I received Obia Natural Babassu Deep Conditioner as a complimentary product with My Loux Shopping Experience. Loux strives to be an online one stop shop for ethnic hair care. Loux’s website offers a variety of brands we know and love, many up and coming vendors, ease of navigation, fast and easy account setup, free shipping over $35, quality customer service with live operator assistance and super fast shipping! I received my order so quickly that I never got around to tracking my package. Now that’s super fast shipping if I must say so. My order arrived in excellent condition with no spills, leaks or issues.
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— Let’s talk Obia Natural —
Product Claims: Deeply penetrating, fortifying treatment that repairs and reconstructs and restore your hair’s natural moisture balance.
Babassu Oil: nourish, repair elasticity, soften, and add shine
Avocado Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Pro-Vitamin B5: moisturize and repair damage
Product Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Centrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Panthenol, Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).
How To Apply Product: Apply from root to ends of hair. Detangle your hair with fingers or wide-tooth comb to distribute evenly. Cover hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes or use heat or a hair steamer for intense conditioning. Rinse with cool water to seal the hair shaft and add shine.
— My Assessment –
Because the internet be talking, I already knew the Obia Natural Babassu Deep Conditioner lacked slip. Therefore, I mixed oils and honey within the deep conditioner in an effort to combat the lack of slip. Note: I prefer to use a conditioner straight (without modifying it) on my first use but I need slip at this stage of my stretch so I did not want to take any chances.
The Babassu Deep Conditioner was easy to apply and absorbed into my strands really well as I sat under my Laila Ali soft bonnet for 30 minutes. I always feel and inspect my hair before rinsing to get a feel for what foolishness is about to go down. My hair felt soft and manageable so that was a good sign.
Now for the fun part — rinsing my hair! I was hoping my hair would have slip since I added oils and honey but unfortunately, lacking slip is a huge understatement!! I could not run the comb through my hair during rinse out. I was forced to finger detangle which is not my in-shower detangling preference. I much rather run the comb through my hair to ensure I don’t have any post-wash tangles or issues.
Once I hopped out of the shower, my hair wasn’t overly tangled which I very much appreciated. My hair was amazingly soft. So soft in fact, I layered on a protein leave-in (Komaza Hair Care Damage Control Serum) on top of my moisture leave-in for safekeeping. That is saying something because ya’ll know I hate using protein even though my hair is responding really well to protein these days. Despite it lacking slip, I really dig this conditioner.
Note: Although the Babassu Conditioner claimed to be a fortifying conditioner that repairs and reconstructs, it performed like a moisturizing conditioner on a my hair.
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Disclaimer: The product is a PR sample but my opinions are honest.