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Pre-poo with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Line

Originally posted on Girl Meets Soul:
This post has been a long time coming–like three months long time coming [insert shame face here].  But since I’ve slightly altered my regimen from the first time I experimented with the pre-poo, I’m going to summarize my review of the initial product combination I tried and update what my actual pre-poo regimen is today. What is a Pre-Poo? Why, I’m glad you asked! Pre-pooing refers to the process of applying oils and/or conditioners to the hair before shampooing.  If your hair is low porosity like mine and has a hard time allowing moisture in, a heat source can be used to help the oils and/or conditioners (sometimes a combination of both) penetrate the hair. What Are the Benefits of Pre-pooing? Well, as long as you don’t use a stripping shampoo post pre-poo, the process allows the hair to retain more moisture even after shampooing.  Depending on your hair type, this may allow you to (1) skip a deep conditioner if you’re in a rush or just feeling lazy…

Dove Quench Absolute Line Full Review & Giveaway!!!

Dove has been on a #LoveYourCurls Campaign recently. I love their video noting how curly girls have been conditioned to dislike their curls and highlighting how we can change that! The product line featured is their new Dove Quench Absolute, claiming to improve curl moisture and to enhance definition up to 4X. In this review, I use the full line and we’ll see whether it lives up to its claims!

Looking Back – 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year. D’aller Naturel made its debut on May 1, 2014 from a simple natural hair and health journey documentation to a budding natural hair care, health and beauty resource (and everything in between!). I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, your insight and your encouragement over the last 7 months. Here’s a look back at some of your favorite posts of 2014!

Pre-poo with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Line

This post has been a long time coming–like three months long time coming [insert shame face here].  But since I’ve slightly altered my regimen from the first time I experimented with the pre-poo, I’m going to summarize my review of the initial product combination I tried and update what my actual pre-poo regimen is today.

Wig Review: Freetress Bebe

After purchasing the Freetress Nia Girl half wig, I decided to give a full wig a try.  I wanted to get a wig that was similar in style to the crochet style I mostly wear, so I purchased the Freetress Equal Synthetic Lace Front Bebe wig from blackhairspray.com (which, fyi, is having a Fourth of July sale right now). DISCLAIMER: I purchased this wig myself.  Neither Freetress nor blackhairspray.com furnished this wig to me nor are they paying me for my opinion on this blog. The wig was decently priced (approx. $28), but I must say that my first impression was disappointment.  I purchased the wig in OP430, which is the same color featured on the model.  Well, not only was the color not like the model, the wig didn’t really take the shape of the wig on the model either. No  matter, I decided to make it work for me.  Bebe is a “lace front” wig.  And by lace front, they mean, there’s some lace.  I wasn’t really expecting the best lace front or …

Wig Review: Freetress Nia Girl

A while back, I needed a protective style for the work week, but I was running short on time and my hair wasn’t working with me.  For the first time in my life, I decided to purchase a wig.  I’ve never been a wig girl by any means–sure, here and there you might find me donning a blood red or platinum blonde wig for Halloween, but it certainly wasn’t a style I turned to for daily wear. Well, after purchasing the Freetress Synthethic Fullcap Drawstring Nia Girl wig, I may just hop aboard the wig train. DISCLAIMER: I purchased this wig myself.  Neither Freetress nor blackhairspray.com furnished this wig to me nor are they paying me for my opinion on this blog. If you couldn’t already tell, I love purchasing hair supplies/extensions (and now wigs) from blackhairspray.com and I purchased Nia there for $18.99 in colors 1B and TP1B/30 (at $18.99 how could I not get two?? lol).  This website is not sponsoring me in anyway, but  I have to say I love shopping there because they are …

Protective Style: Sensationnel Ponytail & Creme of Nature Perfect Edges Review

One of the main problems l face as a transitioner, is adequately blending textures.  Sometimes even wearing your hair in a simple ponytail can highlight just how different both textures are.  My husband thinks that I’m wearing a hair piece when I put my hair in a ponytail or bun because it literally looks like different hair (how embarrassing!) That’s when I decided that actually wearing a hair piece would look more natural.  Wearing a curly-textured ponytail can provide the adequate blending needed, while simultaneously providing protection for your ends (and it’s perfect for the everyday professional). I purchased this ponytail for $8.99 at blackhairspray.com.  It is best worn with an incredibly high bun–practically a top knot.  I tried wearing it towards to back of my crown and it didn’t look natural at all because of the location of the drawstring.  If you purchase this piece, just remember: the higher, the better. To achieve this sleek look,  I used Creme of Nature Perfect Edges with Argan Oil.     Quick product review I’ve never been a …