Monday, 11 February 2019

curly haircare products i've tried - a working list : treatments, oils & deep conditioners

Here is a working list of all the treatments, oils, & deep conditioners I've tried, and I'll be adding to it any time I try a new one...

Treatments/Deep Conditioners

  • Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask - (US/UK)
    *****, not CG friendly (isododecane - form of wax that may cause buildup)
    My absolute HG deep conditioner, always leaves my hair feeling moisturised and cared for. I think it helps the curl pattern.
  • Rice Water Protein Treatment DIY - see my video for full instructions
    *****, CG approved
    A great way to add structure back into your hair, and the price to make it is so low! I love to do this at least once a month these days, and it always gives my curls extra bounce.
  • Jessicurl Deep Conditioner - (US/UK)
    ***, CG approved
    I like this blended with rice water to make a moisturising protein treatment for my hair. Otherwise, all by itself, it's a little too heavy for my hair type.
  • Boucleme Intensive Moisture Treatment - (US/UK)
    *, CG approved
    The most mega list of ingredients, the nastiest smell. Also doesn't seem to hydrate my curls?!
  • The Innate Life Herbal Hair Mask - (US/UK)
    *, CG approved
    I required so much of the bottle to saturate my hair, as the consistency is very thin without much slip at all. Therefore, cost per use is extremely high. I also felt that it didn't make much different to my hair, other than adding shine.

Oils & Scalp Treatments
  • The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir - (US/UK)
    *****, CG approved
    My HG hair oil, for refreshing, for eliminating frizz, for providing shine, for scrunching out the crunch. It smells divine too.
  • Righteous Roots Hair RX - (US/UK)
    ****, CG approved
    The perfect oil for both scalp massage, adding shine, and also an all-over hot oil treatment - I love this stuff, and I see it staying in my routine for a long long time.
  • Living Libations Scalp Tonic - (US/UK)
    ****, CG approved
    This is a great oil for nourishing your scalp, goes in easily, washes out easily and leaves your scalp feeling fresh.
  • Nurturing Soul Nourishing Herbal Hair Oil - (International)
    ****, CG approved
    This gorgeous smelling oil, comes in cute packaging, and is handmade in small batches in the UK. I love this for my scalp and it's got fab ingredients for scalp condition and hair growth. I only use a couple of drops of this and give it a really good massage in before a brush out.
  • Flora & Curl Superfruit Hair Oil - (US/UK)
    ***, CG approved
    Gorgeous chocolate-y scent, rich and moisturising. Perfect for winter, but can easily add too much weight to my hair.
  • Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil - (US n/a /UK) *gifted
    **, CG approved
    Lovely scent, natural product. The packaging is also nice, and has a great pipette dropper to make it easy to get just a small amount. I just don't find this does much to my hair, and it seems to break me out a little around the nape of my neck, so perhaps the choice of oils is simply too heavy to be absorbed?
  • Evolve Beauty Nourishing Hair Elixir - (US/UK)
    *, CG approved
    It's started to refer to itself on the website now as a 'serum', and that's much more accurate. This oil sits on top of the hair providing shine for a short while but not penetrating the shaft.
  • The Innate Life Scalp Treatment - (US/UK)
    *, not CG friendly (cera alba)
    I expected so much more from this, and perhaps it just didn't suit my hair/scalp type? It was difficult to apply, difficult to wash out and made very little noticeable difference.

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