Product review: Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer

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I’ve seen Dr. Miracle products in the True Love magazine (it’s basically in every issue) during my last Dis-Chem trip, to restock my arsenal of natural hair products I came arcoss this sample pack and I knew I needed to get it, it was below R30 so it was worth a try..

The ingredients are: Water deionized (aqua), Polysorbate 20, Aloe Vera Gel, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose, Polyquaternium -10, Allantoin, Wheat Germ Protein, Panthenol, MenthoneGlycerin Acetal, Menthol, Isopulegol, Menthoxypropanediol, Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil (Tea tree oil), Biotin, PEG- 40 Hydrogenated castor Oil, Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E, Thiamine etc….

What the product claims to do: “My follicle healer nourishing packet is your weekly treatment to feed, stimulate and energise your hair follicles. this is a vital step for having healthy growing hair and a healthy scalp. Nourishing treatment turns dry lifeless hair into soft shiny manageable hair. Energizing Complex continues to work after you stop feeling it.”

From the active ingredients (the first five) I only recognised two off the bat, that being water and the aloe vera gel, the other three ingredients didn’t really impress me much, Polysorbates, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose are used as emulsifiers and I don’t know what Polyquaternium. I’ve used 100% natural products in my hair, that I’ve made myself and that worked well, so I was excited to use this and see the result!

Product instructions: I’m too lazy to type them up so I’ll just summarise it, for best result use one of his shampoos, then apply the Deep Conditioner (DC), cover hair with a plastic cap for 30-45 minutes without heat and 5-10 with heat.

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My crazy hair

My crazy hair

What I did: I used the dark and lovely oil shampoo on my scalp, rinsed it out thoroughly then applied the DC to my hair followed by a plastic bag, after an hour I rinsed it off, applied my cheap conditioner because my hair felt dry

My thoughts: Mmmm, I’m not a fan instead of giving me “soft shiny manageable hair” it gave me dry to the touch lifeless hair…. Now my hair has been f=dry here and there but never so dry that it was crunchy, I couldn’t bear to touch my hair.

I will say this although my hair was dry it looked fuller, the individual strands looked bigger than before, now they weren’t thick but they honestly had doubled in size, I actually had to double check because my thin strands tend to “cuddle” up with one another making them appear thick.

Styles I rocked: I was going for a twist out at first but it came out so dry they I had to twist my hair up, The following week I soak my hair applied some olive oil and rocked a wash ‘n go, which looked dope due to the fullness of my hair, the wash ‘n go later turned into a twist out… The hair was more manageable after a week of doing nothing to it except spritz it with water and seal it with olive oil

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Would I use it again: I would, I’m not crazy about it but I loved the way my hair looked once I got over the crunchiness of it, I certainly will not be using it anytime soon, maybe next year sometime or even December this year.

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2 thoughts on “Product review: Dr. Miracle’s Follicle Healer

  1. From the ingredients alone it sounds like this DC is more of a protein treatment than anything else. Your mistake may have been trying to use it as a moisturizing DC and it doesn’t seem to be that, but a protein treatment. Maybe follow up with a moisturizing DC next time?

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