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Queen’s Review of EO Rose and Chamomile

By January 27th, 202115 Comments

Queen's Review of EO Rose and Chamomile
Remember I mentioned my curly girlfriend Nadeira (aka Queen) in Part I of my EO review? Well, she purchased a bottle as well, and graciously provided us with a review! Check it out:
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Disclaimer: **I’m new to product reviewing so you all please bear with me. Typically, I just try something and complain or rave to Nik and that’s that. So I’m putting on my big girl panties if you will and writing this thing all by myself.**

A little background on my hair before I get this thing started, I have very very thick, very curly 3c/4a hair. I BC’ed in May I think, who knows. I just did it because after transitioning for a year I got tired of the dual textures. My hair loves water-based cream leave-ins, hates oils with a passion, grows like a weed and thankfully shines naturally. Although my hair is very dense it is quite easy to manage. Lastly, my hair keeps a death grip on water…seriously. In the summertime this isn’t an issue but with cooler weather now here I really would like to find a ‘dry’ staple style.

Wash & Go
Queen's Review of EO Rose and Chamomile

So Nik calls me yesterday gushing about this new EO condish and I’m thinking wow, whatever it is really has her going. Within 5 minutes previous tasks on our “To Do” lists get bumped and I’m in the car to meet her so we can roll to Durham. As I drive, she’s reading me the ingredients in EO and then she says it…. BIODEGRADEABLE…and I’m sold. I am the eco-friendly Queen. Any company that takes the time to make healthy environmentally friendly products has my undivided attention. Now Nik knows this and starts laughing whilst giving me the side eye and sneaky grin. So yes girls, I slipped into enabler status yesterday and drove us to get fixes.

Simply stated EO smells clean and refreshing. It even feels clean. It smells natural. I couldn’t wait to get finished in the shower so I could apply it to my hair. In an effort to give you all a well-rounded review of this product, Nik and I went through similar application processes. Although our hair behaves the same in many ways (ex. rebukes oils) but is different too, such as I don’t henna, we thought if we both followed a similar yet slightly varied regimen, we could give you all a better understanding of how the product performs.

Here is what I did:

  • First, I thoroughly rinsed my hair under the shower stream. I detangled with Herbal Essence Totally Twisted (Nik used Hydralicious) using only my fingers. I let it sit in my hair the whole time I bathed then rinsed it completely out, until my hair literally squeaked.
  • I hate drippies so I squeezed a little of the remaining water off my strands. I started applying the EO. Now here is where the process I used and the one Nik used differed a little. She was very generous in her application….that’s because the girl is greedy LOL…Just kidding babes!.. But because she used a lot I decided to apply sparingly so we could tell if using a lot or a little makes a difference. That said, this next sentence may or may not be the difference. In all honesty, I didn’t detect any more or less slip compared to other products I use such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In. I did, however, notice that even though I didn’t use a lot I didn’t feel like I needed to add more. Most of you know that sometimes when using products you may start off using a small amount then as you’re styling a patch of hair will feel like it was totally missed. I didn’t have that feeling. And again my hair is very thick so to me that says a lot.
  • Next, I made 3 ponytails to make it easier to work in the product and prep for my BnC (braid and curl). As I finger parted sections I smoothed the product from my roots to my tips to ensure even distribution before I braided. I left about half an inch unbraided at the ends and wrapped them around perm rods.
  • Lastly, I put on my satin cap and sipped 2 glasses of Cabernet before falling asleep on the sofa. Just to be clear, no heat, no other products, just EO.

I must mention one other thing I absolutely loved was that my hands did not feel slippery or tacky the entire time I was doing my hair. I didn’t notice this until hubby called and I realized I wasn’t rumbling around looking for a towel to wipe my hands on so I could answer the phone. This may seem insignificant to some but it is a big deal for me. Most times I can’t even grab the clips I’ve sectioned off my hair with without first wiping my hands because they are so darn slick. This ticks me off because then I feel like I’m wasting product on my towel instead of my hair….

The take down did not go as planned and while I love how my hair feels, my BnC was NO BUENO. What I’m about to say next could be why……Now if you’ve been paying attention you’ll remember me saying my hair holds water like a dam so obviously it wasn’t dry this morning. This proved to be an issue when hubby, home from his business trip, comes in the living room wanting to go to the spa for pedicures. I’m like babe, you didn’t tell me so I could get ready. Not wanting to go to the spa looking like a bumpkin I start taking my hair down. Mister, clearly impatient, throws a ratty looking black knit cap at me like let’s go. Grumbling and cursing him to the high heavens, in my head of course because I’m such good wifey LMBO @ Nik…I did. Let me just safeguard my fashion rep by stating if it weren’t for the fact that the brother worked like a Hebrew slave this week his arse would have just had to wait. I took one for the team and we rolled to the spa me looking like I was about rob the place and him throwing compliments because I decided to give him the silent treatment until we got there. I forgot all about the dreadful cap while I cheated on him with the massage chair but as I sat waiting with my feet under the machine that dries your toes the damn cap started to itch. Figuring since I wore the cap that matched absolutely nothing in my outfit, any attempts at that point to be cute were futile and so ladies I said “F it!” and took that crap off. It wasn’t 30 seconds before vanity got the best of me and rather than sit in the spa looking like Kizzy the Slave, I started unbraiding my hair on the sly. I got caught up in the softness and kept going until my hair was completely unbraided. Let me tell you girls, brave is unbraiding your hair after styling with a product you’ve never used AND sans a mirror in the middle of the bougie-est place you can think of… the SPA. Needless to say the cap came back on as I made my grand exit!

