Hopefully, you read my rant on finding hair products in Nigeria. This inspired me to review products that are made in Nigeria, easily found here, or that I purchased here. I have been able to find Organics by Africa’s Best Cholesterol Tea-Tree Oil Conditioner in just about every town and city I’ve been in Nigeria. I have used it consistently for about a year now.
Size: 15 ounces (426 grams)
Availability: I bought this at a market. I have also seen it at shops, supermarkets, and local salons.
Product Description: The following is directly from the container.
Organics by Africa’s Best CHOLESTEROL TEA-TREE OIL is enriched with Natural Herbal Extracts, Botanicals and Protein to help repair and revitalize damaged, dry, overprocessed hair. Used as a Rinse-Out and/or Leave-In therapy, it delivers superior conditioning and moisture to strengthen hair and help return it to a healthy, manageable, soft state.
Rinse-Out Treatment Directions: For best results, use Organics STIMULATING THERAPY SHAMPOO by Africa’s Best. After shampooing, massage a generous amount of CHOLESTEROL TEA-TREE OIL CONDITIONER evenly into hair from roots to ends. For extra conditioning, cover hair with plastic cap for 10 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly with warm water and style as desired. For maximum conditioning, after rinsing, apply about a quarter size amount, distributing all over hair. Gently comb through with a Wide Tooth Comb. Do not rinse.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Polyquaternium-37, Polypropylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Tridecth-6, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Dmdm Hydantoin, Lanolin Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenyl Trimethicone, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cholesterol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, BHA, BHT, Benzophone-3, Yellow #5, Red #33.Fragrance: It has quite a mild lemony/citrus scent. There is some other odor there but I cannot pinpoint it. I don’t think the scent would offend or trigger headaches. I don’t love the smell but I don’t hate it either.
Texture and color: It has a creamy consistency and a light orange color. It isn’t too thick but it is not runny.
Packaging: The conditioner is packaged in a tub with a cover that makes it easy to get all of it. The label design is okay. When I first bought this several years ago (pre-hair journey), I was just looking for a deep conditioner. The packaging was not what drew me to the product.
Uses: I use this as a base for my deep conditioner mix and I love the results. It helps to make my hair so very soft. Since I deep condition at least once a week, it goes quickly. The first few ingredients have moisturizing properties. I usually finish the tub in about 5 to 6 weeks, if my hair is not in a protective style. I have tried it without adding other conditioners and oils but the results were just okay. It can still moisturize but I feel I need to add other things to boost that effect. My DC mix really moisturizes my hair especially my new growth.
Other notes: This product is available virtually everywhere, which is so helpful. If you don’t live in a major city, you can easily start and continue your hair journey with this product. It does have some dodgy ingredients (parabens and other chemicals). If you are attempting a mostly natural hair journey (with regards to products), this is not the product for you.
Would I purchase again? This is my fifth container of this conditioner so yes. I like the results that I get and it is at a reasonable price.
The Diva's thoughts: i agree totally with her review. It is an awesome deep conditioner for my hair both in its natural, relaxed/texlaxed state. It has been a staple product since i started my hair journey. I have tried two other products but i had to go back to it. I think i would stick to it until my hair revolts against it.
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