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Review: Oyin Handmade Juices & Berries

Review: Oyin Handmade Juices & Berries
Review:  Oyin Handmade Juices & Berries

I’ve always said that hair spritzes do absolutely nothing for my hair.  They always seemed too light to have any effect on my thick mane.  So when I received my Oyin Juices & Berries in my CurlKit a while back, I immediately sent the ‘lowly’ spritz to spend eternity in product purgatory (the bottom drawer to the right of my vanity).  So, a couple weeks ago, while searching for some stray bobby pins in my drawer of unfit products, I came across my forgotten bottle of J&B.  Our eyes met.  It looked up at me and said “Leah!  Try me!  I promise I don’t suck!”   Read the rest of this entry

CurlKit Unboxing – January 2013

CurlKit Unboxing – January 2013
CurlKit Unboxing – January 2013

So not only did I receive my Birchbox this weekend, but I also received my CurlKit.  For those who are not familiar with CurlKit, it’s a subscription service that sends you free samples (and some full-size products) every month for $20/month.  It’s great for product junkies like myself and those of us who like to try new products.  The products are mainly for curly/kinky hair, however they occasionally include products for locks as well.

So here are this month’s goodies: Read the rest of this entry

My Long-Overdue Haircut

My Long-Overdue Haircut
My Long-Overdue Haircut

So I have a confession to make.  Up until recently I hadn’t gotten a haircut in probably about two years!  That’s right.  I figured because I wore my hair curly that hair cuts didn’t matter.  So when my ends started getting more and more tangled, and detangling sessions became more and more difficult, I attributed it to texture, not neglect.

No matter how many oils, butters, and sealers I added to my hair, it ended up looking like a rat’s nest after day two or three.  Finally the thought dawned on me that maybe I need a haircut.  This was a very scary thought, since it seems to go against my length goals.  But what good is long hair if it’s unhealthy.  Plus, I was losing so much hair during the detangling process, that I thought “this cannot be normal”.

If you’re curly like me, you’ve probably grown up getting horrible triangle haircuts from hairstylists that would rather be doing anything else but dealing with your massive head of unruly curls.  I can easily recall the look of “oh shit” on the stylists faces when I would come in for a hair cut or a blow out.  I’ve had numerous hairstylists tell me I should get a relaxer so my hair is easier to deal with.   Then, after spending hours hopelessly trying to tame the mane, I end up leaving looking like a giant cotton ball.  With these experiences, you can easily see why I’ve always been hesitant to get my hair cut in a salon. Read the rest of this entry