If you recall when I removed my locs, I have been in search of my Hair Niche. Since then I have tried some great products, and have found some keepers. This means I may or may not be purchasing any new products……. *crickets*. Here are previous reviews:
- Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In
- Ori Essentials
- Design Essentials
- Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer
So next up is Earthtones Naturals Curl Quench Hair Butter. Earthtones Naturals is a company that I didn’t know about previously, then we saw a crowd at their booth at the Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show and ventured over. Qu’est-ce que c’est, we wondered?
We were happy to find out it was a Canadian company (founded by Naturopathic Dr, Susan Walker) and there were quite a few products to try (from oils to moisturizers to styling gels). After a small demonstration by the sales associate, we settled on the Curl Quench Hair Butter. But leme tell you, just the smell of their Coconut Hair Milk was to die for. I may have to invest in that! Oh… did I say I wouldn’t be getting anything new? Well – this is awkward…..
Anyway, I digress…
Purified water (yeah!), Aloe vera juice, Glycerin, Conditioning emulsifier, Sal Butter, Illipe Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Cetyl alcohol, Olive Oil, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Oats, Fragrance, Paraben-free preservative.
It reminds me of butter but just a bit thicker because it’s creamy.
There isn’t a distinct or overwhelming smell that accompanies many hair products (I actually really appreciate that) but it smells… Well…. like butter but sweeter. It has a nice, light scent.
How I used it
The first few times that I’ve used this, I applied to my damp hair for added moisture before styling. I decided to try it as a styler for curl definition and twisted/bantu knotted my freshly co-washed and deep conditioned hair.
I used the hair butter a few nights in a row and at first I didn’t achieve the curl definition I had desired and gotten with previous products, but that just means it’s not for styling my hair type. After a couple of days the definition was better. I would however much prefer to continue using it as a moisturizer since it without a doubt keeps my hair soft and manageable. So, it was in no way a wasted purchase. Here are some pics for reference:
Day 1 of trial
Day 2 of trial
Day 3 of trial
I purchased the hair butter (250ml) for $12 at the hair show, and it can be ordered online for $14.95 CDN. There is also a 125ml and 500ml options.
Have you ever seen, heard about or used any of the Earthtones Naturals products? If so, what were your thoughts? Share your comments below!