🌸 A Cure for Bad Hair Days! Bibi Soaps

Ok, ladies do have bad hair days? Of course you do, every women in America have had moments. Then again, all you need is water and shampoo to tame the beast. As a naturalista, I find that having a hair system makes those bad hair days disappear. No you shouldn’t take comb to it right away, instead hop in the shower and grab the miracle shampoo bar. Bibi Soaps is my go to store for getting my hair and body renewed. This company models the word simplicity and that’s how life should be. As a women, we shouldn’t have to feel bad for  having a bad hair day, instead wash it with their Shampoo Bar.

 

Here is The Shampoo Bar:

The shampoo bar goes right the scalp and provided a deep moisturizing experience that will loosen the tangled knots. After submerging my hair with water, I rubbed the shampoo bar into my scalp and that’s all she wrote. My hair was moisturized, shiny, and soft. I would definitely recommend this shampoo bar to anyone, because this bar works well for all hair types. Hair types isn’t an issue this time, so what are you waiting for? Below is the organic ingredients in the shampoo bar:

Avocado oil, organic Olive oil, shikakai, amla, reetha and several others.

 

 

Here is my video review for Bibi’s  Shampoo Bar:

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit : http://bibisoaps.com/ and get beautified with their new body butters!

XoXo,

Danna

My Locing Series: Live Locs Product Tutorial

Being a Naturalista isn’t easy, right? Well, I completely understand the struggle. On my blog, I love to share natural products that we can use to nurture  and style our hair.  Ok, we have talked about products for curly, straight, and coarse hair, but what about products that can maintain the health of dreadlocks? No matter what hair texture you have, natural hair needs love too and that’s why the new company that I found caters to your needs. Yes,  I have featured products from many hair companies, but everybody deserves to have options.

This post is specifically for my ladies or guys with growing locs, including  those who are just starting the locing process just like me. This company is the number one recommendation on my list for loc care. Live Locs makes products that are  filled with indescribable healing properties, along with providing long lasting moisture without clogging the hair follicles. Below is review video revealing the products and the powerful ingredients.

The Dynamic Duo’s for excellent  hair health:


Products Featured
Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser
Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil
Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

 

 

The first product that I’m going to show you, deserves the number one spot.

Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser

My first time using this cleanser was the best experience of my life. The active ingredients of the menthol and green tea components gave my scalp a therapeutic treatment. Honestly, I remember back in 2013, I had locs and I felt that no matter what cleanser I used, my scalp just didn’t feel clean. I love the cooling effect and my hair doesn’t feel stripped of it’s natural oils. You will see me talking this cleanser even more in the video.

Here is what’s inside:

INGREDIENTS: Water, Potassium Cocoate*, Potassium Oleate*, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerin*, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Palm Kernal Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Natural Fragrance, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Potassium Citrate, Menthol

*certified organic

 

 

 

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil

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The hair growth serum!!! I love this oil, just love it so much. The smell is not offensive and helped my hair to become smoother from the roots, all the way to the tips. In dry climates, I notice that my scalp feels very dry and itchy, so I really appreciate this hair oil. My mother and sister currently have crochet braids, so this oil  couldn’t have came at the perfect time.

 

Here is the ingredients for this miracle oil:

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil is an essential step to any loc care regimen. This completely plant-based product penetrates deep within your follicle roots to help support a stronger and more healthier scalp to promote hair growth.

– Unique Blend: Black Current, Borage, Flaxseed, Walnut Oils, Omega 3, 6 an 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

This shine spray is the finishing touch to my protective styles and you will see me use this in part 2 of my locing series. The smell of the argan oil & pequi is amazing and the shine lasts for two days. I have used shine sprays in the past, but they just didn’t give me the coverage that I wanted.

 

Here are the ingredients for the shine spray:

Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray is your natural alternative to silicones. It only takes a few spritzes of this completely plant-based sheen to provide a lustrous shine that holds up against external factors like humidity , heat and the extreme cold.

 

 

 

Now that you’ve heard all about the powerful ingredients within each of the products, let’s talk about hair styles. Please watch both of my videos below.

 

 

My Locing Series Part 1: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

In this video, I will be showing each of the products from Live Locs . Stay tune for part 2 of this series to see the finish product.

 

 

 

My Locing Series Part 2: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

Here are photos of the finished product:

This is a side view of my protective style.

 

A Front View.

 

Fabulous!!

To purchase more of these products visit : LiveLocs.com to see all of their natural products to take care of your growing tresses. Be sure to use the promo code: TrueLocs at the checkout!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

Have a Wonderful Week!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend here at True Vivant? Before you step into a new week full of uncertainty, I would like you to take these words with you.

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”- Frederick Douglass

Love always your friend at True Vivant and God bless.

XoXo,

Danna!

