This will be a short and simple three in one review. I had previously only tried one Afroveda product, Cocolatte Moisture Mask, which I liked a lot but found it to be a little too pricey compared to like products. However there was a great sale going on at the site Naturally so I decided to check out some additional AfroVeda products.
PUR Whipped Hair Gelly, 8 oz $13.50 ing: aloe vera gel, Ashwagandha Herb, Amla Powder, Bhringaraj Powder, Brahmi Powder, Neem Leaf Extract; Nettle, Castor Oil, Almond Oil, Mustard Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (organic), Vanilla Essential Oil.
This product is not a gel but a cream, reminds me of Curls Whipped Cream, and the product states that can be used on wet hair to define curls. I tried it for a wash-n-go and it was a fail. My hair was soft and moisturized but the curls were not defined . I used it as a twist cream and it worked fine however I did need to follow up with a sealant. Overall the product was just okay for me.
Curl Define, 8 oz $15.50 ing: Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rice Milk, Water, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Nettle Leaf, Ayurvedic Botanicals of Ashwagandha Powder, Bhringaraj Powder, Brahmi Powder, Amalaki Herb and Neem Leaf; Bay Leaf, Horsetail Leaf Extract, Palm Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, (an edible, natural, ultra-mild self-emulsifying wax), Aloe Vera Leaf Gel, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate (a natural preservative), and love. Essential oil blend of Sweet Orange and Vanilla.
Again this product is not a gel either but more like a buttercream, reminds me of Donna Marie Super Buttercreme, and the product states that it can be used for braid and twist styles. I used this product as a sealant for my twists on top of PUR Whipped Hair Gelly, I also used it alone and it worked well both ways. I think the marketing is a little misleading because it is called Curl Define but it is not a curl definer. If you are looking for a nice whipped buttercream then this will do the trick.
Hemp Seed Lock Twist & Roll Butter, 8 oz $19.50 ing: Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rice Milk, Purified Water, Hemp Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Ayurvedic Botanicals of Ashwagandha Herb, Amla Powder, Bhringaraj Powder, Brahmi Powder, Neem Leaf Extract; Nettle, Castor Oil, Almond Oil, Mustard Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (organic), Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (an edible, natural, ultra-mild self-emulsifying wax), Sweet Almond Wax, Carnauba Wax, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate (a natural preservative), Essential Oil Blend, and love.
This product is accurately named it is a thick butter. I did not use the product on my hair because I could not stand the smell of the product. I cannot pin point the scent but it smells like earthy essential oils similar to patchouli, myrrh and the like. I would not recommend this product as a loc butter unless you like thick butters. For my son this product would result in build up in the hair. I would use one of the others products listed about instead.
So those are my thoughts on these products from AfroVeda, so far the Cocolatte is the best thing from this company. If you have tried any AfroVeda products and you loved them give me a recommendation on what you think I should try next.