CUSH Cosmetics Hair Care Line Review

Cush Cosmetics review
I was recently fortunate enough to be provided with a free sample pack of  natural hair care products from CUSH Cosmetics to try and review for the blog. This company is out of Frisco, TX (close to home), and their products are all-natural, so I was extremely excited when the owner contacted me about this opportunity! The owner, by the way, was very helpful, answering any and all questions I had, staying in constant contact with me throughout the entire process…wonderful customer service! Thank you, Toni!

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The package I received included samples of:
Mango Babassu Shampoo Bar: this is a solid bar, much like a bar of soap, ingredients:Saponified oils of babassu (from Brasil), mango butter, extra virgin olive oil, and castor bean oil, aqua, rosemary essential oil, and peppermint essential oil.
HUILE SUPREME: a creamy conditioner, (huile is French for oil)  ingredients: aqua, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate (emulsifying conditioner), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, mangifera indica (mango) butter, triticum vulgare (wheat germ) oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, hydroxyethyl cellulose, eo blend, glycerin, imidazolium quat, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl, hydrolyzed rice protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed silk protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, potassium sorbate , silver citrate and citric acid.
HYDRATE ME:  a leave-in protein serum, ingredients: aqua, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, runus amygdalus dulcis(sweet almond) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, mangifera indica seed (mango) butter, cetyl stearyl alcohol, panthenol, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed rice protein, imidazolium quat, potassium sorbate, silver citrate; citric acid; vegetable glycerin, sodium hyaluronic acid, essential oil blend.
UNCOILED: a light conditioning detangler, ingredients: Purified Agua Infused With Honey; Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate; Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract; Plantago Species (Plantain); Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Water; Cucumber Extract ; Cetearyl Alcohol; Behentrimonium Methosulfate; Cetyl Alcohol; Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol; Glyceryl Stearate; Polyquaternium; Ricinoleamido-propyltrimonium methosulfate; Panthenol; Mixed Soy Based Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate; Glycerine; Silver Citrate; Essential Oil Blend.
MOISTURIZE ME: a leave-in moisturizer, aqua, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate (emulsifying conditioner), runus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, mangifera indica seed (mango) butter, cetyl stearyl alcohol, panthenol, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed rice protein, imidazolium quat, potassium sorbate, silver citrate; citric acid; vegetable glycerin, essential oil blend.
Mango Pomade with Wheat Germ: for a moisturizing hold, Mangifera Indica Butter (Mango Butter), Cocus Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ Oil), Beeswax, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Each product has their own unique smell, they are wonderful scents that linger but are not at all over powering. D kept opening each container to smell them, after each one saying “mmm, this one is my favorite”, lol.
When our package arrived we were in the middle of a protective style, so I waited until I took D’s small box braids out to try these products.Their detangler, Uncoiled, was put to the test! As we were in the final days of our box braid style she had gone swimming at her grandmas (when she is at her grandmas, they don’t do hair) and the braids unraveled a lot and the hair became tangled. I washed her hair with the remainder of the braids still in, applied some conditioner and some Uncoiled and began finger detangling. Much to my surprise the tangles came out with ease and not much use of a comb. I did use a rat tail comb to help get the braids out and a wide tooth comb to go through her hair once I had the braids out and the hair finger detangled.

Once her hair was down and detangled I added some Moisturize Me, her hair wash so soft and shiny. D wanted to wear her hair down and curly, after all it had been in those little braids for 2 1/2 weeks. I let her wear down for a little bit and after it dried it looked so good, we had to have a photo shoot! :)

I could tell her hair was getting some tangles, so before she went to bed I took some hair from each side and put it in pig tail braids to prevent further tangling. We got busy the next day, so she just wore the pig tail braids that day and the next day I took them down to style. I sprayed her hair with water and began to finger detangle, expecting to need more detangler. Again, to my surprise I didn’t have to add much more Uncoiled. For the most part the tangles slid right out, there were a few knots that I applied a small amount to, but adding the water reactivated the products that I had applied almost 2 days before! Before starting our next protective style I applied some of their Moisturize Me all over and began parting for twists and bantu knots. I used the CUSH mango pomade on each twist. Since this was a protective style I did not secure the twists with rubber elastics, so I put the remaining hair from two twists into a bantu knot and used a Goody Ouchless Cloth band.

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The pomade held the twists well, she wore this as a style for 3 days. Then I took it down for a flat twist/bantu knot out, her hair was defined, shiny, soft and frizz-free.
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The next time I washed her hair I tried out the shampoo bar. I had never used a shampoo bar before…so this was a first. I rubbed the wet shampoo bar in my hands, creating a lather, then applied it to her scalp. It is a moisturizing bar and it got her scalp clean without drying out her hair. As with any shampoo, I followed by conditioning her hair. I used the Huile Supreme, which was nice, thick and creamy. I used the Uncoiled to aid in finger detangling. This time I applied the Hydrate Me all over for moisture and let it dry. Her curls were defined and soft, not weighed down at all, in fact her hair was “big”, but not frizzy. D and I both loved it!
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I did try the shampoo bar and conditioner on myself and daddy tried it too. The shampoo bar worked well for us both, but the conditioner was a little bit too heavy for my hair, (most of D’s conditioners are). Overall, I enjoyed my first experience with a shampoo bar.  I completely fell in love with the Uncoiled detangler, it is the best detangler I have found for D’s hair, so I had to order a full size bottle! Shipping time was incredible, I placed my order and it was in my mailbox 4 days later! Also, the shipping is free for the month of June! :)

