Qhemet Amla & Olive Heavy Cream Review
Qhemet Claims: This thick, rich formula leaves extra dry, coarse hair soft and supple for days! Our nourishingly rich blend of old world oils, organic herbs and natural humectants leaves coarse, dry and brittle hair extra soft, healthy and supple!
Ingredients: Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Organic Amla, Organic Brahmi, Organic Aloe Africana, MSM, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitan and Cetearyl Monoesters, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexglycerin, Essential Oil Blend.
Price point: 2 oz/$5.50US | 8 oz/$16.50US
My 6¢: The Alma & Olive Heavy cream is true to its name because it is heavy…this stuff is thick. The ingredients list is an impressive line up of everything good for your hair. Castor oil for thickening, olive oil for moisturizing , ayurvedi amla, aloe and msm.
Like I mentioned in a previous post, this was my first Qhemet experience as I received a sample from my local Honeyfig. At the time I received I was close to the breaking point of a long stretch and was desperate for anything to quench and soften my new growth. Well this was a great lifesaver. My only regret was that the sample was so darn small lol.
The Amla & Olive Heavy cream just like its sister Burdock Root Butter Cream is not greasy at all. It’s core ingredient is castor oil, so it is a good option if cold pressed castor or jbco is too heavy or too greasy for your hair. The Amla & Olive reminds me of softened white chocolate (don’t ask me why, maybe I’m craving chocolate) and it has a slight citrusy but musky scent – nothing too overpowering though. This cream is too heavy to apply throughout my relaxed hair so I restricted its use to my roots. Although it is a thick butter it works into the hair quite easily. The results? Incredible softness and pliability without the oiliness. At the moment I use this about once a week but as my new growth gets thicker and wilder, I’ll increase usage to a few times a week. I would think this would be prefect for natural or transitioning 4-something sisters. I’ll be keeping it for my new growth hair-ca-pades.
My only con which is not for the product itself, but more of a suggestion for the Qhemet product line, is that it would be very VERY nice if the labels of the products weren’t so similar. I can’t tell you how many times I go to pick up the Burdock Root Cream and end up with the Amla & Olive or the Cocoa Tree Detangler (review coming soon). Of course by the time I notice it’s the wrong product it’s already in my hair. Right now all the labels are the exact same colour and layout. A blue label for the Burdock Root and a Yellow label for the Cocoa Tree Detangler for instance would make distinguishing the products sooo much simpler, and prevent my self-inflicted faux pas. *HINT* *HINT*