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October Reviews (part 1)

12 Oct

Fantasia 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil

  • Price: 4 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  I bought this 1 ounce bottle @ my local beauty supply store for $8.99. It’s not exactly cheap, but considering that you only need a few drops per use, I expect it to last a long time. NOTE: You don’t use essential oils straight from the bottle! They’re too concentrated for direct application. Just add a couple drops of the essential oil (tea tree, lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, etc) to your favorite carrier oil (sweet almond, olive, jojoba, grapeseed, etc). I added about half a teaspoon of tea tree oil to a 2 ounce bottle of Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil. Tea tree oil is both anti-fungal & anti-bacterial, so it treats/ prevents dandruff. I applied my tea tree mix directly to my parted scalp prior to shampooing. I’ve been using tea tree oil off & on for years, so I highly recommend it!

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Castor Oil (OTC)

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: beats me!
  • Overall rating: 3 stars

My comments:  First of all let me say that this castor oil is NOT of the pure, cold-pressed variety. I bought this 2 ounce bottle @ my local grocery store for about 99¢. I searched (to no avail) for a list of product ingredients, so I’m unsure of it’s formula. I read about how castor oil tames frizz, promotes moisture retention, helps thicken & re-grow thinning hair… so I wanted to try it for myself (as a PrePoo). I wish I could tell you it transformed my wig, but there was no noticeable difference. It has dreadful texture, think maple syrup in an oil form *YIKES* I plan to use it again, since I have about an ounce left. Next time I’ll be mixing it directly into my condish prior to application, to avoid contact with that bizarre texture, LOL! I prefer olive & coconut oil to this, so I’m not sure if I’d buy it again. But If I did, It’d be the cold-pressed, organic stuff.


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Parnevu Tea Tree Shampoo

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 3 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 4 stars

My comments:  I paid $4.99 for a 12 ounce bottle of product. This shampoo contains sodium laureth sulfate, so it may dry out your hair. I was seeking clarity & dandruff control, I used it anyway. I just diluted it with water & applied it directly to my scalp. Mission accomplished… my scalp tingled & my hair was clean, however dry. So if you use this product, be sure to follow it with a deep conditioner. Honestly I prefer my Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo to ALL OTHER shampoos, but I will use Parnevu again if/when I have a flare up of dandruff. *KANYE SHRUG*

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