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Back in 2013, I got some products from Midas Naturals. I loved the healthy butter in particular, and I reviewed it here.
As the saying goes, the only thing that is constant in life is change, and since then, the brand has been through some changes. Currently, they have a new line of products- Brazen Curls, and they sent it to me towards the end of last year to review. I have used them, and so has MeeMee, so, here I am with our unbiased views on the products.
This is not a sponsored post. Though made in the UK, Midas Naturals is owned by a Nigerian woman, so it gives us great joy that these products are quality stuff, and we definitely think you should know about them. Continue reading
The African Naturalistas review I promised is here.
At our last Naturals in The City meetup, I was given a nice bag of African Naturalistas products to try out. April was all about me and them.
Though I did not buy these products, you have (and always have) my deepest assurances that this is just another honest review on the blog! Everything cannot work well, or work the same for everyone, so in my reviews, I’m not worried about hurting anyone’s feelings. Different people, different experiences with the same products.
Alright. So I got the following: Leave-In Conditioner, Black Moisturising Natural Shampoo, Moisturising and Detangling Conditioner & Deep Conditioning Mayonnaise.
The mayonnaise comes as most mayos do, in a tub for easy scooping. The rest of the products are light plastic bottles that are easy to squeeze. White containers with transparent labels stuck on. this minimalist presentation and packaging works for me.
The products share the same base fragrance. At first I was thinking- fruity? But I concluded that they smell unlike ny fruit I know, but they definitely smell like Vitamin C. The regular sweet, orange, round Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) tablets easily found at Pharmacies and dispensaries. The Deep Conditioner smells kinda different- I believe I smell the honey in it somewhere in the mix. It is also worth noting that all four products are water based, they have water as the first ingredient.
In August, I received three products from an indigenous company, AfroRiri Haircare. I got the Honey Moisturising Shampoo, Luxe Detangling Conditioner and the Luxe Hair Butter. I blogged about my First Impressions in this post.
Its been almost two months now, and I’ve really got to use them, so here I am with my review.
Well used. Shampoo- Conditioner- Hair Butter
First, what my hair is like
I have tightly coiled, ziggly 4C low-porosity hair. My individual strands are very fine and thin in texture, but they’re a lot, so I’m between medium-high density. I am not having any problems with my hair at the moment.
Let’s get to it!
All three products are free of sulfates, silicones, mineral oils and parabens. Continue reading
AfroRiri Haircare is a new haircare brand “on a mission to develop the highest quality in hair care from nature.” Last week, I received three products from their line, for review purposes; the Honey Moisturizing Shampoo, the Luxe Detangling Conditioner and the Luxe Hair Butter.
AfroRiri products are made in Nigeria by House of Radiance, right here in Calabar! Knowing this makes me super excited to see how my hair likes them. 🙂
Okay, on to my first impressions.
These products look good. Simple functional bottles for the shampoo and conditioner, a tub for the butter, and labels that won’t peel off when wet.
The ingredient lists read okay. No sulfates, no parabens, no mineral oil. I love me my silicones, but it’s also worth noting that this line is silicone free.
P.S. This was just a sample. The Midas Naturals label is different now.
Recently, I got to try product samples from a new organic hair product line, Midas Naturals. I loved the Whipped Shea Butter so much! ❤ Midas Naturals is a UK based company, but I’m proud to say that it is owned by a Nigerian. 🙂
Aqua, organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), avocado oil (persea grattissima), coconut oil (cocos nucifera), emulsifying wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), olive oil (olea europaea), crambe seed oil (abyssinica), organic palm oil (elaeis guineenis), stearic acid, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, vanilla cream fragrance oil.
Worth noting: Water is its first ingredient, and this is humectant free.
Shea butter, water and easily absorbable oils are the soul of this, with other ingredients to hold everything together. Continue reading