I made it my point this year to start consciously supporting and buying black and also using clean products and consuming clean food. My dear friend has been raving about the Obia Naturals brand and after she sent me the Babassu deep conditioner, I was intrigued, impressed and sold. Y’all already know how I feel about that product as I have briefly reviewed it in a recent post. Today I am reviewing every product I have used so far from Obia Naturals.
To start off, all products claim to be free of, mineral oil, sulfates, DEA, petroleum, synthetic colors, or drying alcohols. All preservatives used are free from parabens and formaldehyde and the fragrances used are phthalate free. All that is well and good and music to any naturalista’s ears but what really caught my attention is that the products are cruelty free (no animal testing) and vegan (no honey, beeswax, goats milk, or animal protein). I’m not vegan, yet by the way. Just thought I’d throw that in there in case you were wondering? Products available on their site are hair and body products. Anyway let’s get to the point:
Obia Naturals NEEM TEA TREE SHAMPOO BAR:
This was my first time using a shampoo bar and to be honest I prefer this to the regular liquid in a bottle shampoos. Because it’s a bar it is more concentrated so you can actually dilute a quarter of the bar in an 8 oz bottle of water and if you are like me you only shampoo your hair once a week so this will last a while. I normally use an 8 oz bottle of shampoo four times before it is empty so with a bar I am getting 16 shampoos! The lather is to die for! This bar is very refreshing to my scalp every time i use it. I love that my hair feels soft and clean after rinsing it out.
I have never been able to easily run my fingers through my strands with a shampoo in it. With this shampoo i can actually detangle my hair! This is definitely something that made me fall deeper in love with it. The tea tree oil is so refreshing not only in scent but I can feel it on my scalp with a cooling and stimulating sensation as I massage my head. As with everyone i want my shampoo to clean my hair and scalp but the last thing i need is my hair feeling as if all the life has been rinsed away. This shampoo leaves your hair feeling clean and moisturized. For those who travel, this is a great product to travel with as you don’t have to worry about liquid limitations at check in!