Jamaican Mango Lime Cactus line is now at Target with a new venture for transitioners (which makes me laugh- not "naturals", but "transitioners" smh).
But first lets talk about what happened here. Back in like 2003 we discovered the "green oil" and soon after the Cactus Leave in. The ingredients were exclusive of mineral oil and fillers at the time. We used to stock up at National Wholesale Liquidators (out of business now) and sing its praises from the mountaintop. One fateful day, I think it was Nuri who noticed that the ingredients had changed on her most recent purchase. Mineral oil...garbage... *tears*
This sparked a manic reaction of both hording what was left of the original formulas, letter writing (lol - for serious), and even giving the new formulas a try (fail). I had to walk off into the fog in 2005-06, predating this blog. But I never forgot the smell and the once-good product in the green and white containers.
So fast forward to today. In target there was this, inspiring this conversation:
nuri: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=jamaican+mango+and+lime+coiling+cr%C3%A8me+pudding&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=1255687142953477100&sa=X&ei=XClZT8reO-Ld0QGl8KiZDw&ved=0CDcQ8wIwAQflaxseed gel yesterday for my wash and go. The smell is dead on with what I remember. I need to write more about the flaxseed gel after my month of trials, but I did find that it flaked with the Shea moisture smoothie. Not so with this coiling cream. BUT I can't say that it did anything spectacular either. Its shiny and feels good, but I am not blown away like I was with the KMF gel results the first time. But let this post serve to say.... I have my eye on you Jamaican Mango Lime Cactus. I have my EYE on. you.
4:52 PM me: omg i saw it at target last weekendthey also have hair rules now4:53 PM i had to run awaynuri: so i got this stuff last night4:54 PM cuz i dunno why, just cuzso i tried it today just for kicksme: the fate that would have befallen me....nuri: i think i actually like iti co-washed, used a tiny bit of knot today, that stuff and a little eco styler4:55 PM me: what's in it though. they got janky w/ ingredientsnuri: my hair is way softer than usualme: humphnuri: Deionized water, calendula oil, glycerol, soybean oil, sunflower oil, palmorosa oil, babassu oil, glycerin, hydrolyzed keratin, chitosan succinamide, polyquaterium 10, polyquaterium 32, dmdm hydantoin, avocado extract, lemongrass, sweet fennel extract, rosewater, chlorophyll, orange peel extract, sage, hazel nut oil, ginger root extract, fragranceso there's like 2 or 3 things that are questionablecuz i don't know what they are4:56 PM me: not as bad as I woudl have thought thoughthey know we dont play certain ingredients lolthey shoudl revisit their green oil4:57 PM sigh... and that leave in they had....I miss it so5:02 PM nuri: i haven't even seen it on shelvesthe green oil i meani still have some that i hordedme: lol. mine is long gone :-(nuri: but this stuff smells just like thatme: humph5:03 PM damnit target. i have $30 gift cert for there lol
7 minutes5:10 PM nuri: it's still wet, so i can't fully say what I think of itbut i do like the fact that it feels and smells goodand it mixed with gel5:11 PM me: all good thingsplus the nostalgia of them being good before nuri: yup.