Product Review| Camille Rose Naturals Algae Deep Conditioning Mask + Almond Jai Twisting Butter

by West Parsons on December 26, 2012 · 13 comments

in my hair, product review

PRODUCT SPECS

Algae Deep Conditioning Mask
Price: $17.50 (8 oz)
Where to Buy: Camille Rose Naturals
Ingredients: Distilled water, blue green algae, honey…
Product Claims: Algae is known to stop hair from shedding, breaking and thinning which will improve hair cell regrowth resulting in thicker, stronger and longer hair. Use this therapeutic treatment to bring damaged hair back to health THE NATURAL WAY!

Almond Jai Twisting Butter
Price: $16.50 (8 oz)
Where to Buy: Camille Rose Naturals
Ingredients: Almond milk, distilled water,aloe vera leaf juice…
Product Claims: The Almond Jai Twisting Butter is a  botanical blend of oils and butters that will aid in managing course/thick hair, leaving a soft and smoother feel. Softens and moisturizes hair while nourishing the scalp and stimulating growth.

 THE REVIEW

Just a few weeks ago I did a photo review of these products. I had high hopes for both of them considering that I really liked CRN’s Jansyn’s Moisture Max conditioner. So how did it go with these two? Read on.

Algae Deep Conditioning Mask
Before ordering this conditioner I expected something green and slimy — what I got was the complete opposite. There are little green specs throughout the product which I assume are algae but it is probably thee thickest conditioner I’ve ever used. It is damn near thicker than the twisting butter (o_0). I like that!  Also, the fragrance is warm and almost food-like, but pleasant. As a matter of fact, all of the CRN products I’ve have a similar scent.

It was applied to wet hair and even though it is quite thick, it did spread pretty smoothly. I used the relaxer method the  relaxer method to apply as usual and left on for 1.5 hrs. Surprisingly, I didn’t use much to cover my entire head of hair, going section by section. I actually have enough left for 3-4 more applications — EASY. Reading the label (ingredients + product claim) I had some expectation that my hair probably not be its softest, as this is a strengthening treatment. Wrong!  My hair was soft, curls were defined and blow drying was a breeze.

Almond Jai Twisting Butter
Prior to twisting, my hair was blow dried using the tension method for stretched twists and ultimately a stretched twist out. This butter is quite wet so my twists were plump, but not as smooth as I’d like, even with using a minimal amount.  After twisting I did not add anything because I wanted to see how this product performed on its own but I really think this butter required a sealant to help maintain the moisture.

On a positive note, I can honestly say my hair dried quickly, was defined and ready to be twisted out a few hours after initially twisting — though I typically leave my twists in for a week.

The next morning my hair was not as soft as it was immediately after twisting but I bunned the twists and kept it pushing for a few days, applying the butter once more throughout the week. I eventually got the point where I could not take how dry my hair felt.  I broke down and added one of my fav oils before  twisting out. After releasing the twists I was pleased with the definition, but not happy about the dryness and lack of smoothness.

All in all, I would repurchase the Algae Deep Conditioning Mask, but probably not the Almond Jai Twisting Butter — I will continue to use the remainder of the butter but making sure to follow with a sealant to ensure my hair stays moisturized.

What has been your experience with Camille Rose products?

{ 13 comments }

Shamonica G December 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The sizes are 8oz’s not 16oz. Great review.

westNDNbeauty December 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Thanks Shamonica. Updated!

Dijah A December 27, 2012 at 1:52 am

Love your reviews. Will be checking out the deep conditioner.

Mo December 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I’ve used the Moisture Milk from her line, which I must say is AMAZING. It instantly detangles both dry and wet hair.

ta ney-ney January 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

definitely going to look into the mask product, my hair loves thick and creamy items! and very interested in the blue green algae….

thanks for the review WestND

Ashley January 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

I experinced the same dryness and lack of moisture when I used Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter (old formula). Basically, I wasnt impressed.

Barb January 6, 2013 at 3:34 am

The Almond Jai Twisting Butter is soooo moisturizing. This product also makes your twists and curls pop.
I also purchased the Algae Deep Conditioning Mask. Camille Rose products have become staplers
in my hair regime.

Tasha May 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

This! I haven’t tried the DC yet, but the almond jai is HG for me! It works best for me on wet or damp hair! Love, love, love it!

Mochacurls January 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

Love your reviews! They are honest and detailed and I really appreciate hearing the truth from bloggers and not advertisements. Keep up the good work!

Mica March 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Is the. Dc suppose to be like a light protein dc or not? I ask because you said is suppose to strengthen the hair.

westNDNbeauty March 10, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Hi Mica, The green algae is a protein 🙂

Mikasha Wade November 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

My hair LOVED the Twist Gel and the Moisture Milk, I have never used the Deep Condtioning! I may have to try we shall see.

Chrissy B November 30, 2013 at 8:47 am

I have purchased both the DC and the Almond Jai Twisting Butter and it provides great moisture and divine definition. I have never had such great definition in any other product. It has become two of my staple products. I’ m sorry that results were minimal.