Saying this review is long overdue would be an understatement so I’ll get right into it. The Moisture Factory is a black female owned locally made South African hair care line catered to natural hair whoop whoop. I purchased the The Moisture Factory products after seeing them constantly on my Instagram feed. So I dm’d them and this is what happened.
I have to sing praises with regards to the service I received. Although I could have just ordered directly from their website I had a few questions so I went ahead and sent a dm through Instagram. I spoke with a lady who answered my questions and I proceeded to place my order. I ordered on June 12 and they were delivered the following afternoon.
The moisture factory went with clean simple packaging. Instructions on how to use each product are clearly labelled on the back. The co-wash and curl custard are 250ml which is a good standard size. The deep conditioners come in 500ml sizes.
Co-wash Anti-Breakage Formula R90
The co-wash has a thick consistency similar to a conditioner and the scent is a combination of peppermint and tea tree. The scent is not over powering which I like. The instructions on the bottle say to apply to damp hair and to leave it on for 30 minutes. I was tempted to ignore that as it felt too long but I followed the instructions and once the tingling began I understood why. A few minutes after application the peppermint and tea tree oil gives a nice tingling sensation on the scalp, the essential oils are known for increasing blood circulation, as well as anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. Now don’t expect any lather from the product as it’s not a shampoo but it did a good job of cleaning my scalp. My hair and scalp felt clean without feeling dry.
Curl Custard Anti-Breakage Formula R90
Just like the name the curl custard has a custard like consistency. For me it seems to have a more subtle peppermint and tea tree scent compared to the co-wash. Now it says to use on damp hair so I would spray my hair with water, apply coconut oil and then apply the custard. I’ve used this for my two strand twists on a number of occasions and the result has been consistent. Defined, moisturised hair. No white residue, no stickiness. This is actually my favourite from the range.
Borage Hibiscus Deep Penetrating Conditioner Anti-Breakage Formula R120, Borage Hibiscus Protein Treatment Anti-Breakage Formula R120
These two conditioners have exactly the same ingredients with the exception of the proteins added to the protein conditioner. The consistency is thick like that of a hair mask. It has the peppermint and tea tree scent as the rest of the range. I applied the mask after washing with the co-wash and left it on for the required 10 minutes. I was a bit disappointed with the deep conditioner, my hair wasn’t as soft as I would have liked after a deep conditioning session. It just felt okay really. However the protein conditioner I liked. My hair felt stronger after the treatment and there was less hair in the comb when I was styling my hair.
In comparison to other local hair care ranges I believe their products are fairly and competitively priced. The amount of product you get for the price is fair. I purchased my products individually but they also offer a Curl Range combo which I think is good value for your money.
My favourites are the curl custard and co-wash. They live up to expectations of infusing hair with moisture. If I had to choose between the deep conditioners I’d go with the Protein deep conditioner but that’s just me.