Best Budget Beauty Buy: Palmer’s Coconut Oil hair care review

I realise that the title of this review is a mouthful, but this new discovery gets two thumbs up in the budget beauty products department. I accidentally discovered the new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula range whilst browsing the hair care aisle in Clicks last week.

Palmer’s is a very well known brand with products that have reached cult status – think Palmer’s Cocoa Butter and Tummy Butter. I have tried quite a few of their products and I have been very happy with them all. The only thing that I am not a huge fan of is the original Cocoa Butter Formula scent. I know many love it, but it’s not for me.

The pretty packaging of the Coconut Oil Formula range caught my eye, and when I saw the price tag (I think they were R67 each) and that the products are sulfate- and paraben free, they went straight into the basket.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair Care Range Shampoo, Conditioner Hair Milk Review

Let me just get this out of the way and comment about the scent… amazing! If you love coconut (and I do!), you will love the smell of these products. It is a treat to use.

The shampoo and conditioner both contain coconut oil and as I firm believer in the benefits coconut oil has for skin and hair, this is a definite plus point.

The Shampoo is rich and thick and leaves my hair feeling clean (not sqeaky), soft and nourished. The shampoo is designed for dry, damaged, processed or colour treated hair. I basically tick all the boxes. This shampoo is a winner and I will buy it over and over again.

The Conditioner is thick and creamy and leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. Perfect for my dry, fine hair.

The Hair Milk is gorgeous. I use it before applying my styling products. I think this is a must have for curly hair. The product is a lot thicker than I expected, and because it feels and smells so nice, I kind of went overboard the first time I used it. Make sure to use it sparingly and concentrate on the ends of your hair.

I am really enjoying this range and my hair looks great (if I do say so myself). And as far as bargain beauty products go, it can’t get much better than this.

Two thumbs up Palmer’s.


Introducing Moroccanoil Smooth

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Moroccanoil recently introduced their brand new Smooth Collection. As I am more than a little obsessed with Moroccanoil, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

If you’ve never tried any Moroccanoil products and are still not sure if the splurge is worth it, you are welcome to read about my first experience with the brand HERE. I was also unsure at first as there are many cult brands who aren’t necessarily as great as they are made out to be. Moroccanoil definitely does not fall in that category. Oh man, I love this stuff. And yes, the scent is as gorgeous as everyone says. Please Moroccanoil, bring the body and sun ranges to our shores! Back to Smooth…

Moroccanoil Smooth Collection review Pretty Please Charlie blog

‘Moroccanoil Smooth Collection formulations are enriched with our proprietary Moroccanoil argan oil-infused blend, potent and ultra-nourishing argan butter, as well as coconut derived fatty acids, which leaves hair soft, shiny and instantly more manageable. Designed for all hair types, the products are free of sulfates, phosphates, parabens, and are also completely color-safe.’        

This range is suitable for all hair types and aims to smooth the hair to increase shine and manageability.

I received the shampoo and conditioner and I am happy to report that my hair feels amazing. My curls are smooth (read: a lot less frizzy), soft and shaped. I love that after I rinse the conditioner, my hair feels nourished and cared for without a heavy coating (which I find a few smoothing ranges to do). The only negative is that my hair feels ‘hard’ after I shampoo. I don’t really understand why as I know my hair isn’t stripped. But after I apply the conditioner, my hair feels soft and easy to detangle. The combination of the shampoo and conditioner seems to work well.

There is also a mask and a smoothing lotion in the range. I am very keen to see how the lotion will work with my curls.

The products retail between R350 and R570 and is avaibale from Retailbox and leading salons.


Disclosure ranking: 2