Hiiii!!! Welcome back to the blog! For the past few weeks, I’ve been so focused on self care, mental health, and getting a few personal goals in order. One thing I realized is how much I’ve been neglecting certain things, i.e. my natural hair! Let me give you a little bit of background on my hair and my journey.
My Hair Journey
As a child, I had long, thick hair. My mom faithfully took me to the hair salon because she refused to do my hair herself. She said it was too much work! I started off natural and got my hair pressed often. Eventually, I started getting relaxers and constantly experimented with my hair on my own. Between heat damage, cutting my hair, color, and carelessness, my long, thick hair became thin and unhealthy. I started to wear wigs and protective styles a lot. Then, one day during undergrad, I decided to go natural. I didn’t do the big chop and never experimented with my natural texture and styles. Throughout college and adulthood, I wore sew-ins with occasional blow outs or wore my natural hair in buns.
My Hair Today
So to this day, I still mostly wear weave because it’s easier and I never have the patience for my natural hair! Although my real hair is back to long and semi-healthy, I tend to forget about taking care of it while wearing weaves. That’s a huge problem! My goal is to have moisturized, healthy hair, especially my leave out and edges. This year I’ve been on a mission to take care of my real hair just as much as my extensions. That’s why I was excited when Aloe + Coal by T. Spruill® reached out about reviewing their hair care line.
My first time using the products, I was unsure about what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at the rich, creamy texture of both the shampoo and conditioner. A little truly goes a long way. I cleansed my hair twice while in the shower. The directions say to let the shampoo sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. After rinsing, I noticed my real hair and extensions were free from product build-up. I followed up with the conditioner and let this sit for a few minutes after I showered. I made sure to rinse all the conditioner out so that my hair would not be weighted down. After using both products, I have not noticed any dandruff build-up and my scalp feels less itchy and dry. I will definitely continue using these products, specifically on my natural hair more so than my extensions.There are so many benefits from using this brand, that I would recommend it to anyone with various hair textures.
About Aloe + Coal By T. Spruill®
This Charlotte, NC based brand is a farm-to-follicle™ apothecary that offers therapeutic over-the-counter cosmetic shampoo and conditioner. The brand uses an FDA approved ingredient to help dandruff and dry scalps. Their products are made with natural, organic, and botanical ingredients. Vegan friendly and cruelty free, the shampoo and conditioner can be used on all hair types including color treated and hair extensions.
Aloe + Coal By T. Spruill® Background
Founder Tracey Spruill, suffered from eczema-specifically around her hairline. After constantly trying to find products that wouldn’t strip her hair and weren’t too harsh, she decided to develop her own hair care brand. As a licensed cosmetologist, Tracey wanted to not only help her condition, but also her clients. Fun fact: Tracey has a twin sister, Stacey, who is behind the brand as well!
Aloe vera gel promotes hair growth by reducing itching and scaling of the scalp, stimulates blood circulation and delivery of oxygen to hair follicles.
Rose hip oil helps retain moisture, supports hair growth, and prevents dry skin.
Rice protein promotes hair growth and volume.
Olive oil acts as a natural hair conditioner by restoring shine and moisture. It also helps prevent dandruff and an itchy scalp.
Activated charcoal/charcoal powder cleanses the scalp and gets rid of harsh chemicals by acting as a detox for the hair.
View the full ingredient list and benefits for the hair here.
Sleek, black design that looks pretty enough to display on your countertops! The conditioner uses a pump, which makes the product easier to use.
Each product has a very mild scent, almost no scent at all.
The products are suitable for all hair types, color treated, relaxed, braids and extensions.
What it Does
The shampoo and conditioner are designed to cleanse while restoring hair’s moisture and soothing irritation. The products make impressive claims to soothe sensitive scalp conditions while cleansing. The brand mentions the products are effective for mild or intermediate scalp and hair conditions. Ideally, the products can be used to treat dry, itchy scalps, especially underneath braids and extensions. The products can also be used to treat hair breakage, thinning hair and dandruff.
$29.97 8 oz. for each product (shampoo and conditioner)
Where to Purchase
Find more of my current favorite products for $15 and under here! Stay tuned for more updates on how I’m taking care of my hair underneath my hair extensions. Don’t forget to subsribe and comment you fave hair tips and products!