Friday, January 13, 2017

Product Surveys: Sarenzo Beauty~ Part 1



This will also be considered CYCLE 20.




I'm very excited to be able to review these products! I've been waiting to review them since the day I received it and was taken away with those fresh and fruity scents! So without further adieu... here we go!










Peppermint & Tea Tree Clay Wash

Price:$14

Size: 10 oz

Description:

 Apply a small amount to palm, gently work into wet/damp hair. Smooth from root to tip using finger to detangle hair or gently comb clay through hair. Rinse Clean

IngredientsWater, Bentonite Clay, Sarenzo Shampoo Base, Hisbicus, Burdock Root, Nettle, Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm, Neem, Camu Camu, Noni, & Chamomile, Pro-Vitamin B5, Optiphen, Fragrance Oil






Avocado & Honey Leave-In Conditioner

Price: $13 (I purchased during a sale and got it for $10)

Size: 8 oz

Description:

This creamy leave-in will hydate, moisturize, & soften your strands making them easier for detangling.


Directions:
 Apply to clean wet hair. Smooth from root to tip using fingers to detangle hair or gently comb conditioner through hair with a wide tooth comb. Leave in & style as desired.

IngredientsWater, Avocado Oil, Palm Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol & Polysorbate 60, Sunflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Guar Gum, Optiphen, Fragrance oil 



Creamy Oil

Price: $10 (I got a smaller size during a sale for $5)

Size: 5.5 oz (I received a 4 oz)

Description:

Pamper your skin with this nourishing, healing & protecting oil.


Directions:

Apply small amount to damp or dry skin, massaging gently in circular motion leaving your skin soft & smooth without an overly greasy feel.

IngredientsSunflower Oil, Palm Oil,  Mango Butter, Kokum Butter, Rice Bran Oil, Argan Oil, Abyssisian Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E, Fragrance Oil






Initial Reaction

Again, I just love the way Sarenzo packages their products... I mean really, look at the care in it...







That's to be commended in a small business, don't you think?

And also, these products were filled to the brim! I understand why they were masking them now. I opened up the hair pudding and it almost spilled all over me lol.





Consistency

The scents have won me over, yet again! Starting with the Peppermint & Tea Tree Clay Wash. Obviously, it smells like a peppermint. And the peppermint scent is very strong, and you also get a hint of tea tree too. It's like a mint patty kind of.... maybe with an undertone of... mud? It's really not as bad as you might think (unless you hate peppermint). But it definitely smells like a strong mint patty. :)

The consistency of it is rather thick. It has a very, VERY creamy consistency. It's like a really thick...conditioner. Which kind of surprised me considering that this product contains bentonite clay. I didn't expect it to be so extremely smooth.




And then up next, the Avocado & Honey Leave In Conditioner. I got this product in Tinsel (it was the only scent available during the sale), and the website states that tinsel is supposed to smell like "pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, with a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla"....

Now if you want my opinion?....


I LOVE THIS SCENT!!!! It reminds me of bubblegum actually. I don't know how many of you remember taking that medicine as a child that was like bubblegum flavored? lol Such a weird description I know, but if you remember taking that bubblegum medicine and always wanting to take some more just cause it tasted and smelled so good, that is EXACTLY what this scent reminds me of! Like strawberries and bubblegum. Perhaps strawberries and cream? It's just a wonderful scent and I'll definitely purchase more items in this scent alone! lol

Now the consistency of the product was very teasing. When you take the top off and peer inside the bottle, you get the idea that it's gonna be a really thick conditioner. But when you actually pump it out and use it, it's actually a light lighter. It rubs in well and spreads easily too. But I don't really think I ended up using that much for the first run through though....



And last but not least, their Creamy Oil. YES. YAAAAASSSSS MA'AM!!! I got this scent in the Pumpkin Spice, and from the website, this is supposed to smell like "cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin and rum, citrus, apples, ginger, nutty vanilla base notes with woody musk"...


Look.

When I tell you it smells like thanksgiving dinner over and over and OVER again! You can truly smell the sweet cinnamon in it and it has a nice pumpkin undertone. Smells like some Oldspice gingerbread cookies or something (I have the weirdest scent descriptions huh?). It just...ooooh yes! (Yes people, I am smelling these products as I write this out lol)

And for the consistency? It's like.... a creamy oil. I really can't explain it any other way. It's like a product that squeezes out like a conditioner, but rubs down like an oil. It is the best thing ever! Probably one of their best ideas yet, because it spreads so well and so easy but it doesn't slip and slide all over your hands... shirts... bathroom floors.... O_O"










Normal Routine

So, because I used a different cleanser as opposed to my regular bentonite clay mix to wash my hair, that is why this product review will also be considered my 20th wash cycle.

