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Growth : : Remember that Grey Hair??

Growth : : Remember that Grey Hair??

Hey!! :o)

Just poppin in because I wanted to share something real quick and give a few updates on my whereabouts :o). So remember back in April when I posted a growth update for Bee Mine’s Mango Hair Serum? Well, I posted a picture of a lonesome grey hair in my temple (yes, you can laugh again lol) that showed where the henna dyed hair met with the new growth that wasn’t henna’d. Here’s that same pic below in case you missed it…

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Well, check out it out now! About 6 months later it is almost 3 times in length! I wish I had taken actual measurements but I think that in the pic above that hair was about 2.5-3″ and now its about 5″-ish! This still amazes me because my whole life, I never knew my edges could still grow! They’ve always been the thinnest part of my hair so I guess the fact that knowing hair that I thought was dormant CAN grow which means the rest of my hair can too!

See the pic below! It’s actually a bit longer than it looks in the because I didn’t have it completely stretched and I know its kind of hard to see where the henna ends but the aqua arrow shows an approximation. I have also henna’d my hair I think about 2 times since the pic above.

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I’ve still been using both Bee Mine Serums (the Mango Serum with Sulfur and the Bee Sensitive Spray) at least 1-2x a week and my hair is definitely still growing! I think it is actually longer than it has ever been and I can really see the length even through my shrinkage. I also must attribute the growth (healthiness) to my Ebonnet as well because it REALLY helps retain moisture. It is something serious!! I have also been doing Greenhouse Treatments every weekend and I know quite a few naturals have attributed speedy growth because of those as well so perhaps that’s been helping as well.

So in other things, I am doing well. Very busy with my design work of course, ya’ll have no idea how much of my life this takes lol. I do graphic design full-time at my 9 to 5, free lance (my 5 to 9 lol) AND church time! This means I have NO time for much else! lol sad I know but I gotta pay da bills *le sigh* I guess its all about balance and of course knowing when you need a break. Funny, I was just thinking that last year, I took a break from blogging around the SAME time lol I guess this is when I’ve worn myself out.

Of course La Coco Bella will still be here and I actually have some BIG plans I have been “formulating” for La Coco Bella for the new year so look out for major updates and a new and improved everything some time next year hehe I won’t say anything more :o)

Alrighty well that’s all for now. I will still have product reviews here and there (trying to use up everything I have now and then when I get new stuff I will definitely share!). If you are interested in being featured on le Blog, shoot me an email :o)

Thank you for your readership and loyalty!

PEACE!!!

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Moisture : : Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz

Moisture : : Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz

Hello beautiful :o)

So this is a product I have had for quite some time now, just haven’t had a chance to review it ((sowwy!)). My bottle is actually almost gone too lol Time to re-up! It’s from, you guessed it…Bee Mine!! My fav brand of course :o)

It is the lovely  Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz which is yet ANOTHER 5 star reviewed product. I am telling you, there is almost perfection in everything Bee Mine is! It STILL amazes me! It’s like when something is too good to be true but it really is true lol Any who, the Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz retails for 8oz. for $12.97 and comes in Bee Mine’s signature Island Mango Scent.
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Product Description
Bee Mine Juicy – Moisturizing Daily Spritz is an excellent moisturizer for natural & relaxed hair.  It is loaded with organic aloe vera juice, ayurvedic herbs and nourishing essential oils to stimulate the scalp and strengthen your tresses.  Use daily as a mid day refresher bedtime moisturizing treatment.

Ingredients
Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Herbal Infused Purified Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pure Glycerin, Ayurvedic Herbs, Select Herbs, Polysorbate 20, Essential oils of Tea Tree, Peppermint & Grapefruit, Vitamin E Tocopherol Oil, Fragrance,  Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative.
Silicone-free / SLS-free / Paraben-free

As you may know by now,  ALL of Bee Mine’s products are 99% Natural AND Organic. This truly sets Bee Mine apart from any other natural hair brand out there. An ENTIRE product line, not just a couple products, that is 99% Natural and Organic. This is probably the #1 reason why Bee Mine is so effective and consistent. So I say that to bring your attention to the juicy ingredients! ALL of these power packed ingredients perfectly mixed together in a spray bottle. ((I know I always sound like a Bee Mine salesperson but I just can’t help it lol I have NO affiliation with the company and I do NOT get paid to say the things I say! I am just honest! :o)))

