Saturday, June 30, 2012

In Review:Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash Organic Lavender Garden

Get ready this is a long post. But it is necessary.



What it is: A Hair Wash/Cleanser

Prize: 8 oz is $10.75 and 16 oz is $20.50

Ingredients for Organic Lavender Garden:
Organic aloe vera juice°, clay minerals, organic extract° of organic linden flower°, essential oils of organic true lavender° and organic sweet orange°, extracts of organic nettle°, organic chamomile° and organic shavegrass°, essential oils of organic rose geranium°, organic ylang ylang° and organic clove bud°.


°Certified Organic

According to the company, you will not find any of these in the product
Ammonium lauryl sulfate, behenamidopropyl dimethylamine lactate, butyl paraben, cetyl alcohol, cocamide MEA, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, hydrolyzed protein, lauramide DEA, methyl glucose dioleate, myristamine oxide, octyl methoxycinnamate, olefin sulfonate, polysorbate 20/60, sodium cocosulfate, sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, sodium myristoyl sarcosinate, soyamidopropalkonium, stearalkonium chloride, TEA (triethanolamine) lauryl sulfate...

The Company proclaims:


"Our Hair Wash is a pure, totally natural, clay-based product blended with soothing organic herbals and beautiful, stimulating organic essential oils. It contains no synthetic petrochemicals, synthetic protein or petrochemical polymer plastics, oleochemical surfactants/detergents, or oleochemical emulsifying wax emollients ("vegetable wax," cetyl alcohol, stearates, fatty acids, etc.) to leave a residue on the hair or scalp. As the Hair Wash contains no soaps or foaming agents, there will be no lather at all. The unique mud comes from extensive mountain deposits in Africa and has been used sustainably by humans for centuries to cleanse the hair and body, and is used by top spas and environmentally-conscious individuals worldwide. The clay cleans in a very different manner from conventional shampoo detergents and soaps, forming a colloidal suspension that pulls the excess oils and pollutants from your hair. The Hair Wash works well in either hard or soft water. It can be used by women, men and children over two. (Note: For children between two and five years of age we recommend only Fragrance-freeHair Wash, with adult supervision as the Hair Wash formulas containing essential oils may be too stimulating for children under five. For children over six months and under two, we recommend our Baby Wash or our Fragrance-free Gentle Gel followed with a second rinse of a dilute organic vinegar and water rinse - see number five below.) When the Hair Wash carries the excess oils and impurities from your hair down the drain, no chemical detergents, preservatives, foam boosters, synthetic fragrances, or other pollutants go with it to foul our drinking water." Read more HERE


How to use Terressentials Pure Earth Wash/ "DETOX PROTOCOL"

To start, wet your hair, massage 1-2 tablespoons of "mud" into the hair and scalp for two to four minutes then rinse well. If your hair is longer than chin length, you may need to use more to coat the hair. Try rubbing the mud and hair between the palms of the hands for even coating.
    Day 1:     Three washes, as outlined above (one after the other, leaving the mud on the hair for several minutes before rinsing after the third wash). This is all in the same bath/shower - it's not necessary to take three separate showers!
    Day 2:     Three washes
    Day 3:     Two washes
    Day 4:     Two washes
    Days 5-7+:     One wash
Repeat this entire "detox protocol", days one through seven above, one to two times or as required, to remove synthetic polymer coating agents from the hair.  


My Review: 

Okay, I am in LOOOOOVE. This stuff is the bomb.com. Look at my hair in the picture below.




 If I washed my hair  loose with regular shampoo, I would loose half of my hair. It is not the case with this mud wash. First of all, I knew my hair would love this because it is aloe vera juice based. My hair loooves aloe vera juice. I love how it smells because well, I love lavender, it smells just like that. When I first applied this, it felt weird as there was no lather. It felt like I was applying henna to my hair. However, after I rinsed it off, my hair and scalp were clean, my hair was so soft and detangled, it felt like I had just done a deep moisturizing treatment. Hello!!!!!!. Two products in one here,  a cleanser and a conditioner, at least in my opinion. 

I also love the fact that it can be used on children (the one with no fragrance), so I shall be buying one for my little missy. And guess what? It is henna-friendly. I  am not surprised as Henna is a plant based dye that is all natural.  


Now, the company does not encourage using other products. 

 "Do not use any other shampoos, conditioners or styling products as they are not compatible with the mud cleanser and will add plastics back to your hair, taking you right back where you started."



At first, I was kind of  skeptical about that, but it makes sense. Even some of the products that are claimed to be all natural have some hydrolyzed synthetic protein. While these add a coat to the hair to make damaged hair appear undamaged, they are plastic polymers and add residue to the hair. I am saying if those ingredients work for you, please keep doing  what works for  your tresses. For someone like me with fine hair, I have to watch what I place on my hair. I have watched my hair get easily weighed down and easily broken from seen and unseen residue.

So, have I tossed all my conditioners? Not yet. But I am currently not using any conditioner to see how detoxified my hair could become and to see if I could do without the commercial conditioners. Hey, there is no harm in trying.  So far, I am loving this mud wash and how it makes my hair feels. My hair looks and feels like it has more body, probably because, the residue that is weighing my hair (down down down) is being removed.

In case you are interested, I do not use any leave-in either. Once my hair is washed with the mud, I seal the moisture/water into my hair with my shea butter mix and that's it. If you are wondering why I use shea butter that may seem so heavy for fine hair, it is because shea butter stretches my hair, thereby reducing tangles, knots and breakage. I am not heavy-handed using the shea butter either. 

