I received my package from Gold Medal Hair on March 4th, two weeks after I put my order in. I was so excited to get it, I quickly opened it up, thought I was going to use it right away but didn't. Then, I had the bright idea to put it on my daughter's hair, but didn't. Last, I thought I would use the rest of my Baka Naturalaxer first, but didn't. I didn't want to the results to falsely enhanced.
Why did I sleep on this?
I have been debating for a year on whether or not to try this product. Reasons being:
1) I couldn't find any reviews
2) the catalog looks old has heck an
3) the product has a friggin cheetah on it, a friggin cheetah,
Well, I 'm so glad I finally tried it, the down side, shipping is pretty steep. Steep as in $13 or close to it, that should have been the #1 reason for stalling so long. I just used some cheap conditioner I have at home instead of the power gro conditioner from Gold Medal. Then added water to thin it out, this also made it more of a gel consistency. You can buy the gel already made or you can buy the packets and add what you want. The use of conditioner also killed most of the "herbal" smell. This is how it looks once prepared:
I shampooed my hair using regular shampoo and tried detangling at the same time. As soon as I applied the herbal tame to my hair it instantly felt better and the curls were POPPING people. Detangling was a breeze. I applied to my hair in sections with my bare hands, no gloves. I also used less this way and was also able to use it on my daughters hair. I still ended up throwing some away. I left it in overnight although it said to leave it in for one hour. Since I couldn't get under my hair bonnet, I decided to sleep in it. I had no problems with it on my skin or my daughters skin.
After applying Herbal Tame
The next day before shampooing
I was not overly impressed with my hair after shampooing it out, buy it does state that coarse hair will take a couple of applications. My hair was only a slight bit softer, buy it was less tangled than usual and I was able to cornrow it with out have to break out the water and comb to detangle. It can be applied every two weeks and I think I will buy more to keep up with that schedule.
Cleopatra is a natural hair relaxer for black frizzy, curly, etc. Hair, or for one who wants her hair black and straightened. It is good for all hairs shapes: curly, frizzy, frizzly, frizzled, frizzed, kinky , Black Americans, Africans, voluminous or pompous hair.
The company DAN DE COSMETICS inherited Cleopatra's secret. The natural formula for straight, smooth, shiny, and fascinating hair by its beauty. The product which has been developed by DAN DE COSMETICS Ltd. Company and called "Cleopatra", is made out a plants and minerals powder, to them there is to add liquid alcohol. This is a 100% natural product; compared among the similar products, available on the market, which are synthetic and alkaline. The prepartion can be applied directly to the roots of the hair. It repairs damaged hair (bleaching, coloring and any chemical agents aplied to the hair). The straightening is permanent and the renewal is done to the roots, because of hair growth.
Advantages: Made of nat…
Are you looking for a natural relaxer? Well, this may or may not be the product for you. First off, it is not all natural. Secondly, it does contain chemicals. Third point, which is the bonus(I think), it does not relax you hair.
You can apply to the entire hair shaft every 6-8 weeks, not just new growth
You don't need gloves
It won't burn your scalp
Use on natural or processed hair
Can wear hair "curly or straight"
Contains sodium sulphite (can cause dermatologic reactions)
Stinks (my kitchen smelled like a salon)
Costs about $30 (bought mine on sale $25)
Leaves a filmy feeling on hands (temporary)
Needs high heat to straighten nicely
I bought Kera Minerals by Silk Elements at Sally's Beauty Supply after hearing rave reviews from a co-worker. I used it on my daughter, unfortunately I heard about it a month after I tex-laxed my daughters all natural tresses. You will need to purchase the shampoo, deep conditioner and leave-in seperatly for futur…