Aug 20, 2011

Pooka Pure and Simple Review: Shea & Olive Hair Butter x Nectar Oil Treatment

The great people at Pooka asked me to review their products and I was more than happy to do so! These packages came RIGHT on time, I was having a lot of scalp/hair issues and decided to test out these products.

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Peppermint Oil, Fragrance. Lavender Buds, Rosemary Leaves and Lemon Peel.

This nectar can be applied directly to the scalp or used as a hot oil treatment to stimulate growth and nourish the scalp.

How I used it: I applied it directly to the scalp after every wash/co-wash, or whenever my hair itched from dry scalp. It had a nice cooling effect to it which was a great relief because my scalp felt destroyed from scratching. It has a nice aromatherapy/lavender scent which is barely noticeable once applied to your hair (great if you use more than one product that has a fragrance, mixing fragrances isn't always a good idea)

Packaging: Great! Easy to apply to your scalp or pour out without creating a mess. My favorite part about this product is the added lavender buds, an extremely unique packaging technique that also adds fragrance.

Did it work for me?: Yes, it gave me exactly what I needed, a moisturized, relieved scalp. It also wasn't too oily and didn't weigh my hair down or turn me into a grease ball. Plus my hair smelled very nice :).

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, Fragrance.

Apply a dab tot he palm of the hand and massage into entire scalp. Brush to distribute through hair. Repeat 1-2 times Per week or as needed. Also a great moisturizer for the body!

How I used it:  I used it every way possible despite the instructions! I really wanted to see what this product was all about. My first experiment was with a twist-out, which came out great and had a nice hold to it ( I applied it on freshly shampooed hair, using only the product). Once I added a little nectar to it for shine, it was gorgeous. My second experiment was to use the Shea & Olive Butter as an alternative for gel. Once again on freshly shampooed hair, I applied on my edges while they were still wet, tied a scarf around my head for an hour or two and viola! My hair was held down better than any other gel-product I have ever used, without the flaking, and stiffness. Once this happened I was sold, but wasn't completely done with my experimenting. For the next experiment, I followed the directions finally. I applied the butter directly to my scalp. The great thing about this product is that it is pretty firm, but it melts with body heat, so it spread easily onto my scalp. I don't brush my hair, but I did try to distribute it as well as I could. I tried it once this way, and once by pairing it with the nectar. The butter is good by itself, but with the nectar, I saw better results. My hair itched less and there were fewer flakes present. This product does have a heavier, similar scent, it is still overall light and almost goes away completely after application.

Packaging: Packaging was kept simple with this product, a 4 oz. glass jar with a tin lid.

Did it work for me?: Yes, I even found a few new ways to make it work with my hair and overall I am pleased. My scalp feels a thousand times better and my hair moisturized.

You can purchase these products and more HERE.

* Bonus: One of my favorite things about the overall packaging was the fragrance rose petals placed in the box along with the products, I thought it was the cutest surprise, completely original and it stuck out.

1 comment:

india said...

Hmmm this product sounds interesting. Especially with the shea butter, thats my staple product. :)