Friday, March 22, 2013

LBS Beauty Review: Karen's Body Beautiful + Giveaway

Ever since I went natural back in November 2010 (for the last & final time), I've been on the continuous hunt for products that treat my hair well without harsh chemicals or ingredients. One of my absolute favorite all-natural hair collections is Karen's Body Beautiful. I received a few of their samples in a goodie bag a few years ago and I've been a fan of the brand ever since. Once a small shop based out of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, KBB's fans and consumer base have grown over the years due to their amazing product lineup.

So when KBB reached out and told me they were branching off into mega-retailer Target, I was beyond excited. Their products are now available in select Target stories nationwide. Major! Here's how I wash, condition & style my hair using Karen's Body Beautiful:

Step 1: Moisturize with Hair Blossom Moisture Mist

Starting off with dry hair, before attempting to shampoo & condition I first mist my hair with a moisturizing spray so I can lightly finger detangle. The moisture helps prevent breakage, especially on my ends.

Step 2: Detangle hair and twist hair in even sections

I normally stick to 8 twists (4 on each side) and I shampoo my lightly detangled hair in these sections. If they unravel, I just retwist after conditioning.

Step 3: Shampoo in sections

I like to cocktail different products with my regimen. So to start off, I clarify with a clarifying shampoo and follow up with a moisturizing shampoo. Next, it's time to deep condition!

Step 4: Deep Condition with Luscious Locks Hair Mask

This might be one of my absolute favorite deep conditioners. With all-natural ingredients like Aloe Butter, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Oil and Vitamin E, this stuff smells & feels like heaven on my hair.



This is another KBB must-have. It's great as part of a weekly wash regimen but also works wonders on refreshing dry curls when they need a pick-me-up. It also smells like heaven in a bottle.

Step 6: Seal in moisture with Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream

One of the things I've learned along my natural journey is that moisture don't last always! You have to seal it in with either an oil or a butter after applying leave-in condish. If not, your curls will undoubtedly be brittle before you know it. Trust me, I know.

Step 7: Style using Hold It Hair Gel w/ Argan Oil

Next, I two-strand twisted my hair using the Hold It Hair Gel. Formulated with Argan Oil, Aloe Vera and Hydrolized Silk Proteins, it sets a style and nourishes hair at the "same damn time". This gel is super light and allows for flexible hold. If you want to set your style without the "crunchy" effect, this is a great gel styler.

Step 8: Air dry & release twists using Butter Love

Final step! I placed a dime-sized amount of the Butter Love in between my palms when taking down my twists to keep the curl pattern in tact and to add an extra layer of moisture.

Volia! Verdict is in - my curls love some Karen's Body Beautiful! 

Because I love them so much, I'm giving one of you a chance to win a FULL SET of KBB products, the same ones I used above. Instructions below:

Rules
1. You must be following LoveBrownSugar on Facebook and/or Twitter to be eligible.
2. You must be a fan of Karen's Body Beautiful on Facebook to be eligible.
2. Leave a comment in the section below.
3. For bonus entry, tweet @LoveBrownSugar @KarensBeautiful with a link to this post.

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29 comments:

  1. I love love looooove Sweet Ambrosia. KBB is an excellent product. It always leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized without all the heaviness and product build up, plus it smells like Heaven

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  2. This will do wonder for me this summer, especially having to get up and go to work, since i work 2 hours away from home, and there products are the best.

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  3. So excited!! Been wanting to try KBB for a while!

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  4. I LOVE the Hair Nectar and I was soooo sad when I saw that it isn't sold in the stores but I did buy the Hair Mist from Target two weeks ago and I really love it and my hair usually hates hair spray refreshers. Love Karen's BB!!

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  5. Newly natural for two months now! Best decision of my life. I really want to try some KBB products, the reviews say they are amazing.

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  6. KBB has the best scents ever!Love the Sweet Ambrosia and would love to try the others!Thx for the giveaway!

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  7. Love being natural! I would love to try KBB :)

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  8. I have been natural almost going on four years this November and I have always wanted to try her products especially the leave in which I hear so much about.

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  9. Your curls look great! I'm relaxed but when stretching, i use kbb's hair cream on my new growth. I got a sample at a friends event and it is awesome!

    ~Sherine
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  10. I've always wanted to try! Excited!

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  11. Now I must go to my local Target to see if they carry KBB products. The product review made me want to purchase it even more!!! Thanks @LoveBrownSugar!

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  12. I have heard nothing but good things about KBB products and would love to try them!

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  13. My best friend swears by KBB! I also tried the butter?! Loved it!

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  14. I would love to win this giveaway! Your curls definitely look lovely!

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  15. Thank you for the awesome KBB giveaway!

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  16. your hair is popping girl!!! heard lots of great reviews about KBB. hope i win!!!

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  17. Looking forward to trying the ambrosia leave in conditioner.

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  18. OMG! I think you might be my long lost hair twin! Seriously!

    I'm a new fan of your blog. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  19. Im so excited!! Unfortunately I cant find KBB products here in Switzerland :( HOPE I WIN!!!!!!

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  20. I can't wait to try the hair mask!

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  21. Always wanted to try this hair care line! My hair responds better to natural products so I would love to see how my hair reacts :)

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  22. Im a new natural looking for a great product for.my kinky/coily hair. It has definitely been a rough journey.

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  23. I've been seriously wanting to try the Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream. It looks like a great sealer! KBB's products always smell so nice and leave your hair so moisturized! I've been wanting to try the shampoo and gel too!

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  24. I am always on the hunt for really good natural and or organic products for me and my girls hair. I am going straight to Target tomorrow so we can try these products and I can have them at my natural/organic hair party that I am planning!

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  25. I am newly natural and I haven't tried many products but I have heard so many good things about KBB and I would loovvvveee to try these products!!!

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  26. hi ive been trying to write a comment on this post for ages and it wont let me, but i would love to try out the sweet ambrosia leave in and just try kbb because ive heard such good things about the products. im young and broke so i klnow winning these products is the only way im going to be able to try them so i really hope i win!

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