Monday, January 3, 2011
Natural Hair Expressions -Product Review
I love being able to test products for natural hair. About 3 months ago I learned about a company out in California that was creating and selling natural hair products and contacted them about being sent samples to do a review. I never heard anything back at first but about 2 weeks ago they I sent me a message on Twitter asking if I was still interested. Of course I was :-) I was send the Herbal Shampoo and Misty Hair Spray. So I wanted to share with you all the product info (directions and ingredients) and my review.
Herbal Shampoo- Wet hair thoroughly. Apply shampoo to the scalp and gently massage toward the ends of the hair. Shampoo, rinse, and repeat.
Ingredients: Purified water,disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate (a non-toxic cleansing agent) green tea extract,rosemary oil, peppermint oil, horsetail extract, wheat protein, and hydrolyzed silk.
For those who know me, know that I am a no-poo/low poo girl. I shampoo about 3-4 times a year. So since we're coming into a brand new year I did a full wash. I shampoo'd with the Herbal Shampoo, detangled while using Giovanni 50-50 condish, DC'd with Giovanni Deeper Moisture, and used Giovanni Direct Leave-In. The shampoo was great. The usual issue I have with shampoos is that it dries my hair while I'm washing it and I can actually feel the texture change. This shampoo barely gave me that feeling. It had a tingling to it that felt amazing and the peppermint smell of it was so relaxing. It cleansed really well and had a good lather to it. I used about a quarter sized amount and it lathered like crazy lol, a little definitely goes a long way.
Overall Grade: B; Definitely recommend
Misty Hair Spray- Apply to damp or dry hair and massage thoroughly. For deeper conditioning cover with plastic cap for 10 minutes. No need to rinse.
Ingredients: Distilled water, lavender oil, rosemary oil, and peppermint oil.
As I was previously saying, I did a full wash Sunday night (1/2/11). After applying my leave-in I put my hair into four ponytails and then twisted and bantu knotted the ends and wrapped my hair in my satin headwrap to let it dry overnight and also stretch it naturally. This morning (1/3/11) I loosened up the bantu knots and twists and sprayed the hair mist on my hair to lightly dampen it enough to use my wide tooth comb and achieve the big hair look I was wanting. The mist has that same nice peppermint smell to it as the shampoo. It refreshed my hair greatly without over-wetting it. It left my hair so soft and smelling good.
Here's the final product today. I did a puff with a modified pompadour in front:
Overall grade: A, Highly recommend.
Please check out Natural Hair Expressions to purchase either of these items. The line also includes a styling lotion and conditioner. The founder of the line, Miss Tee, can be found on twitter. I'm not sure if she's still sending out samples but it may be worth it to at least ask.
Thanks for coming by and I'd love to hear your thoughts on other products you've tried that may be worth me reviewing on here.