Product Review: AfroBotanics - For Your Best Hair

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THIS IS A SPONSORED PRODUCT REVIEW
What does this mean? This means that a cosmetics company has sent Good Hair Diaries products to do a HONEST review on. I have not been paid to give a positive or negative review.
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"AfroBotanics is a proudly South African and proudly African premium brand that was inspired by the need to have quality African brands that compete with the world's best brands in the African market.  It was borne out of a genuine desire to have a transparent brand that gives African consumers the best product formulations for their hair, for long term benefits."
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Product Name:
AfroBotanics Repairing Shampoo

Product Ingredients:
AQUA, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, COCOAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE, COCOAMIDE DEA, COCO GLUCOSIDES, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, COCOAMIDOPROPYL PG- DIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PRO VITAMIN B5, PROPOLIS, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, CYPERUS ESCULENTUS ROOT OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY, LINOLEIC ACID, LINOLENIC ACID, PROPOLIS, CERAMIDE, QUATERNIUM 22, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT BRAN) EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, HYDROLYSED KERATIN, HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN, PARFUM, CAPRYLYLGLYCOL PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, MALIC ACID, BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE.

Product Description 200ml:
·         Cleanses hair leaving it soft, suitable for daily washing
·         High in conditioning and moisturizing ingredients
·         Contains natural oils and natural proteins to repair and strengthen hair

Product Directions:
Apply small coin size shampoo to wet hair. Rub gently through hair and rinse. Repeat again and rinse thoroughly. Towel dry and apply AfroBotanics Repairing & Strengthening Treatment, AfroBotanics Deep Moisturizing Conditioner or AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser.

My Review:

Smell – Sweet and Fruity
Consistency – Thin
Slip – Low to Medium

I've always had a love/hate relationship with shampoo. Most brands usually have really harsh detergents in their shampoo, causing my hair to become dry and too squeaky clean. The other brands have these massive bottles that last forever and collect dust in my cupboard. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried AfroBotanics Repairing Shampoo. Not only is the product the perfect size at 200ml, but it's gently and free of sulphates. The scent is pleasant and one wash was enough to remove all debris and build-up from my hair. I would definitely recommend this product for all hair types to use.

If I could change one thing... I would change the title of the product. Shampoos don't necessarily "repair" hair at all as they generally don't stay on the hair long enough to do such a thing. Not to mention that shampoos are for the scalp and conditioners are for the hair. The title is misleading but the product is still great! 4 out of 5 combs




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Product Name:
AfroBotanics Deep Penetrating Moisturising Conditioner

Product Ingredients:
AQUA, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, CYPERUS ESCULENTUS ROOT OIL, AMODIMETHICONE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, LIMNANTHUS ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPEAU (OLIVE) OIL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRO-VITAMIN B5, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT BRAN) EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY, LINOLEIC ACID, LINOLENIC ACID, PROPOLIS,HYDROLYSED KERATIN, HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN, CERAMIDE, QUATERNIUM 22, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, PARFUM, CAPRYLYLGLYCOL PHENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, MALIC ACID, BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE.


Product Description 500ml:
·         The best conditioner for long term repair & conditioning
·         High content of natural oils for nourishment & strengthening
·         Deeply penetrates hair, detangles & softens hair

Product Directions:
After washing with AfroBotanics Repairing Shampoo, apply a generous amount of conditioner to towel-dryed hair. For daily use, leave on hair for 5 minutes then rinse.
For a deep moisturising treatment, cover conditioner covered hair with plastic cap and sit under a steamer or hooded hair dryer for 20 minutes then rinse out.

My Review:
Smell – Sweet and Fruity
Consistency – Seriously Thick!
Slip – Low

My favorite time to use this product is right after coming out of braids or a weave. The AfroBotanics Deep Penetrating Moisturising Conditoner does exactly what it says. It puts the moisture and softness right back into the hair almost effortlessly. I would recommend this product for all men, women and children with type 4 or extremely course and kinky hair. The high concentration of castor oil and shea butter will help to soften, detangle and moisturise type 4 hair.

If I could change one thing... I would add some major slip to this product! I have very curly hair and without a good amount of slip in my conditioners, detangling in the shower is a nightmare. I believe all hair types could do with a bit more slip in their conditioners. 31/2 out of 5 combs

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Product Name:
AfroBotanics Repairing & Strengthening Treatment

Product Ingredients:
AQUA, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, CYPERUS ESCULENTUS ROOT OIL, AMODIMETHICONE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, TRICHILIA EMETICA (MAFURA) BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO (SEED) BUTTER, LIMNANTHUS ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPEAU (OLIVE) OIL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRO-VITAMIN B5, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT BRAN) EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY, LINOLEIC ACID, LINOLENIC ACID, PROPOLIS, HYDROLYSED KERATIN, HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN, CERAMIDE, QUATERNIUM 22, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, PARFUM, CAPRYLYLGLYCOL PHENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, MALIC ACID, BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE.

Product Description 500ml:
·         Repairs & strengthens hair after relaxing, colouring & constant blow drying
·         Contains only natural oils – NO mineral oil, petrolatum, silicones
·         Restores moisture & conditions all hair types
·         High in proteins, vitamins & natural hair nourishers

Product Directions:
After washing with AfroBotanics Repairing Shampoo, apply generously to towel-dryed hair, cover with plastic cap and sit under steamer or hooded hair dryer for 20 minutes. If no steamer or hooded dryer, then sit with plastic cap for 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly.

