Bonjour!!! Well, if you partook in our FB 5k Fans Giveaways we had goings on, you may recall my lamenting on Noire Naturals (NN). As promised, here is our review of the NN haircare system; we were given the sample set. First, a little something about company and its owner, Ashleigh Thornton (from the NN website):
NoireNaturals™ is an up-and-coming line of ALL NATURAL hair products, created specifically for the many variations of ethnic hair. This line was designed to cater to the unique needs of ethnic and multiracial hair, in order to help ease the anxiety and challenges that come along with maintaining it.
*Disclaimer* Need to back up, BBH had been rockin mini-twists for at least six weeks and a twist out for almost a week after. I prepooed her hair in sections with a mixture of conditioner and oil the night before. Not gonna lie, I did not detangle as thoroughly as I should have, namely because it was taking sooooo long, I had to get her to bed. NOTE TO SELF, the smaller the mini-twists, the less time they should be kept in (at least for us).. AND do not rock a twist out no matter HOW fabulous more than a day or two after hair being twisted or braided for so long. HHHHhhhhh. I have never in my life experienced such DRAMA in removing twists and detangling *shakes fists to high heavens* WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!?!?! Seriously, I literally became reminded of why so many parents are quick to relax their child’s hair. DISASTAH LAWD!!! Nearly in tears frustrated….ok so there were tears, not gonna lie….
Mangled “hot mess” chunkey twist from an exhausting detangling session #BOO
See^^^ The experience in itself merits its on post, TRUST!! However, thanks be to my sweet Savior I decided to try NN that day. Read on…
Oh La La Hair Cleansing Elixir (see ingredients list here)
- Price: $9.99 for 8 fl. oz. bottle. This is consistent with other natural organic hair care products, maybe a few dollars less(?). Little goes a loooong way.
- Smell: SupaLight smell. Best I can describe , it’s a faint playdoh/sweet smell. Odd combo I know, but 1st thing that comes to mind. It’s faint whatever it is.
- Consistency: Like a thin syrup. Kinda runny, so be careful lawd!! Lathers up something RIDICULOUS and quick!!
OK. I’m really tryna not to go IN but HEAVENS TO BOOTSY!! The slip of this shampoo is SIC!!!! DUMB even. HHHHHHhhhhhh. This is the FIRST time EVAH I’ve come across a shampoo that rivaled our staple shampoo. I’m very close to saying it had even more slip. Yeah, seriously folks. I’ll have to compare in my next washing [*Update* Compared in second washing and yup, MORE SLIP!!], but it’s “the simple fact that” with BBH’s hair in such a mangled MESS and I was able to further detangle it with this shampoo that truly made me a believer. I’ve used it on my own hair and slip was equally delightful like. AND we’re talkin like smaller than a dime amount for each twisted section I washed. As for me, this shampoo is the BIZZNIZZ fro’sho!! See that squeakeh clean pic, lower right corner?? AND, her hair did not feel stripped at all.
C’est Magnifique Rinse-or-Remain Conditioner (see ingredients list here)
- Price: $11.99 for 8 fl. oz. bottle. This is consistent with other natural organic hair care products. Can be stretched pretty good.
- Smell: More vanilla like, w/a hint of playdoh. Pleasant. Not at all overwhelming.
- Consistency: Lotion type consistency. Must shake well first though as the ingredients can separate.
See those curls pop after rinsing?!?!?
After having such a great experience with the slip of the shampoo, I expected the same if not more slip with the conditioner, but surprisingly it was not the same. Hands down it did moisturize her hair though. But, because her hair required so much detangling this go round (mommy’s fault:/), I actually went back to the Cleansing Elixir to help further detangle her hair. Then reapplied the conditioner for moisture, shown in the above pic. Her hair was SUPASOFT!! I like how light it is on her hair. This product does not “stretch” as much as the shampoo, but I manage to get 2 good washings out of the trial size bottle (2oz), plus a few washings on mine.
J’adore Curl-Defining Jelly (see ingredients list here)
- Price: $11.99 for 8 fl. oz. bottle. This is consistent with other natural organic hair care products. A little goes a LONG way.
- Smell: Really same as above conditioner.
- Consistency: Very light with runny tendencies.
Overall, a nice natural haircare system that I suspect will be “one to watch.” Leaves hair feeling light and moisturized with a good amount of hold. I’d be very curious to see how the entire system would work on freshly washed down and out BIG HAIR, but for now, we love it for twists!! For more NN reviews, check these out: The Frizzness, Lucky Magazine, Aphroditekinks. BIG props to this young entrepreneur (did I mention she is only 21?!?!) and upcoming brand. Ashleigh Thornton and NoireNaturals….