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Ogx Quenching Coconut Curls

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I’m always excited to try new hair products. Especially when the ones I’ve been loving for so long have started to let me down. I’ve been using the Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo and Conditioner for a few years now, but I’ve just noticed that while it may be doing wonders for my hair, my scalp has really been suffering. So I knew it was time for a change. My dried-out, brittle, and shedding curls are always in need of extra extra extra moisture and I love to use products that have natural ingredients, if not at least understandable. I’ve heard many many good things about almost all OGX products so I thought it was time to give it a go, so I started with the Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo and Conditioner.

With natural coconut oil and honey, both the shampoo and conditioner smell absolutely amazing. I’ve actually really been looking forward to my showers because I’m so relaxed with the scent. I love the texture of the conditioner; perfectly silky and smooth, but I’m not too fond of the texture of the shampoo. I find it a bit lumpy and gelatinous (if that makes sense), and I really have to work it into a good lather in order to disperse it properly through my hair. The end results? I do find that my curls are holding up much better than most curl enhancing claiming shampoo and conditioner duo’s, but the frizz? Nope. It’s still there. Something that I have the hardest time dealing with and something that so many products are unable to help me with.

I’m quite enjoying the OGX products, but am still on the lookout for those frizz beating beauties. Anyone know of any?

What do you think of the OGX hair products?

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When You’re Desperate for a Change

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There are many times a year when my hair just doesn’t seem to look right, that my clothes don’t fit or look right and that I’m in desperate need of a change. It always seems to coincide with the changing of the seasons, so this year was no exception. As the cold weather starts to warm up a bit I’m in such a ‘blah’ mood and I’m in need of a change.

One of the easiest ways to perk me up is with a fresh new hair cut and colour. I tried this back in January by going to a well known Salon in Whitby, Valentino’s, but once again I had a horrible experience. They’re known for their quality styles and amazing customer service, but time and time again I get shotty work from stylists who don’t really know what they’re doing. And it costs me a fortune! So a few months ago I got a cut that really turned out to be nothing…lacking in any sort of style. But I also tried some colour….which washed out the next day. After calling to complain I was told I’d hear from the manager in a few days…..It’s two months later and I’m still waiting. Not a very good business if you ask me. I won’t be returning.

I need a cut and I need a colour. I’ve struggled with the fact that I went grey at 19 and it’s a constant upkeep. It’s embarrassing sometimes and I get so frustrated and down on myself.  How the heck does a 19 year old go grey?! Now I’m almost 25 and I’m still struggling to deal. So I’m in desperate need to find a new place. I’m always weary and have a hard time putting my trust in new stylists. Now that I’m living in Richmond Hill I’m much closer to the city so I think my options are much more open. Anyone know any good salons?

I’m also looking to grow up in my hair styling techniques and maybe stop going for the natural look for often. Time to chuck my 11 year old CHI straightener and invest in a new one. Any suggestions?

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The Tangle Teezer

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A tool I have come to cherish; a tool I cannot live without. As someone with very curly, very frizzy, very hard to manage hair I often don’t buy and/or use brushes. Brushing my hair has always been a much dreaded event that I try to put off as long as possible, maybe managing once a month….maybe even longer. The struggle to get the brush through my hair, the pain, the tears. It was an emotionally scaring experience each and over time. Not to mention the Hermione-esque fuzz ball I’d turn into.

Of course I tried brushing only while my hair was wet. This made a big difference frizz wise, but was still always a painful, tear-inducing event. That is, until I found the Tangle TeezerNow I’ve had this little guy in my hands for well over a year, but I’ve never thought to share it with you before now. I’ve heard of many people using this and I always thought that I was quite late to the game. But I’ve been suggesting it to many friends and co-workers lately and since they’d never heard of it I thought it was nigh time to share this wealth of knowledge. This is the greatest hair brush you will ever own. Girls…if you’re as terrified to brush your hair as I’ve always been, this is the brush for you. Not only does it fit nicely into your had, but it combs through those curls and those knots like butter! No ouchies.

I have yet to try brushing through dry hair with this; my past still haunts me. But this brush is made for both wet and dry hair brushing. Be sure to pick up the Original Tangle Teezer, as the knock-offs aren’t as effective. I found mine at Target in the states, but they can also be found at Ulta, Sephora, and even Mashalls. I love the Tangle Teezer! What’s your favourite hair brush?

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