Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Faith In Nature Jojoba Conditioner

nearly finished :(
Ok so I was wrong, I have no problem admitting that. See when I bought my beloved FIN Chocolate Conditioner I also bought the FIN Jojoba Conditioner because I know jojoba to be nourishing for the hair but i've never been able to justify spending money on jojoba oil. I'z a student. So I tried it as a conditioner and it was aite, nothing spesh, and so I ruled it out. Deemed it forgettable. Unimportant. Then the other day I was replying to a comment left by The Simple Thing on my post about my beloved and I reiterated my feelings. It does nothing for me, the chocolate condish is the star!
But then it came time for me to do my hair for a vid I needed to make. I was running low on the chocolate condish and didn't want to waste it on a few twists and then I remember the jojoba. So I took it, used it, and now here I am. I was wrong.

used the jojoba to put these
quick twists in to shoot a vid
See, remember how I tried the chocolate on dry hair and saw it for the gem that it was? I didn't do that for the jojoba, I just went with how I felt about it on wet hair. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's no chocolate conditioner, but it doesn't need to be! My Faith in Nature Chocolate Conditioner is my heavy duty detangler, it is slip on steroids. But the Faith In Nature Jojoba Conditioner? It's subtle slip, my everyday styler, for those few times when my hair isn't a ratty mess. Both are moisturising and both enable me to style my hair without wetting it.

The only difference is the chocolate condish gives more slip and the jojoba condish has a tad bit of curl activator-ness going on.
I think the chocolate has more slip because it has more centrimonium chloride in it but don't quote me on that because chemist I am not.

So yeah, I love both of them, both of them are nearly finished, and now I know they both work I have no choice but to go and buy every other faith in nature conditioner there is *hides face*

"I tried to get out but they just keep pulling me back in"

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Faith In Nature Chocolate Conditioner aka Miracle in a bottle!

Guys it has finally happened. I have finally found a holy grail product. Something I cannot live without. Something I will go all out and claim as being a miracle in a bottle. It's that serious.

It all started about five months ago. Remember in the I Love My Hair!! post, how I spoke about that new conditioner that I used that actually made a difference to my hair? This is what I was talking about. So the long and the short of it was that I'd been looking for some accessible products. I stumbled across the Faith In Nature brand and bought the chocolate set (shower gel, shampoo and conditioner). They have so many different products to choose from and so I settled Chocolate because it is advertised as 'For Dark Hair'. I love that btw, It's nice to have a break from the 'for curly hair' or 'for afro hair' that I normally see.

So my new products arrive, I use them as intended and for the most part I was unaffected. Actually that's a bit harsh. I saw a result but nothing to write home about. So what are you writing home about? you ask.

A couple of months ago I had a performance, and for this performance I decided to do a flat twist out (vid coming soon). See as i've said before I have my twist out game on lock but my post twist out protocol sucks. When I got back home I haphazardly twisted my hair and went to bed. The next day my twist out was dead and I had somewhere to be so I pulled the twists into a bun, added and scarf and then went about my business. Somehow, over the course of two weeks, my hair went from being a chexy twist out to a ratty hot mess.

And when I say hot mess I mean random clumps of tangles, dreads, can this even be called hair anymore-ness. Seriously. It got to the point where I couldn't avoid it anymore and so I set out to detangle. So i'm detangling and getting somewhere and nowhere at the same time. It's taking me days. One night i'm trying to think about how to get everything done faster. I can't add water because that will make everything tangle more and oil does nothing for my hair... What can I put to stop this snap crackle and popping thats going on??

What's that saying? Necessity breeds invention. I needed to moisten my hair without 'activating' my tiny curls. I look around my room and see the FIN Chocolate Conditioner and remember that it was quite liquidy. So I put some on my fingertips and smooth it into a section of hair and then Eu-freaking-reka!!
Somewhere in the world a lightbulb went off and an apple fell on somebody's head.
Yep it was like discovering gravity. The dreads unravelled and the tangles melted away, it was a hairvolution! I'm not even exaggerating. I did it again and again and again to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I even tried again the next day to make sure the sleep deprivation due to detangling wasn't causing hallucinations.

Finger detangling is now a breeze guys. What used to take me 4 hours now takes 30 minutes. And my hair is actually detangled. Not that kinda detangled I used to get. Styling is soooo much easier. In fact everything is easier.

Since this has been kinda long (and i'm not sure how much of you are still with me) i'm gonna end it here and come back later with the details on how I use it.

You heard it here first folks: Faith In Nature Chocolate Conditioner is the truth dot com when it comes to detangling. Slip for days my friends. Slip for days.

¡Viva la hairvolution!