Coconuts, coconuts, coconuts. Where would we be without them? We certainly wouldn’t have coconut water, ice cream, hair oil or things to lobby at our ex-boyfriend’s hard head.
Ah, coconuts. They truly are Mother Nature’s gifts to us.
I recently tried out a coconut milk shampoo bar.
From the website:
“A double dose of rich moisturizing organic coconut milk, a deep conditioning treatment, imparts silkiness, softness and shine to your hair. Used in India to soothe dry skin and scalps, coconut milk has anti-frizz properties that help with manageablilty. Woman in India often use coconut milk to prevent hair loss.”
Imparts silkiness, softness and shine? All these are somewhat true, but I didn’t see a drastic change in my mostly-normal-slighty-oily hair. The changes were slight. The softness I experienced was minimal, to say the least. But this wasn’t my major beef with Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar.
The “rich moisturizing” promised to me never manifested. On the contrary, my hair felt a little dry. It’s fortunate I don’t have dry hair, because it would have been screaming for a conditioner after being washed with this. A “deep conditioning treatment” should offer more than what I saw.
I was surprised at how little conditioning this provided. Coconut milk sounds to me like a darn good conditioner! I was so disappointed. I had hoped this would be a great alternative to Lush Trichomania.
Ingredients: Saponified oils of sweet almond, coconut, sunflower, rice bran, castor bean, jojoba, organic palm, canola; organic coconut milk; water.
Pros: Affordable, sufficiently cleans hair, adds a little shine and silkiness.
Cons: Does not provide much conditioning or moisturizing, and this is the shampoo biggest selling claim.
The grade above reflects my dissatisfaction with the promises that were made. If it was advertised as a “deep conditioning treatment”, it should be one.