Monday, January 2, 2012
First Impressions: Qhemet Biologics Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee
I'm back with the first product review of 2012!!! Whooooooo! :throws confetti:
As you guys know, I have been home in VA for well over a week now. One thing I wanted to do while I'm home was hit up Freestyle Beauty Supply (6198F Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312<----awesome beauty supply store! When I say that they have everything...they have EVERYTHING!!If you want a Pibbs dryer, a Denman brush...whatever you want they have.) to pick up some products from Qhemet Biologics. Since the AOHC was such a bit hit with my hair (see review here) I wanted to figure out if I could achieve similar success with other products in the line. I am happy to report that the 2 products I am about to review in the next 2 posts were definite HITS for my hair.
Let's begin at the....beginning, shall we?
Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee
I purchased this product at Freestyle Beauty in VA. However, you can also purchase this from the Qhemet Biologics website (www.qhemetbiologics.com). I know that they are gearing up for a sale soon so that may definitely be the time to check it out!
Price: ~$20+tax for 5oz (on Qhemet Biologics website: $5.50 for 2oz and $14.00 for 5oz)
Ingredients: Contains organic, virgin Coconut Oil for lubricity, slip and emollience. Pure Moringa Oil for its smoothing and softening properties. Extracts of Oatstraw and Burdock for their scalp conditioning and soothing properties. Amla, Brahmi and Nettle for their hair conditioning, strengthening and growth properties and MSM for follicular health and nourishment.
Their Claims (as per the website): "Our creamy, versatile conditioner nourishes, softens and detangles thick, dry hair."
I gotta admit..I was a little skeptical of this product initially. The product is touted as a multipurpose conditioner. It's a DC, leave in detangler, and styling aid all in one! However, the consistency of the product is so thin (consistency wise, it reminds me of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk) and I wasn't sure if it would really do a good job of DCing my hair. In fact, I was so sure it would be a DC fail, I had a pack of ORS Replenishing Conditioner nearby just in case I had to do a follow up! There was just no way something that thin would get my hair the moisture it needs. I applied the ghee to my hair, combed it through, and DCed under my heat cap for an hour (although the directions say to DC without heat for 20min, I just didn't feel like it would cut it for me. I decided to just go with my normal DC routine). When I washed the conditioner out, my hair was soft like BUTTAH!!! It didn't feel dry at all!! My only gripe with the product is that I wish it left my hair with a tad bit more slip...but that just may be me being picky. Either way, I would say that this is a decent DC.
As a leave in detangler, I think this product does exactly what it says it will do. However, I think I prefer KC Knot Today over this just because it has a thicker consistency and a little goes a long way. I have a lot of hair and if I have to run through a bottle in the first 2 uses, it becomes not worth it in my book. I think for ladies who have finer hair and need something lighter as a leave in, this may be a good option for you guys.
I have yet to try it as a styling aid but when I do, you guys will be the first to know! I am looking forward to doing a braidout with it sometime this summer!
I also wanted to point out for those who are sensitive to scents, this product has a medicinal sort of smell. It isn't bad...it's just medicine-y. It didn't bother me but it may bother those who don't deal well with scents.
The Bottom Line: Qhemet Biologics Moringa Tree Conditioner makes for a good DC and a good leave in. All in all, it's a pretty solid product. I also love how this product comes in a pump style bottle for easy distribution. I'm not a fan of the consistency ( a little to watery for my liking) or the scent (it's not bad....just medicinal smelling) but I have no issues with this product in action!