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Alaffia – Beautiful Curls – Curl Activating Leave-In Conditioner, 12 Ounces

Creamy leave-in conditioner formulated with Certified Fair Trade shea butter and virgin coconut oil hydrates hair and improves softness and elasticity. Herbal extracts of comfrey and arnica help improve hair strength, soften coarse or extra curly hair and promote hair growth. Natural minerals and vitamins smooth the cuticle, remove tangles, improve shine and reduce frizz. Equality-Empowerment-Beauty. These are the three principles that Alaffia follows to not only bring customers the best natural, fair trade skin and hair care, but also to help relieve the cycle of poverty in Togo. Alaffia empowers West African communities to become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources. We encourage empowerment through our community projects, our women’s cooperatives, and through education and involvement in our local customer communities. We firmly believe that the cooperation of people across the world is an essential part of building sustainability in all communities.

Key features

  • 100% Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
  • Creamy leave-in conditioner formulated with Certified Fair Trade shea butter and virgin coconut oil hydrates hair and improves softness and elasticity.
  • Herbal extracts of comfrey and arnica help improve hair strength, soften coarse or extra curly hair and promote hair growth.
  • Natural minerals and vitamins smooth the cuticle, remove tangles, improve shine and reduce frizz.
  • Equality- Empowerment- Beauty. All sales of Alaffia products contribute to empowerment projects to help break the cycle of poverty in Togo.

Honest reviews

★★★★★

I am not completely sold on this product

I have 4a/b/c hair that is also porous. For me, this product is hard for me to use. When I apply it on freshly washed hair, I do not know how to figure out whether I used too much or too little. When I apply it on dry hair, it merely sits on my hair and slides down on my forehead. On the plus side, it smells nice. I didn’t experience any curl activating properties but it is great to use when applying with gel. I guess I will pass this along to family members.

Karla College Springs, IA
★★★★★

Excellent

This keeps my hair soft and works so well. I am glad it doesn’t have silicones or other synthetic crap because they give me acne. But this on the other hand, is so nice for my damaged, bleached hair!

Elba Ferndale, CA
★★★★★

Strong Hold

If you’re looking for a leave-in that can double as a styler, this one is very good for that. The only thing I didn’t care for is that the hold is pretty firm. I advise applying oil or butter to your hair before styling for the day, so you won’t loose your curl pattern. The one that’s in the jar has an even stronger hold that the bottled type. After using the one in the jar I had to wash my hair and start over because my hair felt like it had cement on it, even after applying a butter mix. I used it two more times differently. Once I applied more oil underneath and them on the other time I applied a shea butter mix before going to bed and both times I got the same result. It’s such a shame because it’s got a great raspberry smell to it. But I just can’t use it.

Katina Linn, KS
★★★★★

Great leave-in conditioner if applied right

I’ve been looking for a decent leave in conditioner because my ends have been feeling a little dry and I live in a different state than my hair stylist, so I can’t see her as often as I’d like. I’ve been trying to moisturize my hair the best I can until I make it back home and have been looking for products that will really moisturize my hair, but won’t leave it extra greasy and limp. I usually two-strand twist my hair and use mostly natural products to style/wash. My hair is also extremely thick and a combination of 3c/4a. I tried this product yesterday and I loved it! But my hair could use just a little more moisture. I’m guessing I am in dire need of a trim. I washed my hair with Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo and did a deep condition (no heat) of Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner. Then I used used the “LOC” method (Liquid, Oil, Cream) and sprayed each section with water,Coconut Oil, and then applied As I Am Twist Defining Cream. I then sealed with Castor Oil. BUT – after I sprayed each section with water, I applied a little bit of this leave in to each section I was about to twist! It made my hair smooth and frizz free! I know my method seems like a lot, but it really makes my two strand twist well-defined and I get tons of compliments! So, with all of that said – this product definitely added a bit more moisture, without weighing my hair down.

Megan Center Cross, VA
★★★★★

Love, Love, LOVE this stuff

This product works miracles where other products have failed. I have lots of fine, curly hair. If I don’t put something in my hair after I get out to the shower, it flies around in a tornado of fluff for the rest of the day, (Which, as you can imagine, is NOT the look I am going for.) This product has the perfect amount of oil for moisture without ever making my hair appear oily, and it is the perfect thickness to give my hair that weight it needs. It is also paraben and silicone free, which is important for us curly girls.

Antoinette Winn, ME