Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Product review: Qhemet Biologics Alma & Olive heavy cream

Let me
First start off by saying that I have been pinning over this product for months. I could not give myself a good enough reason to purchase this because I have TONS of products sitting in my pantry, that have barely been used. * yes I am a product junkie* 
I went ahead and bought this anyway, bit the bullet and paid $23 including shipping. *shakes head* 

I've always read great reviews about Qhemet biologics as a company, and have always been excited to try their products. I decided to start with the alma and olive heavy cream because it seemed like the most practical and easy to use. I knew it could be used to seal in moisture and help with my dry, brittle ends. Now, everyone who follows my blog knows I have in a weave. I do have minimal leave out at the top, and I have to make sure that, that hair stays moisturized and soft. 
The consistency of this product is a thick, white cream. Just like the container says, it does have a "heavy consistency", which is just what my thick hair needs. 
The way I use this is simple: on wet or damp hair, I apply a MINIMAL amount from root to tip, making sure that my ends get most of the product. When I say minimal, I mean just that. This product is very heavy, and so if you use to much you will have a very greasy head of hair. 
I then proceed to twist up my hair and let it air dry. My hair always comes out soft, and shiny whenever I use this product. It doesn't have a smell, which most times I prefer with hair products. Some smells can be overwhelming. This product contains no preservatives or harsh chemicals and is basically all natural. This is the perfect leave in for those who have thick, curly, coily, kinky hair! This definitely gets a 5/5 in my book, and yes I will repurchase even though it is a tad bit expensive. 

Give this product a try. I purchased this directly from the qhemet website and I received it within 5 business days.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Product review: Miss Jessie's pillow soft girls & Miss Jessie's jelly soft curls

Hey guys!
Finally bringing a long awaited product review. Im going to be honest. Miss Jessie's has not always been a favorite of mine. First off, the prices for the products are way to expensive. Whenever I look online or see them in target, the price of the products are an automatic turnoff. When I first went natural I bought the baby butter creme to help with my low cut style. Although it did help moisturize somewhat, I didn't see anything spectacular that would make me constitute paying $36 for an 8 oz jar. So I, sold it to someone and never looked back.
As you all know, I now have in a kinky curly weave. I am currently protective styling and have had this weave in since August 8th. This hair is wash and go hair, and twist out hair. It's very versatile. I figured with this hair I'd mainly be doing wash n go's and some twist outs. Since I do not wash n go my own hair, I figured this would be the time to have a little fun.
I seen the miss Jessie's pillow soft curls and jelly soft curls initially on IG and even got an email about them. I figured, maybe I can revisit miss Jessie's, while I have in a weave, just because. I was emailed a coupon for 25% off of a purchase and free shipping on the miss Jessie's website. I then took the opportunity to buy both of the products.  I have been using them now for over a month.

Miss Jessie's pillow soft curls
This product is a creamy substance, and blue in color. It has a floral scent which is pretty strong. It reminds me of a very strong laundry detergent. At first I didn't like the smell, but I got used to it after a while. 
I applied the product on freshly washed hair. I shingled it through in sections being careful not to use a lot because a little goes a long way with this product. Putting it on my hair it felt good, but as it dry my hair felt sticky and dry. Using it alone, I'd say it was an ok product. It gives minimal hold, but great curl definition. This is ideal for those with "type 3" hair textures. I wouldn't really recommend this for those who have "type 4" hair.  Because of the strong smell, and the feel of my hair after I put it on this gets a 2/5, if used alone.

Miss Jessie's jelly soft curls
This product is a clear, thick substance. Looks just like a clear gel. Lol. 

This has the same scent as the pillow soft curls product, *frown* which I did not like! (Strike one). The consistency is the same as my beloved Ampro olive oil gel. When this is used over top of the miss Jessie's pillow soft curls it gives amazing definition x2. Now the hold of this gel is not as strong as I like. In humid/hot weather my hair frizzed up instantly ( strike 2). All in all, there is nothing special about these products when both are used alone. But when they are used together sparingly, I'd give the combo a 3.5/5. If the hold for the jelly soft curls was a bit stronger this would have the potential to get a 5/5 from me. Because I got these products for such a great deal and free shipping, I'm not to bummed I spent the money on them. I did so to see if these products would be ideal for the kinky curly weave I have installed. Would I use these products on my real hair after the weave is taken out? Absolutely not. They would make my hair dry and do nothing as far as moisture and hold, which is what I look for in hair products.

Overall, miss Jessie's products may work for many naturalista's but unfortunately, they are not my ideal hair product for type 4 hair. I will continue to use the products while I have in this kinky curl Mongolian weave.  
Let me know if you guys have questions. Have any of you all tried these products?

Thanks for tuning in!
-Dani <3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Protective styling, one month so far...

Hey guys! 
Coming to you with a brief update. As you all know from previous posts, I have been wearing an install of Mongolian kinky curly hair purchased from a vendor out of Virginia. I have had it in for just about a month and I am still loving it! I co wash this hair once weekly with my favorite conditioner tresemme naturals moisturizing conditioner. Products that I have used on this hair are still miss Jessie's pillow soft curls for definition and miss Jessie's jelly soft curls for a bit of hold. I think I may switch up the product use are far as styling goes, and try some other products I would use on my real hair. Once I figure out what works best, ill post and let you know.  I have a TINY bit of my hair out on the top and I take care of that the same way I would without the weave. I usually twist it up at night.
As of right now this hair is doing wonderfully with minimal shedding. I anticipate leaving this hair in until early October. Maybe longer. I would really like to obtain some length and see how fast my hair can grow within 6 months of no heat and no manipulation. My goal by year 4 of my hair journey is to be halfway to mid back length :-/ ( when stretched) we shall see! 
Let me know of there are more questions! Ttyl