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I went into Sally’s a while back to get, I don’t know… something random probably… and when I went to cash out the cashier asked me if I used Dr. Miracle’s.  I said no, it makes my head feel dirty sometimes, but she gave me some samples anyway.  I could have sworn she said that the samples were from the same company (maybe she was confused), but this line is called Perfect Results.  When I saw the packaging, I’m thinking that it looks like something generic.  It’s really simple, not too many colors, and even kind of looks like it doesn’t cost much (not that that is a con).  I never tried it, actually it stayed in my hair basket for 6+ months.  Since I use a different shampoo and conditioner every time I lather my locks, I figured I’d give it a shot.  No risk, I didn’t pay for it!  What was to lose?  I HATE when I buy a product and it’s not worth a dime, especially when I had to pay 37462787498 dimes for it.

So I tried it and fell in love!  Well, my hair did at least.  I love when I find a shampoo that doesn’t make my hair feel like paper WHILE under water and a conditioner that makes my hair feel like silk once it’s rinsed out.  So the name speaks for itself, PERFECT RESULTS is exactly what I got.  I was so surprised, pretty much because the packaging threw me wayyy off (don’t judge a book by it’s cover).

I used the Triple Silk Moisturizing shampoo and the Triple Silk Deep Penetrating conditioner, although they have several other products.  The shampoo that I used contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is a harsh detergent that can cause hair loss if used in excess.  Am I saying this shampoo with cause you to go bald? NO.  I just wanted to throw that out there: we need to watch the levels of SLS in shampoos. They clean the hair very well, but overuse can be detrimental for you, your hair, and your boyfriend.  I’m just saying… Why do you think companies are opting to make sulfate-free shampoos?

Regardless of the SLS levels, I still loved the shampoo.  I haven’t gone to get a full-sized bottle yet, mainly because I need for the other 27 bottles of shampoo to run low first!  But this will definitely become a staple in my hair regimen!  I have ZERO complaints!

Look at the selection!

 

 

So I’m walking around Walmart for a last  minute Father’s Day gift card and I wander off into the haircare aisle… it’s my weakness, I just can’t help it!  After all of the moisturizing DC’s I’ve done in the last month, it’s about time for a protein conditioner.  I’ve had my eye on the Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise but I never felt like shelling out ten bucks for it, soooooo I found another hair mayonnaise for $4.08.  Not a bad steal at all… especially because it worked great on my hair.

I got two GREAT pros from this product…:

  • soft hair
  • great scent

…and one con that I can deal with:

  • semi-tangled hair

Also, I’ve been trying to steer away from products that contain little or no alcohol because of it’s drying effects… Tresemme is my favorite moisturizing conditioner but I might have to give it the boot because of the alcohol content.  If alcohol is in the first five ingredients on the list, then it probably is  high in content.

I just applied the conditioner after washing with Cream of Nature Professional Sunflower and Coconut Conditioning/Detangling Shampoo and put a plastic cap on for about an hour.  Seriously, my hair was so soft afterwards, and I know if my hair is conditioned by the way my hair air-dries.  If I leave it out to air-dry for about 30  minutes, and my roots dry really fast and are dry to the touch, then my hair didn’t get what it needed from that conditioner.

With all that being said… I think I’m really going to ditch all these other products and stick to my no-alcohol diet.  For my hair, I mean.

For those of you who know me, you know that I work at Rite Aid part-time…  the job is absolutely a waste of time, but in hard times one must sacrifice (sigh).  So one day we’re putting up stock, and I make it a point to ALWAYS put away the hair products.  I’m digging, digging, digging, and I notice that there’s a new Garnier Fructis line: Triple Nutrition.  I’m instantly hooked… it has shea butter, olive oil, AND avocado oil! One problem though: Garnier Fructis has a high alcohol content for my hair type and it never makes my hair soft… I hate that because it smells so good and I’m a sucker for great scents!  The three minute masque is what really caught my eye… only because I’m absolutely infatuated with deep conditioners and treatments.

So instead of buying this hair masque, I’m just thinking to myself that I’ll make my own… what an idea!  It seemed great until… well… just keep reading…

For this masque, I used:

  • two avocados
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • two teaspoons of solid shea butter

So I pretty much mixed the ingredients together and mashed the avocado with a fork.  The mix was super clumpy so I decided to mix it with a mixer instead of just relying on a flimsy fork.  After the mixture was smooth, I applied it to DRY hair.  I know what you’re thinking… “she should’ve applied it to wet hair!” This is very true, but because I have become so accustomed to doing another specific deep conditioning routine I completely ruled that option out.  So that’s mistake number one ( don’t apply the masque to dry hair).

While I’m applying the masque, it’s going on kinda clumpy.  At first it didn’t bother me, but when it got to the point that half of the masque was in the sink and an eighth was in my hair I then realized that it was really difficult to apply (mistake number two).  All the clumps just kept falling out and making a mess, so I just got fed up and flipped my head upside to apply the rest.

To make a LONG story short, the masque was a complete disaster.  I thought I was being inventive, but it kinda backfired.  The avocado made my hair feel super dry and it also took five washes to get all of the clumps out.  However, I’m proud of myself : D.  I wanted to be creative and it takes trial and error… right???

Click here to read Jeanasina’s review of the real Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition line.


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