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Product Haul via Vitacost

31 Jul

Hello People!! I wanted to come and share with you some products that I recently ordered online.  I usually try and find my products in the stores but as  I was browsing online I came across www.vitacost.com.  I was very interested in this website because they offer all natural products for VERY reasonable prices, so reasonable that some products are 50% less than they are in the stores.  SO I WENT IN!! I had a cart worth $200!! Yeah I know right crazy and yes one can spend $200 on hair products.  Don’t call me crazy just yet because I DID NOT spend $200.  I spent around $60 (still too much I know but I couldnt help it) on 8 products, and if you spend $49 or more the shipping costs are FREE, so I was happy about that.  Before I get into the products, let me say I have been wanting to try Giovanni products for a long time because I have heard so many good things about the line but never got around to purchasing anything.  So when I saw that vitacost sells the WHOLE line I was stoked so the majority of the products that I purchased are from the Giovanni line.

**8 products list**

1. Giovanni Direct leave- in conditioner– moisturizes and detangles

2. Giovanni Frizz Be Gone– eliminates frizz & protects against heat styling

3. Giovanni Sunset Styling Lotion Hair Changer- straightens curls & waves, seals in moisture, protects hair from heat styling

4. Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor Eco Chic Technology- re-energizes hair

5. Giovanni Straight Fast Straightening Elixir- smoothes and straightens hair, resists humidity, and protects against heat

6. Artisana 100% Organic Raw Coconut Extra Virgin Oil- one of my staple products

7. Jane Carter Nourish and Shine- will nourish and add shine to dry hair and skin

8. Shea Radiance Citrus Blossom Whipped Shea Butter- This brand is new for me but shea butter is one of my staple products

** Be sure to look at the retail price and vitacost price under the picture.  SAVINGS!!**

Coconut Oil 16 fl oz
Retail $14
Vitacost- $12

Giovanni Direct leave in Conditioner 8.5 fl oz
Retail- $7 or more
Vitacost- $4.71

Giovanni Hair Reconstructor 6.8 fl oz
Retail- $8 or more
Vitacost- $5.28

Giovanni Styling Lotion 8.5 fl oz
Retail- $8 or more
Vitacost- $4.93

Giovanni Straightening Elixir 6.8 fl oz
Retail- $10 or more
Vitacost- $7.69

Giovanni Frizz Be Gone 2.75 fl oz
Retail-$9 or more
Vitacost- $4.92

Jane Carter Nourish & Shine 4 oz
Retail-$22
Vitacost- 19.80

**Not pictured- The Shea Radiance Citrus Blossom Whipped Shea Butter was not available when the other products shipped but it was ready just a few days later and I am expecting it any day now! Retail price- $15.99 and Vitacost price- $11.51

I am very happy with my purchase, I like to buy in bulk and the savings were worth it.  I saved around $30 buying online through Vitacost.  I think this is a great company, good customer service, and awesome prices.  They even have it to where if you are a frequent shopper, you can lock in the price of your favorite items so that you pay the same amount even if the price changes! How cool is that?! Vitacost has a facebook page, twitter account, and instagram account so check them out!! I think I will be a shopper with them for life!!

I boought a lot of products that will aid me with heat styling because I have been having a love affair with my blow dryer, I know, I know but I do my best to prevent heat damage and I believe some of these products will be great to help with that. We shall see! (Fingers crossed)

Until next time,

Be you, Be beautiful

**Disclaimer- This is not a paid review. The views expressed are solely of the author for the purpose of sharing information.  I cannot guarantee you any price if you wish to purchase the same products because the prices are subject to change.  Pictures belong to author as each item was purchased for personal use.

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My new LOVE… Pre-Pooing

27 Jul

Hey people!! Hope your day is going well.   This post is about a new love of PRE-POOING  that I have.  Pre-pooing is a moisturizing, conditioning treatment that you do BEFORE  you shampoo, hence the prefix PRE.  It is very simple, coat your strands with product of choice, work it through, cover with plastic cap and some people sit under heat for a while.  I have seen people pre-poo for 30 minutes and I have seen people pre-poo for hours or even overnight.  That is your choice.  You may be saying, OK, I understand what it is now but what do I use to actually pre-poo????? Good question, various oils, such as, coconut, olive, castor, and jojoba can be used.  Also products such as hair mayonaises, conditioners, and other treatments can be used and/or combined with the oils.

I used to pre-poo frequently while I was transitioning but once I chopped I strayed away from this technique but man OH MAN, the prodigal child has returned and it is all because of HONEY!  Yes, honey!!  While scrolling through Instagram (follow me @simplee-ifree) I came across @glossymimi of www.lipglossandbinky.com,   upload of a jar of coconut oil and a jar of honey and she stated that she was about to pre-poo her daughter’s hair so of course I was intrigued because I love when I can make a product have multi-uses as I have already discovered a love for honey to exfoliate my face and lips.  Then I think the next day, I was tweet watching and Ariel of www.fashiondevotee.com tweeted that her hair was having a love affair with honey, so I was like OK i’m sold, and headed to the pantry for the honey!!!!

I was lucky that I was coming up on a wash day because the excitement of trying this out would have killed me!!! I put some honey in a bowl, if I had to measure I would say maybe 1 tablespoon and then I added the beloved coconut oil, let’s say about 2 tablespoons but of course you will need enough for your hair.  As you read, I put a little more oil than honey, mixed it up, worked through my mane, put on plastic cap, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then rinsed in the shower.

OMGGGGGGGGG  While I was rinsing I could tell a difference in my hair.  It was the softest it has ever been!!!! NO EXAGGERATION NEEDED! As I was rinsing I said to myself, “I see why bears love this stuff!” and then I laughed at myself for even thinking that thought!! I am in love with it now but be mindful that it is honey so it will be sticky and somewhat messy depending on how you apply it but it does rinse out easily and your hair will love you.  Well at least mine did so I hope the same results for you if you try it.

One more thing, a few days later I paired the honey with extra virgin olive oil and it still did a good job of softening and moisturizing but my results with the coconut oil and honey were better X 3 so the two must be soulmates or something!

IF you want to see some examples there are a ton on youtube just search for pre-poo (duh India) and if you try or have tried it let me know how it works for you!!

FYI the honey I used came from wal-mart and my coconut oil was purchased at Whole Foods Market.

Until next time,

Be You, Be Beautiful

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