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This is a sponsored product review.
 I did not purchase these products with my own money.
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I waited a very long time for this product to reach South Africa. I'm happy to announce that it not only came, but it was re-formulated with the Southern African hair in mind. Dark and Lovely has proven in my eyes why it's been called the leader in black hair care. They are finally speaking directly to the African woman. Enjoy the review!



Product Name: Moisture-Replenishing Shampoo  - 250ml R31,95 CLICKS

Product Description: Cleanses and provides a rich, quick lather that brings moisture to hair and scalp. Suitable for frequent use and for wash and go hair styles. - Moisturizes hair and scalp - No Mineral Oil, No Parabens, No Petrolatum

Product Ingredients: 42914 SS1 - AQUA / WATER / EAU, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, C O C A M I D E M E A , S O D I U M C H L O R I D E , PA R F U M / FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, POLYSORBATE 20, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCOL STEARATE, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED OIL / MANGOSEED OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM PCA, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, CI 14700 / RED 4, CI 17200 / RED 33, CI 42090 / BLUE 1. F.I.L. D54782/4 

My Review: This shampoo along with the rest of the line of products smells like a tropical vacation. Everything has a sweet mango-like scent that lingers for a while. I was surprised that this shampoo had sulfates in it, but since I don't use natural products exclusively, I wasn't afraid to try this shampoo. It gently cleansed my scalp and hair, and felt safe to use up to twice a week. Most importantly, when I rinsed the shampoo out I felt that the rest of the products that I had to use would take well to my hair because of the fresh base that the shampoo provided. I'm happy with the product overall, and I believe the sulfates will help some of the lines heavier products to rinse out properly. 4 out of 5 Mangoes!

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Product Name: Knot-Out Conditioner - 250ml R31,95 CLICKS

Product Description: Get the slip you want, the ease of detangling you crave, and the protection from dryness you need. Featuring the moisture rich recipe that immediately softens, making it easy to comb through and ready to take on any style with defined curls - Protects from dryness - Provides easy detangling - No Mineral Oil, No Parabens, No Petrolatum 

Product Ingredients: 42913 SS5 - AQUA / WATER / EAU, CETEARYL A L C O H O L , E L A E I S G U I N E E N S I S O I L / PA L M O I L , BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, GLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, MANGIFERA INDICA S E E D O I L / M A N G O S E E D O I L , C A P RY L I C / C A P R I C , T R I G LY C E R I D E , C I T R I C A C I D , C H L O R H E X I D I N E DIHYDROCHLORIDE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT. F.I.L. D158442/5

My Review:  I love this conditioner. I need it in a bigger bottle! I used this conditioner in its traditionally intended way, and I also use it as a leave-in conditioner, which is why I need a bigger bottle! It smalls amazing and the slip is awesome for my texture of hair. I need a bigger bottle. 4 out of 5 mangoes!



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Product Name: Plaiting Pudding Cream - 250ml R63,95 CLICKS

Product Description: Treat your curls and coils to a lightweight moisturizing delight with a medium crunchless hold that instantly defines and softens tight curls and coils. A styling cream to help you achieve beautiful curls from twist-outs, braiding and threading hairstyles. - Medium Flexible Hold - No Drying Alcohol, No Mineral Oil, No Parabens, No Petrolatum 

Product Ingredients: 42914 SS1 - AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, POLYSORBATE 80, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, TRIETHANOLAMINE,OLETH-5, CARBOMER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYTHANOL, BIS-DIGYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED OIL / MANGOSEED OIL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL,LIMONENE,CI 14700/RED 4, GERANIOL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, CITRIC ACID.(F.I.L. D55311/4)

My Review:  Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I don't like crunchy hair at all, but I also want to achieve 3 to 4 day hair and spend my time doing other things that really matter to me. This Plaiting Pudding Cream has really been a welcome to my arsenal of hair products. I use it strictly for wash-n-gos and I apply a small amount in sections and allow my hair to air-dry. The result is defined, crunch-free curls that smell great. This is my favourite product of the entire line. 5 out of 5 Mangoes


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Product Name: Afro-Moisturizing Butter - 250ml R63,95 CLICKS

Product Description: Quench dry hair with a delectable, hydrating treat just for your natural hair. Hair feels nourished and supple without the build-up or greasy transfer. Use daily or as often as needed - Moisturizes and reconstructs damaged hair for supple, shiny finish - No Drying Alcohol, No Mineral Oil, No Parabens, No Petrolatum 

