Mielle Organics: Pomegranate & Honey Review
When I began the journey to becoming a naturalist, I was clueless. I mean, I put Cher to shame, and you would've thought I was her twin if you saw how confused I was as I was sitting on the floor of the Beauty Supply store trying to figure out which shampoo would work best for my hair. As my fingers were about to tap on the fifth YouTube video on my phone, I realized that there was no way I was going to know if a product would work for me until I tested it out. But natural brothers and sisters, you know that there is no I am down for using a product on my hair unless I know I can trust it. Sadly, just because something is natural and sulfate free doesn't mean it is meant for your hair. Someone needs to tweet that in the natural community because five videos later, I still hadn't been told that truth.
So what did I do? What any clueless newbie would. I looked for the most natural looking product and googled reviews to see if I could see pictures of women with similar curl patterns as I. My first go around, I choose Maui Moisture and Mane n’ Tail. (Oh trust me, your girl has reviews on those products. Be patient with me.) Though once I took my braids out and decided to let my natural hair out, I was yet again confused as to what would be the best product for me. I had heard a lot of talk about Mielle Organics. In fact, I followed the brand's Instagram for about a year before I bought my first product from them.
No amount of YouTube videos and reviews will prepare you for what your hair will do when you use a product you've never used before. Long story short, I have been using Mielle products for about two months now, and I trust the brand.
Pomegranate & Honey: Leave In Conditioner
In the beginning, I didn't see a purpose to conditioning my hair after getting out of the shower until I got to understand that coily curls like mine need moisture and hydration on the constant! Though, I didn't want to use any leave-in conditioner because I've seen how some people's curls look after the humidity hits it and boy does D.C. have humidity! I love the smell of the Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner. I section my hair into 6 parts, and I use about 1 to 2 pumps of leave-in per section. (2 if I'm wearing my natural hair out without styling. Less is more when your styling.) And yes, I use this every wash day! Still on bottle 1 after 2 months! The texture is slippery so if you're curling your hair, be prepared.
Pomegranate & Honey: Twisting Soufflé
Let me be honest (like I'm not already), I really don't use this product. According to the container, this is for twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots, and for hydration and moisture. I don't do twist outs, braid outs, or bantu knots because I rarely have the time to learn to do them correctly. (Also, not all styling methods work for everyone. Listen to thy hair!) Until I learn (does anyone want to come over and help a sister out), I cannot say yes or no to if this product works well with my hair and braided or twisted styles. However, the other times I've used the soufflé, I found that less is more! Don't slab on a lot cause it gets flaky over time. When I use this product for more than hydration (it does this well), I'll let y'all know.
Pomegranate & Honey: Coil Sculpting Custard
There's only one other custard-like product I've used up to date, and I like that one more than this one only because my curls were popping! Despite my love for the other product (I'll tell y'all in another post), this custard is dope! (What is grammar, right?!) The smell that I adore from the Leave-In Conditioner is noticeable in all the products of the Pomegranate & Honey line. This custard and blow dry don't work! Don't do it. I learned that the hard way. So when you use the custard allot for some time. The best part is that the product does define your curls and they are bouncy and shiny. If I could wash my hair every day without damaging my hair, I would use this twice a week!
These are the top Mielle products I've used, and after two months, I love this line a lot. I know that the company has multiple lines, and I have yet to test them all out. The fear of damaging my hair is real. But in due time, I'll test them out which may require sitting in the middle of the aisle at the Beauty Supply Store yet again. Wait, I think I just got an email for a sale at the store. Okay, I've got to go! Wait!
What other products have you tried? What were the results? Any recommendations for me before I splurge on hair products yet again? Let me know in the comment section below or send me an email in the contact section!
Until next time...