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Conditioner : : Nature’s Gate Biotin Conditioner

Conditioner : : Nature’s Gate Biotin Conditioner

Hello :o) I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday!

So, every natural chica knows that conditioner is ESSENTIAL to our regimen and keeps it manageable. We also know that it’s the first thing to run out of since we use so much, so often lol Because of this, I like to keep some inexpensive, really good, don’t have to buy online, conditioners on hand at all times. I have two brands that I always stick with and can always count on—Trader Joe’s conditioners and Nature’s Gate conditioners ( I reviewed the Hemp Conditioner last year in case you missed it!).

I LOVE Nature’s Gate conditioners! I don’t know why I don’t hear about them more in the natural hair world, oh well all I know is they are my go to cheapie conditioners! I saw them one day in Whole Foods and I was shocked at the price and how natural the ingredients were! PLUS the huge 18 oz bottle. I later found them sold on my fav site VitaCost.com, so I also have used the henna and aloe vera (( the henna was eh ok, probably won’t buy that again, I loved the aloe vera and it smells amazing! Definitely will rotate that one )) but this review is going to focus on the Biotin ConditionerI bought my current bottle from off Vitacost for $4.49 for 18oz. Can’t beat that!

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Product Description
Fortifies weak, thinning hair. Nature’s Gate Biotin Conditioner helps condition and smooth weak hair. Utilizing Biotin, an array of fortifying amino acids and our nurturing 7 Healthy Hair Nutrients, this conditioner helps revitalize and fortify thinning hair. Hair looks and feels stronger, vibrant and full of life.

Exclusive healthy hair blend includes Panthenol, Soy Proteins, Vegetable Proteins, Jojoba Oil, Borage Flower Seed Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. B Vitamins Biotin, Folic Acid and Niacin are well known for their important role in hair health. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Soy Proteins help fortify hair. Vegetable Proteins condition and moisturize, helping to diminish the appearance of split ends. Jojoba Oil helps restore the natural moisture level of hair

Ingredients
Water, Glycerin (Vegetable), Stearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Benzyl Alcohol, Biotin, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Jojoba Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Sesame Seed Oil, Barley Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Pansy Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Niacin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Cysteine, Arginine, Serine, Threonine, Folic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Inositol, Stearalkonium Chloride (Vegetable Derived), Hydroxyethycellulose (Plant Derived), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid (Vegetable Derived), Fragrance.
Sulfate free, Paraben Free, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth/Coco Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free, Butylene Glycol Free

I love Nature’s Gate conditioners because they have SO much slip and have great consistency/thickness! I always use them, even if I’m going to use another conditioner, because they help soften my hair after washing and keeps my hair lubricated throughout the wash/condition process. It definitely helps seal the hair cuticle since shampoo bars can really open the cuticle ((you know that rubbery waxy feeling you sometimes get after washing)). I also love using this conditioner as a co-wash and after I do ayurvedic treatments since it helps “wash” away any loose particles from the pastes without having to apply shampoo again.

This conditioner contains biotin, which helps strengthen your hair, and I can say that I have noticed a difference after I use it. I feel like it fortifies my hair after each use but I don’t use it consistently enough to say if it really thickens my hair (plus I like to rotate products).

One random thing about it is is has a pepperminty scent to it and even a bit of that cool tingle BUT there is no peppermint in it!! lol I have no clue which ingredient(s) make it do that but it trips me out haha oh well. Still a fav!

If you aren’t up on Nature’s Gate well….you know what to do! :o)

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Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Conditioner with Vitamin C

Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Conditioner with Vitamin C

I love Trader Joe’s! I am just still in shock that I wasn’t up on Trader Joe’s hair care products YEARS ago. I guess since I don’t shop there regularly I wouldn’t have known, even though there is one literally 2 mins from my apartment but whatever lol

So I recently went there to grab a couple bottles of the Nourish Spa and Tea Tree Tingle conditioners since I was running low. And by the way, these and Nature’s Gate conditioners are my all-time fav cheapie conditioners. They are all less than $5, huge bottles and all natural! Can’t beat that! ((Herbal Essences, Aussie, Tressume WHO???)) lol So on my last trip I noticed a different line called Refresh, all the products have a yummy citrus scent and contain vitamin C, chamomille, herbal extracts and aromatherapy citrus oils.There is a shampoo, conditioner and body wash I think, but I of course, got the conditioner cause that is typically what us naturals go through the most right?! lol

Now, I can’t remember if it was there the last time and some how missed it but I saw the price ((($2.49 for 16 oz!!))), read the ingredients and put it in my basket lol (yup, along with the other two conditioners lol) …and YES, this conditioner contains those two parabens I mentioned in my review of the Nourish conditioner. Oh well!

