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August Hits and Misses

Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,747Registered Users
Let's get to it...

Hit - Bask Cocoa Nibs & Banana Body Scrub Sorbet

All of her scrubs are great (I am in total love with the Apricot Colada)...I cracked this baby open and yum. I love how all of her scrubs are actual scrubs but they melt into an oil leaving my skin like butta. No lotion needed.

Only miss is the cocoa nibs don't melt very fast sooo looks like little turds or a bug on the shower floor but they soon melted and I was back in heaven.
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Hit - Tropical isle JBCO
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Hit: Darcy's Botanicals Avocado Wild Plum Twisting cream w/o glycerin


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    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    Let's get to it...

    Hit - Bask Cocoa Nibs & Banana Body Scrub Sorbet

    All of her scrubs are great (I am in total love with the Apricot Colada)...I cracked this baby open and yum. I love how all of her scrubs are actual scrubs but they melt into an oil leaving my skin like butta. No lotion needed.

    Only miss is the cocoa nibs don't melt very fast sooo looks like little turds or a bug on the shower floor but they soon melted and I was back in heaven.

    I got a sample of the apricot colada oil in my last order. Uh, it smells so good! And you say you don't need lotion after using the body scrubs? Might need to put that on my list for next time.

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  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    Hit: Original Moxie Twist Mist

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  • happyfacehappyface Posts: 845Registered Users
    Hit: Shea butter for twists. My hair is too thin to seal with shea butter when doing a wng, but it gives my twists some good weight and i can see my length now. Can't wait to see how my twistout looks in a few days.

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  • FabledBeautyFabledBeauty Posts: 145Registered Users
    MISS: Garnier Fructis survivor touch it out glue...

    I know I was going out on a whim getting something with the name " glue " in it but I was struggling with something to give some good hold and experimenting with alternatives of gel ( the PJ in me )

    MANNN this stuff is just an epic fail... I could try more combinations with it but it has all the cons of proper holding and all the best traits of actual glue... it dries clear but damn it if it isnt the worst tacky-ness EVER...
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    Getting there slowly but surely!

    Natural Since the Beginning of January 2011!:headbang:
    Current: Full Collar Bone
    Texture: 3B/C & 4A
    Goal: APL by New Years 2013 :afro:

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    Current Favs<3 Taaliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream, Vegetable Glycerin and Pure Argan Oil!!!
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    Hits

    Hairveda Busy Izzy Get Buttered up

    My box braids came out so easy last night , my hair is still LUSH and plush after taking them down. My hair feels so good I dont want to wash and style

    Box braids for a week!
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Miss:
    Waiting for my Hairveda package. It's been 10 days since the USPS said package expected for delivery and 2 e-mails to Hairveda with no response. Not a happy camper.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • mimismommimismom Posts: 202Registered Users
    Miss:
    Waiting for my Hairveda package. It's been 10 days since the USPS said package expected for delivery and 2 e-mails to Hairveda with no response. Not a happy camper.

    For real?! And I just placed an order for some of their stuff today.
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    mimismom wrote: »
    Miss:
    Waiting for my Hairveda package. It's been 10 days since the USPS said package expected for delivery and 2 e-mails to Hairveda with no response. Not a happy camper.

    For real?! And I just placed an order for some of their stuff today.
    I just heard from them. They decided to combine my 2 orders. So I guess it'll be another week or 2. (sigh). They are notoriously slow.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    Miss: Curls Cashmere Curls Leave in - My hair was a dry desert, like I had stripped it with shampoo and called it a day. No go.

    Meh: Suave Humectant Conditioner - nice slip for detangling, but my hair did not feel conditioned. I let it dry after rinsing to check and still no softness. I did not even know that was possible with a conditioner with cones. I was really surprised because usually my hair loves conditioners with lactic acid...the take away, sodium lactate and lactic acid will not behave similarly...

    ETA: I really need to brush up on my chemistry...I am truly slippin...
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    A Talk To Teachers
    [...]
    one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Hit!

    - Garnier Length and Strength conditioner. My hair feels better everyday that I use it.


