Product Review: Karen’s Body Beautiful for Kinky, Curly, Coily Natural Hair

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Hey guys! I’ve been using Karen’s Body Beautiful products for a little over a year. I first heard about the line from Francheska of Hey Fran Hey about 2 years ago. Since then, the Karen’s Body Beautiful line has become available at most Target stores and select beauty supply stores. I couldn’t resist purchasing the line from my local Target once it became available. I purchased Delicate No Poo Lather Shampoo, Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In & Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil. I recently prepped my hair with the KBB line for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) & I was eager to share my results. Here are my thoughts on the KBB line for my type 4 natural hair.

1st, some history behind the line:

  • Karen Tappin-Saunderson founded Karen’s Body Beautiful in November of 2003. Karen was alarmed by the amount of preservatives and carcinogens found in conventional beauty products.
  • Karen developed recipes for a full spa line made from all natural ingredients, including lotions, soaps, scrubs, oils and an all-natural hair care collection.
  • Completely void of parabens, radicals and sulfates, the KBB line is consisted of vegan and all cruelty free products.

 

Delicate Doo No Poo Lather Shampoo

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Karen’s Body Beautiful Delicate Do No Poo Lather Shampoo

 

This shampoo was very gentle yet provided much-needed moisture to my curls. I don’t say this often but I was actually able to detangle my hair with ease while cleansing. This made conditioning and styling a cinch. My hair felt very clean for this being a no lather shampoo. I also loved the smell of this cleanser. It’s infused with aloe vera, echinacea and amla oil which are all lightweight and effective moisturizing ingredients. I purchased Delicate Doo No Poo Lather Shampoo in Pomegranate Guava which smells like paradise! This cleanser is available in 12 different scents including Lavender Vanilla, Chamomile Sage, Coconut Fig, Luscious Pear, Unscented and many more.

Luscious Locks Hair Mask

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Karen’s Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

 

This nutritious conditioning treatment left my hair luscious and soft immediately upon rinsing! What I also loved about Luscious Locks Hair Mask is how I was able to glide my fingers though my hair with ease. Much like Delicate No Poo Lather Shampoo, this mask is the perfect blend of jojoba, agave, aloe butter, aloe vera juice, carrot seed and amla oils to provide much-needed moisture without weighing my hair down. This deep conditioner does come in a jar as well. I prefer the tube because I hate having to open and dip my wet hands into a jar of deep conditioner while showering. The tube is also less messy and you’ll have less of a risk of dropping and spilling everywhere. (Yes, it’s happened to me before..lol).

Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner

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Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner

 

I can’t say enough positive things about this leave-in! Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In was the product that originally peaked my interest in the KBB line and it quickly became my favorite! It smells like a dream, softens, nourishes and prepares curls for styling like nobody’s business. It gave my hair the perfect base for styling. Whether you’re wearing your hair curly or straight, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In can be used to prep hair for heat styling or a variety of natural hair or curly hair styles. 

Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil

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Karen’s Body Beautiful Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil.

 

This styling gel is nothing short of AMAZING! This styler has a semi-thick consistency. When using, be sure to rub the product through your hands very well. I applied it to soaking wet hair in sections while in the shower. My curls had a flexible/soft hold and held up for 5 days without refreshing. There was no crunch or flaking at all. My curls also had a very natural look with exceptional shine. What I like most about this gel is that it’s also infused with protein. When you use protein products you’ll achieve more volume due to increased elasticity. Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil is formulated with marula & argan oils which help to moisturize strands and prevent frizz. My hair absolutely loved this gel!

Cons

My only con about this line would be the price. The prices vary for each product. Delicate No Poo Lather Shampoo was $16, Luscious Locks Hair Mask was $25, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In & Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil were each  $12.

Final Thoughts

While a bit more pricey than I’d like, my results were totally worth every penny. The Karen’s Body Beautiful line of cruelty free, vegan, healthy and all natural products has definitely become a staple in my natural hair care regimen. I would highly recommend this line of products to curly girls in every texture. This line is a must have for type 4 naturals as well!

Results

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April 2015 results using Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner & Luscious Locks Hair Mask
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April 2015 results using Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner & Luscious Locks Hair Mask
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April 2015 results using Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-In Conditioner & Luscious Locks Hair Mask
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NYFW February 2016: Day 1 results using KBB’s No Lather Shampoo, Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in & Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil.
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NYFW February 2016: Day 1 results using KBB’s No Lather Shampoo, Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in & Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil.
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NYFW February 2016: Day 2 results using KBB’s No Lather Shampoo, Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in & Hold It Hair Gel w/Argan Oil.

Have you tried any Karen’s Body Beautiful products? If so, what are your staple products? You can purchase Karen’s Body Beautiful products from your local Target stores and select CVS, Sally’s, Face Value and beauty supply stores. You can also purchase while comfy at home by heading on over to http://www.karensbodybeautiful.com.

I hope this review was helpful to you. Thanks for reading!

Healthy Hair To Toe <3

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