Product review: Carol’s daughter healthy hair butter

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Full name: Carol’s daughter healthy hair butter

Price: No idea, to be honest.

Where to Buy:

Strands Salon on Musa Yar’Adua street in VI (as told to me by a friend)

Product Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Essential Oils of Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, Bay and Cedarwood, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate and Absorbic Acid.

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Directions: Place a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub hands together. Apply sparingly to scalp and hair. Use as often as needed to keep your hair looking conditioned and shiny

Product Claim: Creamy hairdress for Relaxed or Natural Hair. Paraben-free. No petroleum, mineral oil or artificial color.

My Assessment:

Product was used as a moisturizer on dry hair. It easily soaks into the hair and left hair shiny/oily looking.

Pros:

1. All natural product – so I am comfortable using it to oil my scalp before doing a long-term protective style like a weave. I prefer all-natural products for this purpose as I am more comfortable with natural products touching my scalp (skin) and possibly getting absorbed into my body (bloodstream). Better some cocoa seed butter sipping into my skull than some mineral oil or erjeiojreoierjoe-ethanate*, ya know!

2. Gives a tingly feeling on application to scalp. I love it when products give my scalp a refreshing tingly feeling.

3. Nice whipped butter texture. Good for use on hair and also, on scalp. Multi-purpose use = better bang for your buck.

4. Product is well preserved. With a lot of all-natural products, it does not keep for a long time or is prone to bacteria/fungi/mold growth in the product after some time. I have been happy to see that this product has kept well. I have had it since the summer of 2011.

Cons:

1. Strong, earthy scent. I have been told that the predominant scent in this product is that of the patchouli. I have not smelt patchouli – so I cannot confirm or deny. I can say that it is earthy and strong. I feel self-conscious when I use this product as I feel my hair is stinking up the place. Also, this scent lingersssssss!

2. Product claims to keep hair looking shiny – however, it tends to get my hair more oily-looking than shiny-looking. I must add the caveat that I may or may not have been heavy handed with the product. It is a fine line between shiny and oily – and my product application might have caused that as opposed to the actual product in of itself. I hope

this makes sense to you, my dear readers.

3. Packaging: While one of my fave bloggers, Jen of JGA prefers products in jars – my affinity for long nails makes me prefer products in bottles with flick open caps. I do not want have to stick my finger into a jar and get product in my nails, when I need to use the product.

Summary:

Overall, nothing life changing. The product was gifted to me by my sister who has a full head of thick, natural, coily hair. The product didn’t do anything for her. It was also an average product for me. I keep it in my arsenal as a nutritious scalp food or to richly moisturize my hair when doing braids (and I feel like mizing my other bettersmelling moisturizers) and I do not mind stinking like wet grass or something earthy!

Picture Notes: The two visuals on the actual product as to show the whipped butter/cake batter texture and consistency of the product.

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Repurchase?: NOPE!

Staple?: No

*: No, this does not exist. I made it up. Point being: some ingredients on many products I own read like gibberish to me J

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