This is one of the best leave in conditioners that I have ever used AND it can also be applied as a curl styling product but before I get into it let me tell you this… I have to admit something to you guys!
Remember when I asked for your advice about going purple…. yeah! Although I love my purple hair and I do not regret changing my hair colour from bright red (okay maybe I’m a little sad 😦 but no regrets because I wanted it so well I did it, I get compliments about it all the time.. people stop me on the street to ask me about my hair colour! HOWEVER, the bleaching process I had to go through by changing my hair from such intense red to such intense purple was brutal and after I was done, I CRIED . Like big for real tears. MY CURLS WERE DEAD AND GONE.
I have bleached my hair a million times in the past. I’ve lost my curls before. When I would go back and forth from red to black and black to red, I killed and fried my hair. I lost so much hair. I damaged the shit out of it BUT NEVER like this. It lost its curl pattern, the texture, it was dry, frizzy, but screw all that, I ‘ll deal with that, but the curls were like straws… no like spaghetti… straight, thin strings just hanging.
When I damaged my hair in the past it looked like a hot mess but I healed it back. It took a really long time though but I did it. With constant hair cuts and oil treatments my curls came back. They were healthy, shiny but best of all they looked alive and bouncy. This is what bothers me the most. I had my hair back and now I ruined it!!!!!! What have I done?
Anyway it really made me miserable because I could not do much with it so my one and only hair style was my go to bun. To make it worse, the purple fades so fast and ugly that I have to keep touching it up which defeats the purpose of any treatments I would be doing if I am colouring it every 2 weeks. Ahh what a freakin mess.
Anyhow, it’s been about a month or so now I’d say and I am happy to say that my curl pattern is starting to return. They are coming back..My hair was so dead and dry and just limp. But now it’s starting to get that bounce back and look alive and I am starting to get hope back that one day I will repair it fully…. maybe one day soon? lol
This is what it looks like today (my pic above)…. you can see it’s more so wavy than anything but a few weeks ago it would not curl at all. NOTHING. It was straight and limp.
And what I have to thank is good old cooking coconut oil and this amazing leave in conditioner.
So I wrote about coconut oil for hair before. It is the best shit since sliced bread lol I have been applying organic raw coconut oil every 3rd day and leaving it in over night or a few hours and washing it out to get the hydration back, to repair the damage.
Then I took a trip to my beauty supply store and noticed this African Pride hair line. I’ve seen it before but never really picked up any of their products. They have all kind of things for curly hair but I needed a damn miracle which is exactly what it said on this jar so I thought hey I’m desperate here!
Let me tell you!!!! This has saved my hair. Well this and my coconut oil of course , but I have been using this almost every single day no lie. I don’t shampoo my hair every day, sometimes I will just soak it and apply this all through my hair. I actually saturate my hair because it is not greasy or oily at all. You can just slober it on!
But I also use it as a styling product. This has brought my curls back to me!!!
The product comes in this decent size plastic jar so it’s easy to scoop it out.
The texture is creamy but not extremely thick or gooey. It is very easy to apply and distribute on wet or dry hair.
It leaves no residue, no sticky feeling, no greasiness.
This leave in conditioner is VERY VERY moisturizing. Since my hair is so dry now I can just feel it drinking this stuff up. But it’s doing an amazing job at hydrating this, I have read many reviews and it seems most are positive but I have read from one girl that she feels this product does not penetrate but only coats the hair. Well, I can’t tell , mine seems to be working it all the way in.
It makes the hair very soft and it tames the frizz while it enhances the curl pattern. It also can be used as a detangler.
It is sulfate and paraben free. This jar was about 10 bucks CAD which is relatively cheap for this size of product.
Now, THE SMELL.. oh my… IT SMELLS TROPICAL.. like mango, shea and coconut all in one but BETTER. It is strong but I love it …. love love love itt… my boyfriend was following me around like a puppy saying OMG what is that smell? is that you? DO THEY MAKE A BODY LOTION IN THAT? LMAO.
Anyway… this stuff has truly been a miracle just like it says because it is saving my hair. I am going to continue doing coconut oil treatments and using this leave in and I’ll update you guys on everything.
If you have curly hair I STRONGLY recommend this product. Your hair does not have to be damaged in order to use. It is just the best new curly hair product I discovered.