At the beginning of this week, I received a package from Evangelyn Oil containing a bottle of their vegetarian oil blend for hair. As soon as I realized what it was, I couldn't have been more excited! Here’s why:
This past Sunday (January 31st, 2016) I chopped off ALL of my heat damaged hair. Yes, you did read that correctly. I did my 4th big chop. After about 2 years of being a “no heat” natural, I wanted a drastic change and decided to begin “heat training” my hair to become straight (I don't know what I was thinking). After my first press, my hair was thick and stunning -- I felt like the girls in the Just For Me commericals. I was able to enjoy my sleek styles until about 4 months ago. That's when I noticed my hair began to thin and it was dull in color. What fun is wearing straight and sassy styles when your hair begins to thin so much it makes you look like Gollum from Lord of the Rings? No seriously, I was a few strands away from a comb over. Alright, I’m exaggerating BUT my hair was unacceptably thin and I had to accept the fact that my hair couldn't deal with excessive heat.
Thankfully, underneath those straggling straight strands were my kinky coils trying to make a comeback and that day, I let them win. So as I stared at my sickly spaghetti strands in the mirror, I called out to my husband to grab my hair shears and after a few pep talks and pump fakes, I snipped my first clump of heat damaged hair and before I knew it my cat was rolling around on the floor in a pool full my hair! Can I let you in on a little secret? I have NO regrets about chopping my hair. Even though my hair is extremely short, I don't hate it because it looks healthier and feels pillow soft; how my hair SHOULD feel.
Now that I’m back to being a “no heat” natural, natural oils are essential for healthy hair growth. I've added Evangelyn’s oil in my moisturizing hair regimen as the oil product in my personalized L.O.C. method. The L.O.C. method is a step system to remind naturalistas in which order they should moisturize their hair. L is for liquid (usually water or a water based product), O is for oil (many people use natural oils such as olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, etc.), and C is for cream (normally a thicker product like shea butter or a cream moisturizer). If you have fine textured hair, you should stop at the "O" step; a cream moisturizer may be too heavy for your hair.
Evangelyn Oil is composed of 4 natural oils that have amazing beneficial properties that work on all hair types.
I used the Evangelyn Oil to moisturize my hair and I love it. The cork was a little difficult to remove from the bottle. I ended up using the pointy tip of hair shears to pry out the cork and once it popped out, I felt so accomplished! While I was expecting the oil to have the sweet floral fragrance of lavender it had the deep earthy scent of castor oil. It wasn't unpleasant it just wasn't what I was expecting. The consistency was thick like castor oil and I only needed a quarter sized amount for my entire head (#BaldLife), others with a finer hair texture will have to use less product to avoid weighing down their hair. Overall, my hair feels super soft and moisturized! My scalp is normally super itchy but after using this, I haven't had one itch! I would totally recommend this product to anyone looking for an all natural and vegan hair oil.
If interested in purchasing this product, email all inquires to Pure@Evangelyn.com
**Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Evangelyn.com; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. **
Njeri is a lifestyle blogger with a focus in all things beauty and fashion. Her expertise also includes event corresponding, brand consulting, and encouraging people to find happiness by living their truths.