By now we’ve all seen the new South African natural hair brand that quietly made their way onto the shelves at Clicks. My Natural Hair had many a natural hair ambassador puzzled.
Amy-Rae Rispel had a chance to try out the products and this is her personal account of the line:
I love surprises so when I got notified that locally produced @_mynatural_hair products will be sent to me to try, I’m buzzing with excitement.I keep wondering will this finally be the “holy grail” I’ve been seeking?
Looking at the outside packaging itself – the design is uncluttered & simple. As the name #mynaturalhair suggests, the range is focused on all things natural.The colour theme on the packaging is very earthy: green, gold & brown.But does the outside match the inside?
I take a sniff test & the unassuming strengthening oil leaves me swooning.It’s like I’m camping along the West Coast. Like bottled nature.It’s such a pleasant smell I literally cannot wait to have it all over my hair.Turning the bottle around & I’m happy to read that the #mynaturalhair is sulphate,paraben, mineral oil, petrolatum & phthalates free. At approx. R100 per product (a little pricey but I’m willing to fork out IF the stuff is worth it) I’m further impressed.
But is this too good to be true?
The shampoo looks, feels & smells clean. It lathers really well & leaves mylocs feeling light. I’ll buy this! The conditioner is not as thick and gloopy as I’m used to – so I put on a little toomuch (got to be economical in these crazy times!) the result is that my locs are SUPER soft & my hair smells exotic.
The strengthening oil is BY FAR my favourite. A little goes a long way. The base ingredient is olive oil -which responds very well to my locs,doesn’t leave it overly shiny & makes my hair smell fantastic for three days straight.My hair even feels stronger after using a little bit. I test it on my five-year-olddaughter’s 3c curls and same result – so this will be in my shopping basket
when I run out.
The butter doesn’t work so well on my locs. The way I understand it, the butter would be perfect for free natural hair (whereas mine is all matted up in my locs) as it soaks into the hair after a
couple brushes with a normal brush or tangle teezer. I think it would work great on edges! All in all I was super impressed with the range especially the fact that it’s local!
I’d give it 8/10.
My Natural Hair will be available at the Cape Town Natural Hair Fest on the 18th of December at Blue Bird Garage in Muizenberg. Tickets are available at the door. See you there!