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The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair!

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The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
Honey, I can't describe....
Before I deep dive into this review, there's one thing you must know:

I've been singing Honey by Mariah Carey nonstop. And rapping the Ma$e verse, because the only version of the song that matters is the Bad Boy remix.

Now that' we've got that out of the way, I'm going to share the 411 on the new Urban Hydration Naturals Honey Growth & Repair Collection - and why I've become utterly obsessed with it.

I didn't think Urban Hydration could outdo themselves, but boy oh boy they did. I had the pleasure of receiving the new Honey Growth & Repair line, which includes:
Unfortunately, the Honey Growth & Repair Curly Jelly was out of stock - hopefully it'll be back soon and I can get my hands on it. But if it's annnnnnything like the Coconut Oil Curl Defining Gel that I reviewed a few months ago, I'm gonna need a lifetime supply.

The entire Honey Growth & Repair line is available on the Urban Hydration website, and each product retails between $9.99 and $14.99, which is incredibly reasonable and affordable. Every product in the Honey Growth & Repair line is:
  • Sulfate free
  • Silicone free
  • PROTEIN FREE!
  • Curly girl friendly
  • Cruelty free
  • Free of artificial colorants
  • Safe for natural, relaxed, transitioning, and color-treated hair
  • Almost the entire line is coconut oil free, with the exception of the Hair Oil
  • Almost the entire line is shea butter free, with the exception of the Style Cream
  • Black owned!
If you've been searching for a low porosity friendly, protein-free haircare line that strengthens and restores elasticity while moisturizing, THIS IS IT. You're going to NEED the Honey Growth & Repair line ASAP. Every product penetrates deeply, moisturizes, and helps prevent breakage - leading to longer, stronger, healthier natural hair.

The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
Wash day dynamic duo!
Honey Growth & Repair Shampoo
Cost
$13.99 for 16.9oz

Where to Buy
The Urban Hydration website

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Coconut oil-derived detergent, anti-static, and hair conditioning agent.
  • Sodium Cocoamphoacetate: Incredibly gentle organic compound used as a surfactant, emollient, hair conditioning agent, and foam booster.
  • Decyl Glucoside: Natural, non-ionic surfactant created using a combination of plant-based fatty alcohols and glucose. It's mild, gentle, and does not dry out the hair or skin.
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate: A natural amino acid derivative that acts as a cleanser and foam booster. Enhances effectiveness and feel of cosmetic products.
  • Glycerin: Generally vegetable-based humectant that draws moisture from the air.
My Thoughts
I NEVER WANT TO RUN OUT OF THIS SHAMPOO. Like, ever. Literally, love at first pump. The Honey Growth & Repair Shampoo is soooooo silky smooth, it's insane. Definitely one of those shampoos with magical slip. And I don't know what kind of sorcery they've got going on at Urban Hydration HQ, but this shampoo made my curls POP!

The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
I can be elusive with you honey, but it's blatant that I'm feeling you...
Upon rinsing, my curls felt soft, strong, and smooth from root to ends. My scalp was clean, and nor my scalp or hair felt stripped. Y'all, I'm trying to curtail my product junkie ways, but this shampoo is immediately up there with the Koils By Nature Cleanser. Like, instant 2018 hitta. My hair was not dried out, crispy, or weird feeling. This shampoo is like butta!

Honey Growth & Repair Deep Conditioner
Cost
$14.99 for 16.9oz

Where to Buy
The Urban Hydration website

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Generally vegetable-based humectant that draws moisture from the air.
  • Beeswax: Thick wax produced from the honeycombs of bees used to seal moisture and provide a natural hold on hair.
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate: Ester and emollient that is used to enhance spreadability, reduce the greasiness of other oils, and create a silky soft feeling in mixtures.
  • Ginger Extract: Extraction of the spicy, aromatic root that stimulates and encourages hair growth while fighting free-radical damage. Also conditions the hair, while helping to relieve dry, itchy scalp.  
  • Phenoxyethanol: A glycol ether preservative alternative to parabens.
My Thoughts
Just when I thought my wash day had peaked, Urban Hydration had another trick up their sleeve. I've been waiting to experience a deep conditioner from them, and let me tell YOU! The Honey Growth & Repair Deep conditioner is literally LIFE. It's got crazy slip, tons of moisture, and feels super creamy going onto the hair. If you're looking for a deep conditioner to help strengthen and restore elasticity without containing protein, this is IT.

I love that the shampoo and deep conditioner are so generously sized. 16.9oz of deep conditioner for $15 is practically unheard of. And let me be the first to say - it's worth every single penny. My hair felt sooooooo soft, strong, and hydrated after rinsing y'all.... I had a Mariah moment and tried to hit some high key adlibs at the sink.

It was a mess, but my curls were poppin'.

