Qhemet Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm; 5 days of use, from wash to wash

Qhemet Biologics Olive Honey Hydrating Balm

I remember opening my first jar of this product  and wondering “WTF”?  It looked slimy and shiny and greasy and I had no idea what to do with it or how to use it.  A styler? Nope.  Conditioner? Nope.  Leave-in?  Nope.  On my dry hair at the time, I found it too greasy.  In my first year or so of naturally curly hair, oil and I did not agree.

Fast forward to 2010 and wet hands.  Wet hands and wet hair – light bulb moment!  Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm is water-soluble, yet it clings! It is a moisture booster and hair softener par excellence. On my wet hair it works beautifully over conditioner or leave in, before I gel. And it mixes well with other leave in products.

How do I love you, OHHB?  Let me count the ways:

Day 1: On freshly washed, wet, detangled hair, apply right over conditioner, before cool rinsing. Rub a 1/2 tsp. in palms, scrunch into hair and finger smooth your strands.  Let sit for a few minutes, then bend over and cool water rinse, with emphasis on getting all conditioner off your scalp and roots.  A cool water rinse leaves some OHHB on your ends. Continue reading


Isotonic Indulgence: This Pillow Rocks!

I’ve never reviewed a pillow in my life; why would I? Yesterday I bought an Isotonic Indulgence Side Sleeper pillow for $40.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond because it felt almost exactly like the $120 down one next to it. It is soft, really feels like down, but it’s also firm and has great loft, so my neck is very well supported yet the pillow doesn’t fight back at me. My neck and head feel like they’re floating. I slept so soundly and awoke with such comfort in my head neck and shoulders. I also sometimes awaken with hip aches.  Now I think it is because of the wrong pillow, because this morning my entire body was relaxed and loose. I slept an extra hour and a half. This pillow is amazing. I’m going back to get another because they may be discontinued. Seriously, I want to sell this company’s products.

Isotonic Indulgence Side Sleeper pillow by Carpenter
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