TreLuxe Product Review

Haley, TreLuxe and Return of the CurlsI was so happy to meet Kiprono & Cortney Sigilai the dynamic husband and wife team and owners of TréLuxe.  They were vending at the Louisville Return of the Curls event where I was very pleased with how the product worked on my hair after a quick hair demo.  I was lucky enough to be gifted the entire line of products for review *blogger perks*.

From the website:

TréLuxe products are specifically formulated to nourish, define and style natural curls, offering solutions to the various hair care problems that women with naturally textured hair face at home, work, and play. TréLuxe products are designed with the woman on-the-go in mind. We focus on providing effortless manageability, giving you confidence in every curl!

TréLuxe products contain all natural, easy to pronounce and readily identifiable ingredients like aloe leaf juice, coconut milk, slippery elm extract, broccoli seed oil and other ingredients we naturals have grown to love and know work well in our hair.  The key to this product line is that it is formulated to work on wet hair which is perfect for most of us who do our styling right out of the shower.

The TréLuxe product line consists of four products: Untie the Knot, Curl Supreme, Hi Definition and ReFlex. Untie the Knot is the leave in conditioner that can be used as a light conditioning treatment or as a daily leave-in conditioner. Curl Supreme is a styling cream that can be used as a heavier moisturizer, cream styler or twist/braid cream.  Hi Definition is a curl enhancer that can be used as a wash-n-go styler or as a twist/braid styler. ReFlex is curl styling serum used a finisher and curl sealer with flexible hold.

I will be posting four separate reviews on how I used each product and my styling results. Check out TréLuxe on their website, on facebook and on instagram.

2014 4th of July Deals for Natural Hair

Happy Independence Day! 

CurlKit: 20% off entire inventory of natural hair products code: JULY4SALE

AfroVeda 20% on orders $25+ thru 7/6 code: SUMMERFUN

Curl Collection 15% off June box featuring Wondercurl thru 7/6 code: FREEDOM

Tropical Traditions Free 32 oz Gold Label on orders $12.99+ thru 7/6.

Komaza Care 20% on orders $50+ code: July4

TGIN $19.99 Shampoo + Conditioner duo sale thru 7/6

Koil by Nature 25% off sale code: FREEDOM KBN 4TH OF JULY SALEHydratherma Naturals 20% off thru 7/7 code: thanks

Happy Nappy Honey 25% off + Free shipping code: freedom

Annabelle’s Perfect Blend 30% off order $30+ code: FIREWORKS

KJ Naturals 25% off order $20+

 

 

How to Make Whipped Fluffy Body Butter

Whipped Fluffy Body Butter

You asked, I finally got around to posting this video on how I make my whipped fluffy butter. This is a basic recipe that is very customizable. You can experiment with interchanging the different butters and oils like swapping mango butter for shea butter or substituting olive oil and castor oil instead safflower oil.  This butter behaves differently at different temps, for example my coconut oil is a liquid in the Summer and Fall but more of a soft solid in the Winter and Spring. You can help balance this by using harder butters to make a firmer product.  I throw in whatever I have on hand, never making the same butter twice and have never had an issue. 

My recipe is different from others because it is a moisturizing or wet butter. It contains aloe vera gel (or juice) and glycerin to add moisture. You will notice a difference in how your skin feels after using.  I do not use any preservative ingredients, but the butter will last for 30-45 days in a room temp environment without mold. We normally use up the entire batch within this time frame and then I simply make more.

In my home this is used primarily as a body butter. I have gifted this to friends and family who use it as a beard butter and as a hair butter.

Whipped Fluffy Body Butter Recipe

  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 1 oz cocoa butter
  • 2 Tablespoons glycerin
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel (or juice)

Combine oils and butters and gently heat over a double boiler until just melted.  Allow to cool to room temperature then add glycerin and aloe.  Whisk together ingredients and pop into refrigerator.  Allow the mixture to cool until it is a firm set but not too hard. Use mixer starting on low, then increasing in speed to whip the mixture until it doubles in size.  Store in airtight containers away from heat and direct sunlight.

Cotton Candy Playground 25% Off Flag Tee Sale

Cotton Candy Playground American Flag

How dope is this shirt? It represents two of my favorite things: my hair and my country. And now you can get this image in a tee, tank or cropped tee on sale from Cotton Candy Playground thru 7/4/14 take 25% off America style tees. 

There are also tees reppin’ Canada, Panama, Trinidad, Australia, UK, Jamaica, France, Haiti, St Kitts, Nigeria, and more. If you don’t see your country in the list you can also request a special order.  Happy Shopping.

