July Monthly Products

Hey family, how you doing *Wendy voice* this is the 3rd post in my monthly products series. I was blessed this month with 90% of the products. I was given them to review. These are now up and if you would like to check them out please click the corresponding links

Cantu for natural hair > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-D2
Curl harmony > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-CP
NuNaat > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-Bb
Nailbox (for the nail polish n tool) > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-zc



The makeup forever step 1 mattifying primer-£13 pounds from Debenhams. This is the 15ml size, it also comes in 30ml for £23 pounds I think. I read some good reviews for this and I really wanted to try it out: hence the smaller size. I will let you guys know how it performs.



Montague jeunesse runny honey mask – this was 90p from Primark. I have used this now and you can check it out by clicking here > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-Df


I also got some goodies from SheaButterCottage! I love this store so much and I have been stalking it for quite some time now lol. I got African black soap, pure cocoa butter which smells so good btw and bentonite clay. I prefer this over rhassoul clay even though they say rhassoul is better. I got a bigger packet to last longer.  I will have some recipes up for the cocoa butter once I gather all my ingredients and play around with them.

Anyway I have tried both clays from SheaButter cottage and reviews for them are on here if you wanted to check them out.

Bentonite clay > http://wp.me/p1uQOd-wg

Rhassoul clay> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-us

That’s all folks. Products I have bought/ been given this month. Let me know if you have used any of these.

Watch out for next month’s edition. Also I have something very different for you guys, not hair or beauty related! Like a mini vlog? Well what do we call it if it’s written? Blog? Lool for you. I also have a Nailbox swatches post for you guys coming up!

Until then, I hope u guys had a fab month and looking forward to August. I am! Can u we are more than half way through the year?

Until next time


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Hey guys and welcome back to my blog. So as you know we are currently doing the cleansing series and today we will be talking about cleansing clays. If you haven’t already, check out the previous posts so far:

Shampoos>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-za

Co washing>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-zZ

There are a number of clays that you could use to gently cleanse your hair without stripping its oils. The most popular ones are (yes you guessed it) bentonite, rhassoul and kaolin clay. Maybe kaolin is not as popular as the latter two, but it’s still well used.

Cleansing clays are a great alternative to shampoos or co-washing. I only used these clays (Bentonite and rhassoul this year in May, I know I’m late lool) but I really liked them and now they are part of my cleansing routine when I don’t want to shampoo or co-wash.  I already have reviews of them on here so I am not going to talk about them in detail here. I will just be repeating stuff, so please please read those posts, I will link them below

Kaolin clay


I actually found out about this as I was doing my research for this post. Kaolin clay aka white clay is very rich in silica and it also great in detoxifying the hair. It is mild enough to cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping its oils which makes it great for dry hair. It can apparently increase strength and elasticity and slow down the aging process of hair. Below are some really good videos I found on it



Bentonite clay


Read review here >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-wg

I purchased mine from SheaButterCottage, link>> http://www.sheabuttercottage.com/products_map.php?symb=A


Rhassoul clay



Read review here>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-us

I also got this from SheaButter Cottage, link above

I know a lot of people prefer rhassoul clay to bentonite clay but for me it’s the opposite. I loved how it made my hair feel afterwards and it did a better job cleansing my scalp than the rhassoul clay. Top tip- they work better when they do not come in contact with metal.

Here’s a video comparing all 3 clays

That’s all folks, I hope you try these clays as part of your routine! The last instalment will be on water and oil rinsing, hopefully I can get that to you soon. Connect with me on my social media, all the links will be under the social tab.

Until next time




Bentonite Clay Experience


Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well. In this post, I will quickly tell you about my bentonite clay experience. I got mine from SheaButter Cottage (http://www.sheabuttercottage.com/home.php) and it was either 3 or 3.60 for 100grams. I purchased mine at the Curlvolution event. I also purchased the rhassoul clay which I have already used and shared here on my blog click the link to check it out >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-us

So I used pretty much the same water mix I used for my rhassoul clay: apple cider vinegar and water (I also used Aloe Vera juice in the mix for rhassoul clay but I didn’t use it this time).  I also used the whole pack which I didn’t have to because I found that it swells a bit so I had a lot left over from my mix. After mixing I did the usual, detangled my hair with coconut oil and applied the clay.


