Sunday, December 14, 2008

Taliah Waajid Black Earth Products

I read on numerous blogs about Taliah Waajid`s Black earth products. Before I locked, I was a hair product junkie. I used nexxus to mizani. To tell you the truth, they all worked for a hot minute before I had to switch products again!

Since I have been locked. I have used minimal products. I use only natural products on my hair and skin. One to ten months, I used Knotty Boy Dread shampoo bar. I love that shampoo! It lasted one year, until one of my sons mistook the bar for a regular bar of soap. Their body must have been tingling all over!

I use Aubrey organics green tea clarifying shampoo once a month. This shampoo is very drying! Since I could not use conditioner yet, I would have to do a second wash with the Knotty Boy. Ten months to present, I would use BWC ( Beauty Without Cruelty) tea tree, mint, and rosemary shampoo scalp and hair treatment. A very good product. My scalp would tingle! I would follow with the BWC conditioner.

When I was surfing the net to research the ingredients in the Black Earth products, I found a beauty supply site that was offering the products for $3-$4 of the original price.

I purchased the Total Body Black Earth shampoo for $4.99, the Enhancing Herbal conditioner for $7.00, and the Herbal Strengthener $3.99. With the S&H the total was 23.65. Not bad compared to the original prices on Taliah Waajid`s website.

When I received the products, I was not happy with the ingredients in the herbal strengthener. It is based in petroleum. I gave the product away! What a waste of money. You can not get a total list of the ingredients on her web site or on any that sold her products.
Child! When I opened the shampoo, I was surprise to see black goo drip out the bottle! I said " WHAT THE HELL ?!!! Well that black goo is da bomb! My locs never felt so good! My locs usually tangle after I shampoo them. This stuff made them soft and manageable! I followed with the conditioner ( as Doc Camille said to do!). I`am very happy with Black Earth Products. I`am very careful of what I place in my locs. Yeah, the shampoo has a little SLS , but I think its worth the over site! Any way, it smells delicious!

Total Body Black Earth Shampoo
Ingredients: Pure Distilled Water, Natural Herbs, Indian Hemp, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ, Yarrow Root, Sodium Laureate Sulfate, Rosemary, African herbal Complex, Sea Salt, Sage, Silk protein, Corn Oils, Corn Silk, Vitamin E, Fruit Bio-flavoniods, Bay Laurel, Cocomide ( Coconut- Bio-Flavonoid).
Enhancing herbal Conditioner
Ingredients: Pure distilled Water, Anise, capsicum Oil, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ, Bees Wax, Aloe Vera, Walnut Oil, Cherry bark, Calendula, Thyme, Kiola, Quine seed complex, Vitamin E, Silk protein, Apple extract, lavender Extract, balsam canada, Bay laurel, fruit Bio-flavonoid.
The Strengthener
ingredients: Pure Distilled Water, Petroleum, Natural Herbs, Indian hemp, yarrow Root, Rosemary, Chickweed, nettle, Herbal complex, Burdock, Coltsfoot, sage, Chamomile, Vitamin E, Bio-Flavoniods, fruit Fragrance, bay Laurel.


Kittylocks said...

This is very informative. I am using the herbal essence rain forest flower shampoo and conditioner becase I have now started to dye my hair. I will certainly give these products a try.

cheleski said...

I like the BEP. I started my locks with the locking gel..set me back 4 mos. I may try it again, now that you remind me how good it is to you. i recommend her line for most people as well bc it has great ingredients. a lil sls is worth it.

JustLocs said...

I think that you also have to notice how far down the ingredients list the SLS is. I was disappointed with the petro in the "grease" (LOL) too. I was actually really suprised, because she knows better. I might try some of the shampoo although I am in love with Dr. B.

Kumina said...

I've been thinking about the Waajid products and your blog was real helpful. I may try the conditioner, right now I use the JML conditioner and it doesn't make my hair loose at all. Have you tried using gray magic with your hair color? You get it at Sally's and you use 10 drops for each ounce of color and the average box haircolor is 2 ounces so you use 20 drops, shake it up and apply it to the grayest area first then do the rest of your head. It does help cover a little better and you can use it no matter the type of semi or demi color you use. HTH

NubianLockedPrincess said...

I love the knotty boy bar, but it did not have a conditioner. I Black Earth on a web site that was selling them for almost 1/2 price! Whent back to the site, they had raised the prices :(

My locs loves the products!

The next time I dye, (in April) I will try that product!

Sandra said...

It's hard enough for a man to lose his hair, but at least it is socially acceptable. For a woman, hair loss is a much more difficult experience. Confusion, fear, and anxiety can set in, and a feeling of helplessness can abound.

MsUndaStood said...

Thanks for the information I have been thinking about purchasing those products now I am rethinking it..