I decided to take a break from the Instapicks Of The Week post, seeing as the last one was on Wednesday, and instead do one of my long overdue product reviews.
I can’t even remember when I bought this product because I’ve had it for so long. As you can see, it is even dusty.
So let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
INGREDIENTS: (You know I ain’t about that typing life so I shall copy and paste)
Water (Aqua), Olive Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-32, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Lanolin, DL Panthenol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Menthol, Camphor, Cholesterol, Benzophenone-4, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Egg Protein, Carrot Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Parsley Flakes, Extract of Arnica Montana Flower, Centella Asiatica, Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Capsicum Annuum and Cochlearia, Aromoracia (Horseradish) Root, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, FD&C Yellow No.5 (CI 19140), FD&C Yellow No.6 (CI 61565), FD&C Blue No.1 (CI 42090), Fragrance (Parfum).
I highlighted the ones that may be of concern to some people.
LOOK, SMELL AND CONSISTENCY:
This product comes in a whooping 30 oz/ 853g tub. The packaging isn’t so fancy. The product itself has a light green colour with green particles (I guess those are the parsley flakes listed in the ingredients).
I can’t put my finger on the exact smell but it smells like body lotion(my sister said it smells like the bleaching variety).
The consistency is also like body lotion.
“Repairs damaged (Typo?). Rejuvenates fragile hair. Moisturizes & conditions”
“Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise is enriched with natural botanical extracts, oat protein, vitamins, egg proteins and olive oil to intensively conditions, moisturizes and strengthens damaged and over processed hair ( This is exactly what they wrote!). It renews weak fragile hair, leaving it healthy looking with shine, elasticity and moisture”
“After shampooing… rub ample amount of Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise into palms and spread evenly from root to tip of hair. Massage hair and scalp gently for even distribution. For excellent results cover hair in a warm towel or a plastic cap for 10 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly with warm water and style as desired…”
HOW I USED IT:
I saturated my hair with this product after shampooing and covered with a plastic bag for 45 mins or more.
Sometimes I mixed it with other things e.g another conditioner, oils.
One time I just rinsed my hair with water alone as I was too lazy to shampoo and then deep conditioned with this.
- Super cheap. For about 800 naira, you get a huge tub.
- Unlike some products that lie, it has some of the ingredients mentioned in its claims listed high up on the ingredient list e.g oat protein and olive oil. It also has some good ingredients.
- It has some slip.
- It is somewhat moisturizing. Mostly when mixed with other things e.g oils, another conditioner.
- Good for both natural and relaxed hair.
- Can double as a moisturizing and a light protein treatment.
- It is difficult to rinse out. Imagine trying to rinse Jergens body lotion out of your hair. Especially if you are like me and you deep condition and rinse with your hair in twists. And they said you should massage it into your scalp? Tufiakwa! In their defense, they said rinse with warm water but I always use cold.
- It leaves flakes behind. Those parsley flakes will leave your hair looking like a plate of that Indomie that has a green pack.
- It is not very moisturizing. It’s just okay in this department.
- It doesn’t have that much slip. It’s also just okay in this department.
- The smell might not be your cup of tea. It is certainly not mine.
- It has a couple of bad ingredients. May I ask what Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is looking for inside a deep conditioner biko?!
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
I honestly don’t think so. It’s not a bad product but I’ve had this one jar for so long and I’m never really eager to use it so I don’t think I will be repurchasing.
I still think you should try it however because it’s cheap and it might work for you.
You can check out these reviews from bloggers it worked well for:
WHERE TO BUY:
I got this at Spar (Park ‘n’ Shop) but I think it is relatively easy to find in local supermarkets.
Have you tried this product before? What did you think? Would you give this product a shot?
Have an amazing week!