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LottaBody Hair Products Review + First Impressions

Hey, everyone! So lately I’ve been on a huge hair care product binge & have finally decided to take my natural hair journey more seriously. I really want my natural hair to truly flourish & be great come next year. I was using up products in the last few months that I thought worked for my hair, & it just didn’t. Not until I came across LottaBody hair products.

I recently cut a lot of my ends off. Although I cut off about 90% of the damaged ends in my hair, I still had a few strands. & I noticed my hair was always tangled or more dry towards the ends. I’ve also cut out using heat on my hair. I was one to always use heat. It’s been 6 months since I put any heat on to my hair. That’s helped tremendously with hair growth.

Now, I don’t think too many people know of LottaBody. I surely didn’t until a friend of mine had made a review on their products. I was very interested since they have a moisturizing shampoo & conditioner. I’ve in the past purchased products because they would advertise “hydrating,” “nourishing,” or “moisturizing,” into their marketing strategies. However, this brand definitely held up to their branding strategy. I really thought the products were expensive. Like As I Am or Camille Rose expensive. But they’re in the low numbers. Like $5 or $6! They feel like expensive, quality hair care products to me. & work amazingly well with my 4B/4C type hair. Their products are curated with Coconut Oil & Shea Butter oils (2 things my hair loves!).

Hydrate Me Moisturizing Shampoo

The shampoo definitely wowed me. I was shocked because it had a creamy feel to it but it lathered up pretty good. Did not at all strip my hair. If anything, it kept it more moisturized. Something I look for in shampoos. Lots of shampoos just dry my hair out terribly. I’ve gone through a ton of shampoos. Especially when I was transitioning. What worked when I transitioned, definitely doesn’t work now! So I am so so happy to have found a shampoo that just works for me.

Hydrate Me Moisturizing Conditioner

Possibly one of the best conditioners hands that I love! It’s creamy, has a very nice texture & has a slip to it that my hair adores! I have trouble finding great conditioners as well. Like for shampoos, I find some conditioners dry out my hair or they don’t apply enough moisture. Some conditioners have this dry feel to it. Hate those. I feel like they don’t penetrate into my hair follicles. But again, this conditioner is a must have for my type 4 girls! I’ve even done a deep conditioner with it as well. Probably unorthodox but the results were satisfying ๐Ÿ˜Š

Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk

Okay y’all. Let me just say I am always on the prowl for curling cremes! I’ve tried A TON! Some did well, while others did okay. I’ve even tried the kid stuff in curling cremes. While that helped for a short time, I think my hair got used to it or it just wasn’t for my hair overall. But this one, hands down is the curling creme I’ve been needing! Although it is a milk, it’s not in liquid form. It’s definitely creamy. It’s not heavy at all & it isn’t super slippery either. However, my hair soaks it up so nicely & doesn’t feel weighed down or greasy after I take down my style. I usually do a twist out every wash day. Or what may be a twist out ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do find it defines my curls for sure. I’ll definitely try a wash & go soon to see how it will hold up.

Shape Me Custard Gelรฉe

I’m not too crazy on custard like gels, to be honest. Or “liquid like” gels. I have one from a brand I recently purchased & I really hate it ๐Ÿ˜ž I don’t hate it but I can’t seem to love it if that makes sense. This one gel product here isn’t like other gels I’ve tried. Although it’s not solid like a regular gel or edge control, it is pretty moisturizing & I feel it seals in my oil & curling creme. When taking down my twist-outs or Bantu knots, I find my hair has a healthy sheen to it. & my curls are actually popped out as well. I really love the way this custard gel works for my hair. Doesn’t leave my hair crunchy at all. & it has a great consistency to where a little bit will go a long way.

Final thoughts

Overall, I find this line to be amazing! Whether natural or relaxed, please try out these products! I hope to try out more products soon. I’ll have to order online since there aren’t any stores near me that sell this brand ๐Ÿ˜• I love the results the next day with my hair. It always feels soft & lush. There’s always this taboo on type 4 hair. Because it is pretty coarse Because assume it’s unmanageable. & while that may be true to some extent, if you create a routine for your hair & stick to it, your hair would probably flourish & be great. & I find that goes for any hair type honestly. I’ll soon have a post on my routine!

Not Your Mother’s Naturals Curl Defining Product Review

Hello, everyone!! Happy June! Can’t believe we’re half way through the year! This year is just flying by. So many changes coming about. And speaking of changes. If you haven’t noticed already, I finally migrated to WordPress! It’s taking some time to adjust but I am teaching myself how to maneuver through the site little by little. I was always saying I wanted to switch over to WordPress. But I had no idea it would be so hard to use lol! I find Blogger (Blogspot), to be easier to use. I’ve been using Blogger for years now. However, WordPress is a lot better for bloggers. As far as SEO goes & other plugins you can add to further help your platform. It’s pretty neat overall ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading