How do you feel about large hair care corporations like Motions and Creme of Nature who have all of a sudden become aware of the natural hair community????
Am I the only natural leery of a company who profited from relaxers and perms for years and years and years and suddenly come out with a "kinky curly coily" line of hair care products...
Sniff Sniff -- smells like bullshit!
I haven't been natural for a long time and I haven't always paid attention to what goes in my hair - hell when I was relaxed whatever my stylist put in it or said I needed I used! no questions asked! But in my hair journey I have done my research and I have google'd and read up on all the ingredients in the popular hair care lines and it is amazing that we have any hair on our damn heads at all!
So now when I see those lines like Motions, Creme of Nature, Mizani trying to make their mark in the natural hair care world I am actually insulted!
Let's take these samples I received in my May Curlbox and use them as an example.
Creme of Nature Sunflower and Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo.. The bottle reads; regular formula for normal hair with "certified organic ingredients" then you turn the bottle around and glance at the ingredient list
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine
- Gycol Stearate
- Cocamide DEA
- Polysorbate 20
But where the hell is the "certified organic ingredients" The list of oils and extracts starts number 15 down the list.. So you mean to tell me you have to put ALL OF THAT in my shampoo before you add any of those certified organic ingredients you are boasting about on the bottom? Why didn't you mention the science experiment you conducted before you actually got to the good stuff!
Motions "naturally you" radiating gloss with Shea Butter, Coconut and Avocado oils -- sounds pretty good right?!
The bottle says whether you are wearing your natural hair in tightly-coiled curls this NEW product is specially formulated to moisturize your hair with essential natural oils. OK! Cool! I'm sold!
- Phenyl Trimethicone
- Alcohol Denat
- Coconut oil
- Aminopropyl Dimethicone
- Dimethicone Crosspolymer
DUDE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ESSENTIAL NATURAL OILS???
THAT SHIT AINT ORGANIC!
Quick side by side:
PEPPER'S SHAMPOO VS. MY SHAMPOO
HOW IS IT THAT PEPPER'S SHAMPOO HAS LESS INGREDIENTS THAN MINE??
I am not ANTI sulfates and silicones because they serve a purpose in your hair care regimen as well. And I understand that there is a science to formulating these products for longer shelf life and creating certain consistencies but I am ANTI BULLSHIT! Stop boasting "all-natural" "certified organic" if it is the farthest thing from natural and organic
Ladies pay attention... Rant over...