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Hair Care Tuesdays: Simplicity Hair Oil Review

Simplicity Hair Oil Review


I’m desperate to get my hair growing and back healthy, so I’ll try anything.  Well, not anything, but just about anything.  When I saw that one of my favorite T.V. personalities, Tamar Braxton grew back her thinning hairline by using Simplicity Hair Oil, I picked up some for myself.

Simplicity Hair Oil Ingredients

The Simplicity Hair Oil Female Hair Oil Blend is a natural blend of 10 organic and therapeutic oils, along with 3 carrier oils that are organic and wildcrafted. Oils listed in the ingredients include Jojoba, Grapseed, Coconut, Bay Laurel, Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary Verbenone, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, and Carrot oils.

The Simplicity Hair Oil Female Hair Oil Blend is described as an all-natural plant oil blend  of 10 organic and therapeutic oils likeBay Laurel, Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary Verbenone, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, and Carrot oils.  It also consists of three carrier oils: Jojoba, Grapeseed, and Coconut Oil.  Simplicity Hair Oil is formulated to be light and nourishing for all hair types. The company makes claims that the oil nourishes hair follicles to stimulate healthy hair growth, both of which are my goals.

Simplicity Hair Oil Review

When I received the Simplicity Hair Oil products in the mail, I began to use them immediately. Desperate times call for desperate measures, you know? I followed the instructions, which stated that the oil, using the dropper, can be applied every other day to the affected area, and massaged in for 20-seconds.  The oil can also be used as an hot oil treatment or during conditioning, which I’ve tried as well. Using the Simplicity Hair Oil combined with their Moisture Conditioner, made my hair super soft and manageable.

I’ve been using the Simplicity Hair Oil on my hair line for approximately two months, and I can say that I am seeing positive results.  The areas where my hairline was thinning out is starting to become thicker, and I have noticeable hair growth, too. I would show you pictures, but my hair doesn’t look too hot right now .:lol:. I like that the Simplicity Hair Oil is very light weight, and doesn’t weigh down my hair like some oils I’ve used in the past have.  It’s so light that it’s easy to misjudge and use too much of the oil.

The oil is housed in a dark blue container to protect the oil from light; however, this is also a huge hinderance because it doesn’t allow you to see exactly how much of the product you’ve used.  It’s been two months, and I have less than one quarter of a 1 oz bottle left, and that’s with me skipping days.

Simplicity Hair Oil reminded me of an oil blend I used to make when I was doing my natural at-home treatments. I’d create my own oil blends using a combination of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E, and one or two essential oils.  Simplicity Hair Oil, although lighter in texture, it reminded me of my oil blend. Even the smell, very herbal-like, was similar, which I can probably attribute to the Rosemary and Lavender Essential Oils used in it.

Even though Simplicity Hair Oil is working to improve the thickness of my hairline, I do not think I will repurchase the product.  At $30-45 per bottle it is expensive! I can’t imagine spending that much money every two months.  I’m positive I can recreate the Simplicity Hair Oil Female Hair Oil Blend at home without the hefty price tag. And with some diligence and dedication, I can definitely receive the same results.

If you’re looking for a hair growth oil, and willing to pay the price, check out Simplicity Hair Oil.

Be sure to check back for another Hair Care Tuesdays post featuring the Simplicity Hair Oil Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner.

Simplicity Hair Oil Moisture Conditioner Super Pack

Have you used hair oil for hair growth?

Hair Care Tuesdays: 4 Tips to Keep your Hair Color Vibrant this Spring

keep your hair color vibrant this spring

Well, they say that all good things must come to an end. Ladies, that may be true, but it does not need to be the case when it comes to keeping our hair color vibrant.

As we transition into warmer weather, here are 4 tips you can use to keep your hair color vibrant this spring:

1. Ensure that you have the correct water temperature

We all know that hot water is great for hot tea and my favorite – hot chocolate. When it comes to your hair, not so much!

If you want healthy, vibrant hair, ensure that you wash and condition your hair with cool water. Upon completion of your conditioner-wash with the coldest temperature that you can tolerate it.

2. Use heat to set your new hair color

When coloring your hair have your stylist, or if you’re an DIY type of gal, ensure that you set your hair color using heat and then allow it to cool prior to rinsing the color from your hair. It takes too much time to color your hair, and we do not want to strip the color before it is deposited.

3. Decrease Heat Styling

Regardless if you have color or not, heat can be a true enemy when styling your hair. Even with heat protectors, I recommend that you use flat iron your hair sparingly and cautiously.

4. Use color safe shampoos and conditioners

Not only will these products assist you in maintaining shiny hair and lessen the probability of dulling your color, they often come with other protective capabilities, such as sun protection, or something that infuses moisture into your hair, which ultimately protects your hair from breakage.

It does not matter what brand or state that you hair is in, protection when coloring your hair is vital, especially when bleaching.

I hope that these 4 tips to help you keep your hair color vibrant this spring were helpful to you. Please comment below and let me know what other tips that you use in your hair care regimen.

Hair Care Tuesdays: Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots Review




Let’s say you’ve been keeping up with this blog, right? Yes, agree! In that case, you know that at the start of this year, one of my goals was to achieve healthier hair.  Lately, I’ve been incorporating different hair products and treatments into my hair care regimen like the Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque.

