Price: $10.00 for 9oz bottle
Purchased At: Hairveda.com
Promises: “Rich with argan oil and rooibos tea, Red Tea moisturizer is sure to please. Red tea moisturizes all hairtypes effortlessly adding a satiny feel and softens throughout the day. Wonderful aroma.”
Directions: Pump a small amount into hands, rub palms together and apply to wet or dry hair. Use daily for added moisture, softness and shine. Use before braiding and twisting. Do not use with a flat iron or curling iron.
Ingredients: Water Aqua, African Red Bush (Rooibos Tea), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Olive Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Castor oil, Beeswax, Emulsifying wax (Ceteareth 20), Carnauba Wax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Pomegranate Extract, Capsicum annum (Paprika) powder, Candelilla Wax, Paraben-free Preservative, Phthalate-free Fragrance.
- Consistency: This is a creamy moisturizer that spreads easily on my palms and sinks right into my hair. I hate when products just sit on my hair, staring back at me, while I wait for some magic to happen so I was happy when this moisturizer seemingly melted right into my tresses. Because this moisturizer spreads and applies easily, a little goes a long way, but because it sinks in so well, I found myself in the beginning using more than necessary because it didn’t actually feel like I had applied anything to my hair.
- Packaging: Y’all know I’m a fan of jars and pumps so you can imagine the happy dance that may or may not have happened when I first used the pump that came with the bottle. I hate getting product all over bottles when I use them so pumps (and jars) just make life a little bit easier and less messy. I don’t know why more companies don’t use them because there are so many sustainable wholesale pump bottles available on the market that it is super easy for small and large businesses to invest in them for their company.
- Fragrance: Another non-secret: I’m picky and finicky when it comes to fragrances. This moisturizer is advertised as having a wonderful aroma but I can’t say I agree. I can’t pinpoint any one scent that this moisturizer reminds me of but I’m not a fan. The fragrance isn’t overly sweet, floral, or even musky… I truly can’t describe it but thankfully it doesn’t linger.
- Number of uses: I haven’t finished the bottle yet but I’ve been using it nearly every night for the last month, using about half a pump for each quadrant of my hair and have only used about half the bottle.
- Effectiveness: The answer to the burning question I know you’re asking after reading everything above: does this moisturizer adequately moisturized and soften hair? Well the answer for my hair is yes. After sealing in the moisturizer with either grapeseed or hemp oil, my hair remains soft and moisturized for two days. However, unlike another favorite moisturizer of mine: Silk Dreams Mocha Silk Hair Milk that I can use every day and still not have clumped, weighed down strands… with this moisturizer? Not so much. Even when I didn’t moisturize with this either day, by the third day my hair noticeably clumped together and was weighed down. If I had flat ironed my hair and wanted to preserve light, bouncy hair I would either use this moisturizer very sparingly on my ends or grab another moisturizer. For weeks where I’m rocking a bun, braid out, or faux bob, I’d rotate this moisturizer with my beloved Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme. The two weirdest things about this moisturizer is that one, hands feel coated after using it but my hair never does. I have to wash my hands after using this moisturizer because I don’t like the way the remaining traces of the product make palms feel at all… it’s just a weird, coated, slippery feeling. The second weirdest thing is how it takes a few minutes for this moisturizer’s mojo to kick in. What happens is I’ll apply this moisturizer to my hair, look at my hair and see nothing, feel nothing (meaning my hair doesn’t feel any different on initial application) and then a few minutes later, bam, softness makes it’s appearance.
I think Red Satin is a nice moisturizer to have and try but because Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme is still my numéro un moisturizer and adequately moisturizes my hair without weighing it down, I think I would only repurchase if Red Satin were on sale while I was low on DBs CLTC.
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