Obia Naturals is my new favorite natural hair line and you’re about to find out why.
This post is way overdue but still timely, since we’re in the thick of summer and curls are poppin left and right! When it’s colder, I tend to let my hair hibernate in protective styles and when it’s warm (and super humid in my area), I like to wear my hair out and curly. That being said, not all products are created equal for getting your curls to pop and stay moisturized sans frizz. Enter in Obia :-).
For a little background, when I first started transitioning and cut off the rest of my relaxed ends, my oldest sister told me about this line. She was in love with their Curl Enhancing Custard and she also mentioned that the founder, Obia Ewah, had a similar hair texture to mine. That obviously intrigued me because I love learning tips and tricks for keeping my hair nice and healthy.
Fast forward to today and I’m so glad I finally got these products. I think I held out so long because I was abandoning my product junkie phase and I already established a routine with the products I knew. However, before trying Obia Naturals, I felt like I was in a hair rut, so I decided to give it a try and it didn’t hurt to see all the praise the brand was receiving on social media outlets.
So let’s discuss the products, shall we?
Neem Tea Tree Shampoo Bar
It’s been so hard for me to find a shampoo that I LOVE. I’ve been on a quest for one that doesn’t dry out my hair + adds in some moisture. For a while, I was all about Dr. Bronner’s but now, it doesn’t even compare to this Neem Tea Tree Shampoo bar. Friends, I felt like I was washing and conditioning my hair at the same time. And no, it’s not like a cowash that tends to add buildup to the scalp. This stuff gets my hair so squeaky clean and moist. I’m in love.
Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar
I haven’t tried this yet because I still haven’t run out of my tea tree bar and I don’t want to open it yet, haha. When I do, you’ll be the first to know how it goes. In the mean time, check out these stellar reviews.
Babassu Deep Conditioner
This deep conditioner is amazing! When I took it out the packaging, I was surprised at how light the bottle was and I was prepared to be angry since I thought there was barely any conditioner in the bottle. Wrong! It’s just a super light weight deep conditioner, as light as whipped cream. I underestimated it’s ability but it came through and had my hair nice and conditioned well. I need to re-up immediately.
Curl Enhancing Custard
Not only does this custard get curls defined, it also can smooth the hair down when you wear it in a pulled back style. If I rock a bun or a puff, I apply this on my hair, brush it down and style. I usually put a scarf on for maximum “layage” and wallah, it get’s so slick and smooth. I love this product because it’s not heavy and it doesn’t make my hair crunchy. And I promise you, it’s so much better than gel. I don’t know about you guys, but I hate how gel dries out my hair and makes it all crunchy. This stuff won’t!
Wash Day Process:
I keep it simple as you know. First, I spritz my hair with a mixture of water and conditioner of choice and pre-poo with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil. I shampoo my hair thoroughly with the Neem Tea Tree Shampoo Bar and then I apply the Babassu Deep Conditioner and let it sit on my hair for probably about an hour or so. I rinse it out and apply a leave in (I can’t wait to see what leave-ins Obia has, since the one I use isn’t my fave) and I apply the Curl Enhancing Custard and shake my head a little to get my curls separated. Here are some photos!
There you have it! Have any of you guys used Obia Naturals yet or are there any brands out there that you’ve been wanting to try? Let me know in the comments!