The first ingredient is Aloe vera juice which immediately had me sold. My hair loves anything to do with aloe vera and then herbal infused purified water is next. I don’t know which herbs it’s infused with but I am certain that they are all amazingly beneficial to our hair of course :o). I do know it has ayurvedic herbs as well, probably amla, brahmi, neem or henna even since those herbs appear in other Bee Mine products. It’s got my beloved coconut oil, vitamin E, and essential oils and glycerin to really moisturize  your hair. Remember, both aloe vera and glycerin are humectants so they will pull moisture into your hair and since this spritz contains water (moisture), it REALLY locks it in! THEN the oils SEAL the moisture in. It’s like this spray is the perfect balance of chemistry to truly moisturize your hair and notice a difference.

I use this spray whenever I re-twist my hair during the week. I usually don’ re-apply any product (unless I just really need to), just spray each section with the Juicy spritz and then re-twist (adding a lil butter to my ends to make sure they are sealed and protected). This spritz is also really good for your scalp as well! It is comparable to the Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Serum but without the sulfur so sometimes I will use this in place of the serum if I am feeling lazy lol. I have also used this when I wear a wash-n-go to help revive my curls and give an extra boost of moisture when needed.

I definitely notice a difference in the moisture level of my hair since I introduced this to my hair arsenal. It’s one of those products that the more you use it, the LESS you need because it really balances my hair and makes it “normal” if that makes sense. I have tried several moisture sprays and even make my own occasionally but this will be something I always keep stocked :o)

— Have you guys tried anything from Bee Mine since you’ve heard me obsess over them!? lol just curious :o)

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Cleanse : : Bee Mine Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar

Cleanse : : Bee Mine Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar

Happy Thursday!

As my love affair for Bee Mine deepens lol I come to you with another 5 star product from the infamous brand :o)  ((Oh and congrats to all the giveaway winners by the way!)) It’s the Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar which retails for $8.00 for a very generous size bar. The site doesn’t indicate the size in ounces but it says its .75lbs. The bar I bought is about 3.5 x 2.5 x 1″?? It’s a good size that should last for a very long time….I. am. in. LOVE!!!

*SIGH* Why does Bee Mine have this effect on me?! I get SO HAPPY at just the thought of their products lol its weird, I know. It’s a bad obsession haha, like everything is damn near perfect, and SO effective. I know it has to always sound like I am a spokesperson for the brand but I promise you, I am really just a HUGE fan! God has truly blessed the owner/creator, Tracey, with an amazing business and amazing, top-shelf quality products! It’s like EVERY SINGLE product is amazing!

You know how there is usually one or 2 products from a line that you like and the rest are just eh? Well that’s not the case with Bee Mine, it’s like EVERY product is amazing, and they work even better together. It makes you want to buy EVERYTHING ((which I am pretty much guilty of lol)) WHYYYYYYYY #TheStruggle…..

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Product Description
Fresh scent/Cream color with specks & pieces of yarrow & chamomile. Solid bar will not easily break apart or disintegrate. Protects hair & tones scalp. Deep-cleanses & rinses clean leaving the hair well conditioned & moisturized.

 Ingredients
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Glycerin (kosher of vegetable origin), Shea Butter, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B), Hydrolyzed Silk, Organic Raw Honey, Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Rhassoul Clay, Bentonite Clay, Soy bean protein (conditioner), Chamomile Flower, Yarrow Flower, Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Fragrance.

DIRECTIONS: Use weekly on wet hair in place of shampoo. Divide hair into sections and gently rub the bar against your scalp to create lather work the lather down strands to the ends. Follow up with a good deep conditioning treatment!

