Remember that time when I broke the news about the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture hair product line? Well, now I am back after putting some of the products into action. I had the opportunity to test out products from both the Curl Enhancing Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Collection, and the Smoothing Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Collection.
I started off my hair wash day using the Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oil Pure Clarifying Shampoo with Apple Cider Vinegar($26). Both JBCO and ACV are staples in my hair care routine, especially as a natural hair girl who is working on growing longer, stronger, and healthier hair.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil is dark, raw oil that is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and Vitamin E. I’ve used the oil alone on my scalp, as a hot oil treatment and on my hairline to help regrow the areas where hair was lost or thinning. Apple Cider Vinegar also has great hair health benefits like balancing the pH levels of the hair and scalp, which can create the perfect environment for hair growth, and it aids in shinier and healthier hair by helping to seal the hair cuticles. If you have dry and itchy scalp, both ingredients are perfect treatments.
I liked seeing the two ingredients combined into this sulfate-free shampoo that created a thick and creamy lather when applied to wet hair. It successfully removed any build-up of product form both my daughter’s and my hair. Fellow natural hair girls know how much product can build-up within a week or two, and the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oil Pure Clarifying Shampoo with ACV does an excellent job of removing the buildup without stripping the hair. Both of our hair was left soft manageable, and tangle-free.
I don’t always blow-dry our hair, but I did get a chance to use the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème ($26). The crème has the consistency of lotion, but without the oily or greasy feel. It has a light candy-like scent that quickly dissipates once applied to the hair. I like that it doubles as a heat protectant for those times when I want to wear my hair straight after blow-drying. Plus, the special time-release ingredients aid in extending the life of my straightened hair.
After either of our hair is styled, using the pump dispenser, I’d place a few drops of the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Brassica Seed Oil ($26) into the palms of my hands and work through for added shine, and to help lay down fly-aways. The oil isn’t thick, and doesn’t weigh down our hair. I do find that it works and smells best on freshly washed hair.
I thought I had an HG edge control gel until I used the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oil Edge Control and Shape Paste ($26). This Jamaican Black Castor Oil & Murumuru Edge Control has my edges LAIDT, hunny! I’m not even kidding. Even if my hair isn’t pressed, it gets my edges slick and without the stickiness or buildup. Oh, and there’s no white residue. It’s definitely a product I would repurchase.
So far, I’m loving the products I have from both of the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture lines. I can’t wait to check out the others. Although it’s too early to tell how well each product is working in helping my hair growth, I’ll continue using them and just wait and see.
The Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oil Collection is meant for those with coily or curly hair, while the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Brassica Seed Oil is made for those who heat style their hair. Both collections, along with the other two collections: Coconut and Moringa Oils Collection, and Dream Come True Collection are currently available at your local Sephora or Sephora.com. Prices range between $24-32.
Have you tried any of the products from any of the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture hair product lines? What are your thoughts?