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Product Description
The pure aroma of sweet orange, succulent grapefruit, tangy tangerine, and luscious lemon refreshes the body and soothes the mind. Trader Joe’s “Refresh” citrus products are created with pure Vitamin C, soothing Chamomile, and Vitamin B-5 to help keep hair soft and silky, pure herbal extracts to nourish the scalp, and pure aromatherapy citrus oils to refresh your senses and soothe the mind. We have developed this “premium” aroma-therapeutic line of cruelty free bath and body products to pamper without turning you into a pauper. Enjoy the refreshing aroma of sweet orange blossoms, tree ripe lemons, and succulent pink grapefruit in Trader Joe’s “Refresh” conditioner. Refresh, rejuvenate, and replenish with the crisp and refreshing aroma that lingers throughout the day. Enriched with the pure herbal extracts of chamomile, comfrey, lemon peel, sage, yarrow and pure jojoba oil, along with Vitamin B-5 and Vitamin C, this conditioner was developed to soften, nourish, and replenish your hair.

Ingredients
Botanical water extracts of chamomile, comfrey, lemon peel, sage and yarrow, cetyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, citric acid, jojoba oil, essential oil of sweet orange, panthenol (vitamin B5), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin A), essential oil of grapefruit, essential oil of tangerine, sodium hydroxide, methyparaben, propylparaben, fragrance. 
Ingredient Attributes: silicone free, sulfate free, protein free, glycerin free

So out of the three Trader Joe’s conditioners, this would be the last on the list. I still like it but it won’t be the first one I grab. Here’s why, it doesn’t contain as much slip as the other two (Nourish has the most slip, then the Tea Tree Tingle), so I found myself using gobs and gobs of it just to ensure coverage. Good thing this conditioner is less than $3 so if I use it up, it’s nothing to just go grab another bottle from Joe’s!

It does a decent job of conditioning since my hair felt soft. I use this right after I wash and before I do a deep condition or ayurvedic treatment, to quickly close my hair cuticle after shampoo since vitamin C is acidic, similarly to apple cider vinegar. Another GREAT use is for is co-washing! The citrus and vitamin c do a good job of cleansing/clarifying because of the acidity and low pH. Vitamin C is also known to help remove mineral buildup so I always make sure I apply it to my scalp and scrub a bit.

The scent is obviously citrusy but not as strong as I would think it would be. It is actually quite light and pleasant. Nothing like Pine Sol or anything you would clean your kitchen with lol On the labels it boasts that it is aroma-therapeutic and all that but I wouldn’t exactly classify it that way since the scent is pretty light but it certainly is refreshing. I guess you can say it lives up to its name :o)

I am not sure if this is something I will always keep stocked up since I would prefer the other TJ’s conditioners but it would be something I wouldn’t mind grabbing every once and while (it’s cheaper than the other 2!), especially during the summer since that is when I tend to co-wash more often and the citrus makes me think of summer and spring :o)

— Has anyone tried this conditioner?!

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Deep Condition :: The Natural Root 2-in-1 Sweet Honey Deep Conditioner

Deep Condition :: The Natural Root 2-in-1 Sweet Honey Deep Conditioner

I LOVE HONEY!!! I love honey in my tea….I love honey on my face (yup, to wash my face!) and I love honey in my HAIR!

Honey is an amazing multi-use natural gift from God and is an amazing conditioner and humectant for our hair. I won’t go into too much detail on the benefits of honey because I plan on doing an Ingredients 101 post on it but I mention honey because it’s the main ingredient in the 2-in-1 Sweet Honey Deep Conditioner from The Natural Root. If you missed it, I did a review on their wonderful and very affordable Gourmet Rosemary, Sage, Lemongrass Shea Butter, AND they just updated their website which looks awesome might I add :o)

So the Sweet Honey Deep conditioner is a honey based, conditioning treatment and it comes in a glass mason jar ((I have an obsession with mason jars for some reason lol they just make whatever is in it look so pretty lol #weird)). I was sent the 8oz jar in my goodie bag I received awhile back. It retails for 6 oz for $6 or 8 oz for $15 on The Natural Root’s website.

