Product Review: Duafe Naturals Protein Rich Hair Milk

01/16/2013 | By | More

Product Name:

Duafe Naturals Protein Rich Hair Milk

Retailer:

Review of Duafe Naturals Protein Rich Hair Milk by Deborrah Cooper

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Packaging:

6 fl. oz bottle with spout top

Retail Purchase Price:

$8.00 plus tax and shipping

pH Rating:

Water Diluted pH = 5.0

Key Ingredients:

  1. Carrot, and broccoli seed oils
  2. Shea butter
  3. Spirulina (blue-green algae) protein
  4. Herbs

Full List of Ingredients:

Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (hemp) Seed Oil, Tritium Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Soy & Rice Quats, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed extract, Brassica Oleracea italica (Broccoli) Seed extract, Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Duafe Naturals Herbal Complex [ Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Emblica Officinalis (Amla), Symphytum Officinale (comfrey), Salvia Officinalis (sage), Anthemis Nobilis (chamomile), Prunus Serotina (wild cherry bark), Ulmus Fulva (slippery elm), Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop), Calendula Officinalis (calendula),Trifolium Pratense (red clover), Trigonella Foenum Graecum (fenugreek), Tussilago Farfara (coltsfoot), Urtica Dioica (nettle), Arctium Lappa (burdock root), Equisetum arvense (horsetail), Ocimum Basilicum (basil), Green Seaweed, Emblica officinalis (amla) Fruit Powder, Acacia concinna, Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis Linn (hibiscus) Petals, Hyssopus Officinalis (hyssop), Achillea millefolium (yarrow)], Tocopherol T-50 (vitamin e) Oil, Citric Acid (vitamin c), Pathenol ( Pro-Vitamin B5), Retinol (vitamin a) fragrance.

Product Description:

A creamy, light textured white conditioner with a refreshing scent. An all-natural moisturizer and mild curl definer with Vitamin E and other oils and herbs that leaves hair with a beautiful sheen. Enriched with sea algae protein for stronger, softer, more manageable hair without leaving hair dry or brittle.

Suggested Usage:

Four different ways to use the product are provided on the manufacturers website.

  1. As a detangler: Add a few squeezes to your favorite shampoo to create a nice slip factor.
  2. To seal and/or detangle:  Add 1 part hair milk to 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray!
  3. To co-wash or condition the hair:  Use in the shower and rinse out, or use as a leave-in on your hair right after shampooing.
  4. As a styling cream: Lightly define curls and coils by first washing or co-washing the hair, then apply a generous amount of hair milk to your hair. Finger comb through, scrunch and allow to air dry or twist.

Manufacturer’s Warnings/Contraindications:

For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Flush well with water and stop using immediately if irritation occurs.

How I Discovered This Product:

Recently received two Duafe Naturals products (which will be reviewed separately) in a product swap. I’d never heard of the line, but really liked both of the items I’d received, so I decided to check out their website. A former user of the hair milk made by Carol’s Daughter, I decided to order this product to see how it compared.

My Experience:

Review of Duafe Naturals Protein Rich Hair Milk by Deborrah Cooper

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I’ve used the product two different ways (straight and diluted), and hands down my hair prefers the hair milk diluted in water.

Into my sprayer bottle I put a big squeeze (about 4 tablespoons) of hair milk, then filled my bottle halfway with distilled water. I believe this was slightly more than the 3:1 ratio recommended on the manufacturer’s website, but it worked great for me.

My hair was freshly cleansed using my no-poo Bentonite clay wash. I distributed approximately 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel through my hair, but no other products. I sectioned off my hair then sprayed one section at a time with the diluted hair milk. I topped that with my Shea butter blend and twisted up my hair into small twists.

There was minimal hair shedding even though my hair had been untouched for more than a week. Stats say that we typically lose 80-100 hairs per day, but there weren’t even 100 hairs in my comb. Detangling is always easier with a clay wash than with a shampoo, but after using Duafe Protein Rich Hair Milk my comb breezed through and my twists were done in less than 45 minutes!

I could probably have finished sooner but I was distracted by a fabulous series I’m watching on Netflix called “Revenge”. You should check it out because this chick means business. Anyway…

The next morning I took some of the twists down to see how my hair reacted to the hair milk test. Let me tell you, my hair felt much more smooth even than usual, it was very soft and had amazing body and “jump.” The twists are almost as defined as when I use flax seed gel which is amazing! There was absolutely no frizz and my hair felt moisturized and healthy. Even my normally dry ends (that I have to slather with shea butter whip to keep moist), are under control with no breakage noted.

I always hold my breath when trying new products because my hair hates everything and breaks at the drop of a hat. This experiment was a resounding success.

Bottom Line:

This stuff is a keeper! Though I make the majority of my products myself, I absolutely loved the results achieved with Duafe Naturals Protein Rich Hair Milk and plan to order more as soon as I finish using the bottle I have.

Final Rating: We give this product four stars for excellence

Without a doubt, the Protein Rich Hair Milk is one of the best commercial products I’ve tried in many months. My hair needs protein regularly… without it I experience ridiculous breakage which does not help my length retention goals. I can see where regular use of Protein Rich Hair Milk will save my hair. Even those women sensitive to protein should be okay with this because the protein is very light and combined with many different moisturizing herbs and oils.

My best results were achieved using the hair milk in its diluted form, as it seems to react well with water and is much easier to distribute through the hair from root to end.  Plus it will allow me to be more frugal with my product usage as I tend to be a bit heavy handed. Now that a few days have gone by and, I used my diluted hair milk as a spritzer this morning and my hair once again feels as soft, moisturized and full of body as it did just after washing.

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