Hello Gorgeous!I just took my havana twists out and it’s time for some good ole’ mud in these curls! I’m braiding the girls’ hair this weekend, and we’re all deep conditioning with Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish.
Which brings me to this week’s update! This review was originally written in 2012, after I big chopped for the second time due to hair damage (curse you flat iron!). I’ve included a brief video of hair photos I took during this time. You can see Lavish when she was freshly cut! Let me know your thoughts in the comments…have you ever used Anita Grant’s Deep Condish?
There are quite a few clay products available now that work well as a deep conditioner. None of them have worked as well for my hair, as the beautiful deep condish from Anita Grant.
I had such an experience with this product, I had to do a review!
I bought the Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish (an earlier version) 3 years ago. I forgot I had it until recently, used it but thought it was a little old and bought a fresh batch.
Since I’ve cut my hair and revealed my thick, voluptuous healthy New Growth…I’ve returned to many of the products I used in the beginning. Along with my collection of homemade products and a better understanding of what Lavish loves, my hair has gotten stronger, shinier, curlier, and fuller.
Softness was what I was going for and this deep condish seemed like the perfect…well, deep condish.
I ordered the Marshmallow Rhassoul Deep Condish ($8.95) and the Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish ($7.95). I also bought a few samples of the most delicious sounding hair delights I’d ever heard. That’s saying a lot considering every natural hair store seems to have the best names for their products.
As I started to mix it, it started to smell more and more like I was making a chocolate cake (I was also fasting from sugar so I was really wanting chocolate cake too:)
Before applying, I washed my hair with Terressentials Left Coast Lemon Pure Organic Hair Wash. My hair was clean, smelled like lemons, and I couldn’t wait to follow bentonite clay with rhassoul clay (I’d heard this was pretty orgasmic).
Her wonderfully detailed instructions suggest adding a very hot liquid. She recommends coconut milk as it makes the chocolate smell of the organic unrefined cocoa butter (yes:) even more rich. My hair doesn’t like coconut milk right now so I added hot flaxseed liquid instead (her second recommendation).
It was very easy to mix and I used all 3 cubes (my hair is very thick).
I applied it to my hair and wrapped it with saran wrap.
I put my scarf on and went to bed…
The next morning I washed it out and loved the results. I didn’t really smell the banana, but it had to contribute to my soft, light, conditioned hair. My hair felt well moisturized. I twisted my hair with one of the samples I ordered Whipped Butter Lemon Sponge (smells like a real lemon cake) along with the clay.
I left my hair twisted for about 5 days and then wore a twist out for a couple of days. When I took my hair down it still smelled like lemon sponge cake (and I seal my ends with my own oil mix almost every night:).
Let’s just say I re-ordered a full-sized Whipped Butter ($8.95) plus some other items…and move on.
I won’t even tell you that my kids started asking for the “lemon cake one” when I sealed their ends at night!
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My Final Review:
I LOVED IT! I loved making it, smelling it and putting it on my hair. I don’t think I used enough liquid for the consistency I like, but this is an easy fix for next months treatment. I’ve enjoyed all of the products I’ve ordered from Ms. Grant. Her products are very decadent, freshly handmade and I love that her site is filled with great information.
Did I mention her company is in the UK–Hertford, Hertfordshire to be exact. I promise you, her products got here faster than some of the companies I order from here in the US! My order was under $34 so my shipping costs were a flat $10.75 (I may be off with the change but around there).
Well worth it.
If you’re on the fence about this product, it’s worth the cost, short wait (considering it’s coming from another country:), and lavish hair experience!
Deep Condition Lavishly:)