Diva by Cindy Stimulating Hair Growth System Review

For brown girls who just want their hair to grow...

Diva by Cindy products are alcohol free.

Diva by Cindy products are alcohol free.

Diva by Cindy Stimulating Shampoo is definitely my favorite product from the line.

Diva by Cindy Stimulating Shampoo is definitely my favorite product from the line.

The Diva by Cindy Super Pro Hairdress claims to help grow hair.

The Diva by Cindy Super Pro Hairdress claims to help grow hair.

Let's talk about products!

Diva by Cindy was created by former registered nurse, Cindy with the aim of helping those dealing with hair loss. With an alcohol free formula, these products have "good for your hair" ingredients such as panthenol, rosemary, aloe, and peppermint. The goal of this line is to leave the hair silky, shiny, and healthy.

Stimulating Shampoo

I always seem to find a favorite in every product line I try and for Diva by Cindy it's definitely their stimulating shampoo.I was a little scared to try this one because it had a few ingredients that I usually don't use. That being said, I actually love the shampoo. The smell was very minty and when I put it on my scalp, it FELT minty. Most shampoos containing sulfates would dry your hair out and make it dry and difficult to detangle. When I went to detangle my hair the comb ran right through! I was so surprised and excited. My hair also didn't even feel dry. This one is definitely a keeper.

Stimulating Conditioner

The Stimulating Conditioner has the same month smell and feel as the shampoo. While I like the texture of this product, I did feel that it was lacking the slip that I needed to properly and thoroughly detangle my hair. That being said, this is great conditioner to use if you are planning on straightening your hair. It is very light and because it doesn't contain ingredients such as shea butter and heavy oils it doesn't leave your hair weighed down and heavy. 

Leave In Detangling Conditioner

This one was tricky for me: I don't love leave in conditioners that come in spray bottles. Why? Because I have a ton of hair and I feel like it doesn't get to all of my hair. Again, this product is best for use before heat styling. The Panthenol (which is a derivative of the B5 vitamin) is great for your hair as it supports the production of protein rich tissues. After using it in failed rollerset attempt, I saw no heat damage which i credit to the use of this product. 

Super Gro Hair Dress

Unfortunately, I don't have any definitive thoughts on this product. I've only used the Diva by Cindy line a handful of times over the course of less than a month. Because of that, I can't really say that this has helped my hair grow. Also, I have never suffered from significant hair loss so I don't have any way to test the product out and provide quantitative results. BUT, it smells really good!

Product Rundown and Review | B&HF Extensions Hair Crush Products

All products were sent to me for use and review however, this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

A complete rundown of all the awesome products by B&HF Extensions.

A complete rundown of all the awesome products by B&HF Extensions.

As you guys have probably noticed my hairstyle has been very different as of late. If you follow me on YouTube or Instagram then you probably saw that I have been working with a pretty dope company called B&HF Extensions. B&HF Extensions is a small black owned business based in Georgia that exclusively supplies Premium Peruvian Hair. I have done several reviews and tutorials of their hair on my channel but today I want to showcase their awesome hair care products.

B&HF Extensions has a full line of hair care products that are great for your own hair AND your hair extensions. 

First and foremost I have to say that all of these products are salon quality. You will not find anything similar at the drugstore or Target for a similar price. The line ranges from your shampoo and conditioner (as well as a co wash) to heat protectant and a life giving shine serum. Everything smells amazing but the scent is not over powering and when using the products all together you will not smell like you dumped a bottle of perfume on yourself. The shampoo, co wash, and leave in conditioner have worked wonders on my natural hair and I have found myself rationing the product to hold on to it for a little while longer.

The products that I have been using mainly for my hair extensions are the Blowing Kisses Heat Activated Thermal Protect Spray, Kandy Kisses Spray Laminate, Silk Nectar Shine Serum. These products have kept all of my units looking fresh and helped protect the color that I applied.

My favorite products from the line are the leave in conditioner (which says quite a bit seeing as I normally don't like spray leave in conditioners), the Incredible Moisturizing Shampoo,  and the shine serum. That being said, all of the products are simply amazing and come highly recommended by mw. If you would like to purchase the products check out the B&HF Hair Extensions site here.

Let me know if you guys are interested in trying these products!

