We are so excited today to tell you about Real Smoothness, a company who offers fantastic hair and
skin products. And we are happy to announce they have partnered with us to bring you an amazing giveaway!
Real Smoothness products are developed with the goal of meeting the needs of today’s women that desire to always look their best in any hair style, whether long or short, curly or straight, chemically treated or natural. Real Smoothness wants every woman to have hair care products that truly replenish the hair without the expense of weekly visits to hair salons.
We have teamed up with Real Smoothness to offer a giveaway that includes the following four products deigned to pamper you!
1) Intensive Hydrating Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask
Protein Enriched Formula Designed Deeply Condition Dry Damaged Hair & Restore Elasticity with a FREE Bonus Satin Hair Cap. This reconstructs, penetrates and rebuilds damaged hair for improved health, shine and elasticity.
2) Argan Oil Hair Treatment
Pure Argan Oil, Almond Oil & Olive Oil. A Great Leave-in Conditioner that Helps Eliminate Frizz, Makes Hair Silky, Smooth and Shiny Free Bonus: Satin Hair Cap. This delivers instant shine and long-lasting rejuvenation.
3) Lavender Essential Oil
100% Pure and Natural Therapeutic Oil ~10 Ml ~ Used in Aromatherapy, Massage, Relaxation, Skin & Body Care.
Bonus: Wooden Spoon Stir. This spoon combats stress and proves to be a great therapeutic oil that soothes and calms the nerves.
4) Unrefined African Shea Butter ~ for Skin and Hair
Helps Treat Skin Conditions Like Eczema, Sunburns, Dark Spots & Blemishes ~ 1 Lb. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it nourishing and moisturizing for skin.
Don’t miss out on this chance to win salon and spa quality products and discover how you can pamper yourself at a low cost!
Real Smoothness is also offering our readers this great discount!
Items needed: 5 oz Real Smoothness unrefined Shea Butter
3 Tables spoons extra virgin olive oil
5-10 drops of Real Smoothness Lavender oil
1 double boiler or satinless steel bowl and pot
Directions: Place double boiler with water or stainless bowl over pot of water on heated stove. Place shea butter in top bowl. Allow unrefined shea butter to melt. Next add olive oil and Lavender oil. Remove from heat and place the top bowl with the ingredients in the freezer about 10 minutes . When partly soildfied, remove from freezer. Use the hand mixer to whip the mixer about 5 minutes or so until a creamy mixture developes. Tranfer to your favorite glass container.
By lostinadream on September 1, 2015
The most effective method to use for hair loss:
1. Place a couple drops of Argan oil on fingertips and back rub it into the scalp in a roundabout movement.
2. Begin at the front hairline and work your way over the head and down every side and back.
3. Back rub oil in the zone that needs the most consideration for 10 to 15 minutes, you need to fortify blood stream to the scalp and hair follicles with the goal hair should become once more.
4. Do this no less than 3 times each week.
By ThatMotherBlogger on September 4, 2015
By KHansen on August 26, 2015
I like the fact that it isn’t greasy and it absorbs very quickly, instead of lying on the top of your skin like some other products I’ve tried.
I also tried it on the rough patches on my elbows – again, I’ve used a million types of lotions and potions to smooth it out. There is noticeable improvement and I think with prolonged use, it will really take care of it!
This morning I decided to start using it on my stretch marks that are over 20 yrs old. Hoping for a miracle but it’s worth a try!!
I received a sample for my honest review and hope my observations can help you make a buying decision.
By This Redhead LOVES Books on September 8, 2015
*I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I would pay full price for this product again.*
By maggie on September 11, 2015
I received a complementary sample of this argan oil hair treatment in exchange for an honest review.
Some days I don’t get a shower and I just work a little of this leave in conditioner through and my hair still looks great and feels fresh. My favorite way to use it though is right after the shower when my hair is still wet. I am not one to do much styling or fussing with my hair at all but it still looks and feels fabulous since using this treatment. I have a few Argan hair masks and while I love the deep conditioning they provide, I don’t always have the time to wait 10-15 minutes for the suggested treatment time.
The scent is pleasant and I find that a little goes a long way. I have long hair and use 2-3 pumps maximum. It does not feel greasy in your hair at all, but it is a bit greasy on the skin and harder to wash off my hands than I anticipated.
I received this item free for my honest, unbiased review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I’m growing my hair long and am always looking for oils that will help keep my hair healthy and resistant to breakage. Argan oil is one of my favorites. Besides oils, this product also contains silicones, which help to create smoothness in hair and protect it, particularly in its wet or damp condition.
Here’s the full list of ingredients from the back of the bottle: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, argania spinosa kernel oil, oleaeuropaea oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, parfum, Cl 26100, Cl 47000.
