Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Silicone and Protein Free Conditioners according to The Science of Black Hair
Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask
Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Hair Smoothing Serum

Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner
Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner

Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie
Carol's Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie
Curl Junkie Curl Fix Intense Hair Treatment
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment
Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner
Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment
CURLS Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner

Darcy's Botanicals Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioning Oil
DevaCurl Heaven in Hair

Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment

Mop Top Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Coconut Papaya Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask
MYHoneyChild Olive You Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Organic Shea Butter Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild SO DEEP Conditioner

Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment

Protein-Free Products

Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner

Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment

Darcy's Botanicals Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioning Oil

Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment

Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Coconut Papaya Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask
MYHoneyChild Olive You Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Organic Shea Butter Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild SO DEEP Conditioner

Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment

List of Sulfate Free Shampoos according to The Science of Black Hair

Abba Pure Gentle Shampoo
Abba Pure Moisture Shampoo
Abba Pure Basic Shampoo
Abba Pure Color Protect
Abba Pure Curl Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Colour Savour Sulfate-free Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Recoil Curl Activating Shampoo
Alba Botanica Cocoa Butter Dry Repair Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Extra Enrich Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Mango Moisturizing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Plumeria Replenishing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo (also clarifying shampoo)
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampo
Alterna Color Hold Shine Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Straight Shampoo
Alterna Scalp Therapy
Alterna Clarifying Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampoo
Alterna Volume Restore Shampoo
Anita Grant Babassu Lavender Rose Shampoo and Shower Bar (UK)
Anita Grant Peppermint Babassu Shampoo Bar (UK)
Anita Grant Organic Kelp + Ylang Babassu Shampoo Bar (UK)
Aubrey Organics BGA Protein + Strengthening Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Egyptian Henna Shine-Enhancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Replenishing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics J.A.Y. Desert Herb Revitalizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta® Nourishing Shampo
Aubrey Organics White Camelia Ultra Smoothing Shampoo
Auromere Ayurvedic Sulfate-Free Aloe Vera-Neem Shampoo
Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturizing Shampoo
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo
Avalon Organics Extra Moisturizing Olive and Grapeseed Shampoo
Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo
Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo
Avalon Organics Shine Ylang Ylang Shampoo
Avalon Organics Smoothing Grapefruit & Geranium Shampoo
Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Avalon Organics Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo
Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
Aveda Men's Pureformance Shampoo

Bed Head Foxy Curls Frizz-Fighting Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Bed Head Superstar Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Thick Massive Hair
Bee Mine Peppermint & Tea Tree Nourishing Shampoo
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Body and Bath Omega-3 Hemp Moisturizing Shampoo
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo
Burt's Bees Color Keeper Green Tea & Fennel Seed Shampoo
Burt's Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Shampoo
Burt's Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo
Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo

Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
CHI Ionic Color Protection System Sulfate Free Shampoo
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
CURLS Pure Curls Organic Clarifying Shampoo
CURLS Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream - Organic Shampoo
CURLS Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream - Organic Shampoo
CUSH Hydration Supreme Conditioning Shampoo

DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo
DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser
DevaCurl Low-Poo Cleanser
Dr. Bronner’s Almond Liquid Soap Almond
Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner's Rose Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Oil Liquid Soap

Elasta QP creme conditioning shampoo
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Shampoo
Giovanni Golden Wheat Shampoo
Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume
Giovanni Wellness Shampoo with Chinese Botanicals

Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo
Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream
Herbal Choice Natural Tea Tree shampoo

Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo
Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Biotin & Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo
Jason Natural Grapefruit and Aloe Smoothing Shampoo
Jason Natural Lavender & Rosemary Curl Defining Shampoo
Jason Natural Tall Grass Shampoo
Jason Natural Rosewater & Chamomile Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Plumeria & Sea Kelp Moisturizing Shampoo
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Infinite Volume Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Weightless No Frizz Shampoo
Jonathan Product Hydrating Shampoo
Jonathan Product Green Routine Nourishing Shampoo

Karen's Body Beautiful Bodacious Beauty Bar (Shampoo Bar)
Karen's Body Beautiful Cool Clarifying Shampoo
Karen's Body Beautiful Ultimate Conditioning Shampoo
Kenra Platinum Color Care Shampoo
KeraCare 1st Lather Shampoo
KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo
Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic
Kiss My Face SaHaira

L’Oreal Everstrong Hydrating Shampoo
L'Oreal Everpure Smooth Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Volumizing Shampoo
L'Oreal Everstrong Reconstructing Shampoo
L’Oreal Hair Expertise Everstrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Bodify Shampoo

MOP C-System Clean Shampoo
MOP C-System Hydrating Shampoo
MOP C-Curl Enhancing Shampoo

