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Ladies. If moisture and strength is what you are lacking then you may want to give this product line a try.
Super Soft moisturized hair after week 1 of using the line
Let me say now, while I believe that products can greatly enhance the look, feel, and texture of your hair it will be your overall technique and consistency with your regimen that will most likely get you the hair you want. Also, I am not one to promote entire product lines because typically a lot of the products or circumstances surrounding it can be a hit and miss for me. I've only done one other product line review in the 3 years that I've owned this blog so this should tell you something about me. I don't give praises freely to everyone pushing a natural hair care product line.
I will begin by saying that not every product in this line is 100% natural. However it is a natural based product line, about 97% of the ingredients are natural. Some of the products like the oils, the moisturizer, and some others are 100% Natural, while others my have a mix or ingredients that are a derivative of natural ingredients.(They list every single ingredient on their website)
Straight hair moisturized with their Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion
Hydratherma Naturals is owned and operated by Saleemah Cartwright, at http://www.healthyhairjourney.com/ I originally tried her products almost 4 years ago when I big chopped. I recall being in love with the Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioner, the Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion, and the Follicle Mist.
Follice Mist used often to keep edges strong in protective styles
Over the years I held on to the spray but some how forgot how much of a miracle the conditioner is, and that is what lead me back 3 years later. I decided to add more products from her line to my regimen, and found they work even better when you use them all together!
Below are my honest thoughts about each of the products that I've tried, and have been using together for atleast 4 months now. (Please be aware that I purchased all of these products with my own money, and I am not being compensated or rewarded in any way to give this review.)
The Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment
I absolutely LOVE this conditioner primarily because it has a ton of slip and it allows me to detangle my hair with ease! My fingers glide through my hair. After my deep conditioning sessions my hair is soft very pliable and easy to manage. If you've got tangles try this, its like liquid gold!
This spray stimulates growth and prevents breakage it has silk amino acids in it as well so there's a mild protein fix. It's makes your hair soft and also adds moisture. I use this primarily to strengthen my edges. I use this twice a day when I am in protective styles to keep the roots of my hair strong. Its recommended that you massage the mist into your scalp to encourage growth. I've actually used this to successfully grow in thin spots on my hair line as well. For maintenance I continue to use this on my edges about every other day to keep them thick and nice, it does help!
They have a few shampoos in their line to chose from. One with sulfates that complements the Moisture Boost Conditioner, that a lot of people love. However, my hair is anti sulfates so I chose this Sulfate Free Moisture Plus Hair Cleanser. I am not too crazy about how my hair feels once I rinse this out. I expected there to be a moisturizing feel and I didn't get that at all. The 2 or 3 times that I cleansed with it my hair felt almost too clean, and a little drier than what I'm use to.
However, I will say that once I add the Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioner my hair instantly becomes so soft and light! It feels like this cleanser is fully preparing my hair to receive the conditioner into my strands because there's nothing blocking the deep conditioner from doing its best job. My hair feels super conditioned, there's definitely a difference in how my hair receives the conditioner when I use this. If you can get past the initial dryness that your hair may feel after rinsing, and hold out for the Deep Conditioning magic that follows, its worth it! I don't use this every time I cleanse but will if I feel my hair is really dirty. (Note: I've noticed when using this cleanser on other natural ladies their hair doesn't always feel as "dry" as mine after the rinse. So this could just be with my hair texture, who knows!)
Protein Balance Leave in
I really enjoy using this leave in. I use to be afraid of it because it has "protein" in the name. I was convinced before using this that my hair was sensitive to proteins and thought it would make my hair hard or dry. But this isn't strictly a protein leave in conditioner. It is a balance of moisture and protein, and this is what our hair MUST have a balance of to remain strong and prevent breakage so that we can see length retention. The proteins in this are silk amino acids, and my hair has never experienced dryness from using this. I've learned that that my hair isn't protein sensitive. I just had to find the type of proteins that my hair responds well to, which are silk amino acids or wheat proteins. I've noticed this line has both types of protein. This is so mild you can use it several times a week or every night, as the directions suggest.
Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioner
This conditioner makes my hair feel strong and soft at the same time. It really brings my hair to life. I use it every other wash session too keep the protein and moisture balanced. (If I feel I need more moisture or vice versa I use my deep conditioners according to how my hair feels) I also used it when reverting my flat ironed hair back to its natural cotton, kinks, and curls..My texture just bounced back.
This Hair Growth oil is light and feels very nourishing! Although it does a great job of sealing in moisture I can't really vouch for the "hair growth" claim. I've never used it for that. It does contains Emu oil, which I do believe has been connected to hair growth in several studies that I've read on the benefits of Emu oil. Amazing Sealant, I don't use it always but when I do, I cherish it!
Shine and softness! My hair was being sealed all week with this oil
This moisturizing lotion is awesome? It makes my hair feel really soft and moisturized and not greasy. Its super creamy but feels light on my hair at the same time. It also smells great, bonus!
Here's this photo again enlarged to show you how moist my hair looks after using the Growth lotion all week.
Well, that's my review on the Hydratherma Naturals Line(prods that I've tried) She's has so many products that there has to be something in there for every hair texture! If you like to use good products preferably from the same line you should give this a try. This product line gets an A+ from me because it covers all of my " Must Haves" in a hair care line:
If one of these Must Haves is missing in a product line, I find that I lose interest and stop using their entire line.
(Note: I do still use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie when I'm putting in protective styles only. I haven't tried any of Hydratherma's styling aids yet, but I will, so stay tuned! : )
What are some of your MUST Haves in a Product Line?