In the immortal words of Eugene Levy as he sits in the dentist chair in “Splash,” what a week I’m having. I will get into it more later, but first, a review of Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Mask. What is with these products and their titles lately? I feel like everything is a novel.
In all seriousness, between the Sephora Play! boxes and my Influenster box, I’ve tried some great products in the last couple of weeks.
The Madam CJ Walker Deep Conditioning Mask came in my Sephora July Play! box, and I have used it a couple of times. As a side note, as I write this the mama foster cat, Kiki, is sitting next to me on the couch purring and staring adoringly at me. It’s too precious.
Back to the Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Mask.
This mask promises to deep condition and rehydrate dry, damaged, and/or color treated hair. It has notes of white flower and warm vanilla listed in the scent description and I have to say, it does smell delicious. It is free of all the parabens, sulfates and phthalates that clog up a lot of other hair products. But seriously, I have no idea what those things do. I just know that they’re bad.
For optimal results, the mask is to be used once a week. You’re supposed to section towel dried hair and saturate it from roots to ends. Then, you wait 15 minutes, rinse out, and voila! Perfect hair. I followed these instructions to a T and also applied some light heat from my hairdryer for deeper conditioning.
Afterwards, my hair felt amazing.
My hair isn’t in really bad condition, but I do blow dry it every other day because when I don’t I look like the Fear the Walking Dead kid (see Carol’s Daughter Leave In Conditioner Spray for an explanation). That coupled with the fact that I haven’t had a haircut since … I can’t remember the last time I had my hair cut. So it’s been a long time.
Needless to say, my hair needs some care and this mask does the trick. My hair felt silky and smooth even after a blowout, and that softness lasted all week. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Cost and Where to Buy
Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture Wonderful Deep Conditioning Mask can be purchased at Sephora for $32. I got the little bottle in my Play! box, but I think the product is worth it and will definitely purchase a full-sized bottle when I’m ready. I also found the conditioner on Amazon, but it’s listed for $52.99 so, yeah, go to Sephora. I’m also interested in trying Madam Walker’s Pre-Wash Protein Treatment.
Now, onto my week.
Or I should say, last couple of weeks. Husband and I decided to rent out our guest room, which was always the plan when we bought the house. We didn’t want to get a permanent roommate, so we decided to rent out the room for temporary stints through a website. Let’s call it LandCoC.
These guests were supposed to be here for a month. However, we had to evict them after just under two weeks. They were awful. Two guys, they never left the house, didn’t follow our “House Rules” (which are not unreasonable. Just, you know, don’t eat our groceries and try not to die in the pool which means no diving because it’s shallow, dummies.) and were just generally rude.
I’ve been feeling kind of depressed as a result of being in the house with them. Since I work from home, there was no escape from the madness. Although it did get me back to Cardio Barre, so I suppose I owe them a thank you for that. Seriously, best workout ever.
The final straw came on Sunday.
One of the men left for a while and came back really drunk. He hit on me and was trying to get me to go in the pool with him. Husband was at work, but he was not pleased when I told him about this. We went out for dinner and frozen yogurt, and when we came home we discovered that the same man was running around our house in his underpants. Not modest ones, either.
I don’t know about you ladies (or gentlemen), but the thought of being in a house with someone who gets drunk, hits on me, and strips down to his underwear every day while my husband isn’t home does not sound pleasant. So I contacted LandCOC, who advised that they were going to remove him.
But did they go gently into that good night?
No. No, indeed. They had to be threatened with police intervention. Can’t make this stuff up, people. Finally we got them out, but that was a huge problem as well.
So yes, I missed Monday’s post. I also need all the wine. I’m still reeling from the experience as it was, you know, our first one. Not sure if we’re going to do it again.
Aaand that’s my story for the week! Got any horror stories of your own? Leave me a comment or message me here!