Neutragena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

Organix Awakening Mocho Expresso Shampoo
Organix Energizing Passion Fruit Guava
Organix Enriching Cucumber Yogurt
Organix Fortifying Lavender Soymilk Shampoo
Organix Healing Mandarin Olive Oil
Organix Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Organix Instant Repair Cocoa Butter Shampoo
Organix Moisturizing Grapefruit Mango Butter
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
Organix Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo
Organix Revitalizing Pomengranate Green Tea
Organix Smoothing Shea Butter Shampoo
Organix Soft and Silky Vanilla Silk Shampoo
Organix White Tea Grapeseed Shampoo
Oyin Grand Poo Bar

Phyto Phytojoba Gentle Regulating Milk Shampoo – Dry Hair Formula
Pureology Shampoos

Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea
Queen Helene Mint Julep Shampoo

Scruples White Tea Sulfate Free Restorative Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Silk Elements ColorCare Sulfate Free Shampoo
Softsheen Breakthru Fortifying Moisturizing Shampoo

TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Shampoo Hair Shampoos
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoos (Most sulfate-free)
Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo
Alterna Clarifying Shampoo
Artec Texturline Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
CURLS Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo
Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Shampoo
Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo
Kenra Clarifying Shampoo
Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic Shampoo
Ouidad Clear & Gentle Essential Daily Shampoo

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Natural Way Organics

This will be my very first product review; I attempted to email several companies to obtain samples and this particular company was nice enough to send me three of their bars. The name of the company is Natural Way Organics they have an extensive product line which includes shampoo, baby products, bar soap, household cleaners, bath and body, and pet shampoo. Due to the fact I have super sensitive skin I was really nervous about trying these products. However I proceeded to use all three bars in completion over a couple of weeks. I also used them on my daughter whose skin is less sensitive. I must say all of them were excellent and I had no adverse reactions. The three bars that I was sent were: Organic Peppermint Bar Soap (Stimulating Scent for Oily Skin), Organic Citrus Bar Soap (Refreshing Scent for Regular Skin), and Organic Oatmeal Lavender Bar Soap (Relaxing Scent/Dry Skin. The bar soaps that I enjoyed the best were the oatmeal lavender and the peppermint which really refreshed my oily skin. These bars are priced at 3.99 per bar on their website and the oz per bar is 3.

Ingredients=Organic Oil of Palms, Coconut, Olive and Palm Kernel, Natural Essential Oil Blend, Organic Orange oil, Organic Orange Peel and Rosemary Extract (Citrus Bar)
The peppermint bar soap had the same ingredients but had Organic Spearmint Leaves, instead of orange peel or orange oil.
The oatmeal lavender bar soap had the same ingredient but had natural lavender essential oils and organic lavender instead of spearmint, orange peel, or orange oil.

Please take the time to check out their website and products for those of you that use organic :)
P.S. I notice they have sale right now buy $20 worth product get free shipping, happy shopping :); Also if you contact them they will send you a sample.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My 7 day detox

This is my hair without product before using Terressentials.

After observing other naturals talking about and viewing pictures I made the decision to try Terressential's 7 day detox; I purchased the Lemon Scent. Now keep in mind I only wash my hair once a week and I dont really do any cowashes in between unless my hair feels icky. So did I make it through the full 7 days no. After doing my third day last night I felt my hair and realized that it was starting to become dry. Im not a natural that is obssessed with length however I do want healthy hair. I came to the conclusion that I could not make it through the 7 days. I will be revisiting Terressentials as a cleanser but that will be every once in awhile considering most of my product use is all natural. One thing I do love love about this product is not only how good of a cleanser it is; but it also help stretch my hair which suffers from major shrinkage. In conclusion this product is very good for those who may use alot products with synethic materials and want to do a good cleanse. For someone who uses all natural products I would suggest using it like a bentonite clay treatment once or twice month as needed. I will post some pictures along with this post to show my hair.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Hello Curlfriends ,
So I have been trying to decide what my next blog post was going be about I want to make this blog a mixture of topics. Some of them may not be hair related. However in the course of doing my research I came across an article talking about the ingredients that you should specifically look for when deciding on a conditioner for your hair. I found this information to be very useful and thought I would share. There are several things to consider when looking at conditioners; the first important ingredient is fat. The conditioner should contain lots of fat, sounds kind of weird huh  It would be considered fatty alcohols these kind are good for your hair; they include cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, strearyl alcohol, and finally myristyl alcohol. The second ingredients to look for are humectants which can draw moisture from the environment to your hair. Also emollients and conditioning agents; some examples of these are propylene glycol, sodium lactate, sodium PCA, hydantion, glycerin, polyquartermium, glyceryl stearate, and centrimonium chloride. The third ingredient I was really surprised about because from previous readings it was brought to my attention that silicones are bad for your hair. However according to this article when using a deep conditioner you want find one with a few silicone ingredients. It states that not all cones are bad for your hair and some are useful. The benefits of the good cones are they make it easier to detangle your hair; keep in mind if you find a conditioner that has water and than a bunch of cones listed behind it you may want to be leary. It goes on to say that there are some cones that do not leave your hair cuticles clogged. I will do some futher research on what those are and make another blog post about it. So in summary; what I got from this article is when seeking out a conditioner look for water, fats, and humectants/emollients.

