Product Review: AP Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion

30 Nov

Until recently I had not tried African Pride’s NEW Olive Miracle product line, but I was definitely curious about it. I’ve been using their leave-in conditioner to roller set my hair for about eighty-three-and-a-half years, so I was pretty confident about trying their products. While browsing Shelli’s PJ stash earlier this month, I discovered that she had some unused Olive Miracle Braid Sheen Spray. I decided that this was a sign from above (typical junkie rationalization), so I scooped some of their hair lotion during my next BSS run.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua) , Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean) , Propylene Glycol , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba) , Persia Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary) , Equisetum Hiemale Extract (Horsetail) , Malaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree) , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Steareth-2 , Steareth-20 , Polyquaternium-37 , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate , Dicaprate , PPG-1 Trideceth-6 , Phenyl Trimethicone , Laneth-15 , Lanolin Oil , Dimethicone , DMDM Hydantoin , TBHQ , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , CI 19140 (FD&C Yellow #5) , Parfum (Fragrance)

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

Comments: I paid $2.99 for this 12 ounce bottle at my local Sally’s. It has a lotion-y texture (neither creamy, nor watery) & a tropical fruity smell. I have used it twice, on dry, frizzy, stretched out hair. One was a dry roller set, the other was a dry twist out (see pics below). I have read mixed reviews on this product, so I really didn’t know what to think. Some bloggers said that the formula was so light that they needed to reapply every night, while others complained that it weighed their hair down & made it feel too greasy. In my experience, my hair felt a tad greasy to the touch for the first 12 hours after application. I was asleep for 6-8 of those 12 hours, so that side effect, in my opinion, was negligible. I like the fact that I didn’t have to add any oils or serums to my hair to make it shine the next morning & the lotion was all soaked into my hair well before the end of the day. 24 hours later (@ bedtime) there was enough product remaining that I didn’t need to reapply. It worked much better on my twist out than it did my roller set. In addition to being dirt cheap, this stuff is great! Giovanni gives it 5 stars & recommends that you give it a try!

BTW, these pics were taken after work & as you can see, AP Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion did not weigh my hair down at all. Giovanni was bushy & bossy ALL DAY LONG! Oh and, I’m pleased to announce that I’m about 16 twists away from mastering a dry twist out. Old dawg… new trick! 😉


5 Responses to “Product Review: AP Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion”

  1. Skills December 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    LOVE IT!! Your hair looks gorgeous! But, this is the dry rod set or the TnC? If this is the rod set, what the heck does the twist out look like?! It might blind me with its beauty!! *lol*

    • Skills December 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      Oh wait, reading is fundamental. This is the twist out. Dang!! I wish my hair was that curly in a twist out!!! Absolutely beautiful!

    • Sham December 2, 2011 at 11:52 am #

      Well, I kinda cheated… because it was once a dry flexi rod set.

      I dry set it on flexi rods Sunday night, but it was looking messy/ crazy by Tuesday (hence the banana clip). Then I began twisting it every night. Having said that IDK if it’s a “true” twist out, LOL! But my secondary (& sometimes tertiary) hairstyles always seem to look better than the primaries do.

  2. danielle December 13, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Your hair is always so awesome. I read through you blogs yesterday. And afterwards, I went straight Sally, bought me some rollers, and set my hair last night. I absolutely love it. I need some practice setting my own hair. Thanks for the new style inspiration!

    • Sham December 13, 2011 at 8:45 am #

      Thanks Danielle! So glad I could be of service to you :)Be careful girl, Sally’s is a dangerous place, LOL!

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