Wednesday, August 28, 2013

4naturals Review #22*

Hey guys!
The lovely team at Bronner Brothers sent me these products over a couple of weeks ago and I used them last wash day.
I was sent the the Freshen up Curl Refresher, Daily Treatment Leave in, and Afro Stretch Curl Cream. All items promised No harsh alcohols, Paraben, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Silicone, & Dye Free.

Freshen up Curl Refresher
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Silk Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Wgite Tea) Extract,  Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Capryly Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance. 

Promises: 4 Naturals™ Freshen Up™ refreshes curls, waves and coils after second or third day. Freshen Up™ provides curl definition without weighing them down. This spray eliminates frizz, protects hair against damage and leaves your curls soft, smooth and shiny. Freshen Up™ adds moisture and gives curls a fresh start without re-cleansing. Works great on all hair types and virgin hair extensions.

Daily Treatment Leave-in
Ingredients: Water, Dimethyl Isosorbide Growth Complex (Propylene Glycol, Salvia Officinals (Sage), Equisetum Arvense (horsetail), Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap), Alma, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract,  Pygeum Africanum, Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers, Urtica dioica (Nettle), Aloe Barbadensis leaf Juice,  Polquaternium-37, Polysorbate 8p, Betaine Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf oil, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance. 

Promises: 4 Naturals™ Daily Treatment contains active ingredients that stimulate the hair follicles, increasing blood circulation to promote healthy hair growth.
•Reduces hair loss
•Stops hair breakage
•Promotes new hair growth
•Strengthens fragile hair
•Adds Thickness

Directions: Squeeze serum from the applicator directly onto scalp. Using your fingertips, massage into scalp to make certain that penetration has taken place. Apply to thinning,
problem or weak areas. Use twice daily, preferably in the morning and at bedtime. 

Afro Stretch Curl Cream
Ingredients: Water, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Glycerin,  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea), Gylceryl Stearate, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl, Taurate Copolymer, Trideceth-6, Phenoxyyethanol, Caprylyl Gylcol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance.

Promises: Afro Stretch™ is custom designed for Coarse, Kinky, and Coily textures. This product helps loosen up and elongates tight, unruly coils without weight or residue. Afro Stretch™ luxuriously moisturizes and restores natural curls. This formula includes essential nutrients to enhance shine. Afro Stretch™ is also perfect for curl set and other twist techniques.

My Review: First thing I used was the Refresher on old hair. First thing I noticed that was not to my liken is that the spray is more a squirt. I like my sprays to be a mist coming out to evenly coat my hair. Did it refresh my curls yes!. Next I used was the Daily Treatment Leave in. Now I did feel the cool sensation of the eucalyptus with felt so soothing to my scalp. My only concern is that it says to apply twice a day. The bottle is 4 oz and that was gone in a week when I used it on my son's and I hair. My son had a bad itching problem in the middle of his scalp that he was digging at and this really helped to heal it up. Last was the Afro stretch Curl Cream. I used it in several ways from freshly washed hair to 3 day old hair and I was extremely pleased with my the definition that I got each time. I only noticed one time, out of the many, that there was some product build up. But it was heavy to the point that I needed to wash my hair. Each product had a minty smell to it. Not a peppermint strong, more like a herbal tea mint which was nice to me. The Curl cream texture was thick and easily spreadable so a little is just enough. The leave in had more of a watery consistency making it easy for it to be used up fast.
Overall I give this line B- for the spray, the amount that was in the leave in, and the little bit of build up from the cream. The one that I liked the most out of the three was the cream as you can see below my curls were definitely looking good. Would I re buy these products: No because I already have my staples and they didn't give me a good enough impact to want to substitute them.

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  1. Kenesha, I need your opinion since I am currently using Naturals Leave-In and I am also taking this saw palmetto supplement together, why is it, it's been a week and I noticed that my hair is a bit frizzy? Is the supplement affecting my hair or not? Do I need to use the curl cream too to avoid this one?

    1. Hi Diana
      Great question. How about you try using the curl cream first and see what happens. Always remember to trim your ends. But I will look into this for you!! :)

  2. I used 4 naturals afro stretch doing my hair in twists. I took them down the next morning, picked them out a little and was very pleased with the results. Soft hair, minimal shrinkage and ease of manageability. After about an hour I began scratching the top of my head and shortly after started to feel a burning sensation. After thinking about it, I remembered the that I got some of the cream in a couple of spots on my scalp. The directions say apply from roots to ends. I had some kind of allergic reaction to the cream, not happy about that. Not wanting to wash my new do away, I used a wet cloth and wiped at the spots where I felt the irritation. There was a little relief from the itching but the burning sensation was still there. I then felt compelled to wash it out. I don't know much about the ingredients, but to me this may indicate that the cream is a bit more potent than you may think, and more reference could have been made about not applying it to the scalp. I normally don't have any problems with allergic reactions to hair products. I hate to put a spoiling note to what seems to be an otherwise great product, just thought it was worth mentioning.