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

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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.



INOAR Absolut DayMoist Shampoo and Conditioner Review

This hair care brand can do no wrong in my books. You can read previews posts and reviews of INOAR HERE and HERE.

Today I want to tell you about the new INOAR Absolut DayMoist range.

INOAR DayMoist 250ml shampoo conditioner mask


This is what INOAR says:

The action of the synergic complex of the Cornstarch and the Beet Extract, along with the exclusive Daymoist CLRTM, restores the hair protecting the integrity of the Alpha Helix in charge of the keratin maintenance. It increases hair elasticity, preserves colour and shine, protects from discolouring and prepares the hair for high temperature treatments.

Now, I have no idea what exactly an Alpha Helix is or what the benefits of cornstarch and beet extract is in hair care products, nor do I really care. What matters to me is how the products perform. And my oh my, does it perform.

I had the opportunity to try the shampoo and conditioner and both are absolute winners.

The INOAR Absolut DayMoist Shampoo is most definitely one of the best shampoos I have ever used. If you have dry and/or damaged hair like me, you have to try it. My hair is left super soft after every wash. I have to remind myself to apply conditioner as my hair is so silky that I can actually detangle it without it. Curly girls will know that we usually need handfuls of conditioner to do that. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean, nourished and cared for. The word ‘wow’ comes to mind every time I think about it. The product itself is thick and luxurious and has a beautifully sweet and creamy scent. It truly is a treat to use. INOAR Absolut DayMoist Shampoo (250ml) retails for R220.

The INOAR Absolut DayMoist Conditioner is also a goodie. The conditioner was actually lighter than I expected yet it still did exactly what I need it to. My hair feels soft and nourished, detangling is quick and easy and my hair is super shiny after use. It also doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. A little goes a long way. INOAR Absolut DayMoist Conditioner (250ml) retails for R220.

There is also a mask in the range. What it does: The mask was developed with flower extracts and an exclusive formula with an ultra-hydrating DayMoist CLRTM for intense conditioning and glow, recovery of hair elasticity, easy combing and protection of hair damaged by heat and colouring. It’s said to provide instant shine and restoration. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, but judging by the quality and efficacy of the shampoo and conditioner, I’m sure it is a gem. The INOAR Absolut DayMoist Mask (250ml) retails for R350.

You can purchase these beauties from INOAR Professional Stockist Hair Salons or you can order directly from the INOAR Head Office in Pretoria. Phone +27 12 686 7067 or email

You can also follow INOAR  on Twitter and Facebook.



*Disclaimer: These product samples were sent to me for review purposes. I have not received compensation for this post and the opinions on the products are my own.