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Product Description
Our Sweet Honey treatment is comprised of the best oils for your hair. The coconut oil in our formula is one of the only oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft, leaving your hair soft and elongated, also it’s your built in hot oil treatment. The many characteristics of honey makes your hair nourished and enriched. Honey is food for hair, it hydrates, strengthens, stops shedding, breakages and adds elasticity.

How to apply: shampoo, rinse and towel dry hair. Remove excess water with towel. Mix honey in small bowl. Section hair into four areas. Apply honey with applicator from root to end of hair. Repeat steps on each section. Use fingers to work honey through hair. Cover hair with damp hand towel or bonnet, then plastic bag. Sit under dryer or steamer for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Ingredients
Raw Honey, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, argan oil and avocado oil

So the 2-in-1 Deep Conditioner is a sweet and yummy combination of honey and oils, and it can be used 2 ways. You can use it either by itself (using the method above) or you can add it to a conditioner to enhance the benefits of the conditioner. If your hair is damaged and you are trying to nourish it back to health, it’s best to use it plain and strait from the jar and it’s even better if you use it with a steamer!! Unfortunately I don’t own a steamer but I have my Hair Therapy Warp Thermal Turban that I plan to use with this DC next time :o)

But since I feel like my hair is at a point where I can ((by the grace of God)) consider it healthy, I have just been mixing the Sweet Honey DC with my conditioners, mostly my cheapie conditioners like my Nature’s Gates or Trader Joe’s conditioners (Tea Tree Tingle or Nourish Spa) to give them a serious boost. I was actually amazed and what a huge difference it made!

I section my hair into 4 parts, squeeze a big old gob of conditioner in my hand and scoop some of the Sweet Honey DC into my hand and mix it with my fingers before applying it to my hair. I must caution you that it’s best to do this in the shower because it can get a little messy! lol Also, the honey and oils separate so you have to mix them together in the jar before you scoop it out. Oh and I am not sure if the label is waterproof or not so just be cautious with that also, I keep the jar on the little side ledge of my tub behind the shower curtain when I use it so it doesn’t get wet. Sometimes I will leave it in and sometimes not, but either way, it conditions my hair.

I can’t tell you enough how much honey REALLY improves the elasticity of your hair! I use it in my own DIY treatments like my Honey Banana one, and my hair loooooves it and it loves this Sweet Honey DC too! My hair feels so strong and soft after each use. The honey is a humectant so it just pulls aaaaalll that moisture into your strands (this is why using a steamer would be wonderful!). It’s got amazing oils, especially my beloved coconut hehe, which help seal in all the moisture the honey brings in. And another great thing about this DC also, is that honey is water soluble so it’s not sticky and doesn’t leave any residue.

This is definitely a really good, nourishing, restorative treatment for anyone trying to re-gain the health of their hair or trying to keep it healthy (which would be all of us not that I think about it lol) :o)

Oooooo and I also wanted to share some other goodies I got from The Natural Root (I feel SO spoiled!! THANK YOU!! God is Great!)). So I got a cute lil canvas bag with The Natural Roots signature “lady bun” as I call her :o), if you live in Montgomery County Maryland you will know HOW MUCH these bags come in handy because of the daggone bag tax! I also got some more of their amazing Gourmet Shea butter in the Tea Tree, Peppermint, Cinnamon. This has a very strong scent and reminds me of the holidays, probably because of the cinnamon. It’s very nice if you like the spicy kinds of scents! Of course, it works wonders for your hair and skin! I aaaaallso got some cute little greeting cards! I think this is such a cute, clever idea, they have cute sayings and messages so you can send cards to your curlfriends if they’re reached a “natural hair milestone” like a big chop or  reached a length goal lol :o) I love giving hand written notes and cards to people (Hallmark is one of my favorite stores lol) so this touched my heart :o)

Oh and all of these items are of course for sale on their website! Check ’em out!

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Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Conditioner : : Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Alright, well remember how I felt when I discovered Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle conditioner!? Well those feelings came back! lol I discovered another great cheapie conditioner by Trader Joe’s and it only cost $2.99!! It’s the Nourish Spa Conditioner and the ingredients are honestly better than a lot of more expensive conditioners out there, in the “drugstore” conditioner category that is..

