Price: $5 for 2 oz / $12 for 8 oz
Purchased At: www.komazahaircare.com
Promises/Product Info: The combination of Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, and Algae and Pullan makes an excellent detangling and moisturizing leave-in for dry thirsty hair. Algae and Pullan trap water in the hair shaft slowing the process of moisture loss from the hair shaft helping to minimize immediate shrinkage and breakage. pH Balance 4.5. Algae Extract: Is a natural sugar that contains anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and B12 and gives great breakage protection, it works super for detangling, as well as minimizing frizz by locking moisture in the hair shaft. Shea butter: Is rich in vitamins A and E, shea butter soothes dryness, repairs breakage, and mends split ends. Aloe Vera: It is an ultimate moisturizer and conditioner causing the hair to yield great softness and shine. Vitamins B3, B5 and B6: Stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, maintains the moisture level of the hair and stimulates hair growth.
Directions: Section hair and apply to wet or dry hair. Use your fingers to comb through hair to allow the product to be evenly distributed. Works super with the Califia Cream for twist outs.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera, Shea Oil, Jojoba Oil, Algae and Pullan Extract, Behenetrimonium, Panthenol, Soybean Oil, Nettles, Horsetail, Rosemary, Peppermint, Marshmallow, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Phthalates-Free Vegetarian Fragrance, Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate(natural preservative).
My Assessment: I was previously using Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme (DB CLTC) to moisturize my new growth by diluting it with water to make it sprayable but in order to make it easily sprayable, but the amount of water I had to add still made my new growth pretty damp, even though I made sure to use a minimal amount. I did a bit of digging on LHCF and found this product referred for moisturizing new growth quite a bit so I decided to take the plunge after reading a really positive review from an LHCF member. I started off with the 2 oz bottle to be on the safe side, but after a week I had to buy the full size bottle.
It’s very liquid-y. So liquid-y that sometimes when I’m careless with my application, it’ll drip right from my hair onto the floor… which makes me mad because I’m wasting good product haha. It’s consistency is much thinner than my DB CLTC spray but it doesn’t leave my new growth as damp as its predecessor. And it absorb very well.
|10 weeks post relaxer
Top right: after spraying my new growth
Bottom left & bottom right: new growth after massaging the product in
Fragrance: it smells just like Waffle Crisp cereal to me, and I love it. When I first apply it to my hair, the scent isn’t too strong but it’s apparent. However, it doesn’t linger so I don’t have to worry about potentially walking around with my hair smelling like a yummy, hard to find, cereal.
And now onto the most important part, how well does it moisturize/how long does it moisturize. I focused using it on my new growth for all 2 days before I tested it on the length of my hair. This moisturizer makes my hair so soft and as a plus detangles my new growth.
To apply, I part my hair in 1-2 inch sections horizontally (starting at my nape) and spray it right on my new growth. When applying it to the length of my hair, I squeeze 2 pumps into my hand and apply to the length of my hair, working it in with my fingers. Even with spraying my hair with this product every day, my airdried hair still remains light and fluffy. For the last few weeks, I’ve been using the L.O.C. (liquid, oil, cream) method (you can read more about the method here) and have been using this as the first step and my hair is happy. Since using this on my new growth, I’ve noticed a noticeable decrease in breakage at line of demarcation. I’ve used this on 2 day old straightened hair and it reverts my texlaxed hair a little but not my bone straight ends, but it doesn’t bother me.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”