Anyways, let me just focus on the topic at hand lol …the Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar!! Alright, where do I begin… I guess I will start with the obvious, it’s a shampoo/cleansing bar that caters to all your senses lol! No literally, first your eyes will see the generous amount of yarrow and chamomile pieces surrounding the bar. I love anything herbal so seeing ACTUAL herbs in the product made me happy, most soaps just have the oils or extracts of the herbs, this has the real thing! At first I thought the herbs would be throughout the entire bar but they were only around the outside so after 2-3 washes they were completely gone, which is fine, and no, I didn’t have any of the herbs stuck in my hair lol

The next thing I noticed was the intoxicating scent! It is a strong and extremely fresh scent. Its a very unique scent, nothing I have ever really encountered in a hair product. It reminds me of fresh laundry with some floral notes. I love it! Its very clean and I love how the scent lingers and also makes my cabinet that I keep the soap in smell really good :o)

So my FAV thing about the bar are the ingredients ((OF course lol)) I had been looking for a good shampoo bar that has apple cider vinegar and lo and behold, there one was all up on Bee Mine’s site! I love ACV because it balances the pH levels of your hair and scalp and really seals the hairs cuticle making my hair nice and shiny! It also has amazing clarifying properties ((hence the bar’s name)), I use ACV in my bentonite clay treatment mixes which leads me to my second fav part about the ingredients..the clays!

This bar contain BOTH bentonite AND rhassoul clay! I LOooooooooooove clays for my hair! They just bring LIFE to my hair and make my hair super springy and bouncy. Plus they work wonders on itchy, dirty scalps, they literally suck up any impurities and grime, leaving a perfect environment for hair growth :o) This bar has it all! Everything I need in my life lol  OH AND this bar also contains HONEY!! I love honey in every way! In my tea, food, face and hair lol my hair loves honey, it is the best conditioner and makes my hair soo soo soft ((remember this deep conditioning treatment??)).

I can’t sing enough praises for this bar, it’s actually been my go to bar for the past few weeks, I love it. My hair is super clean, soft, my scalp is in check. I feel so refreshed after I wash my hair with it :o)

Bee Mine has a permanent place in my heart :o)

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GIVEAWAY : : BEE MINE PRODUCTS!!!!

GIVEAWAY : : BEE MINE PRODUCTS!!!!

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

I am SOOOOOOO excited about this giveaway!!! I am giving away EIGHT amazing products from my all time fav natural hair line, Bee Mine! Bee Mine was SO KIND to sponsor this awesome giveaway :o))

This means there will be EIGHT lucky winners!! There are 7 trial sizes of various products (see the number and description below the pic) and 1 full size of my absolute fav, Bee Sensitive Hair Serum!

All you have to do is 1) like Bee Mine on Facebook, 2) follow them on Twitter and 3) leave a comment below! There’s a Rafflecopter to make it easy for ya :o) I will select the 8 winners at random and do my best to assign the winners their item of choice so be sure you put your top 2 favs in your comment below!

Giveaway will be open from Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 and will close Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

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  1. Bee Sensitive Hair Serum (Full size)
  2. Hair Growth Serum Mango
  3. Hair Growth Serum Kiwi Strawberry
  4. Deja’s Hair Milk
  5. Hair Growth Serum Mango
  6. Hair Growth Serum Kiwi Strawberry
  7. Bee Loved Hair & Scalp Moisturizer
  8. Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz (review coming soon!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU WIN!!!! :o)))

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Growth : : My Edges Are STILL Growing!! – Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum UPDATE

Growth : : My Edges Are STILL Growing!! – Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum UPDATE

Hello!! :o) ***warning…this is a semi-long post but with lots of pics and inspiration :o)

So I wanted to do a post on growth, specifically focusing on my edges since that is where I can SIGNIFICANTLY see a difference! I am amazed because I honestly did not think my edges will fill in and grow more than they have! I always thought my edges were just “baby hairs” and once they reach a certain length, that was it. Apparently I was wrong…

I first realized my edges could keep growing early last year when I stopped wearing a bonnet at night (just a loosely tied scarf) because the friction from the elastic band would rub them. Then earlier this year, I made a post about my goal for growth, where I listed a few remedies I wanted to test out to see how much length I could gain by the end of the year. Of course HEALTHY hair is way more important than long hair but healthy hair WILL grow and I feel like I have nourished my hair to the point where I can focus on growth ((by the grace of God!)) :o). So, to catch you up, here are the remedies I have tried/still use so far this year: Bee Mine Mango Hair Serum, Viviscal, Sea Kelp and nettle leaf supplements, Drinking Herbal Teas, Ayurvedic Treatments and most recently, the Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum.

