Product Review: Curl Junkie

Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix

Temperance (my hair) has been going through a dry season over the last few months so I tried this deep conditioner by Curl Junkie. It’s a pretty popular conditioner that’s gotten some rave reviews so I decided to try it out for myself.

Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Texture Shot

 

I used it on clean wet hair and I went through less than 1/4th of the product. It smoothed on pretty well. My hair softened almost instantaneously. However, this product didn’t give me a ton of slip to detangle with. If you like a ton of slip while detangling, you may need a rinse out conditioner. I forewent the rinse out and went straight to my leave-in with not much of a problem. If you don’t mix your own deep conditioners, this product could work for you as well.

Let me cut to the chase. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
-Very moisturizing
-You don’t have to use a rinse out.
-For my Non-mixtress Naturals:All the deep conditioning you need is in the one container
-If you like Tropical Banana scents, this would be a pro for you

Cons:
-I don’t like Tropical Banana scents so I pretty much hate the way it smells
-A little pricey at 8oz. for $20 plus shipping if your total order is under $100

If you don’t mind paying 20 bucks for 8oz of product and if you love the smell of floral-ish bananas, this may be for you. I, however, will not be ordering this product again. Love the moisture, but REALLY hate the smell.

Have you named your hair?
Do you have any staple deep conditioning treatments? Do share!

Quick & Easy Natural Hairstyle

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We’ve all been here at some point. And if you have been ‘here’ yet, at some moment in your life, you will be. Sometimes I don’t have the time or the energy to put on a satin bonnet, much less to re-twist my hair. What do you do when you wake up in the morning like this…

Waking Up

Here is my go to, 3 minutes or less, do it in the car if I have to, ain’t nobody got time for re-twisting, I knew better, don’t judge me, you’ve done it too…hairstyle.

3min Hair Tutorial

3min Hair Tutorial

3min Hair Tutorial

3min Hair Tutorial

3min Hair Tutorial

B.A.S.K. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat

B.A.S.K. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat

 

Temperance (my hair) has been EXTRA super duper dry since taking my braids out, so I’ve been on a rampage trying to infuse all types of moisture back into her. I’ve heard really great things about the B.A.S.K. deep treatments so I ordered both this one and the Yam Nectar  treatment. Unfortunately, they were out of the Yam Nectar so this had to suffice. And Boy. Did. It. Suffice. I didn’t use any heating mechanisms other than the heat from my scalp and that was good enough. My hair was very moisturized and my curls were VERY happy after this treatment.

If you don’t love products with strong scents or if you don’t like chocolate, this is not for you. It smells like hot cocoa goodness and it’s very creamy. I will say that you may want to smooth it out very well in your hands before distributing it through your hair some of it will slide out of your hands and on to the floor. If you’re like me, it won’t matter much where that bad boy lands because it will get scooped up just that fast.

This product retails for $20.00 w/ flat rate shipping (I made my purchase during Black Friday- Cyber Monday for added savings). I used approximately 1/8th of the product to condition my hair. Keep in mind that if you have lower or higher density hair than I do, you may need to use less or more than I did. Also, if you deep condition your hair while it’s dry, you’ll end up using more product. This means I’ll get about 7 more conditioning sessions out of this container. This equates to $2.50 per deep treatment session total.

If you’re interested in checking out B.A.S.K. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat or any other B.A.S.K. product, you can find them at www.baskbeauty.com.

Have you tried this product before? What are your favorite deep conditioning treatments?

Cyber Monday Natural Hair Deals 2013

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We all want to save a buck whenever we can. So if you are in the market for natural hair products, this post is especially for you! Here is a list of Cyber Monday deals. I’ve purchased a few things that I’ve always wanted to try. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to repurchase or to try products that you’ve always wanted to. Some of these deals have started already, but there is still time! Between the discounts and free shipping for certain stores, you will save quite a bit. You’re welcome. =)

All Things O’Natural
Offer Valid: 11/28/13  noon EST – 11/29/13 and 12/1/13  9 a.m. EST – 12/2/13
Deal: 30% off

Anita Grant
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 & 12/2/13
Deal: 20% off + Free Shipping Worldwide

Aubrey Organics
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/1/13 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Deal: Buy one conditioner, get a shampoo 90% off (limit one per customer)
Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more

B.A.S.K. Beauty
Offer Valid: 12/2/13 – 12/4/13
Deal: 25-40% off (except gift sets and bundles)

Beija Flor Naturals
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 – 12/1/13
Deal: 25% off + free shipping with a minimum purchase of $75; use code GIVETHANKS2013

Belle Butters
Offer Valid: 12/2/13
Deal: Free Shipping w/ code CM13

Camille Rose
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/2/13
Deal: 25% off with code CRNHOLIDAY

CC’s Naturals
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 9 p.m. – 11/29/13 6:59 a.m. & 11/29/13 7 a.m. – 12/02/13 11:59 p.m.
Deal: 40% off until 11/29/13 6;59 a.m. with code BF40 then 30% off until 12/02/13 11:59 p.m. with code  BF30; Free shipping on all order $35 or more after coupon code

Coco Curls
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/1/12
Deal: Free shipping on Hydrating Shampoo, Revitalizing Conditioner, Moisturizing Styling Cream 16 oz.

Cream & Coco
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 12 a.m. EST
Deal: 35% off all signature line products with code PUMPKINPIE; Free shipping on all orders over $45

Curl Junkie
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 5 p.m. EST – 11/29/13 11:59 p.m. EST
Deal: 25% off orders $50 or more (some exclusions) with code THANKS2013

Darcy’s Botanicals
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 11/30/13
Deal: 25% off total purchase and surprise sample product

Entwine Naturalle Couture
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/01/13
Deal: Buy One Get One offers and Flash Deals

Huetiful Hair Steamer
Since the Hueitful Hair Steamer is currently sold out, they are selling gift cards for $99.95 that can be used to redeem a Hueitiful Steamer which is regularly priced at $116.95. This means $17.00 off. Shipping is free.

Hydratherma Naturals
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/3/13
Deal: 20% off using code THANKS

Jane Carter Solution
Offer Valid: 11/29/13
Deal: 40% off (some exclusions) and Free Shipping until 12/31/13

JessiCurl
Offer Valid:11/28/13 – 12/02/13
Deal: 30% off 8 oz. products with code BFF

mainelement: love
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 – 12/02/13
Deal: 25 % off with code BLKLOVE25; 50% off Aloe Conditioner with code BLKLOVE50; Free Shipping on orders $50+

Miss Jessie’s
Sale Dates: 11/10 – 12/31
40% off and FREE Shipping

Naturalee Hair Care
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 11:59 p.m. CST – 12/02/13 11:59 p.m. CST
Deal:25 off orders 30+ with code 25OFF

Obia Naturals
Offer Valid: 11/28/13 – 12/02/13
Deal: 40% off with code OBIA2013; Free Shipping on orders$75+

Original Moxie
Offer Valid:11/29/13 – 12/02/13
Deal:30% off minimum purchase of $30; Free product for every purchase with code TBA; Free Shipping on orders $65+ with code FREESHIP

Ouidad
Offer Valid: 11/29/13 – 12/3/13
Deal: 20% off using code FFCURL20
or 25% off $60 using code FFCURL25

Oyin Handmade
Offer Valid:11/29/13 – 12/2/13
Deal: 20% off; Free Shipping on orders $50+

Qhemet Biologics
Sale Date: 12/2
Must join mailing list for details.

Shi-Naturals
Sale Dates: 11/19 – 11/29
25% of all products sitewide