The product comes in a dark bottle to help protect the ingredients. Once opened, it has a shelf life of 12 months; I doubt it will last that long with the way I’m using it. The scent is a little hard to describe. I detect definite notes of rosemary. It has a very “natural product” scent to it.
The benefits aren’t limited to hair. If you want the smoothest, softest skin, exfoliate first and then apply some of this oil all over; the feel is amazing. Highly recommended for skin and hair.
I use it on dry hair by putting a few drops through my hair, concentrating on the ends. It smooths my split ends and leaves them soft and silky for the rest of the day.
On damp hair, I apply the oil and put my hair into a loose bun to dry. Afterward I let it down and I have beautiful, soft waves that are shiny and so gorgeous!
The oil is not heavy at all, it absorbs quickly and has a great fragrance to it. Afterwards I rub some into my hands and nails; it works great as a cuticle moisturizer!
I highly recommend this product if you have fine, dry, frizzy or lackluster hair. It works with both wet and dry hair and will leave it so soft and moisturized. And the generous sized bottle will last a long time!
I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2015
It was a complete rat’s nest. No matter how I brushed, it will always end up into a nappilicious mop of strands.
I happened to come across the mask for an exchange of an honest review. I can do honest. I knew my hair was the challenge everyone needed to see.
At this point, my hair has been dyed, bleached, and mistreated for the last 4 years. It was time for a drastic change but come on, the thought of cutting my hair after I waited for my hair to grow this long was daunting. In the end, I can say without a doubt the last thought was, “What could possibly go wrong, right?”
Well let me tell you, the mask came into a very securely packed and even came with a cute black and pink polka dot shower cap. I will not model the shower-cap, but I will say it was satin type. It’s cute in comparison to the plastic ones you buy at the drugstore. Anywho, as you could see my hair was a tangled mess that morning but even after I finished with my shower with normal routine, it was still bad.
I will say, long hair takes a LONG time to brush but mine is nearly to my behind, so it took about 20 mins to take out all the tangles.
I applied a generous amount of product into my hair, starting at the ends to the roots. And it the aroma is very nice and really loved the consistency. It felt rich and the blue microbeads, no idea what they were but no harm for me.
Applying took me about another 30 minutes, I went on my way and wore my shower cap too while I cooked breakfast and cleaned up. What should have only been 7 to 10 minutes turned into one hour, but no harm.
By Ani R. on September 13, 2015
-has a light delicious scent, lovely but not overpowering
-thick and easy to apply to hair
-generous product size
-rinses clean, leaving hair feeling soft and silky without residue or heaviness
-includes shower cap to keep everything else clean during the 10 minutes you leave this on your hair
-beneath the screw-off lid, there is a second “lid” (above which there is a mini spoon, presumably for application? I just used my fingers). Because this second “lid” fits so tightly into the container, it’s very hard to put back in place because the air builds up in container and there’s nowhere for it to escape. I’m just tossing this, since I don’t use the spoon and the second lid gets in the way.
-packaging doesn’t contain suggestions on how frequently to use this mask. The product itself is great, but assumes the user already knows how to use it.
While I personally wouldn’t pay more than $8 for this product, this is just because I’m a poor drugstore-beauty consumer. 🙂 It’s a great mask and I’m going to greatly enjoy using up the rest of it! I wish they would revise their packaging to make the inner lid easier to put back in place, and to add more instructions for use, but otherwise I’m thrilled.
I received a free sample of this product in exchange for testing, inspecting and reviewing it. I received no other compensation for my review and always give my honest and unbiased opinion of each product. I welcome your questions & comments on my experience.
By lostinadream on September 1, 2015
Helpful tip if you’re trying to use this Argan Oil Hair Mask is to add a few drops of Argan oil Argan Oil Hair Treatment to the cream and massage into your head. This will make your hair mask super enriched with Argan Oil! I highly recommend using this Hair Mask, it made my hair soft and keeps it conditioned. This comes with a re-sealable package that has an 8.45 oz container and satin hair cap. Great for gifts as the presentation is wonderful. The container also comes with a nice spoon to help you spread the hair mask over your hair. This is a professional high-quality hair mask, that I highly recommend. I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
This product was left on my hair for 15 minutes (5 -8minutes longer than recommended…) and rinsed out, following a shampooing with my usual moisturizing product. After styling it was softer and shinier, with less frizz throughout the day and into the next day.
I think if used daily it might just be a saving grace for my hair. The product has a pleasant scent and rinses cleanly. I didn’t get an oily build-up on my hair with one use, which is sometimes an issue for me using other Argan oil products.