I wanted to also use this post to update you on my thoughts about the Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum as well as share some pics of my growth over the past couple of years so you can SEE what I mean (you know we love visuals lol). Be sure to check out my intro post of the serum for the ingredients and product description.

bee_mine_Bee_sensative_serumOk so I really, really love it! I love that it is oil-free and in a spray bottle. I used it every time I re-twisted my hair (about 2-3x a week). I spray directly on my scalp and rub in. I also like that this can double as a moisturizing mist for your strands but I only used it for my scalp because I didn’t want to use it up as fast hehe. The spray nozzle makes application easy. Perfect if you have braids or a similar style. Another great thing is the Bee Sensitive serum is PERFECT for the summer and warmer months. I love that the Bee Sensitive Serum is aloe vera juice based because it helps with growth AND is an astringent meaning it somewhat “cleanses” your scalp. This is why I prefer it for warmer months when my head sweats and gets more build-up. To compare this serum to the original Bee Mine Mango Hair Serum, I will say that I feel the original serum is a bit more potent (you can actually see the sulfur particles in the oil) and works a bit faster which is why I really like it too but it is an oil and I don’t like putting oil on my scalp too much because I get build-up. The oil serum can also dry out the strands of your hair if you don’t have a moisturizer in as well (due to the sulfur;  basically you have to be cautious and make sure its only on your scalp). I reserve the oil for the colder, dryer months when my scalp tends to be dryer anyway. Although, both products are “a little goes a long way” but I felt I have to use more of the Bee Sensitive each time because it is a thin liquid and doesn’t spread as easy as the oil. So my bottle is almost gone :o(   I feel like I could alternate between the two Bee Mine serums and be able to benefit from both. Either way, I can honestly say I have seen a dramatic increase in growth, specifically my edges and the nape of my neck. I am sure I have growth all over but I can’t tell exactly how much since I haven’t done an extensive length check like this one back in February, but I know I have growth for sure! You’ll see below…

So for the visuals… I am a bit embarrassed about these first two pics, I have actually never showed them to anyone but I figured why not now. These pics are from a few years back when I got a Dominican blow-out and I first realized my hair was really thinning and was in denial about it. It was around the time my mother passed, I lost a lot of weight, was depressed, etc.. I’ve mentioned several times on my blog that my hair was thinning and maintaining this blog has helped me stay accountable to taking care of my hair (you can read more about this in my about me page). So yea, I’m sharing this more for inspiration and to let you know that your hair CAN GROW if you take care of it or even if you doubt that it can!

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Yes, my hair was pretty long in the pics above but it was not healthy, very thin, dull and my ends were so bad.

So flash forward a year or two to the end of 2011, my hair became a bit healthier and I ended up dying it myself (which I now feel like I shouldn’t have, I guess I just wanted a change at the time) and these next pics are where I started my La Coco Bella journey :o).  I got another Dominican blow-out and had to cut about 2 inches off my damaged hair. The stylist had to cut it into layers it was that bad. And this is what blew me, the lady cutting my hair didn’t speak English so she had the owner come and tell me how bad my hair was thinning at the top center. I am so glad she did because it was the moment where I was like damn, I need to do something about this before it gets even worse. Yea it  “looks” nice but don’t be deceived! Its all about angles and how I parted my hair for these pics lol!

