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Product Review: Camille Rose Naturals

When the team at Camille Rose asked me to review some of the new products they were rolling out a little over a year ago I was excited to try them out. I was sent the Camille Rose Curl Maker Gel and the Almond Jai Twisting Butter - now two of their very popular products. I didn't expect that either would become a part of my regular routine, but the Curl Maker Gel has become a critical step in my perfect wash n' gos! Now, I have the opportunity to review two new products they've just rolled out and can't wait to see how my hair reacts to them. Right now, my hair is still straightened from my weekend in Chicago, but I will use the Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse to wash next week and the Aloe Whipped Better Gel for styling afterwards. Stay tuned for the review, but now let's take a peek into the ingredients to see what to expect from my results after using! Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse

This product is called a cleansing rinse which, from what I can see, is basically a sulfate-free shampoo. The top three ingredients you'll see are Infused Ginger Root, Aniseed Oil, and Cassia Oil. From my research, when used together they provide numerous hair benefits including growth stimulation, shine and hydration, and anti-inflammatory properties. Aniseed Oil is from the herbal plant Anise, which you may have commonly heard of  being used in cooking recipes. Ginger is also commonly used in food, drinks, and medicinal remedies, but is also powerful at fighting dandruff, and is rich in fatty acids that will revive dry hair and give it a nice shine. Cassia oil contains an astringent that will strengthen hair roots, prevent hair loss and promote a stronger thicker strand of hair.

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Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

Any one who follows my posts on Instagram knows that I'm a #1 fan of using aloe extracts for hair health. The top ingredient here is Aloe Vera Gel. Similar to ginger root, it is known to help prevent hair loss and combat dry frizzy hair. The gel also adds to the thick, creamy texture of the product which feels like an even cross between a very light gel and a hydrating cream. The mention of Deionized Water is important because it assures that the mineral ions are removed, such as sodium, iron, copper and more importantly chloride and sulfate. You can think of it as purified water, similar to using a filter before drinking. Macadamia Seed Oil is great for penetrating the root of the hair and conditioning from the inside out. It's lightweight and highly absorbent. Finally, Avocado Oil is extremely rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that, when applied directly to hair can moisturize, nourish, and strengthen hair to protect from heat and environmental stressors.

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Other common ingredients

Some of the other usual suspects we see in these products are Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Caster seed oil. They are listed slightly further down on the ingredients list so the may not be considered key ingredients, but all good stuff nonetheless. When I review these products, I will be looking specifically for the benefits listed here along with any other surprising outcomes. Always know that I will be giving my HONEST review, and if there's something I'm not crazy about I will most definitely share that as well.

Thank you again to the awesome folks at Camille Rose Naturals for the opportunity to review your new product line!

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