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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Bathroom Beauty Series: Qhemet Biologics Hair Review

The beauty of the ages is here!! The ultimate hair care system for 4C hair and thick period. The Products from Qhemet Biologics are so amazing, my hair is moisturized and sealed in when I do my protective styles.

Here is my hair moisturizing duo:

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Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea is the ultimate hair cleansing sulfate free shampoo while still keep the hair moisturized and clean.

This shampoo contains pure kosher and organic extracts of Egyptian Wheatgrass, Barley, Alfalfa and Aloe, materials traditionally used by ancient healers in hair and scalp preparations to strengthen follicles, prevent shedding, smooth cuticles, seal in moisture and encourage growth. Enhanced with MSM to strengthen follicles and promote healthy hair growth and vegetable glycerin to deliver moisture and softness.
Specially formulated to improve the health and condition of the scalp. Effectively removes build-up without disrupting the scalps natural lipid barrier.

Scented with pure Lavender E.O.

Does not contain sodium lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, proteins, silicones, artificial fragrances, dyes or parabens.

 

 

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Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee is the detangling master. My hair is known to have a lot of hair knots and the conditioner is nice and creamy with a mild thick consistency.

The conditioner contains organic, virgin Coconut Oil for lubricity, slip, and emollience. Pure Moringa Oil for its smoothing and softening properties. Extracts of Oatstraw and Burdock for their scalp conditioning and soothing properties. Amla, Brahmi, and Nettle for their hair conditioning, strengthening and growth properties and MSM for follicular health and nourishment.

Does not contain mineral oil, proteins, silicones, dyes or parabens.
100% Vegetarian. This is a Bonus!

 

 

 

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Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter is the magic jar for taming my thick 4C hair. When I place the twisting butter on my hair to braid it in a three strand twist, my hair elongated instantly.  This product keeps my moisturized for a long time, without leaving it clumpy.

The twisting butter softens thick, extra dry hair with an ultra-rich blend of Pure Olive Oil, Mango Butter, and Rice Bran Oil! A touch of plant wax helps reduce frizz and smooths edges and soy extract provides humectancy. Use sparingly. A little goes a long way.

Does not contain mineral oil, proteins, silicones, essential oils or parabens.

100% Vegetarian.

Moderately fragrant scent.

 

 

 

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Amla & Olive Heavy Cream is the ultimate hair cream hand down! The scent is nor offensive and the consistency is heavy. My hair has a perfect slip and the moisture is off the charts .

The  ultra thick cream contains Amla, Brahmi and African Aloe, premium Afro-Indian botanicals used for thousands of years to nourish the scalp and strengthen and condition hair. MSM sulfur nurtures follicles and encourages healthy hair growth, Mediterranean Olive Oil delivers emollience and lubricity while Vegetable Glycerin and pure African Castor Oil lends sheen, softness, and intense moisture.

Does not contain mineral oil, proteins, silicones, artificial fragrances, dyes or parabens.

100% Vegetarian

Has a natural, light citrus scent.

 

 

Here is my Qhemet Biologics review video:

 

I can’t guarantee that your product likes are the same as mine, but I will say that the Qhemet Biologics product line is authentic to its name is and the number one hair product for taking care of natural hair in my book. Visit:http://www.qhemetbiologics.com to see their full collection of products. Tell them Danna sent you!

 

 

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

My Natural Hair Journey: Mielle Organics (Product Review Tutorial)

Have you ever went to the doctor? Did you get medicine to help you feel better? Well, guess what your hair needs a doctor too! That’s why for this pollination season having the right medication for your hair is essential. The Mielle Organics product line is the go to ASAP medication that your hair needs. Here is my prescription for my hair:

 

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Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

My hair is on different planets in space when I use this. Note: Ladies if you just took out your crochet braids, weave, or regular braids this is the prescription you want to use.

 

Here are the ingredients:

water/aqua/eau, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, acetyl esters, Orbygnia speciosa   *(babassu) nut oil, biosaccharide gum-1, Euterpe(acai)pulp oil, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, arginine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serene, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, histidine, phenylalanine, Orbignya speciosa kernel oil, Astrocaryum murumuru butter, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, dehydroacetic acid, Lavandula agustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower/leaf oil Salvia officials (sage) leaf oil, *Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, *citrus paradise(Pink Grapefruit) peel oil, *Litsea cubeba (litsea cubeba) fruit oil, *Mentha (spearmint) leaf oil, Benzyl alcohol

*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

 

 

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Mint Almond Oil

This is essential for relaxing the seasonal itchy scalp and leaves your hair feeling as if it has just been wasted in an ocean with mint leaves. Heavenly!

 

Here are the ingredients:

Sweet Almond oil, Soybean oil, and Peppermint oil. #Needed

 

 

 

 

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Organic White Peony Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner

I love to use this leave-in conditioner after I wash my hair and just to refresh a twist-out. Note:Great for deodorizing your hair and leaves it smelling like a real Peony flower.

