Product Review - AFRICAN PRIDE Leave in conditioner





















What it says on the packet: 
"This ancient African recipe has been used for generations to beautify hair. Our featherlight leave in conditioner helps, soften, shine, repair and moisturize. Works on wet or dry hair. Rejuvenates relaxed, curled color treated or natural hair. Use before blow drying, press and curling or heat styling. Daily use promotes shiny hair. A quick absorbing non-greasy recipe". 

I'm not too fond of the packaging, too many fonts at once and the colours aren't that appealing in my eyes. I think there are too many things trying to be emphasized here, the logo, the title, the red strip accross the top.

How to use:
'Dry Hair: Use as a daily treatment. Work into hair from roots to ends, leave in. Do not rinse out. Style as usual.
Wet hair: After shampooing, relaxing, perming, curling or coloring, follow manufacturer's instructions. Towel dry hair. Comb through. Do Not Rinse Out. Style as usual'.

Ingredients:
African Pride Herbal Liquid Complex (Indian Hemp, Nettle, Rosemary, Burdock, Birch, Rose Hips, Irish Moss, Coltsfoot, Wild Cherry Bark, Dandelion, Elder Flowers, Shave Grass, Echinacea), Aloe Vera, PEG 8, Dimethicone Copolyol, Collagen, DL Panthenol, Allantoin, Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride, PEG 75 Lanolin, Polyquaternium 10, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Dissodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea.


Where to buy:
I got this from an Afro-Caribbean store in London for £2.99, I'm pretty sure you can get this from your nearest African Hair store where ever you are because African-Pride products are pretty popular around the globe.


Love it or leave it?  
What I like about this product is the instant softness I felt  the minute I applied it to my hair. It made my hair soft without weighing it down or leaving it with an icky sticky feeling. I'm not too big on the smell, although I've heard a lot of naturals love it. It reminds me of the neutralizing shampoo you get with a  relaxer kit. That's probably why I'm not too big on it hihi.  It's in a clear liquid form (looks like water) with a flip top which I hate, I find it hard to keep this stuff in my hands (like holding water in your hands) and properly apply it! I would much rather prefer this with a spray top. What I've actually done is, I bought a spray bottle and I just mix it with some oils, spray it and i'm good to go. I use it as my daily moisturizer. But nevertheless I would definitely recommend this, as it does what says its supposed to do, despite it's awkward consistency and packaging  I'm a happy customer!

Ratings:
Package design:  2/5
Touch:                3/5
Smell:                 3/5
Sight:                  4/5
Impact on hair:   5/5


Overall Rating: 4/5