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    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    cocodej wrote: »
    Miss: Curls Cashmere Curls Leave in - My hair was a dry desert, like I had stripped it with shampoo and called it a day. No go.

    Meh: Suave Humectant Conditioner - nice slip for detangling, but my hair did not feel conditioned. I let it dry after rinsing to check and still no softness. I did not even know that was possible with a conditioner with cones. I was really surprised because usually my hair loves conditioners with lactic acid...the take away, sodium lactate and lactic acid will not behave similarly...

    ETA: I really need to brush up on my chemistry...I am truly slippin...
    It that the jelly?
    I got a few samples of cashmere curls jelly and I thought it was so so. I gave the rest away. But then my hair really doesnt care for anything but a good creamy leave in conditioner on wash days and leave in spray on the other days.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    cocodej wrote: »
    Miss: Curls Cashmere Curls Leave in - My hair was a dry desert, like I had stripped it with shampoo and called it a day. No go.

    Meh: Suave Humectant Conditioner - nice slip for detangling, but my hair did not feel conditioned. I let it dry after rinsing to check and still no softness. I did not even know that was possible with a conditioner with cones. I was really surprised because usually my hair loves conditioners with lactic acid...the take away, sodium lactate and lactic acid will not behave similarly...

    ETA: I really need to brush up on my chemistry...I am truly slippin...
    It that the jelly?
    I got a few samples of cashmere curls jelly and I thought it was so so. I gave the rest away. But then my hair really doesnt care for anything but a good creamy leave in conditioner on wash days and leave in spray on the other days.

    It was the leave-in conditioner. I was really surprised because it has glycerin (seasonally appropriate) and protein (which my hair loves)... I guess I am a creamy leave-in girl as well...
    James Baldwin
    A Talk To Teachers
    [...]
    one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
    [...]
  • mimismommimismom Posts: 202Registered Users
    mimismom wrote: »
    Miss:
    Waiting for my Hairveda package. It's been 10 days since the USPS said package expected for delivery and 2 e-mails to Hairveda with no response. Not a happy camper.

    For real?! And I just placed an order for some of their stuff today.
    I just heard from them. They decided to combine my 2 orders. So I guess it'll be another week or 2. (sigh). They are notoriously slow.

    Oh ok thanks. This is my first time ordering from them so I hope the wait is worth it.
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    MISS: Washing my yarn braids at night - didn't want my pillow wet, so wrapped the tail bit of my ponytail in a t-shirt as I slept. Hair smelt faintly mildewy when I got up, but luckily the smell has faded.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    Hit: Curl Junkie Curls in a bottle

    I'm experimenting with all of the products that I hated to see if combining them or changing the amount will make it work. Fresh off the heels of my CJ CCCC miracle I decided to retry CIAB. I bought all my CJ products last year with those awsome coupons that they had. Many folks use this as a finisher over a strong styler, but I've found that my hair needs very little styler as I found with CCCC. I wet my hair till damp, added my leave in, and went over with about a 2 nickel sized amounts of CCCC. I added 2 quarter sized amounts of CIAB and let it be. My hair was da BOMB.

    My hair shrinks at a little longer than ear length but with this I had hang. Like almost shoulder length hang and volume. It had hold and was soft and moveable. The only downside was that it didn't stay moisturized the next day. I'm greedy for moisture. I can see myself keeping this products for a long time since I need so little so they are definitely worth the price.

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    3c/4aish, high porosity, fine strands,medium density cottony curls.

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    I'm not obsessed: I just LOVE my hair!!

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  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: Original Moxie Lux and Locs with a dab of Eco styler crystal gel. I finally had a successful twist out.

    Miss: Still looking for a moisturizer that will refresh my curls in a wash and go and a twist out.
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    Hit: Miss Jessies Pillow Soft Curls, soft hair

    Miss: Miss Jessies Pillow soft Curls, THE SMELL
  • my3curliesmy3curlies Posts: 161Registered Users
    Hit
    Finickey Curl Confection Styling Cream
    I used this to put twists in for a week on dry, stretched hair. I wasn't planning on a twist out, just wanted to keep my hair up. When I took my twists down my hair was very moisturized. I ended up wearing the twist out for three days before I decided to wash.
    :!::!: Under Construction :!::!:
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hits:
    Henna melt made my hair seem thicker and shinier.
    Cush Cosmetics Buriti Hair lotion and Refreshed spray with added glycerin=soft, soft twists.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,747Registered Users
    Major Miss - Finding out Eco-Styler blue (5 of 10 hold) was discontinued 3yrs ago and is now a hold 10 of 10.

