Review: MINIMO Tumeric FACE Scrub

I’d like to say that this is a BLACK-OWNED business, so if you guys are interested in supporting Black owned businesses, this is the one for you.

The scrub has all- natural ingredients and is NON- COMEDOGENIC, meaning it will not clog your pores. All of the products on this site are NON- COMEDOGENIC.

SOME Ingredients: Cane sugar, Raw Manuka Honey, Chamomile and ofcourse TURMERIC!

This mask is for exfoliation, and also claims to fade dark marks. Turmeric is anti- inflammatory. It has anti-bacterial properties that can help reduce acne, it helps reduce redness and fade dark marks.

Opinion:

I really love this product because it’s a very gentle exfoliator. I see a glow, immediately after using it. It keeps my skin extremely soft and moisturized. I live in New England, so our Winters are extremely harsh and I have dermatitis and dry patches all over my body, including my face and this helps tremendously. I also use the moisturizer that she also sells on her website but I find, mostly, that I really don’t need it.

Concerns:

Turmeric STAINS, so be careful not to wear clothes you like when using this product, be careful to wash your hands thoroughly and if you have WHITE nails, forget about it!

It also stains your face. You must wash your face with a sponge/bath rag and a soap if you’d like to wash off ALL the product. I personally wash with a mild soap after use and no rag because I like to leave a little product on for added moisture. As I stated before, it is NON- COMEDOGENIC so I haven’t had any problems and neither should you.

I won’t tell you how to use it because directions are on the back of the product. I follow the instructions, except, it says to leave it on for 10 minutes, I leave it on for as long as possible, sometimes up to 2 hours.

Check out her products here: myminimo.com

Re-growing Edges FAIL and Current Routine

I’ve come to the conclusion that NOTHING WORKS! I think that I have naturally thin edges and that there is not way to thicken them without changing my genetics.

Ofcourse I try to take care of them to prevent further thinning but I also use products and gels that contain alcohol, which can be harmful to your hair, especially to my already disappearing edges. I plan to stop doing that, just to see if there is any improvement but I can officially say that I’ve tried “Wild Growth Hair Oil” and was dedicated to the product for over 3 months and it does not thicken you edges. I can say however that I have been able to retain a little more length on them. They’re still THIN AS FUCK tho. So I’d advise against wasting your money and maybe go get a hair transplant if it’s that important to you.

But me, personally, I will be living with these edges for the rest of my life cause I’m broke asf.

I do not suggest using Gorilla Snot gel because it can be very drying, as it contains alcohol, you can use Ecostyler gel or whatever alcohol-free gel that works for you.

 

 

My Natural Hair Story

I’ve been getting relaxers ever since I was 11 years old. I decided to go natural in 2013, the year before my high school graduation and transition until June 1, 2014, I began my big chop by dyeing my hair burgundy then proceeded to cut off my relaxed ends.fullsizeoutput_80 The color wasn’t bright enough for me so then two weeks later, I dyed my hair again. Yes, AGAIN! I did NOT care! If it was up to me, I would’ve re-dyed it that same day. So I proceeded on my natural journey for the next 2 years; straightening and re-dying my hair countless times over. I would co-wash (conditioner- only wash) my hair every single day to achieve the perfect wash and go then use the blow dryer to stretch the roots to get the illusion of length. I was doing so much damaging stuff to my hair. My hair remained at around 7 inches after 3 years of growing out my relaxer and barely any products worked for my EXTREMELY damaged hair.  February 2016, I did box braids to go to Orlando for an internship. I left it in for 4 months, my hair literally dreaded (locked together, knotted) underneath my braids. Removing the braids and trying to detangle my hair was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever encounter, LMAOOO, I’m sooooo serious though. Every time I combed out a knot, the hair RE-KNOTTED! Boy, I almost chopped this shit off.

I should’ve done that, I should’ve. But instead I relaxed it again. I had soft manageable hair for a while, I was so happy but my hair was still breaking. Like if i touched it, even barely, the sink would be plagued with broken off hair strands. It was sickening. My once thick hair, was thin and brittle and dry. I joined the ‘wave’ and bought a whole tub of coconut oil and coconut oil infused shit that did not work, at all. It made my hair even drier. -_______-

I was doing twist outs ever single night so I really didn’t see the point of being relaxed. After that, I didn’t relax my hair again. I’ve been transitioning ever since.

My last relaxer was 1 year and 1 month ago. I plan on big chopping (cutting off all of my relaxed ends) in December 2017 and I do plan on dyeing my hair burgundy AGAIN. I just need a change, something new. I love to experiment and at the end of the day, it is just hair!

I am currently wearing box braids and will continue to do so until December 2017. I will dye my hair raspberry, big chops and start my natural hair all over again, with these new tips:

  1. Finding products that genuinely work for my hair type and not following a trend or what works for other people.
  2. Limiting the use of heat to once ever 3 months.
  3. Using COLOR protection specific products.
  4. Deep conditioning weekly.
  5. Shampooing only once every month with a sulfate-free and moisturizing shampoo.
  6. Co-washing once a week instead of once a day.
  7. Choosing a regimen and sticking to it.
  8. Buying 1 of each product and not buy a whole bunch of stuff I DO NOT NEED!
  9. Low manipulation styles until I reach my desired length.
  10. Moisturize every other day instead of every day.
  11. LCO Method (liquid, cream, oil)
  12. Avoid coconut and olive oil like the plague.
  13. Live an overall healthy lifestyle. (taking multivitamins, eating right, etc.)

 

 

Journey to Regrowing my edges

These are the BEFORE pictures of my edges. I’ve tried Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my edges once a day for a month and saw no difference in my edges. I am currently doing research on different, lighter hair oils that might help with hair growth.

A little background on my edges, it’s been gone for years and years now, I’ve just come to accept it. It wasn’t pulled out with one maltreatment now has this happened recently. I feel like this challenge will be a little more difficult for me because I’ve had thin edges from ever since I can remember. With that being said if the Wild Hair Growth Oil and Moisturizer works for me, there’s a very high chance that it will work for you, as well.

If you want the full specs on the many uses of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, a blog post will be uploaded in the “Everything Organic” tab on June 16, around noon EST.

TRACK MY JOURNEY: Track my hair regrowth journey on my HOME page. This journey will last a total of 3 months. If I haven’t seen any progress at the end of 3 months, I will discontinue or redirect use of the oil. I will keep you updated through monthly picture updates. I will start my journey on the 20th of June 2017. The countdown will be a countdown to a picture update, as well as any comments I may have about the products. Just remember this is a 3-month journey.