Twist n Curl using Organics Tea Tree Cholesterol Conditioner

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I promised a product review of Africas Best Organics Tea Tree rinse out and leave in conditioner. This conditioner comes in a huge tub that is Kshs 390 at Nakumatt and Kshs 495 at Uchumi and Super Cosmetics...for readers outside the country its £3.99 or $4 which in my opinion is very reasonable for the amount you get. The ingredients are listed below

Water, Cetyl alchohol, Stearyl alchohol, Stearalkonium chloride, Glycerin, Cholesterol, Soybean oil, Lanolin oil, Tea tree oil, Methyl paraben, Propyl paraben, Polyquarternium-37 & Propylene glycol, Dicaprylate/dicaprate & PPG-1, Trideceth-6, DMDM, Hydantoin, fragrance, & artificial coloring.

Product Description
The products claims that you will " Experience a Higher Level of conditioning and moisturising", working as both leave in conditioner or a deep conditioner.

My ExperienceI have tried using it for both and it works quite well despite all the chemicals it contains. Cholesterol conditioners such as this one are said to be good for dry and damaged hair this is because they repair and add moisture to dehydrated hair and they increase the strength of the hair and add shine and softness. This conditioner is effectively a protein and moisture conditioner hence good for us natural girls because too much protein can harm natural hair.

I used this conditioner to style my twist n curl.I washed my hair with baking soda and water( 1 tablespoon baking soda to 750ml water), rinsed then while damp,I deep conditioned with a mixture of organics cholesterol conditioner and 1 tbsps of olive oil. Let this sit for 1 hour under a shower cap and towel to keep the warmth in my head and activate the conditioner. I rinsed out the conditioner and while my hair was still wet added a glob about the size of my palm onto each half of my head then put coconut oil over that to seal my strands. I then parted my hair in 3 sections and started to twist (medium sized) while spraying my hair with water to keep it dripping wet. As I twisted I put perm rods and little rollers on the end of 3 or 4 twists. Once finished I put on a silk scarf and went to bed.

In the morning I took out the rollers, untwisted the hair and hair was so soft...shiny and moisturised not bad for a chemical filled conditioner. This style will keep for a week, I will make it last by applying coconut oil or shea butter to my hair especially the ends.
This is how it looked like,

*In the first pic thats not a bald patch in the middle of my head, I just parted my hair badly when doing my twists and also my hair is very fine(thin strands)

Thanks for reading and Happy Hair Growing
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Faith said...

this article is so timely for me!! was just about to do my deep conditioning for the week and wanted to use this very product together with olive oil n coconut oil, but i thought that might be overkill. now i see that's basically what you did n it worked out well for you. so i'm off to try it.

you hair looks very pretty. i really can't wait for my TWA to grow out to a stylable length so i can try such styles. it's so refreshing to see coz for the first decade of my life before i permed my hair all i knew about natural styling was blowdry, lines n braids. sigh.

anyway, to deviate a little bit, do you find this treatment better than ORS Mayo? coz ya'll have mentioned that some protein treatments are too much for natural African hair. i'm wondering coz someone's bringing me some stuff from home and i wanna know which of these treatments is preferable...

Nyachomba Kariuki said...

Hey Faith,
This product is really good but with the addition of olive oil, try it and tell me what you think..ive used it like 3 weeks in a row lol good stuff!!

The TWA will grow so fast...if you have a camera keep taking pics and monitor the progress but not too often.

I used to do the same thing, lines, braids, mad blowdrys nothing much but I have discovered so much you can do with your natural hair..its fantastic.

ORS Mayo is good but not too often coz its mad protein just use it when ure hair feels not too strong kinda mushy to the touch. What you can do with the mayo is add some moisture ingredients like some olive oil. But this one is better for regular use

Thanks X

Samora said...

I never thought hair stuff could get this technical. I'll just stick to shaving it all off occasionally and washing with ordinary soap. But keep up the good work, I am learning a great deal of stuff may come in handy in the future when I am raising my daughters but I'll just bring em to their aunt. Good stuff!!!

Faith said...

haha, Samora, beauty don't come cheap! aren't you glad you're a dude..? and wow, you're such a supportive bro! vile i thought you were cold lol. good on you :)

Nyash, i tried the treatment with olive oil n a bit of coconut oil just coz i love how it smells. but i don't really have any feedback coz i'm not used to my hair with this texture yet and it's so short so i find it hard to assess. but i'll keep doing it for my weekly DC until i can tell whether it's working well for me...


hi haha, when i first met nyash i told her that i loved her weave, i did not know natural hair could look that good!!

Anonymous said...

this lady talks a lot about the science behind our natural hair and especially pH balance with regards to baking soda.. thought it might interest you

Nyashy Washy said...

Hey thanks for the heads up and will definitely check it out.cheers

Spades said...

Is it just me, or has this product disappeared off the supermarket shelves? In the last 2-3 weeks i've checked Mega (like 4 times), Prestige, Uchumi Langata, Junction...if anyone has a secret store stalking this stuff, please share :) I've been forced to using Creme of Nature which is fine I guess, but I miss my cholestrol oil!

Nyachomba said...

Sadly most shops do not keep consistent stock, products keep disappearing off the market. Keep searching or find a product that can work just the same..possibly try ORS replenishing conditioner

Ndanu said...

Hey, my hair is cutting really badly especially when wet. I've always had natural hair but exposing it to too much heat during my high school years caused it to be weak. I reduced blow drying and in 2012 while in campus i decided to stop blow drying completely, cut my hair by around 3 inches and put locks. At the moment i really want to go back to my natural hair with minimal or no heat. But my hair is cutting really bad when wet hence i cant wet it every day.
What products can i use? Please advice

Nyachomba said...

Hey..Sounds like you need a protein based treatment like ORS Replenishing Pak conditioner which you can get from most beauty shops...this will provide protein and moisture to keep your hair from breaking. Also ensure that you seal use oils after adding moisture to keep the hair soft.

Best hair conditioners said...

Great! If I use this conditioner whether it reduces dandruff and protect from hair fall because I am always suffering from these kinds of problem.

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