4 years ago, when I decided to return to natural, there weren’t many products available. So, I chose a line and prayed it worked. Well, much to my surprise, the products worked; so I thought. After a few months of usage, I began noticing my hair was very dry and began to break. I spent months trying to restore the moisture and revitalize my curls. My texture changed drastically and I thought I would have to chop off months of growth. So, desperate for a remedy, I begin researching products and was introduced to Qhemet Biologics. I visited a Houston local natural product boutique where I came across the Holy Grail of moisture replenishing/retention products – Amla & Olive Heavy Cream by Qhemet Biologics. I went home to shampoo and condition my hair, and after allowing it to air dry before applying the product, and the results were phenomenal! My love for this product has made it not just a staple product in my personal arsenal, but in the salon as well.
On the jar of Amla & Olive Heavy Cream it states that it moisturizes and softens, very dry, coarse hair. I found that it works for all textures of hair, though the way used is determined upon texture. It nourishes the hair, leaving it softer, more manageable, healthy and full of life. It doesn’t weigh the hair down, but leaves hair conditioned and intense sheen. It is my personal preference to use this product once the hair has slightly air-dried, or has been towel dried. Doing so, has yielded better results as opposed to using on extra damp hair. If looking to winterize your regimen and make it acceptable for colder weather, adding this product will simplify the process by combating moisture loss due to dryer, colder conditions.
Upon, untwisting my hair, there was a noticeable difference in my hair’s moisture levels. It no longer felt brittle and dry, and I found that the breakage had ceased. The results produced from one use had me sold; proving to me it was everything it stated and more. When used on my twist outs, I not only got good definition, but the retention of moisture throughout the day was amazing. It has been my experience that twist outs can dry out throughout the course of the day, but with the Amla & Olive Heavy Cream, I find that hair remains moisturized for days. Because a little goes a long way, I would suggest applying once every 3 days or so; can be adjusted if you are experiencing drier hair. This Heavy Cream is very thick, so please be advised that applying in sections is the best method. This will ensure that one does not over use, and that it is being applied evenly throughout the entire head. I purchase this product for use in the salon, so if used sparingly, it lasts for quite some time.
Nowadays, color is the growing trend amongst naturals. But, one will find that color can sometimes dry out the hair. Amla & Olive Heavy Cream will deliver the needed moisture right back into the strands of your hair. It is recommended to use it as an overnight deep conditioning treatment, once a month if hair is color treated or is extremely dry. It is great for 2 strand twists, moisturizing hair prior to and during protective styling, and prior to rod/curl formers/bantu knot sets. By preparing the hair prior to styling with this cream, you will have prolonged moisture and softness, making hair less prone to breakage.
**Please Note:** If hair is of a coarser texture or porous, it may be advisable that one use this product in conjunction with the Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter, as this will help seal in the moisture.
Key Benefits & Ingredients
Amla and Olive Heavy Cream does not contain any parabens, silicones, dyes, artificial fragrances, or mineral oil that can coat the hair leaving a buildup or film. Instead, it penetrates the hair, moisturizing it thoroughly. It can be used as a nightly deep conditioning treatment, a leave in, and who doesn’t love a product that can double as a body butter? Its key ingredients such as, olive oil, amla extract, castor oil, Aloe Africana extract and Vegetable Glycerin (to name a few) composes a remedial humectant that is mixed to perfection. Together the ingredients soothes roughness, combats hair loss and dandruff caused by dry scalp, provides great conditioning agents, repairs dryness and restores strength and vitality to hair – just to name a few.
Availability of Product & Pricing
Houston was lucky enough to have one retailer that carries this product. You can find this product at Pampered & Twisted, located on Westheimer Parkway in West Houston/Katy Area. Otherwise, you can visit www.qhemetbiologics.com, where you will find a host of other great products. The cost range between $17-$32 for an 8 oz or 16 oz. Remember, though the price point may be set a little higher, it will last almost twice as long due to its ability to preserve moisture longer than average products.
The discovery of this product has made a remarkable difference in my hair, as well as the hair of my clients. The growth, less shedding and breakage and retained moisture while wearing protective styles, has pleased many clients; having them return to the styling chair in awe, weeks after initial visit. It amazes them that even after a week or two of not visiting, their hair is still soft and supple when removing protective styles. But, beware, it is easy to over use this product which will make hair feel wet or even over conditioned. So remember, use in moderation, and apply only when necessary.