In the natural hair care group I belong to on Facebook, Delaware Naturalistas, many of my natural-haired sisters have tried and enjoyed Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash. It took me a while to try the product. To be honest, I might not have tried it if it were not for some members of my household complaining about the strong vinegar smell when I did my ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinses. So, to help keep peace on the home front, I decided to purchase a bottle of Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash.
I initially intended to get some sample bottles just in case I did not like it. However, after reading the instructions for using their hair wash on the site I realized that a sample bottle or even a few might not be enough. Plus, it is recommended to use one "flavor" of hair wash for the detox period -- yes, your hair has to go through a detox process. I chose to purchase the full-sized bottle of Left Coast Lemon as this flavor and Lavender Garden (bought the sample size of this one) were recommended for my kinky-curly tresses. Sultry Spice is also mentioned but it is listed as an aside so I decided not to buy it.
My hair wash arrived a few days after I placed my order. I began my detox that night. Following the detox protocol outlined in their Frequently Asked Questions section, I noticed right away that my hair felt slippery/slimy while I worked the mud -- it is a clay mud wash -- through my hair. The reason I felt this ickiness was because the clay draws out the oil, dirt, and product buildup left on your hair. I do not put a lot of product on my hair and ACV rinse twice a month so I thought I had little to no buildup. This hair wash made me realize that there was a lot more product buildup from conditioners and styling products than I realized.
My hair felt clean, really clean and smelled great. I saw what seemed like hundreds of kinky coils springing back to life! Each day of my detox, I noticed less and less product buildup and my hair seemed to be shinier. My curls were tight but not as compact as before, I actually had some movement. I also noticed that my hair felt fuller, had more volume. This newly found volume gave me great results on my twist outs.
Overall, I am very impressed with Terressentials and will continue to use it as my clarifying treatment instead of ACV rinses. Each flavor has different ingredients but it seems like the two main ingredients are Aloe Vera juice and bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is a great clarifying clay for hair so if you do not want to whip up your own bentonite clay hair mask then a bottle of Terressentials hair wash will make things easier for you. Just leave the wash on your hair for at least 10 minutes, rinse and style as usual.
So my local naturalistas, if you are looking for a product that will jumpstart your curls and help you to keep them clean without any awful vinegar smell then Terressentials may be the product for you. I truly recommend following the detox instructions and then maintaining by using as either a weekly or monthly clarifying treatment.
If you love trying natural hair products, give this one a whirl. In addition, if you love to support local businesses then Terressentials is a plus because the company is based in Middletown, MD. When you try Terressentials, let me know your experience with it by posting it in the comments below. We naturalistas love to share our product experiences!
Have you already tried Terressentials Pure Earth Wash? How did you like it?