Saturday, September 24, 2011

Product Review: Nakia Amour - Untangling the truth about Natural hair

I am so happy to review some products I received as a sample from Nakia Amour(formally Kinky Knots). Here is a bit about the company:

Nakia Amour Natural Hair Care places the authority back into the hands of the consumer by providing quality hair care products that can be used at home or in the salon. Our products are made with gentle moisturizing ingredients and essentials oils to maximize growth, restore moisture and enrich the overall health of hair. Nakia Amour is a diverse product line and anyone that has dry, naturally curly, chemical or color treated hair can use this product line.

For more information about Nakia Amour please visit our webpage or join us on Face Book. Thank for this opportunity, we appreciate your time and consideration.

For review I received the pre conditioning hair oil, black soap shampoo, moisturizing conditioner and curl enhancing gel.

Nakia Amour Pre-conditioner Hair Oil $18.00

The Nakia Amour Pre-Conditioner Oil is for those battling dry hair.

Directions: Apply Pre-Conditioner Oil to dry hair and let sit for 45 minutes or longer. Water rinse then shampoo with Nakia Amour Black Soap Shampoo and rinse again. Condition with Nakia Amour moisture enriched conditioner.

The claim: Hair should be easier to detangle and show a noticeable difference in moisture, softness, elasticity and shine.

Ingredients: Organic Shea butter, Organic Coconut,Almond,Rosemary, Peppermint Oils and Germall. Note: Oil can be used as regular hair oil for extra conditioning as well as a relaxing foot balm after a hard days work. Remember to store at room temperature.

Our review: I love this stuff!!! When I first opened it I was a bit surprised because it said pre conditioner OIL, I was assuming it would be liquid. After, emailing Nakia she informed me that it should actually be pretty thick because of the ingredients. I later realized that was correct, and once in my hand it melted right into her hair. I also realized this pre conditioner oil was similiar to my shea butter mix I would use to saturate her hair with the night before her bath. I parted her hair.into small sections and applied from root to tip and let it sit anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour+. I love this product and the results it gives us. It makes her hair really soft especially after shampooing. I also like the peppermint in it, giving that light cooling, fresh effect. It also smells wonderful.

This product can also be used as a hair oil by applying to both hair and scalp for extra conditioning benefits and sheen throughout the week. I have only used it as a pre-conditioner but I bet it would work great as an oil as well. Overall, a definite 5/5!

Nakia Amour Black Soap Facial Wash & Shampoo 12 oz. $16.00

The Nakia Amour Black Soap Facial Wash & Shampoo is a 2 & 1 cleanser that moisturizes without drying skin and hair.

Directions: Apply shampoo directly onto wet hair and massage gently until lather. Rinse out and proceed to condition.

Ingredients: distilled water, shea butter, cocoa pod ash, coconut oil, tea tree and germall. This shampoo is free of parabens, SLS, alcohol and fragrance.

A great solution for combo/oily skin, acne, dandruff and blemishes. Black soap has been used for eczema, psoriasis and dry/itchy scalp over the years and still works today! The 2 & 1 leaves skin feeling refreshed and hair soft & revived. SHAKE WELL.

Our review: This is the first time using a black soap shampoo and I have always heard good things about it. So I was really excited to try this out. Since I have never tried black soap before and use to traditional shampoo, I was a bit surprised by the consistency and how liquidy it was. Regardless, this product did NOT disapppoint. I applied the shampoo after rinsing out the pre-conditioner oil. It left her hair really clean and shiny. It did not leave it feeling stripped at all. I really love this product. I have not used this product as a face wash but would love to try one day. Overall, another 5/5

Nakia Amour Moisturizing Conditioner 8 oz. $16.00

The claim: A paraben, sulfate and silicone free moisture intense conditioner that leave curls moisturized, soft and manageable.

Directions: Apply moisturizing conditioner to hair after shampoo. Distribute evenly and leave on hair for 10 minutes. Detangle with widetooth comb and rinse. Gently blot clean hair with towel (do not rub). Leave hair damp and apply curl enhancing gel.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol derived from coconut helping the cuticle lie flat), Organic Olive oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Quaternized Honey, Ivy Extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Rosemary Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (not a sulfate, derived from the rapeseed plant) Quaternium 87 & Sodium Lactate. Product is unscented.

