Review of Natural Style FUBU Products



1BlessedNatural: Review of Natural Style FUBU Products

Happy New Year, my blessed naturals!
I hope you all are having a great start to 2015! You all may remember the clothing line by FUBU which stands for "For Us By Us" which was founded in 1992 by Daymond John, Alexander Martin, Keith Perrin and Carlton Brown. I was very interested in trying their natural hair product line.

This week, I received my product samples from their website, but I had to pay $2.00 for shipping.

Products: Natural Style by FUBU- Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash
                 Natural Style by FUBU- Curl Elongation
                 Natural Style by FUBU- Curl-Defining Gel
                 Natural Style by FUBU- 3-in-1 Cleansing Wash- not included in this review. 

Price: approximately $10.00 for each product

Place: The website says that select products are found at Walgreens. I also noticed they were available on Cocotique.

Claims: Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash- Deep penetrating moisturizing conditioner
-Smoothes hair cuticle -Softens brittle hair -minimizes breakage and dryness

              Curl Elongator- Moisturizes natural curls-Minimizes shrinkage when drying, stretches
                                        hair -provides healthy shine- delivers elongated soft curls 

              Curl-defining Gel-  Provides definition to curls -Controls with crunch-free gel formula
                                              -Delivers healthy shine- Eliminates frizz
                                              -Control - Results are distinct and managed curls

               ALL- 100% sulfate & paraben free

1BlessedNatural: Natural Style by FUBU Deep Conditioner and Co-Wash


Ingredients: Deep Conditioner- Co-Wash- WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ARGANIA SINOSKA KERNEL OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL (SWEET ALMOND OIL), COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA) OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM, (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO OIL), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEE OIL, BAMBUS VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID.

 1BlessedNatural: Natural Style by FUBU Curl Elongator

                     Curl Elongator- DEIONIZED WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CLYCERIN, POLYURETHANE-14 (AND) AMP-ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, FRAGRANCE, CETEARETH 20, BUTYROSPERUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, PHENOXYETHANOL , ETHYLHEXGLYCERIN, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (ADVOCADO) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) OIL, DISODIUM EDTA.

1BlessedNatural: Natural Style by FUBU Curl-defining Gel
  
                     Curl Defining Gel- DEIONIZED WATER, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, FRAGRANCE, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL ETHYLHEXGLYCERIN, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND ) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (ADVOCADO) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BAMBUS VULGARIS (BAMBOO) OIL.

Consistency/Color- Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash-  white, fluffy, cream,
                                  Curl Elongator- very light, white, lotion
                                  Curl-Defining Gel- thick, murky gel
                                   

Fragrance (ALL): perfume scent. I prefer products with a fruity scent. These products have a pleasant fragrance.  However, if I were to apply these product to my hair, I wouldn't put on a perfume or body spray because I feel like the fragrances would clash. 


My Review

1BlessedNatural: my hair after applying the Natural Style by FUBU Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash


Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash


I washed my hair with a shampoo before applying the product. I applied the product to my hair, put on a plastic cap, and sat under the heating cap for 45 minutes. When I detangled my hair, it was very soft and manageable. Because I was using the samples, I only had enough product for 2 sections of my hair, but I was very pleased with the results!

Grade: A
 
 1BlessedNatural: The Curl Elongator on wet (right) vs. dry (left) natural hair.

 Curl Elongator

I'm always a little apprehensive when it comes to trying products that reduce shrinkage because the idea reminds me of a perm, but I tried the product anyway. I tested it on a (stretched) small section in the back of my hair. I tried it on both wet and dry hair. After applying the product, the section was two-strand twisted. The Curl Elongator worked well for me on dry hair better than wet hair. The package said that you could get the best results with a blow dryer, but I only use a blow dryer once in awhile on the cool setting and that would have taken forever. As a result, I just let my hair air dry.

Grade: B- 


1BlessedNatural: Natural Style by FUBU Curl-defining Gel on wet (right) vs. dry hair (left).
                                                          

Curl-defining Gel
 
The Curl-defining Gel was also applied to wet and dry hair. I had best results on wet hair. My twist-out was defined; my hair was soft and shiny. When I applied the product to wet hair, it left a bit of a sticky feeling the next day. I thought my hair was damp at first. If you have the same results with this product, you could try re-wetting your hair the next night and twisting it without reapplying the gel. I didn't experience the stickiness when I applied the product to dry hair and allowed it to dry.

Grade: C 

                    In All...

I like the products, but I prefer them to have a fruity scent. I like the inclusion of the oils (Miracle9Complex- Organic Shea Butter, Virgin Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Bamboo Oil, and Pomegranate Seed Oil), but  I was  concerned with the ingredient Triethanolamine. The ingredient is found in many cosmetic products, but is known to be hazardous. You can read more about the ingredient here


Have you tried any of the Natural Style FUBU products?

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