Friday, December 30, 2011

Hair: Mizani Scalp Care

Went to Walmart this pass Wednesday, as you know I am restocking my hair products. I am such a huge fan of the Mizani line. I ended up buying the Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo and Conditioner.  I was already looking for something to help with my itchy scalp, I was co-washing three times a week and shampooing once a week. I was looking to maybe extend the days between washing, especially when I am wearing my hair straight. 

Ok, so lets get started with the review. First up is the shampoo. This shampoo claims to eliminate scalp flaking, scaling and itching, moisturize the hair and scalp and remove excessive bacteria.

The directions: For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a physician.  Shake well. Wet hair and apply 1-2 ounces throughout the entire head. Message vigorously. Leave on scalp for 1-3 minutes. Rinse well. Repeat is necessary.

So, I did just that. I didnt section my hair like I normally do, no real reason other than being lazy. The shampoo does have sulfate in it. It is a creamy shampoo. Kind of thick. My hair was very tangled. It gave me a slight tingle right before I rinsed it out, but nothing too bad. It has a medicated smell to it. Again, nothing too bad. It has cucumber extract and peppermint oil which I'm sure is where the tingle comes from. Aside from being tangled, my hair felt clean. It really didnt feel striped like it normally would using a sulfate shampoo.

So conditioners are where a bulk of my money is spent as far as hair products go. Shampoos for the most part, do what they say, they cleanse. Conditioners, they are the bread and butter.

The Mizani Scalp Care Conditioner, the claim is: eliminates recurrence of scalp flaking, scaling and itching and restores moisture balance.

The directions: For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a physician. Shake bottle well. Wet hair and apply 1-2 ounces throughout the entire head. Message gently into hair and scalp. Cover hair with plastic cap and leave in for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Towel dry. Style as desired.

This conditioner is a thick, creamy white conditioner. I applied it just as directed by the bottle. I then detangled. It has pretty good slip, not great, but decent. I applied it focusing on my scalp and then my hair. It gives a tingle. Not bad. It was a bit more intense then the shampoo. Again, like the shampoo, it has a medicated scent. After my 10 minutes, I rinsed the conditioner out using cool water. The bottle doesnt say warm or cool. My hair felt moisturized. And it doesnt leave a medicated smell on your hair, AND I didnt have to re-rinse my hair like I had to with a different product from a different brand.

As I a writing this review, it is now day 2 since my shampoo day. It is also my co-wash day. Normally by co-wash day I am scratching skin off my scalp (well, not really, but close). However, I am not. It actually just started to give me a slight itch. See this is just another reason why I am a huge fan of the Mizani line. This is for sure going to be my new shamp and conditioner. I'll use the thermal shampoo when I know there is a flat iron day coming up. I dont think I will be using it twice a week like directed simply because I dont want to apply sulfate to my hair twice a week.

The cost of both of these products together cost me a little over $24. My Walmart salon had Mizani BOGO 50%. I think she said until 12/31, I'm not sure. People argue that Mizani is expensive, but if you want quailty product you have to spend what you have to spend. I think it is totally worth it. I do recommend this product to anyone, relaxed or natural, if dry and itchy scalp is your problem then this is the product you need. I would check into it now in case the sale is over on the 31st cause Mizani hardly ever goes on sale here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beauty: Cetaphil

OMG!!! Do I really need to review this product? Well for those of you who have not heard of this product or have yet to try it, I will do you this solid. This is Cetaphil, my new FAVORITE product. I originally seen this product while watching a make up haul on YT and I decided to give it a go. At first I was a little put off by the price, it was like close to $10 and this is a 16 oz, but I bought it anyways and it is well worth $10.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Books: What Your Birthday Reveals About Your Sex Life

Birthdays hold the keys to the best sex you'll ever have-if only you knew how to read the signs. Learn what makes you tick and get tips for your ideal lover in this entertaining  and erotic guide titled What Your Birthday Reveals About Your Sex Life: Your Key To The Heavenly Sex Life You Were Born To Have.

