In October, my best friends and I attended the Bella Kinks expo in Dallas, Texas (see previous post). The natural hair expo launched founder Julian Rado’s new hair care brand, Adwoa Beauty.
I didn't get to purchase the products in Dallas, but I knew I had to try it out after seeing the hype on social media. And I've been amazed ever since. Keep reading this post for more details on this brand and the products I use.
I took most of these pictures myself, and you're able to see my true hair texture in its wet state.
The name Adwoa (ah - juwah) comes from Ghana, West Africa, and is a name designated for females originating from the akan day naming system and being born on a Monday.
The Adwoa Beauty brand focuses on a creating and maintaining healthy scalps for steady hair growth from root to tip for all textures, but especially kinky textures. Using oils, such as baobab (treats dry scalp), peppermint (stimulates hair growth), spearmint (dryness remedy), and wintergreen (purges dandruff), along with other natural ingredients, such as aloe leaf juice and cactus oil (promotes growth), these products bring out the best health and hydration to the hair. All products are free of sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, and drying alcohols as well.
Out of six products, I purchased five in March. Here are the product details and reviews, in order of use on my wash day:
*NOTE: I purchased all products mentioned with my own money; this is not a sponsored post.The Baomint Shampoo hydrates the hair when washing. It’s developed with the mentioned oils below, and features aloe juice + essential oils + mild cleansing agents that will minimize a dry, itchy scalp allowing relief from dandruff and product buildup.” The shampoo also aids in detangling to help with the rest of the wash day process.
For some strange reason, I love/need for my shampoo to lather to feel like my hair is being cleaned. Even though there isn’t a lot of lathering from the shampoo, unless you use a lot, I do see great results when the washing step is complete.The Deep Conditioning Treatment is my new holy grail product. I love, love buying and trying out deep conditioners, so this automatically became an absolute favorite. The conditioner’s texture is thick and water-based, which results in making my curls pop and staying super hydrated. It’s recommended to apply heat; I use my Hot Heads cap that allows the deep conditioner to penetrate my hair strands.
Their website states “your conditioning treatments can enhance your curls by infusing them with the moisture you need for sustainability and styling. our deep conditioning treatment consists of organic oils and is notably moisture-rich, thick + creamy.”After the wash process, I use this leave-in conditioning styler as the base for keeping the moisture in my hair. The leave-in styler is creamy, lightweight, and its packaging makes it easy for the product to come and place on hair. A little will go a long way, but I like to add a little more to ensure I’m coating every strand.Full of great oils, this blend includes pomegranate seed, sweet almond, rosemary, and lemongrass oils. These oils assist in providing great care for hair, such as stimulating hair growth and strengthening hair follicles. It’s not greasy and does a great job at moisturizing and providing shine to my hair.By far, this is the best curl defining cream styler I’ve ever used. My hair stays completely moisturized, and its definition lasts for days after doing my two strand twists. The wash day style, above, lasted about 4-6 days with no daily maintenance or twisting; I just section hair into three mini pineapples and put a bonnet on to protect my curls.
As you can tell, my hair and I love this brand. The only product I haven’t tried is the Baomint Curl Defining Gel, which I plan to purchase with my next order. Let me know if you've heard or tried this brand before - I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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