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First off, I’d like to say that I will not be purchasing anymore products from MHC. Why, you ask? Well, when I was in the store, I got a little happy buying products for 40% off on the ground, so I didn’t notice that the products do not contain preservatives. NO, vitamin E is NOT an adequate preservative, at least not for me. I have too many products and rotate them often, so I need products I do not have to worry about spoiling. Now…for the review.
From the MHC website:
Instant , Coats and Smooths the Cuticle
The HoneyNutt conditioner is a thick conditioner, enriched with moisturizers ,almond oil , honey. Intended for use as a detangling, moisturizing and conditioning rinse for very dry or damaged hair.Shampoo hair with the HoneyNutt Scalp Cleanser.
Directions :Apply a generous amount of conditioner to clean hair, especially the ends. Gently work through hair and leave on for a few minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Style as usual. Deep Condition with the Honey Hair Mask.
Raw Honey, Coconut Butter, Coconut Milk, Almond essential oil, and purified water
The consistency of this product is very thin, which makes it difficult to use as a rinse out conditioner in the shower, and I certainly was using a lot. However, it does have a lot of slip. The smell is a faint almond – nut type smell. I wasn’t crazy about it, but I wasn’t mad about it either. Because it’s so thin, I decided to use it as a leave-in instead, and I will say, I liked it best used like this. It was easy to distribute throughout my hair (especially when I could see in the mirror) and had some detangling properties. For NYE, I used it then put aloe vera gel on top – I think my hair came out pretty good (it’s definitely not heavy enough for me to use alone).
The other way I used this conditioner was as a refresher, which was BAD! Initially, it was fine and absorbed well into my hair, but once it dried….no no! Every time I shook my head or touched my hair, a little snowfall would happen. And I know it wasn’t coming from my scalp, so I was like uhhhh ew, flaky product!
Anyway, being that I have about 50-11 awesome leave-ins, and that was the best way I used this condish, I wouldn’t buy it again, even if it had preservatives. It’s easier to use up though, because it’s so thin – mine is almost gone and I haven’t even had it for a week (6oz)!
- Updated: May 23, 2011
Some of you may wonder why my HG list keeps changing – well, it’s because my hair changes! As my hair gets longer, it likes different things or I figure out something else that works for me. Also, I buy a LOT of products, and there is no WAY I could continue to rebuy them ALL, so, a new product may “kick off” an old one. But, I will say, that since AfroVedagate, I am much more reluctant to buy products from small companies due to consistency and quality issues. Also, I really am coming to dislike companies that I can only buy from THEIR site. Really? I need some variety, and to be able to not spend $10 shipping on one product. Most of the products on my current list are able to be purchased from multiple sites, or I can buy on the ground.
Shampoo (I am no longer using shampoo bars so I can focus on my scalp rather than shampooing the length of my hair)
- Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture and Shine Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Organic Black Soap Purification Hair Masque
- EVOO and Honey
- Mayo mixes
- Coconut Milk mixes
- Cherry Lola Treatments
- Curl Junkie Repair Me!
- Aubrey Organics GPB
- Knotty Girl Moisture Balancing Conditioner
- Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
- DevaCurl No Poo
- Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner
- Garnier Pure Clean Condish
- Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In (Original Formula)
- Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner
- Donna Marie Cocoa Hemp Buttermilk
- Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
- DevaCurl One Condition
- Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (Strawberry Ice Cream scent)
- Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil Daily Conditioner
- Oyin Whipped Pudding
- Oyin Hair Dew
- Curl Junkie Curl Queen
- 99% or 100% Aloe Vera Gel (I love Fruit of the Earth)
- Long Aid Styling Gel
- Fantasia IC (Clear)
- Blue Eco Styler
- Komaza Care Califia Styling Pudding
- Donna Marie Dream Curling Crème
- Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly
- Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
- Knotty Girl Leave-In
- HerbNLife Coconut Hemp or Butter Fly
- Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Ayurvedic Oils (for DCs)
- Hemp Seed Oil
A few notes:
- These are all products I consider to be holy grails, and do not include products that I will simply rebuy due to a sale, if I’m bored, etc…I buy lots of things on a whim or if I’m in a bad mood (lol).
- Where’s the Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel? If you are an avid reader/viewer of my blog, you may remember that I did a STELLAR review for KMF, like, it was one of the best reviews I’ve done. I loved it so much that I went out and bought two more bottles! However, since that time, I have noticed that KMF does not play so well with some of my leave-ins, which is NOT COOL. I HATE getting white head! I will rebuy it most likely because I know what LIs work with it and I can purchase it at Whole Foods, but that is a deal breaker on my holy grail list.
For additional information and a condensed list of my favorite staples, check out this video.
If you have any questions, think I forgot something, or would like to know if something is a rebuy, please let me know! Thanks, lovies! xoxo