This has not been a stellar week for Chicago, weather wise. As I write this I’m looking out at low lying fog, wet streets, and breath-chilling cold. In May. But tomorrow it’s predicted to be in the 60′s or 70′s again. And so it goes. When the weather is this schizophrenic it’s hard to know what to wear, much less what to use on your hair. So I’ve been trying out quite a few products as the weather transitions into a different season. Sof n Free GroHealthy Milk Protein and Olive Oil products are new to my hair arsenal, but are helping me survive the weather’s hissy fits looking frizz free and fly.
Please note: If you’re an ingredient snob or are more into indie brands, this may not be your natural hair bag. I’ll go ahead and issue a ‘cone alert for you. This is a mass market product that uses mass market ingredients, but it’s among the best mass market products I’ve tried recently. If I had to compare Sof n Free GroHealthy Milk Protein and Olive Oil to any existing brand, it’d probably be Cantu – another affordable drugstore brand that does a fine job of catering to the needs of natural hair. But here’s what I prefer about Sof n Free GroHealthy.
It smells amazing.
Like yummy sweet milky dessert. If you don’t like sweetly scented hair products, steer clear. If you enjoy smelling good enough to eat, you will love this stuff.
Sof n Free GroHealthy imparts moisture to the hair with olive oil, milk protein and Sacha Inchi nut oil, which is cold pressed in Peru. I like the Daily Growth Lotion, which costs $4.99 for 8 oz – it’s a creamy, light hairstyling lotion that’s great when your hair is still a bit moist from the shower. The Three Layer Growth Oil is also $4.99, and it reminds me so much of the oil-based products I’d buy at Sally’s when I had relaxed hair – this is the kind of hair oil that would work equally well for relaxed and natural hair. And of course there’s a Deep Conditioning Treatment that comes in a packet for $1.99 – great for travel if you need a deep conditioning product on the go!
I was happy with my hair after using Sof n Free, and if you’re a bella on a budget who does your natural hair shopping at beauty retailers and drugstores, I think this would be a great addition to your regular lineup of products. But you don’t have to take my word for it — five lucky winners will get all five products from the Sofn’free GroHealthy line:
- Really Deep Conditioning Treatment
- Leave-in Treatment
- Daily Growth Lotion,
- Three Layer Growth Oil
- Strengthening Creme
That’s a cute little package valued at $26. All you have to do are two things. 1. pretty please join my Facebook page – click here! and 2. Please leave me a comment telling me what you’d like to see more of on Afrobella. I’m on the cusp of a site relaunch and I want to make sure I’m still focused and giving you bellas more of what you love!
ps: if you’re not on Facebook, it’s cool. You can just leave me a comment! =)
I’ll close these comments on Monday and randomly pick five winners. Good luck!