I have SO many blog posts to catch you guys on I really didn’t know where to start! While I was offline I certainly didn’t stop attending all events/launches nor testing out a heap of stuff (it really was the light amidst the chaos of my life). So I walked into my closet, looked at the shelf and decided just review the 1st product I saw just to make a start. Here goes…
If you’re addicted to blogs like me, Carol’s Daughter needs no introduction and I got my fix some time back at The Perfect Hair.
I bought 2 products from the range namely:
- the Tui Moisturising Leave In Conditioner (which I can’t find on their US site anymore – hoping it’s not discontinued!) &
- the Healthy Hair Butter (which I still haven’t opened yet!).
The Tui Moisturising Leave-In Conditioner appealed to me because my hair just can’t get enough moisture so a leave-in (even after deep conditioning) made sense. I use it on damp hair post washing/co washing – basically after the final rinse and after I’ve dried my hair with a micro fibre towel but it’s definitely still quite damp.
- the formulation. It’s packed with good stuff: water, glycerine, aloe juice, vitamin B5 (strengthens), lavender & more
- still on ingredients, it’s free of silicones, parabens, petroleum & mineral oil – basically all the potential nasties I’m usually on the look out for
- I was not excited about the brown rooibos looking colour of this product but it smells great & it’s not at all a greasy formula
- I’ve said over & over again on this blog that I get my best curls air drying my hair & just letting my curls be so a spray on leave-in seemed ideal & I hadn’t come across a leave-in that came in a spray bottle format before. This meant that with regular leave-in conditioners I’d have to “mess” with my curls (i.e. rub it in & in so doing “break” the curls) in order to apply it. I also have to mention at this juncture that I haven’t had a heap of success with DIY spritz’s either (long story) and I really wanted to have something moitsurising but light to use post my wash & go’s & this was it.
- At R426 it’s really steep for my pocket (not unlike most of the US brands available in SA to be fair) but I might repurchase since it goes a really long way (I’m about 6 months in and I have a third of the bottle left).
Wash & go’s and co washes are my the staples of my regime but I’ve often felt like my hair needed “something to hold onto” in terms of moisture as it dries and this product does that well minus the grease. The product also has a detangling claim which I haven’t tested much – I prefer to do my detangling in the shower with conditioner (I don’t mind silicones here) that has loads of slip. As for the claim of “refreshing” curls (on dry hair) it helps a tad but I wouldn’t recommend you rely on it for that.
Caution: you really just need a few sprays like 4-6 at the maximum. I used to use double that at the beginning and I could feel the product build up on my hair once it dried which sucked because my hair was freshly washed. Less is most definitely more & will help stretch the product as well.
If any of you guys have a spray on leave in conditioner (not the DIY kind) I would love to know – please do tell!
Be kind to your hair!