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The “Dry Hair Solution”

The “Dry Hair Solution”

Okay y’all! so after using this line on my friend and my daughter I decided to give this line a try since I was experiencing dry hair and itchy scalp during my pregnancy.

Fortify’d Naturals advertises their products as being the “Dry Hair Solution” – and to be honest I might have to give that to them.

My hair is typically healthy but if you’ve ever been pregnant you know that nothing that was still is while your carrying another human in your womb. My hair type is a 3c, I have almost waist length hair, the front of my hair is chemically processed – I bleach and use vegan semi-permanent hair colors OFTEN and, my porosity is medium.

I use a hooded steamer to generate heat and open my cuticles for the deep conditioner to penetrate the strand. I did not have to use heat for my hair to absorb the Growth Enhancing Moisture Therapy, after questioning the maker of this line and asking what is the best method of use – she gave me a scientific explanation which I will not repeat because I will get it wrong but, basically sis said there wasn’t any need for heat and that the products will penetrate the strand, oookkkuuurrr! lol But, yeah, back to why I use a steamer – The reason I use a steamer is because, I noticed that my curls get tighter during humid days and with the steam from the shower . So after seeing that happen, I decided to purchase a steamer – my curls have been BOMB ever since!

Anyway chile, Let me get into this review or whatevas …

https://www.fortifydnaturals.com/?aff=19

PRODUCT USE:

1. I started off by using the Rhassoul Clay as a hair and face mask. I mixed the clay with Aloe Vera juice from an aloe leaf. I left the mask on for 20 minutes.

  • Aloe Vera juice is great for moisture, shine and reconstructing damaged hair. Exactly what I achieved by pairing it with the clay.
Moroccan Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul Clay $12.99

2. I then cleansed my hair with the Sage Infused Black soap to thoroughly remove all of the clay from my scalp and strands.

This shampoo does not strip the hair but lathers really well, leaving the hair feeling super soft and silky.

Sage Infused Black Soap Shampoo
Sage Infused Black Soap Shampoo $13.99

2. I followed up with the Growth Enhancing Moisture Therapy – I left it in for about 20 min and rinsed it out completely with cold water. (You should always try to rinse the hair with cold water as it closes the cuticle and increases shine.)

Growth Enhancing Moisture Therapy
Growth Enhancing Moisture Therapy $17.99
Reconstructing Deep Conditioner
Strengthen and Repair Reconstructing Deep Conditioner $17.99

( I didn’t have to use the deep conditioner this time but I have used it on my daughter whose hair is EXTREMELY dry, and this deep conditioner is the BOMB! This deep conditioner’s key ingredient is – Baobab protein which is a natural alternative to silicones.)

This deep conditioner is specifically formulated to repair and strengthen dry, damaged hair. It also decreases the occurrence of Dandruff, Psoriasis, and Folliculitis.

3. After using the Growth Enhancing Therapy I styled using the Leave-in conditioner and the Intense Hydrating Potion (a little goes a long way for ALL textures)

Products work a lot better in the hair when it is soaking wet, so I re-wet my hair with some H20.

The leave-in conditioner provides amazing slip. Its key ingredient is Tea Tree essential oil. The Hydrating Potion is exactly what it says it is “the LOC method in a bottle” while still leaving your hair feeling light and curls pillow soft. The key ingredient in this product is Organic Shea Butter – which softens and restores damaged, brittle hair.

Hydrating Styling Duo
Hydrating Styling Duo $32.98

PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION

I raked the styling products with my hands and brushed it thru using a brush for even distribution after spraying hair with water. I allowed the products to sit in my hair for about 15 minutes prior to diffusing – waiting a little while before diffusing lessens the chance of getting frizz.

I diffused using the Conair 1875 blow dryer on low with the diffuser attachment. 

MY THOUGHTS: 

GIRL!! Talk about INSTANT hydration! I was definitely blown away by these products and by how well they worked together in my hair. I was not expecting to enjoy this ENTIRE line of products as much as I did. The definition was A1. My curls were defined from root to tip and pillow soft! I had ZERO frizz!

The formulas are so lightweight, but so effective. The leave-in conditioner is really light, but can definitely be used alone. The hair potion is a little thicker, something like lotion but was not oily and did not weigh the hair down at all. I had A LOT of clumping, which I love.

