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REVIEW: Safi Natural Hair Care “Hair Heaven Leave-In”

Several months ago I was honored to be featured on “The Good Hair Blog”, which is run by a lovely naturalista named Alex. Alex is quite talented, and is also the creator of a natural hair care line called “Safi Natural Hair Care“.

In this review, I will be taking a look at her new “Hair Heaven Leave-In”.

[Information from the company]

This creamy leave in is packed with organic raw white honey and organic argan oil. This creamy moisturizing leave in is created for dry kinks and curls that need an extra kick of hydration. The white honey in this product acts as a moisture magnet. Since it’s a humectant the honey pulls moisture from the air to the hair leave it soft and less prone to breakage. Perfect for use in hot summer months. Apply quarter sized amount to wet or dry hair and distribute evenly with a denman brush or wide tooth comb. Style as desired.

Tip: Using this product as a styling aide for twist outs and braid outs will leave your style will great definition and shine.

Ingredients: Water, BTMS, Organic Hemp Seed Butter, Unrefined Fair Trade Shea Butter, Organic Raw White Honey, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fragrance

**All products are preserved with Sodium Lactate**

MY REVIEW:

With all of my hair products, I always pay attention to consistency and scent along with the overall effect of the product on my hair. The “Hair Heaven Leave-In” has a light scent reminiscent of baked cookies. I wasn’t a huge fan of the scent, but it wasn’t overpowering and faded away after a while. I tried to use the product as a styling cream on freshly washed, wet hair while twisting. The product has the consistency of a butter, and I found it hard to use in twisting my hair. It didn’t blend in well with my twists and also didn’t give my hair sufficient hold while twisting. Personally, I’ve found that products that have more of a pudding-like consistency and also have a small water content work better for my twists on wet hair.

I haven’t tried this product on my dry hair yet, but could see it working well for adding a bit of shine to my braid-outs or twist-outs and also for helping to retain moisture in my styles throughout the week.

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{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Candice Selby April 17, 2011, 10:32 pm

    Those ingredients sound very moisturizing. I may have to try it out.

  • Shamira West April 19, 2011, 9:10 am

    The ingredient BTMS …what does that stand for?? and do you think this leave in would be good for transitioned hair? i have about 3 inches of new growth and the rest is relaxed …

  • Kola April 20, 2011, 12:02 am

    thanks for the honest review, Chica :)

  • kenda james April 20, 2011, 6:37 pm

    hey this is my first time on your site, am about to do the BC tomorrow, i live in the Caribbean how can i get some of your products.

  • Ludny April 21, 2011, 10:05 pm

    oooh don’t think I’ll like the cookie dough smell…

  • Miche_al April 22, 2011, 5:31 pm

    Thanks for letting us know. Products that work on some people’s hair might not work on others. We just have to test it all out for ourselves.

  • Tanya April 25, 2011, 1:19 pm

    I’m also curious about the BTMS. What does that stand for? Also, does the leave-in coat the hair or actually get inside of the follicle? Can water/moisture get into the hair after this product is applied as well? For instance, if I apply it on day 1, then on day 2 or 3 I wet my hair again for moisture, will this product prevent water from entering the follicle, or allow it in since it’s been a few days since application? Thanks so much for the good review! Hope to see you at the hair show this weekend!

  • Andrea April 28, 2011, 11:56 am

    It’s an emulsifier used in creamy lotions and conditioners. And an emulisifier is something that helps stabilize a mixture of things that don’t naturally mix. So in this case oil(the butters) and water. The mixture looks light and fluffly b/c it is mixed together at a high speed (probably using an electrix mixer), but without an emulsifier, the ingredients would separate over time. Mayonnaise is an emulsification too, and egg is what stabilizes it.
    And othre emulsifiers can be made from natural products, although you’d need to ask the maker which one she used.
    It is doubtful that this or any other product that cannot actually lift the cuticle layer of your hair can actually penetrate it. But it can coat is and help hold in moisture, which is what other conditioners, creams, butters, oils, etc. can do

  • Big Pam May 1, 2011, 10:24 am

    Sooo wait, wouldn’t the honey attract bees? I am always scared to add honey to my products that I am not planning on washing out because I don’t want bugs flying into my hair

  • lucy May 4, 2011, 5:30 pm

    you’re featured in this blog!! http://nolyesjustkinks.blogspot.com/

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