My Experiences Using DIY Goat Milk Conditioner

goats milk conditionerI shampoo’d with the Shea Moisture shampoo you see pictured here.

A couple of days ago I shared my first time bentonite clay experience. Well, before that natural hair treatment, I tried another. Goat Milk Conditioner.

I found out about this conditioner recipe from my friend Shelli of Hairscapades. She shared her recipe back in November and while I had been intrigued to try it back then, I was too lazy to go shop for the ingredients (although they are few).

It was actually a good thing that I waited because I got to see the progress that Shelli was having using goat’s milk as a conditioner. Let’s just say she was a great skape goat (no pun) lol. OK guinea pig. :-)

Shelli’s hair has flourished since incorporating the DIY goat milk conditioner recipe into her hair regimen. She reports stronger hair and much less shedding.

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While, I’ve never personally had an issue with over shedding I decided to finally give the goat’s milk a whirl because my hair has been stuck at the same length for some time now.

So, I whipped up my own recipe and tweaked it a little by adding a little more guar gum to thicken the mixture even further. I then applied it to my hair and sat with my Hot Head conditioning cap on for 20 minutes (reheated it in the microwave once).

goat's milk conditioner in hair

The results after one conditioning session were stellar. My hair felt stronger to the touch, it was easy to detangle and boy was it shiny.

freshly conditioned hair

This Goat’s Milk Conditioner is definitely a staple now. I was able to purchase the goat’s milk, guar gum, honey and oils all at my local supermarket.

goat milk conditioner recipe

For more on Shelli’s Goat’s Milk Conditioner recipe, click here.

And here are my pretty fly results once my hair was dry:

natural hair curls

naturally curly hair

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Reviewing Eden’s Heart Hair Products + Best Bantu Knot Out Ever!

Reviewing 3 products from the Eden’s Heart hair care line.

Eden's Heart Products

Cassandre Beccai (well known on Youtube) reached out to me a few weeks ago to review a few products from her hair care line, Eden’s Heart. I recorded a first impressions video when I received the products:

Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner

★★★★★

INGREDIENTS: Oatmilk (Water (and) Aveena Sativa), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Silk Amino Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Honey, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (paraben-free preservative)

This was the first product that I had the opportunity to try. My hair was in twists when I received the products so I decided to start using the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner to keep my twists nice and moisturized. The first thing that caught my attention was the smell. This product is clearly rich in oats and the smell is intoxicating.

Since first receiving it, I’ve used the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner as a leave in after washing my hair. To say that I was pleased is an understatement. This product is now a staple. I plan to rotate it as a leave in conditioner with Kinky Curly Knot Today.

Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque

★★★★

INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Shorea (Sal) Stenoptera Seed Butter, Orbyginia Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus Extract (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carageenan) Extract (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyquaternium 44, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

The Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque left my hair feeling balanced (protein and moisture). It virtually melts when applied to your hair. It’s not as thick as I expected it to be based on reading the description. While I was pleased with the results, I don’t think I’ll buy this product because I get the same results using my current protein treatment which offers more product for less money. In order for me to make a product a staple I have to more than like it. I must love it to where nothing else can compare to it. I have several products already in my stash that are quite comparable to this Damage Control Intense Moisture Masque.

Sweet Vanilla Butter: 7 Oils and Butter Hairdress

★★★★★

INGREDIENTS: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond)Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Fragrance, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Move over Jane Carter Nourish ‘n Shine, Eden’s Heart Sweet Vanilla Butter 7 Oils and Butter Hairdress is big competition!

In my first impressions video, I shared how I was really feeling the smell. The consistency is light and buttery but it does liquify under high temps. It easily re-solidifies at room temperature. I put it in the refrigerator a few times before using so I didn’t know what to expect from this product.

Now I’m not sure which product I love more – the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner or this Sweet Vanilla Butter. In the following video I used the Sweet Vanilla Butter to set my bantu knots for a fabulous bantu knot out. It’s the best bantu knot out I’ve been able to achieve to date and as you can tell from my constantly oohing and aahing, the smell and the consistency have me intoxicated! :

Final Thoughts

To be honest, I was already stalking Eden’s Heart products. I wanted to buy them so I was thrilled to receive these at no cost. I’ll definitely be purchasing the Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner and the Sweet Vanilla Butter Hairdress.

Disclaimer: While I did receive these products at no cost for review, I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

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Hot Head Microwave Cap Review and Giveaway!

Video demo and review of Hot Head Microwaveable Cap.

hot head

Deep conditioning is your hair’s best friend. The old school method of deep conditioning is to sit under a dryer or heating cap plugged into the wall. The problem with that is it’s so…..restricting!

Now, we have Hot Head…

Enter the new millennium and now you can deep condition your hair while on the go (and no, I don’t mean with just a plastic baggy and a scarf).

Thanks to innovators like ThermalHairCare, you can get a thorough deep conditioning session with as much heat as the old school heating caps that kept you tethered to a chair.

The founder (a professional hairstylist) of ThermalHairCare has created Hot Head, a microwaveable heating cap. It’s special in that it’s filled with renewable flax seeds which generate heat when warmed up in the microwave. It’s reusable and environmentally friendly so you can deep condition your hair with a clean conscience (unlike those evil people who use aerosol hairspray! LOL)

ThermalHairCare sent me the Hot Head to review and they are also gracious enough to host a giveaway. Before we get to the give away details, watch my video demo of the Hot Head in action:

I’m also reviewing Eden’s Heart Damage Control: Intense Moisture Mask. I’m using it as my deep conditioning protein treatment of choice. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog so you can be alerted of the full video review. 

My Thoughts on Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap

I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that I can do errands around the house while deep conditioning my hair. The Hot Head Deep Conditioning cap provided a consistent source of heat across my entire head. My only qualm is that initially, it felt a little too hot on the top of my head. It did however quickly cool.

I also didn’t experience 45 minutes of heat as claimed. I found that the Hot Head only stayed hot and then warm for about 20 minutes. (I do wonder if I had put the Hot Head cap on with the terry cloth side toward my scalp, if it would have stayed hot longer. Hmmm. I’ll definitely try it next time.) This is not an issue for me because I typically only deep condition for 15-20 minutes anyway. Plus, you could always pop it back in the microwave to extend the time the cap stays hot.

Now about that giveaway. It’s simple. To be entered to win this, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit ThermalHairCare and check out the Hot Head Deep Conditioning Caps here 
  2. Leave a comment below (or on the video comments section on YouTube) sharing which color/style you’d choose if you win.

That’s all you need to do to be entered to win. BUT, you can increase your chances of winning by doing the optional activities listed in the Rafflecopter (ex: Tweet, Pin the image):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

NOTE: All entries will be checked. If you do not follow the simple directions, unfortunately your entry will be discarded.

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