I haven’t done a review in so long. The year has moved on so quickly and with COVID, lockdown and everything else in between, hair feels like the last thing on my mind. I don’t know if other naturalistas feel the same but doing the most with the mane is something that’s really not on my mind right now.
What I have been mostly doing is washing and conditioning, using regular conditioner or washing and deep conditioning. So yes there is a difference between the regular conditioner and a deep conditioner. We can get into the basics and intricacies of the two later on. Today I want to talk about a deep conditioner I bumped into, courtesy of a friend. She had been using it for a minute and I was in need of one as well. Here’s the thing: I’ve been using deep conditioners that are 80% moisture and 20% protein-based and I felt as though I needed a change. I wanted one that was fully moisture based. I guess we can make our treatments at home.
Chao Botanicals is the one I got introduced to. I posted pictures a month or so ago on my Instagram and talked about its consistency. We will still revisit all that and much more on this post.
This treatment is the ISH I tell you. I opened it and immediately got a spicy, sweet-smelling aroma. It has a number of Ayurvedic herbs in it that help nourish and intensely moisturize the hair. If your hair loves thick formulas, then this one will work wonders for you.
Below are the ingredients found in this amazing product:
Water, Sunflower oil, Shea butter, Avocado oil, Castor oil, Potawax, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Amla, Shikakai, Fenugreek, Rosemary, Hibiscus, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ashwagandha, Bhrigraj, Flaxseeds, Citric Acid, and Grapefruit extract.
The first ingredient in this product is water, so it means it is moisturizing. Always read the ingredients list if you’re looking for something moisture based. Water should ALWAYS be the first ingredient. It penetrates through the hair shaft, making it easy to manage and also gives the hair slip.
The Ayurveda powders in the D.C (Ashwagandha, Bhrigraj, Amla, and Shikakai) aid in stopping shedding and generate growth. I used the deep conditioner thrice and shedding/ breakage have reduced. I leave it on for 45 minutes to an hour then rinse it off. I use lukewarm water. Cold water would be the best as it helps to close the hair follicles, but with the current weather situation, cold water is a no go zone.
The oils and butter in the conditioner (Shea, avocado, castor, Vegetable Glycerin, and grapefruit extract) help to intensely nourish and strengthen the hair. All ingredients in this product are 100% safe and natural.
This product has a smooth, creamy consistency and it glides on hair really well. it also rinses off really nicely. I left it on my hair for 30 minutes, and sat in the sun to gets all its goodness. Point to Note: if you don’t have a steamer, the sun would be a great substitute. After 30 minutes, I combed my hair and rinsed off the product in lukewarm water, tied my hair with a lesso(since I didn’t have a tshirt) and then tied it up with a hair band after ten minutes. If you experience so much breakage or shedding, I would definitely recommend this product.
My hair has been doing jigs since I started incorporating this particular deep conditioner into my regimen. I completely love the conditioner’s scent. There was a lot of love put into this product and I vouch for it completely. Have you used Chao Botanicals before? What did you like about their products?What’s your favorite product so far in their line? Share in the comment section below.