This review is so long over due so finally I’m here to share my thoughts. I purchased this in mid December right before I overhauled my regimen to all natural products. I was a bit hesitant about purchasing this considering the price. I’ve never spent over $10 on any hair product from what I can remember, but since finding a mineral oil free/petroleum oil free, all natural organic moisturizer for under 10 bucks seemed virtually impossible, I gave in. I was given a few extra bucks for Christmas from a few family members so I gave in and shelled out the $20 plus for it.
Price: Originally $18.00 (currently priced at $18.97)
Total price with shipping: $23.15
Review: To start I have to admit it was worth every penny. Since getting this product I have not had anything but love for it. It’s creamy, smooth and leaves my hair ultra soft and moisturized. The scent is a bit lemony, nothing out of the ordinary nor does it interfere with my ultra sensitive sinuses. It’s called a balanced cream because it contains both protein and moisturizing properties helping keep the moisture/protein balance in check which is crucial to most hair types especially my overly dry, curly, kinky hair.
A little goes a very long way and since using it everyday since January this is how much I still have left (picure below)….. So it’s worth the price considering I have been using it almost daily for 3 months. I used to love ORS olive oil because it was so rich and creamy and this compares to it very well minus all the questionable ingredients. However by month’s end I would see myself buying a new jar of ORS for 7 bucks. Bee Mine’s moisturizer on the other hand is still holding on after many months.
However this past month I have been noticing a bit of breakage and shedding. I’m suspecting it’s protein overload. This does contain protein so I may switch up to something that contains no protein at all. Even though my hair loves protein, too much can at times put my hair out of wack. So I use it every other day or every 2 days or so and seal with grapeseed oil or Castor oil. I personally prefer castor oil for some reason I like the way my hair feels when I seal with castor oil. This is what I would use right after rollersetting and then I would wrap my hair and it’s truly amazing how soft and moisturized my hair would feel for days.
Ingredients: Distilled water, Hydrogenated Persea gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative & Fragrance (island mango).
Silicone free/SLS free/Paraben Free
Would I purchase this again? Yes! it lasts quite a while but since I need something with no protein I may not repurchase it this spring. I however like Bee Mine’s products and may end up getting a Deep Conditioner I have been eyeing from the line, of course budget permitting. But as far as a daily moisturizer I’m shopping around to see what else I find. Something a bit cheaper and no protein.
So if you are looking for an all organic moisturizer I would recommend it despite the price, in the long run it’s worth it considering how little you need.