Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2020 – Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo Review

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

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Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Although my birthday was in early April, I only received my Sephora Annual Birthday Gift in May – there were a choice of a few mini sets, and I chose the Briogeo Mini Charcoal + Coconut Oil Shampoo and Mini Deep Conditioning Mask. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Great hair starts with this bestselling duo! Detoxify your scalp and deep cleanse with Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. Restore and strengthen dry, damaged hair with Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, revealing healthy-looking and shiny locks.

I’ve previously tried the Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and loved it, so I won’t review it today. I’ll just focus on the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

This unique shampoo infuses binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle, providing the foundation for optimal scalp health. Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells and product buildup to support a clean, balanced, and healthy scalp, as a cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness. Tea tree oil features anti-septic and healing properties to reduce scalp irritation, while coconut oil delivers superior moisturization to the scalp to combat and prevent dryness and flakiness. Super-vitamin panthenol provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft.

This is a mega-minty shampoo treatment. My scalp felt tingly and soothed, and super clean. The mini jar contains enough for me to get three or four uses (depending on how much I use each time). I could see myself buying this and using it as a scalp detox treatment twice a month.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Did you pick this mini kit as your birthday gift, or did you go for one of the others?

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Disclosure: This was a free gift as part of being a Beauty Insider.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly Review

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MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

Today I’m reviewing the Styling Jelly from MoMi Beauty that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

This innovative jelly stays flexible and maintains movement, allowing easy styling and a no-frizz finish. Every hair type can achieve different textures using the jelly, which blends organic hydrating olive oil and clarifying apple cider vinegar with floral and gem-essences for inner and outer balance. 

  • Pump a small amount into palms
  • Evenly apply to damp or air-dried hair
  • Style as desired
  • To add volume and body to fine hair, apply to lengths from root to ends
  • For medium hold: scrunch into wet hair and diffuse with a blow dryer
  • For some extra hold to style: pump a small amount into palms and style as needed
  • To tame fly-aways: pump a small amount into palms and very lightly apply to smooth strands

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

I’ve been using this to add volume and tame frizz in my wavy hair. It feels hydrating yet lightweight. Mega waves! It kind of feels like a cross between a hair gel and a facial serum texture-wise. And the scent is very minimal (almost non-existent) to my nose! I really like it a lot!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Deionized Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Calendula Extract, Pro-Vitamin B5, Organic Guar Gum (Natural Plant Based), Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Lemongrass Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw unfiltered), Organic Green Tea, Organic Sage Herb, Organic Bilberry Leaf, Xanthan Gum (Natural Gum), Lotus Wei blend of organic essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile), Rosa damascena (Rose absolute), Citrus aurantium (Neroli absolute), Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) flower essence, gem essence of Rose Quartz, Leucidal (Radish root ferment).

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo Review

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

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Today I’m reviewing the EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo set that was sent to me from their PR team. When asked if I wanted to try it out, of course I said YES because I absolutely love this brand! The InstaVolume Duo is composed of InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment and and InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Let’s take a closer look at this two-step system, starting with the InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment:

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Step 1 of our new Evolutionary Volume System: Voluminous, healthy, soft, & gorgeous. Always follow with Step 2, the InstaVolume Elixir spray. Dreamy voluminous hair awaits! 

The first of its kind regimen that eliminates the need for a conditioner.  This game changing cleansing treatment delivers a luxurious lather that gently and thoroughly cleanses, nourishes and detoxify’s the scalp, adds moisture and detangles, while boosting volume and absorbing unwanted oils. 

InstaVolume is powered by plant based natural ingredients including tapioca and flax, known for their unique ability to volumize hair while absorbing excess oils, and making it possible to go an extra day or even two without shampooing while still enjoying the voluminous results. 

This is a super gentle but highly effective “shampoo” type hair cleanser. It lathers surprisingly well for a sulfate free formula. It has the signature EVOLVh grapefruit scent. Because I’m so mega overdue for a trim, I do find that I need to use a bit of the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner on my ends.

Now onto the InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir:

EVOLVh InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir

Effortless Volume with Brilliant Shine + Heat Protection & Detangling 

The magical Step 2 of our new evolutionary 2-step InstaVolume system. This multifunction magic potion detangles, add moisture and shine, removes frizz, balances pH, provides heat styling and UV protection, while boosting volume and absorbing excess oils.

Powered entirely by plant based ingredients, including flax and tapioca for stunning volume and raw lecithin for near-miraculous weightless moisture. 

This works so well to help tame my frizz, it adds volume and softness to my wavy hair. I love that it is also a heat protector spray. It also has the signature grapefruit scent.

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.

Empties March 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties post for you. I didn’t finish up as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress when it comes to using up the things in my stash and not wasting them! I’ll include links to my original reviews and let you know if I would want to re-purchase either right away or eventually.

