Big Hair Review

I first heard about Big Hair on Instagram through The Curly Cockney, she raved about their hair treatment. I was intrigued. Their 97% natural ingredients, full of butters, oils & vitamins.  A few months later they got in contact with me to ask if I wanted to review their products.They were so thorough with this, asking me about my hair type, condition so forth so they could get the ideal products for my hair, I liked that, so I made sure to give them as much information as possible. My hair is colour treated and therefore the ends are prone to dryness, it's also low porosity so I'm forever feeling I'm losing moisture which leads to frizz. Also my curl pattern isn't loyal, it can range from a 3A/3B it depends on the condition and products, I rarely get the same curls daily - weekly. It's a surprise!!

The recommended 3 :

Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment 200ml £14.95 which will combat against dryness and restore life to damaged/coloured hair. We recommend leaving it on for 40 minutes covered with a shower cap and a warm towel.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Natural detangler and conditioner (Behentrimonium Methosulfate* (and) Cetearyl Alcohol**), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Banana Powder (Musa Sapientum), Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Honey (Mel), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Glycerine (Palm Free), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Optiphen Eco-Cert Approved Preservative (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol)

Leave In Moisturising Milk 200ml £12.95 after rinsing out your deep conditioner, I'd recommend to blot away most of your excess water before applying our leave in. As your hair is low porosity if your hair is wet it'll struggle to absorb the leave in as both with be battling to get in, causing much of it to be lost and drip away. We recommend using a cotton t-shirt to remove excess water to minimise frizz and possibility of breakage.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Butter), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Natural detangler and conditioner (Behentrimonium Methosulfate* (and) Cetearyl Alcohol**), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Eco-Cert Approved Preservative (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol), Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

Moisture Me Whipped Butter 200ml £14.95 after adding our leave in, add a small amount of butter to seal in the moisture. As this is 100% natural, it is very rich so only a teeny amount is needed (this will also ensure that your curls aren't weighed down). Curly girls with different types of curls love this! We've converted a lot of curly girls who thought that butters weren't for their hair type, so we hope you find that this works for your curls.

Ingredients: Avocado Butter (Persea Gratissima), Shea Butter Seed Oil (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis)

I've seen online the use of clay as a hair mask for natural hair getting quite a buzz, seeing it within the ingredients of the hair treatment left me excited as I wanted to see how it works especially alongside oils and other butters. After washing I section the hair and apply this evenly throughout and clip each section back up. The texture of the product is soft and spongy. I find it really does need to be smoothed through the hair to be coated as it's more a thicker consistency than a fluid. I've left it on how they recommended it to me and I also have done it under a dryer on a low heat. Upon rinsing the hair looks bouncier and curls have a bit more definition. The tub is 200G and it's £14.95 - More on the costly side, if you use it weekly it'll probably not last as long but I've used this probably 4x as I don't use it for every big wash.

This leave in milk - the water and oils work well on my damp hair, section and apply and a little goes a long way. The milk slips through the strands before I really concentrate on my ends as they are what I need to keep highly moisturised and happy to retain any length and diminish frizz.

I've not used a hair butter in a long time. I found them too thick and heavy for my hair and couldn't feel I could ever get it to work. Having read that with my hair being low porosity, there's certain oils that are rich emollients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil and mineral oil. Being that I am partly blondes there's some oils when used pure that can change my hair colour, nothing can ever be straightforward. Not to worry I didn't find that an issue with this. It's thick and a little is suggested. I've applied this both with damp hair and 80% dry hair and I probably prefer it more when it's damper to melt it through the hair easier than when it's a lot more dry.

I leave my hair at this point to air dry if possible to let the curls dry naturally and form however it feels if I cannot I take out the diffuser to give it more bounce and volume. Using a diffuser you must be careful not to touch the hair as it creates frizz. I'll then pick the hair roots and my hairs good for a couple days before I may need to wash the hair again or drag it out longer by bunning or braiding my hair.

There was a suggestion that nightly I use a little of the milk and butter to keep the hair moisturised instead of leaving it until it gets to a dry state. Lazy I cannot be! It's a good tip because I find the hair doesn't feel product heavy and keeps moisturised for the next day & sleeping on a satin pillow helps.
This was taken just before a needed wash day and the hair doesn't feel or appear too dry!

I have since repurchased the milk and butter since I was sent the items at the end of April and for the meanwhile I'm more than happy to continue, I feel as if my hair routine has been stripped back more (besides the big wash day) meaning less products and more space - hello minimalism.

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