This is Nadeira aka Queen and I approve this product.


Fresh out the shower and EO applied

Queen's Review of EO Rose and Chamomile
Braid -n-Curl

Queen's Review of EO Rose and Chamomile

15 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    The Lime and Ginger Hair Repair Treatment is one of my new staples. Since you only get 4oz I use it as a leave-in. Squirt 4 pumps into a small spray bottle with warm distilled water and shaky, shaky. This wonderful concocture gives the hair it's first layer of softness all while repairing damage. Awesome. I purchased it when Angela first gave Nikki the heads up on EO and suprisingly I still have the same bottle I started with. Go Figure curlies!

  • Anonymous says:

    THIS JUST IN! Just left the TJ Maxx here in Colorado Springs and guess what I saw? EO shampoos. Oooh, right? Well that is if you're in the market for a natural, SLS and paraben free shampoo. They had 1L for around $8 buckaroos. You know the Maxx is a $cavenger hunt. Good luck.

  • KyaDiva says:

    You did a great job with your review, you wear your big girl panties well!!! Your wash and go is gorgeous, why bother with a BnC? I love this site so I tried it, but the results weren't worth my efforts. I co-wash in the AM, put on my twistie-turban thingie (the real deal from Big Lots for $2!, microfiber hair towels really do cut down on frizz over regular towels) as I dress to stop the drippies, and before I walk out the door I remove the towel (when in a rush, I have styled in the car), use a little dab of conditioner as a styler to keep frizz away and fluff. If I am in big rush, I have a spray bottle with water to help me refluff the flat spots.(sometimes in the car, I make the stoplights work for me). As my hair gets longer I will revisit the TnC/BnC. I think you could pull off my method of madness should you so choose.

  • Maria says:

    OMG the entire post has me rolling! Please review some more products, you are hysterical.

  • zoerabbit says:

    Just found this conditioner (Rose & Chamomile) last night on a trip to the grocery store and tried it on my twistout. I must say today my hair feels so soft, shiny and with fantastic curl definition. The only thing with me is the fragrance was kind of strong. But it calmed down the next day. I sealed with Oyin Whipped Pudding. I am a 4a with fine textured hair. Thumbs up today.

  • Anonymous says:

    This was an excellent post. Usually on long posts I skim thru look at the pictures and decided if I want to read it entirely, but you had my attention throughout the whole thing. Thanks for this and I'm going to have to try this product.

  • Anonymous says:

    Very Informative!!!! Love to see reviews by ladies with 4 a,b,c hair its helpful for me.

  • Anonymous says:

    wait! can we talk about the part where your man wanted so desperately to get a pedi? hee! i love it.

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL! What an entertaining, funny, and yet informative review! You did an AWESOME job Queen! Looking forward to more of your reviews..
    T.J.

  • Anonymous says:

    That was so funny 🙂 Great job on your first review!

  • KurlyGirl says:

    I am natural newbie – I had been transitioning for about 10 months and just couldn't deal anymore, so I basically hacked off all my hair! I am still learning how to care for my new natural freedom, but I was curious about this EO product as well – so needless to say I pulled a Nikki (that's what I call it when I impulse purchase products ;-)) I tried it last night and I must say my hair loved it! I bought the Honey and Camomille and it wasn't to thick or thin. My hair is a 3c but not very thick, but grows like crazy. Anyway, long story short it left my hair feeling soft and amazing, but I did have to put a little of my old faithful shea butter in it because I am prone to frizz – alot! So, I give this product a thumbs up!

  • Stephania Brooks says:

    I had a great time reading this review! Queen made it so entertaining 🙂

  • dajewel1982 says:

    oh, i do detangle with my fingers before i wet my hair.

  • dajewel1982 says:

    am new to co-washing. are you supposed to detangle with a detangling conditioner before you co-wash?? i co-washed for the first time last night with giovanni 50:50. although i appreciated the moisture, i didn't appreciate the film that was still left on my scalp :/. i thought i vigorously washed my scalp. what am i doing wrong?

  • Angela says:

    Hi again

    Nikki (and friends)

    I just wanted to ask a few questions about this EO product.

    This review really caught my eye because the brand name is the common name used by most of us in the bath/body/perfume biz for Essential Oils – ie: natural plant extracts used for skin care and fragrance.

    In the fragrance world an EO is a natural plant extract/fragrance and an FO is a fragrance oil or a manufactured scent.

    After reading through the reviews I realized this is not an essential oil, but rather the brand name of a new product line.

    So … just wondering, does it actually contain any essential oils ?

    Is there somewhere I could view the ingredient list ?

    Very curious what the main substances are – always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to use essential oils – but I am guessing this is probably a commercial product with mostly manufactured ingredients.

    Any info would be helpful.

    Angela

    (Caucasion – wavy hair type, regular henna user and I make lots of good things with shea butter)

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