Mar 6, 2012

Product Review: i am Pure....monoi de tahiti oil by Kynx

While sharing the struggles of dry hair with Melissa, she went into her product stash and emerged with i am Pure....monoi de tahiti oil by Kynx.  After I read the ingredients and found only Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil and Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, I was down to give it a try.  Both coconut oil and Monoi de Tahiti are well known for restoring dry, damaged hair individually so my guess was they could only do good things when combined. 

One of the first things I noticed about i am Pure was the texture.  True to the nature of coconut oil, i am Pure was solid at at room temperature, but melted easily when warmed with my hands.  I loved this because it was easier to use as a scalp treatment at room temperature and covered my hair well when I warmed it to use as a finishing product.

I liked i am Pure more as a finishing product than as a scalp treatment.  It left my hair extremely soft and added a very nice sheen to it while keeping it moisturized.  My scalp was still a bit dry and needed more attention than my hair did.  I also loved the sweet, understated smell of gardenia that followed me most of the day.  i am Pure worked well for my locs because I did not have to use much leaving little chance for product build up.  Although I only used it on dry hair, i am Pure can also be used as a hot oil treatment, which could deepen its ability to condition and moisturize the driest of coils.  Overall,  my hair responded well to i am Pure and I would consider adding it to my product line up.

-Softens, moisturizes and adds sheen quickly
-Pleasant smell
-All natural ingredients

-Did not work well as a scalp treatment
Many times, using an entire line will reveal the full benefits of the products.  For those with locs considering the Kynx line, I would probably use the other products in the following manner:

i am Natural.....softening creme cleanser-  I could see this being added to my product line up as an alternative to shampooing.  I wash my locs often and having a cleanser that takes the work out of washing my locs every now and then could be a well-deserved break.  It might also be good for those who are still in the early stages of locing when vigorous washing can challenge the process.

i am Strong....silky kinks hydrating conditioner-  I would use this as I do my current conditioner when shampooing or co-washing.

i am Fierce.....refreshing leave-in moisturizer- I like oil-based moisturizers, but I always keep a good water-based moisturizer in my arsenal.  Our hair needs water as much as our bodies do, so I would use this one to fill that role.

i am Free.....miracle kink creme-  I love to style my locs in curls, braid outs and other set styles, so this would definitely be used as a setting lotion in my world.

i am Unique....texture defining gel-  If i am Unique dries clear, I would use this as my loc gel when it is time to wash and interlock.  I'm not sure if it was designed to be used with locs in this manner, but as a styling gel, it may give the hold needed to promote the locing process.

If you try any of the products out on your locs, let me know how it goes!  The Kynx line can be purchased at

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