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Sip n Shop with Pure Shea Store

You’re Invited…

Pure Shea Store Louisville

Sip n Shop

Friday June 13th 2014

7-9:00 pm 

WINE

Join us for a private evening of shopping, wine and appetizers.  Learn more about Pure Shea Store and the products offered locally including pure shea butter soaps, body butter, bath salts and sugar scrubs.  Support local business, while networking with friends and find products for your hair and body care.  I will be on hand as well as the Soap Man himself, Chris Thigpen, answering your questions concerning dry hair, eczema, acne and itchy scalp.  This event is FREE to Derby City Naturals members. Go to the FB invite and let me know you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. See you Friday!
Soapman Pure Shea Store
Pure Shea Store
2804 Dumesnil St Louisville, KY 40211
Below The PHA Masonic Temple
Free parking available.

 

2014 Memorial Day Sales

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off for Summer season and I am celebrating by attending a wedding, a reggae festival and a barbecue like a great American.  There are quite a few deals for some great hair products, enjoy!

Komaza Care 15% off a purchase of $35 with code: MEM14

Eden BodyWorks Free Shipping on orders $10+ with code: MEMORIAL

Butters-N-Bars 20% off your purchase with code: weekender514

Entwine 25% off purchase + free shipping with code: MEMORIAL14

CurlKit 15% off purchase with code: MEMORIAL

Jane Carter 25% off hiar and scalp serums with code: SUMMER7

Yes to Carrots 10% off $35 code SUMMER10, 20% off $50 code SUMMER 20 or 30% off $75 code SUMMER30. Also save 40% off all SPF products code: YESTOSPF

Jessicurl Free Shipping on US orders $20+ code: MAYFREE or 20% Int’l orders with code WORLD 

Bel Nouvo Free Shipping all weekend plus 10% off with code: INHMD10

Smooth Naturals 15% off purchase of $30+ code MDAY14

Anita Grant 15% off all weekend (UK time) no code required

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Return of the Curls 2014 Meetup + Model Call

Join us Thursday April 17th 2014 @ 6 pm for the Return of the Curls Meetup + Model Call

Return of the Curls Model Call 2014 Return of the Curls Louisville Hair Expo is Saturday May 17th which will include a hair show.  This model call will recruit models for the hair show.  Models are needed of all ages, shapes, sizes and textures.  You do not need previous modeling experience just a positive attitude.  The event will start as a hair meetup where we will answer general hair questions, product giveaways as well as products available for purchase. The model call will begin at approx 7 pm.

Date: Thursday April 17

Time: 6 – 8:30 pm

Location: Chandeliers Main Events 201 E Main Street, Suite 102 Louisville KY

RSVP: Tickets are $5 in adv 

 

Traveling with Natural Hair

I love to travel. Recently I went on my first cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruises, I had an absolute blast if you have not ever been cruising it is something you simply MUST do! Check out my girl Janine with Your Door to the World Travel if you are interested in taking one.

Haley on a cruise This first thought that entered my mind after the excitement of going on a cruise was what am I going to do with my hair? I knew I was going to be spending lots of time in the ocean or the pool by day and dancing the night away so the best style for me would be a wash-n-go. I could wash my hair regularly to remove salt water, chlorine, sweat and whatever ever I managed to get in there while still looking cute. I had to make sure the products I selected would be effective and reliable but also be ideal for meeting restraints of limited luggage, flying and multi-use. Here is what I selected.

  1. Bobeam Shampoo Bar These bars do an excellent job of cleansing the hair and scalp they are compact and best of all they are not liquid so you can pack them in your carryon luggage saving room in your checked baggage.
  2. Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle I know I can be a bit of a product snob but I always have a cheap condish in my arsenal. One I that will work as both to moisturize my curls and has enough slip to detangle. I also don’t feel guilty when I accidently leave it behind in the shower at the hotel.
  3. Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha Gel While I haven’t officially posted a review for this gel it has been road tested several times. I can get up to two day hair with one application, it is lightweight and provides consistent results. Also because it is so mucilage heavy I don’t have to use a leave-in conditioner underneath.
  4. Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth Oil I have a small 2 ounce bottle that I travel with to soothe scalp, seal hair and add shine. It also smells really good which is an added plus.
  5. Oh Honey Hush Hair Scarves There will come times when you need to pull your hair up either to simply get it out of the way or just for a cute style. Many ladies use stretchy headbands which work for some but my head is big +  I have a lot of hair = headaches and broken bands. I prefer to tie my hair back and these scarves are just so damn cute.

That was my complete hair care list. I didn’t bring a comb either, just finger detangled my hair while conditioning it. There were some days I simply did a conditioner only wash-n-go and tied my hair up in a puff because I knew I would be getting in the ocean and did not want to waste any hair products. I had the most wonderful time on my cruise and I am already planning the next one.