Haircare:

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EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque – This was a PR sample. I loved this hair mask so much, and it is on my wishlist to buy the full size as soon as I use up another mask in my stash. Review is here.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner – These were from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked them a lot. I’d like to try more from this brand – maybe for wavy/curly or dry hair. Review is here.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve – These smell so good, and work well with my hair, so I’m sure I’ll eventually buy them again. Review is here.

Skincare and Makeup:

Empties March 2020 - Skincare and Makeup with Moor Spa, Sothys, Essence, Eyes of Horus

Moor Spa Supreme Cream – This was a PR sample. I mainly uses this cream at night, as I prefer something a little lighter in the day time if I’m wearing makeup. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a full size. Review is here.

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Youth Cream – Another PR sample. This one was great for day or night use. I always need a little hydration boost in the fall and winter months so this worked well for me. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a replacement. Review is here.

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara – I really liked this mascara, and gave it a score of 6.75 out of 7. I  would definitely re-purchase this one. Review is here.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define – Another Petit Vour box product. This was my very first micro brow pencil. I’ve since purchased one from Essence to try out, but would love to get this one eventually. Review is here.

Essence Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara – I’ve already purchased a new one, it is that good! Reviews are here and here.

So there you have it! Were you able to finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products – all PR samples identified, the rest have been paid for by me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Classic Shampoo & Conditioner from Rahua that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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The Classic Shampoo:

Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner

This is a really nice shampoo, I love the woody scent. It doesn’t lather super well – but thats to be expected with a lot of sulfate free shampoos. It is hydrating but not heavy, and makes my hair feel clean and soft.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Herbal Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green tea) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, and Robus Ideous (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Coco Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride (Sea salt), Saccharum Officinarum (Molasses) Extract, Glycine, Oenocarpus Bataua (Rahua Ungurahua) Oil, Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citric Acid. *Organic.

The Classic Conditioner:

An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner

I really like how this conditioner makes my hair feel. It really does work as a detangler, I can comb out my hair so much easier after washing and conditioning my hair.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Herbal Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green tea) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, and Robus Ideous (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza Oil), Oenocarpus Bataua (Rahua Ungurahua) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Canola Oil, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride (plant derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Saccharum Officinarum (Molasses) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Oil, Potassium Sorbate (plant derived), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol. *Organic

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

EVOLVh UltraFlex Hairspray Review

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Today I have a review of the UltraFlex Hairspray from EVOLVh – this hairspray comes out on February 20th. Because I’ve tried and loved a few products – gotten from both PR and through my Petit Vour subscription – when offered the chance to try out the new UltraFlex hairspray, I jumped at the chance! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

Strong Flexible Hold & Brilliant Shine, Alcohol Free and No Crunch!

UltraFlex is a magnificent working hairspray with a strong yet flexible hold. fast-drying, lightweight, and versatile, UltraFlex leaves hair feeling clean and soft, never crunchy, and with brilliant shine.  Build up free, and non-drying to hair – the performance is simply amazing.  And of course free from all of the nasties typically found in hairsprays. 

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Tapioca Starch gives hold and shine, for a pliable or hard hold without dulling the hair or becoming sticky.
  • Flax builds body, and adds hold and shine.
  • Rice Bran Extract and Cumin Seed Oil guard against heat damage and provide UV protection.
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil provides exceptional moisturizing and strengthening properties in addition to UV protection.

I rarely use hairspray because most of them make my hair feel gross  – dirty, crunchy and dull – so any product that can add control and shine to my hair without stickiness or crunchiness is awesome. I’ve used it as a wave spray with wet hair, so get soft, manageable waves, and I’ve used it on dry hair for frizz control and hold. I love that it helps control my hair and keeps it soft and shiny.

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerine*, Tapioca Starch*, Flax Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract*, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil*, Lecithin*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina Flower Extract†, Achillea Millefolium Extract†, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Cymbopogon (Lemongrass) Schoenanthus Extract*, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract†, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil†, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocapron (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil†, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Oil*, Citric Acid, Tocopherol from Rosa Canina (Rose Hip)†, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate*, Calcium Gluconate*  *ECOCERT Certified Ingredient †Organic Ingredient All Ingredients are non-GMO

Are you going to try the UltraFlex Hairspray when it comes out?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR sample, but my opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque Review

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I’ve reviewed a few products from EVOLVh previously, both from my Petit Vour subscription and as PR samples, so when given the opportunity to try out the new UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque, I jumped on the chance because hair masks are one of my favourite haircare products! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Hair Masque

