Over the weekend, I attended the Champagne & Cupcakes event at Karen’s Body Beautiful in Brooklyn, my old neighbourhood!!! I am amazed at how the area has changed for the better. Lots of cute shops, restaurants etc. But I digress….
This was the bash celebrating the brand’s total makeover: the new packaging, the opening of the spa, the website relaunch, the store redesign. I appreciate what Karen has done as a minority business owner, especially in this economy. I like her products and I think she aims to bring out a quality, natural, handmade product that caters for people with naturally curly/kinky hair (even though anyone can use her products).
Anyway, I got there pretty late, but the place was still jumping…
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.