As many of you know from my Instagram, I recently decided to reclaim by curls by wearing and caring for my natural hair! I have 3C hair that's been so dry and lacking love from my extensions. I remembered that I can do both 💁🏽♀️ and am working to regain my curls that are heat damaged; specifically, the front of my hair from leave out! It hasn't been easy but finding which products are best for my hair to wash, moisturize, and style while keeping hydration has been essential to this journey.
I am HERE for natural products in all aspects of my life. What I eat, my medicine, my skincare, everything...so why would my hair be any different? As easy as it would be to grab some Tresemme and call it a day, I don't want to put products in my hair that I wouldn't put on my face or eat. And that is why I tried Camille Rose. Camille Rose is a natural brand that was created by a vegan mother working to provide the cleanest options for skin, body, and hair. With that in mind, I'm so happy to have teamed up with them and can't wait to share with you the products I tried.
Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
I've been very on the fence about shampoos late. VERY. Most curl-queens advise not using a shampoo unless your hair really needs it. And because my hair was so dry to begin with, I tried to hold off when possible. However...I workout regularly so of course I sweat and I HATE the thought of dirty hair. Ew. I was using a tea tree shampoo but felt like it always stripped more oils than I wanted from my hair and because it was so dry, I had to use even more conditioner and leave-in. It really broke my heart with every wash. But this Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse was very different. It's made with ginger root, lemon extract, and aniseed oil to clean the scalp and promote hair growth. Woohoo- ingredients you can actually read on an ingredient list! But aside from that, it didn't strip my hair, didn't burn my eyes, and had a really light and yummy scent. For me, it was perfect to keep my curls poppin' while getting rid of the goo that accumulated in my hair.
Curl Love Moisture Milk
Next I used my usual conditioner, rinsed it out, and applied the Curl Love Moisture Milk as a leave-in conditioner! I usually use Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner so this is a better alternative for me in terms of natural ingredients. This smells AMAZING and my hair loves it! It's very obvious that it's cream based by the texture and the way it moisturizes the hair. Seriously can't get over the smell. I then applied my styling products per usual (curl amplifier & a light gel) and I was so surprised at how well the products work together! Even with my usual styling products, my hair usually looks dry and undefined- especially where I have highlights. But this really helped my hair look and feel more hydrated without being heavy and greasy. LOVE this product and definitely recommend it.
I put my new hair products to the ultimate test and actually went out to see how it would hold up! We went to dinner, hit the club, and made our way back home. Usually the humidity in a night club is a no-go for any hair texture and especially mine! I was fully expecting my hair to get frizzy and even brought my spray bottle and mousse to help salvage the messed. But...I was pleasantly surprised that there was nothing to save! My hair held up & we had an awesome time.
Turmeric Cleansing Bar
As a bonus, I tried the Turmeric Cleansing Bar which is a great option for those looking to exfoliate their face with all natural ingredients. It's really light, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. I usually use a more aggressive exfoliator but my skin enjoyed switching it up to something that I didn't feel guilty about. The ingredients include: Coconut oil, Turmeric powder, chickpea powder, kokum butter, seaweed powder, beeswax. That's it! Incredible.
Overall, I absolutely recommend these products. I had a terrific experience and once again love everything the brand stands for. Now I want to try more products! You can shop at www.camillerosenaturals.com .