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a.k.a. "Hair Care Diaries"

Contact: RawGlam@hotmail.com

4a/3c is my hair type. My focus is healthy, texlaxed hair. My hair is almost "mid-back" length but my goal is to reach mid-back length! This is my journey to get there =). I blog about product reviews, hair & beauty tips, styling tools, my regimen, progress updates, and a few other random thoughts.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

New website!

Please note this site has moved to: www.PinkNovacaine.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Fuchsia Fever #140

Product information...

(68 different shades)
CRISPER COLOR from pure pigments
CREAMIER FEEL from nourishing honey nectar

I've always been a lip-gloss kind of girl. The reason is that, I find most lipsticks to be very drying to my lips. Don't get me wrong, I love lipstick as long as it is creamy, moisturizing, and vibrant! It's hard to find a lipstick that has all 3 of those elements.

Based on reviews, I fell so deeply in love with the color of this Maybelline lipstick #140 Fuchsia Fever, that I purchased it on a whim. As you can see, the color is opaque and vibrant. The undertones blend well with my caramel-bronze complexion. It's not easy for us brown girls to find a shade of pink lipstick that doesn't make our lips look ashy. This particular pink is complexion-friendly for ethnic women. It dupes a bold, neon barbie pink lipstick. The application of this lipstick is very easy and it glides on silky. It is a little creamy, but not super moisturizing as I was hoping for. To me the more creamy the lipstick is, the more moisture it provides. Regardless, it seems long-lasting...provided you're doing minimal eating or drinking while wearing it. I applied the lipstick at 9am this morning and it is still looking immaculate mid-day. It's very feminine & gorgeous! The colors are fabulous and versatile.

It's also reasonably priced. I purchased this from Wal-mart for $6.94, but the price may vary depending on where you purchase it and your location.

Average cost = ☆☆
Average results = ❤❤

For a look at all of the lipcolor shades, check out the Maybelline website below...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Vitale Olive Oil Breeze Shampoo

Front Label reads...

  • Cleanses & detangles
  • Repairs damage caused by ponytails & extensions
  • Removes bonding glue

Back Label reads...

Vitale Olive Oil Breeze Shampoo is uniquely designed to open cuticles and remove unwanted build-up, residue deposits, and even bonding glue from hair. Unlike many shampoos Breeze shampoo has a pleasant fragrance and it conditions the hair making it soft, easy to manage and tangle-free. It also repairs damage caused by ponytails, hair extensions, braids, and wigs. Further it nourishes the hair for healthy sheen and improves the elasticity.

14 Fl. Oz.


Wet hair thoroughly. Apply ample amount of Vitale Olive Oil Breeze Shampoo and massage hair and scalp gently while working into a rich lather. Allow lather to remain on hair for 3-5 minutes, and then gently detach bonding glue from the hair. Repeat if necessary. For excellent conditioning, use "Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise" and "Vitale Olive Oil Fertilizing Balm." For daily maintenance of your hair use the entire family of Vitale Olive Oil products.

My thoughts...

I don't wear extensions or wigs. I've decided that I'm going to continue to grow my hair without having to resort to investing more money into unnecessary things that I'm just going to end up throwing away. Using low manipulation techniques, I've been able to retain length without having to come up with protective styles. Although this shampoo appears to be formulated for hair that has residue build-up from extensions, it worked just as well for my own hair.

It was time for me to clarify my hair, like I do once every month. I typically use the Suave daily clarifying shampoo but I couldn't find it in the sea of hair products underneath my bathroom sink *laughs* -- I grabbed what I thought would be the next best thing to clarify all of the build-up out of my hair. That product I grabbed turned out to be the Breeze shampoo.

This shampoo is very thick, and rich. It's a beautiful sea green color and smells so delightful! When you pour it into your hands, it feels like liquid silk as it glides over your skin. I followed the directions and rinsed my hair first. I immediately applied the Breeze shampoo to my hair and gently massaged my hair and scalp for about 1 minute. I allowed it to sit in my hair for about 5 minutes. Again I don't wear extensions now, so I didn't have to worry about detaching bonding glue. I immediately rinsed after waiting 5 minutes.

Since the shampoo is so thick and rich, I spent an extra 5 minutes making sure I rinsed it all out. It does coat the hair to ensure that all residue has been removed. Once it was completely rinsed from my hair, I could tell that my hair was clean and free from all product build-up. I didn't have to worry about excessive oils or serums blocking my cuticle. This shampoo removed those and prepared my hair for better results from the deep conditioner I was about to apply. My hair could've been softer, but I was happy that I didn't have to spend time detangling, as this shampoo did that for me. I don't suggest you use this everyday because it can be very drying to some hair types if you don't have a ton of product build-up in your hair. Otherwise, this is a great shampoo to replace your clarifying shampoo & get your hair squeaky clean!

Cost = n/a
Average results = ❤❤

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hair update...

After a long journey of hair care and growth, this is what it's come to!
I haven't measured the length of my hair yet, but it's almost midback length!
I'm still on my journey and remain very vigilant in taking care of my hair...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Healthy Ends: Moisturizing & Sealing...

Nothing is more important than keeping your ends moisturized. Dry hair breaks off. The ends of your hair is the "oldest" part of your hair. If they get too dry and remain in that condition, your hair will break. This will undoubtedly set you back when it comes to your hair growth journey. The ends are NOT just the "tips" of your hair...it's the entire strand beyond your new growth (weather you're relaxed or natural). It is vital to moisturize hair first with a "water-based" moisturizer. You'll know it's water-based, because the 1st ingredient listed on the label is water. To keep the moisture in, immediately seal with oil. Oil is a sealant which means it literally seals the moisturizer into your hair shaft for much longer than if you had used the moisturizer alone. I use the following products to moisturize & seal my ends at night, and my hair absolutely loves them!

Moisturizer: Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Protector...
This is a staple product for me. I love it!
Doesn't make hair too greasy!
Moisturizes well!
Very light!


Oil: Hawaiian Silky Moroccan Argan Oil (Healing Oil Treatment)...

I have lots of oils in my stash to use.
I find myself using this nightly after moisturizing ends.
Then I wrap my hair with a satin scarf.
When I awake, hair is so silky and smooth!
It's like it penetrates to repair and create shine overnight!

Also, both of these products leave my hair smelling soooo good!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Returning soon...

Hello my lovelies! I hate it when I have to take a hiatus from my blog, but life happens! I plan to return in the next few weeks with lots of product reviews and updates on my hair. Thanks for your loyalty and patience!
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