Hellooo there!! It’s finally March and before you know it, Spring will be here and we’ll be celebrating Easter; sigh! the year already feels like it’s rushing by. Is it me, or does it seem like time goes by a lot quicker the older you get?
Well, part of my new years resolution was to push the boat out a bit with my hair, trying out new things and just over-all doing a bit more with it, I’m still working on that bit…time being the ever lapsing component
The unspoken rule for me when it comes to hair manipulation is moisture, to minimise breakage. My hair is as fine as cotton wool when dry and brittle, so I thought I’d try out a few products to help out. I’ve mentioned some of them in previous posts. I thought I’d make it fun and include my own rating of the products as well as a mini-review.
As I Am
Frist up is As I am Coconut Co-wash. This product line has been all the rage for, not just coily but curly hair, as long as I’ve been natural. I try not to be a product junkie, it’s a slippery slope, but this has definitely been on my wish list for a while. There have been so many good reviews I just had to try it for myself. This coconutty co-wash is infused with tangerine, coconut oil, saw palmetto, castor oil and phytosterols “plant cholesterol”. Its scent reminds me a little of cough syrup, but not at all unpleasant. I would give this product a 4 out of 5. It really did live up to its potential. My hair detangled like a dream, even though it’s desperate for a cut. It worked better on damp hair rather than absolutely soaking wet hair. Overall not bad and I would definitely get it again.
So with my post-partum shedding I thought I’d get some castor oil to bring back that little hair growth and I found Taliah Waajids’ lemon grass castor oil. This, coupled with eating eggs… I know it sounds crazy!! but I’m totally sharing what’s been working, has helped with minimising my hair shedding and promoting growth. This product is great!! there’s no better way to put it. I really liked how quickly I got to see results. It’s worked for my edges and though the sides of my hair still seem thinner than the rest of my hair, I think this is due to my application. I’d focus this product on the scalp and roots. I noticed that it really didn’t do much for my ends. It’s moisturising after a wash but my ends felt like they became dry and brittle as the week progressed 😦 My theory is, it’s great for locking in moisture but not so much for letting moisture in, otherwise great for styling hair you don’t want to fluff|frizz. Another thing I loved about this product is, a little goes a long way. So don’t be fooled by the little bottle… it definitely packs a punch. 4.5 out of 5 for this one.
Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Masque
This masque felt great on my hair. It’s a certified organic product with Shea butter, Mafura oil and Manuka honey and smells yummy ^.^The moisture really is intensive, my hair felt so soft and moisturised after rinsing it out and this lasted at least a week. My only qualm about this product is that my skin seemed to react to it. I think I might be protein sensitive… I’m not sure and I could be reacting to the shea butter which my hair absolutely loves but my skin hates based on previous experiences. So it’s a love|hate relationship, like eating dairy despite being dairy sensitive, sometimes it just tastes too good to pass up. So I’m using it in moderation. A solid 3.5 out of 5.
So there it is, I hope the post is helpful to those deciding on which products to go for. Until next time…
With Luv xx