Thursday, January 5, 2012
Product Review: Blended Beauty (Part 2)
Last month, I posted a review of Blended Beauty products used on a family member's hair (click HERE for that review). And, as promised, I am here to post a review of different Blended Beauty products I used on Syd's hair.
The products I used in this post are:
Blended Cutie Curly Cake Shake
Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles
Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding
To start, Syd washed her hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove any product residue that may have been in her hair. I then sprayed her hair with Curly Cake Shake and used my fingers, then a wide tooth comb to detangle her hair in sections. I braided each section to keep it detangled until I was ready to style.
*Curly Cake Shake is a moisturizing detangling lotion in a spray bottle. It left Syd's hair feeling moisturized and added enough slip to make detangling a breeze.
I decided to define her curls by working with one braided section at a time. I started in the back, and removed one braid. Since it had started to dry, I sprayed it with water to get the section wet again.
Once the hair was completely wet, I added a generous amount of Happy Nappy Styles and used a Denman to distribute the product evenly through that entire section of hair. Then I topped that with some Curly Frizz Pudding, again using a Denman to make sure all the hair was coated.
My next step was to define the curls. I did this by smoothing each individual curl from root to tip, twirling it around my finger as I went. The picture below shows the amount of hair in each curl I was defining.
I continued until the entire section consisted of curls that were clumped together and defined.
I moved on to the next braided section and repeated the whole process, working from the back of her head and moving forward.
Below are pictures of her hair right after the styling was finished. You can still see a bit of the product, but that disappeared as soon as it started to dry.
At the end of the day, her hair was dry and she had a head full of curls that were soft and well defined.
Blended Beauty worked like a charm. The combination of Happy Nappy Styles and Curly Frizz Pudding offered the right amount of moisture, weight, and hold to make Syd's hair look great without feeling greasy. And I was very pleased that none of these products made Syd's hair feel the slightest bit crunchy, which is something that Syd and I both dislike.
After trying two sets of Blended Beauty products on two different heads of hair, I can honestly recommend this product line for all types of curls. Be sure to visit blendedbeauty.com, where you can discover their wide range of products and even use their tools to help find the perfect product combination for your curls.
* Note - These products were provided by Blended Beauty for review and at no charge. The opinions expressed are my opinions based on my personal experience.