The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
Healthy. Strong. Growing.
Honey Growth & Repair Daily Moisturizer
Cost
$11.99 for 9.1oz

Where to Buy
The Urban Hydration website
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Generally vegetable-based humectant that draws moisture from the air.
  • PVP: Form filming vinyl polymer used as a hair fixative and binding agent (aka provides hold). It's a common active ingredient in many gels and styling product formulas.
  • Aloe Vera Juice: 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.
  • DMDM Hydantoin: Preservative and antimicrobial.
My Thoughts
So rich. So creamy. So much moisture. Honestly, I'm about 2 seconds from using the Honey Growth & Repair Daily Moisturizer on my skin as lotion. It's super smooth, and defrizzes while moisturizing. This multi-functional product works as a moisturizer or leave-in conditioner, and I've used it as both. A little bit goes a long way, and it plays nicely with other stylers! Even though it's thick and creamy, it easily penetrates the low porosity sections of my hair, which makes it an ideal prep product for wash and go styles.

Honey Growth & Repair Style Cream
Cost
$12.99 for 9.4oz

Where to Buy
The Urban Hydration website

Active Ingredients
  • Water
  • Glycerin: Generally vegetable-based humectant that draws moisture from the air.
  • Beeswax: Thick wax produced from the honeycombs of bees used to seal moisture and provide a natural hold on hair.
  • PVP: Form filming vinyl polymer used as a hair fixative and binding agent (aka provides hold). It's a common active ingredient in many gels and styling product formulas.
  • Ginger Extract: Extraction of the spicy, aromatic root that stimulates and encourages hair growth while fighting free-radical damage. Also conditions the hair, while helping to relieve dry, itchy scalp. 
  • Shea Butter: Emollient fat from the nut of the East or West African shea nut (karite) tree. Proven effective moisturizer, natural anti-oxidant, improves skin elasticity, and treats a variety of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
My Thoughts
I've met the PERFECT styling cream to tame my curls!!!

The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
My Left: product-free hair. My Right: Daily Moisturizer + StylingCream + Hair Oil + Gel
Listen, y'all.The styling cream is suuuuuper creamy and rich, without being greasy. It captures and defines my curls, and creates the perfect foundation for poppin' curls. My only regret is that I don't have the Honey Curly Jelly to pair it with. I had to use Eco Styler (red lid) gel, and it worked so well. Eco Styler is notoriously drying, and thanks to the Style Cream and Daily Moisturizer, my curls stayed hydrated and touchable for days on end.

The definition I achieved would NOT have been possible without the Styling Cream. Do y'all see this definition? This shine? This curl poppage? UNREAL.

Honey Growth & Repair Hair Oil
Cost
$9.99 for 4oz

Where to Buy
The Urban Hydration website

Active Ingredients
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate: A derivative of palm oil lipids, acts as a smoothing agent and emollient. Often used in place of silicones as a "dry slip" agent.
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate: Ester and emollient that is used to enhance spreadability, reduce the greasiness of other oils, and create a silky soft feeling in mixtures.
  • Coconut Oil: Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.
  • Avocado Oil: Omega 3-rich nourishing oil extract that can enhances shine, moisture retention, softness, and elasticity in hair.
  • Argan Oil: Oil rich in vitamin E and contains omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids that provide nutrition for hair. It also contains linoleic and oleic acid that helps to hydrate and moisturize hair. Helps repair damaged follicles, imparts shine, and prevents frizz and rough ends.
My Thoughts
This hair and scalp friendly oil functions less like an oil and more like a lightweight serum. It doesn't make my hair feel greasy or shiny at all. Like the entire line, it carries a light and sweet vanilla aroma that's not at all heavy and it does not linger. Overall, the Hair Oil provides brilliant, natural shine while locking in moisture for days. I used it to seal in the Daily Moisturizing and styling cream, and a few days later to help boost shine. Both times, my hair responded beautifully with enhanced sheen and zero greasiness.

The BEST Protein-Free Products for Growing Long Natural Hair! Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair
The results are IN! Oh HONEY!!!!!
The Bottom Line + What Products Are My Favorite?
Clearly, I'm beyond in love with the Honey Growth & Repair line. It made my curls feel hydrated and strong, with the perfect balance between moisture and elasticity. My hair had a very natural luster and sheen, without feeling greasy or weighed down. The products played beautifully together as a collection, but are stellar stand-outs on their own.

At this point in the review, I'd normally tell you what my essential/top 2-3 products are. I'm so sorry o disappoint y'all, but this is one of those "you need the whole thing" collections. I LOVE the shampoo and deep conditioner. I'm obsessed with the styling products. I cannot wait to get my grubby lil' hands on the Curly Jelly.

Try 'em one at a time if you must. But just make sure you try them all. Next, I gotta get my hands on that new JBCO collection!

Will you be giving Urban Hydration Honey Growth & Repair line a try? Let me know in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by Urban Hydration Naturals and contains affiliate links.

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8 comments

  1. I was just salivating over your beautiful results using this awesome line of products. Went on IG and I saw where I won the entire line.Talk about happy. Finding out I won was sweet as honey.🍯

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  2. I would love to buy this line, but it is not sold in Oregon! Please tell the businesses that you work with, that there is a thriving Natural Hair community here in Portland, and Salem, Oregon. We have multiple Sally Beauty Supply stores, JC Penny’s etc. Thank you!

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    1. Unknown, you can buy the line on the Urban Hydration website.

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