Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Smooth & Sleek Conditioner

First, I’m just going to admit the obvious out loud. I’m absolutely dreadful writing frequent posts. And after thinking about it for a long while, I’m going to change how I post about conditioners. I’m just going to post the conditioners I use and love. These are the reasons: When I was moving from our […]


The Right Brush

The right conditioner and the right brush are the two most important tools for our curls. And the best style brush I’ve used is one that I call the Denman Style. It was when I began using the Denman brush on my wet hair with slippery conditioner in it that my curls suddenly appeared. It […]

Herbal Essences Hydralicious Conditioner

Herbal Essences Hydra-Licious & Damage Boost Conditioner

Update 3/9/2017: This combed and clumped beautifully, like all other products with these ingredients. The scent on this Herbal Essence conditioner seemed less sweet to me (which was sort of a relief, since these products are often all so super sweetly strong), but maybe my nose is warped or something. 2/18/2017: Herbal Essences Hydra-Licious & […]

Its a ten conditioner

It’s a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

Product Summary: A good comber and a light clumper, this would be good for hair that gets weighed down easily, so you want a lighter product than what I usually recommend. I don’t think it’s worth the price as there are way cheaper conditioners that I feel comb as well and hold curls better, but […]

Frizz Ease Flawlessly Straight conditioner

Not Recommended: Frizz Ease Flawlessly Straight Conditioner

Update 3/9/2017: I was looking up the ingredients, and after looking up PEG-14M in my heavy duty Gottshalk ingredients dictionary/ tome, it turns out to be an ingredient to avoid. It’s made of repeating chains of ethylene oxide, which is banned in Europe for being possibly cancer causing. 2/9/2017: This Frizz Ease conditioner looks promising from […]

Pantene Butter Creme

Not Recommended: Pantene Hydrating Butter-Creme

I’m guessing from the ingredient list this would be used as sort of a hair dressing. When I was a teenager I used hair dressing every night, feeling absolutely in my heart they were helping my chemically damaged hair. I smoothed it on my ends every night and combed and set my hair, believing all the […]

Pantene Gold Conditioner

Not Recommended: Pantene Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner

There I was, walking through a Walgreen’s, and this bottle of Pantene Gold nearly jumped off the shelf at me. I snatched it up and flipped it over (I never read all the promises on a bottle’s front. They can tell you anything they think you want to hear. I just read enough to think […]


Not Recommended: Mixed Chicks Shampoo

Update 12/30/2016: It should have jumped out of me in the store before I bought it, but it didn’t. This has TEA lauryl sulfate. This is a drying cleanser, and that it’s so high up on the ingredients list makes me too nervous to try it. Which is too bad, because the other ingredients seemed […]


Mixed Chicks Sulfate Free Shampoo

Product Summary: Though this product had an ominously thick lather, it turned out to be a mild shampoo that I would use again (but probably less of it when I do). Update 3/18/2017: When I went over all the ingredients in this product, I was concerned about the sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, because one ingredient book […]

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In Progress: Taliah Waajid The Great Detangler

I got this at a Rite Aid in Louisville. It has a very simple list of ingredients and is marketed as a leave-in conditioner and a co-wash. It sounds weird for it to be both, but this just shows that all these ingredients in this and other products are pretty much all similar. They just […]


In Progress: Acure Repairing Conditioner

I found this at Rainbow Blossom, a cool little health food store in Louisville. It has a light, sweet, and clean scent. It’s marked as vegan (yay!), cruelty free (another yay!), gluten free, as well as free of over half a dozen other things. My next step will be to go over what ingredients are […]


Not Recommended (tentatively): Kinky-Curly Come Clean

This is a crappy photo of the ingredients, and I know you can barely make them out. I took what felt like dozens of photos of the ingredients, and because the bottle was clear it kept turning out blurry. However, the most important and only real ingredient to see is sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate. One […]


Kinky-Curly Stellar Strands Hydrating Deep Treatment

Product summary: This product isn’t a slippery comber – it feels a bit sticky to comb with, but it still combed well.  It is a super-clumper. It weighed my hair down to the point it felt heavy, and kept my curls firm and smooth. It  does leave a slight residue on your hands after handling […]


Not Recommended: Mizani True Textures Shampoos

My apologies for the crappy “feature” photo. I didn’t realize it was blurry until I was downloading it at home. I think my camera auto-focused on the face in the advertisement or something. But still, you get the idea of what these products look like. And since I’m not recommending them, I don’t think they […]