I’m still working on whittling down my stash of hair products, but as I use things up I like to think about the hair products I have and which ones I can do without. And while I do love my Elasta QP Recovery Anti-Breakage Moisturizer, it is going to be one of the products that I let go. I haven’t quite finished using it yet, but I’ve pretty much made up my mind about this product.
The Pros and Cons of Elasta QP Recovery Anti-Breakage Moisturizer: It was the first moisturizer that ever made my hair feel moisturized (instead of coated or nothing) after using it. It contains mineral oil, which is a big no-no in the hair community. But I didn’t notice the mineral oil when I first purchased it and it worked well moisturizing my straightened hair. However, this product does nothing for my air dried hair. And since my hair is air dried most weeks, it doesn’t get much use. I think it’s time to say good-bye. 🙁
What am I going to use instead? Coconut Oil — well, Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil to be exact. Coconut oil, like many other oils, is great for hair because it softens, conditions and adds shine. But coconut oil is one of the few oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft and is slightly moisturizing. Additionally, coconut oil is known for its ability to reduce protein loss, which is vital to a relaxed head like myself.