Review: Afroveda Monoi de Tiare Cleansing Cream
Finishing up my reviews for the cleansing conditioners I currently have with Afroveda Monoi de Tiare Cleansing Cream.
Product Claims: Our Monoi de Tiare Cleansing Cream is a gentle moisturizing cleanser that doesn't create tons of latter, but will clean your hair and leave it soft! It is the ideal moisturizer as it is 100% natural and it will hydrate and moisturize each strand of hair, to leave it soft, flexible and shiny.
Soothes your scalp as it cleanses.
Supports healthy hair growth.
Contains Neem Leaf Extract to eliminate scalp bacteria, leaving hair healthier; and Shikakai proteins to naturally moisturize and nourish the hair and scalp.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Urens (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Persea American (Avocado) Fruit Oil, Baobab Extract, Coconut Oil & Gardenia Tahitensis, Behentrimonium Methosulfate & Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol(ProVitamin B5), Olive Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Kernal Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Vegetable Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Lactic Acid, Brassica Oleraceae Var.Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate.
Thoughts: Off bat, I had issues with this product: it spilled while being being shipped. The pump doesn't even touch the bottom of the bottle; it stops a good two inches above that. I see they've now switched to a jar, but the product is so runny, that that is just asking to mishap to occur. Not to mention it is $21 for an 8oz (I purchased it at 40% off)!
Now my major problem, if you look closely at the product claims and ingredients...something isn't quite right. Where's the neem extract? The shikakai? I don't see them. Do you? I contacted the owner and customer service about the discrepancy, neither replied. I don't know what's in this product.
The product I have is ok; not good, but not bad either. I wouldn't call it a cleanser though. Based on the ingredients, the actual cleansing agents aren't in it. It also doesn't leave my hair feeling clean, more of a light conditioner, an extremely light one.
The consistency is that of a thin lotion. It does have some slip and is moisturizing. The fragrance isn't one I prefer: a cloying floral, but not too obnoxious that I am unwilling to use the cleansing cream.
Afroveda Monoi de Tiare Cleansing Cream retails for $21 (8oz) and is available on the Afroveda site.
Would I repurchase?: No. There are other Afroveda products that I love, but this is not one of them.
Below is how I'd rate the product in the following categories:
Customer service: 2/5
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