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The Jane Carter Solution- Nourish and Shine

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

After receiving a box of Jane Carter products to try (THANK YOU!!!), I was most excited about re-visiting the Nourish and Shine. Here’s a link to my original review. I was sent a 2oz sample, and I’ve already repurchased! After henna’ing on Sunday, I used it as I usually use my beloved Shea Butter. Therefore this review will essentially compare…

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Afrikan Republic Shea Butter

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

I purchased this from www.sistasplace.biz while attending the Grand Opening festivities. I must say that I’m very impressed by the quality of this Shea Butter! It’s very smooth and easily melts in my hands. The price was great too- $12 for 16 oz. It should last me until March of next year… I will definitely re-purchase! If you’re a Shea…

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Pantene Pro-V Time Renewal Replenishing Mask

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

So, Walmart was out of my beloved Pantene Relaxed and Natural Deep Conditioning Mask and instead of panicking, like I usually do, I purchased the Replenishing Mask instead. I didn’t really know what to expect- the ingredients are definitely different…the R&N line has oils and amodimethicone, while the Replenishing Mask has dimethicone and no oils. The fragrance is identical and…

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Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding

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Blended Beauty’s Curly Frizz Pudding was a mainstay of my routine for 5 months (until the price increase). I used it in conjunction with Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles (see my review here). It adds a bit of slip, provides a very light hold, and defines curls like crazy. Curly Frizz Pudding made the application of the BB Happy Nappy…

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Blended Beauty Curly Quenching Conditioner

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Blended Beauty’s Curl Quenching Conditioner was a staple of mine for around 5 months. It is very rich and moisturizing, and despite the small amount of protein (toward the end of the ingredient list), it didn’t make my hair hard one bit. Its ‘slip’ is ridiculous! I was able to detangle in seconds…literally. The smell is heavenly (Cherry Almond?) and…

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Giovanni Direct Leave-In

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

Across the hair boards, this product is very well liked. However, my short stint with it was anything but positive. As I’ve stated before, my fine strands are very sensitive to protein- my hair gets hard, brittle and generally horrible to deal with. Giovanni Direct contains Soybean Protein, and my curls protested something fierce. The light consistency left my curls…

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Qhemet Amla and Olive Heavy Cream

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Get it here. I think Suburbanbushbabe said it best when she described Qhemet’s Amla and Olive Heavy Cream as ‘rain in a jar’. It was her rave reviews and Teshon’s on naturallycurly.com that prompted me to try it (among other products, lol). Like Teshon, I’m a fine haired, protein sensitive curly. I need heavy moisture to maintain health and retain…

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Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Fantasia IC and I go wayyyy back, lol. I started using it in 2006 after finding Naturallycurly.com. Primarily, I used it for wash-n-go’s…I didn’t wear puffs or twist-outs very much back then. After about a year of globbing it on, my already dry ends took a turn for the worse! For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why…this…

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Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Ginkgo Leaf & Ginseng Root Hair Moisturizing Jelly

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

Get it here. This gel is pretty darn amazing. For starters the ingredient list is yummy! Ingredients:Water, panthenol (B-5), aloe vera gel, tragacanth and gum arabic blend, ginkgo leaf, ginseng root, chinese magnolia blossoms, chinese angelica, chrysanthemum, earth smoke, morus root and mandarin orange peel. Preserved with citrus seed extract. AO MM is very moisturizing, never dried me out, and…

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