Empties Report #4

We're getting down to the nitty gritty.  After this report, I'll probably only have one more to do before I reveal my current stash and staple hair products.  This "quarter" I went through six hair products.  Below you'll find out my final impressions.

Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner - This product corrects porous hair allowing it to be stronger and I believe that it does exactly what it states.  After allowing this product to sit for 30 seconds, my hair always feels so soft and smooth.  If I detangle in the shower, this is the product I use because the slip is just amazing.  I know the hair relaxing process increases the porosity of my hair, so it's best used as a part of my relaxer day process.  But currently, I'm already using two neutralizing shampoos on relaxer day and adding porosity control to that seems like a redundant step.  Therefore, I won't be repurchasing this product.  Additionally, when I did a search for the product on their website, it seems that it's been replaced with a "Roux Anti-Aging Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner."  And as you would expect with the name change came changes to the ingredients as well.  So, even if I wanted to keep this one in my stash, it may not have even had the same effect on my hair. 

African Royale Hot Six Oil - There is a reason that this was featured in my Top 10 Hair Products Under $10.  It really is a great oil for hot oil treatments.  The only reason why I don't use it in other parts of my regimen, like sealing my hair, is because the smell of the product is a bit perfume-y.  Otherwise, I love it.  It's cheap and its ingredients list starts like this, "Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil..."  But even with all those great things I have to say about this oil, I'm still not sure.  First, I would prefer if this oil didn't smell so strong so that I could use it as a pre-poo AND a sealant.  And secondly, I wish it didn't have Canola Oil as the second ingredient.  I don't know what, if any, qualities canola oil adds to the hair other than just being a filler.  Despite those two negatives, I still like this oil a lot.  While I sort out the rest of these hair products, I'll mark this one as a definite maybe.  

Grapeseed Oil - If I were going to replace my African Royale Hot Six Oil, it would be with this oil.  It is just as perfect as the Hot Six Oil and it doesn't have that strong perfume smell to it.  The only drawback is that I don't know where to buy it in person.  When I bought this brand, I got it from an online retailer.  And I just prefer going down the street to the store to pick up my hair care items.  It's just my thing, lol.  This oil isn't as affordable as the Hot Six Oil, but it is typically less than $10.  Here's another hair product that I'm listing as a definite maybe. 

Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil - This was my very first natural hair oil and I'm a little sentimental about this one.   I don't know what I'm going to be doing with this one.  But luckily I have a back up bottle to go through as well, so it will continue to be a part of my regimen for at least another few weeks.  You'll remember, that I'm going to be pre-pooing with it for a while.    Once I've had some time using it like that, I'll have a better idea of where Vaitka Oil and I stand.  

Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner - I actually love this product.  It is so moisturizing and is the perfect deep conditioner when air drying my hair.  It leaves my hair so soft and manageable.  This is yet another hair product that I am absolutely torn on.  I wish I didn't have to order it from the internet.    This product made me realize that it is very possible to have soft, smooth, moisturized hair after air drying.  The results that I get with this product make me want to search for a more readily available product that compares.  It can't be the only one, right?  Even though I am marking this product as a no, it will leave a bit of a hole in my hair care stash.  I just can't have a staple product that has to be purchased online (it's a personal mental block I have -- don't judge me).  

Organix Renewing Morroccan Argan Oil Shampoo - This shampoo is sulfate free and I do not like it.  See this post and the update to it for why it's just not for me.  ...finally an easy decision.

Brief Recap
MAYBE: (1) African Royale Hot Six Oil, (2) Grapeseed Oil, and (3) Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil
NO: (1) Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner, (2) Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner, and (3) Organix Renewing Morroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

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