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  1. I visited the website based on your review. I’m eyeing the “Moisturized Dry Hair Regimen” set. However, I am using with the Shea Moisture for Target Raw Shea Butter Restorative Shampoo, Moisturizing Curl Conditioning Milk, and the Deep Conditioning Repair Masque at the moment. I also recently purchased two products from Darcy’s Botanicals. So, perhaps once they are gone, I will splurge on some Cush Cosmetics products. 🙂

  2. You are so pretty and Izzy looks amazing!! You’ve so inspired me to name my hair lol.. 🙂
    Btw what is the whole water fatigue your were speaking of?

    1. Thank you! Here’s a blurb from NaturallyCurly explaining what I meant:

      Coconut oil and improved resistance to wash-wear

      The presence of coconut oil inside the cortex of hair provides multiple benefits. It acts as a plasticizer to soften the hair and provide more flexibility and toughness. Coconut oil also increases retention of keratin molecules within the hair shaft, which reduces protein erosion that normally occurs during wash cycles. Continuous loss of protein over time from routine washing damages hair and can result in color fading, split ends, and breakage, so anything that can moderate this phenomenon is beneficial.

      An additional advantage to coconut oil inside the hair shaft is that it decreases the amount of swelling of the hair shaft that normally occurs when immersed in water. Normally, when hair is saturated with water during the washing process, it absorbs up to 30% or more of its weight in water. This causes each strand to swell considerably, which can lead to several undesirable effects. Increasing the diameter of the hair shaft causes the outer covering of cuticle scales to lift and separate, which increases tangling and breakage. But, perhaps more subtle, is the damage done over time from many cycles of expansion and contraction.

      Hair is a highly complex biomaterial composed of layers of differing materials, ranging from varying types of keratin structures to pigment molecules to fatty acids. When it is saturated with water and swells and then subsequently dries via natural or thermal means, it undergoes what is known as differential drying and differential deformation (because each separate type of molecule within the overall structure dries and deforms at differing rates). This leads to moisture-induced stress on the hair, which can lead to delamination (cuticle layer stripping off), breakage, fiber fatigue, and rupture (split ends). This whole phenomenon is referred to as hygral fatigue. So, anything that reduces hygral fatigue is great for the health of your hair in the long term.

      1. This explains why my mom use to complain when I would wash/wet my hair all the time. She always said something about “your hair is going to dry-rot” but I my response was always “mom my hair is not a tree”..haha it’s funny how everything always sounds better, even if its the exact same thing your parents said, from another outside source. Ha.
        Thanks 🙂

  3. Your hair looks amazing, as always. By the way, if you want awful weather come out to the east coast! It was almost 70 degrees late last week, but then it snowed last night. The temp right now is a down right balmy 30. I’d do my happy dance for some 60 degree weather!

    1. Ew! Funnily enough, when it was like 70 over there I was getting daily texts from my friends bragging about it…and then…they just stopped. I wonder why, lol!

  4. Hi Elle. Would you consider repurchasing any of your reviewed products by Cush? I visited the website and thought the prices were bit high for the oz per everything. I was eyeballing the hair oils mostly. Great review. Izzy is constantly growing. Have you posted a length check already for her during the anniversary?

    1. I wouldn’t get the oils because I have a LOT of oils to use up, like my ayurvedic oils, and rarely use oils to style my hair. If anything, I’d get the Curl Extender – I really like that product. I did a 7 month length check a little bit ago, it’s on the blog.

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