Saturday, July 12, 2008

Curly Haircare Product Review: Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil with Ginseng

I have long hair with naturally loose curls. In the summertime it goes bonkers with the humidity. Frizz and dryness are a real problem. I've tried numerous products to control the frizz, and many cause scalp irritation or blemishes around my hairline. I even tried olive oil and mineral oil, but they didn't work well, and the olive oil was very hard to get out of my hair.

For the past week I've been using Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil with Ginseng(made in the U.S.A.) in an 8 ounce bottle which I picked up at Family Dollar for $2.00. I had to use it twice, leaving the oil on my hair overnight, and it worked quite well! My hair is a lot softer and no frizz. You can use this on your skin as well, so it's dual usage is thrifty.

Here are the ingredients:

Soy Bean Oil , Walnut Seed Oil , Kiwi Fruit Extract , Olive Fruit Oil , Castor Seed Oil , Sesame Seed Oil , Jojoba Seed Oil , Carrot Seed Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , *Tocopheryl Acetate , Safflower Oil , Calendula Extract , Yarrow Extract , Cucumber Extract , Carrageenan Extract , Ginseng Extract , Sage Extract , Comfrey Extract , Aloe Extract , Fragrance.

*I looked up Tocopheryl Acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate, and it is a common vitamin supplement.

The fragrance in a little strong, but the ingredients are almost all natural which makes a big difference for my skin and hair. I have a sensitivity to many haircare products for curly hair.

See the good customer reviews at Walgreens online.

7/09 Update: I am still using this product and it's the only thing that really works on my hair. I tried some organic rosemary oil specifically for hair and scalp, but Africa's Best is much more effective. I do wish that this oil came unscented, but this is just a minor concern .


cyndyava said...

I, too have sensitivities to many hair cair products. After pregnancy, my hair became very thick, dry, and unmanageable. Just wondering...have you found a good shampoo and conditioner? I've tried them all and no luck.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for your comment. I've been using Neutrogena shampoo for the past few months, and it's okay. I don't really have a favorite shampoo. The Neutogena shampoo was a rebate freebie; I usually use Suave or Prell. Prell is very drying for the hair, but great on my scalp(no break-outs). If I use Prell I just use a little on the scalp, avoiding as best as possible the rest of my hair.

I usually use Suave conditioner, but just on the ends, otherwise I get scalp issues.

. said...

Your hair must be very nice. My sister is like that but she, silly girl, has it straighten.

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