Product Ingredients: 42929 SS2 - AQUA / WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE,COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, STEARETH-100, POLYACRYLAMIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SORBIC ACID, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, STEARETH-2, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY, MYRISTIC ACID, LAURETH-7, MANNAN, XANTHAN GUM, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINIONE, CITRONELLOL, CITRAL, GERANIOIL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LINALOOL, CI 19140/YELLOW 5, CI 14700/RED 4, CI 17200/ RED 33, CI 42090/BLUE 1. (F.I.L. D162571/4)

My Review: I like this butter but my hair cant handle it more than once a week before needing to be washed. Because I have very fine and curly strands, this product even in the smallest amounts really weighs my hair down. If my hair is feeling very dry, I will spritz my hair with plain water and apply this cream at night before wearing a doek. It's not great for my hair type, but it may very well be what your hair has been missing. 3 out of 5 Mangoes

 MY HAIR
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My curl definition and softness is really awesome. This was after using the shampoo, conditioner and plaiting pudding. I used the butter in the evening for added moisture.
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I still have a lot of shrinkage but my hair happily got bigger as the days went on.


Purchase your very own products at your local Clicks pharmacy. If you would like Good Hair & Beauty Diaries to do a giveaway with these products, please leave a comment below!
A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. 
I am so happy to see 2016 end, and I'm hopeful that 2017 will be so much better.

I wanted to share a few power affirmations in order to encourage, inspire and motivate you to be and do more then you ever thought you could.




I am enough!




I can!

 

 

There are new ways to make money keep flowing my way!


 

 

I grew up with Vaseline in my home. The package has changed over the years, but the goodness in the bottle remains the same. Fast forward 30 years later and I'm a new mom that keeps a miniature bottle of Vaseline PJ in my sons nappy bag. I use it as emergency bum cream, a moisturizer after bath time and a soother for his sunburnt cheeks.

Its for this reason that I am so happy to partner with Vaseline Healing Project!


The Vaseline® Healing Project is an aid effort in partnership with *to provide medical supplies and dermatological care including Vaseline® Jelly needed to help the skin health of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the world. Through this project, nurses across the country are receiving the correct equipment, products and training to properly diagnose and treat skin problems, with the mission to help restore the skin of 5 million people living in vulnerable conditions by 2020.

For many, time spent at clinics is time away from work or school whch impactson the entire families security and future. It's why I was excited to nominate a school to receive vaseline products and a first aid it. I also want to give you a few things as well!


The Mission

  • Donating Vaseline® products to people in need through Direct Relief's kit programs and global network of healthcare organizations and clinics.
  • Sponsoring dermatologists to go on medical missions to treat people affected by crisis or emergencies
  • Developing training for community health workers to help properly diagnose and treat skin conditions

Enter to Win!

I'm also going to give you a first aid kit! Your hamper includes the following:
  • 1 x 450ml Original Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 x 250ml Vitamin E Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 x 250ml Germ Safe Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 x 250ml Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 x 250ml Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 x 250ml Men Petroleum Jelly


Rules: 
  1. Leave your first name and surname below with your email address.
  2. Tell me what you use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for in your home.
  3.  Tweet, Post or Instagram the following: “Stand to win a Vaseline PJ family hamper with @goodhairdiaries here http://www.goodhairdiaries.com/2016/08/enter-to-win-im-also-going-to-give-you.html “

Entries close on Friday 2 September 2016 
Winners will be notified by email
Prizes are not transferable/negotiable and may not be exchanged for cash. This giveaway is open to South African residents only!
If you've been following me on my Pond's Flawless Radiance journey, you'll know that I've received a huge wake up call about delayed sun damage and how dangerous it really can be. I've been slathering SPF on myself and everyone else ever since.


Check the details of my experiment using the delayed sun damage indicator bracelet below:



Next, I had the opportunity to review 4 products from the Pond's flawless radiance line. To check out my full review, please click the below link. PS - The serum is definitely one of my favorite products.

