I was gifted this product by a well-meaning friend who had the best interests of my baby locs at heart. I have always wanted to try out Jamaican Mango & Lime products. This is the first I have ever used and it is called the Lock Gro.
It claims to:
– Stimulate Root Growth
– Prevent Itchy & Dry Scalp
– Strengthens Locks
– Prevents Breakage
The directions say to apply a generous amount to twists & locks daily.
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Menthol, Castor Oil, Coloring (D&C Green #6, D&C Yellow #11)
You see the first ingredient is petrolatum which has zero moisturizing properties. That’s of no use to me.
First reaction: Quite frankly, I wasn’t very confident about this product when I opened it up to get a whiff. Its green colour reminded me a little to much of Dax.
Verdict: I’m not a fan. It gives a short-lived tingling sensation to the scalp when used but I don’t think said sensation is worth the risk of product build-up in my baby locs.
It does smell good and minty but I have to stick to my principles of using little to no petrolatum products.
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I’ll be putting this product away and will only use it rarely for a shine boost when going out.