Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Nisus

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula, Replenishing Hair Milk

I read about the Palmers Hair milk on MahoganyKnots blog and had kinda forgotten about it. Then I was at Target this weekend and there it was on sale display at the foot of the cosmetics isle. I grabbed one thinking "this is my chance!" to try it out for cheap.

I actually don't care for the smell of coconut, and this is a very adulterated, light coconut extract type of smell. I didn't find it to linger in my hair at all though so it's a non-issue for me. What was more notable was the milky liquid texture of it. I thought it would be more like a cream, but its actually more of a lotion (like pink lotion from back in the day.)

I was also surprised to discover that it adds great slip to drying hair and it helped me put in a set of twisted bantu knots on semi-dry hair with very little effort. On day two I applied more, and didn't notice any build up yet. The smell remained untraceable and my hair was soft all the way to the ends. I actually like it, a lot :-)

I am not sure I'd replace my Creme of Nature Rosemary/Lemongrass leave in with it though. They are about the same price, and I use less of the thicker CON, which smells better to me. I also believe Palmers to be a little too light to mix with my gels without added oil, and have yet to check for the negative-gel-reaction (white balls/flakes).

Here was my bantu knot-out on day one, I only had castor oil/rosemary on my scalp and Palmers heavily in my hair. (click pic to make larger)

10 comments:

Roschelle said...

I've been using it for about a week now. At first, I really liked it. Now for some reason it leaves a chalky looking residue. I have to "wiped through my hair with a wet, warm towel to get rid of it.

It dries my hair too. Maybe I'm not using enough oil on the scalp and hair before applying the Hair Milk.

Nisus said...

oooo. I'll keep an eye on it over the next week and comment again how I'm feeling about it. yikes

honei81 said...

Nisus, how do you use your Eco Styler as a wash n go? When you say you mix it with a leave in, do you put them on separately or you mix them in a bowl together and then apply? I can never get the look, and I always have the white balls issue? Please help

Nisus said...

Hi @ honei81 :-) I'm going to reply to you in a post right now.

K.D.@HairGurl said...

This is such a cute style! And I'm loving your waves. :-)

AniselovesAll said...

Lovely... very lovely!

Anonymous said...

Is it a good idea to use the Palmer's Coconut Hair Milk on my scalp? I have a really dry scalp and I'm hearing more and more that coconut oil is great. Is this product strictly for the hair?

Anonymous said...

I love this stuff! makes my hair super soft, and the scent is awesome.

Anonymous said...

i dont mean this to be racist at all.. but is this stuff only for black people hair..?

Unknown said...

Anonymous, I don't believe so. Base on what I have read online, it works well on curly hair (kinky or not).

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