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The giveaway portion of the post has ended as of  June 22, 2011

And guess what..CUSH Cosmetics is going to give 2 of my readers a free Ultimate Curl Sample Pack! To be eligible for this prize you must be a follower of this blog!  Then, visit CUSH Cosmetics click on “wall” and write on their wall saying you saw their products featured on Untrained Hair Mom and you would love to try them! or that you read a product review on Untrained Hair Mom and you are interested in sampling their hair care line! (or tell them something similar). You will have the next 2 days (June 21 & 22) to do this, one winner will be chosen each of these 2 days. If you would like extra entries, you can (1) send friends and family to CUSH and have them leave a comment on your behalf (1 extra entry per friend) (2) vote for me and leave a comment below to let me know, (1 extra entry per day)! Good Luck!
*At the end of each day CUSH will send me the names of the people who visited them, I will enter the names on a spreadsheet (if you send friends and/or “vote for me” your name will be added the appropriate number of times for extra entries) I will then use the random number generator to chose the winners. Winners will be announced on the blog. If you are a new follower of the blog via the CUSH contest, please leave a comment below with your first name and last initial and your screen name used to follow the blog, for verification purposes. If a winner cannot be verified as a follower, I will choose another winner.
Disclaimer: Facebook is in no way affiliated, associated with, or endorsing this giveaway.*FTC Disclosure: This product was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review, I was not compensated in any other way for this post, the opinions expressed are my own. See full disclosure.See full Disclosure Policy.

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Comments

  1. Kandy says:

    I voted for you

  2. Kandy says:

    I went to the cush link and I subscribed to them, but I was unable to leave a comment. It just allowed me to subscribe..I hope this counts as a entry

  3. I left a comment on their fb page!

  4. I left a comment on their fb page!

  5. and i voted for you!

  6. and i voted for you!

  7. Voted! I'm loving your reviews..

  8. thanks :) Kandy, you will have to like and then go to their wall to leave a comment

  9. Michelle G says:

    Voted for you on Picket Fences.

  10. Michelle G says:

    Left a comment on CUSH Cosmetics FB wall.

  11. Tracey-BBH says:

    I voted for you and left a comment on Cush Cosmetics' wall…

  12. I voted for you and left a comment on Cush Cosmetics' wall…

  13. Natica says:

    I voted for u and left a comment on Cush cosmetics wall. Thanks for letting us know about another product line that sounds really great.

  14. Lauren says:

    Voted for you.

  15. Lauren says:

    I visited CUSH Cosmetics and left a comment on their wall.

  16. Our Banana Moments says:

    Great review and your daughter has simply beautiful hair. I found you on Bloggy Moms and I am now a fan.

    http://www.ourbananamoments.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ourbananamoments

    Marsha

  17. Diva Locks says:

    I voted for you today :)

  18. Diva Locks says:

    I am a follower of your blog and I left a comment on Cush's FB page saying I read a review on your blog :)

  19. Diva Locks says:

    I sent my cousin to Cush's page (La Tasha Richards-Patin) and she left a comment on their wall on my behalf

  20. Thanks Marsha! And Welcome :)

  21. Diva Locks says:

    My cousin left a comment on my behalf on Cush's site (Lashon Yvonne Andrews-Smith)

  22. Nikki says:

    I follow you!

  23. Nikki says:

    I voted for you!

  24. Nikki says:

    I left a comment on Cush Cosmetics wall!

  25. I love this blog! I'm sending it to my friends and family members. I will also go to CUSH(vote for you) and like you on FB. Keep these reviews coming! Blessings!

  26. Lauren says:

    I voted for you.

  27. Michelle G says:

    I voted for you today as well.

  28. Voted and left a comment on cush both days

  29. Diva Locks says:

    I voted for you today :)

  30. Diva Locks says:

    My cousin Janel Ashton left a comment on my behalf on Cush's FB page

  31. Nikki says:

    I voted for you today on the Picket Fence Blog

  32. Left a comment on their FB page (under Precious Curls)

  33. Precious says:

    Left a comment on their FB page (under Precious Curls)

  34. And voted for you!

  35. Precious says:

    And voted for you!

  36. Tracey-BBH says:

    I voted for you!

  37. I voted for you!

  38. Natica says:

    I voted for u today. Good luck!

  39. Kandy says:

    I voted for you again

  40. I voted for you again! And congrats to Nikki C!

  41. I voted for you again! And congrats to Nikki C!

  42. Kandy says:

    I liked them on FB and left a comment http://www.facebook.com/pages/CUSH-Cosmetics/136685803034370

  43. natasha1821 says:

    I left a comment on their fb page! :)

  44. natasha1821 says:

    I voted for you today!

  45. amandak23k says:

    i follow you

  46. amandak23k says:

    i liked them on facebook and left a commment telling them you sent me!!!

  47. amandak23k says:

    i just voted for you !!!

  48. Voted for you!

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    Voted for you!

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