Monday, September 10, 2012

Product Reviews: Entwine Couture & Carol's Daughter

Today I will be reviewing (click on a product name to skip to that review):

 PRODUCT REVIEW: Entwine Couture Exotiqüe Butter-Crème Hydrator

Have you ever bought a product because you'd heard such great reviews about it, but then it totally doesn't work for you?  Well, that's what happened to me with the Entwine Couture Exotiqüe Butter-Crème Hydrator.  I am a nappy, 4 type hair girl and I'd heard that it worked nothing less than a miracle on my hair type in terms of moisturizing.  Here's the description:
Ultra-Softness* Maximum Hydration * Healthy Growth
This riche, lightweight, luxurious hydrating and growth crème moisturizer is a must have for all natural, transitioning, or relaxed hair. It is artfully crafted with exotic natural butters and supple oils from around the world to pamper & indulge your dry, thirsty tresses. 

Ingredients: Balsamic Butter-OylTM Blend* of: (Shorea Stenoptera Seed (Illipee) Butter, Indica angifera (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene and Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer), Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ceteareth-25, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-32, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG-75 Lanolin, Fragrance, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil and BHA and BHT, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin

Ingredients in English: Illipee Butter, Mango Seed Butter, SHea Butter, Pomegranate Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Avocado Oil Extract, Safflower Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Stabilizing Emollient,Water, Gylcerin, Synthetic Oil, Silicone-based polymer,Fatty Alcohol,Chemical Defrizzer and emulsifier, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Chemical, Chemical, Panthenol (protein),  Antimicrobal Chemical, Chemical Emollient, Chemical Binder, Fragrance, Corn Oil, Antioxidant/Preservative, Preservative,  Antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative

RESULTS:  I think that it's too water based or too much protein or too chemically for what my hair looks for in a butter.  I used it on damp hair to moisturize, but I never got that ooh my hair is so moisturized and elongated feeling that others have reported.  Maybe it was user error, maybe it's just not right for ME.

PRODUCT REVIEW:  Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter &

Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner

So, since that didn't float my boat I was looking for another moisturizer STAT!  And because I wanted something a little more sophisticated than my mix of V05 Conditioner and Water in my spray bottle I was also looking for a spray leave in.  Because I was wary of buying something new and unknown online I decided to hit up my town's new Ulta and go to the Carol's Daughter aisle.  I decided to buy the Healthy Hair Butter (a new product to me) and an old standby the Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner.

RESULTS: These two products ended up being the one-two punch my hair needed for moisture and shine!  I used them in conjunction with each other doing my nighttime twists a second time and the results were more defined and moisturized with this combination.  I may have just found my HOLY GRAIL of styling products.  My hair also stayed moisturized for DAYS afterwards!  I also used this combo today and will post pictures later this week of my results!

Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
Healthy Hair Butter by Carol's Daughter is a nourishing cream hairdress that fortifies your hair so it is protected from future damage caused by styling or chemical processes. Jojoba Oil with Cocoa and Shea Butters deeply conditions your hair so it can be stronger and more manageable. Made without Mineral Oil or Petroleum so your hair will have a natural shine but not become greasy or weighed-down.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycine Soja ( Soybean) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), ( Rosemary) Oil, Cymbopogon Flexosus ( Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ( Orange) Oil,Lavandula Augustfolia(Lavender) Oil

Ingredients in English:  Water , Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter,  Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Preservative, Corn Sugar Based Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Vitamin C, (Rosemary Oil,  Lemongrass Oil, Orange Oil, Lavender Oil

Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner

Description:The Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner restores natural moisture and adds strength to your hair. The blend of Wheat Protein and Pro-Vitamin B5 fortifies your hair so it's healthier and won't break when detangling. Made with natural moisturizers instead of silicones so you can use it every day without weighing down your hair.

  •  Aloe Leaf Juice richly moisturizes your hair so it's easier to detangle
  • Pro-Vitamin B5 works to fortify your hair so it can hold onto moisture better 
  • Wheat Proteins help to give your hair a bit more strength 
  • Contains the warm and sensual Black Vanilla fragrance for a soothing fragrance experience
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Panthenol ( Pro-vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf Stem, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Caramel, Fragrance (Parfum)
Ingredients in English: Water, Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Pro-vitamin B5, Sugar Based Lubricant, Natural Humectant, Butylene Glycol, Lavender)Flower/Leaf Stem, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Sage)eaf Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Caramel, Fragrance

1 comment:

Alicia Weise-Goode said...

Hello I think you should give the butter-creme hydrator another try. This time try it with the afrodisia 9n1(that will serve as your leave in) and lastly use a little creme-jelle styler for your curl definition and elongation. Your hair Will stay hydrated, soft and shiny for days.

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