Thursday, November 19, 2009


As salaamu alaikum & Hello ladies,  As some of you may know being natural often comes with changing our products from time to time.  Once deciding that co-washes with conditioner only would be best for my hair I began to use VO5 Moisture Milks strawberries & cream conditioner for my co-washes.

However, from time to time I found that it wasn't working for my hair like I wanted it to.  So, I began a slight product change which included the following:

VO5 Herbal escapes "Kiwi lime squeeze" clarifying conditioner :  This I absolutely love, 1) The price is right down my alley for a girl who has a large family, and who remains on a budget.  2)  The ingredients in this conditioner are great.  3) And It really gets the job done, it cleans my hair wonderfully , leaving my hair as well as my scalp feeling really moisturize.  This is a keeper !

Aussie Moist Conditioner:  Now this I like as well once using it , 1) my hair felt really good and moisturized as well.  2) The price isn't that bad , not as light on the pockets as VO5 but not bad.  3)  BUT, I really don't like the ingredients it includes " cones".  I do not like cones for my hair .  I've decided to go cone free.  In my opinion cones are not good for our hair.  So, would I buy or use this product again,  Absolutely not ( due to the "cones")

Suave Humectant conditioner : This I also absolutely love as well.  In fact this is the product I am currently using for my weekly co-washes.  1) The ingredients are great.  2) I love, love, love the way my hair and scalp feels after using this product, the product is very thick and rich and leaves my hair feeling very moisturized each and every time I use it , it has yet to let me down.  3)  The price is also very resonable. 

So, there you have it an update on the latest products I use or have used for my co-washes.  If any of you ladies have any that you would like to share with us here at "AuNaturale" please do so we would love to here from you.

Until next time, take care and Enjoy !!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


As salaamu alaikum & Hello ladies, I wanted to give a special thanks to Angie R.  Who responded to my desperate plea for help in making whipped shea butter ( lol).  She provided AuNaturale with two really great recipes in making whipped shea butter.  I made it using recipe 2 which included  using a hand mixer.  And my results were amazing.  Here is what she said:

1. If you are using a blender, it's important to melt the shea butter. Don't microwave, it makes the end result grainy in texture. Boil a pot of water then place the container of shea butter in the water, like a double boiler. Stir until completely melted, add oil(s) and then pour into blender. Blend until it thickens some, pour into your final container to cool and solidifies. The end result will be smooth.

2. You will need a hand mixer. Melt shea butter as above and add your oil. Get a bowl, fill it with ice cubes to make a ice water bath. Sit the melted container of shea butter in the ice water bath. Be careful! Mix the melted shea butter while it's sitting in the ice water. This method will give the shea butter that whipped, frothy texture -- my fav
Thanks again Angie R. ( smiles)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


As salaamu alaikum & Hello ladies, Quick and brief update on the results at my first try at making whipped shea butter.  Well, I must say it did'nt quite turn out the way I hoped.  It wasn't creamy and as smooth as I wanted , you know similar to the texture of whip cream.  What did happen is that the texture did soften to a small degree.  Where as when applying, it wasn't as clumpy in texture.  I am thinking it could be do to the lack of materials that I 've noticed other ladies used when making their whipped shea.  I pretty much  used and followed directions as suggested.   BUT, I did not use an electric  hand mixer I used a blender.  So, ladies if any of you guys have any tips or recipes  on making whipped shea butter , or  know of a video of a you tuber making whipped  shea butter share them with us here at 'AuNaturale".  Until next time, take care.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hello & As salaamu alaikum all, Well I've recieved my " CURLY MAGIC" from Uncle Funky's Daughter and I must say it works really, really well.  It does just as it states.  It tames the Frizz, Elogates the curls, and makes the curls pop, I mean really pop.  Also, to my delight I had no shrinkage at all.  I've only applied it once and I am now on day two hair and my curls are still fresh to death.  I simply re-wet my hair added a little leave in conditioner/ mixed with a bit of evoo.  And that is it!!!!.  I have , CURLS, CURLS, CURLS.  Now, once applying, after the product dried my hair appeared to be a bit stiff, but all I did was simply run my finger over it a few times and it softend right up and it is still soft.  Soooo , Would I continue to by this , YES INDEED !.  I am thinking about trying their other product called " GOOD HAIR".  If so I will gladly keep you guys posted.   

I also plan to make my own " WHIPPED SHEA BUTTER " for the very first time.  I am super excitied.  If any of you ladies have made your own whipped shea butter.  Or have tips for making whipped shea butter .  Please share them with us here at " AuNaturale".  I will update you guys once completing.  So stay tuned and take care ( smiles).