So I have been waiting to try Karen’s Body Beautiful (KBB) until I fully transitioned, but curiosity got the better of me!!! So last Friday, I headed down to my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn to the store on Myrtle Avenue. I did some research on YouTube and beauty blogs to see exactly what people liked. And hands down, the Hair Milk came in as the numero uno, must-have item from this line. People just went on and on about it, so I wanted to see what the deal was.
Upon arriving at the boutique, I noticed how many scents the hair products came in. Vanilla Latte, Egyptian Musk, Pomegranate Guava, Chamomile Sage to name a few. I needed some help deciding what to choose and I was greeted by a wonderful lady with big curly hair. I explained to her that I was looking for a deep, moisturizing treatment that I could detangle my hair with. We eventually decided on the Luscious Locks Moisturizing Hair Mask (LLMHM) and of course the Hair Milk in Pomegranate Guava. The service was great and I was dying to get home to try it out.
On wash day, I cleaned my hair and scalp with Kinky Curly Knot Today followed by Aubrey Organics GPB Protein Treatment. I then applied the LLMHM thoroughly from scalp to ends. LLMHM had a light, herby scent. This was probably due to the ayruvedic herbs, including shikakai and amla. This all-natural product was designed to moisturize, strengthen hair, detangle and promote hair growth. It’s a white, semi thick product with good slip, but not as much as my all time fave, Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner. I left it on for about 1 hour and sat under the hair dryer on low heat for about 20 mins. When it came time to detangle, could I say whoa!! It was so easy to slid my shower comb through my hair and it easily detangle the hair at the intersection between relaxed and natural. It also washed out really easily and my hair felt really soft, moisturized and my curls were well defined! This a keeper for sure. Now it is a little on the expensive side but for me its worth it. It’s meant to be used once a month, although I plan on using it twice a month in the winter. I would not cowash with it as it would be done in a week.
After rinsing the conditioner, I added the Hair Milk. People… this smelt really, really good!!! I did get the scent of guava, very fruity! The consistency was not too thick or too thin, it was not greasy at all and I did not have to use a lot of it. I then applied some coconut oil, put it in four plaits and went to sleep. The next morning, my hair was still detangled, moisturized and soft. In the winter, I would not use this by itself, but I’d put a heavier creme over that before sealing with oil, but this is really good. Even after a few days, my hair is still soft and managable. I refresh my hair by spraying a little water and adding a bit of the milk. I would definitely recommend this product as a leave-in moisturizer. I’ll be testing out these products in a warmer climate to see how it holds up.
Overall, these were two really good products, I can’t wait to try the other products in the line and I will definitely have to keep these close at hand. They have definitely lived up the the hype and are a must-have. You can find more information on KBB at karensbodybeautiful.com.