Showing posts with label hair mask. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair mask. Show all posts

Monday, August 7, 2017

One Little Parrot Natural Organic Hair Care And So Much More



One of the brightest moments of Cosmoprof North America for me in 2017 was meeting One Little Parrot brand owner and founder DeQunda Smith at an on-site event.  She has created a natural organic line of hair care products that help support the mental health community.  I was impressed by her passion and her story and went back to her booth the next day to talk a little more.  Ms. Smith also gifted me with two products to try and we're going to talk about those as well.


The hair care line One Little Parrot was born from a desire to help those afflicted by mental health issues.  Ms. Smith is a nurse and has seen and helped people in the most dire crises.  She told me that sometimes all it takes is to be kind to someone to change the course of their lives.  Mental illness is not necessarily visually identifiable and One Little Parrot believes that a non-judgemental kind action can change a decision that one might make toward suicide or other life threatening moments.

One Little Parrot began with Ms. Smith creating hair care products and soaps and distributing them to the indigent in her area.  You can imagine how that kind of personal care can make someone feel.  Her coworkers also used her products and encouraged her to start the business.  This is a business that gives back thru One Little Parrot's mental health initiative "Healthy Hair For Healthy Minds" which is funded by sales.

I find Ms. Smith's work and drive just amazing and inspiring.  And the products are really good.  Today I have the Plumeria & Yucca Leave-In Conditioner and the Rosehip & Ginger Tresses Reconstructor to share with you.

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One Little Parrot's tresses leave in conditioner with plumeria and yucca, ($15), is a lightweight spray that conditions and helps to reduce damage from breakage.   I spray this in my hair after shampooing, before combing and it smells terrific.  It has made the combing out of my mangy mane easier to handle and with less breakage.  I've been really impressed with it.  I'm amazed by the detangling properties.

The spray nozzle has a locking device which I really appreciate.  I don't know if you've had accidents with spray nozzles that didn't lock, but I have.  I really appreciate the attention to the packaging details.

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The ingredients: Deionized Water + Cetearyl Alcohol + Behentrimonium Chloride + Borage Seed Oil + Organic Coconut Oil + Flax Seed Oil + Evening Primrose Oil + Organic Olive Oil + Avocado Oil + Sesame Seed Oil + Organic Jojoba Oil + Vitamin B5 + Silk Protein Amino Acid blend of Sodium Pca + Sodium Lactate + Arginine + Aspartic Acid + Citric Acid + Organic Aloe leaf juice + Organic Gotu Kola + Colloidal Oatmeal + Horsetail Extract + Wild Geranium Extract + Organic Dandelion Extract + Coco-Caprylate/Caprate + Polysorbate 60 + Sodium Benzoate + Amodimethicone +Gluconolactone + Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride + phthalate-free fragrance.

The  Rosehip & Ginger Tresses Reconstructor, $18, also smells amazing.  This is a mask that helps moisturize and strengthen hair.  Completely cover dry hair and leave it on for 3-5 minutes and wash.  My naturally coarse hair feels so much silkier with this product!  I was really surprised and I love both of these.  I've found them very helpful to me in smoothing my hair and helping to prevent breakage when I comb it.

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The ingredients:  Organic Herbal Infusion + Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf + Cetearyl Alcohol + Algae Extract + Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract + Pro-Vitamin B5 + Behentrimonium Chloride + Organic Argan Oil + Coconut Oil + Organic Cilantro Extract + Wild Geranium Extract + Horsetail Extract + Shatavari Extract + Organic Ginger Extract + Organic Jojoba Seed Oil + Organic Sesame Seed Oil + Avocado Oil + Organic Olive Fruit Oil + Organic Evening Primrose Oil + Organic Linseed Seed Oil+ Organic Shea Butter + Organic Starflower Seed Oil + Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived) + Capryl Hydroxamic Acid (Naturally Derived Preservative) + Amodimethicone + Caprylyl Glycol (Naturally Derived Preservative) + Kosher Vegetable Glycerin + Coco-Caprylate/Caprate + Palm Oil + Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride + Sodium Benzoate (Plant Derived Preservative) + Potassium Sorbate (Plant Derived Preservative) + Colloidal Oatmeal + Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend + Citric Acid +phthalate-free fragrance

I think both of these products are really nice from this new brand.  The mission is excellent and Ms. Smith is passionate about making good effective products.  The brand name comes from a bible verse. Matt. 6:25-27.  Again, the sales of these products fund Healthy Hair For Healthy Minds, a mental health initiative.

You can learn more about the products and Ms. Smith's vision, as well as purchase on the website.   The care taken in this product topped by the evidence that they work really sold me.  Look around the website and let me know what you think.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment Hair Mask Review & Giveaway!

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Today I'm sharing my experience with the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment, (now available at Sephora - 6 oz / $32), with you.  And I have an extra for a giveaway!!

The Pre-Wash Protein Treatment is a hair mask that is used prior to shampooing.  Use a fair amount and distribute thoroughly throughout hair and on the scalp and then relax for 20 minutes.  This thick creamy mask has a pleasing relaxing scent.  It smells sort of like vanilla and lightly floral.   The formula is said to penetrate deeply to restore and rebuild dry, brittle strands which are damaged by chemicals, heat and the environment.   There are no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and it is is suitable for all hair types.

My experience with this hair mask has been nothing short of amazing!!  I have chemically colored and treated hair which can get dry in the heat and sunshine here in Phoenix.  The natural texture of my hair is coarse and curly.  Let me emphasize:  Coarse and curly.  I don't have typical movie hair that you would love to run your hands through.  There's a lot of texture.  When I use this mask, my hair is SO SOFT!  It's amazing!!!  I wish my website had feel-o-vision so that you could experience the difference when I pre-treat with this product before shampooing.

The other thing I love about this is that while it penetrates well, it doesn't lift the artificial color from my hair.  My pinks, purples and blues remain just as vibrant while becoming softer with use.  My colored coarse hair transforms into a mermaid's dream with the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment.  It really IS wonderful.  And it smells great.  Plus, who could complain about that 20 minutes to check your email and Instagram, fix dinner, or whatever it is that you like to do while your hair is treated.

So good news!!!  Not only is this hair mask nothing short of amazing, but I have one to giveaway to a lucky reader!!  I love this mask and I think you will too.  Please enter using the widget below.

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Pre-Wash Protein Treatment Giveaway

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