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New! #Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Stronger Hold Gel & Restore + Revive Bi-Phase Spray.

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Ouidad

I have another detailed review for you. Shortly after completing my latest Ouidad review, these two products were sent to me.

Advanced Climate Control Line

Stronger Hold Gel & Restore +Revive Bi-Phase Spray

These two are apart of Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control line and the official launch date will be April 3, 2018. Keep reading to see how you can get 20% off your purchase of these two products. Promo code posted below.

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The Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Stronger Hold Gel.

Fresh Wash-n-go with #Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control Stronger Hold Gel

Before using this gel, I went through the same steps I did in my previous review. These steps are important when it comes to maximizing the benefits of this line.

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Advanced Climate Control Stronghold Gel

CoilySue86 Wash-n-go & #Ouidad Stronger Hold Gel

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Advanced Climate Control Stronghold Gel

#CoilySue86 Fresh Wash-n-go & #Ouidad Stronger Hold Gel

This gel does have a stronger hold. It dries faster though. I kept having to add a little water to my fingers while separating my hair. However, it doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or flaky. It adds shine and enhances the definition of my coily hair.

The hold does last a couple days. As I type this, it’s been two days since I’ve applied this gel. It’s gotten softer, but the frizz hasn’t formed. My coils are still collected.

The Advanced Climate Control Restore + Revive Bi-Phase Spray.

Advanced Climate Control

Restore + Revive Bi-Phase Spray

This spray is a mix of pink-colored oils and a clear liquid. You have to shake it a little before spraying to get the benefits of this spray.

Advanced Climate Control

Revived Coils with #Ouidad’s Restore + Revive Bi-Phase Spray

I used this spray the next day after taking off my bonnet. My hair was smashed down, basically having helmet hair.

It added moisture to my hair and allowed my coils to spring back up. Of course, I had to use my hands a little but the curl definition wasn’t disturbed. The water in the spray did not reverse the hold of the gel that was previously applied. Which, that was something that I was afraid would happen.

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My hair after the gym two days later.

My coils are still frizz-free-ish. I Say free-ish because you know… Natural Hair rebellion. 😆

Y’all!

This photo had me shook, though because I was in the gym sweating two hours ago and my hair still has definition!

Final Thoughts:

I really like this line for my wash-n-gos. The Advanced Climate Control line makes it easier to keep a wash-n-go.

These two new products will go on presale April 3, 2018.

Advanced Climate Control Stronger Hold Gel

Advance Climate Control Restore + Reive Bi-Phase Spray

*Promo code to get 20% off your purchase from April 3rd to April 12th. PRESALE20

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My Letter to SheaMoisture: Dear SheaMoisture…#BREAKTHEWALLS

Dear SheaMoisture,

 

Your recently published video (posted at the bottom) and the interviews for #BREAKTHEWALLS heavily reminded me of this photo I took and uploaded July 30, 2013 on my personal Facebook page. 
I was over a year into my natural hair and I was working for a merchandising company that would send me to grocery stores around Northeast Ohio. We were in one part of the aisle with the cleaners and paper goods. While on a brief break, I noticed the tiny area with hair care products for people with curly, coily, and kinky hair. Above was this sign. The original reaction when I posted this was, “Hm. I don’t know how feel about the phrase “Ethnic Needs” and the isle that it’s in. :|” The first photo was taken at a Giant Eagle grocery store more than 20 miles west of me.
 
Almost three years later, I know how I feel and how to describe it a bit better. 
I feel like for the longest time we were, and in some places still are an afterthought. In most stores, our hair care needs are with the household cleansers, the facial cleansers, and the bath soaps. In my opinion, it translates “Servants’ Entrance”. I’m not saying that other people with straight hair don’t buy cleaning products to clean their own house OR even have children with curly, coily, and kinky hair. What I AM saying is that, this sign reminded me of how we, with textured hair are still excluded and put in the back with the broom, mop, and dust pan. If my memory serves me correctly, we were merchandising the paper towels and facial tissues and moving them down closer to the “Ethinic Needs” products. I am not sure if the “Ethnic Needs” were merchandised to another area after I had left that day, but it bothered me enough to share on Facebook and I haven’t forgotten this. Just to include, there were no SheaMoisture products on the shelves at the location of the first picture.
You, SheaMoisture, are changing the game and have been changing the game.  The video I watched this morning made me so happy because I feel so included. I feel that all over inclusion and not that illusion of inclusion.
The type of inclusion that makes me happy that I can get used to seeing myself and women and men like me with textured hair shopping with people with straighter hair. 
Feeling included makes me feel appreciated and wanted as a person and not just for the change in my wallet. I honestly don’t have much. So, yes I meant change. 

