Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer is enriched with pro-vitamins, natural proteins and healing butters to balances protein and moisture, prevents split ends and strengthen the hair from root to tip.
Purchased From: Bee Mine
Price: 16 oz. (also available in 2 oz. and 8 oz.)
Directions: Apply a small amount to hair and scalp.
Ingredients: Distilled water, Hydrogenated Persea gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative & Fragrance (Coconut Cream – CC) (Island Mango – IM or Original Scent). With this and any other of our products please do a patch test prior to full use. Silicone – Free / SLS – Free / Paraben – Free
— Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer Review —
I am a long-time customer of Bee Mine Organics and grew to love Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer early in my healthy hair journey. I was a supporter of this brand long before I even thought about starting a blog. Matter fact, it was my one and only staple moisturizer before my product junkie ways kicked in.
Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer delicately yet perfectly balances protein and moisture. Even when I was avoiding protein, it never protein overloaded my hair no matter how much or how little product used. My hair has a tendency to dislike hydrolyzed wheat protein but my hair responds favorably to this moisturizer.
Although the description considers it a light cream, I consider it a heavy cream. The moisturizer is thick and creamy similar to whipped shea butter, if not thicker. It’s an ideal consistency for those of us with medium to thick strands. Those with finer hair strands may find it to be a bit too thick.
Now that I have a collection of moisturizers, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer does not get used nearly as often as it once did. For whatever reason, Luscious is most effective on my heat styled hair so I always use it when I have a fresh relaxer and/or wearing heat styled hair — roller sets, flexi rods and flat ironed hair. I never could figure out why Luscious worked better on heat styled hair but now that I’m wiser about this hair game, I now know it has to do with my hair requiring protein when heat has been used. During the times when I’ve used heat but didn’t use Luscious as my moisturizer, I have noticed small pieces of breakage.
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My last purchase of Bee Mine Luscious was two to three years ago. Why is this relevant? A little goes a long way so I am getting my mony worth. How many handmade products can we say has lasted two+ years? Probably not many. My Bee Mine Luscious is still effective and has not gone bad. The scent, however, has faded over time but that’s to be expected. I attribute my extended shelf life to three reasons: (1) shelf life is purely a guide; (2) I keep it stored in a cool, dark place; (3) and, I never cross-contaminate the product with water, oils, etc. I use clean, dry hands every time I scoop product out of the jar.