REVIEW UPDATE BELOW
Price: $16 (8 oz.), $24 (16 oz.)
Where to Buy: Beija Flor Naturals
Product Claims: In total, an infusion of 13 premium natural ingredients create a light cream texture that is perfect for all natural hair types. When used on wet or dry hair, the Creme Brulee can actually change the texture of your hair from straw to silk making it soft and manageable.
Ingredients: herbal complex urtica dioica (nettle), artica lappa (burdock), melilotus officinalis (rosemary)…
The Creme Brûlée from Beija Flor Naturals happens to be one of three purchases I made during Black Friday. I searched tons of (youtube & blog) reviews before deciding and by the end of my research all signs pointed to GIRL YOU BETTA GET DAT!
I received it at the beginning of the second week in December, much before any of my other Black Friday purchases from vendors on the Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales List.
My first impression of the scent? It smells like Thanksgiving in a jar. No, really — It’s a blend of spicy pumpkin-y, nutmeg-y, vanilla. If you like the scent of baked goods in your hair, this is what you need in your life! If not, there is also an unscented version. I didn’t mind it, so I sprang into action! But before doing so I did notice that my 12 oz jar was not completely filled. Maybe the product settled? Maybe it was not filled to begin with? I’m not one that complains much (if any) about the amount of product in jars, but this one was noticeable.
I applied it to my hair which was previously twisted using another product since my hair was starting to get dry. I was a little concerned because even though I only used a little, the product applied seemed a little heavy. I worried about it playing well with what was already on my hair and praying for no white residue. I donned my bonnet and said a prayer.
The next day the moisture was apparent and I found no white residue! My hair was shiny, soft and plump! I started having flashbacks of the old Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee! If you’ve kept up with my blog for a few years you know that this was my holy grail leave-in, moisturizer, and styler! MY EVERYTHING! And then QB started to go into auto-production (no longer made by hand) and things changed 🙁 The product no longer worked for my hair. Just a little update — I’ve continued to try the CTDG over the years and there still hasn’t been any sparks in our relationship — none! We’ve officially broken up. Womp! Womp!
Anywho! Over the next few days I continued using the Creme Brûlée. Upon initial application, there would be a dullness, but as the product seeped in there was a sheen. As much as I used it, I expected there to be a build-up of product, but my hair soaked up every little ounce of moisture and was happy about it.
The final test came when I used the product on freshly washed and conditioned hair. I sectioned, plaited, and let it all air dry with the Creme Brûlée. Once my hair was 90% dry I started to unplait my hair and it was super soft and and still moisturized! I began to stretch with heat as normal and my hair remained soft and moisturized. I could actually see the product glistening on my strands. I was HYPED!
At this moment my hair is in Marley Twists and I used the Creme Brûlée as my principal moisturizer and sealed it with pure coconut oil. Can I just say, Creme Brûlée + Coconut Oil = Silk! I recorded that tutorial and will have it posted to my YouTube channel within the next week.
Beija Flor Naturals Creme Brûlée is a keeper! No if ands or buts about it! Though there is a period of it having to absorb into my hair, the final results are worth that minor hiccup. This cream is what CTDG used to be, for me. It lives up to it’s claims entirely!
I contacted the folks over at Beija Flor Naturals and they offered a 25% OFF using VIXENNEWYEAR! They also have FREE SHIPPING on $75+!
UPDATE 7/15/14 — Photos below are of a screen captured conversation I had with Beija Flor Naturals via Twitter. This conversation was the result of me receiving an incorrect order. Before tweeting, I contacted them several times via different e-mail addresses, telephone and never received a response. It’s bad enough that I didn’t receive a response to my inquiries, but I was insulted when I was responded to as if I did something wrong. They had no idea who I was, besides the fact that I was a blogger ranting about their company on Twitter. I honestly believe the response of “Is there something owed to you, I don’t think there is as far as I know” has to do with the fact that they originally offered to send me products for review in Jan 2014, but failed to do so. Otherwise, what other reason would they have to be so inappropriate, or at the very least, assuming, initially?