Product Review: Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In Conditioner



Hello beautiful people!

My name is Marilyn and I am not a product junkie.

If anything, I lie on the other end of the spectrum. I’m not one for trying out new products except they’re free or I’m being forced to try them out. So when I stumbled on Naturalista Juicy Leave-In Conditioner it was both free and I was kind of being forced to try it out. I took what I believed was moisturised hair to Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks, to get Havana twists and so when she remarked that my hair was dry, I was quite surprised. In a bid to find a conditioner that would help lock in my moisture, she very kindly tried a couple of leave-ins she had, but my hair refused them all (so spoilt!). And then she opened up a new sample jar of Naturalista Juicy Leave-In Conditioner and the first thing that got me was the smell. This tiny jar of happiness smells completely like cake. I kid you not. If I hadn’t seen her unwrap it, it would have taken a lot to convince me that the jar didn’t contain cake batter. It’s creamy colour and mousse-like texture makes it even more like a dessert, than a hair product. But the aesthetics isn’t the only thing that this product is good for, no no no. In the hours I spent braiding my hair, this was the only product that managed to moisturise my hair! Imagine my joy when she offered to let me have the entire jar for keeps! This product made my hair so soft and in addition, the moisture really was maintained for almost an entire week! Can you believe that?! An entire week. Seven whole days! I think this product was made by angels… only explanation.

So what makes this Naturalista Juicy Leave-In Conditioner what it is?

This juicy hair dessert contains an impressive list of ingredients, viz. Shea Butter, Aloe Leave Juice, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Panthenol, Vegetable Gylcerin, Vitamin E, Honey, Lemon Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Fragrance, Natural Preservatives. One thing that jumps at me when I look at the ingredients is how simple they are; and how most of them are lone ingredients that I have either mixed with water for daily spritzing or added to my DIY deep conditioning treatments.

Is this product without sin then?

For me, this product is flawless (it really did wake up like this). However, because of its mixture and its consistency, it might border on being too greasy for some people, out of personal preference, and even because of their hair type and porosity.

Are you sold on this product and want to have a piece of the cake?

Sadly, I am yet to replace this product in my life! It just seems very evasive, which has made my hair and I very sad. However, I was able to find it still available here . I was interested in buying the 8oz jar ($22.99), but it is currently sold out. The 16 oz jar ($45.99) is still available though. On the website above, the product is being sold under its new name of Juicy Yummy. The 2 oz jar ($7.99) is available for sale here .

If you cannot tell by now, I’ll go ahead and say it. I LOVE this product and yes, it is probably the best thing that has touched my hair till date.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts about it?

Have a brilliant day people!

Mee mee 


AB says: You can get this in Nigeria from the Kinky Apothecary. 3,800 naira for 8 oz. Check the Where to Find Directory for contact deets x