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Fast forward again a bit, I am going to now share some pics to compare and contrast the older with the newer so you can see my hair filling in. These first pics are of a puff I did back in April 2012, so they are about 5 months after the pics above. It’s amazing how different hair looks when its curly vs. straight. You notice different things. Look at how thin and scraggly my edges, around my ear, and nape were. Back then, I would always have to use a TON of gel and wrap my hair with a scarf really tight to lay my edges down and then try not to sweat or turn my neck too much so the back wouldn’t start curling up and falling down in the back. Them sorry edges made my fivehead look even bigger! lol

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Fast forward again to February 2013, right before I started my goal for growth “campaign”, I did another puff and you can clearly see a difference in my problem areas! Since I hadn’t used any of the growth products yet, I can solely contribute this growth to ayurvedic treatments, time and not wearing my bonnet at night anymore. Look at the difference! My fivehead doesn’t look as big! ha!  ((and yes I am wearing the same exact shirt lol I guess I really like that shirt haha) You can also notice how fine and whispy my edges are, which is good, means its new growth :o)

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Alright so fast forward AGAIN, these next pics are all AFTER I started my growth challenge (so from the end of Feb. until now) Obviously I see the most evidence of growth when I wear my hair in a bun or straight. I haven’t straightened it since November 2011 so I can’t show it from that perspective, but these next pics are a few pics I took via Instagram. Take a look! My edges are so much fuller, denser, darker. My hairline just looks more “solid” and less “spacey” if that makes sense. I can pull my hair up in a bun so much easier without having to worry about hair falling down in the back or sides. I can start my twists closer to the edges and my center part has filled in!! These pics are in order that they were taken between Feb and May. Look how big my bunz are now too hehe

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lacocobella_growth_edges_3Ok So to round this post out, and for the shocker lol these last pics are of my edges to date…they are STILL growing in! I’m like WTF! is this why my forehead has always looked so daggone huge because my edges were always so far back!? LMAO!  I have a “new set” of edges growing in! At first I was like, why aren’t my edges laying like they normally do because when I gel my hair back, I was nervous they were breaking again! But then I realized they are fine and thin which means they are new growth! I was like oooookkkk, am I going to look like Eddie Munster?! So in the pics of my freshly washed hair below, you can see the length of my edges (the part I am holding) and then the new layer of growth at my scalp. It’s like a mini fro framing my face lol my side burns aren’t so “burny” anymore either lol they are little puffs now haha once they grow longer they won’t look so random! Ahh these Bee Mine serums are THE BOMB!!!!

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Hopefully you were able to follow my timeline journey of growth lol I know I may have been all over the place. I also hope you are able to get an idea of the growth because I know its hard to show it in 2-dimentional pictures over a computer but trust me, I can definitely see and feel a difference…….BEE MINE SERUMS WORK AND YOUR HAIR CAN GROW!!!!!!! Wooooo hoooooo!!!!!!

ok I’m done lol until next time!!!!

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Growth : : Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum & Mango Serum UPDATE

Growth : : Bee Mine Bee Sensitive Hair Serum & Mango Serum UPDATE

Hello! Awhile back I made a post announcing my unofficial campaign for hair growth (check out this post if you missed it) and I listed a few things I planned on trying out this year to see how much length I could gain. Although health should ALWAYS trump length goals, I feel that I am at the point where my hair is very healthy and I can focus on length. Length and health go hand in hand, if your hair and SCALP are healthy, your hair WILL grow!

So I wanted to use this post to introduce the next topical growth remedy as well as give an update to the last one. I started using Bee Mine’s Mango Sulfur Serum in the beginning of March and applied the serum to my scalp, focusing on my edges, about twice a week (any more frequent it would have been too oily for me). I can honestly say this stuff works! I didn’t do an extensive length check photo shoot like I did when I did my Viviscal update (end of February) too much work lol BUT I do have something I can show you hehe…ok don’t laugh…

I found this random grey hair in my edges lol that shows where the color from my last henna treatment ends lmao!! Hey whatever works! I have only done 2 henna treatments, I posted about my first one mid-february and I did the second treatment that following week which would make it around the last week of February. So the place where the henna color ends and the grey starts is the new growth from the end of February (which was around the start of me using the Mango serum…hopefully you followed all of that and I didn’t confuse you lol).

