Review: Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner and Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer

About a month ago, I received some goodies from Alikay Naturals to use and review.  Let me start off by saying THANK YOU, Alikay Naturals, for these wonderful products!  Now to the nitty gritty… did these products actually WORK for my hair?  Find out more about the Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner and the Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer after the jump!
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Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner
Price Point:
$13 (via Alikay Naturals)
Size/Amount:
8 oz.
Description:
Locks moisture in your hair without weighing it down or causing product build up. Infused with essential oils to smooth your hair shaft and keeps it moisturized. The lemon zest scent is yummy and refreshing. Hair will feel soft and ready to be styled pretty! This Product is 100% Natural and 90% Organic
What It Does/Who It’s For:
This product is for ethic hair.  It will smooth your hair shaft and keeps it moisturized.
Directions:
After washing hair, apply to wet hair by spraying it on. Be sure each strand is saturated, to ensure full protection. Style as usual.
I used this for every style below expect one (the second one) and that was not on purpose I just simply forgot.
Consistency:
It’s thick enough to coat your strands, but it is light enough to not get clogged in the spray bottle.  It’s not oily, but you can tell it has oil in it.  The water really cuts down on the oily consistency.
The Scent:
It has a refreshing lemony fragrance, minus the grass… if that makes sense.  I have smelled lemongrass by itself and it does not please me.  This scent does.  It almost smells like candy… or a flower, but not a floral scent.  Maybe more a fruity scent.
The Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Protein, Silk Amino Acids, Lemongrass Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate(Rapaseed oil) , Herbal and Botanical Blend 
No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil , No Alcohol, No Paraben, No Sulfate, No Silicones
Overall Conclusions:
The leave-in is really light – I barely notice that it’s there.  With that being said, I can’t say that I notice a different with or without it.  I am here for the smell, though… that lemon zest smell is everything.  I will continue to use it and let you all know more conclusions near the end of the bottle.

Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer
Price Point:
$16 (via Alikay Naturals)
Size/Amount:
8 oz.
A little goes A LONG way!
Description:
DRY HAIR?? 
Want Great Braidouts and Twist outs? 
Shea-Yogurt is here! This great moisturizing blend will leave your hair shiny, soft and defined. Moisture is a MAJOR factor in healthy beautiful hair, especially in ethnic hair. Use as a moisture therapy and for daily styling. You should moisturize your hair daily. A little yogurt goes a long way. Raw shea butter hydrates your hair from root to tip, to replenish moisture. Also keeps scalp healthy without clogging pores. Get Moisturized! This Product is 100% Natural and 100% Organic
What It Does/Who It’s For:
This product is for ethic hair.  It will leave your hair shiny, soft and defined.
Directions:
Can be used on wet or dry hair. On wet hair wash, detangle, apply leave in conditioner, part hair in sections, apply SMALL AMOUNT to each section as you go, rake it into hair may feel oily but will absorb in hair as hair dries, apply extra to ends to help seal moisture, then braid, twist, cornrow hair or style as usual. Use paper towel to gently pat off excess, the rest will absorb. This is a heavy moisturizer so isn’t best for lightweight hair. On Dry Hair put SMALL amount in hand and rub palms together, then apply product to hair starting at roots, then style as usual. Use small amounts to avoid getting oily, a little is all you need. If you have any excess product remove by dabbing with paper towel.
I used this Shea Yogurt for three different styles: a twist-out, a braid-out and brush-out.  I was little more generous with the product than what the directions suggest because my hair loves the butter.  Check out my results for each:

The Twist Out


Light and fluffy! This was actually after a day or two.
Twist Out #2


The Braid Out

Definition is bangin’


The Brush Out

…turned updo…

Consistency:
The consistency is just like a light, whipped Shea butter.  Not greasy, but has a light oil feel. It easily absorbs into your skin, too.
The Scent:
This smells like some type of sweet treat… almost a mixture of strawberries with a hint of essential oils (I can definitely smell the rosemary).  Ahhhh, so refreshing!
The Ingredients:
Raw Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Essential Oils, Rosemary , Herbal and Botanical Blend 
No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil , No Alcohol, No Paraben, No Sulfate, No Silicones
Me + All Natural Products = A Match Made in Heaven.  I can read all of these products off and actually own some myself.
Overall Conclusions:
I reallllllly like this product.  I’m huge on smells (as you should know by now if you have read all of my reviews), and this one does not disappoint.  I am also huge on results – this has proven to be a wonderful butter-based product to add to my arsenal.  I am a huge fan of butters.  Although I have fine strands, the density of my hair is ridiculous and I feel that Shea butter helps to keep my definition and lock in moisture (with this dyed hair it is absolutely imperative that I have it).  Because of this, I  don’t really use it as a moisturizer, but rather a sealant for water/water based products (it also plays nicely with other products – no little white balls). 
I was able to get up to three day hair (without retwisting) so let’s count that as a blessing in itself! 
A little product definitely goes a long way, so it’s not a lot of wasting going on.  I don’t know how many applications I can get out of this, but I haven’t even used half of the container and I have used this over a course of a month.
I think I was most impressed with the fact these products smell good, are all natural and get the job done! Bravo Alikay Naturals, bravo!
Have you used any Alikay Natural Products? Which are your favorites?
  • I have and love them! I was able to try the same two products you reviewed, and your take on them was right on point!

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  • Yes Nia! It is fab! Thanks for stopping by! 😉