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  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hit

    it was 62 degrees in Northern NJ today, hair is soft and supple
    Any more thoughts on the NBD cosmetics? Any pictures of the consistency?
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
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  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hit

    it was 62 degrees in Northern NJ today, hair is soft and supple
    Any more thoughts on the NBD cosmetics? Any pictures of the consistency?

    I like the leave in better on dry hair and sealed with a butter. Its about to be spring though so I might not need to seal it. The cleansing conditioner is nice, doesnt top Daily Fix though but I will be using it again as Ive only used it once.

    The egg treatment I liked but its only a monthly thing for me.Decent line. I never have any issues with NBD line, its just most of her stuff is light and tends to work better for me in the spring/summer ( leave ins and stylers)
    Thanks! Wish she sold samples.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    Hit garnier pure conditioner as leave in and I forgot how much my hair lives castor oil. My hair is so soft


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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Miss: Dark and Lovely Glaze
    I don't totally hate it but I'm not enthusiastic about this huge container of product I'm not crazy about. The first time I used it it was a disaster but then I realized I used too much because I have fine hair. The second time I used less and it was better but definitely not a repurchase. Plus I hated how the only way to get this stuff out of my hair was to shampoo. I'll probably shave with it.

    Hit and Miss: Blue Eco styler
    My hair hates the green and clear but I wanted to try this. I got the itty bitty jar. Just with li and oil, it dried my hair out horribly. But when mixed with fsg my hair came out gorgeous. I went dancing and my hair held when usually just with fsg it would have poofed out.

    Not sure Yet: L'Oreal Evercurl Hydracharge cleaning conditioner.
    Someone gave me this as bday gift. Maybe the problem is I thought it was going to be comparable to a cowash. Not true. it's much more drying. It has isoprophy alcohol which my hair tends not to like. I might as well use shampoo as use this stuff.
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Hit:

    Going back to my old standbys coconut oil, my butter mix and a spray bottle. my hair was very soft :D

    Hit:

    Finding out I still have plenty of the almond jai twisting butter by Camille rose and testing it out on a section. It seems great for twisting on the section I tried, however since it has honey in it the remaining question is will it impede me detangling that section easily. So I guess that makes it a pending hit.

    Hit:

    Finding out there is a target that is just a 15-20 minute walk from my house and that they too carry the Camille Rose line. Their leave in is bomb.

    Miss:

    Finding out there is a Target 15 minutes from that has a lot of other lines (Jane Carter, Karen's Body Beautiful, the new Shea Moisture products, Alba, Tigi, Matrix Biolage, etc. etc.) also. My wallet is already ready to fight me, it sees me coming.
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Miss - Store bought hair color. I never learn. :sad3:
    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

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  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Miss:

    Komazacare Califia Leave-in and pudding. The leave-in has no slip. Does not moisturize my hair and the smell makes me nauseous. The pudding has NO SLIP. Why would you make a product for wet hair that has no slip. Doesn't moisturize my hair at all. Thank goodness I used Komaza points to purchase the samples. Done with them except the Hair lengthening serum.
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    Miss: Dark and Lovely Glaze
    I don't totally hate it but I'm not enthusiastic about this huge container of product I'm not crazy about. The first time I used it it was a disaster but then I realized I used too much because I have fine hair. The second time I used less and it was better but definitely not a repurchase. Plus I hated how the only way to get this stuff out of my hair was to shampoo. I'll probably shave with it.

    Hit and Miss: Blue Eco styler
    My hair hates the green and clear but I wanted to try this. I got the itty bitty jar. Just with li and oil, it dried my hair out horribly. But when mixed with fsg my hair came out gorgeous. I went dancing and my hair held when usually just with fsg it would have poofed out.

    Not sure Yet: L'Oreal Evercurl Hydracharge cleaning conditioner.
    Someone gave me this as bday gift. Maybe the problem is I thought it was going to be comparable to a cowash. Not true. it's much more drying. It has isoprophy alcohol which my hair tends not to like. I might as well use shampoo as use this stuff.

    The glaze is a miss for me as well, its very coating. took a lot to rinse out. what i did like was the gelee. Now that was on point but the jar is very tiny

    Does the gelee smell like the glaze? I forgot to mention I absolutely hate the smell of the glaze. Sickingly Sweet.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    Hit: glycerin friendly weather, & it allowing me to use my smoothing lotion. This stuff is awesome man, though I still wish there was glycerin free version.

    Preliminary hit: marie dean sweet cake whipped hair butter, im pretty sure its great. Creamy, dense and not whipped up with a bunch of air. It was full to the brim and it smells like 7-up cake. Im tempted to buy another jar before summer since she stops selling her butters, I like it THAT much.
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    Hit: DIY Aloe Vera Gel/Water/Vegetable Glycerin Spritz for finger-detangling.

    This mix has great slip -- especially when used with coconut oil for finger-detangling. I'll be using it instead of plain water for finger-detangling from now on.
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel


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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    Hit: WnG with SheaM's new kids curly custard and hair mousse. Soft sexy hair!

    Miss: Beyond 2 days... ****edaboutit. It needed refreshing. Perhaps the dews were slightly too low and I wasn't paying attention. I'll redo when it gets warmer.
    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

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  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Miss: Not prepooing with sm black purification mask. I haven't pre poo with coconut oil in so long so I decided to try it. My hair was so dry today. Maybe I didn't put enough on.
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Miss: Not prepooing with sm black purification mask. I haven't pre poo with coconut oil in so long so I decided to try it. My hair was so dry today. Maybe I didn't put enough on.