Now before wash day began, my hair had been in an un-tampered-with bun for a little more than a week, so it was a tangly mess..









So I hopped in the shower, and again I detangled my hair using wide tooth comb. I don't know why I did this time, but I did. But I presume my next wash day, I'll get back to finger detangling again.

I used my Suave Naturals strawberry conditioner to detangle my hair and then I rinsed it thoroughly before doing the clay wash. And this was the hair that was lost during that process...






Now I didn't expect for the Clay Wash to curl and clump my hair the way my regular (and much simpler) bentonite clay mixes do because of all the extra additives added to this product. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised but I wasn't.

It barely clumped or curled my hair, but I suppose that wasn't the purpose of the product. The purpose of it was to clean the hair... and that it DID.

It left my hair clean... too clean.... squeaky clean... My hair hasn't been "squeaky" in quite some time so I didn't necessarily like that. I'm used to my hair feeling at least somewhat condition, but this product seemed to completely strip my hair of everything, and needless to say, the shrinkage started in as well. But I did manage to snap some pics for you all...













While the product was in, the clay wash actually felt promising. My hair felt really nice and soft, and I left this in for about 15 minutes. So when I hopped in the shower, imagine my surprise when the water begins rinsing off the clay and I start to literally feel my hair squeak! So if nothing else, this product truly cleans the hair.













I hurriedly applied my Mystic Divine's deep conditioner and let that sit in the hair for the rest of the night.




That next morning, I decided to switch up my styling this time. I got interested in African Threading and being able to stretch my hair without even glancing at a blow dryer!

So to do this, I used a technique from GirlsLoveYourCurls...




So to do this... of course, you all know I did not rinse out my deep conditioner. I never do.

I worked in sections, just dividing each of the 4 sections in halves, so I ended up with 8 sections total. I did this by first applying the Avocado & Honey Leave In Conditioner. Now, this product did have a slight sticky feel but it wasn't overpowering at all so I don't really have a problem with that. I mean, it has honey in it so that means that this product can be considered a "humectant" meaning that it attracts moisture out of the air and into your hair. The downside to that is that it can also suck moisture out of your hair and into the air if it's not humid. But the way to combat that is to just seal the moisture in.

And THAT is where the creamy oil came in. Now I didn't even realize that this creamy oil was supposed to be used on the skin before I actually went on the site and read the description lol. But who cares, because it made my hair feel soooo SILKY! So I guess it can be used interchangeably. It adds such a nice sheen to the hair as well and acts... generally like an oil but with conditioner-type qualities. Really a genius idea, I really love this product!

Both of these products, in my opinion, give really good slip. The creamy oil more so than the leave in but both are good for a little light detangling.

And after moisturizing and combing through a bit more with my wide tooth comb, I proceeded to put in some african threaded ponytail...things...







I thought that was long... but then the next day I came home and re-threaded the hair and was surprised again. I applied more of the creamy oil to each section before lightly detangling and re-banding again as well...

When I say my hair was incredibly soft, shiny, and silky feeling!? I cannot deny!!






And then I commenced to re-threading my hair again. I did one side to show you all how much more length my hair gained just by re-threading it the next day...






This was the greatest idea ever!






Finishing Up




So, I have no idea what style I'm going to do when I take these threads down lol, I was thinking about doing a flat twistout of some sort. I still have the hair pudding to use, and I would like to see what kind of definition that product gives, but so far....



I LOVE SARENZO!!!!! I had a strong inkling that I would from the get go and I'm glad my intuition proved true. They now have yet another loyal customer because I will be back! Especially for that creamy oil. I didn't think it would be any different than me using just castor oil or avocado oil....or castor AND avocado oil lol, but it is. It has all the benefits of an oil without so much heaviness and oiliness. It just soaked into my hair so well and left it feeling so shiny and silky. I'm really happy with this product! And their products are just simple and to the point. No big fancy, shmancy, I don't know I really like this company!


As long as they don't stop selling all their scent selections, I'll definitely be coming back!



But until next time,


♥ Keep calm 'n coily ♥
Mskraizy

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