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Review: Purgasm Shop Curl Confectionery

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*These product were sent to me to review. The following review is my honest thoughts and opinions. What may work for me may not work for your and vs.

Where can this be purchased: Purgasm Shop

Price: $18

So here is the review….

Wild Cherry Poo barIngredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin), Shea Butter (refined naturally crushed), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Honey, Soy bean protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral colorant), Argan Oil, Yucca Root, Marshmallow Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Silk Aminos, Essential Oil/Phthalate Free Fragrance Blend, Love!

Product Claim:  These hand poured shampoo bars are all natural and are botanically infused with Wild Cherry Bark, Marshmallow Root, and Silk Aminos. They contain Argan oil, Honey, and Shea Butter for a hydrating, deliciously scented clean that does not strip the natural moisture from the hair shaft. Shampoo bars produce an abundance of light and creamy lather and leaves hair feeling clean, soft, moist, and easier to detangle. Say bye bye to dry, tangled, moisture stripped hair! Great for dull, brittle hair that craves moisture!

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My Thoughts

This is the second shampoo bar I have ever used in my hair. The fist one was the Cream&Coco Raspberry Rice Pudding and that one kicks this one out the park in my opinion. At first I felt like this bar was not doing anything because it did not foam at all. Soon I started feeling like my strands were sticking together…..hmmm this thing dried my hair out so bad it aint even funny. Shampoo bars are supposed to cleanse, but this stripped my hair bad. I did the right side of my head first and contemplated on continuing with the left (but I was determined to finish what I had begun). My hair was sectioned in 4 so I know that the tangling was not due to washing big sections of hair at once. After I finished shampooing my hair I can literally hear the *squeaky clean sound when I ran my fingers over my strands. : (

Rating:♥♥♥♥

 *I gave 1 heart because of the scent
IMG_1011 Ingredients:  Rhassoul Clay, Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Banana, Honey,Marshmallow Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Hibiscus, Argan Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60, Silk Aminos, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Organic/Phthalate Free Fragrance Blend, Undutched Cocoa Powder, Vitamin E, Love!

Product Claim: The Wild Cherry Treatment hair truffle mask is specially formulated to provide the ultimate damage repair and conditioning experience for curly, kinky, and afro textured hair. Our special blend of rhassoul clay, wild cherry bark, banana, honey and marshmallow root intensely conditions, softens, increases moisture retention, and provides excellent slip for detangling. Say bye to dry, brittle, and malnourished kinks and curls with this aryuvedic and botanical blend! *These intense conditioning hair truffles are  lighted dusted with undutched cocoa powder on one side  for it’s nourishing and moisture retaining properties.

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My Thoughts 

I followed the directions and added boiling water to the 3 truffles. I was expecting like a creamy cream but ended up with a gritty cream.(Think of adding an old ashy Hershey bar to cold water) anyways….. I wanted to love this, especially since my hair was so dry after the Poo Bar, but was I wrong. I must say that I HATED this product. Like… more than that As I Am coconut mess, and you all know that I really disliked that line…. Let me tell you all my not so lovely encounter with these truffles………..

I melted them down as good as I could. Then spread the gritty cream over the same 4 sections. Application was soso. Again, I like the smell but that is not the point.lol .. I left this in my hair for about 35 mins under a plastic cap.  I hopped in the shower, and started rinsing the treatment out of my hair, but I noticed that the water was running clear. -_- not good at all!  When I touched my hair, it felt like I had left some sort of play do clay in it. I then decided to work the water into each section to make sure that the water was getting everywhere…. To tell you all more, I had to use 2 different shampoo’s to get this out. The first was Giovanni Tea Tree Shampoo and since that did nothing I had to reach for my Suave Clarifying shampoo(contains sulfates) and even that did not get everything out.  By this point I am super pissed and heated. I had wasted valuable time and water in the shower yet my hair was still not clean.  When I got out the shower I had to get a HG deep conditioner to reverse the madness. I knew that my Curl Junkie Curl Rehab would do it. I left the Cj CR overnight to make sure that I got the full effects from it. In the morning I finally washed it out and….hahahaha I still had bits and pieces of the Purgasm treatment in my hair…..smh   never again sorry.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

 *I gave 1 heart because of the scent
purgasmIngredients: Distilled Water (infused with Marshmallow Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Flaxseed, Hibiscus, Propietary Botanical Blend), Aloe Vera Gel, Silk Aminos, Xanthum Gum, Phthalate Free Fragrance/Essential Oil Blend, Love!

Product Claim: This botanical based gel will quench your curls and bring them back to life! It gives great curl definition for kinky, coilly, and curly textures and nourishes dry hair and scalp and provides a light hold.  Curl Poppin Gel is specially formulated to provide excellent definition, detangling, shine, and moisture. Wake up your curls! * Great for “Wash & Go”, twists, braids, shingling, and other textured styles.

My Thoughts

There are no thoughts because I decided not to put my hair through anymore stress, I didn’t even use the gel!

Rating:  ——-

* Over all from the products that I did use I would not recommend them to anyone. Again, these products were sent to me for review and the thoughts above are my honest opinions.

