Initially, I was a little apprehensive, for when trying new products I never know what to expect. Yet and still, I set aside my fears and took the plunge. As I let the water saturate my parched kinky curls, I vigorously shook the Shampoo bottle. When I began pouring the contents of the bottle into my hand, I was a somewhat dismayed about its watery consistency because most shampoos are thick and creamy. I was concerned that the watery consistency would prevent the product from lathering.
Well, clearly I was wrong! Not only did the product produce a rich lather; I could also smell and feel the tingling sensation of the peppermint, which in turn created a soothing and cooling effect on my scalp. I could actually feel my scalp breathe. More importantly, I could run my fingers through my hair! This was definitely a first; my hair had never been so manageable after shampooing. It usually had to be deep-conditioned before combing became bearable, and in most instances this was still a hassle!
Of course, the actual comb-out was the real test. Naturally after shampooing, I did a deep condition because my hair had been braided for the last six weeks, but what happened next was totally unexpected. After washing out the conditioner, I parted my wet hair into seven sections (most people do four, but my kinks are incredibly dense) and was able to comb through each section within a matter of minutes. Because I had somewhere to be later that night, I opted to blow dry my hair instead of my usual routine of twisting the hair and letting it air dry. The whole process, which usually takes about 2 ½ hours, took about 1 ½ hours; a difference of an hour, simply because I changed my shampoo.
As always, before experimenting with the shampoo, I did my own research and googled the effects of peppermint oil on the hair, and read that it stimulates the hair follicle, thus aiding in hair growth. Peppermint oil is also said to be very effective in hair loss because it binds the hair roots and increases blood circulation. Considering that I’ve only used the product once, I have yet to witness its long term effects. However, I was presently surprised with my first experience and can’t wait to use it again. Who knows, maybe now I’ll feel inclined to wash my hair once every two weeks!