Daily Skin Love: Phoenix K Creations

So far we’ve been talking about the importance of keeping our skin and hair healthy in the recent articles, but what if we combine all of those topics in one article? Yes, I’m talking about a product line that caters to all of our needs. We are going into the two season where tank tops are worn and the wind is blowing, so everything has to be right! You deserve to feel free and unchained when it comes to your beauty, so having organic products to support your wishes is my passion. Thankfully, I’ve found the perfect company that has the same fire to match my passion.

The Phoenix K Creations focuses on Raw & Organic Beauty Products with Herbal Remedies that Detoxifies. Here is my video review and  thoughts about all three of Phoenix K Creations products.

 

 

Products Featured:
Happy Hair Oil
Conditioning Hair Mask
Pore Minimizing Face Mask

 

The first product on our list is the Happy Hair oil!

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I like to call this my 2 minute hair miracle! Currently, I have natural hair, so I try to do a lot of hair treatments. Honestly, weather your hair  is naturally curly or straight, proper moisturizing treatments is vital in repairing each hair strand and follicle. This is why having a reliable hair oil is great from hydrating the scalp and hair growth. Personally speaking, I use this hair oil every night and my hair has been looking even more healthier.

This oil strengthens and deeply nourishes your hair, preventing split ends and decreasing their appearance. It hydrates the scalp, balancing sebum production to correct oily or dry hair. Specially formulated to increase blood circulation, promoting hair growth and restoring natural sheen. This organic blend is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids making it ideal for treating and preventing hair loss, premature greying and environmental damage. The side effects of this oil are tangle free hair, hair holding a style much easier, hair growth going into overdrive and no more frizzy fly aways!

Here is the full nutrition details for the powerful oils in this Hair oil and styling benefits. Happy Hair Information

 

 

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The Conditioning Hair Mask  really gave my hair a deep treatment. I followed the directions for the mask and then applied it to my scalp and hair. The consistency was semi thin and had a floral scent. Mind you, this was my first time trying a hair mask in the form of a powder. Usually, I used cream masks  in hair and it worked too, so trying another method was a breath of fresh air and my mother enjoyed the powder mask too.

Here is a photo with the conditioning mask already in my hair:

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After applying the mask, I followed the recommended time and just waited for the magic to happen. As the moments went by, my hair was getting hard  and I proceeded to rinsing it out  in the shower. The final results was astonishing! My hair felt moisturized, revitalized, and cleansed, because using so many hair products during the week took a toll.

 

This mask hydrates the scalp balancing sebum production to correct oily or dry hair, and increases blood circulation promoting hair growth and restoring natural sheen. This organic herb and clay blend is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to strengthen and nourish your hair. The combination of detoxification and nourishment makes this hair mask ideal for treating and preventing hair loss, premature greying, environmental damage and dandruff. Rhassoul clay is unlike any other clay because it actually adds moisture to your hair instead of pulling out your natural oils. Despite being gentle and hydrating it still is an efficient detoxifying agent to remove product buildup and thoroughly cleanse your hair and scalp.

Directions: Mix at least 1/3 cup clay with filtered water until clay is very liquidy. Avoid using metal when mixing since metal decreases the clays pulling ability. Apply to hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap and leave 30-45 minutes. Can be applied to wet or dry hair, but more water should be added when applying to dry hair.

Organic Ingredients: Rhassoul Clay, Calendula, Horsetail, Hibiscus Flower, Basil, Amla, Reishi, Parsley, Brahmi, Marshmallow, Rosemary, Chamomile, Arnica, Burdock Root.

Here is the full nutrition details about the Medical Values for the Conditioning Hair: Conditioning Hair Mask Information

 

 

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The Pore Minimizing Mask topped the whole product excursion! After I used the hair mask, you can say that I did the full course and used the face mask too. I followed the instructions, mixed the mask in a bowl and you will see the finished product in the video below as well. Note: My face was not dry after washing off the mask and I felt like my skin gained more moisture than it had before.

 

Here is a photo of me with the mask on and I will wash it off on camera.

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This mask deeply hydrates and nourishes your skin while thoroughly exfoliating it leaving behind healthy, baby soft skin. It shrinks enlarged pores creating smoother, younger looking skin and preventing dirt, oil and makeup from building up in your pores, thus preventing Acne breakouts as well. The wonderful selection of organic herbs in this blend were picked for their ability to increase skin elasticity, diminish wrinkles and even skin tone. Treat your face to a high dose of antioxidants to prevent and reverse environmental damage to your lovely skin!

Directions: Mix one-two tbsp. clay with filtered water until clay falls easily off the spoon. Avoid using metal when mixing since metal decreases the clays pulling ability. Apply a liberal layer, let dry, place a warm washrag over your face, then gently massage off in small circular motion. Apply your favorite oil or go bare and enjoy the natural hydration from the Rhassoul Clay.

Here is the full details and ingredients for Pore Minimizing Mask

 

Here is my full video review describing all of their products:

 

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit : https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhoenixKCreations to see more of their holistic products. Also, use the promo code TrueVivant to get 5% off.  The code is good for 1 year.

