This brush had a lot to live up to as I loved my aveda paddle brush to its last stroke, and it’s surpassed my expectations.
It doesn’t snag my hair at all, and really helps eliminate the tangles in my fine, wavy hair. The bristles are firm enough to give a solid scalp work out while brushing, too!
Easily detangles hair and feels great on my scalp.
After cleaning this brush numerous times, I still find it awkward (as noted below), but it's getting easier. The trick to cleaning it is to thoroughly comb or brush it to remove as many hair strands as you can before cleaning.
With most hair strands removed, it's much easier to scrub carefully with a mild soap and a nail brush, sideways under running water, being careful to not get water into the brush. Then I let it dry, face down so any water runs out.
Solid, but quite light. Just the right amount of stiffness in the bristles, gets through tangles and scratches the scalp in a good way. Feels like it will still be a great brush for years to come.
This brush is sturdy and made of quality materials, and feels like it will last several years. If I was basing this review on durability, it would get 5 out of 5.
However it requires frequent cleaning (at least in the land of LA smog) and is difficult to clean. You can't submerge the brush and soak it. You have to be careful not to get water in to it, while awkwardly scrubbing the wooden bristles.
I wish the rubber portion that held the bristles could be popped out and washed separately, then popped back in again.
Doesn't work for thick curly hair. Ever watery. Defently not a leave conditioner.
This spray works great on my curls. I use it on my hair right after a shower. A little goes a long way. I have long and thick hair, two to three sprays does the trick. Too much weighs down my hair. It works to detangle my hair with a wet brush and damp/wet hair.
This is the FIRST leave in spray I've ever liked. My hair is very porous and I have to reapply/reseal leave-in conditioner several times between washes. This is the perfect product for the job. It refills my strands without weighing them down.
I love that the ingredients are clean and the product can be traced.
The fine mister spray nozzle is a simple yet excellent feature because it distributes the product with absolute perfection. It sprays both evenly and lightly; allowing you to no go overboard.
It's also kind of a "base product" that can be used "as is" or customized. I added a few key essential oils for further nourishment. Though, It's pretty perfect the way it is.
****The ONLY THING- I don't think it performs well as a simple detangler. My daughter's hair has knots every morning. Ive used this spray several times and it just doesn't do much for helping detangle. It provided lots of moisture but she doesn't need the extra moisture so it gets heavy. I also don't see it PREVENTING tangles on her either.
I recommend for hair types similar to mine-
Mix of 2b/3b curly/wavy/and straight
*It's a disaster of a hair combo is what it is
Over the past couple of years, I've made a concerted effort to reduce my plastic consumption. One way to do this was to find replacements for all of the products I used in the shower, all in plastic bottles. I've tried several conditioning bars but this is my favorite so far. It smells good and goes on easily. My hair is soft and clean, not weighed down by residue. I'm 58 years old, a Caucasian woman with thick, wavy shoulder length hair that is starting to grey.
I have tried a couple of other bars and this is the best one I have found.
My boyfriend and I both use it and love it. I have wavy blonde hair that is very dry, he has curly brown hair that is thicker, coarser, and has a problem with being oily. Somehow it works perfect for both of us and we fight over the bar. 100% best conditioner I have ever used.
Love the cocoa butter conditioner bar! Switching away from bottled conditioner and this was the first bar I've tried. I have long medium-curly hair that tends to frizz, and this leaves it soft and moisturized, and the curls bouncy. I use it as a CO wash, and it takes a little longer to work into my hair than the bottled stuff, but is overall more convenient to use and will be easier to travel with. Love the minimalist packaging.
I have fine, wavy-to-curly hair. I go back and forth between curly girl and blown out/straightened styles. This conditioner bar is great for both styles. It does not weigh down my hair or curls. It’s also long-lasting I have used 3-4x a week for the past two months and the bar is about half gone. Recommend for anyone looking to reduce plastic/packaging!
