Olaplex No.3 Full Review

I’ve always seen Olaplex being used in salons but I never thought to use it at home on my own hair. It wasn’t until my subscribers began to ask about the product and I seen more and more beauty influencers say great things about it that I gave in and went to purchase a bottle.

Bottle Size

Im so glad that I did research before going to purchase the Olaplex treatment because the bottle is very small and I would have been highly inclined to buy two. The small 3.3 fl oz bottle fits right in the palm of my hand and I couldn’t see how that small amount of product would suffice for all of the hair on my head! But through watching other demonstrations I learned the bottle is small but the product goes a long way and can last up to 2-3 uses.


Price

The small bottle comes with a hefty price tag ranging from $28 to $20. I purchased mine from sephora but it can be purchased for cheaper on amazon and other online stores. There has been some suspension to be careful with the retailer you buy the product from because it may not be the exact Olapex formula. But to me, such a great formula as Olaplex, I don’t mind buying straight from the Olaplex website or going to sephora.

Magic In A Bottle

It amazes me every time how you can feel instant results when applying the Olaplex No.3 treament to your hair strands. It instantly smoothes the hair shaft and while rinsing the product, you can feel how strong your strands are. This formula is great for chemically treated hair but can also be beneficial to virgin hair as well.

How To Use Olaplex No. 3

Olaplex.com is a very informative website that tells you everything you need to know about the product, how to use it, and its benefits. Whatever condition your hair is in your want to make sure you research the proper way of using this product or seek professional help if needed. My hair was dirty around the time I wanted to use the product so I shampooed and applied the product to towel dired hair. I kept the product on for 30 mintues but you want to leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes for results. I then rinsed, condition, and styled as normal. To video below shows the entire process and also the finish result of my hair.

Rate

I give this product five stars! It’s amazing and can really help the integrity and overall health of your hair. This product is an actual bond rebuilder and the fact that there’s a product out there that can do that just blows my mind!

I hope this review helped you in your process with using or deciding to use Olaplex. Enjoy, until next time.

-Do what you love, love what you do.

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Updated Wash Day Routine | BrianneLive

 

I previously wrote a post all about the benefits of pre-pooing and since then I’ve fallen in love! I’ve been using a new oil to pre-poo that has all the benefits of castor oil, peppermint oil, and coconut oil wrapped into one. The foundation of the formula is Jamaican Black Castor Oil and all the ingredients are natural and certified organic. The formula was made to be an all in one to help with hair growth, thickness, moisture, conditioning, and scalp stimulation, which is my favorite part! If you all are familiar with my content you know that I love the tingling sensation and this oil provides just that!

Atarah Oil

Benefits:

  1. The foundation of the oil is Jamaican Black Castor Oil without being super heavy on the hair
  2. Promotes hair growth and thickness
  3. Promotes scalp stimulation
  4. Promoted moisture and thickness
  5. The aesthetics of the packaging looks great on your countertop!

Going along with benefit #5 I am a firm believer of out of mind out of sight. With the oil sitting on my counter top it reminds me to oil my scalp and hair every day! The oil also looks amazing with my decor, see it for yourself in my new ‘Wash Day’ video.

Enoy! Until next time loves.

-Do what you love, love what you do.

The Benefits of a Oil Pre-poo

Extra tender loving and care are the needs of all African American hair types. The kinky texture is prone to dryness and sucks up moisture which can lead to brittle hair and breakage. A pre-poo can aide in moisture retention while adding to the oils that need to be in the hair.

Adding Moisture

Natural elements around us like: wind, rain, sun, and particles in the air, can have an effect on the state of the hair. Before wash day (especially when clarifying) adding oil will prevent drying out the hair anymore than it already will be. Naturally the hair gets dirty and needs to be clean but African American’s do not produce as much natural oils as other ethnicities being the reason why moisturizing and sealing is so important! Adding back in all the good stuff.

Sectioning

Working in sections has been a life savor for my hair journey and helps me manipulate through my hair more effectively with less breakage. A Pre-poo subcontiously gives you the opportunity to go through the sections of your hair and check things out! Get the shredded hairs out the way and make sure your whole head of hair is getting the same treatment.

Hair Growth

During my pre-poo process I love using peppermint oil! Working in sections I’m able to access my scalp and apply the oil directly onto it. I feel the tingling sensation and give myself a great scalp massage which stimulates hair growth.

If your hair is super dry I would recommend treating your pre-poo process identical to moisturizing and sealing. I would moisturize with a water based conditioner and follow up with the oil. This allows the oil to really penetrate the cuticle and result in smooth, soft, and shiny hair.

