$12.00, 8.4 ounces
ing: purified water, organic aloe vera gel, behentremonium methosulfate (emulsifier derived from colza oil), honey, virgin hemp oil, coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, hydrolized silk, citrus essences, fragrance, optiphen (preservative)
This is sort of a re-visit. I used this conditioner early in my natural hair journey. I remember liking it and I always made sure to keep a bottle on-hand. Well then life happens and it was pushed to the back of the product closet only to be re-discovered this past weekend. I was elated like I had been reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen since grade school and I couldn’t wait to use it again.
After cleansing my hair and scalp in the shower I applied a heaping dollop of the conditioner in my palm and smoothed it over my mane. The sweet floral scent brought back memories early in my natural hair journey when I was just trying to sort out fact from fiction and get to know my hair. Whilst walking down memory lane I began to finger detangle my hair which was immediately halted with snap back to reality. Either a) my hair is a lot nappier then it used to be, b) this product does not have the slip that I remember, or c) I used to be a lot rougher on my hair than I am now. Well the answer is d, all of the above *shock g voice*. I had to grab the last of my tropical traditions coconut hair oil to provide some slippage to maneuver through a week’s worth of tangles.
5 Things I Liked About This Product
- All natural ingredients
- Oyin has great customer service and can be found at most natural hair retailers
- Its smells lovely (all their products do really)
- It conditioned my hair well and it was soft
- While it does contain protein, it is not enough protein to bother my protein sensitive hair.
What I sat down and realized is that this product was one of the first natural hair products I used so compared to the garbage that was out there this conditioner was heaven sent. But that was 4 years ago. Since then I have found other products that I think are better suited to the needs of my hair. This is not a bad product, not at all, its just that I have found things that give me the right balance of moisture, slip, softness that I require in a conditioner. If I have to give this conditioner a grade I would give it a ‘B’. However, I have plenty of ‘A’ conditioners in my arsenal so the B’s get bumped :)
I do like Oyin products (Juices and Berries, Greg Juice, Burnt Sugar Pomade and Funk Butter) and would recommend them to naturals looking for good products with quality ingredients. But I am sad to report that the HoneyHemp Conditioner is no longer on my holy grail list. It will be missed.