Thursday, 16 March 2017

My Natural Hair and Afro-Botanics Review

Hello my bff,

How are you doing? I owe you big time! I apologise for my absence, I announced on Instagram that I will be a bit offline due to my studies and work. I thought I should squeeze in a minute and let you in on what’s happening in my life(hair and beauty life). Sit back and relax, it may take a while.

I am going to go right in to a product review of two brands. My Natural Hair and Afrobotanics. I bought these myself, they were not sponsored and I am doing this review out of my own free will.

My Natural Hair
Let’s start with the goodies. I bought two products from this brand which are the Moisturising Butter and a Hydra-ting Conditioner.
Moisturising Butter: This is a definite goodie for me. This butter has become my gateway drug to hair butters for my daughter’s hair lol. I occasionally use it on my hair. Her hair loves thick products and I have noticed that this butter does wonders for it. It smell a bit too strong but it works so we will suffer that for now. It is very creamy in texture and feels cool to the touch. You can add it to dry hair and it will moisturise it like magic, that's how I fell in love with it. It also seals very well. I recommend this butter, I hope other butters deliver to this expectation.

Hydrating Conditioner: I was rather disappointed with this product(I am easy to please), as I was sold by the ingredients, a mixture of protein and moisture wouldn’t hurt, so I bought it with high hopes, I mean a conditioner is a holy grail for a naturalista. I am sure you can imagine how heart breaking it was for my expectations to be turned down. I used it a little on Mpho’s hair and it seemed to agree with it just a little. The scent is the same as the butter’s one. The consistency is like that of Tresemme Naturals (if you have used it), not runny not thick, just in between. It had no slip and after 10 minutes(they suggest 3 minutes) on, my hair still felt the same in texture after a shampoo. I don’t want to discourage you from buying this just because it did not work on my hair. I am sure there are people who swear by it. I hate buying something and let it collect dust. I will probably just use it to co-wash our hair.

If I have not mentioned these products before here, then I am now.  I have raved about them on twitter and Instagram as well. The products are the leave-in conditioner and the super growth oil. These two work well together.
Nehanda Moisturising Leave-in Conditioner: The name is long lol, my hair loves this product, it is almost finished and I am aiming to get another one, with all the hair product specials happening at Clicks. I use it every day, it moisturises my edges when wearing a protective style and when I am wearing my hair out it serves as a daily moisturiser. My hair dries out pretty quickly. It is thick for a conditioner but it melts once you apply it to the hair. It smells just right. I don’t have anything bad to say about this product. It is also very light, and leaves hair feeling fluffy when you have blow-dried it or did African threading according to my hair.

Super Hair Growth Oil: I am not sure where I stand with this really. Yes it works well with the conditioner as a sealant but on its own I am not quite sure. They smell the same, so I love the scent. It has a cooling effect on the scalp, works well when your hair is freshly done(corn rows/braids) and your scalp is a little bit sore especially when you are tender headed like me. It is quite thick and the oils can separate sometimes, that happened to mine. I don’t use it often as I prefer my oils to be in liquid form. Hope I will when I finish my liquid castor oil. I have read amazing reviews about it though, don’t let me discourage you from trying it out. I will update about it in the future, probably on Instagram.

Natural Kiddies 3-in-1 Spray: I think I have written about this before but I will again because it is in the pictures lol. The first time I bought this spray I was in desperate need of moisturising Mpho’s hair and they had just stocked it at the nearest Game and I went. It worked very well then, because I used it very frequently on her hair and mine at times. Now I don’t use it that often because I have other products. The consistency of the product is too thick for the spray nozzle, I have to water it down a little to make it spray and to make it absorb better on her hair. I have noticed that without the aid of water it does not absorb or it takes longer to, and then it moisturises very well after that. I normally use it for on the go moisturizing and for detangling before washing, it serves as a good detangler.

So far I am loving the majority of the products that I am using, Afrobotanics has made a name for themselves kudos to them. I would repurchase most of them from both the brands, I have noticed that sometimes you have to alter the product to work for you. Not all of them will work the way they are supposed to on every head of hair. What is in your current stash? Add some of the things you love about the products that I have mentioned if you have used them.

Until next post, God bless…