Mielle Organics Detangling Cowash review

Finding a good cowash is great: one that gently cleanses the hair has enough slip and conditions the hair is the dream. I have tried a few co-washes and I love only 3!

Today’s post will be a full review on the Mielle Organics Detangling Cowash. I was gifted this at a BrownBeauty event some time ago.

What the brand says:

A natural co-wash that detangles and nourishes your hair all in one treatment.

  • Controls frizz and makes detangling easy
  • Lightweight formula
  • Safe for daily use

Mielle’s Detangling Co-Wash is one of the best products we have to offer for beautiful hair. Not only does this natural co-wash remove impurities without stripping your hair of its natural oils, but it also encourages longer, stronger, healthier hair. Use our organic formula to gently cleanse and condition your hair between shampoos, and over time, you can experience less breakage, shedding, and fewer knots. Whether you have thin, thick, or curly hair, you can enjoy easy detangling and better length retention.


So I normally co-wash when my hair is dry and somewhat detangled or when I have a slick bun and I quickly want to get rid of the gel but I don’t want to commit to a full shampoo and condition. Co washes for me are ‘one step’- cleanse, detangle and condition in one quick go!

With that in mind, I am disappointed with the Mielle Detangling Co-wash. For a detangling co-wash, I didn’t get enough slip from it, I had to use a lot of product in order to get some slip for detangling. I have 4c natural hair but I have found co-washes that gave enough slip to detangle. In terms of cleansing power, the co-wash doesn’t lather which I don’t mind and it does gently cleanse hair. As for conditioning the hair, I don’t find it leaves my hair as soft as I thought it would be. I have used shampoos that left my hair softer.


I have only used one other product from the brand which was the Mint Oil which I absolutely loved. I was really looking forward to this cowash but unfortunately, I didn’t get on with it. For my 4c natural hair, I didn’t think it provided enough detangling and conditioning. This is a shame because they specifically market it as a detangling cowash for dry hair. Perhaps a loser curl pattern may gain more from this.


Mazuri Shea Butter Naturals Review

Mazuri Shea Butter Naturals

Hello family! I have another review up on the Black Beauty and Hair website! This time we are talking about Mazuri Shea Butter Naturals collection.

Head on over to read the article by clicking here

See you soon xx

P.S- you can get 10% off Curl Harmony products using my code SARAH at checkout!

Cantu For Natural Hair Full Review

Hey guys, how’s everyone doing? Good I hope. I know this post is super late, well not late, my excuse is that I needed the time to fully test the products out lool so it’s finally here the full reviews for my Cantu products! This will be a mix of the ones I purchased myself and the ones I got sent.

For the previous post on the Cantu collection please check out this link> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-zh


My full Cantu collection


I got sent the coconut oil shine and hold mist

Moisturizing curl activator cream

Grow strong strengthening treatment



I did a Cantu wash day, about twice now where I used all the products and some wash days where I incorporated them with other brands. Here are my thoughts on all of the products:

Leave in conditioning cream– this is definitely my staple leave in conditioner! I used to use the other formula but of course I had to switch once I found out they have a formula for natural hair! I love, LOVE how it leaves my hair- soft and moisturised without weight it down. I used this as the cream in my L.O.C routine. I use a shea butter/oil mix on soaking wet hair then this leave in conditioner as the final product. I highly recommend you switch to this formula if you have natural hair. It also works well with other products. I used this with my curl harmony products, check out my post on them by clicking here>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-CP

Complete co-wash– this has great ingredients however I do not like how it works on my hair. It’s a thick consistency and doesn’t provide any slip so I can’t finger detangle with it. It cleanses my hair though but something about it makes my scalp itch a bit a couple of days afterwards, I know people that love this co-wash so maybe it just doesn’t work for my hair.

Creamy hair lotion– another staple moisturiser I will highly recommend you try. I love everything about this lotion. Smell üsize ü ingredients ü quality ü it leaves my hair smelling good and softens my hair. I use this to take down my large twists after I allow them to air dry over night or whenever my hair needs it. It works great with the leave in conditioner. I have to fight with my mum lol to stop using this for her synthetic braids ( African weave style that looks like a weave) lol she keeps using it saying it really softens the hair and makes it easier to comb lol

Moisturising curl activator – I used this in combo with the coconut mist and shine and I must say I didn’t like the results on my hair. The curl activator worked well to define my curls so I like that. The coconut oil shine and hold mist left my left a dry hair and hard. Maybe it’s the way I used it. I used it as the liquid part in the L.O.C routine and followed up with shea butter mix and the leave in cream.   I think this is more for setting styles like a wash and go or a refresher spray I’m not sure. I am looking to use it again though and see how it performs the second time round.

Grow strong treatment–  I haven’t used it a lot to see any noticeable growth so I can’t comment on that. I have used it a few times on my edges to keep them moisturised and it worked well for that.

Verdict- I highly recommend you try their natural hair line, especially the leave in conditioner if you really like the old formula. The hair lotion is the bomb.com and it’s my favourite one out of the bunch. You can get the full collection and many of their other products online at British Curlies >> http://shop.britishcurlies.co.uk/cantu/

Until next time





Hey guys! Welcome back. This post will be on the Cantu for natural hair product collection. It’s a very exciting range with lots of goodies and we are going to talk about them (even though I don’t own all of them lol) and where possible, I will include links on reviews or demos from YouTube so you don’t have to do all that work! Excited? Let’s get started!