I will be picking up more of this product and using it daily to see if it helps to balance things out for me. I recommend it to anyone with unruly, course textured hair who wants to restore softness and shine to their hair.
I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
I received this mask free to test and review, these are my honest and unbiased opinions after testing.
By carrie on September 13, 2015
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By TheMrs on September 8, 2015
I was really excited when I opened the bag. There was a bottle of lavender oil inside. This is great because lavender oil is good for your skin as well. Using these two products together has been amazing. I like to mix a little of the lavender oil with the shea butter and put it on my son’s feet at night. This not only moisturizes his skin, but it also helps him to get a good night sleep.
To use it, I literally just put a tiny bit on my finger. I hold it in my hand for a few minutes. Then I rub my hands together vigorously to emulsify the product. A little goes a very long way.
I love this product. It is doing a great job. Tonight, I plan to start using it on my feet
By pokeywinkel on September 22, 2015
By Review Addict on August 30, 2015
I highly recommend this product.
What it is:
An anti-frizz treatment that creates exceptional shine.
What it does:
It’s the shine of the times! Argan Oil Hair Serum Treatment delivers instant shine and long-lasting rejuvenation. Argan Oil naturally penetrates the hair to help moisturize each layer of the hair strand for long-term hair repair so your hair actually looks and feels healthier, silkier, and extraordinarily shiny. Subtly scented with geranium and bergamot fruit oils, the ultralight, never-greasy, alcohol-free formula helps to seal split ends and deliver intense moisture to each layer of the hair strand. All hair types will instantly look and feel healthier, silkier, and shinier.
What it dosen’t contain:
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
It is important for you to know:
Argan Oil is a superior source of antioxidants, vitamin E, and moisture as it nourishes and protects skin and hair from the environment. This organic ingredient supports the body’s natural prevention of dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to naturally healthy, youthful, radiant, clear skin and hair.
-Warm a few drops of serum in the palms of your hands and distribute evenly throughout clean, towel-dried hair, concentrating on the ends. Comb through, style and be on your way.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernael Oil (Argan Oil), Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Oil), Prunus Amygalalus Dulcis Oil (Almond Oil)
NATURAL AND PURE INGREDIENTS– Our hair treatment solution has some of the most naturally rich, pure and beneficial ingredients for your hair and scalp. It has Pure Argan Oil, Almond Oil & Olive Oil that work together to ensure optimum moisture thus giving you well-conditioned hair and scalp.
Everyone loves smooth looking and beautiful hair and skin. You know – skin that is clear and free of blemishes. Hair that’s healthy and shiny. That’s exactly why many Americans and households around the world have jars of skin cream or moisturizers stored somewhere in the medicine cabinet. I noticed there was always a sense of excitement on our friends face when shea butter was mention, so I decided to try it myself and noticed improvements in my skin. My husband raved about the comfort it brought to his sensitive skin after shaving. As you use this multi-purpose cream, you are likely to discover additional uses as we did. Finally we had come across something that’s not only beneficial, but is a high-quality well priced product that also delivers. But that’s not all as you will see as you continue to read.
Now if you are like me you endeavor to look people who skin seems to remain youthful forever. People have often spoke of the smoothness of native Africans and how they have used shea butter for years to protect and rejuvenate their skin. Shea Butter unrefined has been effective at treating: dark scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, chapped lips, skin discolorations, stretch marks, wrinkles, psoriasis, razor irritation and dry, damaged hair.
If you are like my family and most others, you usually purchase your skin and hair products from discount stores or one of the more common shopped department stores that lure you in with all their pretty bottles and infused smells, only to conclude after using them that they did not perform because they only contained a small fraction shea butter. It was mostly the other additives that made it smell good which lead to disappointment as you did not arrive any real benefits.
However when we started using Real Smoothness best unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana we notice real benefits. You see Real Smoothness Shea unrefined butter is unique because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats which act as a natural skin moisturizer. This raw shea butter moisturizes skin with all the essential elements it needs for balance, elasticity and tone and it can be mixed with other natural ingredients like coconut oil.
So I questioned friends who had been so excited in the beginning about shea Butter and found that they shopped on Amazon.com and was able to order their Real Smoothness African Shea Butter with the confidence that it was 100% shea butter from Ghana and they received fast shipping plus the comfort of a money-back guarantee that ensures that they are always satisfied with what was purchased. So I gave Amazon.com a try and I am not disappointed. But that not all, I got a bottle of Lavender oil as a bonus gift with my Real Smoothness Shea Butter. The way the company packaged the organic unrefined shea butter makes it very easy for me mix it with any other oil that I may prefer ensuring me that I have 100 % of the shea and not a meager 10% or less. This is big, knowing that I am getting the true health benefits that the shea offers when used regularly. It also saves me money because I don’t have to use as much as I did with those other products containing only a minute amount of the shea butter.
