I finally got my hair out of twists last weekend and used the opportunity to test my new stash of hair products.
I will be writing individual posts for each one over the next few weeks starting with Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner.
I will also answer a few questions I’ve received about using Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner.
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Is Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner Good for Hair?
When my Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner order arrived, the first thing I noticed is the title “organics” no longer in the name.
This change didn’t particularly bother me as I was more interested in the efficacy of the product.
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner was formulated for restoring moisture and strength to dry and damaged hair.
It’s also supposed to reduce frizz and flyaways and infuse hair with a host of nutrients.
The main ingredient of this conditioner is babassu oil, which is one of my favorite oil recommendations for dry hair.
Babassu oil is also a great substitute for coconut oil in case you’re allergic or don’t like the smell of coconut oil.
How Do You Use Mielle Deep Conditioner?
I used Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner as a deep conditioner but did a few things first.
I pre-pooed overnight with a mix of my favorite oils then shampooed with Alaffia African Black Soap (review next week).
I sectioned my hair and applied the mix to each section then worked through with my fingers. I didn’t immediately see much of a difference.
So I placed the conditioner mix in a hot water bath and waited till it was warm then started applying again.
It went on easier and provided great slip. Once my whole head was covered, I twisted and pined-up then covered with a disposable cap.
I followed this up with a hair steaming session for 45 minutes. After rinsing, my hair came out very soft and moisturized.
My hair was ready for the rest of my session – twisting with my special hair butter and hair styling oil.
I also tried Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Daily Hair Moisturizing Lotion (review to follow).
The next morning when my twists were dry, they were super soft and looked very nice.
Pros of Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner
- I like the smell of the product. It’s citrusy and minty without overpowering the senses and worked well with the added lavender essential oil.
- It does its job, which is to inspire moisture in dry hair. This is why it’s one of my recommendations in 365 Days of Moisture for Dry & Parched Hair.
- I liked that it contained some of my other favorite hair care ingredients such as acai oil and pracaxi oil.
Cons of Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner
- So much of my hair but so little product. I tried to use as little as possible but I still went through nearly half that jar. *cries curly girl tears*
- The consistency is quite thin for a deep conditioner and I had to be careful while applying to hair so I didn’t waste the product.
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner: Rock It or Bin It?
Rock it with miserly amounts used at a time. I can’t wait for a sale so I can stock up on this deep conditioner.
I rate Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner 4/5.
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner Ingredients
Water/aqua/eau, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, cetylesters, *Orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, glycerin, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, arginine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serine, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, histidine, phenylalanine, *Euterpe oleracea (acai) pulp oil, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, *Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil, Salvia officinalis (Sage) oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, Citrus paradise (Grapefruit) peel oil, Litsea cubeba fruit oil, Mentha Viridis (spearmint) leaf oil, isoamyl laurate, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol (*Certified organic ingredients)
Is Mielle Deep Conditioner a Protein Treatment?
While the product says it infuses hair with protein, there are no actual proteins in the deep conditioner.
The ingredients in Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner which strengthen the hair are the amino acids.
These amino acids will help restore balance to damaged and high porosity hair by improving the ability to seal in moisture.
However, Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner is NOT a protein treatment.
If you’re after a protein treatment, then check out the protein deep conditioners recommend at 10 Best Protein Deep Conditioners for Hair.
You can also check out Aphogee Treatments for a more serious protein treatment.
Is Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner Black Owned?
Yes, Mielle is a black-owned company. It was launched in 2014 by Monique Rodriguez with the introduction of the Mint Almond Oil.
Over the years, the line has grown to include hair care and body care products and is sold in over 85 countries worldwide.
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner Price Point
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner comes in an 8 oz jar and retails for between US$ 13.29 – $18 depending on where you buy it from.
Where to Buy Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner?
You can find Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner in stores like Walmart and Target.
You can also get it online at the following locations:-
If you’re located in West Africa, you can get it at Beautiphic.
Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner Before and After
Check out a video review of Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner below:-
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