I rocked this wash-n-go for about 3 days – I’m sure I could have rocked it a little longer if I would have continued to wear my netted bonnet and slept on my satin pillow case. ❤️

DRY TIME AND ABSORPTION

It took me about 20 minutes to diffuse and completely dry my hair. Prior to diffusing I did notice that my hair soaked up the product quickly.

SCENT

The products have a lite almond scent, nothing too strong.

MY NIGHT TIME CURL PRESERVATION: 

I used a hair net for my curls https://amzn.to/2TQuTI0 and slept on my satin pillowcase https://amzn.to/2TSjB62.

So that’s it y’all, I hope y’all found this review enlightening, educating and fun to read! Make sure to like this post if you enjoyed it, share it with a friend who would like to read this post and please follow my blog to stay in the know of when I make a new post. 🤗

— Bella 🖤


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Never Be Stationary Again!

Never Be Stationary Again!

Thermal Hair Care’s “Hot Head microwavable deep conditioning heat cap”


Remember when deep conditioning was an all day thing? A task that would require you to be stationary, in your living room or in an uncomfortable chair, or in a salon longer than you have to be? Lets take it back a little to when you had to microwave towels or boil them in hot water to later wrap them around your head on top of a plastic cap. SMH hot mess! an effective mess but, it was definitely a mission!

I never realized how time-consuming it was to deep condition until I became a mom. I have 2 girls with waist-length type 3 and 4 hair. Guess what!? little girls DO NOT like hooded dryers. My 8-year-old absolutely hates them and my 13-year-old does too.

Curly hair needs to be deep-conditioned and I have to make it so that my daughters and I can deep condition and be comfortable and mobile. Thankfully I stumbled across this dope invention created by a mom just like me who had similar issues. Who would have thought that a day to day method used in salons would later trigger a mom to come up with a way to make deep conditioning mobile!?

SHOUT OUT TO the lovely Sandra Snell for coming thru with this Hot Head!

The Hot Head costs $29.95 and $27.95 for Little Hot Heads (for the kiddies) – not bad right? The freedom of deep conditioning and being mobile is PRICELESS! Plastic caps are available for $3.25 for a pack of 10. The quality of the plastic caps are pretty decent – I am actually able to rinse out the caps and reuse them.


“Comic Hot Head” $29.95
https://www.thermalhaircare.com/comic-hot-head/ – https://go.magik.ly/ml/kmbm/

Product description

  • this heat cap is reusable and reversible
  • available in multiple colors and styles
  • super easy to use
  • works well with ALL hair types and textures
  • hot enough for you to deep condition for up to 45 min.
  • kid-friendly

How to use:

STEP 1 So, after washing, conditioning and applying your deep conditioner of choice – make sure to put on a plastic cap to trap in heat from your scalp.

STEP 2 You want to then take your hot head and put it in the microwave on the glass plate and heat for 3 intervals of 30-45 seconds on each side.

You should leave the plastic cap on while having your hot head on as well – the hot head allows for you to be able to deep condition for 20-45 minutes if you wish to deep condition longer all you have to do is pop the Hot Head in the microwave and reheat as you did. After you’ve deep conditioned for the desired time remove the hot head.

STEP 3 Let the hair cool down for about 5 minutes, rinse with cold water to seal cuticles, increase shine and then style as usual.

Ways I use my Hot Head

  • for deep conditioning of course
  • hot oil treatments, after applying the hot oils I will put on a plastic cap and put my hot head on for 20 minutes

My thoughts

This cap is HEAVEN SENT! My girls love it! no burning of the ears, no uncomfortable chairs, they get to play and watch tv. I get to cook, clean, tend to my baby… it’s just great. I love that it is cordless, batteryless and that all you need is the microwave. I would definitely recommend this cap to anyone who is all about maintaining healthy hair, a busy mom or person and anyone with children.


So that’s it y’all, I hope y’all found this review enlightening, educating and fun to read! Make sure to like this post if you enjoyed it, share it with a friend who would like to read this post and please follow my blog to stay in the know of when I make a new post. 🤗

Happy Conditioning! ✨🧖🏽‍♀️✨

— Bella 🖤