My Hair Situation
So for years I've used Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as my go-to for moisturising. Whether I was natural or relaxed, this easily accessible natural health store find was my staple. I first heard about it on longhaircareforum.com and even now it still seems to be the holy grail item of the decade.
The final straw came when I looked at the ingredients and noticed Alcohol Denat there. Now, apparently there's some controversy over this ingredient and Aubrey's "revised" ingredient list. Either way, I decided I need to find alternatives to this potentially drying and obviously useless product.
That's when I decided to try Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-ful Conditioner. The beauty of this deep conditioner is that it is protein-free and contains BTMS which is supposed to be a great aid in moisturising/detangling hair. I bought this in a sample size to try out. By this stage I was already two-weeks post relaxer with chronically dry hair.
Why This Product
How I Used It
So I made sure my hair was made completely fresh and Ph-balanced by chelating my hair with Organic Root Stimulator neutralizing shampoo. I followed with SLS-free, more natural Shea All Naturals Shea Butter shampoo. I then applied my generic Joico-Kpak (from American Sally's) and left it on for 3 minutes. Although my hair has a bit of a protein overload issue, I wanted to make sure post-relaxer that my newly relaxed roots had an extra "boost".