I am hooked on this dry shampoo! I use about a teaspoon of this product in my oily shoulder length straight hair. I rub the powder into my scalp and voila! My hair is refreshed and ready to go like I just showered. Whether I am on a week long camping trip or just in-between showers this dry shampoo does the trick - AND the 3/4 cup product come in home compatible compostable packaging!
This dry shampoo is amazing! It lasts forever, it's inexpensive, and it works well! I have dirty blond hair so the white blends into my hair and you can't tell. If you have dark hair, you'll maybe see a white cast. I love this stuff and if I ever run out, I'll be buying more!
I think im sold! I'm trying this out for the first time and i feel like it really is holding down my oily scalp! im very impressed. I've tried mulitple spray dry shampoos and so far this has been working!
Ok, so the first time I used this dry shampoo I dumped waaaay too much on my scalp and it looked like I had been dusted with powdered sugar lol. But once I figured out the correct amount it works great! Let's me get away with not washing my hair an extra day to save water.
After the first use - I’ve been converted. It’s very light, absorbs the oils so well, and doesn’t leave my hair with an incredibly strong smell. I thought I’d miss the canned dry shampoo but I don’t. My hair feels so much more natural (not stiff, powdery, or sticky) with this product. My only Initial struggle with this new dry shampoo is application. I’d recommend using a makeup brush to dip into the powder and apply to your hair.
My Hair Type: Fine, Medium Density, Very Porous, Dry, Frizzy, Curly, Wavy & Straight.
FIRST- I give 5 stars bc the product is as clean as a product gets. Top Quality. SECOND- because of my hair's relentlessly high needs, I find this product to be a better daily conditioner than deep conditioner. Especially because the consistency isn't super thick- my hair sucks it up quickly and I can't get a thick coating without using a ton of it. HOWEVER- if I left this on for several hours I guarantee it would be very beneficial. LAST- I think this product can be used by anyone needing moisture. Again, it's a great product with great ingredients. It's as honest as it gets.
I’ve tried many conditioners from eco collective and comparable women-operated businesses and although I think I’ll stick with the solid conditioner bar, this mango deep conditioner is something I’ll continue to get to treat my hair. I have really long, waist-length, wiry thick black hair and it needs a lot of conditioner.
My coarse, thick, and dry curly hair (3a-3c) loved this stuff! My hair was starting to get pretty dried out after only using conditioner bars for a couple of months, and using this once totally restored my curls. I used it two wash days in a row and it was definitely a little too much moisture the second time around, so I'll treat this as a true deep conditioner and alternate between using this and my conditioner bars. The mango smell is a great added bonus - smells like real mango and isn't overpowering! 10/10 recommend
This is a perfect curl cream that adds just enough crunch for definition but they can be easily broken up for soft bounce! So happy I found a sustainable product that works.
My newest fav hair gel!!! It smells so good and has a very decent hold, brings out the curls 100%!
This creamy gel is awesome for curly girls who don’t want a lot of crunch with their products. It leaves the hair so shiny and bouncy!
This product worked great on my curls. I use it with the spray leave on conditioner then follow up with the curl definer. A little goes a long way. I love the sweet orange smell! I look forward to using it every day. I plan to purchase again.
CGM girl here! Jello shot is the perfect name for this gel. It is sooooo thick! I personally have been putting some water in my hands with the gel and then rubbing my hands together before I put it in my hair. I am still learning how to use it compared to the other gels I've used, but so far I really like it! It seems to define more strands of my hair than other gels I have used.
Sadly these products contain environmental toxins. Wont buy again.
As someone with wavy and curly hair, I really liked how shiny and nice this made my hair!
I bought this to use with the amber bottle with the serum pump, but unlike the grapeseed oil, it doesn't work so much with the castor oil because it's thicker. Unlike the grapeseed oil with its strong scent, castor oil has a netural scent and takes a bit longer to penetrate. I use the castor oil on my body and specifically on the dry ends of my hair in the front and back. The aluminum bottle it comes in can be reused as a good on-the-go or travel-size plastic-free way to take small amounts of liquid items. I would recommend using this type of oil without a pump to dispense because in my experience the oil is too thick and clogs up the pump. It's a plus that this oil is organic too.