Wash Yo Rizos day! Dark & Lovely Anti-Breakage product review

For the most part, you all know that I LOVE the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage line.  So when I found out they were launching the anti-breakage products, I was suppppper excited to try it.  

So here we go -  below is 8 day dirty pelo.  




Process Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes

Products (l to r):  

Ecostyler styling gelDark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Root to Tip menderDark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Strength Restoring conditionerDark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Tension Release hair wash

Wash:  1X with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Tension Release hair wash

Condition/Detangle:  Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Strength Restoring conditioner. Finger combed hair from ends to root and rinsed with cold water.

Style:  Coated hair with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Root to Tip mender and then applied Ecostyler styling gel.

Diffused hair for 9 minutes on low heat.

Seal: (not shown)

Ella's concoctions Quickie Oil for women

VERDICT:  Thumb Up


  • The scent- all of the products have a delightful citrusy fragrance
  • After one wash, my hair felt clean and product buildup free
  • The conditioner was thick in consistency which made it easy for detangling
  • Reasonably priced


  • My hair felt drier than normal so I had to add more quickie oil after styling
  • The root to tip mender was too thick for my texture of hair (it is fine despite the volume)
  • Significant amount of shrinkage

I really enjoyed trying out the products.  The hair wash definitely lived up to its name - the rizos were definitely squeaky clean. I would use the conditioner consistently because I really liked the slip of it and it was significantly easier to detangle. I can also use it as a deep conditioner as mentioned on the label - Score!  I would have to try using a lesser amount of the root to tip mender so my hair won't feel weighed down.  

I recommend these products.  I have not been disappointed with Dark and Lovely products and the best part is they do not cost a fortune!

Thanks Dark and Lovely!



New York Fashion Week - Chantell Walters show

I am able to check something off my bucket list!  

I have always wanted to attend a fashion show and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Chantell Walters' Fall/Winter collection during New York Fashion week.  Being backstage and seeing the preparation of the looks was absolutely exhilarating!  Not to mention, the collection was spectacular.  The models had their hair done with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale products.  

Check it out!



Recording artist Brianna Colette

Writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela Davis

Celebrity hairdresser Johnny Wright

Social Manager (Dark and Lovely) Karen Lopez

Designer Chantell Walters - LOVE her hair color!

Photos by:  Maleknaz

Chrisette Michele talks music and natural hair

Dark and Lovely invited me to stop by their booth at the 1st annual Bennett Career Institute  & C. Allan Systems First Annual Celebrity Beauty Weekend with guest artist Chrisette Michele and it went a little something like this...

No shrinkage makes us HAPPY!

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Special Thanks to: AriJazmin (video and photos) 

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