I knew 1 of the 2 products that were part of the giveaway I had to try (more about this in another post), but as I was on the site looking at deep treatments, I ended up ordering what I thought were 2 deep conditioning treatments. The day I decided to cleanse my hair, I was looking at the two conditioners trying to decide which one I would use that day. I admit, I'm bad at reading the direction on conditioner labels. The instructions say only use a little. I know I'm going to use a lot, so what's the point in me reading the label. Anyway, for some strange reason, I read the label on the Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask and it said to use this product as a PRE WASH treatment (this wasn't stated on the site - boo! Alikay Naturals, please add this update to your site - thanks!). I LOVE doing pre-poo/pre-wash treatments , BUT, that's not why I purchased this product. I surely wasn't going to let my $16 go to waste, so I followed the directions (sort of), wet my already detangled hair, applied the treatment and let it sit overnight (the directions said up to 1 hour without heat, but I decided I wanted to leave it on overnight. :shrugs).
|This stuff smells so good! The label says it's scented with honeydew melon and I'd say the aroma is right on target!|
|The Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask wasn't too thick, nor too watery. It was the consistency of a leave-in conditioner|
|Product applied to my detangle, wet hair|
The Mane Verdict
This is the third product I've tried from Alikay Naturals that I have nothing but excellent things to say! It's like these products were made SPECIFICALLY for my hair - seriously! Here's what I like about this product:
- It wasn't too heavy nor did it sit on top of my hair. As soon as I applied it to my hair, I immediately saw a positive response. My curls responded well by twisting and turning around themselves-which is a sure sign they are receiving a good dose of moisture
- The moisture in this product is just what my hair likes. I could tell by my response in #1. If this happens, I'm guaranteed to have a winning product
- I'm a pre-poo/pre-wash girl. It pumps extra moisture into my hair, allows that moisture to stay throughout the shampooing process and keeps my hair soft. I dry detangle my hair always before I put water on it. After I did that this time, I wet my hair and added the Avocado Mask. When I rinsed it out, not only did my hair stay detangled (which doesn't always happen when I wet my hair and have added other pre-poo treatments), but it was still moisturized after leaving it in overnight. It also softened and loosened a section of hair I was too tired to detangle and decided to leave until morning!
Do any of you all pre-poo/pre-wash? If so, what are you using (even it's an oil. doesn't have to be a cream or anything fancy!)