Thursday, November 22, 2012

Product Review: Botanical Spirits HerbExture Hair Softening & Strengthening Mask

at Circle of Sister's this year, I along with my friend Krystal (MochaNapps) stopped by the Botanical Spirits booth and we both purchased conditioners. I went with a deep conditioner, cause i was looking for a new one to try and she bought the Shea Soft Styling Creme (her review for the product alone was not a good one but she made it work for her!)

The deep conditioner i bout was the HerbExture Hair Softening & Strengthening Mask (formerly known as the peppermint mud mask)
What is it?An herbal base deep conditioner to soften, increase hair growth & manageability
  • Formulated with herbal conditioning extracts & oils with  apple cider vinegar that will
  • Moisturize, soften and stimulate hair growth
  • Increase hair’s manageability and hydration.
  • Condition & cleanse hair.
  • Good for all hair types especially coarse hair (straight, wavy, curly)
  • Decrease curly hair shrinkage factor
Ingredients: Deionized Water, HerbExture™ Proprietary Herbal Complex Extract, Malus Communis Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Laminariales (Kelp) Extract, Rhassoul Clay, Olea Europeus (Olive) Oil, Ricinis Communis (Castor Beans) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Milk Acid, Glycerol Stearate, Cetearyl Strearate, Calcium Streayl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glycerol Stearate, PEG-100, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Petals Hydrosol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Geranium Essnetial Oil, Rosmarinum Officinalis (Rosemary)Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate, Potassium Sorbate, Menthol.

So for once i didn't add anything to my deep conditioner. No oils or nothing. I used the conditioner as is. It looked like mud, smelled like mud and was gritty to the feel. The smell wasn't all that exciting and kind of had a herbal/minty undertone. It wasn't a heavy scent but it wasn't light either. The mixture wasn't very thick either mostly watery consistency.

I sectioned my hair in 7 big sections, and just grabbed what i could of the mixture onto my fingers (should've used a perm brush) and combed it through after i had washed my hair with black soap and aloe vera gel (will do a review on that later). I used like a third of the 8oz container. I left it in for a good couple of hours, kept myself busy with preparing food, cooking and eating it. And of course taking a good 2-3 hour nap afterwards. So my hair was deeply deep conditioned. lol!

Washing it out was a trip! like i knew that it was gonna come out gross, but seriously the water was brown! At least it was easy to tell when i got all the conditioner out! But my hair came out soft  and manageable just like it promised!

So i watched other reviews (LolaKinkz & GrowBlackHairNET) on it and it turns out after 3-4 uses it helps minimize shrinkage and elongates curls. So hopefully thats the case this time. will let you know soon!

Would I recommend to others?...........YES!

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