The second photo was taken February 1st, 2016 at the Giant Eagle a little over 2 miles down the street from me. And it’s with the the other hair care products! 
Yop! It’s sitting ABOVE the the L’Oreal and John Frieda products. It’s been over two years since I have merchandised, but whoever made the planogram for this shelf MUST be #TeamSheaMoisture…err… I mean a SheaMoisture merchandiser. I was right the first time 😀

So, I mean this wholeheartedly. Thank you! Thank you so much! Thank you for helping me with my hair over the years. Thank you for helping me take care of my son’s long hair over the years and thank you for helping me feel valued! 
 
Sincerely,
Ebony/ CoilySue86

P.S. You can find some of my favorite SheaMoisture products at the bottom of my page.

My Deep Conditioning Routine with D.I.Y Honey-Mayo Deep Conditioner!

Hey everyone!

I am forever and a day eager to demonstrate how I use my homemade whips and mixes. So, I have another to tell you about.
I had recently posted this on YouTube and you may or may not have seen it because…
1. I’m still new.
2. I have a small following. Like, to this day, I have 22 subscribers. *Nervous grin* Please subscribe!
3. And/or you may not have a YouTube account and/or haven’t yet subscribed. *Nervous grin* Please subscribe. www.YouTube.com/CoilySue86

No big deal, that’s why I blog my demonstrations because I want to make sure everyone can find me and what I have to show you. I want to be accessible to all so that I can help as many people as I can.
So, let’s talk about how to make the conditioner first…

D.I.Y Honey-Mayo Deep Conditioner

Now, I have a homemade mix using omitted egg yolks. You know? The ones you didn’t include in your egg white only omelet. If you are like me and HATE strongly dislike same thing, Eb! wasting food, then I will tell you a recipe that will utilize those egg yolks.

DIY: Honey-Mayo Conditioner Video

This recipe is almost the same way you would make a regular mayo to spread on bread for a deli sandwich. However, there is the use of popular skin and hair conditioning oils. Not saying that olive oil isn’t conditioning, but it does have a strong smell and it can be too heavy of an oil, in my opinion. Also, I wanted this conditioner to be more of a liquid mayo. Something that I could pour into my hand and easily smooth through my hair. This recipe is for all hair types and not just the kinky. So, don’t think this isn’t for you because your hair is straighter or you have a looser curl.

This recipe contains some of my favorite oils. Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil (food grade), and Spectrum canola oil & coconut oil blend. If you have none of these oils, by all means experiment with your favorite oils. Try it with light extra virgin olive oil, virgin unrefined coconut oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, et cetera. Experiment and play with ways to make you are as healthy as possible. It can be really fun!

The run down on the ingredients.

Egg Yolks:
The main ingredient and the emulsifier of your conditioner. They contain vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E, K, and minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamine, and folate which leave your strands soft and well conditioned. It’s like a super multi-vitamin in a shell… a messy little multi-vitamin but it works!

Honey:
The humectant and emollient of you conditioner, meaning it draws in surrounding moisture to your hair and it softens and smooths. It’s also an anti-fungal, which helps to fight dandruff and flaking caused by fungal growth from sweating and candida (yeast).

Jojoba Oil:
An oil that closely resembles our own skin oil (sebum), it’s one of the best oils that is great for hydrating your strands, it’s high in Vitamin E, and like honey, it’s also antibacterial and helps fight dandruff and other scalp issues.

Sweet Almond Oil:
Like the egg it is another super multi-vitamin, this oil is high in vitamins A, B (B1, B2, B6), D and E, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It’s another one of the best oils to nourish and hydrate your hair.

Vitamin E Oil (I use food grade):
This thick oil adds shine to your hair, helps to “repair” split ends. Or at least help them not look as bad until you get those ends trimmed. I mean, once a hair is split, it’s split. There’s no gluing it back together. Although, it will help to prevent split ends.

*Apple Cider Vinegar:
This will clarify your hair and boost the shine of your hair. That’s it! That’s why it’s optional. It will thin out your mix, but the mix will still coat the strands of your hair.

Now to get the benefit of all the vitamins and minerals for healthy hair, it is BEST to eat foods that contain these. So, not only do you use sweet almond oil in your hair, but snacking on almonds or almond butter is great for your hair too.

Okay. Enough chit chat. Here’s the recipe.