Product Review: CHC Ultimate Hair Treat

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Where can this be purchasedhttp://coilyheadchick.com/

Price: $12.00 for 8oz

Ingredients: Purified Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Juice, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, Optiphen, Vitamin E, Citric Acid and Fragrance

Product Claim:  Ultimate Hair Treat is the ULTIMATE TREAT for your Coils, Kinks and Curls, this concentrated hair treat can be used as a leave-in and daily moisturizer. For fine hair this treat can also be used as a weekly deep conditioner.

Ultimate Hair Treat  is Curly Girl friendly and made without: Parabens, PABA, Paraffin, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Silicones, Sulfates or Synthetic Color

My Thoughts

This is a HOLY GRAIL for me!! I love love love this leave in. I don’t even know where to begin… It smells like orange Popsicle. Yummy! It feels incredible in my hair while being applied and after my hair is dry as well.  It has amazing slip.. did I mention the SLIP. lol My hair drinks this up so nicely. It does not leave it feeling dry nor greasy. Below are some of the combo’s that I’ve tried.

DSC08886^Twistout using CHC Ultimate hair treat with CHC Hair Perfection^

DSC08997^Wash n Go using  CHC Ultimate hair treat with CHC Hair Perfection^

catsdfd^Wash n Go CHC Ultimate hair treat with Kinky Culy Curling Custard^

DSC09558^Over night Twist out with CHC Ultimate hair treat ONLY^

As you can see my hair looks amazing! I feels very moisturized and plump. This product plays well with other products in my opinion. After about 5-6 uses I still have plenty left but I want to restock soon.

coilyheadchickI would definitely recommend this to anyone. I will purchase again and the Ultimate hair treat is the first item to make it to my holy grail list!!!

Rating♥♥♥♥♥++

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Product Review: As I Am Cowash, Leave-in and Twist cream…#FAIL!!

Ugh! I do not even know where to start. I am beyond irritated. Scroll all the way down to the end of the post to read “my thoughts”.

I purchased all 3 items at Sally Beauty supply

Coconut CoWash

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Price: $7.99 for 16 oz

Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil², Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone

Product claim : 

  • Gently cleanses hair and scalp
  • Removes product residue
  • Preserve moisture

As I Am Coconut CoWash is the way to cleanse your hair most of the time. This light no-suds conditioning cream gently spreads easily throughout your hair and removes residue including all of the things you’ve used to style and maintain your coils and curls.

 Coconut Cowash is different from any other because it contains a special blend of natural ingredients that work to promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level. Maintains moisture, adds more moisture and helps hair retain moisture until your next cleanse.

 Makes detangling a breeze and rinses easily from hair. Gentle enough for daily use and is safe for color-treated hair.

Leave-In Conditioner

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Price: $10.49 for 8oz

Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)¹ and Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)¹, Cetyl Alcohol¹, Citric Acid¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit (Saw Palmetto) Extract¹, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract¹, Propylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract¹, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract¹, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Stalk Extract¹, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root¹, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene

Product Claim:

  • Eases wet combing
  • Helps strengthen hair
  • Seals the cuticle layer

A great leave-in is a vital first step in styling. Smooth it on after cleansing and conditioning. Your finished style will be softer shinier and more manageable.

As I Am Leave-In Conditioner keeps tangles away and provides a great foundation for natural styling. It contains an organic strengthening agent, plus natural ingredients that promote hair growth.

Twist Defining Cream

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Price: $21.99 for 16oz

Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)¹ and Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla)¹ and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹ and Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root¹, Glycerin¹, Acetamide MEA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil1, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Triethanolamine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil¹, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)¹, Carbomer, Phytosterols², Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Behenyl Alcohol¹, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Trideceth-12, TBHQ, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene. Source: 1-Natural; 2-Canola Oil derived

Product Claim:

  • Maximizes smoothness
  • Produces great shine
  • Long lasting definition
  • Hydrates dry hair
  • Minimizes frizz

As I Am Twist Defining Cream is made especially for highly textured hair with nurturing natural oils, plus an organic extract that provides the ultimate in moisturizing. It is used for Twists and Twist Out hairstyles.

My Thoughts

Never again will I purchase from this line!! I hated my experience so much that I return all 3 to the store. The cowash did not remove build up. I was unable to detangle with it and after I washed it out my hair felt stripped and dry. The leave-in did nothing for me at all. I found myself reapplying 2-3 times a day and nothing… I mean nothing. No moisture what so ever. O and do not let me get started on the twist defining cream… That needs a paragraph of its own.

This product is the one that I detest the most. I spent the evening making sure my hair was clean and soft by doing a mud wash and deep conditioning.. There is nothing worst then using a styler that messes everything up. I used my trusty CJ smoothing lotion as a leave-in base for my 2 strand flat twist. My hair was detangled and felt o so soft. As I started to add the twist defining cream I noticed that little white balls (looked like buggers) started to form in my hair. UGH! When I tried to part my hair to start flat twisting a section I also noticed that my hair was starting to feel like rubber and felt very fragile. I really thought that if I manipulated that section too much that the strands would snap. The cream has no slip at all in my opinion. I ended up doing  just 2 strand twist in the back. I was really hoping that the white balls would somehow disappear or melt into my hair while drying….NOT!!

Here is a picture of my hair this morning. I ended up with flaky, dusty, chalky looking hair. No Bueno!

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 Rating for all 3 products: ♥♥♥♥♥ 0 out of 5

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