Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Confessions of a Product Junkie

Hi!  My name is Lianne and I am a almost reformed Product Junkie.

So there, I've admitted my problem.  The next step is to purge and spring cleaning has been the perfect excuse for said purge.  So, on a whim, I pulled out ALL of the hair products that I've collected throughout the past few years.  And, yes, it is quite the collection.  

To my surprise, I rediscovered some oldie's but goodie's (e.g. Jane Carter Solution curl defining cream) and decided to give other's the boot.  

Keep reading to find out what made the cut and what didn't ...

CoWash and Shampoo:
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo (great for product buildup and itchy scalp)
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo 
As I Am Coconut CoWash (not pictured)

Ion Keratin Smoothing Shampoo

Deep Conditioner:
 Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi DC
SM Deep Treatment Masque and Purification Masque
Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew DC

 Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe Restorative Treatment
KeraCare Intensive Restorative Masque
(I think my hair must be protein sensitive because these 2 products make my hair feel brittle)

Rinse-out Conditioner: 
 Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
Aubrey Organics HSR 
Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle
TRESemme' Naturals Nourishing Moisture Condish (not pictured)

Leave-in Conditioner: 
 Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
Mixed Chicks leave-in
TreLuxe Untie the Knot (not pictured)

Curl Milk:
 Maybe someone can tell me how to use these, 
No bueno for my hair but little C loves the SM Curl & Style Milk

 Cream Stylers:
 Eden BodyWorks Curl Defining Creme' and Pudding Souffle' 
Nubian Heritage Repair & Extend Styling Custard (great for setting twists)
SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

Kids' Curling Creams:
SM Kids Curling Butter Cream

 Olive Oil ECO Styler (interesting how the Argan Oil type is a no for me)
KMF Upper Management Gel 
Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream Gel (my go to gel when I was transitioning)
As I Am Curling Jelly

Edge Tamer/Pomade:
 Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade
Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade

 ORS Edge Control
Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste 
(maybe I don't know how to apply these but they flake up on me every time!)

Love them all but Avocado Oil is my ALL TIME FAVORITE

For straightening hair:
Hot: Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy (LOVE LOVE LOVE)

Daily Moisturizer:
For me: Ouidad Botanical Boost Refreshing Spray (for wash and go's)
For little C: Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme (the original is great too!)

Any of these make your Hot or Not list?  Please share below!

xo Lianne



  1. Hey, I want to ask which you'd recommend between Aussie moist 3 minute and trader joe's nourish spa conditioner. I love the slip in Aussie moist and I'd hate to switch to Tj's and be disappointed when detangling. thanks!

  2. The new TJ's formula has Dimethicone which I haven't tried yet however the old TJ's had really good slip (but not better than Aussie Moist) so the new one might be even better. Let me know if you try it out! And if the slip isn't good enough the good news if that you can use it as a co-wash or a pre poo!


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