Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Glossy Locks Honey Coconut Milk Shampoo, Conditioner, & Smooth/ Moisture Hair Balm Product Review

This will be my second product review my first one was not on hair products but on organic bath soap. I was given the opportunity to do this review because I contacted the company. They were gracious enough to send me three of their products in sample sizes, and I was not paid for this review just to let you know. The three products that I was sent were Glossy Locks Honey Coconut Milk Shampoo, Conditioner, and Smooth/Moisture Hair Balm. There are only three products from this particular Glossy Locks line but I believe they are going to add more in the future. On to the review :)

Glossy Locks Honey Coconut Milk Shampoo=  Honey, Concentrates of Green Tea, Burdock, Nettle, Rosemary, Peppermint, Rose Petals, Calendula and Hibiscus, Aloe Juice, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Coconut Milk Powder, Saponified Coconut Oil, Rice Protein, Wheat Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Colloidal Oatmeal, Neem Oil,Citric Acid, Extracts of Japanese Honeysuckle, Grapefruit Seed, Thyme, Oregano, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender and Goldenseal, Coconut Flavor.

Glossy Locks Honey Coconut Milk Conditioner=  Infusion of Green Tea, Burdock, Nettle, Rosemary, Peppermint, Rose Petals, Calendula and Hibiscus, Aloe Juice, Honey, Rapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Avocado Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cetyl Babassuate Oil, Rice Protein, Wheat Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Colloidal Oatmeal, Neem Oil, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Coconut Milk Powder, Citric Acid, Extracts of Japanese Honeysuckle, Grapefruit Seed, Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender and Goldenseal, Coconut Flavor.

Glossy Locks Smooth and Moisture Hair Balm=  Avocado Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Rosehip Oil, Lavender Essential Oil.

These are the ingredients of all three products as you can see all of the ingredients are all natural. The scent of the conditioner and the shampoo are the same they smell like honey and the balm has a different scent it smells like lavender. My opinion of these products first the shampoo is very thin, however a little goes a long way so you should not have an issue getting it to lather. The shampoo to me is a little drying if I were to use this on regular basis I would do a prepoo before hand. The conditioner however is quite thick and the slippage on it is awesome I have super thick hair. As far as the moisture for it I give it a 5 out 5 it provides great moisture I did not have to do a deep conditioner to give my hair some extra moisture. Finally the balm I give it a 4 out 5 only because I felt like it smoothed on better on my daughter's hair who is 3c/4a her hair is kind of fine. My hair is thicker it smoothed but I need something heavier its just too light. Does this product live up to the name Glossy Locks? After using this twice and the only reason I could not get more use out of it is the sample is 3.5ozs. So between my hair and my daughter's it went quick, for both of us I think it did give some shine. 

Overall these products were better than I thought I was kind apprehensive because I did not see any reviews on these products, online for individuals with kinky hair. Now just to let you know the price is kind of high the full size of these products comes in 8oz. which will cost you $16 each. The balm the biggest size for it is 2oz. the cost for this is $15. If you want to get samples of these they will run you about $8 for each one. The balm sample size is 0.5oz will be $6. If you have any additional question feel free to leave comment or send me an email :). 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

No justice...No peace...

911 Call

I was quite shocked after hearing the news of the death of this young man, whose life was taken before he even had a chance to really live. Although we have made much progress it just shows how far we have to go when it comes to race relations. Now the question is, will justice be served???  How will authorities prosecute this person that shot him if at all?? We would all like to believe this will happen, but if you think about it how far have we really come. Our society unfortunately is still full of hateful people who dislike because of race, class, economic status, etc.....Lets all take a minute to pray for this family, that at some point they will have peace of mind. 

Friday, March 9, 2012


Today I got my Curlbox as you can see I got a little happy with the boxes lol. It has a few more samples than the Curlkit. After reviewing both of them I doubt I will be getting either again but it was nice to get a surprise in the mail :) I will post a picture below and make a video tonight....

