Product: Organics by Africa’s Best Hair Mayonnaise. Formulated with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Treatment for weak, damaged hair. With organic Herbs, Olive Oil, and Egg Protein.
It conditions, Moisturizes, and strengthens. Basically, this is a conditioner for protein treatment.
Two in one usage: Deep conditioner and daily use as a leave-in conditioner.
Instruction: For deep conditioner; Massage generous amount from root to ends, cover for 10 minutes for more conditioning effect and rinse out with water. For leave-in conditioner, rub small amount between palms and apply from roots to ends, reapply to weak, damaged areas and ends as needed.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-32, Lanolin Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Olea Europeaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethicone PEG-8 Laureate, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot)Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Soluble Collagen, Tocopherol, Ovum (Egg Powder), Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 16035 (Red 40), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract.
What to note about the ingredients:
Paraffinum Liquid (Mineral Oil), silicone, glycerine (humectants) and protein which is way down the list. Ingredients on labels are arranged based on their quantity in the main content in a descending order.
The list shows that water is the highest ingredient on the list and followed by Glycerine which is the second. This is a good thing as glycerine is meant to put moisture in the hair. However, the reverse might be the case if used during the harsh weather. Instead of humectants to absorb moisture from the air to the hair, it gives out moisture from the hair to the air. Hope that makes sense. This is to say this product could leave your hair hard or dry if used during the harsh weather season.
Mineral oil is the third highest ingredient on the list. If you are new to natural hair journey, I am sure mineral oil is on the top of list of ingredients you have been told to avoid like a plague for many reasons. This could be a big NO for you but you should also note that what should be a major concern is its penetrating behaviour. It takes a long while to penetrate the hair which can be termed to block moisture. Quiet similar to the behavioural pattern of coconut oil. I am sure some people can relate. I personally avoid coconut oil.
Speaking about silicone. They are meant to give slip to the hair. But the reason why some naturals avoid it is because it causes build-up. We cannot say this is entirely true. Silicone comes in two types, the soluble silicone which is considered great and the insoluble type which causes build-up. This two types are present in this products making me a little bit worried to use as a leave-in conditioner. Albeit, this product does have a good slip. I liked the way my fingers glided effortlessly on my hair as I was applying to use as a deep masque.
The protein content in this product is not so much, based on its position on the label. I guess this is actually what makes it cool for the treatment of damaged hair and weak ends. I also think it is cool for people whose natural hair are not protein sensitive. If your hair is protein sensitive, you may want to narrow the usage of this hair product to when it is very necessary and follow up with a moisture deep conditioner.
As instructed, I used a generous amount of this hair mayonnaise product.
How I felt
It has a great slip and really helped to detangle my hair. This can be attributed to the presence of the soluble silicone (dimethicones PEG-8). My hair felt very soft and moisturized at the time of application, this can be likened to that effect you feel when you are getting the creamy crack on. But after I rinsed out with warm water and the water began to dry up, my hair began to feel dry and hard. Once this was noticed, I immediately start to apply the only conditioner for moisture I have left (the said product also has a strengthening property but great with moisture). It would be way better if the conditioner I followed up with was majorly for moisture. This was a great mistake on my part. I should have known my protein sensitive natural hair will not react well, thus prepare for a moisture deep masque follow up. Learn from my mistake.
I quickly put my hair in a two strand twist so it doesn’t turn to a nightmare the following morning. Below is the picture of how my hair was like in the morning after the twists were out.
What it actually did to my hair;
Did it condition my hair? YES
Did it moisturise my hair? NO
Did it strengthen my hair? YES
Will I use it again? NO, my natural hair has a low porosity and it’s protein sensitive and I need as much moisture I can get in my hair. It took me a few weeks to get my hair back on track. Sadly, I experienced breakage during this period.
Will I recommend this product? Well, maybeYES. But if your hair is protein sensitive, you should consider following up with a deep moisture treatment and use occasionally. We are supposed to follow any protein treatment with a moisture deep treatment anyway.
Price: N2,000-N2,500, I was gifted.
So, would you be trying this out? and if you have tried it, what was your experience?
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