My Aunt who’s been a Hair Stylist for most of her life was the only stylist I’d ever let go anywhere near my hair with a relaxer. She wasn’t the first one to apply a relaxer to my hair, but she was the one person whom I trusted wholeheartedly, because she could straighten out the curl like the best of ’em, without making my hair look and feel flat, and lacking it’s natural body. In her arsenal of products, used to gleam and shine my hair to help preserve the longevity of the relaxer was always a Mizani product. She was, and still is, a fan of their relaxer system, their line of hair sprays, moisturizing gels, shampoos & conditioners.
Today, MIZANI, a division of L’Oréal USA, is a complete line of professional treatments, relaxers, shampoos, conditioners, hair color, and styling products designed to meet the expanding needs of today’s global beauty. Through its advanced, patented technology, MIZANI has discovered new ways to care not only for the hair, but for the scalp as well. Each MIZANI formula is customized to suit the individual needs of each hair type. From naturally curly and highly textured to color-treated, relaxed and everything in between, MIZANI offers a specialized, salon-exclusive hair care system designed to restore every hair type to its ultimate state of balance.
This is by no means a virtuous plug for the Mizani line…but more so a nod in their direction for recognizing the broader range of needs for naturally curly heads and different textures. A few of their NEW products did catch my eye, and sound strangely familiar…
Natural coils and curls—and even some wavy hair types—require extra moisture, protection and style control. New whipped-texture, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress disperses evenly and absorbs quickly for touchably soft waves and curls. Using a concentrated, natural-oil blend of coconut and camellina oils, it instantly envelops each strand and infuses it with uniform moisture from the inside out. Additionally, coconut oil helps strengthen hair and reduce breakage. The result is targeted moisturization, along with extra protection at the “stress” points of curly strands.
Especially formulated for multi-textured hair, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress revitalizes and restores curl’s natural luster without building up or weighing hair down.
Okay, so this sounds familiar because it has all those lovely key words natural/curly heads look for….’moisture’ ‘protection’ ‘style control.’ In the past I’ve been sold on these key words alone as promises for a good product, so looks like the folks over at MIZANI are finally paying attention (or looking to broaden their appeal).
Another worth a second gander, is their Butter Rich Nourishing Hairdress:
Naturally curly hair in all its beautiful shapes and forms can lose its shine if it becomes dry, damaged or brittle. The newest solution: Butter Rich Deep Nourishing Hairdress, a weightless, whipped texture hairdress that combines Mizani’s newest aerated-texture technology with an exceptional blend of naturally emollient Shea and Cocoa Butters, humectants and protective Coconut Oil. It provides intense moisturization, extreme softening and ultra nourishment—all in a fast-absorbing formula.
Developed to meet the needs of curly, coiled or kinky hair that’s extremely dry, damaged, porous or brittle, it instantly revitalizes and intensely softens, providing smoothness, flexibility and shine, from roots to ends. Use it as often as needed, and fall in love with natural curls again.
I’ve never truly been a fan of the ‘hairdress,’ all the ones I’ve used in the past have resulted in mighty greasy hair and fingers, so I typically stay away. Far from being completely sold on these products, I’d still love to see the complete packaging including the ingredient list. The site boasts these two products as being mineral oil and petroleum free…yeah, sounds good, but I’d still like to see what else goes into these products other than shea & coconut oil.
Naturallycurly.com along with MIZANI are offering those who take a brief survey the chance to win new products from the line. To enter and fill out the survey click HERE or visit naturallycurly.com for more info.