Hey y’all! Today I was having a craptastic day (it’s Tuesday, I always seem to have annoying Tuesdays), so I walked to Erewhon to buy some hair stuff and cheer myself up. I bought some Aubrey Organics stuff, and was going to work out anyways, so I decided to try them afterwards. Here are my initial thoughts:
Honeysuckle Rose Condish: Well, this smells like honeysuckle. I don’t usually like floral scents, but this is light and enjoyable. I’m not nomming, but I’m not like, ickeroo, over it either. So that’s good. I cowashed with it and well…it was…weird! The consistency is like lotion, and it doesn’t really lather like my other conditioners. It’s very thick and hard to distribute throughout the hair. I used two big globs of it as usual, but I felt like I was using too much. My hair felt good, but I think I’d have to use too much of this on wet hair to feel like I’ve gotten a good cowash in. After my shower, I used a nickel sized amount of my yummy CoCasta Oil from HairVeda and added more HSR for my leave-in. Since I was out of the shower, I was able to see how much I was applying better, and used MUCH less. The oil lightened it up a bit, and it did a pretty good job.
Then, I was supposed to be done for the night. My practical consumer was like, “Save your styler for tomorrow!” However, my PJ was like, “Use the Mandarin Magic. USE IT. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. Just a glob!” My inner PJ won. 😉
Mandarin Magic Ginkgo Leaf & Ginseng Root Hair Moisturizing Jelly: The smell. Another herbal one, but not as strong as B5. They have similar consistencies, like jelly, or like a watered down version of rubber cement. Hmmm okay. I applied it over the HSR, and boy, was I really rubbing this stuff into my hair…Initially, it just seemed to sit on top of my hair and bead up. My hair was like, “What up? We’re good, don’t need you!” Heehee, Isabella is stubborn. I, however, am not so easily defeated, so I continued to rake, and it settled into my hair. After glob number one, there was some NICE curl clumping going on, but my hair still had a case of the frizzies. I shook out my ‘fro and walked away, letting my hair get used to the product for a bit…walked back after about 10 min and looked in the mirror. Hrrrm, Izzy was still frizzy. So, I added one more glob! Sometimes I think I use too much product for my short hair, but it is THICK and I don’t think products distribute well in my hair. Have you ever tried to use furniture polish on one of those old school wood pieces, with all those twists and turns and nooks and crannies? Yeah, it’s like that. Anywho, after that second glob, oh boy! It really cut down on frizz, and Isabella is super shiny! I think she is very happy! I will update once my hair is drier. I would love to try this stuff with my Creme Brulee and Elucence as my leave-in.
Some prelim pics:
Update: So obvi, Isabella was flattened overnight, and when I woke up, she looked silly. However, with the AOMM, she was not as smushed as she usually is with gel (because of the stronger hold) I spritzed some water and Head Sprung on, and she began to come back to like. But sadly, my hair does NOT like absorbing water or leave-in spritzes…they sorta just sit on top of my hair in funny beads unless I run my hands over my ‘fro. I think my porosity is pretty low, which makes quick spritz hair refreshers a bit unrealistic. My hair looks good, it’s just not absorbing the water…sigh. No fault of the AOMM though! I think I love this stuff. I’ll use it a few more times this week before the final verdict.