Friday, August 12, 2016

Empties: Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Defining Butter Crème

At this point in my life, anytime I revisit Sephora it is like putting a great addiction in front of someone who is going through recovery.

I don't remember how I ended up in Sephora, but I do remember telling myself that I was only going to buy a lipcolor (because I had forgotten to pack any for my trip to Georgia).  Somehow I found myself drawn to the curly hair display.

Picture from Qhemet Biologics Facebook Page

I was excited to see the display because outside of Carol's Daughter, I was not familiar with Sephora carrying many hair care products catering to women of color.

While I had heard of Qhemet Biologics, it was the Madam C.J. Walker line that really caught my eye. I picked up the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Essentials Kit. I then put it down, then picked it up, then down, then I asked my sister if I should get it.  

Finally, a very fabulous white makeup artist/salesman told me that it was a great product.  I don't know how, but I let that convince me despite the obvious differences in our hair textures. 

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Enhancing Essentials Kit $28

The kit contains three sample/smaller sizes of the Scent & Shine Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil & Murumuru Oils Ultra-moisturizing Co-Wash, and Defining Butter Creme. Eventually, I will review the other two products, but this post is just about the Defining Butter Creme.

Now a little information about Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Murumuru Oils.


Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Made from the same castor beans as original castor oil. However, the features of the oils and their benefits are influenced by the different manufacturing processes.
  • Contains vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids.
  • Four benefits of Jamaican black castor oil are pain killer, healing, skin care, and hair care.
  • It is used to treat dry, damaged, and dull hair.
  • Believed to promote hair growth by warding off infections that cause hair loss such as scalp disease.

Murumuru Oil


"Murumuru grows in the Amazon Basins, enjoying a distinctive place in the local ecosystems as one of the dominant trees."

"The lipids present in the plant material hydrate and moisturize the skin and hair in a very intense way. The emolliency supports the integrity of the skin and your hair’s cutaneous barrier. Moreover, murumuru is chock full of nurturing vitamins and minerals. The nutty aroma of organic murumuru puts us in touch with Mother Earth — and is a tangible part of the great Amazon rainforest.
Pertinent specifically to visitors to NaturallyCurly.com, murumuru is especially useful to people of all ethnicities with kinky, curly or wavy hair because of its softening ability. Often, kinky, and some types of curly, hair feels coarse. Murumuru coats coarse curls, making them more supple and manageable. Products containing an appreciative amount of murumuru oil or extract are well suited to textured curls. Murumuru products moisturize the hair with lasting hydration, controlling frizz and defining curls." 

 Overall, the product was good and did it's job. But the ultimate question is would I repurchase it? And I would have to say..........

YES



Empty 3oz Tube of Defining Butter Creme

I absolutely fell in love with this product.  I was skeptical at first, but a few times after using just this product post wash I was convinced.

The Defining Butter Creme gave my effortless definition and moisture. Often when I find a product that defines curls, I am left with a crunchy or flaky aftermath.

Also, the definition held up even a few days after using the product.  I will definitely be purchasing the larger bottle in the future.  In fact, I think it is safe to say this is a holy grail product because I was definitely sad when the tube ran out.

Washed my hair before this picture and only put the Defining Butter Creme in afterwards. Just air dried from the wind of the day.  No real styling. Don't mind the unevenness, I needed a bit of a hair cut.

Sites used for the Jamaican black castor oil:

The Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Defining Butter Creme are available in two sizes: 3oz ($14) and 6oz ($26) at Sephora and sephora.com

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