I think this may already be a given, but I am an absolute beauty junkie! I love buying new beauty products and testing them out. The best feeling is when I get a new product and it actually delivers on what it claims. The worst is when you buy a product and it just doesn’t work and you feel like you wasted money (I have been there far to many times! I don’t even want to think about how much money I have wasted because it will make me want to vomit.)
Today, I am here to share a PHENOMENAL product that I picked up at our local Cher-Mere Day Spa!
INATURAL CURLING BUTTER
As you know from my curly hair post, I stopped straightening my hair (except for rare special occasions) and have been working on bringing my curls back to life! Ever since that post, my hair has been SOOO much healthier and I have found it so much easier to maintain. Here is an evolution of my hair journey:
(That first photo of me with short hair is from February, 2014 – NEVER cutting my hair that short again. It was just too difficult to deal with!)
My curly hair routine that I mentioned in that post has not changed except for the products that I use. I picked up the INATURAL Curling Butter from Cher-Mere Day Spa and was pretty much sold on the smell alone. I cannot express to you enough how YUMMY this Curling Butter smells! I have had so many compliments from ladies at my office (one of them literally came up behind me and started sniffing my hair while I was sitting at my desk!)
Cher-Mere’s website describes the Curling Butter as:
“INATURAL Curling Butter is infused with organic Jojoba, Avocado and Moringa Oils to allow for easier styling for braid or twist out or a protective style.
Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Moringa Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Citrus Bergamot Oil”
I love the fact that the ingredient list does not mention any alcohol, sulfates, harsh chemicals or any other ingredients that I cannot pronounce and have no idea why they are even in there. This is a purely all-natural product.
The other plus, Cher-Mere products were initially developed over 25 years ago in Trinidad and eventually made its way over to Canada. All of the products are natural, herbal and eco-friendly! Cher-Mere’s Mission is to provide products and services “that capture the Caribbean Aura”. They are “dedicated to being eco-conscious in the ingredients, packaging and processes…to move towards a greener self and earth.” This speaks volumes to me! I absolutely love supporting a locally owned, family business with amazing values such as these!
When I first used the INATURAL Curling Butter, I learned that a little bit goes a long way! I ended up applying too much and was just a little more greasy than I would prefer. It wasn’t by any means noticeable, my curls just looked really shiny, but for me it was too much and my curls were weighed down.
However, on the second day, I applied less of the Curling Butter (which felt like not enough because I am so used to applying so much with other products) and let my curls air dry as I normally do. Once my hair was dry, I always scrunch my curls to make sure there is volume and noticed that my curls were so bouncy, they were soft yet defined and as I mentioned before, smelled INCREDIBLE! I have been using this product for a week straight and it keeps delivering the same results. Just perfection! I absolutely love this Curling Butter and highly recommend for all curly-haired peeps out there. The fact that you only need to use a small amount of this product each time means it will last you much longer! I have also used the Curling Butter on my dry hair to tame some wonky curls and/or de-frizz and it works wonders!
Another bonus? The INATURAL Curling Butter costs only $15! Some drugstore hair products are the same price, if not more and are not nearly as effective or even come close to being on par with the high quality of the Cher-Mere products. Plus, not only is the product amazing and reasonably-priced, when you purchase Cher-Mere products, you are supporting a local business. This is pretty much a no-brainer!
I know that this post is only about a curly hair product, so this may not seem relevant for many of you, BUT Cher-Mere has over 40 products for skin, hair and body so there is literally something for EVERYONE! I cannot wait to try more products from Cher-Mere!
Please do me a favour and go visit Cher-Mere located at 68 Brock Street in Downtown Kingston to scope out their products or have a little spa session….or both!