Now here comes the fun part! I will be giving away 2 POND’S hampers filled with POND’S flawless radiance products to two of my readers. All you need to do in the comment section is give me the following details:
  1. Your first and surname
  2. Your email address
  3. What #BeautifulHabit do you have for combating delayed sun damage
  4. Copy & paste this tweet to Twitter if you have a twitter account: "I just entered to win a Pond's Flawless Radiance #BeautifulHabits hamper on @GoodHairDiaries. Enter here http://www.goodhairdiaries.com/2016/08/product-giveaway-with-ponds-flawless.html "

I will choose just two winners to receive the hamper.
This competition ends on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 12pm
Winners will be announced and contacted at 2pm on the same day!
THIS IS A SPONSORED PRODUCT REVIEW
What does this mean? A cosmetics company has sent Good Hair & Beauty Diaries products to do a HONEST review on.










“ I use a serum twice a day every day, and this serum hangs with a few of my high-end products”


Product Name:

Anti-Spot Intensive Even Tone Serum

Product Description:

This potent anti-pigmentation serum intervenes in the ageing cycle that creates dark, stubborn spots by decreasing the transfer of dark pigments to the surface of the skin. This prevents discoloration before it begins and gives the skin a new, bright and luminous glow. Not only does the serum reduce the appearance of dark marks, it also results in youthful, smoother skin.

Pair these velvety droplets of serum with your regular POND’S flawless radiance™ skin-care routine every morning and evening.

Product Directions:

Apply daily morning and evening with the POND'S Flawless Radiance™GenActiv™ Day Cream and Night Cream

My Review:

I love a serum and I rarely go without using one at least twice a day. This Anti Spot Intensive Even Tone Serum has a light floral scent and a luxurious texture. The serum absorbs into the skin quickly and easily, and leaves my skin feeling very soft. At the time of this review, I had only been using the product for 2 weeks. I would like to give the product at least a month of use to see if it removes dark spots and evens the skin tone over time. Stay tuned.

















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Product Name:

Visible Even Tone Day Cream For Normal to Oily Skin

Product Description:

For Normal to Oily Skin
This silky, light day cream, enriched with GenActiv™ formula, works deeply* to reduce dark melanin production, evening tone and fading dark spots, while providing instant radiance at the same time. For best results, use in conjunction with the other products from the POND’S flawless radiance range.




KEY BENEFITS:

• Dermatologically tested.

• Available in 50 ml and 25 ml.

Product Directions:

For effortlessly flawless luminous radiant skin, use this day cream together with the POND'S Flawless Radiance™GenActiv™skin care regime.

My Review:

If you are looking for a thick yet non-greasy daytime cream, this one is winning hands down. A little goes a long way, and my tell tale dry areas such as around my nose didn't flake once while using this cream. The Visible Even Tone Day Cream is definitely a keeper.

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Product Name:

All-in-One Even Tone Expert BB Cream Chocolate SPF 30 PA++

Product Description :

Ideal for a variety of skin types, Pond’s Flawless Radiance BB cream is a light, non-oily, multi-benefit cream. Experience the ultimate in skin care luxury with instant, natural coverage that is specifically formulated to match your African skin tone. Pond’s BB cream contains GenActivTM COVER, a formula that evens skin tone and reduces dark marks from within, resulting in radiant, glowing skin.

Key Benefits:
  • Instant natural coverage,
  • Non-pore clogging,
  • Light, non-oily texture,
  • Reduces dark marks,
  • Evens skin tone,
  • Protects from UVA and UVB rays (SPF30++).

Product Directions:

Use every morning. Smooth cram over entire face and gently spread it in until the colour blends well with your natural skin tone. Retouch as needed throughout the day. For best results use as part of the POND'S Flawless Radiance skincare regime.

My Review:
I have used and reviewed this product in the past, and Im still very happy with the results. To read my previous review, please click here.
1/2


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“This a thick and luxurious night cream that keeps you moisturized all night.”





Product Name:

Re-Brightening Night Treatment

Product Description:

This extra nourishing, rejuvenating night cream helps to repair daily skin damage and actively brightens your complexion whilst you sleep. Dark spots and blemishes are diminished, evening out skin tone and reducing discolouration. Wake up to more luminous, flawless looking skin. Pair this re-brightening night cream with the rest of the POND’S flawless radiance range for best results.

Product Directions:

For effortlessly flawless luminous radiant skin, use this night cream together with the POND'S Flawless Radiance™GenActiv™skin care regime.

My Review:

I like to slather something a little thicker on at night. I feel as if my skin benefits from a richer cream at night while its repairing and regenerating. The Re-Brightening Night Treatment gets the job done! When I awake in the morning, my face looks smooth and actually does appear brighter.