30 April 2012

The Review: Original Moxie @ Black & Brown

I was lucky enough to be sent some Original Moxie goodies from their official European stockist Black&brown.EU. I was sent three full size products and 6 samples from the range.So far I've used Emollience™ Penetrating Moisture, 
Get Clean!™ No-Foam ShampooIntense Quench™ Deep Conditioner & Everyday Leave-in™ Detangling Conditioner

Over the weekend I use Emollience a pre-poo made up of Castor Oil, Shea Butter and Cupuacu Butter which is a rich emollient, I had a 14ml sample which I though wasn't going to do much use however Emollience spread really well and I even had a Little left over. I used it on Dry hair and left it over the night. The first thing that hit me was the strong sent of Sandalwood, which I personally didn't like very much, but once I got used to it I was fine. The Emollience is great for de-tangling your hair before you shampoo as it is the consistency of a pomade. The product rinsed out with just warm water and felt soft after it was rinsed thoroughly.

Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Virgin Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea) Nut Butter, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Butter, Polianthes tuberose (Tuberose) Wax, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Flava (Beeswax), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange), Citrus reticulata blanco var. tangerina (Tangerine), Mentha spicata (Spearmint), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Cinnamomum cassia (Cassia) Bark, Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom). *Certified Organic

I followed up with Get Clean a non sudsy shampoo, I'm used to non foaming shampoos but if you are used to shampoo that get really bubbly it may take some getting used to and you may question if your hair is clean. The shampoo got my hair and scalp super clean with out stripping it, which is only what I come to expect from a naturally derived shampoo, I really liked this shampoo it does what it says.

Aqua (Water), Aqueous Extracts of Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Curcuma longa* (Turmeric) Root, Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Pterocarpus soyauxi (Red Sandalwood), Rosa canina* (Rosehips), Sapindus laurifolia (Soapnut) Fruit, & Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside***, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine***, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate & Citric Acid, Virgin Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Vegetable Glycerin***, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid ,  Cyanmopsis tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum, Polyquaternium-10, Acacia Gum, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein***, Hydrolyzed Silk***, Sorbitol***, Pongamia glabra (Karanja) Seed Oil, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Organic Flavor, Panthenol, Dead Sea Salt, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Bergaptene-Free Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Citrus reticulata blanco var. tangerina (Tangerine), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange),  Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Citrus limonum (Lemon), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Illicium verum (Star Anise), & Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium).

*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

I then Used Intense Quench Deep Conditioner, which can be used as a treatment if left on with a plastic cap. I used it as a wash out conditioner after shampoo, I found that I had to use quite a bit to get enough slip as it didn't spread  from root to tip easily. However because it was so thick it was very moisturising and left my hair very springy.

Aqua (Water), Aqueous Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa* (Hibiscus Flower) & Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Vegetable Glycerin***, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein***, Aqueous Extracts of Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry) & Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Sodium Lactate, Glycine Soja (Soy) Wax, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Virgin Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Dimethicone, Sorbitol***, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Butter, Virgin Olea Europaea* (Olive) Oil Infused With Ascophyllum nodosum* (Kelp), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense* (Horsetail), Symphytum officinale* (Comfrey) Root, Urtica dioica* (Nettle), & Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Acacia Gum, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Hydrolyzed Silk***, Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Menthol***, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Essential Oils of Mentha spicata (Spearmint), Lavandula officinalis (Lavender), Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Palmarosa), Coriandrum sativum L. (Coriander), Litsea cubeba, Bergaptene-Free Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), & Citrus aurantifolia (Lime).
*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

Lastly I applied the De-tangling Conditioner which was the stand out product for me, it has a lot of slip so de-tangling was super easy. I have been using the Everyday Leave-in every day! (3 days) and it quickly refreshes my curls and has saved me from a bad hair day today. 

Aqua (Water), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Virgin Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Virgin Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea) Nut Butter, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil Triglyceride, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein***, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Dimethicone, Sorbitol***, Acacia Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Rosa damascene (Rose), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage),  Mentha spicata (Spearmint), Styrax benzoin (Benzoin), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), & Syzygium aromaticum L. (Clove Bud).  *Certified Organic        *** Natural Source

Overall Original Moxie is a high standard high performance 90% natural product line (water and oils may contain some safe chemicals) for those who want a one stop shop it caters for all you hair care needs all packaged in fun packaging that has all the information you need on it. Original Moxie is available at Black&Brown.EU NOW! shipping starts at £4.35 Learn more about Original Moxie here


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