Friday Flop – Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Today, instead of my usual Friday Favorite, I have a Friday Flop! I am going to tell you about a product that absolutely did not work for me and was disappointing.

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This product is the Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner. Now, I love anything coconut scented, and this scent reminded me of our honeymoon in St. Lucia. Ah, paradise. It smells so tropical and good, so I figured it would be a good conditioner. I picked up for $8 at Ulta.

I am pretty easy to please when it comes to conditioners, I usually use a cheap drugstore one and they work out fine for me. I applied this to my hair right after my shampoo, and left it in for about 3-5 minutes. After I rinsed it out, my hair felt clean, but straw-like, not that soft feeling you usually get from conditioner. I have used it three times now, I even tried leaving it on longer, but nope, it still doesn’t leave my hair feeling soft or even conditioned!

All this product did for me was make my hair smell nice. This left my hair feeling like I didn’t even use conditioner! My $1.50 coconut Suave conditioner works better than this.

So, yeah. I will not be repurchasing this. Have you guys tried the Organix line of hair care? Let me know what you think of it!

Have a great weekend 🙂

Dry Shampoo Showdown

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Hi Guys! If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I LOVE dry shampoo! It is such a great invention for gals who hate shampooing and like to rock dirty hair! haha. I’m not about to spend an hour a day blowdrying and styling my hair!

Today I am going to review 5 different drugstore dry shampoos and pick the winner. A good dry shampoo will make your hair feel clean, not leave a residue, get rid of any oil you may have, while smelling nice! Let’s get started!

1. Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo, ($8, Walgreens)

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I decided to try out this product because Salon Grafix makes a hairspray that I really like, so I figured I would like this one too. This says it is safe for all hair colors and types, and it does not leave a white residue. The scent of this shampoo is pretty, it has the same floral scent as the hairspray. I notice that while this shampoo does not leave a white cast, it doesn’t really do anything for my hair. I don’t have oily hair, but it doesn’t give me any volume, it just kind of weighs down my hair. It leaves a little something in your hair to make it kind of feel dirty.

2. Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo, ($5, Walgreens)

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This dry shampoo has a nice citrus scent, and is really good for giving your hair volume. It says that it is good for fine or flat hair. I don’t have fine hair by any means, but I do have flat hair in the morning when I wake up. I find that if I use this dry shampoo and then tease my hair at the roots, my hair looks really clean and even better than it did the first day. It gets rid of oil and it doesn’t leave a residue or white cast at all. This is a good one.

3. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, ($5, Walmart)

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This one stinks. It has a baby powder chemical smell that really smells bad, and the scent does not go away. It is supposed to absorb excess oil and leave a “lite matte finish”. This one does not leave a white cast at all, and it is good at absorbing oil. It does not give my hair any volume though, and that is very important to me. It is not sticky, and it would be really good if it didn’t have such a horrible scent.

4. Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of color – Deep and Dark Brown, ($9, ULTA)

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This is the very first dry shampoo I ever tried, and I keep re-purchasing it. I really like the smell, it is just a clean, fresh smell. The thing that first attracted me to it was that it was colored dark brown, so it matched my hair color. Recently though, I have noticed that it does not match my hair…it sprays out dark gray. I have to be careful not to get this on my forehead, and I don’t like that. It is a great formula though, it doesn’t leave a residue, it leaves your hair volumized, and feeling clean. I will have to try the regular Batiste that is not colored.

5. Loreal Everstyle Energizing Dry Shampoo, ($6, Walmart)

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This one claims to keep your hair feeling refreshed all day and extend your hair style. This one smells the best out of the bunch. It is a sweet, fruity smell, and I really like it. No white cast, no residue, and lots of volume. The only thing about it is I feel like it doesn’t really absorb oil that well…I feel like it kind of makes my hair oily, which I’m not too keen on.

