It’s A 10…Kind Of.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I use It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. It was the only thing that got me to stray from Moroccan Argan Oil, and it was introduced to me via Birchbox.

When I was restocking recently, I was given a sample of It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask. I expected it to be as good as its sister product, and for the most part it was.

It's a 10 Hair Mask sample pack

It conditioned my hair far better than the hair mask (Number 4’s Reconstructing Masque) I received in April’s Birchbox. My hair was shiny and soft as opposed to frizzy and dry. After rinsing, I styled with It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product and Fekkai’s Glossing Cream. Day 2 after washing, my hair began to feel limp and nearly greasy due to all the moisture I assume.

Would I purchase this? No. Although it did a fine job, it didn’t quite convince me it would be worth the buy.

Cheers,

Stephanie

It’s About A 4 Outta 10

In my April Birchbox, I received this sample of Number 4’s Reconstructing Masque. I was intrigued because I’ve used some of Number 4’s products before, namely the heat styling spray and hair spray, and they both worked wonderfully.

Hmm, I think, this must be good! 

Number 4 Reconstructing Masque sample pack

Well, it wasn’t that good. The scent was lovely – reminded me of a lighter musk perfume. But after applying and rinsing as I would a normal conditioner, I noticed my hair feeling frizzy and dry. Not. Cool.

Maybe the humidity added to it. This being the South and all. Maybe I was paranoid or something. All I noticed was my hair felt drier than before.

Won’t buy this product, especially since it has a hefty price tag. Also, the directions are in French! I can’t read French! (Actually, I’m learning, to be fair.)

Stay tuned for another hair mask review next week…

Cheers,

Stephanie

No Poo For You? Part Deux – Lemon & EVOO For Your Hair

Olive oil and lemon in measuring cup for hair treatmentSame article from Woman’s Day, same inspiration. To try to find a “no poo” method to treating dandruff.

GASP! She admitted to dandruff?!

Yes, panto crowd. I had a serious bout of dandruff and because I was too lazy to buy shampoo, I used this no poo method. I combined lemon, olive oil, and water. I applied to my hair in the shower and let it sit. Then, I rinsed. Some got into my mouth and I concluded that this could also double as a delicious salad dressing.

But did it work? Yes. It did. My dandruff went away and I was pretty stoked. I did the treatment twice, a week apart. I would definitely recommend trying this.

Even as a salad dressing.

See ya soon,

Stephanie

No Poo For You? Baking Soda Hair Treatment Try Out

I had been really interested in creating at home beauty treatments and came across an article by Woman’s Day that gave tips to create hair treatments. “How metal!” I thought.

Since I felt my hair wasn’t at it’s best, I followed the directions of the article and created a paste with baking soda and water, then rinsed with apple cider vinegar.

Not the best-smelling shower of all time, by the way.

The paste didn’t hold together like I thought, and I had to really work it into my hair. I rinsed with apple cider vinegar and then water.

My hair looked shiny afterward, but it felt dry. I did the treatment twice. Then I came across an article that detailed why the “no poo” method, specifically this one, is bad for your hair.

Hmm. Would I recommend? Try it once. Everyone’s hair is different and it may work for you. But for someone with thick, wavy or curly hair, stay away.

Baking soda in cup for no poo hair treatment

Keep reading,

Steph