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

Ingredients
Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit citrus, Tocopherol (Vit E), Acetamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance

To be honest I did see this back when I first saw the Tea Tree Tingle conditioner but I remember seeing a YouTuber saying she used to use it all the time but stopped using it because it contains preservatives called parabens. That notion sort of lingered in my mind for a long time because I don’t really use anything else in my hair that contains parabens plus I always see products labeled as paraben-free, but I told myself to just go ahead and give it a try because of the other ingredients and the fact that the two parabens appear as the last ingredients (which means they have a low content). I will probably make a post about silicones and parabens so you understand why most some people stray away from them (they have been connected to breast cancer). I personally believe that using things in moderation is what’s key PLUS a lot of things we all use every day contain parabens and we continue to use them.

Hopefully by me using this conditioner doesn’t make me a hypocrite but whatever though let me finish telling you why I like this conditioner anyway…. lol

So besides this conditioner being $3, the ingredients are amazing and their high content was shocking. They’re almost all organic and all beneficial to hair growth and healthy scalp. It has an incredible amount of slip, more than the Tea Tree Tingle, so I love using this after ayurvedic treatments because it instantly seals the cuticle of your hair. I have nothing bad to say about this conditioner (except for the paraben thing) and it makes my hair super soft and shiny. Because I only wash my hair once a week, and don’t always use this, I am not really worried about the parabens, plus this isn’t a conditioner I let sit and penetrate on my head, it’s definitely just a rinse-out. Trader Joe’s is also a very reputable and trustworthy company (in my mind) so I feel if this product was really a high risk, they would have pulled it by now.

I like this conditioner and plan on keeping this and the Tea Tree Tingle on hand. :o)

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Condition :: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Condition :: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Ugh…so my 49ers didn’t win the Super Bowl this year BUT I am very happy for Ray Lewis! He’s certainly a man of God and testimony on for the power God can have in one’s life so I can’t be mad at that….but Don’t forget, the 49ers are still #2 for the most Superbowl trophies!!!!! Gotta catch up!!! lol it’s col we got next year for sure ;o)

Moving along….

Ok, I am going on my 8th year of being natural and WHYYYYY am I JUST now discovering this hidden gem?!!? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this conditioner?!?!?!?! I feel like my whole life is a lie!!! A LIIIIEEE!!!!!

lol just kidding, but my feelings are kinda hurt, like ya’ll been holding back on me :o( but it’s ok, I guess this is karma coming back to me for THIS and THIS :o( oh well, it’s all out in the open now! No more secrets :o)

This is amazingly the best “cheapie” conditioner I’ve ever used! AND it’s damn near all natural! It’s the Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint and Eucalyptus (sorry i don’t have a hyperlink for it!) from Trader Joe’s! Man, I got this thing for $4 for a big ole16 oz bottle! I know there’s not a Trader Joe’s in every city and you can’t buy from them online but it is sold on Amazon and other online marketplaces. But if it were me, I would hit up your homegirl who lives near one and tell her to get you bout three, fo bottles of this and have her ship them to you! lol

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Product Description

We’ve worked with an upscale boutique to bring you this salon-quality conditioner that will rejuvenate your hair with its refreshing tingle. A blend of certified organic botanicals including peppermint and tea tree work together to moisturize and clarify your hair while alleviating dry scalp. Our product contains no laurel/laureth sulfates found in most shampoos and is suitable for all hair types.

Ingredients
Ingredients: water, tea tree, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile oil, clary, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, cetyl alcohol, vitamin e, trace minerals, citric acid, sodium hydroxymethylgycinate, grape seed oil

This is a conditioner is super cheap, super slippery, super natural and super good for your scalp! I was shocked to see the ingredients, I’m like how is it possible to make such an inexpensive product with these ingredients! ***made me do a quick side eye*** lol I bought and have been using it since! (my bottle is already half empty in the pic lol)

I don’t use this for deep conditioning but more for a quick boost of the nutrients…ESPECIALLY on my scalp. I work this really well into my scalp and all those essential oils work wonders (specifically the tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, nettle and thyme) and I LOVE that cool tingly feeling! I also use this when I am rinsing out ayurvedic treatments, the same way I use the Nature’s Gate conditioners (it lathers a bit too!). I use gobs of it and not feel bad about it lol but it really helps dislodge any of the leftover grains from those treatments.