I have also tried the Tresemme Dry Shampoo, and the Suave Dry Shampoo, and I did not like either one. They both left residue and left a sticky texture where I sprayed it. I have tried the Dove Dry Shampoo, and I did like that one, but there was a leak in my can, because I used the product once, and the next time I went to use it, it was empty. Product packaging fail.

SO THE WINNER IS…

The Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo!

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This stuff is awesome. I will continue to re-purchase it. I feel like it makes my hair look better than it did when I washed it.

Tips for Applying Dry Shampoo:
-Shake up the can really good before you spray it.
-Hold the can a good 6-8 inches from your head, so that the product doesn’t clump up in one place. -Lift up your hair and spray it directly on your roots and then work it in with your fingers, and brush it out.

Hope you guys liked this post! Let me know what your favorite dry shampoo is!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Friday Favorite – Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo

Hi everyone! Today’s Friday Favorite is the Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo.

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I use this shampoo once a week as a clarifying shampoo. Using this once a week takes all of the buildup out of my hair from styling products such as dry shampoo and hairspray. I wash my hair about 3 times a week, so I usually end up using this shampoo along with a thick conditioning mask on Sundays. This shampoo really leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean. Now, I do not have color treated hair, so I am not sure if this shampoo would be stripping or drying to color treated hair.

This shampoo is free from silicones and parabens, and is supposed to leave you will stronger, healthier hair with no weigh down. It claims to provide daily refreshment with no heavy residue and weightless shine.

I would not use this shampoo every day, I think it may start drying your hair out, so I would just use this once a week. It smells like citrus, and it is a clear formula that lathers up really good when you get it into your hair.

It is also very affordable, it usually retails for about $3, and you can find it at drugstores and grocery stores. They also almost always have coupons in the paper every Sunday for Garnier hair products. I have purchased this shampoo probably about 5 times, and I really recommend it if you are looking for a great clarifying shampoo.

Have you tried this shampoo? What’s your favorite shampoo? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you guys have a great weekend, and thanks for reading! 🙂

No Heat Hairstyle : Headband Curls

Hello! Today I have another no heat hairstyle for you! I love curling my hair, but it is very time consuming, especially if you have long hair! This hairstyle only takes about 5 minutes to do, and gives you great curls overnight! Let’s get started!

What you will need:

-soft headband
-hairspray

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Start off with hair that is about 90% dry. You want to make sure that your hair is not so damp that it won’t dry by the morning. I just wet my hands a little and ran them through my hair.

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The next thing you are going to do is put the headband around your head, on top of your hair. Make sure that the headband is above your ears and pull it down almost to your neck.
Then, divide your hair into 2 sections. Take the first piece and just start wrapping around the headband.

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Combine the section that you just wrapped with more hair, and keep wrapping.

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Keep wrapping the hair until you get the the back, and the start with the front of the other section.

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Keep wrapping the sections of hair until all of the pieces are wrapped around the band. Then spray it with hairspray, and go to bed!

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About 10 hrs later…

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WHOA!

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I ran some of this Super Skinny Serum through and it helped with the frizz.

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So, as you can see, this hairstyle gives you really tight curls. You can take bigger sections of hair and wrap them for looser curls. These curls did not fall at all. I love this style, and it was so much easier than using a curling iron!

Hope you guys liked this no-heat hair! Let me know if you try it!

Thanks for reading 🙂

No Heat Hairstyle: Side Braid

Hi Guys! Today I have a no heat hairstyle that is really quick and easy. It is a side braid with 3 braids braided into one braid. I wear this style when I want my hair out of my face, but I want something that looks a little bit nicer than a ponytail. Let’s get started!

1. Start with bed head. Haha. Brush out your hair so that there are no tangles.

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2. Gather all of your hair to one side and separate into 3 sections.

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3. Braid each section and secure with a clear elastic.

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4. Then, braid all of the braids together, take off all of the clear elastics, and after you are done braiding, secure with one elastic.

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And there you go! I get a ton of compliments when I wear this style! Let me know if you guys try it!

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Thanks for reading 🙂