Hey NaturalLeeders! Happy Last Day of the YEAR! & YES I’m leaving you with a REVIEW because I can’t wait until the New Year hits to share these babies with you.
Honey Baby Naturals…
I actually had never heard of them until I attended the Quintessential Natural Hair Tour in Miami last month [see HERE]. I was checking out the vendors at the event and as usual I saw the ‘regulars’…Shea Moisture, Cantu, Mielle, you name it. But what caught my attention was a large group of ladies surrounding one particular table labelled, Honey Baby Naturals.
Immediately I thought they must be brand new because it was the first time I had ever heard that name. But based on the swarm of ladies picking up products at the booth, I figured they couldn’t be that new to the game. Clearly everybody in line knew exactly who they were, and they wanted in on that sweet discount happening that day.
By the time I made it to the front of the line, the CEO, Aisha Crump, was just about to tell her story about how and why she created the line. To sum it up, she worked as a chemical engineer for 15 years, where she worked in the hair & skincare industry, developing products and formulas for several major brand. In 2015, she finally decided to launch her own honey-derived line of skin and hair products, that were safe and effective for the entire family to use.
The thing is, I’ve heard stories like this before. Don’t get me wrong, I love hearing about everyones come up and her story was still very unique, especially with her being the first Latin woman to hit the shelves of major retailers. But somehow she didn’t win me over and so I walked away and headed to the Mielle booth to check out their deals for the day. To my dismay Mielle only had 10% OFF! I was hunting bang for your buck type of deals so I circled back to Honey Baby Naturals to feel out the consistency of the products.
So I’m back at the booth and I’m feeling out the products and they all felt too lightweight for my hair. I think the owner picked up that I still wasn’t sure how I felt about her products so she came over to try and sway me and I am so happy she did! She shared a photo of her 3 beautiful children with me, all of which had 3 completely different hair textures. Then she shared that all 3 kids only use her products despite them all having such different hair types. I was SOLD! Though she also had her skincare line on display, I was only interested in her hair care line at the time [man, do I regret that now!]. I purchased, her softening conditioner, a detangler, a hair smoothie and a gel.
[I took these two photos from @aishacrump‘s Instagram page just so you too can get an idea of her beautiful family and the different hair types using these products ]
I’m still not entirely sure how this line managed to fly under the radar for the past 2 years without me hearing about it, but it’s about time they got their shine! After one use of these products, it was all LOVE! Not only did I complete my wash day in record time but my hair felt unbelievably soft, hydrated and not weighed down with product! Plus I absolutely love the design of their packaging. I don’t know if it has anything to do with my childhood love for Winnie The Pooh but I love that the container literally looks like a honey pot!
The scent of the product is sweet but not overpowering and it’s consistent throughout all the products in the line. This is something I appreciate because I don’t have to worry about the scents clashing after using a few of their products in my hair. Don’ you just hate when that happens?
They also get bonus points for creating a line that everyone can use. I mean, who else loves it when everyone in their family can share the same product? Haha, okay I take that back. Who am I kidding? Most of us don’t like sharing since we would hate for our holy grail products to finish too fast. But I must admit, saving storage space in the bathroom becomes much easier when you and your significant other loves the same thing! Okay, enough rambling? Keep scrolling for a quick break down of each product…
Honey Sweet Softening Conditioner
One word…PHENOMENAL! Slip is a must have on any curly girls product checklist, and this conditioner checks that box. The honey sweet softening conditioner definitely lives up to its name because my hair immediately felt soft and my entire bathroom smelled sweet! I was on day 7/8 hair when I first used this conditioner, so I already had an idea that I was going to spend some time trying to detangle my mane. But the moment I put this conditioner on the first of four sections of my hair, it immediately felt softer. I did as the instructions suggested and waited a few minutes before attempting to detangle and I was left in awe!
It was as if the conditioner was breaking down the tangles in my hair. The knots were literally melting away as I ran my fingers, followed by a comb through each section. The slip was intense and within no time my hair was detangled and feeling smoother than ever. When I rinsed out the product my shed hair slipped out with ease and my hair felt super soft. So soft that I wasn’t sure whether or not I still wanted to bother with a Deep Conditioner [I did btw].
All in all, this product is perhaps my new favorite conditioner because this one single product somehow made my entire hair routine super easy and fast. I highly recommend this baby!
Knot My Honey Instant Detangler
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, it did! When I tell you this product does it for me, it truly does! I personally like to layer my hair products and I always start with a water based leave-in before applying my heavier creams or butters. When I purchased the products from Honey Baby Naturals she didn’t have a Leave-In Conditioner in her line, so I opted to use their Knot My Honey Instant Detangler as a substitute leave-in and my hair loved it.
My hair already felt soft after completing my wash, but my hair felt like silk after applying this detangler to it. The detangler melted into my hair and glided effortlessly over my curls. I definitely see this detangler remedying a few things. I plan to use this as a leave-in, as a curl fresher and definitely as a detangler when my hair needs extra TLC.
Worth every penny and I will definitely be buying again!
Honey Shea Butter Hair Smoothie
Typically we want our smoothies, puddings and butters to give our hair long-lasting definition and moisture without the strong hold of a gel, and this Honey Shea Butter Hair Smoothie does exactly that. The cake batter looking smoothie has the perfect consistency of not being too thick and not too thin. For reference no product fell out when I held the jar upside down but it still wiggled when I shook the jar.
My hair absorbed the product well and it felt soft and manageable after applying. Nonetheless the smoothie also had a soft hold so I knew I definitely had to follow up with the styling gel from the line for added hold to my coils.
For Manny’s 3B/3C hair, all he needed was this smoothie to get the job done. His hair was baby soft after applying and the product gave his hair enough hold to define his ringlets.
Hold It Honey Styling Gel
Another star of the show was the Hold It Honey Styling Gel. Now we all know that a styling gel can either break or make your wash and go. So I really like this one because we want hold and definition without any crunch, and this Honey Baby Naturals Gel nailed it!!!
Thank to this gel I got a full 7 day wear of my wash and go! This gel locked in my curl defintion without leaving behind a hard cast. I must admit, there was a slight crunch once my hair had fully dried but after shaking my hair and applying a ‘dab’ of oil, my coils were PERFECT!
All in all, I LOVE HONEY BABY NATURALS! A new holy grail product line for sure. It’s been a while since an entire product line blew me away, and this one definitely does it all. It softens, detangles, hydrates, moisturizes, defines, smells great and has ‘Ahh-Mazing’ ingredients. Woah, that was a mouth full!
Now you guys know just how much I believe in Deep Conditioner and Leave-In’s, but at the time I purchased these products, Honey Baby Naturals was yet to launch a leave-in conditioner and a hair masque. Sometime over the holidays both products hit the market and best believe I’m going to be placing a full order for everything once I’ve used up this current stash.
Though I’m sure I won’t be disappointed with the new additions to their line. When I do get around to trying out their leave-in and hair masque, rest assured I plan to either update this blog post with my thoughts or create an entirely new post for those two products only. Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below. Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