A few months ago, I received the Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner from the folks at Alikay Naturals to try out and review. Alikay Naturals is the natural/organic hair brand founded by YouTube vlogger Rochelle Graham (BlackOnyx77). I actually met Rochelle earlier this year, and I asked her the motivation behind starting her brand. She stated that she couldn't really find products that worked for her hair on the market. The products were full of harsh ingredients, so she decided to create oils and treatments with natural ingredients that she remembered using in Jamaica. She would use these products on her videos, and the requests from subscribers started rolling in. The Alikay Naturals brand grew from there.
Cost: $16 for an 8oz. jar
Honey, Sage, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Wheat Protein, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Rapaseed Oil), Silk Amino Protein, Rice Bran Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Babassu Oil, Herbal and Botanical Blend
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How I used this product:
After cleansing my hair with shampoo and rinsing, I would take a generous amount of the Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner and apply it all over my hair. I made sure to coat every strand by really working the product through my hair. When my hair was longer, it would be in small sections, and I would apply the product that way. Now that my hair is shorter, I just rub it on. Since I don't have a hooded dryer, I would just put on a shower cap and leave the conditioner on until I was able to rinse it out. That could be anywhere from one hour to five hours.
The Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner is the only natural deep conditioning treatment I've used other than my homemade treatments. The texture was super creamy and thick. The scent was sweet like honey. It was very easy to distribute throughout my hair in its current short stage and when my hair was much longer. Each time I used this product, I would detangle my hair while rinsing it out, and detangling was so easy to do. My hair felt like butter and didn't have any buildup from the product. It was SO soft and shiny no matter how long I left the treatment in. I probably could have left it on for 30 minutes, like the instructions specify, and my hair probably would have been conditioned the same as it would if I left it in for an hour or five hours.
It makes me so happy that my color treated hair loved this DC, but we all know moisture is so important for colored hair. Plus, it contains wheat protein and silk amino protein, so it's like I receive a mini protein treatment with every use to strengthen my colored strands.
I am very pleased with this product, and it may actually become one of my new staples. If I can be honest with y'all, it just might have knocked my beloved Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner out of its top spot, and it's had that spot for almost two years. My hair just feels so much softer and manageable with the Honey and Sage conditioner, and I honestly didn't think that was possible.
The plus to me is the all natural ingredients in this product. If you have been following me lately, you know that I am on this "I'm buying all natural and organic products" kick since discovering the toxic dangers in most of our beauty and hair products. Looks like I will be dropping $16 dollars on this Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner, and I don't pay $16 for sh%&, but this product is actually that good. I think I might have enough of the treatment to last me until the Black Friday sales. =)
Let me know if you have tried any other products from the Alikay Naturals line and your thoughts on them. I'm currently on the look out for more natural products until I find the time to make my own.