And by the way I was also impressed by the incredible follow up by Real Smoothness Customer Service ensuring that I received my product. They did not just stop there; they also provided some amazing informative tips on other benefits of using my shea butter.
Now you may be thinking and I will be the first to admit I purchased some of the other skin products not only for the price, but for the smell and not paying enough attention to what the product contained. But now I am so truly impressed with this product.
So if you love smooth looking and beautiful skin, I suggest, No I urge you to click the link below to order yours now and see for yourself. Don’t hesitate to try this product, you will make a great choice and I know you will not be disappointed!
The are several ways to use shea butter when making homemade soaps. If you want your soap to have fluffy lather, it’s recommended that you use shea butter at 3 – 5 percent of your entire recipe. Because shea butter has up to 11% of unsaponifiables, you don’t really have to use all that much in your recipe to make sure you get the benefits.
An important thing to consider is that shea butter is very sensitive to heat. So if you heat it wrong it will get grainy, no matter what product you use it in. “From Nature With Love” has a whole article on avoiding crystallization and graininess when melting shea butter and other vegetable butters. These soaps could last about two years with the proper storage. Keep in mind to prolong the shelf life of your Shea butter soaps after following the recipe, store the soaps in a cool place.
5% SHEA BUTTER SOAP
- 50% olive oil
- 20% coconut oil
- 25% palm oil
- 5% shea butter
Follow standard soap making procedures.
There is no “maximum” amount of shea butter you can use — but just like with any other butters, oils or additives, you have to keep in mind how your ingredients properties may affect the overall outcome of your soap. How much shea you add to get the desired affect depends on what other oils are in your formula.
20% SHEA BUTTER SOAP
- Castor 5%
- Canola 20%
- Coconut 25%
- Lard 30%
- Shea butter 20%
The effectiveness of modern hair loss treatments is clear for all to see, but many people simply prefer not to use strong chemicals or non-natural substances.
If you fall into this category, does this mean you’ll just have to accept an ever-decreasing head of hair? The answer to this is an unequivocal NO!
Many natural hair loss remedies, both traditional and contemporary, have shown their worth in reducing and reversing hair loss. They are also perceived as being free from side effects and even deliver additional health benefits.
Why then, don’t we hear a lot more about these natural hair loss remedies? Simply because claims of cures cannot be made without FDA approval, and obtaining the FDA seal of approval involves lengthy and expensive scientific research that only major companies can afford. Even the biggest companies could not recoup the costs of such a process as no-one can control the rights to common natural substances such as basic foods and vitamins.
The big question however is, do natural hair loss remedies work? Firstly, hair growth at root level is a living part of the body that depends on sound nutrition, just like any other part of the body. The importance of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional elements in maintaining healthy hair cannot be disputed.
Secondly, the role of herbs and plants in treating numerous ailments is receiving increased recognition after years of neglect, and hair loss is no exception. Many herbal remedies for both internal and external use are offering new hope to people suffering from premature hair loss.
Thirdly, traditional hair loss remedies may still have something to offer. Ancient literature and folklore reveal that our ancestors went to great lengths to treat thinning hair. Some of the more acceptable traditional approaches are now being incorporated into many potential treatment regimes.
There are hundreds of shampoo’s out there, from the Suave you can purchase at the local pharmacy to designer shampoo’s like Kerastas and Philip B. that can only be purchased from speciality salons and stores. How do you choose?
First, know your hair type. It’s fairly easy to know what type of shampoo your hair needs if it’s permed or colored. If your hair is permed then most likely you’re seeing a stylist on a regular basis and he or she has suggested a product for you. If your hair is colored you will want a shampoo that will be gentle on the color and not strip it from your hair. Is your hair dry? Oily? Thin or full and coarse?
What affect do you want the shampoo to have on your hair? Be aware of claims made by shampoo manufacturers. The only thing regulated by the Food & Drug Administration is the list of ingredients on the back of the shampoo bottle. This means that manufacturers can claim their shampoos moisturize or add volume whether or not they do.
Herbs and botanicals smell great, but their affect on the hair has never been proven. Actually most shampoos and conditioners affect your hair only temporarily by leaving product behind on your hair after you wash. They have no long term effect on the condition of your hair at all.
Don’t believe that you have to use one manufacturers entire hair product line. It’s the same for skin care products. All shampoos clean the hair. All soaps clean the face. All conditioners leave a trace of product on your hair which help keep the cuticle smooth. All moisturizes soften and moisturize the skin. It doesn’t matter if you mix and match products, despite what they say.