PRODUCT REVIEW: Mizani Coconut Souffle`

by West Parsons on February 9, 2011 · 5 comments

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After wearing my hair straight for 2 weeks I was sooooo ready to get my kinks and curls back. I bought this product especially for that beautiful day of mane pampering.

Price – $14.99-20.00 (8 oz) 

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Product Label – Natural coils and curls—and even some wavy hair types—require extra moisture, protection and style control. New whipped-texture, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress disperses evenly and absorbs quickly for touchably soft waves and curls. Using a concentrated, natural-oil blend of coconut and camellina oils, it instantly envelops each strand and infuses it with uniform moisture from the inside out. Additionally, coconut oil helps strengthen hair and reduce breakage. The result is targeted moisturization, along with extra protection at the “stress” points of curly strands.

Top 3 Ingredients – Water, cocos nucifera oil/coconut oil, isopropyl palmitate

West’s Word – To start off my day of mane pampering, I began by washing and completing a protein treatment using Mizani Renew Strength Reconstructing Gelee and followed with my usual overnight deep conditioning with a little coconut, jojoba and olive oil added to my jar of Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment. The next morning I rinsed, detangled with Nioxin Thermal Bliss and followed with a little of Mizani’s Coconut Souffle in each section while blow drying using PinkSkates’ method. I used this method to basically stretch my hair.

While blow drying, I noticed my hair felt a little straw-like so I decided to hold off on adding any more souffle.  I only used it after a section was completely dried and I then rolled it up into a bantu knot.  I left all of the bantu knots in for 15 minutes after, hoping this would help with product absorption.

I unknotted all of my hair and found my hands to be very greasy. My hair also did not feel moisturized.  I figured maybe I did not use enough product (since it is a “light hairdress”) and two strand twisted my hair with additional souffle on each twist….yes, even though it was already greasy. The greasiness went away the very next day but my hair still felt like straw.

It has been 4 days and I have used every moisturizer in my arsenal to make my twists soft and I am still fighting a losing battle. My hair is so dry, there is a little breakage occurring. I am going to make the assumption that the Mizani Coconut Souffle is 100% the culprit in this situation. In the wash and condition process, prior to using the souffle, I made sure to add layers of moisture from my deep conditioning as well as in the blow drying (with Nioxin Thermal Bliss which also doubles as a moisturizer). Layers of moisture is apart of the normal process I complete every week. The only atypical factor in this week’s equation is the Mizani Coconut Souffle.

This product behaves much like how pure coconut oil behaves on my dry hair.  The only difference is, while my hair was wet, it still made my hair feel straw-like.  Pure coconut oil usually does wonders when I use it on my wet hair.  I thought with all of the additional ingredients in the souffle, it would somehow work to absorb into my hair and increase the softness.  I was wrong.

Taking a look at the first 3 ingredients which are basically water, coconut oil and isopropyl palmitate, an emulsifier and thickner. I’m no scientist, but I am assuming this ingredient is what was used to turn the coconut oil and water into a cream. After a little research about this ingredient and how its thickness can deprive skin of oxygen by clogging pores [source], I won’t put it pass that something similar to this is what happened to my hair.  My hair shaft now seems to be “clogged” with moisturizers not being able to penetrate. This is probably the reason why my hair is not able to be moisturized with use of other products which all usually work all other times.

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Dominique February 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

thanks for this review! I find that Mizani products don't work well on my hair. They feel like plastic. I recently found out that the Loreal makes mizani products. They always fool us with those bronze and brown bottles! Keep up the great work!

Sweet as Candy February 10, 2011 at 2:11 am

Love the thorough post… Saw you on LHCF and decided to drop by. Anywho, I actually just bought and tried this out today before reading the thread, although I wish I had! But on my dry hair this product actually felt pretty good. I used it in my moisture/seal nightly routine and my hair seemed like it absorbed it well. Could just be a fluke or it may just work differently for different hair types… Idk. But I am loving your blog doll!

Chocolate Mom aka Blupoetres February 10, 2011 at 3:22 am

Would love to see your hair after using the product!!

Andrea September 22, 2011 at 5:41 am

Dominique … its terrible to hear that you felt it made you hair plastic. I plan on reviewing the site on I hope it doesnt do that too my hair.

Nene August 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Well, I just looove this product! It has worked wonders for me and ALL of my friends. We keep it simple and that may just be the trick. No bantu knots, no detangler, no ‘pinkskates’ and it works just fine. I apply it to my dry hair when it seems a little dry and it moisturizes it for days! It doesn’t leave annoying residue and definitely does not weigh down my hair, which is great. I will always recommend this product to anyone and everyone. Great product!