Recently I had the opportunity to sample some new products from eco-friendly line Amazing Botanicals. The folks over at Amazing Botanicals were kind enough to provide samples for me to use on my mane and here’s a play by play of my experience with the products!
Black Soap Poo: Let me begin by saying that I was very skeptical about the Black Soap Poo upon sight. The consistency is very thick and grainy which is really unusual for a shampoo. The texture was definitely not expected…and neither was the slip! Maybe it’s the palm oil or Jamaican black castor oil (what is that anyway!?) but this shampoo softened my fro super quick and it made it easier to detangle. It was definitely a welcomed surprise. The only real downside is that after the first use my scalp felt a bit itchy so I think I may be allergic to an ingredient, but I’m not convinced that it was the shampoo specifically so who knows. I would recommend this shampoo for those looking for a natural poo with lots of suds. It left my hair feeling clean but not stripped which is a pretty tough feat.
Honey Condish: While I was pleasantly surprised by the Black Soap Poo, I have to say that the Honey Condish let me down a little bit. I was expecting a conditioner full of slip to aid in detangling but it did not offer me that benefit. Otherwise, it’s a pretty standard conditioner with a superior ingredient list.
Hibiscus Gel: From what I understand the Hibiscus Gel is a relatively new part of the Amazing Botanicals line up and it delivers on its promises. This gel provides a soft hold and good shine. The consistency is similar to Kinky Curly’s Curling Custard which makes it a little challenging to hold on to with wet hands. For those floral lovers out there, you definitely get more than your money’s worth of floral scents in this gel due to the hibiscus tea, rosemary and lavender. I personally found the lingering scent overwhelming, however, Ithis may be a non-issue for the curly girls.
Pumpkin Pomade: Generally, I’m not a fan of pomade for its intended use on hair. It makes for a good second or third day refresher but rarely do I use it for hair styling. That being said, this pomade is pretty standard in texture and has a solid pumpkin scent (as expected). It adds shine to hair and distributes well, but I’ll most likely be using this on my skin during these dry Winter months.
Overall Impression: In my opinion, the Black Soap Poo and Hibiscus Gel performed the best in my trial with Amazing Botanicals products. The Pumpkin Pomade will give you added shine to your finished style and offer versatility for use on your skin and hair. Unfortunately, the Honey Condish left me wanting more but what may not work for me may work excellently for you. Give Amazing Botanicals a shot if you’re in the market for an eco-friendly brand with a superb list of ingredients.