I’m excited to announce that Soft Sheen Carson in conjunction with O Magazine is sponsoring an awesome giveaway featuring the complete Optimum Care Amla Legend Hair Care line.
The line includes six products: the no mix, no-lye relaxer kit, body filler hair wash shampoo, body filler hair cream instant conditioner, damage anti-dote oil moisturizer, 1001 oils cream night wrap and the billion hair potion.
I have discussed the benefits of amla oil in a previously posted article, but to briefly summarize: The Amla (Emblica offcinalis) tree is indigenous to India and many Indian women use oil produced by the amla fruit as a hair conditioner. Amla oil has the ability to strengthen hair strands, prevent greys, and keep the hair and scalp clean of fungus and bacteria just to name a few of its benefits.
My personal experience with the relaxer is that it was too strong and processed too quickly for MY hair, but others report to have had great experiences with it. I would recommend that whenever trying a new chemical, especially a relaxer, that you perform a strand test first to see if you have any adverse reaction. I recommend the moisturizers to be used as sealants as they contain mineral oil, they will work wonderfully in that capacity.
My favorite product of the line is the Billion Hair Potion, which I also discussed in great detail here, but as a reminder below is the video in which I describe the ingredients.