When I was newly natural, I read-up on natural oils that were good for hair and skin. One oil I wanted to try was Tahitian Monoi. I visited a few shops that sold organic oils but no one knew what I was talking about. Eight years later and Monoi Oil can be found online as well as in skin care and hair products. Palmer’s has always been at the forefront of creating good affordable self-care products. They began using Moni oil in their skincare. After the skincare range, they developed a haircare range using Tahitian Monoi. I received the shampoo and conditioner in goodie some months ago. Then, I bought the root spray from the range. Palmer’s Coconut Oil haircare range is good an affordable range for that naturalistas will luv.
The Coconut Oil Range
There are 14 products from Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula range. Last year I trialled the Zero Break. My hair loved it. This time around I tested:
- Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo (400ML RRP £4.19)
- Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner (250ML RRP£4.19)
- Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray (150ML RRP£3.69)
Trialling the Coconut Oil Range
To wet hair, I applied the shampoo. The consistency was lush and creamy. I could smell the mild fragrance of Tahitian Monoi. It lathered well but it didn’t strip my hair and make it feel crackly. After the product was rinsed out, my hair felt soft.
After shampooing, I followed up with the conditioner. It was rich like a masque and smelt so good. I tended to let it sit for a minute or two, then rinsed out some of the product, detangled my hair then rinsed out the remaining product. My hair felt fortified and the curls were defined.
To towel dried hair, I sprayed on the roots spray. Funny story, when I bought this product I thought it was light oil/curl refresher type product. Alibi, I wasn’t wearing my glasses and I shopping in a rush. I desperately wanted light oil for my hair. It’s a challenge to find good light hair oil (I have since found one but that’s the subject of another review. The roots spay made my scalp feel zingy, that’s the peppermint oil. I then applied my usual styling cream and oil and dried my hair with a diffuser. My hair had a beautiful shine. Now who doesn’t luv juicy shiny curls.
I also used the root spray mid-week. It’s non-greasy and absorbs quickly. There’s no build up or tacky feeling with this product. I wouldn’t say it’s hydrating but I enjoyed using it.
It’s a scalp treatment which is great if you experience itchy scalp. I’m also comforted by the fact it’s meant to strengthen hair roots. This lady needs to hold onto to as many strands as possible. It’s my understanding; hair can thin out during the menopause years.
Overall the products I used from the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula haircare range were good. The smell, texture and performance were on point. It’s a good budget range to have in on hand. My favourite of the three products was the conditioner.
You can purchase Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula haircare range from Tesco, Boots and Superdrug, as well as all good afro hair shops.
Visit the Palmer’s website for the full product listing.