Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday Surveys: Soultanicals Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious & Afro Love Scalp Rub

Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious

Price: $16.00

Size: 8 oz

Description:


Known as some of the "world's best ingredients for Curly hair" (one scoop and you'll know why), this creamy nutricious hair fluff nourishes deep within the strand with hair-strengthening wheat germ oil, moisture-boosting blue malva herb and strand softening calendula leaf. Especially loved by Thick Curly Hair in need of Maximum Nourishment! 
HOW TO USE: On dry, parched hair, Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious adds moisture and nourishment from scalp to ends; melting in and keeping hair supple for days at a time. On damp hair - Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious is excellent to help lock in moisture.
Ingredients:

NOURISHING BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water Botanically Infused with Calendula and Blue Malva Herb, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine, Rice Bran Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Natural, Fragrant Blends, an extra scoop of soulistic flava & LOVE!




Afro Love Scalp Rub

Price: $16.00

Size:  8 oz

Description:


Introduce Afro Love Scalp Rub to your natural hair regimen for the ultimate tension relieving, scalp conditioning, hair flourishing experience! Magical after a long day, a soothing scalp massage is the perfect stimulant for relaxation that makes this pomade the right choice at any time of day or night. Love, meet your FROverbial match!
HOW TO USE: Rub between your fingers or palms to melt. Use to condition scalp, twist locs, to style & seal the ends of twists or braids, to polish an updo, or to soften hair. 
Ingredients:

SCALP LOVIN’ BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Illipe Butter, Apricot Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, Ximenia Oil, Vitamin E, Natural, Fragrant & Essential Oil Blends- drizzled with soulful decadances of LOVE!




Initial Reaction

The funky colors and designs on the packaging is what originally allured me to try out these products. I'm a sucker for brightly colored things! And then, upon doing a little surface research, everyone raved about her great her products smelled, and if I'm not a sucker for bright colors, you can definitely win me over with a great scent! Upon receiving the products, I initially noticed that one of the labels were slightly smudged...



I'm not sure what the deal on that is or why her labeling was already smudging, but nevertheless, I was still excited to try her products!



Consistency

The Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious was pretty much how I expected it as far as consistency goes. When it came to her scents... I was less than pleased. Don't get me wrong, she has nice scents. Buuuuuut.... maybe I just have an incredibly selective set of nostrils, but to me, her scents come across very fake. It smells like... wow, how can I describe it? Like flavored lip balm or something, you know how chapstick has that hint of what it's trying to smell like but it's not quite authentic? That's how that smells to me. Like say the scent is cherries. But instead of smelling like cherries, it smells like plastic cherries. This product seems like it wants to smell like frosting, but it comes across more like plastic frosting. And for me that just... it doesn't cut it.

But the consistency of it was very nice and creamy and seemed like it would soak right into my strands, as I tried to detail here...


As for the Afro Love Scalp Rub, the main product I really wanted to try out of all of them, actually didn't disappoint in the scent department, though I felt it could've been better. It does smell like sugar cookies or something, it doesn't smell plastic but... I felt like it could've smelled a little bit sweeter.

As for the consistency? I was expecting it to be a balm, but I guess I just wasn't expecting it to be so SOLID. I thought Qhemet's Aethiopika Butter was solid, but this product was almost like digging into room temperature ice. I could barely scrape it out with my fingernail alone!

I suppose I was expecting it to be more of a grease more than an actual pomade or something. I don't know if I like how tough this product is right out of the jar, but it's not a dealbreaker. It just requires a little more oomph! to melt in your hands and rub into your hair.



Overall, I have a pretty decent feeling about these products... I hope anyway.



Normal Routine

So after deep conditioning for all of 4 or 5 hours, I - yet again - applied these products on top of my already settled in deep conditioner-marinated hair. First I applied the Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious and on top of that, I applied the Afro Love Scalp Rub to the hair in sections and then proceeded to do this all over for my set of chunky twists.

Trying to melt down the Scalp Rub after putting in the fluffalicious was no joke. I would liken that process to trying to melt down raw shea butter in your hands after they've been coated in conditioner. I found myself trying to press the scalp rub into "rubbable" pieces to help it melt faster. I never thought this would be an issue, but after doing a few twists of my hair, I was tired of all the vigor it was taking just to melt down a product lol!

Aside from that, using these products was really easy. I will note, I ended up having to finger detangle many shedded strands out of my roots (not due to the products, just shedded strands I missed) and the fluffalicious performed very well in that department, making it quite easy to finger detangle and aid the shedded hairs in slipping out of my roots very gently. So I was very pleased in that aspect.





Finishing Up

After that, I oiled and massaged my scalp with my spearmint oil mix, then later on decided to trim just a tad bit off of my ends because I just felt it was due.


But overall, aside from the slight disappointment in the scents, I have a pretty good feeling for Soultanicals. I feel like these products will help my hair maintain moisture, and I have a good feeling that the Afro Love Scalp Rub is going to help me get a really nice twistout with lots of shine and definition!

With all that vigor to melt down the product, the VERY LEAST it can give me is shine and definition lol!

And also because of that, I feel like that Afro Love Scalp Rub is going to last... pretty much.... forever. I think her products have a shelf life of a year (?? I'm not sure, don't quote me) and I'm thinking that using this product constantly, it might last exactly a year... or might have to roll over a few months. It is JUST. THAT. THICK. Much MUCH thicker than the Aethiopika Butter so I just assume it's going to give a much firmer hold than the Aethiopika Butter as well.

As for the Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious moisturizer, I kinda like it. I feel that it is lighter than Qhemet's Amla and Olive Heavy Cream, but nowhere near as light as SheScentIt's Cranberry Cream Hair Cocktail Leave In.

If I had to start comparing them right now, when it comes to the moisturizers, I'd say that Qhemet's "Amla & Olive Heavy Butter" is the heaviest, Soultanicals "Fluff-A-Licious Curl Nutricious" is medium, and SheScentIt's "Cranberry Cream Hair Cocktail Leave In" is the lightest.

When it comes to the stylers... I can't really say right now because Soultanicals has just entered the Red Zone and has yet to go through the scrutiny... but I feel that Soultanicals, so far, will have the best hold. I don't even count the SheScentIt "MuruMuru Nourishing Hair Butter" since I barely used it. And Qhemet's "Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter" barely had any hold, especially throughout the day.


I think that with this set, I may not stretch my twists for two weeks. I'm still deciding, but I'm incredibly anxious to try Sarenzo Beauty.

But I really should be fair in each review I do. And since I've been doing two weeks, I should maintain the two week process I've been doing. Besides, I'm pretty sure my hair is not mad about being left alone.



But so far, I'm feeling pretty good!



But until next time,


♥ Keep calm 'n coily ♥
Mskraizy

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