Hello loves. How has the weather been? My area has been extremely hot and PHCN has been dealing with us like shege since!
Anyways, I did a series of makeup over time but didn’t have the opportunity to post and now is a good time to do so.
I have to apologize that I can’t remember some of the products used but I promise you, these pictures were not filtered so you can as well go ahead and use what you have in your arsenal of makeup.
I had the delectable Grandma patronise me for her birthday look and ever since she’s been a regular.
For the above look, I used the following products;
Skin: Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Black Opal Stick Foundation, Maybelline Smooth, and Clear Powder, Sleek Blush, Zaron Face defines 10 Highlighter
Eye: L.A. Girl concealer, Morphe Brush 35B and 350, L.A girl eye pencil, Maybelline eye pencil, City Color Mascara
Lip: Jordana Fabubrow, Flash Palette
Skin: for the above look, I used Sensibio micellar water, Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Khuraira Camouflage Palette, Maybelline Smooth, and Clear Powder, Milani Powder, Sleek Blush, Zaron Face definer highlighter.
Eye: Nyx Jumbo Milk Pencil, Naked Palette Virgin, Makeup Geek Corrupt, Maybelline eye pencil, City Color Mascara
Lip: Mac and Nyx Jumbo Milk Pencil.
Skin: Sensibio micellar water, Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Khuraira Camouflage Palette, Revlon Colorstay Mocha/Cinnamon, L.A Girl Concealer Toffee,
Eye: Mac PaintPot, Morphe 350, MUG Corrupt, L.A Girl pencil.
The shampoo has the same scent as the conditioner. It is colourless, thick, rich, easy to apply, and a little gets the job done.
However, the ingredients I emboldened makes some naturals wary and I have issues with them too.
A. Sodium Laureth Sulfate: washes extremely clean which can strip naturals of the needed hair oil and make the hair brittle and can easily break!
B. Isopropyl Alcohol; is drying alcohol which doesn’t add moisture to the hair, therefore, isn’t good for type 3-4 naturals.
C. Parfum (Fragrance); we can’t ascertain the type of blends used in this product.
D. Sodium Hydroxide; it breaks down protein bonds in hair making it stretched in the process. It is terrible for all naturalistas.
The best way to have a smooth washday is to start with a hot oil pre-poo because of the sodium laureth sulfate and your hair natural oil will be preserved without your hair feeling squeaky clean.
The sturdy plastic bottle is 500ml, sold for Ngn2,000 and after more than 8 washes, the shampoo hasn’t been used up to 1/4th of the whole products!
*I recommend but I won’t be repurchasing ever again because of the quantity left, the Sodium Hydroxide/Isopropyl Alcohol in it and my V05 gets the job done, curl-friendly ingredients and pretty cheap too!*
I went to check my ingredient list again, and that’s what I found right there; SODIUM HYDROXIDE! Who would have thought!
I don’t recommend this product for Naturals like 3-4 hair types because of this singular ingredient no matter how minute it is!
This conditioner is extremely thick and feels exactly like V05 Island Coconut milk on my hair. It is creamy has no slip at all. It has a slightly sweet coconut scent. One can go heavy handed and it doesn’t apply smoothly. A little goes a long way because it’s pretty hard to get everything out of one’s hair immediately one goes heavy-handed.
The fragrance I flagged we are not sure how it is derived whether through synthetic or natural origin, therefore, I think someone sensitive should be careful.
It also came in a 500ml sturdy plastic bottle, sold for Ngn2,000 and I got mine from Bellzng.com
I enjoy the shampoo a lot! It clarifies and moisturises at the same time. I was able to finger detangle a little but i don’t like the conditioner at all. I like my conditioner to be creamy without being too runny or too thick however, this didn’t give me that effect.
However, the shampoo would be great for a co-wash and as deep conditioner.
Would I buy again? Shampoo, for now, is no buy because I still have 3 bottles which I haven’t finished between me and my daughter. I am not comfortable with the conditioner and I’ll manage to finish the bottle. ** I am angry I enjoy this but there’s Sodium Hydroxide in it! (Fuming)
Have you used these or any other Tresemmé before? How did it perform? Please share and thanks for reading.
I’ve been hunting for a good leave-in conditioner after relying on my own cocktail for a while. I told you in another post about my discovery about the cons of DIYs and ever since then, my search for leave-in and decent deep conditioner has increased since its pretty hard to get ORSMayonnaise in my area.
I researched a bit online before getting Anti Breakage Daily Leave-in. It also says in the packaging that it is an ultra-protective blend of conditioning proteins & natural oils, that helps protect against styling stresses & chemical damage.
Mega Growth defends against Breakage, Split-ends and Dryness by helping;
Strengthen Hair Deep Inside
Protect Against Styling Stresses and Chemical Damage
Although the oils and protein started from no 6 downwards, I’ll advise those with protein sensitivity to stay away. Also, if you don’t like cones (although the one here isn’t the major cone/its down the list), I’ll say pass up on this.
First Use; 4th day Wash n Style
It has a strong sweet bubblegum-like scent but becomes subdued after application.
I could feel the moisture sink in and break a little cast from the styler I used.
It also made my hair shiny and soft and I could feel it without even touching it.
The packaging isn’t my cup of tea because I feel like the tub isn’t the best especially for a water-based product since I’ll be dipping my hand inside the tub always.
Second Use; Two Strand Twist
The consistency is watery but not runny.
It helped detangle my hair and didn’t weigh down my hair.
My hair absorbed it immediately and I’ll say my hair didn’t shed at all which is a pleasant surprise!
The price is great for the tub at 250 g(8.82 oz) for Ngn #889 at ShopRite
Third Use; Hydration
I used it to moisturise my twists 3 days later and it brought life back into my hair, and my hair totally drank it all up.
It feels like pouring milk on ones hair and I enjoy it so far.
I still feel the smoothness of the product on my hair after hours of applying it.
I observed this product is packaged differently from some others I’ve seen online however, a reasonable explanation could be that this is packaged in Nigeria only!
Also, the ingredient list of both is quite different from each other; the other one is quite thick as opposed to the one manufactured in Nigeria by Godrej Nigeria Limited but formulated/developed in the USA.
It is noteworthy that it also has a registered NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Number, which is A2-1748.
I am liking this product right now and hopefully, it does what it claims over time. However, for now, I give it a thumbs up.
*I bought this product with my money and these are my opinion*
Kachi on YouTube also agreed with me and you can go ahead and watch her video at NaturalKachi