Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oyin Handmade Review

This is day 7 hair. I used shampooed with Organix Tea Tree Shampoo and deep conditioned with Honey Hemp Conditioner. I used a little Cantu leave in and rubbed Whipped pudding all through my hair. As I did each twist, I added Burnt Sugar Pomade. At the end I sprayed with Juices and Berries and put my bonnet on.

For my maintenance every night I put a little Whipped Pudding on my twists and put a bonnet on. In the morning, before I shower, I spray some Juices and Berries on my hair then hop in the shower and let the steam help my hair plump back up.

(clearly I didn't think it was important enough to clean off the table. There's a book, The Green Beauty Guide, my lovely new obsession- a label maker, my coasters, TheCount's keys, and nail polish, lol)

I love Oyin products. I also had Shine and Define, which my momma took from me, because her hair liked it a lot more than mine did. The Shine and Define is thin, like it could come in a squeeze bottle. I didn't feel like I needed it because the other products gave my hair what she needed. The Whipped Pudding ($18 biggest size) is thick and soft and I use it every single day. I even used this while I was transitioning. It is excellent at keeping my hair moisturized. It is my favorite hair product and it gets dangerous around here if I run out. It can also be used on your skin. It has a ton of good stuff in it like shea butter, aloe vera gel, cocoa butter, castor oil, and go to the website if you want to read some more because they aren't paying me for this!

The Burnt Sugar pomade ($10) smells really good and it's also really popular with guys. MrC uses it every morning (replacing his 6 year love affair with Blue Magic) and I took one of his friends to get some too and he loves it as well. I prefer to use the pomade on my wet hair and only on my edges throughout the week because it is waxy.

I broke the top on my Juices and Berries bottle ($11) so that's why this bottle looks so bootleg. Y'all this stuff smells sooooooo good. I remember all of the products I used to use on my hair smelled so bad, but I would say "if it stinks, that means it's working." Whatever! All of these products work, and they smell divine. I also add a little of this to my hair water spray bottle.

I haven't had the Honey Hemp Conditioner ($11) for too long so I can't give too much information about that one. I deep conditioned with it after clarifying and my hair felt moisturized, so I give it a thumbs up so far!

On my body I use After Bath ($10). Every day when I get out of the shower I pat dry and rub the After Bath on while my skin is still damp. I have the coco mango scent. I've had the bottle for about 6 weeks and I have 25% left and that's with daily use. I use a natural body butter after the oil, so it isn't my only moisturizer. I have extremely dry skin and I used to have to lotion up 3-4 times a day. This paired with my body butter has allowed me to lotion up once a day :)

I also have Funk Butter ($5), which is used in place of deodorant. I tried it out, but it irritates my underarms after a few days, so I stopped using it. I'm going to experiment (on TheCount's body) to find other uses for it.

I also had the whipped shea butter. It's whipped shea butter. Yep. I don't have much use for just whipped shea butter.

The prices listed are for the sizes I have. I think they're reasonably priced for a company that uses all natural ingredients and makes their products by hand. I like to support good people with good products. It's black owned and local (for me, not y'all) and the owners are really nice. Oyin products are sold online and at their boutique in Baltimore, exittheapple. Seriously, if you live in the area, it's worth going into the store because the people are so dang nice. I have never had a bad experience there. They are only open on Saturdays from 12-7 though. Anyway, long post over- go buy some Oyin (so I can stop buying everything).

In case you were wondering, I think I'm going to go this weekend to get some lip balm and honey wash. You weren't wondering that? Oh well.


kisz4tj said...

I just got the juice & berries, whipped pudding and the shine & define a couple of weeks ago. I've done a few wash n go's. The J&B is the bizness for that. I also spray and let the steam take over...love it. I'm not in love with the chocolate smell, but it's not a deal breaker. I use those for Bird's hair. I need to experiment on T's hair.

I wish I were local. It took 2 weeks or so for them to fill my order. I also like to support black owned businesses. They'll get my business again. I just have to make sure it's not when I've totally run out.

Serenity3-0 said...

I'm glad you found your holy grail of a product. I've been tempted to order some, but I convince myself I don't need it. Maybe i'm just cheap.

Product Junkie Diva said...

LOL @ experiment on Mr. C & Blue Magic hahahahah
I'm glad you like that after bath oil, but it's too bad the deodorant didn't work for you.

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