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December 2020 What Did You Buy This Week?

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal
1. Henna Sooq's henna (jamila + rajasthani).

I bought the Moroccan one two weeks ago from them - it is not a totally fine sift, sorry to say. It LOOKS fine, and mixing is good too, but unlike really good quality henna's usual way, it feels grainy when applying, and washes out like sand even if left on only for an hour (which my brother did). I'm very experienced with henna (co-washing, etc) so I know this was unusually gritty.
I was afraid I was messing up my hair cuticle. I checked Henna Sooq's USA website, one 2020 review for this moroccan one mentioned exactly this issue, and the company replied saying that because of COVID19, factories have been unable to have as many workers at a time, and it has affected the sift for 2020.

I guess you have to be careful to pre-sift it (idk if this will make a difference, as I didn't try this)
no matter how fine it looks to the naked eye.

I want to suggest to them to please let customers know this on the product page itself, so they KNOW to sift it themselves (which they may not be accustomed to, because usually this brand's are very well-sifted from what I've read) ...
AND to use more emollient bases (like coconut milk) in their recipe if they do not already, this time around, to help mitigate the issue--
Maybe all henna companies, who find this is the case-- if they don't write it up front that this year's covid19 measures made the outcome from the factories, a bit grittier than usual version-
other idea would be lower price point, given the lower quality of sift, causing such issues?

It makes sense, though, to just explain in clear red letters in the description box near the top, so no unpleasant surprises- and customers know to take steps to mitigate the issue ahead of time, when preparing it. Or maybe say it is best for henna designs, since when people make henna cones they normally sift the powder no matter what - plus, there is no risk of skin being damaged like hair strands are damaged, from friction with fine gritty particles, in application and rinsing out.

I do not know if any of this is appropriate to write on a forum - please let me know if not (as I'm critiquing the company in a way, though it's constructive)>

So I hope these 2 I bought this week will be better. Jamila must be since the website (Canadian) said it was the 2019 batch (so pre-covid19)-- therefore the reason for the poor sift of the other henna (that Henna Sooq explained to the reviewer on their USA website which as I said they need to put in the main description box), would not apply.
I will sift them both a few times myself too, just to be safe.

2. (Will return this) Shea moisture's 100% raw "shea butter." This is nonsense. Unusually awful. I think it has some kind of wax mixed in and they just don't say it in the label, for the way it beads up and doesn't melt completely no matter what you do, everything reminds me of how it is when I tried to make mixes from beeswax+ oil, years ago (and failed) It exfoliates more than it moisturizes. Expired? It was very expensive, too. I know with natural products one has to be patient, but nothing is going to work here. I read bad reviews of it mentioning the crazy bead-like consistency, that barely melts, so I know it's not just a one-off.

3. NOW Shea butter - Just as good as any shea butter normally is, works great on damp hair.

4. Styling putty by Alfredo whatever - it was the cheapest styling putty and has really poor reviews. I'll see how it goes.

Good advice. I just bought the Henna Sooq Moroccan henna because the Supreme henna was giving me faded coloring. I really like Henna Sooq but sometimes the customer service is all over the place.
 

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
I bought some hair lol smh. It was reasonably priced though (to me lol). 2 bundles of 12 inch Virgin Brazilian Natural Wave hair for $148 including shipping. Actually this was my second set of hair. I also purchased a 14, 16, 18 perm yaki bundle from a different company. So I should be good on hair for a minute. If I talk about buying hair, :spank: okay?
unless it’s crochet hair. I don’t have that yet lol.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Not really me who bought it it was my brother as he booked us both for haircuts at the same time and place and he went and paid for everything.

Olaplex 6 as the lady who cut my hair used that only and used a shine spray in a large silver bottle at the end --it smelled heavenly... she wouldn't tell me what it was as they do not sell it !!
Hmph. At least tell me so I can get it from elsewhere! Maybe she thought I would not buy the stuff she wanted to sell me and would just think it was the magic of the finishing spray.

Do not regret it because I do not blow dry hair often but when I do put in the effort (she diffused the curls and the curls are popping) It will probably be for a situation I want to look extra done up so...

I have my lovely shea butter for regular use; the obscenely priced item can be for occasional use.
 

toaster

Well-Known Member
Two long loc socks. I’ve been sleeping in a buff, and I love it, but it’s only 19 inches long. Sometimes the tips of my hair hang out and that annoys me. The long loc socks are 24 inches long. They also have some that are 36 inches long, but I don’t want too much extra material.
Arrived today and already on my head. Finally! Something USPS didn’t lose.

I love the longer length. My ends won’t be peeking out of my loc socks for a looooong time.
 

JJamiah

Well-Known Member
Well, This week I bought Patterns Heavy conditioner, Design Essentials Almond Sulfate free shampoo x2, and 2 Design essential cowash cleansing conditioner and a tangle teezer.

I am going to be weaning off of WEN over the next year. I don't want to spend $200 on a gallon of hair cleanser any longer.
 

Cloudina Dreams

Well-Known Member
3cayg:
nolitica, ivory, cocoa, and kpangnan butters

Amazon:
Vaadi Herbal Amla Cool Oil (never tried it but we gonna see how this works out. it has all the indian oils in it that I was looking for in one centralized location lol)

Fractionated coconut oil

P&J Bakery fragrance oils

I'm about to create some stuff over here:headspin:
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Oujoi Naturals

Mango & Honey Vitamin Hair Scalp Tonic
Mango & Honey Black Castor oil growth drops

Morrocco Method
Citrus Silk Conditioner Bar
Golden Diamond Crystal Elixir

Oujoi Naturals

Mango & Honey Vitamin Hair Scalp Tonic
Mango & Honey Black Castor oil growth drops

Morrocco Method
Citrus Silk Conditioner Bar
Golden Diamond Crystal Elixir
Sorry.. would you link me to the Mango and Honey? I googled both items and am getting totally different results (articles on benefits of these ingredients) . It sounds good
 

felic1

Well-Known Member
I bought some seabreeze, and a hercules sageman curved straight comb
Well, This week I bought Patterns Heavy conditioner, Design Essentials Almond Sulfate free shampoo x2, and 2 Design essential cowash cleansing conditioner and a tangle teezer.

I am going to be weaning off of WEN over the next year. I don't want to spend $200 on a gallon of hair cleanser any longer.
Your hair is lovely. I am really unhappy about it.:cry:
 
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