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Curlfriends :)

Just letting you all know I decided to start a profile on FB to go along with my blog and yt channel. When I started my natural hair journey in July 2011 I never knew how hyped I would become about natural hair. So if you happen to have any questions or concerns feel free to send me an email at or hit me up on FB profile name which is Lex Fl Natural :). I will be doing another giveaway in April to kick off spring. Will keep you all posted also working on my third yt video coming up soon. Until next time stay natural inspired ~Lex~

Friday, February 10, 2012

How do you moisturize??

I have seen many questions on facebook on natural pages asking this question. Ladies that have issues with dryness and are not sure what they can do to alleviate it. When I first started my natural journey I had no clue about how important it was to moisturize. I focused more on the type of products I was using and not so much on moisture. Well if I knew what I know now I would have made more of an effort to keep my hair moisturized. For me I have found that specifically moisturizing my ends has had a profound affect on my hair. It is so important to keep the ends moisturized and the products that you do put on you hair for moisture should focus on that area. Why? Its the oldest part of your hair and if its not given the proper tlc that is when breakage will occur which we don't want. To me the best method to keep in moisture is LOC method, leave in, oil, and cream; for those of you that have drier hair I would suggest jojoba oil or coconut oil these two oil I found for me are very good for retaining moisture. Some other good oils are avocado, grapeseed (heat protectant), and tea tree oil. These oils can also be mixed in your shea butter mixture...Until next time stay naturally inspired ~Lex~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hey Curlfriends :)

Although my Valentine's Day Giveaway has ended I will be doing a giveaway probably every few months the next one will be in April in time for spring. It will have two prizes B.A.S.K. YAM Nectar DC and a pair of earrings....Stay tuned ladies...~Lex~

Friday, February 3, 2012

My hair observations...

Over the past couple of weeks I have come to the conclusion that although I prefer to wash my hair with natural shampoo; because of some of the ingredients that cause my hair to dry out after the wash. I will be using either a no poo shampoo or a mudwash. The last time that I washed my hair I used HoneyChile Hairlove which is being given away on my blog for Valentine's Day. I parted my hair into four sections proceeded to wash each section with the mudwash. The result were amazing; I have also been using the Hibiscus Conditioner which is great as well; and wanted to try a new leave in. In the past I used Silk Elements Mixed Silk and also Garnier Fructis; out of the two the Silk Elements was the better leave in to me. So after looking at several videos on yt I came across one in particular video which showed you how to make Kimmytube leave in. Now to be straight up; I have never watched her videos but then again Im kind of a freshmen still when it comes to being natural still learning and growing :) So anyway I decided to try it for the first time today and I absolutely loved it. When I put it on my hair my curl pattern instantly popped and I had a head full of spiral curls; which is good because my hair tends to frizz as a 4a/b. As a sealant I used Reve Essentials moisture creme which is a very good product as well. One perk to it is the fact it has moisture and butter in one great for the winter months :). Just wanted to share some new products for me that have worked until next time stay naturally inspired. ~Lex~
Some pictures attached to show my results from using the above mentioned products.

Preview of the Basket you will receive by HoneyChile HairLove!!!

The HoneyLove Basket!!!
2 Chocolate Scented Candles, 4 cupcake Bath fizzers, a Microfiber Hairwrap, a 4oz. Sweet Hibiscus cream conditioner, 4 oz Hibiscus & Orange Peel Hair Buttercreme, and the I Adore my Hair hydrating mist!
$25 visa gift card

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Its official Im product junkie...

This month will be my sixth month of going natural and over the past week or so I have purchased several hair products. Im also ashamed to say how many lol...lets just put this way I had to rearrange the bottom of my sink in bathroom. My goal is find two product lines that I can alternate between that work for me and my daughter's hair. It may take a couple months because Im doing one product a month. So my question for my lovely readers is how did you know when you had the perfect product and how long did it take you to find it??? Im also trying to set up a concise regimen for my hair which incorporates clays and rinses. Im even considering using henna, so if anyone has any tips on the use of these please feel free to share :) Until next time stay ~Naturally Inspired~