Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Product Review: Mimosa hair honey

Corn Oil, Lavender, Rosemary, Nettles, Red Roses, Sage, Blue Malva, Marigolds, Red Clover, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Annatto Seeds, Alkanet Root For Color, Essential Oil Of Sweet Orange, Fragrance.
This herbal infused pomade improves manageability and tames fly-aways while delivering a sweet citrus scent. The blend's lack of water makes it ideal for those combating frizzies. ($9.50)

This pomade is very light in consistency (think Hollywood Beauty Castor oil grease) and it smells great . I kept smelling it over and over because the scent was familiar, it smells like many of the drugstore pomades hair dressers use. Honey is not listed as an ingredient, so it must be the beeswax that gives the scent. Natural hair care enthusiasts, who don't have locks, may take issue with the beeswax because it's known for being hard to wash out. I saw a customer review calling this product "scented lard".

When I got cornrows last year, the braider used this nasty petroleum based green grease. Just like the grease, MHH tames fly-aways but it's a better alternative to those heavier pomades when you're getting braids. Or you can always opt for old faithful -Shea Butter, adding essential oils for fragrance. Shea butter is listed as an ingredient in this product but again at 9.50 for 4oz, corn oil and beeswax as a base is disappointing. I wouldn't purchase this because I've never finished a pomade in my 20 years of life, I dont even remember purchasing one. It's just always in the house under the bathroom sink, collecting dust.