I usually like to make homemade recipes, using stuff from my kitchen.
But, this time around I was really lazy, busy and hubby has been complaining about how quick we are running out of honey…
Perfect opportunity to do my first ever product review (how exciting!) and find out if Coco and Eve is really working on afro hair texture.
I decided to try Coco & Eve as it claims to transform your hair after only one treatment thanks to a list of lovely ingredients such as raw virgin coconut, fig, argan oil and linseed.
Quite promising isn’t it? That’s what I thought too!
But when I did the unboxing on Instagram, the reviews were rather negative. My natural sistas were clearly not fond of the product .
Indeed, one of the first 5 ingredients of this promising hair mask is dimethicone which is another word for silicone.
A lot of Naturalista tend to cancel this ingredient from their routine and it’s very controversial in the haircare world.
Although I’m not the one to care so much about ingredients, I thought it would be worth researching about it.
Reading from other bloggers, I found that it wasn’t necessarily bad. It all depend on how your are including it in your routine.
So since I purchased it already, and it’s not a cheap product, I decided to still give it a try anyway.
First of all, I always fall for good marketing and they definitely did a great job with that!
The modern and exotic packaging is absolutely cute!
On top of that, it’s cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan which makes it even more attractive to a lot of people.
Besides, the smell of coconut and shea butter will immediately teleport you to Bali.
Also, I always go for a thicker texture. It gives me the impression that the product will instantly wrap my mane in moisture. If you are like me, you will definitely appreciate this aspect of the product.
Lastly, it did the job it promised. After using the mask, my hair was feeling moisturized, soft and shiny.
Let’s start with the most annoying part: the brush is too small to detangle type 4 hair!
I ended up using my good old wide tooth comb ( you can’t go wrong with that one!).
I was hoping to use it for a scalp massage but there again, it wasn’t doing the job.
Knowing that I paid extra money for the brush, I was a bit disappointed with it.
But on the other hand, who sent me!? As you can see from the pictures, there is no way the tiny brush will do anything good for my hair!
It’s also not the best in terms of value for money and it surely does need more than one use for lasting results.
To me, the biggest format is still too small regarding the density and thickeness of my hair.
To conclude with this review, there are more affordable products out there than can do the job.
If you are meticulous with ingredients you might want to look for other options.
I would love to hear from you! Have you tried this product? What do you use to keep your hair moisturised?