QFTPC Drugstore Series: The BEST Deep Conditioners Under $10!

Hey y’all!! In this video, I go over the best deep conditioners I’ve found locally for under $10. Love it!

Products Today:
Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In
Super Wet Gel
Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste
HerbnLife Coconut Hemp Pomade

More information below!

Hask Coconut Monoi Oil Nourishing Deep Conditioner
Available at: Ulta
Ingredients: n/a online – the ingredients listed on the Ulta site are wrong
Pros: Slip/Smell/Price/Moisture/Strength/Smoothing/Detangling
Cons: I wish it came in a larger size!

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner
Available at: Ulta
Ingredients: n/a online
Pros: Smell/Slip/Price/Strengthening/Moisture
Cons: Bigger Size!
**I do think this one seems to be a little more strengthening than the Monoi one.

Hask Macadamia Oil Hydrating Deep Conditioner
Available at: Walgreens, Ulta Online
Ingredients: n/a online
Pros: Moisture/Smell – some may not like it/Price/Slip/Strength
Cons: Definitely a bigger size. This one is only 1.75oz and around $2.99. Good for one use but I’d have a load up, lol.
**I did deep condition overnight with this one and my hair felt YUM in the morning!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Smooth Conditioning Treatment
Available at: Bed, Bath, and Beyond, various drug stores
Ingredients: Water, Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Pros: Price/Smell/Smoothness/Slip/Moisture
Cons: Contains a silicone

Giovanni 2Chic Blackberry & Coconut Milk Repair Intensive Hair Mask
Available at: Ulta
Ingredients: Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter Extract, Benhenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Blackberry Fruit Extract, Argan Kernal Oil, Macadamia Seed Extract, Acai Fruit Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, Black Currant Fruit Extract, *Glycerin, Vitamin E, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pro-Vitamin B-5, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Polysorbate 60, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitayl Oligopeptide, Palmitayl Tetrapeptide-7, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol
Pros: Strength/Good slip/Thickness/Smell/Price
Cons: Contains a silicone
**I’d lean a litttttle more towards the strengthening side with this one, but it’s still pretty moisturizing as well.

Total Verdict: All of these conditioners are great, but the Hask ones really impressed me. I’m adding them to my HG list to replace the Purification Masque.

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Join Us! PixieFit 30 Day Yoga Challenge

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Hey y’all! First, I have to apologize – I should have posted this on Facebook before we started, and for some reason I didn’t even think of it. Ack! Please forgive me.

Anyway, I’ve been doing yoga everyday for the past two weeks and am quickly falling in love with it, so I decided to do a 30 Day daily challenge that I found on Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Her channel is awesome, and I’m loving the series so far. We’re only on Day 4, so I’d love it if you wanted to join! The playlist for the sequences can be found here and I made a Facebook group for everyone to share their experiences – https://www.facebook.com/events/1603776739864283/.

So roll out that yoga mat and let’s get moving! Namaste. xoxo

In Review: Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste

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Hey y’all! In this video, I share my thoughts on the Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste. I’d definitely rate it 4 out of 5 stars!

Available at local Targets and at Curls.biz – http://www.curls.biz/lueberry-Bliss-Curl-Control-Paste.html

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1, Red 33

Pros: Smell/Provides shine/Reduces frizz/Availability/Absorbs well on wet hair
Cons: Tricky on dry hair/Not super moisturizing

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‘You’ve Sold Out': Janelle Monae Faces Criticism Over Sexy “Yoga” Video

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When I watched Janelle Monáe’s new video for “Yoga,” featuring Jidenna, it absolutely brightened my day. I thought that Janelle did a great job embracing her own sexual being AND maintaining ownership of it, something that I think can get very blurry in the music industry. While I love artists like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, I sometimes wonder if they cross the line from women’s empowerment over to existing for male consumption. After all, we can only twerk so much for fun until men think that we are only doing it for them and it’s a very fine line. But then again, whatever a woman chooses to do with her body is none of my/our business.

That’s why I was so surprised to see some people commenting on “Yoga” and declaring that Janelle has “sold out” to the oversexualization of women that is often criticized in the music industry. On the YouTube comments, some viewers suggested that she was forced to do the video or she let down black women as our spirit soul sister. I was also disappointed in TIME’s description of the video, which made it sound way more raunchy than it actually is, citing “private lessons” and referencing the traditional yoga closing “namaste” as “nama-nasty.” What makes this even more ironic is that in the same week, Monáe was criticized by a Twitter user for being too soulful and not sexy enough and her response was gold:

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Shut him down, Ms. Monáe! And with “Yoga,” I don’t think that anything has changed. While the video takes on a sexier approach than we are used to from Janelle and her signature suit, the vibe I caught was more of Janet Jackson’s “You Want This” rather than Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” She’s her “own private dancer” instead of a man’s. Watching the video, I feel like this is a song I would play while having a dance party with my girlfriends, not at the strip club while bands make her dance.

I think it’s also important to note that there isn’t one flavor of women’s empowerment or feminism – policing a woman towards either side of the spectrum is equally damaging. Some seem to have the perception that to be respected, especially as a black woman, you need to cover up and are only allowed to talk about building up the self esteem of black women (which also is very important). But we can also have a little bit of fun with it. Empowerment is about being comfortable in your own skin and knowing your worth, which Monáe clearly lets us know as she levitates in all white and a gold crown. Excuse me while I get my entire life (and look at that BRAID!).

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I think Ms. Monáe actually said it best – “You cannot police me, so get off my areola.” True story. Peep the video in full:

What do you think of Janelle Monáe’s new “Yoga” video? Are you on the fence or all for it?

**This post also appears on Black Girl with Long Hair**