Let me start off by saying that this is a major first world problem. In fact it’s a very specific #FWP, it’s a #naturalhairbloggerproblem.
I have too many hair products. There it is. I admitted it. I have far too many. Even though I have so many, I cannot help myself by acquiring more and more and more because I love testing and trying them all out— FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF COURSE!
But things have really spiraled out of control. As my friend Afrobella stated, my bedroom is the intersection of Sephora and Hoarders. Add that to the influx of boxes arriving and I’ve also got shipping and receiving department that rivals UPS.
So I decided to attack the product beast and clear it all out to take inventory. And I really did take inventory, listing all of my products by name and product type (conditioner, cleanser, moisturizer, oil, and styler). I found over 150 bottles, jars, tubes and vials lurking around my house. There is no way anyone ever needs over 150 products, so in a feat of strength, I tossed about half of them in bags and they’re going to be en route to a women’s shelter where I’m sure they will be used, loved and most importantly not hoarded.
Before the cleanse and organized by product type: moisturizers, stylers, oils, butters, deep conditioners, and cleansers. PHEW! That longest line was over 6' long!
Now the good thing is that I found many products that I have always WANTED to try, but just haven’t gotten around to. Case in point: the Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep conditioners. I received a jar of this last year in :::hangs head shamefully::: October when the maker of Alikay aka Rochelle aka Black Onyx were in the US Virgin Islands together for a couple of hair events.
I pulled it out to tested it and was immediately WOWED by the product. It’s not too heavy, not too light, but infused my hair with amazing moisture and ZERO residue. My coils are always a fan of proteins and this one packs both Wheat Protein and Silk Aminos. I rinsed out a little bit of the conditioner, but left a little bit in and topped my coils off with a bit of gel.
A nice consistency, not too heavy and not too light.
One dry, my coils be poppin!
Check out my full review and testing:
Things are even looking good on the second day and feeling OH SO VERY VERY VERY moisturized! This deep conditioner is an ABSOLUTE keeper and I’m so glad I finally tried it out, better late than never!
Second day hair
In my last product review, I tested out the Naturalista Juicy Leave In and there is ONE DAY LEFT TO ENTER! Seriously, go do it!! It’s a great product and I’m selecting a winner tomorrow! Woot Woot!