner I’ve tried in the past, this is much better. Remember to follow up with your regular conditioner of choice 😉

Normally when I wash my hair from start to finish it takes almost 2 hours because I like to pre-poo, detangle, section my hair, shampoo, condition, then deep condition. It may be somewhat excessive but it works for me, except for those days when I just want a quick and easy job. In those cases I will be reaching for this. The only thing I dislike is that the cleanser is in a jar. -_-  I wish in was in a tube or had a pump. That would make life soooo much easier. Other than that this deserves 5 stars!

I hope this was helpful!
-Irene

My Experience with Manetabolism!

Hey Everyone!
Last month I purchased a one month supply of Manetabolism after seeing countless posts on Instagram of people who experienced major growth from taking these pills. I couldn’t resist. If you aren’t familiar with Manetabolism it’s a vitamin that aids in healthier hair, skin, & nails by supplying nourishment to the bodys cells and by directly targeting hair follicles, nail beds, & skin layers. It also helps strengthen your immune system and boost energy levels! In the beginning I wasn’t too consistent. I would miss a day or two here and there, but nothing too extensive. Mandisa suggested that I set an alarm for the same time everyday, to help me remember to take the pills, and it was smooth sailing from there. I’m not going to go in depth about the company because they do have a page with FAQ’sNutritional FactsIngredients, & Testimonials. Click the links!

My Experience

Hair Growth
Before taking these pills I did trim about an inch and a half off because my ends were horrible. People have said that their hair feels thicker, but I think my hair feels the same. I have a lot of strands of hair on my head but my hair isn’t that thick/dense so I wasn’t really expecting that.

Size & Taste
The pills are pretty large for me, but I got used to it. I’m glad that their coated in plastic which makes it easier to glide down my throat. They don’t taste bad, but they do smell a little funny (That’s the least of my worries).

Hair growth in other areas on my body besides my head?
No, everything was pretty much growing at the same pace as it normally would. But my nails were growing like weeds and they’re a lot stronger.

My Scalp
I didn’t experience and problems with my scalp constantly itching and I didn’t have that much shedding. In fact I think the pills help reduce my normal amounts of shedding which is great.

My Diet
Before taking the pills one of my new year resolution’s is to drink more water everyday. It’s recommended to drink half your body weight in ounces for your body to function properly. So around the same time I got the pills I purchased a 48 ounce water bottle off amazon for almost $15.00 and I absolutely love it. If you’re interested I’ll leave the link here. It’s basically everything I want in a water bottle. It has a wide mouth so its easy to clean, it has a screw on cap that’s attached, no leaking, and the plastic is nearly indestructible and BPA-Free. This bottle was a great investment. It’s always important to eat as healthy as you can, and have a balanced|proper diet to work with whatever supplement you may be taking. It doesn’t make much sense to take vitamins if your continuing to feed your body junk. Make an effort to eat properly, exercises to aid in experiencing optimum results. 🙂

Would I buy these pills again?
Maybe in the future but not right away. The pills do work but I think I would rather just let my hair grow at it’s normal pace. Which is about a 1/2 an inch and I’m okay with that. I’m going to continue to take my one a day woman’s multivitamin. I would still suggest it to someone else because it is a good product. In fact my mom is thinking about buying it.

Cons
I did experience break outs on my along my chin/jawline. They weren’t really pimples but bumps that would get really sore. I do have acne prone skin, but I pretty much have it under control. When I do break out it’s usually that time of the month and it’s never along my jawline more so my cheek area. So I’m positive it’s from the pills. That’s the only issue I had.

If you’re interested in getting to know more about the company their website is http://www.TheManeChoice.com
Instagram: themanechoice &
The Founder of the company The Mane Choice and creator of The Manetabolism Vitamins her’s is courtneynaturalhair

I hope this was helpful to someone!
If you have anymore questions leave them in the comment section! ❤
-Irene

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