 

Here are the ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Camellia Sinensis(White Peony Tea) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Choloride, Simmondsia Chinensis *(Organic Jojoba oil), Olea Europaea * (Organic Olive) Fruit oil, Glycerin, Glocono Delta Lactone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Yucca Schidigera (Yucca) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk (Silk Amino Acids), Potassium Sorbate, Phthalate-Free Fragrance, Citrus Grandis(Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum,Citric Acid.

*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS.

 

 

 

Here is my video tutorial:

 
Visit:http://www.mielleorganics.com/and get your prescription from the hair doctors. Tell them Danna sent you!

 

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XoXo,

Danna

My Natural Hair Journey: Camille Rose Naturals (Product Review Tutorial)

The natural hair movement is so vast and sometimes you don’t even know where to begin. On my hair journey has tried many products, such as  gels, creams, and leave-in conditioners. You name it I  probably have already tried it, and I so happy that I finally come to my destination. Thanks to Camille Rose Naturals my curls are  more defined and long-lasting, plus even in this season of pollination, my hair smells like a fresh cake all day.

Here is my new hair maintenance product line up:

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ALGAE RENEW DEEP CONDITIONING MASK

This is the best deep treatment that I have ever had and my hair felt like it was a new person. The smell is SO delicious it almost resembles a mint dessert and the packaging has always been amazing.

Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: Deoinized water, aloe vera juice, butyrospermum parkii(shea)butter, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), behentrimonium methosulfate (BTMS) cetyl alcohol, theobroma cacao (cocoa)butter, mangifera indica(mango)seed butter, cannabis sativa(hemp) seed oil, di panthenol, mel(manuka)honey, vegetable glycerin,camellia sinensis )green tea) extract, simmondsia chinensia(jojoba) seed oil, rosa canina(rose hip) fruit oil, bitis vinifera(grape)seed oil, oenothera biennis(evening primrose) oil,phenoxyethanol and capryly glycol(optiphen), blue green algae, dimethyl sulfone (msm), biotin, tocopheryl acetate(vitamin E), mentha piperita (peppermint)oil.

 

 

 

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MOROCCAN PEAR CONDITIONING CUSTARD

My detangling partner in crime!! My hair is a beast when it comes to clearing it out, so after shampooing PLEASE use this conditioner.

Here are the ingredients:

Recipe: Our natural buttercream base is silkened with a culinary cocktail oil blend of Moroccan pear, Cherry Kernel and Urica (nettle). Vitamin-rich extracts A,B,C,D & K are mixed with protective antioxidants to offer potent nourishment to strands in need of a little TLC. Rich Omega 6 and 9 top off this powerfully sweet conditioning treat for all hair types.

 

Gourmet Ingredients: Distilled Water, Opuntia ficus indica (moroccan pear oil), prunus avium(cherry kernal oil), uritca oil (nettle), cocos nucifera (coconut oil), aloe barbedensis leaf juice (aloe vera juice), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed oil), glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, rosa canina (rosehip fruit oil), BTMS, prunus amygdalus dulcis ( sweet almond) oil, theobroma caocas (cocoa) seed butter, Phenoyethanol (optiphen) citric acid, and fragrance.

 

 

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SWEET GINGER CLEANSING RINSE

Before I even have to use a condition my hair is already moisturized by this cleansing rinse. With the consistency of caramel,and the smell of soft ginger I am completely in love with this product. Plus, it’s sulfate free and my hair is not stripped of  its natural oils.

Here are the ingredients:Ingredients: Water, Infused Ginger Root, Aniseed Oil, Cassia Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Coconuts), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionates (Coconut Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Cream Emollient), Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate (Derived from Coconuts), Ricinus Communis, (Castor) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Polyquatemium-10, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Scents

Ingredients: Water, Infused Ginger Root, Aniseed Oil, Cassia Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Coconuts), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionates (Coconut Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Cream Emollient), Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate (Derived from Coconuts), Ricinus Communis, (Castor) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Polyquatemium-10, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Scents.

 

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ALMOND JAI TWISTING BUTTER

This butter couldn’t have come any later than now since the summertime will be here before you know it, and my hair is  so light and bouncing just by using this twisting butter. Let’s be honest it’s always nice to have a light product to allow your hair to bounce free.

Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: Deionized water,behentrimonium methosulfate (BTMS)cetearyl alcohol, prunus dulcis(almond milk), prunusdulcis (almond)oil, cucurbita pepo(pumpkin)seed oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis(jojoba) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice)bran oil, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia nut)seed oil,olea europaea (olive)fruit oil, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, ulmus fulva bark extract (slippery elm), ricinus communis(castor)seed oil, aloe barbadensis(aloe)leaf juice< honey, camellia sinensis(green tea)leaf extract, phenoxyethanol/caprylyl glycol(optiphen). sorbic acid, scent.

 

WHAT! There is more:

 

Here is my Twist- Out (Product Review Tutorial)-Part 1 video

 

Having fun yet?

 

 

Here is my Update video:

 

Thank you so much for following my new journey and let’s embark on many more: Visit: http://www.camillerosenaturals.com/and have a wonderful time with their affordable hair products and body butters. Tell them Danna sent you!

 

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XoXo,

Danna