D.I.Y Honey-Mayo Deep Conditioner:
2 to 3 egg yolks that have been sealed, refrigerated, and are no more than 48 hours old.
1 teaspoon of Honey.
1/8 to 1/4 cup of a blend oils, preferably light oils. Canola & Coconut oil blend, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil.
*Apple Cider Vinegar (Optional and will make the blend thinner)
A hand mixer with a whisk attachment. Or a hand whisk and strong forearms.
A medium sized bowl.
A small bottle to store the conditioner.

If you are using blended oils, take your 1/4 cup and fill it half way with the base oil which would be whatever oil you want the most of. Then, fill the remaining 1/8 cup with the other oils until it reaches the top. Now, you may not use all of the oils, but the more oil you add, the thicker the conditioner, the more conditioner you get.

Take out your egg yolks and begin to whisk to break up the yolks and make them smooth. Keep whisking and take either a 1/4 teaspoon or a 1/2 teaspoon and use that to slowly add the oils to the whisking eggs. Keep doing this until you see it begin to thicken.
*Unlike, I did in the video, keep it whisking while you add drops of apple cider vinegar. Only drops are needed.

Then, pour the the mayo into a bottle for easy application. Or keep it in the bowl if you are going to use it right away. If you have any left over, seal or bottle and refrigerate. For me, it lasted a little over two weeks. It might have lasted longer, but I kept using it.

My Deep Conditioning Routine.

My Deep Conditioning Routine.

I had just cleansed my hair with my clarifying clay wash. I sectioned my hair into four sections.

Working one section at a time, I smoothed this honey-mayo throughout my hair. I applied it heavily to my ends and edges because they both deal with a lot of pulling and friction.

Applying the conditioner. 

Remember to split apart each section and work in the conditioner to make sure none of your hair is being left out. Then, twist and clip each section, cover with a plastic cap. place a towel or t-shirt over the plastic cap. If you are using a towel, make sure the towel isn’t touching your edges. We don’t want any snagging. Then, leave on for 15 minutes to a half hour. Or leave on for an hour, but it will warm and it may start to drip down onto your ears and neck.

Checking my coils.

This part is optional, but I followed up with a co-wash with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle. I, then, blotted my hair with a t-shirt, applied my homemade leave in, and left it alone to air dry.

My coils were soft, fluffy, and shiny. You can use this as a prepoo or after you shampoo. Figure out what works for you and your hair.

Please watch the videos, like, comment, share, and subscribe! And leave a comment or a question below. I’d love to get some feedback!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

See you later!

Ebony/ CoilySue86

 

The Best Acne and Dandruff Fighting Masks!

Hey everyone!

I have been experimenting and filming some of them with a new camera that I am still getting used to. But I have a new creation to help fight acne and dandruff naturally or with natural products. Well, it’s not NEW new because this method has been used before. However, this is my personal recipe using the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil in combination with Moroccan Mud a.k.a Rhassoul Clay and Bentonite clay.

From my personal (non-professional) research, acne and dandruff are not caused by the same things. However, I have found that there are types of acne bumps that can appear on the face, neck, and chest or back that are caused by candida and can be treated the same with this mix IF you are to try to treat your symptoms at home.
Both of these recipes contain the same ingredients but vary in the amount of the ingredients used.
The recipe is simple and can be adjusted to meet your personal needs.

 The Best Acne and Dandruff Fighting Masks!
My Coily hair with The Clarifying, Dandruff Fighting Hair Mask.

This recipe calls for these wonderful ingredients and here’s how they will help your skin, scalp, and hair improve.

Aloe Vera Juice is made from the gel of the aloe vera plant. Aloe vera contains saponin which is a blend of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It makes a great skin and hair conditioner, leaving both the hair and skin very soft.

Organic Rhasshoul Clay(Moroccan Mud) 1lb (453 grams)
Courtesy of Butters-n-Bars.com

Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan Mud) or (Moroccan Ghassoul Clay) mined from the Atlas Mountains, is brownish red in color and is known for its unmatched abilities to detox and remove impurities from the skin and hair. The mineral contents are what gives this clay it’s ability to improve skin clarity and elasticity, reduces dryness, and unblocks pores.

Pure Bentonite Clay 1 lb(16 oz)
Courtesy of Butters-n-Bars.com

Bentonite Clay (Sodium Bentonite) is aged volcanic ash sun dried to remove any excess moisture (the type I ordered is a product of the United States). When hydrated, it goes through electrical and molecular changes and becomes electrically charged. It is this electrical charge that absorbs and removes toxins from your skin and hair. **Note** DO NOT USE ANY METAL UTENSILS TO MIX THIS CLAY. It will interfere with the electrical charge and will not do what is meant to do, which is detox the hair and skin.
This is also a swelling clay when hydrated. So, when using this in a recipe, just know that it will expand.

