Oyin Handmade's Frank Juice


This product was sent to me as a gift from Naturallycurly.com. It is a unique product, and I'm still trying to figure out where it should fit into my routine...if it should fit in at all. Frank Juice has the same ingredient make-up as it's brother Greg Juice- the only difference is the fragrance. I've never tried Greg Juice, but I heard that it is pleasing to the old olfactory glands. Frank Juice smells like Frankincense and Myrrh. Interesting, to say the least. Smelling like incense is not really my bag, lol.

I've tried this product 3 different ways-

1. Leave-in- Although it is non-greasy, it is a bit sticky/tacky. It leaves my hair feeling producty. No go. Plus, no matter the ingredients, a watery leave-in just won't cut the mustard for my dry strands. I need something creamy and rich.

2. Curl Refresher- Maybe this will work for someone that doesn't 'set' their hair regularly. I like to refresh my hair with butters, not water. Butters smooth away the frizz, and for me, the Frank Juice (and other water based products) increased my frizz! This was expected though.
Most people that use Greg/Frank Juice religiously, use it as a refresher on day 2.

3. Detangler- Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! For me, this product works best as 'mommas little helper' in the shower. After applying my detangling conditioner (HE Hello Hydration, PM The Detangler, KC Knot Today), I'm still left with knots and tangles that I know will take eons to work out. A couple of squirts of Frank Juice and problem solved! It has great slip and reduces the amount of time I spend detangling, as well as the amount of hairs lost. If your head is a tangle warehouse like mine, it's definitely worth looking into. KC Knot Today + Frank Juice = 10 minute detangling sessions! The only problem is that I then wash all that expensive ish right down the drain.

So, I have the same question I posed for the KC Knot Today- Is it worth keeping in stock? Perhaps. It's a great 'supplemental' detangler, that adds an extra boost of moisture and slip. The keyword here is supplemental- it wouldn't perform well as a stand alone detangler. When I come up with an answer to this question, I'll let you know.

Product Description For Greg Juice (Same as Frank Juice, except for scent): Greg Juice is an oil-free mixture of vegetable moisturizers and herbal essences combined in a beautiful amber pump spray bottle. It feeds hair & scalp like a salad, and is great for moisturizing, detangling & refreshing thirsty strands. It also boasts an herbal-citrus smell that’s absolutely delicious. I initially developed the recipe for my cousin Greg’s locks and he told me he was sniffing his own hair all week!

How does Greg Juice do its magic? It all starts with spring water, which is strongly infused with a variety of herbs known to help stimulate the scalp, condition the hair, and encourage growth. Added to this herbal infusion are vegetable ingredients for detangling and slip; pure organic aloe vera juice for moisture and suppleness; vegetable glycerine for humectancy and shine; and an essential oil blend nutritious to the scalp. All Greg Juice varieties are now without rosemary essential oil for those Oyin Honeys concerned about the effects of the EO on HBP or hypertension.

I’ve become rather addicted to Greg Juice for a daily pick-me-up on cornrows or twists. My sisters say it keeps their locs moisturized without weighing them down. And if I tried to detangle my hair without a bottle standing nearby, it would stand up and laugh at my comb. Many uses, this potion has. Cop an 8 oz bottle and find out for yourself. . .

This product is naturally preserved with grapefruit seed extract and citric acid.

Ingredients: Purified water infused with horsetail, lavender, nettle, roses, and chamomile; organic flaxseeds; aloe vera juice; vegetable glycerine; essences of lavender, sweet orange, ylang ylang, and rosemary; grapefruit seed extract; citric acid; and love

Price: $9

Other Reviews:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/2570/oyin-greg-juice-nourishing-herbal-leavein


http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/2798/oyin-frank-juice-nourishing-herbal-leavein


http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/2008/12/weird-product-wednesday-greg-juice.html

If you've tried this product, do share :D

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Anonymous said...

What leave-in do you use on a regular basis?

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki! Love your website. I decided to try the Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner after reading here and in other places that it's super moisturizing. And it's like butta! Really makes my hair soft. However, like you've mentioned in the past it's doesn't have a lot of slip. I've found that an easy and relatively cheap way to add slip is to add some aloe vera juice (the one meant for drinking, I believe mine is by Aloelife). Not sure how your hair reacts to aloe vera, but it's definitely my version of 'mama's little helper'. :-)

PS. I've never tried Oyin products, but would love to one of these days.

Mojito Chica said...

Prices went up on the 1st. Greg Juice is now $11.

Mojito Chica said...

And Frank Juice too!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I am a 4b/c and really enjoying your site and I'm interested in trying the Greg Juice as a detangler. As far as the KCKT, it feels good on my hair but I can't just use it alone. I take it downstairs to the kitchen, put it in the blender with a several heaping spoonfuls of coconut oil, and voila! A wonderfully creamy hairdress that's very moisturizing but not too greasy. I've actually stopped using my shea butter because I like it so much and it makes the bomb, well-defined but also soft twist-outs. Thanks for all your helpful information.

JKinkylocks

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