My Review:
Smell – Sweet and Fruity
Consistency – Seriously Thick!
Slip – Low

This is a real deep penetrating protein treatment. I would categorize it as a low to medium protein treatment, so protein sensitive folks need to take heed and be sure to follow this up with the moisturizing treatment in the range. This is also another great product to try after removing braids and weaves. The Repairing & Strengthening Treatment also contains Mafura Butter! If you're not familiar with this ingredient, check out a few of it's benefits below:
  • It is a non-drying oil that quickly absorbs in the skin
  • It softens and improves the elasticity of the skin
  • Excellent as a hair conditioner
  • Ideal moisturizer to strengthen and softens natural hair
  • Alleviates dry and itchy scalp
4 out of 5 combs


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Product Name:
AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser

Product Ingredients:
AQUA, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN,
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) VERA EXTRACT, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT BRAN) EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT,RETINYL PALMITATE, LINOLEIC ACID, LINOLENIC ACID, PROPOLIS, HONEY EXTRACT, QUATERNIUM 22, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRO-VITAMIN B5, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, OLEA EUROPEAU (OLIVE) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, CYPERUS ESCULENTUS ROOT OIL, LIMNANTHUS ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, NIACINNAMIDE,AMODIMETHICONE, CYCLOMETHICONE,BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER,BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT, POLYQUATERNIUM- 59, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM, CAPRYLYLGLYCOL PHENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, MALIC ACID,
 BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE.


Product Description 250ml:
·         The most moistursing & softening ever!
·         Detangles, conditions & adds shine
·         Protects against UV & heat styling
·         Strengthens & repais hair

Product Directions:
For Daily Use – Apply to hair daily to moisturise, detangle and soften hair. Apply on hair after washing and before blow drying, curling or styling to protect hair from heat and combing.

My Review:
Smell – Sweet and Fruity
Consistency – Thick
Slip – Low

Since moving to Johannesburg, my hair and skin have really suffered from the dry weather. The AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser has helped tremendously, otherwise I'm pretty sure that every single piece of my coloured ends would snap off. I use this product straight after washing on damp hair, and in the evening before applying an oil. My hair smells great, feels super soft and has a gentle sheen after consistent use. It's a functional product that I think is suitable for all afro textured hair types. 31/2 out of 5 combs

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Product Name:
AfroBotanics Super hair Growth Creme

Product Ingredients:
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (SEED) BUTTER, LIMNANTHUS ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, PERSEA GRATTISIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, OLEA EUROPEAU (OLIVE) OIL,VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, CYPERUS ESCULENTUS ROOT OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PPG 26 PUPETH-26, PEG 40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, APIGENIN, OLEANIC ACID, BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CERA ALBA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, SORBITOL, PEG-75 LANOLIN, POLYSORBATE 20, RETINYL PALMITATE,
NIACINNAMIDE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, PRO-VITAMIN B5, CLIMBAZOLE, PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA)
EXTRACT, L’ ARGININE, PANAX GINSENG EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, PARFUM, CAPRYLYLGLYCOL PHENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM, BHT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE.


Product Description 250ml:
·         The best crème to promote growth of African hair
·         2.5% Procapil – scientifically proven to regenerate har growth and thicken hair
·         0.5% Climbazole – Scientifically proven to prevent dandruff and maintain healthy scalp
·         99& Natural Ingredients – natural oils for shine & to seal moisture in hair & Vitamins to strengthen & nourish hair.
·         No Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffinium Liquidium
·         No Placenta, No Hormones

Product Directions:
Apply generously onto dry hair and scalp. Work through hair from line to tips of hair. Do not rinse off. For best results, apply all over scalp & hairling every third day. Can also be used as a hot oil treatment.

My Review:
Smell – Sweet and Fruity
Consistency – Thick
Slip – Low

Too lazy to whip your own shea butter hair cream? Good! AfroBotanics has a lovely one made with excellent ingredients. My favorite way to use this product is when I'm styling. I will set a twist-out, braid-out or a flexi-rod set with the Super Hair Growth Creme. My second favorite way to use this product is as a hot oil treatment! I warm up a small amount, apply to my hair from root to tip and sit under a warm dryer for 10 minutes. Soft and shiny hair follows after a good rinse in the shower. If you're a hair food junky and need a fix, you can also apply this creme to your scalp as it doesn't contain mineral oil, petrolatum or paraffinium liquidium. No yucky stuff!

This is by far my favorite product in the entire range. Any product that packs a double or triple punch rings as value for money in my books, and we could all stand to save a buck or two on our hair products. Am I impressed? Impressed would be an understatement! 5 out of 5 combs


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Interested in purchasing 1 or more of these products? 


Pricing

Repairing Shampoo - Sulphate-Free – R40.00

Deep Penetrating Moisturising Conditioner – R80.00

Repairing & Strengthening Protein Treatment – R80.00

Conditioning Moisturiser – R60.00

Super Hair Growth Crème - R70.00

Product Combos
1. Hair Growth Duo - Conditioning Moisturiser & Super Hair Growth -R120.00
2. Natural Kiddies's Combo - Conditioning Moisturiser & Deep Penetrating Conditioner – R130.00
3. Moisturising Combo - Repairing Shampoo & Deep Penetrating Conditioner & Conditioning Moisturiser –R170.00
4. Repairing Combo - Repairing Shampoo & Repairing Treatment & Super Hair Growth Crème - R180.00
5. Detangling Duo - Conditioning Moisturiser & Deep Penetrating Conditioner – R130.00

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