Product Review: Bear Fruit Hair Desert Moisturizer & Leave-In

A month ago I mentioned that African Export supported a new product from Bear Fruit Hair. I wanted to try the product at least three separate times before I wrote a review so that I could accurately assess the product. It took a while, but here's my review:

DISCLAIMER: I purchased this product with my personal money. I used a $5 discount code from African Export given to all of her subscribers, which covered shipping costs.

Cost: $12.45 for 8.45 oz. bottle from their website

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS*), Cetearyl, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Mango Butter, Palm Fruit Kernel Oil, Pistachio Oil, Preservative, Purified Water, Shea Butter

Aesthetics: The product came in a long plastic cube-shaped bottle. The cap is a plastic push up tab. The conditioner had the consistency of lotion and was unscented.
My Application: I used this product on four occasions. First, I applied it onto my wet hair after a fresh wash. Second, I applied it onto my dry hair on two separate occasions, 3-4 days after a wash. Finally, I mixed it with some rose water to try it as a "pick me up" spritz 3-4 days after a wash. The pros and cons displayed the same results with each application.
PROS: The ingredients of this product are all natural, which is a plus for me. This product did help moisturize my hair to an extent.
CONS: The product left an oily film on my hair. Coconut oil is one of the main ingredients, and I do not use CO on my hair because it ALWAYS leaves an oily film = greasy hair. I do not like greasy hair. Also, this product is fairly expensive, and you have to pay for shipping.
Bottom line: I would still recommend this product to anyone looking for a leave-in, whose hair likes coconut oil. As for me, it was a nice try, but it's a no go.
*BTMS is a common emulsifier made from rapeseed/colza oil. It helps the various ingredients stay in solution. For example, if you put oil and water in a jar, you have an emulsion - a solution with two separate/immiscible layers. Adding BTMS will create an emulsion, or a product that's in solution - a solution with no layers.


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