Monday, 30 May 2011


I’m looking for a good rinse off conditioner that I don’t have to order from the internet, I want to be able to walk down the high street and pick up two bottles of a conditioner and not feel like my purse is talking back to me with the words ‘Hell no, may be next month”. So I have 4 conditioners that I’m going to consider. The first is one that I used early on in my journey and that’s Garnier Fructis Repair and Shine, I stopped using this once my TWA stage had passed and I wasn’t co-washing as much. I recently re-purchased it and it has a new formula, so I want to see how it works in my hair. The second conditioner is a winner so far and it’s The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture, I’m on my second bottle and so far so good. The third conditioner purchased today and not used yet is Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture conditioner, and the fourth is Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (and yes I know I’m late), this is one that I’ve picked up and put down on many a visit to the supermarket because it has cones it, but I’m going to give it a try and it has a new formula.
First things first, I’m going to look up ALL the ingredients and then decide if I want to go any further and then I’ll get back on how they fair.
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palm Oil, Behtrimonium Chloride, CI 19140, Niacinamide, Sugar cane extract, Steaaramidopropyl Dimethylamine, Olive Fruit Oil, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Limonene, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lonalool, Benzyl salicylate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Apple Fruit Extract, Avacado oil, Shea Butter, Citric acid, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Lemon peel extract, Hexyl cinnamal, Glycerin, Fragrance
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethlmonoum Methosulfate, Coconut Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Citric acid, Cetyl Esters, Sodidm Benzoate, Fragrance, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Mongongo Kernal Oil, Salicylic Acid, Honey, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Tocopherol
Water, Caprylic/Capric Troglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Aspartic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Avacado oil, Aloe Leaf extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Brassica Campestris/ Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol
Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonoum Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonoum Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Mgnesium Nitrate, Coconut extract, Orchid Flower extract, Zea Mays Silk Extract, Methylchloroisthiazolinone, CI 42090, Mgnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Citirc Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Knowing Your Porosity

Recently I have noticed that when I wash my hair it dries really quickly, the word POROSITY came into my head but I had no idea what it was so I turned to the oracle that is YOUTUBE and found this useful video.

Ingredient of the week: Pracaxi Oil

Every week I will feature an ingredient that is used in BeUNIQUE hair products
This week PRACAXI OIL found in Mango Twist

Pracaxi (or “pracachy”) is a tree widely distributed in the lowland Neotropics. It can be found in South America from northern Venezuela to the Guianas, including Trinidad and Tobago and the Amazon rainforest. The pracaxi tree has fruits that contain seed from which the pracaxi oil is extracted. The oil extracted from the pracaxi seeds is used by the Amazonian riverside populations in several ways. Its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-hemorrhagic properties have made the plant traditional among local inhabitants in the treatment of snake bites, healing of ulcers and surgical sanitation. It also has several applications in the cosmetic industry. As a powerful dermatological moisturiser, the pracaxi oil helps cell renewal and treats stretch marks, skin spots, depigmentation, severe acne, and scars. When applied to hair care products, it provides an excellent conditioning effect, eases combing, and enhances hair smoothness and shine.

This oil can be found in The Body Shops Rainforest hair care range and also

BeUNIQUE Journey

So I'm super happy today, I got some feedback on my products from Louloumatou (a fellow YouTuber). I send her stuff primarily because she has tried A LOT of hair products and I feel she is best placed to give valuable feedback, and she draws comparisons to other products which will be useful for some people when the range is released.

I've been in the kitchen today making up other batch of my Moisture Custard, which is highly moisturising, and I have reformulated Mango Twist, hoping to get safety assessment done for 3 products by the end of June. Then I need to sort out the challenge testing.

Hair News #2

I came across 2 new books this week one courtesy of Kimmay Tube, and the second I just stumbled across, I haven't purchased them but they will be on my wish list.

NOW HAIR THIS! The Destruction of Black Hair by Debe Dene