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Body Shop Macadamia Straightening Balm


My new best friend is the Body Shop's Macademia Straightening Balm. Now hold your horses I know what you are thinking. First of all there is no miracle wonder potion that will make your hair straight and this... is definitely not it. However I will say this is definitely a product for you transitioners.

The Speil:
This lightweight, humidity-resistant balm relaxes wavy and curly hair and reduces frizz.

Ingredients:
aqua (water) (solvent/diluent), cetyl alcohol (emulsifier), cyclopentasiloxane (skin-conditioning agent/emollient), propylene glycol (humectant), glyceryl stearate (emulsifier), peg-100 stearate (surfactant), phenoxyethanol (preservative), tocopheryl acetate (antioxidant), cetyl esters (emollient), dimethicone (skin conditioning agent), octyl methoxycinnamate (sunscreen), sodium polyacrylate (film former/viscosity increasing agent), hydrogenated polydecene (skin conditioning agent), hydrolysed wheat protein pg-propyl silanetriol (hair & skin conditioning agent), macadamia ternifolia (macadamia nut oil) (emollient), orbignya oleifera (babassu oil) (emollient), hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolysed maize starch (hair conditioning agent), parfum (fragrance), methylparaben (preservative), cetrimonium chloride (hair conditioner), butylparaben (preservative), ethylparaben (preservative), ppg-5 laureth-5 (skin conditioning agent), laureth-4 (emulsifier/surfactant), isobutylparaben (preservative), propylparaben (preservative), laureth-23 (emulsifier), benzyl benzoate (solvent), limonene (fragrance ingredient), linalool (fragrance ingredient), geraniol (fragrance ingredient), anisyl alcohol (fragrance ingredient), benzyl salicylate (fragrance ingredient), benzyl alcohol (preservative), citral (fragrance ingredient), citronellol (fragrance ingredient).

Price: 7 at the Body Shop

My 2pence:
I bought this a couple of weeks ago when the BodyShop had a one day sale that I spotted through VocherCodes.co.uk. I had never bought hair product from the Body Shop before but I love hearing about new products, so I decided to check it out. The ingredients list is dizzying but nothing out of the ordinary and the BodyShop pride themselves on an all natural image.
So I applied after washing and just before I was about to blow dry on my semi wet, air dried hair. Once the blow dryer (on a cool setting) had done its job, I applied some more as a leave in as it smelled so good and was a nice creamy consistency. Totally loved it... smoothed down all the fly aways and my now 10 weeks post relaxer roots were calm and tangle free. I dont blow dry my roots or scalp so I was surprised at how easy it was to put my hands through my curls. So I kept using this as a leave in and as a heat protectant  and I really love the way it makes my hair feel. Both the straight ends and the curly roots are so soft now and even without blowdrying this cream is a great moisturiser. A little does go a long way so I didnt have to use loads, I am sure this will last me a while. 

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu

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