The London Based Brand: Nexrastore

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another review, another great UK based natural hair product line. Nexrastore (nex-RA-store) is a London based beauty website aimed at women of colour, the website was one of the first to offer sort after natural hair brands like Oyin Handmade in the UK. After four years Nexrastore finally launched it's very own line of Hair and Skin care with products that are 97% naturally derived and all handmade in London town.
Due to my general greatness I had the chance to be one of the first to try out the new hair products, I was sent the NXS Nature Intense Moisturising Hair Lotion and NXS Rosemary & Lavender Pomade.  

The NXS Nature Intense is really good, I've used it several times it smells AMAZING and as leave in lotions go it is pretty moisturising (hence the name) I usually avoid lotions and milks as they tend to be to thin and my porous hair drinks it up like it's been lost in the sahara desert. However this is a cross between a lotion and a cream (so not super thick that you need to rub it in for hours but not so thin that it instantly evaporates) Nature Intense works well with other products to, as it is not to heavy you can go in with your castor oil to seal with out 'drippy' hair (let you soul glooooow! not with this product) Nature Intense also make a great blow dry lotion, mixed with a little heat protection this lotion leave hair looking very soft. at £13.99 Nature Intense is in line with the prices of other well known products and in my opinion just as good. 

"We've blended Virgin Coconut Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera and extracts of Horsetail and Nettle into a luxuriously rich hair lotion designed to saturate dry hair. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) helps to protect ends from breaking and strengthens the hair shaft. Use lotion on dry hair, working a small amount into each hair section making sure all strands are well moisturised. Gently comb and style with wide tooth comb or soft brush"

NXS Nature Intense Moisturising Hair Lotion: Aqua, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Urtica dioica (Nettle) extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum (Fragrance).

I get super confused about what a pomade actually is, as I've seen many and they all look different and are for different things.  NXS Rosemary & Lavender Herbal Pomade is a blend of oils and butters that can be used on the hair and scalp. I've been using it along with the Natural Intense Hair Lotion and it works well to seal ends. Again it smells AMAZING 

"Contains Rosemary essential oil to stimulate healthy hair growth, Lavender as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory aid as well as Cedarwood which is helpful in treating hair loss from infections, auto-immune disorders and alopecia areata. Clove is a powerful antioxidant which can increase scalp circulation and Ylang Ylang is reputed to promote hair thickness and reduce stress"

NXS Rosemary & Lavender Herbal Pomade: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Cedrus atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Wood Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil.

Overall Nexrastore is a great line, and it's great to see more UK made products on the market for natural hair. We really should be buying British where possible! and supporting independent black businesses. So please take a look at the Nexrastore website 


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