So I say all that to say, I gained about an INCH of growth in my edges since the end of February! I was actually extremely surprised because I wasn’t even sure if my edges would even continue to grow! I sort of wrote them off in the same category as the hair in my eyebrows—they just stop growing when they reach a certain length lol but I guess I was wrong! They grew! Are are still growing! Check out the EXTREME close-up shots of my grey hair! lmao! I think I am going to keep my grey hair so I can continue to see if my edges are still growing hehe

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The Mango serum not only worked on my edges but it definitely worked on the rest of my scalp as well. I noticed I have a new layer of fine baby hairs all over my head, similar to the ones I posted about back in June 2012. That means, the serum stimulated the follicles where I may have had hair fallen out of or where “inactive” for lack of a better word. Either way, it’s doing something making something grow! I also noticed that my new growth is very soft and my curls seem a bit looser! I even noticed growth in my kitchen in the back i.e. the hairs at the nap of my neck lol THIS is amazing because now when I brush my hair up into a bun, I don’t have these random curls wanting to fall back down. They actually stay up and in place.

I will DEFINITELY keep this in my hair growth arsenal BUT I am going to put it down for a little while because…..I will be trying the non-oil version of Bee Mine’s growth serum! (yes, I know, the obsession with Bee Mine continues…)

It’s called the Bee Sensitive Oil Free Hair Serum which is basically and oil-free alternative to their original serum. I am extremely excited about this because it is difficult for me to use oils on my scalp during the warmer summer months because my scalp is naturally oily and I get a lot of build-up so this is PERFECT for me or anyone with similar issues. It was actually created for people with dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis It retails on Bee Mine’s site at $15 for 8 oz. and only comes in the mango scent (which is yummy and juicy smelling). The ingredients are amazing and are what’s most attractive to me but then again ALL Bee Mine’s ingredients are amazing, they are 99% All natural AND organic!! I also love that it is in a spray bottle which means easy application. Oh and read the reviews on the Bee Mine site, 5 star product, AGAIN!

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Product Description
Bee-Sensitive ~ Oil Free serum comes to you by popular request for our family members with scalp conditions that prevents the use of oils. We’ve formulated this oil-free hair serum with love to help soothe the scalp and promote a healthy environment for optimal growth. The soothing and healing properties of organic aloe vera juice paired with select herbs can assist in alleviating the discomfort of many scalp conditions. Feel the calming and stimulating and effect of this oil-free serum and keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy. Specially created for those with dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and other sensitive skin conditions. Also great for those wanting growth without the buildup of oil while in wigs, half wigs, braids, lace fronts, kinky twists, etc. Directions: Use daily or every other day for best results.

Ingredients
Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Herbal Infused Purified Water, Ayurvedic Herbs, Select Herbs, MSM, Fragrance, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative. 99% Natural & Organic

Like all the other hair growth remedies I have tried so far, I am going to try this for one month without using anything else on my scalp so I can see how well this product works on it’s own. The main ingredient in the oil-free serum is aloe vera juice which is known to promote hair growth as it is a natural astringent. This also means it is perfect for oily scalps. It also contains my beloved ayurvedic herbs, I don’t know exactly which ones but they are all amazing either way. And last, it contains MSM which natural sulfur, the same thing in the other Mango serum. Sooooo it’s basically a bomb combination of hair growth greatness lol

I plan on using this each time I twist my hair, probably 2-3x a week and I will check back in with you all on this in about a month!!

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Hair Milk : : Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk

Hair Milk : : Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk

Hey chicas!! I hope everyone had a blessed Resurrection Sunday and got to enjoy the day with their families! This resurrection this year really symbolizes a true New beginning, like a changing of the guards, I feel like there’s a LOT of activity in the spiritual realm going on and it’s like a build up of anticipation! Ah can’t wait for what’s in store!! :o)

Also, I feel like I am always apologizing for something lol but on Monday I suddenly came down with something, a cold/virus (going to the Dr.’s today), and still feel like crap so I haven’t been on my computer much, PLUS I still have been working on a TON of freelance graphic design jobs (thanks for all the new inquires I have gotten from my readers!!) ….oh and fitting in a full time job in between all that as well lol sooo again, SORRY for the lack of posts :o(

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So I have indulged in more products from my favorite brand, Bee Mine hehe. I really am addicted lol and this stuff really IS that good!! I have a bunch of other Bee Mine products just waiting to be used….yes, I know, it’s a problem, I didn’t mean it lightly when I said I LOVE Bee Mine lol #DontJudgeMe :o)

