21 May

An Elongated Twist Out Using Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Butter

twist out with almond jai butter

Twist Out results using Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter

twist out with almond jai butter

I’ve never been a big fan of twist outs on my natural hair. The definition was always inconsistent. My natural curl pattern would take over and aint nobody got time for all that twisting only for it to look like I didn’t do much of a thing!

Yet, I’m no quitter. I’ve tried multiple products for my twist outs. I began to like my braid outs better but then I realized something. “Maybe it’s not the products. Maybe it’s my techniques.” So, I began to change things up….

For starters, I now do my twist outs on damp or dry stretched hair. The wet hair twist out technique only leaves my hair very shrunken and not as defined as I would like.

Anywho, after this realization I decided to try my hand at Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter. So many naturals rave about this product. On top of that, I really love their Fresh Curl Revitalizing Hair Smoother so figured I’d give the Almond Jai a try (I’m in rhyming mode yes).

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To say that I was less than impressed with the smell and the application of the Almond Jai Twist Butter is an understatement. The results on the other hand were pretty good. I like that my curls were sort of stretched and defined. They were also very soft. The problem with too soft though is frizz is right around the corner. So, while I was pleased with the results, I’m probably not going to repurchase this product. I’m also going to use it up by layering some gel over it to give it more hold. However, while I won’t repurchase the twisting product, I definitely will be using their new coconut water conditioner (pictured above) on a regular basis. More on that in a future post.

twist out on natural hair

Either way, I have tried numerous other twisting products which I think having more holding power and they are less expensive. For example, I just picked up one of the natural hair community’s best kept secret…..Kinky Kashmere! I got this from the All About The Curls Meetup in Atlanta when I flew down for the World Natural Hair Show. Sista girl was selling the products out of a suitcase and after hearing others talk about how lovely the products were I had to support a sister. I’ll be sharing a full review on what I got from the Kinky Kashmere line in my next post or maybe a couple of posts down the line.

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26 Mar

All My Love for Eden’s Heart and a Discount!

Eden's Heart Products

Eden's Heart Products

I’ve been using Eden’s Heart products for just over a month now. To say that I am so very pleased with this product line is an under statement. I’m already almost done with the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner…time to re-up! So you don’t miss a beat, I ‘m posting all of the videos sharing my experiences using the Eden’s Heart line of products right here on this post. Below you’ll find the videos I’ve recorded reviewing the products from first impressions to implementation. And so you can get you some of these yummy hair products, the Creator, Cassandre has graciously offered my readers a 15% discount code! All you need to do is hop on over to http://edensheart.com and use coupon code RadiantBrownBeauty15 at check out. (I may have to cash in on this one myself LOL!). The discount code expires on Friday, April 4, 2014 so don’t procrastinate (Yeah, I know how you do. I do it too LOL).

Need a little more info? Check out the videos:

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10 Mar

Reviewing Eden’s Heart Hair Products + Best Bantu Knot Out Ever!

Eden's Heart Products

Reviewing 3 products from the Eden’s Heart hair care line.

Eden's Heart Products

Cassandre Beccai (well known on Youtube) reached out to me a few weeks ago to review a few products from her hair care line, Eden’s Heart. I recorded a first impressions video when I received the products:

Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner


INGREDIENTS: Oatmilk (Water (and) Aveena Sativa), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Silk Amino Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Honey, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (paraben-free preservative)

This was the first product that I had the opportunity to try. My hair was in twists when I received the products so I decided to start using the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner to keep my twists nice and moisturized. The first thing that caught my attention was the smell. This product is clearly rich in oats and the smell is intoxicating.

Since first receiving it, I’ve used the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner as a leave in after washing my hair. To say that I was pleased is an understatement. This product is now a staple. I plan to rotate it as a leave in conditioner with Kinky Curly Knot Today.

Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque


INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Shorea (Sal) Stenoptera Seed Butter, Orbyginia Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus Extract (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carageenan) Extract (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyquaternium 44, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

The Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque left my hair feeling balanced (protein and moisture). It virtually melts when applied to your hair. It’s not as thick as I expected it to be based on reading the description. While I was pleased with the results, I don’t think I’ll buy this product because I get the same results using my current protein treatment which offers more product for less money. In order for me to make a product a staple I have to more than like it. I must love it to where nothing else can compare to it. I have several products already in my stash that are quite comparable to this Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque.

Sweet Vanilla Butter: 7 Oils and Butter Hairdress


INGREDIENTS: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond)Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Fragrance, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Move over Jane Carter Nourish ‘n Shine, Eden’s Heart Sweet Vanilla Butter 7 Oils and Butter Hairdress is big competition!

In my first impressions video, I shared how I was really feeling the smell. The consistency is light and buttery but it does liquify under high temps. It easily re-solidifies at room temperature. I put it in the refrigerator a few times before using so I didn’t know what to expect from this product.

Now I’m not sure which product I love more – the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner or this Sweet Vanilla Butter. In the following video I used the Sweet Vanilla Butter to set my bantu knots for a fabulous bantu knot out. It’s the best bantu knot out I’ve been able to achieve to date and as you can tell from my constantly oohing and aahing, the smell and the consistency have me intoxicated! :

Final Thoughts

To be honest, I was already stalking Eden’s Heart products. I wanted to buy them so I was thrilled to receive these at no cost. I’ll definitely be purchasing the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner and the Sweet Vanilla Butter Hairdress.

Disclaimer: While I did receive these products at no cost for review, I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

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