Another one bites the dust…

29 Dec

The Body Shop’s Macadamia Straightening Balm is one of my holy grail hair products. I discovered it last summer during a layover at Douglas International Airport in Charlotte. Did you know that the air in the airplane cabins is not only pressurized, but also humidified? I was about seven months into my transition to natural & Giovanni was looking a hot ham & cheese that day! Some sweet stranger recommended that I try this product. Her wig was “swanging” sans perm, so I decided to try it. As soon as I returned home, I added MSB to my roller set routine (along w/ thermal protection spray & leave-in conditioner) & we all lived happily ever after…

It took me a whole year to finish a five ounce bottle of this stuff. Extremely. Effective.  Earlier this year I re-stocked via & noticed that the price had jumped from $12 to $16… NO BUENO! There’s no Body Shop near my home, so I was willing to fork over the cash.

Fast forward to this afternoon… Erinn, a new member of the Glam Fam, informed me that she couldn’t find a bottle of MSB anywhere. What the…?! It’s not in stock on Amazon or The Body Shop’s official website. *cue waterworks* WHY LAWD, WHY? Yet another great product has gone the way of the dodo bird. If you must try it, you should know that I did find a bottle on eBay. If nothing changes between now & then, I will be auditioning straightening balms next summer… *DEEP SIGH*


7 Responses to “Another one bites the dust…”

  1. Sham December 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I would like to add that this product doesn’t “straighten” my hair, but it does tame frizz & flyaways. I can definitley tell the difference when I roller set my hair sans MSB. I like it because has a light smell, does not have a greasy residue & doesn’t leave me feeling “producty”. Surely there’s a comparable product on the market somewhere… SUGGESTIONS?

  2. mrsdjrass December 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Do you think the Chocolat stuff by Carol’s Daughter would be a good replacement? I’ve never tried it, but I think the description of the macadamia straightening balm is similar to the CD product.

    Anyway, your roller sets are so fierce that you have me wanting to add a straightening balm to mine.

    • Sham January 13, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      One of my coworkers swears by Carol’s Daughter & her curls always look fabulous!

  3. M December 30, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    and I was just “finna” go out and look for some per your suggestion! BOOO! lol. Let me know if you have any luck finding something comparable.

  4. Erinn January 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    The body shop is having a sale (including discontinued items) and I’ve found a few bottles of MSB.

    • Sham January 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      Whatchu say girl?! That’s awesome! I just went to their website to browse & discovered that there’s not a single Body Shop in the entire state of Alabama. Why do I even try? LOL


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