Purchased At: Hairitage Hydration on Etsy
Promises: “Coconut Mango Hair Moisturizer conditions and provides intense moisturization to the hair and scalp. This rich hair moisturizer is enriched with mango butter,coconut oil, and apricot oil to nourish and hydrate dry hair for a soft and silky-smooth appearance. Moisturizes and penetrates hair. Adds luster to hair. Provides wonderful slip. Perfect for braids, twists and smoothing edges.”
Directions: Scoop out a small amount of this hair moisturizer, rub between the palms of your hands, apply from root to tip to sectioned damp or dry hair.
Ingredients: Coconut oil, mango butter, apricot kernel oil, lemon essential oil, fragrance
My Assessment: When I first took off the lid for this product, two things came to kind. First, it smells great. If you’ve read my other reviews, you know I’m pretty picky when it comes to scents and prefer light fragrances. The scent of this moisturizer makes the grade. Second, I was worried that it would be two thick for my fine strands. Luckily, after spreading a little across my palms (as pictured below) I found that it spreads and melts very well. It looks as though I spread oil across my palms rather than moisturizer. Used it for a few weeks on its own and while I did find it works well as a moisturizer, especially on my ends, I found Hairitage Hydrations Coconut Yuzu Love a bit more moisturizing. After a while, I switched to layering this over my water-based moisturizer (as a sealant) and definitely like using it more in that fashion. It worked very well as a sealant. My hair stayed soft for hours and because of its light consistency, my hair did not feel weighed down, even after using this on top of my other moisturizers almost every morning. I also found that with use, my hair felt smooth during the week, especially ends, where I tend to concentrate this moisturizer when I’m styling my hair into a bun for the day. Lastly, love the shine I get from this stuff. Packaging wise, I love jars. It’s just a personal preference. Jars make it easier to scoop out the last bit of product and it’s also easier when I don’t have to keep picking up the product. This is merely a pet peeve of mine, but I get a little annoyed when products come in tubes or bottles and I get product on the bottle when trying to squeeze more out because I already had a bit on my hands. So just my personal preference, the jar is a plus for me.
This is the first oil-based moisturizer that I’ve used to seal with and i really like it. I’m stocking up on on the larger jar once i scrape out the last of what I have in the 2 oz jar, which lasted me a while I might add, so a little goes a long way. Because of its pomade-ish consistency and because it’s oil-based, I think it works best as a sealant over a water based moisturizer or for preventing dry ends, but that’s just my own personal assessment from how I’ve benefitted most from use. The only con I have is that I didn’t find it as moisturizing as my staple moisturizer but I understood that it’s because it’s not water based, which is water based. Overall, I like it and really like sealing with it so I’ll be grabbing another jar once I’ve finished with the jar I have.
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