I consider hair to be just one way that people can express themselves and I fondly remember putting my own hair through some interesting moments in 2018 as a form of self-expression. From wigs and coloured braids to relaxed and then finally doing the big chop, my hair had gone through some changes as I entered 2019, I found myself in a position of having to bring back some nourishment to my hair.
Surprisingly, I wanted a complete 180-degree transformation and had the idea of going platinum blond and cutting my hair even shorter than what my big chop had left me with. But first, I needed to take care of my newly cut head, starting with my scalp and roots. Up until this point, I had never really paid much attention to maintaining a consistent hair care regime, but I needed to now. That’s when I got the Avon CARE Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner; I knew that this was exactly what my hair needed.
I personally prefer hair care products that have been infused with oils for added nourishment, so I was happy to know that this Avon Hair Care Restoring range contains coconut oil (which can help with stimulating hair growth and preventing hair breakage). Having hair care products enriched with oils is really important for me because my hair is prone to some serious breakage, particularly after doing braids and during the winter season. So already, that was a plus for me on this range.
Outside of the packaging (which I actually love because of the simple shape and colours used that appeal to my eyes), this particular shampoo and conditioner set doesn’t have an overbearing coconut scent to it. I tend to associate highly fragranced products with chemicals that may be counterintuitive. If I can smell an unnatural amount of fragrances in a particular product, I question how many chemicals are in it, and in turn, how gentle the product may be for me to use. The Avon Hair Care Restoring range, however, has a mild fragrance – enough for your hair to smell like a tropical island, but not so harsh that your scalp is burning. Another plus from me!
Another positive for me about this range is how well it seems to work for my natural hair type. I’ve had to pay closer attention to the hair products I use on my hair because of what it actually needs to stay healthy and nourished. In the past, I never always got the most consistent results but that’s mainly because I never really used consistent products that could work for my hair type. With all the treatments and hair changes that I do, my natural hair goes through the works! I don’t know how many hair type charts I’ve Googled to figure out my curl pattern, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I am in the 4B zone – a loose afro with medium coils closer to my scalp. This means that I’m more prone to shrinkage and having curls that will experience dryness (see why I need extra nourishment?)
This is an area where I’ve seen this Avon Care Restoring range really work for me. My hair looks and feels more revitalised after every wash and has a healthy amount of shine. I’m going into my second month of use and these 400ml bottles are just about almost half-finished. For R49.90, I’m not mad at the price either because this is the general price range I spend in for hair care products.
My only downside is how accessible this range is. I know that we live in an age where accessibility means being online to reach more people but I actually prefer going into a store to physically purchase hair care products (this gives me a chance to smell them too), but Avon does have an online store that you can check out here. Other than that, I give this range a solid 4.5/5. It’s treated me so well and I know I will be back to get more – I just wish they had a store to make that easier :’)