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Review & Demo: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk

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Review & Demo: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk
You ever look at your own hair like, "wow...that's ME?!" Ummm...yeah. That's me right now.
 Okay, so... I'm gonna come right out and say it.

I'm MAD at somebody. 

Tell 'em why you mad, C!

I'm mad because alllllllll this time, y'all left me hangin' in these natural hair streets. It's like, all y'all knew that Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk were ridiculously off the chain, but y'all couldn't be bothered to let a sista know. I mean, dang.

Saltiness aside, I'm super thrilled that I got the opportunity to try the Mielle Organics Babassu Mint Oil Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk because they are straight FIYAH. Like, don't make no sense. You ever stood up and looked at your hair products like this?

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That's pretty much how I feel about Mielle Organics right there. Like first of all, I'm mad I just found out. Second of all, how DARE you be that bomb?! And third, look at my hair!

Review & Demo: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk
Before I continue rambling or resign to a string of yassssssssss-es, let me get on with this review. 

Fun times ahead: watch the video while you read! Or, watch the video and don't read. Just click something! Lol!


Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner

Cost
$14.99 for 8oz

Where to Buy

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate: Gentle surfactant made from non-GMO rapeseed (canola oil), and is one of the mildest detangling ingredients out there. It doesn't cause buildup or irritation to the scalp.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol: Considered "fatty alcohol" -- NOT to be confused with drying alcohols such as ethyl. Acts as a lubricant, thickener, and emollient. Also gives conditioner its velvety feel without making hair greasy. Is additionally used to keep product ingredients from separating.
  • Acetyl Esters: Hair conditioning agent. (research here is lacking -- come through, scientists!)
  • Babassu Nut Oil: Oil pressed from the kernel of the Brazilian Orbigynya Palm Tree, with a similar chemical composition to coconut oil. It is able to penetrate the hair (to a degree), improving moisture, strength, elasticity, softness, and shine of hair. It is a wonderful alternative for those who want the benefits of coconut oil, but don't care for it in the hair.
  • Biosaccharide Gum-1: Moisturizing, soothing ingredient made from the fermentation of plants. Creates a moisture-binding film on hair and skin that leaves both feeling smooth, soft, and velvety.
  • Acai Pulp Oil: Powerful, antioxidant rich oil that revitalizes the hair and fights signs of aging and damage.
Protein Free?
This is something that needs to be clarified for me as an ingredient nerd, and for the ladies with protein sensitive hair. The Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner says on the front label that it is a "protein/moisture replenisher". However, there are no proteins listed on the ingredient list - no hydrolyzed wheat, quinoa, soy, or Keravis (read here about that) protein. But what the ingredient does boast is a chain of amino acids - arganine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serene, valine, proline, threnonine, isoleucine, histidine, and phenylalanine. I don't have a degree in Organic Chemistry, so I'm not even going to pretend like I know each amino acid intimately enough to explain how it impacts the health and vitality of hair. But allow me to share this little tidbit of information based on my research (#shoutout to Science-y hair blog for coming through with the supplemental knowledge):

Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. The cuticle layer of the hair (we've talked before about how the cuticles lay like shingles on a roof) contain the highest concentration of amino acids. The cuticles of the hair are responsible for everything from porosity and strength, to moisture retention and how the hair behaves (or curls). According to Science-y Hair Blog (linked above), glutamic acid, proline, valine, and cystine are very prevalent on the outer layers of the cuticle, and epicuticle, helping to keep the cuticle layer healthy and strong. In deep conditioners like Mielle's Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner, amino acids help damaged hair restore normal porosity by improving the sealing ability of the cuticle layer. Aminos also strengthen and moisturize the hair, as they attract water.  According to studies (hi again, Science-y Hair Blog), histidine, phenylalanine, and arganine improved the strength of the hair. Glutamine has been shown to help promote healthy hair growth. So to wrap this thing up with a neat little bow, the deep conditioner contains elements of proteins that help strengthen, restore the cuticle layer, balance porosity, and stimulate growth.

Is Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner protein free? That's for you to decide :)

Curly Girl Friendly?
Yes!

The Good
Ohhhhh my God YES! Can we just go ahead and call the Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner exactly what it is? A blessing in a jar. Absolutely. Deep conditioners make me emotional, and this one is no exception. I absolutely love how bright and invigorating the fragrance is - it reminds me of a citrus herbal mint tea. It truly is brightening. It lingers in the hair (I smelled it hours after I had rinsed and done my wash and go), but it's not pungent, sour, or gross. It's cheery. I like it. Like I said in the video, the fragrance will either draw you or drive you. It drew me innnnnnn! The consistency isn't as thick as most deep conditioners are, but that had no impact whatsoever on it's potency. My hair soaked this stuff up and smiled! After deep conditioning, my curls are suuuuuper soft, extra hydrated, ridiculously shiny, and all kinds of smooth. Curls? POPPINNNNNNN! Oh, and how could I forget to mention the SLIP?! Lawdamercy, the SLIP! You guys know I have high standards when it comes to deep conditioners. The slip on this stuff is off the chain, and makes it suuuuuuuper easy to keep hair detangled during deep conditioning and in preparation for styling. See? Blessings on blessings on blessings. 

