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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Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Frizz Free Curls Blueberry Collection

I hope you all enjoyed your  weekend? Well, it’s time to get back to business, because the new week in about to commence and the hair edges must be laid so you can get paid!!!! Honestly, we’ve talked about skincare and makeup in my Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas series, so let’s discuss something different, like Curls for instance. Yep, were talking about hair!!!!! If you watch Fox’s daytime talk show “The REAL”, you would have seen the Curls products on display and this product line is the main topic for this article.

Here is the official Curls video featuring the Founder of Curls showing their new Blueberry Bliss Collection on “The REAL”:

 

Here is my review for the New “Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection”:

 

 
Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Paste:

The edge control paste honestly lives up to it’s name. The thick clear blueberry infused scented paste glides easily and let’s just say no lose hairs will be left standing. I like to think of myself as a hair product sampler, so on my sampling journey, I have tried many products including edge control pastes, but none of them could tame my 4a  edges. Let’s be real naturalistas! Natural Hair is no joke, so finding a product that works for a specific use is comforting.

If you rock several hair styles including crochet, weave, braids, or natural hair then this edge control has your back. P.S. You will hear my convo regarding the edge paste in the review video below!

TIP – Use on wet hair for a soft hold or on dry hold for a strong hold.

Ingredients

Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1, Red 33

 

 
Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner:

At last the Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner, this should be your go to hair softening product the will allow you to rock a curly-fro while still protecting your hair from the humidity. P.S. Just so you know, the Blueberry fragrant is not too offensive, so you don’t have to worry about smelling a strong odor. In my video review, you will be seeing me use the Leave in to moisturize my hair.

Benefits of Blueberries:

Proanthocyanidins, the plant chemical found in blueberries, interacts with hair follicles to accelerate growth and slow down hair graying and loss.

Blueberries, rich in vitamin C and B complex are good for increasing hair growth by improving oxygenation and circulation of blood in the body, particularly the scalp.

Prevents hair breakage, too little Vitamin C your diet can lead to hair breakage

Ingredients: Purified Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Certified Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Glycereth-26, Sorbitol, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Certified Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

 

Here is my video review demonstrating how I curl my hair using CURLS:

To purchase more of these products visit : http://www.curls.biz/ to see more from their Blueberry Bliss Collection. Treat yourself mamas, so you can always slay on a busy day!

 

XoXo,

Danna

🌸 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

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