Naturals have any of you tried any hair products by Alikay Naturals yet? In the last month, I saw an increasing amount of natural influencers using it as part of their hair regimen on their Instagram account. They all had great things to say especially about their Avocado Hair cream moisture repairing mask. Now I’m one of those people “who has to see to believe with certain things.” Like I’m not going to just take someone’s word for it. I have to experience it for myself to form my own opinion. Like what I’m doing with you all right now (LOL).
But this is not an ad, they did not pay me to review their products. I purchased it with my OWN money from Target a couple of weeks ago. So I will not be biased about my review and even if a brand did pay me to review their product I would always give my honest opinion and not allow it to influence my review.
I created this platform for women with natural hair and these products are expensive. So I’m not here to waste your time with products that do not work or will not be beneficial to your hair. I’m a product junkie. I’m always trying new products up until a few months ago I finally settled on certain products to add to my hair care regimen. Recently, I gave away a ton of products to my friend turned natualista. I finally convinced her to join the community (LOL). Yes, I’m that friend going around converting anyone who will listen.
But nevertheless, I’m all for supporting black-owned businesses especially hair care products. I feel like they understand the struggle behind our natural kinky, coily, or curly hair. They are more qualified to cater to our needs. By producing products that will moisturize and strengthen the overall health of natural hair for black women. Naturals, I definitely hope this is something you keep in mind when you are shopping for products. Are they black-owned? If not that’s fine, but ask yourself was this product created with my hair type, texture, etc. in mind? It’s important because the right ingredients will cause your hair to flourish darling. Goodbye breakage, frizz and failed twist out. Can I get an AMEN? Amen!
So I picked up Alikay Naturals, Lemongrass leave-in conditioner ($12.99) and Avocado Cream moisture repairing mask ($14.99). Love the packaging, I love colors and I just think the colors of both products are beautiful. Don’t judge me but for a brand to get my coins they have to come correct. It must be appealing to the eyes and I thought as an upcoming brand establishing their mark in the natural hair community they did a great job capturing my attention as a consumer. I love colors and the bright yellow and green definitely helped them to secure my coins y ’all. I love the smell and texture of both the Leave-in conditioner and mask.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. I mentioned before I have high porosity hair and I have dye in my hair. One of my biggest issues with my hair right now is being able to lock in moisture. On my last wash day, I was in dire need of a trim so I trimmed my ends myself. I used the Alikay Avocado cream moisture repairing mask as my deep conditioner and I have to say I am impressed. While applying the product to my hair, it melted all the tangles away. It left my hair very soft and manageable for styling. I had little shedding while combing through my hair. I’ll let you know why this is a big deal for me, people with high porosity hair struggles with detangling and locking in moisture to their hair.
After using the deep conditioner, instead of using my go-to leave-in condition (Shea moisture Coconut oil leave-in), I opted to use their Lemongrass leave-in conditioner as part of the LOC method I use for styling my hair. I’m on day 4 hair and my hair is holding in the moisture. It doesn’t look dry. As I continue to apply my Coconut oil mixed with Olive oil, Rosemary oil, and castor oil to my hair daily it’s holding moisture. It does look a little frizzy but it’s moisturized. My next task for my hair is to work on minimizing the frizz. But I believe as my hair continues to retain the moisture it will take care of the frizzy part of my hair later on down the line. Baby steps naturals. Remember the ultimate goal for your hair is the overall health of your hair. Being able to retain moisture is key for me right now.
I bet you’re wondering would I add any of Alikay Naturals to my hair care regimen, right? The answer is YES, I would definitely add the repairing mask to my regimen. Would I purchase this product again? ABSOLUTELY! Not because it smells great or for the nice packaging and color. But for its ingredients. I think this Avocado repairing mask might be the major key I have been missing thus far. It left my hair feeling hydrated and I believe it has a lot to do with being able to retain moisture throughout this week. I like to experiment just for the heck of it. While I’m writing this article I just came up with an idea. On my next two wash day (I wash my hair every Saturday). I’m going to do an experiment between my go-to conditioner and this avocado cream. I’ll post my findings and take pictures to compare the two products. So stay tuned, naturals!
Have you tried Alikay Natural Avocado Cream moisture repairing mask? If so what are your thoughts
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