I told you I'd be flooding the blog with some very late reviews right? Well here goes another one I thought I'd squeeze in before the year is out!!!
I was sent the Mahogany Naturals Pre-poo and Ayurvedic Shampoo a few months back to review from the founder of Mahogany Naturals, Tope Beesley. I was very keen on trying the Pre-poo because I am a HUGE Pre-poo fan. My hair is easily stripped by even the mildest of Shampoos, which means pre-pooing is a must for me.
Quick Pre-poo lowdown [Fionapedia!]: A Pre-poo is a pre-Shampoo treatment used to extra nourish , condition and prepare your hair for washing. Pre-poos help to reduce the potential stripping effects of some Shampoos by coating the outer strand of your hair with a light protective coating. It can be in oil form or cream based and can be left on the strands of your hair from as little as 20 minutes to overnight. It often results in softer and healthier feeling hair.
At the same Founder Tope told me her Ayurvedic Shampoo was very moisturising and would not need to be followed up with a Conditioner. Of course I had to put that to the test!
Price | £12.95
Ingredients | Contains Organic Aloe vera, Organic honey, avocado oil, coconut oil, emu oil, virgin olive oil, silk amino acid, jojoba, vegetable glycerine, rosemary, vitamin E.
Claims | Specially formulated for dry, damaged and thirsty hair. Protects the hair and scalp from any harsh cleansers, adds softness, moisture and shine. Makes the detangling process easy.
My Thoughts... The Pre-poo had a very different consistency to that of the Pre-poos I usually use from my Staples List. It was very runny and had a very natural honey/avocado smell. I found the application to be quite messy but focused more on the results of the treatment. I wasn't blown away by the Pre-poo and didn't find it to be as effective as the other Pre-poos I use on a bi-weekly basis. My hair didn't feel as soft as I had hoped. As a mixtress myself I do love the fact that this Pre-poo is 100% natural and think that in my case a more solid and thick treatment with more oils would have favoured my hair type. I also know my hair has never taken very well to products that contain honey so this may have been why I found the product to be slightly sticky.
Ayurvedic Moisture Rich Shampoo
It appears the Shampoo is no longer sold on the Mahogany Naturals site, but I found the Shampoo also did not agree very well with my hair. It was very fluid in consistency and not as dense as other Shampoos I have used, which was quite helpful in the sense that with so much re-growth you need something that is easily dispersed, and will quickly find itself on your scalp because it's so fluid. As for its moisturising abilities I still had to follow up with a deep conditioning treatment afterwards, and somehow more so because my hair felt quite dry afterwards. This may be due to the nature of my hair in its transitioning state as I know others have used it and have not mentioned it to be drying.
All in all I found the Pre-poo to be the most useful of the products, I will not be repurchasing any of the above as I find my staples work better for me.