Review: ORS HAIRepair Straightening & Strengthening Treatment

Hi guys!

A couple of months ago I decided to try out the Straightening & Strengthening Kit by ORS. It is a texture manageability treatment to make the hair softer by smoothing the cuticle without any chemicals. The kit has natural ingredients as coconut extract and aloe vera and with the help of amino acids that create a protection layer around the hair cuticle. The kit is suppose to help you diminish frizz and gives more shine to your straight and curly hairstyles.

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Review: Camille Rose Naturals Curlmaker

 

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A while ago, I finally got my hands on The Curlmaker by Camille Rose Naturals. I heard so many good things about this product I had to try it. Did I like it? Keep on reading!

 

The Curlmaker comes in a bottle with a pump, very easy packaging, of 355 ML (12oz.) I was surprised with the size because I expected to be far less than that. It is an expensive product around €30 and $22 in the United States. The Curlmaker has nice sweet scent to it with a thin watery consistency. It comes close to the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle consistency.

 

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With this product, you really just need a dime size because that does the jon. If you use too much, it will weigh your hair down. In addition, this product makes my hair soft with very defined curls with hardly any frizz. At first, my hair becomes stiff after application and it dries up quickly. Later on, the spirals become very soft but still very defined.

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Pro’s:

– Curl definition for days!
– None to very little frizz
– Nice scent
– Good amount of packaging.

 

Cons:
– Expensive

 

Other remarks:
– Weighs hair down easily. This can be a pro or a con. It will diminish shrinkage but for the fine and low density naturals this can weigh your hair down a lot!

 

Overall, I loved the Curlmaker and when the time comes that I need a new bottle, I will definitely repurchase. It is quite pricey, but a little goes a long way, so for me, it was worth all the pennies!

 

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Camille Rose Naturals products can be found at Megorgeous in Amsterdam and Rotterdam or on their website. Soon they will also be available at Pak beauty store or on their website pakshop.nl

 

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Caressa

Favorite products 1st Q 2015

As I mentioned in my previous posts I noticed my hair was becoming healthier. This was achieved because of good hair products and protective hair styling. The former will be discussed this week.

 

 

African Pride – Shea Butter Miracle (Leave-In conditioner)

Searching for something which helps you moisturize your hair? This is the right product. I actually think that this would be a good substitute of the Shea Moisture coconut-hibiscus line. Both products have exactly the same effect on my hair. Nevertheless, the leave-in conditioner of Shea Moisture is more water based. Thus, if you have a very heavy hair texture you should probably consider this product.

 

 

 

Dark and lovely – Au Naturale anti-shrinkage

The fragrance of this product is amazing! This is probably due to its ingredients: Mango Oil and bamboo milk. I do not know how the latter one smells, but I know that the former one smells delicious.

This product is for tight curls and coils. What a coincidence, that is how I would describe my hair texture. There is a disadvantage about this product…it makes my hair clutter…The knots are unbelievably painful. Thus, I only use it when braiding or finger coiling my hair.  When doing so, my curls POP.

 

 

Alter Ego – Coconut deep conditioning mask

This mask is my savor. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating…just a little bit. But after the treatment, my hair is easier to detangle; soft and shiny. In the past, my mother used to purchase this one for my sister and I decided to try it. Consequently, this conditioner is always in my bathroom.

 

Dabur – Amla oil

I know that lots of people do not like the smell of this oil…but I love it. I think I am weird. But this oil motivates hair growth and it makes my hair really soft. I noticed that my curls became longer and stronger…So, I am super happy!

My other favorite oils? Olive oil, Almond oil and coconut oil.

Castor oil? No, I pass.

Shea Moisture coconut-hibiscus line

Luckily, I went to the States in 2014. You could probably imagen that this girl here went crazy when it comes to purchasing hair products. As mentioned earlier, my hair was damaged because of the chloride in the water of America. But this product line really did some damage control!

Normally, I have to switch products every quarter. But my hair is enjoying the presence of this product line. I have to mention that I solely use the conditioners (both regular as well as leave-in); the curl enhancing smoothie and the cleansing conditioner. The shampoo is very expensive in the Netherlands; otherwise I would use it as well.

I only use the coconut conditioning mask, when I am finger coiling or applying finger rods to my hair. I do not really feel like it works very well…

I have type 4 hair and Caressa has type 3b hair. Hence, I would say that this line is suitable for hairtype 2, 3 and 4.

 

Tresemmé Naturals Line

“Can I get an amen!?”

 

The conditioner of this line makes the wash routine much easier. Normally, I would even get a chair in order to detangle my hair. Let me emphasize this horror: finger detangling was impossible. But then, Tresemmé Naturals conditioner jumped into my life. Caressa told me that they changed the ingredients; perhaps some of you were using it and noticed this as well.

I use the shampoo once a week and I like it, because it makes my hair soft. I often experienced that my hair many knots because of the shampoo. However, this shampoo makes my hair soft and my scalp clean.

 

Do you also have favorite hair products? Share them with us!

Xx Whitney Rochette

 

 

Product favorites of 2014

Hi guys!

I wanted to share with you my favorite (curly) hair products I used in 2014 and will continue using in 2015. I know I’m already a month behind but better late than never right!

 

Shampoo’s/Co-wash

Agadir Sulfate Free shampoo
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Sulfate Free Moisture & Shine shampoo
Shea Moisture Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser

I always use sulfate free shampoo’s and in 2014 I started co washing my hair in between shampoo washes. This worked especially great with me in the summer when my hair needed more moisture. The two shampoos I mentioned cleanse my hair without making it dry and give me great shine. I would definitely recommend them.

 

Conditioners/Deep Conditioners

Tresemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment
Creme of Nature Straight from Eden Conditioning Treatment

I have thick curly hair and I need very thick and creamy (deep) conditioners. These conditioners never let me down, and leave my hair feeling very soft and moisturized.

 

Leave in-Conditioners

Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave in Conditioner
Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Leave in Treatment
Ouidad Leave in Conditioner
Lottabody Curl and Style Milk

I actually started using the Lottabody Curl and Style Milk in 2015 but I liked it so much, I had to include it in this list. However, my most favorite is the Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave in Conditioner. This conditioner has a lot of water in it, and that is what my hair needs and loves. I can’t wait to try other product lines of them.

 

Oils/Sealers

Coconut Oil
Almond Oil
Jojoba Rosemary Mint Oil by TwoCurlsOneMission

Coconut Oil will always be my number one favorite. This oil is great to deep condition with but also helps me retain length by applying it on my ends four times a week. However, when I run out of Coconut Oil, I will substitute it for Almond Oil, which gives me great results as well. A new product I used in 2014 was the Jojoba Rosemary Mint Oil by TwoCurlsOneMission. This oil is amazing, I mainly use it as a pre poo or to refresh my curls and protective styles.

 

I like to try new products a lot so I’ve tried many more in 2014 than this, but the list above were my favorites and I still use all of the products mentioned above.

I can honestly recommend each of them to you to try and see how you like it. I purchased them on:

http://www.beautybay.com
twocurlsonemission.bigcartel.com
http://www.pakshop.nl
http://www.beautybyzara.com

 

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