Hey guys! Today, I wanted to do another review for you all on the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer. If you read my “Winterizing Your Life: Hair” post (which a lot of you liked; thank you for that!), you will remember that I mentioned this product as one of my favorites to use during the colder months. If you know me in real life, you know I LIVE for this product, but for those who don’t know me, I wanted to review it for you. How can I recommend a product and not tell you what I love and dislike about it? Let’s get started.
Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer
Product details on jar: Moisturizing butters of olive oil and mango produce this intensely rich thermal protecting treatment. Use olive & mango butter moisturizer daily for softer fuller looking hair.
To use: Apply daily to target dry ends and help prevent breakage. Use Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer after application of Break Control Serum.
- This is a heavy moisturizer, perfect for the winter months.
- This moisturizer smells nice, and also makes my hair feel soft.
- It is not expensive ($5-$6 at my local BSS)
- The jar will last you a long time; a little goes a long way. On the jar itself, it indicates that this product can last you up to 2 years.
- This is filled with nice hair ingredients: Olive Fruit Oil (2nd ingredient), Mango Seed Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Biotin, & Avocado Oil.
- Note: The higher a component is on the ingredients list tells how much of that ingredient is in the product. While Olive Oil is 2nd on the ingredients list (meaning it has more olive oil in it), Avocado Oil is the 19th ingredient on the list (meaning that there’s less Avocado Oil in the product). Just be aware of that whenever you are studying hair care labels.
- Because this moisturizer is heavy, this will weigh your hair down. If you’re not a fan of that or you have thinner hair, I would not recommend this moisturizer.
- This isn’t a con with the product inside the jar, but with the jar itself. The jar has gotten smaller from the last time I purchased it, and the price for it has gone up. Yet, with the cosmetic changes, it still has the “Bonus Size 80% Free” tag on it. I don’t believe that gimmick.
- This moisturizer has “cones” and parabens in it. From what I’m seeing on the label, this has Dimethicone, & Phenyl Trimethicone, as well as Methylparaben and Propylparaben. If you don’t have a problem with cones or parabens, then this shouldn’t bother you too much.
Thoughts: I really enjoy this moisturizer for my hair during the colder, crispier months. In my hair experience, I find that my hair stays softer, longer, when I use this during the harsher winter months. Because I stretch my relaxers, I find that this moisturizer does not weigh down my new growth, nor my relaxed strands. For me, I can use this moisturizer twice a day (if needed) and my hair will be fine. Not only is my hair protected better against the winds, rain, cold air, and snow (mainly ice in my hometown), but I can rock my hair out if I wanted to, and my hair won’t take much damage. I like to use this moisturizer on dry, air dried, and damp hair. I find that when my hair is straight, I do not need a lot of product to detangle my hair with. When my hair has quite a bit of texture to it, I find that I still do not need to use a lot when I pair this with my moisturizing mist on my roots. I always seal this moisturizer in with olive oil; heavier moisturizer + heavier oil = love for my hair.
Final Thoughts: If you are in the market for a good, heavy moisturizer, I suggest this one. I love this for my hair during the fall/winter time because it makes my hair so soft and I’m able to stretch my hair well into the winter months with this moisturizer. I would recommend this to anyone to try out, but I would not suggest it for people who may not like the cons of this product, or are sensitive to any of the ingredients. Below, I will list the entire ingredients list for those who have not seen it and would like to do their own research on the products. For any other questions you may have, you can also check out Elasta QP’s website. In my opinion, this moisturizer is good for most hair types, but I would steer clear of it if heavy products weigh your hair down, you’re not a fan of heavy products, or you have super oily hair. I find it best for textured hair personally (since I fall into the catergory), but I’m sure other hair types can use this too; just be careful on how much you use.
Ingredients List: Water/Aqua/Eau, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides, PEG-75 Lanolin, Behentrimonlum Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Linoleic Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Imidazolldinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Silk, CI 19140 (FD&C Yellow 5).
I hope you all enjoyed this review. If you have any products you would like for me to review, or questions about any products I use, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I hope you all have a great day and I will talk to you all soon! ♥