So here’s the Deja’s Hair Milk, which retails for $15 for 8 oz, $27 for 16 oz or the trial size of 2.2 oz for $5.50. Again, yes I know Bee Mine is in the higher price point category (along with Karen’s Body Beautiful, my other FAV brand) BUT you pay for what you get! AND Bee Mine boasts that their products are All Natural AND Organic! Most brands can’t claim that they are BOTH natural and organic, so you know you are getting the best you can possibly get for the health of your hair. It’s worth it, if you don’t believe me, read the reviews on their site for yourself! 5 star ratings for damn near every product! I’m so mad I never knew about Bee Mine until last year! #GoFigure

So I have the 8 oz Hair Milk in the Coconut Cream scent which is the same scent as the Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner. It smells soooooo lusciously yummy! Mmm mmmm mmm I love coconut so it’s so fitting lol If you aren’t a coconut fan, the Hair Milk also comes in an Island Mango scent and they also have a limited edition Sweetie Peach scent. I bet that one smells really yummy too!

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Product Description
This hair milk has many benefits for the health and condition of your hair. It’s lightweight but very moisturizing. The oils and butters will nourish and naturally moisturize every strand of your tresses without leaving your hair greasy. The grapefruit essential oil strengthens and keeps your hair healthy while the peppermint essential oil helps to stimulate growth. Good for all hair types, braids and weaves too. We aim to help your hair be the healthiest it can be. 
Use Deja’s Hair Milk to: defrizz, moisturize on damp hair, as a second day refresher, detangler or leave in.

Ingredients
Distilled water, Coconut milk, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Butyrosperumum Parkir (Shea Butter), Emulsifying wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Ricinus communis (Organic Castor Oil), Grapefruit & Peppermint Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex), Optiphen (Paraben free and Formaldehyde free preservative), Fragrance. 99% Natural & Organic. Silicone-free / SLS-free / Paraben-free

So I haven’t really one to use Hair Milks, no particular reason, just never moved me. BUT when I saw Deja’s Hair Milk, and read the ingredients, my mind immediately thought Sweet Ambrosia! lol so I definitely had to try it. Plus everything from Bee Mine I’ve tried so far has never let me down :o) DHM has a super creamy, milky consistency and applies wet because it is water based which also means a longer drying time in comparison to a butter product. It is a bit thicker in consistency than the Sweet Ambrosia but doesn’t provide as much hold which is fine. It’s super lightweight, no where near greasy which means touchable hair :o)

The first time I used it, I used it by itself as I always do to see how my hair interacts with products with no other “product influences”. I applied on wet hair and it distributed really well, it also helped with the finger detangling process as I smoothed it through my strands. Did I mention the scent?! OMG Bee Mine’s signature Coconut Cream scent is sooooo yummy, I can’t get over it lol any who, so Deja’s Hair Milk does an AMAZING job at moisturizing my hair, so much to the point where I prefer to wear this under a thicker butter. I realize this because this product alone doesn’t give me much hold and I can just tell how my hair feels when its moisturized, it’s like my hair is more “plump” for lack of a better word lol it has a certain glimmer to it and is more elastic. So using a butter along with DHM helps seal in that moisture and give me more hold. The fact that DHM is lightweight is wonderful so using it under a butter won’t add to a lot of product build-up.

A little definitely goes a long way! DHM is great for when I am re-twisting my hair during the week because I don’t need to spritz my hair with water because the DHM does such a great job at moisturizing. I love that because it’s one less step and one less bottle I have to reach for when it’s time to do my hair (saves time!). DHM contains coconut milk AND coconut oil which is probably why I noticed my hair felt really elastic, over time, this means less breakage!

I’m excited to use this in conjunction with some of my other fav products, I feel like this will really help strengthen my hair so I eventually go Beyonce blonde lol!! :oP

Here’s my hair on the first day, freshly untwisted and the last two pics are on the 2nd day. By the next day, my hair was a bit on the poofy side, which is why DHM wouldn’t work as a styler product for me, I need to use this as a moisturizer in conjunction with a heavier butter to get the hold I prefer. It does make my hair super soft and super shiny!

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