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PRODUCT REVIEW: qhemet amla oil nourishing pomade, qhemet karkady tea moisturizing mist AND qhemet cocoa tree detaingling ghee

• Apr 9, 2009

This is the wrap up of the product reviews SA (hair pictured below) completed for BGLH. Thank you SA for these wonderful reviews! You can find her at her personal blog The Monotonous Life. And please, I would love to keep these going 🙂 Email me at if you’re interested in writing a product review.

Amla Oil Nourishing Pomade

I bought the Amla Oil Nourishing Pomade on a whim and I’m still unsure about it. I like putting it on my scalp, but it’s not as good as an oil for me (it did help with my dandruff however). I used it to seal my ends, but as I’ve never really sealed my ends (not even with an oil) before I have no way of really comparing it with anything. I’ve used this for twists and it didn’t really do anything. I didn’t see any real moisturizing properties to it. I didn’t see it smooth my hair or cut down on the frizzies. So I don’t know what to make of it. It has a heavy lemon scent. And I mean heavy. It still has that strong lemon smell now and I bought this back in October. So…I honestly don’t know. Maybe I didn’t use it like I should have. I would give it a 3 [1 being the best, 5 being the worst] I think I would only buy this for my scalp and nothing more. It’s okay.

**Ingredients: pure Ayurvedic Amla (Amalaki) Oil
More information on Qhemet’s website

Karkady Tea Moisturizing Mist

The Karkady Tea Moisturizing Mist is the only thing I’ve tried by Qhemet that I never really liked. I didn’t like the smell of it (but that’s me) and didn’t see it do too much for my hair. But I’m not a big hair mist/spray girl. Maybe I didn’t use it like it should be, but how many ways can you use a hair mist? I don’t know. I give it a 4 [1 being the best, 5 being the worst].

**Ingredients: Karkady Flower (also known as Hibiscus, Guinea Sorrel and Jamaica Sorrel; scalp conditioning), Lemongrass (sheen, conditioning, antiseptic), Olive Leaf (split ends deterrent, moisture), Burdock Root (dandruff deterrent), Thyme (dark sheen, dandruff control), MSM Sulfur (hair growth supplement)
More information on Qhemet’s website.

Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

Last but not least is the Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee. Another love product. It works wonderfully. Before I started sectioning off my hair and fingercombing through it before washing/cowashing, this was one of the only things that got a wide tooth comb through my hair after towel drying. I can say that there are only two products that “melt the knots away” for me, and one of them was this. It’s a great leave in as well. I have used this on dry hair (unlike the other products listed above) and it was damn good. It conditioned and detangled greatly. I definitely give this a 1 as well. [1 being the best, 5 being the worst] Oh, and it smells like chocolate. At least that’s what it’s supposed to smell like. For me it just smelled like cocoa butter which I’m normally not a big fan of, but was pleasantly surprised when using it. Let me just say, pair this with the AOHC or even the AO Pomade and you’ll get this lovely chocolaty/citrusy smell.

**Ingredients: Pure Cocoa Butter, Horsetail, Nettle and Barley, MSM (growth supplement), Eco-friendly detangling actives (these were not specified by Qhemet!)
Does not contain mineral oil, lanolin, essential oils, proteins or silicones.
More information on Qhemet’s website.

**I don’t think this is a complete list of ingredients. I got these off the Qhemet website, and I’m assuming they only put their best ingredients forward. If anyone has a complete list, please email me at

Alright, I loved the discussion on SA’s previous product review. Qhemet users, please weight in! We need to know about the variety of experiences people have had with these products!

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13 years ago

I love Qhemet products.I actually like the Karkady Tea mist it is NOT something I use to moisturize my hair. I use it as a light refreshing spritz in the morning after using AOHC and sealing with Castor oil. And it just gives me that extra moisture to last throughout the day/or if I need to dampen my hair a little to style it.
However, it is more cost effective to make my own and my hair really doesn’t NEED it.

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