My Reviews of Hair Products, My Staple Hair Care Supplies: Update

Initial Impressions from My Recent Camille Rose Naturals Haul

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So far I’ve tried 3 out of the 5 different products from my recent Camille Rose Naturals haul when nearly every product from the site was $10. I’ve tried the Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard, the Coconut Water Leave-in, and the Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment. Below are my impressions. 🙂

To inform the utility of my reviews/impressions below: My hair is natural, afro-textured, of medium to high porosity, fine in individual strand width, and highly densely dispersed on my scalp. It’s 4a (with perhaps some 4b areas?). Regarding curl shape, it has O’s and S’s.

Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard: Initial Impression

This was my first time purchasing and using this product. The most important thing about this product? The SLIP on this product is NEXT LEVEL. How next level? Here’s how next level: So there’s another hair product that I’ve have been “afraid” to run out of. (Naturals, you know what I mean. 😛 ) It is the SLIPPERIEST hair product I have ever encountered. Since finding it I’ve thought, “If I ever have to deal with matted hair, this is the product I will use.” That product is Curl Junkie’s Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion. Its slip is insane, and when I get close to running out of it, I always reorder it (since I can’t get it on the ground) out of fear of not having it in case I have a worrisome tangling mess.

Well . . . I won’t need to reorder the Smoothing Lotion any longer. That’s right! The slip of the Camille Rose Naturals Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard pretty much equals the slip of the Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion. And I can walk into Target and get it.

Other: This product smelled very good, giving a gentle, sweet, faint smell of Fruit Loops.

Conclusion: Slip is insane. NEW STAPLE FOR SURE! 😀

Coconut Water Leave-in Treatment: Initial Impression

This was my first time purchasing and using this product. I applied this product, worked it in, and then flashed my hair under the water. AND SURPRISE: This product foamed after I flashed my hair under the shower water and continued detangling with it. I left it in, and it had my hair feeling very . . . healthy and . . . something else. Emollient maybe? Basically, my hair felt a tiny bit heavier than usual and ever-so-slightly coated with something good . . . coated in a good way. I was SHOCKED that it wasn’t the slipperiest product out of the bunch (see my initial impression of the Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard above).

Other: This product smelled good, giving a faint smell of coconut.

Conclusion: It’s good! I can’t yet tell whether it needs to become a staple or not.

Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment: Second Impression

I have purchased and used this product before. I remember that at that time, it rose close to the top of my list of most moisture-infusing deep conditioners. I’ve tried a LOT, LOT, LOT of deep conditioners, and most of the time the moisture rinses right out with the deep conditioner. I remember this deep conditioner being an exception to that.

So this time around, I was looking to compare the performance of the Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment to the most effective deep conditioners I’d used since: (1) Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner and (2) Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intense Hydration Masque. I have used the Alikay DC once, and it left my hair VERY, VERY moisturized (I’d never experienced that before from a DC). The only problem is that it contains little bits of herbs, and it’s hard for me to rinse them from my fine hair. I have used the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey DC many, many times. If I use it under heat and rinse it with cold water, it leaves my hair moisturized.

So how did the Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment compare to the Alikay DC and the Shea Moisture DC? It didn’t unseat either. 🙂 But that’s okay: It did leave my hair feeling more moisturized than most other DCs I’ve tried so far, and I obtained the DC on sale for $10. I will likely add a little olive oil and/or honey to boost it as a DC or as a detangler.

Other: This product smelled good, giving a faint smell of coconut.

Conclusion: It’s good! It is more expensive yet a bit less effective than a couple of other DCs I’ve used, so it will not become a staple.

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