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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Product Review - OBIA Natural Hair Care Curl Moisture Cream

Product Review - OBIA Natural Hair Care Curl Moisture Cream
OBIA Natural Haircare

Here is the 2nd of three reviews I'll be having on the OBIA Natural Haircare line followed by a surprise on Friday.  Be sure to stay tuned!!  


***This is not a paid review and only give my true feelings about this product.

The company focus is to use natural ingredients like carrier oils, herbs and essential oils.  The products are cruelty free and vegan and they have a pretty extensive list of what they DON'T have: 


No mineral oil, sulfates, toxins, petroleum, colorants, drying alcohols, silicone, or gluten.  All of their preservatives are paraben and formaldehyde free while the fragrances are phthalate free.

Curl Moisture Cream 
"Use to add moisture and hydration to your hair.  Infused with argan oil, lavender oil, grape seed oil, vitamin E, and burdock root. Promotes hair growth without leaving your hair weighed down...pH balanced Curl Moisture Cream seals in moisture and minimizes frizz by smoothing and closing the cuticle."OBIA Natural Haircare 

I truly struggled with HOW I was going to use this product.  For one....the sample they sent me was ULTRA SMALL and I use wayyyy too much conditioner to be messing around with a tiny amount.  I knew that I was only going to get one try out of this so I wanted to find out EXACTLY how OBIA felt I should administer this. 

I wasn't even sure what it was since the title gives no idea it's a leave-in conditioner.  I found that out on the website and that allowed me to properly work with it.  I also watched about three Youtube videos (one with the owner) to see how others worked with this.  It was light, but smelled like grease...yes, hair grease.  That threw me off because it wasn't greasy to the touch.  It still had some of the same light smell as the Custard mixed in with the hair grease smell.  Weird but not offensive. 

I washed (co-washed) and conditioned my hair before I applied the Curl Moisture Cream.  It was enough to coat my hair and I was very surprised how it held it's own.  A little jar of 2oz was enough to properly coat my hair.  



The first five ingredients of OBIA Natural Haircare Curl Moisture Cream

Purified Water
Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol
Vitis vinfera (Grape seed) Oil, 
Vegetable Glycerin, 
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil,

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*         Poor rating.  Will not be buying again ever!!
**       Mediocre.  Will not be buying again.  
***     Average.  May or may not buy again.
****   Above average.  Will probably buy again.
***** Excellent!  Will buy again and may become a staple product.

OBIA Natural Haircare Curl Moisture Cream ***

I was not as impressed with this product as I was with the custard.  For one, it flaked up after my hair dried and after I used the custard again with my regular leave-in I had no flakes.  It's pricier than my usual two leave-ins ($10 for 4oz or $18 for 8oz.) so since I use a lot of conditioner this would NOT be the product for me.  It softened my hair and I had some good slip so it did well in that department and that is crucial.  The bottom line is I only had enough for one go of it and I did follow the directions to the letter to garner the best results.  It just wasn't the leave-in conditioner for me.

Naturals not using a lot of conditioner or the Curly Girl Method may find this to be a good purchase but I would not recommend for Naturals like me who co-wash quite often and don't want to spend too much on it.  My hair looked great though as you can see from the pic below.


Product Review - OBIA Natural Hair Care Curl Moisture Cream


Check out my review of the Curl Hydration Spray tomorrow and a big surprise on Friday!!!

Take care Naturals,
Sabrina
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