Renew, Replenish, Restore Dry, Dull or Compromised Hair.  UltraRepair is an intensive treatment for hair that has been compromised by color or bleach processing, heat styling, or environmental factors.  
EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Hair Masque
Highly effective for smoothing coarse, curly or frizz-prone hair, protecting your hair from breakage, dehydration, tangles and split ends.   Do yourself a favor, use of this clean beauty favorite will result in  healthy, shiny and silky hair – no matter what its previous condition.  Available in a new light & fresh scent – yummy grapefruit.
EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Hair Masque
My hair is wavy and prone to frizz, so a hair mask helps tame my hair. My hair tends to
get drier in the winter months – party due to the cold weather and partly due to using a hair dryer more often than I usually do the rest of the year.
My hair is so much softer and way less frizz prone (even when I let my hair air dry) after using this hair mask. And as an added plus, it smells like grapefruit – an instant energy boost. I love it!
EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Hair Masque
Ingredients: Water, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine†, Silk Amino Acids†, Dicapryl Succinate†, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract*, Lecithin*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Soy Amino Acids†, Vitamin E from Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Viola Tricolor (Wild Pansy) Extract†, Melilotus Offincialis (Sweet Clover) Extract†, Prunus Armenica Fruit (Apricot) Extract†, Nasturtium Officinale (Nasturtium) Extract†, Prunus Percisa Nectarina Fruit (Nectarine) Extract†, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit (Passion Flower) Extract†, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract†, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract‡, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)†, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract†,  Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter*, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil‡, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil†, Dehydroacetic Acid*, Benzyl Alcohol * *ECOCERT Certified Ingredient †Natural Ingredient ‡Plant Derived/Organically Derived
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Disclosure: PR sample, but my love for awesome hair care is based on my experience!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque Review

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Today I have a review of one of my favourite hair products – a hair mask! Funny story, I bought this awhile back, and it got stuck / lost behind the bamboo shelves in my bathroom and I forgot that I had it. I was going through my stash about three weeks ago and I found it, unopened, haha!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This is the first time that I am trying anything from Shea Moisture – I’ve only recently noticed their line being carried at Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart). I chose the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This deep conditioning masque restores strength and resilience to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. Perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to replenish moisture and soften while strengthening hair. Helps promote natural growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. Leaves hair soft, manageable and shiny.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

My hair is fairly thick, wavy and prone to frizz. It isn’t damaged or brittle. I colour my hair, and I rarely heat style.

I really like this hair mask, it works well to hydrate my hair and helps to keep my waves tamed and less prone to frizzing out. My hair is super soft after using.

This hair mask does contain fragrance / essential oils – I wouldn’t say that it is strongly scented, so if you are fragrance sensitive, smell it before buying since the essential oils used in the scent are not listed.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea) Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Niacin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit Review

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I was sent the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit (the Smart Curls line) from the team at EVOLVh – it is a four piece set that contains shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and styling lotion in their new packaging. This four piece kit works together to give your hair soft, frizz-free curls. They are sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, colour safe, cruelty free and vegan! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner gently cleanse, moisturize and condition the hair to prepare for the perfect curl.

SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner is a game changer for reducing frizz, adding moisture and softness without added weight.

Ultimate Styling Lotion has been dubbed “ringlets in a bottle” by stylist and clients.  The 5-In-One botanical formula creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine and or defines curls into smooth ringlets.

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I’ve previously  reviewed (and LOVED) the Ultimate Styling Lotion so today’s review will concentrate on the other three products. As you all know, my hair is wavy, fairly thick, and prone to frizz.

The SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner

Our passion for curls reveals itself in our dream-come-true wash for curly hair, made with the finest natural & organic ingredients. It gently cleanses without stripping beneficial oils, and infuses essential nutrients for increased strength, shine, softness, and maximum hydration, resulting in easy to manage, soft frizz-free curls.

The ultimate hydrating conditioner for every curl type – resulting in the smoothest hair you’ve ever had with increased strength, shine, softness and curl formation. Simply dreamy is an understatement. 

Both have a light, fresh scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what they smell like, but I do like it, and it isn’t over-scented (a huge plus in my opinion). After using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks, that my hair is so soft and shiny, and way more manageable.

The leave-in conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - Ultimate Styling Lotion and SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner

Nourish and detangle with this weightless creamy formula specifically designed for all curly hair.   The addition of shea butter and coconut oil provide additional hydration and fatty acids for rich curl smoothness   Strengthens strands, eliminates frizz & flyaways, and prevents breakage while protecting from heat and UV damage.  The ultimate hair preparation after showering, and before using our curls styling products.

This makes combing my hair out after washing so much easier. I love that it is also a heat and UV protectant, while also helping to manage frizz and flyaways. It gives an added hydration boost without weighing my hair down or making it feel gross.

The Discovery Kits are a great way to try out a full system without committing to full size products. And they are perfect sizes for travelling! There are three other Discovery Kits available: Turn Up the Volume, Keep it Smooth, and Protect Your Color.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were sent to me to try out. I was not paid for this review. My opinions (and troublesome hair) are entirely my own!