Welcome back everyone! I love, love, love doing product reviews! These products were sent to me by the lovely Somi of Midas Naturals for review! I received the Vitanourish Co-wash, the Shine Conditioner, and the Whipped Shea Hair Butter. We are going to go through each one and as always this review will be honest! Keep reading after the jump!
Description: "Our creamy no-poo formula is perfect for dry hair and contains a rich blend of oils to gently, but thoroughly cleanse your hair, leaving it clean, radiant and intensely moisturised." -via MidasNaturals.com
Directions: "Wet hair, then thoroughly massage into scalp and throughout the hair. Rinse thoroughly." -via MidasNaturals.com
Smell: Warm Vanilla Oatmeal...it has such a delightful smell that it makes you want to eat it. I don't recommend that you do though lol. The smell is quite strong but I really like it.
Consistency: Like a very light conditioner, it doesn't lather
How I used it: The first time I used it, I did not pre poo and my hair was already very dry. The second time I did pre-poo
Thoughts: The first time I used the co-wash, it did not moisturize my hair but it did leave it clean and smelling really good. I did feel as though I needed to follow up with a conditioner. This could be because my hair was extremely dry. The second time I used it, I pre-poo'd before hand. This time my hair felt like it had a light coating after rinsing, but it was quite soft and I could detangle with my fingers. I think this is a light cleanser and works best when your hair isn't dry as the Sahara desert or coated with conditioner. I would you use a light oil as pre poo next time.
Description: "Containing keratin and extracts of blackberry and pomegranate, our rich deep conditioner softens, moisturises, protects, strengthens and adds sheen to your hair" -via MidasNaturals.com
Directions: "After shampooing, smooth onto freshly washed hair from root tip. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. For deeper conditioning, leave on for up to 30 mins. Can also be used on dry hair."
Smell: Same wonderful vanilla oatmeal smell as before! This smell is very strong and gets amplified when you use a plastic bag on top. The smell lingers awhile after rinsing. Consistency: lotion like or like a whipped butter. it is not heavy at all How I used it: I used this after a protein treatment because I wanted to see how effective it would be when moisture matters most. I left it on for about an hour because I was studying. The second time I used it I did not do do a protein treatment and left it on for about 10-15 minutes in the shower. The third time I left it on for a hour. Thoughts: First impression: I love this deep conditioner!! It definitely delivers! My hair was so soft and shiny and smelled so good after I rinsed! A little goes a long way! Second go: I used it for a shorter amount of time and my hair was not as soft as before. I recommend leaving it on for the 30 minutes or more with a baggy for a nice deep treatment. Third go: My results with this conditioner have been sporadic,but this time left my hair moist. So in conclusion leaving it on for an hour and using a protein treatment before should bring out the true potential of the conditioner.
Description: "Containing a rich, nourishing blend of shea butter, coconut and crambe oils, our thick hair butter is perfect for sealing in moisture after washing and conditioning. It is also great as a styling butter to create highly defined twist-outs, braid-outs and bantu-knots outs." -via MidasNaturals.com
Directions: "Divide your hair into workable sections as you would normally. On damp or dry hair, apply a penny-size amount to each section then proceed with styling. Use more or less as required, but remember, a little goes a long way! Can also be used as a deep (moisturising) conditioner." - via MidasNaturals.com
Smell: This one smells like vanilla cake or frosting! Smells pretty good but watch what other products you put in your hair because this smell will linger and mix with the others. Consistency: Butter
How I used it: I used it to seal after washing and again after moisturizing my hair later in the week. I tried to use this multiple times.
Thoughts: This butter does not really help my hair retain moisture compared to my grapeseed oil. My hair felt kind of dry the same day. I have used it a lot this past week to see if anything changed, if I changed when I used it (dry hair compared to wet) but I haven't noticed anything. This could be attributed to the olive oil which my always makes my hair crunchy. My hair isn't crunchy with the butter but does not feel moisturized. After further use I do not think this better is for me.