Product Review| Pura Body Naturals Murumuru Moisture Milk

by West Parsons on January 9, 2012 · 4 comments

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Price: $15.00 (8 oz.)
Where to Buy: Pura Body Naturals
Product Claims: Murumuru Moisture Milk is a lightweight water based moisturizer which can be used as a daily moisturizer for those in need of  moisture and sheen.  It can also be used a leave-in conditioner to moisture and help maintain soft healthy hair.
Ingredients: water, murumuru butter, BTMS (behentrimonium sulfate and cetearyl alcohol), castor bean oil, palm oil, avocado oil, chamomile extract, vitamin E, phenoxyethanol, capryl glycol (paraben and formaldehyde free preservative), fragrance and/or essential oil.


As discussed in a previous Pura Body Naturals review, the scent of the Tahitian Vanilla fragrance is lovely. It’s a scent that is almost like Oyin Handmade’s Honey Hemp Conditioner. Very fruity and sweet, but not over powering.

Time and time again I’ve shared that I’ve been in search of a moisturizer that can compare to CTDG.  To find a product that is able to truly moisturize my hair is one thing.  To find one that behaves quite similarly to my #1 staple is even better. I think Pura Body Naturals seems to have come the closest to duping my beloved Qhemet Biologics staple.

Murumuru Butter is grown in the depths of the Amazon and has been known its anti-inflammatory and bactericide properties.  It’s rich oleic acid content promotes nutrition and moisture to skin and hair.  Murumuru acts as an excellent emollient properties along with its natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair.

The Murumuru Moisture Milk is a great product for a few reasons; it provides excellent slip for detangling wet hair, is a great moisturizer for both dry and wet hair as well as for blow drying, has the ability to provide hold for weekly styles and adds minimal build-up with daily use.

This picture illustrates the difference in thickness of the Sapote Lotion (right), another PBN product, compared to the Murumuru Moisture Milk (left).  Notice the Sapote Lotion is thinner texture.  It began sliding down my palm immediately. The Murumuru Moisture Milk is much thicker and I also think it moisturizes better.

The one con regarding the Murumuru Moisture Milk is it lacks ability to smooth the strands as well as the CTDG.  In the pics below you will notice there is a slight difference when it comes to the smoothness of the strand.  The moisture milk does not appear to help the cuticle lay as flat which results in a rougher, less glossy finish.

The above photo depicts hair after use of Murumuru Moisture Milk.

The photo above depicts the finish of my hair with use of the CTDG.

All in all, I’ve been using the Murumuru Moisture Milk for over a month on every single wash day.  This moisturizer has replaced Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia, which was a previous staple in my regimen for detangling wet hair.  I can say the Murumuru Moisture Milk performs just as good as and maybe even better than the KBB Sweet Ambrosia because it moisturizes well in the blow drying process hair as well as a refresher. I purchased 3 additional bottles of the milk before the BOGO sale ended. With both the CTDG and the MMM in rotation, I should be ok until the next sale.



KayJay January 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Hmmm…I know what you mean about this one not smoothing as well as the ctdg. I’ve only tried it on wet hair and I wasn’t overly impressed. I used the sapote lotion to blow dry and loved it. I need to try that on wet hair to make some comparisons.

westNDNbeauty January 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Also try blow drying with it. I find that it smoothes better than the Sapote and leaves the hair softer.

Gilly June 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I swear by this stuff. This is a staple in my hair care routine. I didn’t notice that it didn’t smooth the strands. I just accepted my hair sometimes looks rough. If you seal with shea butter would that smooth the strands?

westNDNbeauty June 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

For me, pure shea butter just leaves my hair heavy and weighted down. I prefer using the cupuacu butter from PBN in the winter or jojoba monoi oil from Eden Body Works.