I heard about this product for the first time on Twitter. There’s this naturalista Bankole who posted a picture of her ‘fro with a caption of her holy grail products which included this Indian Hemp cream. A few weeks later, I read Afoma‘s interview on The Kink and I where she also made reference to this product and then I asked her about it. Of course, that piqued my curiosity and so I went to check it out. Long story short, I got myself one.
Full Name: Kuza 100% Indian Hemp Hair And Scalp Treatment
Product Claim: SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR TEXTURED HAIR. A blend of fine oils and natural herbs to promote healthy hair. Aids in the treatment of damaged hair caused by harsh chemicals. Makes hair feel and look soft, smooth and natural.
Apply gently to the hair and scalp concentrating on dry areas. Style hair as usual. Use daily for best results.
Petroleum, Paraffin, Fragrance(Parfum), Indian Hemp(Apocynum Cannabium)Extract, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycine Soja(Soybean) Oil, Natural Herbs Tea, Lanolin, Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amigadalus Dulcis(Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis(Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis(Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflower) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein, Propylparaben Isopropyl Palmitate. May contain D&C Yellow #11 (CI 47000), D&C Red #17 (CI 26100), D&C Green #6 (CI 61565).
- Water is not its first ingredient so it’s not a moisturizer. For effective use, it can only be used as a sealant after moisturizing to avoid build up.
- Petroleum is its first ingredient. Let’s just say that I closed my eyes to this.
- It also has some funny non-natural ingredients/chemicals and everything we usually preach against.
- Otherwise, it is packed especially with Indian Hemp extracts which is its main ingredient. I hear it aids hair growth too.
- The good ones easily trumps and overshadows the bad ones.
- It contains:
- Soybean Oil
- Natural Herbs tea
- Coconut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Jojoba Seed Oil
- Rosemary Leaf Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Safflower Seed Oil
- Wheat Germ Protein
I used it as a sealant after spraying my hair with my hair spritz to lock in moisture.
- The scent which is quite pungent and pleasant plus it lingers for a while.
- Expect to see particles of herbal extracts in your hair.
- It does a decent job of keeping my hair moisturized for a longer time.
- It sits comfortably in between my shea butter and moisturizer so in terms of weight, it isn’t very heavy. Just light enough.
- A little goes a long way to avoid build up. Plus I also tried as much as possible to avoid using it back to back. I alternated it with my regular moisturizer. Again, to avoid unnecessary build-up.
- Surprisingly, it’s not very greasy even with the presence of Petroleum.
It is an okay product, nothing spectacular except for the blend of herbs and oils. Again, it’s best used as a sealant. I haven’t decided whether or not it would become a staple. It just looks like something I might want to have around.