So the full product range includes

  1. Sulfate free cleansing cream shampoo
  2. Complete conditioning co wash
  3. Deep conditioning treatment masque
  4. Coil calm detangler
  5. Leave in conditioning cream
  6. Creamy hair lotion
  7. Coconut curling cream
  8. Define and shine custard
  9. Moisturising curl activator cream
  10. Moisturising twist and lock gel
  11. Coconut milk shine and hold mist

That’s a whole bunch of products! I like this because it has everything from shampoo to deep conditioners and styling options.  I have 3 of them: the co-wash, leave in conditioner and the hair lotion. My fav is the creamy hair lotion. That stuff is the bomb.com and let me not start on the smell! So nice! It really softens the hair and leaves it moisturised! I love the leave in too. I use it as part of my L.O.C method after washing. For ultimate curl moisture, I use the leave in on soaking wet hair and seal with my shea butter mix, twist and let air dry. The next day I take it down and add a bit of creamy lotion and boom softness and moisture for daysss. The co wash I am torn on, maybe I need to use it more. I mean it cleansed my scalp but I didn’t notice anything amazing afterwards.

my cantu collection
my cantu collection

The leave in cream for naturals is a bit different from the regular version, the one we all know and love. This one contains no mineral oil, parabens, sulfate etc. make the switch if you haven’t already!


So that’s it for my reviews on the products I own. I have searched wide and combed through thousands of footage for… lool, the hell am I on about? Here are some links I found useful on YouTube on the products. There is nothing worse than watching a video and realising it wasn’t what you were looking for. Please note most of these if not all are videos from the US. I’m not sure if we have all the products here in the UK because I couldn’t see some of the ones mentioned on the Cantu website where I got the product list.

Video links

Entire product range

Coconut curling cream

Moisturising curl activator and define and shine custard

Conditioner, mist and lotion

Twist and lock gel, treatment masque and coconut curling cream

That’s all folks! I hope someone found this useful. If you are transitioning and wondering what products are out there for naturals I hope this gives you an idea of some. I will be doing loads more of these so stay tuned! Here in the UK, you can purchase the full range online at BeautyByZara, link >> http://www.beautybyzara.com/cantu/

Some new and exciting products in the pipeline are

Extra hold edge stay gel

Comeback curl

Wave whip curling mousse


I think these or some have been released in the US already but definitely not in the UK at the moment otherwise if you spot it let me know. Also let me know of any videos you find useful and I will update the post accordingly.

Until next time




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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog and the final installment in the conditioner series. If you haven’t already, check out the previous 2 posts on deep conditioners >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-xW and leave in conditioners >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-y6

So today we will be talking about rinse out/ regular conditioners. These are the ones that usually come in a pair with your fav shampoo. E.g. herbal essences hello hydration shampoo and the matching hello hydration conditioner. Unlike deep conditioners, rinse out conditioners are put on for about 3-5 mins then rinsed out. These are not designed to be left in the hair like leave in conditioners.


Do you have to match the conditioner with the shampoo? Well I’m not sure. Most product lines recommend you use all the products in the entire range for maximum results. For instance, you would start off with their shampoo then condition with one of their conditioners, style with one of their styling products and finish with one of their finishing products.  Personally I haven’t done this before but I can say I still get good results from just the conditioner only. Let me know if you use entire product lines!

If you’re like me, you rarely use rinse out conditioners for what they are for. Naturals are known to use rinse out conditioners for other purposes than conditioning, this is because most of us deep condition after every wash. Here are some examples of what I use regular conditioner for, hopefully this will give you some ideas on what to use yours for:

  • Co – washing- up until recently, I was very skeptical on buying a product that is meant for co-washing because I thought it would be the same conditioner marketed as such. I made my own co wash using regular conditioner, a tiny bit of shampoo and argan oil and needless to say it did the trick!
  • Pre- poo/detangle- I used to use conditioner to detangle my hair then leave that on for a while mixed with coconut oil as a pre poo treatment
  • Deep conditioning treatments- when I was on a strict budget and I’m talking STRICT, I would buy one regular conditioner and use it as a deep conditioner. If I wanted a moisture based deep conditioner, I would mix it with oils e.g. coconut oil and argan oil, apply and treat it as a deep conditioner. If I wanted a protein treatment, I would add an egg and castor oil.

I haven’t used many rinse out conditions to think about it. A few I can remember using and loving are

Herbal essence hello hydration (£3.99 from Superdrug)

A range of Alberto Balsam conditioners lol I think I used the blueberry, mango, raspberry (personal fav- best slip) and coconut (£1.00 from Superdrug or pound shop).

TRESemme moisture rich conditioner (cheaper in Savers for £2.99 or about 4.99 in Superdrug)

Dove nourishing oil conditioner (£1 from pound shop)

That’s all folks. Let me know your favorite rinse out conditioners and what you use them for. I would love to try out some more. Please check out my new Facebook page and like it by clicking the like button on the right hand side of this page. All my social media links can also be viewed under the social tab.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the other posts in this series and I will do my best to answer them. We will be moving onto our next series now: Cleansing and I will talk to you about the different ways to cleanse your hair. Hopefully by the end of this whole series, you will be better equipped with information and different techniques on how to care for your hair. Once you have this information, you find out natural hair is not as complicated as it seems!

Anyway until next time,