Friday, June 15, 2012
Reviewing A Dark and Lovely Product
It has been a while since I have posted a hair post, but here I am now. I actually wanted to give myself a little time to test this new product. It has been tested on me and my mother for about three weeks now, so I think that I am ready for review. Ok, the pic above is the product: Dark and Lovely Healthy Gloss 5 Moisture Leave In Treatment. I saw it in a Dollar General and read up on it and decided to try it. This is my very first D&L product so I was very nervous when trying this product. One thing that stuck out about the ingredients of the product was PANTHENOL, an common substance in hair products that encourage hair growth. So, I decided to try it out. First, I washed my hair with ORS shampoo. I did not use any conditioner or deep conditioner because, one - my hair was well moisturized before the washing, two - I did not want to throw my moisture balance out of wack by using a DC and this as a moisturizing leave in. So, on freshly washed hair, I detangled softly with a widetooth comb. Then, I parted my hair in sections. On the first section, I sprayed the product at my roots and my ends, not on my length. I then massaged the product on my roots and ends, still not on my length. When I combed through that entire section, that section of hair was left with evenly coated. I continued this method until my entire head was done. I commensed with a roller set and sat under the dryer for about an hour and a half. This is what I was left with: My camera is very crappy, but the results in my eyes turn out pretty good. My hair was soft right after the dryer. My hair had body, my hair was straight and my hair looked extremely healthy. One thing I did not care for was that my hair had little shine. So, the following week, I decided to try it again, the entire method mentioned above. ONLY THIS TIME, I added a few drops of olive oil on top of my hair after the product was evenly distributed. This time it turned out exactly how I wanted, full of body, full of shine, looking very healthy. The pictures I took of this set were accidently deleted :( . I am horrible sad. But, I am going to do a roller set again today so I will post this pic up sometime today. I also tried this product on my mother's hair. My hair is much longer than my mother's; my mother has more stronger hair than mines due to the fact that she does not use heat in her hair at all. So, I tried this product on her hair for about three weeks. Her results were just as good. I tried something different for my birthday. I used my heat pass and decided to flat iron my hair after the Dark and Lovely product had air dried on my hair. There were the results: This is also not a good picture, but the jury is still out whether I like this product when flat ironned. The pros of this product is that my hair detangles alot better now. I do not lose hardly any hair. The con of this product is that it smells horrible. However, when the product is applied, you don't notice it. I am still out whether I like it on flat ironned hair because my hair was very limp. So, I hope you like this review. I am going to do another real soon on a Suave product, so be on the look out for that one. With Love!
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