My Fall Favorites! Lottabody Coconut & Shea Oils Collection

The season for pumpkin-flavored candles, apple pie, and finding the perfect fall collectibles is here! I hope all of you are doing well, despite the horrifying happens that transpired this week, which left many of us mortified. However, here at True Vivant we want to celebrate life, so let’s bring the excitement back! The first on our list of fall favorites is made with love and will make your hair Gone with The Wind Fabulous. I’m talking about the Lotta Body w/ Coconut Oil & Shea Oil Collection! To be honest, this was my first time trying the Lotta Body product line. I have featured other products on my blog, but it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted hair products or skin care articles. So what better way to welcome this upcoming Holiday season with Hair Products to help you get ready for selfie collages!

Are you ready? P.S. Please watch my tutorial video below to hear my thoughts about the product.

 

Moisturize Me- Curl & Style Milk

I like to call the Curl & Style Milk my miracle stying milk. For natrualista’s, finding a product that provides moisture and bouncy definition can be difficult. Especially, when you have a 4c hair texture like me. Don’t me wrong, I do have coils and corkscrew curls, but it’s the moisture factor and battling against the outside climate leaves each strand of my hair dry and in desperate need of softening. All of my elaborate words sums up the Curl & Style Milk.

You know I’m all about a product that works; however, the fragrance needs to be working as well. Thankfully, I don’t have any problems with the Curl & Style Milk’s when it comes to the texture an fragrance.

What it Does:

Detangles, conditions, and controls curls while adding brilliant shine, body, and bounce.

Product Benefits:

  • Defines curls
  • Tames frizz
  • Adds moisture & brilliant shine
  • For relaxed & natural hair

How to Use:

Apply to damp, towel-dried or dry hair. Distribute evenly through hair with fingers from roots to ends. Style as desired.

 

Wrap Me- Foaming Mousse

Now, once my hair is moisturized with the Curl & Style Milk, I normally use the Foaming Mousse the scrunch each section to define my curls and tames the frizz, so my hair is snatched. The pump is so convenient, especially if you’re always on the go.

What it Does:

Can be used for wash and wear styles, defining curls, and taming frizz.

Product Benefits:

  • Creates soft wraps
  • Defines curls
  • Tames frizz
  • For relaxed & natural hair

How to Use:

FOR CURLS: Apply foam liberally to towel-dried hair from roots to ends for definition. Allow hair to air dry or diffuse.

FOR WRAPS: Wrap, mold, or set the hair. Style as usual.

 

Style Me- Texturizing Setting Lotion

For the more edgier side of you to shine brightly, but with class of course. Texturizing Setting Lotion locks in every strand, braid, and protective style so you have more time for fun, instead of constantly having to reapply product. I will elaborate more on the product in the video!

What it Does:

For superior hold, beautiful body, and amazing shine. Locks out humidity and smooths each strand for a long-lasting, silky smooth, glossy set. Creates a firm hold, yet easy to comb.

Product Benefits:

  • Creates superior hold
  • Adds brilliant shine
  • Great body
  • For relaxed & natural hair

How to Use:

Ready To Use formula, no mixing necessary. Apply to damp hair and comb through. Blow style or set on rollers. When hair is fully dry, style as desired.

 

Control Me- Edge Gel

The Control Me Edge Gel really controls me! My edges are laid and always paid, and it’s small so you can carry it anywhere. This is a photo of the sample packet, but they do sell the full size. These sample packs lasted me for almost 2 weeks, and a day, so I could only imagine how long the long the large size will last me. Hopefully longer, it pays to buy good and in large quantity. A future inventment!

What is Does:

Controls, holds, and smoothes edges. Perfect for sleek styles, ponytails, updos, and sculpting.

Product Benefits:

  • Controls,holds, & smoothes edges
  • Non-flaking
  • Moisturizes & strengthens
  • Non-sticky, non-greasy, non-hardening
  • For relaxed & natural hair

How to Use:

Apply to edges with fingertips to smooth edges, control flyaways and tame frizz for a polished, finished style.

 

 

Shape Me- Custard Gelée

The glue that holds all of the products together. Shape Me- Custard Gelée, the curl elongator and coconut oil shine is my favorite characteristic of the Custard Gelée.  If aloe vera gel and grape jelly had a baby, this is it! My curls were loose, my scalp was moisturized and I didn’t have to keep reapplying more of the custard just to achieve a Chilli from TLC look. Simply perfection down to the formula and quantity!

What it Does:

Enhances manageability and shine by taming frizz and adding moisture. Will not leave hair greasy, sticky, or crunchy.

Product Benefits:

  • Long-lasting hold
  • Tames friz
  • Adds moisture
  • For relaxed & natural hair

How to Use:

To define curls or to set braids, twists, coils, or knots, apply a small amount to clean, damp hair. Let hair dry or use a diffuser. Once hair is fully dry, style as desired. For a smooth look, apply to dry, straight hair. Great for updos, ponytails, molding or sculpting.

 

Here is my Video Tutorial & Honest take on each product from Lotta Body w/ Coconut Oil & Shea Oil Collection:

I hope you enjoyed my Hair Tutorial video!?

Please like, subscribe and comment to see more video like this. Special Thanks to Lotta Body for blessing me with these life-saving products.

To Purchase more of these curl creating & edges laid products visit:http://lottabody.com/

 

If you’ve been following my Youtube channel, I and family evacuated from Florida due to Hurricane Irma.

Here is my evacuation update video: https://youtu.be/QnOKGPvgWdE

Instead of sitting down and wondering what to do next, I decided to create care packages for families in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands and all the areas affected by these devastating Hurricanes.

