I was recently gifted a tub of Mahogany Naturals Brazilian Butter Damage Reverse Treatment by my cousin after I had been complaining that my hair had lost its sparkle. I just have to say THANK YOU, GURL! I have been using the treatment consistently over the past month and I have noticed such a difference. My hair is much softer, shinier, less prone to frizz and detangling is a breeze.
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Up Close & Personal With The Butter
Ingredients: Water, Brazilian nut butter, organic cocoa butter, shea butter, agave nectar, molasses, organic aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, Avocado oil, Organic coconut oil, castor oil, Hemp seed oil, Emu oil, Macadamia oil, Rosemary, Emulsifier, Guar
As you can tell by the ingredient list, this product isn't some small time two bit operation. It's absolutely loaded with all the rich natural ingredients that kinky curly hair craves. The butter is all natural, so it does have a strong earthy but slightly sweet scent. It's not unpleasant but people who aren't a big fan of heavy scents might not be impressed. The smell is less obvious once the product is on and pretty much non-existent once the product is rinsed off.
The product is thick but the texture is quite smooth which makes it easy to apply. There are 'bits' in this product which I was wary off as my curls love to hold on to 'bits' but I need not have worried as everything rinses out easily.
Applying the product is pretty straightforward. I start with stretched dirty hair. I section it into four manageable sections which I then spritz with water till it's damp. There aren't any instructions on how much product to use, I just apply enough to coat my strands and then twist up each section. One of my favourite things about this product is how quickly you can feel it working. It doesn't just sit on top of your hair, it absorbs in quickly and gets to work hydrating your hair.
Once my hair is all twisted, I cover my it with a plastic cap. The instructions say to leave it for 30 - 45 minutes but I usually get caught up in something and don't rinse on time. It's usually at least an hour before I hop in the shower. I then shampoo and condition as normal. I have been using this treatment pre -shampoo but you can also use it post wash.
My hair begins to soften from the moment the product touches my hair. After using it every week for the last month, I can say with confidence that my hair is softer, less prone to tangles and generally more manageable. My wash day regime prior to the treatment had so many stages and I spent a lot of time detangling. I'm less fussy about detangling now as once the product has done it's magic for an hour, I can quickly finger detangle in the shower as I rinse. My curls are shinier and holding their shape for longer. In the post wash pic, you can see curl definition and waves in my hair. I have added no leave in or oil at this point.
I love this product mostly because it makes wash day so easy and the ingredients are a natural girls dream. At £40, it's a lot more than your average hair treatment but I think it's worth it because it actually delivers. I would like to investigate the rest of the Mahogany Naturals range as this worked such wonders for my hair. The Hydrating Hair Juice perhaps? You can check out the range at www.mahoganynaturals.co.uk.
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