Love, Beauty & Planet Review

How many of you consider yourselves a product junkie? 

If your bathroom looks something like this:

Product Junkie
It’s likely that you are one lol …

A product junkie is someone who buys more products than necessary.
You may debate between paying that bill on time or taking advantage of that Shea Moisture sale going on right now.

In our defense, how will you find the product that works best for your hair if you haven’t taken the time to research and try out different products?

About a month ago, I came across a brand that I haven’t heard of before: Love, Beauty & Planet. The name itself is different which caught my attention. Here are the pro’s of this product (as advertised on the bottle):

  • No animal testing
  • Vegan
  • No Dyes, Parabens or Silicones
  • No animal testing
  • Bottles are 100% recyclable
  • Ethically sourced extract

I only got the conditioner because I was a little skeptical about the product (and I’m very picky when it comes to shampoo’s), but I fell in love after the first use! I bought the Coconut Oil and Ylang Ylang (yellow) one. My hair was surprisingly easy to detangle without breaking away my hair and I didn’t lose much hair in the process.

Cons?

One thing I didn’t like about the product was the consistency. I found it to be kind of watery compared to some of my go-to conditioners.

I used this product once as a conditioner and was impressed with the way the moisture seeped into my hair. I also used it as a leave in conditioner, a few weeks later, which left my hair feeling so soft, moisturized, and bouncy!

To compare this conditioner with another product, I would have to say Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. pillow-soft-curls.jpeg

The consistency of the two are completely opposite where Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls is more on the greasy side than watery, but the end result (when my hair was completely dry) was fairly similar.

Overall, I was very happy with this product and had to try out the shampoo. It definitetly met my expectations. It isn’t too soapy and doesn’t strip my hair of its oils to the point where it feels squeaky clean, but it feels refreshing to my scalp.

I hope this post was helpful to many of you! Thanks for reading.
Have something you want to know more about? Feel free to comment suggestions.

 

Bleach ‘n Curls

Bleach and hair are like a child and the boogie man.

Everyone has this idea that:
Bleach = Damage …
… Does it really?

 

My Experience

It has been a little over a week since I dyed my hair from black to chocolate-brown. Since my hair was so dark, it had to be bleached in order for the color to take. I tried so hard to avoid bleaching it, but I just ended up going through with it because I felt bored with my hair. It was definitely time for a change but I was so anxious to wash my hair and check for heat or bleach damage.

I have a cousin that used to dye her hair all the time! Her hair was dry and her curls were slowly diminishing. I didn’t want to go through that after all the work I put into getting my hair back to its natural state from heat damage.

So, while my hair was straightened I made sure to keep the length of my hair moisturized using Jojoba and Coconut oils, since dryness and damage was my biggest concern.

 

Wash Day!!

Before washing my hair, I did an intensely moisturizing treatment (which I will post soon with details). I was surprised to see that there was no damage to my hair! My curls were shiny, bouncy, and hydrated. My excitement was over the roof!

I was expecting to see a bunch of straight ends and maybe even a looser curl pattern. I believe that keeping my hair extra moisturized played a big role in the outcome.

I have to say, I absolutely don’t regret bleaching my hair and I’m so happy with my results!

My point is basically that bleach isn’t all that bad. As long as you keep those curls clean and moisturized, they will be popping at all times!

 

**I am speaking solely on my experience. Everyone’s hair is different and reacts differently to products. Bleach can still be very damaging if misused, so I recommend to have it done by a professional. I hope your coloring experience is as great as mine! If you would like to see how the color turned out, check out my instagram which you can find on the homepage of this site. **