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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Review: Aubrey Organics Jojoba & Aloe Desert Herb Revitalizing Conditioner

For Dry, Damaged Hair

Bring damaged, desert-dry hair back to life. Moisture-rich botanicals nourish, rebalance and rehydrate parched, overprocessed hair on contact. Milk protein strengthens and mends damaged areas and promotes elasticity to prevent breakage and leave hair touchably soft, shiny and resilient.

Key ingredients:
Organic Jojoba Oil Nourishes - adds a natural sheen

Organic Aloe Vera - replenishes moisture
Lactalbumin (milk protein) - strengthens & mends damaged areas

Coconut Fatty Acid Cream Base, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Lactalbumin; Extracts of Fennel, Hops, Balm Mint, Mistletoe, Camomile and Yarrow; Organic Rosemary Oil, Organic Sage Oil, Carrot Oil, Essential Oil Blend (Cedar, Grapefruit, Rose-Geranium, Lavender), Aubrey’s Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E).

I immediately felt the the tangles in my hair melting away upon impact while detangling with my finger. I put my hair in four sections and continued detangling with my Conair Shower Comb. I found the product to be pretty moisturizing providing just the right amount of slip for my personal need. The texture is a mix between my three favs, which are honey suckle rose, island naturals, and white camelia. Honeysuckle Rose will remain my favorite for a deep conditioning treatment but for a nice quick rinseout with a protein boost, you can't go wrong with this one.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sound the Trumpets!!! We Have a Winner!!!

Congratulations goes out to labelfreementality, the winner of the AyurNatural Beauty giveaway.

Please email me at rcarson@triad.rr.com so that I can put you in contact with the beautiful Ekua, owner of AyurNatural Beauty so that you can claim your $20 price.

labelfreementality was chosen as the winner via an online random number generator used by Ekua. labelfreementality was given two entries for being a follower of both my blog as well as Ekua's blog, AyurNatural Beauty Talk. Four other entrants also received dual entries for being followers of both blogs. Five people were disqualified for being followers of neither. Sorry, but you MUST follow the rules!

Friday, September 11, 2009

AyurNatural Beauty Giveway!

The beautiful Ekua, owner of AyurNatural Beauty has graciously volunteered to do a giveaway for our faithful followers.

The lucky winner will win $20 worth of Ayurvedic products of your choice from her online beauty and health boutique that specializes in "Ayurvedic herbal essentials for the hair, face, skin, & overall health."

As stated in a the Natural Hair Community Entrepreneurs interview that I did a couple of months ago, she sells Hesh Pharma Herbals, Herbal hair color, hair care, skin care, supplements, hair loss remedies, and other ayruvedic remedies. Offerings include many Ayurvedic powders such as Henna, Shikakai, Neem and many others. In addition to Vatika Oil, Amla Oil, and Kalonji (Black Seed) Oil, she also sells powders, soaps,and creams for the skin.

Please stop by the store and check out some of the products at http://ayurnaturalbeauty.ecrater.com/.

You can view the interview "here".
If you can't wait until the end of the giveaway to get your hands on some of her fabulous products, stop by the store now. She's having a month long sale on 2008 crops of Rajasthani Henna, cassia, and indigo throughout this month while supplies last!

Shipping is super cheap and fast, unlike many online markets and her customer service has been rated excellent!

Giveaway Rules: You must be a follower of Kinky Rhonnie's Spot. You will receive an additional entry if you are also a follower of Ekua's blog, AyurNatural Beauty Talk. You must leave a brief comment as to how you currently use ayurvedic products in your regimen or plan to do so in the future. The winner will be selected randomly through an online random # generator.

***Remember, you get two entries if you are a follower of Ekua's blog as well. ***
The deadline to enter the giveaway is midnight Wednesday September 16, 2009.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Review: Giovanni, Vitapro Fusion, Protective Moisture, Leave-In Hair Treatment

* PureOrganic Technology
* For All Hair Types
* A unique blend of vitamins and proteins protect hair from heat and chemicals while repairing dry, damaged hair.
* Organic Hair Care

Vitapro Fusion Protective Moisture Leave-In Hair Treatment with PureOrganic Technology*
* Penetrates damaged hair to rebuild and repair
* Infuses hair with protein-enriched botanicals
* Protects hair from heat, chemicals and bad days

Vitamins aren't just good for your body. They're also good for your hair. When combined with protein, the result is stronger, healthier, shinier hair. Vitapro Fusion fuses together the best parts of vitamins with the essential elements in protein to create soft, manageable, beautiful hair. Professional hair. What a treat.
*Contains a blend of organic oils, ripe-harvested from renewable plants of the peak of their freshness, cold pressed and refrigerated immediately to ensure maximum purity. Infuses each individual strand of hair with vitamins, nutrients and protein for strength and vitality.

Suggested Use
Spray into clean, damp hair. Leave in. Comb through to distribute evenly and style.

Supplement Facts
Aqua (Purified Water) With *Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, *Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Oil, *Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, Birch Leaf (Betula Alba) Oil, *Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis Flower) Oil, *Clary (Salvia Sclarea), *Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), *Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Farfara), *Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, *Mallow (Malva Sylvestris), *Horsetail (Equistetum Arvense) Oil, *Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Trace Minerals, PVP, Citric Acid (Corn), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Derived), Fragrance with Essential Oils.
*Certified Organic by Guaranteed Certification Services


I don't consider myself to be protein sensitive but this stuff is horrible.

The technique that I used to apply it was on soaking wet hair over leave-in conditioner. Next, I applied Qhemet Biologics alma/olive heavy cream mixed with olive/honey hydrating balm. I added an addition step of moisture with my holy grail Ohm Sweet Hair Pudding moisturizing softhold styler.

By the end of the week, the ends of my hair felt like straw and just a simple running my finger across the end of my braidout caused major snapping. There were bits and peices of short hair every where I looked each time I put my hands in my hair.
Two weeks have passed and and I'm still trying to get my moisture balance back right.

I currently have a near 24-hour deep treatment in my hair so I don't yet know what the day will bring.
What I do know is Iwill NEVER use this crap again.
Update: Tuesday September 8, 2009 - After my 24 hour deep treatment, I applied Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in immediately followed by Castor Oil. Next, I applied Qhemet Biologics Amla/Olive Heavy Cream and Olive/Honey Hydrating Balm. I braided my hair using Qhemet Biologics Honey Bush Tea Gel.
My hair felt amazing today when I took down my two day old braids. Very moisturized and my ends feel great.
There is nothing like this product combination to bring dry hair back to life.