I have only styled my hair in WnG since I started using this mud.  The only butter I will be using in my hair is my shea butter mix and the only gels I will be using are home-made flax seed and aloe vera. My hair spritz is made up of water and aloe vera juice. 

How about protein treatment, you may ask?. I am taking my hair care to a new and deeper level. I am taking care of the inside by way of eating healthier  and drinking plenty of water. I eat a lot of protein so my protein treatment is being taken care of from within. My henna treatments are strengthening as well. so I am covered in that department.

 Can you tell this mud wash is a keeper?. I am planning to purchase the 16 oz bottle since I have made a decision to keep using it.





Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions, please contact me at coilybella@coilybella.com.


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26 comments:

  1. And when you use it again, your hair will be even nicer! This stuff is amazing, absolutely amazing! I am so glad to hear that you love it as much as I do. And let's not even talk about the minimized hair shedding. What?! This is definitely a keeper. Glad to see how it works with your hair.

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    1. Hey JazzWife, I was inspired by you and napptural85 to buy this product.I am so glad that I decided to try this. I will never go back to the traditional shampoo again. It minimizes shedding too? Well, that is just awesome for my fine hair.

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    2. I would like to try this but when stating not to use with other products, I can't imagine. I am loving the products I am using now and if it would defeat the purpose of the detox, then it may be a waste of money for me. I am glad it is working for you all. I am curious Jazzwife, I know you use the KBB hair nector and such with yours. Do you think it effects the mudwash results?

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    3. No, it doesn't effect the benefits of the mud wash at all.

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  2. Hair looks lovely. I don't know if I am ready for the mud wash but the LOC method is working well for me. right now I am using cowash, giovanni direct leave in, SMCE Smoothie and wee bit of Curly Souffle and sealing with Organic Aloe Vera Gel. My hair is crazy curly soft and getting multiple days without even trying.

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    1. I always say if it works for you keep doing it. But I have a feeling that you would love the mud wash:)

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    1. Really? You have used it too? Do u use other products with it or you follow the instructions strictly?

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    2. I still use my other leave-ins and sealants, but I try to avoid silicones and plastics in my products anyway, so I think I'm doing pretty good. It's great on my scalp, it sucks up any dirt or oils, I love it.

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    3. I might have to try it completely on it's own and see if it can take the place of everything!

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    4. I am trying that out right now and so far I love it. My hair looks so much fuller. I may have been suffocating my hair with leave-ins. I went on your blog and noticed that you use a few Shea moisture products, which may work great with the mud, especially that purification mask.

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  4. Sigh...I've been eyeing this for a WHILE..lol. Great review sis ☺

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    1. Thank you and I understand sis. I had to try it cause I was still not satisfied. This satisfied me. It cleanses and conditions (really conditions) in one step. I am thinking of doing a 30 minute deep conditioning with it before I wash my hair.
      I know you will love it.

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  5. Okay, you and JazzWife have been talking about how wonderful this product is, but does it hold you curls in place like a gel? I don't mind doing wash n go's now that it is summer, but come this winter I will not want a wet head in the cold. I like to wash my hair and get a good hold on my curls with a good gel. I hate frizz and love my defined curls. If I dump everything I have been doing will I get defined curls and a great hold?

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    1. Hey Jen,
      I still use Fkax seed and Aloe vera gel to style my hair. What this product does is reduce shrinkage and define your curls, however, you will need gel to for a great hold. Just make sure that your gel is organic.

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    2. This will define the beejeebus out of your curls but you will need something to hold your curls . . . at least initially. Eventually, your hair will be able to hold its own. At least that is what I have found.

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  6. Hi! How do you use Terressentials with henna? I know most people rinse their hair out with a conditioner and then shampoo when they rinse out henna. Do you use Terressentials to rinse your henna? Do you use just the Terressentials or do you use another product along with it to rinse henna out?

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    1. I personally rinse my henna with a cheap VO5 conditioner. It would be pretty hard to essentially rinse out a mud with a mud.

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    2. I never use terressential with henna..As stated by Laneshe, I use a cheap conditioner to rinse henna out

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  7. Hi ladies, I just used terresentials cool mint and what I immediately noticed was how defined my coils were. I followed the initial directions and did the 3 washes one after the other.

    Do I really need to continue for the next 7 days? As I only use all natural products in my hair.

    My next question is how often do I continue using the mud wash going forward?

    please help....

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    1. I didn't continue for 7 days because I only use natural products. I use the Terresentials about once a month, and just co-wash the other times that I was my hair.

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    2. Ok so I used teressentials yesterday for the first time and it was wonderful! My hair was so soft I did not need any conditionars afterwards. I LOVED the way my coils POPPED! But after I rinsed all the product out I no longer had my magnificant coils....how do I get them back on the regular bases? My texture is 4c and my hair has about 90% shrinkage...Im ok with that I just want my coils back.....help

      Thanks
      Trecia

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    3. so sorry for the late reply.
      Honestly, I have no answer for that. I still needed gel to (flax seed) to hold my curls. Napptural85 on Youtube has a video on how she makes flaxseed gel.

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  8. Thank you for the review. I just stumbled on this today and was wondering how worth it it would be for the price. Though I am just beginning to go chemical free in shampoo and body wash I can tell you I have used very little commercial conditioner on my hair because it has always made my hair seem super greasy. Instead my natural alternative is vinegar. If you want to keep up your detox I would recommend vinegar instead of your old conditioner. Vinegar gets your hair shiny and soft and there is no smell after it dries.

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    1. I love ACV. I use it with Bentonite Clay, which I use on my hair once a month.

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  9. I a very excited about starting the whole detox process, I wasn't sure at first, but after hearing all the positive feedbacks, I as convinced and can't wait to get started..

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