Monday, December 23, 2013

Afroveda : Bhringaraj Herbal Hair Growth Balm

Afroveda introduced this new product via email prior to her Black Friday sale this year.  You could pre-order this and when it was fully available it would ship.  I used to adore Afroveda before the reformulations. I love anything Ayurveda and she was doing it big time.  I took the bite again after years of saying I would not repurchase and again I was disappointed.  I ordered three hair butters and promptly sold them on the swap board once they arrived. They still are Shea butter laden and  do not absorb in my hair anymore. I am sad but it seems there are a lot of other lines coming out with ayurvedic influences so all isn't lost. 

Well , I wanted this balm because I knew I would be in protective styles a lot in the upcoming year and I wanted something that would allow me to grease my scalp and nourish it at the same time. I thought I hit pay dirt. Unfortunately this isn't a product you can leave on your scalp.  I didn't realize this until Afroveda actually told me on Instagram.  For some reason , I totally missed the fact that it says, "keep on for 15-20 minutes, then wash and condition as normal".  I was using it for about 3 weeks as a grease. Luckily there wasn't any ill effects.

I don't think this product has fully launched or maybe she scrapped it because its not listed anywhere on the website. In the email the below was stated:

An herbal infusion of ayurvedic herbs, organic coconut and castor seed oils, this natural blend was created to improve the condition of the scalp and stimulate healthy hair growth. Coconut oil, with its conditioning properties, works as a carrier oil to deliver the most potent nutrients to the hair follicle, helping to stimulate growth.  Additional benefits include:

♥ Licorice Root to relieve scalp soreness and itchiness
♥ Bhringaraj (the "king of tresses") and Brahmi for scalp health
♥ Peppermint & Rosemary to stimulate growth
♥ Sulfur for growth efficacy
♥ Additional Ayurvedic herbs and botanicals known for centuries to promote scalp health and hair growth
4ozs for $14.00

Ingredients: Castor seed oil, soybean oil infused with Amla extract, Bhringaraj extract, Brahmi, Rosemary,Comfrey Root, Stinging nettle, Basil, Passionflower, Sulfur, Candelilla beeswax, Hibiscus extract, Peppermint essential oil, Tea tree Essential oil, Lavender Essential oil  * nowhere on the jar is coconut oil

Since finding out that I must wash it out, I would recommend you have to use a shampoo to get this out of your hair. The first ingredient is castor seed oil, and lower in the list is beeswax.  It does melt on contact but when I cowashed my hair , I could still see the product on my edges after. 

FYI: this smells to high hell!  Its the sulfur in it plus other ingredients but thank goodness it doesn't linger.


Angelique said...

So it not a balm more like a mask or a dc?

Shawnystheone said...

Well, it's a balm that you need to wash out. I wouldn't call it a mask or a dc. Maybe a treatment balm? Shoot, I honestly thought it was a grease lol

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