So your birthday is March 27th, Aries- charming, impulsive and impractical-has a lusty nature and few inhibitions, willing to experiment and try just about anything. December 19th Sagittarius' are all nighters with vivid imaginations. Hot all over kisses in the morning will be greatly appreciated. November 15th Scorpios embodied a combination of passion and romance. Their ideal lover better know how to turn up the passion and hit it off with some old school romance which will turn into a night they wont soon forget.

This is book is fun and entertaining. I tested it out on a few ladies and they were amazed as to how accurate it was. You will find out your own sexual secrets as well as those around you. The book is broken into two sections, the first section is broken down into The Twelve Signs Of The Zodiac and The Nine Basic Numbers. The second section is The 366 Birthdays Of The Year.

Author Phyllis Vega draws on the predictive powers of astrology and the ancient art of numerology to create revealing erotic profiles for you to use in between the sheets. She is a practicing astrologer and tarot reader, and has a New Age counselor for more than three decades. She is the author of numerous books, including Erotic Astrology, Lovestrology, Celtic Astrology and Romancing the Tarot.

Purchase info: What Your Birthday Reveals About Your Sex Life: Your Key To The Heavenly Sex Life You Were Born To Have.

I am always excited about anything zodiac related. I was so excited about this book, that I offered a second copy in a giveaway. Needless to say it is one of those books that will have everyone wanting to know what their birthdays reveal about their own sex lives.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hair: Hair Rules Kinky Curling Cream

Ok, this product review you will have to take my word for because I have no pics! Dont ask. Anyways, this is on the Kinky Curling Cream from Hair Rules. I had never heard of this brand before I watched Taren916's video in which she is using the entire line. You can click HERE to see that vid. Now as far as cleansing and conditioning, I have my staple products, but I am always open to new styling products. Just so happens I was in ULTA and seen the line. So I said wth, I'll give it a go.


The first thing I notice was the price. Goodness, it is pricey. The pic you are seeing is the size of the bottle I have. It is a 2 oz bottle and it cost me $9. Now I get that New Yorkers are probably used to shopping like that, but Im in IL. So that was a negative for me. But I bought it anyways. 
This product is for wash and go type styles, and I dont do wash and go's anymore. So this product sat for a while and then the day before yesterday I washed my hair because I was a day behind and it was itching like crazy, so I decided to try this product. 


The instructions say to use in the shower because your hair has to be soaking wet. Well since I section my hair, it stays pretty wet so I didnt use it in the shower. What I did was I detangled each section as I went along. I applied the product and combed it through and twisted my hair for a twist out. I didnt use any other styling product because I wanted to give this one a fair shot. I then sat under my bonnet dryer attachment and after a while it was about 95% dry. So the other 5% air dried.


Since I aired dried, I ended up taking my hair down at my MIL's house. The curl that I got was A-MAZING. I didnt stretch my roots out like I normally do. I had very little shrinkage. I have really good movement. I didnt have to fluff as much, but I dont know if that is because I didnt stretch my roots or what.

Overall, I think this product is great. There were some issues, not huge ones, but issues none the less. It is waaay to rich for my blood. In other words, for a 2 oz bottle, it is $9. Thats too damn much. Granted its a good buy, but its too much. Secondly, my hair normally dries pretty fast with a leave in. After being under a dryer for quite a bit, I still had some damp spots. And it doesnt leave my hair feeling overly mositurized. It didnt feel dry, but its not how Im used to it feeling. Now on the other hand, it has great stay power. I didnt twist my hair last night, I just tied it up and this morning I took my satin cap off and I did add some of my Rose H2O and just ran my fingers through it. It looks, to me, better then day one. Im not gonna twist my hair for tonight, since tomorrow is shampoo day, so we will see what day 3 hair looks like. My hair feels soft. Would I buy this product again? I would if it was on a gift card. Lol. And it would have to be enough that I could get a big bottle so I wouldnt run out. Would I recommend this product? Yes! Everyone's hair is different. But I think that is what this line is about. It is not just for natural hair gals, it has products for straight hair as well.

Go check out the site at You can learn more about the brand and the salon. You can also purchase the products. 

Also go and check out Taren916. I love her channel, I am a sub. She has another vid of her in the Hair Rules Salon getting her hair did. You can click HERE for that.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

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