Hey there kinky krew!
I’m coming to you today with a review for the new Moisture Miracle Collection by African Pride! This line is based around moisture and was geared toward kinky haired naturals with coily hair textures – so you know I had to get my hands on it. Below I’m going to share the products I loved and the ones I think you can leave right on the shelves.
Aloe & Coconut Water Pre-Shampoo
This is hands down one of the best store-bought pre-poos I’ve ever used and it’s a great alternative if you’re not a “DIY’er”, and don’t care to cut up your own aloe vera plant. I loved the slippery aloe vera gel texture, It makes detangling a breeze and allows you to glide through your tangles like butter. The ingredients are pretty good – the first two ingredients are water and aloe vera, which I like. My hair was so manageable and it made maneuvering through it a breeze. It really set the tone for an easy washday. This product was a definite win in my book!
Available here: https://amzn.to/2QJQccr
Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice/Coconut Water, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-90M, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate-20, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool.
Shea Butter & Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream
I used this product for the first time this past Sunday and my hair loved this stuff! I applied it after a spray leave-in and my curls were super defined and moisturized. I install some mini twists and had no product build-up, just moisturized hair ready to put up for the week. This would be a great cream based styler for a wash n go if you are not a huge fan of gels but still want juicy defined curls.
Available here: https://amzn.to/2RCLrCz
Water/Aqua, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Polyquaternium-55, Linum Usitassium Seed Oil/Flax Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Safflower Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Ceteareth- 20, Tocopherol/Vitamin E, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenyl Trimethicone, PVP, Ceresin, Citric Acid, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal.
Coconut Oil & Baobab Oil Leave-In Cream
If I had to choose between the Curl Cream or this leave-in I’m going for the curl cream. This is an example of less is more. Had they just given us a spray leave-in then the curl cream I feel like that would’ve been more than enough moisture and hold to achieve any style. This product is kind of just “there” in my opinion. So in short, I’m going to say save your money on this one.
Available here: https://amzn.to/2A11C5N
Water/Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil/Boabab Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil/Argan Oil, Tocopherol/Vitamin E, Panthenol, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polysorbate-20, Hydroxethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate-20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellol, Linalool.
Coconut Milk & Honey Spray Leave-In
As you guys know I’m a sucker for a good spray leave-in and this one is kinkz approved! It’s nice and lightweight, perfect for waking up dry hair with just enough moisture but zero build up. The ingredients are lovely and it smell is like coconut water (hints the name). If you are into spray leave-ins or curl refreshers I would recommend snagging this one!
Available here: https://amzn.to/2QEcn3t
Water/Aqua, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyquaternium-47, Mel/Honey, Cocos Nucifera Extract/Coconut Milk, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grapeseed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Tocopherol/Vitamin E, Helianthus Annus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate-20, Parfum/Fragrance, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, d-Limonene, Linalool.
Moroccan Clay & Shea Butter Masque
Now, I was rocking with African Pride until I got to this deep conditioner – I hated this stuff! This product is supposed to detoxify and restore your hair but it’s packaged as a deep conditioner that stated it was going to “soften” my hair. After feeling my straw-like curls upon rising this product out, there was nothing soft about my hair. I sat down, read the entire package from front to back, and realized it was a clay masque. Correct me if I’m wrong, but shouldn’t clay masques be used in lieu of shampoo? This product made no mention of that, in fact it says to use on clean hair. My hair not only felt dryer than before but it also left a nasty residue from the Clay ALL throughout my hair. Why they would include a clarifying hair mask in a line that’s supposed to be built around moisture is beyond me, but I say save your coins on this one ladies.
Available here: https://amzn.to/2INyotQ
Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Rhassoul Clay/Moroccan Clay, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Castor Oil, Tocopherol/Vitamin E, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao Powder/Cocoa Powder, Amodimethicone, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Citric Acid, Caramel, Dimethicone, Trideceth-12, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Amyl Cinnimal, Citronellol, Coumarin, Linalool.
African Pride did an ok job with this one. To be honest, I felt like it has too many products, and a lot of them were underwhelming or just plain unnecessary. However, if you do get a chance to try any of these, I’d say the star of the show is definitely the curl cream.
What were your thoughts on the new African Pride Moisture Miracle Line?