Product Review: Eden Body Works

If you follow me on Instagram (@ahairstory), then you may recall that in December 2012, I won a contest by CurlyGirlCollective. I won for a post on my two strand twists. The prize was an Eden Body Works prize basket.

Fast forward to the first week in February when I finally received my prize basket after much back and forth about if it had been sent out or not. Granted, I’m not paying for it, but that’s a long time to wait, meanwhile other winners are posting their goodies.

In any case, I finally receive my gift basket and instead of it having a shampoo as listed, it contained two conditioners. I was annoyed, but I emailed them and they shipped the shampoo to me with no problem. It’s in transit as we speak.



I tried them out last night for the first time, with the exception of the shampoo. The deep conditioner is very thick and rich. When I rinsed it out, my hair felt very soft and moisturized. I applied the hair milk leave in followed by the hair oil and proceeded to blowdry my hair. The hair oil is in a spray bottle, but it sprays in a stream instead of a spray so I sprayed it into my hand, then applied it to my hair.

After blow drying, my hair felt a bit dry. I added more of the hair oil, but it didn’t seem to quench my hair thirst. Finally, I mixed extra virgin olive oil and (my lifesaver) Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner and my hair felt moisturized again.

Not a bad line, but the products didn’t wow me. I really thought the conditioner would have. I’d definitely use what I have, but I doubt I’d buy it.


Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

Here’s a list of some of my new favorite natural hair products who offer Cyber Monday Deals. We all know what I’ll be doing at work tomorrow.

Aubrey Organics – 25% off plus free shipping on orders of $25 or more. My favorite product of theirs is the Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner. This conditioner is extremely moisturizing if your hair is dry and brittle. Ends 11/25/12 at 11:59 pm! <;—- Hurry!

Carol’s Daughter – Free shipping on orders of $25, plus a Free Limited Edition Monoi Leave-In Conditioner. Use code “FB04” for an additional 10% off. I currently use the Hair Balm when my hair is really dry. I heard the Monoi Collection is pretty great. I have yet to try it. This deal ends 11/25/12 at 11:59pm. <;—- Hurry!

Cream & Coco – There’s a whole page of Black Friday Specials that are extended through Cyber Monday. I just placed an order on Black Friday, so I haven’t tried the products yet, but I’m overly excited! Everything looks good enough to eat.

EdenBodyWorks – 50% off everything. Use code “Cyber12”. I received a sample of the leave-in conditioner in my CurlBox, but haven’t purposely tried it yet. Remember I accidentally used it on my straightened hair. Eek! Smells good though. This is a Cyber Monday deal.

Hair Rules – 40% off everything, use code “Cyber” The sale is from 11/26/12 at 10 am EST until 11/27/12 at 10 am EST (weird hours). This was another line I wanted to try, but they were a bit pricey to just try something out. They recently lowered their prices though, so perhaps now is the time!

Karen’s Body Beautiful – 20% off use code “KBBLove” with a minimum $25 purchase. Although I’ve never tried this product before, I’ve always heard good things. This may be the time to try it! This deal is good now through Cyber Monday.

Oyin Handmade – 20% off plus free shipping on orders of $60 or more. Lately I’ve been using the Hair Dew to moisturize my hair and the Whipped Pudding for additional moisture and to slick down the front since it’s a little heavier than the Hair Dew. This deal is good now through Cyber Monday!

Senica Naturals – 20% off use code “TG12” plus free shipping on orders of $75 or more. In addition, all orders of $50 get a free Senica Naturals tote. I recently fell in love with the Senk Shampoo bar. I ordered the Senk Conditioner and Shampoo Bar set but haven’t tried the conditioner yet. This deal is good now through Cyber Monday!

One thing I've been meaning to try…

Heautiful Hair Steamer – 20% off this weekend only. I’ve heard all great things about this hair steamer. I also feel like it would be amazing to use for my face.

I can’t end this without mentioning nail polish! My absolute favorite nail polish brands…

Zoya – $20 for a Dream box! Choose 3 of your fav colors to create a Dream Box. Use code Dream at checkout. This deal is good now through Cyber Monday.

Harlow & Co. – 15% off use code “CyberMon15”. I am a new addict of KBShimmer brand nail polish. The glitter is to die for! In addition to the 15% off, they’re choosing 4 orders placed on Cyber Monday to be FREE for customer appreciation. How great is that?!

If you know of any other great deals and steals, feel free to post them in the comments.

Happy Shopping!