Have you ever felt annoyed about purchasing hair care products overseas or charged an extortionate amount of money for US brands. Then why not look closer to home and buy British. Mane Divas is a Black owned British natural hair company created to fill a gap in the British natural hair care market.
I have been aware of the Mane divas natural hair care company for a while now and I have finally tried out some of the product lines. The majority of the natural hair care brands are from the United States of America and a lot of the time once they reach the United Kingdom we as the customer have to pay ridiculous prices for the product, especially if they are new to the British market. So it is great that there are emerging British brands like Mane Divas that are catering to our natural hair care needs at an affordable price.
I attended the Curly Treats Festival at the beginning of August and I purchased a shampoo, deep treatment conditioner and a leave in conditioner. Mane Divas hair care line contains all natural ingredients with no parabens or silicones. Keep reading if you want to know if the products worked well on my type 4 hair.
Mango Silk Latte
The Mango Silk Latte is a sulfate free cleansing cream with coconut milk and mango. It also contains other natural ingredients such as babassu oil and horsetail. Babassu oil is great for treating dry and brittle hair. Whilst Horsetail is a herb that is formed of silica. Silica strengthens weak hair and can give your hair a healthy shine.
I was amazed by how rich, thick and creamy the shampoo was and I have never used a shampoo like it before. It lathered up quickly but the lather was not excessive. The shampoo was so soft and moisturising it allowed me to easily detangle my hair. Usually I do most of my detangling when I have my deep conditioner in, but with the Mango Silk Latte I was instantly able to separate the strands. The shampoo almost felt like a conditioner because of the moisturising effect, but it still left my hair very clean. I have never used a shampoo that provided so much definition to my coils, even after rinsing out the shampoo my hair was still defined and not tangled at all. From the three products I have tried the shampoo was definitely my favourite.
If you like wearing a wash and go, this shampoo would be a perfect edition to get your kinks popping.
Using the Cocoa sensations was definitely a sensual experience. This product is a chocolate clay mask with menthol crystals amongst other goodies. It actually smells of chocolate in the container and once placed on the hair it then oozes of the menthol. I used it as a deep conditioner and it was truly blissful. You can actually feel the product stimulating the scalp and it felt as if I was getting a head massage.
The only issue I experienced with the cocoa sensations was the actual texture of the product. It contained small particles and this made it slightly difficult to distribute and to continue the detangling process on my hair, as it did not glide on smoothly. For a naturalista who has a looser curl pattern I do not believe this would be an issue. On rinsing out the cocoa sensations the small particles washed out easily and there was no residue left on my hair or scalp.
I left the product on for thirty minutes whilst sitting under a steam cap. My hair was even softer and more defined after using the cocoa sensations and my styling process was a breeze.
Botanical Silk Spritzer
This spray leave in conditioner has a nice fresh citrus smell which lasts for the entire day. This is great if you do a lot of exercise or if you are wearing a protective style as your hair will always smell fresh. I found that the product worked well when my hair was in cane rows, especially for reducing an itchy scalp. It definitely prevented my hair from drying out when used in the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method.
The spritzer has a cocktail of ingredients such as aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerine and wheat protein. Interestingly the Botanical Silk Spritzer does not contain any oils, which most leave in conditioners do, despite this it still worked well to keep my hair hydrated throughout the day.
Mane Divas produce quality products with great results on type 4 hair and all of the products are reasonably priced. When purchased online Mane Divas also offer smaller product sizes, so you can trial a product without having to commit to a full size option. This is great for product junkies or if you are transitioning and you are trying to develop your product regime.
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