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Okay  I’m not to sure about this stuff. I have been playing around with the sample pack for the past week.  I have had some success but no OMG or HG moments. I decided to do a flat twist out instead of the Bantu’s because the products are so light which makes me question the hold. The best thing going so far is the smell.

After I use up the rest of the sample pack I plan to do a full review. At this point in my tests, trials, and experiments I think I would only re-purchase the Greg Juice and Honey Hemp Conditioner and order it from Naturally Curly’s Curl Mart for faster delivery.

My flat twist out is okay at the most. It might have been my fault partly because I didn’t seal and stretch my ends by rolling then. The front is defined but the back is a bit on the puffy side. Its not worth taking a picture (actually I can’t find my camera). I plan to try another flat twist out and see how it goes. In the meantime if you are an Oyin user please share your combo’s of the products and success stories. I really just want this stuff to work.

P.S. I will add pix later today once I locate my camera.

My Sample Pack Made It!

Its been 3 anxious weeks but low and behold last night my Oyin Sample pack arrived (The same day I got an email that it had been already shipped). It came wrapped so cute they even had some candy in it. I did have to email them to get the full breakdown of the shipping procedures but I will share that some other time.

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Still anxious I smelled all of them and everyone who has already reviewed them were right.  It smells like dessert for your hair. The only one I didn’t care for was the Whipped Pudding which reminded me off the yellow Cocoa Butter Sticks at Walgreens.

I couldn’t resist spraying my hair with the Greg Juice. It smelled like heaven in a bottle. I will re-purchase this for the smell alone. I used it again this morning to refresh my Eco Styler wash and go and it did an okay job nothing HGish.

All of the containers were filled to the brim except one. The Shine and Define looked like it had already been used. The Whipped Pudding had similar packaging but had a safety seal. The S&D also had a cottage cheesy texture which is a bit questionable. I plan to contact them about it via email. I tried to call but no one answered.

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Check out this out! I’ll let you guys judge and please weigh-in if you use the S&D:

I was anxious to try out the products with a twist out put I will hold out.  In the meantime I’m still going to do a flat twist out but I will just use Lustrasilk with the Greg Juice and seal my edges and ends with the Whipped Pudding.

Feel free to share your Oyin experiences and stay tuned for a review of the whole line once I get the S&D checked out.

XOXO,

Angelique

GVP Detangler Review

 

A product thumbnail of GVP Detangler: Compare to Paul Mitchell The Detangler

Whats In It:

Water (Aqua), Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Bisamino PEG/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl PG-Propyl Dimethicone, Algae, Aloe Barbedensis Leaf, Anthermis Nobilis (Chamomile), Henna, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), PEG-12 Dimethicone, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Staiva (Carrot) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Orange 4 (CI 15510), Red 40 (CI 16035)

What the Bottle Says:

  • Compare to: Paul Mitchell The Detangler
  • Detangles instantly
  • Smoothes and softens
  • Adds instant shine
  • Diminishes static

For medium to coarse and chemically treated hair. Used daily, GVP Conditioning Detangler will leave your hair smooth, soft, shiny and static free. Helps to protect hair from harmful UV rays. An extremely moisturizing, fast detangling conditioner 

What I Say:

Overall I really liked this product. The slip was out this world thanks to the behentrimonium methosulfate. My hair felt soft and moisturized. I used it as a co-wash but I plan to try it in a twist out. I will definitely re-purchase. Its a good budget condish. It smells like cheap cocoa butter lotion but I kind of like it. The overall performance as a co-wash was great. My hair was clean and detangled. I’m not sure if I would use it daily because of the fragrance ingredients and the coloring but once or twice a week might be my plan. I also love Sally’s return policy. I didn’t like  the Tea Tree Oil condish so I switched it out and got this which was a dollar cheaper and did what  I wanted.

Price: $4.99 for 16oz

Availability: Sally’s Beauty Supplies and Website

Rating:4 out of 5 diamonds  (lost a diamond for some questionable fragrance, color ingredients, and thickeners)

More info: Sally’s website

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditoner Review

…Whew that was a lot but after reading some many good reviews I had to try it out.

Whats In It:

Purified water, rosemary oil, valencia orange, mango, lemongrass, ginko giloba, echinacea, willow bark, sea kelp, chamomile flower, textured soy protein, lavender, grapefruit, tocopherol (Vitamin E), acetamide MEA, cetyl alcohol, citric acid, methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance (italics might be a prob for some)

What the Bottle Says:

When your hair is dry, it needs to be nourished. This balanced hair remoisturizer is ideal for replenishing dry, brittle hair. Perfect for daily use. It infuses moisture and esceptional shine, without weighing hair down. Enhanced with organic botanticals, it does not contain laurel/laureth sulfates.

Price: $2.99 for 16.9 oz.

Available: Trader Joe’s Stores

What I Think:

I used it as a co-wash today and immediately upon placing in my hair the slip was amazing. It was really moisturizing compared to my usual co-wash of Sauve or VO5. I was so moisturizing that my not sure of how cleansing it is but it did get all my gel out. It was super thick but not so thick you can’t get it out the bottle. You also only have to use a little so you don’t have to worry about going through the bottle quickly. Overall I think its a keeper … just wished it didn’t have the parbens.

Rating:

  • 4.5 out 5 diamonds
  • smell, moisture, performance, and slip all rocked… the parbens kept this from getting 5 diamonds.

For More Info: www. NaturallyCurly.com has the best info and reviews

Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel Review

 

What’s in it:

Water, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydrxymethyglycinate, Polysorbate 20, Terasodium EDTA, Olive oil, Fragrance, Blue #1, Yellow #1, LOVE AND PRIDE (stuff in bold is what my hair likes and italics is what might cause problems)

What the bottle says:

 

  • Alcohol free
  • for all hair types
  • Used by professionals
  • Adds volume and sheen to gray, blonde or lighter colored hair
  • Ideal for use with curling irons
  • Perfect hold for natural or synthetic hair
  • No flakes, no tack, anti-itch
  • contains uv protection
  • Salon tested
  • made with 100% pure olive oil
  • Maximum hold
  • helps scalp regulate its natural moisturizing systems
  • Not animal tested
  • Made in USA

Price: $3-5  depending on size

Availability: Online, Drugstores, BSS, Sally’s

What I think: This gel gets 2 thumbs and a curl up. I’m currently rocking second day hair which looks even better. I have less shrinkage than KCCC and because it was only $3.50 I wasn’t afraid to use the correct amount of product on my hair. I was a little less crunch than KCCC but the results are very similar. I won’t be getting rid of my Kinky Curly products but when my money is low Eco Styler will be my back up. I have two 32 0z jars so it might be a while before I go back to KCCC. I used the Knot Today as my leave in but I do plan to see how it works with other conditioners. This product is wayyyyyyyy better than IC Fantastia gels as well. I don’t have build up and my hair feels so light like its nothing even there. I was able to soften my hair up when I refreshed it with water and smooth coconut oil all over. Its something about PVP and glycerin my hair loves when it comes to gels. I will definately re-purchase.

Rating: 4 diamonds

1 diamond for price (any cheaper just ain’t right)

1/2 diamond for smell (I don’t care for the smell but it goes away once its dry.)

1/2 diamond for ingredients (there is a lot of good stuff in it but also some things I can’t pronounce)

1 diamond for performance (hence 2nd day happy hair)

1 diamond for moisture (it feels soft and moist but not sure until I wash it out)

For More Info: www.ecocoinc.com