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Curl Kit

I got my curl kit today which I was excited to receive; I decided to do a one month membership. It came by USPS priority mail the box includes 6 samples of product. There are no full samples in comparison to the curlbox. These samples include Miss Jessie, Amazing Botanical, Oyin Homemade, and Wondercurls. I will include pics along with a video I did on it enjoy :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Health Benefits of Castor Oil

Health Benefits of Castor Oil

Lavender Oil

Essential oils are extremely popular for their beneficial properties that help cure various health, skin and hair problems. These are also known to promote hair growth and control the problem of hair loss caused due to various reasons. Lavender oil is one of those popular essential oils used to treat a number of hair problems including alopecia. So if you are looking for an oil that will be effective in promoting hair growth, then lavender oil is the answer. Lavender oil is adored by many for its aromatic fragrance. It is used in soaps, fragrances, air fresheners, sachets for scenting clothes and shampoos. This herb is a natural remedy for many ailments like insomnia, anxiety and depression. Lavender oil is extracted from flowers of the lavender plant, basically through steam distillation. These fragrant flowers are also popularly used in making potpourri.

Benefits of Lavender Oil for Hair

Lavender oil, is among the commonly used aromatherapy oils, which is extremely effective in treating the problem of hair loss. Regular usage is helpful in controlling hair fall and improving hair growth. Alopecia areata, a condition wherein you lose excessive hair, especially in patches can be treated with lavender essential oil. Daily scalp massage with lavender oil will definitely ensure significant hair re-growth in a few months. You can use lavender oil for hair growth and get rid of problems like itchy scalp and dandruff as well. It is a powerful antiseptic and useful in disinfecting the scalp hence, treating dry scalp, lice, lice eggs or nits. It also fights fungi, viruses and other microbes.

Moreover, a relaxing head massage with lavender oil is also helpful in curing insomnia and improve sleep quality. One of the lavender oil benefits is that it relaxes you and helps you get rid of anxiety and depression. The calming and soothing effect of this essential oil is beneficial for relieving stress. This in turn helps control hair loss, as insomnia, stress, depression are among the common and probable causes of this problem. Sufficient sleep and mental peace ensures that hair loss is in control. Moreover, it also enhances blood circulation, hence a scalp massage will definitely help in hair growth. Apart from this, you can regularly use one of the undermentioned hair masks for improving the texture of your hair and controlling hair loss problem.

Ways to Use Lavender Oil for Hair

You can use lavender oil in combination with other essential oils that are beneficial for hair growth to make an effective hair mask. Here are some combinations that you can try, apart from using lavender oil alone.

For Hair Growth...
You need to take 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil, 5 drops of basil oil and 4 oz. of jojoba oil. Mix all these oils well and store them in a dark bottle. Use it regularly for scalp and hair massage. This is very effective in smoothing your hair and boosting hair growth Make sure that you shake the bottle well, before each use.

For Dry Scalp...
Take ¼th cup of oatmeal and soak it in water for 20 minutes. Take 7 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of rosemary oil and mix all these ingredients properly and then apply the paste on your scalp. You can wash off this mask after an hour with warm water. This mask is good solution for getting rid of itching and dry scalp.

While using lavender oil for hair growth or other problems, you will start noticing its benefits within a few weeks or months. You need to keep using it regularly as the results will not be seen immediately. So include this essential oil in your hair care routine and take the first step towards healthy hair.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Attention Attention :) Im doing another giveaway its for two pair earrings...

Hey Curlfriends doing my second giveaway there are several requirements to qualify, all you have to do is tell me how you will rock the earrings in the comment box below this post and which ones you want to win, go like Urban Vibe and The Blaque Butterfly facebook pages tell them LexFlNatural sent you....alright lets gooooooo :) The brown earrings are by Urban Vibe and the purple earrings are by The Blaque Butterfly....There will be two winners for this giveaway one for the Urban Vibe earrings and one for the The Blaque Butterfly earrings!

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