Product Review: LUSH Queen Bee Hair Honey

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There was no way I’d be able to pass this display in LUSH without purchasing a small slice of Queen Bee Hair Honey. First, my wavy-curly hair always needs a little extra help during the humid summer months. Second, one of my friends has called me “Queen Bee” since our college days. (A fellow intern at an art gallery gave me the nickname, and my friend perpetuated it.)

This Queen Bee (and yes, I’m deliberately ignoring all references to a certain mega-celebrity, because LUSH should be above that!) is a solid bar of butters, waxes, and oils that melts on contact with fingers and can be worked into hair. LUSH promotes it as a product that conditions as it tames; it’s not your average cheapie silicone “serum.”

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Product Reviews: Five Drugstore Products for Curly Hair

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As I’ve mentioned before, I have wavy-curly hair that can be tricky to manage. It’s a mix of 2C and 3A, if you’re familiar with that curly-hair typology, with the curlier layers on top and the looser ones underneath. It tends toward dryness and frizz, with an ever-growing number of gray hairs.

I’m very fond of fancy curly-hair products, but I also have some drugstore favorites. Here’s a rundown of five very affordable ones I’ve been using this summer.

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Product Review: DevaCurl No-Poo and Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream

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Back in November, acting on the advice of a curly-haired acquaintance who gave me some very good advice (thank you, Leah!), I changed my entire hair regimen. Basically, I stopped shampooing. That’s not as disgusting as it sounds: I’m still cleaning my hair. I’m just not doing it with conventional detergent-based shampoos anymore. Instead, I’m using alternative products that are designed to cleanse curly and/or dry hair without stripping it of all its natural oils.

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Covet: LUSH Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar

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I’m a longtime fan of LUSH”s Rose Jam (you can read my review on Now Smell This, here), so I’m thrilled to learn that LUSH has begun creating similarly scented products. The latest is a solid shampoo bar called Jason and the Argan Oil (get it?).

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I can’t wait to try it.

UPDATE: It’s been delayed due to a necessary reformulation, but it’s supposed to arrive in stores by the end of March!

Info via the LUSH website.

Product Reviews: Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Diffusing & Styling Lotion and Olivine Love + Salt Beach Hair Mist

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Latley I’ve been coyly hinting at the fact that I’ve been trying some new haircare products, so it’s time for me to share some details!

I have a hard time resisting products designed for curly hair, because I can remember a time when there weren’t any curly-hair products on the market. Many of the products from Carol’s Daughter are suitable for textured hair, but its new Marula Curl Therapy collection seems to be its first curl-specific line… Continue reading “Product Reviews: Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Diffusing & Styling Lotion and Olivine Love + Salt Beach Hair Mist”

My Summer Hair Routine

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It’s summer, and my style is a little more casual (read: unemployed) than usual this year, so I’m paring down a few of my personal-care routines. Why not start at the top, so to speak? My curly-wavy hair loves summer weather, to the point where its exuberance needs to be restrained a bit. The problem is always how to fight wild frizz without losing all volume and texture (because I actually like having naturally curly hair).

Sometimes, less is more.

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