Product Review – Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In Conditioner

If you read my post about my first CurlKit subscription, you’d know that I’d received a few leave in conditioners for my trying pleasure. In this post, I will talk about one and what I thought. This of course is all based on personal preference, though I make it a point to do extensive research on anything new – especially when it comes to my hair. I’m sure you guys get where I’m coming from.

The first one up is the Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy leave In Conditioner formulated for dry, thirsty hair. It is supposed to leave your hair feeling moisturized even days later and based on the reviews, it does. WELL I’ll be the judge of that!

Ingredients:

They aren’t fully listed on the container but I found all the ingrediens on the site: Shea Butter, Aloe Leave Juice, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Panthenol, Vegetable Gylcerin, Vitamin E, Honey, Lemon Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Fragrance, Natural Preservatives. Yep, the product is all natural and organic; the label states it is “infused with avocado, hemp and jojoba oils”.

Texture:

The texture is like whipped butter and actually very light. When I rub it between my fingers the consistency becomes oily which was a nice surprise because I was concerned it would be heavy.

CurlKit Sample naturalista

Smell:

It smells like absolute heaven. No really, I am certain this is what heaven smells like. Like, I want to ice a cake with it. Actually, who am I kidding, just pass me a spoon so I could dig right in! It smells like vanilla and almonds and cookies and ice cream and well…. dessert.

How I used it:

As usual, I started by spraying my hair with water and then detangling. I then flat-twisted after applying the conditioner to each section, spraying more water if necessary. Oh man, did I mention it smells good? Oh, i did? Okay. A little goes a long way too, so that means the product would last longer than expected. It’s so light that you’d think you’d have to use quite a bit to get any true results, but that wasn’t the case.

Results and overall impression:

The next day, I took out the flat twists and noticed my hair was indeed still very… well juicy! The curls were more defined and my hair was very moisturized. By the end of the day, it hadn’t lost any moisture either. I remember the days when leaving my hair open meant combing it out would be hellish, but now I can still run my fingers through it no problem. I have officially joined the Naturalista Believer Club. And now, I can’t even remember my life before it.

Retail details:

It comes in two sizes: 8 oz and 16 oz containers which cost $23.59 and $47.19 respectively. While watching Strawberricurls review, she said she had purchased the 4 oz container for $10, but I didn’t see it online. I am not sure if that means it is no longer available in that size.

It definitely seems like a hefty price tag, but I think it’s worth it. Plus as I mentioned, a little goes a long way so it’ll last for months. It’s only supposed to be used when styling and wouldn’t need to be used daily based on how moisturized it leaves your hair.

I’m so happy I received this product in my April curlkit! Now I’d like to hear from you – have you used this? And do you LOVE it?

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5 thoughts on “Product Review – Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In Conditioner

  1. Hi Chris 🙂 I haven’t used this product before but I am really interested in trying it out. I definitely could use something to quench my thirsty hair. I use a finishing cream by Goldwell called Spun Shine, and I love it, but it is kind of heavy, so not the best for days when I want to leave my hair wavy, or curl it. Thanks for the great review and details!

    1. Seph,  if you do try it please let me know your thoughts. That’s if you don’t dig in with a spoon first because it is very tempting Hahaha. I find now I compare other products’ moisturizing results to this one – it’s that good. Thanks so much for commenting!

       

  2. It was such a wonderful article dear and from my side I want to say that i am using jamaican black castor oil from long and its really effective. SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-in Conditioner will make your dreams come true!

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