Should you try the Naturally Africa haircare range and would I consider reusing the products?
This was not the best wash-day experience but I will blame it on timing. The range has been on my review list for a while and I was eager to try a local vegan haircare brand. Naturally Africa hails from Muizenberg, Cape Town!
The products are said to be created by a group of a diverse group of women, who realised the need to share their industry expertise and contribute to the transformation of the beauty industry.
Picture a cold winter evening and a very knotty post-braid head of hair that needed intense detangling. I also needed super nourishing products to rehydrate and revive my curls. The Naturally Africa range did not disappoint in delivering on their packaging promise, and I’ve already picked a favourite, but I wasn’t sold on all of the products. I also feel that the range is missing a good water-based conditioner.
After years of reviewing products, it felt weird not having a conditioner to replenish moisture shortly after shampooing. The brand has two cleansers to choose from:
At first glance, I picked up the cleansing conditioner to pre-poo and detangle my hair. Yes, I should have paid more attention to the label but how many women in-store would make the same mistake? My guess is, quite a few.
Nevertheless, the shampoo (albeit three washes) was a decent experience. It did a good job of gently clarifying my scalp and has an amazing fragrance. But my hair felt quite dry after, which I believe is simply due to the extra wash and not conditioning to replenish and detangle my thick type 4 hair. Under any other circumstances, I would have used my own conditioner but I wanted to get the full Naturally Africa experience.