I imagine this would be a really good co-wash because some of the essential oils have cleansing properties. I’ve read that some curlies use it as a leave-in as well. I bet this could be mixed well in a spritzer mix! My hair definitely feels soft and refreshed after using it. Oh and don’t worry, the scent doesn’t linger for too long if you can’t stand the peppermint-iness (I love it though hehe)

This is definitely a great buy and something to keep on hand! Give it a try if you have champagne taste on a beer budget :o)

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Deep Conditioner :: Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

Deep Conditioner :: Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

I finally found a non-homemade deep conditioner! lol

I have gotten so many questions about if I know of any good deep conditioners (with the exception of the Black Soap Purification Masque one from Shea Moisture) and I always just said I made my own because I haven’t come across one that’s “store” bought BUT I think I have found one!! It’s the Bee-U-Ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner by Bee Mine Products Inc. This YUMMY deep conditioner comes in 2 sizes— 8 oz for $18.97 and 16 oz for $28.97. I have seen it on CurlMart for quite some time now and there are quite a few really positive reviews on it! It got 4.5 out of 5 stars as a matter of fact so it’s been tried and true so I am so happy I was able to get my hands on some. Just a little note, the labels on the products I was gifted are different than what you see on their website. I love the packaging! It’s so cute and I love how the brand uses the theme of the Bee all throughout their product descriptions, etc. I love marketing lol :o)

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***Sort of a Sidebar — Another thing about Bee Mine Products Inc. is the story of it’s inception, if you check out the about page, you’ll read that the owner suffered some serious health problems (and by the grace of GOD has bounced back!) and she began losing her hair due to the trauma. She refused to lose any more hair and decided to make her own products to help grow her hair back and thus came Bee Mine! Her story is inspiring because I suffered hair loss due to trauma as well to see how her experiences didn’t hold her back but only brought on success through a business which in turn can actually be viewed as a ministry—helping other women (and men!) maybe get through a challenging time in their life by making them feel better about how they at least look if they don’t feel so great on the inside. It’s the little things that may help in the BIGGEST way. She has a serious testimony and I really wanted to share that because it’s inspiring and I know it’s not always the easiest to be as open and candid as she was :o)

Product Description

We are pleased to announce the release of our BEE•U•Ti•FUL Moisturizing Deep Conditioner; our first protein-free deep conditioner that helps to detangle your hair and provide excellent manageability. This deep conditioner is made with creamy and emollient Cupuacu butter, to promote smooth and soft hair while boosting the rebirth of the hair’s natural moisture and elasticity. Highly beneficial for dry and damaged hair. BEE•U•Ti•FUL also provides some protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays and helps to restore shine and moisture to stressed hair.

Ingredients

Distilled water, Cetearyl Alcohol, BTMS (mild emulsifier), 100% Unrefined Shea Butter , 100% Organic Coconut Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Calendula Extract, Chamomile Extract, Organic Raw Honey, Paraben Free Preservative, Fragrance (Phthalate Free). Silicone – Free / SLS – Free / Paraben – Free / Protein Free

This DC is a medium thick cream and has the most delicious coconut scent (which you know I LOVE), it’s very sweet and seems to have a hint of vanilla. Mmmmm I love smelling sweet lol The best thing about this awesome DC is it is Very concentrated so I didn’t have to use much at all! I was pleasantly surprised because I always have to use quite a bit of product to cover all this hair but this distributed very well on wet hair. I know the price point is a bit high BUT I definitely think it is worth it because a) this is a DC so it’s not something I need to use every week; maybe 2x a month so it will last quite a while. b) DC’s are typically priced higher than regular conditioners.

I washed with my Ayurvedic herb shampoo bar from Chagrin Valley and applied the Bee-U-Ti-Ful on wet hair while in the shower. I put a plastic cap and used my thermal hair turban and left the DC in for about 40 mins. My hair was SO soft, moisturized. I love that it contains honey and coconut oil because those two ingredients always work well in my hair. This is a GREAT winter DC since the winter months on the East coast are so freakin dry ugh! But yes, my hair was quite easy to detangle, I didn’t need to use my Denman brush, I just finger combed and gently removed any snags. Oh and it’s protein free so for those of you with protein sensitivities …try it out! I know a lot of DC’s do contain protein because they are meant to be more of a treatment rather than a “daily” conditioner.

