Product Review| Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Line

by West Parsons on July 30, 2012 · 15 comments

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PRODUCT SPECS

Price: $8.99 – 9.99
Where to Buy: Eden Body Works
Ingredients: (DC) Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Staeryl Alcohol…| (Hair Milk) Water, Polysorbate-80, Glycerin…| (Hair Oil) Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil…

THE REVIEW

Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner
This conditioner has a thick consistency and distributes easily while coating the hair. It has a slightly faint scent of a floral fragrance, which I suspect is due to the Tiare flower. Not over powering at all.

After clarifying I applied the EBW deep conditioner on 3/4ths of my hair and another conditioner, which has previously demonstrated great results, on the other 1/4th. I do this because I like being able to compare a new review to an old and faithful. As usual I donned my heat therapy wrap for a few hours.

Four hours later I rinsed in the shower. I was absolutely surprised at the at how soft, silky  and moisturized my hair felt. I went from section to section expecting there to be some sort of fluke, but it was very consistent all around.  Even that one section of hair that I added the old and faithful conditioner, which I might add has a price tag of x2 as much as the Eden Body Works — I could not tell the difference.

Jojoba Monoi Hair Milk & Hair Oil
The scent of both is slightly floral, yet it has a warm undertone; the floral scent dissipates and the warm fragrance remains. Consistency of the hair milk is like a thin lotion and the oil is… oily lol but very light.

As usual I stretched my hair before styling (what is stretching? see here) using a dime-sized amount of hair milk distributing evenly through each section and then sealing with the hair oil and braiding. The next day some parts of my hair was slightly damp so I followed with a quick run of the blow dryer (less than 1 minute on each section). But before blow drying I did take note to how shiny and smooth my hair felt with just air drying.  The cuticles were layed honey!

When your cuticles are flat, your hair shines more, increasing its resistance to loosing moisture and (for me) helps to increase definition of a style encouraging definition to last. What you see above is what my hair looked like after removing the final (loosely braided) braids used for stretching.  I followed by styling in fat flat twists. If you follow me on Instagram you’re already privy to this 🙂

FINAL THOUGHTS

This stuff is super affordable, does a great job adding sheen and softness, is all natural and can be found locally in Walmart! Click here to find which Walmart near you carries the line. In all realness, these products were provided to me for a review consideration, but you better believe I will be copping everything from this line myself! I especially love the oil which  think it will be great for oil rinsing after a deep conditioning treatment.  I’m not fond of the spray nozzle since the stream is so concentrated and not mist-like (for adding sheen to a style you don’t want to disturb), but being that I mostly spray the product in the palm of my hands, I can forgive EBW 🙂


MORE: Watch Me Style| Fat Side Flat-Twists
This style was done using the hair milk and hair oil as the stylers.  Consider the fact that these are not marketed as styling products, I did not expect there to be definition or holding, yet the definition was there (and remained) after I twisted-out the style. I’d also like to add that I was in humid South Florida during the life of this style.

Forgive the display of my undies above. I was super tired and not concerned lol.

Other Eden Body Works Reviews
Coconut Shea Souffle
Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash
Coconut Shea Leave-in Conditioner
Coconut Shea Defining Curl Cream

Have you tried anything products from Eden Body Works?

 

{ 15 comments }

AmeeraNakisha July 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Looks nice. I’ll have to check them out but I guess I have to order since I dont do Walmart

nika August 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Why don’t you shop at walmart?

EDEN BodyWorks July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Thanks for giving us a try West! Please keep enjoying our products. The JojOba Monoi line is in Walmart and online at both http://www.edenbodyworks.com and CurlMart.com. Tell readers to sign up for our email blasts on our website for deals/coupons.

westNDNbeauty July 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

No prob!

Andrea July 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Is this comparable to the carol’s daughter monoi hair mask?

westNDNbeauty July 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hi Andrea. I’m not sure how they compare. I’ve never tried any Carol’s Daughter Monoi products. Considering the value and performance of this line…can’t beat it with a stick!

Kristen July 31, 2012 at 11:08 am

Andrea,
Having tried Carol’s Daughter, the jojoba conditioner is phenomenal. I’ve tried so many different products and I love this conditioner. When I started using it, I received compliments from all of my friends. They wanted to know what i was using and where they could buy it. Between the price, the performance, and a conditioner that doesn’t overwhelm your senses, I love it!

westNDNbeauty July 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for that 🙂

Shanay July 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Great review. Have to try thier product out.

Daff U July 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Great results!

lisa 202 September 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

is this stuff great on 4c hair because my hair dry 24/7 and my hair is a twa so i can barely style it yet?

Carol Harper November 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I love the Eden Body works products. It makes your hair silky, shiny, manageable and beautiful at the same time. Thank you to Eden Body Works for designing a fantastic products for women of color. It is truly a gem.

Carol Harper November 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I have tried the Eden Body Works hair mik and the pepermint tea tree oil. Love, Love, Love, Love it.

Eunice November 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I am transitioning and am still trying to figure out what products works best for my hair. I feel as if no matter how much I moisturize, my hair still feels dry. Also, i think it looks dry. What do you suggest I do? I hate having my hair look dry and brittle when I know its not.
Any suggestions or routines you think I should be doing?

Antoinette Frussinetty March 30, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I have been using the CoWash for a few months now and I absolutely love it. My husband has used it a few times as well and he likes it. The smell is to die for and I love how my hair feels after using it. I just finished my 2nd jar and I have 2 more new ones that I haven’t used yet. I also bought the soufflé that I’m excited to start using.