In my country, black castor oil is very used and useful. To repeat my fellow natural hair blogger, Johann, castor oil is a miracle oil because of its benefits to the hair and to the body in general. I have witnessed people using it and you can believe it- this oil works wonders.
However, I was never a fan of it because of its heavy odor and thickness. Plus, remembering all the treatments my mom used to do with it for me during my childhood made the case worse. When I started my first hair journey in 2010, I didn’t use it at all although I would recommend it to other naturals. During my second journey in 2013, I would use it just during my pre-poo treatments. But, recently, I started to use it daily 🙂
I went to the O Natur’Elle 509 meetup months ago and Yvecar Momperousse, the CEO of Kreyol Essence, did a giveaway of products. That’s how I discovered Kreyol Essence Chocolate Black castor oil!!! Waw! Jeez! My heart just skipped a bit! Chocolate, my favorite scent, flavor……mixed with thick and gross black castor oil?! I was curious and excited to see how it would smell, feel and work on my hair.
The very next day, I co-washed my hair and did the LCO moisturizing method: Liquid-Cream-Oil using water, the Kreyol Essence Goat & Coconut Cream & Milk and the Kreyol Essence Black Castor Oil, Chocolate aroma.
After co-washing my hair, I applied the Goat & Coconut Cream Milk, detangled my hair with my fingers then with a wide-tooth comb and sealed the moistured with the Chocolate aroma-black castor oil.
Immediate effect- My hair was smelling good, shining and moisturized
The Cream- The cream and milk feels like, smells like and has the same curl defining effects with Jane Carter Solution curl defining cream. I love the fact that it is not greasy and it’s light. It leaves no buildup (I am very generous when applying products 🙂 )
The Oil- My jam! My jam! Myyyyy jam!!! It smells good and definitely blocks the heavy odor of the black castor oil 🙂 It keeps my roots moisturized and my hair grows healthier. I love it 🙂
I recently tried their Haitian Black Castor Oil- Lemon Aroma. It is good too, same effects and it also blocks the castor oil’s heavy odor.
Disclaimer: I am neither affiliated to KE nor was I paid to make the reviews, products were received at a giveaway during a natural hair meetup.