Sally’s Beauty Supply had a sale awhile back on Mielle Organics; and I purchased 5 of their products. Most of the products I have used multiple times (more than twice) to give a thorough review of each.
White Peony Leave-In Conditioner $15.99 https://mielleorganics.com/collections/leave-in-conditioners/products/organic-white-peony-ultra-moisturizing-leave-in-conditioner
is a light weight leave in with a soft floral clean scent; it comes in a spray bottle but the consistency is like that of a thin lotion. Since this product is very light I used it to refresh my curls, or to re-wet my hair while styling instead of just plain water. The second ingredient in this product is glycerin which if not used carefully can cause dryness. When I used this product as a refresher I would layer a light oil on top which helped to seal in the moisture and I had no issues with dryness. When I used the leave in to re-wet my hair while styling I also had no dryness I used a styler on top (either a gel, or twisting butter etc.,) I wouldn’t repurchase this product because it was just too light.
The Avocado Hair Milk $15.99 https://mielleorganics.com/collections/hair-moisturizers/products/avocado-moisturizing-hair-milk
is marketed as a moisturizer but I used it as a leave in. The hair milk also has glycerin pretty high up on the ingredients list but because it contains so many oils and butters I wasn’t concerned about my hair being dry, in fact my hair felt very soft and moisturized. The scent is a tropical coconut smell that is pleasant and not overpowering. The texture is thicker than the White Peony leave in not super thick. The product absorbed easily into my hair and played well with stylers. I would repurchase to use during the warmer months when I normally use a lighter leave in.
Brazilian Curly Cocktail Curl Cream with Babassu Oil $13.99 https://mielleorganics.com/collections/brazilian-curly-cocktail/products/brazilian-curl-cream
The Curl Cream has a lotion consistency slightly thicker than the Avocado milk, the scent is sweet but I can’t really describe what it smells like (not my favorite scent). I used this product to refresh my curls as a moisturizer or to seal my ends. I liked this product most as a sealer. I liked this product, but it didn’t wow me, after I use it up I probably will not repurchase.
Honey & Ginger Styling Gel https://mielleorganics.com/collections/styling/products/honey-ginger-styling-gel
I am a self professed “Gel Snob”, when it comes to gel I like what I like. My absolute favorite Gel is Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator! In my opinion it is the best gel ever (for my hair). I prefer a gel that has a lot of slip that glides on the hair, I want the gel to be slimly or snotty if you will (yep snotty), my gel of choice must have a decent amount of hold while allowing my hair to still have movement and it must be moisturizing. I know I am asking a lot but…that’s what a good gel is to me for optimal results.
Now that I have given you all of that back ground lets’ talk about this gel. It does offer slip, it is slimy, moisturizing but it offers very little hold and glycerin is high up on the ingredient list. I used the gel to do a wash n go twice and a twist out. The wash n go’s were super fluffy, and soft and lasted maybe 2 days each time; the twist was better because I used it along with another styler. I can make this product work in conjunction with other stylers. I typically don’t like to “make” hair products work, since this product didn’t leave my hair hard or dry it’s doable. I would not repurchase this gel again but I will work through it to use it up.
Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil $13.99 https://mielleorganics.com/collections/hair-oils/products/mint-almond-oil
The Mint Almond oil is a light oil that didn’t weigh my hair down nor did it leave my hair feeling greasy. The website lists the ingredients: Almond Oil, Soybean Oil and Peppermint oil as the only ingredients but the actual bottle list glycerin as the first ingredient and the other 3 ingredients mentioned. Not sure why you need glycerin in an oil. This oil was just okay for me, I don’t use oil regularly on my hair I actually prefer something thicker (butters or pomades) Oyin Handmade’s Whipped Pudding, Burnt Sugar Pomande, Camille Rose’s Curlaide Moisture Butter to name a few. I wouldn’t repurchase this oil.
To wrap up, none of these products wowed me, having said that I didn’t think any of the products were terrible either. To be fair I didn’t read the ingredients before I purchased them and didn’t realize they all contained glycerin; which if not used wisely can prove to be problematic. I don’t totally avoid glycerin but I don’t use a lot of products that contain glycerin or at least not at the top of ingredients lists. Mielle stand out product for me is still the Babassu Oil Mint Deep conditioner Review Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner
Have you tried any of these Mielle Products? If so what was your experience using them? What are your favorites from the brand? Do you have a go to hair product line?