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KenChar Line Review


HEY GUYS!!! SO I am finally back with another review. I haven’t done a review on my blog in a long tim, but I am back and I am VERY excited about this review.

Today I will be reviewing a line from a line called KenChar. So Let’s Jump Right into it.

So let’s start with the Soy Candles!

Candles

This was the 1st thing I’ve ever purchase from them. They are 100% Natural. These are considered their candles. So they are great on go if you are looking for a something to take with you when traveling. They have a wide variety of scents and I tell you NO lie…they smell EXACTLY how the label says AND once it’s lit it smells exactly how it does in the tin. The fragrance can fill the entire room so you don’t need multiple candle to scent one space. These are my absolute favorite candles I’ve ever purchased. My Personal Favorites are: Strawberry & Southern Peach.

Body

 

I was sent A few of their body products, The Coconut Lime Hand Whipped Body Butter, Coconut Flakes Scrub and the Island Body Sunflower and Shea Body Cream. The Coconut Flake Scrub is AMAZING! It creates a really nice “milky” kinda of lather and make it really feel Spa like. It beads that they used are very fine, so it is very gentle on the skin. I’ve only used one other scrub in the past and this one is just so different in texture and the consistency is something I’ve never seen in a scrub before. This is definitely something I HIGHLY recommend.  The Coconut Lime Whipped Body Butter is amazing! I is very moisturizing and kept my skin smooth all day. It also gave my skin a nice little “glow,” which I was really surprised about, something different. I wasn’t a really body butter lover in the past because I felt they were just TOO greasy. BUT, this one wasn’t, it absorbed right into my skin without sticking out to my clothes. Another thing I want to mention is the Shea Scents pocket-sized butter tins (not pictured). These are great to carry in your bag to re-moisturize your hands or body. I also used this to add moisture to my hair as well. Lastly, The Island Body Sunflower & Shea Body Cream it is a lighter texture so it still moisturizes very well, but not over whelming. The scent is more of a floral, unlike the Coconut Lime, which is more or an herbal/fruity scent.

Now One to the most exciting things that I was scent….THE HAIR PRODUCTS!!! Now I have been buying KenChar candles for the past 2-3 years…and I NEVER knew they sold hair products.

Hair

First thing I tried was the Curly Roots Coconut Conditioning Cream. At first when I looked at it, I thought it was a styler of some sort. But, after reading the label It says I can use a regular rinse-out conditioner, a deep conditioner or even a leave-in. So I tried it out ALL 3 three ways, on 3 separate occasions. YES, this 3oz container got at least 3 good uses out of it. Personally, I preferred it as a leave-in or a rinse out conditioner. It worked OK as a deep conditioner, but I did doctor it up with some oils because I needed ALOT of moisture. But as a leave-in it left my hair super soft and left a really nice sheen to my hair. The Butter Curls Moisturizing Styling Butter was my favorite. I use as a styler for twists outs & braid outs. This stuff is amazing! The smell is nothing “special” like all the other ones, but it doesn’t smell bad at all. It performed really well and gave a great hold and really nice shine. My hair was soft fluffy and silky. Even when Fernando touched my hair I used this, he was like , “O, babe what you use, your hair feels really soft.” So this Styling is everything! LOL Lastly is the Curly Roots Conditioning Pomade is a really nice pomade I use to take down my twist/braids and I also used it to seal my ends. It not heavy and does not leave my hair feeling greasy so that is a PLUS!

 

Overall, I enjoyed the entire line. I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve reviewed a line and have NOTHING negative to say. Everything performed better than expected and to top if off everything is competitively priced with everything else that is out there. And honestly why not spend that money on an ALL natural, black owned business line. Definitely check out their site at, www.kencharbody.com and click the sop tab! You will NOT be disappointed at all. And if you are ever at a Circle of Sisters Expo or anything like that check to see if she has a table, most of the time she probably will, but for sure at Circle of Sisters, which is by the way coming up October 2015.

