Organic Hair & Skin Care: Koils By Nature
I’ve been working on creating a dope all-natural and organic DIY leave-in for us to use on our hair during these warmer temps. One that gives moisture and great definition without sacrificing volume. I’ve been making it Aloe based since it works so well, as a sealant of moisture, on every hair type. While I figure it out, though, I want you guys to check out this organic brand I bumped into a few weeks ago: Koils By Nature. I was in search of Aloe-based leave-ins already on the market so I could read the reviews and see how people were responding. I was finding the usual “I hate it” “I love it” “too expensive” responses but found this one brand that had 100% positive reviews across the board. And this was on everything from their main site, to blogs, to YouTube. Rare! Their slogan also read, “Where Beauty And Nature Come Together” and I saw tons of amazing all-natural and organic ingredients in every single product. You guys already know that’s all it takes for me. Sold.
I ordered the Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner:
The ingredients include everything from distilled water (first ingredient…giving it a nice, easy to slip on consistency), calendula, burdock root, aloe and shea. I know you’re gonna see that it’s $22 and give me the sideeye but a little goes a long way! I’ve used it twice and have barely made a dent in the 12 oz bottle.
Here were my results:
Shine. Definition. Volume. The healthy hair trifecta. This leave-in may be my new staple.
I also ordered the Nourishing Hair & Body Butter in the Marvelous Mango scent for $13. The scent is heavy. Like candy shop heavy! But once it goes on your skin/hair, it becomes subtle. I’m also in LOVE with butters you can use on both your hair and skin…that says a lot! My hair and skin responded really really well to this mixture. Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil and Kokum Butter. Hair and skin gold! The Mango, which is a light butter on its own, made everything feel soft and non-greasy. It’s also available in almond, lavender, watermelon, citrus and unscented.
I also ordered the Herbal Soothing Curl Defining Gel with Eucalyptus and Lavender, which is an incredible combo for our hair. So stimulating for growth and scalp health! I wanted to get a well-rounded idea of their brand by ordering a little bit of every type of product we’d be looking for. I haven’t used this one yet but i’ll keep you guys posted! In all honesty, the eucalyptus scent is SO strong. I opened it and felt like my hair was going to smell like Vicks Vapor Rub. But I saw the reviews saying, just like the mango butter, the scent faded once applied. And the pics on instagram, of people’s results, sold me. Tons of healthy volume and definition! Definitely look them up on YouTube/IG/Blogs.
This line gets my total support. These mixtures are so dope! My hair and skin have been on 10 all week. Not the cheapest brand and not available in stores yet, but definitely worth putting to the test considering these incredible results.
Have any of you tried Koils By Nature? Thoughts?
Q:Hey Gurl, How can I use Grape seed oil other than as a face moisturizer? Also, can you do a video on hairstyles?
Hey :) You can use it to seal your hair after applying a water-based leave-in. The process of sealing with an oil (in case you’re unfamiliar) helps seal in the moisture and shine provided by the leave-in. It basically buys you a few days before having to re-apply more product. Super helpful!
I’m a super boho-hippie type…I don’t really style my hair. lol. Sorry, love!
Q:Is there a major difference between castor oil and JBCO? I know JBCO is raved about in the natural hair community, but I wasn't sure if there was a true difference besides the name. Btw, I think you're amazing, & you've helped me start on a journey to a healthier, happier, better me. :)
Hey :) Jamaican Black Castor Oil is the raw, unfiltered version of Castor Oil. That means it has more of the original nutrients! They weren’t removed during packaging. Sometimes, companies will remove these nutrients so the product will look more appealing (not as smelly, thick, dark) and to extend the shelf life. But you end up being deprived of those vital nutrients! The whole point in using it, right? Stick to JBCO if you can! Hope that helps <3
Q:hey fran hey! so i know you use camille rose algae deep conditioning mask/aloe whipped butter gel. have you used any other products from her line like the 'almond jai twisting butter'? also, i see beemine has some decent products just pricey.. are there any other products you use from this line besides the curly butter such as the deep treatment/etc? btw, have you found any other natural lines? i'm eager to try luvnaturals. but anyway, love you fran! blessings to you my beautiful queen. <3
Hey :) Let me just start off by congratulating Camille Rose for launching in Target next month! MAJOR moves for the health and beauty world <3 It’s gonna be so beautiful seeing a vegan line in the natural hair aisle :) My top 3 favorite products from her line are the Algae Deep Treatment, The Moisture Butter and The Aloe Whipped Butter Gel. Absolute perfection! You’ll have moisture retention (which is key to growth and health) for days. Bee Mine Products are also amazing! I use their Curly Butter, as seen in this Protective Styling Video, as well as their Deep Conditioner. They also have a protein-free version for those of you with any sensitivities.
Love you way more!
Q:My daughter has thick, course, tpye 4c hair with low porosity. After watching your vidoes, I was wondering if a she really needs a shampoo? Could she benifit from a routine of co wash, and clarifying only? Her hair is so dry and fragile and dandruff is a daily battle. Im thinking the less shampoo the better.
Hey! :) It’s most definitely worth trying! The conditioner-wash/clarifying routine works well for all textures and lengths. It’s just a matter of testing it out for a month and seeing if she likes it. I’ve found removing shampoo to be totally worth it. My hair retains a lot more moisture and my scalp isn’t dry! Let me know if you try it!
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