To all my “all-natural” hair care lovers……this review is for you!
I’m not a big user of all-natural products…..however, I have noticed that as my hair gets longer (and the damaged ends are getting trimmed away into extinction), my hair seems to respond better to these kind of products rather than the usual silicone laden ones.
I was sent these products by Big Hair as a gift and I was so impressed with these beauties that I decided that I just HAD to share my honest opinion with my doves too 🙂
Now…..to break down why these products are as awesome as bananas smothered in peanut butter (hmmmmm), here are the ingredients…..
Big Hair Leave In Moisturising Milk
Aqua (Water), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Butter), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Natural detangler and conditioner (Behentrimonium Methosulfate* (and) Cetearyl Alcohol**), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Eco-Cert Approved Preservative (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol), Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)
Super light, non greasy and very hydrating. I really liked this leave in conditioner and it left my curls feeling very soft and nourished. The only downside for me….is that I felt as though the softness only lasted for 2-3 days before my curls started to dry out a little bit.
The ingredients are very interesting…….with some little gems that I haven’t heard of before!
Meadowfoam seed oil contains naturally high levels of Vitamin E, an antioxidant which is an essential nutrient for the hair, helping to strengthen strands and protect against future damage. Murumuru butter is naturally rich in vitamin A and is said to promote moisture retention by acting as a sealant to lock in existing mositure within the hair shaft (therefore best applied on damp hair!).
Whilst I do my detangling during the deep conditioning phase of my curly hair routine….I definitely felt the awesome detangling slip that the leave in conditioner provided as I raked and shaked the product through my curls in true Ouidad style (for the sleek, defined and elongated look).
The smell was ok…..very natural, not artificial in the slightest! It could have done with a bit more aroma and scent….(floral notes would have suited this perfectly!) However…..I honestly don’t think I can moan about a product not having enough artificial additives!
I give this product 8/10
Big Hair Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
Aqua (Water), Natural detangler and conditioner (Behentrimonium Methosulfate* (and) Cetearyl Alcohol**), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Banana Powder (Musa Sapientum), Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Honey (Mel), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Glycerine (Palm Free), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Optiphen Eco-Cert Approved Preservative (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol)
*Derived from rape seed oil
**Fatty (good) alcohol derived from coconut and palm oil
This deep conditioner is lush!
It is so gorgeous….that I’m willing to bet money that it was hand delivered from heaven by little fat cherub angels in a silk lined golden box….
Yes….I love it that much!
The ingredients are so deliciously nourishing and highly moisturising! The product feels slightly grainy in texture at first when applied to the hair, however it melts into strands and you can really feel the natural oils just sink into your curls! When rinsed away, it leaves the hair incredibly soft and smooth.
Rhassoul clay is highly mineral-dense and is sourced from Morocco. Rhassoul Clay is allegedly very rich in silica, which is known for not only strengthening the hair, but also very important for hair growth. Both avocado oil and coconut oil are known to be one of the few oils which penetrate the hair shaft and actually nourish from the inside (unlike other oils which merely coat the strand). Coconut oil is also known to prevent protein loss from the cuticle.
I usually alternate between protein conditioners and moisture conditioners when I wash my hair…..so I only use this product once every two weeks or so. Even though I use this hair treatment quite infrequently….I definitely feel as though it’s made quite a big difference to the moisture levels and softness of my curls.
I’d rate this conditioner 9.5/10.
Great Things Come In Pairs…..
These two products work together very well and I personally think the whole Big Hair product line should be used as a system.
You can purchase these lovelies online on Big Hair’s website or Curly Emporium. It goes without saying that these are definitely on the more expensive side……the Hair Treatment costs £14.95 and the Moisture Milk costs £12.95 from the Big Hair website. I personally think it is money well spent as the quality is superb (although I have to say, slightly larger bottles would be nice!)
I think that these products would be absolutely perfect for anyone with low porosity/virgin hair! Whilst other hair types could definitely benefit from these two products……anyone with high porosity/damaged/chemically altered curls does have specific hair care needs, which aren’t necessarily met by using all natural cosmetics alone. If this applies to you, look for other products to help supplement your curly hair routine alongside anything “all natural” (e.g. Aphogee treatments every month or so).
Have you tried these products before? Let me know what you think!
The Curly Cockney