Maui Moisture is a haircare line I have only recently come across. It is stocked in the UK, US, Austrailia and Canada! It has 5 separate lines, catering mostly for dry hair. The coconut oil line is specifically for curly hair, though I would assume curlies can use any of the others dependent on their specific needs. Because my hair is not too dry or damaged I decided to get the Curl Quence and coconut oil conditioner. Pricing wise it was £8.00, now compared to the other conditioners I picked up that day in the 3 for 2 offer, Shea Moisture and Kind Natured, this sat in the middle point… more on that later…
This line is made with 100% aloe juice as its first ingredient, not just that but its seemingly CG friendly! (if not please let me know) on the side of the bottle, it lists all the ingredients it is free from, including being vegan! it’s all very clear for any consumer!
Rich coconut oil is blended into this creamy conditioner along with papaya butter and plumeria extract. It helps de-tangle de-frizz and define your curls, while enhancing softness and body for shiny, bouncy curls, coils or waves.
I’ll start by saying this smell is a very strong SWEET coconut. I think more curly girls will love this and I’m assuming all the other products in this range will smell the same! Packaging wise I can see what look they were trying to achieve but I think practically it’s not the best. I found if you wanted to in to apply more your hand is too slippery to grip the bottle and it can be hard to squeeze again! but that may be a personal problem and little gripe haha!
Its texture is watery so its claims of being pure coconut oil and pure aloe vera seem to be true! As soon as this hits my hair I can feel the slip which was surprisingly good! I could easily start finger detangling. I think I’ve been using more of this than needed as it while you should wait a good 3 minutes for a conditioner to soak in, this one penetrates straight away. I can see this being great for curlies with 4 type hair! It may be too heavy for anyone with 2 type, of anyone who doesn’t like heavy conditioners for their hair in general. But it does say for THICK curly hair if you have finer hair which I do consider my hair to be, be wary to really wash it out completely if you do use it. Once I’ve really washed this conditioner out the hair can seem a bit dry, this did confuse me, but once I combed through my hair using my Denman brush it was fine the hair is not dry and is really strong and bouncy. I would recommend not washing the conditioner out too much if you have thicker hair or find it is too dry, as it will act a good leave in conditioner.
Overall I am really impressed with this conditioner! I briefly tried the Kind Natured one and the slip was not at all the same as with the Maui Moisture, I then realised the price point, in this case, did determine how well the product worked for myself. With the Shea Moisture also giving a great slip. But that’s in relation to curly hair needs. I would recommend any curly to give this a try! I’ve heard there are mixed opinions of this products line but that’s been about their other lines, not this specific one, I think this conditioner is worth its price point and has brilliant natural ingredients!