Yes, both of these clays have awesome detoxification properties that with each use will improve your skin and hair.They both condition and nourish the hair and scalp.

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) an oil from the jojoba plant. It’s an oil that closely resembles our own skin oil (sebum), is a great moisturizer to add to this mix to avoid over-drying of the skin with this mask. Which is a common result with people and may cause breakouts to appear or worsen. But jojoba oil also has antibacterial properties that control bacterial growth in the pores and hair follicles. It’s high in vitamin e and softens and conditions the skin.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is from a tree native to Australia and is known for it’s anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. There have been studies to show that it can work as well (but not as quickly) as benzoyl peroxide, but with fewer side effects.If you want a great acne treatment without all the side effects, products with tea tree oil will be of great benefit to you.

*Note: Tea Tree oil is an oil that shouldn’t be used alone. If used by itself, the potency is strong enough to irritate the skin and the potent aroma can irritate the eyes. So, just take that as a warning that you shouldn’t use this without the above ingredients or a carrier oils such as jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc. Or used without diluting liquids such as water, aloe vera juice, rosewater, etc.

Let’s start with part one which is the face mask recipe.

The Best Acne-Fighting Clay Mask!!! CoilySue86

The Best Acne-Fighting Clay Mask Recipe!

2 Tbsp of Organic Aloe Vera Juice

1 Tbsp of Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan Mud)

1 to 2 Tbsp of Bentonite Clay (Sodium Bentonite) 

1 to 2 tsp of Jojoba Oil

About 6 to 8 drops of Tea Tree Oil


Using a small cup or bowl, add all the ingredients and mix thoroughly with a NON-METAL spoon. So, wood or plastic is fine. Try to get it as smooth as possible. If there are small clumps, that is fine, but large clumps may mean that there are dry pockets of clay. 


If your mix is soupy, wait for 3 to 5 minutes to see if the bentonite clay will expand even further. If doens’t, then add more bentonite clay only. I say only because bentonite clay will expand and even out the clay to liquid ratio. Plus, for me, the bentonite clay is the cheaper of the two clays. So, it makes sense to use the bentonite clay. 

If you have any leftover, refrigerate the remaining clay. From my own experience, it will last one week. If you don’t refrigerate, it will get moldy.


How I use this face mask:

I apply it, avoiding the hairline, and I leave it only until it dries. If it gets uncomfortable before it completely dries, that’s okay. Just spray or splash with water or just go ahead and rinse it off.

It usually leaves me with soothed and smoothed skin!


**To see a how to make this clay, watch it here!**
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The Clarifying, Dandruff Fighting Hair Mask! ~ CoilySue86

The Clarifying, Dandruff Fighting Hair Mask Recipe!




1/4 cup of Organic Aloe Vera Juice. It will vary on how much hair you have. But start with a little. 

1 Tbsp of Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan Mud)

1 Tbsp of Bentonite Clay (Sodium Bentonite)

1 Tbsp of Jojoba Oil

6 to 8 Drops of Tea Tree Oil


In a bottle small enough for the application, mix all the ingredients and shake well. After shaking, this is the time to determine if this is enough for that amount of hair you have. If it is not enough for you, add more aloe vera juice. *You don’t want to realize you don’t have enough while in the middle of applying this mask. 


*There are some people who make this mix really thick for their hair, I think that is not a good idea. The thicker the clay mix, the harder it will be to rinse out of your hair. Especially, if you have kinky coily hair like me. It’s not impossible to rinse out, but it will take much longer and probably a trip or two back into the shower or over the sink, depending on where you wash your hair. 


How I use this hair mask:
I section my hair into four sections. I apply the liquid directly to my hair and massage it into my scalp for a few minutes each time for each section. This mix shouldn’t dry in the hair because of the amount of oil and water in it, but if it feels like it’s drying, spray with water OR apply it in the shower and apply then rinse each section out.

The results are always amazing! I use this about once a month or when I see my dandruff returning.

**To see me demonstrate how this hair wash made, watch it here!**
**To see me demonstrate how I multi-task using these two masks, watch it here!**
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To find the products mentioned here, here are links to make your shopping a whole lot easier.

Both Rhassoul Clay and Bentonite Clay were purchased from http://www.Butters-n-Bars.com at the best prices I’ve seen online so far. AND It’s a B.O.B (Black Owned Business).

Aloe Vera Juice: The Thrive Market <—– Click this link to join Thrive Market for free. Then click this link to order.

My Jojoba Oil and Tea Tree Oil were purchased from Amazon.

Feel free to leave me a comment below or if you have any questions, leave those below as well.

Thanks for visiting!

See you later!

~Ebony/ CoilySue86