Friday, December 24, 2010

Creme of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave in Conditioner Review

So...the other day I was looking for a leave in conditioner for my hair when I was recommended to try the new Creme of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave in Conditioner by the clerk that was working at the local Sally's Beauty Supply Store in my area. When she recommended the product to me, the product appealed to me right away. The reason the product appealed to me right away was because I saw on the label that the product is for dehydrated hair. And I immediately thought, "that's my hair". "My hair is so thirsty," I thought. Plus, I noticed on the label that this leave-in conditioner has certified organic ingredients in it. 

So before I go into my opinion about the product, I will list the ingredients. To preface this, the product does have some cones in it.  
Ingredients: Ultra-Purified Water Aqua , Petrolatum , PEG-4 , Glyceryl Stearate , Sorbitol , Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteareth-20 , Octyl Palmitate , Isodecyl Stearate , Cyclomethicone , Amodimethicone , Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract Peppermint, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil Rosemary , Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil Orange , Mentha Piperita Oil Peppermint , Citrus Aurantium Oil Lime , Mentha Viridis Leaf Oil Spearmint , Glycerin , Panthenol , Polybutene , PEG-75 Lanolin.

My review
It contains organic lemongrass to bring shine to the hair, which I really like about this product. Also it works as a wonderful detangler. The product is creamy. It feels lightweight when I apply it to my hair. After applying it to my hair, I immediately noticed that my hair was soft and I found that it moisturized my hair really well. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Unrefined shea butter for hair

While using African Shea Butter the other day, I could not help but notice the feel of the shea butter and the way it absorbed in my hair. This particular shea butter is 100 percent and unrefined pure shea butter that was a little stiff. As I dug out some of the shea on to my finger tips, it had an almost creamy consistency. As I applied it to my hair, it coated my hair.

Let me go on to say that this shea butter is not only used for the hair, it has other uses as well. These uses include improving muscle relaxation and stiffness, sunscreen, treats spots on the skin and treats dry skin. So, there are a lot of uses for unrefined pure shea butter. Also, it contains a fatty acid and is yellowish in color.
While researching about shea butter, I learned that shea butter comes from a nut of a shea tree which initially was found in Africa. Hey didn't they say nuts and berries are good for your hair :).

Well initially with the shea butter my hair was soft but it was still dry. I heard that shea butter could be used for water proofing (don't know if that is true). But if it is that would explain when I kept applying water to my hair it seemed as if the shea butter was acting like a barrier against the water. So I applied some other oils to my hair so that my hair could be moisturized.

This was the first time I have used 100 percent natural unrefined shea butter on my hair. Do you use shea butter? How does it work on your hair?