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Just Bee You Product Review (Part 1 of 3)

Before I begin this review, I would  like to say a special hello to all my followers, new and old, and wish you all the best for the season. *waves hello*

Today I would be reviewing one of the Just Bee You hair products that was sent to me free of charge. I was not paid to do this review and the review is based on MY thoughts and opinions about the product. I will be discussing how it reacted with MY HAIR and I’m in no way affiliated with the company.

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Just Bee You Beauty Products claims “Quality cosmetics made with natural and safe ingredients…hand-blended in Tobago”.  I received three of the products to review and will be starting out with my favorite of the lot, the Shea and Aloe Hair Souffle.

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The Shea and Aloe Hair Souffle moisturizing Hair and scalp cream contains the following ingredients:

Unrefined shea butter, aloe vera gel, vegetable emulsifying wax, herbal infused olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, glyceryl stearate(gentle emulsifier), honey, organic carnauba wax, vitamin E oil, optiphen(paraben free preservative), essential oil blend.

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This product claims to:

“provide long-lasting moisture and nourishment for healthy hair and scalp”.

Instructions:

Apply to hair daily before styling(especially to ends). May be used on dry or damp hair. For a healthy scalp, apply throughout entire scalp and gently massage.

*Customizable*

Price:

$60/$65( Prices are in TT dollars so in US that would be $10.00)

Size:

8 oz

Pros:

  • Keeps hair moisturized for at least 2 days ( I can get 3 days but i would still need to spritz with some water)
  • Has natural ingredients (which my hair likes)
  • Plays well under most of my stylers
  • No white residue (absorbs into my hair clear)
  • Heavy enough for humid, tropical climates
  • $10 for 8 oz is quite affordable

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Cons:

  • Smell (although the product mentions and describes the scent as “yummy”, I do not quite like it. It is somewhere between peppermint and herbs. So if you like the smell of peppermint, you will like this. The smell lingers until hair is dry if applied to wet/damp hair)
  • I don’t usually apply products to my hair but since the product mentioned application to scalp, I decided to give it a go. Epic fail! I got way too much build up for my liking.

In My Opinion:

I  really enjoyed/am enjoying  this product. I love the feel of it (souffle!) and how moisturized it leaves my hair. However, I probably won’t purchase with my own money unless there is a sale. If you are willing to pay the money however, I would suggest you go ahead and get it. It does wonders for moisture. The ingredients are also stellar!

Note:

I usually don’t use products with glycerin but I have used and re-used this product and have not noticed any dryness whatsoever.

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I used under my styler and sealed with a light oil.

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If you are interested in this product or the company as a whole, you can use the following contact information:

Laci Joseph (founder and head mixtress)

(868)-787-091/justbeeyoutiful@gmail.com

28 beacon avenue, tranquility heights, signal hill, Tobago.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/justbeeyoutiful

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Natural Hair Store Highlight: Valrosa Limited

Caribbeancurls will be featuring a variety of natural hair stores in the upcoming weeks and would like to start in the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago where a quaint little blue building exists as Valrosa Limited.

Stay tuned for features throughout the Caribbean in the weeks to come.

HOW WAS VALROSA STARTED?

Valrosa Limited was started in 2009.  Our Store opened in November 2010.  The business is owned by my sister and I.  The name Valrosa is in memory of our mom Valerie Rose.

In 2009 I left a corporate job and my sister and I decided to get into the Hair Business.

My sister and I have been product junkies forever. When we travelled we stopped off at all hair supply stores looking for new stuff, always in search of the perfect product for curly hair.

Ironically we started with a relaxing system, salon type items and Mixed Chicks.  We started the business working out of home and doing deliveries.  As the business grew we realized that a store may have been a better option for us.  As we opened we had people with varying textures who said “what do you have for us?” Soon after that we acquired Uncle Funky’s Daughter and from there on we just kept expanding.

We think of our store as a Lifestyle Boutique specializing in Natural and Curly Hair.  We are the only store that offers in store demos where customers can “try before they buy”.

 WHAT MOTIVATED YOU AND YOUR SISTER TO START THIS BUSINESS?

Got tired of the Corporate world and we always had an interest in Hair Products so it just seemed like a good fit.

ANY SETBACKS TO OWNING A NATURAL HAIR STORE?

Customers are usually shocked when they see my sister and myself because we don’t have kinky hair.  We have made it our business to know what products work for the various hair types so at a glance we will know if it will work in a customer’s hair or not.  We work closely with our suppliers regarding products and what they can do for the various textures.

 HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN NATURAL?

I have stayed away from chemicals for over 7 years (except for color to cover up the greys).

DAILY HAIR ROUTINE:

I am usually running late so I use a Leave-in conditioner in my hair followed by a finisher to keep the frizz out.

 FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

My new favorite line is Darcy’s Botanicals.  Their Leave in and Curling Jelly is great!  Still love my Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Curl Crème Lite with some Curl Queen.

 SOME OF THE PRODUCTS YOU BOAST AT THE STORE?

Darcy’s Botanicals, Curl Junkie, Donna Marie Naturals, Bee Mine, Jessicurl, Free your Mane, Beija Flor, Hairveda, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Curly Hair Solutions,Wondercurl & Mixed Chicks.

 ANY TIPS FOR OTHER CARIBBEAN NATURALISTAS?

There is a product for every texture of hair! You just need to find what works for you. Many customers get frustrated by the thickness and manageability of their hair and tend to want to texturize or relax because it’s too much work.  Before you decide to opt for a chemical change, pay us a visit, we have options for you!

HOW CAN YOU BE REACHED?

We are in uptown Port of Spain at 102 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad.  We have a FB page (Valrosa Limited) and can also be contacted at868-623-6805.

I personally visited this store during a recent trip to Trinidad and I must say it’s one of my favorites. Great customer service and wonderful products! So whether on a short trip, vacation or you happen to live in Trinidad, I encourage you to show Valrosa some love 😀