As I Am - Review & Giveaway

I decided to review the "As I Am" hair care line and also give one lucky reader the opportunity also.  My local Sally's Beauty Supply (nationwide also) has a promotion until the end of January of Buy two get one free so you get to have my free item- YAY!  I purchased the Coconut CoWash and the Leave-in conditioner. I wanted to give the smoothing gel a try but they were sold out.

The Coconut CoWash cleansing conditioner came in a 16 oz size for $7.99 ($7.19 w/Sally's card) and contains Tangerine, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols according to the front label.  It is a no-suds cleanser that the label claims will help maintain moisture as well as add moisture to your hair.

The Leave-in Conditioner has extracts of Coconut,  Amla, Sugar Beet Root, Green Tea, Lemon, Apple, Sugar Cane, Phytosterols and Saw Palmetto according to its front label. The label also has a few claims which are to keep tangles away, provide a great foundation for styling and to support healthy hair growth by containing an organic strengthening complex.  The As I Am leave-in came in a 8 fl. oz size for $10.49 ($9.49 w/Sally's card).

Coconut CoWash: The packaging is beautiful, it has a lovely coconut smell and the product is whipped and creamy. I followed the directions on the label and completely wet my hair. I used about 3 quarter size scoops and applied it root to tip using my fingers to detangle and completely cover my hair. The label said it would be a great detangler but I think i would have to use a lot if my hair was very tangled. My hair immediately showed a defined curl pattern and my hair was soft and shiny when I rinsed the product out.  I would give it a 8 out of 10 for first impression. I will be using it again and I think you should give it a try- Oh wait, you can Win it!

The Leave-in Conditioner: Now I am extremely picky when it comes to leave-ins...My ultimate favorite is Koils by Nature Shealoe Leave-in but this conditioner has made its way onto my list. The smell is coconut and sweet but the main area of concern for me is the way it penetrates my strands....and it was awesome! My hair is color treated and it only takes one application for me to know if my hair wants to play nice..and they became fast friends immediately. The product is thick but not too thick, my hair felt so good I wanted to just play in it.  I will give it a 9 out of 10 and say TRY TRY TRY It!

Giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 16 oz size As I Am Coconut CoWash!
The winner will be selected by hat drawing on Wednesday 1/18/12.

Here's what you need to do:

1. You must be a fan of my As The Wind Blows facebook fan page

2. You must follow my blog using Google subscribe

3. Leave a comment saying "Enter me cause I did steps 1 & 2"

That's it! I will post a video on my blog Thursday with one of my lovely children revealing the name of the winner. The winner will have 24 hours to email me their mailing info or I will select another winner. I hate going to the post office so I want to do this quickly please LOL!

Have you tried As I Am? Let me know! 

*** Contest is Closed***


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