The moment I tried out my new Oyin Handmade products, I was obsessed. I knew I needed to share it with the world, and write a review.
Oyin products are already a holy grail for many Naturals, but when I was trying to decide whether or not I wanted to shell out the money for the product, I wasn’t able to find many detailed reviews to help me take the plunge. So here’s mine:
Just plain cute! The containers, the font, and the colours on each of them are all so simple yet playful. It makes me want absolutely every product from the company so that my bathroom cabinet looks pretty!
The Hair Dew daily hair quenching lotion was actually what introduced me to the brand.
At first, I wasn’t particularly impressed, but I soon realized my natural hair just didn’t like the way I was using it. The hair dew is very light and watery. So when I initially used it on its own to moisturize my 2nd day twist-out, it shrunk my curls, and left them more dry than they had been at the start.
On my second attempt, I was prepared to make the product work for me. I once again used it on 2nd day curls, but this time I sealed it in with an oil, and WOW! My hair felt so soft to the touch, and it really revitalized my curls.
I needed to seal the product in so that it didn’t evaporate and leave my hair dry.
Now, I usually use Oyin Handmade’s Hair Dew as a quick refresher in the mornings on an aging twist-out or braid-out. I squeeze it onto my hands, and use “praying hands” to coat chunks of my hair without disturbing the curls. Then I follow with a light oil (usually Argan Oil). This has replaced the need for me to steam my hair in the shower to get that bounce back in my curls!
Only con to the Hair Dew would be the bottle. It takes a lot of muscle power and shaking for me to get the goods out. Especially after a few uses. It would be awesome if the plastic was either a bit more flexible, or if it came in a tub!
With a thicker consistency, the whipped pudding is my go-to on two occasions. I use it to twist or braid my hair on wash day, and then I use it the same way I use the Hair dew. Although, because it’s heavier, I save it for when my hair is in serious need of moisture instead of as a daily pick me up.
In both uses, I find the whipped pudding really locks in the moisture without weighing down my hair, and I don’t need to re-moisturize for a few days. When twisting my hair, instead of an oil as a sealant, I use the Burnt Sugar Pomade. And I find the two work together beautifully to create a moisturized, shiny, and well-defined look.
Also as a note; I love the smell of this one; it has a slight chocolatey scent which I find doesn’t stick around too long. (It bothers me when I leave the house and all I can smell is my hair!)
As mentioned above, this is my go-to for twisting my hair in tandem with the Whipped Pudding. After washing, I section my hair, use a leave-in to detangle, put in the whipped pudding, and follow it with the pomade before twisting.
While the twists are in, my hair is so shiny, moisturized, and healthy looking! Then when I take them out, the definition is unreal! The thing I love most is how it “stays”. Whether I pineapple at night, re-twist, or forget to wrap it and pass out, the next morning the definition is still there!
Then there’s the smell. I know that some find it too strong, but the scent of this product really hooked me. Normally strongly scented products leave me with migraines, but this pomade’s sugary sweetness has me dreaming of caramelized deserts. I still have to remind myself that it isn’t in my best interests to eat it.
So there you have it; my newest obsession. I am already looking to order everything on the Oyin Handmade website; from their Honey Hemp Conditioner, to their Lip Balms! If you’ve given any of their products a try, let me know! (I always prefer to make informed purchases).
And stay tuned for future reviews!
~Comfy Girl With Curls