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This cream has rescued my weather weary hands!! Nubian Heritage’s Goat’s Milk & Chai Hand Cream review.

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This past winter has been leeeegendary! *Bevy Smith’s voice*  The cold was no joking matter and I could not keep my hands moisturized fast enough.  And that harsh hand soap in the restroom at work, just added to the dryness and itchiness. So I was sent a few products from the new Nubian Heritage Goat’s Milk & Chai line and quickly busted out the hand cream.

I’ve heard of Nubian Heritage for years.  This natural hair and skincare line was often sold by African vendors on 125th Street but it started popping up much more recently at local drugstores and retailers like Target.  I think they are even sold in Trinidad at Body Beautiful On D’Avenue on Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook. Nubian Heritage products are all natural and made without many of the ingredients that we try to avoid like sulphates, phthalates, mineral oil, parabens and they are not tested on animals.

The Goat’s Milk and Chai line contain, of course, goat’s milk, which contains lactic acid and vitamins A, B6, B12 and E which soften skin and the Chai (which is tea in Swahili, which I did not know!) contains antioxidants that help fight off premature aging and skin damage.  This is specially targeted for those who have ultra sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis.

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Updated haircare routine

So have have not been buying a lot of products as of late, but I’ve been loving a few items. I usually wash and condition every other week. The process is done in four sections.   I wear my hair in a protective style for one week then as a twist-out/bun for the next.  I definitely will be experimenting with more styles this year! So here’s what’s hot with me!!

  • Prepoo: Organic Coconut oil.  Just applied to my strands a few hours before washing.
  • Shampoo: Well I stopped using regular sulphate shampoo years ago, and I have been loving the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. My hair never feels dry with this product!

 

I use the shampoo with the tan label, image courtesy of Shea Moisture

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Jane Carter now available in Trinidad!

Mornin’!!!

Just a quick note:  Jane Carter Solution hair care products are now available in Trinidad at Body Beautiful On D’Avenue.

Image courtesy of Jane Carter Solution

Jane Carter is one the the first natural haircare lines that I tried and it is great for all hair types, especially those with natural hair, locs and relaxed hair.  I am particularly partial to the Nourish & Shine, which helps seals in moisture and smells amazing!! I also really like the Hair Nourishing Serum.   I need to check out the Scalp Renew and the Scalp Nourishing Serum as we all know that part of healthy hair is a clean and healthy scalp!!!  This brand is definitely worth checking out!

For more information on Jane Carter, check out www.janecartersolution.com

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This has lived up to the hype!!!!! Kinky Curly Knot Today

Image courtesy of kinky-curly.com

I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase one of the natural girl’s favourites, Kinky Curly Knot Today.  I’ve heard a lot about this product and this line.  I currently use their Come Clean cleanser, which works great as it cleanses without drying my hair out.  A lot of  people use this product as a deep conditioner and a moisturizing detangler.

Here’s what the product says:

“… This creamy herbal conditioner is enriched with botanical extracts and is designed to smooth the cuticle and to remove knots, snarls and tangles from thick curly hair.”

This is a cruelty-free, organic, nourishing concoction in a bottle!!!  I love this product.  I think it runs neck and neck with my all time favourite, Oyin’s Honey Hemp Conditioner.  The ingredients list reads like a who’s who of wholesome, natural hair products:

  • Organic mango fruit extract – naturally occurring,used for conditioning properties
  • Organic slippery elm – slippery!! great detangling agent
  • Organic marshmallow root – conditioner and detangler
  • Organic lemongrass – adds shine to hair and anti-microbial
  • cetyl alcohol – it’s an alcohol, but it’s among other things, an emollient, which softens and smoothes hair and skin
  • Behentrimonium methosulphate – very mild compound which has superior detangling properties
  • citric acid – natural preservative
  • phenoxyethanol – organic antibacterial
  • natural fragrance

This product is worth the $$$$, it made detangling with a wide-tooth comb a breeze and added moisture to my hair.  My hair was super smooth afterwards.  Another good thing about this product, it’s also a leave-in conditioner.  So after washing with the Come Clean and detangling with the Knot Today, I rinsed and added a little bit of the Knot Today again.  This product helped keep my coils defined.

The only downside, is the price.  At about $12 for an 8 oz. bottle, it’s pricey, but for me it’s worth it.

This will be in rotation, but I think I’ll use it every 2 weeks and use my Aubrey Organics in between for moisture.

Overall Grade: A!

Knot Today is sold at Body Beautiful on D’Avenue in Trinidad & at Ricky’s in New York and Whole Foods.

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Looking for natural hair products in T & T???

So, I’m walking down the street, enjoying the blazing hot sun, and I stumbled across a little jewel on Ariapita Avenue.  Tucked across the street from Veni Mange is a new store called Body Beautiful on D’Avenue.

Finally, quality natural haircare products at a reasonable price.  They describe themselves as ‘Your One Stop Shop for Natural and Organic Bath, Body and Hair Products and Accessories….’. Right now they carry two lines, Nubian Heritage and Kinky Curly (I almost passed out when I saw this :-)!) They pretty much the full line of products from these two lines and they even carry shower massage brushes, 100% natural Shea Butter, aromatherapy diffusers, oils and candles.  I spoke to the manager/owner and one of her hopes is to continue bringing in other brands like Jane Carter’s Solution.  This, to me, is exciting news!!

Ladies and gents, check them out at:

Body Beautiful on D’Avenue

#62 Ariapita Avenue

Woodbrook (opp. Veni Mange)

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

221-6439/496-0628

bodybeautifultt@gmail.com

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