Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hookah Bookah

Hey all... I totally forgot that we went to a Hookah bar last Friday & might I add that it was excellent. Below are just a few pictures of our time. We are definitely returning.


"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it,
change your attitude." -Maya Angelou

Walmart & Whole Foods Haul

Hey all :)

So I've recently went shopping for some new conditioners, shampoo & henna. Let me tell you this, I love pretty much everything I purchased and how they worked well with my hair. The products that I purchased from Walmart are below. The list and price of each are as follows:
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo (Family Size) 2.87
Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner 32 oz 2.87 ( Smells great )
Garnier Fructis 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment around 4.00 (product review below)
Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo (not too sure of this price but this stuff was expensive)
Giovanni Nutrafixx Hair Reconstructor (again pricey)
Organic Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion 5.87 ( I love how soft this stuff makes my hair feel)
Suave Conditioner Almond & Shea, 32 ozOlive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion

I only picked up three things from whole foods:
Surya Henna Cream Chocolate - 2.31 oz,(Surya Amazonia Preciosa)I got this Henna for about 7.50 & in the burgundy color.
Desert Essence Organic Jojoba OilOrganic JoJoba Oil for around 9.00 ( I absolutely love this stuff)
Desert Essence Organic Green Apple & Ginger Conditioner 8 oz ( Multi-Pack)Organics Green Apple & Ginger Conditioner for around 11.00 (Smells GREAT ! )

Product Reviews:

The first product I wanted to review was the Organics Green Apple & Ginger Conditioner. This stuff smelled great as soon as I opened it. However, I had to apply a bit more than usual to get it to really define my curls. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone although the price is a little outrageous for the size.

Next, my favorite treatment (I use it as a deep conditioner) is the Garnier Fructis 3-Minute Dryness Reversal Treatment. First let me tell you that the 3 main ingredients in this are, Olive, Avocado and Shea Oils. This is from the bottle: Olive oil nourishes the hair's inner core. Avocado oil nourishes and softens the middle layer. Shea oil nourishes and smoothes the surface of the hair.
As soon as I applied this to my hair, it immediately responded & not to mention it smells wonderful. I know that I will be using this constantly so I'm hoping to buy more of this and quick. Also, I want to try the deep conditioner they make which is infused with the same 3 ingredients.

Overall I would recommend both products.

Peace & Happiness. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, March 5, 2010

i am NOT my hair

okay so as u may or may not know, erricka and I are both natural! Erricka did her post on some products she likes for her hair but considering we both have different hair (i have good hair lmao jk) i decided i'd let you guys in on the products i use on my hair as well. i use a lot of random things actually but my top 5 products are... 5...Carlos Daughter Tui Hair Conditioner (not pictured)
4...Options by framesi
3...Dark & Lovely kids outchless detangler
2...Biosilk Silk Therapy
1...Frederic Fekkai luscious curls

let me explain these things kay?
5...Carlos daughter i use as a deep conditioner. its a "hair smoothie" it makes ur hair really soft and it smells awesome. sephora has it n its 20$ for 8oz
4...Options, i put like a dime size amount of this in my hair b4 i blow it out. i got it from the salon it was like 16$ for 13.5 fluid oz
3...Dark & Lovely kids, i use this to untangle my curls plus it smells sooo good! i got this from wally world (walmart) for like 4 or 5 bucks. plus it smells sooo good!
2...Biosilk...i use this b4 i blow my hair out as well, like a dime size & also after my hair is straight to add shine. this ish is EXPENSIVE its like 36$ for 12 fluid oz but its worth it to me =) target has it as well as ulta(i think)
1...Frederic Fekkai. i use this if i leave my hair curly! it helps the curls stay longer. the small thing is 9$ the big one is 20$
so thats pretty much what i use after a regualr hair wash b4 i straighten my hair. thats all loves until next time...peace =)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Purchases

Hey all :)

So I (Erricka) have recently bought three new items to add to my collection of natural hair care.

They are as follows:

ApHogee Pro-Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner
Coconut Oil
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (My Favorite)

I am absolutely in love with the smell of coconut oil; it drives me insane. I am hoping to visit a health food store on Friday to purchase some mango butter and I am still in search of a protein treatment.

Later Gators :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

& in the beginning...there was greatness

This is half of this blogg. and of course there is Erica! Erica & I are lovers...besties...sisters...ya know the whole nine. We decided today to do a joint blog! We get a lot of attention on twitter with the things we say but thats only 140 characters, but here we can say so much more. We are very say the very least lol so this should be quite interesting! We will give our input on fashion as well as the fashionless, things that go on in our boring city (PITTSBURGH), LOVE, friendships, food & of course our wonderful transitions to being natural! We hope you enjoy our freaking blog...if you don't whatever we aren't worried about ur wack butts anyways! HA!