About a month ago I attended a natural hair event hosted by the Caribbean Students Association and African Student Association. As I mentioned in a previous post, it was a fabulous opportunity to meet other naturals and hear their thoughts, experiences, and opinions. It was also my chance to get my hands on a bottle of conditioner by London Ivy Products, which, much to my delight, was on discount just for the event!
FIRST IMPRESSIONS - The very first thing that caught my eye about this product is its ingredients list. This bottle is packed with some amazing ingredients I'd never even considered for hair care, such as broccoli seed oil for smoother, thicker hair, and camellia oil for nourishment. Because of these fantastic ingredients the company suggests the conditioner be used for co-washing so you can skip your shampoo entirely if you wish.
WHILE CLEANSING - It smells great! The conditioner lathers well and is neither watered-down nor too heavy when applied to wet hair. It delivers just the right amount of slip to facilitate detangling, too. I was pleasantly surprised to notice a gentle tingling sensation on my scalp, which I believe is thanks to the peppermint oil. I've read that peppermint oil is fantastic at stimulating hair growth by encouraging blood flow to the scalp, so this is definitely a welcome bonus!
AFTER CLEANSING - The product rinses out very easily and leaves my hair feeling soft and nourished. I've been having a hard time finding all-natural products that don't turn my hair to straw, so I'll definitely be keeping this conditioner around!
FINAL THOUGHTS - I feel good supporting this business because not only does it use natural and organic ingredients, but its products are locally manufactured too. Moreover, London Ivy Products is Black-owned and donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. Everybody wins!
Please note that I wasn't compensated in any way to write this product review.
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