So I have been staying away from my favourite hair products shop for a while now. I just did not want the temptation to buy anything, because honestly at the moment I do not need any products in my life. I had to go on Saturday because I had to buy hair products for someone else, I was low key happy about shopping for someone else because it satisfies my craving but it doesn’t add to my current stash. It’s a win win!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know about these already. The shop had 2 new products ranges which I haven’t seen in South Africa before and an addition to another product range. I nearly lost my mind with happiness when I laid my eyes on the products, am I the only one who gets this excited about hair stuff?
First up was the Aunt Jackie’s kiddies range. They have shampoo, deep conditioners, leave in conditioner and a braid spray/oil. These products smell like food, I legit wanted to lick them when I was smelling them. Another plus is that they are reasonably priced.
Second up was the Soft & Beautiful Botanicals. I’ve never seen this product range anywhere before. The had almost everything ramging from relaxers, oils, deep conditioners and more. They also had a great smell, especially the deep conditioners – I couldn’t resist buying 2 sachets *blush*. The pricing is mid range – with the full tub deep conditioner going for R65. They have awesome ingredients as well which is a plus.
The mother load was definitely the ElastaQP products. It looked like the whole range was there from relaxers, shampoos, moisturisers and more. I only checked the prices when I was carefully looking at the pictures at home and they are not cheap! However, I love the fact that I will be getting them off the shelf within 5km from my house. I am definitely going back for that leave – in conditioner and possibly the moisturising conditioner.
I also spotted these crochet braid twists which I have been looking for for a while now, I wanted to buy them online from overseas, but then the Rand exchange rate wouldn’t let me be great. Kangopie uses these a lot and even has a blogpost explaining the process of installaing them here and here . They’re such a great alternative to normal single braids.
I wonder who the buyer at this shop is with regards to hair products because they keep getting it right! I’m contemplating getting in contact with them and asking them to bring in some specific product ranges, I will keep you guys posted. If you’re in Durban you can pop in to Arrow Cash & Carry on Umgeni Road next to Durban Station and Cambridge Foods.