    Hit - ordering 2 - 10lb tubs of Eco-Styler Blue...yayy!

    Continued Hit: B.A.S.K Cocoa Nibs Scrub...I used this to scrub then when it melted into an oil I shaved, WONDERFUL. Skin is so soft and once again, no lotion needed.

    ...i'm supersonic
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.


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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    Major Miss - Finding out Eco-Styler blue (5 of 10 hold) was discontinued 3yrs ago and is now a hold 10 of 10.

    Hit - ordering 2 - 10lb tubs of Eco-Styler Blue...yayy!

    Continued Hit: B.A.S.K Cocoa Nibs Scrub...I used this to scrub then when it melted into an oil I shaved, WONDERFUL. Skin is so soft and once again, no lotion needed.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Have you or anyone else reading ever used any of the Shea Moisture scrubs? If so, how do they compare?
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    Major Miss - Finding out Eco-Styler blue (5 of 10 hold) was discontinued 3yrs ago and is now a hold 10 of 10.

    Hit - ordering 2 - 10lb tubs of Eco-Styler Blue...yayy!

    Continued Hit: B.A.S.K Cocoa Nibs Scrub...I used this to scrub then when it melted into an oil I shaved, WONDERFUL. Skin is so soft and once again, no lotion needed.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Have you or anyone else reading ever used any of the Shea Moisture scrubs? If so, how do they compare?


    I have used all of the scrubs. They are comparable in the way they work BUT the smell of the SM lemon one , I didnt like . I actually gave two of them away on the FB last year

    A Happy Nappy Affair: Sheamoisture not only for the hair
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    HIT:
    Mixed Silk leave-in conditioner
    Salon Care Firm Hold Gel
    Coconut oil

    When I use all three together, I get the nicest hair ever.

    No misses this month.
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



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  • happyfacehappyface Posts: 845Registered Users
    Major Miss - Finding out Eco-Styler blue (5 of 10 hold) was discontinued 3yrs ago and is now a hold 10 of 10.

    Hit - ordering 2 - 10lb tubs of Eco-Styler Blue...yayy!

    Continued Hit: B.A.S.K Cocoa Nibs Scrub...I used this to scrub then when it melted into an oil I shaved, WONDERFUL. Skin is so soft and once again, no lotion needed.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Have you or anyone else reading ever used any of the Shea Moisture scrubs? If so, how do they compare?

    B.A.S.K. was way better for me. They are both scrubby but the B.A.S.K. gets creamy for me and I like that. It left my skin moisturized instead of just greasy/oily. I won't bother buying the Shea Moisture again and I can get it pretty easily on the ground, but I'm willing to pay shipping for the B.A.S.K. again.

    ETA: I've only tried the B.A.S.K. apricot scrub and the Shea Moisture Lavender scrub.
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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    HIT:
    Mixed Silk leave-in conditioner
    Salon Care Firm Hold Gel
    Coconut oil

    When I use all three together, I get the nicest hair ever.

    No misses this month.
    Love this too!
  • ravenm721ravenm721 Posts: 80Registered Users
    Hit:
    Using straight up Suave Naturals Conditioner (the Ocean Breeze one) for my braidout without it swelling up and losing too much definition compared to other typical stylers. The conditioners are $1...can't beat that either.


    -I also placed Giovanni LA Looks Gel and sealed with Shea butter over the conditioner..best braid out ever in this subtropical humidity :mrgreen:
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Miss - Nothing But Curly pudding. My hair is frizzier than my usual products. I don't hate it but I won't be purchasing. Glad it was free.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    BASK SnH hair latte as a refresher
    CR AJTB dry T.O

    Miss: cant find the new Maybelline color tattoos. :(
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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