CURLS Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly Review

Back with another tutorial! I love sharing new products with you all as that is one of my most FAQ, What products should I use??

Today I am sharing a great curl styler from CURLS and it is from their 'Blueberry Bliss' line called the 'Curl Control Jelly'. I am not a fan at all of applying gel to my curls during a wash and go but this 'Jelly' is more of a gel/cream which leaves no flakes!

I have tried the Blueberry Bliss line (minus the Jelly) for finger coils a few months back and fell in love with the smell of the products! This time watch as I use the product for my typical wash and go routine, ending up with big defined curls.

I advise that you use a leave-in conditioner (like the Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner) before applying the Jelly as for my type of hair I feel the Jelly needs a boost of moisture before styling. 

The jelly has amazing organic ingredients like Blueberry extract, Olive oil and Argan oil! It also is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A,C,E and B Complex! Your hair is in great hands.

The full collection is available to purchase from the below retailers

MyLuxeBeauty https://myluxebeauty.com/collections/curls 

Target https://www.target.com/bp/curls 



'First Lady' Garlic Oil 1st Impression

I was sent a garlic hair oil by 'First Lady' which is a brand that has a full range of oils from Argan, Olive, Jojoba and more.

Garlic oil has great benefits for natural hair including, 
  • Preventing hair loss
  • Fighting dandruff
  • Faster hair growth
  • Strengthens the roots

I used the oil as a pre-poo treatment, which is basically detangling and moisturising the hair before you go ahead and shampoo. This helps to soften the hair and prevent further damage during the wash process. It's also a great way to stimulate your scalp, moisturise it and promote hair growth.

I first applied a generous amount of the oil to my palms and began applying it in sections to the scalp and then downwards to the rest of my hair whilst slowly detangling any knots.

Once each section had been oiled and detangled I gathered all of my hair together in a bun and applied a shower cap to my hair for 40 minutes (You can add heat at this point if you want a hot oil treatment.).

After the 40 minutes I definitely saw a difference, my scalp felt soothed and no long dry/itchy and my hair was stretched and really soft! I then went ahead with shampoo, deep conditioning and styling a wash and go.

I won't see the growth benefits of the Garlic oil until a few months of using it but I am convinced to try it as a prepoo as I noticed my curls were very moisturised after styling also. 

Check out my full tutorial and results here!



'Noughty' Product Review

Introducing a NEW natural hair line available in the beloved hugely accesable 'Superdrug' store in the UK! Yes for once we have a line that is ours and 'not available in the US (Just yet!). I was lucky enough to be approaching by 'Noughty' as I had never heard of the brand before but am soooo happy I was able to try. 

The brand has a number of product lines with catering to different hair needs. I asked for the 'To The Rescue - Moisture Boost' line as I am a fan of moisturising products. I was given the Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in so I could test out a full wash day.

The brand also have the collections, 'Rise & Shine - Everyday Shine', 'Care Taker - Scalp Soothing', 'Wave Hello - Curl Defining' and 'Detox Dynamic - 2-in-1 Detoxifier'

Here are my thoughts on each product (keep reading to watch how my hair took to the leave-in!).

'Moisture Boost' Shampoo

First impressions were good as I felt the texture of the shampoo in my palms before applying to my hair. It was soft but also thick which I could feel straight away that it was going to be moisturising as it looked like a conditioner. The product lathered a tad but left my hair detangled and moisturised without the sticky stripped feeling you can get with other shampoos (I am convinced it is 97% natural!).

'Moisture Boost' Conditioner

Again good impression the conditioner was thick also and was easy to apply to my curls. It didn't have the best slip however my hair was damp (due to filming, I wasn't applying in the shower). I feel like you would have to use a lot more product to get the slip you really want. At just £6.99 I am sure you can be ok with over doing it!

'Intensive Care' Leave-In Conditioner

As you know, my favourite part of the routine is applying the leave-in conditioner, this is make or break for me when it comes to products! Straight away I was impressed by the products slip, it didn't feel like it had a chemical film to it and was easy to detangle with. My curls soaked up the moisture straight away and left my hair defined.

The craziest part was that I only used this on my hair, no other leave-in and my hair was still defined, moisturised enough and soft!

Demo Using The Products: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWIj8YlAvGY/?taken-by=ukcurlygirl

All in all I am VERY impressed by these products and amazed at how stores like Superdrug have transformed by allowing natural hair brands in! (Not to mention the gorgeous mixed curly girl as the face of the brand!).

However I was a bit let down that the packaging was smaller for this product as I really could have done with more of the leave in that the Shampoo and Conditioner (#CurlyHairProblems). 

I am also sceptical at how cheap these products are!! 

All at £6.99 each, is this a prank!? Definitely go and try it out yourselves!



BioKari DIY Hair Butter Review

BioKari Review

BioKari is a service that allows you to create and customise your own whipped Shea Butter with a recipe chosen by you, for your needs. They have a range of mixtures ranging from body butters to hair masques. With the box you are given all of the tools and ingredients needed to be able to mix your own butter (Something you probably have always wanted to get round to doing yourself but never do). 

This was just like me! I find whipped butters so much easier to apply to the hair and body as they are softer then plain Shea butter. Really great concept and different to any other box style products on the market. 

With Biokari I was directed to the website to look through their different box options. I looked at the hair masques that included certain oils good for certain purposes. I chose the 'Essential Elixir' box which is a mixture for a mask to help dry and damaged hair (but I mainly chose because it included the lemon scent, which is a favourite of mine!). 

This box included, 

100g Shea Butter 
30ml Avacado Oil 
30ml Olive Oil 
5ml Lemon Scent 
x1 Empty pot 200ml (for the whipped butter) 
x2 Sticky labels
x1 Whisk

 At first I had no idea where to start but luckily the BioKari website has a great video step by step that you can follow,

 Making the whipped butter took no long than 15 minutes and was so easy!

You transfer the Shea Butter to the empty pot and apply the oils with a table spoon or 2 of each oil, mixing with the whisk in-between.  The Shea Butter then changes colour and becomes more like a whipped cream texture when it's ready! (I mixed my butter on a warm day so it was already soft for me).

 Here are my final results! I am so happy I was able to try and even learn about this brand as I now know how to make my own butter and feel so proud that I can now use something that was whipped up by me for my hair/skin!

The only downsides to this product are if you don't want to go through any effort of making your own butter and would rather buy it ready made, the website isn't too easy to read or navigate around, it may be out of your budget at £27.

 All in all I enjoyed the whole experience of making my own butter, it felt as if I was in control of something being used on my body as I went through all of the steps to make it!

 You can order your choice of box from the Biokari website and follow them on social media @biokari 

(The website is in another language so make sure to press translate to English when it appears on your browser)

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