Friday, June 6, 2008

Product Review: At One Botanical Silky Texture 3 IN 1 foam

I went to a new bss the other day and bought this At One Botanical Silky Texture 3 IN 1 foam. I wanted to try to wrap my hair for the first time in years, and I didn't want to invest in an expensive foam. The At One Itchy Scalp Treatment did wonders for my scalp a couple of years ago, so I thought this brand was okay. Also, it was only $3.99. Well, in this case, you get what you pay for. I really didn't like it after I combed out my wrap last night. My hair didn’t come out horrible, but I don’t like it. I'm looking for body and bounce and this isn't where it's at. It made my hair a feel little stiff, although it does look thicker. I should have immediately washed it out, because it felt hard as soon as I put it on my wet hair. I have to also admit, that my wrapping skills aren't as tight as they should be, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. But, I also think that if it wasn't so hard when I applied it, wrapping would have been a lot easier. I actually put 4 rollers on the top and wrapped the rest, which was much easier than trying to wrap my whole head. My roots are kinda fuzzy, and the walking to the subway in the rain this morning didn't help either. If it wasn’t 11:00 at night when I got from under the dryer, I would have wet it again and rollerset it! I’ll probably do it tonight or tomorrow (even though it will be 1000 degrees under the dryer). I went over some parts of my hair with a warm flat iron. It looked okay last night, but this morning, it looked less than desirable. I'll probably never use this foam again, but I may try another kind one day. For now, I'll continue to rollerset my whole head!

If I hadn’t used that foam, I think it would have come out really nice. I put my vatika pre-poo oil in before I played tennis last night, so it marinated in my hair while I got a workout. When I put my Giovanni Direct leave-in on, my hair was so silky and de-tangled. Also, I wrapped my hair for the first time in over a month before I went to bed, and the back of my hair is laying down very nicely. I don't want to wrap every night (because the side I end the wrap on never behaves), but I will wrap once between washes just to get my back to fall like this.

I'm also in love with the grapeseed oil I bought the other day. It's been rainy the past couple of days, and my ends got a little frizzy. Putting a touch of grapeseed oil on the ends cured the frizzies!


Sunshyne said...

Nice blog! I'm sorry you didn't like the foam though. I love the AtOne Bontanical Reconstructor Conditioner. I think you may like it. Oh by the way, I've added you to my Hair Care 101 section on my blog. Check it out.


Dorothy Jackson said...

In reading the comments on the blog page, I am wondering if the blow outs from the dominicans is not good for the hair. The botanicals that they use; are they strenghthening to the hair. If so,what are they and can they be purchased. I live in California where the dominicans are not in my state. What can I do to treat my hair. I have grown out of my perm and do not wish to go back to it.