I love when companies I like come out with new products. Deep down inside a part of me can’t help but get excited. I guess this is how shoe addicts feel when they find out a new pair of Jordans is coming out. I especially get happy when the company is a black owned business. I can’t help but go “Yasssss”. I picked up a bottle of the new Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-in Detangling Hair Treatment from a local Target to see if it would be my next go to leave-in conditioner.
Ingredients (first six)
* Distilled Water
* Cocos nucrea (coconut water)
* Cetearyl Alcohol (product thickening agent)
* Cetyl Alcohol (product thickening agent)
* Behentrimonium Methosulfate (slip agent)
* Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract
Has a silky texture that combines coconut water with penetrating natural oils to provide maximum moisture and shine in a lightweight, non-greasy formula.
After washing, deep conditioning and detangling my hair I sectioned my hair and applied my leave in conditioner. I know that this product states that it can be used for detangling but I chose not to use it for that. Although the product has ingredients that aid in the amount of slip this leave-in condition provides, I feel it would take a lot of it to thoroughly detangle my 4c type hair. I chose to simply use this product
as a leave-in conditioner. I took smaller sections from the larger sections of hair and placed a dime size amount of conditioner on the hair and gently raked it through. I focused on the ends of my hair. Since the ends of our hair is the oldest and the most likely place for breakage to form, they need the most moisture.
My Results; Pros and Cons
Pros – The definition in my curls was very noticeable. I’m not sure if my curls popping was due to the deep conditioning or the leave-in but I felt the leave-in condition played a part in it. Since I don’t mind the smell of coconut I liked the slight lingering of the scent after applying. The scent does dissipate the longer the product remains on your hair. The product also works well with others. I have mixed this leave-in conditioner into my daily routine and it has worked fine in combination with butters and gels.
Cons – When this product is applied alone to the hair to re-moisturize it doesn’t do the best job. There were several times when I applied the conditioner to moisture my hair while it was in a protective style (ex. A wig) and later that day I felt my hair was dry to the touch. Moisture is important in between wash days for curly hair. I felt that this product was something you needed to use in combination with water and a sealing oil to retain moisture throughout the hair.
The price of the 8-ounce bottle was roughly between $12 and $18 at my local Target. I think that the price point is reasonable unless you plan on using this as a detangler. Like I mentioned above it would take an ample amount of it to get 4c hair fully detangled. I will continue to use the product until it runs out. I’m not quite sure I will repurchase this item.
Have you tried the Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-in Detangling Hair Treatment?