I‘ve been using this Bucky 40 Blinks sleep mask for a couple years now and it is the best. I sleep more soundly with the mask on because all light (even through my eyelids) is eliminated. Not only that, it’s a molded soft foam that cups over each eye so it keeps your eyes cool and doesn’t rub on your lids. It is a MUST when traveling … a M.U.S.T. My only qualm would be that you sometimes need to be careful with the velcro closure on the back and your natural hair *ouch*. I just recently purchased my 2nd mask after 2 years of using the one pictured because the elastic stretched more than I’d like. I highly recommend this and Bed, Bath & Beyond has the cheapest prices I’ve ever found.
My husband was on a mission when he first started cutting his hair off and bought a whole slew of products to try (which I don’t totally get because I already own a whole slew of products but I digress). This Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream by Cantu was the first, so his opinions will included in this review. I decided to give it a try as well since I had heard the name “Cantu” in the online natural hair community many times but had yet to try any of their products. I was expecting great things.
The product purports to help:
stop and mend hair breakage
repair split ends and reduce frizz
protect hair from heat damage
hydrate and moisturize with shea butter and natural oils
Hubby used it for a while on damp, freshly shampooed hair without any other product added. He found it left his hair soft at first but crunchy by days end with no sheen, definite frizz and white flakes. He added that his scalp itched. I decided to give it a try myself and unfortunately, had similar results, although my itching seems way more unbearable than his. I’m not sure why we were itching, but I know we both stopped using the product after a couple weeks of itchy, flaky torture.
The bad news is we were not able to use the product longer than a couple of weeks so we cannot say whether it does what it promises. The good news is, hubby moved on to using another Cantu product, their Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment with more success. I’ll do a full review of that product soon. He says he plans on using the rest of the Leave In Conditioning Cream along with another product because his discomfort was not as bad as mine, and he likes the hold of the Pantene styling creme I recently reviewed so he wants to see how the two mesh.
Hope you’re having a great week thus far. I’ve been taking it easy at home after Flickerbug’s surgery on Monday (he’s doing well, thanks for asking). Lots is getting done back here and I’m exhausted (but what is new really ha!).
Anyhoo, I’m back with another style post as promised, it’s hubby once more because he was looking too fly on Sunday (yes it was Mothers Day and no I’m not gonna put my outfit up because it was a lazy dohickey with a go-to New York & Co dress that I’ll show ya’ll one of these days).
Anythoo #focus … as I said, this was hubster’s look, all shiny and wonderful HA!
Who remembers my hair removal series? Well I just finished up a 16oz bottle of a product I used almost every day and it dawned on me that I’ve never officially done a review beyond a serious mention in this post 2 years ago (same bottle by the way). Tend Skin Liquid Plain and simple [...]
Happy Monday everyone *mwah*, Yesterday was my first mothers day and I enjoyed it thoroughly I spent the day with family and friends, went to get my requested frozen yogurt #nomnomnom, and my 2 favorite dudes custom made me a card that brought me tears. After the year I’ve had as a mom, I could not [...]
Dear Flickerbug, You have brought me extreme joy & taught me lessons I never knew were there to learn. It has not been an easy year, but you have gone through like a champ & you are my hero. I won’t complain. You inspire me to be better & make me smile when I am [...]
Next week I will be participating in an event here in St. Louis and I’ve love for ya’ll to come out and meet me! SunShine’s Natural & Loving It! Presents: A Curly Art Affair with Kim Coles This event will take place next Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 4 pm for general admission (1-6 pm [...]
Chellur *waves* The plan is to do more style posts, and to that end I’m sharing another outfit of the day from this past Sunday, this time of my girl Bria. She is one of my FAVORITE fashionistas walking on this planet, so do not be shocked when you see more posts of her ensembles. I’m [...]
I‘ve been wanting a bob wig ever since I cut all my hair off. I found a few I liked but it never worked out that I got my hands on them. Then I found this human hair blend wig by Especially Yours named Marissa on sale and I bought it because I figured I [...]