*100% of your funds for each box will be used to purchase all of these supplies and shipped to millions of moms in the United States and in the Islands.

Will you join me?

Here is the link to my care packages: https://infothenewmomsguide.wixsite.com/thenewmomspackage

21 US Virgin Island Hurricane Help
Tim Duncan supporting relief efforts in the US Virgin Islands:
http://21usvihurricanehelp.com/

For Business Inquires:vivantwithdanna@gmail.com

XoXo,

Danna

 

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🌸 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

Valentines Day Series: My Chocolate Curls Review Tutorial

This is the season of love and chocolates. Around this time, I love to curl up with a box of gourmet chocolate bites and spend moments with Clark Gable. I talking about the movie! So this year instead of getting cozy, I decided to dip my head in Chocolate. Once again a joke. Seriously, I am dipping my head in Chocolate. The hair company called “My Chocolate Curls” is every girls dream this Valentines Day season.

Their products look and smell  like chocolate. The products are made with Shea Butter, natural oils, and  the warm essences of milk chocolate. Don’t believe me yet? Well I have a video tutorial  and photos of my natural hair with My Chocolate Curls to prove it.

Here is the Product  Samples Line Up:
Chocolate Butter Cream 2oz
Chocolate Lip Butter
Hair Butter 2oz
Hair Oil

 

 

Let’s get started with our Chocolate experience:

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  1. Chocolate Butter Cream:

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The Chocolate Butter Cream is a thick pomade, with the same consistence of Shea Butter. I used the butter cream specifically for the roots of my hair, because if you have natural hair like me, this is the thickest part of the hair and it requires a lot of moisture. Usually, I have to apply more than a dime size, but I followed the instructions and I damped my hair. This method helps to preserve the product and less wasting .

Use on ponytail puffs, braids and twists or to tame and smooth hairlines AND on damp or wet hair as a detangler.

Use a combination of rich butters and hair loving oils to moisturize and nourish. Their  hair are products are always free of mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, harmful dyes and chemicals.

Ingredient List:

Water, Shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe Vera juice, stearic acid, natural emulsifying wax, marshmallow root, slippery elm, silk amino, comfrey extract, hibiscus extract, flaxseed extract, glycerin & vitamin E, preservative and fragrance.

 

 

2. Hair Butter

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The Hair Butter is not thick, instead it has a  creamy texture which makes it easier to style the hair. After using the butter cream for my roots, I applied the hair butter on the ends of my hair and edges. You don’t have to use so much of this product, if you once again moisten the hair, the product will stretch. The butter has great slip and makes my hair more manageable in doing  protective styles. The chocolate essences in the Hair butter is captivating and stays true to the product line.

 

Made with natural ingredients, our hair butter protects, repairs, and strengthens your hair while moisturizing and conditioning.

Our butter is made with Shea and Horsetail butters, grape seed, avocado, coconut and castor oils and is packed with other premium ingredients. Our Hair Butter is super light and easy to apply.

 

3.Hair Oil

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The hair oil surprisingly doesn’t smell like chocolate, instead it has a peppermint scent. The oil is also perfect for the next day touch up, at time I find myself using more product. NO ANY MORE!  P.S. I still use the Hair Butter to keep my edges laid and always paid.

Ingredients: Castor, Apricot, Grapeseed, Olive, Coconut & Hempseed oils to moisturize dry hair and provide beautiful shine.

 

 

4.Chocolate Lip Butter

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The Chocolate Lip Butter is very moisturizing and makes the lips shiny. If you’ve been following my blog, I have talked about how the winter weather makes my lips so dry and how Shea Butter and oils has been my saving grace. No I can bare it all thanks to this lip butter. I no longer have to paste thick creams to feel protected against the climate .

Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil.

Here is my Video Tutorial of the products and if you scroll below you will see my new hair style:

 

Here is my Natural Hair Protective Style using the My Chocolate Curls product line up:

I did a three strand braid at the top and finished with two strand twist at the bottom.

Products Used:

Chocolate Butter Cream
Hair Butter
Hair Oil

Back  View

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Side View

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Full Body

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Side View

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My Simple look just using Chocolate.

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My Chocolate Curls has more products that will blow you mind!

You can purchase more of these incredible hair  products by visiting: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyChocolateCurls or mychocolatecurls.com

 

Make Valentines Day Really Sweet!

 

XoXo,

Danna

Organic Beauty:Queen Bee Trading.Co

Nature has always been accessible to us in many ways, either by fresh herbs, spices and even through the bees this spring. That is what describes the Queen Bee Trading Co. Their products range from different categories, such as body care, face care, lip care, hair care, and so much more. The products that I received from Queen Bee Trading Co, was the Tea Tree Conditioning Shampoo & Moisturizing Conditioner Set – with Oat Proteins, Honeyquat. I was able to customize the scent of my shampoo and conditioner as well, making the whole experience of trying the products  fabulous.

My featured products overview:

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The Tea Tree Shampoo was very creamy and had great lather. The scent of the Tea Tree is authentic, without being too overpowering. The packaging  is nice and rustic almost reminding me of organic honey in a container.

 

 

The Tea Tree Conditioner

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The conditioner and the shampoo are like twins, except  one lather and the other is just creamy. The similarities are the same in terms of the authentic Tea Tree Scent. The conditioner had great slip and left my hair feeling cool and knot-free.

 

The Queen Bee Trading Company is amazing, my whole family loves it and I hope you also can share in this excitement too. Just visit:https://www.etsy.com/shop/QueenBeeTradingCo to view their entire collection of products and to purchase. Tell them Danna sent you!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna