Coming to you with a new little gem I’ve discovered :o) I was sent some goodies by the owner of this up and coming brand, The Natural Root, LLC and I wanted to share with you! I LOVE supporting small businesses in the Natural Hair world because they are 99% of time created by fellow curly girls and typically stemmed from a need they saw in their own personal lives. I am especially touched by The Natural Root because of the owners went natural when she lost all of her hair due to chemotherapy for breast cancer, a true testimony on how the Lord can create a blessing out of ANY situation no matter how grim it may look. The other owner of TNR even wrote a book about natural hair after she first decided to go natural due to the condition of her relaxed hair. I love hearing everyone’s unique stories of how they “came to Natural”, so inspiring and uplifting! :o)
So the first product from TNR I want to share is the Gourmet Shea Butter in Lemongrass, Rosemary & Sage. I received the 2.5 oz size which retails for $3.00 on their site. They also sell it in an 8 oz size for $10 as well as other variations which include Tea Tree/Peppermint/Cinnamon (I would LOVE to try this one eventually!), Black Butter Cookie and Plain.
Our creamy Shea butter can be used on Hair and Skin. The all natural ingredients penetrate the skin to create the optima benefits. This awesome formula will aid in the treatment of various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Hand whipped raw Shea Butter. Creamy and easy to apply.
(LSR) LEMONGRASS/ROSMARY/SAGE Promotes blood circulation which will aid in the growth or your hair. Rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair. Hence it is an excellent tonic for balding. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Sage oil assists in improving acne, athlete’s foot and chapped skin, and relieving symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, it’s a natural gray reducer also. Also Available in: Tea Tree/Peppermint/Cinnamon, Black Butter and Plain
Raw Shea butter, Coconut Oil, Mango butter, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil
This butter is a so yummy! One of my newest fav thing is anything lemongrass (of course along with all things coconut and peppermint!), I also recently became obsessed with lemongrass tea too lol. THIS butter has the delicious aroma of lemongrass, it smells sooo good! It’s so unique because I seldom come across products with a high content, let alone the scent, of lemongrass! So definite points for the yummy scent :o) It also contains my beloved coconut oil so it helps strengthen my hair and penetrate the shaft. It also contains castor oil so this is great for your scalp as it also contains essential oils which help with growth stimulation (NOTE: the EO’s are not listed in the ingredients but it contains lemongrass, rosemary and sage EO’s)
The butter has a creamy, smooth whipped texture and is on the thicker side which I like. Looking at the butter literally makes me want to eat it lol I know that sounds weird but it just looks so daggone good lol almost like cookie dough (?? bad example maybe lol but I can only IMAGINE what their Black Butter kind smells like if it smells like cookies…..) What makes this butter even better, is that I am able to use it to seal my ends! I really love when I can use a product and not have to use another product to seal my ends, almost like it’s double duty :o) Don’t have keep reaching for different jars and getting oil/butter all over the containers lol (ya’ll know what I am talking about lol).
Of course I used this for my twist-out and loved the results! It gave me more of a fluffier twist out as it didn’t provide a tremendous amount of hold which is fine, I just re-twist my hair more often the week that I use it and make the twists tighter and smaller. It most definitely seals in moisture and makes my hair super soft, not to mention the yummy lemongrass scent lingers all week (nothing overbearing though!). Although its a thick butter, it does not weigh my hair hair and it not greasy at all! It truly does make me feel like I am applying something gourmet on my hair!
Check out the results below!