Made in Naija: African Naturalistas Leave-In Conditioner – Product Review

Product Review

Price: I bought this for 1500 Naira.

Size: 250 mL (8.45 oz)

Availability: I got this from the African Naturalistas stand at the Naija Hair Can Grow Salon Day Out. It is also available on the African Naturalistas’s website, Sizzelle, Girly Essentials, and Olori.

Product Description

Adds moisture for softer, shiner hair and effective styling.

Our Leave-in Conditioner has been manufactured to help you achieve the goal of softer hair in a short time. With a combination of the finest blends of natural ingredients and quarts, it is sure to leave your hair feeling smooth and soft.

DIRECTIONS: For Daily application, apply generously through hair, leave in, and style as desired. For wash days, shampoo and rinse thoroughly, apply generously to the hair and leave in.

INGREDIENTS: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified), Glycerine, Cetyl Alcohol, Centrimonium chloride, Glycerol Monostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Urtica Diotica (Stinging Nettle), Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Euxyl, Fragrance

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Fragrance: The leave-in has a strong citrus fragrance, which reminds me of tangerines. The fragrance is strong but it doesn’t linger in the hair.

Texture and Color: It is opaque and white. It is also quite runny and light, so it doesn’t weigh my hair down. At times, you can see very small black particles interspersed. I don’t know where they came from and I doubt they affect the product quality.

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Packaging: It comes in a white squeeze bottle. The label has a minimalist design but it isn’t printed or glued to the bottle. It seems like there’s some sort of tape over it. It’s not a big deal but I’ve never noticed that before.

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Uses: You can use this as a daily moisturizer or a leave-in. I’ve done both but I prefer it as a leave-in.

My Take: With the Naira exchange rate jumping all over the place, I’m making a better effort to buy Nigerian. Imported products have really gone up in price, along with everything else. This product works as a leave-in and a moisturizer. As a moisturizer, I wasn’t too impressed. I had to reapply every day and my hair would feel dry a few hours later. This product works so much better for me as a leave-in after deep conditioning. This, along with my Giovanni Direct Leave-in, keeps my hair moisturized for a few days after washing. That’s great because I don’t need to manipulate my hair too much. 🙂 The product also has a reasonable price and it seems like it will last for a while. I’ve been using it since early June and I’ve used about ~20% of the product. At this rate, it should last about 9 – 10 months.

Would I purchase again? Yes. Some of the leave-ins I use are imported or not accessible in Nigeria. It’s great that I found a locally produced one that is effective.

Have you tried this leave-in conditioner?

DISCLOSURE: THE PRODUCT REVIEWED IN THIS POST WAS PURCHASED WITH MY MONEY. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPENSATION FOR WRITING THIS POST. THE OPINIONS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN AND BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.