 

Enoy! Until next time loves.

-Do what you love, love what you do.

Bantu Knot Out

Continuing my curly girl series #CGS I decided to do this super cute modified bantu-knot out. I ran across Roothie Patootie’s youtube channel and she had a styling video where she did a different type of method with bantu knots. I though it was a brilliant idea and I just had to try it out! I love the bounce and shape it gives my hair! I can’t wait until day 2 or 3 to see how it drops! Watch the full video down below to see how I did it and how it came out!

Enoy! Until next time loves.

-Do what you love, love what you do.

Wash Day Ft. Lustrous Locks

Lustrous Locks Mint collection is definitely something to keep on your hair shelf! I was so surprised how it took so well to my hair and the products really compliment each other! If your a lover of tingling shampoo and condition this will be a win for you!

First I start wash day by making sure my whole head is drenched in water so the products can work its magic. Lustrous locks lush mint shampoo lathers like a dream! Immediately the suds grew aiding in me using little product. Then the tingle mint sensation came. WARNING, do not let this shampoo get in your eyes you will have some huge problems! I used my detachable shower head to direct the suds away from my face and make sure its being rinsed with adequate and direct pressure. After rinsing though, I  found that my hair felt stripped of everything!

When I got to the Lush mint conditioner I noticed it was a very very thick formula! You know the one’s you have to shake the bottle really hard to get out?Screen Shot 2018-06-29 at 9.18.18 AM.png

This made me very happy because I knew the way the shampoo cleansed my hair of everything it had I would need a great moisturizing conditioner. As I began to apply the conditioner it literally felt like butter, I immediately felt that my hair would be in great condition after letting the conditioner sit for a few minutes. And boy was I right! My hair had natural shine and luster after T-shirt drying for about 30 minutes. I immediately fell in love!

I give this lush mint line a big thumbs up! Watch the video for yourself to see the great results!

Enjoy! Until next time loves.

-Do what you love, love what you do.

Everyone Thought This Was MY Hair!

I NEVER try to be with the “trickery” but with this unit I had to! It was just too easy, but let’s be real, this unit looks exactly like my texlaxed hair! It’s fulfilled all of my short bob dreams. It’s always a struggle when your in-between wanting to grow out your layers or continue to get them so you can wear super cute bob styles! Ive came to the conclusion that this unit is my happy medium and whenever I’m feeling in a short bob mood I’ll throw this baby on!

I’ve definitely been having hair withdrawals. I miss my real hair and I’m so sick of stretching! It’s not as bad right now because of my braids but I told myself + you all that I would end my stretch at 6months post.

May 25th, 2018 was my official 6 month post relaxer date. I had planned to relax that same day but life got busy and I had to post pone. My next attempt will be either Wednesday June 6th or Sunday June 10th. Be looking out for a relaxer update guys and Ill try to record the process. Please comment and let me know what question you have about this stretch and Ill try to include those in the upcoming videos!

 

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Until Next time,

Do what you love, and love what you do.

BrianneLive

Kera Care Thermal Wonder Wash Day

Im definitely taking it back with this one! I used to use Kera Care products when I was in high school a long time ago, and now I want to start using it again full time! One thing that I always associate Kera Care products with is the fresh tingling sensation you get with these products. I’ve never felt that before with another other hair products and I really enjoy the feeling. Ill break down my wash day with some pros and cons:

PROs

  • Sulfate Free
  • Great Lather
  • The prepoo gives a lot of slip and moisture to the hair
  • Tingle sensation makes your scalp feel amazing!
  • I can feel the “thermal protectant” working while using the prepoo

 

CONs

  • Shampoo is drying after second wash
  • Products burns your eyes

Although this product is for naturally curly hair I wanted to try it out since Im three months post relaxer and I knew flat ironing would be a challenge. The thought of my whole wash day routine helping with the flatiron process is amazing! For chemically treated hair though, I would shampoo then use the prepoo. OR you can use the Kera Care moisturizing conditioner after you shampoo.

Do I feel like treatment helped with the straightening process?

Being that I used silk elements heat protect and not the Kera Care line I would say yes and no. Yes because I felt silk agents in the prepoo and I knew that contribution came in handy while flat ironing. I would say no because I didn’t use the whole line for my routine and Im not sure if that affected the results in any way!

Would I use this line again?

Yes of course! Since being in cosmetology school I’ve grown an appreciation for salon products. I know that using the same line also affects the results because the formula is made to work with the product line. AND not to mention the bottles are sealed so no one has been in the store taking your product!

If you have any questions feel free to ask away!

Until next time,

Do what you love, love what you do.

-Briannelive