All week, I’ve been anticipating washing my hair with my new finds so I finally got to take the plunge and try out three of my newbies. I initially wanted to try a fourth product, the Jungle conditioner bar from LUSH, but it’s not quite ready. (You’re supposed to rub the bar into your hair, but I didn’t think that’d be conducive for me as I have a lot of hair, so I cut it up and crumbled it into a bottle of aloe juice. It’s still dissolving but looks promising!)
If y’all know a little bit about me, I always steam my hair with a deep conditioning treatment prior to washing. Instead of my usual concoction of aloe vera gel, moringa and Vatika oils, and cholesterol conditioner, I decided to try LUSH’s Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze.
While the small container is a tad pricey, I couldn’t help giving this a spin. Chock full an infusion of red henna, and almond, Brazil nut, coconut and jojoba oils-just to name a few-I figured I couldn’t really go wrong and I figured right! This stuff is AMAZING and it smells delicious!!!! I was concerned I’d have to use a lot, but it’s kind of thick so I only used about a third of the jar. After my steam treatment, my hair was baby soft. It was a lowdown dirty shame to have to wash this out of my hair! LUSH really needs to create a leave-in version of this product. Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze is now on my staples list and gets two coils up!
This week, I washed my hair with Oyin Handmade’s Honey Wash. Touted as a hair and body wash, the smell is intoxicating and I love the creamy Castille base. A little bit definitely goes a long way and the suds are moderate to generous. As much as I desperately wanted to fall in love with Honey Wash, it just didn’t do a thing for my hair. My hair didn’t feel stripped or as if it had build-up, but it didn’t feel moisturized either. It literally felt like wet wool. Sadly, I can only give Honey Wash one coil up…it still deserves a coil for the amazing scent. I’ll continue using it, but probably won’t buy it again…smh…sadly.
During Memorial Day weekend, my honey and I went to the Burley Park Flea Market and to my amazement I found a man selling soy candles and handmade hair products made by his wife. I decided to try the No More Knotty Kids Detangler in the Pink Kisses scent. And, OMG, this stuff is the bomb! Not only does it have a delicious smell, but it’s filled with everything I would use were I to make my own detangler! And, it works!!!!! I’ve used a plethora of detanglers, but they’re either too thick and goopy, leaving buildup or they’re akin to water and don’t do a thing to my hair. I’m sold on No More Knotty Kids, but I do wish the bottle was round. Wet hands and an oval bottle are not a good combination. For a split second, I also wondered where and how to buy replacements, but the mixtress provides her email on the bottle and I happened to find her shop on Etsy. This one definitely gets two coils up!
Stay tuned…next week is LUSH’s Jungle conditioner!!!!!