Our review: Another amazing product! I applied this to Leelee's hair after using the black soap shampoo. Right away I noticed the amazing slip this product gave her hair. Detangling with the widetooth comb was no hassle. It ran through her hair so effortlessly it was unbelievable! I am seriously in love. I have not used a conditioner that brought results like this before. I was a bit worried though because when I first rinsed it out her hair felt a bit squeaky/stripped BUT amazingly it got soft after drying. I guess her hair was just really clean. Overall, a 4/5

Nakia Amour Curl Enhancing Gel 4 oz. $14.00

The claim: Nakia Amour Curl Enhancing Gel leaves curls soft, hydrated and conditioned without the crunch. One of the best hair gels for soft to medium textures.

Direction: Apply gel to damp curly hair to enhance curl definition and tame fly-aways. Divide hair into small sections and evenly distribute gel to hair with wide tooth comb or Denman brush. Work gel into each section then allow gel to completely dry before styling.

Ingredients: Water Olive oil, Organic Camelina Oil, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium 10, Sodium Lactate & Germall. This light weight gel works best on 2a, 2b, 3b, 3c curl patterns. Product is unscented.

Our review: I cannot fully review this product because upon opening it and applying to her hair Leelee (or I) could not stand the smell! Its not awful its just something different we are not use too. Nakia informed me that the product is plant based and unscented. I'm not sure if it's the aloe vera or not but I couldnt apply it like I wanted on Leelee's hair because she was so bothered by the scent. Because the product was not fully applied like we should have our experience may be different.

Here is what I thought: After getting out the bath I got her hair sectioned and ready to apply the gel. I grabbed the bottom section and applied the product but that was as far as I got until she started to complain. The next day that section of hair was REALLY dry and tangled. I'm not sure if we didn't apply it right or it just didn't work for us, but I did not like it at all. It could also be because I didn't apply anything else. Usually, after getting out the bath I seal with coconut oil. Later, I tried again. This time I applied coconut oil to seal, a bit of Bee Mine luscious on top and then some of the gel later. This worked better for us but still wasn't in love with the results. Overall, 2.5/5

Our review on the entire line: LOVE and highly recommend. This is the first time using a line and all their products step-by-step. I am pleased with the results . The only thing I'm not too ecstatic about is the price. They are a bit pricey for the sizes offered. It is understandable though because everything is handmade. When I have extra funds to scrape up I would happily purchase the above products (minus the curl enhancing gel). Overall product line 4/5

Nakia is generously offering Allthingscuteandgirly readers the chance to save 10% when you spend $25 or more by using Promo Code :FallCurlz. All you have to do is type it in the note/special note section.

Please check out Nakia Amour at

"To get the most out of your hair turn to someone who cares"

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent to me for review purposes. All opiniond are honest and my own.


style='clear: both;' UntrainedHairMom said...

Her hair look nice, these products sound great, I had never heard of them before, thanks for sharing!!

style='clear: both;' Keyative Styles said...

I hadn't heard of them either, might have to give em a try! :) thanks for the review!

style='clear: both;' Mama M said...

Mmmm, I love peppermint. The pre-conditioner hair oil sounds great. There are some beautiful twist photos I saw on the website using this oil - I'm gonna have to put this on my wish list for sure!

style='clear: both;' allthingscuteandgirly said...

Def check it out. I really love the 3 products - pre conditioning oil, black soap shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.

style='clear: both;' allthingscuteandgirly said...

Love the pre conditioning oil the most mama m!

style='clear: both;' Precious @ said...

Her hair looks amazing! I've never heard of this product line but this has caught my interest!

style='clear: both;' Kandy said...

Great review, hmm I hope to try it when they have a sale, prices are a little too high

style='clear: both;' Nikki's HairThoughts said...

I agree, Kandy. Great review, but it seems the prices are a little too rich for my blood. Leelee's hair looks beautiful