    I tend to use a very generous amount. If I am washing my hair anyway I figure better more than less.
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  • tnaturaltnatural Posts: 362Registered Users
    Hits:

    Camille Rose Moisture Milk-this made my hair really soft and gave amazing slip.

    CJ Curl Assurance Cleansing Shampoo-left my hair clean and not stripped. Will probably alternate this with my mud wash. Still need to try the Daily Fix to see if that works any better.

    Blue Ecostyler + CJ Curl Queen-My W&G turned out really nice. Curls were well defined and only had a slight crunch. Will probably using this combo a lot this summer.

    Miss:

    CJ Pattern Pusha-this stuff did nothing to my hair. It didn't even clump or define my curls. I started to use it in the back of my hair and had to stop because my hair was frizzing up like crazy. It kinda reminded me of the Pink Ecostyler Gel that my hair hates for W&G's but loves for a twist out. Will try it again for twist outs and if that doesn't work off to the swap boards.
    Last texturizer-9/18/08
    BC-12/30/09

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  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: Using QB coco tree detangling ghee as a moisturizer. I finally used the sample that I had. Will definitely repurchase. It restored my dessert dry hair.
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  • CwmarieCwmarie Posts: 32Registered Users
    Hits:

    Ynobe Marshmallow Hibiscus leave in . Replacing Aunt Jackie's Knot on My Watch.

    Qhemet Biologics Alma and Olive Heavy Cream. Will be second moisturizer behind Hair Dew.

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  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    Hit: SM black soap poo. Awesome for my troubled scalp and cleans my hair w/o stripping it.

    Miss:

    Komazacare Califia Leave-in and pudding. The leave-in has no slip. Does not moisturize my hair and the smell makes me nauseous. The pudding has NO SLIP. Why would you make a product for wet hair that has no slip. Doesn't moisturize my hair at all. Thank goodness I used Komaza points to purchase the samples. Done with them except the Hair lengthening serum.

    I was just thinking about trying one of their leave ins and a pudding. Did the pudding cut down on shrinkage?
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
    Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Hit: SM black soap poo. Awesome for my troubled scalp and cleans my hair w/o stripping it.

    Miss:

    Komazacare Califia Leave-in and pudding. The leave-in has no slip. Does not moisturize my hair and the smell makes me nauseous. The pudding has NO SLIP. Why would you make a product for wet hair that has no slip. Doesn't moisturize my hair at all. Thank goodness I used Komaza points to purchase the samples. Done with them except the Hair lengthening serum.

    I was just thinking about trying one of their leave ins and a pudding. Did the pudding cut down on shrinkage?
    Nope. My hair dried crunchy. It softened up when I spritzed with botanical spirits hydrating mist and SOTC with Komaza aloe my hair cream (which I don't like either). I only got 2 day hair out of it. The smell got to me. I had to shampoo my hair. My samples are already in the garbage. Also, the pudding leaves brown stains on towels and clothing. There are much better products out there,
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Miss:
    Bel Nouvo - Deep conditioner, avocado mlik, coco pudding.
    Not for me. nuff said
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Hit - Knot today as a li
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    Preliminary miss: BeeMine deja's hair milk
    This ain't no hair milk. This crap is just as thick as my pantene curly conditioner. smh And it's def. not moisturizing enough for my hair.
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
    Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: It's carnival in the Virgin Islands

    Miss: my hair is so dry because the weather here is so hot.
    I will have to cowash to add in the moisture.
  • KankydudeKankydude Posts: 50Registered Users
    Hit: Walmart carrying more Natural/Curly brands...they have As I Am now and some other brands

    Miss: Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Conditioner...wow...turrible...just turrible...no slip...smells like chemicals...I can't find a suitable use it for besides a placeholder in the trash can...I tried to attach the gif from the scene in Gladiator where Joaquin Phoenix is giving a haughty, yet stank "thumbs down" but it was too large...so just imagine that, because that's how I feel about that thick for no good reason hot garbage in a bottle...
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    Hit, HIT...did I say hiT?
    ORS Mayo protein conditioner mixed w/ one egg for breakage. Pre-poo'ed left on for 1hr. My hair felt stronger & less visible shedding & breakage after just one application. It's now apart of my reggie, at least twice a month (for now). iLove

    Hit:
    Soultanicals Mango Dip Detangling Slip...really likey, NOICE NOICE thick moisture and slip (just as it says) but it doesn't surpass my beloved Knot Sauce. No ma'am...lol
    Will definitely purchase again!
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • KankydudeKankydude Posts: 50Registered Users
    Another Hit: Pantene Truly Natural Co Wash...it's nice, creamy, kinda thick but it goes on easy and works up a nice little lather and the slip was nice...it smells like the other Pantene products from what I can tell so I'm happy with it so far
  • danyel02danyel02 Posts: 156Registered Users
    Hit/Miss: Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Nectar - I find this product much more moisturizing than Sweet Ambrosia but compared to hair milks of Camille Rose and Bask this was just alright, especially in light of the cost of the product. Will not repurchase!
    Type: 4a Fine Texture
    CG since 2008 - Life long natural
    Holy Grails
    Cleanser: Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
    Conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
    Leave-ins: Camille Rose Moisture Milk & Almond Jai
    D/T: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Treatment
    Protein: Curl Junkie Repair Me
    Butters: Qhemet Amla & Olive, Bask Condensed Custard
    Oils: Coconut & Grapeseed
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: Oyin handmade honey hemp is an excellent leave in. My hair is very soft and moisturize.
    This conditioner is best has a leave in or a deep conditioner not a rinse out for my hair.
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