 

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Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products


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Finally!! I am here with my updated hair care regimen. This has been one the most requested items for me to do and I am finally getting to it.
Over the past year a few things have changed and few things have stayed the same. Also just to let you know all the products I mention in the post can be found in my Amazon Store HERE. Please note this is only going to focus on my MUST HAVE ITEMS and nothing else. I may do a separate post with my top 5 styling products, but for I’m gonna stick to basics of what actually contributes to my hair health, strength and growth. So let me jump right into it. Continue reading “Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products”

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3 Year Length Check – Pics & Video


As you guys know (or may not know) that my 3 year Nappiversary was April 9th. Here is a quick progression video and collage I put together of the growth! I will have my updated hair care regimen up soon, hopefully 🙂 length check

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It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review


Hey Guys!!! I am back with another review. This is on a new and growing product line called Curly Twirls.

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This line launched back in 2012 and is already in hundreds of beauty stores across the US. They are continuing to grow and expand more states over the next few months. So If you haven’t seen these products in your area yet, you will soon :-). These products are all free of Glycol, Paraben, Mineral Oil and Petrolatum. they also contain Argan Oil. The price point for these products is $5.99!!! VERY affordable.

So now that I’ve gotten the background information out way, let’s get into the products! Continue reading “It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review”

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Fluffy Braid Out on Blown Out Hair + Quick Makeup


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Puff Tutorial!!


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My Favorite Styling Products


So I wanted to quickly list some of my favorite styling products (Don’t forget to check out the video as well, HERE!).

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For blow drying, right now I am using the Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Line.  I don’t blow dry my hair that often right now, but when I do I do reach for this line. I really have been enjoying. Tip: When using the blow dry cream, DO NOT apply a leave-in conditioner  before applying the blow dry cream. Your hair will feel like it has some build up. The Blow Dry Cream acts as a leave in and heat protectant. If you feel you must apply something before, use a light oil i.e., coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Continue reading “My Favorite Styling Products”

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HairCare Regimen/Staple Products


Yes I know I am so late getting this out, but my products don’t change too often, so you haven’t missed anything. With that being said I am just going to jump right into it, don’t forget to check out my video as well for more information.

In the past, I always alternated hot oil treatments and deep conditioning, week to week, but now I do them on the same week. I do prefer to deep condition over night, that is unless I am using coconut oil for my hot oil treatment, then I like using that as an overnight treatment instead. I generally wash my hair once a week. In the warmer months I co-wash SOMETIMES in between my weekly washes.

Now on to the products:

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My Blow Dry Routine (Feat. Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Collection)


Last year, I only blew out my hair once ever 6 months. This Year I’ve decided to blow out my hair once every 3 months. So I ended up blowing out my hair for my 2 year Naturalversary last month. I’ve gotten so many requests on how I do my blow out. So I decided to share my current routine with you guys.

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Continue reading “My Blow Dry Routine (Feat. Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Collection)”

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It’s a Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals Deep Treatment Masque


So I am back with another review, on the Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals Deep Treatment Masque.

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I after I did my last review on the Cantu for Naturals line, I couldn’t wait to try out the rest of the line; first up was the Deep Treatment Masque.

I picked this up from my local CVS, for about $8.99, which was right in the price range for CVS. I definitely could have gotten it cheaper at Wal-Mart for about $6.99, however, my local Wal-Mart was completely sold out. But it was OK; it was still under $10, which is still a great price for a deep conditioner that is in a 12oz jar.

When it comes to Deep conditioners for my hair I always look for one that are thick and creamy, and this Deep Conditioner checks out in that area. This product contains No Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicone, Phthalates, Gluten, Paraffin, Propylene, PABA or DEA.