The Bad
I only have two issues with this product: one, I just found out about it in 2016. Two, it only comes in 8oz. Team Mielle, we need more! The people need 16oz! I mean, I need a salon sized 33.8oz bottle but.... hey. Maybe I'm just being selfish. 

The Bottom Line
Real talk, like, all theatrics and extra-ness aside, the Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner is 100% dope. All the way around. I say time and time again, if your deep conditioner isn't keeping tangles, splits, knots, breakage, and dryness at bay - then you need a new deep conditioner. And I'm just gonna go ahead and put this out there right right now... the Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner will be on the Christina's Choice 2016 list. I already know that for a fact. So when I say this deep conditioner is EVERYTHING and then some, believe me.

Would I Buy it Again?
Umm, yes please. I need a Mielle Organics affiliate to come through and bless me with their discount code so I can buy like 82 deep conditioners. Maybe not 82...but definitely like 4 or 5. #nogamesplayedin2016

Review & Demo: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner and Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk
#GoGreen
Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk

Cost
$15.99 for 8oz

Where to Buy
Click here to shop at Target!


Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair's sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness.
  • Cetyl & Cetearyl Alcohol: Considered "fatty alcohols" -- NOT to be confused with drying alcohols such as ethyl. Acts as a lubricant, thickener, and emollient. Also gives conditioner its velvety feel without making hair greasy. Is additionally used to keep product ingredients from separating.
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate: Gentle surfactant made from non-GMO rapeseed (canola oil), and is one of the mildest detangling ingredients out there. It doesn't cause buildup or irritation to the scalp.
  • Glycerin: Generally vegetable-based humectant that absorbs and retains moisture from the air.
  • Organic Avocado Oil: Omega 3-rich nourishing oil extract that can enhances shine, moisture retention, softness, and elasticity in hair.
Protein Free?
No. Contains hydrolyzed wheat protein.

Curly Girl Friendly?
 Yes!

The Good
Annnnnd the blessings don't stop. You guys know I don't get excited much about moisturizers and hair milks. But when I find a good one?! Pshhhhhhhhh! I absolutely adore every single thing about the Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk. The consistency is perfect. The slip is amazing. It intensely moisturizes without leaving my hair greasy. It provides brilliant, non-oily shine, and keeps my curls moisturized for days. So what's good about this product? Everything. I love it as a leave-in, I love it as a moisturizer and refreshing product. I love it here. I love it there. I love Mielle Organics, I love green eggs and ham.

Lol.. that's the delirium setting in for sure. Just know that the Mielle Organics Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk is amazing.

The Bad
I tried really, reeeeeeeeeeally hard in this video to come up with something I didn't like about the Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk. I got nothin'. Certified dopeness.

The Bottom Line
Are you seriously still reading this?! Get yourself on over to MielleOrganics.com and get you some. Like, yesterday! 

Would I Buy it Again?
In a heartbeat. So ummm.... who got that Mielle Organics affiliate code one time? Hook a sista up.


Have you tried Mielle Organics' Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner or Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk? Let me know how you liked them in the comments below!

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10 comments

  1. I felt the same as you when I tried it. Where have you been all my natural life! I subscribe to the Curls Understood box, they turned me on to this excellent conditioner and other great brands.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I'm not alone lol. I can NEVER run out of this stuff!

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  2. Love love love!!! Especially the hair milk! I can skip their leave in and buy extra milk! Their co wash and shampoo are pretty good too! Now THE KIDS VITAMINS,. 😍😍😍 MY DAUGHTERS HAIR GREW SO MUCH!

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    1. OMG I need the adult vitamins! Or the kids ones. Lol!

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  3. I just came across your blog and I absolutely love it. Awesome reviews. I can't wait to read and catch up on your posts. keep up the good work.

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  4. What styling products did you use wth it?

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    1. My absolute favorite results (and the ones in these pictures) are from combining the Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk with Obia Naturals Curl Enhancing Custard :)

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  5. Great review. I love all your reviews so funny and informative. I wanted to try this conditoner because it said moisture and protein balance. My haiir does not like protein, i have tried all kinds. They sell this brand at sally's if you have one around you. Since you said it has the amino acids in it i will try it.

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  6. Great review. I love all your reviews so funny and informative. I wanted to try this conditoner because it said moisture and protein balance. My haiir does not like protein, i have tried all kinds. They sell this brand at sally's if you have one around you. Since you said it has the amino acids in it i will try it.

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