Carol’s Daughter Monoi reparing hair mask

 “Based on independent studies conducted on natural and relaxed hair textures of Latin and African-American participants: 85% experienced an improvement inconditioning, detangling, and combing ability – 96% experienced a reduction in hair breakage and shedding during detangling and styling – 20% experienced an increase in hair strength – Participants experienced 13.3 times the increase in the life of relaxed hair” – SEHPORA

Most of us would be lying if we said we wouldn’t moonwalk over our own mothers to buy something that could possibly give us locks as long, healthy and shiny as Cassie’s. Tell Mom I said that it won’t be be necessary (and remove the bejeweled glove.)

According to the rave reviews from almost everywhere, the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask may actually be worth the $30 price tag. Thought it is not exactly “new” as it was introduced early last year, this product makes our product scoop list because we want to know if it’s worth all the buzz.


A Deeply Nourishing Hair Treatment That Undos And Prevents Breakage By 96% WHen used with Monoi Repairing Shampoo & Monoi Repairing Hair Mask*.
The Monoi Hair Mask does contain dimethicone (side eye), but since this is a rinse-out mask, it should give you more slip, without the product build-up. Since this mask claims to “fortify hair fine, fragile or chemically-treated hair,” all hair types can expect to see healthier hair that breaks less and retains
Strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. To really fortify fine, fragile or chemically treated hair requires major nourishment found in the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. Added to the rejuvenating Monoi Oil – a repairing Tahitian blend of the Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil – is rebuilding Bamboo Water and protective Hydrolyzed Silk.
Monoi Oil deeply nourishes your hair from root to tip. Bamboo water, the strongest plant on our planet, helps to reinforce your hair’s structure. Hydrolyzed Silk, helps fortify your hair against future damage. [See Full List]


Aveda Invati™ scalp revitalizer

Invati is 97% naturally derived and reduces hair loss by 33% in trails. It is specifically for women who are concerned with hair loss, thinning, loss of volume, lack of density and a tight or dry scalp.
recently while flipping through glossies while cruising at 30K feet to somewhere…who knows where i was going; i’m loosing track because it seems i’m living on planes these days (lot less fun than it sounds, trust me), i ran across an ad for a new product from aveda, specifically their invati scalp revitalizer. it caught my attention because i love scalp care. there is just something about a healthy scalp that gets me going. perhaps it was because my parents and i struggled with my dandruff as a child, but i always get bright-eyed and intensely interested with scalp products are in my vicinity.
i love aveda products as well as their hair color so i’m not surprised to read that this new invati™ scalp revitalizer is already causing a stir with women who are deep into scalp care as well as ayurvedic care. for some ayurvedic instantly means stan.
Contains densiplexTM-an invigorating blend of Ayurvedic herbs, including turmeric and ginseng. Helps energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in. A blend of vitamin E ingredients is proven to help accelerate microcirculation with therapeutic massage. Creates the optimum environment for healthy hair.
the invati™ scalp revitalizer is not the only product on the invanti line. the full line consists of the: invati™ exfoliating shampoo, invati™ thickening conditioner and the invati™ scalp revitalizer.
the newly launched line is getting tons of rave reviews from women with fine, thin hair as ayurvedic herbs have been hailed as products that clean the scalp and hair as well as helping to restore pH balance to the scalp and help stimulate hair growth. what that means in laymans terms is that it does a really good job of creating a scalp environment that fosters hair growth. as always, i my eyes usually glaze over at shampoo because most strip my hair terribly and can be easily substituted, instead i focus on the other part of cleansing and conditioning that puts the icing on the cake – the conditioner. aveda farms their ayurveda organic turmeric from an indian farm called nisarga (which mean “nature” in sanskrit). in invati, turmeric helps to give you thicker, fuller-looking hair.
according to aveda, the invati™ thickening conditioner restores strength and improves hair elasticity, reducing breakage, with arginine derived from sugar beets and soy protein. hmmm, you don’t say? arginine has been proven highly effective in many cases of restoring hair growth. being a medium to thin haired natural (think zoe saldana thickness when straight), this definitely has my interested piqued and i will be picking up some of this aveda invati scalp revitalizer and invati™ thickening conditioner to see if these bold claims really are the business.

Hamadi Shea Leave-in

so technically, hamadi is not a new line and nor is their shea leave-in but it may be new on your radar so we’re including it on our new product scoop list. their leave-in is an all organic product with no preservatives and all natural ingredients. so if you are an “o” girl, then you are going to love this stuff.
according to the manufacturer, hamadi shea leave-in is a “must” for all curly haired tresses. this cream adds body and shine to fine hair without weighing it down and creates soft looks, straight of wavy, with no trace of stickiness. natural sunscreen in shea butter protects hair and scalp and dehydrated, heat-damaged hair will benefit the most from this hydrator, while all hair types can gain a silky, luminous texture.
we love the idea of non-sticky hair because shea can leave a heavy build-up causing many natural-haired women to loathe it leaving many just walking away not to be bothered with shea, so this organic leave-in would work great on natural hair whether your hair is wavy or kinky.
hamadi shea leave-in contains essential oils including lemongrass, verbena, ylang ylang and lavender. made with 100% organic essential oils and plant extracts. completely biodegradable with absolutely no artificial ingredients including perfumes or colors.
Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, Ceteareth 12, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Rice Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Exotic Verbena Oil*, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga Odorata)*, Shea Butter* (Butyrospermum Parkii), Potassium Sorbate, Lavander Oil (Lavandula Burnati), Beta Carotene, Caramel. * From Ingredients: From organically grown (ECOCERT) or wild-crafted plants.

Qhemet Biologics

Ingredients: All natural and ayurvedic ingredients ranging from Amla & Olive to Honeybush Tea and Castor Oil.
Products: This line carries hair care products that can be purchased at and

Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Products

What’s in It

The ingredient list is long, but not full of harmful additives. What’s not in it is just as impressive as what’s actually in it. What you will get in this product line is:

Certified Organic:

  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Mango seed butter

Plus other good-for-your-hair ingredients like avocado oil, neem seed oil and vitamin E. What you won’t find are mineral oil, sulfates, animal ingredients, synthetic colors or fragrances.

How to Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Use it on damp or dry hair. After shampooing and conditioning, Apply it to wet hair, comb through and let it air dry. Also use it to “touch up” frizzy spots and to freshen up second day hair after sleeping on it.

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk

Carol’s Daughter defines this product as the “original curl definer.”

Curly girls’ hair favorite for 13 years,Hair Milk The Original Curl Definer. This quenching, fast absorbing lotion defines, tames and restores luster to natural curls while conditioning. Made with essential oil of Lemongrass, Vitamin C, and Sweet Almond Oil for bouncy, soft, yet completely manageable curls.

Hair Milk The Original Curl Definer Benefits

  • Apricot Kernel Oil – Increases moisture
  • Cocoa & Shea Butters – Condition the scalp and hair
  • Vitamin C – Protects from environmental damage
  • Lemon Essential Oil – Gives this formula it’s energizing and uplifting fragrance
  • Paraben-Free, No Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color.

 Water (Aqua), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Beeswax, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

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