Name of Product: MethiSativa System
Company Name: Hairveda
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Purchased from: Hairveda
Step 1 Conditioner Ingredients
Fragrance FREE: PinYin Leaf (Black Tea) Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethyl Stearamine, Lactic Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sea Kelp Leaf Powder, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), Germall Plus. 16oz
Step 2 Serum Ingredients:
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera Juice) Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethyl Stearamine, Lactic Acid, Marine Collagen, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Germall Plus, Light Fragrance.16oz.
Before I begin this review, I have to say that I originally saw that this was recommended for relaxed heads on the Hairveda site before they changed the layout. Now I don’t see any recommendation for it. I’m assuming it was assigned to relaxed heads because they would more than likely need more protein. But us naturals need it too, don’t you know? Here is a little more info about the system that I posted a few days ago.
So anyway, I tried this out today. I washed my hair with not-so-concentrated Castile Soap as the directions say to shampoo before hand. My hair was squeaky clean beforehand.
Yesterday I opened the step 2 bottle just to smell it and fell in love. It was absolutely heavenly and light. So today when I opened step 1, I almost gagged. It’s “free of fragrance” properties almost left my stomach free of its contents. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it’s not a pleasant scent. Luckily it’s not overwhelming.
The consistency is a good deal runnier than I’d anticipated. It reminds me of banana baby food. There are even some small lumps in it, which I don’t think the picture below really reflects.
I am not a fan of runny products. I don’t feel as if I’m coating my hair enough with them when I am using them. I think I may have ended up applying too much, as most of my container was gone by the end of application. Or it could be because my hair is very dense.
Anyhoo, I applied it and put on my plastic bag for about 45 minutes. The directions say 30 minutes, but I have a sick child to take care of so it had to wait a bit. When I rinsed it out, I was surprised to feel that my hair wasn’t as dried as it likes to get with other protein treatments, though it did not feel moisturized.
That’s when the step 2 comes in. Thank goodness! Something lovely smelling and creamy. Just what I like!
After blotting my hair with a towel gently, I applied this liberally to my hair as I always do with a moisturizing DC. The directions said to leave it in for 10 minutes, but I left it in for about 30. I love this stuff! I would like to just have it by itself if it would be good for a DC.I may try using it by itself as I have a good deal left.
My hair felt soft and springy when I rinsed this out. After a good protein treatment, my curls are always very boingy, so of course there is major shrinkage going on, but it feels healthy and moisturized.
I still don’t know if I will be using this whole kit on a regular basis. I’m going to try it again in a month or two to see. Really, the part one worked just as well as my homemade protein treatment. The second part is what I would pay money for. What’s my concensus overall? Thumbs up and definitly worth a try!