Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bee Mine BEE-U-TIFUL Deep Hair Conditioner

Color: White
Texture/Consistency: Like a creamy medium-lightweight conditioner
Scent: Reminds me of the Curly Butter, kind of hard to pin point
Cost: $28.97 per 16oz tub

(Here is the description from their website)

Product Description

We are pleased to announce the release of our BEE•U•Ti•FUL Moisturizing Deep Conditioner; our first protein-free deep conditioner that helps to detangle your hair and provide excellent manageability. This deep conditioner is made with creamy and emollient Cupuacu butter, to promote smooth and soft hair while boosting the rebirth of the hair's natural moisture and elasticity. Highly beneficial for dry and damaged hair. BEE•U•Ti•FUL also provides some protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays and helps to restore shine and moisture to stressed hair.

Directions: After shampooing, gently & evenly massage a generous amount of BEE•U•Ti•FUL into palms and spread evenly from root to ends of hair. Cover hair with a warm towel or plastic cap for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and style as desired.

Ingredients: Distilled water, Cetearyl Alcohol, BTMS (mild emulsifier), 100% Unrefined Shea Butter , 100% Organic Coconut Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Calendula Extract, Chamomile Extract, Organic Raw Honey, Paraben Free Preservative, Fragrance (Phthalate Free).

With this and any other of our products please do a patch test prior to full use.

Currently comes in Coconut Cream Scent***

Silicone - Free / SLS - Free / Paraben - Free / Protein Free

Our Review

The first thing aside from the color i noticed was the scent. Since i have had tons of Bee Mine products i could instantly compare this to the Curly Butter in the unscented fragrance. The texture is identical as well.  I was expecting something quite different but this turned out to be interesting. The cost of this is steep for sure plus the shipping (eek!), so i thought i had better use this wisely.  The texture is of a creamy light-medium consistency and it is the finger scoopable type of product. I must begin by noting this is NOT a leave in conditioner, one must rinse it out.

I began trying this on myself because until Diva R had got her allergy testing i didn't want to experiment with this on her. We have two completely different hair types all around and our hair needs are completely different as well. I figured being in the shower would be the best approach for using this so i shampooed my hair first and rinsed it completely out then i followed the directions to a T and used a shower cap to lock in the conditioner after i applied it, then i let it sit for 10 minutes.  After the 10 minutes was up i pulled the cap off and ran my fingers through my hair evaluating the before and after feel as well as comparing how my hair felt while the conditioner has been in for 10 minutes versus my hair after any other type of conditioner Ive used. What i concluded was that my hair has NEVER felt like this after any un-natural hair conditioner like Herbal Essences and beyond that i have tried. This was a GREAT feeling! My hair felt like silkened moisturized blankets! Just unbelievably soft and tangle free! I couldn't even tell my hair has been colored to death. I couldn't wait to experiment with this in many other ways!

So i have used and experimented with this on my hair for several months of consistent weekly use and i have let it air dry as well as blow dried it afterwards seeking any differences between. I must say that letting my hair air dry after rinsing the conditioner out left my hair like strands of silk and this lasted forever it seemed even through a few more shampoos there after. I LOVED these results! So then i decided to play around with my sleek and straight look so i blow dried my hair after rinsing the conditioner out and to my surprise my hair was exactly the same silky texture even after using heat! usually my hair gets all wacky and wavy if i apply heat so this was shocking because i didn't even have to use my straightener! This is a bonus and will be a staple especially if i am going to straighten my hair (which is a once in a blue moon thing that i hide an do) or do when the Diva isn't around.

There wasn't anything i didn't like about this product aside from the cost! But i do feel it is very worth it and it has lasted us several months already and counting.

Now on to Diva R's results...

I didn't think to take any pictures during these months of experimenting as it is much easier to see the resulting texture in person than from a camera.  So Diva R had got her allergy testing for food allergies and this we have been waiting for, for so long it seems, and the results were not what we wanted to hear :( It turns out that Diva R is allergic to EVERY type of nut and tree nut known to existence :'( Not just minorly either... This also incorporates her allergies to trees and other foods as well.  SO the good news out of all this was that she isn't allergic to Shea butter nor cupuacu butter YAY so it was safe to try this product on her because the Dr said if a person has any allergy to anything specifically and these ingredients are found in hair/body products DO NOT use them at all as any form of ingestion or inhalation can trigger an attack.  

Not a conditioner we have ever tried has done this yet.  So i finger combed her hair while it was still in and noted the amazing soft feel to her hair, then i rinsed it out thoroughly and her curls were still nice and elongated with the softest bounce imaginable. I always let her hair air dry and keep all towels away.  I monitored her results as it air dried and noticed that her hair had gotten a nice soft fluff to it and her curls were very defined as well as still somewhat elongated. I also used this on Diva R for months on end weekly and the results have stayed the same and from beginning to current times of usage i have also noticed that her hair has remained softer and her ringlets have stayed more defined.  I really like the fact that this is a deep conditioning rinse out, i don't see much of these that actually stick around in the hair lightly and nicely.  I have branched out to trying this as a quick rinse conditioner to see where it stands and her curls were just as in love as the full 10 minutes!

I haven't found a Bee Mine Product that doesn't work for Diva R yet <3

Diva R's Mommy-Kim

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