Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew AKA: A Curly Girl Chronicle

Oyin Handmade is actually quite a remarkable company, with practices, standards, and products that I can really get behind! From their website:

Our hair & body products speak for themselves, in the silky skin and happy hair of our satisfied customers. Our goodies are designed with a focus not only on aesthetics and styling, but the nourishment and health of hair & skin.

We are a family-owned company, named after the Yoruba word for ‘honey’ – one of nature’s most versatile beauty products! Honey has been used for centuries to not only soften and cleanse, but to also tone and hydrate the skin. It softens and moisturizes skin and as a humectant, helps skin to retain water. Honey dissolved in water is an excellent moisturizer, so we find it perfect for bath, skin and hair care products. Honey and beeswax both have a soothing effect on the most sensitive of skins.

Many of our products utilize the power and sweetness of honey, and all are made from scratch, by hand, in small batches to ensure freshness. We never use petroleum, silicones, parabens, or non-nourishing fillers – every ingredient in our mixtures has work to do! In our goodies you can find unrefined shea butter, nutritive sea vegetables, pure aloe vera juice, nourishing vitamins, and herbal infusions carefully chosen for their beneficial and healing properties.

Rich creams, botanical styling products, fragrant lotion bars, succulent SLS-free shampoo bars, and oil-free conditioner sprays… Oyin Handmade products are tried and tested by people with a wide range of skin sensitivities and hair needs, with results that can be seen in the testimonials that pepper our website. At Oyin, we believe the luxury of pure and natural hair and skin treatments should be accessible to all, even those without the time to spend researching ingredients, testing recipes, and slaving over a hot double-boiler. (smile)

The Hair Dew is the first product I've tried from the brand, but I am so thoroughly impressed, that I will definitely be trying more!

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Daily Hair Quenching Lotion (MSRP $13 for 8.4 fl. oz.) is a creamy, conditioning leave-in is light enough for every day. It's great on 'naked' hair immediately after a cleanse, or as a way to reinvigorate tired hair all the way through your hair care cycle. This is the product for you if you want wake up and moisturize your 'second day hair.' Are you looking for a way to make your hair pliable enough to re-style without a full rinse? Do you just want to refresh your coils and curls and give them a shot of moisture before sealing? This leave-in is your answer! 

Ingredients: purified water, castor oil, olive oil, organic aloe vera gel, behentrimonium methosulfate (emulsifier), coconut oil, olive squalane, optiphen (preservative), cetyl alcohol

silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, organic, protein free, glycerin free

My Take: This smells so delicious, like some kind of scrumptious dessert, so I was sort of in love off the bat. And the love affair did not end when I actually used it in my hair. It's the perfect combination of rich, thick, and creamy without weighing down my curls. I love that I can use it while my hair is wet or dry, and it is perfect for smoothing my hair out when I'm wearing an up do' or pony tail. It also works FANTASTICALLY in Lo's thick mass of curls! Here are the results from a detangling session. Hair Dew was the only product used...

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Once again find myself grabbing for my shoes....good hair products excite me ;)


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