 

XoXo,

Danna

The Real Tea about Beauty: Teehaus Soaps

The perfect way to step into the new week is with a cup of tea. Ok, I’m kidding, but hot tea is essential. I love my word play, so let’s really talk about beauty and I’m referring to facial or body care. Even though, the company that I’m featuring supplies these products too, but what about our hair! Yes, hair health has never been more important. I have the perfect product that is small, convenient, and only costs 10 dollars.

The Teehaus Soap company is the new song on radio and the cherry on top of  he ice cream.  In my previous article, I’ve expressed that having natural hair takes a whole village to clean, especially when the cleansing products doesn’t get directly to the scalp.  So lately, I have ventured from only using shampoo bottles, to using shampoo and conditioner bars.  Here is my video review and thoughts about Teehaus Soaps products.

 

  1. SHAMPOO BAR: ROSEMARY PEPPERMINT:

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This little miracle in a small bar is my ticket to having clean hair. I received these bars in the mail separately packed and ready for use. As always, I like to follow steps when it comes to my hair, so I used the shampoo bar first. Note: After using this bar, I would recommend keeping it away from the water to increase the shelf life. Ok back to my description, the soap didn’t strip my hair of it’s natural oils and the lather was very moderate. Below is more information about the soap Courtesy of Teehaus Soap.

 

The Shampoo Bar contains avocado oil and wheat beer as conditioning agents for healthy, beautiful hair. Rosemary essential oil helps promote hair growth and repair damage, and rich mango butter and coconut milk combine to make this bar mild and creamy.

Unlike commercial shampoos, these bars do not contain harsh detergents to strip hair of its natural oils. Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo Bar is sulfate free and formulated to be gentle and nourishing.

To use, rub the shampoo bar directly on your hair or work up a lather in your hands. Rinse thoroughly and follow with conditioner.

Camellia Conditioner is the perfect match for our Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo bar, available here.

Save 20% when you order our solid shampoo and conditioner as a set, here.

You will receive one 3.5 oz shampoo bar in a recyclable post-consumer kraft paper box with our colorful Teehaus label. No plastic bottles = no waste!

Round bars measure approximately 3″ in diameter by 1″ thick.

Contains coconut oil, organic palm oil, olive oil, castor oil, wheat beer, avocado oil, mango butter, sodium hydroxide, coconut milk, essential oils of rosemary and peppermint, chloryphyll.

 

 

Speaking of the Camellia Conditioner bar, this is the hair smoothing remedy for the

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The conditioner bar is the complete opposite, the bar doesn’t lather or creates suds, instead it has a light creamy consistency when it touched my hair. I simply applied the bar to my scalp and proceed in a circular motion, to really give my hair a deep treatment. The smell was also light, so this wouldn’t bother you if you’re prone to offensive smells.  Both the Shampoo and Conditioner bars didn’t shrink after 5 uses, so this is another check mark on my list. Below is more information about the soap Courtesy of Teehaus Soap.

The solid conditioner bar contains natural and plant-based conditioning oils, panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5) for bounce and shine, green tea extract, and ultra-rich conditioning shea butter as well as camellia oil from the tea plant to promote growth and smoothness. This vegan conditioner bar lasts for a very long time, and is an economical, biodegradable, and healthy alternative to commercial conditioners. It has a light, refreshing natural scent of bergamot mint essential oil.

You will notice a difference right away when making the switch to natural hair care. Beautiful, healthy hair comes from natural cleansing and moisturizing to repair hair without damaging chemicals and sulfates. Camellia Conditioner bars are easy to use, long lasting, all natural, and appropriate for all hair types. They do not weigh hair down and can be used on oily hair. They are especially effective for dry, chemically treated, color treated or damaged hair. Camellia Conditioner bars are perfect for home or travel. Unlike commercial conditioners, these bars do not contain harsh detergents to strip hair of its natural oils. Camellia Conditioner is sulfate free and formulated to be gentle and nourishing.

To use, rub the conditioner bar directly on your hair and work through. Conditioner will feel soft and will not create a lather. Rinse thoroughly and style as usual. Camellia Conditioner is the perfect match for our Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo bar, available here.

Save 20% when you order our solid shampoo and conditioner as a set, here.

You will receive one 3.5 oz conditioner bar in a recyclable post-consumer kraft paper box with our colorful Teehaus label. No plastic bottles = no waste!

Round bars measure approximately 3″ in diameter by 1″ thick.

 

Contains Behentrimonium Methosulfate (vegetable based, from Grapeseed oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol (derived from Palm Oil), Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Honeyquat, Cetrimonium Chloride (a salt), Camellia Oil, Hydrolized Oat Protein, Panthenol, Bergamot Mint Essential Oil, Green Tea Extract, and French Rose Clay.

 

Here is my video review for both the shampoo and conditioner bar:

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit : http://www.teehaussoaps.com/ for more natural products!

 

XoXo,

Danna