Grow Gorgeous describes their Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque as “…ultra-stimulating cooling 10-minute scalp masque with vitamins, caffeine and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid.”  

Are you familiar with a scalp masque? I haven’t, unless you count the homemade “pre-poo” treatments I used to make when I first started taking my hair care seriously. Otherwise, scalp masque’s are new to me. But, I do like the idea behind a masque for your scalp since your scalp is the gateway to healthier hair – or not.  So why not try a scalp masque that claims to revive my roots in ten minutes, and zero-in on my scalp to facilitate visible hair growth? I mean, my goal is for my hair to grow, especially in the areas where it’s thinning, so the Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque was a great choice to add to my hair care routine.

The Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque was easy to add to my hair care routine, especially since my wash days include some form of pre-wash scalp treatment consisting of a mix of oils. Instead of using my homemade stuff, I used Back into the Roots, and let it sit on for… hmm…way longer than 10-minutes – maybe 20. It was easy to apply, especially since it had the pointed applicator tip. It kind of reminded me of when I applied the base to my scalp prior to my relaxers.

Grow Gorgeous Back Into the Roots review

After the Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque  was applied, I walked around my house and went about my business. The texture of the scalp masque is a light cream, but it isn’t at all greasy.  I’m impressed at how non-messy it was in comparison to my homemade hair treatments.  I like that it didn’t drip down like the oils I’ve been using, which is a plus.

Stimulating is one of the words used to describe the Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque, and stimulating it is.  Instantly, I felt tingling, which I’m suspecting is coming from the menthol contained in the scalp masque. Some people may find the tingling sensation to be too much, but, I, on the other hand enjoyed it.  Just use your own discretion if you do end up using this product.

When I was ready to rinse out the product, and finally wash my hair, I noticed how easily the product rinsed, and how clean and refreshed my scalp had already felt.  My scalp was hydrated, and non-itchy, even for a few days after use, which during the winter, is unheard of for me.  Also, the tingling sensation did subside, and all I was left with was a cool-feeling scalp.

As far as hair growth goes, it’s too early to tell, but, I have noticed that the area around my hair line is starting to look a bit thicker. Hopefully, through continued use of this product, along with my diet, and vitamins I take, my hair growth will continue to flourish.

The Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots is a great scalp masque to use if you’re looking to improve the health of your scalp, stimulate hair growth and circulation of your scalp.

The Grow Gorgeous Back into the Roots 10-Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque retails for $28/ 240 ml, and can be purchased at

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, PEG-8, PEG-4, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, PVP, Caffeine, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Gluconate, Biotin, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Maltodextrin, Menthyl Lactate, Glycerin, Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Limonene.

Have you tried Grow Gorgeous products or a scalp masque?

Hair Care Tuesdays: Hair Vitamins for Hair Growth – The Facts!

Hair Vitamins for Hair Growth


We have all heard about the hoopla of hair vitamins for hair growth. There are various hair vitamin brands on the market right now. Everyone from celebrities to YouTube gurus have been taking hair vitamins, and weighing in on the pros and cons of taking them. And, if you are like me – a researcher – I am sure that you’ve Googled information surrounding the hair vitamins you’ve seen blasted all over social media boasted amazing results through before and after pictures and testimonials.

If you are on the fence regarding trying hair vitamins for hair growth, I thought that it would be better for me to state some facts rather than do a review, and focus on the popular brand, Hairfinity.

HairFinity Hair Vitamins

The ingredients of the hair vitamin Hairfinity include:  Biotin (promotes healthy hair growth), Niacin which is Vitamin B3 that promotes scalp circulation, Vitamin A which is an antioxidant that helps maintain scalp health, Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps maintain hair and skin health, Vitamin D which prevents shedding, Vitamin B12 which helps to sustain hair growth, Vitamin B Complex which nourishes the scalp to promote hair growth, Silica which keeps your hair shiny, MSM which is Sulfur based (beware if you have a Sulfur allergy) and Capilsana Complex-which is the one component that is different and separates Hairfinity from other vitamins-it literally is a powerhouse antioxidant that gives your hair strength which decreases breakage and promotes growth.

The price point of the Hairfinity hair vitamins ranges from $24-$48 depending on the supply that you are interested in (1 month supply, 2 month supply or 4 month supply). Per the instructions, you should take 1 pill in the am and 1 pill in the evening.

A large majority of individuals taking Hairfinity have experienced hair growth and/or length retention while taking them. The most common side effect is acne.

If you are determining if taking a hair vitamin is right for you, I encourage you to NEVER rely on a hair vitamin for the health of your hair. With proper nutrition combined with an excellent hair care regimen, and a daily vitamin you can and will achieve the same amount of natural hair growth.

Although the results may seem quicker when taking a specific hair vitamin, one must ask themselves. ‘What happens when I stop taking the vitamin? Will my hair go back to being brittle and the hair growth cease?’ Whether you decide on taking any hair vitamin, make sure you first do your research.

I hope that this post provided you some additional insight on hair vitamins.

Have you tried hair vitamins for hair growth? If so, what were your results?