Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[Review] Halka Baba de Caracol

Price: 7.99 for 16oz
Halka Baba de Caracol "La Orginal"

Purchased at: Amazon (also available in the beauty section of many Latin retailers)

Promises: This intensive hair treatment of silk amnio proteins and snail slime repairs and improves the appearance of your hair. Glycolic Acid exfoliates and removes impurities and dead cells thus rejuvenating the hair strand. Collagen regenerates hair follicles aiding the reproduction of new cells thus increasing hair growth. (Very loosely translated as this product's label is in Spanish.) 
Ingredients: Deionized water, Behentrimonium methosulfate, Soalkylamidopropyl ethyl dimonium, Dipropileno glycol, Cetil alcohol, Cetyl ester, Cropure Earth-snail extract, Lactamide MEA, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Fragrance, Metil Paraben; Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, FD&C.

Directions: Apply a liberal amount on clean, towel dry hair, massage scalp and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse Well.

My Thoughts: This is my #1 staple deep conditioner. I think that it's the perfect balance of protein and moisture. And it's quite magical on my tresses. Knots, snags, and tangles beware because Baba de Caracol will defeat you (and all yo cousins too!) My hair always feels like butter after I deep condition with it. The texture is very thick and provides tons of slip. The smell is lovely. The price is right. (I buy mine locally for $7.99.) The only con that I can think of is that my local retailer can't keep it on the shelves and I hate paying for shipping when I product online. But I just can't resist that incredibly soft, smooth, frizz free feeling after use. Be careful because I've noticed that some tubs list mineral oil in the ingredients. Do not buy this one! I'm not sure if the product is being up dated, but at my tienda, sometimes it has mineral oil and sometimes it doesn't.

Now---I know what you're thinking: Snail Slime? C'mon man. But let me say this first, snail slime is really only protein. That's not any different than the protein that you'd get from an egg. And you're not eating it, you're just conditioning your hair with it. I will admit, I didn't have a problem at all with the ingredients; nor was I shocked. I guess that I'm just used to Dominican products having a sassy twist to them. I have my entire family using this conditioner. We range from naturally straight tresses to super kinky curls and it works like a dream on all of our heads. 

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  1. I'm french so I wasn't desgusted when I saw "snail slime" lol
    It's like in our culture maybe that's why
    I've heard so many good things about snail slime though
    I've never tried any products from that brand but I'll probably try it soon :!!
    Thank you !!!

    1. I'm so in love with this conditioner that I have a mini stockpile in my slash! I just knew that the snail slime would through off someone...Ha-ha!

  2. Thanks for the review hun! I will def be trying this soon :). I love the dominican products, i absolutely love the silicon mix bambu line, miss key 10 en 1 super conditioner and a few others. I prefer many of the dominican products to most salon brands

    1. No problema! I have a soft spot for Dominican products too. I've stayed away from Silcon Mix because mineral oil and my tex-lax hair just don't get along, but I've heard nothing but good things about it. I've had Lacio Lacio Leave-In on my list to try for a while, but I its always sold out in my local store. I take that as a testament that it must be working for someone!

      Thanks for following!

  3. So, the first thing I saw was the snail, at which point I did a quick scan and saw snail slime. My reaction was eeeeeehhhh! Not sure I'd be willing to use that just yet.

  4. Once you try it, you will not go back!! Luvss it...It is my staple also! :D

    1. I remember your face when I told you what it had in it. But you are such a trooper and still tried it! Another reason why you're the best!


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