Beija-Flor Naturals Maracuja Milk for Kinks Curls and Coils
INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera, Distilled water, Sweet Almond oil, Vegetable emulsifier, Brazil Nut oil, Maracuja (Passon Fruit) oil, Organic Jojoba oil, Organic Shea butter, Avocado oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vegetable glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Black Willow Bark, Neem oil, Carbomer 980 triethanolamine, Rosemary oleoresin, Tetrasodium edta, Citric Acid, Paraben free preservative
SHORT AND SWEET
A thick good smelling moisturizer for dry hair. More slip would be nice. 🙂
It has a fresh and clean smell. I don’t quite know how to describe it. It smells almost like a soap. It doesn’t have an overly perfume-y scent. It you like clean smells, you’ll like this.
HOW IT WORKED
I used this product repeatedly over the course of a month to get a good feel for it. The Maracuja Milk I got was not a liquidy, watery consistency. It is a thick cream. For my hair, it was a good moisturizer which could use more slip. It makes my hands soft, though. I may use this as a body moisturizer. lol!
# ON DRY HAIR
Maracuja Milk worked best on my dry hair. My concern is that it’s a thick cream and doesn’t have a huge amount of slip. On my dry hair, I had to be more concerned with the amount I was using than I otherwise am when I use other products with more slip.
It came in a bottle with a squeeze top, but mine was thick enough to put into a jar. But hey, it keeps you from “contaminating” the product with water or other products you may be applying to your hair at the same time.
At the end of the day, its a moisturizer. It kept my hair from getting dry and breaking off from dryness.
# ON WET HAIR
The Maracuja Milk didn’t really do a whole lot on my wet hair. My hair is loving thick products and butters right now. But for some reason, the Maracuja Milk felt like it disappeared after my hair dried.
It may work well on the wet hair of people with a looser curl pattern or for people who don’t like products which weigh their hair down. For some reason, my hair drank it all up, so by the time it dried, my hair felt like I didn’t have much on it. (Not good for me, but my be wonderful for people who don’t like a heavy feeling).
#ON DAMP HAIR
(spraying with water/aloe while retwisting)
It was better on damp hair than on wet hair. It did its thing. It made my hair smell nice and kept it from getting dry.
A nice surprise is that the Maracuja Milk made my hands feel soft and moisturized! lol! I wasn’t really expecting that. I’m about 2 seconds away from using this is a hand and body cream. 🙂
WHAT’S IN IT?
Maracuja oil – Maracuja (Passion Fruit) oil is high in Vitamins A, C, potassium, and calcium. Its high in linoleic acid (up to 77%) and is said to encourage healthy hair growth.
The actual oil itself is said to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and helps stop itching, swelling and irritation. It also has disinfectant and analgesic properties, and absorbs easily.
Neem oil – It only takes a small amount of neem oil to be super effective. Neem oil is packed with awesome benefits. It contains Vitamin E and is used to help tone the skin.
It is thought to help strengthen hair and prevent certain scalp conditions, while encouraging growth. People with thinning hair are also thought to use neem oil to help improve their hair.
Its antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. It has anti-aging properties because it fights against negative free radicals on the body.
Sweet Almond oil – You simply can’t go wrong with sweet almond oil. Its known as an excellent skin nourishing emollient. Maybe that’s why it feels so good on my dry hands? It is thought to promote healthy skin and hair by protecting it from dryness.
Brazil Nut oil – Some of you may have already tried my Quick Brazil Nut Sealer recipe already, which is made of a butter created with Brazil nut oil. Brazil nut oil is said to be great for dry and/or damaged hair. Its rich in fatty acids (high in oleic acid) and Vitamins A, B, C, E.
It also has antioxidant properties partly because of the selenium present. Some people also recommend it for eczema and cracked, aging skin.
Black Willow Bark – has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Its a good source of natural salicylic acid, by the way, which is great for skin.
In addition, the Maracuja Milk also has Shea butter, Jojoba, and Avocado oils. Yall know how much of a staple those ingredients are in natural hair care products. All of them are great moisturizers and sealers, and help prevent dryness.
The other ingredients are basically used to thicken the the emulsion into a nice cream.
# Great ingredients
# Feels good on my hands!
# Good on my dry hair, and feels more substantial (better) on damp hair than wet hair once dry
# Wish it had more slip
# Some people are allergic to willow bark and it could cause an itchy feeling. As with anything natural, make sure you’re not allergic to any of the natural ingredients