Joelle

Eden Body Works Coconut Shea review

Two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. -Dustin Hoffman

The Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Line

The Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Line

Announcement: I am pretty sure that I'm in loooooooveeee.... with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea line. It's basically perfect and I'm so excited that I finally tried it after passing it over on the shelves for so long. 

The Coconut She Line by EdenBodyWorks is an all natural product line geared towards women who love their natural hair. The line features a shampoo, co-wash, deep treatment masque, leave in conditioner, oil, curl defining creme, and a curl pudding. Basically there's a little something for everyone.

Because there's only one, I'll start with the CON:

- I strongly dislike when hair products are packaged in jars. It creates so much opportunity for waste. I always imagine jars of my favorite product falling, slow motion, in the shower never to be returned to me. Many of these products are packaged in jars and I wish they were in some sort of pump bottle or squeeze tube.

Now on to the Pros:

- Everything in this line smells like a tropical island. It makes me think of summer but the coconut scent is not overpowering or overwhelming.

- Each product plays well with others in the line as well as products from other brands. My fear when buying new products is always that they won't fit in with my staples, but each of these holds its own.

- All of the products are thick and rich which I absolutely LOVE! When testing out this coconut shea line each of the products (other than the shampoo and leave in) were very smooth and thick which I feel like suits my type 4 hair texture.

- Lastly, I feel like you get a ton of bang for your buck. Natural hair products can be EXPENSIVE and will run out like that (snaps fingers) but I feel like these products by Eden BodyWorks will last for quite awhile and they are in the mid price range which I definitely appreciate.

So tell me: what are your favorite hair products? Have you tried Eden BodyWorks? Do you love it as much as I do?

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Until Next time!

Kisses, 

Joelle



Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Review

I intended to do a video review of this BUT I figure that I can go a little more in depth with my thoughts on this forum. I used the Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex line twice before I made my demo video and wrote the review because I wanted to be able to give you guys my full thoughts.

Shampoo

The first product in the line is the shampoo and based on it's performance the first go around I am really excited about this shampoo. The shampoo has a pearlescent look to it and a soft almost creamy texture which made me believe that it would not be extremely stripping. While using, I noticed the shampoo did lather but it also felt very soft in my hair and even had some slip. I was so excited because I feel that most cleansing shampoos (even the ones that claim to restore moisture) just suck all forms of moisture out of my strands and then I have to work extra hard in trying to restore it. After rinsing the cleanser from my hair my hair felt clean yet soft and moisturized. 

Conditioner

Because the shampoo performed so well, I was doubly excited when it came time to use the conditioner. Unfortunately, I found myself to be underwhelmed after using it. Where the shampoo was moisturizing, creamy,  and even had some slip that allowed me to detangle, the conditioner provided minimal slip and I felt it was not strong enough in conditioning my hair. I look to a conditioner to soften my hair and I felt that it more sat on my my hair without penetrating the surface.

Leave In Conditioner

The texture of the leave in conditioner is akin to that of lotion and the Shea Moisture Zanzibar Complex Leave in claims to work as a dual leave in and styler. I thought that this product may be perfect for the summer months when you don't want product overload. I was initially excited about the product packaging which featured a spray pump but was disappointed after use because I could not gauge how much I was using. The first time I used the leave in, I used entirely too much product which resulted in me having super flaky and hard hair. The second go around I used less product and found the leave in to be more pleasant.

Spray

This was the product I was most skeptical about seeing as it claims to give hair soft and beachy waves and definitely do not have soft and beachy, wavy textured hair. In my opinion this product was definitely unneeded and I felt like I was just spraying salt water perfume in my hair. It did not provide me with any extra moisture or give my style any hold and I would definitely recommend that kinky, curly, coily girls leave this one on the shelf.

Overrall

Overall I think that this line of products is not for me. While I enjoyed the light and almost perfume like scent during my unboxing video, it was entirely too heavy when all of the products were used in conjunction with one another. The true gem in this collection was the shampoo and I can definitely see myself repurchasing it (it may just become a staple!) I think that this product line would definitely greatly benefit with the addition of masque or deep conditioner which I believe Shea Moisture excels at producing. The greatest failure of line was by far the unneeded sea salt spray which did nothing for my hair and literally sat on top of the other products and created undesirable flakes in my hair. All in all, I think that this line would be great for women with looser textured hair and finer strands,

Let me know what you guys think! Have you tried it? Loved it, hated it, or in between? I'd love to hear from you!