Afro Chick’s Digest: Mahogany Roots Product Review

I’ve been rocking my senegalese twists for weeks now so my hair regimen has been low maintenance and I am loving it.  My mother let me try her new shampoo and conditioner from Mahogany Roots so I decided to do a review on it.  My scalp has been pretty itchy so when I saw the label “peppermint and tea tree” all I could think of was a cooling sensation that I desperately needed.

Mahogany Roots is an all natural hair and skin care line that using plant extracts and organic materials to produce products for all skin and hair types.  What’s special about them is their vegan line. They have products for vegans who don’t use any animal based ingredients, pretty cool.  What puts the icing on the cake is that the Mahogany Roots idea was created to support the Youth in Oakland, Ca. The founder is La Tronda Lumpkin, who is also  Director of Pivotal Point Youth Services, Inc. Pivotal Point provides employment training, vocational skills development and entrepreneurship to at-risk youth in Oakland and Alameda county.  By supporting Mahogany roots you are not only treating your hair but rather supporting the community and showing your social responsibility.

Here’s my results:

Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo

Product description: Designed to treat try scalp and dandruff while nourishing the hair. 

Ingredients:  Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Lavender Water, Chamomile Water, Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Vitamin B5, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Rosehip Seed Oil,  Olive Oil, Black Willow Bark Extract, Sorbitol,  Witch Hazel, Phenoxyethanol, Soy Protein, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Pectin, Kelp Powder, Peru Balsam, Essential Oils.

It did exactly what I need to do; soothe my SCALP!!! I like that it doesn’t have an extreme peppermint smell so you can really get a whiff of the lavender and chamomile.

Peppermint & Tea Tree Conditioner

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Lavender Water, Chamomile Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Castor Seed Oil, Vitamin B5, Rosehip Seed Oil, Black Willow Bark Extract, Kosher glycerin, Sorbitol,  Witch Hazel, Soy Protein, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Pectin, Kelp Powder, Peru Balsam, Phenoxyethanol, Peppermint & Tea Tree Essential Oils

It says to lather, rinse, and repeat on the bottle so I did just that. However, I am the type who likes to put lots of conditioner on my hair I was was very generous with my squeezes.  I let it set on my hair for about 5 minutes before I rinsed it out. Once again, the tea tree and peppermint really did soothe my scalp.

Overall, I’d recommend these two products. You guys give it try and tell me about your results! Look on for more product reviews once I take these braids down cause I miss my afro!

“Good Hair” Documentary by Chris Rock

I know I’m not the only one anxiously awaiting the premiere of the “Good Hair” documentary done by Chris Rock that was the award winner for the Sundance Film Festival of 2009.  The African-American culture has and will always have a struggle with HAIR. No matter if its long, straight, nappy, or curly, there will alway be the question as to “What is Good hair?”

I do NOT want to simply answer this question for you or rant on about my opinions yet because I realize that I have done plenty of blogs, outbursts, and discussion on “Good Hair” but I want to see what angles Chris Rock is going to take on this situation.  I hope that he doesnt just gear to the creamy-crack users but always the black women with natural hair as well.  How do women with natural hair feel about “good hair”? How is it defined to them? and why did they choose to stay/ or go natural?

 

I came across a youtuber by the name of leobody05 and she gives her opinion, which I have mad respect for,from already viewing the movie:

Now’s a good time to give my definition of Good Hair:

Good Hair is hair that is healthy and well taken care of.  Typically good hair is categorized as hair free of damage and split-ins.  It is not hair that is just long and straight, because most of the time, a persons hair that is super long is not HEALTHY i.e split ins, and uneven.