When I first used it, I applied it to freshly washed hair. I felt like as I applied it melted my strands and I was able to get A LOT of detangling done. I left it in overnight and paired it with my heat therapy wrap (you can use a warm towel as a substitute), once I rinsed, my hair felt soft and moisturized and more manageable. I’ve used this deep conditioner numerous times at a minimum of 30 minutes and achieved the same results.

Pros:

  • Moisturizing
  • Left my hair feeling soft
  • Can detangle with it
  • Can be used as a leave in conditioner (per directions)
  • Relatively free of harsh ingredients and other chemicals

I don’t really have any cons. I enjoyed it and I will definitely pick it up again.

Make sure you guys go check out my YouTube Video where I have a giveaway going on for the product!!!

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My Thoughts on Protective Styling


So started a protective style challenge back in September 2012. It was originally not on purpose, LOL, I just realized I spent the whole month of September in constant protective styles, so I decided just to continue doing so. My goal was to keep my hair in protective/low manipulation hair styles until my 2 year Naturalversary (which was April 9th, 2013).

Once I started my PSC, I was kind of bored. In the beginning all I was doing was different variations of the Marley Bun…LOL. Which don’t get me wrong I love my Marley Bun, but I just couldn’t justify doing that for the next 6 months…LOL. So eventually I stopped thinking about and just did styles as I thought of them, as you will see some examples below.
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I did give my hair a break a day or two, here and there. Just to give my edges and nape a break as well. Also, before I decided to start my challenge, I already had a scheduled heat pass for October, for Fernando’s birthday, which I still took; at that time I blew out my hair (pictured below). Continue reading “My Thoughts on Protective Styling”

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My 2 Year Naturalversary! (Progression Video)


My Naturalversary was April 9th, 2013

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HOTD: Gaga/Bow Bun


HOTD: Gaga/Bow Bun

Wanted to try something different and I am Loving this Bun!!! Protective Styling can get pretty boring, sometimes you just gotta jazz it up! Click Here for tutorial!!!

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Janelle Monáe Inspired Updo (Protective Style)


Another quick and easy protective style!

Products Used:

  • Shea Butter Mix
  • Soft Bristle Brush
  • Bobbi Pins
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Wash N Go Puff (feat. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Collection)


So I got a few request to show how I did my curly puff from my Quarterly Favorites video, that I posted back in April. Since I don’t do wash n gos that often it took me a while to get this video up. BUT, it’s better late than never. This is an extremely quick and easy tutorial.

List of Products:

  • CD Hair Milk Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner (not show in video)
  • CD Hair Milk Leave-in Moisturizer
  • CD Hair Milk Pudding
  • Goody Head band
  • Eco Styler Gel (Argan Oil) *optional (or you can use a more natural alternative, i.e. flax seed gel or aloe vera gel)
  • Soft bristle brush *optional

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Braid out using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel


So I follow Ms. brittanyblabber on Instagram (who is also a fellow youtuber) and she posted a picture of her hair about three weeks ago  and it looked Amazing!! She had mentioned she used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel. Which really got me curious because these are two things that I use quite often, but I never thought to use them together. So went ahead a gave it a try. Continue reading “Braid out using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel”

Beauty/Makeup

FOTD: 8.6.2011


  

Eyes 

UDPP

Milani Easy brow Pencil

Bobbi Brown e/s Mahogany

Format Blush by MAC (used as a brow highlight)

Rice Paper e/s by MAC

Woodwinked e/s by MAC

Embark e/s by MAC

Carbon e/s by MAC

Blunt Blush by MAC (used as bridge color)

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero

One by One Mascara (Maybelline)

Face/Cheeks:

L’Oreal  True Match Concealer (Medium/Deep)

TruBlend Minerals Translucent Honey

Bare Minerals Foundation in Golden Dark

Mineral Veil by Bar Minerals

Razin Blush by MAC

Lips

Chocolate Lip Liner by Bilkerdijk (bilkerdijk Website)

Mocha Freeze  Lip Stick

Oh Baby MAC LipGlass

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