Karens’s Body Beautiful & Oyin Handmade

Ok.. Here’s another blog for all you coily cuties who have stopped by since I posted my natural hair journey.

Since going natural, I’ve been on a serious hunt for natural products for my hair.

Karen’s Body Beautiful

Owner and Creator

First, I tried Karen’s Body Beautiful, aka KBB.  Produced in New York, I believe.  By experimenting with oils and creams, she created this wonderful line!!!  It’s all natural and she has great deals… Freebie fridays!!  (which reminds me, I’m out of hair milk!)

Hair milk is by far a staple product for me now.  It makes my hair so soft and it helps it stay moisturized without an oily residue.  Which is really important for me because people are always trying to reach out and touch my hair, and when they do so… I really don’t want those oily leftovers.

Her products are a little pricy for me, but my last order lasted me 6 months.  So it’s totally worth it. Other products that I will reorder for my 3c/4a hair:

  • Bodylicious Beauty Bar/Shampoo Bar (Juicy b/c my hair is dry)
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful Bar Soap (body soap)
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Hair Milk)
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful Heavenly jojoba Oil
  • Luscious Locks Moisturizing Hair Mask (Deep Conditioner)

My Favorite KBB scent is the Vanilla Latte.  I love it so much I haven’t bought any other fragrance.  LOL.

Oyin Handmade

Jamyla Bennu, Grand Mixtress

Oyin Handmade is the next all natural brand I have recently hooked myself on.  lol.  Their products are great too.  Oyin being the Yoruba word for Honey, an ingredient used in many of their products.

It’s a family company, Jamyla, often referred to as the Grand Mixtress is joined by her husband Pierre.  Their products are great in the sense that they are a little cheaper but can be used with versatility.  Some product that can be used in your hair, can also be used on your skin.  Thats the benefit of being a natural product I guess.

They are the cutest couple.  LOL  They do an online podcast as well… where they tell you about new products, and how products work.  But don’t think their boring, they are quite entertaining.  There is also a blog, but you can find that on the site.   I just recently purchased the 4-piece sample pack.  It includes:

  • Greg Juice (moisturizing spray/leave in)
  • Honey Hemp Conditioner (leave in or wash out!!)
  • Shine & Define (Styling cream)
  • Whipped Pudding (can be used in hair or skin)

I am so pleased with it, I am going to go ahead and order the large portions.  Instead of the Greg Juice, I think I will order the Juices and Berries.  Try another scent.  There are 3 juices.  I’m so pleased.

My hair loves both of these products!  My hair loves both of these lines simultaneously.  Because of them, I will be able to cut out the silicones and the mineral oils, and the sulfates!  HOW GREAT!  my hair will love me more for it.



4 Responses to “Karens’s Body Beautiful & Oyin Handmade”

  1. 1 kitsunefirepaws
    August 12, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Do you think the KBB hair milk would work on my hair, or is it just for superduper curlyfantastic hair like yours? I’m thinking it might work in small quantities…
    I really need something that keeps the flyaways down without making my hair greasy and heavy.

  2. August 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Uh.. that’s a good question. I think it could work in small quantities. Their just natural products. BUT the KBB has the silky smooth too. Thats for finer hair. I think I have a sample of it here. You can try it out before hand. 🙂

    It wasn’t thick enough for my hair.

    • 3 Rachel
      August 13, 2010 at 1:17 am

      Hmm, well my hair is definitely not fine, it is super thick. But I’ll give it a shot. I really need to start using natural products on my hair. Stupid sulfates. Yuck.

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