Wednesday, 6 January 2016

d' Remedy - Doctor's Orders | Kurlee Belle REVIEW

"..eco-friendly high performance hair care products for curly hair, natural hair and relaxed hair with a Tropical-Caribbean theme inspired specifically by hair recipes from the Islands of The Bahamas"

ACQUISITION

I first learnt about KurleeBelle on IG, I don't quite remember via whom, but I ended up on their IG Page and was interested enough to click through to their website.  I fell instantly in love with these products I could not have as they were only available via thier site, and were not deliverable to the Triangle at the time.
Noteworthy: The No List: No parabens. No sulfates. No Animal Ingredients. No Gluten. No Paraffin. No Phthalates. No Mineral Oil. No PABA. No DEA. No Synthetic Color. No Propylene Glycol. No Petroleum.
Luckily I was planning a trip home shortly after the discovery and the products were available at  locations there.  Just my luck, when I got home the location I had planned to visit was 'closed on vacation' (gotta love island life) and the other was a bit further than I had time to visit.

Is it just me, or do you run out of time to do absolutely anything when you visit home?  
Just me?

As fate would have it, I had to incorporate a short stay stateside on my way back AND KurleeBelle was offering a bundle sale (*score*).  What is for you, is for you! Right!  And so I acquired the 2 products pictured, included in the New Hair Goodies | November 2015 post (<< check it out if you missed it).
And that is how I came upon, and now have these gems in my product arsenal.
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BANANA NUT & AVOCADO DEEP TREATMENT


"... just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with...[this]... smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey and Coconut" 

FACTS

Size: 8oz
Price: $16 
Available: KurleeBelle.com. Amazon.com
Description: Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment is just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with our smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey and Coconut. Banana is rich in potassium and hailed for its moisturizing properties. Avocado contains fatty acids that nourish, smooth and soften hair. Honey provides shine while conditioning to make hair soft and supple. Coconut hydrates, conditions and softens.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Basil Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Honey Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).
Instructions: Apply a generous amount to wet hair. Gently massage into scalp and comb through with fingers or wide tooth comb. Cover with a plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer for 5-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
*Highlighted area indicates ingredients listed on the front label of items, which imply these ingredients form the base of the product and are the main working ingredients.

USE

I've been using this deep treatment for 2 full months. You may have caught my mentions of it here and there.  And insight here.

REVIEW

A snug little tub, with just 8oz for $16.  However the quality ingredient list (copied above) qualifies the price (to me).  And a little goes a long way with this one!
[Interested in finding out more about the ingredients listed in the products I use? Look out for an INDEX update on the website, COMING SOON]

When first opened you will no doubt notice the fragrance.  It smells like ...food. Really!  It smells like a tropical island breeze; of coconuts and bananas...in a really appetizing way! And, it also looks like coconut ice cream! The deception to my senses!
For some the scent may be a bit intense, but that does fade once distributed through hair, and leaves a light lingering fragrance.

It's a creamy liquid, so that it's not too heavy.  It feels quite slippery but adheres.  It will pour out of the tub when tilted.  And it spreads easily through hair and disappears into hair quickly (at least mine).

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RESULTS

I've used this DT as instructed, with heat.
It made my hair soft and supple.  My strands felt nourished: truly moisturized & conditioned, and smooth.  My hair was easy to comb through/detangle and had a healthy sheen (dare I say shine).

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KURLEE TROPICAL OILS BLEND


...a lubricating blend of essential tropical oils that is formulated to restore dry, damaged hair"

FACTS

Size: 4oz
Price: $14
Available: KurleeBelle.com. Amazon.com
Description: Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend is a lubricating blend of essential tropical oils that is formulated to restore dry, damaged hair. Castor Oil is an emollient that contains fatty acids and encourages hair growth. Coconut oil strengthens and deeply moisturizes. Jojoba oil moisturizes and softens. Avocado Oil contains essential nutrients that promote hair growth and nourishment. Argan oil hydrates and strengthens for enhanced growth. Moringa oil leaves hair feeling silky.
Ingredients: Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Ricinus Cummunis (Castor) Oil, Moringo Oleifera (Moringa) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum).
Instructions: Hot Oil Treatment: Submerge bottle in hot water for 5 mins. Apply a generous amount to dry hair. Massage on to scalp from root to tip. Cover with plastic cap. Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Shampoo as usual. Shine Enhancer: Apply a generous amount to hair from root to tip as needed.
*Highlighted area indicates ingredients listed on the front label of items, which imply these ingredients form the base of the product and are the main working ingredients.

USE

I've been using this oil blend for 2 full months as well.  You may have also caught my mentions of it here and there.  I used it as instructed both a hot oil treatment, prior to shampooing, as well as post wash, in the LOC method, and as a shine enhancer along with other styling products.

REVIEW

This little bottle contains ALL the oils that you have ever read are great for Natural hair! ALL! No fillers! A quality mix well worth it's 'weight'.

It spray nozzle is perfect to easily distribute the product directly into your hair, or if you prefer, you can spray into your palm, rub and go at it with your hands.  The mix of these well selected oils makes it a perfectly balanced oil, not too heavy, that is also easily absorbed into hair.

Should I even mention the scent.  It's clearly a brand trend to have amazing smelling products.  The oil blend reminds me of a lush island garden filled with flowers.

As a hot oil treatment to pre-poo, it left my strands smooth and feeling silky yet strong.  As a shine enhancer it also didn't disappoint, used along with other styling products, my hair had a lustrous healthy sheen.
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FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

Both these products have made me want to try the entire line by Kurlee Belle. I'd admit the product I initially wanted was the Kurl Defining Creme, and it will definitely be my next purchase from this brand. Due to the bundle package however, after reviewing the product details, the DT and Oils Blend were more appropriate for my hair's needs at the time.  
*Always remember to consult your hair with any new or repurchase of products/ingredients for DIYing.

CONCLUSION

Quality products, with amazing scents and ingredients that deliver.  The Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment works great in detangling, smoothing and moisturizing hair.  Definitely stood up to my Think, Coarse, Dry Kinky Coily strands.  And the Tropical Oils Blend both prepared my strands by smoothing and strengthening prior to washing, and coated them leaving a great sheen.

LOVE'EM!!


~ Josie Jo ~

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