I noticed it didn’t define the curls as much as the rhassoul clay when I applied it however I found this easier to apply and work with. I then covered my hair with plastic bags and went about my day. I washed it out after 45 mins and proceeded to deep condition after. I did notice it left my curls more defined after I washed the clay out than the rhassoul clay and my scalp was much cleaner. My hair was also very soft.

I am definitely purchasing this clay as I am trying to move away from shampoo all together! I prefer this than the rhassoul clay as it left my hair cleaner and softer. *checks account to see if I can purchase more lol*

That’s all folks. Really quick and to the point post about my experience with bentonite clay. Let me know your thoughts and comments below. Are you trying it? What was your experience? Let me know!

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Rhassoul clay experience


I am so late with this! I have recently gotten into Clays for hair cleansing and conditioning. I know I’m about how many years late ( excuse is I don’t like to follow trends and the hype, if I discover it good if not then hey I’m saving my coins!).

From Curlvolution (check out my previous post), I got rhassoul and bentonite clay from SheaButter Cottage. I have heard of both of them before but never got around to buying and trying them. I got 100g packets each and today been wash day I decided to put it to use. I’m sure everyone knows the benefits of these by now so I am just going straight into my experience and thoughts on it.

I used the rhassoul clay today and mixed it with one part ACV, Aloe Vera juice and about 1 table spoon of my oil mix (castor oil, olive oil and spearmint oil). I used the whole pack which was just about enough for my hair (4c, medium thickness and shoulder length). I mixed mine to an almost liquid consistency (huh? Lol not too runny or thick) and applied to my hair in sections about 12 in total. I let this sit on my head for about 1 hour I think and washed it out. I covered my hair with plastic bags for the 1st 45 minutes. Prior to this, I had detangled my hair with coconut oil- this works perfectly well to detangle- I saturated my hair with it and finger detangled and most of the shed hair just slipped out the only con is- the application is messy! I looked like I had just been anointed lol! It was fine when the oil was still solidified but when it got to melting boii! Lol. I did this because I wanted to use the clay for its cleansing properties so I did not want to detangle with conditioner and have to wash that out.


The application process is not as messy as henna but wear an old t-shirt and cover the floor with old paper- don’t worry it doesn’t stain clothing or walls. Also use gloves to protect your hands. Mix the product in a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon. I washed with water until the water was clear and I also co –washed afterwards to make sure I got all the clay out


Almost immediately I noticed curl definition when I applied the clay. It goes onto the hair quite easily as in you don’t need too much time to work it in (Is that even a thing? Do I know what I’m talking about? Lol, it makes sense in my head lol). It dries quite quickly and doesn’t harden as much as I thought it would.



graphic picture lol, i had woken up about 30 mins ago

The big question- did it cleanse my scalp? Hmm I would give it a 6/10 for that. My scalp looked clean the day before but today this post is a day late btw) as my hair is dry I have seen some dandruff/clay. I’m not sure which is which but it looks like my scalp was not thoroughly cleansed. My hair though feels very soft and dried very quickly- I’m not sure if this is a benefit of the clay or not but I didn’t do anything different other than use the clay. Conditioning properties- 10/10! No deep conditioner has left my hair as soft as this!

Verdict- I would say if you have little product build up then go for it for cleansing. It did clean most of my build up but not thoroughly. Also if you are looking to condition your hair, this will work wonders for you. It’s almost like a 2 in 1 product- cleanse and condition, so if you’re short of time rhassoul clay is for you!

Check out SheaButter Cottage- http://www.sheabuttercottage.com/home.php

I totally forgot to measure my hair! Its now done! Urgh! This months update will be a bit late.

Until next time,