Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oyin Handmade Review

Oyin Hair Dew and Oyin Burnt sugar pomade Review!!!

Hello everyone I hope you all had amazing holidays! I'm so excited to update/review two new products for you. During black Friday CurlMart was having a sale on Oyin products, and I have really wanted to try two imparticular.

Oyin Hair Hew: This moisturizer is great! It is giving my Shea moisture curl and style mike a run for its money. The hair dew is protein and glycerin free so its perfects for those who are protein sensitive. It also has an incredible sugar cookie smell. I love the smell, but some of you may not; I tried it on my mom and she wasn't crazy about it. The texture of it was like your typical moisturizer, like lotion. I also went to Oyin's website and realized that the Hair Dew can be purchased in a 33oz for 34.00! and being that this is a all natural product that's a great deal! This definitely has a possibility of becoming a staple.
Ingredients: purified water, castor oil, olive oil, organic aloe vera gel, behentrimonium methosulfate (emulsifier), coconut oil, olive squalane, optiphen (preservative), cetyl alcohol, fragrance, and love!

Oyin burt sugar pomade: O.M.G. I LOVE THIS STUFF! For all of you that love braid outs and twist outs you need this pomade! For the past month or so I have been using this to seal after applying a moisturizer for my braid outs. This product has a slight hold which is just enough to keep my pattern in place. It also gives the hair a healthy sheen. I even used this to slick back my edges, it wasn't as good as eco but it got the job done. The texture of this product is like a old school hair grease, but once you rub it into your hands it turns into a oil. And like the Hair Dew it smells like sugar cookies and vanilla:) For those that don't like the sugary sent the pomade also comes in a berry scent. I'm definitively going to make this a fall/winter staple.
Ingredients: Castor oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, organic virgin coconut oil, mango seed oil, olive oil, unrefined hempseed oil, candelilla wax, cocoa butter, broccoli seed oil, fragrance... and love! 

I am very satisfied with my Oyin purchase and would buy these products again. I love that Oyin is a black owned business and that they use great ingredients. There are other products in the line that I would love to try but I'm good for now.

Stay tuned for more updates,


Friday, November 30, 2012

Twistout Using Curls Products

Samples, Samples, Samples

A couple weeks ago I contacted a few natural hair brands that I was interested in and asked them if they would send me samples to review. The ever so generous Curls Brand was nice enough to send me two samples to review, and I used them for a twist out. The two products that I was sent were the Cashmere Curls Leave-in Conditioner and the Cashmere Curl Jelly.

Cashmere Curls Leave-In Conditioner: It has a slightly fruity smell and a very liquid-y consistency. If it hadn't been sent to me it probably wouldn't have been something that I would have picked up, because I wouldn't have though that i was moisturizing enough for my 4a/3c hair. However I was pleasantly surprised  because the next morning my hair was shiny and moisturized.

Cashmere Curls Jelly: This styler is recommended for type 4 ladies, it claims to smooth and elongate your kinks and turn them into curls. I actually had been wanting to try this product for wash and go's, but because of the cold weather it was used to give hold to my twists.

1. I separated my hair by sections and applied the leave -in conditioner to my damp hair.
2. Then I applied the curl jelly section- by section as I made twists.
3. I let them air dry for about a half- hour then I put my satin cap on ant went to sleep.

4. The next morning I applied olive oil to my twists and took them down

My results were awesome! My hair was defined ,shiny,soft, and surprisingly moisturized. At night I simply re-twisted my hair and spritzed it with a little water. On day four I did notice white flakes in my hair from the product. Would I purchase? Maybe. If I purchased these products I know that I would be using them for a wash and go because they have great slip and seem perfect for that style. But over all I had a good experience with my Curls samples. Once again I would like to thank Curls for sending them to me.

Until next time,



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Braid Out Results

Braid out Routine.

Hey everyone I'm back and here to show you my braid out and the results I got! Most of the time I love to do wash and go's because I just love the way they they look. However, during the colder months I do braid outs to retain length and to hold moisture in my hair.I also play basketball so its nice to keep my hair stretched so I can put it in a puff.

There were about 20 braids on my head
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture retention Shampoo
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
Leave-In: Shea moisture curl and style milk
Sealant: Shea Butter and Extra virgin olive oil
Next day: Apply coconut oil and take down
(Rollers can be used on the ends for more curl!)

This is fourth day hair that I re-braided to maintain the style. On my wash day I originally applied Shea moisture deep treatment mask, but since I moisturize every other day that product would be to heavy to do so. That's when I use my curl and style milk. If your hair is long enough you may not have to re-braid your hair every night, but simply put it in a pineapple.

Results: Soft, shiny, Moisturized and defined hair!!

Let me know what you all think!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

My 2012 Fall/Winter Products for Natural Hair:

Hey, I'm back and here to show you all a FEW of my favorite natural hair products for Fall/Winter.
(Left to Right)

P.S. check out my youtube channel TeenageNaturalista!

Carols Daughter Healthy hair butter: Great for braid outs and twist outs. This product provides great hold, shine, and moisture. This product sounds to good to be true right! Well it is:( Unless you enjoy the very strong scent of lavender and Lemongrass I wouldn't suggest this product and because of that reason i will not be repurchasing.

Coconut Oil: This is a great curl refresher! I also use this to instantly add shine to any hairstyle.

Olive Oil: ENOUGH SAID lol

Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk: My absolute favorite glycerin free hair moisturizer.

Kinky Curly Knot Today: In my opinion this leave-in is over hyped, however it is very moisturizing, and provides great slip.  Right now I'm rotating it with my Giovanni Direct-leave-in, which works just as good, and is cheaper but contains protein. But if you are protein sensitive I recommend shelling out the extra bucks to get Kinky Curly because it its protein free.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration:  THIS IS THE BEST CO-WASH EVER! but seriously it is. I strayed away from it once to try the ever famous Tressame Naturals....never again. This conditioner has AMAZING slip, moisturizes great and smells like Hawaii.

Shea butter: My sealant for braid outs and twist outs. Provides decent hold.

Ecostyler Olive Oil Gel: I mainly use this for wash and go's (IT IS THE BOMB DIGGITY) but for the colder months I use this for up-do and slicking down my edges.

Green spray bottle filled with water: Daily moisturizing excreta.

Shea moisture Raw Shea butter Moisture Retention Shampoo: (Few what a long name lol): this is great if I want clean but not stripped hair. This shampoo is sulfate free yet lathers as if it contained sulfates.

Paul Mitchell Moisture mist: I use this mist when i fell that my hair needs more than just water. I've had it for a few weeks now and I actually like it. I don't know if I will repurchase because the Shea Moisture hold and shine mist has been calling my name.

Hope you enjoyed, until next time


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Hello and welcome to my blog!

This is a place where I talk about fashion, makeup, natural hair, and basically anything else that interests me. I started this blog because as a teenager in high school I got tired of watching YouTube videos and reading blogs created by older women (Not that I don't or won't continue to do so). I realized that although there is a "Natural hair movement" going on, that videos and blogs that cater to teens are far and few between. I also go to a predominantly white school so this blog is kinda my way to vent and express my difficulties being a natural teen in this environment. For example playing sports, getting constant questions about my hair and fighting off the swarms of people trying to touch it.So I created this blog for other natural haired teens like me, and to see if m really not alone lol so enjoy!

Sincerely, TeenNaturalista