If you check out the ingrediants (you see how ALL-natural they are!), you’ll notice cupuacu butter and calendula extract. I am trying to “branch out” lol and try products that have butters and oils/extracts that I don’t always use i.e. shea and coconut lol so I was intrigued by the cupuacu and calendula. So the cupuacu butter helps restore elasticity and strengthen hair because it is high in essential fatty acids and it also gives some sun protection which is always good if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Calendula (which I have been hearing about lately for some reason lol) is antiseptic, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties so this DC would be beneficial for those of us with scalp issues. Calendula also improves elasticity, penetrates the core of the hair shaft to help restore Keratin levels which means less breakage! So overall this is a great deep conditioner and I will be adding it to my .essentials list!!

Check out the results! Here’s my hair wet after I rinsed out the DC:

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Be sure to check back because I have 2 other products I am excited to try and out and share with you from Bee Mine!!

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Deep Condition : : Hair Therapy Warp Thermal Turban

Deep Condition : : Hair Therapy Warp Thermal Turban

I have been wanting one of these things for so long! Finally treated myself to one hehe

It’s the Hair Therapy Warp Thermal Turban!! One of my Girl’s Behind the Curls, Kelley, said she uses hers all the time and loved it and ever since then, I have wanted one! I finally got mine from Curlmart.com for $21.95 (I think I had a coupon or something, because their shipping rate is kind of ridiculous, so the coupon helped compensate for that).

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Product Description

The Hair Therapy Wrap Thermal Turban Heat Wrap is a reusable, heated hair wrap. Remember when deep conditioning meant soaking a scalding hot towel, wringing it out, and it still went cold in 5 minutes? The heated Hair Therapy Wrap does away with that and will stay hot up to 30 minutes, cordless, reusable and NO MORE sitting under electrical hairdryers!

It comes with 3 gel packets and one terry cloth wrap (comes in pink, white and brown…they only had brown when I ordered mine) that you insert the gel packets into. Once you insert the gel packets, you pop the whole assembled wrap in the microwave for 45 – 60 seconds and then wrap it around your head! (You wear a plastic cap under it of course) Simple! The wrap stays secure with velcro. I would definitely recommend “compacting” your hair as much as possible with some loose twists pinned down to your head so that the turban can fit over your head (unless you have a peanut head hehe)

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This thing is great because you can deep condition while still being able to move around your house. It stays warm up to 35 mins. I actually re-heated it and had it on even longer, just because it makes my mind think that my hair is getting even more conditioned lol plus I just get lazy and don’t feel like hopping back in the shower again so soon…

The wrap itself is machine washable and the zipper/velcro are all plastic, which makes it microwave safe (I had a moment of paranoia and checked everything just to make sure lol microwave + anything metal = no good!). I’ll admit that inserting the gel pouches was kind of annoying but once you get them in, you only have to take them out when you wash the terry cloth part. I haven’t read much about the longevity of the gel pouches or if anyone has had problems with them. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing but hopefully they last for a long time with no problems.

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This is what I used to have before lol remember these heat caps?! haha ———————>

This thing makes deep conditioning so much more effective and it is WAY cheaper than investing in a hooded dryer. If you already condition with a plastic cap on your head, get one of these and you will get an even deeper condition! The heat opens up your hair cuticle and allows whatever conditioner you use to penetrate deeper. After I condition, it feels like I partially rinsed out the conditioner because my hair soaks it up. You could also do an impromptu Green House Effect treatment if you are pressed for time.

Even through all my hype over this, nothing is ever perfect and there are some flaws (nothing major though). I did have some issues with the distribution of the heat. I feel like the two packets on the side get warmer than the larger one in the middle. It could be how I have it situated in the microwave or something. I have to play around with it and figure out how I can get the middle one warmer. It did say you can warm the gel packets on the stove so I think I may try that and see if I get better results. I saw a lady on Instagram wore the wrap backwards, maybe that helped with the distribution of heat for her. Might have to try that. OR the problem could be my big ole head lol for real though, I was worried it wouldn’t fit over my head haha

The second thing is more of a precaution to keep in mind, if you have earrings in your cartilage, they will get hot!! I have to stuff a towel over my ears, under the wrap until the wrap cools a bit because it made the tops of my ears hot lol See what I mean below lol

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Yea, don’t mind these hideous bare-faced shots of myself lookin all kinds of crazy…. but overall, I do think this is a good thing to have, it’s not expensive which makes me feel better about buying it lol It does the job :o) I plan to use this every time I condition!