For a while now, I've been hearing my curlfriend Nevaeh (aka @Nevaehtiesha on IG) rave about how much she loves Obia Naturals products. So when I recently won their Babassu Deep Conditioner during a giveaway, I couldn't wait to give it a try. Ya'll I have been sleeping on this brand, but I am SOOO glad I am finally woke, because this deep condition is the BOMB!!!!
A Little Background Knowledge
So if you are not familiar with this brand, Obia Naturals is a black-owned business that focuses on using "Natural Ingredients for Natural Products". They have a range of hair and body care products for men and women that are not only natural, but they are also vegan, cruelty-free, pH balanced, non-toxic, and herbal based. Their products also gluten free, and they don't contain any potentially harsh ingredients like mineral oils, sulfates, drying alcohols, synthetic colors, DEA, or petroleum.
Now that you know a little bit about the brand, let's talk about this deep conditioner. Obia's Babassu Deep Conditioner is a protein-free treatment that is designed to:
Strengthen your strands
Nourish your hair
Soften and add shine to your hair
Some of the ingredients in this deep conditioner are:
Rice bran oil (EWG rating -1) ~ Rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like omega-3, omega-6 fatty acid, vitamin E, ferric acid, and ester just to name a few. All of these nutrients combined together can help moisturize and nourish the hair, protect the it from sun damage, and aid in healthy hair growth.
Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohols (EWG rating -1) ~ Fatty alcohols that are used as emollients to help moisturize and soften the hair.
Babassu Oil (EWG rating -1) ~ Very similar to coconut oil but has a lighter and less greasy feeling. Babassu oil is easily absorbed into the hair shaft, and it is rich in fatty acids that contain anti-inflammatory properties. The vitamin E in this oil also helps moisturize your hair and skin.
Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine (EWG rating -1) ~ A fatty mine salt derived from vegetable oil that is used as a conditioning agent, and often used as a replacement for silicones. It's also added to product to help keep them separating.
Vegetable Glycerin (EWG rating -1) ~ A natural humectant that help to draw moisture into the hair.
NOTE: EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.
When it comes to the consistency of this deep conditioner, it is thick, but not too thick to the point where its hard to apply to your hair. In fact, it went on very smoothly (especially when I added more water to my hair). It had a very nice amount of slip which is definitely a plus since I like to detangle while conditioning, and my hair soaked up all of this deep conditioner's yummy goodness within minutes. I mean, by the time I started working on the second side of my hair, the first side literally looked like I hadn't even applied any product at all...and that's how you know this is some good stuff. Don't believe! Check out the video below to see for yourself.
So after seeing how well this product works, I'm sure by now you're wondering how much does it cost and where it be found. Well you can pick up a bottle today on Obia Naturals website or on Amazon (this is an affiliate link which allows me to make a small commission) and it usually cost about $15 for an 8 oz. It can also be found in select retail stores as well.
My Final Thoughts
Is this a deep conditioner that I would purchase with my own coins? You better believe it. It's already on my Black Friday list. Will I be adding this to my list of staples? Ummm, is that even a relevant question LOL! Of course I am. If a product is natural, cruelty free, non-toxic, comes from a black owned business, AND provides my hair with the type of moisture, shine, and slip that this one did its definitely a product that I plan on keeping around.
So in case you haven't figured it out by now, I'm in LOVE with this product. It's AHMAZING, I definitely recommend it, and I can't wait to try other products from their line.