A few weeks ago I responded to a post on Facebook asking if anyone was interested in being a product tester for a company called Pura Body Naturals. Prior to applying to be a product tester I hadn't heard of Pura Body Naturals. Nonetheless, after visiting the company website I was impressed with the natural ingredients in the products hair line and decided to apply to be a tester. Shortly after submitting my application I received a Tweet from the owner informing me I was one of the lucky applicants to be chosen to test a few products in the hair line. I must say the owner of the company Santeyonne Powell was extremely professional in keeping me posted on the delivery date of the product samples which to me says much about her business etiquette and ability to provide exceptional customer service should I decide to purchase from the website. In this review I'll be showing step by step process of what my hair looked like before and after the products were applied to my hair. My style of choice, dry twists, which I had never done on my hair before and was skeptical about how the results would be in comparison to my staple style of wet twists. I wanted to do a dry style so I could really tell if the products would be able to moisturize my hair without the aid of additional water.
|Hair Lotion #2, Cupuacu Hair Butter, and MuruMuru Moisture Milk|
(the container in the center is the hair butter)
The second product I applied was the Hair Lotion #2. There were no ingrediant listings on this product nor was I able to find them on the Pura Body Natruals website. The consistency was similar to that of the hair milk however, the hair lotion has a very light nutty scent to it. Again this was non oily although Im sure it has some oils in the product. This product may be used on wet or dry hair as well.
Similar to Shea butter, the Cupuacu Butter in my opinion is best used as a sealant. Since the first two products are moisturizers I decided to apply the Cupuacu Butter last to help seal in the moisture. Here are some of the benefits listed on the Pura Body Naturals website about the Cupuacu Butter: Comes from a fruit tree of the chocolate family, native to the northern Amazon. Cupuacu promotes smoothness and softness to the hair increasing the natural moisture and elasticity. The butter has proven to be beneficial for brittle, dry hair due to it's long lasting hydration properties to replenish moisture while promoting a healthy shine. Cupuacu is considered hydrophollic (water loving) with a high capacity to retain water and prevent moisture loss.
After reading the wonderful information shown above I couldn't wait to use these products on my dry product free hair to see exactly how moisturized my hair would be....and here it is!
|After about 8 hours I unraveled one of the large bantu knots and combed out with large tooth comb. I section into 2 inch parts beginning with the back of my head. Although leave in was applied my hair still looked dry with no curl formation.|
|Next, I applied the Hair Lotion #2 to the same section of hair|
|I repeated the hair milk, hair lotion, hair butter application twisting as I go until one side was completely twisted as shown above.|
|Untwisted bantu knot and combed out with large tooth comb|
|Divided this half into three sections to ensure product was applied from root to ends saturating my hair with all 3 products.|
|Instantly my curls begin to form. My hair was not greasy or sticky after products were applied.|
|After Pura Body Naturals was applied to entire half section of my hair I see moisturized well defined curls without any heavy greasy sticky feel to my strands.|
|Remember this was before any product was applied.|
|This close up shot shows how my strands were instantly moisturized giving it a healthy shine and restoring elasticity.|