So I went on a little excursion today to a health food store in Baldwin Hills and I noticed a number of beauty supply stores in the area (Duh, and something you certainly don’t see where I live). Obviously, I had to go exploring! There was one BSS I went to and I hit the jackpot – there was a GALLON of the Original Formula Creme of Nature shampoo for $37.99! I stood there contemplating whether to get it, but I was a little nervous because I hadn’t used the shampoo on my natural hair and a gallon is a LOT of shampoo to have if you decide you don’t like a formula. But they did give me an idea…I saw another BSS up the street, so I decided to go there and see what they had, and then if they didn’t have any old CON I’d come back and buy the huge bottle.
But your girl got lucky! At the second store I went to, they had three of the old formulas – The Ultra Moisturizing, Extra Body, and Neutralizing Clarifying shampoos. Unfortunately, the Extra Body and Neutralizing poos were the versions the company made after they added a sulfate, and I didn’t want that…but I still had my little green bottle! The best part? It was only $6 for 13oz, and shampoo lasts me like, forever, so this will definitely hold me over until I see what CON is doing at the end of the month (someone spotted the old shampoo coming back…so we shall see…).
Of course, I’ve already tried it. When I got home I started playing around with a mix of honey and AV juice and got a squirt that contained a bit too much honey! As my hair began to stick to my face, I thought that washing it out might be a good idea…and let me tell you, I still love this shampoo. The detangling/slip properties weren’t as amazing, which I attribute to my hair not being dirty like my relaxed hair was and the curliness of my natural hair. Fine – I accept that. But ooooh, the lather! I’m not big on lather, but I felt like a little kid! I didn’t even remember what lather was like, and it was fun! Most importantly though, my hair felt cleansed, wasn’t dry or tangled at all, and it did not frizz my hair out, not even a little! In fact, I would say that it decreased frizz. Yitadee!
I’m really happy I found this stuff, and I can’t wait to see what happens at the end of the month!