In my never ending search for a new shampoo and conditioner, I came across MyHoneyChild products. MyHoneyChild product line is geared toward natural hair. You can purchase their products directly on their website, Curlmart, Amazon and other retailers.
After reading several online blogs and forums, I decided to give it a try. When I visited their website, they had a promotion for two ounce free samples. To receive the samples, you just had to pay for shipping and handling. I received my samples about two weeks after I ordered them, which is about standard processing time for natural product lines.
My hair type is 3c/4a and it tends to be dry around this time of year (winter), so I requested samples for dry hair.
Olive You Scalp Cleaner
Ingredients: Pure olive oil, vegetable castile, fresh lemon infusion, seaweed infusion, fresh lime juice, coconut oil, neroli oil, mandarin oil, vanilla absolute ,orris absolute, fragrance , phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol (Optiphen®)
Claims: The Company labels this product as a moisturizing scalp cleaner that's supposed to hydrate and condition your hair. It's geared toward those with dry scalp or dry hair.
Consistency: The cleanser was thick but not creamy like traditional shampoos. A little goes a long way so I didn’t need to use much for my hair.
Smell: The cleanser didn’t have a real distinct smell. It was fairly light and kind of reminded me of a castor oil.
Lather: The cleaner didn’t really lather. I would imagine that's because it doesn’t have harsh detergents like most shampoos. I don’t mind not having a lot of lather; I just want my hair/scalp clean.
My opinion: Overall I liked the scalp cleaner. I was able to detangle my hair, in the shower, with just the cleaner. During the cleansing process and afterwards, I felt like my hair was clean but it didn’t feel stripped. The sample size was enough for at least 2 washes. Maybe even more depending on your hair length. I would purchase this cleaner in the regular size.
Olive You Deep Conditioner
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Olive Butter, Olive Fruit Oil, Honey, Olive Leaf Extract, Soya Milk, Natural Yogurt Powder, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Seaweed, Jojoba Oil, Violet Leaf Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute and Neroli Oil and optiphen (preservative).
Claims: The Company labels this product as a hydrating and detangling deep conditioner. It's supposed to restore shine and softness while strengthening brittle hair.
Consistency: The conditioner was very thin to me. It reminded me of the consistency of a very light lotion.
Smell: The conditioner had a nice smell. It wasn’t too overbearing or strong. It was like a fruity smell.
Slip: This product had zero slip. At first I thought I put enough conditioner on my hair. Then I read the container to see if I was doing everything correct. It said use a liberal amount. So I added more conditioner. To me the before and after look the same and felt the same. The conditioner was just seeping into my hair like water. It wasn’t doing anything. But I decided to keep it in for 60 minutes under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap on like I normally do with my other conditioners.
REGULAR DEEP CONDITIONER
LIBERAL DEEP CONDITIONERCredit: http://www.latushaedwards.com
My opinion: This conditioner was an absolute fail for me. I didn’t notice any difference after the hour. I tried detangling my hair with the conditioner still in and it was horrible. There was no slip and it looked and felt like I didn’t have conditioner in my hair. I thought maybe after washing the conditioner out it would be better, but it wasn’t. Unfortunately I will not be purchasing this product in the regular size.
Aloe Vera Leave in Treatment
Ingredients: Purified water, aloe vera gel, corn oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, chamomile essential oil ,vitamin e , fragrance , phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol (Optiphen®).
Claims: The Company states this product will hydrate and coat your hair shaft.
Consistency: The product appears to be somewhat thick but it's not once you put it on your hand or hair. It reminds me of Kinky Curly Knot Today or a glycerin based product.
My opinion: I think this product was just too light for my hair. I didn’t notice any difference once I applied it to my hair in different sections. I also felt like it's similar to products I can get locally.Credit: http://www.latushaedwards.com
Ingredients: De-ionized Water, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Emulsifying Wax, Grapeseed Oil, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Vitamin C and E, fragrance and optiphen (preservative).
Claims: The Company states this product is for moisture and control. It's designed for twist styles and twist outs.
Consistency: This product is very thick and creamy, but it dissolves easily into your hair
Smell: Slight perfume smell but not overpowering.
I had high hopes for this product. It was the right consistency for my hair and it doesn’t appear to leave any buildup or residue. After going through all the steps from washing and conditioning, I used this product to do two strand twists. To compare the product with my old standby, Blue Magic grease, I used the Twist Out Cream on one side of my hair and Blue Magic on the other side. After looking at and feeling both completed sides, I didn’t notice any difference with the results. So for that reason, I won't be purchasing a full size of this product either.
I liked that I was able to receive sample sizes to try out the products. They included enough products to do my hair once and possibly another time. Many products lines don’t offer samples and it’s a great alternative to test out new products.
However, I didn’t like the sample bottles. They were made of a very hard plastic and its basically impossible to squeeze the products out. I had to take the tops off to use the cleaner and leave in. Although this isn’t a big deal, it was a slight irritation.
I was somewhat disappointed in the products I tried. The deep conditioner, leave in and twist out crème did nothing for my hair. Do like the scalp cleaners and would consider purchasing that again.