Hi lovely readers!
Today I'm coming back to you with a review of two Brown Butter Beauty hair products that I purchased during their Black Friday sale. Based in Brooklyn, the owner makes handmade products with natural organic ingredients that contain no parabens, sulfates, silicones, mineral oils or petroleum oils. Now you see why I had to try them, right? (^.^)
Out off the ten hair products from the line, I chose to buy two: the Babassu Butter Love Deep Conditioner and the Mixed Greens. Let's start this review with the deep conditioner.
Size: 8 oz (240 ml) / 16 oz (480 ml)
Price: 15 / 25 US dollars
Product description: Rich nourishing cream conditioner full of moisturizing ingredients to replenish dry and damaged hair. Contains organic Brazilian Babassu oil which provides nourishment and softness to the hair.
Directions: Apply ample amount to wet hair. Leave in for 10-15 minutes then rinse.
Ingredients: Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Babassuate, Babassu Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine, Serine, Threonine, Acetamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoyl Collagen Amino Acid Cocoyl Sarcosine, Wheat Germ Acid, Wheat Germ Oil, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sulfur, Polysorbate 80, Oleth-10, Jojoba Oil, Yarrow Extract, Nettle Extract, Sage Extract, Lavender Extract, Vitamin E, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Natural Color, Fragrance.
Scent: Hard to define (I'm really bad when it comes to identifying odours). Kinda like sweet almond scent, but overall pleasant.
Consistency: Creamy but light.
Review: My interest for this deep conditioner came from the fact that I'd heard about babassu oil being a good substitute for coconut oil. I actually use coconut oil for my prepoos and it's a key ingredient in most of my favorite hair products, so I really wanted to see how babassu oil would compare. Well, let me tell you... this review is going to be pretty short because I really liked this product. Like all my deep conditioning treatments, I let it sit for 30 minutes under my plastic cap instead of the 10-15 recommended. It did its job quite well, even though I would have liked the consistency to be a little bit thicker. If I had to compare it to my favorites, I'd say its thickness is just between the Eden Body Works and the Bee Mine deep conditioners. That being said, this product is super easy to distribute, it provides a decent slip and my hair felt nice, soft and moisturized when I rinsed it out. So yeah, I would definitely recommend you to give it a try if you can get your hands on it.
Now, on to the hair pomade.
Size: 4 oz (120 ml) / 8 oz (240 ml)
Price: 15 / 25 US dollars
Availability: same as above.
Product description: "Mixed Greens" is a nourishing hair pomade to encourage new hair growth and prevent future hair loss.
Directions: Massage a small amount of product onto scalp and hair especially in thinning areas. Works best when done at night. Use as often as desired.
Ingredients: Horsetail infused in Almond Oil, Nettle and Parsley infused in Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, unrefined Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Essential oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Cypress, Clary Sage and Juniper.
Scent: Smells like a blend of essential oils, but it's not overpowering.
Review: First off, you have to know that I don't use a lot of hair pomades because they're usually very oily and weigh down my hair. However, I was curious to try this one because it claimed to be non greasy and to stimulate new growth. If you've been reading my blog, you already know I have fine hair, which means I have to take extra care of my edges. I don't have any bald spots but I like to keep an eye on my hairline, especially when my hair is in braids. So since I was buying the Babassu deep conditioner, I decided to get this pomade as well... and it was a good choice! This pomade is indeed non greasy and penetrates easily into the skin. I use it on my edges of course, but also when I do full scalp massages. In addition, I noticed it works great as an emollient to help remove dandruffs from the scalp. And last but not least, since you only need the smallest amount, a little definitely goes a long way!
Will I buy these products again? That's a tough one. I enjoyed them but they're not the cheapest to get from Switzerland. Still, I would certainly buy them again if they were readily available.
What about you, have you ever heard about or tried Brown Butter Beauty products? And how did you like them? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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