Product Review: Oyin Handmade Hair Products

This week I received and used my trial size of Oyin Homemade Products. While I’m aware that they have an array of products for all my naturals, I’ve chosen to review several of their popular products below:

Honey Hair Wash – a moisturizing mild hair wash with all the good stuff! Ingredients includes: saponified organic oils of coconut, olive, and jojoba, glycerine/vegetable gum extract, organic aloe vera gel, honey, jojoba oil, walnut oil, grapefruit seed and green tea extracts, rosemary extract, fragrance.

Honey Hemp Conditioner – a creamy rinse-out conditioner to make your hair feel soft and manageable after any cleansing. Ingredients includes: purified water, organic aloe vera gel, behentremonium methosulfate (emulsifier derived from colza oil), honey, virgin hemp oil, , coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, hydrolized silk, citrus essences, fragrance, optiphen (preservative)

Greg Juice – the GOOD stuff that will leave your hair smelling great, moisturized and provides slip for any detangling session. Ingredients includes: purified water infused with horsetail, lavender, nettle, roses, and chamomile; organic flaxseeds; aloe vera juice; vegetable glycerine; essences of lavender, sweet orange, ylang ylang; grapefruit seed extract; citric acid. It is naturally preserved with grapefruit seed extract and citric acid.

Shine & Define Styling Serum – a non greasy cream that you can use to refresh your hair daily, along with giving you that shine all day. Ingredients include: purified water, organic flax seeds, organic aloe vera gel, sea vegetable complex, coconut oil, castor oil, unrefined shea butter, raw honey, vegetable glycerine, palm stearic acid, vegetable emulsifying waxes, fruit pectin, xanthan gum, dextrose, optiphen (preservative), citrus essential oils; fragrance.

Whipped Pudding – this dense moisturizing cream can be used to twist, braid, coil, etc. It provides your hair with all the oils and butters needed to protect the hair, maintain styles and shine! Ingredients include: purified water, shea butter, organic aloe vera gel, cocoa butter, castor oil, coconut oil, sweet almond & olive oils, vegetable emulsifier, beeswax, palm stearic acid, vegetable glycerine, honey, optiphen (preservative), fragrance.

Silky Coils Thoughts….

It is recommended that all products be used 3-12 moths within purchasing; so as always use your best judgment when using over a period of time.  Also you will notice that these products range in cost starting at $6 (can’t beat that).  I used all of the above products in order as recommended by the website within 3 weeks of ordering. I wasn’t impressed with the honey wash and hemp conditioner. My coils felt a little thirsty after using. Again, I only used these products during this wash so I am not sure if Oyin plays well with others…but to be safe I did not substitute other hair care lines while doing this routine.

I chose to dilute the Greg Juice as my leave in spray and for my detangling session…it didn’t help. For my SC family who follows me on twitter, you may remember me saying that I had the WORSE detangling session ever this week. This was after using the wash, conditioner and Greg Juice. The whipped pudding and shine & define, however, came to my rescue. I decided to do a dry twist out set and it turned out heavenly!

picture is after sleeping on it

Overall, I give Oyin Handmade Products a B-. I suggest purchasing the trial size of the wash, conditioner and any of the juices and berry products. If anything, I would definitely recommend the Whipped Pudding and the Shine & Define for any and all naturals. My hair felt soft, smelled great and was VERY manageable. Also the ingredients for both are to die for; and you can rest assured that your hair is well protected with these two products.

The orAKAle has spoken…………………….

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