So, I haven’t deep treated in 5 years and my henna sessions have gone from optional spa days for fuller-looking natural hair, to absolutely necessary, hurry-the-hell-up-I-got-ish-to-do root touch-up sessions. I’m talking 30 minutes tops, from application to rinse, and usually only the crown, and usually only the in the front of my head… where people can see! Kinda how I only lotion my face and hands in the winter! Shameful! My hair is not a major priority anymore, and that’s okay. It’s still pretty healthy, thanks to my extremely *coughs* ‘low maintenance’ routine.
I was actually unawares of my lax ways until last summer, when the kids and I moved to the beach and I asked my happily retired parents to come with… for love, for life, for laughter, for child rearing, for meal prep, for grounding! Multigenerational livin’ rocks (most days, lol), until one of you goes natural and is all excited and stays watching youtube and reading old CurlyNikki posts asking about co-washes, pineappling, curlforming, hair steaming, t-shirt drying, hot oil treating, and various other super-involved throwbacks! One such throwback (for me anyway), is the brand Oyin Handmade. It was an all-time favorite for forever (I used to drive a country-mile in North Carolina to purchase it at a small boutique before they were in Target… that, and Blended Beauty! Remember them?!), and like many other products and techniques over the years, it got lost in the sauce. That sauce being my spiritual journey, lol, which raged from 2013 til 2018. Mom is presently in full-on product junkie mode and I definitely encourage it. She’s having fun, and it’s beautiful to watch. I remember being there. I told her of my love affair with Oyin’s Hair Dew back in the day, but told her that I didn’t remember the rest of the line being particularly memorable. I WAS SO WRONG. She bought the whole line recently, and I revisited the Honey Hemp Conditioner, and Oh. My. God. I’ve since thrown out all my tried-and-true cheapies, and even the more expensive, super thick and rich formulas, and invested in one big-ass pump bottle of Honey Hemp. My tub and hair shelf are looking real neat right about now!
This conditioner. It not only melts tangles in seconds (’cause behentrimonium methosulfate), it smells divine, and leaves my hair soft but clean. The slip is undefeated. I use it on Gia and Max, too, and Mom is feeling like the MVP. Having a new and super enthusiastic natural in the house isn’t so bad, after all!
Ingredients: purified water, organic aloe vera gel, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), honey, virgin hemp oil, coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, hydrolized silk, citrus essences, fragrance, optiphen (preservative)
Standing with you in and AS Love,
aww the throwback…from the mirror shot to the back of the hair pic takes me alllll the way back to 2009-2010. Thought about you yesterday when I was in Ulta and saw that they had the trial deva curl set it free 2 for 9 and i was like wait what did you use it for again back in the day! i'm sure you and hubs love having your parents there!
@unknown you won't be sorry! My daughter, son, mother and I have different densities and textures and it works equally well on all of us. In fact, whenever you're in the market for new conditioners with a lot of detangling power, if they don't have 'behentrimonium methosulfate' on the ingredient list, you can keep it moving! Every product I've owned that has had that ingredient, detangles like a dream!
I must try this conditioner. The struggle is real when it comes to tangles! I've never heard of this product until now.
@Native28 you're welcome! xx
I have never tried this line, thanks
@ B. Jo – The Hair Dew and the Honey Hemp… girl. I can take or leave the shampoo (I like shampoos that get me squeaky clean, used occasionally), like most natural shampoos. I also still like their Greg Juice. Mom likes the shampoo A LOT, and LOVES the Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade. Those are her staples. Sending love!!! xoxo
I know someone who swears by this brand and I have yet to try it. I’ve been using Aussie brand conditioner to detangle but I might have to add Oyin into the rotation.
Thanks for the reminder (and great review).
@Kells ! You're welcome! Every time she brings up a new/old product or tool, I feel like it's 2012! xx
All facts! Thank you for bringing this back to my rememberance!!