Today I tried out the Raw Hair Organics that I received at the CHA Symposium in October and thought I would share my experience. (I haven't really tried anything else except DevaCurl since being introduced to it this year, so this was good for me.)
The Shampoo and Conditioner both had a nice fragrance, Orange & Tangerine. Both samples were quite small and seemed to be one-use only. The Shampoo, having an iridescent and somewhat runny quality, had a lather to it, so I wonder what the lather agent is? However, after the shampoo my hair definitely felt squeaky, not a feeling I am used to. I put on the conditioner, which was fairly thick, and rinsed it out. After rinsing, my hair felt similar to how it felt after the shampoo; it still had some squeak to it. At this point I would normally put some B'Leavin' as a filler, but I wanted to give the gel a fair shake, so I applied the whole little bottle of gel (as it says to use liberally), which was maybe a 1 oz bottle. The gel is runny in comparison to UDG, but no problem, as BL is runny as well. It felt weird putting it in though, as my hair still felt squeaky from the cleanse.
After diffusing I think it had some great hold, and I usually do hit it with some Deva Spray, and I did today as well. I don't usually shake or scrunch out as my curl is super fragile and my hair tends to separate and lose definition, so I stayed with the same MO today. An hour later the naturopath wanted me to run my fingers through my hair to see if some would shed and I cringed, not wanting to ruin my hair! However, it didn't do too much damage to the definition. I think this gel has great holding power.
I wish the sample packaging had more than a day's worth of product so that I can get a better idea of the hydrating properties of this line. I am not sure that I felt my hair was hydrated as well as with Deva. It is a very different feeling. I still have one more 1 oz bottle of the gel and will use it another day. I will try and get second-day hair tomorrow.
I am adding some pics for your reference. Please 'scuse the cheesy grin; I hate selfies.
Have you tried any new products lately? What were they?
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