But, let’s start with what I do like. I love, love, LOVE that fact you can get this at Target. I’m always excited when popular natural hair care brands become more accessible because, surprise surprise, I hate paying for shipping. But (there is always a but isn’t there?), as of me posting this, Target only carries the 4oz jar. So if you fall in love and want a larger size to or you want a smaller size to try out, you need to go to Oyin’s online store (unless you’re in the Baltimore area–then you can head to their brick and mortar shop) or another retailer that stocks them.
It smells amazing-chocolatey goodness that, like most Oyin products, is pretty potent and lingers for a long while. Unfortunately, this makes it extremely overpowering when used as a body butter unless you’re into smelling like a giant Hershey bar for 12 hours. The texture is exquisite, it’s dense, spreads and adsorbs easily, without being extremely heavy. Great for fine hair or someone who finds most butters and oils too heavy.
When I tried it as a sealer, I wasn’t particularly wowed. It wasn’t bad, but I got similar (if not better) results from a castor/coconut oil hybrid which comes in at half the cost. As a styler, it has light-medium hold so my twist outs looked good, but they didn’t last–bun status at day 4 and my twists never made it to one week before getting super frizzy. However, this really shined in sets with the curlformer dupes I’ve been testing–light, bouncy curls with lots of definition! More on that in the coming weeks.
I won’t be picking this up again. I like my products to have multiple functions and this one really didn’t cut it for me. But, if you’re someone who frequently does styles that need light hold or have fine, loose curls, you might want to take a peak at this puppy!